'''Basic Trope''': A [[RefugeInAudacity ludicrously over-the-top]] perfect, [[TheCape heroic]], [[LargeHam overacting]], [[RatedMForManly manly]] PlayedForLaughs supporting character, better than the protagonists at everything.
* '''Straight''': Adam [=McAwesome=] is physically perfect, has a {{leitmotif}} that sounds like a national anthem on steroids and a [[TwinkleSmile perfectly glinting set of teeth]]. He enters the scene to [[TheCavalry save the main characters]] from the BigBad's DeathTrap and absconds with TheBaroness (who [[ThePornomancer has instantly]] [[HighHeelFaceTurn fallen for him]]) after suplexing the villain's [[OneManArmy entire supply]] of EliteMook bodyguards all at once [[MadeOfExplodium so they explode]]. As Adam [[RidingIntoTheSunset rides off into the sunset]] he delivers a final and epic KirkSummation that leaves everyone present swooning after him.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** [[FoeYay ...Including the villain.]]
** Adam is a [[GodModeSue God Mode Sue.]]
* '''Downplayed''': Adam is a twelve-year-old who's widely regarded as extremely cool. Unlike his peers, he has no zits or braces, and he's got [[PuppyLove a girlfriend]] and good grades. He even has a job as junior coach of the Pee-Wee Teeball Team. He also wears CoolShades and gets a ride to school on his dad's CoolBike. However, aside from the teachers all being friendly to him, it's obvious that no adult gets that he's ''totally cool''.
* '''Justified''': The RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny are actual rules of physics in the show, and Adam knows how to exploit it.
* '''Inverted''':
** The SociopathicHero. Adam still 'wins' constantly, but it's through being a bigger evil {{Jerkass}} than everyone else than being more heroic.
** Adam is a RidiculouslyAverageGuy who does not excel at anything.
** Adam is a ButtMonkey who is bad at everything he tries.
* '''Subverted''': [[BrokenAce Adam is shown to have some telling character flaws that gives him areas where he is inferior to the protagonists.]]
* '''Double Subverted''': But these flaws are [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} comedic and non-serious]] and [[BunnyEarsLawyer have no impact on his ability to save the day]].
* '''Parodied''': This trope is, by definition, a {{parody|Sue}} of the MartyStu.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Adam shows up and heroically rescues the cast in a dramatic over-the-top fashion, only to reveal after the fact that he was really scared crapless of the whole ordeal and only acted that way to one-up the villain. He then leaves the rest of the cast to their ordeals, stating that his heart won't take much more... Then, the moment the heroes are out of sight, Adam immediately leaps off to save someone else in a similar fashion. He only acts weak and insecure after the fact because he doesn't want the rest of the cast to feel inferior and unnecessary.
* '''Averted''': There's no Ace in the cast. The heroes are the most heroic people around.
* '''Enforced''': The writers respond to accusations by their audience that their characters 'aren't heroic enough' by adding a character who overcompensates and then some.
* '''Lampshaded''':
** "What a guy!" *Swoon*
** "[[GreenEyedMonster Who does that guy think he is anyway?]] He's too damn perfect, [[BreakingTheFourthWall and the fans are giving him more attention!]]"
* '''Invoked''': One of the heroes attempts to act like TheAce when rescuing someone else, in order to look cool.
* '''Exploited''': The heroes ''know'' that Adam is better at them at everything, so whenever he shows up, they pack it and leave to save resources.
* '''Defied''': The heroes chase off TheAce before he starts making them look bad (i.e. immediately after showing up).
* '''Discussed''': "Is this guy for *real*?" "You tell me; I'd hate to think of what we're in for if he turns out to be a deranged hallucination."
* '''Conversed''': "This show can't expect me to take someone that perfect seriously."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Adam turns out to be a BrokenAce: The perfection is only a facade used to compensate for and hide the emptiness and crippling mental issues inside.
** Adam is a {{Telepath|y}}ic MasterOfIllusion who uses his powers to create a "perfect" image of himself in order to hide the fact that he's an [[{{Gonk}} incredibly ugly]] [[SelfDeprecation loser with huge self-esteem issues]].
** ... [[EvilAllAlong Or]] [[UltimateEvil the]] BigBad, [[CutLexLuthorACheck using his incredible power to win the trust of the land and conquer the world without being]] ObviouslyEvil about it.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** After getting therapy that cures the mental issues, Adam is back at work saving the day with his mind cleared of pesky distractions.
** Adam decides to do away with the illusions, puts himself through TrainingFromHell, gets a makeover and starts living up to his idealized self-image.
** Adam ends up BecomingTheMask and pulls a HeelFaceTurn, becoming TheGoodKing.
* '''Played For Drama''': BrokenAce again.
Return to TheAce here. Adam could of course burst in there heroically and do it for you, but is that really worth the risk that he'll end up accidentally seducing your girlfriend/boyfriend/you in the process?
%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???