[[caption-width-right:208:Cap'n Spectacular and Dr. Rocket]]
Where do super folk go when it's time to get out of the game? To Valhalla, home for the super-tired.

And there you will find the [[strike: new]] [[strike: old]] other adventures of The Super Fogeys.

While the idea of retired super-heroes and villains isn't exactly new, the way it's handled in [[http://www.superfogeys.com The SuperFogeys]] is different: it has a well thought-out, long-running plot that goes far beyond the fare of bedpan, enema and [[IncrediblyLamePun old]] jokes. It also has a surprising number of touching and chilling moments, as well as going back to visit the origins of the cast when they were younger.

!!Tropes used:

* ActionGirl: Spy Gal. She's also had time as a DarkActionGirl in the past, but did a HeelFaceTurn. She's also the OnlySaneMan, ironic considering her cover was initially feigning senility.
* AntiHero: [[JerkAss Tangerine]]. Ain't nothing Tangerine won't do if he thinks it needs to 'cause he is a NinetiesAntiHero whose costume consists of a wife beater a jeans. In fact he is so hard core he started being a NominalHero in the 1960s before it was popular or involved pouches! He is the best at what he does, and what he does is apparently whatever the heck he feels like 'cause he is just that Badass. He hold a [[UnstoppableRage grudge]] like no other and he got his super hero name from [[WhatTheHellHero crushing villain's head like over ripe fruit before tearing them limb from limb]]. And if he wasn't kewl enough already guess who gave turned him into a cyborg killing machine? [[spoiler: John FREAKING Kennedy as a 'Opps I'm sorry' for a peace corps disaster of which Tangerine was the only survivor. Though the unstopable killer part is probably not what Kennedy had intended Tangerine to do with his life afterwards.]] Also [[TheAlcoholic Tangerine likes beer]].
* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler: The Third Man/Dr. Klein]] in a case of CreateYourOwnVillain.
* TheAtoner: Several. Herman, who succeeds in a BitterSweetEnding. Soviet Sam, and he's probably only been forgiven by Captain Spectacular. SpyGal also qualifies, WordOfGod stating that the core of her present-day character is due to regret of how she spent her early youth.
* BadassGrandpa: despite being old and tired, the supers are very much capable of kicking ass.
* ButtMonkey: Jerry, at first.
* CardCarryingVillain: All the bad guys (except one or two) played for laughs.
* CaptainErsatz: Captain Spectacular, Swifty, Star Maiden and Tangerine immediately come to mind, although neither their back-stories nor their old age experiences match Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman or [[JerkAss Wolverine]]. But there's a definite flavour of them in the Fogeys... although Star Maiden is more Supergirl at times.
* TheChessmaster: The Third Man. Seems to have a particular soft spot for Jerry and SpyGal for some reason...
* CloudCuckoolander: The HumanAliens Star Maiden, now -- but not when younger. She has DarkAndTroubledPast involving two kinds of ParentalAbandonment, but she got better once she hit Earth and was treated far better by its inhabitants. You don't get to see it for the most part... but every now and then, she might let a little thing slip during her WordSalad.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Occurs to young Tangerine when he finds out his future self will abandon his anti-hero ways.
* CrimefightingWithCash: Money Man's "power", bribing a criminal with several million dollars and a beach house in Carmel. His epiphany came when, brooding on the social injustice in the city, [[{{Franchise/Batman}} a bat crashed through his window]], and he thought that, being rich, he could pay to replace it.
* DeadpanSnarker: Swifty, oh-so-much, but recent strips also show he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and FailureKnight as well. Naturally, in his younger days he was a HandsomeLech due to being an {{expy}} of The Flash.
* DumbIsGood: Percy, the son of Zurida and Captain Spectacular.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Herman]] gets told his life has already been Hell, so now he gets to go to Heaven.
* EasyEvangelism: Tangerine becomes a complete pacifist after spending weeks in a cell with nothing to read but holy books from nearly every religion in the world.
* EnfantTerrible: Parodied with Dictator Tot, who's trying to take over the world at age three. Moreso with her apparent-partner Violet-Violet, who's two.
* {{Expy}}: Captain Spectacular is obviously one for Superman. Would have been TheAce when younger if it weren't for a rather poor track record in his dealings with women, personal issues, failures, alcohol and ... well, maybe just appeared to be TheAce in his glory days...
** Money Man's origin is the same as Batman's... except that he fights crime with money, after having to replace a window a bat broke through.
* FailureKnight: In the past, Captain Spectacular was TheAce, but after a few tragedies becomes this. He avoids being a BrokenAce in the comic because his failures aren't exactly unknown.
* FlyingBrick: Captain Spectacular.
* FriendlyEnemy: Initially in the comic, the heroes and villains appear to be this. A later story arc has this with Captain Spectacular and Dr. Rocket [[spoiler: Until you find out it wasn't Dr. Rocket. The real Dr. Rocket subverts this so far.]] Also subverted in that [[spoiler: Thrice Evil is actually forced into being docile]]. Soviet Sam however plays it straight. If the Pink Shade hadn't been 1. reformed and 2. killed by Tangerine anyway, she would have qualified.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Zurida, Captain Spectacular's ex-wife. Rhonda is a blue-skinned ex-flame of Swifty's.
* {{Homage}}: Obviously.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Captain Spectacular and Jerry.
* HurtingHero: All the heroes.
* [[IntangibleMan Intangible Woman]]: Spy Gal's powers, though seldom used in favor of GoodOldFisticuffs.
* KidSidekick: In their origin stories, played straight. Currently, it's subverted and parodied as Jerry is an old man.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Soviet Sam did ''not'' take well to accidentally killing [[spoiler:Money Man.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Captain Spectacular on several occasions, one of which was critical. Swifty on several occasions. Tangerine as well on several occasions, but unlike the previous examples he has no remorse.
* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:Jerry.]] PlayedForLaughs in one gag with Captain Spectacular, who is healed of his paralysis but prefers to keep the wheelchair so he doesn't have to wear pants.
* OldSuperhero: Subverted as it's all the main characters.
* OrderliesAreCreeps: Gene. Dr. Klein has to keep telling him not to abuse the patients.
* PowerLimiter: Spy Gal gets slapped with one after her plan to infiltrate the retirement home turned out to be useless to prevent her escape.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: ''Swifty''.
* SkunkStripe: Spy Gal, from a bullet wound.
* SmugSuper: Swifty, in his younger days.
* SpotTheImposter: [[spoiler: Dr. Rocket is really the shapeshifter Herman, until after Herman is killed by Tangerine in a BrokenBase moment.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler:Jerry.]]
* SuperHeroOrigin: Everyone. Even people who were dead by the first comic.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Okay, who expected ''[[spoiler:Jerry]]'' of all people to be the BigBad?
* UrineTrouble: Space Pig Urine (S.P.U.) is an instant soporific. Swifty in particular keeps pestering the resident Space Pig to piss on him, since he's so bored and cranky he just wants to sleep all day.
* WebcomicTime: When you throw in origin stories every other update, it happens.
* WhamEpisode: Several, and each and every time you will be given subtle hints as to when it's coming. The biggest one was revealed August 19th, 2010, and if you check the comic's archives you will find a long trail of hints leading up to it.
* WhosLaughingNow: [[spoiler: Jerry, oh-so-much.]]

!!FiveManBand: ''Several versions!''
[[folder:In Origin, Heroes]]
* TheHero: Captain Spectacular.
* TheLancer: Swifty
* TheSmartGuy: Money Man, and later Spy Gal fulfils this role, except she's not weak. At all.
* TheBigGuy: Tangerine
* TheChick: Both Star Maiden and Jerry count.
* SixthRanger: Star Maiden
* TeamPet: Jerry.

[[folder:In Origin, Villains]]
* TheHero: Mr. Crook
* TheLancer: Johnny Be Bad
* TheSmartGuy: Dr. Rocket
* TheBigGuy: Soviet Sam
* TheChick: The Pink Shade
* SixthRanger: Thrice Evil

[[folder:Initial Comic Time Line]]
* TheHero: Captain Spectacular
* TokenEvilTeammate: Dr. Rocket
* TheLancer: Swifty
* TheSmartGuy: Spy Gal, her powers disabled by AppliedPhlebotinum and leaving her the OnlySaneMan in Valhalla.
* TheChick: Jerry
* TheSixthRanger: Star Maiden, later the Third Man.

[[folder:Current Comic Time Line]]
* TheHero: Captain Spectacular
* TheLancer: Swifty
* TheSmartGuy: Spy Gal, her powers disabled by AppliedPhlebotinum and leaving her the OnlySaneMan in Valhalla.
* TheChick: Star Maiden
* TeamPet: Jerry
* TheSixthRanger: Dr. Rocket. It's a long story.