Western Animation: Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes
The Fantastic Four won't rest until they find whoever tagged The Thing (Pssst: It was Johnny!)
A 2006 animated adaptation of Marvel's First Family: The Fantastic Four, meant to market the team to a new audience who were coming off the 2005 movie and heading into its 2007 sequel (which probably ended up working against the show during its initial broadcast). Produced by French Animation Company "Moonscoop". The name "World's Greatest Heroes" refers to the comics' original tagline, "Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine".The series as a whole was Lighter and Softer, focusing much more on the Fantastic Four as a sitcom family who happened to go on adventures rather than a team of superheroes who were also a family.It was story edited by Christopher Yost.Click here for the recap page.
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes provides examples of the following tropes:
Barrier Warrior: Susan in this continuity is a frequent practitioner, even using the edge of her force-fields to cut on occasion.
Big Sister Instinct: In "Trial by Fire" Johnny gets captured by the Kree and a very angry Susan demands that Reed find him. She refuses to listen to his reason and Techno Babble. She just wants to find her brother and kick the ass of whoever's responsible.
Bluff the Impostor: To a ludicrous extreme when Skrulls impersonate everyone in the Baxter Building; Reed asks questions like "How was it we first met? Five hundred years ago... it was on the moon, wasn't it?"
But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Ronan the Accuser is disgraced and exiled thanks to Johnny in the first episode, 14 later when the Super Skull appears it turns out he allied with this Kree to become a Super Skull, Johnny's reaction even while he and the Kree fight, "You'd be surprised how many blue guys we fight." He NEVER recognizes him.
A subtle one is the girl Johnny accidentally traps in the Negative Zone who is named Frankie. Frankie Raye in the comics is also known as Nova, one of Galactus' heralds and a Flying Firepower in her own right.
Chest Insignia: Ben is the only one who doesn't have one. So Johnny painted one on his chest.
Cool Car: Johnny has many flame-decaled cars, plus the Fantasticar.
Cool Old Lady: Mrs. Monet, a tenant in the Baxter Building who gets a kick of rocketing through space and takes on alien bugs with bug spray in an awesome manner.
Cuteness Proximity: In "World's Tiniest Heroes", Sue's wrath is completely diffused by the timely appearance of a dog.
Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Certain supervillians, including Doom, Trapper and the Wizard could be making a lot of money with the technology they created, which includes antigravity, various glues and energy blasts.
Foreshadowing: While the show never got another season, the Impossible Man's hope about what would happen to Earth is an obvious allusion to a big part of the Fantastic Four's Rogues Gallery, what does he say?
Inconvenient Itch: Reed while being held captive by the Mole Man's Mooks. Also the other members of the team in "Strings".
Instant A.I., Just Add Water: Bruiser in "Doom's Word Is Law". Reed insists that HERBIE isn't sentient, but it's hard to believe when HERBIE is doing things like going on strike because he feels insulted..
Memorably subverted in one episode. Doom tells them not to obey any orders given to them by anyone, not even him. When Reed is Freaky Friday Flipped into Doom's body, he tells them to self-destruct. Aside from a minor protest (Doom had the foresight to order them not to obey his orders), they ultimately comply because "the word of Doom is law".
Ben: If you attack one of us, Doom...you attack all of us.
Unmoving Plaid: The Thing's rocky skin is created with this technique.
Violently Protective Girlfriend: When Dr. Doom wipes Reed from existence in "Out of Time", the devastated Susan goes berserk on him, forcing Ben to literally have to pick her up and carry her away.
Wasn't That Fun?: In one episode, Dr. Doom sends the Baxter Building into space. Reed has to fly it like a spaceship, using Doombots as thrusters, before crashing it into the Latverian Embasssy. Most of the building's residents are terrified by all this, but one dotty old lady wants to do it again.