YMMV / Who Wants to Be a Superhero?

  • Awesome Music: Feedback's Leitmotif, which plays frequently whenever he does something heroic (which is often). It even gets an absolutely epic slow reprise when he successfully hugs the convicted murderer after managing to make a connection with him over the fact that they lost their fathers.
  • Creator's Pet: Some fans thought that Hygenia was a lame superheroine that should not have gotten as far as she did in her season, but Stan Lee seemed to like her.
  • Ear Worm: The Fat Momma theme song. She even gets a crowd singing it.
    "Fat Momma, Fat Momma, I'm here to save the day. Fat Momma, Fat Momma, I'll take your food away."
  • Elimination Houdini: Hygena. In the second-to-last episode, she revealed her home address to the TV personality and still made it to the finals out of sheer luck because Stan decided that nobody would be eliminated in the second-to-last episode, and that the finale would have three contestants instead of two.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Major Victory in Season 1, Hyperstrike in Season 2.
    • The above-mentioned Fat Momma in-show. In one of the final episodes, the remaining three contestants had to convince an elementary school class to be inspired by their hero persona, and then the kids of the class had to stand behind their favorite. Fat Momma gave a heartwarming speech about learning to love yourself for who you are, and more than half the class got behind her.
  • Game-Breaker: A late challenge in the second season involved bonding with children and using the knowledge they were taught in school to solve some puzzles. The guy who failed? Parthenon, who was a teacher, and therefore didn't need the children's help.
  • Narm: Parthenon's catchphrase, "Who says diamonds are a girl's best friend?", is probably the most unsuperheroic and unimpressive Non Sequitur of a catchphrase that has ever been devised.
  • One-Scene Wonder: HOME-LESS MAAAAHHHHN!
  • Shocking Elimination: Creature who was eliminated for jaywalking, therefore breaking the law, during a challenge. Her justification (she didn't grow up around traffic lights and only learned to look both ways before crossing a street) didn't help, considering she also mentioned that superheroes have broken much worse laws.
  • Wangst: Fat Momma in Season 1, and Whip-Snap in Season 2, both teeter on the edge between angst and wangst, especially Whip-Snap.
    • Whip-Snap's wangsting got her eliminated - Stan Lee's final speech to her basically said, "If you can't deal with your own problems, you have no business being a superhero on top of it." He ought to have made the obvious comparison to Spider-Man, noting that (at least when written well), Peter Parker actually works to solve the problems amidst his superhero life, rather than crying about it every damn time (at least when he's not selling his soul to Satan to fix the problem for him).
    • Monkey Woman in Season 1 also had this problem: she was on the verge of tears every time something didn't go right for her.