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* {{Expy}}: Of Franchise/{{Batman}}, with a little bit of Franchise/{{Zorro}} mixed in

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* {{Expy}}: Of Franchise/{{Batman}}, with a little bit of Franchise/{{Zorro}} mixed in in.


* AttentionWhore[=/=]GloryHound: He is easily Astro City's pre-eminent example of these tropes.

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* AttentionWhore[=/=]GloryHound: AttentionWhore: He is easily Astro City's pre-eminent example of these tropes.this, glorifing his most inane accomplisments to everyone, even himself. An alien spying on him is flummoxed when he sees Crackerjack congragulating himself for a win that was purely by luck.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: ''Dark Age'' shows that Pyramid employs stereotypical drill instructors to put new recruits through TrainingFromHell in their boot camps.



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* MonochromaticEyes: Cleopatra's eyes are entirely white.

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* MonochromaticEyes: Cleopatra's eyes are entirely white. [[DependingOnTheArtist Usually.]]


* AffirmativeActionLegacy: The first Cleopatra was a blonde Caucasian; the second one is Sarah Brandeis, who has dark skin and tight black curls.

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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: The first Cleopatra was a blonde Caucasian; white woman; the second one is Sarah Brandeis, who has dark skin and tight black curls.


* [[ArchnemesisDad Archnemesis Mom]]: Rex's mother, Madame Majestrix, is the queen of Monstro City, and has threatened the world many times over, to the point she proved to be worthy of a CrisisCrossover after her son was adopted by the Fursts.



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Nightingale and Sunshrike's pet cat, a stray they adopted in the early '80s after an accident during one of their adventures.

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Nightingale
[[folder:Nightingale and Sunshrike's pet cat, a stray they adopted in Sunshrike (later Sunbird)]]

A pair of bird-themed female heroes with
the early '80s after an accident during one powers of their adventures.shadow and light respectively.


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* ActionGirl: All (possible) incarnations are women.
* LegacyCharacter: While we don't get to see much of them, since Sunshrike later becomes Sun''bird'', and Nightingale was the younger of the two in the 80s, but the elder in her appearance in the 90s, it can be theorized that there are different generations of women under those masks. There is even implication that there is a family connection in those who get to pick up the legacy.
* MistakenForGay: Nightingale wanted to throw Manny Monkton out the window when he printed rumors that she and Sunshrike were a lesbian couple.
* NightAndDayDuo: It's right in their names, one as a 'bird of light' and the other as a 'bird of shadow'
* WorkingClassHero: They're shown to be living together in a small apartment, and have a stronger camaraderie with street-level heroes, like Crackerjack, Jack-in-the-Box, and Quarrel.

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Nightingale and Sunshrike's pet cat, a stray they adopted in the early '80s after an accident during one of their adventures.
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* AscendedExtra: She initially appeared as a supporting character in Mitch Goodman/Crimson Cougar's story, but got a few issues focusing on her own adventures.


* ChildhoodRomance: Rex was about 14 years old when he first met the Fursts, and Natalie was presumably in her teens as well at that time. They both ended up getting married later in life.

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* ChildhoodRomance: ChildhoodFriendRomance: Rex was about 14 years old when he first met the Fursts, Fursts before being adopted by them, and Natalie was presumably in her teens as well at that time. They both ended up getting married marrying each other later in life.

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* ChildhoodRomance: Rex was about 14 years old when he first met the Fursts, and Natalie was presumably in her teens as well at that time. They both ended up getting married later in life.

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* FirstNameBasis: He calls Samaritan by his civilian name, Asa, during their yearly dinners.


** In a bit of MythologyGag, it turns out he's actually a [[spoiler:vampire]] something which many criminals suspected ol' Bats of being.

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** In a bit of MythologyGag, it turns out he's actually a [[spoiler:vampire]] [[spoiler:vampire]], something which many criminals suspected ol' Bats of being.

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** In a bit of MythologyGag, it turns out he's actually a [[spoiler:vampire]] something which many criminals suspected ol' Bats of being.


** [[spoiler:He later inherits his mentor's mantle, much like Dick did with Bruce (temporarily)]].

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** [[spoiler:He later inherits his mentor's mantle, much like Dick (temporarily) did with Bruce (temporarily)]].Bruce]].


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* KidHeroAllGrownUp: He starts off as a teenager/young adult, but [[spoiler:graduates into his own independent hero after taking over his mentor's mantle. 20 years later he's still operating as The Confessor, with his own group of sidekick heroes.]]


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** [[spoiler:After the 20 year timeskip, he has a band of sidekicks named the Choir Boys]].


* ActionSurvivor: Despite being a normal human being, she lived in Shadow Hill (an eldritch location most people from the city dare not enter because it's full of hidden monsters) for a very long time and not been eaten [[FateWorseThanDeath or worse]].

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* ActionSurvivor: Despite being a normal human being, she has lived in Shadow Hill (an eldritch location most people from the city dare not enter because it's full of hidden monsters) for a very long time and not been eaten [[FateWorseThanDeath or worse]].

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* ActionSurvivor: Despite being a normal human being, she lived in Shadow Hill (an eldritch location most people from the city dare not enter because it's full of hidden monsters) for a very long time and not been eaten [[FateWorseThanDeath or worse]].


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* SeenItAll: After spending her whole life living in Shadow Hill and becoming a successful attorney for supernatural legal cases, Marta isn't the least bit perturbed when she has to present before a court of interdimensional beings for the fate of the known universe.

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