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* BigBrotherMentor: Superman seems to have this role with Kenan.


** Try not to think of Franchise/{{Gamera}} when seeing Fahai's true form.

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** Try not to think of Franchise/{{Gamera}} Film/{{Gamera}} when seeing Fahai's true form.


** Kenan being Sun Wukong from ''JourneyToTheWest'' based on his JerkWithAHeartOfGold and RestrainingBolt.

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** Kenan being Sun Wukong from ''JourneyToTheWest'' ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' based on his JerkWithAHeartOfGold and RestrainingBolt.



** Try not to think of Film/{{Gamera}} when seeing Fahai's true form.

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** Try not to think of Film/{{Gamera}} Franchise/{{Gamera}} when seeing Fahai's true form.


** In ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #983, it's reversed: blue indicates Mandarin is being spoken, as Superman and Kenan have an exchange in that language. ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' #14 follows suit and adds orange for Mongolian and purple for Russian.

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** In ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #983, it's reversed: blue indicates Mandarin is being spoken, as Superman and Kenan have an exchange in that language. ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' #14 follows suit and adds orange for Mongolian and purple for Russian. ''New Super-Man'' #20 introduces red for Korean.


* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The Freedom Fighters of China, like [[ComicBook/FreedomFighters their namesake]], fight for "Truth, Freedom and Democracy" in a non-democratic environment... but they're ''antagonists'', as they're kinda trying to overthrow the real life Chinese government, which while shady and censorship-happy would probably throw the world's most populated country into chaos if gone.
** A dark example applies this to the history of DC itself. [[spoiler: The first issue of Detective Comics saw Slam Bradly beat up a bunch of YellowPeril charactures to retrieve a vague artifact. Issue 16 shows the scene from a modern perspective, which shows Slam Bradly as a racist brute beating up Chinese men who were only defending an artifact that the westerners had previously stolen from them. Kenan is absolutely horrified to learn the truth.]]

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: DeliberateValuesDissonance:
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The Freedom Fighters of China, like [[ComicBook/FreedomFighters their namesake]], fight for "Truth, Freedom and Democracy" in a non-democratic environment... but they're ''antagonists'', as they're kinda trying to overthrow the real life Chinese government, which while shady and censorship-happy would probably throw the world's most populated country into chaos if gone.
** A dark example applies this to the history of DC itself. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The first issue of Detective Comics ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'' saw Slam Bradly Bradley beat up a bunch of YellowPeril charactures to retrieve a vague artifact. Issue 16 shows the scene from a modern perspective, which shows Slam Bradly Bradley as a racist brute beating up Chinese men who were only defending an artifact that the westerners had previously stolen from them. Kenan is absolutely horrified to learn the truth.]]



** [[spoiler: Ching Lung's reveal is a perfect replica of his original appearance on the cover of ''Detective Comics #1'', except the issue's credits replace what once advertised "brand new action-packed series IN COLOR!"]]

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** [[spoiler: Ching [[spoiler:Ching Lung's reveal is a perfect replica of his original appearance on the cover of ''Detective Comics ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics #1'', except the issue's credits replace what once advertised "brand new action-packed series IN COLOR!"]]



* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: Ching Lung]] states that his enemies have proven themselves to be [[Franchise/{{Batman}} "a superstitious and cowardly lot."]] Considering the book he debuted in...

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* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: Ching [[spoiler:Ching Lung]] states that his enemies have proven themselves to be [[Franchise/{{Batman}} "a superstitious and cowardly lot."]] Considering the book he He debuted in...in ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'', the series in which that catchphrase first appeared.



* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: [[invoked]] Subverted InUniverse. [[spoiler:Kenan is amused and entertained by Slam Bradley beating up a bunch of Chinese people in the events of ''Detective Comics #1''. But this is only because the artwork's extremely racist depiction of the people made Kenan think that he was watching a Superman-looking dude beat up a bunch of yellow goblins. One ArtShift to modern standards later, Kenan is horrified to see a bunch of innocent Chinese people get their asses kicked by a bully.]]

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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: [[invoked]] Subverted InUniverse. [[spoiler:Kenan is amused and entertained by Slam Bradley beating up a bunch of Chinese people in the events of ''Detective Comics ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics #1''. But this is only because the artwork's extremely racist depiction of the people made Kenan think that he was watching a Superman-looking dude beat up a bunch of yellow goblins. One ArtShift to modern standards later, Kenan is horrified to see a bunch of innocent Chinese people get their asses kicked by a bully.]]



** Issue 8, the last page of which reveals an ''incredibly'' UnexpectedCharacter... [[spoiler:''Ching Lung'', the YellowPeril Chinese villain from the cover of the first ever issue of [[Creator/DCComics Detective Comics]]!]] [[invoked]]

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** Issue 8, the last page of which reveals an ''incredibly'' UnexpectedCharacter... unexpected character... [[spoiler:''Ching Lung'', the YellowPeril Chinese villain from the cover of the first ever issue of [[Creator/DCComics Detective Comics]]!]] [[invoked]]''ComicBook/DetectiveComics''!]]



* YellowPeril: [[spoiler: Ching Lung deliberately cultivated that image to drive a wedge between the East and West, since TheThirties.]]
** Issue #16 dissected this topic and [[spoiler: Ching Lung]]'s motivation in more details, since [[spoiler: Detective Comics #1 did feature Slam Bradley beating up racist Chinese caricatures, which All-Yang suggested that these savage caricatures and violent treatments on them were used to justify what the Eight-Nation Alliance did in China. In response to this, All-Yang urged Kenan to become the new emperor and crush Western civilization, embodying the YellowPeril trope.]]

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* YellowPeril: [[spoiler: Ching [[spoiler:Ching Lung deliberately cultivated that image to drive a wedge between the East and West, since TheThirties.]]
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]] Issue #16 dissected this topic and [[spoiler: Ching [[spoiler:Ching Lung]]'s motivation in more details, since [[spoiler: Detective Comics [[spoiler:''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'' #1 did feature Slam Bradley beating up racist Chinese caricatures, which All-Yang suggested that these savage caricatures and violent treatments on them were used to justify what the Eight-Nation Alliance did in China. In response to this, All-Yang urged Kenan to become the new emperor and crush Western civilization, embodying the YellowPeril trope.]]

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* PowerUpFullColorChange: When Kenan embraces power rather than balance he becomes all-yang, turning brilliant white but also more ruthless and pragmatic. On the other end, if he embraces detachment, he becomes all-yin and turns black. In this state he becomes intangible even to kryptonite and can disrupt the powers of others with a touch, but he becomes frivolous and forgetful without direction.


** Kenan being Sun Wukong from JourneyToTheWest based on his JerkWithAHeartOfGold and RestrainingBolt.

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** Kenan being Sun Wukong from JourneyToTheWest ''JourneyToTheWest'' based on his JerkWithAHeartOfGold and RestrainingBolt.

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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: [[invoked]] Subverted InUniverse. [[spoiler:Kenan is amused and entertained by Slam Bradley beating up a bunch of Chinese people in the events of ''Detective Comics #1''. But this is only because the artwork's extremely racist depiction of the people made Kenan think that he was watching a Superman-looking dude beat up a bunch of yellow goblins. One ArtShift to modern standards later, Kenan is horrified to see a bunch of innocent Chinese people get their asses kicked by a bully.]]


* SuperPoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:When Kenan embraces power rather than the balance he has been taught to embody, he gets more powerful and gains an [[LightIsNotGood all-white costume]], but also becomes far more ruthless and pragmatic.]]



*** Alpaca (Wang Jiali) = SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker

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*** Alpaca (Wang Jiali) = SelfDemonstrating/TheJokerSelfDemonstrating/TheJoker (and Anarky)


** The Aqua-Man of North Korea = ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} (Arthur Curry)

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** **And others include:
***Anathema (Feng Ronpei) = ComicBook/{{Bane}}
***Alpaca (Wang Jiali) = SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker
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The Dragonson/the Aqua-Man of North Korea (Ahn Kwang-Jo) = ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} (Arthur Curry)


*** Flying Dragon General = Uncle Sam

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*** Flying Dragon General = Uncle SamSam (and Firebrand)

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** The Aqua-Man of North Korea = ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} (Arthur Curry)


''New Super-Man'' is a 2016 {{comic book}} published by Creator/DCComics as part of their [[ComicBook/DCRebirth Rebirth]] initiative, written by Gene Luen Yang (''ComicBook/AmericanBornChinese'', ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth'') with art by Viktor Bogdanovic.

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''New Super-Man'' is a 2016 {{comic book}} published by Creator/DCComics as part of their [[ComicBook/DCRebirth Rebirth]] initiative, written by Gene Luen Yang Creator/GeneLuenYang (''ComicBook/AmericanBornChinese'', ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth'') with art by Viktor Bogdanovic.

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** All-Yang is rather similar to Mr. Mxyzptlk, right down to the bowler hat.


* ForeignCultureFetish: The reason Kenan becomes ComicBook/{{Superman}}, and why Western-style superheroes (as well as supervillains) are said to be on the rise in China -- an example of {{truth in television}}, as this is a {{real life}} phenomenon currently happening in Chinese culture.
* FreudianExcuse: Kenan's mother died in a plane accident, which cause him to bully the son of owner of the airline where she died.

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* ForeignCultureFetish: The reason Kenan becomes ComicBook/{{Superman}}, and why Western-style superheroes (as well as supervillains) are said to be on the rise in China -- an example of {{truth in television}}, TruthInTelevision, as this is a {{real life}} RealLife phenomenon currently happening in Chinese culture.
* FreudianExcuse: Kenan's mother died in a plane accident, which cause him to bully the son of owner of the airline where she died. [[spoiler:It was later revealed that she faked her death so that she could go back to working for the Ministry.]]



* JerkJock / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kenan is a bully that is ''very'' full of himself and his ego only gets worse once he gets powers but he does have genuine heroic instincts, which is why he was chosen to receive powers in the first place. Of course, WordOfGod's explanation of Kenan as homage to [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Son Wukong]] helped out.

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* JerkJock / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkJock[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kenan is a bully that is ''very'' full of himself and his ego only gets worse once he gets powers but he does have genuine heroic instincts, which is why he was chosen to receive powers in the first place. Of course, WordOfGod's explanation of Kenan as homage to [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Son Wukong]] helped out.



* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Discussed, since the team doesn't have an equivalent to Aquaman in reserve, and one would be useful during the current crisis where a [[{{Kaiju}}] is stirring up tidal waves.

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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Discussed, since the team doesn't have an equivalent to Aquaman in reserve, and one would be useful during the current crisis where a [[{{Kaiju}}] {{Kaiju}} is stirring up tidal waves.

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