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**** To be fair, had Wonder Dog not been outside the base, they would have just had to wait for him to come out, then used the same trick with Wendy and Marvin present.


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*** To be fair, this makes more sense than it looks like. Neither jet should be able to hold still in midair, and a helicopter's blades would threaten the balloon and cargo. Therefore, the most likely hero from the standard lineup of the time would be Superman, whose power of flight allows him to hover without pushing a lot of air around.


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*** In point of fact, Manta didn't get a definitive origin story until the sixth issue of the ''Aquaman'' comic in 1993.


** Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Black Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american man. He sounds so robotic in the cartoon.

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** Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Black Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american African-American man. He sounds so robotic in the cartoon.


* Legal Headscratcher, where do the original super friends fit in to the Time Warner division? Ever since the run there have been attempts to utilize the characters in the comics, in tv-shows,parodies etc. Sometimes they get the actual characters and sometimes they have to make expies of them. So for our more legal tropers, in areas of TW where DC and Hanna Barbera are separate which would lay claim to the likes of Apache Chief or the Wonder Twins?

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* Legal Headscratcher, where do the original super friends fit in to the Time Warner division? Ever since the run there have been attempts to utilize the characters in the comics, in tv-shows,parodies etc. Sometimes they get the actual characters and sometimes they have to make expies of them. So for our more legal tropers, in areas of TW where DC and Hanna Barbera are separate which would lay claim to the likes of Apache Chief or the Wonder Twins?Twins?
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* In "The Fear", Jonathan Crane--the Scarecrow's true identity--is "helping" Commissioner Gordon and the Super Powers Teams (the episode was part of the ''The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians'' era) capturing his alter ego ala [[SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] prior to the events of ''Red Dragon''. However, the Scarecrow was also a member of the Legion of Doom during ''Challenge of the Superfriends'' and hence the few times the Legion of Doom stayed captured, the Super Friends and the police should've learned his identity prior to the episode.

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* In "The Fear", Jonathan Crane--the Scarecrow's true identity--is "helping" Commissioner Gordon and the Super Powers Teams (the episode was part of the ''The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians'' era) capturing his alter ego ala [[SilenceOfTheLambs [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] prior to the events of ''Red Dragon''.''Literature/RedDragon''. However, the Scarecrow was also a member of the Legion of Doom during ''Challenge of the Superfriends'' and hence the few times the Legion of Doom stayed captured, the Super Friends and the police should've learned his identity prior to the episode.


* So, the earlier kid sidekicks cannot help anymore because they have to go to school... but Zan and Jayna also go to school? Maybe it was all just an excuse to get the useless ones out of the way...

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* So, the earlier kid sidekicks cannot help anymore because they have to go to school... but Zan and Jayna also go to school? Maybe it was all just an excuse to get the useless ones out of the way...way...
* Legal Headscratcher, where do the original super friends fit in to the Time Warner division? Ever since the run there have been attempts to utilize the characters in the comics, in tv-shows,parodies etc. Sometimes they get the actual characters and sometimes they have to make expies of them. So for our more legal tropers, in areas of TW where DC and Hanna Barbera are separate which would lay claim to the likes of Apache Chief or the Wonder Twins?


* Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american man. He sounds so robotic in the cartoon.

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* ** Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Black Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american man. He sounds so robotic in the cartoon.


** Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american man. He sounds robotic in the cartoon.

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** * Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american man. He sounds so robotic in the cartoon.

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** Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american man. He sounds robotic in the cartoon.


** Superman didn't use his own heat vision that much either, if at all. At best his X-ray vision was turned into a [[DeusExMachina "solve this current problem"]] vision. Maybe it had something to do with lasers coming out of their eyes?

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** Superman didn't use his own heat vision that much either, if at all. At best his X-ray vision was turned into a [[DeusExMachina "solve this current problem"]] vision. Maybe it had something to do with lasers coming out of their eyes?eyes?
* So, the earlier kid sidekicks cannot help anymore because they have to go to school... but Zan and Jayna also go to school? Maybe it was all just an excuse to get the useless ones out of the way...


** Not really. The characters were shooting ray guns at each other all the time. Most of Lex Luthor's inventions were some form of ray gun. There's no reason that Black Manta couldn't have shot them, too.

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** Not really. The characters were shooting ray guns at each other all the time. Most of Lex Luthor's inventions were some form of ray gun. There's no reason that Black Manta couldn't have shot them, too.too.
** Superman didn't use his own heat vision that much either, if at all. At best his X-ray vision was turned into a [[DeusExMachina "solve this current problem"]] vision. Maybe it had something to do with lasers coming out of their eyes?


* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.

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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.


** Agreed. But it was also far too lethal and violent for the [[MoralGuardians parental advisory groups]] to let on the air.

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** Agreed. But it was also far too lethal and violent for the [[MoralGuardians parental advisory groups]] to let on the air.air.
** Not really. The characters were shooting ray guns at each other all the time. Most of Lex Luthor's inventions were some form of ray gun. There's no reason that Black Manta couldn't have shot them, too.


* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.

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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.power.
** Agreed. But it was also far too lethal and violent for the [[MoralGuardians parental advisory groups]] to let on the air.



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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.

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