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* In a case of an established group becoming legacies of [[RememberTheNewGuy a group with a retroactive history]], the ComicBook/{{Runaways}} become a new incarnation of the J-Team in ''ComicBook/RainbowRowellsRunaways''. The original J-Team was said to be active the 1980s and had been defunct since then. The Runaways meet Doc Justice, a former member of the team, and decide to revive the J-Team, complete with taking on the mantles of the former members. ComicBook/VictorMancha became Kid Justice, Molly Hayes became Blue-J, Karolina Dean became Princess Justice, and the identities Chase Stein and ComicBook/NicoMinoru took up are unnamed so far. Only Gert Yorks ends up without a new identity to adopt, but she does want to support the rest of the team.

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* In a case of an established group becoming legacies of [[RememberTheNewGuy a group with a retroactive history]], the ComicBook/{{Runaways}} become a new incarnation of the J-Team in ''ComicBook/RainbowRowellsRunaways''. The original J-Team was said to be active the 1980s and had been defunct since then. The Runaways meet Doc Justice, a former member of the team, and decide to revive the J-Team, complete with taking on the mantles of the former members. ComicBook/VictorMancha became Kid Justice, ComicBook/NicoMinoru became the Gloom, Molly Hayes became Blue-J, Karolina Dean became Princess Justice, and the identities Chase Stein and ComicBook/NicoMinoru took up are unnamed so far. became Gun Arm. Only Gert Yorks Yorkes ends up without a new identity to adopt, but she does want to support the rest of the team.


* In a case of an established group becoming legacies of [[RememberTheNewGuy a group with a retroactive history]], the ComicBook/{{Runaways}} become a new incarnation of the J-Team in ''ComicBook/RainbowRowelsRunaways''. The original J-Team was said to be active the 1980s and had been defunct since then. The Runaways meet Doc Justice, a former member of the team, and decide to revive the J-Team, complete with taking on the mantles of the former members. ComicBook/VictorMancha became Kid Justice, Molly Hayes became Blue-J, Karolina Dean became Princess Justice, and the identities Chase Stein and ComicBook/NicoMinoru took up are unnamed so far. Only Gert Yorks ends up without a new identity to adopt, but she does want to support the rest of the team.

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* In a case of an established group becoming legacies of [[RememberTheNewGuy a group with a retroactive history]], the ComicBook/{{Runaways}} become a new incarnation of the J-Team in ''ComicBook/RainbowRowelsRunaways''.''ComicBook/RainbowRowellsRunaways''. The original J-Team was said to be active the 1980s and had been defunct since then. The Runaways meet Doc Justice, a former member of the team, and decide to revive the J-Team, complete with taking on the mantles of the former members. ComicBook/VictorMancha became Kid Justice, Molly Hayes became Blue-J, Karolina Dean became Princess Justice, and the identities Chase Stein and ComicBook/NicoMinoru took up are unnamed so far. Only Gert Yorks ends up without a new identity to adopt, but she does want to support the rest of the team.


** At one point Pym even took the identity of the Wasp, a name originally held by his ex-wife Janet van Dyne. After being mocked by foes such as Absorbing Man and realizing he needed to move on, Pym discarded the Wasp identity in favor of retaking the Giant-Man identity. Subsequently, Pym's daughter Nadia became the new Wasp.

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** At one point Pym even took the identity of the Wasp, a name originally held by his ex-wife Janet van Dyne. After being mocked by foes such as Absorbing Man and realizing he needed to move on, Pym discarded the Wasp identity in favor of retaking the Giant-Man identity. Subsequently, [[ComicBook/UnstoppableWasp Pym's daughter Nadia became the new Wasp.Wasp]].



** Most recently, the Wasp identity has been taken on by [[ComicBook/UnstoppableWasp Nadia Van Dyne]], Hank Pym's previously unknown daughter by his first wife, who took Janet's surname after adopting her as a mother-figure.
** It gets weirder. Pym also created the robot Ultron, who rebelled and created two more robots (ComicBook/TheVision and Victor Mancha) who both rebelled from him and joined ComicBook/TheAvengers and the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, respectively. The Vision was programmed using brainwave patterns from Wonder Man. Vision married Scarlet Witch, and had two children with her who were killed but their souls (and thus powers) were placed in the bodies of Wiccan and Speed (members of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers; we'll get to them in a minute). Vision was then destroyed in the "Avengers Disassembled" storyline. In the aftermath, a young Kang the Conqueror uses his own shapeshifting power armor and data copied from the Vision's remains to become Iron Lad, another Young Avenger. Kang eventually goes back to his own time, but leaves the Iron Lad armor behind, which has now gained sentience thanks to the Vision program and has become a legacy character to Vision I. Whew!

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** Most recently, the Wasp identity has been taken on * The recurring ''Avengers'' mecha supervillain ComicBook/{{Ultron}} (created by [[ComicBook/UnstoppableWasp Nadia Van Dyne]], Hank Pym's previously unknown daughter by his first wife, who took Janet's surname after adopting her as a mother-figure.
** It gets weirder. Pym also created the robot Ultron, who rebelled and
Doctor Pym) created two more robots (ComicBook/TheVision and Victor Mancha) ComicBook/VictorMancha) who both rebelled from him and joined ComicBook/TheAvengers and the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, respectively. The Vision was programmed using brainwave patterns from Wonder Man. ComicBook/WonderMan. Vision married Scarlet Witch, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, and had two children with her who were killed but their souls (and thus powers) were placed in the bodies of Wiccan and Speed (members of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers; we'll get to them in a minute). Vision was then destroyed in the "Avengers Disassembled" storyline. In the aftermath, a young Kang the Conqueror uses his own shapeshifting power armor and data copied from the Vision's remains to become Iron Lad, another Young Avenger. Kang eventually goes back to his own time, but leaves the Iron Lad armor behind, which has now gained sentience thanks to the Vision program and has become a legacy character to Vision I. Whew!



* The various [[ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Great Lakes Avengers/X-Men/Defenders]] comics have been parodying this with the Grasshopper. The first joined the GLA and died less than seven seconds later. Three other Grasshoppers have appeared in the team's comics, and none of them have had the same longevity as the first.

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* The various [[ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Great Lakes Avengers/X-Men/Defenders]] comics have been parodying this with the Grasshopper. The first joined the GLA and died less than seven seconds later. Three other Grasshoppers have appeared in the team's comics, and none of them have had the same longevity as the first. A fifth one showed up in ''You Are Deadpool'', and he was able to kick ComicBook/Deadpool in the face (that is, [[{{Gamebooks}} if he was able to]]) before expiring.



** The Scream symbiote is the one instance where one of the Life Foundation symbiotes has done this. The other four very rarely use their names and have had a large variety of hosts. In contrast, Scream has only had two hosts, both of whom have used the name. Donna Diego is the original Scream and was active for about a decade-and-a-half before being killed along with the Scream symbiote. The symbiote was resurrected by Knull and bonded with Patricia Robertson, who immediately took up the Scream name.

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** The Scream symbiote is the one instance where one of the Life Foundation symbiotes has done this. The other four very rarely use their names and have had a large variety of hosts. In contrast, Scream has only had two three hosts, both all of whom have used the name. Donna Diego is the original Scream and was active for about a decade-and-a-half before being killed along with the Scream symbiote. The symbiote was resurrected by Knull and bonded with Patricia Robertson, who immediately took up the Scream name. Then Patricia sacrificed herself and Andi Benton (formerly Mania) got bonded and became the new Scream.



** His return in ComicBook/TheAvengers came with the backstory that he became a HumanPopsicle near the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and his sidekick Bucky wasn't so lucky. But since Cap and Bucky kept appearing well after [=WW2=], how'd that happen? ''[[ToTheBatNoun To the]] {{Retcon}}mobile!'' Turns out 50s "[[DirtyCommies Commie]] Smasher" Cap was another guy named William Burnside (later the villain known as the Grand Director) and his Bucky was not Bucky Barnes (the real one's dead!) but Jack Monroe (later Nomad).

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** His return in ComicBook/TheAvengers came with the backstory that he became a HumanPopsicle near the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and his sidekick Bucky wasn't so lucky. But since Cap and Bucky kept appearing well after [=WW2=], how'd that happen? ''[[ToTheBatNoun To the]] {{Retcon}}mobile!'' Turns out 50s "[[DirtyCommies Commie]] Smasher" Cap was another guy named William Burnside (later the villain known as the Grand Director) and his Bucky was not Bucky Barnes (the ComicBook/BuckyBarnes[[note]]the real one's dead!) one was believed to be dead at the time, but was secretly active as the Winter Soldier, brainwashed by Hydra[[/note]] but Jack Monroe (later Nomad).



** Later on, Steve was temporarily aged into an old man, resulting in Sam Wilson, ComicBook/TheFalcon, becoming Captain America; Steve's rejuvenation resulted in both Steve and Sam sharing the name. During the period where Sam was Captain America, a Mexican teenager named Joaquin Torres became the new Falcon.

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** Later on, Steve was temporarily aged into an old man, resulting in Sam Wilson, ComicBook/TheFalcon, becoming the second black Captain America; Steve's rejuvenation resulted in both Steve and Sam sharing the name. During the period where Sam was Captain America, a Mexican teenager named Joaquin Torres became the new Falcon.



** As part of the Marvel NOW! Initiative, the mantle of Thor is passed [[AffirmativeActionLegacy onto a woman]] [[spoiler: revealed to be a terminally ill ComicBook/JaneFoster]], who proves herself worthy of Mjolnir. Then, during the events of ''ComicBook/WarOfTheRealms'', Jane becomes the ComicBook/{{Valkyrie|Marvel Comics}} after Brunnhilde is killed by Malekith the Accursed.

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** As part of the Marvel NOW! ComicBook/MarvelNOW Initiative, the mantle of Thor is was passed [[AffirmativeActionLegacy onto a woman]] [[spoiler: revealed to be a terminally ill ComicBook/JaneFoster]], ill]] ComicBook/JaneFoster, who proves herself worthy of Mjolnir. Then, during the events of ''ComicBook/WarOfTheRealms'', Jane becomes the ComicBook/{{Valkyrie|Marvel Comics}} after Brunnhilde is killed by Malekith the Accursed.



* [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]] Imperial Guard has several legacy characters in its ranks.

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* In a case of an established group becoming legacies of [[RememberTheNewGuy a group with a retroactive history]], the ComicBook/{{Runaways}} become a new incarnation of the J-Team in ''ComicBook/RainbowRowelsRunaways''. The original J-Team was said to be active the 1980s and had been defunct since then. The Runaways meet Doc Justice, a former member of the team, and decide to revive the J-Team, complete with taking on the mantles of the former members. ComicBook/VictorMancha became Kid Justice, Molly Hayes became Blue-J, Karolina Dean became Princess Justice, and the identities Chase Stein and ComicBook/NicoMinoru took up are unnamed so far. Only Gert Yorks ends up without a new identity to adopt, but she does want to support the rest of the team.


** Similarly, the the second Trickster, Axel Walker, is a teenager who stole the technology of Jesse James, the first Trickster. James had retired by this point, becoming an FBI agent, and was actively planning to shut down the Rogues. He ''despised'' Axel and after same mind control stuff, took back the mantle of the Trickster. However, after the Rogues got Bart Allen killed, James would end up in some trouble and eventually was killed. Axel still used the Trickster identity in this time, and the Rogues let him tag along, and grew to like him.

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** Similarly, the the second Trickster, Axel Walker, is a teenager who stole the technology of Jesse James, the first Trickster. James had retired by this point, becoming an FBI agent, and was actively planning to shut down the Rogues. He ''despised'' Axel and after same some mind control stuff, took back the mantle of the Trickster. However, after the Rogues got Bart Allen killed, James would end up in some trouble and eventually was killed. Axel still used the Trickster identity in this time, and the Rogues let him tag along, and grew to like him.


* The original and best known Vulture is Adrian Toomes, who was briefly succeeded by Blackie Drago and Clifton Shallot. There was also another Vulture named Jimmy Natale, who briefly replaced Toomes before being killed by ComicBook/ThePunisher.

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* The original and best known Vulture is Adrian Toomes, who was briefly succeeded by Blackie Drago and Clifton Shallot. There was also another Vulture named Jimmy Natale, who briefly replaced Toomes before being killed by ComicBook/ThePunisher.ComicBook/ThePunisher, and a group of Vultures called the Vulturions. It should be noted that Adrian ''hates'' imposters, and often seeks revenge on anyone assuming his title.



* The Vulture is a Spider-Man villain who has had, to date, five identities. The first - and current - is Adrian Toomes. Blackie Drago and the Vulturions were crooks who stole and utilized Toomes' equipment, while Clifton Shallot gained the appearance and powers similar to Toomes via a lab experiment. The fifth one, Jimmy Natale, was a mutant cannibal who had little resemblance to Toomes. Regardless, Adrian ''hates'' imposters, and often seeks revenge on anyone assuming his title. Seeing as he's currently the only Vulture, this will likely continue.



** The original Mysterio, Quentin Beck, faked his death so his acquaintance, out-of-work stuntman Danny Berkhart, could adopt the role for a time.

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** The original Mysterio, ComicBook/{{Mysterio}}, Quentin Beck, faked his death so his acquaintance, out-of-work stuntman Danny Berkhart, could adopt the role for a time. Then when Beck [[DrivenToSuicide actually did die]] (before somehow coming back), a teleporting mutant named Francis Klum adopted the mantle. There's also "Mysterion", an unknown man who bought Mysterio's suit from Roderick Kingsley and battled the ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan.

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** For a time prior the W name itself was a legacy title. Diana's mother was retconned to have been the first Wonder Woman via time travel after taking up her daughter's mantle in ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'', and in ''ComicBook/WonderWoman2006'' Donna became the new Wonder Woman after Diana left the role after she was in a position where she was forced to kill.


*** Post-Crisis, Nightwing was the name of a Kryptonian vigilante that Supeman told Dick about, and Dick, being inspired by the story, took up the Nightwing identity. After ''One Year Later'' another former Robin, Jason Todd, became a more sociopathic version to mock Grayson, and a woman named Cheyenne Freemont became a heroic version to help Dick. When Comicbook/PowerGirl went to Kandor she also adopted the Nightwing persona. The mantle was briefly passed to Chris Kent, the adopted son of Superman. Sometime after, poor Chris was trapped (seemingly forever) in the Phantom Zone. Dick Grayson retook the Nightwing identity following his lengthy tenure as Batman, although Chris had been {{RetGone}}'d by that point.
*** Nightwing’s sidekick Flamebird was originally none other than Mr. Action himself, ComicBook/JimmyOlsen. After he left the bottle city the former Elastic Lad gave the title to the new Nightwing's son-in-law Ak-Var. ComicBook/PostCrisis the original Bat-Girl Bette Kane took the name to impress Nightwing and is probably the best known Flamebird. Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} took the identity when she went to Kandor. Even though the first two were male the name is now associated with female characters so much that when Superman retook the Nightwing identity, Lois Lane and not Olsen was his sidekick, and the sixth Flamebird Thara Var is the wife of the second Flamebird (who apparently no longer exists). Thara was eventually killed, and in a completely unrelated storyline, Bette decided to take up the Flamebird identity again in order to fight crime with the new ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, her cousin Kate. She would eventually leave the identity to become Hawkfire.
** Jason Todd was killed by Comicbook/TheJoker. Jason Todd stole the Comicbook/{{Red Hood|TheLostDays}} identity from ComicBook/TheJoker (making him a Legacy Villain) and also wore the costume of Red Robin, but returned to his Red Hood identity.

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*** Post-Crisis, Nightwing was the name of a Kryptonian vigilante that Supeman told Dick about, and Dick, being inspired by the story, took up the Nightwing identity. After ''One Year Later'' another former Robin, Jason Todd, became a more sociopathic version to mock Grayson, and a woman named Cheyenne Freemont became a heroic version to help Dick. When Comicbook/PowerGirl ComicBook/PowerGirl went to Kandor she also adopted the Nightwing persona. The mantle was briefly passed to Chris Kent, the adopted son of Superman. Sometime after, poor Chris was trapped (seemingly forever) in the Phantom Zone. Dick Grayson retook the Nightwing identity following his lengthy tenure as Batman, although Chris had been {{RetGone}}'d by that point.
*** Nightwing’s sidekick Flamebird was originally none other than Mr. Action himself, ComicBook/JimmyOlsen. After he left the bottle city the former Elastic Lad gave the title to the new Nightwing's son-in-law Ak-Var. ComicBook/PostCrisis the original Bat-Girl Bette Kane took the name to impress Nightwing and is probably the best known Flamebird. Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} took the identity when she went to Kandor. Even though the first two were male the name is now associated with female characters so much that when Superman retook the Nightwing identity, Lois Lane and not Olsen was his sidekick, and the sixth Flamebird Thara Var is the wife of the second Flamebird (who apparently no longer exists). Thara was eventually killed, and in a completely unrelated storyline, Bette decided to take up the Flamebird identity again in order to fight crime with the new ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, her cousin Kate. She would eventually leave the identity to become Hawkfire.
** Jason Todd was killed by Comicbook/TheJoker. ComicBook/TheJoker. Jason Todd stole the Comicbook/{{Red ComicBook/{{Red Hood|TheLostDays}} identity from ComicBook/TheJoker (making him a Legacy Villain) and also wore the costume of Red Robin, but returned to his Red Hood identity.



** At one point, Tim had a TenMinuteRetirement from being Robin, leaving the space open for [[Comicbook/Batgirl2009 Stephanie Brown]], formerly a solo heroine known as the Spoiler. [[StuffedIntoTheFridge She then died]] in a StoryArc that shook up Gotham City and readers pretty badly and caused Tim to return to the job. She would go on to become the third official Batgirl (more on that below).
** The fifth Robin is Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne's son. In this case however, he started off as Robin to Dick Grayson while he was Batman, before becoming Bruce's new sidekick once Dick went back to being Nightwing after ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}''.

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** At one point, Tim had a TenMinuteRetirement from being Robin, leaving the space open for [[Comicbook/Batgirl2009 [[ComicBook/Batgirl2009 Stephanie Brown]], formerly a solo heroine known as the Spoiler. [[StuffedIntoTheFridge She then died]] in a StoryArc that shook up Gotham City and readers pretty badly and caused Tim to return to the job. She would go on to become the third official Batgirl (more on that below).
** The fifth Robin is Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne's son. In this case however, he started off as Robin to Dick Grayson while he was Batman, before becoming Bruce's new sidekick once Dick went back to being Nightwing after ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}''.''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''.



** Bruce Wayne himself also spent some time as Robin, thanks to some Silver Age silliness in ''Detective Comics'' #266 (which is also referenced in the classic ''ComicBook/TheUntoldLegendOfTheBatman''). Essentially, Bruce learned all he needed to learn to become the World's Greatest Detective from a detective named Harvey Harris. Harris himself decided on the name of Robin for the disguised Bruce, as the costume reminded him of a red-breasted Robin. The reason for the disguise is that Bruce didn't want Harris to try and dissuade him from fighting crime. You'd think that Bruce would have realized this wouldn't really stop him, all things considered... but then again, Silver Age. As you might guess, this last one was removed from continuity with the "ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths", and certainly no longer exists after ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}''.

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** Bruce Wayne himself also spent some time as Robin, thanks to some Silver Age silliness in ''Detective Comics'' #266 (which is also referenced in the classic ''ComicBook/TheUntoldLegendOfTheBatman''). Essentially, Bruce learned all he needed to learn to become the World's Greatest Detective from a detective named Harvey Harris. Harris himself decided on the name of Robin for the disguised Bruce, as the costume reminded him of a red-breasted Robin. The reason for the disguise is that Bruce didn't want Harris to try and dissuade him from fighting crime. You'd think that Bruce would have realized this wouldn't really stop him, all things considered... but then again, Silver Age. As you might guess, this last one was removed from continuity with the "ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths", and certainly no longer exists after ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}''.''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''.



* Batman's other sidekick, Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, is also a legacy character. Betty Kane was the original Bat-Girl introduced in the 1950's, but she was retconned out of the DCU history and then brought back again as a minor heroine called Flamebird. Barbara Gordon became Batgirl, the "first" Batgirl in current continuity since Betty Kane never existed, and held the role until ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', when Comicbook/TheJoker shot and crippled her. The first actual legacy transfer occurred when the Batgirl mantle was picked up years later by Helena Bertinelli, the Huntress, when she realized the crooks were more afraid of Batman than they were of her. This only lasted a short while however, since Batman never gave her his consent or blessing. Eventually the costume passed to Cassandra Cain, an "official" Batgirl with the consent and partnership of ComicBook/{{Batman}}. Cassandra unceremoniously gave up the identity in the ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}}'' series and took on the new moniker of Blackbat. The cowl was picked up by Stephanie Brown, previously the Spoiler and the fourth Robin (See also Robin entry above), who starred in an acclaimed but short-lived solo series before having the Batgirl mantle returned to Barbara Gordon via CosmicRetcon.

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* Batman's other sidekick, Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, is also a legacy character. Betty Kane was the original Bat-Girl introduced in the 1950's, but she was retconned out of the DCU history and then brought back again as a minor heroine called Flamebird. Barbara Gordon became Batgirl, the "first" Batgirl in current continuity since Betty Kane never existed, and held the role until ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', when Comicbook/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker shot and crippled her. The first actual legacy transfer occurred when the Batgirl mantle was picked up years later by Helena Bertinelli, the Huntress, when she realized the crooks were more afraid of Batman than they were of her. This only lasted a short while however, since Batman never gave her his consent or blessing. Eventually the costume passed to Cassandra Cain, an "official" Batgirl with the consent and partnership of ComicBook/{{Batman}}. Cassandra unceremoniously gave up the identity in the ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}}'' series and took on the new moniker of Blackbat. The cowl was picked up by Stephanie Brown, previously the Spoiler and the fourth Robin (See also Robin entry above), who starred in an acclaimed but short-lived solo series before having the Batgirl mantle returned to Barbara Gordon via CosmicRetcon.



** As part of the Marvel NOW! Initiative, the mantle of Thor is passed [[AffirmativeActionLegacy onto a woman]] [[spoiler: revealed to be a terminally ill Comicbook/JaneFoster]], who proves herself worthy of Mjolnir. Then, during the events of ''Comicbook/WarOfTheRealms'', Jane becomes the Comicbook/{{Valkyrie|Marvel Comics}} after Brunnhilde is killed by Malekith the Accursed.

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** As part of the Marvel NOW! Initiative, the mantle of Thor is passed [[AffirmativeActionLegacy onto a woman]] [[spoiler: revealed to be a terminally ill Comicbook/JaneFoster]], ComicBook/JaneFoster]], who proves herself worthy of Mjolnir. Then, during the events of ''Comicbook/WarOfTheRealms'', ''ComicBook/WarOfTheRealms'', Jane becomes the Comicbook/{{Valkyrie|Marvel ComicBook/{{Valkyrie|Marvel Comics}} after Brunnhilde is killed by Malekith the Accursed.



** Following ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', the Iron Man legacy is temporarily taken up by Riri Williams and ComicBook/DoctorDoom. However, Riri calls herself Comicbook/{{Ironheart}} instead of Iron Man.

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** Following ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', the Iron Man legacy is temporarily taken up by Riri Williams and ComicBook/DoctorDoom. However, Riri calls herself Comicbook/{{Ironheart}} ComicBook/{{Ironheart}} instead of Iron Man.



* ComicBook/BlackPanther is a title granted to the ruler of the fictional nation of Wakanda. The most iconic bearer of the mantle, T'Challa, became the Black Panther after the murder of his father T'Chaka. T'Challa briefly passed the mantle to his younger sister Comicbook/{{Shuri|Marvel Comics}} before reclaiming it. The title was also briefly inherited by Kasper Cole before he abandoned it in favor of taking on the White Tiger identity (see below).

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* ComicBook/BlackPanther is a title granted to the ruler of the fictional nation of Wakanda. The most iconic bearer of the mantle, T'Challa, became the Black Panther after the murder of his father T'Chaka. T'Challa briefly passed the mantle to his younger sister Comicbook/{{Shuri|Marvel Comics}} ComicBook/{{Shuri}} before reclaiming it. The title was also briefly inherited by Kasper Cole before he abandoned it in favor of taking on the White Tiger identity (see below).



* Comicbook/AmadeusCho became the new [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]] for a time after absorbing the gamma radiation from Bruce Banner's body.

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* Comicbook/AmadeusCho ComicBook/AmadeusCho became the new [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]] for a time after absorbing the gamma radiation from Bruce Banner's body.


** Anti-Venom, while not a traditional symbiote, has had two people use it as an identity. The first was Eddie Brock, when Mr. Negative created the Anti-Venom symbiote by accident -- Eddie used it in mostly heroic ways before it was destroyed. Later on, a second, synthetic Anti-Venom was created and was accidentally bonded to Flash Thompson, who became the second Anti-Venom -- again, usually prefaced with an 'agent' -- and acted in a heroic capacity.

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** Anti-Venom, while not a traditional symbiote, has had two people use it as an identity. The first was Eddie Brock, when Mr. Negative created the Anti-Venom symbiote by accident -- Eddie used it in mostly heroic ways before it was destroyed. Later on, a second, synthetic Anti-Venom was created and was accidentally bonded to Flash Thompson, who became the second Anti-Venom -- again, usually prefaced with an 'agent' 'Agent' -- and acted in a heroic capacity.capacity.
** The Scream symbiote is the one instance where one of the Life Foundation symbiotes has done this. The other four very rarely use their names and have had a large variety of hosts. In contrast, Scream has only had two hosts, both of whom have used the name. Donna Diego is the original Scream and was active for about a decade-and-a-half before being killed along with the Scream symbiote. The symbiote was resurrected by Knull and bonded with Patricia Robertson, who immediately took up the Scream name.


* Batwing was an identity first used by David Zavimbe, a former child soldier and the Batman of Africa under the Batman Incorporated initiative set up by Bruce Wayne. He eventually quit, and the Batwing identity was taken up by Luke Fox, the son of Bruce's associate Lucius Fox. Since the change, Batwing gradually became a [[BreakoutCharacter full fledged member]] of the Batfamily.

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* Batwing was an identity first used by David Zavimbe, a former child soldier and the Batman of Africa under the Batman Incorporated initiative set up by Bruce Wayne. He eventually quit, and the Batwing identity was taken up by Luke Fox, the son of Bruce's associate Lucius Fox. Since the change, Batwing gradually became a [[BreakoutCharacter full fledged member]] member of the Batfamily.

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** Eventually, four of the Liberteens (Hope, Iceberg, 2D, and Ms. America) formed a new team called the Fantastix (complete with Ms. America changing her name to Ms. Fantastix), making those characters sort of legacies of the ComicBook/FantasticFour.


* In the 1960s and 1970s, Marvel Comics had a character called "[[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]]" (not to be confused with the one who shouts "ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!"); he [[KilledOffForReal died from cancer]] in one of the first large-format graphic novels. In the 1980s, a Coast Guard officer from New Orleans named Monica Rambeau gained energy powers and took the name "Captain Marvel". Eventually, she traded hero sobriquets with the genetically engineered son of the late original Captain, who then operated under the name "Captain Marvel". ''He'' was killed, and succeeded as "Captain Marvel" by his younger sister (this third one [[BackFromTheDead came back]], but took a different name, Photon -- that Monica Rambeau had ''also'' used.) The original came BackFromTheDead [[spoiler:as a ShapeshifterModeLock Skrull]]. In 2012, ComicBook/CarolDanvers (formerly ComicBook/MsMarvel) took on the Captain Marvel name herself. As of 2014, Monica Rambeau goes by "Spectrum" while a girl named [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] is the new Ms. Marvel.

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* In the 1960s and 1970s, Marvel Comics had a character called "[[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]]" (not to be confused with the one who shouts "ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!"); he [[KilledOffForReal died from cancer]] in one of the first large-format graphic novels. In the 1980s, a Coast Guard officer from New Orleans named Monica Rambeau ComicBook/MonicaRambeau gained energy powers and took the name "Captain Marvel". Eventually, she traded hero sobriquets with the genetically engineered son of the late original Captain, who then operated under the name "Captain Marvel". ''He'' was killed, and succeeded as "Captain Marvel" by his younger sister (this third one [[BackFromTheDead came back]], but took a different name, Photon -- that Monica Rambeau had ''also'' used.) The original came BackFromTheDead [[spoiler:as a ShapeshifterModeLock Skrull]]. In 2012, ComicBook/CarolDanvers (formerly ComicBook/MsMarvel) took on the Captain Marvel name herself. As of 2014, Monica Rambeau goes by "Spectrum" while a girl named [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] is the new Ms. Marvel.

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** In the Silver Age, it was established that Bruce himself had taken up a Batman legacy begun by Thomas Wayne, and that Bruce was the original Robin during his years of training to become Batman. Both of these were quietly discarded post-Crisis.


* As a series with LotsAndLotsOfCharacters spanning decades, ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' has many of these -- Cleopatra, Jack-in-the-Box, The Blue Knights, Quarrel, [[spoiler:the Silver Centurions, the Confessor.]]
** A villain-to-hero example is Goldenglove; the first one was a small-time crook with a pair of alien gauntlets, while his daughter planned to use them to become a classy burglar, but ended up becoming a street-level hero.
** It's suggested that the Assemblyman might be one, as there is both an earlier villain and a modern hero with the same name.
** Jack-in-the-Box is a unique case. The original Jack was active in the 1960s before dying in 1983. His son discovered his father's actions and took up the costume in 1989. In 1997, when his wife became pregnant, this Jack decided to train a successor of a former gang member so he could be a father. Finally, in 2016, the grandson of the original Jack has suffered a leg injury so he won't be taking on the role but still aids his his father and "uncle". The public, meanwhile, seems unaware there has been more than one Jack.



* Lucas Barrett of ''ComicBook/ThePitifulHumanLizard'' is actually the second person do don the identity. The first one was his father, Hugh, who came up with it as a gimmick to test out his company's new glue formula.
* There have been several incarnations of ''ComicBook/TheShield''. The main three are the original 1940's Joe Higgins, 1950's Lancelot Strong, and 2010's Victoria Adams.

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* Lucas Barrett of ''ComicBook/ThePitifulHumanLizard'' is actually the second person do to don the identity. The first one was his father, Hugh, who came up with it as a gimmick to test out his company's new glue formula.
* There have been several incarnations of ''ComicBook/TheShield''. The main three are the original 1940's 1940s Joe Higgins, 1950's 1950s Lancelot Strong, and 2010's 2010s Victoria Adams.Adams.
* As a series with LotsAndLotsOfCharacters spanning decades, ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' has many of these -- Cleopatra, Jack-in-the-Box, The Blue Knights, Quarrel, [[spoiler:the Silver Centurions, the Confessor.]]
** A villain-to-hero example is Goldenglove; the first one was a small-time crook with a pair of alien gauntlets, while his daughter planned to use them to become a classy burglar, but ended up becoming a street-level hero.
** It's suggested that the Assemblyman might be one, as there is both an earlier villain and a modern hero with the same name.
** Jack-in-the-Box is a unique case. The original Jack was active in the 1960s before dying in 1983. His son discovered his father's actions and took up the costume in 1989. In 1997, when his wife became pregnant, this Jack decided to train a successor of a former gang member so he could be a father. Finally, in 2016, the grandson of the original Jack has suffered a leg injury so he won't be taking on the role but still aids his father and "uncle". The public, meanwhile, seems unaware there has been more than one Jack.


* In the 1960s and 1970s, Marvel Comics had a character called "[[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]]" (not to be confused with the one who shouts "ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!"); he [[KilledOffForReal died from cancer]] in one of the first large-format graphic novels. In the 1980s, a Coast Guard officer from New Orleans named Monica Rambeau gained energy powers and took the name "Captain Marvel". Eventually, she traded hero sobriquets with the genetically engineered son of the late original Captain, who then operated under the name "Captain Marvel". ''He'' was killed, and succeeded as "Captain Marvel" by his younger sister (this third one [[BackFromTheDead came back]], but took a different name, Photon -- that Monica Rambeau had ''also'' used.) The original came BackFromTheDead [[spoiler:as a ShapeshifterModeLock Skrull]]. In 2012, Carol Danvers (formerly ComicBook/MsMarvel) took on the Captain Marvel name herself. As of 2014, Monica Rambeau goes by "Spectrum" while a girl named [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] is the new Ms. Marvel.

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* In the 1960s and 1970s, Marvel Comics had a character called "[[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]]" (not to be confused with the one who shouts "ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!"); he [[KilledOffForReal died from cancer]] in one of the first large-format graphic novels. In the 1980s, a Coast Guard officer from New Orleans named Monica Rambeau gained energy powers and took the name "Captain Marvel". Eventually, she traded hero sobriquets with the genetically engineered son of the late original Captain, who then operated under the name "Captain Marvel". ''He'' was killed, and succeeded as "Captain Marvel" by his younger sister (this third one [[BackFromTheDead came back]], but took a different name, Photon -- that Monica Rambeau had ''also'' used.) The original came BackFromTheDead [[spoiler:as a ShapeshifterModeLock Skrull]]. In 2012, Carol Danvers ComicBook/CarolDanvers (formerly ComicBook/MsMarvel) took on the Captain Marvel name herself. As of 2014, Monica Rambeau goes by "Spectrum" while a girl named [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] is the new Ms. Marvel.


* ComicBook/RachelSummers, of the ComicBook/XMen, is the daughter of ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and ComicBook/JeanGrey from an alternate future. She has taken on both of her "mother"'s identities, as Phoenix and currently as Marvel Girl.



* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s nemesis Silver Samurai is one example. The original was a guy named Kenuichiro Harada, who was replaced by his son Shin after his death.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen''
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ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s nemesis Silver Samurai is one example. The original was a guy named Kenuichiro Harada, who was replaced by his son Shin after his death.death.
** Spoofed in ''ComicBook/{{Wolverines}}'': Following Wolverine's death, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} decided that the world ''needed'' a Wolverine in it, so took it upon himself to become the new Wolverine. [[EpicFail It...didn't work out so well]], with Wade not only just getting his ass kicked by ComicBook/SheHulk for his trouble, but receiving a colossal [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall fourth wall-straining lampshade]] hung on just how difficult it is for legacy characters to work by Dogtagger.
** Ultimately played straight. When the normal Marvel Universe resumed following ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]'', ComicBook/{{X 23}} took up the Wolverine name and costume in Logan's honor.
** ComicBook/RachelSummers, of the ComicBook/XMen, is the daughter of ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and ComicBook/JeanGrey from an alternate future. She has taken on both of her "mother"'s identities, as Phoenix and currently as Marvel Girl.
** Starting from ''ComicBook/DawnOfX'', [[ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} Betsy Braddock]] became the new ComicBook/CaptainBritain. At the same time, her discarded Psylocke identity is taken up by Kwannon, formerly known as Revanche. This is fitting, as Betsy regained her old Caucasian body following the [[FreakyFridayFlip body swap]] with Kwannon, and Kwannon's body is what most people think of when they think "Psylocke".



* Spoofed in ''ComicBook/{{Wolverines}}'': Following Wolverine's death, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} decided that the world ''needed'' a Wolverine in it, so took it upon himself to become the new Wolverine. [[EpicFail It...didn't work out so well]], with Wade not only just getting his ass kicked by ComicBook/SheHulk for his trouble, but receiving a colossal [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall fourth wall-straining lampshade]] hung on just how difficult it is for legacy characters to work by Dogtagger.
** Ultimately played straight. When the normal Marvel Universe resumed following ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]'', ComicBook/{{X 23}} took up the Wolverine name and costume in Logan's honor.

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