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* BadassNormal: OB.
* BroughtDownToNormal: The plot of ''The Great Powers Outage''.
* CityOfAdventure: Superopolis.

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* BadassNormal: OB.
Ordinary Boy is indeed an ordinary, unpowered boy. However, he is still a badass GuileHero.
* BroughtDownToNormal: The plot of ''The Great Powers Outage''.
Outage'' involves [[spoiler: The Red Menace]] taking everyone's powers by [[spoiler: depriving them of the potato chips that empower everyone.]]
* CityOfAdventure: Superopolis.In Superopolis, everyone has superpowers, resulting in this.



* DirtyCommies: The Red Menace is an open communist who wants to remove everyone's powers in the name of equality.



* NonPoweredCostumedHero: [[spoiler: OB as Meteor Boy]]

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* NonPoweredCostumedHero: [[spoiler: OB as Meteor Boy]]Boy]] has a jetpack but no powers.


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* TallPoppySyndrome: This is [[spoiler: The Red Menace's]] motivation to remove everyone's powers; this will make everyone equal.


%% * TheAdjectivalSuperhero: The Amazing Indestructo.

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%% * TheAdjectivalSuperhero: The Amazing Indestructo.



%% * BadassNormal: OB.
%% * BroughtDownToNormal: The plot of ''The Great Powers Outage''.
%% * CityOfAdventure: Superopolis.
%% * ChekhovsGun: The machine in the Multiplier's lair whose purpose is unknown in the first book.
%% * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Commune for Justice, a group of villainous hippies.
%% * CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Played straight with nearly everyone
%% * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The New New Crusaders.
%% * DisabilitySuperpower: Lobster Boy, who has lobster claws instead of hands.

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%% * BadassNormal: OB.
%% * BroughtDownToNormal: The plot of ''The Great Powers Outage''.
%% * CityOfAdventure: Superopolis.
%% * ChekhovsGun: The machine in the Multiplier's lair whose purpose is unknown in the first book.
%% * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Commune for Justice, a group of villainous hippies.
%% * CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Played straight with nearly everyone
%% * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The New New Crusaders.
%% * DisabilitySuperpower: Lobster Boy, who has lobster claws instead of hands.



%% * IJustWantToBeNormal
%% * InnocentBystanderSeries

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%% * IJustWantToBeNormal
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IJustWantToBeNormal: Inverted, as Ordinary Boy wants to be the ''opposite'' of normal.
* InnocentBystanderSeriesInnocentBystanderSeries: Unsurprisingly, as OB has no superpower and is effectively helpless.



%% * OnePersonOnePower: Stated in the first chapter.
%% * PowerIncontinence
%% * PowersForADay

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%% * OnePersonOnePower: Stated in the first chapter.
%% * PowerIncontinence
%% * PowersForADay
PowersForADay: In the second book, Ordinary boy gets his hands on a jet pack, allowing him to fly for three days.



%% * SomethingPerson:
%% ** Ordinary Boy
%% ** Plasma Girl
%% ** Fuzz Boy
%% * SuperheroTrophyShelf: the Junior Leaguers use an empty aquarium as this.
%% * SuperpowerLottery
%% * SuperVillain
* TimeTravel: Brain Drain builds a time machine in book 2. It works ''way'' differently than it should. Instead of causing the user to alter the past, the user is and always has been part of the timeline. [[spoiler: So Ordinary Boy was Meteor Boy the entire time.]]

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%% * SomethingPerson:
%% ** Ordinary Boy
%% ** Plasma Girl
%% ** Fuzz Boy
%% * SuperheroTrophyShelf: the Junior Leaguers use an empty aquarium as this.
%% * SuperpowerLottery
%% * SuperVillain
* TimeTravel: Brain Drain builds a time machine in book 2. It works ''way'' differently than it should. Instead of causing the user to alter the past, the user is and always has been part of the timeline. [[spoiler: So [[spoiler:So Ordinary Boy was Meteor Boy the entire time.]]



%% * UpToEleven: The effect a device that enhances the superpower of the holder has.

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%% * UpToEleven: The effect a device that enhances the superpower of the holder has.has.
* YouWillBeBeethoven: Ordinary Boy goes back in time to warn Meteor boy about Professor Brain-Drain's plot, but instead he actually ''becomes'' Meteor Boy. This means he was a part of the timeline all along.


''The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy'' is a three-part book series written by William Boniface parodying comic book superheros.

The story takes place in [[CityOfAdventure Superopolis]], where everyone has a superpower with the exception of the main character and narrator, Ordinary Boy. He is a member of a team of superheros (read: five fifth graders) called the Junior Leaguers who want to one day join the League of Ultimate Goodness and fight beside OB's hero and idol, the Amazing Indestructo.

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''The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy'' is a three-part book series written by William Boniface parodying comic book superheros.superheroes.

The story takes place in [[CityOfAdventure Superopolis]], where everyone has a superpower with the exception of the main character and narrator, Ordinary Boy. He is a member of a team of superheros superheroes (read: five fifth graders) called the Junior Leaguers who want to one day join the League of Ultimate Goodness and fight beside OB's hero and idol, the Amazing Indestructo.


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* TheAdjectivalSuperhero: The Amazing Indestructo.
* AlliterativeName: Comrade Crunch.
* BadassNormal: OB.
* BroughtDownToNormal: The plot of ''The Great Powers Outage''.
* CityOfAdventure: Superopolis.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: With the exception of a few, practically everyone in Superopolis has shades of this, but especially the Commune for Justice, a group of villainous hippies.
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Played straight with nearly everyone except AI, who actually started his own company with the Tycoon to fund his heroic exploits.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The New New Crusaders.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Lobster Boy, who has lobster claws instead of hands.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Everyone in Superopolis is named after what power they have.
* FiveManBand
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He's really subtle about it, but Boniface puts this everywhere.
** [[spoiler: Ordinary Boy makes a few wild guesses in the first chapter as to where everyone's power comes from. His guesses are radiation from a meteor or something in the water, after which he points out that everyone in Superopolis eats a lot of potato chips, but doubts that has anything to do with it. The cause of the superpowers? Potato chips fried in water containing radiation from a meteor.]]
** The machine in the Multiplier's lair whose purpose is unknown in the first book.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Inverted or played straight, depending on your interpretation.. OB just wants to be super, but, given that everyone is super, this could be considered wanting to be normal.
* InnocentBystanderSeries

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%% * TheAdjectivalSuperhero: The Amazing Indestructo.
* AlliterativeName: Comrade Crunch.
'''C'''omrade '''C'''runch.
%%
* BadassNormal: OB.
%% * BroughtDownToNormal: The plot of ''The Great Powers Outage''.
%% * CityOfAdventure: Superopolis.
%% * ChekhovsGun: The machine in the Multiplier's lair whose purpose is unknown in the first book.
%%
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: With the exception of a few, practically everyone in Superopolis has shades of this, but especially the The Commune for Justice, a group of villainous hippies.
%% * CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Played straight with nearly everyone except AI, who actually started his own company with the Tycoon to fund his heroic exploits.
everyone
%%
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The New New Crusaders.
%% * DisabilitySuperpower: Lobster Boy, who has lobster claws instead of hands.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Everyone in Superopolis is named after what power they have.
* FiveManBand
*
{{Foreshadowing}}: He's really subtle about it, but Boniface puts this everywhere.
** [[spoiler:
Ordinary Boy makes a few wild guesses in the first chapter as to where everyone's power comes from. His guesses are radiation from a meteor or something in the water, after which he points out that everyone in Superopolis eats a lot of potato chips, but doubts that has anything to do with it. The [[spoiler:The cause of the superpowers? Potato chips fried in water containing radiation from a meteor.]]
** The machine in the Multiplier's lair whose purpose is unknown in the first book.
%% * IJustWantToBeNormal: Inverted or played straight, depending on your interpretation.. OB just wants to be super, but, given that everyone is super, this could be considered wanting to be normal.
IJustWantToBeNormal
%%
* InnocentBystanderSeries



* OnePersonOnePower: Stated in the first chapter.
* PowerIncontinence
* PowersForADay: Take a guess. Take a wild guess.
* SomethingPerson: Ordinary Boy, Plasma Girl, Fuzz Boy, the list goes on and on.
* SuperheroTrophyShelf: If memory serves, the Junior Leaguers use an empty aquarium as this.
* SuperpowerLottery
* SuperVillain
* TimeTravel: Brain Drain builds a time machine in book 2. [[spoiler:It works ''way'' differently than it should. Instead of causing the user to alter the past, the user is and always has been part of the timeline, so Ordinary Boy was Meteor Boy the entire time.]]
* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: Although the idea that Ordinary Boy may have superpowers after all is teased, it is never elaborated upon. Since the series has been effectively over for over ten years, it's unlikely that it ever will be, either.]]
* UpToEleven: The effect a device that enhances the superpower of the holder has.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Averted with AI. Though outsmarting him isn't too hard.

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%% * OnePersonOnePower: Stated in the first chapter.
%% * PowerIncontinence
%% * PowersForADay: Take a guess. Take a wild guess.
PowersForADay
* SomethingPerson: SelfMadeMan: AI, who actually started his own company with the Tycoon to fund his heroic exploits.
%% * SomethingPerson:
%% **
Ordinary Boy, Boy
%% **
Plasma Girl, Girl
%% **
Fuzz Boy, the list goes on and on.
Boy
%%
* SuperheroTrophyShelf: If memory serves, the Junior Leaguers use an empty aquarium as this.
%% * SuperpowerLottery
%% * SuperVillain
* TimeTravel: Brain Drain builds a time machine in book 2. [[spoiler:It It works ''way'' differently than it should. Instead of causing the user to alter the past, the user is and always has been part of the timeline, so timeline. [[spoiler: So Ordinary Boy was Meteor Boy the entire time.]]
* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: Although the idea that Ordinary Boy may have superpowers after all is teased, it is never elaborated upon. Since the series has been effectively over for over ten years, it's unlikely that it ever will be, either.]]
%% * UpToEleven: The effect a device that enhances the superpower of the holder has.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Averted with AI. Though outsmarting him isn't too hard.
has.

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* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: Although the idea that Ordinary Boy may have superpowers after all is teased, it is never elaborated upon. Since the series has been effectively over for over ten years, it's unlikely that it ever will be, either.]]


'''The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy''' is a three-part book series written by William Boniface parodying comic book superheros.

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'''The ''The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy''' Boy'' is a three-part book series written by William Boniface parodying comic book superheros.



!!This series contains examples of:

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!!This series contains !!''The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy'' provides examples of:





* TimeTravel: Brain Drain builds a time machine in book 2. [[It works ''way'' differently than it should. Instead of causing the user to alter the past, the user is and always has been part of the timeline, so Ordinary Boy was Meteor Boy the entire time.]]

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* TimeTravel: Brain Drain builds a time machine in book 2. [[It [[spoiler:It works ''way'' differently than it should. Instead of causing the user to alter the past, the user is and always has been part of the timeline, so Ordinary Boy was Meteor Boy the entire time.]]

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*TimeTravel: Brain Drain builds a time machine in book 2. [[It works ''way'' differently than it should. Instead of causing the user to alter the past, the user is and always has been part of the timeline, so Ordinary Boy was Meteor Boy the entire time.]]

Added DiffLines:

'''The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy''' is a three-part book series written by William Boniface parodying comic book superheros.

The story takes place in [[CityOfAdventure Superopolis]], where everyone has a superpower with the exception of the main character and narrator, Ordinary Boy. He is a member of a team of superheros (read: five fifth graders) called the Junior Leaguers who want to one day join the League of Ultimate Goodness and fight beside OB's hero and idol, the Amazing Indestructo.

The books are: ''The Hero Revealed'', ''The Return of Meteor Boy?'', and ''The Great Powers Outage''.

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!!This series contains examples of:

* TheAdjectivalSuperhero: The Amazing Indestructo.
* AlliterativeName: Comrade Crunch.
* BadassNormal: OB.
* BroughtDownToNormal: The plot of ''The Great Powers Outage''.
* CityOfAdventure: Superopolis.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: With the exception of a few, practically everyone in Superopolis has shades of this, but especially the Commune for Justice, a group of villainous hippies.
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Played straight with nearly everyone except AI, who actually started his own company with the Tycoon to fund his heroic exploits.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The New New Crusaders.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Lobster Boy, who has lobster claws instead of hands.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Everyone in Superopolis is named after what power they have.
* FiveManBand
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He's really subtle about it, but Boniface puts this everywhere.
** [[spoiler: Ordinary Boy makes a few wild guesses in the first chapter as to where everyone's power comes from. His guesses are radiation from a meteor or something in the water, after which he points out that everyone in Superopolis eats a lot of potato chips, but doubts that has anything to do with it. The cause of the superpowers? Potato chips fried in water containing radiation from a meteor.]]
** The machine in the Multiplier's lair whose purpose is unknown in the first book.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Inverted or played straight, depending on your interpretation.. OB just wants to be super, but, given that everyone is super, this could be considered wanting to be normal.
* InnocentBystanderSeries
* KidSidekick: Went out of style with the death of Meteor Boy.
* LargeHam: AI and, to a lesser extent, the Tycoon. Professor Brain Drain has his moments of hamminess as well.
* NonPoweredCostumedHero: [[spoiler: OB as Meteor Boy]]
* OnePersonOnePower: Stated in the first chapter.
* PowerIncontinence
* PowersForADay: Take a guess. Take a wild guess.
* SomethingPerson: Ordinary Boy, Plasma Girl, Fuzz Boy, the list goes on and on.
* SuperheroTrophyShelf: If memory serves, the Junior Leaguers use an empty aquarium as this.
* SuperpowerLottery
* SuperVillain
* UpToEleven: The effect a device that enhances the superpower of the holder has.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Averted with AI. Though outsmarting him isn't too hard.

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