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* SuperheroSchool: The University of the Phoenix, which is where Orville went to school and [[spoiler:where the primary confrontation goes down]]. Secretly, [[spoiler:it's actually also a SchoolForScheming that's training supervillains]].

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* SuperheroSchool: The University of the Phoenix, which is where Orville went to school and [[spoiler:where the primary confrontation goes down]]. Secretly, [[spoiler:it's actually also a SchoolForScheming AcademyOfEvil that's training supervillains]].

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''The Last Superhero'' is a 2012 novel by Stephen Altrogge. It follows John Utticus Wagner, retired superhero, his son Orville Wagner, a failed klutzy superhero, and John Wagner II, Orville's son as they attempt to make their mark in the world by taking on a new supervillain by the name of Boom who has taken to setting up bombs in the city. They quickly learn that this new supervillain knows who they are and is looking to take them out first.

!!This novel exhibits the following tropes:
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* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Before he hung up his cape, Orville was known for such feats as derailing a subway car while trying to catch a purse-snatcher and severely injuring a heavily armored professor to whom he was supposed to deliver a "pulled punch". John Jr. admits that he's broken multiple ribs and arms of his classmates while attempting to participate in sports.
* HeroicLineage: The Wagners have been using their powers to affect much of U.S. history (well, nominally, at least. Not much seems different than our world).
* TheKlutz:
** Orville was nearly kicked out of college, and was drummed out of superheroing, due to his general clumsiness and tendency to do exactly the wrong thing.
** Orville's wife has SuperSpeed, but does not have the sped-up perception that's a RequiredSecondaryPower, so she too tends to crash into things.
* SuperheroSchool: The University of the Phoenix, which is where Orville went to school and [[spoiler:where the primary confrontation goes down]]. Secretly, [[spoiler:it's actually also a SchoolForScheming that's training supervillains]].
* SuperSpeed: Orville's wife has SuperSpeed, but has difficulty telling when to stop.
* SuperStrength: A general trait of the Wagner family, sometimes to their own detriment due to how easy it is to damage the world around them.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The Wagners visit a supplier for superheroes who seems very resigned to the fact that most of the tools wind up being tested on him, if only by accident.
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