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* ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' has Yankee Poodle, whose name and costume were inspired by the (United Species of) America's flag and her powers (being able to project electromagnetic stars with one hand and stripes with another). Fellow teammate American Eagle, while having no powers, also has a patriotic theme to his costume and superheroic identity, though thanks to his personality and career in his alter-ego as a conservative radio talk show host, it's carried to a much further degree than Yankee Poodle's.

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* ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' ''ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' has Yankee Poodle, whose name and costume were inspired by the (United Species of) America's flag and her powers (being able to project electromagnetic stars with one hand and stripes with another). Fellow teammate American Eagle, while having no powers, also has a patriotic theme to his costume and superheroic identity, though thanks to his personality and career in his alter-ego as a conservative radio talk show host, it's carried to a much further degree than Yankee Poodle's.



* Presumably the same for Wonder Wabbit from the Just'a Lotta Animals of Earth-C-Minus from ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'', who even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] her costume choice when Yankee Poodle compliments her on how patriotic it looks.

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* Presumably the same for Wonder Wabbit from the Just'a Lotta Animals of Earth-C-Minus from ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'', ''ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'', who even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] her costume choice when Yankee Poodle compliments her on how patriotic it looks.



* The Batmen of All Nations are each named after their culture's historic warrior archetype, and wears a costume based on that: The Knight and Squire of Britain, the Musketeer of France, the Ranger and Scout of Australia, the Legionary of Italy, and El Guacho of Argentina. ''Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman'' revealed that several of them had moved away from the archetypes since their last appearance, and then reinvented the concept entirely as ''Batman Incorporated''. ''Batman Incorporated'' also reveals that the Knight used to be a member of a group called the Victory Vs, led by Mr Albion, named after an old name for the island of Britain, and [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead wearing a George's Cross on his chest]].

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* The Batmen of All Nations are each named after their culture's historic warrior archetype, and wears a costume based on that: The Knight and Squire of Britain, the Musketeer of France, the Ranger and Scout of Australia, the Legionary of Italy, and El Guacho of Argentina. ''Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman'' ''ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman'' revealed that several of them had moved away from the archetypes since their last appearance, and then reinvented the concept entirely as ''Batman Incorporated''. ''Batman Incorporated'' also reveals that the Knight used to be a member of a group called the Victory Vs, led by Mr Albion, named after an old name for the island of Britain, and [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead wearing a George's Cross on his chest]].



* VideoGame/FreedomForce:

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* Averted by ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'''s Clownpiece, who wears American-flag clothes and has stars-and-stripes danmaku but isn't American (she's a lampad, a madness-causing type of fairy from Myth/GreekMythology). The reason she wears them is to function as a BrownNote to the Lunarians, reminding them of the first time humans landed on the moon (a major BerserkButton for them). The fans (especially Americans), however, love to use her as {{Eagleland}}er type-2 incarnate.

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* Averted by ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'''s ''Franchise/TouhouProject'''s Clownpiece, who wears American-flag clothes and has stars-and-stripes danmaku but isn't American (she's a lampad, a madness-causing type of fairy from Myth/GreekMythology). The reason she wears them is to function as a BrownNote to the Lunarians, reminding them of the first time humans landed on the moon (a major BerserkButton for them). The fans (especially Americans), however, love to use her as {{Eagleland}}er type-2 incarnate.


* DC: The ComicBook/FreedomFighters (Miss America & Uncle Sam), [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Liberty Belle]], ComicBook/{{Steel}} I and III, [[ComicBook/PowerCompany Skyrocket]] (US), [=KGBeast=], [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Red Star]] (Soviet Union)

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* DC: The ComicBook/FreedomFighters [[ComicBook/FreedomFightersDC Freedom Fighters]] (Miss America & Uncle Sam), [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Liberty Belle]], ComicBook/{{Steel}} I and III, [[ComicBook/PowerCompany Skyrocket]] (US), [=KGBeast=], [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Red Star]] (Soviet Union)


* The MarvelUniverse used to have a Soviet superhero named Vanguard whose weapons were [[HammerAndSickle a hammer and a sickle]].

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* The MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse used to have a Soviet superhero named Vanguard whose weapons were [[HammerAndSickle a hammer and a sickle]].


* Jokingly parodied in the New 52 ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn'' with the Gang of Harleys. The Indian-American Harley is called Bolly Quinn, the African-American one from Harlem is Harlem Quinn, the Jewish one is [[UsefulNotes/JewishHolidays Hanuquinn]], the Chinese-American one from Queens is Harley Queen, etc.

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* Jokingly parodied in the New 52 ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn'' with the Gang of Harleys. The Indian-American Harley is called Bolly Quinn, the African-American one from Harlem is Harlem Quinn, the Jewish one is [[UsefulNotes/JewishHolidays Hanuquinn]], Hanuquinn]][[note]]Though the original Harley is [[InformedJudaism already Jewish]][[/note]], the Chinese-American one from Queens is Harley Queen, etc.



** Sabra from the Marvel Universe. "Sabra" is the term for a Jew born in Israel (or before 1948, in Palestine).

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** * Sabra from the Marvel Universe. "Sabra" is the term for a Jew born in Israel (or before 1948, in Palestine).Palestine).
* Another Israeli superhero is Uri-On, who has a menorah symbol on his costume.


If they love their countries, this overlaps with CaptainPatriotic.

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If they love their countries, this overlaps with CaptainPatriotic.
CaptainPatriotic. If they are a representative of a specific ethnic group, then it overlaps with CaptainEthnic.


* While he never had his own series, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse version of Germany has Hauptmann Deutschland (translation: Captain Germany) as its national hero.

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* While he never had his own series, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse version of Germany has Hauptmann Deutschland (translation: Captain Germany) as its national hero. At other times, he has also been known as ''Vormund'' ("The legal guardian").


* The Shield from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', who was temporarily integrated into Franchise/TheDCU along with his other MLJ/Archie/Red Circle pals. Of note is the fact that he also happens to be one of the earliest patriotic heroes, and the design similarities between his costume and Captain America's original shield forced Marvel to change the shape of the latter. Archie's collection of some of the Shield's first comics proudly proclaims that he was the very ''first'' superhero to wear the Stars and Stripes. Which makes him the TropeMaker, at least in America.

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* The Shield from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', ''Creator/ArchieComics'', who was temporarily integrated into Franchise/TheDCU along with his other MLJ/Archie/Red Circle pals. Of note is the fact that he also happens to be one of the earliest patriotic heroes, and the design similarities between his costume and Captain America's original shield forced Marvel to change the shape of the latter. Archie's collection of some of the Shield's first comics proudly proclaims that he was the very ''first'' superhero to wear the Stars and Stripes. Which makes him the TropeMaker, at least in America.


* The Batmen of All Nations are each named after their culture's historic warrior archetype, and wears a costume based on that: The Knight and Squire of Britain, the Musketeer of France, the Ranger and Scout of Australia, the Legionary of Italy, and El Guacho of Argentina. ''Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman'' revealed that several of them had moved away from the archetypes since their last appearance, and then reinvented the concept entirely as ''Batman Incorporated''.

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* The Batmen of All Nations are each named after their culture's historic warrior archetype, and wears a costume based on that: The Knight and Squire of Britain, the Musketeer of France, the Ranger and Scout of Australia, the Legionary of Italy, and El Guacho of Argentina. ''Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman'' revealed that several of them had moved away from the archetypes since their last appearance, and then reinvented the concept entirely as ''Batman Incorporated''. ''Batman Incorporated'' also reveals that the Knight used to be a member of a group called the Victory Vs, led by Mr Albion, named after an old name for the island of Britain, and [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead wearing a George's Cross on his chest]].

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* The Batmen of All Nations are each named after their culture's historic warrior archetype, and wears a costume based on that: The Knight and Squire of Britain, the Musketeer of France, the Ranger and Scout of Australia, the Legionary of Italy, and El Guacho of Argentina. ''Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman'' revealed that several of them had moved away from the archetypes since their last appearance, and then reinvented the concept entirely as ''Batman Incorporated''.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': In the Silver Age ComicBook/SteveTrevor once temporarily gained FlyingBrick superpowers and went out as a star spangled hero named Patriot, and later Wonder Man.


* The ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' features: Captain Texas (premiere hero of the Lone Star State); Captain Australia; Ultra-Man (from the United States); Jean d'Arc (France); Rodina (Russia), and Captain Barbados. Britain is represented by both Union Jack and John Bull. Doctor Tomorrowland Is a special case, in that he is named after one of Disney World's "lands" (which is appropriate, since he is a corporate hero working for the Disney corporation).


* ''WebOriginal/HowToHero'' discusses heroes like these in their entry on [[https://howtohero.tumblr.com/post/163472777155/state-sponsored-heroes state-sponsored heroes]].

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* ''WebOriginal/HowToHero'' ''Blog/HowToHero'' discusses heroes like these in their entry on [[https://howtohero.tumblr.com/post/163472777155/state-sponsored-heroes state-sponsored heroes]].

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** As well, from [[WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite The Elite]][[note]]Though it actually came from a story called "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?"[[/note]], you have Manchester Black, who has a Union Jack tattooed on his torso.


** Also from the animated version, Blitzen and Eclair (whose names are the Dutch and French words for "lightning"), the superheroes of Belgium, emphasizing the Dutch/German mix of the country.

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** Also from the animated version, Blitzen and Eclair (whose names are the Dutch and French words for "lightning"), the superheroes of Belgium, emphasizing the Dutch/German Dutch/French mix of the country.


* DC: Liberty Belle, Uncle Sam (a personification of the US), Steel I and III (US), [=KGBeast=], [=NKVDemon=] (yeah, DC was stretching it), Red Star (Soviet Union)

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* DC: The ComicBook/FreedomFighters (Miss America & Uncle Sam), [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Liberty Belle, Uncle Sam (a personification of the US), Steel Belle]], ComicBook/{{Steel}} I and III III, [[ComicBook/PowerCompany Skyrocket]] (US), [=KGBeast=], [=NKVDemon=] (yeah, DC was stretching it), [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Red Star Star]] (Soviet Union)



** Also from DC's Russia, the Rocket Red Brigade, who all have the red star on the chestplates of their armor.

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** Also from DC's Russia, the Rocket Red Brigade, who all have the red star on the chestplates of their armor.armor, and [=NKVDemon=] whose name is quite the stretch and who is definitely on the villain side of the spectrum.



* Franchise/WonderWoman, for the US, despite not canonically being born there. Her costume was eventually explained to be modeled in honor of a female American pilot who crashed on Themyscira.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman, for the US, despite not canonically being born there. Her [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1987 Post-Crisis]] her costume was eventually explained to be modeled in honor of a female American pilot who crashed on Themyscira.

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