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* Captain Celebrity of ''Manga/VigilanteMyHeroAcademiaIllegals'' is a Pro Hero with FlyingBrick powers. Unfortunately, he's a [[ReallyGetsAround womanizing]] SmugSuper who's in the hero business just [[GloryHound for the fame and glory it brings him.]]

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* Fully justified in the GURPS IST universe, as the International Supers Teams are a military organization. All supers on the teams are awarded the rank of Captain if not higher, so anyone who wants to use it gets to.
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* ''Comicbook/CaptainMarVell'', who, actually ''did'' hold a Kree military rank equivalent to captain before being exiled to Earth. Same goes for [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Captain Marvel]], who explained it this way: "My name is Geheneris [=HalaSon=] Mahr Vehl, rank of Pluskommander, officer of the Kree Void Navy. Pluskommander is a rank roughly analogous to Captain".
** After Mar-Vell's death, his codenamed was taken up by ComicBook/MonicaRambeau and, later, ComicBook/CarolDanvers. Carol had reached the rank of full bird colonel by the time she quit the Air Force, meaning that she's more than earned the title.

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* ''Comicbook/CaptainMarVell'', who, ''Comicbook/CaptainMarVell'':
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actually ''did'' hold a Kree military rank equivalent to captain before being exiled to Earth. Same goes for [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Captain Marvel]], who explained it this way: "My name is Geheneris [=HalaSon=] Mahr Vehl, rank of Pluskommander, officer of the Kree Void Navy. Pluskommander is a rank roughly analogous to Captain".
** After Since Mar-Vell's death, his codenamed was codename has been taken up by ComicBook/MonicaRambeau and, later, ComicBook/MonicaRambeau, Phyla-Vell and ComicBook/CarolDanvers. Carol had reached the rank of full bird colonel by the time she quit the Air Force, meaning that she's more than earned the title.


* ''Comicbook/CaptainMarVell'', who, actually ''did'' hold a Kree military rank equivalent to captain before being exiled to Earth. Same goes for [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Captain Marvel]], who explained it this way: "My name is Geheneris HalaSon Mahr Vehl, rank of Pluskommander, officer of the Kree Void Navy. Pluskommander is a rank roughly analogous to Captain".
** [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] has recently taken up the mantle of Captain Marvel. She had reached the rank of full bird colonel by the time she quit the Air Force, meaning that she's more than earned the title.

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* ''Comicbook/CaptainMarVell'', who, actually ''did'' hold a Kree military rank equivalent to captain before being exiled to Earth. Same goes for [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Captain Marvel]], who explained it this way: "My name is Geheneris HalaSon [=HalaSon=] Mahr Vehl, rank of Pluskommander, officer of the Kree Void Navy. Pluskommander is a rank roughly analogous to Captain".
** [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] has recently After Mar-Vell's death, his codenamed was taken up the mantle of Captain Marvel. She by ComicBook/MonicaRambeau and, later, ComicBook/CarolDanvers. Carol had reached the rank of full bird colonel by the time she quit the Air Force, meaning that she's more than earned the title.

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* Captain Linger ("The day he saves may be his own!") was the star of a brief series of interstitial shorts on ''Creator/AdultSwim'', a FlyingBrick superhero with a bad habit of [[OverlyLongGag awkwardly hanging around after saving the day]].

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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSturdy'', who has [[OldSuperhero retired, but is forced to get back in the saddle because his pension was cancelled by the retirement age for superheroes being raised to 70]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Renegades}}'', the informal leader of the eponymous group is called Captain Chromium. He's highly unlikely to have been an actual captain at any point, given he was probably still a kid when the governmen collapsed.

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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Flash and Substance" in the scene where the Trickster is {{drowning his sorrows}} and grousing about how the other [[RoguesGallery Rogues]] [[TheFriendNobodyLikes don't respect him]]:
-->'''Trickster:''' "Captain Cold", "Captain Boomerang"... probably would have gone for it if I was a ''captain''.


* ''Comicbook/CaptainMarVell'', who, actually ''did'' hold a Kree military rank equivalent to captain before being exiled to Earth.

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* ''Comicbook/CaptainMarVell'', who, actually ''did'' hold a Kree military rank equivalent to captain before being exiled to Earth. Same goes for [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Captain Marvel]], who explained it this way: "My name is Geheneris HalaSon Mahr Vehl, rank of Pluskommander, officer of the Kree Void Navy. Pluskommander is a rank roughly analogous to Captain".


** The original version of Captain Action, Clive Arno, has no real reason to have the "captain" title, as he was an archeologist before getting his powers. However the newer Captain Action, Miles Drake, is a former Navy SEAL so the title makes sense.

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** The original version of Captain Action, Clive Arno, has no real reason to have the "captain" title, as he was an archeologist archaeologist before getting his powers. However the newer Captain Action, Miles Drake, is a former Navy SEAL so the title makes sense.



* Captain Britain; as well as his sister ''ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}'' when she briefly took the mantle of Captain Britain.

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* Captain Britain; Britain, as well as his sister ''ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}'' ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} when she briefly took the mantle of Captain Britain.



* In ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'', two of the student characters have a tendency to write various kinds of RealPersonFic about their teachers. In one such StoryWithinAStory, they turn [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Cullen]] into "Captain Ferelden."



* Champion City's beloved superhero Captain Amazing in ''Film/MysteryMen'', who despite being an effective crime-fighter and media darling is actually a self-important snob more interested in the endorsement deals he lands after averting high-profile crimes than actual justice and public safety. He even arranges for dangerous supervillain Casanova Frankenstein to be paroled from prison just so he'll be able to defeat him yet again. This backfires spectacularly....

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* Champion City's beloved superhero Captain Amazing in ''Film/MysteryMen'', who despite being an effective crime-fighter and media darling darling, is actually a self-important snob more interested in the endorsement deals he lands after averting high-profile crimes than actual justice and public safety. He even arranges for dangerous supervillain Casanova Frankenstein to be paroled from prison just so he'll be able to defeat him yet again. This backfires spectacularly....



* The title character in ''Film/TheReturnOfCaptainInvincible'', of course. The question just in whose forces he supposedly earned the rank does come up early in the movie when he's being interrogated by his detractors shortly before his original disappearance. (It's never actually answered, though since it's clear that he ''is'' very much an acclaimed UsefulNotes/WorldWarII hero and crimefighter the question itself comes across as appropriately petty.)

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* The title character in ''Film/TheReturnOfCaptainInvincible'', of course. The question just in whose forces he supposedly earned the rank does come up early in the movie when he's being interrogated by his detractors shortly before his original disappearance. (It's never actually answered, though since it's clear that he ''is'' very much an acclaimed UsefulNotes/WorldWarII hero and crimefighter crime fighter the question itself comes across as appropriately petty.)



-->'''Bank official:''' Ah, a captain. Well, we offer peferential loans for veterans. What part of the forces did you serve in?

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-->'''Bank official:''' Ah, a captain. Well, we offer peferential preferential loans for veterans. What part of the forces did you serve in?



* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' The names of "Weird Superheroes" often dip into this trope. Colin was once memorably dubbed "Captain [[NonIndicativeName Hair]]."

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* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' The On ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway,'' the names of "Weird Superheroes" often dip into this trope. Colin was once memorably dubbed "Captain [[NonIndicativeName Hair]]."


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* WesternAnimation/CaptainCaveman, a Hanna-Barbera character from TheSixties, is exactly what you might expect - a hairy prehistoric superhero, transplanted to more modern settings.


* Lampshaded in ''Film/{{Epoch}}'', where the protagonist is being escorted to the BigDumbObject by Captain Tower of the US Army. He mentions to his companion that it sounds like a superhero name. Subverted in the sequel where [[spoiler:Tower dies from a single shot to the gut]].

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* Lampshaded in ''Film/{{Epoch}}'', where the protagonist is being escorted to the BigDumbObject by Captain Tower of the US Army.Army (played by Creator/BrianThompson). He mentions to his companion that it sounds like a superhero name. Subverted in the sequel where [[spoiler:Tower dies from a single shot to the gut]].

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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', the first ever costumed Hero in this 'verse was Captain Starlight. While it's known that he's a UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo vet, it's not stated what his military rank was.


'''Again, this is not simply a captain of a ship or military group,''' although it can occasionally overlap when a costumed superhero holds the actual rank of captain.

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'''Again, this is not simply a captain of a ship or military group,''' although it can occasionally overlap with it when a costumed superhero holds the actual rank of captain.


'''Again, this is not simply a captain of a ship or military group.'''

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'''Again, this is not simply a captain of a ship or military group.'''
group,''' although it can occasionally overlap when a costumed superhero holds the actual rank of captain.

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* ComicBook/CaptainFlash, one of the few superheroes created during UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum.

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