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* Champion City's beloved superhero Captain Amazing in ''Film/MysteryMen'', 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'', 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....spectacularly...


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

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


The notoriety of this naming convention also named the tropes CaptainEthnic, CaptainGeographic, CaptainPatriotic, CaptainObvious (which was named outside this wiki), CaptainOblivious, CaptainErsatz, and several other members of the JustForFun/TVTropesSuperheroTeam.

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The notoriety of this naming convention also named the tropes CaptainEthnic, CaptainGeographic, CaptainPatriotic, CaptainObvious (which was named outside this wiki), CaptainOblivious, CaptainErsatz, and several other members of the JustForFun/TVTropesSuperheroTeam.
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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'': while brainstorming aliases with Weasel, Wade happens to [[LineOfSightName glance at the bar's "dead pool" board]] and decides to call himself "Captain Deadpool". Weasel gives him a blank stare and says "Just 'Deadpool'", to which Wade agrees.

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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'': ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'': while brainstorming aliases with Weasel, Wade happens to [[LineOfSightName glance at the bar's "dead pool" board]] and decides to call himself "Captain Deadpool". Weasel gives him a blank stare and says "Just 'Deadpool'", to which Wade agrees.

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* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': In the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe, Captain America was the first superhero ever. And, for decades, the ''only'' superhero ever to exist. When he was found alive, and the US created the Ultimates with other new superheroes, the European Union made their own super soldier program. All their members were named as "Captain" followed by the name of their country, as in "Captain Britain", "Captain Italy", etc.

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* ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'': "Look! It's a fat bird!" "No! It's a fat plane!" "No! It's... Captain Fatbelly!" A.K.A. Joe Gatto in [[FanDisservice green spandex]] and [[UnderwearOfPower white briefs]].



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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'':
** Mar-Vell
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".

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