SirPellucidar on Mar 24th 2017 at 5:40:22 AM
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DeemDeem52 on Jul 30th 2018 at 9:03:35 AM
Page Type: trope
In this trope, characters with superhuman powers and abilities show them off by playing Real Life sports and achieving things that would be impossible in reality, like hitting a baseball into space or running a marathon in under a second.
This is often a Defied Trope, as many settings with powers bar said powers from sporting events.
- Aberrant: A background note is that the Olympics got reorganized to have a "nova" division... but when that wasn't enough to attract people, then the XWF (eXtreme Wrestling FederationÃ¢â‚¬â€all of the Kayfabe of the WWF and a lot of extra collateral damage and bloodshed (courtesy of the Novas being able to survive that kind of stuff)) was born.
- Dragon Ball Z: Yamcha starts using his Supernatural Martial Arts in becoming a major league baseball player.
- Flubber: Brainard uses his "flying rubber" to give his school's basketball team a much-needed boost (in order to prevent his rival from winning a bet), letting them bounce across the court. As he puts it, it's not cheating, it's equalizing:
- Head Sports: This is a main feature of the game. Players have "Power Shots", which are superpowered shots that are much harder to block than regular Kicks.
- Inazuma Eleven: The whole point of the franchise is that soccer can create Enlightenment Superpowers in teenagers, which they use to play the occasional Absurdly High-Stakes Game.
- The Incredibles: Dash wants to participate in sports, but his parents won't let him because he might publicly reveal his super speed. He eventually gets to go into track racing by the end of the movie, but must get 2nd place on purpose to hide his powers.
- Mario Strikers Charged: Team Captains have what is called a Megastrike, a new move that fires off 3-6 balls at the opponent's goalie which, depending on how many balls are saved, can score anything between zero and six goals.
- Smallville: Clark Kent wants to join football, but his parents fear his powers might cause problems. He does eventually join.
- Spiderman: Peter Parker originally used his superpowers to moonlight as a wrestler for extra money.
- Whateley Universe: Defied. Metahumans are banned from taking part in most physical competitions. But, by 2016, metahumans have invented their own sports.
- X-Men: Evolution: One episode has the young mutants play a normal game of baseball. Then one person uses their powers, followed by everyone else following suit, and the game descends into anarchy.
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