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Super Filete is a comedy-adventure book written in early 2012 by Fernanda Jayme and Amy Vargas, also known as Team Mahoghany. The story takes place in Chrome, where Filete, a girl who likes videogames, anime and geek things in general, eats by accident a radioactive steak. Eventually, she has a bad time with magnetism shenanigans, but slowly gets the hang of it.
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And so she becomes Super Filete, a superheroine who saves the city from evil with the help of her Infinite Hoodie! Then Filete's second year in middle school begins. And she meets Cookie, the new girl who is immediately feared for being the daughter of Lord Charles Bucket Jr., the first villain to ever exist. Filete befriends her, no matter how worse her (already bad) reputation can ever get.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg, with evil monsters attacking more frequently from that moment on, an evil psychologist teacher who seems to always be against Filete, hipsters, a science fair gone wrong, and the eternal battle between good and evil.

As of now, there is a short film(also produced by Team Mahoghany, with little relation to canon). The first book is being rewritten and expanded, with some sequels on the work:

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  • 30 in Tumblr: Originally written as part of Amy's 2012 NaNoWriMo. [1]
  • Superpoderosos: The wrap-up of the saga.
  • CookieConquest: A spinoff and follow-up of Superpoderosos, featuring Cookie as the new protagonist.

You can read some(first edition) chapters here(in spanish only). Super Filete also has its own Facebook page and Youtube channel.

Note: Late-Arrival Spoiler Warning for 30 In Tumblr onwards, as it hasn't been published beyond the first chapter. Don't say we didn't tell you.


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Super Filete contains examples of:

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    General 
  • Action Dad: Mr. Bucket, but later on, Salomón is shown to be this.
  • Author Avatar: Filete is Amy’s, Cookie is Fernanda’s.
  • Black and White Morality: A common theme in all installments.
  • Buddy Picture: The series focuses on Filete's and Cookie's shenanigans, but this is progressively downplayed with each new book, 'til it's fully averted in CookieConquest, which makes it All About Cookie, Her Evil Friends...and Filete.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Filete’s "¡Por el poder del radioactividad y el buen anime, transformación!”.English 
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Since this is Chrome we're taking about, many mundane concepts are replaced with its internet equivalent. A house can be referred as a blog, profile, or channel, depending of the website(country) they're in.
  • Evil Is Petty: Mr Bucket after retiring from being an Evil Overlord. Also his daughter Cookie from time to time.
  • Graying Morality: As time passes, the good characters take on more "evil" actions, while the bad ones turn to good once in a while. In Superpoderosos, this was revealed to be Tetris' ultimate goal.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: According to official art, Filete and Yolanda have back hair, represented by dark blue and green respectively, while Cookie’s brunette hair is rendered as a wine red.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Filete, Cookie, Loaffy, Tetris, Mr. Bucket, Dr. Radioactivo, Berni, Andreita (named after a fictional chocolate treat, whose real name is Android), Crèpe Suzette, Browny…
  • Iconic Outfit:
    • Aside from Super Filete's outfit, Filete has her Portal t-shirt, until subverted from half of the second book onwards.
    • Kazz and his wide range of Fun T-Shirts.
    • Tetris's suit and Tetris tie combo.
  • I Love Nuclear Power: Filete and Tocino got their powers by eating radioactive steak and bacon, respectively.
  • The Metaverse: Chrome is the Internet, but materialized as a planet.
  • Mirror Universe: The Un-Inverse, where everyone who is good in Chrome, is bad in Chromium, and viceversa.
  • Nerd Glasses: Filete wears a big, round pair, even after her eyesight was fixed along with her powers. She leaves them in 30 en Tumblr.
  • Pastiche: Of the superhero genre, the internet and social networks.
  • Permanent Elected Official: Zigzagged with Mayor Berni of Cityville. According to his official bio, he's always pushed out of the position. Occasionally, someone else will attempt to take over, but he's always reelected in the end.
  • Sequel Hook: In the first three books.
    • In ''Super Filete’’, Tetris picks up the town key, and tells Yolanda that she has big plans for her. Cue the latter’s Big "NO!".
    • For ''30 in Tumblr’’, Filete gets a call from a mysterious recipient, while Yolanda is briefly said to be visiting Cookie's house.
    Filete: A steak feast? Holy jumping beans, are you serious?
    • ''Superpoderosos'’ ended on Pato exiting Cookie’s trash can and talking to her about her plans on world domination.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: "Happy Explosion Day!" from one of the trailers.
  • This Loser Is You: The series makes fun of every geek, gamer, otaku and online archetype it encounters. No one is safe.
    Super Filete 
     30 in Tumblr 
  • Evil Makeover: Gelita got one in her high school years, while Cookie,the one who changed personalities with,got a Good Makeover.
  • First-Episode Spoiler: Filete quits as the super heroine of Cityville by revealing her identity and Cookie is now Cutie.
  • Fun Personified: Cutie. Although in an unusual interpretation for a comedic work, she's seen as outright annoying.
  • Heroic BSoD: Since she quits being the superheroine of Cityville, Filete is more prone to emotional breakdowns, which render her powers useless.
  • Insert Song: The Fucking Rocking Muffins play "Carta de Suicidio" in the first chapter.
  • Mood Whiplash: The second book has some Darker and Edgier moments, only to snap out of it and shrug it off with its usual comedic tone. Justified,as this book was mostly written by co-author Amy, who is used to writing stories that take themselves more seriously.
  • Not Himself:
    • Cookie in the first arc.
    • In "Rock Hard Candy Crush", Filete realized that Davon's powers and violent rampage towards her were unusual because of his absent Nosebleed.
  • Opt Out:The first chapter has Filete quitting her superheroine job as she reveals her identity. At the very end it doesn't work, and plus she's ensnared in a whole new adventure, which corresponds to the next book.
  • Personality Swap: A document written by Tetris revealed that she reversed Cookie's and Gelita's personalities and moralities back in high school. Back to the present, and they seem that they have turned back to normal. Almost. Cookie still has her good side as a second personality, and Gelita really embraced lots of her Jerkass side. Also,they both gained new powers.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: In the chapter of the same name, Filete thinks she has become this trope.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy:
    • Straight Woman Filete and Wise Gal Cookie/Cutie
    • Straight Woman Yolanda to SWAG’s Wise Guy.
    Superpoderosos 
  • Cerebus Retcon: Used to explain how Filete and Tocino got their powers. Remember Dr. Radioactivo from the first book? He set the radioactive foods on purpose, as to prove himself to the good guys. They did not take this well.
  • The Chosen Many: The goal of Superpoderosos Inc. is to unite every single person with superpowers, no matter their morality, in order to keep the planet safe from a meteorite that could end all life if the forces of good and evil aren't kept in balance.
  • Faux Documentary: The interview sequences and normal scenes are arranged in such a way that it seems like a documentary or reality show. By Word of God, if this series is ever adapted into a visual media, the shaky cameras would be there as well.
  • Left the Background Music On: Invoked by Cookie, who brings a recorder to play Fall Out Boy songs in battle, so they feel more epic.
  • Mission Briefing: Almost all episodes start with Rubí introducing to the Superpoderosos their next task.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Superpoderosos. Young, morally ambiguous and some of them, inexperienced with their powers, and even more so with world-saving.
  • Ret Gone: After Filete and Cookie fix the timeline, Iguana inexplicably disappears... only to be shrugged off and never spoken of ever again.
  • Rubik's Cube International Genius Symbol: Horacio's Establishing Character Moment in the first episode has him solving one.
  • Stable Time Loop:Several in the finale:
    • Future Filete and Cookie were the ones who gave Past Filete the radioactive steak.
    • Mr Bucket swore to name his future offspring just like the first villain who defeated him: Cookie.
  • Super Team: The Superpoderosos, of course. The slight variation of the usual trope is that there are also villains in here.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: In "Tutoreados para Salvaguardas del Mundo", each pair of Superpoderosos is assigned a team of children for them to train. Filete and Cookie, to their bad luck, were assigned to a girl with sugar-only telekinesis, a boy who can smell wood from great distances, a guy that can turn invisible save for his left arm, a kid who can faint for 8 hours straight at will, and a "being of pure darkness" who can float a few inches above the ground.
  • Wig, Dress, Accent: Cookie and Filete disguise into a cook and a waiter and manage to fool past Filete.
  • You All Meet in a Cell: Played With. Half of the characters already knew each other, and the only character that started out Bound and Gagged was Cookie, since they considered her dangerously evil. They can’t leave until their Secret Test of Character has ended.
    Cookie Conquest 
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