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Celebrity Power

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Lisa: Wait a minute, Xena can't fly!
Lucy Lawless: I told you, I'm not Xena! I'm Lucy Lawless.

The characters of a work are in some kind of a crisis, and simply need help. Thankfully, they bump into a friendly celebrity. No, the work is not Like Reality Unless Noted - they could very well be diminutive talking sea creatures who meet David Hasselhoff on the beach. And it's more than that — the celebrity is very unlike reality. In fact, they have super-powers. Why? Because they're a celebrity.


Similar to, but distinct from Memetic Badass and Popularity Power. In both of those cases, it's a fictional character who most often gets the treatment; in Celebrity Power, it's a real-life celebrity, and it doesn't need to be a meme to qualify. Any celebrity who has super-powers just because they're a celebrity counts.


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    Comic Books 

    Film - Animated 

    Film - Live-Action 

    Live-Action TV 
  • In a sketch on Saturday Night Live where Christopher Reeve guest-hosts, it's shown that Reeve got the part of Superman in Superman: The Movie in part because he can actually catch bullets in his teeth, squeeze a lump of coal into a diamond, and has heat vision. So could the other guy he is up against, even better than Reeve could (plus he has super-breath); but the other guy couldn't make the first day of filming because he already had a commercial callback scheduled for that day.

    Puppet Shows 
  • On an episode of Muppets Tonight, Cindy Crawford was shown to have heat vision, because she's a supermodel.
    • And then there was Christopher Reeve back on the original Muppet Show, as demonstrated after a backhanded comment about Ms Piggy.
      Piggy: Hi-yah! <bounces off>
      Kermit: Wow! He really is the Man of Steel.

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    Western Animation 


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