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LEGO Marvel Superheroes: Maximum Overload, is a five-part mini-webseries by Marvel Comics with help with LEGO, based on the popular LEGO Marvel Superheroes game.

That ever-dastardly Trickster God, Loki, is up to his old tricks again. This time, he's developed Norn Frost and turned it into snowballs that he's hurling at various super villains, granting them amazing power boosts... just to be a troll. At least to our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. What dastardly villains will Loki target? What other heroes will get involved with this? Will this be hilarious?


You can watch the first episode here. The series would be followed up by LEGO Marvel Superheroes: Avengers Reassembled.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes: Maximum Overload provides examples of these tropes:

  • Anything but That!: This is Loki's reaction to Thor threatening to give him a "hammer noogie".
  • Big "NO!": Spidey does this when Venom points out that he can't eat the last cheese danish because his mask has no mouth.
  • Butt-Monkey: Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Man. To the point where, when Thor picks him up in the final episode, he says he was busy whining on a rooftop. Spidey corrects him and says he was "angsting".
  • The Cameo: Stan Lee, as always. This time, he's a vendor.
    • The Red Skull, Carnage and the Wizard shows up in the final episode as villains locked away on the Helicarrier.
  • Chekhov's Gag: As it turns out, Zamboni-ing your super villain fortress is not a good idea.
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  • Forgot I Could Fly: Iron Man's annoyed that he can't catch up to the jet the Abomination has "hijacked" on their speedboat. Iron Fist points out that he has something better - his armor.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the beginning of the second episode where Jameson is on TV, one of the screens behind him shows Loki. Loki quickly notices and turns it off.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: When Hulk fights against Abomination, he warns him not to "cheese" him off.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Seriously, Loki, letting your Chitauri buff your snow fortress with a zamboni is a sure-fire way have it come back and bite you.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: When Iron Man's left glove shoots out of the rubble of his mansion, a passing by runner calls out "Look! It's Iron Fist!" Then, Tony goes and ruins the joke.
  • I Know You're Watching Me: The HULK, of all people, knows when Loki is watching him via his astral eyes. This leads to Poke in the Third Eye.
    • This is actually a bit of Aluminum Christmas Trees: Hulk really had the ability to sense astral projections in the comics.
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  • It's All My Fault: Parodied: despite none of this being his fault, Spider-Man claims this in the end. Captain America quickly points this out.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: All over the place.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Tony and Pepper bemoan this when the Helicarrier crashlands on Tony's mansion after having just rebuilt it.
  • Punch in the Third Eye: Hulk doing this left Loki with a black eye.
  • Running Gag: Spider-Man and his angst.
  • Squashed Flat: Venom gets pulled into the Daily Bugle printing press in episode 2.
  • Sssnake Talk: Venom doesss thisss to the point Ssspider-man lampssshadesss it.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: At the end of the final episode, Nick Fury decides to go ahead and be nice, giving Spider-Man a S.H.I.E.L.D pass and his very own Spider-Bike.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Spider-Man.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Episode three is just one big potshot at Iron Man 3.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Actually Averted - he only shows up twice, showing off his "Snikt-kabob" - using his claws to have a shish-kabob. Played straight with Spider-man, who is in every episode, even if its just to appear and say he doesn't know what he's doing there.


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