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"Prime's Place, where all are one..."

A Web Series that first aired in September, 2018, Hero House is an action-figure comedy (similar to I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC), featuring just about every pop-culture character to ever be cast into plastic. It is written, filmed, directed and voiced by a Youtuber of the same name, which leads to countless examples of Talking to Himself. Parodic in tone, the series depicts several beloved icons as drunken, selfish louts, though several glimpses of humanity do shine through. The action really kicks off with the ending of episode one, in which a very prominent hero is murdered. The rest of the series builds from there, spinning out into a conflict that covers countless dimensions (and franchises).


Episodes are updated weekly, with the first to be found here:

Hero House provides examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: There are shades of this between Lex Luthor and the Joker, of all people.
  • Action Girl: Wasp and She-ra definitely qualify.
  • Affably Evil: Seems to be the case with Megatron, of all people.
  • Alas, Poor Yorick: Mocked by Vegeta in Season 2, with Piccolo's head.
  • Always Someone Better: Seems to be the relationship between Solid and Liquid Snake, with Liquid coming off the loser.
  • Anti-Hero: As always, Red Hood strongly applies.
  • Anyone Can Die: After episode ten, and Nightwing's death, this definitely seems to be the case.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Vegeta blows off his hand in season Two and Etrigan lose both of his hands to Magna Angemon in season Seven.
  • Axe-Crazy: The Joker qualifies, as always.
  • Adaptational Villainy: this Web series version of Dante from devil may cry series here is villain without his hero Canon Video Game Counterpart.
    • this web series version of son goku and vegeta from dragon ball z series are more Evil than their Canon Anime/Manga counterpart.
    • this web series version of Jack aka (Raiden) and Big Boss from metal gear here are More evil than Their Canon Video Game Counterpart.
    • this version of Kratos from God of War are More Evil than his Canon Video Game Counterpart.
    • this version of Godzilla from Godzilla series are far Worse than his canon Movie Counterpart.
    • this version of Etrigan are far worse than his canon Comic Book Counterpart.
    • This version of Black Cat are far worse than her Canon Comic Book Counterpart.
    • this version of Tommy the Green Ranger (Power Rangers) are far Worse than his Canon Tv Show Counterpart.
    • this version of Conan the Barbarian are Far Worse than his Canon Comic Book Counterpart.
  • Adaptational Heroism: This web series version of Shao Kahn of all people from Mortal Kombat Franchise are far heroic then his Canon Video Game Counterpart.
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  • Back from the Dead: It's frequency in comics is directly addressed, as is the fact that it no longer seems possible.
  • Badass Crew: Attempted by Batman in Episode Five. His level of success is... questionable.
  • Badass Longcoat: Considering the nature of the show, there are numerous examples. Liquid Snake and Dante are the current front runners.
  • Badass Normal: Numerous examples, though that's to be expected from a show that features the entire Batfamily.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: The Joker's Joint, formerly known as the Iceberg Lounge, until the Joker murdered the Penguin.
  • Batman Gambit: Attempted by Kratos, Doom and Bane, who all took advantage of the heroes predictable responses. Oddly enough, the person who suffered the most was Batman himself.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Nightwing. He may be friendly and slightly pathetic, but when push comes to shove, he can stand toe-to-toe with a predator twice his size.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Ant-man's camping skills. He can provide electricity through nought but twigs and leaves.
  • Big Good: Several, though considering he provides the venue, Optimus Prime seems the most likely choice.
  • Big Bad: Features examples from several franchises.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Skeletor and Hordak are a stellar example.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Thor gets to save just about everyone in the first episode of Season Two.
  • Black Comedy: Numerous examples, mostly from Red Hood.
  • Break the Cutie: While not cute, exactly, He-man is one of the most noble heroes, which makes his ordeal in Season Four all the worse.
  • Butt-Monkey: Nightwing, oh so much.
  • Camp Gay: Franky is this, in contrast to Winter Soldier's much more subdued demeanor.
  • Character Development: Nightwing is a solid example over the course of season one, going from Batman's clumsy former sidekick to a confident, respected leader, who orchestrates the infiltration of Castle Doom itself.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Solid didn't have much difficulty putting Liquid down.
    • after Patamon transform into Magna Angemon, he gives one this to Etrigan (the Demon) before killing him.
  • The Chew Toy: Nightwing, in-universe and out.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Robin makes one hell of a dare to Nightwing in Episode Seven.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Based on what we saw of the fight, this may well be how Superman died
  • Death Is Cheap: Directly referenced by Red Hood in Episode Three. It's frequency seems to have given him a rather...nihilistic point of view.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Batman and Red Hood are the prime examples, though everyone has their turn.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Assuming his death sticks, Nightwing may be an example.
  • The Dragon: Liquid seems to fill this role for Kratos.
  • Drop the Hammer: Considering this series stars Thor, the God of Thunder, this is kind of a given.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Most villains have this reaction to the Joker, especially considering what he did to The Penguin
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Optimus Primal shows up in his Gorilla form, and immediately proves one of the most effective heroes.
  • Evil Redhead: Referenced by Red Hood in regards to Android 16. May be somewhat hypocritical, as Jason himself has been depicted as ginger.
  • Five-Man Band: Episode Ten give us a solid example, with Nighwing as The Leader, Red Hood as The Lancer, J'onn as The Big Guy, Primal as The Smart Guy, Snake as The Chick, and He-man as The Sixth Ranger
  • Foil: Red Hood to Nightwing.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: Batman and Bane have this going on, according to Red Hood, at least.
  • Genre Savvy: Red Hood has this in spades. It seems to be the source of his snark.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Breached by both the Villains and the Heroes in episode ten, with Liquid summoning Godzilla, while Optimus brings in Gamera. Awesome ensues.
  • Good-Guy Bar: Prime's Place, where all are one.
  • Good Is Not Nice: For all their heroic deeds, several of the patrons are arseholes. Special mention goes to Red Hood.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Batman and Catwoman, if their phone call is anything to go off.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Both DIO and Big Boss may qualify, as they seem to have been instructing Kratos
  • The Hero: Numerous examples, though Nightwing appears to be the most prominent.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: We get one from Batman, in episode six.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: What happens to Batman
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Deathstroke must believe so, as he uses one to great effect, even killing Batman
  • Killed Off for Real: Discussed in episode three. May well have happened to Superman. You can now add Orion to the list.
  • Knight Templar: Implied with Kratos. He seems to have taken the common interpretation of superheroes being modern Gods quite literally, and has decided to add them all to his kill-list.
  • Large Ham: Franky is a rather stellar example, dominating most scenes he appears in.
  • Last Stand: Superman, off-screen.
  • Leitmotif: Kratos' theme plays whenever he's on screen.
  • Life of the Party: Thor, apparently. He can even convince Gamera to down some shots.
  • Mega Crossover: Hoo boy.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He-man is treated as this in-universe. Usually by Franky.
  • Obviously Evil: Considering this series features the likes of Skeletor, The Joker and Black mask, this trope is rather abundant.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Vegeta's wound is mostly played for laughs.
  • Off Withhis Head!: this how Magna Angemon finish Etrigan off.
  • Put on a Bus: After being injured, Captain America essentially disappears.
  • Rousing Speech: Robin delivers one in Episode Seven, rallying Nightwing after Batman's death
  • Sequel Hook: Considering Season One ends with Nightwing's murder, that definitely qualifies.
  • Shooting Superman: Happens to the titular example in episode one.
  • Sibling Rivalry: As always, Solid and Liquid Snake provide a shining example.
  • The Sixth Ranger: He-man qualifies in Episode Ten.
  • Shout-Out: Averted by Batman in regards to Star Wars. He deems them "Cheap References".
  • Stealth-Based Mission: Executed (appropriately) by Solid Snake in episode eight.
  • Storming the Castle: One hell of an example in Episode Ten, when basically every hero in existence attacks Castle Doom.
  • Throwing Your Shield Always Works: Episode four gives us a classic example from Captain America himself.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Nightwing has definitely taken a few by the time Episode Ten rolls around, to the point he takes down Deathstroke single-handedly.
  • Villain Team-Up: Many examples, though the most prominent is Hordak and Skeletor.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Batman and everyone. Red Hood and everyone.


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