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Heroes Unite is a Super Hero webcomic hosted on The Duck. It is possibly the first webcomic done in a similar style to JLA or Avengers. Most of its members are superheroes from other webcomics hosted at Drunk Duck, Original Generation created for it or earlier, that didn't previously appear anywhere else. It won the Drunk Duck Award for the best cooperative work in 2009 and spawned three spin-offs:
  • Heroes Unite Adventures: A series of short (4-page) tales starring the heroes of the Heroes Unite Initiative and related characters.
  • Heroes Alliance: A series following Bombshell's spinoff team Heroes Alliance.
  • The New Guard: Follows a new and separate team led by Tazer after the events of Energize: Hunted. This is a reboot of the aborted 'The Heroes Unite' storyline that was originally published in Heroes Unite.

The following webcomics take place in HU Universe:


Heroes Unite provides examples of:

  • The Adjectival Superhero: The Impractical Mr. Imp, named in Parody. The author is a fan of Marvel Comics, whose titles are infamous for these.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Blue Jay, The Flea, Roof Rat, Kaine the Whiteshadow, Shadowfox
  • Art Shift: Each page is drawn by a different artist, each with their own unique style.
  • Astral Projection: Astral
  • Bad Future: Where Titan comes from.
    • The future shown in Vanguard isn't particularly rosy either
  • Badass Normal: Many of them.
  • Big Bad: Each storyline had its own main villain.
    • Heroes Unite: Deuce (an alien warrior).
    • Calvary: Ty (an alien bounty hunter).
    • EGO: The title character (a rogue US defence satellite).
    • Fury: Fury (a teenage girl who forcibly transformed into a demonic monster when experiencing emotional stress).
    • Darkness Within: The Darkness (a demon).
    • Chronicles: Bombshell: Kingmaker and Ransom.
    • Heroes Alliance 1-2: The Ancient, Change and Anarch.
    • Heroes Alliance 3: Thrawn.
    • Heroes Alliance 4: Ms. Ari.
    • Heroes Alliance 5: Crime Warp.
    • Heroes Alliance 6: Nemesis (by proxy, as a companion to the Energize: Hunted finale).
    • Heroes Alliance 7: The Seraphim (and their amassed army of supervillains) and then The Floccinaucinihilipilification
    • Heroes Alliance 8: The Baku
    • Heroes Alliance 9: Zombie Queen
    • Heroes Alliance 10: Desperado
    • RISE Short Story: The Talon
  • Big Beautiful Woman: The Blonde Marvel and SolarCell.
  • Big Good: The HU Commander. However, she is starting to give into her dark side since her encounter with a demon called The Darkness.
  • Boss Subtitles: Often seen in Heroes Alliance whenever a new character is introduced, hero or villain.
  • Brainy Brunette: Bombshell.
  • Crossover: Of The Duck superhero comics.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Relik, who, despite his dark and sinister appearance, is one of the more heroic characters.
    • Also Peligroso and Bleeder, who are heroic despite their powers being demonic in nature.
  • Electrical Powers: Tazer and Vora.
  • Flying Brick: A lot of them.
  • Fun Personified: Mr. Imp.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Vora.
  • Humongous Mecha: U.N.C.A. S.A.M.
  • Kill Sat: EGO.
  • Man Behind the Man: In the third issue, it was believed that the villain Motherboard was controlling EGO, when in fact it was the other way round!
  • Most Common Superpower: Bombshell, Blonde Marvel, Bleeder.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Bombshell and, occasionally, the HU Commander.
  • Multinational Team: So far, the team includes two Australians (Azumorph, Quantum), a Japanese man (SHELL) and a Canadian (Wireless) along with all the Americans.
    • The team of writers and artists involved in the project could also count, consisting of American, British, German, Australian, Swedish and South American users.
  • Original Generation: Many, especially the HU Commander and Titan, are worth mentioning.
  • Powered Armour: Relik, SHELL.
  • Playing with Fire: Hellfire.
  • Rubber Man: Azumorph, Mr. Imp.
  • Second Episode Introduction: The HU Commander didn't appear until the second issue.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Titan's mission.
  • Shared Universe: Duh.
  • Sonic Scream: Blue Jay.
  • Sizeshifter: The Flea.
  • Superhero Prevalence Stages: Late-stage.
  • Super Strength: Quantum, Dasien, Blonde Marvel, Peligroso, Sparkle
  • Super Wheelchair: HUB.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Blue Jay - only into a Blue Jay (the bird).
  • Wrench Wench: Vora.