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Hero High was a cartoon show made by Filmation as part of the "Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!"note . It followed a group of teenaged would-be superheros as they had wacky high school adventures and occasionally fought crime. There were also live action segments where the live actors would sing and tell jokes before a live audience of kids.


Tropes featured include:

  • The Ace: Captain California is a subversion, as he's not quite competent enough.
  • Betty and Veronica: Almost literally with Glorious Gal and Dirty Trixie. (See the Trivia page for details)
  • Crossover: Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, and Isis appear in various Hero High episodes ("A Fistful of Knuckles", "Girl of his Dreams", and "Cover Twirl", respectively), and the cast of Hero High appeared in the final Shazam! episode, "Star Master and the Solar Mirror".
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Captain California, due to being a Surfer Dude.
  • Retired Badass: The teachers are implied to be this, particularly the principal, Mr. Sampson.
  • The Rival: Collectively, Rex Ruthless and Dirty Trixie are this for Captain California and Glorious Gal. They're not evil, exactly, but, as their names suggest, they don't play fair, and they are often the antagonists when the kids aren't fighting actual supervillains.
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  • Superhero School: Naturally!
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Misty Magic and Glorious Gal. (Didn't prevent Misty from being a Damsel in Distress more frequently than Glorious Gal, though)