I saw this T-shirt in a small shop of 2nd hand stuff in Taipei. There are all kinds of T-shirts cycling around Asia with creative/weird pictures and misspelled words, but this one looks really intentionally and carefully crafted (at least compared to the rest), not just thrown together from absolute random internet images.

Can someone explain this? Is it something everybody knows except me, or genuinely weird?

Strange Superhero T-shirt in Taipei

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    Who the heroes are is pretty obvious....what else are you asking? – Paulie_D Nov 13 at 15:26
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    @Paulie_D I can see an obvious similarity with 2, maybe 3 of the costumes myself, but I don't know if this group is actually a "thing" beyond that. Similarly, I can recognize a box of fries and a fast food drink, but that also describes Aqua Teen Hunger Force. – uhoh Nov 13 at 15:29
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    I see what you did there. Also, I hope you bought it. – SQB Nov 13 at 15:31
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    @RDFozz - sirmikeofmitchell.com/files/gimgs/19_sbunny.jpg - Likely Ralphie from A Christmas Story – Valorum Nov 13 at 15:54
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    They're obviously all Superman. – MartianInvader Nov 13 at 20:58
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I believe the source of this is this animation posted on Reddit, which was created by Mike Mitchell.

Animated GIF of heroes(?)

Specifically, for this T-shirt, from left to right:

  1. Spock
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. Ralphie (from A Christmas Story)
  4. Mickey Mouse

I found it by searching for spock wonder woman ralphie mickey mouse.

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    The text on the t-shirt appears to be complete gibberish – Valorum Nov 13 at 15:38
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    This one raises two dozen more questions though... – Mr Lister Nov 13 at 16:49
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    @MrLister: The Reddit thread has a list of all of the characters in the animation. – FuzzyBoots Nov 13 at 18:08
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    but who is the base person? – Azor Ahai Nov 13 at 18:54
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    @AzorAhai this comment suggests Superman – uhoh Nov 14 at 1:10

From left to right:

  1. A swole version of Spock from Star Trek: The Original Series.

  2. A swole version of Wonder Woman from DC comics.

  3. A swole version of Arthur from the Tick? Though honestly this could be almost any anthropomorphic rabbit character.

  4. Mickey Mouse from Disney. Once again swolified.

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