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How old was Bruce when he developed Batman’s personality?

How old was Bruce Wayne when he developed his stoic, standoffish, and paranoid personality? He is usually depicted as a lively fun-loving kid before his parents were killed. Did their deaths start ...
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Short story or novella. Two orphans live in a country ruled by a supervillan. The younger, a boy, hero worships the leader. Has a book all about him

I read this about 5 years ago. It was in a collection of Science Fiction stories. The two children live alone, in poverty,in a flat in a tower block, since their parents died. They have an old lady ...
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Pair of YA superhero books. The first book involves a gameshow of some kind, heavy Christian themes throughout

Around 2010 or so, I rented a pair of YA novels from my local library. They were the first two books in a superhero series (I don't recall if there were any more). The first book was a gameshow for ...
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Web comedy sketch about a naive superhero who keeps enacting extreme solutions to crime

I watched this somewhere in the last year, I think as a YouTube Short. It was one of those pieces where the same actor plays all of the characters in slightly different costumes. Said actor was a ...
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Short story about retired superhero woman called back to action

I read this on a magazine website (or author's website) in the mid '00s. Main character was a retired and forgotten female superhero, contentedly puttering about the garden. A new villain starts ...
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A comic about a superman copycat who turns evil and starts terrorizing the world

I'm looking for this comic book but can't remember the name. This is a slightly older and very long superhero comic that is completely independent from Marvel or DC. It starts with an alien couple who ...
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An animated series or a full-length film about teenagers who possess superpowers

An animated series or a full-length film about teenagers who possess superpowers. They weren't typical Marvel or DC heroes. I remember there was a boy who had yellowish green skin with growths, as if ...
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What laws do superheroes in the DC universe follow when going to other countries?

Are there any comics in the DC universe that describe any kind of laws superheroes have to follow when they are interacting with other nations that are not their own? Is there any international body ...
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Were the Challengers of the Unknown inspired by Doc Savage and his Fabulous Five?

The Challengers of the Unknown are often said to have been inspired by Doc Savage and his Fabulous Five, but I don’t know whether it's true or just fan speculation. Did Jack Kirby ever say whether the ...
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Man who can't transform back, because he's certain he was dying when he last transformed

In a recent online discussion, we were talking about superheroes who could transform into a body with a fixed age (it started with discussing Billy Batson and Captain Marvel Jr, cases where the ...
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Muslim girl hired to be a superhero on TV and beat up thugs on the street

A few years ago I saw a trailer for this new superhero movie (not DC or Marvel). It was about a reality TV showrunner who found a muslim girl who is good at fighting and wanted to make her a superhero ...
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How old is Bruce Wayne during Gotham?

How old Bruce Wayne in each season of Gotham? We know he was 12 when his parents died but what about the rest of the seasons?
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I'm looking for a YA superhero book series

This YA superhero book series (trilogy?) is kinda like Hero Academia (I think). It was recommended on a comment a video I saw about 'Superhero Tropes'. I didn't get chance to read it, but it was not ...
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Atomic superhero cartoon pilot from early 1990s

This has been driving me crazy all day, yet I am embarrassed to ask it. I am trying to remember the name of a kids’ animated cartoon I watched obsessively, produced around 1992+-2 years, for the US ...
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Journalist has a close encounter with a superhero (villain?) and gains a superpower. Subsequently, he learns that heroes and villains stage fights

I read this story as a Kindle book, I think about ten years ago. It's probably in my library if I search enough, but I'm putting down details while I remember them. The protagonist (a journalist by ...
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When was the first superpowered girl in comics? [duplicate]

Is there a superpowered girl older than the Magician from Mars (1939), that is, if I have my information right? The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book ...
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Steam Game (I think with a mobile version) where you play a neophyte hero who has to balance training and work against missions and a time limit

I think the last time I played this was 2-3 years ago, on my old computer, but I think I got it closer to 8 years ago, in some sort of software bundle, involving being a new superhero working their ...
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Son of a superhero is stashed at the Antarctica base, which is attacked by a villain. Escapes, and uses wits to survive, learns dark history

I read this in the last five years, I'm pretty sure, probably more than two years ago. I believe it was a complete book, not a short story. I don't remember if it was a paper book or an ebook. I'm ...
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1990s squad superhero game that may have been advertised in Videogames and Computer Entertainment, never released, mentioned "superhero curse"

I used to have a subscription to the Video Games & Computer Entertainment magazine (later retitled VideoGames - The Ultimate Gaming Magazine). It might have also been Computer Games Magazine. I ...
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Book where a kid saves a superhero, gains healing powers after taking a blast, then finds the hero has taken credit

I read this book back about 5 years ago in my freshman year of highschool and it was in English. This kid really loves this superhero and he and his friends usually fight about who gets to play him in ...
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Is Tomboy of Sterling Comics, from 1954, the first independent superheroine in comics?

Is Tomboy of Sterling Comics, from 1954, the first independent superheroine in comics? "Superheroine" because she's a 10-year-old girl that can cling to the outside of a plane and jump into ...
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Chinese mutant who can absorb a tiny fraction of every Chinese person's lifeforce?

It was Marvel, 99% sure of that. And I'm also 99% certain that, given this, the character in question was a mutant. It was a one-off appearance, although the character might have been reused later, in ...
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Why are Invisibility and Force Fields coupled together in certain super heroes?

From reddit: Violet from the Incredibles and Sue Storm from The Fantastic Four are both heroins whose power is both to become invisible and to create force fields. Now, maybe Violet is an homage to ...
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Superhero cartoon where a blue-and-white alien combines with the hero

It was a superhero cartoon. The main character I think finds an alien which is white and blue then the alien combines with the main character. The main character's father was working with the alien, ...
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Superhero webcomic where the main protagonist develops purple protective plates in response to physical trauma

I think I read this about a decade ago. Cartoonish, but decent, art style. The main protagonist was a very large fellow, caucasian I think, dark curly hair, kind of built like a football linebacker. ...
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Are the Black Terror and Knight-Wing based on any pre-existing fictional superheroes?

I just read the short story "The Black Terror Rides Again" by Thaddeus Howze. It's just a few-minutes read and much more interesting if you learn about the characters bit by bit through the ...
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Does anyone know the name of this 3D CGI animated sci-fi superhero show set in space? [duplicate]

Okay, this is an animated show I watched years ago when I was a child, I have forgotten its name long ago and now I would like to see it again. I don't know whether the show was a TV series or a movie,...
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Who is this pink-caped superheroine?

My daughter wears a shirt that she calls her Supergirl shirt. The character printed on it looks like no version of Supergirl I have seen. See image below. Judging from the dashing cape and power pose, ...
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Webcomic with an episode where a group of supervillains based off of David Bowie show up

I was watching Labyrinth today and it suddenly made me remember a webcomic I read, probably five years ago, where a group of supervillains were all incarnations of various David Bowie personas. The ...
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Can you help me identify a superhero with shell submarine?

When I was a kid, there is a cartoon that I really want to watch again. It is about a male superhero, he transforms to superhero when he gets into the ocean. Blue colour, his head looks like ultraman, ...
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Book about a boy who is trying to get superpowers?

There's this book that was published before 2011. The main character narrates the story. He tells the audience that if he doesn't get superpowers by his XX birthday, then he never will. The story ...
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Do the active X-Men have jobs and careers outside of teaching at the school?

Sine the 1980s, it’s been commonly seen that most of the adult "active" X-Men lived/live at Xavier's mansion/school in Westchester, and often act as teachers at Xavier's Institute for Gifted ...
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Book where a kid playing baseball gains super speed and knocks over the seating stand

When I was younger I read this book about superheroes. Its protagonist gained super speed during a childhood baseball game and knocked over the seating stand. It was kind of in a similar vein to the ...
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Movie or TV show with super heroes, dinosaurs and portals

I have seen a preview to a movie or TV series on Netflix. The preview showed some super heroes (I believe) and they were walking around a city with large buildings. There were dinosaurs in the ...
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When or how precisely did Venom (Eddie Brock) turn from villain to hero?

Originally, Eddie Brock Venom was a Spider-Man villain, specifically a semi-nemesis to Peter who had powers similar to his, if slightly amplified, from the black symbiotic suit. For roughly 3 years ...
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Book where a boy moves to a town where only young kids are superheroes

I read this about 3 years ago, around 2017, I think as an EBook. The protagonist is an adolescent, not quite a teenager, who has moved to a small town. I think the town itself is in a valley. I do ...
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Online story about a girl with bug superpowers

I regret to have to ask this, but my google-fu is clearly weak; I have tried various different methods, with no result. The story (written on an online writing platform, and a fairly reputable if not-...
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Which character is this (red suit, white hood and cape, villainy-looking)?

I came across this guy while watching one of these nonsensical videos on YouTube with my nephew. I tried to find some clues and browsed through Marvel and DC lists, but cannot seem to find him. Any ...
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Superhero book where a teenager accidentally manifests his powers when defending himself against a bully, only to learn that his father is a superhero

I believe I read this around 2015 as a Kindle book (I'm looking through my library now, although it's kind of clogged with titles around that time), I think as a $0 promotional item. The protagonist ...
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Kindle superhero series including an army guy in powered armor, a self-aware robot, and a teleporting thief

I first read this around 2015, I think. There were at least three books in the series maybe four. I remember I started getting free copies of the book from the author in exchange for reviews until I ...
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Was there ever a cartoon about Super Powered Snails?

No, not the CGI movie Turbo, but an early 90s cartoon similar to the Ninja Turtles; a team of humanoid snails who fought an army of evil bugs from space. They drew power from their shells, I believe, ...
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Cartoon: 4 kids transform into video game characters to save the world from a hacker and an evil program

There are 4 friends: 2 girls and 2 boys who play video games. A virus program escapes and, with the help of a programmer boy, transforms the world into a video game. But a good program in a white robe ...
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What was the first retconned superhero origin story?

Inspired by this question. The “Superboy” in that question not only isn’t the “original”, his origin story even as the “new” Superboy has apparently changed multiple times. There was a time when ...
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Who are these characters/superheroes in the posters from Chris's room in Family Guy?

In Chris's room in Family Guy we see some posters of superheroes. I could identify one of them as Triton from Marvel comics But I'm not able to recognize the three other characters (marked in red ...
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Sci-fi movie featuring a fat man running sideways on a wall

This is clearly a fairly recent sci-fi movie featuring superpowers, but I don't recall seeing it advertised. There's an obese man with his belly hanging out, running on the side of a skyscraper ...
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Weird blue and purple humanoid superhero keychain with "Z" chest emblem, X-eyes, and trident head

I have this weird rubber keychain. It’s from America. I obtained it around 2008. It’s kind of bendy, but bounces back to normal when you stop. Who made it, and what is this character called?
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Comic-book: Kids find a dead female superhero in the woods

It was an early 2000s comic book, most surely from the USA. I think it was the first number in a series. Four high school boys and girls find the body of a female superhero in the woods. Most of the ...
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EBook (maybe first in a series) where people gain superpowers after an alien falls to Earth, protagonist is a single mother

Several years back (probably about early 2010), I got a bunch of superhero books in a promotion where the first book in the series was being offered for free on Amazon. One of them was Scott Bachmann'...
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Has there been a Superhero Musical Movie released in cinema theaters?

So I just watched the teaser trailer to Frozen 2 and while I was getting superhero training vibes from Elsa's interaction with the sea, I realized that this is a musical which got me thinking, has ...
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Are there any significant original novel series concerning major comicbook superheroes? [closed]

I ask this question because if we think about, for example, the case of Star Trek and Star Wars, there are very significant extended universes including original novels. However, as far as I'm aware,...
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