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In the wedding scene (prior to his family being taken into witness protection) we learn that his name is Robert Parr. Minister: Robert Parr, will you have this woman to be your lawful wedded wife? and it was Robert "Bob" Parr when he met Elastigirl in the first place. "Oh, well...I thought I'd see you there." He let out a chuckle as he shook his ...


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1915: The Mystery of Lucien Delorme, a novel by Guy de Téramond (pseudonym of François-Edmond Gautier de Téramond), translated into English by Mary J. Safford from the 1914 French L'Homme qui voit à travers les murailles ("The man who sees through walls"); available at the Hathi Trust Digital Library. From Bleiler's review: The common factor is Lucien, ...


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The Invisible Man - H. G. Wells, 1897 In discussing the process used to turn the protagonist invisible, Wells writes: ...the essential phase was to place the transparent object whose refractive index was to be lowered between two radiating centres of a sort of ethereal vibration, of which I will tell you more fully later. No, not those Röntgen vibrations—...


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Wonder Man From the X-Men continuity, Wonder Man is a talented TV actor. His invulnerability allows him to portray his own stunts. Here we see him in 'House of M' #02 being interviewed on daytime television. Dazzler Although she's more famous as a singer, Dazzler was briefly rebooted as a wannabe actress, culminating in the one-shot comic "Dazzler: The ...


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This is Doctor Mid-Nite. Has the owl, crescent moon, and red tunic.


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After scouring the internet and coming up with nothing, I finally found the answer in the most unlikeliest of places: my aunt’s house. There, by complete coincidence, I saw this keychain: My aunt says it’s from a pencil case she bought at Borders books, a pencil case like this: Which has this keychain: Look a little familiar? Thanks to this, I was able ...


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I believe the source of this is this animation posted on Reddit, which was created by Mike Mitchell. Specifically, for this T-shirt, from left to right: Spock Wonder Woman Ralphie (from A Christmas Story) Mickey Mouse I found it by searching for spock wonder woman ralphie mickey mouse.


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Yes. But it's so, so bad. The Return of Captain Invincible: The Return of Captain Invincible is a 1983 Australian musical comedy superhero film starring Alan Arkin and Christopher Lee. It grossed a mere $55,110 at the Australian box office despite a budget of $7 million. There's a Youtube review:


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This appears to be Doctor Mid-Nite As noted by RDFozz in the comments the foreground image above appears to the the Pieter Cross version of Doctor Mid-Nite which resembles your figure, while the background appears to be the Charles McNider version. The Beth Chapel version maintains the black cowl with the crescent moon but otherwise is very different from ...


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Edited to add in the correct info about the first minority super hero. In DC Comics All-Star Western #117 published in February 1961 the first Native American superhero appeared with the horrible name of Super-Chief. A summary of his origin can be found here The Crowning of Super-Chief. Super-Chief appeared in the next two issues and then the series was ...


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A few of the 'supers' in the pictures are identifiable; Frozone by his distinctive ice trail, Dynaguy by his helmet crest and Meta-Man by his trademark pose. The others depicted don't appear in the film or any of its associated materials, in particular; There are only two known supers with wings (both insectile, one fictional) No known supers have a ...


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Actually, scientifically and biologically it's fine for him to have spinnerets in his wrists. Research earlier this year has confirmed several species of tarantula (and therefore likely other spider species) really DO produce silk from their limbs as well as their abdomens; it's part of what helps them climb surfaces. http://jeb.biologists.org/content/214/...


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I believe that the answer is as simple as that his name really is Bob Parr and there is no evidence that it has changed. The witness relocation issue really isn't that much of a problem because memories are erased. Normally the government agent and Bob's old friend Rick Dicker would cover such an incident by paying to keep the company quiet, relocating ...


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Webster Dictionary defines a "Superhero" as either; 1) A fictional character who has amazing powers (such as the ability to fly). In the strictest sense, Batman isn't a superhero because he has no "amazing" powers (e.g. powers that are magical or pseudo-scientific) but depending on the canon source, he does regularly perform feats that are well beyond the ...


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In conventional comic books, this is most likely the: Justice Society of America (wikipedia) According to DC comics, the JSA is considered the first "official" super hero team to be formed: The JSA’s first appearance came in 1940 in the pages of ALL-STAR COMICS #3, making them the very first official super hero team to exist. DC Comics 101: What's the ...


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The creators of Family Guy probably didn't invest too much money and effort into small pieces of background props like these. Therefore, I'd assume that they didn't use any actual characters, for which they would have needed to pay licensing fees, negotiate how the characters may and may be not be used and so forth. I'd assume they rather drew up some "...


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There is in fact a Bollywood movie musical about a superhero! Mr. India A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac. I would actually recommend watching it. It's funny/...


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Do The Incredibles count? The three children are superheroes too, and their parents are alive.


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The Phantom is a hero identity passed down from father to son since 1536, when (according to Wikipedia) the father of British sailor Christopher Walker was killed during a pirate attack. Swearing an oath on the skull of his father's murderer to fight evil, Christopher started the legacy of the Phantom that would be passed from father to son. There have been ...


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That character isn't from Marvel or DC. It's "Ultimate Big Chill" from the Ben Ten franchise. Your version seems to be missing part of its head.


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I submit that it was Atomic-Man, at least in comic books Atomic-Man was created in 1945. Yes, the same year as the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and indeed the first year that any comic book writer who was not also a nuclear physicist would likely conceive of creating a radiation-influenced character. He made his debut in Headline Comics #16. ...


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There are several super-powered characters from both DC and Marvel on Wikipedia's List of deceased American comic book characters who died of mundane causes. (Credit to Sean Duggan for finding that list.) DC Universe Amazing-Man died of cancer. Black Canary died of cancer. (This was after exposure to radiation during a battle, so it's not really a natural ...


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The movie is R.I.P.D. (2013). The scene in the screenshot:


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It doesn't appear that there is any reason he can't shape shift into other humans, albeit green ones. Beast Boy has the ability to morph and transform into any animal that he has seen himself or has seen in an illustration (as is the case when he shapeshifts into an animal such as an extinct dinosaur) wikipedia He also doesn't appear to be constrained ...


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This idea has been around since the beginning of myth and storytelling. We just perceive it in a slightly different light in modern society. The things you refer to: animal bites, radiation, toxic chemicals, genetic engineering, etc. are all just variations of a theme--the transmutation of man. For a man to become more than man, some type of outside force ...


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I prefer the Wikipedia definition: A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a type of fictional stock character possessing extraordinary talents, supernatural phenomena, or superhuman powers and dedicated to protecting the public Batman does have a superpower - he just isn't as known for it as others with the same superpower. ...


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Beast's parents, Norton and Edna McCoy are still alive. Source, circa 2006 From the same source: Iceman and Nightcrawler. However, it does seem that (predictably, as per Campbell's Hero's Journey) most of the main superhero parents are dead. From that same Marvel thread: Avengers: cap - no (as in, not alive) wasp - no pym - not sure, assuming not iron ...


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The first wholly fictional super-human character was Enkidu, from the "Epic of Gilgamesh" written in approximately 2150BC. Whilst King Gilgamesh was almost certainly a real historical figure, Enkidu (described as a "shaggy man" created from clay by the Goddess Aruru) is unmistakeably fictitious. As a modern-day superhero, Enkidu would actually be quite at ...


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Not a movie, but a play and then a TV special. From Wikipedia: It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman is a musical composed by Charles Strouse, with lyrics by Lee Adams and book by David Newman and Robert Benton. It is based on the comic book character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. 1966 for the play and ...


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