Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (2006– )

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Eleven hopefuls create their own superhero alter ego in a competition judged by comic book maestro Stan Lee; the winner will be immortalized in a new comic book to be created by Stan Lee himself and released by Dark Horse Comics.

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 Himself (14 episodes, 2006-2007)
Richard Malmos ...
 Narrator (9 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jarrett Crippen ...
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John Stork ...
 Himself / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Herself / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Feedback / ... (8 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Major Victory / ... (7 episodes, 2006)
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 Dr. Dark (6 episodes, 2007)
Dan Williams ...
 Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Fat Momma / ... (6 episodes, 2006)
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The six-episode, one-hour series challenges 11 lucky participants, chosen from thousands of hopefuls from across the country, to create their very own superhero alter ego, live with each other in a secret lair and compete against each other to prove their mettle, reveal the true nature of their superhuman abilities and invoke the noble credos by which they live. There's only one person in the world who is qualified to act as both judge and jury for such a contest and that's Stan "The Man" Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, The Hulk, Fantastic Four and X-Men, to name only a few. During the six-week competition, these homegrown superheroes will live under Stan's watchful eye doing their utmost to demonstrate the true qualities of a superhero - courage, integrity, self-sacrifice, compassion and resourcefulness - while at the same time fighting tooth and nail to come out on top by the seat of their spandex pants. The winner flies away with the greatest prize in reality TV history! His or her... Written by Sci Fi Channel

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The majority of Season 2 contestants originally auditioned under code-names other than what they used on the show: the Defuser (Takedown), Hyper-Strike (Super Impact Man), Mindset (Omnicron), Mr. Mitzvah (Peaceman, Mitzvah Man), Parthenon (Paragon), and Whip-Snap (Lady Reckoning). See more »

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Major Victory: Today, I am a wiener. Not a winner.
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Laughable and lovable
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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Who wants to be a superhero is a reality show that seems to be far from reality. I saw a few ads for the show and was mildly interested but never actually got around to watch it. Then while being stuck and bored in my hotel I decided to give it a try. I loved it.

I like superheroes so I was interested of course, but you don't have to to like the show. Stan challenges the type of person they are on the inside. Sometimes it can be very goofy and funny and other times you feel for the characters. It surprised me, and I couldn't stop talking about it. The eliminations are based off of what happens and not on appearance or popularity ,it's real, unlike many other reality shows. My mother watched one episode with me after I told her about it and now she can't wait for the new episode. It may look weird but it's a good show.


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