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For Zl'f her hero is her father, a Marshal in the Soviet (and then Russian) Army and a recipient of the Hero of the Soviet Union, Soviet Russia's equivalent to the Medal of Honor, for courage during the Great Patriotic War against the Nazis. Marshal Alekseyev taught his only child to always do what is right rather than what is easy, and always to give 100%.

 

Learning from her father's example, Zl'f takes her role as Russia's most famous superheroine and role model quite seriously. Young women all over Russia look up to her.

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Anthem decided to become a patriotic "role model" after hearing some fellow students in High School bad mouth Uncle Slam as being an old man and out of touch. She looks up to him, and also read plenty of Batman and Captain America comic books. But her biggest role model... Joan of Arc. Having read the story as a history assignment, she's been fascinated with her ever since.

 

Audra Blue looked up to the old team of Sentinels resident super-model, Gossamyr, for her heroism, and to the man who rescued her from Honduras, Nolan Brisbain, for his genius and compassion. Currently she idolizes NPC Lucretia for simply being a badass, though she would never tell her that.

 

Uncle Slam has seen behind the veneer of Presidents and Generals, so they no longer hold mystique for him. Believe it or not, his heroes these days are peaceful; Ghandi, the Dali Lama and Buddah (He has studied eastern philosophy a great deal). It's an aspect that never comes up in game, that this is the basis for the idealism he's formed in the past several decades, and I kind of like it as a "behind the scenes" fact.

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Style - Grew up in the CU, idolized his father, the WWII hero Doc Emerald. Other role models included The Amazing Arcanum (Zatara) and Humphrey Bogart. Huge fan of a long list of authors and movie makers.

 

Flesh Gordon - Has very confued memories, but probably grew up reading Jules Verne and dime novels and idolizing the heroes of Victorian Fantastique and American Western Myth. "Real" hero was probably his father; there weren't that many widely known mytery men around in the early 1900s when he was young.

 

Legend - Grew up idolizing The Master, John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Buster Crabbe, Captain Patriot, Oppenheimer, and other square jawed hero types.

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My namesake hmmmmm..........well I guess his mentor is as close as anything. He also remembers (vaguely) the stories that his mother told about her father surviving the Great Depression era, so he'll come in too, I guess. His father was an alien that disappeared (or returned to space or whatever) when he was young. So ahe knows very little about that side, most of the stuff he learned about his father's alien race was from his mentor (also from alien race, different one though)

 

Others in group:

 

Weasel: Albert Einstein. Stephen Hawking. Or some other scientists type probably.

 

Frosty Bob: Not sure if he had one. The closest thing I can think of would be from that old Michael Caine movie where this British outpost fights against an overwhelming # of Zulu warriors and holds them off. Holding off overwhelming odds is his cup of tea.

 

Bumblefly: Not sure either. Maybe Frosty Bob.

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Microman II: If he had to answer, Microman would probably decide on his father, and the other Sentinels. However, its not so much "inspiration to become a hero" as "case material for figuring out what exactly Heroism *is*."

 

Diomedes: Probably Optimus, if his status as a non-superhuman is known. That, and the heroes who fought and died at Detroit.

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For Jefferey Forrester, aka SCEPTRE, all law enforcement officers are role models. Numerous members of his family served in various law enforcement agencies. His main role model (some might even say idol) was Ryan Winslow, his mentor and predecessor as SCEPTRE. He drives himself (in the extreme) to live up to the reputation and memory of Winslow.

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For Menagerie it would be Paragon, the leader of Evolution. He's more than a hero to her. He borders on being her personal diety.

 

Pinnacle would see her father as her hero. Cliched, but true. He was in the Marines and served with distinction for many years, never treated her as anything less than love and respect even after she came out and taught her about honor, courage and a few really useful wrestling moves.

 

Stopwatch doesn't have any Heroes. Doesn't beleive in them.

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Blackcat's heroes were the writers / teachers she studied for her degree at university - Mushashi (for personal ability), Sun Tsu and Alexander (for tactical genius) and Morihei Ueshiba the founder of Aikido for his approach of nonviolence.

 

Ballistic's were his family. Before becoming a superhero he was a streetcop -and he came from one of those classic "law enforcement families". His dad, uncle and older cousins that were policement were his heroes and mentors.

 

Terminal Velocity's are his mom and dad in different reasons. His mom for going strait after being a supervillianess, and his dad for being a superhero before his wife killed him for the affair (well one night stand really) with TV's mom that resulted in TV.

 

Meeb doesn't really have one- although his race has the memories of every direct ancestor back to the first of his race that achieved sentience (they reproduce by mitosis). So the "Primal One" is about the closest - even if it is almost from a first person point of view.

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Meeb doesn't really have one- although his race has the memories of every direct ancestor back to the first of his race that achieved sentience (they reproduce by mitosis). So the "Primal One" is about the closest - even if it is almost from a first person point of view.

 

And yet Meeb has seen films of this oddly familliar Earth-Creature called "Gumby", a teacher of moral and spiritual values. In Gumby's parables, though they are meant for younger humans, there are hints of something greater...

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Battlestar - He grew up as a Malvan slave watching Ironclad battle Herculan and Firewing. He was definitely inspired by Drogen Lar.

 

Brawl - His mother. She holds together a huge family with members of questionable employment *cough* mob *cough* as well as heroes like her baby boy.

 

Anthem - Alexander the Great, General Colin Powell and Abraham Lincoln

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In the SuperSquad America convention team, there are the following examples of idols/heroes/mentiors.

 

Rick Davies, the Resilient Rubber-Man: While he idolizes all true superheroes, real and fictional, he particular admires the original Challenger (father of his teammate, Challenger) who trained him.

 

Challenger: While his lack of actual superpowers led his father to reject the idea of training him to be a sidekick, he is still hugely influenced by his father and tries very hard to fill his shoes.

 

Silver Bow: As the daughter of superheroes (the Silver Archer and Finesse), she is greatly influenced by the superheroic values (fair play, compassion, etc.) they taught her. However, due to finding her parents murdered in their bed by a 13 year old junkie looking for cash, these values are often in conflict with her desire to rid the streets of such scum.

 

Nightingale: Raised in a mystical Tibetan temple that was also home to original SuperSquad member, Brainstorm, she found herself enchanted by his tales of the Squad's adventures. And when she left the temple for America after his death, she took the last name of his secret ID as her own last name (she was left as a baby on a cathedral's doorstep and has no idea what her real last name is).

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Hmm that's kinda tough, never really thought about it much.

 

Tombstone - Would have to say his heroes would have to be honest beat cops. Able to walk and deal with the filth and detritus of society on a daily basis but still manage to do their job honestly and continue the pursuit of justice.

 

Patriot - This one is deffinatly a little rought as Patriot is ex-CIA and has pretty much been there done that and doesn't trust much of anything for face value. He's starting to trust his team more as he fights with them but still hasn't completely opened up to them. I'd have to say his heroes or those he tries to look up to for guidance would be the Champions team.

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