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"Who Wants To Be A Superhero?" (2006) was a reality show and competition hosted by Stan Lee, the famed comic book writer and creator of such characters as Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. In it, the contestants would dress up as superheroes they had created themselves and undergo a series of challenges to see which one was the most heroic. They would be tested for such qualities as determination and compassion. At the end, the winner would have their character star in a comic book written by Lee himself and also appear in a TV movie.

SciFi Channel
2 Seasons, 14 Episodes
July 27, 2006
Reality
6.3/10
Cast: Stan Lee, Richard Malmos, Jarrett Crippen, John Stork
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  • The long-awaited surprising and emotional "Who Wants To Be A Superhero?" finale! ECW star "Balls" Mahoney guest stars as the heroes learn to jump, fly and fight like real superheroes. All questions will be answered: What happens what Dr. Dark shows up unexpectedly? Who is Dr. Dark? And who is Stan?s next great superhero?

  • Nearing the end of the competition, the desire to be the final hero standing increases for the Superheroes. Their assignment is the most challenging yet -- the superheroes must get through a pack of fierce attack dogs to finish their mission. Later, the heroes? journey to immortality continues as Stan shows them prototypes for their very own action figures. The Superheroes are on top of the world, but they are quickly brought back into reality when a stranger sneaks into the lair to deliver a surprise announcement.

  • The remaining Superheroes match wits with a classroom of 4th graders in order to crack a secret code. Later, when the group gets into trouble, an old friend comes to the rescue.

  • The competition intensifies when, during their most intense challenge yet, the Superheroes must show courage in the "Tunnel of Fears." Later, after a celebration on the town, the group discovers why their nemesis stole their secret identities: He has dug up embarrassing facts about each one of them and reveals these secrets to Stan and the others.

  • The Superheroes go "undercover" as civilians to accomplish a mission. The competition intensifies when Stan gives them their first taste of immortality revealing their own potential comic book covers.

  • Tensions flare amongst the Superheroes. Then their heroism is tested when they come face to face with their first super-villain, Bee Sting and thousands of her buzzing friends. In a surprising twist, this mission comes to a messy end and the Superheroes? costumes are ruined. Thankfully Stan comes to the rescue, giving them new and improved super suits allowing all but one to move one step closer to immortality.

  • After thousands audition, the ten chosen Superheroes arrive at Stan Lee's secret lair to compete for comic book immortality. When a mysterious dark figure kidnaps Stan Lee, the heroes must prove themselves in an epic mission to save their leader. Then later, a secret test leads the Superheroes to their first shocking elimination.

  • The final two contestants have a one-on-one conversation with Stan who digs deep in order to find out who the most worthy contestant is. While making his decision, he sends the Superheroes to stunt school to learn some movie magic moves in order to fulfill their dreams by granting them actual Superpowers? at least the kind you can find in a Hollywood-style trailer. Finally the moment of truth comes, and in front of thousands of fans, Stan announces his next great superhero! Excelsior!!

  • The three remaining Superheroes are judged by Stan?s toughest critics?kids!!! Then Stan challenges them to use their brains in a time-based challenge to follow clues and find the Super Villain in the most public place possible ? a crowded outdoor mall! As the next elimination draws near and emotions run high, one Superhero breaks down and considers leaving the lair. After a tear-filled elimination, the competition is down to the final two.

  • The seven remaining Superheroes discover that an eliminated contestant is now an evil Super Villain! Stan tests the ability of the contestants to keep their true identity a secret by tempting them with hot swimsuit models, and then takes the competition to new heights as the Superheroes face their fear of flying (and falling) when they must walk across a three-story high plank ? blindfolded! You?ll be shocked at who is eliminated at the end of this episode!

  • The Superhero hopefuls face a test of true courage. To help an en elderly woman who is locked out of her home, they must fend off several attack dogs. The heroes also get a costume makeover supervised by Stan Lee.

  • Superhero hopefuls audition for Stan Lee who narrows the field down to our final 11 cast members: Major Victory, The Iron Enforcer, Lemuria, Creature, Monkey Woman, Nitro G., Fat Momma, Levity, Feedback, Cell Phone Girl, and TyVeculus. After settling in together at their secret lair, the group faces their first challenge: Find a place in a public park to quickly and discreetly change from the alter egos into their superhero costumes.

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