Late Industrial Age to Information Age genre regarding characters with strength or abilities far exceeding mere baselines, and (especially with the earlier superheros) playing out a very morally simplistic memeticity. Similar genres have arisen periodically since that time and replicas of 'superheroes' and their habitats are popular in places.

During the interplanetary period, the rise of genuine superiors, cyborgs, bioborgs, and posthumans made the fable of superheros increasingly irrelevant, although the genre has seen periodic revivals, especially in isolated cultures at relatively low levels of technology. However, some constructed replicas are to be found in the Karol Zooeum of Heroes, Majestic City, Karol, MPA, and the Bottle City Of Kandor remains a popular tourist attraction.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 31 December 2001.