Bragging Theme Tune

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"Kouji can! Shop underground! He can microwave a flea! In his rob-art Man, Mazinger Z!"

A subtrope of Expository Theme Tune where instead of describing the plot, the whole... uh... theme of the song is about just how amazing a character is, describing how all his enemies pale in comparison and how his attacks and powers will rip them to shreds.

Compare Boastful Rap, where the artist makes one about himself, or "I Am Great" Song, where a character sings this about himself in-show. Inversion of "The Villain Sucks" Song, which is about how amazing the villain is not.

Examples of Bragging Theme Tune include:

Anime and Manga[edit | hide | hide all]

Bigger than big, taller than tall,
Quicker than quick, stronger than strong.
Ready to fight for right, against wrong.
Gigantor, Gigantor, Gigantor.

      • The original Japanese version also had one, although unlike the next example, the two versions had different tunes.
    • GaoGaiGar
    • Really, most shonen-oriented anime series in the '80s and earlier had such a theme song, even non-giant-robot ones like Devilman (original TV series).
  • Speed Racer and its next gen Spin-Off:

Here he comes! Here comes Speed Racer! He's a demon on wheels!
He's a demon and he's gonna be chasin' after someone!
He's gainin' on ya so you better look alive!
He's busy revvin' up the powerful Mach 5!
And when the odds are against him and there's dangerous work to do
You bet your life Speed Racer will see it through!

    • The original Japanese version (Mach Go Go Go) also had one, but while both use the same tune, the Japanese one was more about the car then the person driving it.
  • All versions of Cutie Honey use the same song, which talks about how hot Honey is and how nice her breasts and butt are.
    • Also see Honey's spiritual descendant, Majokko Meg-chan, with a theme song in which the singer (Meg herself) boasts about how she can easily manipulate boys with her coquettish behaviors.

(Rough English translation): Although I don't wear any makeup, you still have a crush on me. When I cry my pearly tears, boys fall to their knees!

  • The Canadian, French, Italian, German and Dutch versions of Sailor Moon (the original, not so much)
    • Although Stars' theme might count as one...
  • The German version of Rose of Versailles : "Lady Oscar! Lady Oscar! She can fight like a man! She can fence and ride! She makes miracles happen, overcomes dangers (...) and is still always ladylike!
  • JAM Project's own Masaaki Endoh wrote his own SuperRobot/Sentai-esque theme song about how awesome he is.
  • Well it isn't an official Theme Tune, Sogeking's song in One Piece definitely fits here.
    • Heck the 4Kids theme song of One Piece counts.

His name's Zolo; he's just like a samurai, and an L-A-D-Y, Nami's not shy. The pirate crew, coming through doing their thing with the king of the pirates; he's gonna be king!

    • The dub changed with the addition of new characters

His name's Zolo; just like a samurai, and an L-A-D-Y, Nami's not shy. Ussop's doin' that marksman thing, Sanji's cookin', Chopper's doctoring.

See her flying through the air
Buzzing here and buzzing there
Saying "Catch me if you dare!"
Busy buzzing everywhere.

    • The German version counts as well:

And this Bee I'm talking about is called Maya
Little, smart, cheeky bee, Maya
Maya flies through her world
Shows us the things she likes.

Yes, we are--
We've arrived,
The most elite soldiers in the universe!
We even shut up whining kids!
We're the Ginyu Force!
Yes, we are--
We'll show you our special fighting pose;
You'd better kneel before its beauty!
Ginyu Force rules! Ginyu Force rules! Ginyu Force rules! Ginyu Force rules!

  • "Usopp Drop" from One Piece, although considering Usopp, a fair amount of it is lies.
  • "Unbeatable", the opening theme song to Pokémon: Advanced Battle, qualifies as one of these.
  • "Tobe! Gandamu!", the opening theme to Mobile Suit Gundam with "Ginga he mukatte tobe yo, Gandamu! Kidou Senshi! Gandamu... Gandamu!" which translates directly into "Fly to the edge of the galaxy, Gundam! Mobile Warrior! Gundam... Gundam!". The whole song is a bit bragging, but mainly the last part. Andrew W.K. translated that part into "Fly away into the deep outer space, Gundamu! Mobile Warrior! Gundamu... Gundamu!", which still brags quite a bit, and sounds cool anyway.
  • Although it dosen't explicitly brag about his exact abilities, Ichigo of Bleach's theme tune is called Number One. Does any more need to be said?

Fan Fic[edit | hide]


Film[edit | hide]

  • Bullshot. A jaunty 1930's-style song praising the hero plays over the end credits.

Bullshot! Gosh you've done it again. You've saved the human race.
Bullshot! With your dazzling brain, and every hair in place!
You make the ladies' hearts go pitter-patter
'Cause you're every inch a man.
Bullshot! Yes you've done it again, as only Bullshot can.

  • Subverted in I'm Gonna Get You Sucka. John Slade explains to Jack Spade that the guys following him around are playing his theme music. At the end of the movie, a rap group appears and begins a song about Jack.
  • The puppet's song about Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
  • "Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks?/Shaft!/Who's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all around?/SHAFT!"
  • "FLASH! AAAAAA!/Saviour of the universe!/FLASH! AAAA!/He'll save every one of us!/FLASH! AAAAA!/He's a miracle/FLASH! AAAA!/King of the impossible!/He's save every one of us, stand for every one of us/Every woman, every child, he's a mighty/Flash!"
  • "Yor's world, he's the man! Yor's world, he's the maa-an!"
  • Nearly every James Bond film has one of these.
  • "Star Spangled Man" from Captain America: The First Avenger.
  • Spaceballs, mixed with Villain Song. Warning us to watch our backs, lest they take out their anger by destroying our planet. They chose to play this as everything is going to hell and the Spaceballs are evacuating their soon to be exploding ship.
  • Ernest Rides Again begins with this little ditty;

There once was a man named Worrell- Ernest P. Worrell!
Even as a lad he was sensitive and caring
As cunning as a fox and as slippery as a herring
Whimsical and mellow
A hale and hearty fellow
Not formal...Not normal

  • In Spy Hard, Weird Al sings a theme tune that, while not just being a parody of James Bond theme songs, is dedicated entirely to how awesome the main character supposedly is.

Live Action TV[edit | hide]

No one can ever take them down.
The power lies on their si-e-i-e-i-e-i-e-ide!
Go go Power Rangers! Go go Power Rangers! Go go Power Rangers!
You Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

Original Works[edit | hide]

Thor, Odin's Son, protector of mankind
Ride to meet your fate, your destiny awaits!

  • Most national anthems are like this.

Professional Wrestling[edit | hide]

I am The Game, you don't wanna play me!
I am control, no way you can shake me!
I am heavy debt, no way you can pay me!
I am the pain, and I know you can't take me!
Look over your shoulder, ready to run
Like a good little bitch from a smoking gun!
I am the game and I make the rules
So move on out or you can die like a fool
Try to figure out what my move's gonna be
Come on over, sucker, why don't you ask me?
Don't you forget there's a price you can pay
'Cause I am the game and I want to play!

    • And then there's "King of Kings". The fact that it uses one of Jesus' titles pretty much says it all.
  • Hulk Hogan's "Real American" probably also qualifies.
    • Although it isn't actually about him. It was originally the theme for Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham.
  • The Undertaker used "American Badass" as his theme tune for a while during his Badass Biker phase.
  • Shawn Michaels' "Sexy Boy".

I think I'm cute, I know I'm sexy!
I got the looks, that drive the girls wild!
I got the moves, that really move them!
I send chills, up and down their spines!
I'm just a sexy boy! Sexy boy!
I'm not your boy toy! Boy toy!
I'm just a sexy boy! Sexy boy!
I'm not your boy toy! Boy toy!
I make them hot, I make the shiver!
Their knees go weak, whenever I'm around!
They see me walk, they hear me talk!
I make them feel, like their on Cloud 9!
I'm just a sexy boy! Sexy boy!
I'm not your boy toy! Boy toy!
I'm just a sexy boy! Sexy boy!
I'm not your boy toy! Boy toy!
Eat your heart out girls! Hands off the merchandise!

God got up one morning, He was in an ugly mood,
He was sick of floods and plagues, He wanted something really rude,
He made a big piranha out of broken glass and glue,
Then He gave her two legs and a nasty attitude.
Well, the Sahara was a jungle 'till she ripped out all the trees,
Then she looked up at the mountaintops, they all began to freeze,
The sun gave her a cold until she set it on fire,
You can see her for yourself if you think that I'm a liar!
God made the Devil just for fun,
When He wanted the real thing, He made Aja Kong!

I am perfection, PERFECTION!
So take your best shot
Give it all you've got, COME ON!
Some things are exactly what they seem
I will define the things you dream
Go check the scores again
I'll come out a perfect ten
They broke the mold when they made me
I hold your life here in my hands
Though you try hard to understand
Your little mind won't turn
Those little wheels will burn
You'll recognize just who I am
Things just come easier to me
What you work hard for, I get free
With no excuses made, I got all my dues paid
And I stand here, so you can see

Sport[edit | hide]

  • Just about every AFL team has one.
    • Adelaide Crows: "We're the pride of South Australia, We're the mighty Adelaide Crows!"
    • Brisbane Lions: "Go Lions! Brisbane Lions! We'll kick the winning score! You will hear our mighty roar!"
    • Carlton Blues: "We're the team that never lets you down!"
    • Collingwood Magpies: "Oh, the premiership's a cakewalk, for the good old Collingwood!"
    • Essendon Bombers: "See the Bombers fly up, up, to win the premiership flag!"
    • Fremantle Dockers: "We're gonna roll 'em and we'll rock 'em! Gonna send 'em to the bottom! And if they get up, we'll do it again!"
    • Geelong Cats: "We are Geelong, the greatest team of all!"
    • Hawthorn averts it - I don't think "We love our club and we play to win" or "Come what may you'll find us striving, teamwork is the thing that talks" count as bragging.
    • Melbourne Demons: "It's a grand old (premiership) flag, it's a high-flying flag!". Not as blatant as some of the others, granted.
    • North Melbourne Kangaroos: "North Melbourne will be champions, just you wait and see!"
    • Port Adelaide Power: "We'll never stop, stop, stop, 'till we're top, top, top!"
    • Richmond Tigers: "We're behind, but never mind, we'll fight and fight and win!"
    • St Kilda Saints: "Oh how I want to be in St Kilda, when the Saints go marching in!"
    • Sydney Swans: "Whether the odds be great or small, Swans will go in and win over all!"
    • West Coast Eagles: "We're the big birds, kings of the big game, we're the Eagles, we're flying high!"
    • Western Bulldogs: "'cause you can't beat the boys of the Bulldog breed, the team of the mighty west!"
  • Channel 9's World Series Cricket theme, "C'mon Aussie C'mon", combines this with Patriotic Fervor:

Lillee's pounding down like a machine
Pascoe's making divots in the green
Marshy's taking wickets
Hookesy's clearing pickets
And the Chappells' eyes have got that killer gleam

Mr. Walker's playing havoc with the bats
Redpath, it's good to see you back
Lairdy's making runs
Dougie's chewing gum
And Gilmour's wielding willow like an axe

    • And then Shannon Noll's version turned it Up to Eleven, although admittedly it was at a time when Australia was, undisputedly, the number one cricket team in the world:

They're not just getting runs
They're out there smashing tons
Spinning big-time records back-to-back.

    • The 1983/84 version actually subverted this, building up Pakistan and the West Indies as major threats to Australia:

The black clouds are swirling overhead
They're coming, the teams the others dread
The Pakis, the Windies, both want to win this series
They'll make the turf a dangerous place to tread
Mufasa, Javed and Imran Khan
And there's Richards, Lloyd and Big Bird, mahn
The hardest teams on Earth
Will be treading on our turf
There's thunder down under coming on

  • Name an BPL team. Any BPL team. Chances are, they have an anthem that tells of how awesome they are.
  • Many supporters of football clubs sing songs about their favorite players or club legends.
  • In Rugby League the South Sydney Rabbitohs' song goes as far as to list all the teams Souths beat in grand finals:

(To the tune of "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah"):
They mauled the Balmain Tigers,
Slew the Dragons from St. George,
The Seagulls and the Mounties next
Were crushed with mighty force
They humbled Parramatta
And the Berries in due course
They wear the RED & GREEN


They plucked the Western Magpies,
Slashed the Newtown bag of blue
The Eastern Suburbs rooster crowed,
And then was conquered too
The greatest name in any game
Within South Sydney grew
They wear the RED & GREEN \\

  • From New Orleans, the Saints have their fans' theme song, chanted at every game by fans and players alike.

Who 'Dat?! Who 'Dat?! Who 'Dat say 'dey gon' beat 'dose Saints?! ** Emphasis is placed on the exclamation point because it's not exactly used as a question. Translation from the gumbo pot of language that consists of Cajun, French, Spanish, White, Black, Asian, etc. that is "Yat", "Who is that? Who is that? Who is that who says they will defeat the Saints?"

      • Yes, this is coming from a New Orleanian. Yes, we are literate. We like to mix everything into the Jambalaya, not just what the system wants.

Television[edit | hide]

  • From Xena: Warrior Princess. Joxer The Mighty writes and performs his own theme song.
  • Parodied on Mystery Science Theater 3000. The Mads penned a sitcom theme song for themselves and performed it, then ordered Mike and the Bots to do the same. Tom Servo had one of this variety (set to "O Fortuna") all ready to go, which the Amazing Colossal Episode Guide describes as "pure bombast."
  • The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo. Subverted in that it plays over a montage of the Sheriff and his men repeatedly stuffing up.

There is a man a legend tells, who stands for what is right.
Like Wyatt Earp he never shirks, or cowers from a fight.
He is our Sheriff Lobo, mighty Sheriff Lobo. Heart of gold, oh Lobo--Keep us strong!
He has no fear, he's always here, his morale stands alone.
A man of dreams, who guards our things as if they were his own.
He walks the streets from early dawn, he stands behind our laws.
Both big and small, he bends them all, who dares to fight his cause.
He is our Sheriff Lobo, mighty Sheriff Lobo. Heart of gold, oh Lobo--Keep us strong.

    • Also subverted because the lyrics are ambiguous. Especially "...guards our things as if they were his own" and "...stands behind our laws. Both big and small, he bends them all...".
  • Not exactly a theme tune, but it probably counts:

Day Man! AAAAAA!/Fighter of the Night Man! AAAAAA!/Champion of the sun! AAAAAA!/You're a master of karate and friendship for everyone/Day Man!

Whom can you turn to for prompt diagnosis?
A fetish or fantasy.
Sex or psychosis.
No problem at all. Let us handle your call.
On our show, On our show.
Bring us your traumas, Your latent neurosis.
Erectile dysfunction, Bed-Wetting, narcosis.
There's no need for shame, you can use a false name.
On our show! On our show!
Niles: Who dares enter the dark labyrinth of the human mind? What festering secrets are buried in the recesses of the subconscious? Lurid images, lewd desires, guilty pleasures, strange compulsions. The whole catalogue of human behaviour, from the aberrant to the monstrous, lurks behind a locked door to which one man holds the key!
So if you are stymied, to find a prognosis,
And ask yourself, just like Freud, [MAN SINGS IN GERMAN]!
Stop scratching your head, Let us cure it instead.
On our show! On our show!
Now here is the man, to explain,
The tortured terrain, of your brain,
The man who feels everyone's pain,
Dr Crane!
Dr Crane!
Frasier Crane!

    • In contrast, Frasier's ending credits theme (which is sung by the character of Frasier, not just Kelsey Grammer) is more self-depreciating and self-aware than Frasier normally is, actually admitting that "And maybe I seem a bit confused / Well maybe — but I got you pegged! / But I don't know what to do with these tossed salads and scrambled eggs", something he rarely acknowledges onscreen.
  • Teddy Z he's the Man to See Uh huh/He's got the key to your fantasy, uh huh/If you want your star on the blvd, power fortune or fame/Call on Teddy...cause he can play that game/Teddy Z he's the man to see uh huh/You'll go far/He's in charge of your reality/He'll make you a star/Just call up...The Famous Teddy Z
  • Parodied on Boy Meets World when Eric decides he wants to be a detective on TV.

When a crime breaks out, all the cute girls shout,
Get the...good looking guy!
When there's a crime out there, he's gonna...
Comb his hair, cause he's the...good looking guy!

Theater[edit | hide]

  • Cyrano De Bergerac: Cyrano improvises a poem about the life of a Gascon Cadet at Act II Scene VII. You can read it complete if you follow the link.

'CYRANO (making two steps toward De Guiche):
My Lord de Guiche, permit that I present— (pointing to the cadets):
The bold Cadets of Gascony,
Of Carbon of Castel-Jaloux!
Brawling and swaggering boastfully,
The bold Cadets of Gascony!
Spouting of Armory, Heraldry,
Their veins a-brimming with blood so blue,
The bold Cadets of Gascony,
Of Carbon of Castel-Jaloux:

Eagle-eye, and spindle-shanks,
Fierce mustache, and wolfish tooth!
Slash-the-rabble and scatter-their-ranks;
Eagle-eye and spindle-shanks,
With a flaming feather that gayly pranks,
Hiding the holes in their hats, forsooth!
Eagle-eye and spindle-shanks,
Fierce mustache, and wolfish tooth!

'Pink-your-Doublet' and 'Slit-your-Trunk'
Are their gentlest sobriquets;
With Fame and Glory their soul is drunk!
'Pink-your-Doublet' and 'Slit-your-Trunk,'
In brawl and skirmish they show their spunk,
Give rendezvous in broil and fray;
'Pink-your-Doublet' and 'Slit-your-Trunk'
Are their gentlest sobriquets!

What, ho! Cadets of Gascony!
All jealous lovers are sport for you!
O Woman! dear divinity!
What, ho! Cadets of Gascony!
Whom scowling husbands quake to see.
Blow, 'taratara,' and cry 'Cuckoo.'
What, ho! Cadets of Gascony!
Husbands and lovers are game for you!

Video Games[edit | hide]

Dragonborn, Dragonborn
By his honor is sworn
To keep evil forever at bay!
And the fiercest foes rout
When they hear triumph's shout
Dragonborn, for your blessing we pray!

Web Comics[edit | hide]

Wow! Oh my!
It's Princess Pi
She rushes to defend the weak
She's really quite a guy
Even though she's not a guy
Her nails shine like justice
And her skin's the color mocha
Her private eyes are watching you
She has more friends than Oprah!

Web Original[edit | hide]

  • TROGDOR!!!
  • LINKARA! He is a man (PUNCH!), wears a purdy hat...
  • There are THREE of these in Milkquarious: You're Almost as Beautiful as Me, Have You Met My Muscles, and I Am the King.
  • Doctor Steel's song, "The Doctor Steel Show". A small bump of this song is played at the beginning of each episode of The Dr. Steel Show, and a slightly altered instrumental loop plays at the end of Episode 1.

Deep underground with my robots
Built ‘em out of toy parts
Build an army and war starts.
UFOs that throw a radium glow
Into your skull it sinks
Turn your brains into Shrinky Dinks.
What fun, I built a Ronald McRay gun!
Now this little puppet’s about to get rough!
I’m a man with a plan and a mechanical band
Who can’t do a little, cause he can’t do enough.
And as my armies rise
They take to land and sky
You’ll find the toys uprise inside

  • A possible Deconstruction is "Everyone's a Hero" from Doctor Horribles Sing Along Blog. The song is essentially trying to tell how great Hammer is while posing as an inspirational speech.
    • His introductory number, "A Man's Gotta Do," also counts- he actually interrupts Dr. Horrible's more melancholy version, then spends the rest of the song bragging and hitting on nearby women.

Western Animation[edit | hide]

Sonic! He can really move!
Sonic! He's got attitude!
Sonic! He's the fastest thing alive!

Magneto's hordes are on the way
to pillage, burn and plunder
But there's one team that will not yield
The team that strikes like thunder
X-Men! This is their day
X-Men! Coming Your Way!

  • "He's The Ace! He's AMAZING! He's the strongest, he's the quickest, he's the best! Danger Mouse..."
  • "Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! It's Superman!"
  • The Powerpuff Girls closing theme probably counts.

Blossom! Commander and the leader!
Bubbles! She is the joy and laughter!
Buttercup! Cuz she's the toughest fighter!
Powerpuffs save the day!
Fighting crime trying to save the world!
Here they come just in time: THE POW-ER-PUFF GIRLS!

...To his Martian foes, a dangerous name, a superman...
They crash him, and his body may burn, they smash him, but they know he'll return to live again...
Though the Mysterons plan to conquer the Earth, this indestructible man will show what he's worth.

When criminals in this world appear,
And break the laws that they should fear,
And frighten all who see or hear,
The cry goes up both far and near for...
Underdog! (x4)
Speed of lightning! Roar of thunder!
Fighting all who rob or plunder!
Underdog! (x3)

  • Kim Possible not only has a bragging theme tune, she does the bragging in the first person.

Whenever you need me, baby: call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me!
Doesn't matter where, doesn't matter when: I will be there for ya 'til the very end
In danger or trouble I'm there on the double
You know that you always can call Kim Possible
Beep beep be-beep! "So what's the sitch?"

  • And yes, American Dragon: Jake Long's theme song brags too (although the visuals countermand it because it's obvious Jake isn't as awesome as the song says he is):

He's hot, he's cool, as a frozen sun
He's young and fast, he's the chosen one!
People, we're not braggin'
He's the American Dragon

5 o'clock get a call to go blading at the skate park down by the mall
but my mom says I gotta prevent hostile aliens from annihilating us all
With the strength of a million and seventy men I guess I really shouldn't complain
Still I wish I could go for a walk without rusting in the rain
It's enough to fry my brain!

He's a man on a mission
in armor of high tech ammunition
Trapped on the edge of an endless game
his teenage life will never be the same
In a dangerous world, he does all he can
He's Iron Man!

If you need a hero that's a name you should know!

Armed with powers he's on the case
Fighting off evil from earth or space
He'll never stop 'til he makes them pay
'Cause he's the baddest kid to ever save the day! Ben 10!

  • Megas XLR, more in tone than in lyrics...
    • It's right though. Everybody digs giant robots.
  • The animated adaptation of the Image comic WildC.A.T.s had one

WildC.A.T.s , WildC.A.T.s
We've got invincible power
WildC.A.T.s , WildC.A.T.s
One and only WildC.A.T.s
We're heroes, Not zeroes
We got what, They fear so
Here's the facts
We got power to the max
You know we're tough as nails
When all else fails
call WildC.A.T.s
Nerves of steel
Here's the deal
Better watch out

  • The 60s The Mighty Hercules:

Hercules, hero of song and story.
Hercules, winner of ancient glory.
Fighting for the right,
Fighting with his might,
With the strength of ten, ordinary men.
Hercules, people are safe when near him.
Hercules, only the evil fear him.
Softness in his eyes,
Iron in his thighs,
Virtue in his heart,
Fire in every part,
Of the Mighty Hercules.

He could walk through walls, disappear and fly!
He was much more unique than the other guys!

  • Parodied in the Futurama episode "Less than Hero."

Superking has all the powers of a king
Plus all the powers of Superman
Also he's a robot
Ain't it cool? Superking, you rule!

Prince Ali! Mighty is he! Ali Ababwa!
Strong as ten regular men, definitely!
He faced the galloping hordes
A hundred bad guys with swords
Who sent those goons to their lords?
Why, Prince Ali!

  • In various of the theme tunes used by the UK and US Spot the Dog shorts:
    • ...He's soft and cuddly and he smiles a lot/if there ever was a pup to cheer you up...
    • ...With a smile and a laugh he can light up your day/Like the sun get over the hill/and his tail wiggle-wags 'cause he's ready to play...
    • ...Here he comes with a giggle and a hop/running so fast that he just can't stop...
      • The full version adds ...Wagging his tail, wanting to play/looking for whatever's coming his way...
  • A Theme Tune trope can't "boop-boop-a-doop" like Betty Boop can do.
  • The American version of the Animated Adaptation of Mega Man: while the bragging is only in the last two sentences of the theme ("Super fighting robot Mega Man, fighting to save the world!"), the overall musical tone and the opening animation itself is about how much Mega Man kicks ass.
  • The Teen Titans theme tune probably counts.

When there's trouble, you know who to call! (Teen Titans!)
From their tower, they can see it all! (Teen Titans!)
When there's evil on the attack
You can rest knowing they've got your back!
'Cuz when the world needs heroes on patrol...

When there's trouble, you know what to do! (Call Cyborg!)
He can shoot a rocket from his shoe! ('Cause he's Cyborg!)
Dah dah doo dah, something like that, oh yeah!
Na na na na, big fluffy cats, that's right!

Tony Stark makes you feel
He's the cool exec with a heart of steel.
As IRON MAN all jets ablaze,
He fights and smites with his repulsor ray!
That's Iron Man!
That's Iron Man...

  • The old Donald Duck shorts (those released after 1947) had one performed by the Rhythmaires. In a fun subversion, it brags about virtues that Don actually lacks.

Who’s got the sweetest disposition?
One guess, that’s who?
Who never, ever starts an argument? ("Hm?")
Who never shows a bit of temper'ment?
Who's never wrong, but always right? ("Yee-eeah?")
Who'd never dream of starting a fight? ("'S that so?")
Who gets stuck with all the bad luck?
No one -- ("Wakwakwakwak!") -- but Donald Duck! ("YEAH!")

Who do they call when Bumblyburg's in trouble?
Who's got the suit with super-suction ears?
There's no need to panic, 'cause this guy's manic,
And you know that he'll save the day!
You need a hand, he's right there on the double
Hey, hey, he's on the way
Purple and yellow! He's one super fellow!
Larry-Boy! Larry-Boy! Lean and mean green machine!
Larry-Boy! Larry-Boy! Out of sight, veg-o-mite! Larry-Boy!

Mister Trouble never comes around,
When he hears this mighty sound!
Here I come to save the day!
That means that Mighty Mouse is on the way!
Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right,
Mighty Mouse will join the fight!
On the sea or on the land,
He gets the situation well in hand!
So though we are in danger,
There's no need to despair!
For when we are in danger he is there!
On the land! On the sea! In the air!
We're not worrying at all!
We're just waiting for his call!
Here I come to save the day!
That means that Mighty Mouse is on the way!

  • Up's Muntz gets one over the closing credits (though the romantic tones don't seem to fit him).

The freaks of nature span the globe, that's too big to deny.
With canine guards we'll travel there and spit into their eye!
I can't wait another day
For my life to waste away.
We'll make it a joint venture, before we're in our dentures.
My Spirit of Adventure is you!

When Captain America throws his mighty shield
All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield!
If he's led to a fight
And a duel is due
Then the Red, and the White, and the Blue'll come through
When Captain America throws his mighty shield!

  • " It's G.I. Joe against Cobra, the enemy/Fighting to save the day/He never gives up, he's always there/Fighting for freedom over land and air/G.I. Joe!/A Real American Hero, G.I. Joe is there!"
  • Parodied in the Phineas and Ferb episode "The Beak", in which the Beak's theme tune praises him by disparaging the listener:

The Beak, the Beak,
He's strong enough to move a mountain, you're pretty weak.
(Seriously, what do you bench?)

Pepper Ann, Pepper Ann
Marchin' in her own parade
Pepper Ann, she's like one in a million!
Pepper Ann, Pepper Ann
Much too cool for 7th Grade
Catch 'er if you can, Pepper Ann!
No one's cooler than Pepper Ann!
She's her own biggest fan Pepper Ann!
Catch 'er if you can, Pepper Ann!

No one shoots like Gaston!
Makes those beauts like Gaston!
Then goes tromping around wearing boots like Gaston!
Gaston: I use antlers in all of my decorating!
My what a guy... GASTON!

Who's the greateset warrior ever, a hero of renown?
Who slayed an evil ocean? Cast the Lich King down?
That time the evil Fire Count captured a damsel fair,
Who saved her with such bravery, she offered him her hair?
Also, he fought a bear!

Avengers, assemble!
Always, we will fight as one!
Until the battle's won, with evil on the run,
We never come undone.
Assemble, we are strong!
Forever fight as one.

  • Danger Mouse: He's the greatest / He's fantastic / Wherever there's danger he'll be there / He's the ace / He's amazing / He's the strongest he's the quickest he's the best / Danger Mouse! Danger Mouse! DANGER MOUSE!!!
  • Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness has one. Bonus points for being sung by the main character himself.

Hear the legends of the Kung Fu Panda!
Raised in a noodle shop, never seeking glory or fame,
He climbed the mountaintop and earned the Dragon Warrior name
Kung Fu Panda!
Master Shifu saw the warrior blossom
And master the skills of bodacious and awesome!
Kung Fu Panda!
He lives and he trains and he fights with the Furious Five,
Protect the valley something something something something alive!
Kung! Fu! Panda!!
Legends of Awesomeness