As a child, watching the earliest days of Nickelodeon, I was taken by a couple of cool British super-hero type cartoons.  One, Dangermouse, is in the midst of a renaissance, getting a reboot and DVD release, while the other…

…was Bananaman.  Known for his priceless banana-peel gloves and boots and his ongoing feud with Appleman (YARR YARR YARR *YARR*!), young Eric’s super-powered alter-ego used all the mighty abilities of a banana in the battle for justice.  Of course, there are a great many fruits out there in the world, meaning that at LEAST one other should be useful/iconic enough to make the super-duper grade, leading us to today’s juiced and peeled query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) likes the sound of ‘The Human Watermelon’, spitting seeds… FOR JUSTICE, asking: What fruit would you choose for the best fruit-themed superhero?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. I honestly had to stop myself because I kept thinking of fictional fruits (like those from Star Wars or other sci-fi/fantasy settings) before realizing they don’t exist.

    I’d have to say Watermelon just because I imagine the hero being a bit Gallagher-esque and smashing them to stop villains, as well as eating them and spitting the seeds like non-lethal bullets.

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