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The characters of a work are in some kind of a crisis, and simply need help. Thankfully, they bump into a friendly celebrity. No, the work is not Like Reality Unless Noted - they could very well be diminutive talking sea creatures who meet David Hasselhoff on the beach. And it's more than that -- the celebrity is very unlike reality. In fact, they have super-powers. Why? Because they're a celebrity.

Similar to, but distinct from Memetic Badass and Popularity Power. In both of those cases, it's a fictional character who most often gets the treatment; in Celebrity Power, it's a real-life celebrity, and it doesn't need to be a meme to qualify. Any celebrity who has super-powers just because they're a celebrity counts.

Examples of Celebrity Power include:


Film (Animated)

  • As suggested within the description, David Hasselhoff is shown this way in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. He's apparently capable of swimming like a speedboat, and firing things out from between his pectoral muscles at incredible velocities.
  • Brian Boitano as represented by "What Would Brian Boitano Do?", in the South Park movie. Apparently in possession of fire breath, and a Time Machine, among other strange powers.
  • The Beatles in Yellow Submarine, because "it's all in the mind." Some of John Lennon's are blatantly plot-critical, but everyone has something important -- even if it's just Magic Music. George Harrison uses much of his for Mundane Utility...
  • In Rango The Spirit of the West (Also called "The Man with No Name") is heavily implied to be a retired Clint Eastwood. Who gives the protagonist the advice needed to save the town.

Film (Live Action)

Puppet Shows

  • On an episode of Muppets Tonight, Cindy Crawford was shown to have heat vision, because she's a supermodel.
    • And then there was Christopher Reeve back on the original Muppet Show, as demonstrated after a backhanded comment about Ms Piggy.

 Piggy: Hi-yah! <bounces off>

Kermit: Wow! He really is the Man of Steel.

Video Games

Web Original

Web Comics

Western Animation

  • Metalocalypse is one tremendous deconstruction. It's overarching theme is how fans worshiping celebrities hurt themselves and society.
  • In a Treehouse of Horror episode, the following exchange occurs after (super-powered) Bart and Lisa rescue a certain actress from "The Collector":

 Lisa: "Wait, Xena can't fly!"

Lucy Lawless: "I told you, I'm not Xena. I'm Lucy Lawless!"

  • An episode of Johnny Bravo features the unlikely team of Don Knotts, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and the Blue Falcon. Al gets to invoke the trope at the end.
  • The final episode of God, the Devil, & Bob ends with the Devil nearly causing a riot at a performance of Arsenic & Old Lace as the citizens of Detroit clash over censorship versus free speech, but the two sides' animosity is destroyed by the inexplicable arrival of... Kevin Bacon, who convinces everyone to dance. To that song from Footloose. Everyone is friends again and have fun. The Devil laments to his henchman Smeck, "Kevin Bacon again! I create one little party game, and now he won't leave me alone!"
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