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Feedback wins Who Wants to be a Superhero

Feedback, aka Matthew Atherton, has won SciFi’s Who Wants to be a Superhero?. Feedback hugged Stan Lee, who finally emerged from his on-screen prison, and said, “I finally got to embrace the man I have idolized and looked up to my entire life.”

Having defeated Fat Momma, he will be immortalized in a comic book, appear in a parade at Universal in Orlando, and be featured in a SciFi movie. Luckily for Feedback, his alter ego has some acting experience, even though SciFi says he’s a “software engineer,” so the film part should go smoothly.

The finale had the superheros attending stunt school and filming cheesy little introductory movies for their characters, which were shown at the final ceremony at Universal Citywalk. Adding to the series’ overall feeling of being fake and set-up, there wasn’t a single shot at Citywalk that didn’t include people in the crowd looking bored or confused, and the entire finale segment was enhanced with audio. I can’t believe the producers wanted us to think that was genuine, considering that the camera would pan the crowd–most of whom were just standing there, mouths closed, arms not moving–while we heard the equivalent of a football stadium cheering and clapping. Or perhaps they were all superheros, clapping via telepathy.

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