Talk:Mighty Mouse

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Translated names?[edit]

Just curious, as I know the comic was translated into many languages, and in one particular case I remebmer that the Vatican's Latin-promotion agency published a Latin edition; I'd thought the name used was Mus musculus, but that's just a common housemouse, not a muscular one ;-). Any of this sound familiar? And maybe a roster of languages the comic has been translated to, with the translated names, might be a good addition to the article (or any comix article)?Skookum1 19:31, 22 March 2007 (UTC)


Are you sure that Mighty Mouse is now partially owned by CBS? Jerry Beck once said on the Golden Age Cartoons forums that Viacom fully owns the Terrytoons.--JFP 19:10, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

In Argentina, Mighty Mouse was called "El Ratón Atómico" during the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Nowadays, he is called "El Súper Ratón".

Don't know how they will call the upcoming CGI movie.

Source of his powers?[edit]

Anyone know how he got his powers? I recall seeing him eating vitamins (starting at A and ending at "xyz") but it's possible that was some other cartoon. Jeffadams78 16:21, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Like many superheroes, there are a number of origin stories for Mighty Mouse. In the original Mouse of Tomorrow he eats "super" foods in a "super" market and emerges as Super Mouse. (I think that may be the story you're recalling.) In Krakatoa as a scientist he drinks a potion to become Mighty Mouse (a la Jeckyll/Hyde). In The Johnstown Flood he drinks a bottle of "Atomic Energy" to become Mighty Mouse. Wrk3 (talk) 21:24, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Powers[edit]

Moving what follows from the article text. Needs wikifying. DurovaCharge! 02:54, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

(To be verified) Powers, Abilities, and Equipment:

FLIGHT - Mighty Mouse can fly, usually trailing a mysterious orange energy, which is capable of solidifying for use as a moving platform to carry other characters. He’s swift and agile during flight, able to stop suddenly, to change directions quickly, and to perform complex aerobatic maneuvers with ease.

SUPER STRENGTH AND INVULNERABILITY - Approximately the size of a normal rodent, Mighty Mouse’s formidable super strength and invulnerability belie his tiny figure. The limits of these powers are unknown, but he’s sufficiently strong to effortlessly throw human-sized enemies about 50 meters and tough enough to withstand being engulfed in the blast of a building full of military-grade bombs and ammunition when it explodes.

MAGNOKINESIS - Mighty Mouse can hurl bolts of white lightning from his hands that allow him to mentally control ferrous metal objects.

ATTACK DEFLECTION/REFLECTION - At will, Mighty Mouse can create an invisible deflection field that surrounds his hands, allowing him to deflect attacks or reflect them back at his opponents. To use this power, Mighty Mouse must deliberately hold up both outstretched hands and touch the attack he wishes to influence in this manner. For example, he could alter the path of a stream of water shooting from a fire hose by holding up both hands to block the water. He could then direct the stream of water in an alternate direction or cause it to “home in” on the face of the person holding the fire hose.

X-RAY VISION - As stated above, Mighty Mouse has been seen to use a type of x-ray vision to see through opaque objects

HYPNOSIS - Mighty Mouse has the ability to stare his opponents and even inanimate objects into his command

TIME MANIPULATION - Mighty Mouse has been known to travel through time.

(From http://www.themysterywalk.com/Mighty-Mouse-profile.html and others)

Genetic testing etc[edit]

Does the section about lab mice really belong in this article?--Iclavdivs (talk) 20:51, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Not that I can see; the sources only show that a couple of journalists described the modified mice as "mighty mice". Even if they were making a deliberate joke reference to the cartoon, "journalist makes joke" isn't of encyclopaedic interest. --McGeddon (talk) 20:13, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Mighty Mouse's Powers[edit]

As a child, and don't even try to ask how long ago that was!, I specifically remember MM reaching into his belt buckle and taking out a piece of Swiss cheese before entering battle, ala Popeye. I don't see any mention of this at all, but I recall that clearly. I even tried eating a piece of Swiss cheese before my older brother tried to beat me up. He did:( Cheese does NOT work - at all:(

The origin of Supermouse[edit]

According to Gene Deitch, Mighty Mouse was actually created by Art Bartsch. But this Page and some sources say that Isadore Klein created Mighty Mouse, can somebody conform this, please. Who Really Created Mighty Mouse?- Asim Moalimishak (here as an Anonymous user). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.246.103.12 (talk) 22:25, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

If there is a reference for this somewhere, we should capture it, but the only attributions I've seen in print have been to Izzy Klein. Wrk3 (talk) 21:28, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

I once saw the origin of Supermouse. He was an ordinary mouse who got into a supermarket, where he ate superpeas and supercarrots, and other superfoods until he became super. I remember being quite pleased to see this episode, then afterward I was confused. I had seen the origin of Supermouse, but that character is called Mighty Mouse. It was many, many years before I established that Mighty Mouse was indeed once called Supermouse.  Randall Bart   Talk  03:25, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

The "cocaine" incident.[edit]

This article is more than a little biased in its treatment of the controversy surrounding Mighty Mouse's alleged use of cocaine. The footage in question showed him pulling a handful of white powder from under his cape and snorting it. What would that have looked like to any objective viewer? CBS certainly wasn't forthcoming in their explanation of the scene. Some said he was sniffing his "lucky chunk of cheese", while others said he was sniffing "crushed flowers". They never explained why either of these substances were white and powdery, or why Mighty Mouse would be snorting them.97.73.64.155 (talk) 00:11, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Rape Rodent/Trollface influences?[edit]

It appears that someone tried to draw his impression on Mighty Mouse and ended up with what he called the "Rape Rodent". Consequently, Carlos Ramirez, a devianART user known as Whynne tried to copy this Rape Rodent under his own impression but ended up creating the all known Trollface. Shouldn't this be added somewhere here? Source: http://meme.wikia.com/wiki/Rape_Rodent, http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/trollface-coolface-problem Engalazillo (talk) 13:56, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Dialogue[edit]

I put a link to dialogue a few weeks ago which someone unlinked, saying it wasn't "needed." First off, I am astonished that anyone would remove a link. Secondly, if we only link to terms that are "needed," then half of Wikipedia links would disappear tomorrow. We also link to terms that will be of interest to our readers and to help them better understand the article. Not everyone who reads Wikipedia articles is a well-educated, native-speaker of English. Now, whoever removed the link is free to remove it again. I don't care and I don't have the time or interest to get involved with this beyond today. But he or she should realize it is only a matter of time before someone else links to it and frankly, I think the "unlinker's" time could be better spent trying to discover the exact date Mighty Mouse made his debut rather than insisting that everyone who reads this article already knows what dialogue means and isn't interested in reading about it again. My two cents. Rissa, Guild of Copy Editors (talk) 02:27, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi @Risssa:, I am the "someone" you are referring to and taking shots at, and the correct gender pronoun is "he". The edit in question is literally right after your last edit and easily copy/paste-able. Though you're starting a discussion with a declaration that you don't want to actually participate in it, I'm going to respond to you anyway, otherwise it would just look like soapboxing, wouldn't it?
There's no need for astonishment. Per WP:OVERLINK, we should avoid wikilinks for "everyday words understood by most readers in context" "Dialogue" is not an advanced word by any stretch. Dictionary.com gives it a difficulty of about 5 out of 21 (22?). We're not a dictionary, and we're not here to teach English. Simple Wikipedia might be a better place to start for novice anglophones, or they could be enriched through context, which is a totally valid way to learn.
You made 24 edits and I made one minor tweak to them. It's a community project, people make changes, and anybody is lucky to have a sentence last a week around here. That's what collaboration is. And though I'm amused that you've found better ways for me to spend my time, in the last three days I've made approximately 430 edits, most of them related to the endless suppression of vandalism, sockpuppetry, cruft, unsourced content, hoaxes, and other bollox. I don't think you're in a great place to tell me, the "unlinker", how to better spend my totally unpaid, thankless, necessary, and ample volunteer time. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 04:44, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Movie Shorts/TV Episodes[edit]

The obvious way to shorten this article is to move the Movie Shorts/TV Episodes to its own article. Twofingered Typist (talk) 21:38, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Makes sense. — BroVic (talk) 22:50, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

mighty mouse in culture addition[edit]

the theme song was famously sung by Andy Kaufmann on Saturday night live — Preceding unsigned comment added by 60.247.127.210 (talk) 06:01, 16 November 2016 (UTC)