But now, Marvel has made him into a real superhero, in a comic book that hit newsstands Wednesday.
Trudeau graces one of two covers of the latest edition of "Civil War II: Choosing Sides" -- seated in the corner of a boxing ring, smiling, his elbows resting on the ropes, with the maple leaf symbol emblazoned on his tank top and wearing red boxing gloves.
The 44-year-old prime minister is surrounded by Canadian superheroes Puck, Sasquatch and Aurora -- members of the Alpha Flight squad -- as Iron Man looms in the background.
The main cover in circulation does not feature Trudeau.
The comic book also introduces a mysterious new character, Ulysses, who has the power to predict the future.
Trudeau is consulted in his Ottawa office by the members of Alpha Flight after a disagreement breaks out over how to leverage Ulysses's powers.
Trudeau takes a principled view, telling his comrades: "Above all else civil liberties must be protected.
"I think imprisoning people for crimes they may not even have thought of yet is wrong... I think this is a dangerous path you've embarked on."
Trudeau's father Pierre, who also served as Canada's prime minister, also appeared in a Marvel comic released in 1979.
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