Posts Tagged ‘superheroes’
If you’re anything like me, you’re totally obsessed with superheroes and the idea that one man (or woman) could save us mere mortals from harm (and if you’re not, you should be — superheroes rock). But after much thought, I’m left wondering – what makes our favorite superheroes so super? No doubt there are so many different kinds of superheroes with super abilities. Some rely on technology; others on natural ability. Is one better than the other?
One of my absolute favorites is Ironman. Good ol’ Tony Stark’s amazing mind and mastery of engineering led to the creation of that suit which has then been used for the greater good. But like Batman, Ironman depends on gadgets and technology. Without access to the latest and greatest gizmos, it’s doubtful that these two men could do much to save themselves, much less anyone else.
On the opposite side of the spectrum are the superheroes with supernatural abilities. I think you know who I’m talking about – there are so many of them but let’s just name a few. Superman, Spiderman, the Flash, etc. fall into this very broad category. Their special abilities set them apart from anyone else here on earth and they have the ability to fight evil using their own natural skills. Even so, does mutated (or different) genetics automatically make a superhero? Moreover, does someone with a varied genetic code count as a superhero more than someone who relies strictly on technology?
I want to hear your thoughts. Who’s your favorite superhero? Do you prefer your superheroes to be technologically inclined or full of supernatural ability?