Since I’ve been thinking a lot about super powers lately, I’ve been trying to decide what makes a hero and what makes a villain. I mean, at first glance that seems like a pretty obvious answer, right? Heroes are good and villains are bad.
Sure, there are some guys that are super evil and nasty like The Joker, but he was just some guy who got really screwed up and is now super pissed about it, right? So we villainize him.
Is villainize a word?
But then there are guys like Batman who, frankly, kind of blur the lines. That guy pisses off cops all the time, he lies about who he is and where he’s been, he breaks piles of stuff. (There’s nothing I love more than when the good guys come in to stop the bad guys from destroying the city and then–destory the city.)
So who decides?
Is it the media? Like for a while everyone decided Spider Man was hindrance to the city. Was he, for that brief period, a villain because he wasn’t in the city’s favor?
Anyway, what I want to know is–what would you be? Would you save damsels and dudes in distress, or would you strive for endless power?*