Why do superheroes wear their underwear over their trousers

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  1. Rishy Rich profile image73
    Rishy Richposted 13 years ago

    Yes, Why do the superheros like Spidy, superman & batman wear their underwear over their trousers??...Unexplained...Explain it! roll

    1. Greek One profile image62
      Greek Oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I would too if I could get away with it

    2. profile image0
      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      define underwear exactly.  how do you know that's not pajamas or bikinis sir?

    3. warrioRR profile image60
      warrioRRposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Because they don't know how to wear them LOL

    4. Shinkicker profile image53
      Shinkickerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Probably showing off their designer labels. Superheroes have super egos. LOL

  2. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 13 years ago

    Does that make the characters from Clockwork Orange, superheroes? yikes

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    They found this way of dressing was more practical and decorous for superhero activities like flying and climbing buildings, than wearing the kilts they used to have.

  4. LeanMan profile image79
    LeanManposted 13 years ago

    Just tried it, they need to be superheros to do it, my briefs are forcing the seam of my jeans to chaffe something terrible...

    1. Origin profile image60
      Originposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That's why you wear boxers!

      1. LeanMan profile image79
        LeanManposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Superman and batman are not wearing boxers over their pants....

        Why don't the female superheros wear sexy undies over their pants??
        Wonderwoman would have looked better in a T-back, and batwoman would have looked great in a pair of skimpy leather panties...

        1. girlincape profile image78
          girlincapeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Most female superheroes don't wear pants to begin with.

          As a matter of fact, none of them wear pants, they all wear skin tight latex, including the guys!

  5. Ivorwen profile image65
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    So little boys in pajamas can copy them. 

    ... I have some great blackmail pictures!  big_smile

  6. blondepoet profile image66
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    Cos they are super sized jocks and do not fit under all that tight latex. Plus it is easier for extracting their weapon in emergencies. smile


  7. profile image0
    Kathryn LJposted 13 years ago

    It is so that the strategically placed, rolled up sock, appears more believable.

  8. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    It does make for better "Underoos" that way.  (I had one three-year-old who had a problem with putting clothes over his "Py-er Man" Underoos - at least until he discovered a tiny pair of ripped "Hulk" jeans he'd outgrown.  (There's nothing like a skinny three-year-old with gold-ringlet hair who thinks he Hulk for one solid year.) (In the Spiderman Underoos phase, however, Spiderman picked up a lot of toys to show just how much of a super-hero he was - a very good year, that Spiderman phase.)



    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      that's cute!

  9. alternate poet profile image68
    alternate poetposted 13 years ago

    They wear their underpants outside because they must show no fear - and the evidence is in the back of the pants normally !! big_smile

  10. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 13 years ago

    To cover up the wee stain on their trousers!

  11. profile image54
    figure_skating_<3posted 13 years ago

    They where them outside of their costume to make people relize they can't be embaressed.

  12. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 13 years ago

    they do it because they can!!!!

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    Home Girlposted 13 years ago

    They are just in a hurry to save the world.

  14. StevenPayne profile image59
    StevenPayneposted 13 years ago

    I hold to the theory that it is a method of distraction for those who would fall to its power. Maybe for the gay villian wondering if Superman really is the Man of "Steel" wink wink nudge nudge and if Batman is reall a "DarkKnight" hhmmmmmmmmmmm Those gay villians are rarely seen however because they surrender right away, dropping to their knees, putting their hands behind their heads in good fashion.

  15. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    According to (um  um ...) research!  Yes!  According to some very official and reputable research....    It appears these individuals, known as "Super Heroes", suffer from a recently identified, clinical, condition; which is a variation of Dyslexia, known as, "Clothes-exia".  While the cause is not known, and the prognosis for treatment is not promising; this condition has been determined to cause few difficulties in day-to-day functioning (with the exception, of course, of activities that would normally exclude underwear as acceptable attire).  Unfortunately for sufferers of this condition, attendance at formal weddings (but only formal weddings) and all funerals requiring somber attire is discouraged.

  16. know one profile image60
    know oneposted 13 years ago

    They actually have undies on under their costumes as well. If saving the world takes longer than a day (and depending on the nastiness of the villain in question, it might), they just rotate them, thus eliminating the need to carry an overnight bag (along with with its detrimental affects on streamlining the various flights, climbs, and leaps and bounds that make up general superhero activity).

  17. theseus profile image73
    theseusposted 13 years ago

    Imagine yourself in the superhero's shoes..You were asleep or busy with something else..then out of nowhere you hear a distress call..It would be hard to think logically, right? lol

  18. 2uesday profile image66
    2uesdayposted 13 years ago

    They have something to hide.

    I think the film props department, no I mean costume department were handing out the clothes for the first super hero film.

    Someone noticed that the tights the hero was wearing made him look like he was in a film about ballerinas.

    Looking around the wardrobe department they found an item that matched the color of the heros outfit. Hence the first movie of a super hero had him dressed as we now know super heroes dress.


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