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Superheros

Updated on April 25, 2012

I know that as we all grow up, we tend not to enjoy the little things that we used to like when we were children. You remember those days when you always wanted to watch cartoons or even had a favorite superhero? Did you ever collect superhero toys because you had to have them or you really wanted to play with them? I believe we all have gone through that stage in our life. Even me, who really wasn't such a superhero type person as a little girl. I did have my favorite superhero. What really as me thinking, is this, when we have or had favorite superheros, did it show your personality, maybe someone you wanted to be, or could it have been something else?

Most of the time, superheros had powers, Superman could fly, he has x-ray vision, he was faster than a speeding bullet, or that could of been Flash right there. Each superhero had their strength and personalities. Their powers made them who they were, even when they were out of their superhero suits. Sometimes I wonder if as a childe we had a favorite superhero because of what they may have symbalized to us or meant to us.

I did have a favorite superhero. My favorite superhero was Superman, yes being a girl I liked superman alot. He was immortal, couldn't get hurt, at least most of the time unless he was next to kryptonite. But to me, he meant alot, he was able to fly and as a child I wanted to fly to different places in the world and in my mind I thought he had a great job, being superman and saving the day, people recognizing him for what he did. I knew he was just a newspaper reporter when not in his suit, however, that to me showed that he wanted to be accepted among the people that he lived with and worked with but at the same time hide his superhero side, unless it is Lois Lane. I also wanted to be Lois Lane because she really liked Superman, so you can say as a child I really enjoyed the animated cartoons of superman. To me Superman symbalized strength, immortality (which no one one has, but can dream of), being able to fly wherever you wanted (even though we can't fly physically, we can fly in our minds), it was hard to really hurt Superman, and that to me really meant alot. Now that I think about it, I wanted at that age to have what Superman had because of my daily life of going to school, facing the many children there that didn't like me or just wishing I could go far away and just fly there.

Maybe you say, I just had a favorite superhero because I wanted too, no reason necessarily that is all good because we are all different. However, deep inside we all wanted what they had, no matter what it was or how they got it. Did you have have a favorite superhero? Did it mean anything special to you to have one? Did having a favorite superhero symbalize something in your life?

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      Christopher Peruzzi 5 years ago from Freehold, NJ

      It's always best to show and not just tell...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_%28Mar...

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      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      Whoever was your superhero, it doesn't matter. Batman was good looking enough. Thanks for commenting.

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      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      That seems a long time back, I never really heard of Captain Marvel.

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      Georgianna Lowery 5 years ago from Lubbock, TX

      My favorite superhero isn't really a superhero, but a foul mouthed, hard drinking, woman chasing alien bounty hunter - Lobo! I'm afraid of what that might say about me. Does it help if I admit I wanted to marry Batman when I was young?

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      Christopher Peruzzi 5 years ago from Freehold, NJ

      My favorite superhero growing up was Marvel's version of Captain Marvel. Mar-Vell of the Kree was sent to earth as a spy and later became a cosmic protector with enhanced powers and senses. I still think back on Jim Starlin's run as the best that I've seen in Marvel Comics.