Monday, June 06, 2011

Day 06- Favorite super hero and why

Superhero or Superheroine

A superhero is a type of stock character dedicated to protecting the public. A female superhero is sometimes called a superheroine.

Superhero's typically have common traits:
  • Extraordinary powers, skills or equipment.
  • A strong moral code, including a willingness to risk one's own safety in the service of good without expectation of reward.
  • A secret identity that protects the super-hero's friends and family from becoming targets of his/her enemies.
  • A distinctive costume, often used to conceal the secret identify
  • An underlying motif or theme that affects the hero's name, costume, personal effects, and other aspects of his/her character (i.e. Batman resembles a bat, etc.)
  • A supporting cast of recurring characters, including the hero's friends, co-workers and love interests, who may or may not know the superhero's secret identify.
  • A number of enemies that he/she fights repeatedly.
  • Independent wealth or an occupation that allows for minimal supervision.
  • A Headquarters or base of operations, usually kept hidden from the general public.
  • A back story that explains the circumstances by which the character acquired his or her abilities as well as his/her motivation for becoming a superhero.
  • A weakness, whether external or internal.

Catwoman... A Heroine or Villainess?
Catwoman was featured as 'The Cat' in Batman in 1940. Her and Batman are known for having a complete love/hate relationship. In her first appearance, she was a hip-carrying burglar with a taste for high-stake thefts.

I guess watching the Batman movies (Michael Keaton - Batman) with my brother growing up has lead me to love Catwoman. The status of Catwoman as a hero or a villain is ambiguous; she has her own moral code and has occasionally teamed up with Batman against greater threats. I mean Batman's hot right? A bat in a suit? She is mostly just a thief, occasionally she is caught doing a good deed. When she is surrounded by bad, she is good and when surrounded by good, she is bad... Go figure right? Sort of sounds familiar... ;)

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