Originally Posted by maenalus
Personally, I'm pretty bored with the whole hero dealing with public reaction angle. It's not a complete non-issue for them, but at the end of the day, they shouldn't really give much of a damn what people think of them. Spending a lot of time on the hero hand-wringing over social acceptance makes him look kind of lame. And if anything, Superman should be amused by, not introspective over, people being afraid of him.
Perhaps; but if people are afraid of Superman, then it could end up making the rescues more difficult since you could potentially have people who are so terrified in him that it makes it difficult for him to save them due to them not being entirely willing to put their lives in his hands to save.