Originally Posted by Kal-El.9859
I just don't get why people need to relate to comic book characters...
Because it make the story more thrilling and enjoyable? You are more emotionally invested. It also makes characters come to life if you can understand the human emotions that drive them. The fact that comic books are escapist fantasy makes this even more true. If you can identify with the hero, you can pretend to be him or her and that is what fantasy is all about. It's a big part of Superman's success. At his most basic, Clark Kent is a bumbling nerd ignored by everyone who is secretly more, a daring superhero beloved by all. Wish fulfillment is all the more effective when the hero is more relatable.