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Old 01-27-2013, 09:45 AM   #651
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Originally Posted by hopefuldreamer View Post
As for it being too much like Spiderman or even Batman, I just don't think it is.
Orphaned heroes (either literal or figurative orphans) are quite common within the “monomyth.” Note Moses, Cinderella, Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker - as well as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, et. al.

Though… it might be argued that since Supes underwent the tragedy once (with his biological parents) a repetition isn’t necessary.

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