|08-23-2011, 07:48 AM||#11|
Clark Kent > Superman
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South West, UK
Re: Batman-"the most realistic" superhero?
And your saying that if you or I were that alien, having grown up taught to hide for fear of being dissected like a frog if anyone knew about us, it would be perfectly realistic to put on a multi coloured suit and walk around in plain sight letting everyone know we were different?
And your saying that it'd be totally realistic that as soon as that suit came off and we wore a baggy shirt and glasses, no one would recognise us?
I'm sorry, but I can much more easily imagine myself hiding in dark alleyways with hi tech body armour and weapons, because my rich parents were killed by a thug and i'm a bit screwed up about it.
That seems way more believable to me.
Yes, Superman fits an archetype more common in fiction.
What does that have to do with whether or not his origin is more realistic?
It just means there have been a lot of very unrealistic stories about people from other worlds coming to help us.
He'd probably just be a journalist.
But he'd be fighting injustice with his journalism. He'd be as much of a hero as Lois basically.
So I don't see how your statement makes sense.
But even that depends on the interpretation.
Because some people think he sees himself as a human with powers, and some people think he sees himself as a krytonian among humans.
I'd say the former is more realistic when he arrived as a child, but the latter would be his outlook if he remembered his world. Kind of like Kara I guess.
Just accept that this is the direction they have taken.
Then, you can either decide this version isn't for you and stop watching. OR you can decide to enjoy it for what it is - an elseworlds tale.
'In Elseworlds, super-heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places - some that have existed, and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. The result is stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow.'