I am writing a paper in college, and we have discussed what a superhero really is. They have shown courage in the face of adversity, and they have given themselves to helping a greater cause, without promoting self-interest. They dedicate their life to doing good, and put themselves in harm's way, to save others Now I ask you... Is Iceman a real superhero? Just because he has powers doesn't automatically put him into this category. In the X-Men series, he rarely if at all puts himself in danger's way to save the public. He is not sacrificing himself, because he can not be beat. Thats what makes him super. There are two parts to the word Superhero. Super, being defined as having power beyond that is normal, and HERO being as a described previously. Any thoughts or aspects/approaches I can take on saying that he has showed immense courage in the face of danger?