Have you ever wondered what the basic qualities of a superhero are? There must be some kind of blueprint, a skeleton for what makes a superhero both super, and a hero. Well, there are. Not only will we tell you about them, but we’ll also have you realize that you can practice these very qualities in your day-to-day, superhero-style.
6 Qualities Of A Superhero: The Major Traits Of Eath’s Defenders
1. The First Of The Qualities Of A Superhero: An Unwavering Moral Code
Skipping over the fact that the superheroes you and I are imaging have otherworldly powers of superstrength, superspeed, some, of flight, telekinesis, and the like, an unwavering moral code is on this list’s Top 1.
The reasons your favorite characters fight for good with a resolve that cannot be shaken no matter how fiery the villains along their paths is because their belief in doing what’s morally right is their beacon.
2. Courage Like No Other
Secondly, courage. The superhero’s invisible armor that allows him to face their worst enemies head-on and with zeal. True, each one has his own weaknesses, and at times, they feel fear, too. But bravery is a defining characteristic that drives superheroes to complete their missions without turning back.
3. Great Tolerance To Pain
For this, you have to consider that most superheroes have superstrength and have the ability to heal quickly from any kind of injury. On the other hand, the vast majority of them still feel pain. They’re not invulnerable to it.
Of course, those who have bullet-proof skin and the like don’t. But in general, they suffer through it. In spite of it, they continue to fight for what is good and just.
We know you’re already playing it in your head- the line that uncle Ben told Spider-Man. “With great power…” Well, we’ll leave the rest to you. Superheroes choose to accept the responsibility that hangs above their heads, even if it means saving people they don’t know.
Alternately, they can decide to turn a blind eye and leave the fate of the world to others. But they don’t. This is what separates them from the ordinary man to the extraordinary.
5. The Last Of The Qualities Of A Superhero: Knowledgeable
You cannot go in a battle without knowing HOW to win, or how to thwart the enemy’s strategies. Real superheroes aren’t reckless with their actions. Instead, they calculate their every move and plan out their tactics carefully.
Not unless the call to action is immediate, and there’s no time to formulate a well-thought-out approach. Still, you should always be thorough with regards to your plan of action.
6. A Sound Mind And A Stable Mental Health
Finally, we’re at number six, and “mental health” is probably a term you weren’t expecting to see on this list. But yes, it’s an unspoken truth about your (and our) beloved superheroes. The reason they are able to cope with “dealing” with villains, losing loved ones, and from time to time, failing to save somebody. This is because their mental health is stable. Thus, they can
Only, some of them have their darker sides, which, in our opinion, makes them all the more relatable because these humanize them. Then again, they frequently have a good hold on their emotions to continue fighting.