5 Reasons Why We Are Interested In Superheroes

Most of us love superheroes. From movies, comics and games. We enjoy watching and reading about them. But, what is it about superheroes that make them so interesting? 

1. Energize our imagination

Superhero stories energize our imagination by intertwining the alternate world around the one we live in and helping us believe in it. "The Fantastic Four make amazing discoveries. It is about overlaying the fantastical onto reality."

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2. Aspire to their noble impulses and heroic acts

We echo with the themes in the stories. We aspire to their noble impulses and heroic acts. From the dilemmas and problems that superheroes face.



3. As an escapism

We may not be Superman, but most of us have a boss and a job. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to leave in the middle of the day and forget about those works to go out and right some wrongs? To step into a closet as ourselves but step out as a powerful man to fix the things that are broken. To fix ourselves too. 



4. Engaging your mind in helping to create that hero's world

Reading about the adventures of a superhero, in other words, may be more immersive because your mind is engaged in helping to create that hero's world.

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5. The possibility to accomplish righteous ends

The superhero fantasy offers the possibility of a fundamentally good person wielding great power to accomplish righteous ends. Daredevil is the blind protagonist. He is a lawyer by day and a vigilante by night. His frustration with the corrupt, slow, and ineffectual justice system drives him to the ethical shadows to accomplish what he believes is right. When the legal system seems to offer little chance for real justice, the appeal of vigilantism rises. 

Posted on August 2, 2015 and filed under Just For Fun.