Today is National Superhero Day.
A superhero as defined by Merriam Webster dictionary is a fictional character who has amazing powers (such as the ability to fly). Also a very heroic person.
Following these definitions, television viewers see many superheroes, particularly on most of the shows on The CW like The Flash. Yes, Barry Allen has the ability of super speed. But he also possesses a kind heart and the goal of doing what’s right. Even though superpowers help and aid in the super hero endeavor, what makes a true superhero is someone who will be their own safety and personal well-being last in order to protect others.
To this end, my favorite television superheroes are Supernatural’s Sam and Dean Winchester. They don’t have superpowers. Okay, Sam did have the ability to pull demons from their hosts and could fling demons against walls when he was super-charged by demon blood, but for the most part, the Winchesters rely on their skills as hunters to save innocents and to protect the world from evil.
A superhero is not above putting their personal well-being last as well as their life for others. Again, I cite the Winchesters who have died many times over to save the world.
Other television superheroes include Kara and Alex Danvers from Supergirl, the entire “Team Arrow” A superhero doesn’t need powers or brawn, brains are a great asset too. Arrow’s Felicity Smoak and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s Ray Palmer fit this category.
And in 2017, those costumed heroes, the Power Rangers returned in an all new movie.
Do you believe a superhero is someone with powers? Or a very heroic person who is willing to sacrifice for the greater good?
The Nerdy Girl Express would love to hear from you as to who are your favorite superheroes.
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