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Post Reply Why aren't there super heroes in real life? (Inspired by Boku No Hero Academia)
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They do. Their called firefighters and paramedics.
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^beat me to it. firefighters risk their lives to save people and property (when possible. people are obviously given a higher priority during rescue efforts)
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Posted 9/30/17

kiltmaker2 wrote:

Well, there was Sgt York in World War I and Audi Murphy in World War II


These are good examples.

The superheroes tend to appear (if they should exist at all) when either theirs or their comrade's lives are on the line.

I suppose here in the US that's why the Medal of Honor exists.

In terms of real life, the real heroes tend to go unnoticed because the news receives more clicks and ratings covering the villains. Plus our politicians and our leaders behave like villains, so there's a substantial distraction from every day heroism.
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Though I don't know if this actually very common, often in fiction vigilantes will go after a suspect before they have more basic info.
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kadmos1 wrote:

Though I don't know if this actually very common, often in fiction vigilantes will go after a suspect before they have more basic info.


Punisher just listens to the police radio, and doesn't even wait for a trial.
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Movies were made of their exploits a long time ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_York

http://www.audiemurphy.com/

They weren't "super heroes" with amazing powers, but they were regular people who did the right thing at the right time
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The criterias of superhero need to be defined first:
1) a superhero should be uniquely overpowered in some way so they could achieve something that other people cannot do. If they become overpowered with their capacity to operate some device, then they should be the only one who could use that device.
2) they should work as an individual or with a small group of uniquely overpowered people. They could work with many other superheores but this should not be common.
3) they should deal with life-threatening crisis with direct high-arousal actions.
4) they need to help people with fame as the only personal incentive.

In my list of criterias, 1) and 2) could explain why superhero do not exist in real life; an individual or a small disorganized group could achieve something that a large organized group could also achieve as well. The rich 1% could invest in a superweapon that allow only certain people to use it but it would not surpass the capacity of national military.
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21stCenturyGemini wrote:


kadmos1 wrote:

Though I don't know if this actually very common, often in fiction vigilantes will go after a suspect before they have more basic info.


Punisher just listens to the police radio, and doesn't even wait for a trial.


Well, the reason that super hero exists is because there is super villain. And because you shouldn't build a super villain in real life, they become concepts.
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I hope quirks become a real thing one day
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Srav3R wrote:

I hope quirks become a real thing one day


Lol there is also psychic dominator
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hehe
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those who take the law into their own paws are still considered criminals and can face jail time if found guilty. but there are real time superheroes all the time, those who stand up for what the believe in, those who stand up against bullies, etc... these are heroes in my book.
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Ahem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Jones
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Anyone can be a superhero. All it takes is

100 Push-Ups
100 Sit-Ups
100 Squats
10KM Running
EVERY SINGLE DAY!
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There are real-life superheroes and they're all over the globe, protecting the communities, giving money to charity, doing yoga, learning self-defense or working out. Sitting in your duff or basement won't do you any good if you want to become a superhero.
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