Are You a Superhero, an Anti-Hero or a Supervillain?

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Zoe Samuel

6 Min Quiz

At what age did you get your super-powers?

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What's your sidekick like?

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What turned out to be the "devil's bargain" when it comes to having your powers?

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How long do you intend to remain in the super-being game?

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What was your life like before you were super-powered?

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Which of these grand goals matches up best with your life's work?

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Do you want your powers?

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How do you fund your activities as a super-being?

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Who did you look up to before you obtained your powers?

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Which of these characters would you view as an ally?

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For which of these actions would you want to publicly take credit?

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Under what circumstances would you be OK with being worshiped as a deity?

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Do you and your arch enemy know each other outside your relationships as super-beings?

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Where do you come from?

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What's your household situation?

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Who acted as your mentor while you were getting the hang of your powers?

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Where do you live?

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From where do your powers originate?

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How much of your time is committed to your super-identity and its activities?

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How easily can you pass off your super-powers as normal?

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What motivation to action would actually put a smile on your face?

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Which of these is closest to describing your secret identity?

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What unwanted feeling compels you to action?

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What would you be doing with your life if you didn't have super powers?

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Under what circumstances have you hurt the ones you love?

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What do you wear as a costume?

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What is your super-being "Achilles heel"?

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How much are the people from your regular life involved in your life as a super-being?

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What event first prompted you to use your powers?

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Which of these best describes your arch enemy?

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About This Quiz

Comic books have changed a lot over the last 40 years, and no title is immune to these changes. There was a time when comic book readers expected stories of pure good versus pure evil, but beginning in the 1980s, a time when America was taking stock of much of its past, this paradigm tilted toward complexity. The old ways of heroes and villains, black and white, became infused with gray. The cultural impact of the anti-hero, a type of character popularized in the films of the 1970s, took hold, staking its own claim in the comic book landscape, and changing the way both heroes and villains are written. Anti-heroes are characters who resist an act they view as evil, but in the end they must do this act in order to do good. The example of William Munny in the film "Unforgiven" is a perfect example of this archetype.

Following the introduction of comic book anti-heroes like The Punisher, publishers began to re-examine their stock of characters, seeking chances to, as pro wrestling does with "babyfaces" and "heels," turn heroes to villains, villains to heroes, and either into antiheroes. If motives determine actions, and actions define the title of a superhero, supervillain, or comic book anti-hero, then plot events can turn any character from one to another. Given the plot events of your life, which would you be? Would you use your powers for good or evil? And what pushes you to do this? Find out all that and more by taking this quiz!

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