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This week, we're talking about Superheroes!
Superheroes to the Rescue!While I like superheroes (particularly the X-Men), I want to focus more on MMOs. And not Superhero MMOs, but MMOs where we become the heroes. In fantasy MMOs, we're labeled as "heroes". Like in WoW or FFXIV.
Would we be defined as superheroes in those genres? I guess it would depend on your definition of Superhero. What qualifies a character as a superhero? Extraordinary powers, superhuman powers, and paranormal abilities are usually the qualifying factors. Would you classify your toon in your chosen MMO as a superhero?
Honestly, I've never thought of any of my fantasy characters as Superheroes, as the genre expects there to be folks of extraordinary strength and ability. In short, it's not superhuman, but expected. There are creatures that need to be dealt with out in the world, and those humanoids that go and remove said threat.
Now, if it were a game such as The Secret World, (which I am getting back into) I would consider it Superhuman powers. Much like the Spiderman "creation story", we are given superhuman powers by a mere insect that plays a very important role in the story.
So what defines whether someone is a superhero or not? Is it really the fact that one would have superhuman powers? Or is it the environment that determines if these powers are the "norm" or outside of it? I, for one, would have to say the environment. In fantasy, it's not outside the norm. However, in an urban environment, it would be out of the norm, and therefore superhuman.
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