This article is in response to the 5 favorite superheroes contest. This is also going to be my first piece of writing for Movie Pilot, so I do apologize if my wording and grammar is not up to par.
Lets dive right in shall we?
#5 Captain America
To kick of my list is "the first Avenger" and has always had a special place in my heart.
When an old friend (who was a lot more knowledgeable of superheroes than I at the time) told me about this hero I immediately fell in love with his entire concept. The idea that a man as scrawny as Steve Rogers could become big and strong just fascinated me. I also always thought that his general sort of want to help people even before he got his powers was just grand. If you notice most heroes only get the idea to help other people when they receive their powers/training. Steve is different though. Even before he became a super soldier he just wanted to help people, and I always thought that was a good mindset for a hero to have.
There are few words that can some up this hero. I guess the best way to say why Batman is great, is because he is Batman.
Batman was my first superhero growing up. I remember coming home from school one day and I went to see what was on the TV, and I saw that it was "The Batman" cartoon. I decided to watch it, being only vaguely familiar with Batman. It was n episode with the Joker, and I instantly adored all of it. Batman was incredible, and when I got older and argumentatively more mature I saw the Dark Knight Trilogy, that's when it got real for me. It was then I realized how the superhero concept can be so meaningful. Each character to do with Batman was given so much care and consideration in their development. And I would keep waiting for Batman to kill someone, which I knew would never happen, but whether in a game, movie or comic, you could see how much he wanted to. That's what made him great, the amount of restraint he had.
I will confess that the first time I looked at Watchmen it was at the movie, but it was enough to get me hooked on the legendary characters within them. Particularly Rorschach. In fact he is not just one of my favorite superheroes, but one of my favorite characters of all time.
I have always loved him not only because of his deeply meaningful monologues, but because of how serious he was about his work. He had nothing else to the point at which his disguise is his secret identity. Walter Kovacs never does anything, he is but a mask for Rorschach. I also love how he has no limits. He will do whatever is necessary to get the job done even kill. Plus how can you not love his mask?
Something else that also made him great though, is he and all of the Watchmen go to show that the superhero concept can be deep and meaningful.
I just love him.
I am sad to say that the first time I was exposed to him it was the "X-Men Origins Wolverine" version which was far from the Deadpool we all know and love. I love him because, honestly its because he makes me laugh. I just find though his character is depressing because of how broken his mind is, I just find myself in fits of laughter whenever I read him.
Oh, just a little quick message, attention Hollywood. If you ruin the Deadpool movie I will cry myself to sleep. That is all.
Before we get to the end, here are some honorable mentions...
#1 Dr. Manhattan
My top favorite has to be him.
This is not because he is unbeatable, I genuinely do not care about that. I like him because he has been through so much in his life, mainly due to all the trouble of other people. Everyone always expected him to solve their problems. Because of this he just began to care less and less about humans. "I am tired of earth" is probably one of my favorite lines of all time because we can all relate to that. We are all tired of earth at some point, he is just the one who decides to leave it.
Well that's all I have for you, I hope you enjoyed reading it, please leave feedback, and goodbye.