ByLohanne Cook, writer at Creators.co

What makes a hero? His sense of loyalty? Her kick ass powers? What about their sense of justice for the innocent? No my friends the key element that makes a good hero, or something I at least found common are is the parent(s) is gone.

Yes, the Disney princess approach, which I understand some these heroes came before them, who are in my opinions are heroes too. So for the sake of my argument let me present some heroes we have that a parent has been absent.

KATNISS

Jennifer Lawrence as Lionsgate Katniss
Jennifer Lawrence as Lionsgate Katniss

Who passed? Her Dad (dead)

Katniss was taught her by her father all her skills but tragically he died in the mines. While we are at it, her mom was checked out early and Katniss had to grow up a lot faster than necessary.

ARROW

CW's Arrow
CW's Arrow

Who passed? Both Parents (Comic) and Dad (TV Show)

If we are going based off the comics, then we have a pretty sick story of how Mr. Queen had to grow up real quick. Due to his hesitation at killing anything as a young child through archery, his parents were mauled by lions during a safari. Messed up right? Well get this in CW's Arrow, Mr. Queen had to watch his father kill himself in order for him to survive while they were stranded at sea. Either way, Mr. Queen got a lot of guilt.

The Flash (Barry Allen)


Grant Gustin as CW's The Flash
Grant Gustin as CW's The Flash

Who passed? His mom (dead) and father (jailed)

"The Streak", "Scarlet Speedster" and "Crimson Comet", Barry and all his other fast friends have one thing in common, their the funny ones. So it definitely sad to see that Barry suffered so much growing up. In the CW's adaptation of The Flash, Nora Allen (Barry's mom) was killed by a mysterious person and his father was pinned for the crime.

BATMAN (Bruce Wayne)

Batman Forever....
Batman Forever....

Who passed? His parents

As everyone knows how the story goes, poor Bruce Wayne witnessed the murder of his parents as a child and thus started his career as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, the Bat or even as I like to call him the sassy one because Batman's comebacks are on point.

Justice League Unlimited
Justice League Unlimited

LUKE SKYWALKER

Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)

Who Passed? Anyone who ever raised him.

Poor Luke! Raised by his Aunt and Uncle. They told him that his mother died and never revealed his father's identity. Then much later they reveal that his father was actually murdered! Luke then wants to become a pilot, later changes his mind and then comes home to find his aunt and uncle were murdered. Messed up right? As everyone knows in the Star Wars Universe, the famous line of "Luke, I am your father." is uttered and the cinematic universe has a collective gasp. but for Luke, this is cherry on the cake because he has literally gone through a roller coaster of emotions.

But we are done yet, my friends. Along his journey of becoming an amazing jedi, he is trained by Yoda and taken under Obi-Wan wing, and lo and behold THEY DIE TOO! Literally anyone who has ever treated him like a son died. P.S. After find his true father, he dies too.

I know this isn't the full list but we would be here forever from Harry Potter to Iron Man but these people rose above and beyond to seek justice for all. And we love them for it.

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