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|7 Mar|4 mins

6 Superhero Life Lessons We Can All Learn

You don't even need a superpower
Mathew Coyte
7 Mar
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With Black Panther tearing shreds off the competition at the box office, and proving that the audience is ready to see people of colour taking center-stage in the whitest of movie genres, it seems like the world of super heroes really can improve the world in their own little way. But what else can we learn from our favourite superheroes?

Thor: Your hair doesn’t define you

When the trailer for Thor Ragnarok was leaked at Comic-Con in 2017, fans were in an uproar over Chris Hemsworth’s new short-back-and-sides. Who was Thor without his trademark flowing locks? But the film blew-up at the box-office upon its release, becoming the most successful installment in the franchise to date, proving that even if you’re Thor, the hair does not maketh the man.

Spider-Man: Nerds get the girls

Spidey and his nerdier alter-ego Peter Parker has never let his lack of street cred get in the way of his success with the ladies. Whether it was sharing an upside-down snog with Kirsten Dunst, or getting steamy with Emma Stone, Spider-Man’s natural charm cuts through when it comes to his love life.

Batman: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.

Christian Bale’s Batman is probably the most loved of all of the DC super heroes, despite none of us being able to understand a word he says when he’s wearing his mask. His guttural, raspy tone is his calling card, only matched by his nemesis, Bane, played by Tom Hardy who manages to be indecipherable for his entire on-screen stint in The Dark Knight Rises.

Ant-Man: Size doesn’t matter

Compared to all of his muscle-bound buddies in the Avengers, Ant-Man doesn’t seem like he has much to offer in an-all out barney with the baddies, but what he lacks in size, Ant-Man makes up for in ingenuity. The diminutive hero can get small, climb inside the enemy and take them apart from the inside, truly proving that sometimes it’s the little things that count.

Advice
|7 Mar|4 mins

6 Superhero Life Lessons We Can All Learn

You don't even need a superpower
Mathew Coyte
7 Mar
Share:

With Black Panther tearing shreds off the competition at the box office, and proving that the audience is ready to see people of colour taking center-stage in the whitest of movie genres, it seems like the world of super heroes really can improve the world in their own little way. But what else can we learn from our favourite superheroes?

Thor: Your hair doesn’t define you

When the trailer for Thor Ragnarok was leaked at Comic-Con in 2017, fans were in an uproar over Chris Hemsworth’s new short-back-and-sides. Who was Thor without his trademark flowing locks? But the film blew-up at the box-office upon its release, becoming the most successful installment in the franchise to date, proving that even if you’re Thor, the hair does not maketh the man.

Spider-Man: Nerds get the girls

Spidey and his nerdier alter-ego Peter Parker has never let his lack of street cred get in the way of his success with the ladies. Whether it was sharing an upside-down snog with Kirsten Dunst, or getting steamy with Emma Stone, Spider-Man’s natural charm cuts through when it comes to his love life.

Batman: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.

Christian Bale’s Batman is probably the most loved of all of the DC super heroes, despite none of us being able to understand a word he says when he’s wearing his mask. His guttural, raspy tone is his calling card, only matched by his nemesis, Bane, played by Tom Hardy who manages to be indecipherable for his entire on-screen stint in The Dark Knight Rises.

Ant-Man: Size doesn’t matter

Compared to all of his muscle-bound buddies in the Avengers, Ant-Man doesn’t seem like he has much to offer in an-all out barney with the baddies, but what he lacks in size, Ant-Man makes up for in ingenuity. The diminutive hero can get small, climb inside the enemy and take them apart from the inside, truly proving that sometimes it’s the little things that count.

Deadpool: A sense of humour is better than looks

Marvel’s foul-mouthed bad boy might look like a “testicle with teeth” but his sharp wit is enough to win over the love of his life, Vanessa Carlysle, who upon seeing his gnarled face says, “After a brief adjustment period and a bunch of drinks, it's a face... I'd be happy to sit on.”

Wonder Woman: A Wonder Woman is better than a super man

Wonder Woman is without a doubt the only cool hero in the DC Universe at the moment, proving wrong the haters who had plenty of negative things to say when it was announced that she was getting her own film. The box-office success of Wonder Woman changed the way the film studios look at female-led action blockbusters, leaving the trolls with plenty of egg on their faces, and her big-name Justice League pals Superman and Batman in her spangled wake.

Mathew Coyte
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