What is the Superhero Paradox?

Interesting article on Charles’ blog – be sure to read the comments as well 👍

Legends of Windemere

Goku from Dragonball

I’ve actually thought of this issue a lot since my teenage years, but I never knew there was a term for it until now.  It may be nuanced, but the gist is:

Superhero Paradox–  Superheroes try to make the world a better place, but the seem to make the world more dangerous.

Pretty sure everyone is thinking of Batman, but I’m going with Goku.  Why?  First, the quote can be connected to this in terms of a villain getting stronger in order to defeat a hero.  Actually, War of Nytefall: Savagery revolves around this concept.  The second reason I went with Goku is I remember him leaving Earth because he felt his high level of power was attracting the villains.  He went away to prevent his friends, family, and world from getting leveled every time someone shows up to challenge him.  This is a big…

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