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User avatar #12 - mrjweezy (09/01/2013) [-]
why do most superheroes have dead biological parents.
#75 to #12 - anonymous (09/01/2013) [-]
To get the greatest power you must give up your greatest love.
kind of like alchemy
User avatar #60 to #12 - vigorion (09/01/2013) [-]
Have you ever tried to deny a prepubescent superhero a candybar?
#27 to #12 - Spikeydeath (09/01/2013) [-]
Batman would not be psycho if he had living parents
#26 to #12 - theism (09/01/2013) [-]
Fewer characters to write for.
User avatar #18 to #12 - kerfufflemachtwo (09/01/2013) [-]
Why do most protagonists in Disney movies have at least one dead parent?

Helps build the story.
User avatar #15 to #12 - captainfuckitall (09/01/2013) [-]
It adds trauma and depth to the character, allowing them to have more backstory and be able to 'bloom' through-out the comics so they're not just beating up bad guys all the time

It also solves the whole "Son, I don't care if you can lift 5,000 tons and control time with a thought, you are 15 years old, you are not joining the X-men, you will come inside, eat dinner, and go to school like a GOOD BOY. I AM YOUR FATHER AND WHAT I SAY GOES" problem
User avatar #28 to #15 - freakstorm (09/01/2013) [-]
Billy Batson (Shazam) has a father (figure) (correct me if im wrong i'm not reading the current ones), from what i have read/watched there is some humor that can be derived from it.
User avatar #55 to #28 - captainfuckitall (09/01/2013) [-]
I always found that ironic considering he's black

But yes, not all of them are orphans, but a good most of them are for the reason stated above
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