Nerd apotheosis
We welcome our new inadequate overlords.
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The chief characteristic of the common put upon boy/girl/creature gifted with incredible superpowers is their staggering banality of aspiration. Things typically not on the superbeing's agenda include ending poverty, solving the energy crisis, world peace or thinking beyond good and evil. No, the most important things on the to do list are slapping down the high school/office/area man bully and doing the police department's job for it. Golden era comics are all about this kind of wish fulfilment, where the task of the hero is to preserve the status quo ante by slapping the guns out of the hands of the pettily powerful and investing the monopoly of violence in just one person.
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