There are four types of heroes
Don’t believe me?
I’ll show you
The first type is a hero born with power
Often they come from planets and faraway realms
And they can leap buildings in single bounds
They were always special
The second type is a hero given power by an artifact
A magic sword of righteousness, a ring of power or will,
A hammer for the worthy one, or a suit of armor
Even a watch that fell from the sky
It doesn’t really matter what the object is
They’re nothing without it.
The third type is a hero who was given powers in a catalytic event
An experiment gone wrong (or in some cases, one that went right)
A bite from a spider, a blast from a portal
A strike of lightning, a spell from a wizard
A gift, or a curse
It depends on how you look at it.
The last type is a hero who doesn’t have powers
At least, not superhuman powers
I guess you could say they create their own power
Taking up arms to protect their cities
Becoming a symbol of fear or hope
Acting like Robin Hood to save the day
Or simply vengeance in the night
I told you there were four types of heroes
That was true
But I didn’t mention something else
You can fit villains into those four categories
Because in the end, it doesn’t matter how you got your power
Or even if you have power at all
The person under the mask or hood is irrelevant
The intentions of the individual is what matters
And the actions they carry out.
Being able to fly doesn’t make you a hero.
Wielding a magic hammer doesn’t make you a hero.
Slinging webs doesn’t make you a hero.
Dressing up like a bat doesn’t make you a hero.
Protecting people is what makes you a hero.