Originally Posted by Rausch
Marvel takes the guy who's below average and gives him power and then says "How would this guy react?"
DC comics say "Somewhere we lost a step to Marvel. ALL OUR HEROES must have more power/abilities/strengths than them."
You can relate to Batman. He's human, even if a ga-zillionaire. He's still human.
Then...then it just gets stupid on the DC side...
Ga-zillionaire is still okay. People can aspire to that, and that's why everybody wants to be Batman. They can't acquire
's alien origin or abilities later in life. Plus, saying "I want to be
!" is kind of like saying "I want to be God!" Yes, many people themselves would like to be God, but it borders on arrogant (and is flat-out uninteresting) to announce it.