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Superman symbolizes the “Messianic Hero” or “Savior.” He represents hope, selflessness, and the ideal of human potential. His alien origin and near-invincibility evoke themes of otherworldliness, moral integrity, and the burden of great power.

Themes: “hope”, “selflessness”, “potential”, “otherworldliness”, “power”

More in: “Superman: The Unauthorized Biography” by Glen Weldon; “The Myth of the American Superhero” by John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett.

Movies: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.

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