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ˈsu pərˌhɪər oʊsu·per·hero

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  1. superhero(Noun)

    Any kind of fantasy/science fiction crime-fighting character, often with supernatural powers or equipment, in popular children's and fantasy literature.


  1. Superhero

    A superhero is a type of stock character possessing "extraordinary or superhuman powers" and dedicated to protecting the public. Since the debut of the prototypical superhero Superman in 1938, stories of superheroes—ranging from brief episodic adventures to continuing years-long sagas—have dominated American comic books and crossed over into other media. The word itself dates to at least 1917. A female superhero is sometimes called a superheroine. "SUPER HEROES" is a trademark co-owned by DC Comics and Marvel Comics. By most definitions, characters do not strictly require actual superhuman powers to be deemed superheroes, although terms such as costumed crime fighters or masked vigilantes are sometimes used to refer to those such as Batman and Green Arrow without such powers who share other common superhero traits. Such characters were generally referred to as "mystery men" in the so-called Golden Age of Comic Books to distinguish them from characters with super-powers. Normally, superheroes use their powers to counter day-to-day crime while also combating threats against humanity by supervillains, their criminal counterparts. Often, one of these supervillains will be the superhero's archenemy. As well, some longrunning superheroes, such as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and Iron Man each has a rogues gallery of enemies. As well, superheroes sometimes will combat such irregular threats as aliens, magical/fantasy entities, American war enemies such as nazism or communism, and godlike or demonic creatures.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of superhero in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of superhero in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of superhero in a Sentence

  1. Talia Savren-McCormick:

    Anyone could be somebody who saves a life, you don't have to be a superhero.

  2. John Chambrone:

    The movie meant a lot to us and I was so glad that Brie Larson now shares my passion for the greatest superhero in all the known universes.

  3. Bindi Irwin:

    Mom and Dad are truly my heroes, and I have to say, so is my little brother, Robert. He's 11, and he's just the most amazing boy. He's so much like Dad sometimes, it's a bit scary. Dad is and always will be my living, breathing superhero.

  4. Alexandra Almonte:

    She asked why was the statue there, if she was a superhero like her and if she had any superpowers, i told her [the statue's] superpower was representing all of us.

  5. Nakia Cadet:

    Popular kids' costumes would be anything scary for girls but with a girly twist, and then for the boys, Stormtroopers, Star Wars and superhero costumes will always be a big thing.

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