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Super heroine of my Life

12 Dec '23
4 min read


A superhero or superheroine is a stock character who typically possesses superpowers or abilities beyond those of ordinary people, is frequently costumed concealing their identity, and fits the role of the hero; typically using their powers to help the world become a better place, or dedicating themselves to protecting the public and fighting crime.

The definition of "superhero" is “a figure, especially in a comic strip or cartoon, endowed with superhuman powers and usually portrayed as fighting evil or crime”, and the Merriam-Webster dictionary gives the definition as “a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also: an exceptionally skillful or successful person.” Terms such as masked crime fighters, costumed adventurers or masked vigilantes are sometimes used to refer to characters such as the Spirit, who may not be explicitly referred to as superheroes but nevertheless share similar traits.

Some superheroes use their powers to help fight daily crime while also combating threats against humanity from supervillains, who are their criminal counterparts. Often at least one of these supervillains will be the superhero's archenemy or nemesis. Some popular supervillains become recurring characters in their own right.

Female characters have had to struggle against multiple patriarchal social processes which are integral to the global comics’ culture. Costumes play a critical role in how these characters engage with the overall narrative of the comics. The article analyses the costume of Shakti – Indian comics’ first superheroine.The article analyses the costume of Shakti – Indian comics’ first superheroine. It locates her costume within the broader literature available on graphic novels, comics and costumes. The article attempts to analyse the processes by which Shakti’s costume restricts her to a normative femininity where the power and authority of women become socially acceptable only when they are expressed or asserted without challenging patriarchal social norms.


Today we talk about superheroes like Captain America, Spiderman, Avengers, and so on. Why do we talk only about superheroes and why not about the superheroines of our lives?? Now you may be wondering are there superheroines also? So, the answer to your question is YES! I have been a superhero in anyone's life or not I don't know but there is a real superheroine in my life. And I hope all of you have one or the other superheroine in your life too. Today I am going to write about such a superheroine of my life.

One of my class teachers in my 9th Standard is my superheroine of life. She used to support me a lot in my life. Her Maths lecture was one of the most interesting lectures in our school. Every year in our school teachers used to hold a small gift exchange programme during Christmas. I got a name and got a gift for her too. I gave that gift to her. She opened it and started to yell at me that it wasn't the gift that she wanted. I was crying a lot that day and all my fellow mates were laughing and supporting her. 

That time my teacher came and asked why was I crying. I told her the incident & she told me that the gift was very nice and promised me that if that girl would not keep that gift, she would keep it as a gift and calmed me down. Later that girl was guilty of it and accepted that gift. If I would like to become a superhero in anyone's life, I would like to become like my teacher and help others. 

This is a real story and she is one such superheroine of my life. Hope you all agree with me. And start thinking of the superheroine of your life.

Category : Personal Development


Written by Shreya Nayak