According to the academic of the UNAM Faculty of Psychology, Ricardo Trujillo Correa, there are three reasons why superheroes have captivated Mexicans
Since the 1930s, superheroes have first captivated a child audience, and later readers of all ages, especially Mexican readers who have followed with special interest.
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Be it Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, the X-Men, among others. The heroes emanating from the creative minds behind publishers like DC Comics and Marvel Comics have become a role model.
In the digital edition of the Gazette of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the academic from the Faculty of Psychology, Ricardo Trujillo Correa, explained that there are three main reasons why superheroes have become the spoiled characters of the moment.
The idea of the everyday
One of the main reasons we are drawn to the adventures of superheroes on the pages of comics is because the champions of justice are outside of our common environment.
Faced with a routine that leads to boredom, superheroes can save us from the routine by taking our minds to places like Metropolis, Gotham, New York or space.
A common point is to seek to get involved with a culture similar to ours, with its strengths, weaknesses, which gives us a guide to lead our lives.
“Not only will I act well, but I will severely punish the villain”, is one of the postulates that Ricardo Trujillo states to explain this prosocial behavior, where we are struck by the way in which the hero defeats and punishes the villain, in the eternal struggle of what we consider good against evil.
This is evident when in Marvel Studios or DC Films movies we expect the protagonist to lead us through a development, a conflict and a climax to a conclusion where evil will be punished.
But this prosocial behavior can lead to another phenomenon called interpassivity, which means that we expect another character to do our part.
Fascination with the Counterintuitive
This quality is when heroes like Superman, Spider-Man, the X-Men, or Wonder Woman draw our attention to things that an ordinary human would not usually do, such as flying, climbing walls like a spider, or rubbing shoulders with humans. Gods of Olympus.
When the most powerful characters in comics accomplish feats their readers couldn’t accomplish on an ordinary day, ” we say how brilliant and how wonderful, and this is an ideal that implies something out of the ordinary”, points out the academic, in relation to the eternal struggle of good and evil.
The villains, the new heroes?
Lately there are other characters that have captivated readers, thanks to the fact that through breaking with everyday life they seek to overcome, which is why villains have recently been given more leading role.
The etymology of the word villain refers to that character who lives outside the village, which makes him be outside the community.
The villains are those who exaggerate certain abilities or qualities that cause us strangeness, such as Joker’s sinister laugh, or Thanos’ determination to get the Infinity Stones.
“As a society we feel betrayed by politics, values, social or health systems, and being a villain is a way of vindicating oneself. Therefore, they bring us logic and we like”, pointed out Ricardo Trujillo.
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Source: UNAM Global
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