Big, Ugly, and Strong: The Anti-Hero Workout
The following article is a guide to the anti-hero work out. This type of hero is usually portrayed as a villain or someone with questionable morals.
They are often seen as being overconfident and not having any real feelings other than their own selfish ones. However, there are some heroes who have no such moral code; they just do what they want because it’s fun!
Anti-heroes are very popular nowadays. There are many movies, television shows, video games and comics which feature them.
In fact, there are so many that they’re almost becoming a cliché. So let’s take a look at some of these characters and how you can incorporate them into your training program!
Batman: Batman is one of the most famous superheroes in history. He fights crime using only his skills and his batarangs (which aren’t actually weapons).
He is also known for being a self-made man, having nothing but the clothes on his back and a sense of justice. While he may seem like an anti-hero, he does have some redeeming qualities. For example, he doesn’t kill innocents. Instead, he trains young Bruce Wayne to become a better person and eventually becomes Batman himself.
Spiderman: Spiderman is another superhero who fights crime using his spider powers instead of guns or knives. He is also known for often acting before thinking and having a smart mouth.
While Spiderman can be a self-confident and funny hero at times, he does have the tendency to be a loner and leave others behind. None of these are good qualities to have when training.
Superman: While Superman has been called a “goody two shoes” by some, he is still an iconic superhero that many people idolize. He fights for “truth, justice, and the American way” and has become the inspiration for many superheroes since.
He does not have any supernatural powers or abilities, so he trains very hard to be as good of a fighter as he is. While some people may look up to him, he can often be seen as boring by others.
The Punisher: The Punisher is a vigilante who takes the law into his own hands by inflicting capital punishment on criminals. He uses guns as his primary weapon and has a merciless approach to fighting crime.
While he may seem like a cool anti-hero, he does not have any real superpowers and instead has relied on his military training to get ahead. While some may find this badass, others may see him as dull and boring because he doesn’t have any powers.
Watchmen: The Watchmen is a group of retired superheroes that have grown old and bored. They’re no longer saving the world, so they settle for more “mundane” activities like throwing parties and getting into bar fights.
While some people may look up to their antics, others may see them as washed up has-beens.
Green Arrow: Green Arrow is a vigilante archer who’s known for his use of trick arrows. Unlike the Punisher, he does not kill his enemies but instead puts them in jail after he stops them.
He’s also a bit of a hipster due to having a liberal ideology and having a bit of edge to him. While some may see him as cool because he doesn’t kill, others may see him as less of a “man” because of it.
The Flash: The Flash is a superhero with super speed. He can run at lightning fast speeds and is known for his quick-wittedness and his happy-go-lucky attitude.
While he seems like an all around nice guy, others may see him as too annoying because of his perky personality.
Green Lantern: Green Lantern is a member of a group of intergalactic peacekeepers that each have a power ring that grants them a variety of abilities. He is a wise and brave hero who uses his willpower to create constructs such as weapons, shields, and even planets!
While he may seem like an all around nice guy, others may see him as too annoying because of his perky personality.
Batman: Batman is a dark and serious vigilante who has vowed to protect the people of Gotham City from the scum of the city. He does not have any superpowers, so he trains very hard to be as good as he is.
He is known to be a loner, and while others may see him as a badass for it, others may see him as a bit of a loser for not having any allies.
While these superheroes may have superpowers and be in the spotlight, they still have to deal with various forms of discrimination that can even lead to them becoming cynical.
In Watchmen, Comedian is a man who has an outrageous sense of humor. He often jokes about topics such as the Holocaust and the Kennedy assassination.
While his dark humor makes him an interesting character, his peers sometimes find him offensive enough to where they attempt to kill him.
In Green Arrow, Ollie is a liberal superhero with a bit of an edge. He often advocates for a change in the system and tries to rally people behind his beliefs.
While some may find this appealing, others may find his attitude to be obnoxious.
In Green Lantern, Hal is an adventurous thrill-seeker who’s brave enough to go where no man has gone before. His stories about outer space are fascinating and engaging, but others may consider him to be a bit of a bore for it.
In Watchmen, Rorschach is a dark and grumpy vigilante.
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