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Are guns unnecessary for superheroes?



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

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 Americans very much like guns (they also love fps), I wonder if america's symbolically heroes don't have guns.



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

I'm pretty sure Captain America has used guns frequently. He was a soldier after all.



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Captain America can throw the shield and it magnetises back to him. Guns aren't usually seen as heroic devices, at least not for the more orthodox superheroes. It's usually the anti-heroes like Punisher, Deadpool, Deadshot, Red Hood etc. that will feature them.



Yeah, guns aren't necessary for superheroes. There's a reason they need superheroes to save the day, because somebody with a gun simply wouldn't be able to. Plus being super strong, fast etc. wouldn't actually make the gun any more effective, if it wouldn't work for a random schmoe then it also wouldn't work for the superhero. A super-strength punch however, might.

Plus I wouldn't be surprised if it was actually illegal to show guns in the original comics. Americans can be funny about that kind of stuff in content aimed at children. That's also why they censored out guns in the American version of the Pokemon anime.



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I knew the Punisher in a Capcom game.

yep, surely they're like antiheroes.



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

Thats why we call it fiction.



Captain USA would definitely have a gun.



Actually, as a coincidence, I just started watching 'The Boys' for the first time. If you wanted to see a more literal and unidealised view of what superheroes would be like in a modern America, it's probably worth a watch. Still no guns so far though.



The idea is that you don't need guns if you're pure-hearted and heroic.