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Marvel and DCHeroes are living in similar yet different fictional universe
Jung Eun-chae, Reporter | 승인 2020.07.01 16:33

 

  Which character comes to mind first when you think of the hero movie's main character? It may vary from person to person, but usually Iron Man, Superman, Batman, and Captain America are easy to think of. Iron Man and Captain America are Marvel members and Batman and Superman are DC members who have long formed a huge fan base with each character's distinct characteristics. Marvel and DC, of course, have many other heroes in their fictional universe besides those four. Marvel and DC are the two major mountains of hero filmmaking, and they have been competing together for about a decade. If so, how are Marvel and DC similar and different?

 

Marvel

Iron Man ------- "I am Iron Man,"

  Iron Manʼs suit, which can be called Marvelʼs signature character, is genius inventor Tony Stark. He made a steel suit to save himself from a fatal heart injury, and the invention became the start of Iron Man. This gives Tony an opportunity to give up his weapons business, as he felt keenly that there were people dying from his business. The background of being a billionaire and a genius of invention is unique. Unlike existing heroes, it is characterized by less altruistic. He is so determined, so self-righteous that he has set his own path and has no hesitation.

 

Captain America ------- "I can do this all day"

  A symbol to the nation, and a hero to the world. It is a modifier for Captain America. He plays the role of the Avengersʼ spiritual pillar and captain with outstanding leadership and justice. It is the most ideal hero and symbol of hero in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Captain Americaʼs real name is Steve Rogers, a soldier born in 1918. Steve was weak enough to have his doctor dissuade him from joining the military several times. However, he underwent Super Soldier Surgery and gained outstanding physical abilities. In Marvel Universe, Captain America’s status is beyond imagination. This is because he saved America from crisis 70 years ago and even now.

 

Black Widow ------- "I have got red in my ledger. I gotta wipe it out."

  Her real name is Natalya Alianovna Romanova, but she is now Natasha Romanoff. The origin of the heroʼs name, Black Widow, is a black widow spider known for its ferocious poison and is also commonly referred to as a female spy from a red room where she was trained. MCU’s first female hero, a notorious spy and assassin with Committee of State Security (KGB) in the past, turned around after Hawkeye saved her life. She plays a key role in the Avengers, taking on the role of an informant or going on public appearances on behalf of the team. She is good at hiding emotions, but she also shows a lot of human and weak sides.

 

DC

Superman ------- "Man of Steel."

  Power to wipe out the entire human race. He has been loved by many people for a long time as a character representing DC Universe. He was sent to Earth as a baby from the extinct planet Krypton. His name is Kal-El in Krypton. In Earth, he lived in the countryside of USA and spent his childhood as an ordinary student Clark Kent. However, as he grew up, he learned the power of a hero hidden in him. In terms of physical ability alone, he is the best hero ever. He is also the strongest player in the Justice League. Despite parentsʼ concerns that people in the world will be afraid, he endures criticism and pain and strive to save the world. He regards Earth as his home and has a strong attachment.

 

Batman ------- "Men are Brave"

  His real name is Bruce Wayne, and another name is Dark Knight and Capped Crusader. It is the most popular superhero in DC. He is a billionaire and CEO of Wayne Enterprises. He has excellent fighting skills and human physical ability to reach the limit. Therefore, he does not have to use muscle suits or other rides, but rather fight with regular bat suits and basic weapons. He has a cold and cruel aspect to achieve his purpose. Often referred to as the origin or root of a dark hero, and anti-hero looks are often seen.

 

Woner Woman ------- "And I believe in love."

  Born between Hippolyta and Zeus, her real name is Princess Diana of Themyscira. On Earth, she uses the name Diana Prince. As a goddess, she has the power to match Superman. She exhibits her astonishing ability with her super powers and powerful items - her own bracelets, shields, noose and combat skills as Amazon warriors. She is also excellent in terms of linguistic abilities such as English, French, and Chinese. She is the smartest, most rational, most coolheaded person, but she loves and cares about everyone.

 

The differnce between Marvel and DC

➊ Marvel almost instantly reflects the real situation, but DC has a message of classical value.

➋ Marvel often reveals the duality of heroes, but DC heroes are icons of respect.

➌ In Marvel, itʼs unclear whoʼs the villain and hero in Marvel, but DC has a clear villain.

➍ The name of the team where the heroes gathered shows the direction of each Universe. Marvelʼs Avengers and DCʼs Justice.

➎ Heroes in Marvel often feel skeptical about their abilities and their role as heroes like Iron Man. DC, however, has a strong belief in its role as a hero like Superman.

Jung Eun-chae, Reporter  chucherry@konkuk.ac.kr

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