I had to have a good long think about this one, because I don’t think I’m particularly similar any of the superheroes I like from comics and films.
In the end I went for this: Superman
Now before you burst a blood vessel laughing, let me explain. This is not because I think I am as amazing as Superman (although I do think that, but I’m not going to write it on here because you’ll think I’m a knob). No, I have chosen Superman for a very different reason.
On the outside and to people who do not know him, Superman as Clark Kent is boring as hell. He faffs about in his smart clothes, occasionally stuttering and looking like a geek. Lots of people may not even notice him, and those that do might think ‘Wow, he’s dull. I’m not bothering with him’.
But underneath his boring exterior, Superman is fantastic.
It might take a bit of effort to get him to show you – you’d have to try to take over the world, for example – but once he does, you’re impressed.
And that’s why I identify with Superman. I’m boring, I’m quiet, I’m bookish, I’m pasty, and it takes effort to find out if there’s anything more to me. But if you manage it, I’m the coolest person you’ll ever meet.
You just have to persuade me to take off my shirt.