Disclaimer: As somebody who’s social circle does not often talk about the race or sexual orientation of characters, I have a bit of a hard time understanding why some people cling to these facets with such vigor. I understand that my stance is most likely because I’m a fairly sexually repressed straight white male, but at the same time I’m intrigued by others’ views on the subject. This thread is in no way one that promotes or encourages hate speech or derogatory terms. I’d just like to know other folks thoughts on which characters they gravitate towards and if that character’s skin color or whether or not their boffing another takes your enjoyment out of it.
Having spent a lot of my free time over the last year watching DC Daily and scanning the community boards, I’ve noticed a lot of people will have a favorite character based on a similar quality they share with that character; I myself grew up loving the Hulk since I was a small, nerdy child with a terrible temper, but that shifted to Nightwing when I felt myself growing into my own person, and again to Hellboy when I became more curious about the religions and folklore of different cultures. Do you have anyone specific that you live vicariously through as you’re reading comics, and are there any characters opposite from yourself that you also enjoy with the same intensity?
Bonus Question : Are there any characters you feel would work better if they were a different race or sexual orientation?