The topic works off the idea that Delvin is a normal warrior among a group of superhumans. You see it very often, but the characters in this role don’t typically rise beyond sidekick or fodder. Rarely do they become a full-fledged hero unless they’re in a comic book. That medium has a tradition of the ‘weaker’ heroes either growing in power somehow like Bucky Barnes becoming Winter Soldier. So let’s play around with the idea of a protagonist who isn’t more than human:
- Who is your favorite powerless hero? (And you can’t say Batman.)
- When writing or reading about a hero without special abilities, what do you do or look for to make them stand out?
- What do you think is the appeal of having a hero without powers in a world of superhumans?