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The Justice League Character 23% Of People Would Want To Be In Real Life

For over six decades, DC Comics has been led by arguably one of the greatest superhero factions ever created: the Justice League. Debuting on the pages of The Brave and the Bold #28, the team quickly took its place as the publisher's premier group of do-gooders. In fact, it became so popular that by November of 1960 — only eight months after making its introduction — it earned its own comic, aptly titled Justice League of America. In the years since, it has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, eventually arriving in animation, television, and live-action film on several occasions.

Of course, when looking at the Justice League as a whole, one would be remiss to ignore those who made it such a resounding success. The most common and recognizable makeup of the stable consists of Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter, but a plethora of other iconic DC heroes have also joined the ranks over the years. Each member has their strengths and weaknesses, realizing full well that they're all better off working together to stop the forces of evil than doing it alone.

Naturally, weighing the pros and cons of each member leads to discussions over who is the best of them all. However, a more intriguing proposition is, of the Justice League's roster, who would you choose to be if given the option? Looper recently ran a poll to find out which heroes seemed most appealing, and the masses made sure to voice their opinions.

23% of fans would love to become the Man of Steel

For our survey, we collected 528 responses from individuals in the United States, and nearly 23% of them agreed that living life as Superman would be perfect for them.

The only hero to surpass the Man of Steel was Wonder Woman, who took first place with 31.63%. Batman trailed in third with 18.18% and, ironically, the "Fastest Man Alive," The Flash, wound up in fourth place with 12.50%. Then came Aquaman at 8.33%, followed by 3.41% of the votes going to the write-in option, which prompted the inclusion of Green Lantern, Catwoman, and even Marvel's Ant-Man. Finally, in dead last came Cyborg with the remaining 3.03%.

It should come as no surprise that Superman secured so many of the ballots. From the moment he arrived on the pages of Action Comics #1, he has stood as a beacon of hope, justice, and equality that all readers could appreciate. Additionally, the many big-screen adaptations that star such talents as Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh, and Henry Cavill have proven both monetarily successful and critically popular. So much so that their portrayals continue to inspire everyday people around the globe to be their best selves.

As far as becoming the Superman character himself, walking a mile in his shoes would be a breeze. With the Earth's Sun fueling his Kryptonian biology, he doesn't noticeably age, he wields superhuman strength, speed, and durability, and all of his senses are heightened.  In conflict, he's a proficient hand-to-hand combatant and is also effective with his heat-vision, freeze breath, and flight abilities. That's only the tip of the iceberg, but still, who wouldn't want to give that life a try?

Thanks to his positive public image and the innumerable perks that come with him, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn't want to become Superman in the real world.