I’m watching a series called “The Boys” on Amazon Prime Video. (Yes, I make time to watch television. Sometimes I need to relax. 😉 )
What I suddenly noticed was perhaps odd, but… look at the suits of superheroes. They are dumb. Flashy and fast, perhaps, but… dumb.
The thought that triggered this was: do these people ever pee? (“Use the facilities, bathroom, restroom”, take your pick.)
Someone in such an outfit would have to strip nearly completely to perform such a simple act. This makes entirely no sense to me. Of course, in most films, series and stories, there is no mention of such trivial things as eating, drinking and the normal, natural result of such activities. They don’t seem to exist, but it struck me nonetheless.
Leave that to me and my odd brain.
In this respect I see more value and credibility in the heroes from a book by Nick Alimonos, who are naked to access their powers. Now I am biased towards nudity, that might not be a big surprise, but the idea of nude heroes is more appealing to me. They stand out more, and that is what superheroes usually do, right?
I have yet to encounter a superhero who does things in secret, without being seen or known, dressed in inconspicuous jeans and a t-shirt. Mind you, I’m not entirely up to date in superhero-land, so I could be missing something. Or someone.
I also think it would be more impressive for superheroes to have bullets and such bounce off the skin than off the clothing they wear. Because then the question arises: “It is the skin? Or the clothing?” And more often than not, the answer is: “The clothing.” And why? Imagine a villain emptying several clips of machine-gun-bullets on Superman. They all bounce off and his suit isn’t damaged in the least. Hmmm, hadn’t thought of that one, right? Which also makes me think: where did they get those clothes? They are probably made here on Earth, so they have to be made of some super-kevlar (because normal kevlar will show that it has been shot at).
I vote for nude superheroes.
They would make much more of a visual impact, and it would be a great way to normalise nudity and naturism. At least, that’s what I think.