It's been a long time since I've talked about Super Heroes. I guess they kind of lay dormant over the winter (more of a Lord of the Rings/Harry Potter time of year) and then burst forth like I just lost interest in that simile. Moving on.
I pretty much just like the archetypal hero story--no matter what it is. It can be done more or less well (preferably more well) but I will always think it's entertaining. Here's a case in point: I liked Clash of the Titans. I really enjoyed it. I like all the parts these stories always have. He finds out he's a god/superhero/wizard. He is fortified with special gifts/powers/utility belts/invisibility cloaks. He's up against seemingly insurmountable odds/enemies/immortal pirates/dark lords/krackens. He does something resourceful with the help of his friends/fellowship/mortals/fellow outcasts and it is awesome. If you are lucky there will be slow-motion fight scenes set to powerful orchestral music. Don't get too attached to the wise father figure though because he has to die. If you are lucky he will get to come back White/as the force/in an imaginary train station/or never die because he's Zeus and Zeus is immortal.
I would love to find out that I am half-God or a half-blood or chosen in some way or spoken of in a prophecy. Even if any of that did happen to me chances are good that I would become a villain instead of a hero. Villains start out much like heroes except they always go bad--usually because of pride or jealousy or falling in acid. In their final transformation they get their arms and legs cut off and they are fitted into a custom black suit or they make eight crazy mechanical arms or something like that. Some are more subtle--a subtlety which belies their true ferocity and deadly guile.
Yeah. I'm pretty sure that given the right extraordinary circumstances I would become a villain. Mostly because of how I don't like to help people.