Iconic Superheroes You Didn’t Know Were Inspired By Real People

Ever since our childhood, we have been fascinated with the ability to fly in the sky and be like our favorite superhero! But If you think in the real world it’s not possible then we have to stop you right there. Being imaginary creativity of writers, these superhero characters can do things that normal humans can not. Iconic Superhero characters are produced by human brains and are solely a writer’s imagination. However, most of them are influenced by real-life characters.

No one can lift a building or travel around the world in seconds! The characterization,  personalities, appearances, and lifestyles of many superhero characters are very much based on people who have really existed. Check out some of the Iconic Superheroes You Didn’t Know Were Inspired By Real People. 

Marvel’s Iron Man was influenced by Howard Hughes

Robert Downey as Iron Man
Iron Man is now compared to the Billionare Elon Musk

Superheroes are writers’ imaginations and Iron Man is the best example of this! Stand Lee, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber, and Don Heck wanted someone as “quintessential capitalist”. The trio came up with Iron Man which was based on real-life wealthy industrialist Howard Hughes. The characters have similar traits and lent their genius and financial resources to the U.S. military. 

Also Read: 10 Fun Iron Man Movie Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know

Wonder Woman: The Queen Of Amazons Came From Writer’s Real Life Ladies

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot plays the role of Wonder Woman in the DCEU

Comic Writer, William Moulton Marston took inspiration from real ladies of his life for the character of Wonder Woman. The writer took traits of his wife and mistress to write the character of Wonder Woman. Interestingly, a biography was also made on the writer’s journey on how he made the character of Wonder Woman. 

Super Man Stance Was Based On Douglas Fairbanks

Henry Cavil as Superman
Even the costumes of Superman was inspired by silent movie actor Douglas Fairbanks

Superman is considered to be the superhero of superheroes. The Creator of Superman, Jerry Siegel, and Joe Shuster were highly influenced by the stance and physique of Douglas Fairbanks. The writer duo were school friends and had some taste in movies, comic strips, and science fiction. 

Flash: The Fastest Man Was Not The First One

Ezra Miller as Flash
Currently, The Flash is going through another timeline of controversies!!

Flash was named after different iconic American talk show hosts from different media platforms. Robert Kanigher, one of the creators of Flash came up with his name by combining those of host Barry Gray and Steve Allen and formed the name, Barry Allen. Earlier it was owned by All-American Publications, in 1940 and was named Jay Garrick. 

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