Why choose wikiHow?
wikiHow marks an article as reader approved once we have received enough feedback to know that most readers were able to successfully complete the task. In this case, we have also received several testimonials from our readers, who told us how this article truly helped them.

How to Become a Real Life Superhero

Three Parts:

The world is a dangerous place and sometimes there's a need for superheroes. Regrettably, there's no real way to gain super strength or to fly like in the comic books. However, that doesn't mean that someone can't become a real life superhero. Across the world, regular people are donning costumes and creating personas to prevent crime and help their communities.Becoming a real life superhero isn't easy, and you should consider the risks and effort that come with it. Before you can walk the streets protecting others, you need to create a persona and be physically and mentally prepared for the task.


Creating Your Persona

  1. Act with honor and integrity.As a real life superhero, you should aim to set the example for those around you, specifically the youth. You can do this by always remaining respectful, and report crimes when they occur. Being honorable means that you stand for the right thing, regardless of whether it impacts you negatively.
    • To prevent people from being scared of you, an outgoing and positive attitude may be best.
    • Try to motivate others to live a better life.
  2. Be brave.Being a real life superhero means that you're taking on a responsibility to your community and the people around you. Bravery truly means that you're willing to put your well-being on the line to keep others safe. That means stepping in and speaking up when you see an injustice or crime committed. Before you intervene, make sure that you contact the police. While putting your life on the line is extreme and not advised, stepping in and stopping an assault or theft are potential things that you could do.
    • Be careful not to try to stop crimes completely by yourself, or you may be labeled as a vigilante to authorities.
    • Always try to talk to the criminal before taking physical action.
  3. Think of the cause that you want to fight for.Many real life superheroes fight for a particular cause. Think about what you care about personally, such as protecting people from domestic assault, providing food for the homeless, or keeping your community safe. Do not try to take on serious crimes like assault or murder by yourself. Contact the authorities if a serious crime is taking place.
    • Light Step is a hero that helps people with common problems like fixing a flat tire or providing socks and gloves to the homeless.
    • Bike Batman is a guy in Seattle that prevents people from stealing other people's bikes.
  4. Create a costume and name.Many real life superheroes use real protective material like kevlar as part of their costume.Create rough designs for your costume by sketching designs in a pad at first. If you have costume design or tailoring experience, it's possible that you can then create your costume based off your sketches.
    • Draw inspiration for your name from things that you've experienced in your life or things that you admire in comic book heroes that you've read about. Try to keep your name on the shorter side and make sure that it's memorable and easy to pronounce.
    • Real life superhero names include Captain Ozone, Mr. Xtreme, Master Legend, and Nyx.
    • If you're not sure how to create a costume read Make a Superhero Costume.
    • Pheonix Jones wears a yellow and black mask with a kevlar vest while he patrols the streets of Seattle, Washington.

Fighting Crime and Improving People's Lives

  1. Improve your communication skills.While you may eventually help prevent crimes from taking place, the vast majority of your time will be spent talking to people. You will have to talk to criminals, civilians, and the police. Make sure to practice effective listening and try to understand where people are coming from. Focus fully on the person who is talking and allow them to tell you what is going on from their perspective. Show them that you're paying attention and that you understand. Then make the appropriate move depending on if they are committing a crime.
    • Be aware that everyone is different and that someone's intention may not necessarily be nefarious.
    • Read people's non-verbal cues, and get a good understanding of what someone looks like when they are upset, nervous, or angry.
  2. Patrol your neighborhood for suspicious behavior.Patrolling your neighborhood is especially important if it's prone to crime, there is not a regular police presence, or there is a lack of a neighborhood watch. It's important to try to de-escalate any potential altercations or violence that you see, but try not to get directly involved or put yourself or anyone else in danger. Your mere presence should be enough to dissuade people from committing crimes like robberies or car thefts.
    • It's best to sit back and wait for the cops to provide backup instead of taking criminals head on.
    • The Guardian Shield has been patrolling neighborhoods in Beaverton, Oregon.
    • Know the law. Just because something feels wrong in your opinion does not mean that it is necessarily a crime. Understand laws regarding the actions of citizens and against crime. It is essential to avoid breaking the law yourself.
  3. Give to charity and help the poor.Giving to the less fortunate is a something that many real life superheroes decide to do. Some heroes provide visits and donations to terminally ill patients in hospitals, while others provide food and clothing for the homeless. Find something good to do in your city or town and make sure to give back to the community.
    • There's a good chance that your community will be more accepting if you actively give to charity or donate your time as a volunteer.
    • Zac Mihajlovic worked for the Make a Wish Foundation and visited young children that were terminally ill.
  4. Help people who need assistance.Being a real-life superhero may not always entail stopping crime. Sometimes it involves helping people in everyday things. Try to be as helpful as you can when you see that people need help. Don't turn the blind eye when everyone else is.
    • Examples of doing a good deed can include giving people directions or helping the elderly across the street.
    • Be open and receptive. Keep an eye out for anyone in distress.
  5. Try to stop crime if it isn't dangerous.There are times where you can potentially stop a crime without putting yourself in danger. Use your own discretion when approaching situations. De-escalate the conflict by carefully listening to both sides of the story and saving judgment on either party. Focus on people's feelings. Allow people to talk it out. Devise a plan that will make both people happy, and ensure that everyone is safe.
    • For instance, if you see a bunch of kids illegally smoking cigarettes, you could try to talk to them instead of calling the authorities or turning the blind eye. Try to be productive as you help people, not disruptive or violent.
  6. Stay mentally healthy.Being a real life superhero can become stressful over time. It's important that you keep yourself mentally healthy so that you're able to help others resolve their problems. In addition to mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and addiction, stress can lead to physical problems like high blood pressure and promotes the formation of artery-clogging deposits.Don't obsess over your new role as a real-life superhero. Take breaks and take nights off. Communicate with close family and friends and do something that makes you relax.
    • Practice things like meditation, yoga, tai chi, and deep breathing to reduce your stress.
    • If you feel overwhelmed or obsessed over being a real life superhero, consider seeing a therapist or psychologist to discuss your thoughts.

Getting in Superhero Shape

  1. Work on your strength.You'll need strength to look like a superhero and to defend yourself as a last resort. Go to the gym or work with a personal trainer to develop your strength. If you are already athletic or work out regularly, concentrate on developing meaningful strength by doing weight exercises.
    • Exercises that can increase your strength include the deadlift, leg press, bench press, squats, and pushups.
    • Working out three days a week and giving yourself rest in between will help build your strength.
  2. Improve your stamina.Being a real life superhero means that you're going to be actively walking around. This can become difficult if you're wearing a heavy costume while trying to stop crime. Good exercises to increase your stamina include running, jogging, walking, cycling, swimming, and doing circuit exercises.
    • Work on your cardio at least three times a week.
    • Change the exercises you do so you don't get bored.
    • You can combine strength and cardio training when you work out.
    • Remember to stay hydrated if you are patrolling the neighborhood.
  3. Take a martial arts or self-defense class.While you shouldn't actively try looking for fights, learning how to defend yourself in serious situations is probably something that you should learn how to do. Criminals don't want to be caught for their criminal activity, and informing the police of their deeds may cause them to direct their anger towards you. Look for reputable martial arts or self-defense gyms in your area and consider signing up for classes.
    • Some popular self-defense martial arts include, Krav Maga, Sambo, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
  4. Eat a healthy and balanced diet.If you eat unhealthy foods it will be harder for you to maintain your superhero physique and physicality. Eat foods that are conducive to an active lifestyle like nutrient rich vegetables like red and yellow peppers and dark greens like spinach and kale. Protein is also another important aspect of staying on a healthy diet. Eat things like lean or low-fat cuts of beef or pork, skinless chicken, turkey, and seafood.
    • Use whole grain options when eating starchy carbohydrates.
    • The average man should eat 2,700 calories per day and the average woman should eat 2,200 calories per day.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    What about a secret hideout? Every superhero needs one!
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Every superhero needs a superhero hideout for sure. So, yes, go ahead and make a place where you can plan in secret without being disturbed and hide away all your gadgets.
  • Question
    Should I wear a mask?
    Jack Bergeron
    Community Answer
    Yes. If your identity is released, people could find your family, friends, and acquaintances. That would be bad.
  • Question
    Can I create a small but strong superhero team?
    Jack Bergeron
    Community Answer
    Yes. A superhero team is a good idea, especially if you're fighting a group of criminals.
  • Question
    Can a kid be a superhero?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, but you need to train hard, eat as healthy as you can, and learn to fight.
  • Question
    What if I want to look like a superhero that has already been taken?
    Jack Bergeron
    Community Answer
    Make a slight change in the outfit like a different logo and different mask.
  • Question
    Who should I choose to be my sidekick?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You should choose someone who has been your closest friend for a while. Someone who can stand up to bullies at school, boss around, and defend well. Also, someone who is good at keeping secrets.
  • Question
    How can I learn parkour?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Parkour requires physical strength. Before you start going jumping on buildings and climbing over them, get physically fit.
  • Question
    What happens if the villain is stronger than me?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Outsmart them and try to win by taking advantage of their weakness. If they have none or you aren't smart enough then nothing, then use strategy to subtly defeat them.
  • Question
    How do I deal with my enemies?
    Starlyn san
    Community Answer
    Defeat them. If you want to be a good example to other people who want to become superheroes, don't use violence, but strive to do the right thing.
  • Question
    Can I become a superhero if everyone laughs at me and knows my identity?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, don't worry about what other people think and keeping doing good. They won't be laughing anymore when they see what you're capable of.
Ask a Question
200 characters left
Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.


  • Some criminals will have no qualms harming you, so be very careful what crimes you deal with.
  • Do not break any laws. Being a superhero doesn't mean you are above the law, and you aren't likely to get much public support just for claiming you are a superhero.
  • Always report crimes to the proper authorities. Becoming involved in a crime could get you in trouble.

Related wikiHows

Sources and Citations

Article Info

Featured Article

Categories: |

In other languages:

Español: , Português: , Français: , Русский: , Italiano: , 中文: , Deutsch: , Bahasa Indonesia: , Tiếng Việt: , Nederlands: , العربية: 

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 578,992 times.
Did this article help you?

About This Article

How helpful is this?
Views: 578,992

Quick Summary

To become a real-life superhero, try to always act with honor and integrityby doing the right thing, even when you don't want to, and setting a good example for others. Also, help your local community by reporting any crimes you witness, volunteering with local charities, and standing up for people when they're being treated unfairly. You can even come up with a superhero name and costume if you don't want people to discover your true identity.

Success Stories

Kyler Smith

Aug 27

"This article helped me with all the stuff it said to help me become a superhero."

Demontez Taylor-James

Aug 9

"This help me understand that there can be superheroes in the world. I always have been a helpful person, and Irecently realized something that led me here to take advice and see if I can make life easier and safer."
Rated this article:


Jul 19

"I am 15 years old and want to help others as much as I can. This article helped me, thank you."

Sean McManus

Jun 13

"It helped me."

Jade Wynn

May 27

"It's helping me be a superhero."
Rated this article:


May 15

"This article has tot me the ways of the superhero!! I have chosen my name to be "cape Man' And I love it!!! Ihave become good at parkour and I can stop all the crime at my school. I love being able to help everyone I meet!."
Rated this article:

Delonte Stewart

Apr 17

"Black Panther inspired me because he protected his family and friends. "
Rated this article:

Jaycie Lipez

May 30, 2019

"I'd always wanted to become a hero and save lives. That's what I dream of and all this gave me more information tomake my dream come true. People say I'm already a hero, but I want to help them in a way that means strength. Thank you for all this information. "

Declan Pelger

Apr 18, 2019

"This was awesome. I have spent a long while dancing on the edge of becoming an actual superhero, and I think thishas actually pushed me over the edge. As a great man once said, wait until they get a load of me."


May 2, 2019

"My review of this article is a bit early, as I have yet to explore this lifestyle. I live in a somewhat safe city;not much crime, but I plan for my hero persona to help people when needed."


Aug 29, 2019

"Thank you for the advice! I can now apply it to "Project Redemption" so I can change from a villain to ahero. I'm going to anonymously post inspirational messages around my new school. "
Rated this article:

Emily Fields

Mar 8

"I got so much inspiration from the Flash. I've always wanted to help others, and now I can. With this I feel as ifI can do anything. I love this. I'm going to be a hero!"

Bubby Aroura

Aug 19, 2019

"I knew from the start of my interest in power and justice at the same time that I was destined to be a hero. Thanksto you, I'm well on my way to that goal."
Rated this article:

Memphis Etheridge

Dec 30, 2019

"This helped me a lot. Thank you. I will try to eat healthy and do weights. I take martial arts, so I can domajority of the the things in here."


Apr 18, 2019

"Ever since I was a little boy, I've always wanted to be a superhero. I've watched Spider-Man, Superman, theAvengers, I watched them all. "
Rated this article:


Aug 26, 2019

"Lady Foxia And Lady Wolfia are me and my best friends super hero names! We don't fight with our fists, we usuallyhelp out the bullied."

Carl Darden

Nov 7, 2019

"I am a kid but this just changed my life for good. I learned to help others in need by sharing my money."
Rated this article:

Eli Raplee

Jun 7, 2019

"The hideout question was definitely helpful. I would have never thought about something like that."

Arpit Dixit

Mar 28, 2019

"In short - very helpful, attracts interest and makes one read till the last word. Good job!"

Dylan Coades

Sep 16, 2019

"This inspires me to be a superhero. It also makes me be brave and help the community more."

Donovin Omeara

Jul 16, 2019

"I want to be more involved and help others. I want to become a hero named the red canary!"

Rohan Linga

Mar 8, 2019

"Actually, I want to become a real superhero to save so many lives and help poor people."

Charli Greene

Jul 28, 2019

"I want to be a hero to make my community better and doing things like this will help!"
Rated this article:

Celestina Gurung

Oct 22, 2019

"Thank you for teaching me. I would love to be a real life super hero. Thank you."

Peter Benjamin Parker

Dec 9, 2019

"Martial arts and healthy diet is necessary. Eat green leafy vegetables."

Nathan Heimdal

Nov 4, 2019

"This let me know that I don't have to be abnormal to be a superhero."

Aric Bartch

Jun 10, 2019

"This helped me so much. I defeated my archenemy, the school bully. "
Rated this article:

Wisdom Udeafor

Aug 21, 2019

"It helped by eating a better food because I always eat junk food."

Lauren Martin

Oct 1, 2019

"Thanks to you, I'm now training to become a superhero named Ash!"

Joe C.

Aug 3, 2019

"It was amazing.

Video: How to be a Real Life Superhero

How to Become a Real Life Superhero
How to Become a Real Life Superhero images

2019 year
2019 year - How to Become a Real Life Superhero pictures

How to Become a Real Life Superhero advise
How to Become a Real Life Superhero forecasting photo

How to Become a Real Life Superhero photo
How to Become a Real Life Superhero pictures

How to Become a Real Life Superhero How to Become a Real Life Superhero new picture
How to Become a Real Life Superhero new pictures

pictures How to Become a Real Life Superhero
images How to Become a Real Life Superhero

Watch How to Become a Real Life Superhero video
Watch How to Become a Real Life Superhero video

Forum on this topic: How to Become a Real Life Superhero, how-to-become-a-real-life-superhero/
Discussion on this topic: How to Become a Real Life Superhero, how-to-become-a-real-life-superhero/ , how-to-become-a-real-life-superhero/

Related News

How to Plan for Christmas As a TweenTeen
Have Great Morning Sex
The Surprising Reason You May Not Want to Throw Away Your Banana Peels
THIS Star Is Set To Play Marilyn Monroe In A Major Biopic
Is Your Itchy Skin Atopic Dermatitis
Bupivacaine Liposome
10 Celebs Who’ve Had Skin Cancer
G-Supress DX
How to Say No when Someone Asks You Out
Madonna dyes sheep for Vogue
Bang Bang Chicken Recipe

Date: 12.12.2018, 14:55 / Views: 74544