Traits of an AntiheroEdit
The following is a list and explanation of traits that define or are closely related to antiheroes in comics, These often include...
Willingness to Kill - In most cases, conventional heroes refuse to kill or will only do so as a last resort. Many antiheroes are often willing to kill their enemies and in many cases even when an enemy could be taken alive.
Willingness to Commit Crimes - In many cases, antiheroes are willing to commit crimes to accomplish their goals.
Differences Between Superheroes and AntiheroesEdit
Though a superhero can be an antihero, often certain distinctions are made to show how has antiheroes have a different set of ethics than the average superhero.
Willingness to Kill - In superhero fiction in general, superheroes don't kill or only do it as a last resort. Most antiheroic characters are more willing to commit lethal acts as a method of stopping evil.
Motivation - While superheroes generally are motivated to make the world a better place and save lives, often antiheroic characters in superhero fiction tend to be different.
Relationships Between Superheroes and AntiheroesEdit
In most cases, the relationship between a more traditional hero and an antihero is strained at best. In many cases, depending on the nature of the antihero, a superhero may work as actively to stop an antihero as they would a villain.