Be their hero, Clark. Be their monument, be their angel, be anything they need you to be. Or be none of it. You don’t owe this world a thing. You never did.
Four or five moments, that’s all it takes. To be a hero. Everyone thinks it’s a full-time job. Wake up a hero. Brush your teeth a hero. Go to work a hero. Not true. Over a lifetime, there are only 4 or 5 moments that really matter. Moments when you’re offered a choice. To make a sacrifice, conquer a flaw, save a friend… spare an enemy. In these moments, everything else falls away.
A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.
You’re probably thinking, “My boyfriend said this was a superhero movie but that guy in the red suit just turned that other guy into a f*****g kebab.” Well, I may be super. But I’m no hero.
Let’s pro/con this superhero thing. Pro: they pull down a gaggle of ass, local dry cleaning discounts, lucrative film deals, both origin stories and larger, ensemble team movies. Con: they’re all lame- ass teacher’s pets!
…So we’ll hunt him because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.
While heroes like the Avengers protect the world from physical dangers. We sorcerers safeguard it against more mystical threats.
There’s nothing heroic about selfishly grabbing for glory. Listen to me: War is not fought alone![to Kikuchiyo]