July 22, 2010

DFIC


According to Ben, Luke's uncle feared that Luke "might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn-fool idealistic crusade..."

DFIC. Sound familiar?

I think it should be called the 'Superhero Syndrome'. The symptoms and behaviors should be easy to spot:

  • hyper-observant behavior
  • overly sensitive to injustice
  • heart of compassion for those that are hurting
  • protector and/or champion of the under-dog
  • discerning of those in need
  • avid listener
  • responds with "I can help with that" or "I can make that happen"
  • skilled in negotiation and diplomacy
  • willing to confront, when necessary
  • well familiar with all area hospitals
  • able to change schedule at a moments notice
These afflicted with the syndrome, the ones who think they are superheroes, are nice to have around...especially in a crisis. Unfortunately, they always tend to have enemies. I know, you wouldn't think so, but it's true. There is always someone, somewhere who is looking to gain power, prestige or spotlight from the deeds or missions of the hero. Perhaps they want to be a superhero, as well, but lack the traits or sacrifice required. And sometimes, unfortunately, these foes just want to cause problems, well...just because. Just like in the comics, eh?

So, is there any treatment or solution for DFIC, or the Superhero Syndrome? Sadly, I don't think so. I believe it is passed down through family lines; super to super, y'know? Or perhaps it's something in the blood, such as midichlorians. *shrug*

Thankfully, it's not a wide-spread epidemic, so that is a relief. What would it be like if there were lots of folks running around that were willing and able to serve, guard and help people selflessly? Mayhem, I tell you - sheer chaos, I'm sure.