I've been hearing lotsa people say DC doesn't have relatable characters and all their characters are overpowered. But excuse me, DC also has relatable characters.
Batman - I feel like amongst all the character, Batman seems to be the least relatable character yet everyone loves him, let me explain why and I'll come back to batman.
Superman - Lost his parents at a young age. Grew up as a farm boy, always feeling like an outsider because he can't truly fit in.
Wonder Woman - Found out that her mother had lied to her about her birth father. Grew up in themyscira island and her first visit to america was nothing she have ever experienced. A small town girl in a big city.
Flash - residential geek in the justice league. Always felt like he has to slow down to fit in to the world.
Green Lantern - saw the death of his father at a young age. Always felt like it was his fault that his father died so he overcompensated and is constantly getting into trouble. Never listened to what his mother had to say and going against her wishes. Also had bad relationship with his siblings.
Aquaman - Also felt like he never could fit into the world, caught between both worlds, yet didn't fit into either. Atlanteans rejected him, surface dwellers couldn't understand him.
Cyborg - Father never cared about him as much as his work. He tried very hard at school and at work to please his father but it was always not enough.
Teen Titans - Uhm they're pretty much teens and have teen issues. They're the X-men in DC even before X-men was popular. Same goes to Doom Patrol.
Thus it seems DC's most prolific characters are all very relatable. Which brings me back to Batman in that he lost his parents and was motivated to bring justice to those corrupted. Yet being a philanthropist and billionaire playboy, I don't think Batman is as relatable to us other than the fact that he does not use his powers and is a real human. But in a way because Bruce felt that it was because he wanted to leave the play early and caused the death of his parents, that part would be where the relatable part comes in. Same thing goes to Green Arrow.
So I don't know why people keep saying DC don't have relatable characters.
I do know members of LGBT feel like they could relate to Xmen because the feel like the society rejects them and they're outsiders.
Fine, but I don't think there are lots of LGBT around, I mean they make the small proportion. Majority of us could relate more to those that I've stated above. So I don't see how Marvel's characters are more relatable.
Ironman - billionaire playboy.
Hulk - anger problems
Captain America - grew up in the world war II and got frozen in an iceberg and found himself in our world - I guess we can say he feels like an outsider as well.
Thor - uhm son of god? Is he alien? but yeah never saw thor as a relatable character.
Spiderman - okay fine I guess he is relatable.
But yeah, there are some characters in marvel that are more relatable than others, but DC has just as many. Infact DC's most prolific characters are all very relatable. Not to mention people somehow feel characters with a bat-emblem are more relatable than others and half of DC's line are bat characters.
So I'll like to know where is this misconception of DC's characters being not relatable.
Edit: This is not a DC vs Marvel contest. I showed both sides for comparison because I feel that both companies have relatable characters and how one company is more relatable than the other is a fallacy. As you can see from the title "DC also have relatable characters" key word: also.