I guarantee that us comic readers have a charater that we all feel we're more like then others. Maybe it's Superman. The do gooder. The ultimate boyscout. Maybe it's Captain America for similar reasons. Maybe it's the Utlimate Captain America. The do gooder, believer in American and it's foundation, but will kill at the drop of a hat because you're a soldier. Maybe you're like the Hulk. Bullied so much, that you got fed up and...........well.........you hulked out. Stan Lee keeps saying that Spider-man was so successful because he was a teenager and kids could relate to him. Maybe you relate to one of the X-Men because of the race topic and you're minority. Tell me about it.
Back in the 90's I always liked how the Maxx was a tough guy, but when he freaked out and ended up in the "Outback" He was THE tough guy and couldn't be beat. Sure he went all Schitzo and instead of seeing a car he saw something like a whale, but when he was in Outback mode you couldn't beat him.
Back in the 90's and to this day there was another character I relate to and that's Wolverine. You see, I'm not the typical comic reader. I'm from a rought neighborhood where I had to fight. I had to do it often. I didn't look for it, but I never backed down either. Also, if someone I know say got beat up, I was the first to jump in a car, drive to who ever beat my friend or family member up, and returned the beating. Sometimes with my fists, often with a weopon or with over whelming numbers to back me up. Everything goes in war and violence.
I never looked for violence, and rarely started it, but I just laugh when I hear someone say violence doesn't solve problems, because it's solved a lot of mine.
Wolverine tho. Over the years. Has never apologized for what he done, because he always felt like he did the right thing. I just love how he's been written as the guy who takes the fight to the other guy, not for the sake of fighting, but to end it. He does it with honor. Like Wolverine, I wish I was raised somewhere where I could be niave' and peaceful, but I'm not. I don't have friends who read comics because of where I'm from. I go on here to talk comics. I'm just curious as to what characters people relate to.