#1 Edited by Jayc1324 (19349 posts) - - Show Bio

You are a street level superhero. Around Batman's power level.

Would you keep your identity secret to protect your loved ones or let your identity out and bask in the fame? Why?

#2 Edited by Black_Arrow (5514 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret Because I am just still a normal human.

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#3 Posted by Yokergeist (12483 posts) - - Show Bio

No one must know who I really am... *puts on glasses and a hat*

#4 Posted by xlab3000 (3672 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret.

#5 Edited by BlazingNova (11035 posts) - - Show Bio

I would keep it a secret BUT I would tell the person I trusted the most. It's always a good idea to at least have one person know my secret ID ID because it may come in handy if I need the person to cover for me while I'm out fighting crime or if I'm badly hurt and need their help to heal me.

#6 Edited by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret.

#7 Posted by The_Tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret. I need some peace and quiet after a long day of superheroing.

#8 Posted by PowerHerc (86157 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret.

#9 Posted by The Stegman (30073 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret. The only ones who should have public identites are those with high levels of security, i.e, working for the government like SHIELD. OR those whose loved ones are also superheroes. IE, the Fantastic Four.

#10 Posted by Wolverine08 (49143 posts) - - Show Bio

I find the idea of hiding your identity to be an experience that would be pretty cool.

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#11 Edited by MonsterStomp (25963 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret.

#12 Posted by Manchine (4466 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret always secret. Don't want people using my family.

#13 Posted by Cloakx14 (7129 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret.

#14 Posted by Cloakx14 (7129 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret.

#15 Edited by JetiiMitra (9369 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely secret, unless I'm like the Punisher and I'm only a vigilante because everyone I know died...

#16 Posted by russellmania77 (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Super loud

#17 Posted by SaintWildcard (15956 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on how powerful I am, if Im Spiderman level- Secret if Im Superman level-public

#18 Posted by JulieDC (1241 posts) - - Show Bio

Besides protecting family and need for privacy another reason I'd keep it a secret is just because if its public then society thinks it should be able to tell you how to use them, who to use them for, and they become very entitled and annoying. No thank you.

#19 Edited by Petey_is_Spidey (4750 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret Because I am just still a normal human.

#20 Edited by Mediocregeist (727 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see how revealing your identity would be a good/safe idea at any time...

*puts on glasses and suit*

EDIT: Dammit, Yoker

#21 Edited by thespideyguy (2771 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret, except for maybe one friend.

#22 Edited by theodixon9 (578 posts) - - Show Bio

I would choose a secret identity but tell a few trustworthy people in case I need help.

#23 Posted by Toastergeist (238 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd try to keep it secret.

#24 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6870 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret

#25 Posted by StardustCrusader (1529 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret, if I had Supes powerlevel, then I wouldn't really give a fudge.

#26 Posted by Fallschirmjager (20392 posts) - - Show Bio

I pretty much would keep my identity secret unless I was powerful enough that no man made weapon would harm me.

#27 Posted by Stealth_Warrior (1359 posts) - - Show Bio

Public.Tony Stark style.

#28 Edited by ComicStooge (18578 posts) - - Show Bio

If I was at least mid-tier, I'd go public.

I'd get so many chicks.

#29 Posted by War Killer (20954 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret, though I would let those closes to me know.

#30 Posted by Immortal777 (9488 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman's lvl?

I'd hang up my cape and cowl there wouldn't be a need to go public or hide it.

#31 Posted by marvel_boy2241 (2548 posts) - - Show Bio

Public. All the more model chicks. The more the merrier.

#32 Posted by KidChipotle (14846 posts) - - Show Bio

Well if I'm at Batmans level then screw it, I'd go public.

#33 Posted by _Gaff_ (4291 posts) - - Show Bio

Public. Let them come at me.

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#34 Posted by OverLordArhas (7935 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret - It's easier to move in the shadows.

#35 Edited by Tohoma (1841 posts) - - Show Bio

Public anyone comes at my family and friends they'd know I'm coming after them.

#36 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (7234 posts) - - Show Bio

If it's only street level then I would be secret.

#37 Posted by w0nd (5262 posts) - - Show Bio

@tohoma said:

Public anyone comes at my family and friends they'd know I'm coming after them.

couldnt they use that against you and just like....snipe you when youre asleep or something

#38 Posted by Tohoma (1841 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd said:

@tohoma said:

Public anyone comes at my family and friends they'd know I'm coming after them.

couldnt they use that against you and just like....snipe you when youre asleep or something

Actually it just depends on my powers now that I think about it. But even so as a public superhero I would make a lot of money from endorsements and I would simply have to invest in some high tech security.

#39 Posted by OverLordArhas (7935 posts) - - Show Bio

@tohoma said:

@w0nd said:

@tohoma said:

Public anyone comes at my family and friends they'd know I'm coming after them.

couldnt they use that against you and just like....snipe you when youre asleep or something

Actually it just depends on my powers now that I think about it. But even so as a public superhero I would make a lot of money from endorsements and I would simply have to invest in some high tech security.

No high tech security will protect you from a devious mind who knows where to find you and hit you where it hurts the most.

#40 Edited by Tohoma (1841 posts) - - Show Bio

@overlordargeist: Tony Stark, Carol Danvers, Booster Gold, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Steve Rogers, Reed Richards and his family and countless other public heroes seem to do fine so why can't I?

#41 Edited by OverLordArhas (7935 posts) - - Show Bio

@tohoma said:

@overlordargeist: Tony Stark, Carol Danvers, Booster Gold, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Steve Rogers, Reed Richards and his family and countless other public heroes seem to do fine so why can't I?

They are protected by plot armor. Real life, their family will dead if someone tries.

#42 Posted by Tohoma (1841 posts) - - Show Bio

@overlordargeist: Just like I said they are going to suffer a fate worse than death if they succeed in doing so. And besides realistically you couldn't have a secret identity anyway.

#43 Posted by Darling_Luna (11590 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd tell them my name as I posed

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#44 Posted by GraniteSoldier (11627 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret, except for my wife. She needs to know where I'm going on a nightly basis!

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#45 Posted by OverLordArhas (7935 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret, except for my wife. She needs to know where I'm going on a nightly basis!

I don't know. Super Heroes with families constantly puts their family at risk and your wife will be constantly worried whether you will be able to come home at all.

For me its be a Hero and live alone or start a family and quit.

#46 Edited by GraniteSoldier (11627 posts) - - Show Bio

@overlordargeist said:
@granitesoldier said:

Secret, except for my wife. She needs to know where I'm going on a nightly basis!

I don't know. Super Heroes with families constantly puts their family at risk and your wife will be constantly worried whether you will be able to come home at all.

For me its be a Hero and live alone or start a family and quit.

That's how it's portrayed in comics, but think about the enemies undercover agents, operatives, and even cops make and how often/randomly they get called away. It's only comics it's portrayed roughly, and even then there are examples like the Fantastic Four and even Peter and MJ made their marriage work fine for years. It was when he went public it went to hell.

Hell my job requires me to leave randomly as it is, and that hasn't jeopardized our marriage.

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#47 Posted by Transformers1024 (7181 posts) - - Show Bio

Anti-registration...soooo secret!

#48 Edited by OverLordArhas (7935 posts) - - Show Bio

@overlordargeist said:
@granitesoldier said:

Secret, except for my wife. She needs to know where I'm going on a nightly basis!

I don't know. Super Heroes with families constantly puts their family at risk and your wife will be constantly worried whether you will be able to come home at all.

For me its be a Hero and live alone or start a family and quit.

That's how it's portrayed in comics, but think about the enemies undercover agents, operatives, and even cops make and how often/randomly they get called away. It's only comics it's portrayed roughly, and even then there are examples like the Fantastic Four and even Peter and MJ made their marriage work fine for years. It was when he went public it went to hell.

Who went to public? Parker?

I have read Spiderman comics before and MJ is in constant worry over Peter whenever he went out for "Hero" time. IIRC, MJ and her unborn child was put into peril when Jackal's final command was executed.

#49 Edited by swordmasterD (2585 posts) - - Show Bio

in the words of Tony Stark "f~~k this I'm Iron Man"

but no mostly because Every time someone sees me I would never hear the end of it...