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Comic Book Superheroes Who Are Secretly Narcissists

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Vote up the superheroes who secretly only care about themselves.

One doesn't have to be a bad person to be a narcissist. According to Psychology Today, narcissists are characterized by one (or more) of three things: a grandiose sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy for others, or a need for excessive admiration. It turns out that a lot of superheroes fit that bill.

Ignoring some of the obvious examples - like Batman, who just has to be the guy who stops all of the crime in Gotham City, or Deadpool, whose entire schtick revolves around being a meta-narcissist - there definitely are some famous superheroes who meet the textbook definition of narcissism. Whether they're know-it-alls, like Tony Stark or Reed Richards, or convinced that they alone can put evildoers in their place, à la Superman or Spider-Man, the Marvel and DC universes are full of examples of narcissists.

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