Where Do Superheroe Powers Come From?

Evolution has come up with some pretty amazing ways to get things done when it comes to animals, plants, and microbes. From radiation-resistant bacteria (like Dr. Manhattan) to geckos who climb glass using atomic adhesion (like Spider Man) to a shrimp that can shoot a bubble the temperature of the sun (like Aquaman), nature is pretty super special thanks to Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Austin, TX.

  1. “Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains. The group is paraphyletic as it excludes the snakes and Amphisbaenia which are also squamates. Lizards range in size from chameleons and geckos a few centimeters long to the 3 m long Komodo dragon.

Most lizards are quadrupedal, running with a strong side-to-side motion. Others are legless and have long snake-like bodies. Some such as the forest-dwelling Draco lizards are able to glide. They are often territorial, the males fighting off other males and signaling, often with bright colors, to attract mates and to intimidate rivals. Lizards are mainly carnivorous, often being sit-and-wait predators; many smaller species eat insects, while the Komodo eats mammals as big as water buffalo.

Lizards make use of a variety of anti predator adaptations, including venom, camouflage, reflex bleeding, and the ability to sacrifice and regrow their tails.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizard

2.  “The hairy frog (Trichobatrachus robustus), also known as the horror frog or Wolverine frog, is a Central African species of frog in the Arthroleptidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Trichobatrachus. Its common name refers to the somewhat hair-like structures on the body and thighs of the breeding male.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairy_frog. This frog has the ability to break its bones and shove them of its fingers just like Wolverine does.

Animals are incredible they have interesting characteristics to help them survive in nature and based on those awesome things superheroes have been designed.