When his only friend goes missing under mysterious circumstances, a psychotically depressed teenager decides to become a superhero in order to find him.

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    Penpusher Posted on July 29, 2019 in Drama.
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      What and how?

      What  unique ability or latent power does he have?  A power that differentiates him from all the other superheroes the litter the cinema landscape?  And how does he acquire and develop it?

      Singularity Answered on July 29, 2019.

      What I’m trying to get across is that his vision of being a superhero is psychotically induced, that’s why he ‘decides’ to become a superhero. But I understand the your confusion. How do you suggest I marry the superhero buzzword with idea that he is psychotic?

      on July 29, 2019.

      Clarification please:  do you mean he’s hopelessly deluded?   The idea that he can become a superhero is a figment of his imagination?

      on July 29, 2019.

      He is a kid who enters into a depression-induced psychosis, so he dresses up as a superhero and roams the streets at night fighting crime and trying to find his friend.

      on July 30, 2019.
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        A regular guy who dresses up like a superhero, I have seen that movie before… Blank Man, Hero at large, Super, Kick Ass, Jimmy Hollywood

        That doesn’t mean you can’t write it, and it definitely doesn’t mean it won’t sell.

        However, when I think of a superhero I think of a crime fighter,

        But when I think of an investigator, I think of a detective.

        Instead of having your delusional lead character dress up like a superhero, why not have him dress up like the character, “Sam Spade.”

        The lead character loves classic movies.

        His only friend goes missing.

        He has a nervous breakdown

        and suddenly believes he is the famous detective Sam Spade.

        He dresses like Sam Spade

        He uses 40’s Jargon

        He follows the clues in order to find his missing friend

        Just a thought.

         

        Singularity Answered on July 30, 2019.
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          >>> depression-induced psychosis

          Hmm.  The standard clinical symptom of psychosis is a loss of contact with reality.  Which might induce someone to think he can be a superhero.  But it would also render him unable to deal with the real world,  hence, unable to accurately observe and process clues  to solve the mystery of his friend’s disappearance.  Or do much of anything else to function and survive in the real world.

          So is this the story of a teenager who thinks he can become a superhero and solve the mystery — but he’s deluded; he can’t do either because of the nature of his mental disorder?  Or is this an origin story for a new superhero?  And if the latter, then the story belongs in the superhero genre.  And if the latter what are the latent powers that he will develop that makes him different from all the other superheros?  What is his special gift?

          Singularity Answered on July 30, 2019.
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