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superhero

noun [C]  /ˈsu·pərˌhɪəɛr·oʊ/ (-heroes) us  
a character in stories or movies who has special powers, such as the ability to fly, that are used for fighting evil or helping people A superhero is also a person whose actions or achievements are far greater than what people expect: Police officers are the real superheroes.
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