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superhero

noun [C]     /ˈsuː.pəˌhɪə.rəʊ/ US  /ˈsuː.pɚ-/ (plural superheroes)
a character in a film or story who has special strength and uses it to do good things and help other people Characters in literature and film someone who has done something very brave to help someone else Heroes and cowards
(Definition of superhero noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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