When I was 7 years old I really liked comic book characters and would draw them.
When I am 35 years old, I talk about Ra’s Al Ghul and Anakin as exemplars of the idea that the end justifies the means with my stepsons. Questioning the wisdom of this outlook, of course.
Comic books are modern myths, and they instruct and entertain.
These avatars and archetypes are a part of how I view the world at a level that even I probably do not fully appreciate.