Two canonical superheroes: Spider-Man and Batman. One gets a hyphen, one does not. Anyway, we all know the Origin Stories:
- Spider-Man: Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider, and gains proportional powers ( except for the anal spinnerets, thank goodness). His uncle is murdered and he takes up the burden of power.
- Batman: His parents are murdered. He takes up the burden of stopping people who do things like that. He dresses up as a bat, because people fear bats.
Still here? What patience.
SO: what would have happened if Bruce Wayne was afraid of spiders? What if Peter Parker had been nipped in the lab by a radioactive bat?
How would Bat-Man and Spiderman be different, with the one having powers and the other having a belt full of cool stuff that he, as a science student, whipped up in the lab?