Similarly one may ask, how is Odysseus different from other characters in Homer?
Odysseus is similar to ordinary men because he is mortal and will one day die. He has emotions such as love and anger and wrath that he displays throughout the epic story. He also has no special powers like the gods/goddesses do. He is different though because of his close relationship with Athena.
Similarly, why is Odysseus considered a hero? Odysseus is considered an epic hero for his role as King of Ithaca, his participation in the war, and his journey home. A hero has some type of superhuman ability, such as intelligence, physical strength, or bravery: Odysseus was known for his ability to think himself out of tough situations.
Secondly, what superhero is similar to Odysseus?
Superman has supernatural powers and Odysseus only has his mentality and strength. Odysseus had help from his men, the greek gods, and other people he finds on his journey. Superman was born after he landed on Earth in a starcraft and he grew up with a different family.
How is Odysseus a flawed hero?
However, along with Odysseus ‘ heroic qualities, the Odyssey also reveals three major flaws of his. Prime amongst these are: arrogance, unfaithfulness, and stubbornness. The first flaw of Odysseus that causes several setbacks in his endeavor to get back home is hubris (excessive pride).