So, I'm sleepless and having troubling breathing possibly due to acid reflux, and I thought, "Most of us are watching Gotham, or Agents of SHIELD, or the Flash, or Arrow, or all of the above," and, "Most of us have seen Marvel's the Avengers, and at least one of the recent Nolan trilogy of Batman movies," I figured I'd pose this question to us speculative types: How would the world at large, and how would you specifically, react if superheroes existed? And, I'm not only speaking of superhumans (or "metahumans") as a whole, or even just vigilantes in ski-masks or hockey masks; I'm talking about honest-to-goodness, costume-wearing, colorful characters with symbols or letters on their chests or capes, with powers beyond human ken (and, yes, I'm considering any one who is smart enough, determined enough, and RICH enough to create/wear armor, use gadgets, vehicles, and what have you to compensate for their lack of powers to be super). So, how do you think the world would treat them? How would you treat them? Would you treat them differently if, say, they wore no mask and their identity was public?