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10 Shocking Origin Stories Of Popular Superheroes

Most superheroes enter the pantheon in one of a few basic ways: they’re born with their abilities, like Professor X; they acquire them as a result of science or magic, like the Flash or Dr. Strange; they come from somewhere else, like Superman, or they just practiced really hard, like Batman. However, some heroes have origin stories that are bit more complicated than a radioactive spider bite or a lucky mutation. In this list, we’re looking at 10 of the weirdest, from a former sidekick to a future soldier and more.