13/07/2015 7:53 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

This Is What Would Happen #IfSuperheroesWereIndian


If you've ever imagined your favourite caped wonders Indian avatar, this is as good a time as any to express it to the world: Comic fans have gone on a rampage on Twitter, imagining what classic American superheroes would be like if they were Indians (all day today), making the hashtag #IfSuperheroesWereIndian the top trend.

Social media suggests that India might not exactly present itself as the ideal country to exploit these heroes superpowers: Instead of saving Gotham (or Gurgaon), Batman's priority would probably revolve around cutting down the electricity bill. Spiderman, on the other hand, would be throwing out webs to hang piles of freshly-washed shirts (and other clothing paraphernalia) from.

Their biggest tussles however, would probably be pleading with their parents for an extension on their nighttime curfew (imagine wrapping up fighting crime before 9pm), and cracking engineering entrance exams before exploring their super powers.

Here are some of the things people imagine superheroes doing if they were Indian:

Lots of daily chores

Getting mentored by Rajinikanth

Adding a desi feel to their clothing (ahem)

Spouting Bollywood monologues at their nemesis

Commuting, Indian style

Battling Indian parents

Many on Twitter also pointed out that India already has too many superheroes:

Last year, Delhi-based digital artist, Raj Kamal, reimagined superheroes in India, and came up with some hilarious images: The Flash fit the role of a Mumbai dabbawala perfectly, while the Hulk was recreated as a Tam Brahm, and Spiderman gained a turban. Take a look at his colourful sketches here.

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