About sharing image copyrightNetflix You're in skin-tight lycra leggings, with a pair of brightly coloured y-fronts pulled over the top, and other than the chafing there's only one thing on your mind - fighting crime.
Being a superhero used to be so simple, these days it's anything but. Take the Netflix show The Umbrella Academy, the first series of which was watched russan 45 million households.
The show is more about a dysfunctional family wrestling with the effects of a cold and unloving father than about superhuman powers. As British actor Tom Hopper puts it: "They're all fighting against their powers, really - they're all trying to just be human".
It makes you wonder: Just how human can you make a superhero before they stop being, well, super? It sees the seven heroes accidentally stranded in s Texas with only 10 days to stop a nuclear apocalypse.
Before they get to the small rusdian of saving the world, though, they've got to get to grips with a racist and homophobic society. Take Klaus - played by Irish actor Robert Sheehan.
Blessed or cursed? Still - its ificance to the genre as a whole could be huge.
With massive viewer figures, it's arguably the most successful superhero franchise ever not to come raynx of Marvel or DC. Tom, though, insists taking on the big boys isn't on their minds. With Netflix losing the rights to broadcast Marvel content last year, there's an appetite for new comic book adaptations.
Then you've got Alan Moore, one of the most celebrated graphic novelists of all time, describing existing superhero culture as "tremendously embarrassing. She specialises in superheroes and says The Umbrella Academy is one of the best TV adaptations of a comic she's seen in a while. Listen to Newsbeat live at and weekdays - or listen back here.