Sometimes, when a hero makes a difference, they leave a legacy which affects people not only in the real world but in the comics as well. Whether you’re able to leap tall distances in a single bound or just talk to squirrels, you’re bound to have a super-powered admirer or two that puts you on a pedestal as their one true hero.
Characters who have stepped into the role previously inhabited by another hero are what's known as a "legacy character", as a mantle has been passed down from one hero to another, giving someone a chance to pick up from where the last person left off or to do something else entirely.
Some fans may not realise but even the most iconic comic characters have been replaced one time in their publication history. Even characters as popular as Batman and Spider-Man have given someone else a chance to leave their mark in comic book history.
There has been a huge influx of legacy superheroes in the past few years based off heroes that have been on the page since the 1960s and even earlier than that. Change can be good and these characters have displayed that point perfectly.