Code-X (47)

By: Louise Jolly
January 21, 2015

Call this code: Child Superhero.

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Definition: Child superheroes replay the Victorian idea that children are closer to the supernatural world than adults. Adults are responsible for keeping the portal open and these brands help them do that.

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Notes on this code: Ill-fitting outfits and makeshift accessories add to the vulnerability of the child superhero and emphasise their need for adult support.

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