Sports movies are never about sports. They are about self-discovery, team building, even redemption. They are about people. From Rocky to The Replacements, Major League to Invictus, sports and competition provide an arena for character to emerge.
Comics about crazy people in costumes punching each other in the face aren’t about crazy people in colorful costumes punching each other in the face. They are about WHY someone would put on that getup, WHY they put themselves in harm’s way, WHY do they make the choices they do? What do they learn, how do they change?
DCwomenkickingass’s recent rundown of the most memorable moments for DC women had entry after entry that had little or nothing to do with ability but everything to do with will. Huntress standing up to the Joker didn’t save the world, but it wold you pretty much all you ever need to know about Huntress. Barbara Gordon becoming Oracle had nothing to do with powers or abilities, it was about decisions and sacrifice, choices and consequences.