The main problem with the average superhero origin story is that they tend to go like this: Step 1. Singular event happens in the hero’s past to motivate him/her. Step 2. Hero gains superpowers or trains hard to get abilities. Step 3. Hero becomes famous/notorious.
The fact of the matter is that it is not one singular event that shapes our lives, but the decisions we make every day and the things that are always happening to us. Some people who are abused repeat the cycle, and others rise above it. The reason why is related to multiple determining factors through the person’s life. The Hinges of Destiny is an attempt to show a more realistic view of how someone would end up becoming a superhero or villain.
Note: The Hinges of Destiny contains some harsh language.