posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:12 PM
It depends on the superhero. Some powers are designed to be passed on as has already been mentioned, but some heroes are who they are in part because
of their alter egos, too.
Frank Castle is the Punisher. In his case, he is who he is because of his back story.
To me, it made very little sense to make Miles Morales Spider-Man because Peter Parker became Spider-Man through a radioactive spider bite. The powers
of Spider-Man are intrinsic to Peter's person and not something that pass with a magic weapon or anything like that.
Similarly, Thor is, well, Thor. Other people can wield Mjolnir (Captain America did so once), but doing so does not make them Thor, son of Odin. Yes,
I know they gave Mjolnir to a woman, but she's not Thor to me just someone who can wield Mjolnir and its powers.
Venom can be various people depending on the parasite.
To be a Green Lantern, you only need the ring.
I think the Ghost Rider can be various people too.
edit on 10-9-2015 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)