Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Writing & Linguistics (B.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Faculty Mentor

Katherine Fallon


Heroes Don’t Get Happy Endings aims to shine a light on social issues that reflect our world with the existence of superhumans being a metaphor for marginalized groups. Ferrah Walls is the superhero Iron Maiden that protects Divinity City from supervillains, but when Gaslight, a notorious supervillain that disappeared a decade ago, turns up dead, Iron Maiden is tasked with finding the killer and soon finds him. Assassin, the second protagonist of the novel, murdered Gaslight in order to escape from him. Now, he and his new friend, Jack, are on a mission to clear Divinity City of its remorseless supervillains. Heroes Don’t Get Happy Endings intends to try to explain why people might turn to a life of villainy due to their socioeconomic status, but does not try to justify these actions.

Available for download on Friday, March 31, 2028