My nephew has learned that bad guys are scary and doesn't want anything to do with them. Funny thing though... some of the good guys, especially in the comics still look a bit, well odd.. especially if you're three.
I was trying to bribe the nephew in an effort to produce good behavior with a Marvel Comic super hero named Thing. He's a good guy? Right? That's what I was told and so that's the information that I passed on to the nephew.
He looked at it and shook his head violently. Still holding said Super up for him to see I explained that this Thing guy runs with great company... Spiderman. Nephew looks at me suspiciously and says with small outstretched hand, "I try it." But, as soon as he's touching the small action figure, he freaks out "NO! NO!" "give to kweiiis" (he's the brother and brothers as rule are entitled to cast off toys). This whole scenario was repeated almost exactly and then I just gave up.
So, I looked Thing up and it turns out that he really is a good Super Hero.. founder of The Fantastic Four and everything, but he just doesn't look like a good guy to the nephew who never wanted him. It just goes to show that you shouldn't always judge by appearances.