Iíve been considering, if I was a superhero ... what kind of superhero would I be? What would be my ideal superpower?
Now, Green Lanternís ring is pretty fantastic. With that he can fly, create any object he can imagine, clothe himself, etc. However, having all of those powers at once gives him a bit of an unfair advantage. Same goes for Superman for this one.
Iím trying to imagine if I had just one superpower (think Heroes, Misfits, or early Smallville) what that power would be.
Iíve always thought invisibility would be fun. Perhaps itís just the curious journalist in me, but it would certainly be great to get backstage of any concert or political event. Also, if journalism doesnít work out, I can always switch to my back-up career: International super-spy.
However, invisibility doesnít really help in situations where I wouldnít have to be invisible, and the clothing issue (do the clothes turn invisible as well, or would I have to change clothes constantly?) just seems too finicky in most situations.
Super strength would certainly be fun. As a guy whoís never been exactly ďbuff,Ē I donít think Iíd mind being able to bench press a pick-up truck. In terms of crime fighting, super strength would certainly come in handy for putting the criminals behind bars. It has a wide range of potential in most situations, and Iím sure itís just plain fun to see the look on peopleís faces when someone stops a train with their bare hands.
However, super-strength isnít as versatile and honestly Iím afraid it would go to my head.
A superior intellect could be great. Not only would I be able to solve many of the worldís problems such as disease and famine, but I would also finally understand math!
However, I think I have a pretty good head on my shoulders as it is, and there are some things the world has to work out on its own.
I believe the power that I would cherish more than anything other is the ability to fly. Itís always been one of mankindís greatest dreams to soar through the sky among the birds, that has been achieved to a certain degree with airplanes, but boy would it be nice to skip those lines in customs.
I would have total freedom, I could travel to every part of the world (which has always been one of my personal dreams) and meet people from every walk of life. I could still train my mind and body, and even be slightly invisible (youíd be surprised how many people never look up) but flying is a one of a kind power.
Well, thatís my nerd-out for the week.
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