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You want to be a super hero?
Published on September 10, 2006 By Draginol In Blogging

There's a lot of super powers to choose from.  Flight, super strength, invulnerability, super speed, invisibility.

But if you had to choose one? Which would it be?

Being invulernable would be kind of nice but on the other hand, you could get stuck in a bad situation.  That's where super strength would be nice.  But super strength would be problematic because you could really hurt yourself.

The more I think about it, the more I conclude that most powers need to come in pairs with invulernability being one of them.  Take flight.  How fun would flight really be in practice as bugs and other things start flying in your face or you accidentally hit a tree or telephone wire or something?

Invisibility wouldn't require another power but I'm not sure what good it would do.  Yea, you can spy on people. Meh.

There's plenty of other powers that I haven't listed. But if you could only choose one power, which would it be?


Comments (Page 2)
on Sep 10, 2006
Reply #14
I would want The Voice, the ability to get people to do what I want through spoken commands. The Preacher had this power in the graphic novel series, "The Preacher."

That way I could make my sales quota. ("You bought HOW MANY licenses?!?")


The Shadow knows...
on Sep 10, 2006

The Shadow knows...

WooowoooWooowooo,

on Sep 10, 2006
You need to reference the comics, man. If she touches them until they die, she gets their powers for good. In the comics, she's super strong, can fly, and still plays the parasite. Very cool.


You need to reference the comics, man. Carol Danvers isn't dead.

Also, if you take Rogue's power exactly, welcome to the other psyches present in your head from then on.

And, of course, all of this is dependent upon what writer/what comic title/what month you're reading...

Reply By: ModeratemanPosted: Sunday, September 10, 2006the ability to heal myself and others, no matter how badly wounded or sick they are.


How do you choose who to heal and who not to heal? Are you going to keep working until exhaustion healing everyone you can just because you can, or are you more of the "get what you pay for" super-type?

Just curious.
on Sep 11, 2006
Carol Danvers isn't dead.


Oh yeah! that's right. I forgot. I wish . . .

And I don't think I'd want her powers per se. Just pointing out that she could do a bit more than just suck for a bit.

And, of course, all of this is dependent upon what writer/what comic title/what month you're reading...


and that is the reason I stopped reading comics . . .
on Sep 11, 2006
and that is the reason I stopped reading comics . . .


Although you'll get that sort of inconsistency in any but the most rigidly edited shared-reality series (multiple authors). I'm certain you could find the same sorts of things in the various Star Wars and Star Trek serieseses of novels.
on Sep 11, 2006
Super speed, to reach office on time,x ray vision to not make mistakes,often u land up with the wrong stuff in good packages  , healing power is a definite yes.

Also I was wondering if theres any power to supress your pee.
on Sep 11, 2006
I would to have power of true YOGA. as an Indian I know about the real powers ofYOGA.one can do whatever he/she wants to do vy having YOGIC powers. it is a fact that we use only a very small part of our brain,but are far supirior than any other animalon the planet known till date. but with true YOGIC powers i may be able to use a great part of my brain, and hence can excel any super-hero.
on Sep 11, 2006
I would to have power of true YOGA. as an Indian I know about the real powers ofYOGA.one can do whatever he/she wants to do vy having YOGIC powers. it is a fact that we use only a very small part of our brain,but are far supirior than any other animalon the planet known till date. but with true YOGIC powers i may be able to use a great part of my brain, and hence can excel any super-hero.
on Sep 11, 2006
Being able to make a reasonably sized portal I or others could travel through.
on Sep 11, 2006
Although you'll get that sort of inconsistency in any but the most rigidly edited shared-reality series (multiple authors). I'm certain you could find the same sorts of things in the various Star Wars and Star Trek serieseses of novels.


That's why I gave up on Star Wars novels years back, too . . .

Not worth my effort to get everything straight.
on Sep 11, 2006
it is a fact that we use only a very small part of our brain


No, it isn't. That's a lie that's been perpetuated for a long time, but brain scans show that we us all of it, albeit at different times. Arguments in support of that are philosophical, with no basis in reality. Perhaps we could manage to someday use more at once, and maybe that would have some effects, as in Stargate SG-1, but we already use all of it. There are no hidden pockets that we've yet to access.

I'd have to go with Jennifer on the telekinesis power. Although not invincible, I could quickly summon shields to protect from materials in the environment. Plus I could fly by standing on a board and causing it to move with my powers. Cloud surfing anyone?
on Sep 12, 2006
I would choose the Voice or use of Jedi Mind Tricks.

"You want fries with that."
on Sep 12, 2006
Time Stop / Time Control

Lots of creative things you could do "if only there were enough time"
on Sep 12, 2006
Lots of creative things you could do "if only there were enough time"


The only problem would be premature ageing. If you used it a lot you'd be a lot older than you should be. The costs in plastic surgery alone would be nasty.
on Sep 12, 2006

The costs in plastic surgery alone would be nasty.

Yea, but 'withdrawals' from the banks would be easy.