From time to time, I like playing “What Superpower Would You Like to Have?” with my friends. It’s usually the guys who participate, but the ladies have as well. To play, you usually have to rule out the standards of the comics industry, like your Superman’s, your Spider-Man’s, and any of the X-Men. Only straight-up special abilities are allowed. For instance, last night’s trio of options:
Indestructibility was chosen by most (myself included, at first… I’m so wishy-washy). It was decided that this allowed you an extent of fearlessness that would bolster you upon whatever life path you wanted. Whether it be in business, in sports, or on the battlefield, you could be all you could be.
Invisibility was looked at as a shady route, which it most likely would be. You’re given the ability to be sneaky and spy, to be a pervert, or to be a master thief. No one selected this option… out loud.
Flight was a moot point, until my friend Devin interjected that it would be the most freeing. He suggested that life would be a little less stressful if you could get up and go when the world was getting you down. This got me thinking that I wanted Flight powers as well, because it too would provide you with an extra boost of confidence to accomplish more in this world.
Plus, how cool would it be to show up at the Red Carpet of the Academy Awards show, flying around, screaming, “Look at me! Look at me!” You’d take all the attention away from the glory hounds of Hollywood (but you’d probably also get shot down to be taken and examined, so… maybe not).
Here I come!
Devin also wondered if Indestructibility also provided some level of Immortality, because as he saw it, if the world blew up, you’d be stuck floating in space for forever. I responded by stating you probably wouldn’t be the only one in the entire planet that had this ability, which then brought the whole discussion crashing down. I guess the game of “What Superpower Would You Like to Have?” isn’t as Indestructible as I thought.