So, if I were to be endowed with a super power, here would be my top 3 choices:
3. Cryokinetic Powers (Cold and Ice Manipulation)
Seriously, how cool would it be to build your own ice palace? And wouldn't it be fun to have your very own talking, singing snowman as a sidekick?
What draws me to cryokinetic power is its wide range of uses, as Elsa demonstrates in Disney's Frozen. She can defend herself, create stunning architecture, and manipulate the weather, all with her one super power. I felt a lot of sympathy for her when she lacked control over her ability, but once she figured out how to regulate it, it seemed like it would be a pretty awesome power to have.
"The cold never bothered me anyway..." (Okay, that's not true in the least, but I couldn't resist!)
If I'm honest with myself, I probably wouldn't use my power of invisibility for anything nearly as interesting as what I described above. I'm guessing it would mostly come in handy for getting out of awkward social situations :)
Maybe it's just because I'm lazy, but I would absolutely love to be able to move things around with my mind. Want to rearrange the furniture? Done. Want to clean up the toys the kids left lying around? Done. Want to get the remote without walking across the room? Done.
Telekinesis is another super power that I find desirable because of its versatility. It could be used for so many every-day tasks like the ones I just mentioned, but also could be extremely effective in combat, as you wouldn't be limited by your own physical strength in manipulating the items around you, and the fact that everything can be done with your mind allows for an element of surprise.
And if you could be invisible and use telekinesis? Your enemies would never know what hit them!
All right, superhero fans, lay it on me. What amazing super powers have I missed due to my lack of knowledge? Would any of these make your list? What super power combinations do you think would work the best?
Thanks for reading (and putting up with my lame jokes)!
Elsa from Disney's Frozen: http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/frozen/images/3/3b/FeaturedLetItGo.png/revision/latest?cb=20140408025002
The Invisible Woman: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Invisible_Woman
Violet from Disney's The Incredibles: http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/0/0a/Violet_Parr.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150215212030
Prue from Charmed: http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/charmed/images/3/36/TelekinesisPrueHand.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100114170746
Great choices! You chose a lot of my favorites. I would probably have healing power, the ability to turn my skin into diamond, like Emma Frost, and the ability to phase through walls.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Liz! I considered healing power because that would be really useful, but my husband was telling me Wolverine could heal himself and apparently they subjected him to some awful experiments because of it, it lost a bit of its appeal. The diamond skin thing sounds cool, I'll have to look that up! And phasing through walls is another one that would be super handy - I'm all about practicality :)Delete
Another vote from me for Elsa's cold and ice manipulation! And I like your thoughts behind invisibility and telekinesis too. :) Nice topic, Laurie.ReplyDelete
Oh man, just think if we both had cold and ice manipulation - it would be that much cooler times two :) Thanks for commenting, Laura!Delete
Fun! I've always thought an invisibility cloak would be neat, but it would be much easier just to have the power of invisibility. . .you wouldn't have to worry about leaving your cloak somewhere! And, here in MN, being able to manipulate cold and ice would be extremely useful!ReplyDelete
Hmm, interesting thought on an invisibility cloak versus the power to turn yourself invisible. I think you're right that having the power would be more convenient, but on the other hand a cloak could be used to include others, too, like Harry does with Ron and Hermione. Ha, yeah, living in MN probably had an impact on my choice of cold and ice manipulation :) Thanks, Erin!Delete
Another thing to think about is: if you just have the power to turn yourself invisible, do the things you touch also turn invisible? (For example, your clothes?) In The Incredibles, a superhero movie, the daughter has the power to turn herself invisible, but not her clothes. This leads to some interesting predicaments.Delete
Hmm, I don't know - that's a great question! I guess I would want the things I touched to also turn invisible to deal with the clothes issue, but that would make it trickier to get around without being spotted, since if I touched anything it would suddenly turn invisible and give me away. Apparently I haven't thought this through :) Thanks for your comment, Spruce!Delete
I think it would be fun to be invisible. Like in The Incredibles, you could just have a suit that turned invisible when you did, or you could control which objects you make invisible. This is a really fun and interesting topic! :)Delete
Brilliant! I love the idea of the suit that turns invisible, and how awesome would it be to be able to choose other objects to make invisible as well? That could be really handy for weapons or even just sneaking things around. If I become a superhero someday, I'm definitely going to hire you as my strategist :)Delete
I loved hearing your thoughts, Laurie! Invisibility is on my list as well, but only in honorable mentions. :) Great post!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Hannah! I remember seeing invisibility on your honorable mentions :) You had such a great list, too - it definitely made it easier to narrow mine down having those out of the running!Delete
You picked some really good ones!! I have no knowledge on the subject matter, but based upon my Wikipedia search, I think duplication would be really useful. From a day to day standpoint, having a little army of myself would make it faster to get things done! And combined with the ice manipulation.. I think it would be pretty effective as a superhero against villains. I also would want to be able to fly, just sounds fun :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting, Julie! Ha, I did a Wikipedia search, too :) I had never thought of using duplication to get more stuff done, but you're right, that would be awesome! And duplication combined with ice manipulation would be pretty hard-core - I'm glad you'd be on my team! I agree that flight would be really fun, that probably would've made my list except Hannah used that one last week :)Delete
Your #3 and #1 would definitely be on my top three, as well. Anything with ice or snow, and I'm on board. I haven't read any comic books, but I'm a huge fan of "The Big Bang Theory," and I caught myself eyeing them the other day at the bookstore just see what all the hubbub is about.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment, Jessica! I love "The Big Bang Theory," too! And I know exactly what you mean, it has so many references I'm not familiar with - I feel like I need to go watch Star Trek and read some comic books to get up to speed :)Delete