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The Pros and Cons of having Superpowers

2013/04/03

 

 

 

  “With great power, comes great responsibility.” – Ben Parker

 

 

Flying

Being able to fly without the aid of an airplane or glider does sound pretty fantastic. With the power of flight comes a great amount of freedom. No more hassles at the airport or being stuck in gridlock for you. With just one leap into the sky you could travel the world to see the sights – or even save people’s lives just like a superhero would. The only downside – think of the money you’ll spend in dental floss picking out all those bugs that hit your teeth at high speeds.

Invisibility

Sometimes we all have those days where we’d just like to become invisible and disappear for some much needed peace and quiet. While being invisible might have a perk or two, you’ll need to have a pretty thick skin for all those dark secrets you’ll end up stumbling upon. You’d have to be a comfortable nudist for this one because unfortunately for you, clothing isn’t invisible. But hey – at least you’ll never pay for another movie ticket again.

Telepathy
Mind reading is definitely one superpower that’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Sure you’d have all the knowledge in the world at your disposal, but you’d be stuck knowing exactly what everyone was thinking at all times. Eventually, you’d be left without friends because no one would want to risk you dipping into their thoughts and learning secrets about them. Talk about hearing voices.

Teleportation
In just a matter of a few seconds, you could pop your way from one end of the country to the other with teleportation. In fact – you could go anywhere in the world and never have to worry about gas or travel costs again. However, if you’re not careful about planning your destination, you could have the unfortunate luck to end up in the middle of an ocean or inside a nuclear reactor.

Shapeshifting
This particular ability would be more for amusement than its practical nature. You’d be able to change your appearance on a whim – everything from your hair colour to living the life of a celebrity for a day. Just be careful not to overuse those superpowers and get stuck in a not so fun form – spending a week or two living the relaxed life of a house cat might be a nice break from work, but you wouldn’t want to be a feline forever.

Animalistic Mutations
Imagine the fun you’d have being able to twist and leap through the air with the grace of cat or climb walls and sling from buildings like a spider. Having animal-like abilities would certainly come in handy at times, just be ready for the hairballs that come along with it.

Lab Accident
For those of us that aren’t born with the superpower gene; these superhuman abilities are usually the result of an unfortunate lab accident. Sometimes you luck out and become a web-slinging superhero, but more often than not count on just getting really sick.

Gods
Having the strength and fury of Thor might be fun for a while – and being a god on earth would certainly have its advantages when it comes to fame – but being a god is no easy task. No matter how many times you save the world, those angry peasants will still ask for more. And you thought your job was demanding

Money
Money may not buy love or happiness, but it does rule out the need for superhuman ability. No super strength is needed here to save the world when you’ve the funds to build your own Batmobile or combat suit like Ironman. It’s great being rich – but guess who’s picking up the tab when the super friends go out to lunch.

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