Watching the laughably plot-hole ridden Heroes got me thinking.
What superhero power would I want to have, if I could choose, and would I use it for good or evil?
After thinking about super strength, invisibility, time travel, invulnerability, telepathy, flight, and others, I finally settled on super speed. And here’s my overly analytical nerdgasm of an explanation.
First of all, in order to be able to move at a super speed, which we’re going to assume is faster than the speed of light, you’d need some type of automatic aura, which would protect you from the friction of moving so fast that you’d otherwise catch fire. This protective aura would envelope your whole body and would give you a degree of invulnerability as well.
At the speeds you’d be moving, you’d almost never be visible to the naked eye, so you could enjoy the benefits of being invisible. Additionally, since f=mv, you’d have an amazing strength that would allow you to toss aside the heaviest items with ease. Finally, at the speeds that you’d be moving, you’d be able to gain altitude easily, and flying would quickly become second nature.
Super speed seems to be an amalgam of most other superpowers, and anything you didn’t have, you could emulate. Want to appear like you have pyrokinesis? Just light a match at super speed. Magnetic powers or telekinesis?? You can make anything move anywhere you want quicker than the eye can see. And I suspect that if you could move faster than the speed of light, you could probably go back in time as well.
Would I use it for good or evil? That’s a tough one. Probably evil. You’d be pretty unstoppable, so what would be the point of doing good with your powers? A sense of heroism and well-being? I think I’d rather sleep on a pile of money in my own country.
What power would you choose and why?
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