25 Superpowers You Wish You Had

Posted by on May 16, 2012

Admit it – At some point in your life, you’ve run around the house in a cape, or at least thought about doing it. Don’t worry. No judgment here. There’s just something fascinating about superheroes that captures the imaginations of young and old alike. It’s fun to envision how different life would be if we developed superpowers of our own. Whether you’re a diehard superhero fan who attended the midnight premiere of “The Avengers” or you only know a little bit about superheroes, you’ve probably wished you had one of these 25 superpowers.

Power Mimicry

Michael PhelpsIs there a certain skill you wish you could be good at? Power mimicry would allow you to copy or absorb another’s powers or skills, so you could swim as fast as Michael Phelps, direct movies as impeccably as Steven Spielberg, or write as many best-selling novels as J.K. Rowling.


Invisibility Forget about Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak. With the power of invisibility, you could vanish in the blink of an eye using your mind. You could sneak out of the house without your parents knowing and play hilarious pranks on your friends without getting caught.

Superhuman Strength

Superhuman StrengthWith the help of superhuman strength, you’d have no problem winning the strongman game at carnivals, opening stubborn jars and bottles, lifting cars, breaking tiles, or performing other awesome acts without even trying. Being as powerful as the Incredible Hulk has its advantages.


HealingWhat if you had the power to heal? You could not only get rid of minor injuries like cuts and bruises, but also help ease the pain of people suffering from serious illnesses. Cancer, Alzheimer’s, and AIDs would all be history.

Superhuman Endurance

Superhuman EnduranceSuperhuman endurance allows those who possess it to exert themselves during activities without getting tired. With this power, you could run marathons, clean the house, and study for long periods of time with ease.

Water Breathing

Water BreathingIf you had the power of water breathing, you could breathe underwater like a fish. You’d be able to scuba dive without bringing an oxygen tank and if you ever had to jump into a lake to escape an angry swarm of bees like Yogi Bear, you’d be all set.


InvulnerabilityInvulnerability grants heroes immunity to one or more forms of physical, mental, or spiritual damage. If you possessed this power, you would never have to worry about getting beat up by bullies, mending a broken heart, or suffering from depression.

Time Travel

Time TravelDid the flux capacitor in your time machine break down again? No worries! You wouldn’t need a time machine if you possessed the power of time travel. It would be so cool to be a part of the crowd at Woodstock or visit your future self.

Night Vision

Night visionScrew the flashlight app! With night vision, you would never stub your toe on the way to bed again because your eyes would always adjust to the dark. You could also read in the dark, which could come in handy during late-night study sessions if your roommate is asleep.


TelepathySome friends can communicate through facial expressions, interpretive dances, or in other non-audible ways. But wouldn’t it be easier to develop the power of telepathy and communicate by reading each other’s minds? You could carry on secret conversations in public and no one would ever know.

Superhuman Speed

Superhuman SpeedIf you possessed the power of superhuman speed, you’d be able to run from Alaska to the tip of South America in less time than it took Kim Kardashian to divorce Kris Humphries. You’d be so fast, you could literally run circles around villains and make them too tired and frustrated to kill you.


OmnilinguismOmnilinguism is the ability to understand any form of language. You could travel around the world and never have to worry about a language barrier if you had this superpower. Plus, you’d ace every language class in school.


North WindIf you had the power of atmokinesis, you’d be able to control the weather. Imagine being able to summon a snow day and get a day off or making sure the waves are just right and the water is the best temperature at the beach. Every day would be the perfect day.

Wall Crawling

Wall crawlingRemember how fun it was to climb between doorposts and walls as a kid? You could do it all the time with the power of wall crawling, which lets you adhere to solid surfaces, including walls and ceilings. Climbing up buildings like Spiderman and hanging from the ceiling like a bat sound pretty awesome.


PrecognitionPrecognition is the ability to predict the future. With this power, you could be the first to sense danger and save the day by battling ninja assassins, fire-breathing dragons, and other pesky villains before their diabolical plans take root.
Mary Reyes


Mary is a journalism student at the University of Florida. She loves vintage fashion, The Rat Pack, superheroes, and all things Disney. Someday, she hopes to dazzle the world with her writing skills by becoming the next J.K. Rowling.

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  • Abdullah

    What about aerokinesis, its an awesome power. its the ability to manipulate the air. you can just suffocate your enemies or create tornados and hurricanes. a lot of destruction and power :3

  • Lindsay Galarneau

    When I was little and I don’t know how I remember this, my grandpa asked me If I had 1 super power what would it be, and my response was……. To be able to turn place mats into mashed potatoes.

  • future seer

    I have the power of precognition. The other day I was in school and I started to day dream in math, and I dreamed about the principal walking into the classroom and a few minutes later our principal came walking into the classroom!!!

  • Hyperspeed ThirtyFour

    Pausing time would be awesome

  • archie

    my dream super power would be to be able to move anything with my mind

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  • Edwardthekid

    You should have added defying physics or telekinesis. If you had physics you could break all the laws of physics…. EVERYTHING if you think about it. Here is a list why telekinesis should be added.
    1. Moving objects with your mind
    2. Lift yourself up and fly
    3. Bend light waves and make yourself look invisible
    4.manipulate your body to make you look like someone else
    5. change someones mind by manipulating their brain
    6. Block out sound waves and have peace and quiet
    7. Be a earth/water/fire/air bender
    8. Pull objects towards you
    9. Manipulate ATMS to give you money for free!

  • Rachel

    Also you might want to add eternal youth

    • Hyperspeed ThirtyFour

      That’s what immortality means

  • Rachel

    Thank you so much I love love love your list of superpowers! :D

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