What are the superpowers you wish you had? Wait. Don’t answer that yet. It’s flying, right? Definitely, flying. I think at some point we’ve all dreamed of becoming superheroes. Bouncing around the globe and saving people’s lives is charitable, but it also comes with a lot of fame. In some ways, maybe the recognition is what we’re really after. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It seems unlikely that there’d be a lot of crime fighting to do, anyway. The world has gotten a lot safer since superhero comics debuted in the 1940’s. Those guys mostly fought super villains, and in this fake scenario, what are the chances multiple people get powers? We’ve seen all the ways that superpowers can be useful in stopping the bad guys, but the best unnatural abilities would honestly be the ones that make normal life easier. Things that help you relax more, and maybe make you a little fame and fortune. It’s time to fantasize with these 25 Superpowers you wish you had.
What’s better than having one superpower? Having all of them. This power loses some of its luster in an average world, but you could still copy some cool stuff. Swim as fast as Michael Phelps. Play guitar as well as Clapton. I’d like to write TV shows as well as Vince Gilligan.
Admittedly most applications of this are kind of creepy. If you happen to get invisibility powers, don’t be weird with it. Maybe just be a little unethical. Sneak in to your bosses office, and find out the perfect way to get promoted. Maybe walk past the bouncer of a bar with long lines. That’s not too bad. This is an okay power to want. Right?
The coolness of this power extends far beyond the ability to beat anyone up. You could make moving way easier on yourself. Plus, it wouldn’t be such a pain to help your friends move. Imagine all the free pizza and beer you’d get. I wonder if you’d get the muscles with the super strength. That would be nice.
When you’re old, pretty much everything hurts your back. Sleep on the wrong pillow, back hurts. Bend down to pick up a pen, back hurts. Uncharacteristically large sneeze, back hurts. With the power to heal, I could fix this. I could fix it for everyone.
Comic book heroes use this power to run long distances, or fight crime all night. I just don’t want to be tired after work. Maybe I’d have the energy for a social life or finish writing that web series.