Admit it – there are superpowers you wish you had. 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.
OK, so you want these superpowers…however, have you thought about the possibility that with such powers comes great inconvenience? After reading about these 25 superpowers that would actually be super inconvenient, you might end up reconsidering.
Is 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.
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.
With 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.
What 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 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.
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If 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.
Invulnerability 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.
Did 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.
Screw 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.
Some 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.
If 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.
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Omnilinguism 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.
If 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.
Remember 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.
Precognition 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.
If you had the power of echolocation, you’d know be able to locate objects by using sound waves like a bat. You would never lose a game of Marco Polo and always be able track down villains even if you can’t see them.
Ever wished you could turn back the clock? With the power of time manipulation, you can! Awkward moments would never happen, all-nighters wouldn’t be necessary, and good times would last longer with this convenient superpower.
Not even Chuck Norris would stand a chance against you if you had the power of superhuman agility. Your lightning-fast reaction time, great flexibility, and excellent jumping capacity would definitely give you the upper hand during battle.
Talking to Animals
Ever wondered what your pet is thinking? If you could talk to animals, you’d be able to talk to cats, dogs, armadillos or any other random animal that happened to cross your path.
If you were immortal, you could live forever and be the oldest person on earth. Young fools would flock to you seeking wisdom and guidance – they’d probably believe anything you said. You would also have no need for a bucket list because you’d have the rest of eternity to have fun.
You could be as smart as Albert Einstein with the power of superhuman intelligence. Due to your superior intellect, you would never have to study because you’d just be that good. You could party the night before an exam and still ace it.
With the power of mind control, you could persuade your boss to give you a raise, demand an A from your professor, and brainwash your parents into letting you quit school and go backpacking through Europe. Basically, you could do anything you wanted. Life would be grand!
If you value your personal space, being able to generate a force field could come in handy. This power would be ideal during those times you just want to be left alone. Creepers at the club would never mess with you, because they would just be propelled across the room if they tried.
You wouldn’t even need to visit Platform 9 and ¾ to walk through walls if you possessed the power of intangibility, which is the ability to phase through solid matter without harm. You could never be locked out of your house or car because a key wouldn’t be necessary.
There’s really no need to introduce this superpower. It’s the power every little kid dreams of having from the moment they first watch Wendy and her siblings take off into the night sky with Peter Pan. Imagine a world with no traffic jams, where you could travel anywhere on a whim and see the world from a bird’s eye view. If you could fly, this imaginary world would become a reality.