5 Superheroes It Would Suck To Be In Real Life
Hollywood loves to make movies based on comic books and graphic novels. And why wouldn’t they? Comic books are awesome.
Recently there’s been a surge in the superhero department. Off the top of my head there’s The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, X-Men, Batman, Spiderman, Superman… you get the drift.
With all of these films out there, and the great characters in them it made me think: If I were a superhero what powers would I want?
Well, that list was way too long, so instead I decided to focus on something different. Something along these lines:
Five superheroes it would suck to be in real life
While turning into a bigger, stronger, and greener version of yourself would have advantages (super strength, you’re pretty much invincible), the downside? You don’t have control over it!
Let’s dissect. Banner ‘s (David or Bruce, whichever you prefer) powers kick into high gear when he’s angry, right? Well… how does one NOT get angry? Okay, so I’ve never READ a Hulk comic book, and I’m sure they touch on this at some point, but it just seems that not having the ability to turn your power on and off would have disadvantages, especially when your trigger is emotion.
I don’t know about you, but my anger level can go from zero to sixty in about two seconds. I’d be screwed. And also in need of new clothes all the time.
Okay, before you pass judgement on this one, hear me out. SOME of Superman‘s powers would be awesome. I mean, who doesn’t want to fly?
The power that I’m talking about is his x-ray vision. Why would it suck? Well… you can’t “unsee” things. And there are some things in this world that are just better left unseen.
Not only that, but now that you have this power, how do you not use it all the time? And even if you THINK you want to see something… well, what if you really DON’T? Again, you can’t unsee it! Even the man of steel doesn’t have the enough dicipline to not take a peek through Lois Lane’s clothes; how are we mere mortals supposed to resist?
I understand that this power would come in handy in certain situations, but for the reasons I stated (and since the world isn’t depending on me to save it) I would NOT want x-ray vision.
Sort of like the Hulk (they even fought a few times), the Thing is massive, crazy strong and virtually impenetrable. But… he’s got skin like a rock, he’s massive and he’s stuck like this.
At least the Hulk CAN go back to human form… but not Thing. Nope, he’s stuck in his rock like skin, and has to be part of The Fantastic Four which includes Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, and Human Torch… and you’re Thing.
Okay, so you can crush things with your bare hands, and annihilate anything in your path; but here I come back to control. You’re stuck like this! You ARE your power. There isn’t anyway for the large rock-ness to suddenly dissipate and BAM – you’re human again.
Nope. You’re forever your own rock formation.
So you can shoot an “optic blast” from your eyes. And destroy everything in site, or pin point the blast with the precision of a laser. And you’re part of the X-Men. Awesome. But you can’t EVER take your glasses off… and if you do? Well, you could feesibly (and quite probably) blow up your loved ones.
No thanks, I’ll pass.
Sort of like Superman, there are parts of Watchmen‘s Doctor Manhattan’s powers that would ROCK; but then there’s the “clairvoience” thing. He can see the past, present, and future like they are all happening at the same time… but he can’t do anything to stop or change anything that he sees since the actions are already determined.
I don’t know about you, but having the ability to see everything all at once would not be awesome. How could you stand by and watch the death of someone that you care about, or the destruction of a city, and NOT do anything about it?
That’s all, friends! Five superhero powers that would suck in real life; with an honorable mention going out to Dazzler from the Marvel universe.
Let me know what superheroes you’d hate to be in real life in the comments below!
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