Let’s Talk About Superpowers!

Not at all in the political sense, too–mind you.

Hey guys, it’s your main man, W! So I don’t know if you’ve seen it or not but yesterday Wonder Woman’s new trailer dropped and I gotta say–it looks pretty promising. Gal Gadot pretty much stole the show during Batman VS Superman. She embodies a more earthy Wonder Woman as opposed to Lynda Carter. Don’t get me wrong though! I love me some Lynda Carter, I mean she is probably one of the icons of my childhood. However, she always seemed so ethereal to me, like a fairy that we should be lucky to have seen.

Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman bring in the much needed modern twist to what we consider to be strong and beautiful. Her features are angular, she body structure just emanates raw strength, and she carries with her the mirth that Diana held for anything about our world. You can really tell how much I’m on board about her Wonder Woman movie.

So anyway, while I was on that little mind trail, it wasn’t at all surprising how I ended up thinking what superpower I’d like to have. Flight seems to always be a popular pick but then with radars all over the world, it’s pretty hard to travel low key. The idea of flight always appealed to many as it pretty much represented absolute freedom. A situation getting to hard? Do a little jump and up you go! To be honest though, I’m not too fond of the idea of dry eyes or running into bugs and birds.

On a different spectrum, I think I’d want the power of Teleportation. To be anywhere I want at a snap of a finger or a moment of thought is pretty amazing. Also, think about all the money I’d save from processing visas or the air fare or even getting a cab or something. It’s pretty ideal but I suppose the issue would be accidentally blinking into a busy street or somewhere restricted.

Moving on to mind powers! Would I want Telepathy or Telekinesis? Now, it’s been a source of frustration for me that a lot of people don’t realize that telepathy (TP) and telekinesis (TK) are separate from each other. A person with telepathy can read minds or influence the minds of others. A pretty solid example of this is Charles Xavier from the X-men. He often speaks to his kids through the mind channel he established between them.

Telekinesis is being able to move or affect the physical world with your mind. A good example of this is Jean Grey before Charles Xavier removed her mental blocks. I suppose a contributing factor to people confusion is that there are so many characters out there that possess both abilities. So, in the end, people often just lump the two together.

So while it would be great to be able to read minds and stuff, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want my thoughts to be read–so it would be kinda rude. As for TK, I think it’s a pretty ideal power for me. Imagine getting a nice cold beer from the fridge without having to get off of the couch. It would also make moving and heavy lifting a cinch! So yeah, definitely sign me up for some of that sweet TK pie.

What about you guys? What superpower would you want to have?