Mr. Invincible
Mr. Invincible

The question of the day is, if I were a superhero, what special power would I have and why? I think this question is best answered by first saying what special powers I WOULDN’T have. Seeing that I am a comic book fan, I have a pretty decent working knowledge of the different superpowers out there. But, because I don’t want to go into the obscure and fanatical, I’ll go with the mundane and regular.

These are the ones I’d pass on, in no particular order:

Flight – I like driving too much to fly anywhere. Granted, it would come in handy for my trips back to Birmingham, but I think I could survive without it. Besides, it’s only 3 – 4 hours away.

Super Speed – Outside of the dirty limerick it inspires, I would feel as if I were cheating with this superpower. Oh, sure, it would come in handy if I were late for work or something, but it’s not necessary.

X-Ray Vision – Yeah…that would go over really well…I’ll let you figure that one out on your own.

Hyper Intelligence – I’m smart enough – some might say I’m too smart for my own good. If it’s anything I’m not, it’s greedy. I like learning new things, but I’d prefer to do it on my own time.

Telekinesis – Also known as psychokinesis, this would be the ability to move inanimate objects with your mind. Whereas that would be cool (it would certainly help with cleaning), I think I’ll pass.

Mind control – I’d really get in trouble with this one. I mean, seriously. That one can fall by the wayside.

I think if I just had to choose one, it would be invulnerability. Why that one? Well, I like to protect those I’m closest to, and how better to do that than to be able to step in front of a car and watch it crumple in front of me? The only damage I’d have from that is ripped clothes, and that would be fine. What’s a new pair of jeans when it comes to saving the lives of those that mean the world to me?

That’s what I thought.

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