I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve often fantasized about becoming a superhero with full blown super powers and a hidden identity. So when I saw this on The Beacon, I just had to try it out for myself.
First of all, the song on the site is simply amazing – rockin’ to an 80’s hit while you’re choosing your alterego on a hungover Sunday night… what more could a girl ask for?!
The Hero Factory doesn’t come up with great superhero names but its still pretty neat. I created Purple Rain to reflect who I would want to be if I were ever given superhero powers. The Ninja star is only the beginning of her abilities, the cape for protection and the outfit.. well the outfit was part of a limited selection on the site but its good enough.
My ideal superpowers? WARNING: Heroes spoilers below.
My first choice would be to be an Empath. Yes, like Peter Petrelli was in Season 1. But I think I would have a better handle on all my powers1 and wouldn’t have lost all my abilities to my father in a lame ass hug. I would be able to empathize with people and know what they’re going through as well and I already feel I’m quite capable of this2, so this is why being an empath would be my first superpower choice.
My second choice would be to have a great mind like Batman or Iron Man. To be able to create something out of nothing and have all sorts of neat gadgets and the smarts to out-smart all my enemies. Of course, this comes with unlimited funding as well as seen in both cases of Batman and Iron Man 😉 and that’s an added bonus!
Third and last choice… hm.. would be a little hard but I’d want high-level telepathy like Professor Xavier’s. This is my third choice because I don’t really want to know what everyone is thinking all the time. But I liked how Matt & Peter were able to convince the guards to protect them instead of attacking them last week when they snuck into to enemy quarters3.
Anyway, that’s my little fantasy into superhero-dom. Give it a shot and let me know in the comments what you’ve come up with!
Who’s your superhero?