Lately it seems we all need a little superpower to stay on top of the zooms and the general absurdness of pandemic life. Kids taking tests next to you at the dinner table while a winter storm knocks the power out? Zooming late into the night? What do you wish was your superpower?
Michele Dorsey: AKA Airy the Fairy
My superpower would be simple – I would be able to fly. Since I have been a huge Peter Pan fan since childhood, I know the lyrics to “I’m Flying” by heart and that you begin by thinking lovely thoughts. Throw in a little magic fairy dust and up you go. I can’t imagine what it would be like to see all of the good stuff the birds get to see that’s out of our range. I’m embarrassed by the number of times I went on Soarin at Disney (my grandchildren may be more embarrassed – ha! what do they know?)
The practical benefit of being able to fly is that you can get where you want to go without lines, delays, or traffic. I will no longer have an excuse for being late. I will be known as Airy the Fairy. Tinkerbell, eat your heart out.
Okay, maybe I need to get out of the house more.
Alexia Gordon: AKA Felinia
I always struggle with this question because I feel like all the good superpowers and superhero names are already taken. I’m too tired to save the world right now, and I’m weary of dealing with regrets and should-ofs, and what-ifs, so I’m not going to pick anything profound. Instead, I’m going to go with the ability to get out of bed without disturbing the cat as my superpower. I’ve actually managed to do this a few times and felt right proud of myself. Superhero name? Hmm. How about Felinia? Nah. The Whisper? I’m glad character names are easier than superhero names.
Susan Breen: AKA The Fixer
It’s a great question, I thought about it a lot. I would love to be able to go back in time and fix mistakes I’ve made. Hurtful things I’ve said, mean things I’ve done. So I’d like to be The Fixer, and have the power to allow people to fix something they’ve messed up.
Tracee de Hahn
Most days I’d settle for perfect vision as a super power. Not x-ray or anything special, just 20-20. But if I’m going for a real super power….. I’ll pick time travel. Of course that means dip in and out, no long term staying if I don’t like it!
Oh—I agree with Tracee. I’d choose the ability to travel back in time, but I’d definitely insist on the ability to beam in and out at will. I’m sure I’d get into big trouble in any past century. Of course, I’d also need a stash of cash to get custom-made clothing in appropriate styles. And along with that, I’d need the ability to speak and understand all languages. Not asking much, right?
Keenan Powell: AKA Telek
I would have a highly developed power of telekinesis. I would be able to call objects to me from far away, like Thor raising his hand when he calls for his hammer. In that way, I would never again after to root for my car keys, telephone, or TV remote. My name would be Telek.
Emilya Naymark: AKA Paralella
Someone posed this question to me years ago and I immediately said, the ability to travel through parallel universes. That way, I could always see the ramifications of any decision, experience parallel lives, and, of course, prevent global catastrophes and save loved ones from certain doom. My name? Parallella! Now that I’m older and wiser, I think I’d skip the whole multiverse thing and go straight to being a healer. At a distance. (I’m too squeamish to be a laying of hands kind of healer)