Choose your Super Power

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Would you rather...

Fly
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Be Invisible
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50%
 
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Postby Kill Me Sarah » Mon May 21, 2007 10:41 am

There was an interesting story on This American Life a while back about a guy who went around asking people to choose between these two options. Anyone else hear it?
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Postby jb » Mon May 21, 2007 10:46 am

Being invisible is only useful around humans and other creatures, or surveillance equipment-- and then you're susceptible to infrared. So, definitely Fly.
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Postby Phil. Redmon. » Mon May 21, 2007 10:52 am

If I wasn't also invulnerable, there's no way I would pick flying. I would splatter myself all over something lickety fast.

But, if I was invisible, then.... Well, I don't think I'd turn to a life of crime, but i'd try to use it for some kind of legal, cash-based reward something so I could buy a bunch of guitars and shit.

We actually had this discussion on the Spy Vs. Pie Popcast a few shows back, and we wondered which you would pick if you couldn't turn it off.
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Postby Kill Me Sarah » Mon May 21, 2007 11:01 am

Phil. Redmon. wrote: which you would pick if you couldn't turn it off.


That boosts the intrigue factor. Would you have to be full-on flying all the time, or could you hover?
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Postby Justincombustion » Mon May 21, 2007 12:29 pm

If I chose "invisible" do my clothes stay visible? I mean, if I'm naked all the time, that rules out living in a lot of neat places.
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Postby Kill Me Sarah » Mon May 21, 2007 12:34 pm

Justincombustion wrote:If I chose "invisible" do my clothes stay visible?


I prefer the "Heroes" type of me and everything touching me is invisible, invisibility.
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Postby jimtyrrell » Mon May 21, 2007 12:45 pm

I chose "Fly". Dangerous, yes. But to tell the truth, I'd probably be at just as much physical risk if I was invisible.

But either would be fine, really. Teleportation (a la Nightcrawler) would also be perfectly acceptable. *Bamf*
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Postby Bjam » Mon May 21, 2007 12:58 pm

Totally fly. Invisibility would just be a bitch, moral-wise especially. Flying is fun and fast and has no really awful moral repercussions.
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Postby Rone Rivendale » Mon May 21, 2007 1:06 pm

I went with invisibility just for the reason that flying is kewl and all but you can easily kill yourself off doing it.
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Postby Hoblit » Mon May 21, 2007 1:15 pm

Justincombustion wrote:If I chose "invisible" do my clothes stay visible? I mean, if I'm naked all the time...


Bjam wrote:Invisibility would just be a bitch, moral-wise especially. Flying is fun and fast and has no really awful moral repercussions.


These are EXACTLY the reasons I WOULD pick INVISIBILITY.
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Postby Niveous » Mon May 21, 2007 1:20 pm

Bjam wrote:Totally fly. Invisibility would just be a bitch, moral-wise especially. Flying is fun and fast and has no really awful moral repercussions.


Since I'm lacking in some of those morals, I'm okay with being invisible. Plus, when I don't wanna be bothered by the world, I can just disappear.
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Postby Kill Me Sarah » Mon May 21, 2007 1:28 pm

The This American Life show I was talking about can be heard here.
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Postby Leaf » Mon May 21, 2007 1:35 pm

I picked fly cause ... well, as a kid that was always a neat fantasy.

Invisibility is really only useful for doing naughty - evil things. I mean seriously, can anyone think of a positive use of invisibility???

Damn. I can't think of one. Anyone?
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Postby Hoblit » Mon May 21, 2007 1:53 pm

Leaf wrote:I picked fly cause ... well, as a kid that was always a neat fantasy.

Invisibility is really only useful for doing naughty - evil things. I mean seriously, can anyone think of a positive use of invisibility???

Damn. I can't think of one. Anyone?


you can witness naughty things happening and report them to the authorities.

Personally though, in my opinion, this would be a great abuse of the power and means to have it taken away from you. Perhaps it too falls in the negative list after all.
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Postby Paco Del Stinko » Mon May 21, 2007 2:15 pm

That's a tough one, but if you fly you could do naughty things and then just...fly away...Plus you'd never have to sit in traffic.
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Postby j$ » Mon May 21, 2007 4:52 pm

If you choose 'fly' can it be a cool flame-on thing, or are you just hovering there with people pointing up and making cruel jokes about pigs can fly, after all?

Obviously no self-respecting superhero would choose to be invisible when they could be modelling some super-stretch sex-lycra outfit and getting all the hottie babes of their choice. I mean even Sue Storm had those dots round her whenever she went "invisible". She knew where her money was.

Yes, I said 'sex-lycra'. What, you don't have any?
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Postby Billy's Little Trip » Mon May 21, 2007 5:02 pm

I'm already invisible, so flying would be fun. I'll wear those cool old pilot goggles and a scarf.
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Postby Reist » Mon May 21, 2007 6:15 pm

I've always wanted to fly ... invisibility would be cool, but not as cool as flying. I'd always fly to the tops of buildings and stuff - it would be lots of fun.
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Postby Phil. Redmon. » Mon May 21, 2007 8:32 pm

OK: Floating or translucence?
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Postby Kill Me Sarah » Tue May 22, 2007 5:24 am

Phil. Redmon. wrote:OK: Floating or translucence?


By floating, does that just mean you're hovering a few feet/inches off the ground? Or does it mean you're flying but really slowly? Either would be pretty annoying in comparison w/ flying, but at least the latter would be semi-useful. Also, if you're translucent can people see what you're eating, cuz that would be nasty.

I too have been trying to think of any non-naughty use for invisibility and haven't thought of any. Which means this poll really reads like:

Which would you choose to be:

    Super Hero
    Super Villain


And so far it's pretty close to 50/50 :lol:
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Postby jimtyrrell » Tue May 22, 2007 5:32 am

Oh, but flying can ABSOLUTELY be used to wicked ends. Don't go painting me into no Hero corner.
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Postby Bjam » Tue May 22, 2007 12:12 pm

Totally superhero. You end up better in the long run, and you always have a boy/girl friend to save and be mushy with at the end of each storyline :P Villains never have a good ending (unless they get redemption, in which case, gee, get some balls).
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