Whether you’re five or 55, I’m sure that at some point in your life you’ve thought to yourself how great it would be to *fly/be invisible/never age (*delete as applicable).
We all know Uncle Ben’s “with great power comes great responsibility” but wouldn’t it be fantastic to have a power, secret or otherwise, that would give you an ability no one else had?
Before this question goes down the morality route, debating whether you’d have an obligation to help others if you were able to or whether you would become feared for being different, let’s keep to the basics.
If you had a super power, what would it be? And would you work alone or team up? Meet my superhero, Dasha.
For many years now – yes, I have thought about this before – I thought that the ability to run at superhuman speed and be the quickest thing on the planet would be fantastic. Think Dash from The Incredibles or Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Thinking about it again, I would supplement it by having superhuman strength so that if I got to an emergency in a matter of seconds, I would have a chance to do something about it.
- I’d be very environmentally-friendly; I’d never need to use a car, plane or boat again, and if I had superhuman strength I’d be able to take a passenger (or two) along with me
- I wouldn’t need a mobile phone; I’d be able to chat to the person I wanted to before they’d even sent their first text
- I’d be the first person at the scene; if I went down the law enforcement route, I’d have all the bad guys cuffed before my slower counterparts had even started their engines
As revealed in my commemorative post on X-Men earlier this week, I admire how Professor X and his team work together, creating a fellowship and friendship between mutants.
Given the opportunity, I would want Dasha to be part of something much larger than herself and join the X-Men. Under the guidance of Professor X I’m sure Dasha’s powers would grow and be much more effective for both her own use and for the larger team.
I could see a great partnership forming between Dasha and many of the X-Men. For example, Dasha could further Storm’s abilities in controlling the weather, transporting Storm to the exact location she needs to be to avert a tsunami.