Let’s face it. We all fall asleep thinking about that one super power we’d love to have. Whether it’s flying over skyscrapers, turning invisible, reading other people’s minds or getting microscopically small, there are as many superpowers as there are people. As to superheros, we already know everything there is to know about their superpowers. We have the comic books and the blockbuster movies to fuel our imagination engines and even categorize them into “cool” and “not so cool”. On that note, let’s take a look at seven best super powers of heroes we got to witness on screen. And then in our imaginations.
7. The Ant Man
The Ant Man has the ability to shrink in size and increase in strength. As crazy as this sounds, it’s a pretty cool super power to have. It comes in handy when dealing with bad guys and enemies and you can also use it when the grocery shop has just closed and you really need a Twix.
Despite recent movies, the Wolverine is a badass. He can heal himself and he has retractable blades. Don’t deny it, he’s the king of cool heroes. On top of everything, he has superhuman senses which places him high about others. We’d say Wolverine has got it pretty good, although in some movies we get the feeling he’s slowly drowning in self pity over being immortal.
5. Gambit from X-Men Origins
Another cool ability is taking an inanimate object and converting it into hot kinetic energy. I can already see how this power can be used to kill bad guys by the dozens. On top of this, he also possesses a kinetic charm ability which enables him to coerce people and make them agree with whatever he wants.
4. Storm from X-Men: The Last Stand
Who wouldn’t want to be able to manipulate the weather? Feeling too hot? Lift a finger and you’ve got yourself a nice refreshing shower. Too cold? Murmur some words and the Sun will come visit. You go, Storm!
3. Professor X
He doesn’t even need a description, does he? I’m pretty sure even Wolverine is a bit jealous of him. And why wouldn’t he be? Professor X has incredible telepathic mutant abilities that we all crave, not only Marvel’s super heroes. Although he could once cover the entire world with his telepathic abilities, because of Magneto, Xavier’s power has been restricted to a radius of approximately four hundred kilometers. Which is still four hundred kilometers more than any other human can cover.
2. Nightcrawler from X2: X-men United
He is incredibly agile, can teleport and has adhesive hands and feet. Thanks to his indigo skin, he can become nearly invisible in shadows, blending in the darkness. As a nice touch to his teleporting ability is his “space awareness ability”. This translates into the fact that he’ll never teleport into a solid object. Did we mention his tail? Not only is it strong enough to pick up a man from the ground, it can also wield a sword and serve as a third hand for Nightcrawler.
1. The Man of Steel
He’s not called Superman for nothing. He can do so many things at once and still have an impeccable coiffure at all times. Share the tips and tricks, Man of Steel! All joking aside, let’s make a quick recap of what Superman can do. He can fly, which means his girlfriend can get croissants for breakfast on the Seine, go back home for lunch and make-up touch ups and then go for paella in Barcelona. Superman is also invulnerable (but he can totally talk openly about his feelings), he is freakishly strong and can emit solar energy from his eyes. I rest my case.