This is something I've thought about a lot, as I expect many Nerdfighters have. If you could have any one super power, and only that super power, what would it be? How would you use it?
Since I asked, I'll give my opinion. I think that the best super power would be gravity control because I feel it incorporates the abilities of most other cool super powers within it. One could use gravity control to fly, or to move objects with one's mind. In addition to this, one could make gravitational force fields as a defense.
All that is just the basic stuff, too. One could rapidly condense air to cause fires (rapid heating through adiabatic compression for those of you who are physics nerds) or freeze things (adiabatic expansion), or compress or expand air to make vacuums or cause air pressure explosions.
It could hypothetically go even further, too. Gravity bends light (gravitational lensing), which could potentially be used to bend light around the user for invisibility. Time is also slower around high gravity, and gravity bends space. Depending on the extent of control, the possibilities just keep getting more awesome, and potentially more dangerous.
If I had this power, I don't know if I would actively seek crime or not, but I would definitely try to stop it if I saw it happening.
So what do you think Nerdfighters? Do you agree, or is there something else you think is cooler? I'm curious to see if someone can convince me there's something even more awesome.
I would like to be able to bend space and time to my will.
I figure it would cover most, if not all other super powers and than some.
Well, if we're going for the power with the farthest reaching implications, power over time, space, matter and energy would pretty much cover it all. And since time and space always get lumped together as one power, why can't we add a couple more?
Anyway, MY super power of choice is shapeshifting. You could become anything! In a world where super powers exist, you could become a person with a different power and use it. Infinite number of disguises. Ability to have pure strength ("ZOMG WTF A T-REX???") speed ("Zooooom hummingbird") or anything really.
And if we took it in the scientific context, maybe it's a matter of controlling matter, and with training, you would learn to control matter outside your body, and then you could just snap your fingers and convert the robber's get away car into sand.
I don't know, I just really wanna be able to turn into a bird at will.
I've always liked invisibility. You could go wherever you want, dissappear at will, and the best part is no one necessarily knows you have this power, so you can still live as normal as you would like. The possibilities are endless, since it just about eliminates societal pressures.
If not that super speed is pretty cool.
The ability to use the force.
I'd like to have either the power of teleportation or the power of intangibility. Why?
Teleportation- Because it's faster than flight and I think it's more useful.
Intangibility- Also useful. Plus, how cool would it be to be able to walk through walls?