Tonight I went to a short self defence class. I mean, we all know that I was hoping to come out of there with the ability to jump kick bad guys square in the teeth, but needless to say, I totally can.
Now that I have all the skills needed to "break skulls" I feel like I need a warning label that I have on my shirt or something that warns potential harm doers that I mean business. Something that says "Hey dude, don't even try it".
I guess that is why super heroes have their outfits right? You see a man in a bat suit or a guy with a bright shiny shield you likely will be like, "Hmm, this person probably would be a bad choice to mess with."
What would my super symbol look like you ask? Well I could use some suggestions as obviously it's early on in the process.
So let's think about some other super heroes, to narrow down the choices.
So Batman's deal is that he is really afraid of bats and thinks they will strike terror into the minds of the criminals. He uses his fear against others. So, I have a pretty serious anxiety disorder, so I am afraid of just about anything. How do I translate that into an entity?
His thing is his super special Shield. He is extremely strong and mighty, but has as his main source of awesome this defence against other people. It's almost like he doesn't want to fight, he just wants to protect. He is so noble its a little ridiculous. Good thing they cast someone so adorably likeable to play him. So if I had what I used to protect myself from others what would that be? Sarcasm... that is my main defence mechanism. Not sure how that would work...
Thor's hammer is something only he (or others who are worthy) can use. A ridiculously powerful magic object that somehow knows who is deserving of its power. Is there anything in my life that only works properly for me? Let's think, Ice cream cones and I have a very special relationship. I've said it before and I will say it again, its about structural integrity.
Super Tanya Potential Powers
So if I was going to be a super hero what could I use? Ice cream powers? Sarcasm? Or being afraid of literally everything? None of these are going to work out super great. What would your powers be if you were immediately turned into those heroes.
1. The thing you are afraid of
2. The thing you use to protect yourself
3. The thing only you and those who are worthy can do
Which of these would make for your most impressive super hero?
Leave a comment with your answers so that I know I am not the only one who fantasizes about becoming a super hero.