8 Superpowers That Would Actually Suck

Think you wanna be a superhero? Think again.

Tobey Maguire Spiderman

Considering it's no longer possible for Hollywood to go five minutes without releasing another superhero movie, it's pretty safe to assume that most of us have fantasised about which superpower would make our lives so much better. Got a lot of shopping to carry? Engage superhuman strength.

Running late for work? Super speed will sort that out. Just cracked a horribly misjudged joke at a dinner party? Just turn invisible and curl up in the foetal position. Unfortunately, like everything in life, most of these super powers come with a big old list of caveats and drawbacks. They say that with great power comes great responsibility, but it would also seem to come with great inconvenience. Typical.

Granted, applying real world logic to a bunch of magical super powers is probably fairly futile, but where would we be if we limited ourselves to only what is strictly necessary? So, let's have a good old stomp all over some childhood dreams and examine some of the less spectacular consequences of great power.

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