Friday, April 2, 2010
Is Changing Shape Enough?
Q: Can the ability to change into an animal be considered a superpower or do you need something more to be considered a Superhero?
Okay, first up, I am not an expert on Superheroes. ;) I know your basics like Superman, Batman(couldn't turn into a bat), Spiderman(again, no spiders in the house), Wonder Woman... and none of these Supers could take animal form, as far as I know.
The only Supers I think of who turned into something else were the wonder twins..."Wonder twin powers - activate." Yeah, I liked them, but I think they were only on Saturday morning cartoons, so were they really Superheroes even though they could turn into some pretty cool things like airplanes, trains, and boats.
If, in order to be true Superheroes, our shifters needed more powers, what would we give them? The ability to run super fast? My jags run pretty fast already. The ability to fly? A flying cat, hmm that would be a bit odd to see in the sky, besides what if our shifter is a hawk? They'd have the flying thing down pat.
So what then would we give them? The ability to use magic? Is magic a superhero trait? How would they use it? A flick of their tail or a twitch of their whiskers?
See I have lots of questions about this and would love to hear your thoughts on it, plus if you know of a shape shifting Super, please tell me who it is, I'd love to check it out. :)