The Council’s Ruling — Superpower

August 27, 2007, 12:00 pm; posted by
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This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

This week’s question — What is the most useful superpower?

The Council was unable to issue a majority ruling on this issue.

Djere offers this opinion, joined by Josh and MC-B:

Mind control. If it can be used on a large scale, you can do whatever you want, effectively being in more than one place at the same time.


David offers this opinion, joined by Chloe and Tom:

Being indestructible. You can survive anything and learn how to defeat any other super power.


Tom offers this opinion, joined by Mike and David:

Flight. Most of my time is used up getting where I want to go, long before I can even get there.


Connie offers this opinion, joined by Chloe:

The USA. Because we are a fair and democratic country with a good system of checks and balances.


Steve offers this opinion:

Immortality, a guarantee that you will dance on your enemies’ graves.


Next week: Which medium is the best source of news?


12 Comments to “The Council’s Ruling — Superpower”

  1. MC-B on August 27th, 2007 12:32 pm

    My handle is not “Mike”. It is MC-B. Mind control 4-evah.

  2. aaron.guest on August 27th, 2007 1:00 pm

    Mind Control “effectively being in more than one place at the same time”. How would this happen, I’m curious? Could you just control everyone into thinking you were in two places at once, or could you physically be in two places at once?

    And can superpowers violate fundamental, universal laws? For example, the law of the conservation of mass? I don’t think time travel is possible because of this. So I don’t think the superpower in question is capable of being in two places at once, unless the person is diminished in both places. Just depends on how super superpowers are.

    Best superpower: I’m going to have to go with “faster than a speeding bullet” for mine. Keeps me well with in universal laws and I could run really fast.

  3. MC-B on August 27th, 2007 1:50 pm

    I believe that the reason that the word “effectively” was used instead of the word “literally” to make the point that you just made, namely that you wouldn’t really be everywhere at once, but you could convince people that you were.

  4. Steve on August 27th, 2007 5:17 pm

    No, I think Djere meant that if you could control people’s minds to make them do whatever you want, they would — in a way — BE you. If you have total control over a person or persons, how is it different from splitting yourself?

  5. David on August 27th, 2007 5:18 pm

    I’ve seen people use mind control both ways effectively on THE 4400 and XMEN.

  6. Djere on August 27th, 2007 6:43 pm

    If I control them, they act as my proxy. It’s beautiful.

    Those people who chose to be indestructible would be bent to my will. Flight? Bent to my will. Immortality? Bent to my will until the day that I died.

    Truly a wonderful superpower.

    As for the USA, if used on a global level… bent to my will.


  7. MC-B on August 28th, 2007 12:08 pm

    I’m not a big fan of immortality because all it entails is not dying. You could theoretically be trapped forever somewhere if your enemies were intelligent.

  8. Tom on August 28th, 2007 2:35 pm

    And my enemies are nothing if not intelligent.

  9. Mom on August 28th, 2007 3:43 pm

    Why was I the only doofus who thought you were talking about Super Powers? I feel like the “April 25” contestant on Miss Congeniality.

  10. Steve on August 28th, 2007 5:12 pm

    No way! Your answer was a legitimate construction of the question, and even attracted another vote.

  11. Tom on August 29th, 2007 10:36 am

    If you hadn’t exposed it, I would’ve assumed you did that on purpose and ironically.

  12. David on August 29th, 2007 7:45 pm

    Connie offers this opinion, joined by Chloe:

    The USA. Because we are a fair and democratic country with a good system of checks and balances.

    Hey there is absolutely no connection between this and the pageant winner thing and I defy anyone to draw such a conclusion.

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