This forum needs an enema.
Okay it should be city
instead of forum
for the quote to be proper.
Anyway I was just thinking to myself, "Self, if there were any possible superheroes able to exist in real life who would they be?
" Now there are certain things that just wouldn't be feasible like radioactive spiders transmitting powers (they would more than likely make you sick or kill you
), aliens that come from a dead planet that orbited a red sun which gives them near-omnipotent powers when bathed in a yellow sun (all conspiracy theorists speculate they are little gray and have no power
), the ability to conjure up green physical manifestations of whatever a person could think of via a ring and lantern (which would take a seriously secure man to wear any ring that wasn't a class, engagement or wedding ring despite what power it posses
), being able to turn your body invisible, into a flame, into living rock, extremely elastic or big mean and green because you were exposed to gamma radiation (that would give you cancer, not powers probably
) or gain super human speed after being bath in chemicals and struck by lightning (if that is possible I think people sentenced to death by electric chair should be running at break neck speeds from the cops now.
My point is that I wonder how many and which superheroes have origins and abilities based in reality. If you think about it there are a lot of non-powered heroes out there. Batman, Green Arrow, Punisher, Wildcat, Question, Union Jack, Nightwing and Judge Dredd to name a few. Obviously they could exist even though each of them would have to have the financial/technological/intellectual backing in order to "get those toys
". I will forgo them from this topic.
I think if there were to be any characters from comic books in real life, the most logical choices (to me) would be Captain America, Iron Man
(in the Mark 1 suit mind you
), Daredevil, most of the mutant population
Basically he gained his abilities from glorified steroids called the "Super Soldier Formula
." I am sure through a care regimen of steroids and physical conditioning, his results may be somewhat achievable.
His idea has been around since the medieval times. A suit of armor is nothing new, just the idea of it being powered is harder to reproduce. I think it is only a matter of time before it happens.
Blind people have extra sensitive compensatory senses. This is not new. Some have even developed "echo-location
" (a way of making a tapping or clicking sound that bounces off surfaces to give a mental image of what is around the person) in order to move around without a cane. Ray Charles
never used a cane for that reason. It stands to reason that someone could train their body to physical peak, become blind and then train their remaining senses to superhuman levels.
These are simply people who are higher along the evolutionary scale. Basically those of us who can read faster, hold their breath longer, calculate equations more accurately, heal from wounds and diseases quicker "think outside the box" etc, these are very minor mutants. They exist already, just not to the level mind control/reading, flight, super strength or optic blasts.
This almost falls under the "Mutant
" category. A person with the ability to watch, analyze and reproduce other's actions perfectly. It is not so far fetched.
Let me know what you guys think.