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Saturday, April 14, 2007

I changed my mind...

It occurs to me, I was wrong in my recent post when I determined that teleportation would be the super-ability I'd want the most. Actually the power I *really* want is Banshee's scream or Dinah's Canary Cry.

I DO already have a fairly decent lung capacity. (I did a lot of swimming and singing as a kid. I am rather better at the former than I am at the latter, though. :-)) I am also rather skittish and easily made nervous when in the dark or outside at night.

I like the scream powers because there's a strange sort of reversal involved. Screaming is usually part-and-parcel with being a victim. Damsels in Distress scream when tied to railroad tracks or when in peril by a dragon. Horror movie teenagers scream before getting slaughtered mercilessly by a masked madman in a decidedly improbable fashion. Screams are expressions of pain, helplessness and fear.

And in the hands of certain superheroes, they're weapons. And that's awesome. When Dinah screams, she's not being a damsel in distress. She's kicking ass. When Banshee screams, he's not being a coward. He's fighting proud.

That's so cool to me. Like a battle-cry (which I like too!) taken to ultimate form. That's the power I want. It's just the perfect, proactive channelling of otherwise potentially crippling emotions into something powerful and angry. Also, it's very satisfyingly destructive.

So yeah, I want THAT. (Of course knowing my luck, I'd then get larangytis. :-P)

4 Comments:

  • At April 14, 2007 8:04 AM, Anonymous David said…

    Why not go with Songbird's? Combines that Canary Cry with Green Lantern-ish sound constructs. :)

     
  • At April 14, 2007 11:33 AM, Anonymous "Starman" Matt Morrison said…

    Ah, but the sound constructs are the result of one of Fixer's devices working with Songbird's natural power, IIRC. So it's not really one power, is it?

     
  • At April 14, 2007 12:52 PM, Blogger Sleestak said…

    It would be great when married wouldn't it?

    "You bum! Get up and take out the TRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH!"

     
  • At April 15, 2007 2:58 PM, Anonymous buttler said…

    If you want Dinah's canary cry, I think Pee-Wee Herman would have to be your go-to guy, your wizard Shazam, for that one.

    "When someone says the secret word, SCREAM REAL LOUD!"

     

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