I can't decide whether I would love to have teleportation or invisibility, I could go on holiday whenever and just see the sights or chill out or even go to conventions in other countries but I think I would enjoy myself a little bit more with invisibility and the things I could get up to ;)
In reply to MylesFinton, #1: Honestly there is no super power that could do something that cannot also be done with time control. That being said, my ultimate super power would be the ability to go back in time whenever I wanted to.
It depends on your definition of time stopping, I suppose. Everything wouldn't necessarily be frozen. Obviously there's no way to know if everything is frozen or not but if it was then invisibility does have some advantages over it. I personally always imagined that you could move things around when time was frozen.
That's definitely an interesting point. For the sake of argument, let's say that you can move things around. In that case, time control would be a million times more beneficial because of the ability to potentially be able to save people's lives and change circumstances of how situations would turn out.
...you know what, I'm starting to change my mind. I mean after all, isn't time control just another form of invisibility?
One of my biggest fears about that power would be that, after a certain amount of time, what if they just decided to shoot you on sight? Like they just get so fed up with you that they would not even bother anymore, they just take you out. And you know that they'd just want to put you in whatever military program they have.
First thing I'd do with that power though? Try to teleport to another planet.
One of the other problems with teleportation is that you dont know were you'll end up. Say you teleport into the next room somewhere. Somebody could be standing in the spot you teleport to so then what happens, or the could have moved some furniture into theat spot since the last time you were there.
Ah, I see. Well basically it's like there's a huge burst of energy/wind or whatever it is that generally does the job of pushing most things out of the way. Also, the person has to have seen the place before in order to teleport, even if it's just through a picture. The mechanics and idea behind the film were brilliant, just executed in a very poor manne. You should look it up.
I'd say no to the shadow. Because the actual science behind invisibility is based on Einstein's Theory of Relativity in which light can be bent. If you're bending light to make yourself appear transparent, then whatever is casting the shadow would also, in theory, be obscured.
Obscured yes. But would it allow the light spectrum to travel through you? Or would it just bend the light to cast the shadow at a different side of you? Always puzzled me that one... Still pretty good power!
My idea was always that invisibility is not something that happens in you but on you. It's like a cloak. You use it too surround yourself. The idea that your molecules become invisible would be a form of camouflage and the idea that your molecules separate to make you see-through (also, you can't be touched) is controlled disintegration. In essence, invisibility is like another layer of skin.
I thought I would post this here. I choose from the beginning that I would rather have telekinesis or some form of shadow manipulation. But I knew that some powers would be just bad in the real word because of science. www.cracked.com/article_17185_7-awesome-super... It's an interesting article with some interesting situations. I hope it makes you laugh!
Yeah, my only problem is the last one. All you need it one spinning motions, and if science holds, you could eventually get every particle in the galaxy universe to start colliding again and just kick start the life cycle all over again.