#BEDM14 Day 9 – Which Superhero Do You Identify With?
Well there are a few, depending on my mood…
If I’m feeling strong and muscly, angry, or just plain violent then I’m pretty much like:
Wolverine is my rage. He’s my hindbrain. My hands ball up into fists when I’m angry or startled; if they had claws in them, they’d pop out. And the whole “uncharted regenerative capability and adamantium-covered skeleton” thing is quite appealing, too. I guess it’s a way of making myself feel powerful, resilient, emotionally impervious. Also, while I’ve always had a robust constitution and have never been really ill, time is starting to tell on my joints, eyes, and hearing, and having Wolverine’s powers would negate that. And if someone is REALLY pissing me off then in my head I can pop out my claws and put them straight through their face. I have done this before, and I will do it again. In your dreams, show no mercy.
Good Men Don’t Need Rules. Today Is Not A Good Day To Find Out Why I Have So Many.
When I’m feeling sad, or lonely, or clever, or tired, or old, then I’m him:
The Eleventh Doctor is my intellectual side, my humanistic side, my emotional side, especially when I’m worn out. He wears a mask of goofiness and confidence but sometimes you’ll see it slip, and underneath he’s just a tired, hurt old man who shouldn’t be alone. I also sometimes wish that I could just regenerate into an entirely new body and face and start over again, move on, be someone new. A telepathic time-travelling dimensionally-transcendental blue police box is also just the epitome of cool and everyone knows it.
But which superhero would I most want to be…?
Genius Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist.
I have a massive hard-on for all things technological and Iron Man is the apotheosis of technology and a metaphor for what the ingenuity of humanity can achieve – a superhero made out of a physically ordinary man and something he built with his bare hands. I’m a great believer in the ability of technology to further humanity and Iron Man is this. Plus, he can fly, shoot repulsor beams out of his hands, and has an AI that takes the piss out of him. All of these are things I desperately want in my life! And OK I’m not fussed about the philanthropy because I’m not good at sharing, but the rest of it I am down with.