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It says something about the workings of my mind that as soon as I saw today’s writing prompt, I started to wonder what the most ridiculous super-power you could have might be. A google search quickly discovered that the writers of comic-books have already come up with just about every superpower imaginable, and quite a few that nobody imagined.

Who knew about “Chlorophyll Kid”, and his ability to grow plants? How about “Eye Boy”, who was covered in eyes? Or “Ruby Thursday” and her transforming head? We shouldn’t forget “Shatterstar” who could rearrange his organs. “Matter Eater Lad” is self explanatory.

I’m tempted to suggest a ridiculous superpower just for the fun of it – but would of course then feel guilty because most superheroes are afforded the opportunity to benefit the world in some way. Being “Good at emptying the Dishwasher Man” isn’t going to save the planet, is it.

While trawling through the idiotic superheros of times past, I came upon “Cypher”, who could understand every language, and thought that actually that might be quite wonderful. Imagine being able to communicate with anybody, in their own language. Imagine how fascinating it would be to hear stories of everyday folk from different cultures all over the world.