Very mean of John to bar me from mentioning a certain heroic girl figure, but I'll try and respond to this current meme as best possible. It was actually suprisingly difficult because whilst I'm a big fan of graphic novels, I'm hardly a superhero aficionado:
1/ If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? (Assume you also get baseline superhero enhancements like moderately increased strength, endurance and agility.)
The ability to enlighten people about inequality and inspire them to action with a slow blink of my eyes...
... dreamers the lot of us!
2/ Which, if any, 'existing' superhero(es) do you fancy, and why?
Oh lord, it's a bit too obvious to go for this wolfish figure, and I'm not sure that someone possessed by the spiritual offspring of a demon and an angel would count. Can't I just have Cloud? He's always been my hero...
3/Which, if any, 'existing' superhero(es) do you hate?
A couple of the respondents I have seen (and I am sure others) have commented on this from a socialist perspective: that it doesn't seem right to have an elite few rescuing the world; what about a mass rising? everyone their own superhero?
I always found Superman pretty annoying though.
4/ What would your superhero name be? (No prefab porn-name formulas here, you have to make up the name you think you'd be proud to mask under.)
Geek Girl (I'd like to think it would be Sirenesque but I'm a realist at heart: I'd be the nerd with the books ... the best I can hope for is having one of those great tranformative moments where the guy realises the stunner who's saving the life of him and his friends is the formerly ignored geek from the corner with a different haircut...
Sorry... I think I went off for a moment there!)
5/ Is there an 'existing' superhero with whom you identify/whom you would like to be?
I rather fell for Elastigirl, but 'm probably more of a Violet
And, passing it on...
Well many of the usual suspects have already been grabbed for this, but so as to not disappoint John, I'll definitely get Cloud to respond even though he hates this sort of thing (superheroes I mean), Casyn over the The Slayer Library is probably much better versed in such matters than me, and since Anna seems to need a friendly nudge to blog, I'll get her to complete the trio. May take a day or two to mail this on though!
This seems like a horribly predictable list of recipients: note to self - need more friends who blog.
And couldn't resist one link...