Which comic book character would you want to be for life?
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exitmusicblue   

Consider:

Powers and drawbacks (e.g. as Cyclops you can have fun with optic blasts, but must always  view the world through ruby)

Responsibilities or lack thereof (does contemporary Batman ever get to have fun?)

Friends/enemies/loves (Spidey admirers, basically half of Marvel’s villains are out for you... but you’ve got MJ)

Overall cool factor

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While he's not my favorite superhero, Doctor Strange...  He's one of the few superheroes who can continually improve his abilities.  

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shadroch   
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Starlin era Captain Marvel.

Who wouldn't want to be Protector of the Universe.

Close runner up is The Sentry.

There's something special about tossing your headaches into the sun.

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 Ugh... I wanna say Batman, but.. No, it's Batman. Millionaire, cool gadgets, Joker is always good for a few laughs. So Batman it is

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shadroch   
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35 minutes ago, The Resurrection said:

 Ugh... I wanna say Batman, but.. No, it's Batman. Millionaire, cool gadgets, Joker is always good for a few laughs. So Batman it is

 Nothing would be worth seeing your parents shot down in front of you.  

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shadroch   
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2 minutes ago, The Resurrection said:

Debbie Downer

Can't get the highs without the lows.  I can deal with getting bitten by a spider, or getting caught in a gamma bomb explosion, or having an alien select me as his successor. 

Watching my parents shot down is beyond what I'd be willing to put up with.

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For the obvious cool stuff factor, Flash/Superman would be great.

Xavier would be nice as well, but I like my legs.

The Vanisher would be amazing if you're into robbing banks, although most money now isn't really physical.

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Ken Aldred   
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  • It's been much too dry and intellectual, and could do with an infusion of random drivel. I'll get to work.

The Spectre.

Oh, he's dead.  I'll rethink this. hm

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Invisible Girl from the Fantastic Four. Great to be able to move around un-detected.

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Mecha_Fantastic   
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Ideally it'd be someone with a healing factor, so all my health issues would be cured, but I can't really think of anyone with a healing factor that hasn't had a horrific past. Wolverine is the obvious one, and while an adamantium skeleton would come in handy, it's not something I particularly need, and the process is just a wee bit traumatic. I'd also have to arguably lose all my memories for a time. I'd lose some beautiful moments in life. But to be pain-free, I'd definitely consider it. 

Otherwise, I'd go with Jean Grey. Telekinesis would be extremely convenient for everyday life, and you'd be able to fly, which would obviously be awesome. The telepathy is the monkey's paw, though, having to hear everyone's thoughts until you could control it, and even then, it'd be too tempting to abuse with loved ones, to know what they REALLY think. Major downside is the cosmic entity that just loves to manipulate your affairs. That's a lot of baggage to take into a relationship/workplace etc. 

Both choices also have the drawback of being in a hated minority, making daily life in itself dangerous. 

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Dr. Manhattan, no drawbacks other than being naked all time.

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4 hours ago, Robot Man said:

Invisible Girl from the Fantastic Four. Great to be able to move around un-detected.

agree (thumbsu

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