Superpowers: Breathe Underwater or Fly?

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  1. AC Gaughen profile image61
    AC Gaughenposted 15 years ago

    Angela Harris' question got me thinking about all the arguments I've had about this:  If you could choose a superpower, would you breathe underwater and discover the world of the deep, or would you fly and explore the heavens?  Everyone I've met has a definitive answer! 

    (I would TOTALLY breathe underwater)

  2. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 15 years ago

    They're both equal.

    haha just kidding I have a definitive answer- F L Y I N G!  That is 1000 times better than breathing underwater.  Besides, if you could fly really fast like superman, who's to say that you could just hold your breath and quickly "fly" underwater like 500 feet and then come back up for air?

    1. AC Gaughen profile image61
      AC Gaughenposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      While this is definitely true, in your five hundred meter speed dive you would A) have an awful lot of water going straight up your nose and B) definitely not have time to look around!!  You cannot explore the bottom of Loch Ness (which is 26 MILES long, by the way, five hundred feet would soo not cover it) in an underwater dash. 

      Chill out in the titanic....race a shark....revel in the fact that he can't swim backwards and you totally can.....go play with penguins....sounds like fun to me!

  3. Shadesbreath profile image78
    Shadesbreathposted 15 years ago

    I've thought about the super power thing before, it's fun.  If I had to pick between flight and under water breathing, I'd take flight.

    However, for me the real toss up has always between invulnerability and phase-shifting.  You look at super heros like the Thing and the Hulk and, my favorite, the Tick and you can see how being just unkillable would be a blast.  You could do whatever you wanted, save anyone from anything whenever.  That would be cool.    Phase-shift would be equally cool, you could know anything, go anywhere by going invisible (you could fly for free because you just walk onto planes and stuff, and you could do the same into submarines, so in effect, you could fly and breathe under water) and u can walk thru stuff.  I guess that's kinda like the best of both worlds from that other thread.

  4. Tater2tot profile image59
    Tater2totposted 15 years ago

    I would say flying. Although it would be awesome to explore places that nobody has been to under the ocean but at least you wouldn't have to take a boat anywhere. I tend to get sea sick on a cruise. flying you could go to cloud nine, and view almost anyplace you want to!

  5. AC Gaughen profile image61
    AC Gaughenposted 15 years ago

    Ah!  I can't believe it--can i get no support with swimming underwater?  Think of it!  Caves, prehistoric creatures, underwater volcanoes, ocean rifts, discovering hidden tropical island where villains are building missile silos, riding with dolphins, whales, EVERYTHING!! 

    I'm feeling totally outnumbered. :-(

    1. Tater2tot profile image59
      Tater2totposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Aw I'm sorry AC. I just think I would enjoy flying a lot more. But it would be awesome to discover all that and see all the sunken ships and treasure. But imagine all the place you could go if you just flap your arms and sail there. I always wanted to look down from the Eiffel Tower in Paris or off a pyramid in Egypt or even Mount Rushmore. You could go any place you wanted and see any place you wanted!

  6. profile image0
    IMHustleposted 15 years ago

    definitely flying - no cape, no wings, no surf board; just be able to fly at super sonic speeds from a dead start like Hancock (but without the drinking and womanizing wink).

    1. Tater2tot profile image59
      Tater2totposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah that would suck if you had wings or a cape. LAME. Aww now I feel more bad for AC. She is really outnumbered now. sad

    2. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Flying. But with the drinking and womanizing big_smile

      1. Tater2tot profile image59
        Tater2totposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        LOL. You don't mean that. I hope. yikes

  7. AC Gaughen profile image61
    AC Gaughenposted 15 years ago

    AH!  Water people!!!  UNIIIIIITE!!!!

    1. Tater2tot profile image59
      Tater2totposted 15 years agoin reply to this


  8. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 15 years ago

    If the globe warms enough to melt all the  earth's ice, the underwater thing might be the way to go. If you are going to just fly over water-- what's the point. On the other hand, who wants to be eaten by a shark?

    1. Tater2tot profile image59
      Tater2totposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Well if there is such a thing as global warming than I think we need to focus on more serious issues, instead of talking about super powers! JP. I wouldn't want to be eaten by a shark!

  9. VioletSun profile image77
    VioletSunposted 15 years ago

    Sorry to add to outnumbering the underwater super power, but as much as I love water, I would love to be able to fly. Yes! big_smile

    1. Tater2tot profile image59
      Tater2totposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Haha. It would be awesome! I mean it would be cool to do both. But flying would be way sweeter! LOL.

  10. thranax profile image73
    thranaxposted 15 years ago

    Flying=Nose Bleed

    Breathing Under Water=Lots of pressure if you go to deep

    What I would choose=Flying-no gills involved smile

    1. Tater2tot profile image59
      Tater2totposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      The only reason why I would say breathing under water is to discover stuff that nobody has seen before but you are right you could die from all the pressure on you. If you can't go deep, How are you supposed to discover stuff? I can handle a nose bleed.

  11. Louie Jerome profile image62
    Louie Jeromeposted 15 years ago

    It has to be flying for me. I could then fly up high and poop on all the people that annoy me! LOL

    1. Tater2tot profile image59
      Tater2totposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      How Charming Louie.

  12. Lifebydesign profile image63
    Lifebydesignposted 15 years ago

    Flying=freedom for me. And the view would be a bonus. It has to be flying!

  13. AC Gaughen profile image61
    AC Gaughenposted 15 years ago

    Despite all the good fun and sky-high pooping and such, I am shocked that I'm not getting more support here!  I mean, yes, Waterworld should have been a tip off to me that maybe people were not ready for the whole, yay water bit, but lets just make a pop culture round up of things that agree with ME.

    1.  Pirates of the Caribbean.  Jack Sparrow REALLY likes the ocean.  I'm sure he'd hop on board with me.

    2.  Aquaman.  Hello, real superhero with TOTALLY HEROIC ability to swim underwater. 

    3.  Penguins.  Everyone liked that marching movie.  And they're the birds of the ocean.  Evolutionarily speaking, they decided it would better suit their chances of survival to swim as opposed to fly.  Can't argue with the penguins. 

    4.  Little Mermaid.  She may want to be part of our world and all that crap, but all she actually wanted to do was hook up and lie on the beach--an early precursor to the real housewives of orange county. 

    Do I have anyone convinced yet?

    1. Tater2tot profile image59
      Tater2totposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Okay if you get Johnny Depp/ CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow to join you than I am there. I would do anything.. well almost anything.. just to be with him! He is so sexy.

  14. Shadesbreath profile image78
    Shadesbreathposted 15 years ago

    And, just to help you water breathers out, seems like sharks are on their way to extinction pretty soon anyway, so, with global warming to make us an all water planet and shark powders being used to make magic at an alarming rate, water breathing may be the way to go.

    I'm with Mark on the drinking and womanizing tho.

    1. Tater2tot profile image59
      Tater2totposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      You don't mean that either! JK. Breathing under water would be cool but flying would still be better.

  15. profile image54
    mitch2052posted 15 years ago

    Flying definitely beats out breathing underwater. That is why characters like Superman and even lame ones like Hawkman (who can do nothing but flying and hitting people with a hard object) are far cooler than Aquaman or Tempest.

    I remember the old JLA comicbook from the Mid-90ies. The first thing the writer did in every stroy-arc was get rid of Aquaman or at least keep him busy so that he is out of the way. Then the story/threat would progress. I read somewhere that this is what was done on "Superfriends" as well, though I don't recall seeing a single episode.

    1. Tater2tot profile image59
      Tater2totposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah exactly! Haha I never read comic books but that is funny that they just keep a hero busy while the better one steps up to the plate.

  16. dreamscaper profile image63
    dreamscaperposted 15 years ago

    Since it would be easier to breath underwater with the aid of gear than to fly with any kind of personal apparatus, I would have to choose flying as my super power.

  17. Earl S. Wynn profile image78
    Earl S. Wynnposted 15 years ago

    I'd have to say that I'm with the "flying" people, haha. I love to fly, and the ability to do it without being strapped into something flimsy like a C-152 (aka a beercan with wings) would be awesome.

  18. profile image54
    rocknout89posted 15 years ago

    FLy....for sure you could do so much more if you fly


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