Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers can vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner.
The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive a pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones worth HK$2,598. Votes close at midnight on Sunday.
It would have to be Katniss Everdeen, because she is such a rare human being. She is a big risk-taker, and never gives up. She keeps trying and always believes in herself, and is ready to do anything for her family. A person like her should definitely be brought to life.
Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Apart from the fact that my guilty pleasure (and many others’ as well) is chocolate, Willy Wonka is definitely going to fill a giant gap in our population, as he has the body of an adult and the mind of a child. Beyond his fancy clothes, Willy Wonka is a complex character who would bring so much joy into the lives of children who are suffering from poverty or depression – something he was very much familiar with during his childhood.
I know it sounds absurd, but I’d like to bring Elsa, from Frozen, to life. Elsa, not Anna. To me, Elsa is a hero because she makes a difficult choice to protect the people she loves. She challenges the dominant “great young lady complex”, fighting the pressure girls are under to be flawless in every aspect of life. The song Let it Go shows how she deals with pressure and chooses to live the way she wants, rather than being under someone’s control.
I’d bring to life the greatest fictional detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes. He could work with the police force and use his superb reasoning skills to solve mind-boggling crimes. He could use modern technology to help him with his cases, and I would arrange for him to have a book signing or two, as well. However, his drug use might get him into trouble with the police.
Of course, it’s going to be the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella. I would be thrilled to have someone magically take all my troubles away and let me live in a carefree, fantasy world where I can do whatever I want without having to worry about anything. It would be everything that I could ever ask for.
I would probably bring Batman to life. Bruce Wayne is a millionaire by day, but when the sun goes down, he becomes the Dark Knight, fighting crime on the streets of Gotham, a corrupt city overrun by mobsters. We need more people like him who would stand up for the weak, and remove those who abuse their power.
The Minions, from Despicable Me. Why? First of all, they are cute and cuddly. They are there when you need comfort after a tough day at school, or when you need someone to talk to. Secondly, they’d help you do all of your work, which can affect you, both mentally and physically. Imagine how quickly your daily homework would get done!
Can I bring Belle to life? Belle from Beauty and The Beast is #goals! She is both tough and brave – which are actual goals – and I need her intelligence and love of reading. Books never bore her, whereas after reading just one paragraph, I lay on the couch, and before long, I am fast asleep, dead to the world.
Po from Kung Fu Panda. Not only could he teach kung fu, he could educate the public about the virtues of finding inner peace and remaining focused under intense pressure. These qualities are so vital in a hectic place like Hong Kong. Besides, he could also teach pandas to eat dumplings instead of bamboo, so maybe there would be more of them!
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