If you had to wear a superhero costume for the rest of your life, what would it be?

If you had to wear a superhero costume for the rest of your life, what would it be?

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.

The contestants

Contestant 1

A Batman suit! If I were to be imprisoned in a superhero costume then I would definitely choose to wear a Batman suit with absolutely no regrets. 

Since these suits are usually made for muscular guys that are about two metres tall, it’s safe to say that they’ll be fairly flexible and comfortable to wear at all times.

Moreover, the fake six-pack abs will serve as a great protection – just in case I fall while fending off the bad guys during a mission.

To complete my stylish outfit, my raven-black mask would allow me to put on a mysterious stage persona, while the rest of the world tries to figure out my real identity.

However, my ultimate dream would be to promote feminism by wearing a costume that’s exclusively worn by males. 

Similar to how Mulan dressed up as a man to fight in what were exclusively men’s battles, I would love to help eliminate the stereotypes and misconceptions about women. It’s important to show men that we can accomplish the same things and that we deserve to be paid and treated equally in the workplace. 

Contestant 2

Considering that most superhero costumes are usually just for show, without any practical purpose (for example, Superman who wears clothing inside out: just ... why?), I’d pick a costume that would give me special powers. 

So, I would choose Falcon! I’d love to have his mechanical wings and use them to circle above Hong Kong while I take in the beautiful scenery. 

The detachable jet-powered wings are made of lightweight titanium and polyester. They are covered with paper-thin solar panels that convert light into electricity to power the high-speed electric turbines that would allow me to tear through the sky with incredible speed. In the rare case of system failure, I would curl up into a ball inside the wings – which are bulletproof, bombproof, and shockproof – to be protected from the fall. An emergency parachute would open, helping me to land safely.

I’d also have telepathic connections with all birds and be able to raise a bird army led by my trusty pet falcon, Redwing. Then we’d rule the skies over humankind! (Muhahaha ... observe my apparent thirst for power.) I’d take my friends for a ride to the beach and drop them in the ocean, where they would fall while I laughed. I’d also use my wings to help others – they’d come in pretty handy when distributing things after natural disasters, like food and clothes, meaning the victims would get help quicker.

Contestant 3

I would choose the outfit The Powerpuff Girls wear. Because *squeals* their costumes are simple and cute, and they also look practical and comfortable. It would be such a great costume for people who don’t have a supermodel figure, like me. Their dresses would look good no matter what size you are, unlike those of Wonder Woman or Black Widow: figure-hugging outfits that show every bulge. Those aren’t very flattering on most people, and definitely not on me, so I would prefer something that’s a bit more comfortable and less revealing.

I have sensitive skin, and The Powerpuff Girls’ dresses look like they’re made of top-quality material. I bet they would be warm and cosy in the winter, or at least, comfortable to wear, not like woollen clothes which actually make my skin itchy and  me really grumpy. Some people might call me conservative, but I actually find myself covering my eyes when Wonder Woman or some other female character wears something revealing; it’s just too embarrassing to look.

Contestant 4

Who better than that of my parents? You might be thinking, my parents? They are surely not superheroes, they can’t have magic powers!
Well, my parents are always there when I need them – they are my guardian angels. They sacrifice everything for me. They lend me a helping hand when I need it the most, and on any day of the week, which is better than all of the superheroes combined. Without my parents’ guidance, motivation and encouragement, I would never be where I am today. 

I once imagined, what would the world be like if our parents left us after we were born. Would the human race be as civilised as it is or would it be better? Would the human population grow even more? Or would human civilisation have died off long before you read this? We all know deep down, the latter is the most likely. 

Without our parents, no one, not even the strongest and smartest of us all, can survive the most gruelling, torturous, agonising challenges that are thrown at us on a  daily basis. 

At the end of the day, I would gladly put on one of my parents’ clothes to wear for the rest of my life and I wouldn’t regret my choice for a second.


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