What Super Being Are You?

What Super Being are you?  There are certainly plenty to choose from, be it Hero or Villain.  These Super Beings that we choose are a part of us, a part of who we are and how we live our lives.  As a writer I know what it is like to create a character, bring it to life, and have them live in a world where we only dream of.  No matter whom you are, how famous or rich you are, you have a Super Being that you look up to.

While I was growing up there were three Universes that I read from.  There were always more than one Being that I could relate to, which is why I spent most of my allowance on comic books and graphic novels.  Despite all the Super Beings there was only one from each Universe that I felt fit me.

Superman – For those who know me know without a doubt that Superman is my top pick.  First and foremost, above all else, simply put, I want to fly.  While Kal-El is suppose to be a ultimate Superhero he has his faults.

He can be hurt, even killed, yet he stands up for what is right.  He is willing to help others, no matter the cost to himself.  He is willing to do whatever it takes to stop a threat, even killing someone, even though it’s a last resort, contrary to popular belief that he would never do so.

He knows he can turn bad, has done so in the past, but tries not to let it happen. He fights the bad guys, not joins them.  It’s a burden he must bury deep inside.  Same as me.  By remembering all that is good he is able to battle any evil that may come his way.

Hulk – “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”  I recite that quote to myself when I feel anger bubbling up.  Knowing you have a problem is the first step to dealing with it.  I have anger issues.  I joke all the time that they are a family trait and I have no control over it but that’s not true.  I can control it instead of letting it control me.  It’s a struggle at times and sometimes I lose but I always try keep it contained.

Like Dr. Banner, I felt I was doomed to wonder this world alone.  It is the only way to be sure that your love ones are safe from your own destruction.  But despite being an angry Super Being the Hulk is still a Superhero so why can’t I be too?

Darth Vader – “I would like to think I live my life as a Jedi but truth be told, I’m a Sith.”  Like Anakin, I too struggle between the light and dark side of life. I acknowledge the dark, know it, live it, embrace it, however I do not let it consume me completely.  There is still good in me, the Emperor has not driven it from me fully.

In the world of make believe this is where I stand.  Those are my Super Beings.  What are yours?