Posted in fantasy by jrahman on July 13, 2011


I don’t like superheroes.  You have some extraordinary power, so you can beat the bad guys who don’t have any countervailing power.  Big deal.  

Superman particularly is extremely boring.  If you can travel faster than light to reverse time, then you’re pretty close to having divine powers.  What’s interesting about a straight-laced character like that? 

And that’s why God is boring.

It’s a lot cooler when you are a mere mortal like everyone else, but you beat the baddies through your human abilities.  

On that score, Batman may not be a superhero, but he is still cooler than any of his peers. 

This is also why Muhammad and Buddha are so much cooler than Jesus. 

Ah, but what if the baddies also have superpowers? 

Then we have a whole new ball game.

That’s why the Greek and Indian classics are cool.

You know what else would be cool? 

I think it would be cool to have dynamic duo of Moses and Hanuman kicking some arse.  Think about it.  One parted the sea, the other built bridge over it.  They are made for each other.

And whom would they fight?

All the evil imperialists, of course.

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  1. tacit said, on July 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Facing baddies having supoerpowers isn’t really that novel; it’s called real life. 🙂

    My too-big-to-fail bank that also holds my mortgage is like Juggernaut, able to crash through any regulatory walls at will.

    My health-care provider is the Hydra; I pay off one bill, it sprouts ten more immediately.

    And so on…

  2. dhakashohor said, on July 14, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Somewhere, you have brought about peace between Jamaatis and Hindutva types who will both support your permanent exile from South Asia. Blessed is the peacemaker…

  3. jrahman said, on July 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Tacit, if I could draw, I would paint a graphic novel of a lonely crusader who cowers at the sight of Juggernaut and Hydra by the day, only to appear at night to fight a two-headed (one bald, the other red) olive ogre in a matrix like setting. 🙂

    DS, I thought it is the cheesemaker who gets blessed. :p

    • jrahman said, on July 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      And Tacit’s theme song could be a variation of this:

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