Every one of us has watched and has been beguiled by superheroes since our childhood. I, being very specific in this sentence, have been very fascinated by superheroes. From A like Aquagirl to Z like Zatana, superpowers and superhuman features have always been a prerequisite for my kind of hero. And this isn’t blowing it right out of measurable proportions. Every girl has been at one stage enchanted by the likes of Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl and every boy has donned underwear over his regular pants trying to imitate Batman, Superman or Wolverine. It’s always been one big dream for all of us to be one of those outside-underwear, long pants, spandex tights wearing people.
But out of all the traits of these superheroes, invisibility is what I have always conceded into. With flight, you’re likely to run into bugs and aeroplanes, with superhuman strength you may end up destroying everything unwillingly. But with invisibility, you can never go wrong. And being invisible doesn’t require a Yoda-like trainer! To this day I dream of the Invisibility Cloak owned by Harry Potter and personally, consider it to be the best of the Deathly Hallows. And for those seeking a touch of superheroism in this article, here’s a spoiler: This isn’t a list about superheroes or well-built protectors of the world. This article takes a look at the most overwhelming advantages of being unseeable. Here is a list of 10 things about the most awesome things you could do if you are rendered, rather choose to be invisible.
This is the most obvious one. You are invisible, you can’t be seen by anyone. Common sense! But this is actually cool if you ponder a little over it. No more running from the people you want to evade! You wouldn’t even need any alibi if you’ve got this one. If you are being chased, you can quite conveniently transform yourself into an invisible entity and drift away. Quite formidable!
09. Nap At Workplace
I hate to admit it but I am quite a sleeper. I like to sleep anywhere and everywhere and that includes workplace too. But just imagine if you are able to nap at your workplace without inviting an eye on you. A heavy work schedule and being able to transform yourself into thin air or to be more precise, being able to camouflage with literally everything in your surrounding is a perfect use of this power and is quite a mild-mannered stint. Nothing redoubtable about this activity. Although being invisible at your workplace and being absent from work can be counted as the same thing. So better use invisibility with a little caution when executing this plan.
08. Enter A Bank Vault And Withdraw A Huge Amount
I introduced this one so early because this would often be the first thing one would do if he or she becomes invisible. So this isn’t very cool now-a-days. Pulling off a bank heist isn’t something that beguiles me very much. First of all, this is something that I have seen in a lot of movies and secondly you can do this thing with other superpowers like superhuman strength and teleportation as well. And moreover stealing money and scrunching yourself up in some obscure corner isn’t something a superhero would do.
07. Stow Away On A World Cruise Ship
I am an ardent traveller but a very economical and tight-fisted one. I would love travelling to some exotic destinations and try out new stuff but in the most frugal and niggardly manner. And the best way to seat myself in the saddle in such a manner is to be ulterior, being inconspicuous, being shrouded. The bland taste of the most exquisite caviar melting in your mouth, the mature piquancy of the Domaine Romanée-Conti wine and the viridity of the breeze from the most alluring destinations and that too for free; this sounds really inviting to me and hence, I would definitely stow away on a world cruise if given this superpower.
Each one of us has a little bit of espionage instinct in us. Listening in to private conversations, eavesdropping, snooping in to people’s talks that in no manner concern us; this is something that is more of a hidden, devilish vice within us. And though it doesn’t quite sound nice, people love doing it. Being invisible is a boon for the gossip extremists. Ethereality is the safest way for prying. This is a godlike version of one our vices.
05. Play Pranks
Ever seen a movie with a poltergeist touch? Objects flying around, doors opening up and shutting on their own, and lights switching on and off without any human interference. This scenario is the most common gimmick in horror movies. But just imagine something so spooky happening in real life. The expressions on the face of the victim of such a prank would be priceless. Being out of sight and playing such a prank is one of the best things that one could do. For me this thing is surely a cool idea – leaving people with a face so pallid.
04. Drive And Freak Out People
I remember a friend once telling me a joke about a two people sitting in the backseat of a car and being spooked out after a seeing a bodiless hand appearing out of nowhere and steering the car around the turns. Of course, the car was being pushed by a man from outside. Since then, I wanted to play such a practical joke. Being able to move about like Hollowman and driving vehicles to freak out the pedestrians and other onlookers is a very alluring idea. Giving a slight apparition to people and then leaving it to their sense to speculate the rest is one thing everyone would do with this superpower.
03. Dress Shabbily
I hate dress codes. And I hate dressing up for special occasions. I find it more appealing to roam around in my casuals, wearing a dingy t-shirt and a Capri and a pair of flip-flops. Dressing scruffily is one thing that imperceptibility can grant. Obliterating all party and dressing codes and roaming around unkemptly is one of the biggest advantages of this power. No fear of onlookers, no taunts from friends; just gate-crash a party, binge and come out. And it just struck me that invisibility is the only superpower that doesn’t require a formal costume. My old shorts and T-shirt would suffice. Along with dressing not-so-formally, wearing soiled clothes or the dirty ones is another benefit of being invisible.
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Every one of us at some point of time has considered seeking revenge on our foes and enemies. People who gossiped about us, people who bullied us and almost everybody we hate for some reason. I remember watching a Bollywood movie, Gayab and though the movie itself wasn’t something that one would have a pleasant memory of but the way how the guy becomes invisible and how he gets back at his enemies was something that intrigues me to this very day. Same was the concept in the movie Hollowman but in a more diabolic and gruesome manner. But my idea is a mildly terrifying and extremely playful.
01. Serve Justice
Admit it or not, each one of us has dreamt of serving justice like a superhero does. From Batman fighting crime in a ghostly manner to Superman annihilating the bad guys in a more moral and upright way, superheroes saving the world at the end of the day has always enchanted us. Superheroes are the very embodiment of the incorruptible and righteous. And with a superpower of my own, I would surely love to contribute to the construction of a chaste, crime-free world. From people eve-teasing girls to the people of national threat, serving justice and wiping out felony is surely the coolest thing. I once watched Fantastic Four and remember the Invisible Woman from the show and ever since then, I always wanted to fight misdemeanour in the same fashion. For me serving justice is the most splendid thing that I would do if I become invisible.