SciFi Q of the Day: Capes or Spandex?

SciFi Question of the Day: If you could have either the superpower of flight, but you had to wear a cape, or the superpower of telekinesis, but you have to wear spandex (with nothing over it) which would you choose?

Facebook Answers:

  Dave Mac What color of spandex?

  AmyBeth Fredricksen Mauve.


  AmyBeth Fredricksen The cape is reversible… black on one side and white on the other. How about that?

  Dave Mac That could work.

  Emily Becker Priest only a cape? what goes with that outfit?

  Dave Mac something MAUVE?

  AmyBeth Fredricksen As long as you’re wearing the cape and it’s free to flap around and stuff, you can fly. You can’t stuff the cape into your backpack, it won’t work. And the spandex, if that is your choice, gives you telekinesis but it doesn’t work if you cover up the spandex.

  Emily Becker Priest so you could wear a cape and street clothes?

  Lori Munnoch Gaudet If I was 10 yrs younger, I would so go with the telekinesis and spandex. As it is, I’d have to settle for flight and the cape to hide behind.

  Dave Mac CAN I still fly with an invisible cape?

  Daniel Beard NO CAPES!

  AmyBeth Fredricksen No invisibility.

  Daniel Beard I have always wondered. if your telekinesis is fine enough, can you actually use it as mind control? Or do we just get Scanners?

  Geri Bressler See, no way I’m wearing spandex…but I’m afraid of heights…eep?

  Dave Mac Noted… no jumping off tall buildings with an invisible cape.

  Gwendolyn Wilkins The spandex, hands down!!

  Dave Mac No putting your hand down my spandex!! Well OK, but form a line….

  Dave Mac OK… I’m going with the spandex.

  Jim Hollis hmmmm, i would like flying but with the telekinesis i could bend peoples wills so i will take some royal blue spandex plz

  AmyBeth Fredricksen WAIT! Why are so many people equating telekinesis with mind control? Am I missing something here?

  Dave Mac It’s Spock’s fault something about the Kelvins

  Brian Covault Yeah, I thought telekinesis was the power to move objects with one’s mind. I’d rather be able to fly. So, I’ll take flying.

  AmyBeth Fredricksen Well, I’ve learned something about my facebook friends today. They want to be invisible, control people’s mind, and be randomly groped.

  Jim Hollis because i would develop it into a mind control. but if you can read peoples minds you can still manipulate them into doing things you wish, or make a living in vegas as a mind reader lol

  Jim Hollis wait if its random groping im out, give me flying lol

  Gawain Ouronos I would happily (and easily) take the cape and flying! 🙂

  Jim Hollis think of the money saved on airfare and you could fly people around for a small fee of course lol

  AmyBeth Fredricksen But Jim … telekinesis lets you toss couch cushions around the room with your brain power… it doesn’t let you read people’s mind… that would be telepathy… sort of…

  Jim Hollis hmmm kinda like green lantern?

  Jim Hollis but he gets to fly too

  Dave Mac or did Priceline commericals

  AmyBeth Fredricksen Green Lantern has a frikkin’ huge list of superpowers.

  Jim Hollis yes he does 😀

  Dave Mac well for one, he’s green

  Dave Mac Believe it not I’m walking on air. Never though I could feel so free. Flying along on a wing and a prayer, who could it be? believe it or not it’s just me……

  Juno Suk With the power of telekinesis, I could move myself around with my mind. So essentially, I could both fly and telekinese – thus I’ll take the telekinesis any day. As for the spandex, I’ll just move peoples’ eyeballs inwards as I telekinetically fly pass them, so there you go – invisibility too. Or I could telekinetically undress people instead. Then my spandex is the least of their worries. And I get to enjoy the show!

  AmyBeth Fredricksen ‎…alrighty then…

  Melissa Conway Flight and cape…how cool would Halloween be then?!

Google Plus Answers:

  Keith J Davies  can I use telekinesis to fly?
  Ryan Drewrey  ^^ Very important question
  Ryan Drewrey  Also – is the power in the cape itself? Or would any cape do?
If the cape is stolen – are the powers stolen?
Ditto the spandex
  AmyBeth Inverness  +Keith J Davies not very well.
  Thomas Sanjurjo  I’d take telekinesis anyday, and you can keep the spandex, if I had to do it nekkid, so be it.
  Mark Means  Probably telekinesis….I’m afraid of heights! 🙂
  Ryan Drewrey  Flight.
  Christopher Blanchard  Flight. I would love to both skip traffic and save on gas at the same time. 🙂
  Jaysen Edgin  +Keith J Davies, that was my first thought exactly.
  Keith J Davies  ‘not very well’ != ‘not at all’, next question is how powerful is the telekinesis and what is its range?
SImilarly, how fast and good is the flight?+Mark Means would you still be afraid of heights if you could fly, though?If I could fly I would possibly find reasons to, but I certainly have ways to apply finely-controlled, reasonably powerful telekinesis at range.

  Matthew Robinson  This is easy for me. I’d wear a cape to get the power to wear a cape!  I mean, who doesn’t want to wear a cape? Even if you just said, ‘Here, you can fly now,’ The first thing I’d do is find a cape.
  Jaysen Edgin  +Matthew Robinson, you have to be careful with capes.  They get caught in plane engines and all that jaz.
  Matthew Robinson  I’ve thought of that.  It could be used to choke you, too.  I’d just need a safety catch where it attaches to my neck, something that would break away before it could pull me or choke me.
  fan tai  You are all looking at this wrong.

Spandex + cape!!!Remember, if you can’t wish for more wishes, wish for more genies to grant you more wishes
  AmyBeth Inverness  Oh my…
So, +Matthew Robinson gets the cape with breakaway collar, like a cat’s.
+Ryan Drewrey you must have the article of clothing for the power to work. I’m not sure whether it would work for a thief…
+Keith J Davies the flight ability has potential. You’ll have to learn and practice in order to get good at it.
  Keith J Davies  of course it would take practice.  You can find me down by the lake.
  Jenn Thorson  I’d go with flight. The cape can be done with panache. No one wants to see me in spandex.

This guy rocks both the cape AND the spandex! 

I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.

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11 Responses to SciFi Q of the Day: Capes or Spandex?

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    If you had a TARDIS, would you include a swimming pool, or would that just be silly?

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