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Top 10 Coolest Super Powers

Which are the coolest super powers out there? How would you use them?

When it comes to super powers, it doesn’t get any cooler than these. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 coolest super powers.

For this list, we’re considering super powers from a variety of media, whether it be comic books, movies or television.

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#10: Super Speed

Talk about never running late. With super speed, you can be anywhere at any time and still have time left to make a couple stops along the way. Superheroes like The Flash and Quicksilver push this power to the limit, with the ability to create vortexes and break the time barrier, among many other amazing abilities. The only downside is that you might have to replace your shoes more often than most, but we think that’s a fair trade.

#9: Shape-Shifting

Chameleons can blend into the background to suit their various needs, but shape shifters can do so much more than that. They can literally change their appearance to look like anyone they choose. What’s even more amazing is that some, like X-men’s Mystique, can even imitate other people’s voices as well. Telling someone to be yourself is always good advice, but we think you can make an exception with this one.

#8: Super Strength

We certainly doubt that anyone would mess with you if you had the power to toss boulders like they were tennis balls or break through walls like they were made of Lego. Although this ability isn’t as flashy as some of the other powers on this list, there’s just something undeniably cool about having superior brute strength. Who wouldn’t want to be the Hulk with his ability to crush puny gods or use his strength to save a damsel in distress? Sign us up.

#7: Super Healing

Ever wonder what life would be like if you never got sick or sidelined due to an injury? Well, that’d certainly be your experience if you had super healing. Sure, some things you encounter down the road might “sting” a little bit, but your body would be able to heal itself almost instantaneously. In addition, the constant healing of your body would lengthen your lifespan tremendously. Though for mutants like Wolverine, this can sometimes be a curse as well as a gift, there’s no denying that this is one very cool super power.

#6: Invisibility

Now you see me; now you don’t. Certainly one of the more sneaky abilities on this list, invisibility allows you to completely cloak yourself so that no one can see you. Imagine all the fun you could have with this ability. Maybe pull off a couple fun pranks. Perhaps sneak into places you otherwise wouldn’t have access to. However, this power is best used with acts of heroism. In Sue Storm’s case, she found that she could also create force fields as an extension of her power. How cool is that?

#5: Mind Control

Useful to both the Jedi and mutants alike, mind control can definitely get you out of a pickle or two. Not to be confused with telepathy, mind control goes beyond reading someone’s mind, allowing you to control both a person’s thoughts AND actions. Though on the surface, it’s not as visually cool as the other super powers on this list; you cannot dismiss the power of the human brain. With that in mind, pun intended, this is easily one of the most powerful and coolest powers that you can have. 

#4: Flying

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s, well, quite frankly one of the coolest super powers around. Even before the days of Superman gliding across our comic strips, mankind has always dreamed about soaring among the clouds. When you can fly, worrying about getting stuck in traffic or spending hours at customs become things of the past. And more importantly, with this power, adding a flowing cape to your wardrobe might actually make sense.

#3: Teleportation

You can sum up just how cool having the power to teleport is with just one word. BAMF. That’s right, BAMF. That’s the sound that comes with teleporting to any destination you choose. When it comes to mutants like Nightcrawler, bamf-ing makes him nearly impossible to hit. Others, like Jumpers, use it to transport themselves to far off locations at whim. Though super speed and flight can get you anywhere you want to go fast, teleporters don’t have to exert quite as much energy as those with can fly or move so quickly.

#2: Telekinesis

Talk about bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase mind over matter. With telekinesis, also known as psychokinesis, there’s no limit to what you can move or do with your mind. A simple thought can move a pen across a table or crush a car like it was made of cotton candy. Is your light saber just out of reach? Problem solved. Need to hold back a giant wave from crushing you and your friends? Done. We just don’t want to know what happens when someone with telekinesis gets a headache. Ouch.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

  • Pyrokinesis
  • Stretching
  • Animal Control
  • X-Ray Vision

#1: Time Travel

Why not spice up your life by traveling to another place in time? Perhaps go into the past to fix a mistake you made back then. Or maybe head to the future to see what becomes of your present actions. Of course, there’s no need to be so serious. Why not hang out with your favorite person from history or use knowledge of the future to your advantage? With time travel, you are not constrained to one place in time as you have access to never-ending points along an infinite spectrum, so the possibilities are endless. Who wouldn’t want this?!

Do you agree with our list? What do you think is the coolest super power to have? For more super-powered top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to

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