• Question: I love spiderman ... but it is possible for a himan to have that type of power ?

    Asked by ellengd1039 to Enda, Jean, Tim on 22 Nov 2012.
    • Photo: Enda O'Connell

      Enda O'Connell answered on 22 Nov 2012:

      Hi Ellengd1039

      It depends what you think his powers are! Unlike Superman, who can fly and has X-ray vision or Magneto who can manipulate metal with his mind, most of Spiderman’s powers are just improvements on abilities humans already have. He is very agile, strong and fast, but these are things that can be learned and improved on with proper training, while his spider sense is just good observation.

      If you are impressed by his ability to walk up walls, then you should check out YouTube for videos on “Parkour” (as opposed to Peter Parker) where “freerunners” seem to defy gravity with some of their tricks. The most controversial one is his web-shooting ability, which, if you’ve seen the latest Spiderman movie, you’ll know is simply from a home-made device installed on his wrist, as opposed to silk coming from his own body.

      So, in my opinion, the current Spiderman is just a skinny Batman, relying on gadgets, with no actual superpowers…

      p.s. I love Spiderman and Batman too 😉

    • Photo: Jean Bourke

      Jean Bourke answered on 22 Nov 2012:

      I love that Batman’s superpower is just being really really rich 🙂
      Seems achievable…