I think I am a supervillian. I don’t mean to be. I don’t want world domination or anything. I might actually be a libertarian supervillian, if that is a thing.
I’ve been catching up on my Marvel and DC universe movies. I just finished Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice – having a two-year-old means never seeing anything in theaters – and I found myself rooting for Batman to kill Superman.
Death is the great equalizer. It doesn’t matter who you are, death takes you in the end. Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, even and most recently Castro, the reign of these evil men ended with their deaths.
The power of people like those comes from their ability to sway minds, but ultimately they are human and must suffer the fate of all humans.
The central question of Batman vs. Superman is: what if Superman decided he was god. He is for all intents and purposes an all powerful immortal. What if he decided to rule the world as a vengeful deity. So Batman tired to stop him.
In the X-Men universe, Storm was a mutant worshiped as a goddess.
Power corrupts. Just look at every wealthy Bloomberg, Zuckerberg, and Clinton type that amasses a huge fortune and then decides that their bank account gives them the devine right of kings to tell the rest of us plebeians how to live.
Personally, I don’t want to wear a mask and cape and fight crime at night.
I would spend all my available time trying to develop weapons to kill superheros. Why? Because I instinctively don’t trust anybody who would be more powerful than any human.
God created all men, Sam Colt made them equal. I don’t care who created Superman or Wonder Woman or Captain America or anybody else, but I’m going to have an adamantium jacketed, Krypton core hollow point for the first superhero that decides since he is more powerful than any human, we should all bend to his will.
Since creating an anti-superhero weapon is the first step towards supervillainy, I guess that’s what I am.
I don’t want to rule the world. I just don’t want to be forced to worship anybody in a cape.