Superhero or Supervillian? Which are you?

According to a researcher at Northwestern University, it is possible to predict whether an individual will become a superhero or a supervillian.

There may be a hero in all of us, but there's also a possible supervillain waiting to run amuck if one of us were to acquire superhuman strength or the ability to fly. In a society that reveres superheroes, just how many people could follow the do-gooder's path if they were suddenly bitten by the radioactive spider?

That thought may not weigh heavily on the costumed attendees of New York City's Comic Con that kicked off today (Oct. 8 ). Yet the odds for ordinary people becoming superheroes rather than villains don't look great when news headlines frequently tell stories of corruption among those with power – politicians, law enforcement and business leaders. And everyone has witnessed the more petty abuses of power that take place in workplaces and on the playground.

Yes, power does corrupt, researchers say. But they add it can also enhance a person's preexisting goals and moral compass, for better or worse.

"That's where you can predict the supervillain or superhero," said Adam Galinsky, a social psychologist at Northwestern University. "The average person is corrupted by power, but a select few see power as responsibility."
So? Spiderman :spiderman: or Green Goblin :dwarf:?

RAF Regiment or SS?

Scientist or Artist?

However, I'm not sure the hypothesis is entirely credible ...
Even age could influence how a person uses the newfound power of, say, X-Ray vision.

"A 20-year-old may go to the locker rooms and look through the walls," Rosenberg said. "I don't know that a 50-year-old would."
Oh, yes he would. Fnah, fnah, fnah! :twisted:
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