John the Superhero
I was going to blog about what I would do if I could have a secret identity, but it has gone off on a slight tangent - I now have Superpowers, OK?
The first power is invisibility. This enables me to move around totally unnoticed, which can be great anyway, but specifically it would allow me to sneak into places that I would not normally get to, so I could find out things about people, influence events, etc.
My second, and final, ability is the real fun part. Remember the movie Liar Liar? Well I would have a mind control ability that forced people to tell the truth. Imagine the fun. I could sit, invisible, in Parliament or Congress and no-one could lie, not even the smallest white lie. I could hang around Police stations and courts so when a scrubbed up drug dealer tries to deny doing anything, out comes a full confession instead. I could hang around schools and when a bully started mouthing off about what he got up to with a girl last night he would tell what really happened - he did the washing up and watched soaps. You get the idea.
I guess my choice is because of something that is going on in my life at the moment - I just want the truth. Wouldn't the world be better if we had more of it?