Tuesday’s Top 5: Powers With Practical Application

I know that these powers aren’t going to be the flashiest, but I’m listing powers that would be immediately convenient and practical in the everyday life of someone. So not a power to save the world or fight the bad guy. Powers that just make everyday life that little bit simpler and easy to deal with.

What powers would you have added?

Please Note – There are spoilers below. You have been warned.

Honourable mentions this week go to computer hacking (Captain Earth – and I know it’s not really a power but she does claim to be a magical girl) and a shout out to Orihime in Bleach because her power is pretty handy even if they keep changing their minds about what her power actually is.

Number 5:  Silencer (Hitsugi no Chaika)

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I’m going to be honest. This power isn’t so much one with a practical application as one that would just make life easier to deal with. No more noise because we are going to silence it. In the anime they use this power to cover the sound of smashing through jail bars, but just think how useful it would be during meetings and boring lunch dates.

Number 4: Luna PenTransformation (Sailor Moon)

something unexpected came up? No problem. Whip out your luna pen and transform into whatever you need to be to deal with the current situation. I always felt Serena under-utilised the abilities of this pen given how useful it could have been in certain situations. She does use it to sneak into invite only parties and to give herself a boost of courage when infiltrating a school or a bus, but really. There are so many more moments when a quick transformation would have helped. But even those moments when you just wore the wrong shoes could be overcome in an instant.

Number 3: Speed Reading (Fairy Tail)

Maybe this one is just a personal preference. But I read a lot in my job (and for pleasure) and I read very quickly, and even then I still feel that if I could just read faster and take information in quicker I could enjoy more stories and I could get more work done. Levy (and Lucy) use special glasses to help them read faster and I just felt so incredibly envious of them.

Number 2: All Seeing (Inu X Boku)


Okay, this one could probably end up being used for creepy purposes but I thought it was kind of cool. Zange claims to be able to see everything about everyone, but it seems like his power is a little more limited than that. Still, his insight into others and his seeming ability to figure out where and when things will happen and to manipulate events to make things happen is pretty impressive and would be highly useful in everyday life. Although, if everyone had this ability I assume that each person’s vision would cancel out the others so we’d probably end up no further along than we are now.

Number 1: Teleportation (A Certain Scientific Railgun)

This was the obvious choice. As annoying as Shirai is as a character, her power is incredibly amazing and has so many practical applications. She teleports herself and objects through space (though she is limited by weight and distance). Still, how amazing would that be and how many ways could you use that in a single day. Although, if we are concerned about the growing obesity epidemic than maybe it isn’t the greatest idea to give us a means to completely avoid moving within short distances. I still think it would one of the coolest powers and one that I could see a use for every day.

What do you think of the list? And what power would you have added? Let me know in the comments below.




5 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Top 5: Powers With Practical Application

  1. I am old school but I would just like to have a death note instead of a super power. BTW one piece is filled with highly useful powers such as invisibility etc.

    1. It could just be me, but being invisible seems more like a pain than a power.
      Still limiting the list to 5 was pretty challenging given the sheer array of anime powers.

  2. Out of all these, I would definitely choose speed reading! My TBR pile is an enormous pile threatening to topple on me 😭

  3. As much as I’d love to be able to teleport, speed reading would be a whole lot more useful in my daily life. I could plague through my growing to read list, haha.

    1. I’m all for speed reading as well. I just keep thinking how much more I could get done at work and reading for recreation if I could just read faster.

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