Channel Your Inner Pig Super HeroWritten by Lillian Tram on October 31st, 2012
So my theory is that growing up, we all wanted to be superheroes. You know the ones – Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman. I think that every kid growing up thought about that one special super power that they would like to have, and then started idolizing one or two superheroes who they really could relate to or dreamed of one day becoming.
Of course you KNOW my favorite superheroes had to do with pigs 🙂 I was a fan of Super Pig – or, the better-known Japanese version Tonde Boorin. When I was a kid, I would watch everything I could get my hands on that involved either Super Pig, or his lesser-known superhero buddy, Spider-Ham. Superheroes and pigs all in one? Sign me up!
They used to air the show on FOX back in the late 1990s, and it was PERFECT for my Saturday morning fix of cartoons and cereal. Unfortunately, the show didn’t last that long, but I watched that show like my life depended on it growing up until they took it off the air!
I realized that while I may never be a super hero myself, nothing is stopping me from pretending my way to super powers. So, that’s just what I did! Had a drawing of myself as a superhero with a couple of piggy sidekicks. I can feel the powers welling up inside me already!
Speaking of powers, I love thinking about what I’d pick if I could only have one superpower. For me, I think it’d be amazing to have super photographic memory. Think about it (literally!) – everything that you see or read would stay with you forever, immediately after you read it. You could learn all sorts of languages, and you could remember everything you ever read. You’d be unstoppable! That’s definitely my choice.
Oh, and I’d also like to kick ass. You know, punish the bad guys and work for the good guys, like any good super hero should! There aren’t enough female superheroes anyways, so I’d have to make a name for myself being the best one, kicking ass and taking names, all with my piggy sidekicks hanging along with me! I smell a new Saturday morning cartoon…
Anyways, one thing I’m interested in hearing – what’s YOUR favorite super hero? If you could have any super power in the world, what would it be? Would you fly? Have x-ray vision? Or go for the super memory like me? Let me know in the comments section!