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Time for another flickfilled read with GMovies!


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have awesome superpowers just like your favorite heroes? Just like the colorful, mutated world of the X-Men. We noticed that most of their powers are more appropriate for battle, but we think it’s time you got a little creative. Imagine using these powers for your everyday routine, like overcoming the dreaded EDSA traffic on a Monday morning or beating the tropical heat here in the country.


We’ll give you a few creative tips as we present to you the 7 Mutant Powers Useful For Every Pinoy.


1. Super Speed (Pietro Maximoff AKA Quicksilver)

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Your “oh-my-god-I’m-late-for-work” face.


The quintessential super power. Super speed is an effective power if you want things done in a blink of an eye (literally!) It’s certainly useful since, here in the Philippines, the daily pace isn’t exactly the fastest. We blame that on the horrible traffic.


Useful Scenario: Late for work? Your morning class? A date with your immortal beloved? That’s not a problem. You’ve got the speed, so zip your way past the heavy traffic that this country is famous for, and you’ll be there on time looking fresh with a smile on your face! You’ll redefine the phrase “Filipino Time”.


2. Weather Control (Storm)

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Feeling cold, honey? I don’t. I’m already cold.


With the worsening behavior of the weather every year, we think this’ll be quite useful, especially since the summer heat is now becoming unbearable. Also, the rainy season is almost here, we’re expecting a lot of typhoon/storm activity passing through the country. You can even work for PAGASA, you’d be a perfect fit.


Useful Scenario: This one is best for the girls. You’ll find this superpower very effective since you can stay gorgeous and fresh regardless of the scorching heat or the soaking rain. But the biggest perk? You can blow dry your hair the natural way. A gust of wind and viola! Perfect hair day.


3.  Healing Factor (Wolverine, Sabertooth, X23, Deadpool)

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MUTANT FACT: Logan’s claws actually rip through his skin when he unsheathes them. The wound just heals after he retracts it.


Sometimes accidents can and will happen out of nowhere, but if you’ve got healing factor like the Weapon X mutants of the X-Men franchise, then you have nothing to fear!


Useful Scenario: Whether it’s a bad paper cut, you cut your finger with a knife while cooking or worse, a thief stabbed you when he tried to take your phone - it doesn’t matter. You are literally immune to all kinds of injuries, except for one kind of pain - heartbreak. Yes. We made a “hugot”.


4.  Telekinesis (Charles Xavier, Jean Grey)

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The force is strong in me….wait, wrong movie.


Just like the head of the X-Men, Professor X, you have the ability to move things with your mind. It’s not magic, it’s just that your brain has strength of an elephant. A literal definition of mental power.


Useful Scenario: We think this’ll be useful whenever there’s a huge celebration (fiesta or birthday). You can prepare, cook, and clean afterwards without even lifting a finger! Or serve yourself a soda or a beer from the fridge while watching your favorite movies. You sure won’t miss a single scene ever.


5. Teleportation (Nightcrawler, Blink)

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Now you see me…..Now you don’t.

Probably the only power as fun as super speed! Any superpower brings great fun, but teleportation is the most enjoyable power to have. You can do a lot of things with this one, if you’ve got the creativity.


Useful Scenario: If you’ve got a ton of errands to run and you need to go to different places all in one day, just teleport your way to your itinerary. You’ll get everything done without breaking a sweat. Since commuting to busy places like Metro Manila is a horror story, we think you’ll find this power quite handy.


6. Flight (Angel)

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No more stressful trips to NAIA or MIA!


We don’t even have to tell you why this is #dope.


Useful Scenario: The Philippines is a beautiful country, so give yourself a little R and R and fly yourself around the country. See the sunkissed shores of Boracay or Palawan, or refresh yourself with the mountain air of Baguio. No airfare needed!


7. Shape-Shifting (Mystique)

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One of the perks of shape-shifting - no laundry!


Just like Mystique, you’ve got the ability to change your physical form at will. It doesn’t even matter which person you try to change into. Perfect for sneaking up on unknowing foes. It’s a spy-worthy superpower, but you can use it for other things that doesn’t involve espionage like…..


Useful Scenario: Fashion! Aside from changing the shape of your body, you can even morph your clothes! If you want to go clubbing with your buddies, then you don’t have to worry about wardrobe selection. Just morph into whatever clothes you want, and party like an animal in style! Just don’t let anyone borrow anything, you can’t necessarily take your clothes off. They’re a part of you.

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Who needs contact lenses when you can do this!?


Other Applications: Shake things up and morph into James Reid or Derek Ramsay, and for the girls Liza Soberano or Solenn Heussaff , then see what happens as you become a hot celebrity for a day.


If you happen to have these powers, we hope we’ve given you some valuable tips on how to use them!