Can We Guess Your Dark Superpower?

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Can We Guess Your Dark Superpower?
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About This Quiz

The world of superheroes and their incredible powers is bigger than ever right now. Just look at how the Marvel Cinematic Universe dominates the box office all around the world. DC Comics are holding their own and will forever have Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman as some of the coolest characters ever, and now other publishers are getting in on things, too. Dark Horse, Image, Valiant and some others will be having movies based on their comics coming to theaters near you over the next few years as well. 

But any superhero fan knows that the key to a good superhero is not their costume, their origin, their powers or their gear. The thing that makes a superhero pop is the dark side. Whether in the hero themselves or in their villain, it's the dark powers that set off the light. You need that darkness. And if we're being honest, aren't the dark powers always just a little bit more fun anyway?

Dark powers provide that contrast for you even to understand why the "light" powers are necessary. They also give context to a character's struggle and turmoil, because don't we all deal with a real dark side now and then? So when your dark side gets powerful, what dark powers are you manifesting? Take the quiz and see.


Darkness isn't always evil, just look at Batman. Is your darkness for a good cause?
Not really
I'd say so.
It can be.
Sure!

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Some bands make quite a decent living being as dark as can be. Who's your favorite?
Marilyn Manson
Billie Eilish
Nine Inch Nails
The Smiths

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Sure, everyone loves puppies and kittens, but if you're looking for a darker pet, what's going to be best?
Bat
Snake
Tarantula
Raven

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is full of heroes like Captain America who save the day. Which villains do you kind of wish could have won?
Hela from "Thor: Ragnarok"
Killmonger from "Black Panther"
Vulture from "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
Loki from "Thor"

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Everyone tells a lie sometimes, right? Are you ever dishonest?
When I need to be
To spare people's feelings sometimes
Not about important things
I try not to be.

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It's easy to get carried away on social media. Ever busted out the foul language to curse out a total stranger online?
Oh, yeah
Just the ones who deserved it
Maybe once or twice
Never

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Have you ever betrayed a friend, at least according to that friend?
Yes
I didn't think I did, but they said I did.
It was a misunderstanding.
I haven't done that before.

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Any chance you've ever absconded with something that didn't belong to you? Some people call it stealing.
I have in the past.
When I was a kid
Just once!
I have not.

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How often do you look to see who's calling you and then just ignore the phone because you don't want to speak to that person?
Constantly
I guess whenever the person I don't want to talk to calls.
It happens now and then, sure.
Rarely

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Ever call in sick for work when you were not really sick at all?
Doesn't everyone?
Sometimes you have to have a day off
I don't make a habit of it.
They didn't miss me so it's fine.

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Where do you think you fit in best?
Everywhere. Nowhere. Hard to say.
Partying the night away
Out in the woods
At home by myself

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Any chance you'd ever creep through other people's lunches in the work fridge to see if there was anything good in there?
Sure, if I was hungry and no one was looking.
Nah, I wouldn't bother.
I'd just look.
I mean ... yeah.

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Are you taking the last piece of pizza without asking if anyone else wants it?
If I'm still hungry, you bet.
If I paid for it
Depends how much everyone else had already.
I'd probably ask first.

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And now the twist. If someone else is about to take the last piece of pizza and asks if anyone minds, would you speak up?
If I was hungry and they asked, you bet.
I guess it depends on whether I like the person very much.
I'd probably let it go.
No, they got it first.

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Have you ever been pulled over by the police for any reason?
Once or twice
Just speeding
No, but I have parking tickets.
Never

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How do you feel about being forced to work in a group of other people?
I'm OK with it.
I love group work!
Ugh
I feel like I do better on my own.

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Has there ever been a time when your fist made abrupt and forceful contact with the face of another person?
Have I punched someone? Yes.
No, I'm not much of a fighter.
How about an open-hand slap?
Nope

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Sometimes you can get super into TV. Ever been so angry at a show you cussed a character out?
Well yeah, when they act dumb.
The TV? No, I don't talk to my TV.
I'll turn a show off if it gets on my nerves.
Not often! But yes.

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Ever sing karaoke?
Nooooo!
You better believe I do.
If I have a few drinks in me.
I couldn't do that.

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In high school, what was the class that you stood out in the most?
Science
Lunch
Health
History

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Do people ever tell you that you have issues with your temper?
Yes, they do.
Nope, I'm as cool as a cucumber.
Almost never
I don't really show my anger, so no.

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When a relationship comes to an end, do you find that you tend to get dumped or do the dumping?
I lean more towards being the dumper, but I've been rejected, too.
I've never been dumped.
It's about even, I guess.
I tend to get dumped.

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Speaking of relationships, have you ever cheated on a partner?
Yep, and I got caught.
Define "cheated."
That's not my style.
I have but they never found out.

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Nothing does darkness like some good horror. What's the best horror franchise?
The "Dead" series by George Romero
"Nightmare on Elm Street"
"Jaws"
"Halloween"

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Are you the kind of person who holds a grudge for a long time?
Definitely
I don't hold grudges.
I get over things pretty quickly.
I can if I have a good reason.

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Have you ever had a paranormal experience in your life?
Yes
Not that I know of
I've experienced weird things, but I don't know what to call them.
No, but I do believe ghosts are real.

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When you were a kid, where did you think the monsters in your house lived?
Under the bed
I never thought my house had monsters in it.
In the closet
In the basement

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Now that you're older, where do you think the monsters live?
Oh, we're everywhere!
Inside people
In the unexplored parts of the world
In the government

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Do you think some people legitimately have a sixth sense or any kind of psychic powers?
I like to think so.
Definitely
I think some people just have good intuition and empathy.
Not really

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Is it bad to be dark?
It's good!
We're all very complex and that's fine.
You need dark to balance light.
No, it's part of being human.

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