[30 Day Comic Book Challenge] Day 05 – Comic Character You Feel You Are Most Like (Or Wish You Were)
I know what everyone expects me to write here, and you know what? You. Are. Wrong.
I know a favorite character for many translates into someone they wish they were or who they feel represents who they are. A favorite character for me may sometimes do that, but mostly not. I don’t normally latch on to characters because I subconsciously see myself in them. I latch on to characters because I like their complexities. I tend to go for the characters that I feel are very multifaceted in nature.
Why else would there so many psychopaths on my favorite characters list? I’m almost 75% sure that I am not a psycho.
The character that I feel I am most like (if I were a mutant that is) and whose abilities I’d want to have if I were a comic character would be Tessa Niles, Sage, from Marvel Universe. I’m a techie, and I would love to be a walking computer. LOL. Cyberpathy, yes! Kinetic memory, yes! Master martial artist and resident Gun-kata expert, yes! Low-level telepathy… not so much… but she got rid of that shit anyway to make a firewall in her brain to keep telepaths out. That is my kind of woman!
Some people may not be familiar with Sage. She was in the Hellfire Club for many years as Sebastian Shaw’s “pet.” I don’t think there was much known about her powers at the time. I think she might’ve engaged in some telepathy here and there, but not her cyberpathy. However, I don’t think there was much hint to her others powers given to the readers until X-Treme X-Men where it was revealed that she was a spy for Xavier all along. (Professor X is creepy. His grip is too far reaching for a benevolent person.)
I already feel that I’m aiding much more when I’m doing something technology related to help others. Even at my job where I am not tech support, I play tech support a lot there because everyone knows me as “the techie” and will come to me before they go to the help desk. (I’m also less condescending than the people at the help desk I’ve been told.) I know that sometimes I can come off as distant and open at the same time, which is something that Sage does very well.
I know there are other cyberpaths out there. Some may be even cooler than Sage, but I love her personality as well as her powers. When she came out with who she really was, I always knew that if I were a mutant Tessa powers are what I would want to have. So, she’s taken top honors in this category for me.