Who’d Have a Harder Time
if They Were Pinoy
By Janus Dosequis Harvey
It’s not easy being a superhero. Even among the pantheon of Pinoy superheroes, you can see that the likes of Darna and Lastikman have their daily challenges to go through, often unique to their heritage. That’s why transplanting these heroes in Marvel’s New York or DC’s Metropolis won’t always be a great fit.
Well, in some cases, certain heroes wouldn’t fit in too well if they ended up in the Philippines, either. Here are just a few of those heroes…
8. The Hulk
Superpowers: The madder he gets, the stronger he gets. Unfortunately, he also loses control, and Bruce Banner, the man behind the Hulk, definitely hates it when that happens to him.
The Problem: The Hulk will never run out of reasons to be angry if he lived in the Metro. From the traffic to the law enforcers to the lawmakers to every single person running the show, all it would take is a dumb Tweet to set him off here, because as dumb as some things in America is right now, it can often get even dumber in the Philippines – although their current president might have a thing or two to say about that.
Superpowers: He can talk to fish.
The Problem: Since Aquaman is always in the sea, he won’t be able to tell if he’s actually a Filipino superhero or a Chinese superhero anymore.
6. Professor X
Superpowers: The most powerful telepath in the world who can read minds.
The Problem: Do you seriously want to know what the average Filipino really thinks of you? We certainly don’t.
5. Iron Man
Superpowers: A super-genius who has invented a superpowered armor.
The Problem: Have you seen the people who steal the wires from active power lines in this country just to sell it for scrap metal? Tony Stark’s armor won’t stand a chance against determination on that level!