Renting > Pros and Cons of Living with Superheroes

For the comic-book loving among us, a Superhero may seem like a pretty cool housemate. These larger-than-life characters have abilities that are bound to come in handy when doing household chores, a never-ending supply of interesting stories, and the fighting skill to deal with any intruders easily! Plus, you get to tell everyone you live with an actual Superhero… how awesome would that be?

Because of this, it’s quite easy to forget that like the rest of us, superheroes also have some annoying habits. This is the buzzvault team has compiled a list of some of the most popular Superheroes and detailed the pros and cons of living with them.

Batmanbatman

Pros:

Batman doesn’t actually have any super-natural abilities, so he’d be one of the more relatable superhero housemates. This means that as far as conversation goes, Batman is the superhero housemate of choice – and given his vast intelligence, you are bound to learn a lot during these chats (it may take a while for you to understand his gruff, growl-like voice, though). Finally, and most importantly, his ludicrous wealth means you’ll never pay another house-bill!

Cons:

Batman owns an awesome collection of vehicles. Unfortunately for you, this means that the garage is off-limits. His cars also tend to be really loud, so prepare yourself for a barrage of complaints from neighbours.

Catwoman

catwoman

Pros:

Like her fellow Gotham native, Batman, Catwoman doesn’t have any ‘real’ superpowers; she does have an expertise in both martial arts and acrobatics, though. This combination makes her a considerable threat for any home intruder, so you’ll be safe with her around. Her unique feline empathy also guarantees that she’ll be delighted to look after your cats if you’re going away for a while… just don’t expect them back.

Cons:

Catwoman is a master thief so be sure to lock your stuff away when you’re not home! You might want to draw on some of these tips for keeping your things save while you’re on holiday. Also, keep in mind that your house will be absolutely crawling with cats before long, and though you may love cats, would you really like to share a home with dozens of them?

 

Superman

 superman

Pros:

Whereas we mere mortals will use a service such as buzzvault to insure out items quickly and accurately, protecting your possessions with Superman around requires even less effort. With his superhuman strength, Superman will insure your stuff without breaking a sweat. Living with him also ensures that you won’t have to worry about annoying leaks or other home emergencies, as his x-ray vision will diagnose the problem in no time! Lastly, his eyes are also capable of omitting heat, so he’ll also save you a fortune on the heating bill.

Cons:

As well as being a massive positive, his x-ray vision is also a bit of a problem. Now, as far as we are aware Superman has great integrity, but the mere knowledge that your housemate can figuratively undress you on a whim must be a little daunting. Also, his superhuman hearing will mean that he’ll hear your every whisper, so get used to watching TV and listening to music at a barely audible level… and don’t you even think about bad mouthing him!

Spiderman

spiderman

Pros:

This superhero’s wall-climbing ability means that you’ll never need to use a ladder again… just imagine how easy it’ll be to paint the ceiling with Spiderman helping! His spider sense is also incredibly handy as he can notify you of danger long before it arrives, meaning you and the other mortals can get out of the house long before the violence begins.

Cons:

Socially, Spiderman isn’t the best. As well as being fairly awkward, his rapid metabolism means he has an increased tolerance to all drugs. This means that he is a rather terrible drinking buddy, and any attempt at going drink-for-drink with this housemate will end very badly.

Wonder Woman

wonder woman

Pros:

With a host of superpowers given to her by ancient Greek Gods, Wonder Woman has many abilities that will come in handy as a housemate. Firstly, her incredible strength will make re-organizing furniture very, very easy. Secondly, her invulnerability to heat ensures that both you and your most prized possessions are bound to be rescued in the event of a fire. Lastly, Wonder Woman has the remarkable ability to speak to animals, so knowing what your pets are thinking is no longer a guessing game!

Cons:

Wonder Woman is known to use the ‘Lasso of Truth’, and with it she can extract the truth from even the most stone-faced of liars. Keeping a secret from this housemate is simply impossible, so surprise parties are out of the question.