Here's an interesting article by Mick Joest about why Super Speed might not be all its cracked up to be (it assumes you DONT have protection from a "Speed Force" of sorts, a la the Flash and Quicksilver: http://geektyrant.com/news/super-powers-you-dont-actually-want-supe...
Who among us hasn't imagined what it would be like to fly among the stars? To be faster than a speeding bullet? To deliver a punch stronger than justice to an evil-doer? We all have at some point wondered what it would be like to be a superhero, and the purpose of this series is to console you and or crush your dreams. Take solace in your regularity, and be thankful you aren't unlucky enough to gain these debilitating superhuman abilities. First up?
Super speed has really gotten a boost in profile as of late. With the growing popularity of The Flash and Quicksilver, everyone is realizing how badass it would be to be a speedster. I mean who didn't watch this scene in X Men Days of Future Past and wish they could be that awesome?
If it's a choice of one power, I'd go for hyper-intelligence, giving me the abilities to understand problems or situations and find solutions, technological or psychological, to anything keeping me from achieving my goals.
Now, if it was a suite of super-powers, I'd go the traditional route, with something like - invulnerability, super-speed, super-strength, and flight, in decreasing order of desirability.
Tosin; I like the comment about teleporting pee. Take that, Gully Foyle.
I Will Be A Mixture Of Blue Marvel, And ICON
Telepathy and Mind Control. If I kept quiet and discreet enough, I could secretly rule the world.
I'm a huge magic fan. So I guess I were a superhero, i'd want to be like Dr. Strange and have his mystical abilities and knowledge. I find that to be the best power because it's so versatile and actually requires studying, practice, and skill like any other art.
In Arthur C. Clarke's book 2001, A Space Odyssey, the "Monolith Aliens" download their collected knowledge and scientific achievement into the mind of David Bowman, which turns him into a cosmic-level being. As "The Star Child" he casually transforms himself impervious to the hazards of floating in deep space next to a massive red star, and -- after very quickly doing a calculation -- flings himself incalculable lightyears across space/time to float poised over the Earth in mere seconds.
This is the first power I want... complete & total understanding and control of the laws of the universe.
The second power I want ... the ability to enter/exit any alternate fictional reality I want at will.
The third power I want... the ability to absorb the skills, knowledge, & powers of anyone I touch at will.