Imagine you’re Superman. You have limitless power — but there’s still only so much time in the day.
1. Stop Rampaging Robots or Save an Old Man?
In downtown Metropolis, a squadron of evil robots is robbing a bank. If you don't stop them immediately, they'll tunnel into the earth and escape.
On the other side of town, a 90-year-old man is choking on a jelly bean. If you don't rush to his assisted living facility and give him the Heimlich, he will die.
vote votesStop the robots!
vote votesSave the old man!
2. Disarm a Mugger or Save a Malaysian Orphanage?
Right outside the Daily Planet, a mugger is stealing Lois Lane's purse. You can either stop him or…
Fly to Malaysia, where a fire at an orphanage will claim the lives of seven orphans whom you'd never even meet otherwise.
vote votesHelp Lois!
vote votesFly to Malaysia!
3. Save Smallville or Stop Financial Malfeasance?
Perry White gives you a hot tip — Lex Luthor is planning to unleash his Earthquake Machine. His target? Smallville.
At the exact same moment, the board of directors at the Bank of Metropolis approves a risky plan to leverage toxic real estate assets. When it fails, it could destroy the economy and leave thousands homeless.
vote votesSave Smallville from Luthor's Earthquake Machine!
vote votesStop Wall Street negligence from destroying the American dream!
4. Protect the Eiffel Tower or Raise the Minimum Wage?
Darkseid, the cunning, alien ruler of the planet Apokolips, is threatening to destroy the Eiffel Tower.
Meanwhile, a march in support of a bill to raise the minimum wage is happening in Metropolis's Suicide Slum. If Superman shows up, his support will guarantee the measure passes.
vote votesProtect the icon of French culture!
vote votesSupport the working class!
5. Another Orphanage Fire?
Remember that Malaysian orphanage fire from Question 2? At the same time, a different Malaysian orphanage also caught on fire, but you were unaware and could do nothing.
vote votesTry to move on and remember that even you, Superman, cannot save everyone.
vote votesQuestion whether individual acts of heroism are enough to enact real change.
6. Save a Falling Construction Worker or Fundamentally Alter Our Nation's Health Care System?
A construction worker is falling off a skyscraper to their certain death. Assuming this happens once per day and you fly by and scoop up every falling construction worker, you'll save 365 people per year.
Meanwhile, inadequate access to health care kills 45,000 people per year in America.
vote votesSave one person.
vote votesSave thousands by demanding that elected officials overhaul the nation's health care system.
7. Save a Cat, Save a Friend, or Cure Cancer?
A cat is stuck in a tree.
Jimmy Olsen got turned into a gorilla — again.
Your good friend Ray Palmer, the smartest man in the world, is busy working on a shrink ray instead of curing cancer.
vote votesSave the cat!
vote votesDe-transmogrify Jimmy!
vote votesTalk to Ray about using his genius in a less flashy but still heroic way!
8. Destroy Doomsday or Run for Office?
Brainiac is plotting to revive the rampaging alien-clone, Doomsday. You can infiltrate Brainiac's living spaceship and destroy the still-gestating monster.
But will that fix Metropolis's crumbling public schools? You could run for school board president, provide an influx of Kryptonian technology, and offer a brighter future for generations of students.
vote votesFly into space and kill a monster, thus saving the world! But soon you'll be called on to defeat another monstrous threat. And then another. Then another. The cycle may never end.
vote votesCreate a long-term political solution to an ever-worsening problem!
9. Put Out Yet Another Orphanage Fire With Your Breath or Declare Yourself Leader for Life?
Yes, there's yet another Malaysian orphanage fire. Is this a ploy by the villainous Metallo? No, it's just the sad state of the world. You could use your freeze breath to put out the fire.
But you could also declare yourself the Forever Sovereign of Malaysia and root out the structural problems that are causing both the fires and the large number of children to become parentless in the first place.
vote votesSave yet another orphanage but get no closer to creating any lasting solutions!
vote votesInstall yourself as dictator thereby saving many but robbing them of the right to rule themselves!
10. Confront the Unknown or Shield Your Mind From the Harsh Truths of Existence?
Like all mortal beings, you will one day die.
vote votesAttempt to find meaning in your actions! Perhaps you hope to create a legacy that influences the world even after your death.
vote votesDon't think about it!