You're Superhuman! So How Do You Save A Kid From Bullies?

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Won't somebody think of the bullied kids? They're everywhere, including several of this summer's biggest movies. Everywhere you look, kids are roughed up, getting robbed of their lunch money, having their car keys tossed in a sewer (in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem). Even Shia got hassled by jocks in last summer's Transformers. Luckily, there's almost always a superhuman being who befriends this poor downtrodden kid. Put yourself in the flying shoes of this alien/mutant demigod for a moment. How would you help this underdeveloped child best these bigger, meaner tormentors?

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I dunno about the revenge fantasies. I was a nerd, a small kid and a racial minority to boot in the small town I grew up in. If that's not an invitation to get the shit beat out of you then I don't know what is.

I used to get bullied as a little kid until one day I had enough and fought back in a vicious manner. Took one pest down when I smashed his toy rifle over his head. Pounded another's head into the monkey bars till he ran home screaming. Despite the fact I took a few bloody lips and noses, I fought hard. Only saving graces were that I never gave those shits a chance gang up on me and that when I fought I hurt the bully for the most part just as bad I got hurt. That rep followed me in high school where I was left alone.