While watching Flame of Recca last night, I couldn’t help but ponder what I’d do if I was granted a Madōgu. For those who haven’t streamed the show, know this: Ninjas have the ability to acquire “Madōgu”, mystical, psychic devices that grants its beholder special abilities.
- Fūjin allows its wielder to manipulate the element of wind
- Dosei no Wa increases its user’s physical strength
- Idaten increases its user’s running speed
- Tendō Jigoku grants its user eternal life
And then I realized… There are real life people that totally embody these Madōgu. Think about it.
Fūjin: Simone Biles
If you don’t know the name, you definitely know the face. She’s the American gymnast that won gold (multiple times) at the Rio Olympics, soaring through the air like a damn rocket. And if you don’t believe me, just watch for yourself.
If that’s not wind I don’t know what is.
Dosei no Wa: Liam Hoekstra
It would be easy for me to insert a body builder into this category, but let’s be honest they probably have more ‘roids in them than actual Madōgu. Then I remembered a news piece I saw years ago about super-strength children, and I realized… holy sh*t. Liam Hoekstra could do pull-ups by himself at 8 months old. For reference, you were still laying on the floor, drooling on yourself at this age.
Doctors say he has a rare condition called myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy, I call it Madōgu… Or maybe Clark Kent.
Dosei no Wa: Usain Bolt. Obviously.
On average, he runs about 23 MPH. Think about that. That’s roughly 9 seconds to run a quarter of a lap around the track. Takes me 9 minutes to run a mile… At that kind of speed, it would take him like 2.5 minutes. He’s notoriously an *sshole, but not all ninjas can be good guys.
Tendō Jigoku: TBD.
This one’s a bit more challenging. My guess here would be Richard Simmons, but, what do I know.
We’ve pondered what it’s like to have superpowers… And we’ve CERTAINLY all pondered what it’s like to live forever.
Get to know the power of Madōgu for yourself: Watch Flame of Recca right herrrrr.