I often say that a hero should never kill util it's necessary, but if it where me I'm not sure if I'd be able to flat out take someone's life. So, in real life I'd probaly be a Superman-type hero.
Ah, who am I kidding? Villain all the way! }:)
Hero. You can kill and stuff without being gritty and nasty like an anti-hero. Captain America and Wonder Woman manage, at least. And I wouldn't ever be a villain. No powers except ones that actually affected my thinking and personality would make me be a villain. That's not to say I wouldn't exploit my powers in some ways, but I would do it legally. Hero all the way.
I'd be a hero. Anti-heroes are my favourite to read but realistically, they're massively controversial and set a poor example. As a legitimate hero I could possibly make a difference in one way or another. And I don't have it in me to be a villain.
@doomdoomdoom: nice answer.
I would want to be a villain as 'evil' should always win as it has no rules. With the right set of powers I would be unstoppable. The bigger the powers, the more my ambition. I would incapacitate anyone who tried to stop me, without mercy, crushing all opposition. If I was Darkseid, Thanos upwards then it would really be trouble. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. I am not going to lie.
If you are a hero people at some point turn against you, people become ungrateful, that would annoy me. At least as a villain anything good I do will be welcomed.
@jwalser3: But would you be a Regular Judge like Dredd,A good Judge or a Bad Judge like Death?
I mean select what they deserve as punishment. Not like Dredd were everything is 30+, and not like Death because well, he kills people because "life is a crime." More along the lines of actually deciding to kill some villain while keeping another alive.
Anti-hero leaning towards hero. I would use my powers for good, but probably end up breaking the law (Ex: If there was a mass murderer/rapist/child molester/child murderer/spouse murderer out there I'd probably kill him. Would also probably steal from the rich and give to the poor Robin Hood style)
Would depend on the powerset. If I had Taskmasters for example I would become the best guitarist, gymnast, chef, athelete etc... to ever live lol! No need for violence if I can go through life doing things like a boss. If not i'd be an anti-hero. I don't have the tolereance not to maim or kill people who really deserve it.