In a world ravaged with drought, famine and outlaws, there are a lot of things to consider in terms of survival. How will we find water? Food? Shelter? Protection? Weapons? Who can I team up with to improve my odds of surviving? Many people would resort to those accustomed to scavenging, tracking, hunting and things of that nature. And although I can see the merit in having those skills readily available, I think there are other ways to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. That being said, here are my picks for my dystopian dream team.
Layla (Sky High)
For those unfamiliar with Layla, she has control over all plant life. On the surface it seems like somewhat of a lame power but. used in the proper way, it could be one of the best powers to have, especially in a post-apocalyptic world. In Sky High, she used her powers in numerous ways: bringing plants back to life, growing fruit off of non-fruit baring trees, using vines to constrict enemies into submission; she's kind of a bad ass. Sure her powers were a bit immature, but she was going to school to hone her abilities and grow into a superhero. So if Layla was to have full mastery over her abilities, she could be a huge asset to any team. We could use her powers to grow crops for sustenance, create a tree fort for shelter, a massive forest for protection, and, if the time comes, attack on coming enemies who are trying to take our forest fortress. And the fact she's pretty doesn't hurt either.
Fix-it Felix Jr. (Wreck-it Ralph)
A major asset to have in the post-apocalyptic world is to have someone who is a master of machinery. In any/every movie or TV show that involves this kind of scenario, it always came in handy to have someone who can fix a broken down car or mechanism. That's where Fix-it Felix comes in. No need to look for new parts, no time wasted in waiting for something to get fixed, just a tap with his magic hammer and we're off to the races. Not only that, but Felix showed that he could also use his hammer to fix injuries like a broken nose or a swollen eye. So to have a mechanic and a medic bundled up into one package is too good to pass up.
Mew is the ultimate draft pick in terms of versatility. Looking past the fact it is a Legendary Pokemon (meaning it has incredibly high stats for attacking and defending against enemies), Mew is able to learn every move in the Pokemon Universe. This trait can be incredibly useful as an offense, a defense and a support unit. Using Barrier to create a force field around out shelter, high powered attacks like Thunder and Psychic to hold off oncoming forces, Rain Dance to give an endless supply of fresh water, and, if all else fails, Teleport for quick getaways; giving us a chance to start over in a new location.
The combination of Layla, Felix, and Mew covers a multitude of scenarios and problems that could come up in a post-apocalyptic world. We have food, water, shelter, resources, all of the major necessities for survival. With these 3 at my side, let the world come at us with all its got, we're ready.