Well, for my comic, the villain named the Waiter has hooked a power-amplifying machine to an unwilling telepath, that will collect his psychic energy and release it towards all of the powered populace on the planet (one out of a hundred thousand Generation Z members).
He wants to do this to cause the powered populace to take over, instead of their current status: holding back and letting the lesser-evolved Sapiens boss them around.
I really want this story to change the status quo of the planet; I really really really want to do a story about the protagonists stopping the worldwide revolution next.
The villain dies, and his death causes the activation of the machine (which is at the top of a skyscraper so that he could have had the higher ground). The psionic wave cannot be stopped, and one of the protagonist (Alex) has an idea:
He has recently manifested a second ability which instinctually activates during times of great pain and immediate danger, and that ability is rewinding time, around several minutes.
So he jumps off the tower, which is a huge risk since he has little experience with this power.
Now here’s the crossways:
Alex’s powers do not manifest and he gets caught by Scarlett.
The world is plunged into chaos.
His powers manifest, but he can never turn off the machine in time. He keeps on jumping off, rewinding time and trying again with new knowledge and ideas. He only managed to stop the machine from releasing its full power a little, and then he is essentially forced to give up and focus on fixing the problem instead of trying to stop it in the first place.
I personally prefer 2; as it is more dramatic, but I do not want people to find it cheesy or think that it is some sort of Edge of Tomorrow or Groundhog Day or Doctor Strange rip-off. I came up with the second ending first, but then I realised how people might think I copied Doctor Strange (which I did not).
So, which one do you think is not only better, but will recieve a better reaction among readers?