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Old 2006-10-18, 14:44
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A thread about superheros and new powers!

Split from the TV thread

One critism I have...and this isnt specific too "Heroes", but also just about every other "people getting cool abilitys" type thing whether tv, comic or film:
Originality of Superpowers !

I mean, 4400 has had a few interesting ones...but mostly its always rapid healing, flying, teleportion, tele/pryo kenesis, and precognition.

Id like to see some other superpowers for a change

So whos got ideas?
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Old 2006-10-18, 14:53
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The 4400 has what, 4400 different 'superpowers'? We just haven't seen them all yet (but yes, I agree about originality)

About the comics ( http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/novels/ ), now that I read it I see it's not exactly overlapped. Better - each comic edition describes what happens between 2 Heroes episodes.
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Old 2006-10-18, 19:27
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Thanks for the comic link.
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hmz..its quite hard thinking up superpowers, but heres a few random ones:

*Ability to cast the propertys of one material onto another. (eg, if he touchs glass with one hand, what he touchs with the other will turn transparent. If he touchs water with one hand, what he touchs with the other will liquidfy ect)
Purhapes a restriction of this power will be the scale has to be preportionate. (so he cant carry a little wallet of materials with him)

*Visions of things that wont happen. At first galance, this seems like an utterly useless power. But purhapes, if the person questions why what they are seeing wont happen, it leads them to work out what they should do.
Of course, this ability is much harder then your average johny-smiths one.
Johny see's what he has to stop. A person with this ability would just see would would happen if it is stopped.

*Ability to controll gravity. Beyond making things float, this allows him to alter weight, or even cause something to collapse in on itself. (a rather horrible death)

*Ability to switch sense's with someone.
In some ways like remote viewing, i guess, but you can switch anyones vision, hearing, touch with anyone else's

*Ability to grow limbs at will.
Kinda gross...like if he needed an extra arm, or eye, or whatever...he can grow one anywhere on his body. Purhapes once more skilled, he can grow animal limbs, claws, ect too.
But only stuff within the potential dna....not a shape shifter.

*Darkness...the ability to simply make, or cast, darkness on or around any area.

* The ability to controll the speed of electricity.
So, overloading stuff with voltage, speeding up computers, slowing them down...pauseing a email in a wire...even subtly altering the speed of peoples thinking. (as we are part electrical).
Really, this is a more profound power in disguise...the ability to manipulate the light speed limit.
(Credits to Atresica on the last one, its a corruption of her idea for "Quick boot girl"...the ability to speed up computers boot times )

*Ability to controll peoples hair...


(ok, getting desperate here, ill stop)
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Neat ideas! I especially like the ability to control gravity. I could make everyone forced to walk on the ceiling.

By the way, wait till you finished The 4400 season 2, there are some very neat ideas there too.

How about...
hmm, I'm freshed out at the moment..
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*Ability to controll gravity. Beyond making things float, this allows him to alter weight, or even cause something to collapse in on itself. (a rather horrible death)

*Ability to grow limbs at will. Kinda gross...like if he needed an extra arm, or eye, or whatever...he can grow one anywhere on his body. Purhapes once more skilled, he can grow animal limbs, claws, ect too.
But only stuff within the potential dna....not a shape shifter.
Gravity: basically the magneto thing, only more powerful!
Ability to grow limbs: you should read the "One Piece" manga sometimes, one of the characters actually has this ability:

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Old 2006-10-18, 20:40
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Can't think of a specific case, but I'm pretty sure that was done already.
There was this show where each season a different kid is switching body with a dog.
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Old 2006-10-18, 21:51
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There was this show where each season a different kid is switching body with a dog.
yes! "WOOF!" used to watch it all the time when I was a wee lad

I loved the first episode of Heroes though, even though I was pretty grossed out at times :/
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Old 2006-10-18, 23:36
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WOOF lasted ages, and there was a few changes of cast.
(Eric was the first boy..then Rex...or visa versa...and eventualy one found a society of people that changed)

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Gravity: basically the magneto thing, only more powerful!
Not really..you couldnt really controll objects that well....making something weightless dosnt mean you can controll its flight.
Allthough, I guess it could be argued you could make something in front of it have stronger gravity to pull it towards....
Its more awkward. (and hard to avoid collaratral damage if you did anything extream).

I was thinking it would be more like "make ground area heavy to slow down all the people chasing you" or "make yourself lighter so you could leap between those two buildings" or even "lets make those bullets so heavy they fall out of the air"


Still, it has some advantages over magneto if you got really powerfull indeed.....spegetification would be an extream example

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Ability to grow limbs: you should read the "One Piece" manga sometimes, one of the characters actually has this ability:
That however, looks spot on.

Others:
*Nullification. The ability to completely destroy a certain element from an area. (breaking the conservation of mass law )
*Ability to create small wormholes between two points. The bigger the hole, the more effort. (not the same as teleporting, more like a ripp-off from Prey of the new Half Life 2: Portols thingy )
*Ability to amplify anyone else's ability to extreme levels....purhapes this could be an uncontrollable one. Merely being near this person other abilitys more intensive. Of course, this is very dangerious.
* Swarmbreath ~ Ability to breath out a swarm of tiny black insects (or maybe nanoprobes).
* A lens/mirage ability...the person can distort light from one point to another..from bending the path of a lazer, to more extream things like making people crash there cars because they think another car is much further then it really is. (of course, an oberservant driver would spot the trees nearby looking stretched )

ok, not too good.
I might have a think about better ones.
This is fun...might split/make a new thread.
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Old 2006-10-19, 01:10
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Ilusion - the power of creating very strong and suggestive illusions, not by telekinesis, but by creating them in the real world, like a holographic ability.
Time warp - The power of bending time, slowing it down, or stopping it completely with an excesive amout of energy(or just speeding your own metabolical rate and perception, so that everything slows down).


And now perhaps for some completely useless powers?

The power to be able to see through ply-wood
The ability to turn yourself into a real, living slug.
The power to grate cheese with just your sight, but only when you hold a grater in your hand and tuch the cheese repeatedly with it.
The power to open a manhole cover without a special key, using only your broken arm and the bone that is sticking up from it.
The ability to understand all the options from Microsoft Word (quite useless I might say).
The power to fly on a mossy, hedhegog pee soaked matress (the pee has to be fresh - It's the Mossy signal! To the Hedgehog peeing hole!)
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Old 2006-10-19, 01:35
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Time warp - The power of bending time, slowing it down, or stopping it completely with an excesive amout of energy(or just speeding your own metabolical rate and perception, so that everything slows down).
You should see Heroes
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Old 2006-10-19, 01:41
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Old 2006-10-19, 08:52
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I wouldn't like to be the one figuring out I have that kind of power :3
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Old 2006-10-19, 10:07
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Given the typical Xmen-setup of the world starting to naturaly get mutants, lots of people must have really dumb superpowers, but they just keep quite about it

*The complete and total domination over dairy products.
*The ability to manipulate the flight of your own spit precisely.
*The ability to make someones food taste bad
*The ability to remotely give someone dandruff
*Ability to annoy someone, just by staring at them!
*The ability to collapse a quantom wave just by looking at it.

Purhapes more sensible:
*Ability to controll the earths lava flows/plate movement.
*Ability to possess a plant (ok, first I thought this was silly, but then...its actualy quite usefull)
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*The ability to remotely give someone an instantaneous, huge, colony of lice

I would like to have that.
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*Ability to annoy someone, just by staring at them!
I know that guy. He is SO annoying!

The ability to not tire? Like, no matter what you did. Run forever baby! Or until you have to take a dump.
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Old 2006-10-19, 11:07
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There was a japanese animation about that subject when I was kid
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Old 2006-10-19, 16:44
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The ability to kill people with shuriken from frozen Shammrocks (clover leafs).
Infinite and instanious memory.
X-ray vision that somehow only seas through the top most layer of womens clothing.
The ability to control dust.
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And now perhaps for some completely useless powers?

The power to be able to see through ply-wood
The ability to turn yourself into a real, living slug.
The power to grate cheese with just your sight, but only when you hold a grater in your hand and tuch the cheese repeatedly with it.
The power to open a manhole cover without a special key, using only your broken arm and the bone that is sticking up from it.
The ability to understand all the options from Microsoft Word (quite useless I might say).
The power to fly on a mossy, hedhegog pee soaked matress (the pee has to be fresh - It's the Mossy signal! To the Hedgehog peeing hole!)
Lmao!! These are hilarious...

Nice thread btw, lots of creativity here. I guess I'll have a go but expect nothing decent...

The ability to form a yellow plastic cup spontaneously (but if you make another one the first one dissapears).
A sound that you can make which "mutes" everyone else and all other sounds. (quite cool maybe!!)
Being able to create an image onto a piece of paper exactly as it is in your mind.
Ability to create a whole world, exactly how you want!
Being able to extend your arms to reach far away things.
Ability to make others fart really loud and smelly.
Turning your syllables into doughnuts.
Creating a whale and then being able to make it combust at a chosen time.

I'll be back with more! But I think that teleportation would be the coolest power imaginable, especially the way they portray it in X-Men (2).
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