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Offline dwayne1998

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Superhero Help
« on: September 25, 2019, 06:56:01 PM »
I am writing a story about a superhero-type story and I need help with powers.

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Re: Superhero Help
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 08:58:36 PM »
I am writing a story about a superhero-type story and I need help with powers.

List of Superpowers

Generic Physical Superpowers
1.Superstrength
2.Speed
3.Durability
4.Agility/reflexes
5.Healing/regeneration
6.Supersenses a.Sight/hearing/smell/taste/touch
b.Sensing danger (spider-sense)
c.Sensing other types of events (dishonesty, murder, etc.)

7.The ability to remove senses (like inflicting blindness, etc.)
8.Longevity/immortality

Forms of Transportation
1.Climbing/wall-crawling
2.Swimming/water-breathing
3.Flight
4.Teleportation
5.Exceptional leaping (e.g. the Hulk)
6.Phasing/intangibility

Time-Based Abilities
1.Temporal manipulation (like The Matrix)
2.Time travel
3.Prophecy

Elemental Control/Manipulation
1.Basic elements (fire, water and/or ice, earth, wind)
2.Electricity
3.Light
4.Darkness and/or shadows
5.Gravity
6.Magnetic forces
7.Radiation
8.Energy
9.Sound
10.Nature

Generic Mental Abilities

1.Skills and/or knowledge a.Popular categories: science, mechanical, computer/electronics, weapons-handling/military, driving, occult/magical.

2.Super-intelligence
3.Resourcefulness (“I’m never more than a carton of baking soda away from a doomsday device”)
 

Psychic Superpowers
1.Telekinesis (moving objects mentally)
2.Telepathy (reading minds)
3.Mind-to-mind communication
4.Mind-control
5.Possession (total mental control)
Memory manipulation (may include creation/alteration/deletion)
7.Mentally generated weaponry/objects
8.Mindblast
9.Ability to locate someone mentally
10.Forcefields
11.“Psychometry”–the ability to learn things about the past or future of an object by touching it


Biological Control

1.Acid/poison
2.Controlling plants and/or animals
3.Shapeshifting (animals).
4.Shapeshifting (people)–mainly useful for disguises/stealth. 

Miscellaneous Talents

1.Elasticity
2.Self-destruction
3.Self-liquification
4.Gaseous form
5.Growth/shrinking
6.Self-duplication
7.Invisibility
8.Absorbing someone else’s powers
9.Negating someone else’s powers
10.Luck manipulation (good luck for hero and/or bad luck for enemies)
11.Illusions
12.Pocket space–the ability to hold and remove objects so that only the user can retrieve them.  It could be used for carrying really heavy equipment, hiding valuable and/or stolen and/or highly explosive goods, concealing weapons, smuggling candy into movie theaters, removing a hostile explosive, etc. 
13.Ability to control density

 http://www.superheronation.com/2007/12/30/list-of-superpowers/

This(2007) article has 1,946 comments, filled with more  advice on creating superhero powers.  Good luck wit your writing.   jt

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Re: Superhero Help
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 10:39:12 PM »
I know what the powers are but it's more than just a simple power. As in each power has different little powers that can be used with that main power. Like sub-powers.

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Re: Superhero Help
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 10:57:47 PM »
I know what the powers are but it's more than just a simple power. As in each power has different little powers that can be used with that main power. Like sub-powers.
That's why I noted about the comments on that site.

It’s considered good manners to critique a few pieces in Review My Work or Review My Poetry before asking for reviews yourself.  You’re more likely to receive helpful feedback after you’ve contributed a bit.

Enjoy your time on the forum,
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