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And what would be your super powers?
« on: 26 Mar 2009, 17:53 »

Free Comic Book day is almost upon us(well, we've got awhile..), and well, since we are now selling a shitload of comic books at my work, we are being asked to please dress up for the occasion. I love any excuse to dress up, especially in a costume, so I am amazingly excited about this. I am getting paid to dress up as a super villian!

So, because of this, I need to come up with a good super villian personality. And I prefer them crazy. Batshit fucking insane. And something where I can be all pale and wear red lipstick. Anyone have any suggestions?


Also, what would you be??? A hero? A villian? What would your super powers be? At work this is a semi-regular discussion, the rules are you get three powers: offense, defense, and transportation.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #1 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:12 »

Man we have a thread about this every couple of months. On the other hand, I fucking love superpowers so I am totally in support of this thread.

If you're looking at an existing supervillain you could be Harley Quin? You'd probably have to go with black lipstick though (which is ok because it would look rad).

I would probably be a villain though I wouldn't be adverse to teaming up with heroes if it suits my desired ends.

Also I enjoy your three power rule so here goes!

Offense: Psychic manipulation of shadows to create physical "shadowbeasts" to do my bidding.
Defense: Becoming incorporeal for short periods of time, rendering me immune to physical attacks (still vunerable to psionics though) - for want of a better term let's call it "shadowmeld" or something.
Transportation: Teleportation by way of "shadowgates" - basically being able to fall through shadows in one place and re-emerge from shadows in another place.

We all know what my costume would be.

This post has used the word "shadow" way too much.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #2 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:16 »

Offense: Telekinesis.
Defense: Shadowcat style incorporeality, with all the cool shit she can do with it.
Transport: Flight that can go at absurd speeds if I wish it.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #3 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:19 »

I mean, I have always been fascinated by the concept of pyrokinesis. That shit just sounds cool. But I'd also be cool with something simple, like the ability to conjure cookies. Or Cake. Maybe even Brownies.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #4 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:19 »

Definitely a super hero, I don't think I could handle being a super villain.  I'm so terrible at it I feel bad about disappointing my co-workers.

I would love to have Sam Guthrie's powers.  Offensive, defensive, and transportation all rolled into one.  My second choice would be Shadowcat's powers with flight for transportation, maybe with Iceman's powers as the offensive ability.

EDIT:  I guess I just described Big Chill
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #5 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:22 »

I think my super power would be the power to make people trip balls.  I could take it either direction, obviously.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #6 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:32 »

If you're looking at an existing supervillain you could be Harley Quin? You'd probably have to go with black lipstick though (which is ok because it would look rad).


I'd much rather create my own persona, but if I run out of time, I might be Harley Quin.

Also, I think I look silly in black lipstick.

And I'm sort of going for a Noir type thing.

And I may steal your shadow beasts thing, because that is pretty awesome.


Also, guys what would be you super hero/villian names??
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #7 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:38 »

A friend asked me to come up with a super-hero a little while ago.

I came up with Acacia Man. His super-power is the ability to fix nitrogen.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #8 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:43 »

Poison Ivy could work for you as well, as long as you have lots of green to wear? She is pretty pale and wears red lipstick.

As for supervillain names I really have no idea. Nothing I can think of sounds awesome enough.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #9 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:44 »

Whenever I want to be a super hero, I dress up as Shabba Ranks. :mrgreen:


Don't dress up as Shabba Ranks.


I always thought the Medusa stare was a cool super power for a female.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #10 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:45 »

A friend asked me to come up with a super-hero a little while ago.

I came up with Acacia Man. His super-power is the ability to fix nitrogen.

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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #11 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:47 »

3 powers? wow, way to make it easy. Most defensive or even trasportation powers could be used as an offensive - especially if you combine them with above average martial arts.
That being said I wouldn't complain if I got all three.

Offensive: Mind controll
Defensive : Invisbility
Transport: Line of Sight teleportation

As to if I'd be good or evil I'd probably start out, a sort of selfish heading to evil (petty theft, using people to get what I want) but if it came down to a choice between fighting the supervillain and joining him then I'd chose good - though I would still have somewhat lackluster morals.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #12 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:48 »

Lacklustre morals are the best kind of morals.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #13 on: 26 Mar 2009, 18:56 »

Offensive: I would basically just like to be able to blow shit up with my mind.
Defensive: Force Fields!
Transport: Flight or Teleportation.

Honestly, I think I'd probably be more of a superhero type, but with a side of self-interest and general dickery. I'd just go by Captain Awesome.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #14 on: 26 Mar 2009, 19:04 »

Offense: Gravity manipulation. I like the idea of being able to drive someone into the ceiling at will and then deciding maybe I'd just rather they collapse upon themselves. I don't care if you're Pre-Crisis Supes, that kinda thing will ruin your weekend.

Defense: Precognition, intuitive understanding of probabilities. Get them before they get you. Ridiculous when combined with travel choice.

Transportation: Teleportation. Overpowered wrapped up in a big pile of ridiculousness.


I want to be one of those irritating neutral parties that forbids super heroes from doing all sorts of shit because it would muck up the universe and then changes his mind later. Like Uatu but a snappier dresser.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #15 on: 26 Mar 2009, 19:08 »

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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #16 on: 26 Mar 2009, 19:12 »

Yeah, I probably should have elaborated.

Plants are actually incapable of fixing nitrogen, they require bacterial symbionts to do it. I happen to study a certain bacterial symbiont (Sinorhizobium meliloti) and will write my thesis on it. A lot of people give the plants credit, when it is not deserved (although plants are important in the process). If you like acacia, you should probably call yourself Frankia man (even though the lab that studies it on our floor is somewhat of a rival of our lab).

(Here's the Benson lab's page on it)
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #17 on: 26 Mar 2009, 19:18 »

And I'm sort of going for a Noir type thing.

Easy. Just go as one of the Marvel Noir interpretations.

In terms of me? Bitches, this can be solved right easy:

Offense: Telekinesis. I can move shit with my mind, bitches, I can throw you, throw shit at you, bend you, rip you in half. All with my mind.
Defense: Telekinesis Mother fuckers, I am telekinetic. How you gonna touch me when I put up a sheer wall of force around myself?
Transport: Telekinesis. Dammit, folks, I can lift myself. Bam, there's some flight right there.

In terms of villain versus hero, I'd be an anti-hero. I think I'd have something along the lines of Deadpool's morality: I am going to use my powers for hella personal gain, but I will help people if the opportunity presents itself. Shit, I might even start a Heroes for Hire business. Sweet Christmas!
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #18 on: 26 Mar 2009, 19:26 »

Plants are actually incapable of fixing nitrogen, they require bacterial symbionts to do it. I happen to study a certain bacterial symbiont (Sinorhizobium meliloti) and will write my thesis on it. A lot of people give the plants credit, when it is not deserved (although plants are important in the process). If you like acacia, you should probably call yourself Frankia man (even though the lab that studies it on our floor is somewhat of a rival of our lab).

Oh right, yeah. Actually I believe we made up a sidekick for him for that very reason, though I can't remember what his name was. (There was alcohol involved.)
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #19 on: 26 Mar 2009, 19:35 »

Well if we're doing science I want to be Bdellovibrio man.

My power will be to run around really fast building speed until I run head first into my enemies, lodging myself within them and consumer their sweet, sweet innards!
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #20 on: 26 Mar 2009, 19:37 »

Right now I would like the ability to make water disappear so I could save the entire Red River valley.

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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #21 on: 26 Mar 2009, 19:40 »

I was thinking not too long ago about this and after seeing an advert for a mobile phone company in which people are adjusting the world around them to suit their needs, I was thinking that'd be an awesome power to have - the ability to manipulate and replicate the physical properties of objects.

Offensively you could say just find a metal pole and manipulate it to have a sharpened edge, make it longer, heavier, anything you wanted.

With the replication you could use it defensively by means of maybe pulling a brick wall higher or longer, pulling walls up out of the pavement, spreading a small sheet of metal into a massive shield etc, the possibilities are endless when you basically have everyday objects as unlimited duplo blocks.

And the idea of driving a car and then when need be just making the whole thing collapse down around you into a motorcycle is just awesome, power-wise and visually.

Namewise, I was thinking something like Manipulator or Replicator.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #22 on: 26 Mar 2009, 19:48 »

Right now I would like the ability to make water disappear so I could save the entire Red River valley.

How about the ability to relocate water?

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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #23 on: 26 Mar 2009, 20:28 »

Defensive: The ability to transfer someone else's wounds and illnesses to myself and not suffer.
Offensive: The ability to transfer wounds and illnesses inflicted on me to other people and have them suffer.
Transportation: Good ol' fashioned teleportation. No, it doesn't follow the theme, but fuck that, I want to teleport.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #24 on: 26 Mar 2009, 20:47 »

Man Ozy Nurgle is the least cool chaos god.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #25 on: 26 Mar 2009, 20:57 »

 Offense: Jump really high.
 Defense: Jump really high.
 Transportation: TAKE A WILD GUESS, MOTHERFUCKER!

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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #26 on: 26 Mar 2009, 21:45 »

Hmm.  Gonna have to ignore the rules a little bit.  None of the powers I really want are clearly defined in function.

1.  Total control over my body chemistry, down to the molecular level.  Like, I don't age if I don't want to.  If I get shot, I can shut down bleeding and repair the wound really fast.  I can stop cancer before it starts, kill off any diseases I catch by willing it so.  And it needs to be instinctual healing to a large degree, in case my brain ever gets damaged, so it can self-repair.

2.  The power to manipulate time, and my perception of time.  Just having total power over time is no fun; it's pretty much "god mode".  I just want to be able to, say, do some matrix-style bullet dodging, or slow time/speed up my perception if I'm attacked, so it's like I have superhuman reflexes.  Or if I need to think about something for a while, but time is short, then I can just have like an instantaneous internal monologue that is subjectively (for me) hours long.  Or if I'm trapped in a blocked-in cave for two months, I can go into stasis and experience no subjective time.

3.  Magic.  Like D&D-style, "cast magic missile", cliche magic stuff, and I want to be really, really powerful.  Because I want to actually cast magic missile at something.  Or a fireball.  I want to call down a rain of hellfire as my eyes get all glowy and I cackle maniacally, and a chorus chants unintelligible but ominous-sounding things in Latin. 

To put this in video-game parlance, there would be like a ten-minute, unskippable end-game cutscene before the heroes can fight me.  And everyone would complain that the game was too hard because the last boss fight is unwinnable.

Yeah, I'm gunning for "supervillain" with this.  Raising armies of the undead, leveling cities, casting continents into the sea and raising new lands at my whim.  Perverting the laws of nature to create magically mutated abominations.  Summoning demons.  Evil stuff like that.  I might even go into politics.  Or not... don't know if I'm that evil.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #27 on: 26 Mar 2009, 21:46 »

Super Charisma, up until people actually get to know me.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #28 on: 26 Mar 2009, 23:05 »

offense - Super strength
defense - Total time control, pause, rewind, slowdown, speed through etc. (hey you could even stop to think or get answers making you the most intelligent (seeming) person in the universe)
transportation - Flight.

A friend and I kinda thought, if you could fly and control time then nothing could stop you and if you never chose time control as one of your powers you have not thought about it enough.
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« Reply #30 on: 27 Mar 2009, 01:44 »

Make sure you get the dead animals out of it first, though.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #31 on: 27 Mar 2009, 02:21 »

The ability to render a man (or woman) paralysed and unable to move with the sheer force and power of my cusses for a good ten minutes.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #32 on: 27 Mar 2009, 03:30 »

I would be Earth-2 Superman.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #33 on: 27 Mar 2009, 03:59 »

Offense: Making explosions with my mind.
Defense: Being all Juggernaut and what not.
Transport: Some teleportation shit would kickass.

I'd be a pretty easy-going superperson. Might rob a bank one day, might save a kitten the next. Man, I can blow shit up with my head, I'll do whatever the fuck I want.

And I'd stick with Thomas Edison as a name. It's a name to fear.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #34 on: 27 Mar 2009, 04:02 »

I would have the power to stop conversations in their tracks with my awkward comments.

I would be the awkwardest.

EDIT: Oh so I just actually read the thread so I guess for defense I could just get super defensive if people questioned any of my statements and then I would Godwin them.

And for transport I would ride a fixed-gear bike.

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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #35 on: 27 Mar 2009, 04:24 »

There always has to be a balance to superpowers, I mean they are cool and all but once you get into superman territory it just gets odd.

Also, Nurgle is the second coolest chaos God.

Offensive: Control of lightining, storms and lashing rain
Defensive: Shrouding myself in fogs and mist (can't kill what you can't see after all)
Transport: flight, but not to anything near supersonic speeds.

Name: Son of the Storm

Also, if you have not come up with a name yet then I would reccomend that you don't end it with "word descriping what you are"-a, it always looks as if the character was invented as cannon fodder.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #36 on: 27 Mar 2009, 08:16 »

Make sure you get the dead animals out of it first, though.

Man, this ain't the time to be picky about your goddamn water. I am sending you the elixir of life. Take it or leave it!
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #37 on: 27 Mar 2009, 09:17 »

Since I didn't really post my super powers:

As "Kid Phoenix"
Offensive: ... Ever seen that "Big Blue Dress" video by Cranius?
Defensive: MY HANDS BURST INTO FREAKING FLAMES! What defense do I NEED!? Ok, maybe my skin can get really thick/hard and really hot.
Transport: Wings

As "Violence/Viraygo/Kinesis"
Offensive: Relatively great strength and speed, strong legs for kicking/jumping. And I'd use a Glave/Spear.
Defensive: Hyper-mobility, inhuman reflexes that increase in efficiency with level of adrenaline, and increased sensory efficiency. Oh, and I'd like to have a fully prehensile tail.
Transport: If it doesn't make sense to you, I'd like to be a freakin' monkey. Running fast, jumping high, and swinging about in trees.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #38 on: 27 Mar 2009, 10:18 »

i just want to be completely indestructible and unable to feel pain. i don't wanna be a hero or a villain; i just want to jump off the tallest objects on earth, hit the ground, and be able to get back up again. just for fun.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #39 on: 27 Mar 2009, 10:46 »

Make sure you get the dead animals out of it first, though.

I'll be Liz's sidekick "Brita-ny" (like the Brita water purification system). I purify the water as Liz sends it to Australia and other crappy arid places (ha!)
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #40 on: 27 Mar 2009, 10:50 »

God that was the worst joke I have heard in a while.

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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #41 on: 27 Mar 2009, 13:50 »

Offence: Excrete play-dough out of your head at will (As a substitute for hair).
Defence: Making a large barricade made out of play-dough.
Transportation: Car made out of play-dough.

Yes.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #42 on: 27 Mar 2009, 13:54 »

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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #43 on: 27 Mar 2009, 17:39 »

I think I'd probably have to be an anti-hero like Jimmy and Jon. I wouldn't necessarily do things for personal gain, but do things that involve my interests. Basically I'd fight against whatever pisses me off. If I'm apathetic about it, who cares. Save your own butt.

As for powers, I'd basically want to be a mirror/doppelganger, which goes for both offense and defense. Mostly because I can be whatever the heck I want and I could turn my enemies powers back against them. Considering this only does me good against super peoples, I would be generally useless if it came to me stopping nuclear war, but that's okay, because it fits into the "save your own butt" category. As for transportation, I'd like to be able to teleport and/or be able to breathe underwater and be able to swim really fast. Probably the latter more so because if it did come to nuclear war, I could hang out in the ocean as the world blows itself up. And if I had both, I could move to Neptune or something.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #44 on: 27 Mar 2009, 20:49 »

Ok so, my stock answer to this sort of thing is "complete control over time and that's about all i need" because I don't really like to fuck around.  However, seeing as that is kind of boring I'll go with the following:

Offense: Arcane Arts (fireballs, telekinesis, etc)
Defense: Arcane Arts (energy shields/walls of air, creation of diversion illusions, etc)
Transportation: more Arcane Arts (teleport, turn into some kind of flying creature, etc)

Note: at first glance you'd think this was a bit overpowered, but because they are Arcane Arts a not innate powers they require preparation (in the event of say, teleporting or shape-shifting), or the use of a focus for offensive and defensive magic, else the magic is quite limited in both power and accuracy.  Focuses take time and energy to prepare, and if they are destroyed in a fight they are not immediately replaceable, so I'd be left relatively vulnerable.

Alternate set:
Offense: Super speed & strength.
Defense: Deadpool-like high level of physical resilience and regeneration.
Transport: Using the aforementioned super speed and strength (strong legs = high jumping) and a wingsuit.

Signature of this character would be to work his way from the bottom to the top of a bad guy HQ mainly so that he can base jump off the top like a crazyperson.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #45 on: 27 Mar 2009, 21:00 »

i just want to be completely indestructible and unable to feel pain. i don't wanna be a hero or a villain; i just want to jump off the tallest objects on earth, hit the ground, and be able to get back up again. just for fun.

But you could still feel the worst pain of all, emotional pain.  WE'RE FUCKED IF YOUR GIRLFRIEND EVER LEAVES YOU
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #46 on: 28 Mar 2009, 03:02 »

I would be Earth-2 Superman.



aw yeah good choice
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #47 on: 28 Mar 2009, 03:09 »

I would like the power to will products I would like to buy into shops. For example! I would be able to walk into a bottleshop and a buy a small bottle of tequila. Or I could walk into a watch shop and find a watch that I like. Or I could walk into gametraders and find copies of old games that no-one's played in the second hand bin. I could wander through a farmer's market picking up bits of fresh, local produce that should really be out of season.

I think that mundane superpowers are the most useful ones.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #48 on: 28 Mar 2009, 10:29 »

Like always having exact change? And being able to find something when you actually need it? Yeah, those would be pretty cool for everyday use.
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Re: And what would be your super powers?
« Reply #49 on: 28 Mar 2009, 11:43 »

This thread took me back to my old anime days. I remember one guy from the getbackers series that was pretty badass because he could see three seconds into the future. So whenever he fought anyone, he could see what their next move was, and counter that before it even happened. That would be an awesome superpower.


What I'd really want, though, is the power to manipulate molecules at will, splitting them up and rebinding them as I want. Be able to make an eternal flame by burning coal, then splitting the CO2 into coal and oxygen and starting over. Pulling fragments from the air to form defensive shields. If I'm fighting a water-based supervillain, I'd turn the water in his lake HQ into hydrogen and oxygen and burn the whole motherfucking lake with a spark. If there's a nuclear crisis I'll come save the day by splitting the radioactive stuff into none-radioactive molecules. This is obviously way too overpowered, but It'd give me both offensive and defensive capabilities. For transportation I'll just be such a badass hero that people give me their cars to be able to go home and tell everyone that "Oh my god, the great molecular man is driving my car!"
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