How would you use the super power named by the above poster?

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  1. Fez Findie

    Fez Findie Well-Known Member

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    Basically, you either name a super power/ability or, if you want, name some character and then the following poster would tell how he/she would use it. After this, he/she names some other power. Also, if you're in a slump, you may name a previously named power, but maybe only after its in a previous page.

    Okay, if these kinda games are prohibited around here, lock this and please do pardon me.

    In any case;

    Super Strength. (well, startin' with some basic power)
     
  2. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    I'm not sure if threads like these are "ban-worthy", as it only asks for other people's input on what THEY would do if given a certain super-ability/power, and what they would use this power for.

    We should also add in the downsides on our powers, as there are always consequences to using / having them.

    Super Strength.

    UPSIDE:
    I for one, would use it to help those in need (people trapped under heavy objects, stopping things from colliding with people, etc.).

    If no one knew my gift, then I would also profit off of it by using it to win fights (boxing, fighting caged matches, etc), and make a name for myself.

    DOWNSIDE:
    Not knowing my own strength and possibly hurting or killing someone accidentally. Giving someone a hug, only to crush their ribcage, or pull them to safety only to rip one of their limbs off.

    Also, with this super-strength, I would probably break all my toys and stuff unintentionally because I used too much force, but to me it felt like being gentle.

    IF the power was not enabled by technological means(like Iron Man) or magical means and just genetically given, then:
    Even worse would be when it comes to having kids. I vaguely remember reading a comic where a pregnant woman (whose husband was a super-hero with super-strength) was killed because her unborn baby literally kicked (babies kick) itself from her womb, killing her instantly. The baby had inherited it's father's super abilities.

    AND, being shot at with bullets. Just because you're super-strong, doesn't mean you're super-invincible. Go rent Hollywoodland to see what I mean.

    So "With great power, comes great responsibility."

    Every super-power will have terrible consequences when you think about it. A power must be used with great restraint and control. If misused, the effects can be devastating and cause much unintentional harm to innocent people.

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    Here's the next super-power:

    X-RAY VISION!
     
  3. Draven

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    Upside - I'd use it to look at scratchcards and find winners.
    Downside - I'd probably get slapped by a LOT of women.
    Next power:
    TELEPORTATION!
     
  4. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Upside: Teleport anywheres you want too esp places like bank vaults and women's locker rooms. Always being to escape any given situation.

    Downside: Teleporting into a wall or some solid object...yeah that;d definitely suck. Oh, and movie's called "Jumper" with Anakin Skywalker.
     
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    you didn't name a power. You fail
     
  6. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Ah hell...I do fail. That what I get for watching Battlestar and typing at the same time.


    Next super-power

    Super-speed.
     
  7. Thundercloud

    Thundercloud Lone wolf

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    Upside: Win the Olympics and get myself a gold medal.

    Downside: Dire consequences for crashing against something at light speed.

    Next Power: Metamorphisis
     
  8. Optimus

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    Take the shape of various objects and catch the bad guys when they least expect or and to gather evidence to convict them in court.

    Next power: Energy blasts
     
  9. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    You Fail!

    You forgot to state a downside to your power, like turning into a bug that gets stepped on, or an animal that gets eaten/shot. Or maybe even a giant taco that craps ice cream.

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    Energy Blasts!

    UPSIDE:
    Getting to blow shit up on a daily basis.

    Powers may lead to landing a job working with Michael Bay.

    DOWNSIDE:
    Blowing up your stuff, putting a hole in your house, or accidentally vaporizing someone and then being charged with murder.

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    Next Power:

    (((((((MIND CONTROL!)))))))
     
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    UPSIDE:
    Jedi mind tricks and sex with anyone whom you find the least bit attractive.

    DOWNSIDE:
    You can't mind control them forever and you might not be able to erase their memories totally.


    living bomb (that is you can explode at will and reform yourself)
     
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    Mind Control

    Upside(s)
    - Could manipulate people into committing crimes for you or serving your every whim.
    - Could manipulate people into performing altruistic acts for themselves and/or others.
    - Could manipulate powerful leaders and direct the nation/world in a direction of your choosing (good or evil).

    Downside(s)
    - Not being able to turn the ability off and causing people to do anything you think, even if you aren't really serious about it.
    - Wouldn't be able to know whether people actually liked/loved you or whether you were subconsciously manipulating them to do so.

    EDIT - Posted at almost the same time as the previous poster; go with their suggestion for next power.
     
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    Living Bomb

    Upside
    You could make a lot of money working construction.
    People will definitely go out of their way not to annoy you.

    Downside
    You're going to spend most of it replacing your clothes.
    Better have good control or boy will orgasms suck for your partner.

    Next power:
    The ability to shrink to microscopic size.
     
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    Upside: Being able to wiggle your way out of awkward situations.

    Downside: Not being able to breathe the giant oxygen.

    Next power: invisibility
     
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    upside: being able to go anywhere, follow people, hear what they really say when you leave the room

    downside: hear what they really say when you leave the room, clothes might not be invisible, so you'd be naked alot, which would suck during winter

    next power: flight (self propelled, ala superman, not wings like angel)
     
  15. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    Upside: I could definitely get places faster.

    Downside: I hate heights, so if I'd fly I wouldn't fly far above the ground.


    Next Power: Hexing Ability
     
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    Hexing

    Asuming this is the scearlet Witch'es power:
    Pros: Change reality to fit your every whim, play god basicly.

    Cons: Forget witch reality was the one you started in or lose control of your powers and go nuts.

    Nest Power: Super-Intelligence
     
  17. 138 Scourge

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    UPSIDE: Being able to figure out anything...from one's life situation, to how to rig up your car to be ridiculously fuel-effecient, to how to make piles of cash, or, of course, just how to make nuclear-powered armor and living dead servants.

    DOWNSIDE: With great intelligence could well come great egomania, also, seems like a super-mind would have better odds of going super-crazy. Then again, that's probably what the living dead servants and armor are for.

    Next power, then...intangibility!
     
  18. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Upside: No door is closed to you! Just walk on in and do what you want. Get in a fight? You're untouchable! Laugh as they go right through you!

    Downside: Phasing out of clothes by accident. Sinking into the floor because you're intangible but not exempt from the laws of gravity.

    But hey, I hear it's nice and warm down there, and nobody will care that you've phased out of your clothes on the way down.

    Next power: Time Travel!
     
  19. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Ebay:
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    Upside:
    - All of history at your fingertips
    - Change any events you feel like
    - See the future

    Downside:
    - May end up screwing up the present, badly.
    - If your face starts to appear in photographs way before you were born, people may start getting suspicious
    - See the Future

    Next Power:
    Psychokinesis
     
  20. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    Upsides:
    -Duh. I don't have to get up to close the door or turn off the light switch or lift heavy things.

    Downsides:
    - Hmmm. I guess if it was hard to control, that would be a downside. But if it wasn't, I can't see any downsides.

    Next Power:
    - Weather control
     

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