I've written three public stories, one personal, and am working on my fourth public one. By this time, I'm starting to notice my characters are starting to get a bit repetitive. In story 1, my character has accelerated healing, a sixth sense, way OP magical powers, and a powerful AI. Story 2 has a my character with slightly less OP magic, crazy fast sleight of hand, and skills with a dagger. Story 3's main character has a powerful AI again, an OP combat suit, and what basically amounts to bullet time. My personal story has the main character on an OP spacecraft, and the one I'm working on has my main character with a pyro suit(wearable flamethrower) and another powerful AI.
See that pattern? Each character has magical powers and/or a powerful combat unit of some sort, with half of them having an AI sidekick. So I'm trying to stop this repetitive pattern, but I feel like if I make my character your average human, he/she will be next to useless in almost any shootout, knife fight, or server hacking. Are there other strong suits I can give my character without making them useful but not OP?
I'm mainly trying to try and switch the attributes of the story I'm working on before I get to far, as it is I should've changed it sooner. Any suggestions?