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Would a spear ever out perform a bow when wielded by an insanely powerful person?

I am writing a story where humans are battling monsters (Think orcs, goblins, dire wolves, etc). I wanted to stay away from the typical ‘go for guns’ and try historical weaponry. I know the bow has ...
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How could interspecies wrestling fights be fair?

In real life, there are weight classes in combat sports. In my world, there are sixteen species from the Homo genus: Anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens); Marine humans/Merfolk (Homo maritimus); ...
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What could someone who is able to add to their muscle mass accomplish?

In my world I have a type of magic user who grows stronger the more they kill animals and people. Currently I conceptualise this as a sort of pocket dimension muscle, whenever they kill a creature, ...
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How much could/what would the average human be able to lift/carry if they were in a world where they are equivalently 1 inch tall?

So I have this semi-old story concept where people are somehow teleported via a mysterious portal(I might change it to a door) to this dimension where everything is 72 times bigger and the day/night ...
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Why wouldn't tribal chiefs use berserkers in warfare?

So in my setting, there's this magical elixir that can essentially turn people into berserkers for a short time. They enter a state of "murder high" where they basically become hardcore ...
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What are the effects of bullets on a superhuman who keeps getting stronger?

In a story I’m writing, there’s a superhero who uses a magic spell to increase the strength of her body. This means that her body becomes more durable as well. As she increases her capacity to output ...
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Increasing molecular bond strength as Strengthening Magic

Let's say a wild mage appears (again!) and uses magic to increase the molecular bond strength of the muscles, bones and tendons of a random villager. Supposing their musculature, and other tissues, ...
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super power = strength, density and mass shifting

A person with the ability to bend and contort and twist a 5"/5"/8' steel beam. This person is strictly super. I understand the person has to have similar or greater density. In this mock-up, ...
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Could medieval technology/materials take advantage of superhuman strength for muscle-powered weaponry?

Could muscle-powered weapons be made to take advantage of superhuman strength, or Would material limitations get in the way? Assuming: a Viking Age (say 800-1000AD) level of technology materials ...