Questions tagged [super-powers]

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Realistically would the government try to capture a person with powerful psychokinetic powers? [closed]

And Which government agency would even be the ones tasked with hunting you down? And what's a way that they would find out about you? I'd have to guess that most people would have the common sense to ...
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Who are you ordering to when you use rituals to trigger your powers? [closed]

Sorry for the look of my question, i'm using a phone, english is not my primary language, and this is my first post in StackExchange. Editing might be useful afterwards. Context You probably know that ...
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What do I need to conciser for a justice system for powered people by powered people?

In one of my stories, there are people with powers. Inherited from parent to child or through accident and experimentation. There's the main government like ours, and a para-military agency ...
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Would more options of the death penalty be believable to present day audience and setting? [closed]

In one of my stories, my MC is a spy and has an ability to come back from the dead (but can't reveal such a fact) and after her first murder (she got killed by a mole and had her arm cut off with an ...
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What weapons would life-consuming people use?

Consider the situation where a subset of the population in modern times has a power that allows them to consume their life to temporarily increase their speed and/or strength. In a fight, what weapons ...
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How many laws would Spider-Man break just by swinging around New York? [closed]

Imagine Spider-Man is web-slinging around New York. No crime fighting, no vigiliantism, no superheroing, just swinging around New York city to get from Manhattan to Queens. How many laws would he ...
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Superpowers of a 5-Dimensional Being [closed]

So, I have seen the superpowers of a 4-Dimensional Being pop up a few times on this site. However, I will instead talk about the powers of a being with one extra dimension, making them a 5-Dimensional ...
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How to Limit the Power of Resetting Time

The protagonist has the ability to reset themselves back to a place in time a limited amount of times. With that said, what other limitations can I place on the protagonist, so they are not ...
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What sort of concern should someone with the ability to breath underwater be aware of?

I have a character (humanoid) that has the ability to breathe underwater; either through gills or through augmented lungs but I'm not sure what starting list I should be aware of in concerning their ...
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Secondary powers required to make an “air scooter” work for a person with wind powers?

When demons took over the modern world, they killed most of humanity, and for those that survived, at least in some cases, they started developing powers. For example, one of these powers is the ...
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Grunts and Henchmen that don't run away from protagonists or killers that is famous with high kill counts? [closed]

This my first question on this website so sorry if i made any mistake in this public question. So here a question i being searching on google, reddit and here but no avail. As title stated why does ...
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How would you train a large number of heroes to work in unison with other heroes they have never met and/or interacted with before? [closed]

In a world much like our own, for seemingly no reason, people started developing superpowers through means no one knows how. Each power is different from the last, with some people having similarities ...
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What are the most likely effects of a human(oid) shape moving at Mach 50 to the surrounding environment?

For the purposes of my story, seen here someone who went through a similar procedure involving parallel dimensions (see here), becomes nearly indestructible , invulnerable to damage related to ...
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What standards should the police have to meet to look up someone's powers in a super power database?

Imagine a world somewhat like x-man where a subset of humanity will develop 'super-powers'. Most powers are relatively minor, but a subset of them are potentially lethal, and others have the ...
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What laws, if any, would have to change to allow people with superpowers to use their powers for profit in companies/businesses?

In a world that's essentially a carbon copy of our own, through mean's no one knows how, people started developing superpowers. With seemingly no rhyme or reason, people got powers of all shapes and ...
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What kind of power could be stronger than light and shadow? [closed]

I am creating a world where exist 2 main types of magic users: the ones with the ability to control the light of the sun and the ones with the ability to control the darkness of the shadows/moon. ...
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Required secondary powers for someone who can manipulate/turn into smoke?

In a world that is all but a carbon-copy of our own, through means no one quite knows how, people started developing superpowers. Studies have been done to try and figure out why these people gained ...
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Can a fire user beat an electricity user? [closed]

I want to know how someone who has fire powers could fight someone with electricity powers. The electricity user would also be also immune to heat and light so is there some way my pyrokinetic could ...
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Realistic Applications of a Person with Wind/Air Powers?

Someone has the power to manipulate wind/air. With conscious thought, they can channel large gusts of wind to send doors flying off their hinges, use the wind to help them jump ridiculously high ...
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Realistic Take on a Person with Water Manipulating Powers? [closed]

Someone has the power to manipulate and shape water from almost any source, such as condensing water in the air, with the only exception being other "living things"(for the purposes of this question, "...
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Is there a way to reduce one's processing speed and perception of time?

My protagonist, a victim of a similar accident from my previous question, looks and acts the same on the outside, while being very different on the inside. In this question however, the main ...
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Could a Person with “Bug” Controlling Powers Realistically Make Spider-Silk Armor?

Say there's a person who can control every kind of "bug," (For the purposes of this post, the definition of "bug" includes any arachnids, myriapods, insects, and worms that exists in the world) with ...
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Realistic Take on a Person With Invisibility Powers?

Someone has the power to turn themselves invisible, as well as other objects in a short radius, by bending the light around them and the invisibility can last as the person wants through conscious ...
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Required Secondary Powers/Realistic Implications for a Person That Can Control Darkness

Say someone has the power to generate darkness. It appears as a sort of "smog" that can cover anything, and anyone inside the "smog" can't see anything as every bit of light has been removed, except ...
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Material resembling fur that gives an advantage to creatures with electrical attacks

I have a creature with the ability to shock things with electricity. It can send electrical shocks through the air from the end of limbs, but from most of its round body it can only shock if its ...
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Can super-powered poison resistance be tested on tissue samples?

If someone might have super-powered immunity to poison (ranging from you can't be poisoned by anything, to immunity to the bite of the North American cottonmouth, and you live in New Zealand), is it ...
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Entropy, enthalpy, and energy through rapid mitosis

So I'm pretty new to chemistry and all this, but my world involves superpowers, which of course involves immense energy to have the characters use these powers. However, I want to stay consistent with ...
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What does a timeflow-doubled superhero see?

I was just bitten by a radioactive stopwatch, gaining the voluntary ability to experience time at twice the usual rate. While doing so, for every second of real time, two seconds occur within my body. ...
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Superhuman: Extreme Temperatures Pt.2

I have decided I will add my whole question… I’m new give me a bit of grace… I am creating a superhuman and I am in need of some helpful tips and answers. To get straight to the point I need to ...
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What would it take to get the temperature of the human body to rise to 3,000 °F?

I am creating a superhuman that can raise her overall body temperature to 3,000 °F (1648.889 °C) but I need to know the exact requirements of how that could happen. Let's say this superhuman could ...
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living at mach 50

After an acident in the research of parallel dimensions, a portal was opened and one of the researchers fell inside. He was successfully rescued, however the rescued scientist wasn't like before. ...
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What would happen if someone could remotely manipulate atoms?

Those of you who are familiar with the DC Comics hero Firestorm know that he can alter the chemical structure of any form of inorganic matter, provided he knows the chemical equation. In my story, I ...
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Could it be possible to quantum entangle particles on a mass scale?

So in the world I'm building, I'm considering to give one of my characters the ability to quantum entangle specific particles on demand. Now although for many years we thought quantum entanglement was ...
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How to fix this superweapon's plotholes? [closed]

So I have this superweapon. He's a powerful lifeform made to devour other races so this one race can colonize their worlds. He's given a near unrelenting hunger as persuasion to do so. The problem is ...
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What would make Mana bending lead to unrelated effects on reality?

Mana benders are individuals who can impose their will on reality by altering it based on their perception, usually interpreted as "magical abilities". These powers can take a number of forms, ...
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Science of Green Lantern and solid light constructs

Many know that the Lantern Corps of DC Comics are capable of constructing objects of any shape or size out of hard light using their power ring fueled by their emotions. However, I'm wondering what ...
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Telekinesis via electromagnetism and its energy requirements

Alright, so I've got a superhero story in mind that I'm trying to get the worldbuilding down with. With that being said, I am open to some handwaving but I'd like to keep it to a minimum. First of all,...
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Would the ability to magically reduce one's body mass/density allow for higher mobility, nimbleness, agility and speed?

I want one of my characters to be a full blown "ninja". By this I don't mean an actual japanese ninja mind you, but merely someone who embodies the various tropes that ninjas have become associated ...
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How can I expand the definition and some specifics of pyrokinesis?

I'm writing a sci-fi world where, if you put it in simple words, a small percentage of population can manipulate the matter. I'm not going to dive into specifics, because I'm still working on WHY and ...
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How Plausible And To What Extent Could I Take A Vacuum Based Ability?

I currently drafting for a graphic novel and along with it, its world powers, though Im having a issues with this ability. It's loosely based off Kirby but can be seen in a way as air-bending (In ...
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Is teleportation plausible? [duplicate]

one of my characters can teleport himself and other small objects at will. It looks like something dissolving into dust when it teleports. Could this be particles disassembling and reassembling? Are ...
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How could an ability to project fire from your body occur plausibly?

Imagine the ability to shoot long streams of hot fire like a USM2 flamethrower from the palms of your hands. or shooting them out of your feet so you can push yourself off of the floor. An answer with ...
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How would a world occupied by just teenagers occur? [duplicate]

My story is set in a post apocalyptic setting where there are only teenagers and children. Also, cities are overrun with knee high grass and large lakes. Animals have evolved and have gotten more ...
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How endothermic is splitting oxygen into hydrogen atoms?

I’ve been looking into the chemistry of a pyromancer character for some time and I’ve come to a bit of a snag. The character has control over the electroweak force and uses it to induce a directed, ...
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A bulletproof super Soldier who can Dodge bullets?

I also need to combine two suggestions about changing a person's muscle fibers so that my genetically modified person has both of them. The first sentence refers to the modification of human muscle ...
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Super-strong genetically modified super-soldier?

My question is: What needs to be changed or improved in the structure of human muscle fibers so that my genetically modified person can lift several tons ( from 700 to 3200 kilograms), taking into ...
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Biological creation of respirocytes and clottocytes?

Respirocytes are an artificial analogue of red blood cells. Tiny sapphire capsules that can absorb oxygen in the lungs and release it in the capillaries. From the capillaries to the lungs, they, in ...
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My character has a healing ability. Would drugs work on him? [closed]

I have a character with the ability to quickly heal himself and others of most illnesses and diseases. I want to write a scene where he’s drugged with a sleeping medication (melatonin, or something ...
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See more colors?

Normally, the human retina contains four types of light-sensitive receptors: three types of cones and one type of rods. The receptor proteins contain the chromo — iodopsin in the sticks, the rhodopsin ...
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Superhuman reaction speed (dodging bullets )?

My question is: I need to improve the muscle fibers and nervous system of my genetically modified human so that it has dexterity and physical responses 4 to 10 times faster than the average human.  ( ...

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