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Lorentz force for telekinesis

I am trying to come up with an explanation for how somebody could charge objects and control them with magnetic fields. I'm thinking that they could have a high voltage electric field generator to ...
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How to use a character's creativity and understanding to expand and improve a consistency-based foresight power

In the setting for a story I'm planning, superpowers of a great many varieties can be gained by earning them, as judged by an impartial magical force that is effectively part of the setting's physics. ...
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How could a speedster function in real life. Part 1:Acceleration

Super speed is an ability commonly seen in fiction often used by powerful characters and extremely fast characters like the flash. However, explaining all of super speed in a single post would be too ...
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Insane reaction time

I have a protagonist in my story who is a superman. He acquired a reaction time of a couple nanoseconds. While walking along a beach, an assassin shot at him, from behind, with a Steyr IWS 2000 rifle ...
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Do humans have sufficient internal energy for the power of flight? [closed]

A meta-human, let's call him "Arnim", possesses the power of flight. In accordance with Einstein's law of conservation of energy, this superpower does not draw power from nothing or some ...
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Least advantageous sport for individuals with super strength? [closed]

The super strong individuals are approximately five times as strong as regular humans. Due to this, they are able to move their limbs much faster. They cannot think or react any faster than regular ...
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Limits of an eddy current force fields

In my story I need a nigh impenetrable force field as an ability for a character. I have done some research that the force field should be a magnetic eddy current. Eddy currents can block conductors ...
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Is hemomancy scientifically possible? [closed]

Like in anime where characters are able to control their blood to use as weapons and projectiles like chops from jujutsu Kaisen or power from chainsaw man. Is it possible for a machine or biological ...
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How could somebody who controls lemons defeat the worlds militaries [closed]

In my story I have a character that has the ability to control citrus fruits and their properties. This character has to be able to overthrow a country. Applications of this characters powers include -...
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How could the Electrokinesis of this race I’ve created be enhanced by Pyrokinesis?

Ok, so in one of my stories, there’s an extraterrestrial species known as the Zareians, which possess a variety of superpowers. Much like humans, there are a variety of races of Zareians, each one ...
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Super-powered being flying over national airspace

I’m writing a novel about a superman protagonist. He is the only super in the world, and the first. Some friendly ETs gave him a skinsuit that can withstand speeds of up to 4,000 mph, and he uses it ...
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Formula for determining maximum flight speed of superpowered individuals

I would like to be able to roughly determine the maximum horizontal flight speed of any superpowered individual using only the maximum acceleration that person can produce. To do this, I will need a ...
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requirements for spatial manipulation [closed]

In my story, I have a power system that allows humans to control certain universal forces. For example, chronomasters could control time and electromancers could control electromagnetism. Some spatial ...
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Office Superpowers: which augmented soft skills help with happiness? [closed]

Office Universe: In my fictional universe, superpowers exist, but they manifest in a peculiar manner. Individuals are granted abilities that are strictly related to enhancing their office work and ...
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What kind of magic could people able to manipulate the 4th dimension do? [closed]

In this world with renaissance-like technology wizards are able to "feels" creases in the 3D space and manipulate space in ways limited to their understanding of the 4D (wich is still not ...
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How to make electro kinetic immune to electricity

In my hard science world there is a character that can output electrons around 30000 volts and around 50,000 amps.The problem is that they would instantly die every time they use their ability. So I ...
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What could someone do with Hydrokinesis (the ability to control water with your mind)? [closed]

Someone has the ability to manipulate and shape water from any source. They cannot create water from nothing, but they can control it at a molecular level. For example, they can change the properties ...
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How do I speed up the perception of time?

In Jojo's Bizzare Adventure, a specific character get the ability to allow him to accelerate the time of the world and himself to the point that he looks as though he is moving faster than a bullet (...
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Can an ability enhancer be passed down to your children?

If a person with an ability gains an ability enhancer and has children with their own abilities, would those children be more powerful/ have more range than a child born before their parent gained the ...
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Is using gravitational manipulation to reverse one's center of gravity to walk on ceilings plausible?( in a fictional sense)

While brainstorming for my story I thought of a character utilizing their gravity-controlling ability to "flip" their center of gravity and walking on the ceiling/street pole /side-of-...
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Would limited super-speed be useful in fencing?

Let there be humans who can move their limbs three times faster than is typically possible. This is the only enhancement: Their reaction time and brain speed is normal, and they therefore cannot walk/...
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US citizen, with a clean record, needs license for armored car with 3 inch cannon [closed]

I’m writing a sci-fi story with the protagonist being a superhero/ flying brick. He’s the only super in the world and as a result, many governments, NGO’s, cartels (etc.), and powerful individuals ...
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Can someone with fast healing factor get cancer from regenerating too much?

Alright so im writing about vampires in my story, basically they release a lot of body heat from hyper accelerated cell growth My question is does this ever backfire and they regenerate outta control ...
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Calculating the total thermal energy contained within an object [closed]

A character in my world has a superpower that allows them to convert all (or at least 99.99...%) of the thermal energy contained by the particles within a volume into directed kinetic energy, causing ...
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Would the presence of superhumans necessarily lead to giving them authority?

We all know the cliche from numerous comics, cartoons, anime shows, video games, etc: some members of the society are vastly more powerful than others. (These are called 'superheroes', 'wizards', '...
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What combat gear would a supersoldier wear? [closed]

Bill is a genetic freak who is far stronger and more durable than any person should be. Bill absolutely dominated the sports scene in highschool and college, and has become somewhat of a celebrity. ...
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Effects of thermokinetic cooling on a person

I have a villain whose superpower is allowing energy flow/interaction between distant objects - in particular, what matters right now is that he can put two objects (or areas) in direct thermal ...
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How to defeat someone with the ability to redirect kinetic energy? [closed]

I'm coming up with this antagonist in my story, he can redirect attacks back at his opponents. For example; If someone shoots at him, he can: deflect the bullet to some other direction or back to the ...
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Have I missed any obvious applications of my portal superpower?

One of the superpowers in my world is the ability to mentally manipulate portals. These portals are incorporeal, massless, 2-dimensional circles that connect points in space (akin to portals from the ...
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Is there anything to super speed other than super strength, super durability, and accelerated thinking?

I was thinking of having superspeed, in my superhero world, be the result of the combination of several powers. In that case, should it (logically speaking) consist of any powers other than super ...
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Using superstrength to save falling people

In a world where superpowers exist, two office workers are trapped on the Nth floor of a burning skyscraper. Superstrong Sam is 100 times as strong as a regular mortal. That means his muscles can ...
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Will this super flying brick meet his identical copy in another universe?

I’m writing a superhero story. The protagonist is a normal human transformed (long story) into a super-powered entity. The protagonist is unique in all of creation, according to my plot. The only ...
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What would happen if your body had more capillaries?

I'm working on a character who can emit fire from her arms and forearms. I read in a previous question that an increased amount of capillaries can increase the body's ability to carry heat away. If ...
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Does adrenaline have anything to do with explosions?

I've started a fantasy story in which the main character and some others can have access to extremely high adrenaline generation and manipulation. They would have the expected associated powers of ...
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What sorts of powers would a superhero and supervillain need to (inadvertently) be knocking down skyscrapers?

A seminal event in a story I'm working on requires a tragedy that will kill hundreds (or maybe even low thousands) of innocent bystanders. This occurs in a large American city (I haven't chosen one ...
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Will the Violet-hot Flaming Torch Annihilate Everything Around Him?

I have an OC. His body can combust and become coated in flames, but when he gets really ticked off, his fire becomes hotter and becomes violet in color. From what I've read, violet fire is extremely f*...
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What is the largest possible gun a man with super strength can use? [closed]

To make a long story short, my world has a variety of individuals of varying talents, and along with that, malevolent monsters of the large and dangerous variety, who these people are often employed ...
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My superpowers only work at night, how do I stop criminals from just doing crime in the morning to avoid me?

I'm Superdude, I basically got all of Superman power only a 1000 times more powerful without the kryptonite weakness, problem is my powers only work at night, when the sun is out I'm a slightly below ...
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Could a creature with nonhuman anatomy still have a regenerative healing factor? [closed]

Normally in fiction users of regenerative healing factor have human or mostly human physiology. My question is whether a creature with a nonhuman body could have a regenerative healing factor. Could, ...
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What should be the after shocks off a super solider murdering a dozen protestors in broad daylight and then burning down a building they retreated to? [closed]

I guess I'm saying this because in my current story chapter, that I just wrote today, I had my main character gun down a dozen union protestors and then burn down a building the survivors were hiding ...
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Is a shapeshifter's transformation exothermic or endothermic?

I'll start by saying that whilst my scientific knowledge is pretty basic (if ever-increasing) it would be good to hear answers that can give a layman's summation as well as a more scientific ...
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If an invulnerable person dies of suffocation would anything show up in a post mortem?

Imagine a human bio-engineered to be indestructible. If they die of suffocation would there be any effects showing in a postmortem? Invulnerability in this case is defined as: Bodily integrity is ...
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Logical/Scientific Explanation for Umbrakinesis?

I'm working on a story where the characters have elemental-based powers based on natural material/materials/phenomena found in nature. So far, each of the powers makes sense on a physical level, since ...
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How could peasants protest against superhuman kings?

In history, there were multiple theories like the Divine Right of Kings or Mandate of Heaven that stated that royalty weren't normal human beings but blessed by the Almighty himself. In my fantasy ...
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What constraint would make a teleporter only able to teleport with willing participants?

John is a teleporter. He can teleport other people/objects along with himself. Teleportation is very fast - let's say one second per 1000 miles travelled. He needs to be touching something to teleport ...
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Can a person be immune to all diseases and poisons

I have an OC, who was born with this one-of-a-kind condition. His immune system is abnormally strong, invincible really. He's incapable of getting sick, or dying of bacteria, viruses, venoms, poisons, ...
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Toxin Adaptations

How could humans be modified to be immune to tetradotoxin, as well as be given the ability to secrete it, like a newt or pufferfish? It appears to be possible at a minute level to be resistant to it: ...
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Beam Convergence?

I have a character that can release laser beams from both his hands and i just want to know if he can shoot these 2 lasers at a single point and converge causing it to become a singular stronger beam. ...
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How would a shrink ray work without actually “shrinking” a living being? [closed]

I’m trying to create a “shrink ray” in a Star Wars-esque technological level world. Yet I don’t want it to be rubber Clarketech science. I want it to be almost like virtual; leaning towards shrinking ...
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Virus extinction at the snap of a finger. Can life on Earth continue to exist normally? [closed]

An entity comes to me in my dream and says I now possess the power to exterminate any biological entity of my choice on Earth at the snap of a finger. Without giving too much thought, I decide to ...
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