Questions tagged [supernatural]

For questions regarding the non-magical supernatural phenomena. Questions about magic should use the "magic" tag.

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Whats a good way to make the antagonists goal morally wrong, in the context of my story? [closed]

So this one might be a bit difficult, but still, here goes. In this world, in ancient times, humans used to hunt this very specific type of creature. These creatures where the only source of a ...
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Summoning A Technology Based Demon

I have a world where the "supernatural" is all sufficiently advanced technology. With examples like Gods, Demons, and Angels are AI's whose physical forms are swarms of nanobots/nanites. This being ...
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What's the name for the genre focusing on 70s & 80s tech-based sci-fi fantasy? [closed]

tl;dr - What does one call the genre space occupied by the 70s-80s tech of the Dharma Initiative (Lost) / Massive Dynamic (Fringe) / Hawkins National Laboratory (Stranger Things)? When looking for ...
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Why do people prefer metropolitan areas, considering monsters and villains?

About fifty years ago, a number of people started to get really lucky. While normal humans when exposed to toxic waste, radiation etc. die, these guys actually managed to exploit previously unknown ...
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Ideas for 3rd eye abilities [closed]

I am creating a super villain that developed special abilities from a mutated pineal gland. For now i'm referring to it as the Enhanced 3rd eye or the 3rd Eye ability. From the research I've done, ...
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Hierarchy: Protect, absorb and reflect vs destructive parasitic or vampiric spells such as leech or draw [closed]

Suppose there are two wizards, one using light magic to protect himself and others, via wards, barriers, shield spells and with some focus on drawing and absorbing energy whilst also attempting to ...
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How could a pair of twins be born with different abilities? [closed]

The demon king Sparda had an affair with a mortal woman. This union produced a set of twins named Dante and Virgil. However, a peculiarity occurred between their forming. The one called Dante was born ...
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How would the police investigate a supernatural event? [closed]

A police officer gets a call from a teenager that claims of having witnessed his friend getting killed by a werewolf. The officer look up in the archives of the department and realizes that this is ...
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How are humans better than supernaturals? [closed]

The world is ruled by three people each over their own group. A vampire rules the supernatural creatures. A sorceress rules over all magic users. And a man, granted a great man, rules over all ...
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Is it Possible for Humans to Fly? [closed]

I was reading a book on Human Super Training. I would like to know if a human body rising into the air is possible. Thank you experts!
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How to cut off a (unaware and unwilling) city (not an island city) from the rest of the world for a short period of time? (about 12 hours)

How could a group, very possibly militarized, cut off a small-medium sized city from the rest of the world for an overnight period? This includes outside responses like police, national guard, so on ...
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Why would nature spirits be naked? [closed]

In the world I'm writing about, nature spirits such as dryads and nymphs are real. I want them to appear undressed to those humans who encounter them. In the course of the narrative, one of the dryads ...
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Would a weaponized priesthood violate separation of church and state?

The Situation For reasons unimportant to the question all divine/infernal beings ceased contact with humanity in the dark ages. For reasons equally obscure they are now back and busier than ever. Law ...
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Psychological Effects of being the World's only supernatural creature [closed]

Here's the pitch: A character gets outed as a supernatural creature. This person grew up around normal humans, grew up into adulthood (without anyone finding out what they are), and even has normal ...
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What Cult Would be Best for Someone Seeking to Bring Back the Nephilim [closed]

Dear StackExchange residents, My Name is Calvin M. Loue and I am a College Professor at Jinjel Majors School for the talented. I have been allotted a great deal of stem cells for research purposes ...
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Jobs for a Shape-shifter [closed]

What would be some interesting/ideal jobs for a character that can turn into any animal? (Edit: This is a world in which the character is the one that actually reveals the supernatural to the world, ...
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What would happen to a werewolf stuck in between transformation?

The coming of age in a group of werewolves is the first transformation. Some will transform properly and some will die in the process. However there are some who get stuck in between their human and ...
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Explanation for an organism that feeds off the life of others

A character of legendary status has the ability to bleed the life out of the objects around him. He was born with the ability on a lesser scale, but now it’s progressed to the point where he is able ...
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Great Old Ones Limited, or Why does Cthulhu need a Company?

A world much like our own. A city like the one in which you live. A corporation whose doors you pass every day. Maybe you notice the subtle sans-serif fonted words adorning the entrance, maybe you ...
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How fast would a race of humanoids establish a colony in Antarctica? [closed]

Say that there was a large supernatural portal that appeared in Antarctica and a large army of hive minded humanoids came out and began to colonize. These humanoids get all of their resources, up to ...
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I am the One, The promised prince - Do I have to live with my real identity hidden? [closed]

Let be known that I am the one, that Super-Man-like hero, who recently came to know that I got some special abilities. I am something more than the normal human race and I can achieve tough things ...
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How can new gods bring down the actual theocratic system? [closed]

As part of the new deities plan, they must bring down the elder gods in their world to create enough chaos to 'starve' them. The religious focus is simple: Old gods are the actual rulers in the ...
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Believing in non-existent beings

I'm inspired by this comment. Let's say "Supernatural beings are dependent on people believing they are real." Before they are born into existence, how can people believe they are real? How can ...
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How to explain no increase in suicides after proof of a happy afterlife?

A scientist creates device that allows some degree of communication with the afterlife. The communication is very difficult and the dead can only pass small bits of information on, so there is a lot ...
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How to trap a energy being?

I have a creature that can transform itself from matter into energy. Some scientist try to trap it by tricking it into a cage. But what kind of cage will hold an energy being? This take place in the ...
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How would an evil and malevolent god gather followers? [duplicate]

I am a Malevolent and deceitful god. My cruelty and treachery is well known throughout the world. These true stories about me are spread by my nemesis, the god of love, kindness and truth. Worship of ...