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Love In both comics and movie, there was only one power greater than Dr. Manhattan's: his relationship with Laurie. Not in the sense that she could manhandle him, but in the sense that his drive for protecting humanity and doing anything at all was his love for her and the need to have that feeling reciprocated. Once that love was over, Manhattan left the ...


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Psychological warfare The Wikipedia article is wrong. It left out his most important power. He can see the future. Perfectly. In Watchmen, he knows the entire plot ahead of time, but it's a double-edged sword - he can't affect the future (what?). The way it works is that he sees the future, and since he knows the future, he acts as if he knows the futures, ...


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You are attempting to contain a creature that can do everything it can imagine. All you have to do is to make escape unimaginable for it. Lock it into a pattern of behaviour. Trick it into thinking that whatever you do makes it powerless. As soon as it believes this, its godlike powers will make that reality. It will imprison itself. This is the idea behi ...


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If there is a way it has to be a black hole. As long as he is within the event horizon he could still teleport out, but he moment his form and consciousness are absorbed into the singularity we would have the equivalent of an unstoppable force meeting an unmoveable object. Or in this case an object that can escape anything through his wave potential ...


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Between These creatures where the only source of a certain, very addicting, exotic compound that triggers humans to "transform" into something of a demi-god. and These royals, are the "villains" of the story. I would like to have the main conflict revolve around their quest to create this compound. The process of creating this miracle substance ...


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Demigods themselves can be used as a source for the compound. It is a much inferior source - a low quality imitation, and it relies on the fact that these demigods once used the real thing which continues to echo inside their bodies. They are captured and kept alive to provide the stuff, which is extracted from their bodies. It is nasty. This of course ...


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The Right to Self Rule You don't even need something amoral about the process for the humans to act. In a world of Demi-Gods and humans, which one would be in charge? Demi-gods. People hate being ruled by someone from an out group. And if there was excessive cruelty and death during the civilizations fall, you heroes could fear this happening again. At the ...


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Won't somebody think of teh children? There are only a few activities that pretty much all human cultures agree are 'beyond the pale', and most of them involve the abuse of children in some fashion. If you want something your readers are going to accept as unquestionably evil, having your antagonists capture or breed children to utilise in some scientific-...


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One solution is genetic memory. (Memories of the guide will be limited to until the ancestor conceived the subsequent ancestor). In this solution, Pactite doesn't summon the ghost of the ancestor, but activates their genetic memory. In our world's humans, it doesn't work this way. Our genetic memory is extremely course and unrefined. Generally, our ...


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The price is a dear one as FATE pushes back. Fate itself is self-aware and doesn't like being trifled with. Any mage who pushes too hard against FATE will enourage the wrath of FATE. FATE is also unpredictable and may ignore some slights, and not others, so there is always a risk. FATE may get frustrated with all of these mages interfering, and punish a ...


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Weaving Fate is a lot like actual weaving. If you need to get a thread to a certain "lane" you must swap it with another thread. Swapping in good luck in the next coin flip could be as easy as swapping in another closely related event (a guaranteed fail on your next flip) or the farther you swap the more threads that shift by one space (instead of a ...


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Psychosis In order the modify the tapestry, you must first comprehensively grasp the weave of the area you are modifying - the fate mage must internalize the threads that must be manipulated, which necessarily leaves an imprint of the weave on the fate mage's mind. The problem is that once the modification has been made, that imprint does not (by definition)...


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Lose free will. The more you use Fate, the more prominent your weave is, in the tapestry. Harder to modify your own as each cast interlocks your own mark with more stitches. One who avoids any Fate manipulation, an agent of chaos, could go against PROPHESY. You who have dabbed in it, could alter it by the skin of your teeth. Some who are so enamored with ...


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You could play the evil genie game. You wish for wealth but not where it comes from, so the genie will kill a loved one and have you inherit the wealth. The fate mages would create their own fates by changing past events, but each event has an effect outside of the mage's reach. Change the eating habits of the king to buy a few more days for more extensive ...


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Fate is a 0 sum game. No person is luckier than another, in the long run everyone will have half their coin flips be wins, and half be losses. Now the trick is to win the coin flip when you bet the gold, not the copper. This is where the magic comes in, you make this big bet coin flip lucky, and walk away. You know by choosing this to be a win, a loss is ...


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Okay, for starters you are thinking of Nightcrawler from the X-men, and there is a valid explanation for why he can seemingly interrupt his acrobatics. Nightcrawler doesn't teleport from one location to another on Earth, he teleports from Earth to an equivalent spot in Mephisto's Realm (basically Hell). So he starts his flip on Earth, bamfs to Mephisto's ...


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You were correct the first time. The time needed to gain bearings would be roughly equal to one's reaction time, just as you originally thought. You have to take into consideration that this person would likely have had this superpower for a pretty long time. Although it may have been challenging at first, through practice they would learn to adapt to ...


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He could adopt some aspects of various martial arts and use his unique abilities to amplify the results. Some moves I was taught long ago, in addition to the typical blocks and punches, involved combining knees and elbows as a part of some nasty infighting. The key to these moves involved pulling the opponent into a strike, like taking a punch, slipping it,...


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Can he also be the Galilean Transformer? If he selects the right reverence frame, his fist isn't moving, his enemy's head is moving toward it. So, he stops the enemy's head (from his own point of view), and accelerates it dramatically (from the enemy's). The Galilean transformation is a pretty helpful trick when working with Newton's laws, so it is still ...


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There have been studies that show it is possible to alter hippocampus related memory in a number of ways. The repertoire of methods employed is expanding and includes optogenetics, transcranial stimulation, deep brain stimulation, cued reactivation during sleep and the use of pharmacological agents. In addition, the possible mechanisms underlying these ...


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Let’s turn to everyone’s favourite: Swelling of the brain This particular guy’s superpowers cause the emission of a funky exotic radiation that causes localised swelling and temporary damage in the areas of the brain responsible for memory. This causes uncontrollable seizures retrograde amnesia! Short term memory is completely compromised, and thanks to ...


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One thing he could do is to state everything in terms of hearsay. Instead of saying "coffee is good for you" he could say "I heard them say on TV that coffee is good for you". Instead of "the price of gold is going up", he could say "My broker thinks the price of gold is going up". And so on. Thus Joe is not using his own magical credibility, but ...


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Would they be able to use their super powers while acting as a police officer? -I see no reason why not to, as long the use respects the laws. Due process, proportionate use of force and human rights(or Party directives if you are in a socialist nation) all apply. Is super-hearing or X-Ray vision an illegal search? -It would depend upon the situation and ...


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