New Powers

#1 Posted by nj06 (248 posts) - - Show Bio

I really think that with all of the new attention being brought to the Aqua-family, Lorena needs some kind of power to help her stand out. I know that adding/changing the powers of a character doesn't make them better, but I feel she really needs something that's unique to her. While she was on the Teen Titans, she didn't bring anything to the table as pretty much all of her powers were shared by her teammates. And now with the inclusion of the new Aqualad, I think that Lorena is  just going to be pushed even further to the back. I would have loved for her to be able to manipulate water but since that seems to be Aqualad's thing, it would be redundant if she had the same power (especially since Mera also has that ability). Her telepathy was hinted at in the Titans of Tomorrow storyline but we have still yet to see any of that. I would love for her to inherit Tempest's magical abilities as I feel that would make her a much more interesting character.
 
Does anyone have any other ideas about which powers should be given to Lorena?

#2 Posted by GT-Man (4054 posts) - - Show Bio

sweet more
#3 Posted by davidkenneth (443 posts) - - Show Bio
@nj06:
Flight
#4 Posted by Captain13 (3335 posts) - - Show Bio

The ability to duplicate the properties/abilities of sea creatures like Vixen. One minute she could drop down with the weight of a whale, the next, she could smell blood like a shark. Or magic armor like Armor's from X-Men.

#5 Posted by ChadwickDavis (445 posts) - - Show Bio
@nj06:  
Well she has exhibited telepathy (not just limited to marine life) in one of the titans tomorrow arcs. Personally I think she should acquire electrokinetic abilities. Can you imagine the damage an "aqua"girl could do with lightning blasts; especially with the "homecourt" advantage? She could even accomplish this by finding one of Trident's lost "weapons." 
#6 Posted by Lion_Heart22 (446 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not even clear on what her current powers are. How strong is she?? I think telepathy would be an interesting way to go, although mimicry of all sea creatures is very interesting.

#7 Posted by cowtron_2000 (27 posts) - - Show Bio
@Captain13 said:
The ability to duplicate the properties/abilities of sea creatures like Vixen. One minute she could drop down with the weight of a whale, the next, she could smell blood like a shark. Or magic armor like Armor's from X-Men.

Great idea!!!
#8 Posted by Phylos (2644 posts) - - Show Bio

hmm, the mimic idea is pretty good, but it's also good to try and come up with other things.

her sub-mariner physiology is good, but needs a little more umph.

i was thinking something along the lines of having an animal companion, of course not a dolphin or shark. but some type of ocean beast. idea came from the fathom five team, there's a member who can summon serpents from the depth of ocean via telepathy & use them to ride on or cause destruction(dragonrider). but in aquagirl's case, it could just be one & she could develop a telepathic/empathic bond like Gertrude Yorkes & Old Lace.

#9 Posted by nj06 (248 posts) - - Show Bio

@ChadwickDavis: It looks like the lightning generation power has been given to Aqualad.

It seems that Aquaman, Mera, and Aqualad all have abilities that separate them from each other, and when he was alive, Tempest had his magical abilities to help make him unique. But sadly Lorena doesn't seem to have any. The ability to mimic sea-animal life isn't bad, but what other abilities could she have that make her unique within the Aqua-family?

#10 Posted by ChadwickDavis (445 posts) - - Show Bio

@nj06: It looks like the lightning generation power has been given to Aqualad.

He hasn't used it in the comics has he? While I still think she would make full use of lightning far more offensively than aqualad ever would, the only other "unique" powers I think she could possess would be:

1:"aquatic" Psychometry: divining information from aquatic locations or the water in living beings-it would be sort of like traci 13 Urban magic except it only works on aquatic environments or people

2: "Hard Water" Manipulation: aka"Aqua nukes": in the DCoU this could have been a sideeffect of her radiation poisoning to Bombshell, but in the DCnU who knows...has she even shown up yet?

#11 Posted by nj06 (248 posts) - - Show Bio

@ChadwickDavis: Those are some great ideas for possible additional abilities for Aquagirl.

And yes, Aqualad has used his electricity generation during Brightest Day, which made for some awesome visuals:

Aqualad closes the triangle
Jackson electrifies Aquaman'shand
Electric eyes

I do think its an awesome power, and if DC gave Aquagirl that ability I wouldn't be too upset I guess lol.

#12 Posted by ChadwickDavis (445 posts) - - Show Bio

@nj06: And yes, Aqualad has used his electricity generation during Brightest Day, which made for some awesome visuals:

I Stand corrected...on both counts. Thank you for that information.

#13 Posted by nj06 (248 posts) - - Show Bio

@ChadwickDavis: I like the idea of Aquatic psychometry. That would definitely be something that makes her stand out from the rest of the Aqua-family. The hard-water ability is also cool, but I think Mera also has that ability.

And so far I don't think she has appeared in the DCnU. I hope she does make an appearance soon, either in Aquaman or the Teen Titans. I think she is a great character and I would love for her to be given more attention.

#14 Posted by BlackWind (6484 posts) - - Show Bio

Does her ability have to be combat related? If so, I can't think of much that'd not be a take on someone else's ability.

#15 Edited by COBRAMORPH (1562 posts) - - Show Bio

One way to make her stand out is to have her lose her powers & create a power-suit to use underwater like Black Manta or Ocean-master.

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