Off THEIR Minds: What's the Worst Superpower to Have?

We ask Brian Buccellato, James Robinson, Peter Nguyen, Joshua Williamson, Kyle Higgins, James Tynion IV, Matt Fraction, Josh Fialkov and Sam Humphries what they think.

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Off THEIR Minds: What's the Worst Superpower to Have?

We ask Brian Buccellato, James Robinson, Peter Nguyen, Joshua Williamson, Kyle Higgins, James Tynion IV, Matt Fraction, Josh Fialkov and Sam Humphries what they think.

We all dream of having superpowers. Or at least we've all thought about it before. In comic books we see individuals gain amazing powers all the time. But we know it's not always a good thing. If comic books were a little more realistic (bear with me), we'd see more characters with really really bad powers.

The majority of superheroes and even supervillains have pretty cool powers. It's a rare occasion when we see someone with a really bad (or lame) superpower. That's what this video was about.

In the last of our Off THEIR Mind questions from Emerald City Comicon, the creators gave their answer. Now it's up to you. What do you think is the worst answer? Do you agree with any of the creators?

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Edited by Clark_EL

LOL

Posted by G-Man

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Edited by DarthStorm

Super powered B.O.

(Shooting rubber ducks sounds pretty bad yet hilarious at the same time.)

Posted by thesonofneptune101
Posted by arnoldoaad

once again the answer is arm-fall-off-boy

Posted by thesonofneptune101

@arnoldoaad: Wow now this is worst than super smell. This is great dude!

Edited by Bad_People

Anybody ever seen Mystery Men? Plenty of good examples in that movie. Super-Flatus!

Posted by Raw_Material

Really like the new layout for the videos!

And I agree with Josh's theories on Wonder Woman's invisible jet. I mean, what would you really do with it besides transportation and being noticed flying in mid air?

Shooting rubber duckies is by far the worst superpower to have other than being an exploded pufferfish..Damnn, would I hate to be that fish...

Posted by Perfect 10

@reefermadness: its a jet, its no different than an avenger's quin jet or the x-men's blackbird other than its invisible. it does have weapons as well because duh its a fighter jet. people forget (or just dont know) that wonder woman couldnt always fly which is why she was given the jet in the first place so she could be a worldwide hero and not limited to just one city

Posted by ccraft

I would say x ray vision, because you would have to live the rest of your life knowing your a huge perv! What else would people do with x ray vision?

Posted by Perfect 10

@arnoldoaad: oh old school legion. brings back so many memories

Posted by thesonofneptune101

@ccraft: Well if their were a bomb hidden you could see through things to find it and disable it.

Posted by Perfect 10

dont know if any power would be lame, its still a POWER. its all about how smart and/or creative you are in how you use it. look at people like night girl, tony chu (heck a LOT of people in CHEW) wanted (comic). they have some gross and really out there powers but they find creative and useful ways to use them

Edited by Raw_Material

Umm, the worst superpowers...Anyone here still remembers Sky High? Some of those guys had the worst powers everrr, like; transforming into liquid form, being a "super" helpful side kick, shapeshifting into a genius pig, plant manipulation, being a human lightbulb and supersonic flight. I mean where do you think you'll be going with supersonic flight? Win a race to the moon? Really?!

Posted by thesonofneptune101

@reefermadness: Well plant manipulation and Supersonic flight are actually decent powers.

Posted by Oscars94

Jelly-vision (turning things into jelly) - the worst part is YOU'RE ALLERGIC TO JELLY! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by AmazingFantasy15

The worst superpower is probably the power to change your color because it has no use whatsoever except maybe trick to do at parties, though most bad powers would make for good tricks to do at parties especially weird powers (unless the power is harmful like rogue's).

Posted by quirky_anecdotes

The worst superpower is probably the power to change your color because it has no use whatsoever except maybe trick to do at parties, though most bad powers would make for good tricks to do at parties especially weird powers (unless the power is harmful like rogue's).

Except me and a few of my friends once pointed out that means you have the ability to control radiation.

Color derives from the spectrum of light and since radiation from the sun is literally sunlight and and inherently radioactive (Which is why we get skin cancer.) it means that anyone with the ability to control could destroy the world.

Imagine being able to harness the entire power of the sun onto one person or hell , an entire army. You know how ants melt under a magnifying glass? Imagine that but with Navy Seals and SAS members instead.

Posted by BlueLantern1995

@oscars94 said:

Jelly-vision (turning things into jelly) - the worst part is YOU'RE ALLERGIC TO JELLY! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!

LOL

The worst superhero power though has to be Rogue's though all the ones mentioned were pretty bad. Shooting Rubber Duckies would also be pretty bad LOL.

Posted by CitizenJP

Lmao.
"Lightning bolts...crashing out of my nostrils!"

Posted by Decept-O

James Robinson had a great one and came close to the worst super power I've always talked about, and that is flatulence ventriloquism. What is that, you say? Why, the ability to make your farts appear across a large room thereby making who "smelt it dealt it". You know, making it seem like someone else cut the cheese but you were really the culprit. Oh yeah, think of the potential....

Although the "spoiler friend" and the invisible jet, pretty good as well.

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Posted by cbishop

<GASP!!!> Why would anyone want to shoot Rubberduck?!

Posted by PortlandsBatman

An A.D.D. person that teleports naked where ever he thinks of.

Posted by Vermillo

1) Having the power to absorb and broadcast negative emotions.

2) The ability to predict 1 second into the future.

3) Death touch.

4) Explosive farts

5) Accelerated Aging

Posted by Rogan2112

The ability to be seen through walls

Edited by Ms. Omega

I can think of a few

Eye-Scream from the old X-Men comics has the power to turn into ice cream. And a female super villain named Heavy Flow (you can figure out what her power was on your own).

Posted by darknightspideyfanboy

@rogan2112: not really i can think of few thing i can use it for lol

Edited by Super_SoldierXII

Aside from any kind of mutation that changes our appearance for the worse (looking like the Thing or walking mucus would really, really suck), I actually think having a healing factor would suck too.

Unless you were equally skilled martially or in the art of avoidance, and assuming I was a comic book character, then only if I were written by writers who knew what it meant to have said martial skillz, might said healing factor be OK.

As is, all the writers that would scramble to "show it off" in the most gruesome of manners ... I mean, it's cool and all that I would survive being dipped in a vat of lava ... but would you really really want to? The excruciating pain tied with such a superpower (getting burned alive ... but NOT dying?) would really suck.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Tohear a persons thoughts but only when your on the phone with them

A La What Woman Want

Edited by dngn4774

They had a twilight zone episode were this soldier could tell which person nearest to him would die next. It must suck knowing that each of your friends are dying and being unable to prevent it.

Posted by bladewolf

Super speed...without any way to resist friction. Run too fast and soon you'll be called "pile of ashes man"

Edited by GunGunW

Telepathy and invisibility... it would encourage stalking...that's why I wouldn't want the Manhunter's powers...

Posted by Black_Claw

Immortality. You'd out live all of your friends and family and when the world finally comes to an end, you'll be in a black void, alone, for all eternity.

Posted by rolldestroyer

empathy.

Edited by Psykhophear

Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic

@black_claw said:

Immortality. You'd out live all of your friends and family and when the world finally comes to an end, you'll be in a black void, alone, for all eternity.

Edited by RYU/BATMAN

The worst power has to be invisibility. I mean, come on, when you are invisible nobody can see you (including cars).

Posted by smokinclone

The power to create earthquakes like Rictor or Avalanche. Who want's a power that's going to drop a building on top of your head or have the ground open up a fissure and swallow you? These guys are normal humans otherwise trapped in the middle of an earthquake that they're responsible for creating.

Posted by Urban_Ronin

Maggots powers are straight f'd up.

Posted by sinestro_GL
Posted by frozenedge

@ryu_batman: which is why when you're invisible it would be wise to stay out of moving traffic

Posted by Overlander

So many photobombs.

Posted by RYU/BATMAN

@frozenedge: Super speed is a much better choice since you basically move at a faster speed than the eye can comprehend, plus cars can't hit you

Edited by jinxuandi

@psykhophear: Instant hair loss is a superpower? In that case my best friend is a supervillain.

Edited by Fantasgasmic

I have a useless mutant power, I have no wisdom teeth. Some people only have top or bottom wisdom teeth, I have none. Truly, I am the next stage in human evolution!

My brother has an even MORE useless mutation. Some people's earlobes are connected to the sides of their heads, some are disconnected, he has one of each! His left earlobe is connected, and his right is disconnected!

And before any of you pathetic Homo Sapiens start saying that it's not a real super-power because it's passive, I'd point out Beast's original mutant power was having larger than normal hands and feet.

Posted by Misterkyle91

hearing people's thoughts would really suck in a way.

Edited by VercingetorixTheGreat

@black_claw: You could make new friends and create a global network of terror and takeover the world!!!!

Posted by Barkley

does wonder woman even have the invisible plane anymore? its so silver age...she been able to fly for awhile now under her own power

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