#1 Posted by kgb725 (5958 posts) - - Show Bio

if you were to gain superpowers how would you obtain them and what would they be

#2 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

If super-tech counts, such as Iron Man's suit, that's the most likely scenario for me :P

But I'd probably be doused in some freaky chemicals or get injected with some garbage that turns out to give me super powers, failing the option of Iron Man's tech. The least likely is that I'd somehow find a magic wielding person and she/he would bestow some sort of powers on me, or teach me powers that I could use but needed training to access. That's assuming magic exists, which it doesn't in the real world :P

If we're going by comic book universe logic, though? I'd totally get Iron Man to teach me how to build my own tech like that, or have Thor's friends craft me a ridiculous hammer of banishment, that can banish magical and extraterrestrial beings to their native lands if I so choose, and I would call it my banhammer.

"To me, Banhammer!"

"Face the might of Banhammer!"

"Stop! Hammer time!"

#3 Edited by CrimsonCake (2669 posts) - - Show Bio

Through a retrovirus.

#4 Edited by IfDCRuledTheWorld (645 posts) - - Show Bio

For me...it's gotta be a government experiment. My powers would be the abilities of the T-1000 terminator and Generator Rex. I would be a shape-shifting killing machine.

#5 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

I would probably be born with them, either that or a freak accident.

#6 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

I mistakenly eat the chinese take out that has haunted the back of my fridge for untold eons and would be granted the boon of immortality

#7 Posted by ThexX (1559 posts) - - Show Bio

I would become a Super Soldier.

#8 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

Find a spider, make it radioactive, smear myself with tasty bugs and have it bite me.

#9 Posted by JonSmith (3990 posts) - - Show Bio

Genetic experimentation to intentionally create superpowers. Not from the government, I'd do it myself. Go for a version of the Sentry formula (minus the crazy). Test it through hundreds of virtual tests before using it on myself. Once successful, cause large explosion at lab and destroy all copies of the data. No back up saves, no possible way for anyone to find or replicate the serum's formula. Travel to Mars to fully master abilities. Come back to Earth once mastered.

#10 Posted by AssertingValor (5381 posts) - - Show Bio

Invoke the gods

#11 Posted by GodDamnIronMan (1553 posts) - - Show Bio

I would study hard and then be an Aerospace Engineer...then participate in a NASA project, and then go to outer space...

then I would accidentally exposed to Cosmic radiation....

the Radiation would gains me the Power of Nuclear Explosion

-Energy Projection

-Superhuman strength

-Mental Projection, telepath

and somehow the radiation would affects my Brain and maximize it to 100% ( i know that it's a myth)

and I would process a SuperGenius-Intellect

#12 Posted by kasino (1531 posts) - - Show Bio

sex with the lady of the lake great version of VD

#13 Posted by cosmicallyaware1 (4263 posts) - - Show Bio

I have had a plan to get super powers for years now. it is as follows: check the weather forecast...wait for severe weather lightning storm. Go to a big lake, get large aluminum boat, fill boat with; nuclear waste, radioactive isotopes, various chemicals, etc.... then wrap self in aluminum foil body suit and have cables running from suit to all various items stated before. get self and all items into boat, go out into lake/body ofwater and hold up long metal pole/lightning rod. when lightning hits, courses through myself and all said chemicals,etc..... and BAM! Superpowers!!!!! it's gonna work and everybody laughs at my plans. When i am the world's first superhero, who will be laughing then?????

#14 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

By hotblood and willpower alone plus a giant kick ass robot

#15 Posted by Kovak (748 posts) - - Show Bio

@cosmicallyaware1: Sounds more like you'll become a supervillain.

I've got a plan, but it's secret.

#16 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

@cosmicallyaware1: Your archrival, Captain Cancer!

As for my superpower, I'd like superstrength, flight and no longer need to eat food.

How would I get that power? A crazy sexy night with the Goddess, Aphrodite.

#17 Posted by Swagger462 (377 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know about how I'd get it but telekinesis would be awesome. If you can move things with your mind and managed to train yourself to the point that you could move things on a molecular level you could do pretty much anything.

#18 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd gain my powers when Frieza killed Krillen.

#19 Posted by protectyournose (908 posts) - - Show Bio

If I had superpowers I wouldnt have to gain em.

They'd always be with me 24/7

#20 Posted by xybernauts (858 posts) - - Show Bio

Invitro exposure to dark matter via a higher dimensional artifact that transcends time. So I'd open it today, but it would effect would across the span of my life all the way to my mothers womb.

#21 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought something like, aiming and training to be peak human and then triggiring a sudden mutation that would develop amazing powers was a pretty cool concept - super powers by the force of will and sheer desire

#22 Posted by WarBlade539 (4497 posts) - - Show Bio

Train hard in various fighting disciples all my life. Undergo a rigorous selection process to be the Avatar of an Elder God representing Warfare and bloodshed.

#23 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd probably get hit by a car and somehow derive powers from that >_>

#24 Posted by ArtGamer (1262 posts) - - Show Bio

mutation --- born with them

#25 Posted by The Stegman (23133 posts) - - Show Bio

I wanna be born that way...cue that Lady Gaga song...

#26 Posted by Blacklightning13 (916 posts) - - Show Bio

Inventing them would be cool. Cause then I would also be super smart.

#27 Posted by Joygirl (18686 posts) - - Show Bio

Dying in a freak accident, then descending back to earth a few days later with the power of molecular shapeshifting. My first story arc would be experimenting with my powers and trying to figure out how I'd gotten them.

#28 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

Through a Blue Beetle/ Green Lantern type of event were someone would give their mantel to me.