Would Havok's powers work best in space

#1 Posted by Namor1987 (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

Since he could absorb all the cosmic energies from the stars? Like would his powers be at his peak there

#2 Posted by Pulsar (2333 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup.
#3 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

See to me its still the same, his body can only hold so much energy anyway. Being in space shouldn't make him able to hold any more energy than he does on Earth. And there's no indication that the cosmic energy he absorbs is hindered by Earth's atmosphere so he should still absorb it at the same rate.

#4 Posted by thetitan0 (846 posts) - - Show Bio

can he only control it after it's in his body. or can he control it raw?

#5 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@thetitan0: I think he can only absorb it and then use it. Like Cyclops absorbs solar energy and Dazzler absorbs sound.
#6 Posted by Pulsar (2333 posts) - - Show Bio
@PrinceIMC said:
"See to me its still the same, his body can only hold so much energy anyway. Being in space shouldn't make him able to hold any more energy than he does on Earth. And there's no indication that the cosmic energy he absorbs is hindered by Earth's atmosphere so he should still absorb it at the same rate."

His recent showings would lead me to think otherwise.
#7 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@Pulsar: I will admit I haven't really read anything with him since he went off into space. In Mutant X though he had some huge feats so maybe fighting in space he just isn't as concerned about collateral damage so he's let himself loose a bit more.
#8 Posted by pepperr (96 posts) - - Show Bio
@PrinceIMC:  I believe though, that if he is on Earth, the mass of the bloody planet will prevent 360 degree absorption. He sure as heck won't hold more, but it prolly affects his recharge rate.
#9 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@pepperr: Who's to say the cosmic rays he absorbs are blocked by the planet? Heck maybe the mass of the planet draws more of it in so he can absorb it faster. Probably not but arguments could be made for either option until they say one way or another in the comics.
#10 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio

Real-world cosmic rays are heavily dispersed by the atmosphere, and are also blocked by the planet itself.  Only extremely long wavelength rays can pass through something the size of the Earth.
 
However, if Havok is a cosmic 'antenna', he'd actually alter the shape of the local cosmic field, and would bend rays toward himself regardless of whether he were in an atmosphere, space ship, or total vacuum.

#11 Posted by IKnowEverything (359 posts) - - Show Bio

My common sense tells me that he would be stronger in space.

#12 Posted by Havenless (1340 posts) - - Show Bio

@IKnowEverything said:

My common sense tells me that he would be stronger in space.

He may just have Superman Syndrome, where he severely hinders himself when he's around civilization.

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