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#1 Posted by Power NeXus (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

You can always find threads for people to post ideas for superpowers they think are original or haven't been seen before.

So here's one I just came up with: abstract object formation (the name might need a little reworking).

Basically the superpower is the ability to manipulate mulecules on an atomic or subatomic level, but in a very specific way. The power-holder can manipulate ambient particles in the air to form any imaginable variation of one object. For example: a sword. The person can form a sword instantly out of thin air, and can form any variation of sword he/she can imagine. Katana, gladius, scimitar, khopesh, longsword, machete, bronze, iron, steel, you name it. The only stipulation is that the person can only form something as long as their brain agrees it could be classified as 'sword.' Like, they could keep forming smaller and smaller swords, but once it reaches the point that the person's brain would classify it as 'knife' rather than 'sword' they are no longer able to form it.

Thoughts?

#2 Posted by Power NeXus (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

A magical wizardy zookeeper comes to you and says you can be bitten by a radioactive ________. You get to choose what kind of radioactive animal bites you. And just like Spider-Man, you will get superpowers based on some of the traits associated with that animal.

What animal would you choose?

My choice: the mantis shrimp.

Mantis shrimps have SUPER advanced eyes. Each one of their eyes is trinocular and they can detect 12 wavelengths of color (human eyes can only detect 3). Vision like this might not give me super-dangerous powers but it would still be AMAZING. Imagine being able to see nine different colors that other humans can't even imagine.

Mantis shrimps are also basically the best punchers in the world for their size. They kill prey by punching so fast that water is forced out of the way, forming a tiny vacuum bubble, so then even if the punch misses the target the shockwave of the imploding bubble might still kill the prey.

Also, the exoskeleton on their arms is so tough that scientists have been studying its cell structure to create better body armor for troops.

So now my powers would include being able to see EVERYTHING with phenomenal depth perception and in colors others can't even comprehend, and having near-indestructible mega-punch arms that could send Superman into orbit.

What would you choose?

#3 Posted by Power NeXus (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

She-Hulk, Spider-Girl, X-23, Batgirl, new Thor, Supergirl, Aquagirl, Nocturne, Hawkgirl, Kate Bishop, Lady Bullseye, Lady Mastermind, Lady Stilt-Man, Miss Martain, the female Black Panther...

Why are female characters so rarely original? If a girl wants to read about cool female characters in superhero stories, half of what they get are just female remakes of pre-existing male characters. It's as if Marvel and DC know that they need more female characters to expand their fanbase and appeal to more readers, but they can't be bothered to spend ten minutes coming up with a decently original character.

"Sir, surveys are showing that our female reader base is dropping. We need some way of bringing in more female readers."

"Well, what would you suggest?"

"New characters are always good, sir. We could make a new female superhero. I think that would bring in more readers."

"Yeah, yeah, good idea.... I like the way you think.... Tell ya what. Take the Hulk and slap some tits on him. That can be our new character."

"...Sir?"

"Call her Hulk-Girl. No wait... She-Hulk. Yeah, just make the Hulk a chick. It'll be perfect."

#4 Posted by Power NeXus (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

You can always find threads for people to post ideas for superpowers they think are original or haven't been seen before.
So here's one I just came up with: abstract object formation (the name might need a little reworking).

Basically the superpower is the ability to manipulate mulecules on an atomic or subatomic level, but in a very specific way. The power-holder can manipulate ambient particles in the air to form any imaginable variation of one object. For example: a sword. The person can form a sword instantly out of thin air, and can form any variation of sword he/she can imagine. Katana, gladius, scimitar, khopesh, longsword, bronze, iron, steel, you name it. The only stipulation is that the person can only form something as long as their brain agrees it could be classified as 'sword.' Like, they could keep forming smaller and smaller swords, but once it reaches the point that the person's brain would classify it as 'knife' rather than 'sword' they are no longer able to form it.

Thoughts?

#5 Posted by Power NeXus (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

Granted, but they make it only for consoles. No PC.

I wish I had better grades.

#6 Posted by Power NeXus (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm thinking the Lizard has this in the bag, for several reasons.

1) The I-Rex is huge and dangerous and all, but it seems easily overwhelmed by attackers that are smaller and faster than it. A trio of velociraptors gave it a pretty hard time, and the Lizard is physically superior to any of those raptors.
2) Lizard also has a crazy healing factor. He can survive pretty much anything that isn't instantly fatal.
3) Unlike the raptors and the T Rex the I Rex fought, Lizard has the intelligence of a human being. He can fight way more intelligently than any other dinosaur could.

#7 Posted by Power NeXus (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324 said:

No idea, but I'm more impressed with her intelligence, understanding human technology and faking her escape with the claw marks on the wall.

Im thinking they managed to put something like Octopus in it to make it that smart, no reptile, amphabian, or bird to my knowledge is that smart

I'm thinking that came from the parts of her that were velociraptor. According to Jurassic Park 2 or 3 or whatever, I think raptors were called 'smarter than apes.'

#8 Posted by Power NeXus (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, so you know how the Indominus Rex was able to control its own body temperature, apparently getting that trait from some kind of tree frog?

Well how does that work when both dinosaurs and frogs are cold-blooded? I thought the whole cold-blooded schtick was that you have no control over your body temperature and have to rely on outside sources to heat up or cool down. Are there some kinds of amphibians that I don't know about that aren't entirely cold-blooded?

I know it's sort of pointless asking science-based questions about that movie that's all about a multi-species DNA hodgepodge lab-grown dinosaur, but I just found this to be inconsistent with everything I thought I knew about reptiles. I mean, do normal reptiles even show up on thermal imaging if they haven't just been sunning themselves?

#9 Edited by Power NeXus (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

Excited for this literally only for David Tennant.

#10 Edited by Power NeXus (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

'Mad Scientist Look' - Chris Farley

'Super Friends Look' - Skeletor

'Armor Look' - I'm Trying Not To Look Like Iron Man

'Return to the Business Suit' - Professor X But Standing

'Armor Again' - I'm Trying Not To Look Like Hulkbuster

'Sleeker and Updated Armor' - Still Totally Not Iron Man

'New Look' - Half Gambit and Half Bebop From TMNT