21 replies on “Pick Your Power”

  1. YaRness says:

    Super powers are for sissies.
    I’ll take Batman’s training and gadgets any day over some radioactive kryptonian transdimensional genetically manufactured stuperpower. Sure you hafta be one screwed up individual (parents gunned down before your eyes, etc.) to have the intensity to complete all that training and have such focus on crime fighting, and be incabable of holding any steady relationships except with a teenage boy and a grizzled old butler… but you get to ride in a really cool car and swing from buildings just like Spiderman!

  2. hoggoth says:

    My power, and it’s drawbacks…
    My choice of super power:
    Better than X-ray vision, Invisibility, Telekinesis, Flying, and Controlling weasels with your mind…

    TIME-STOP!

    But as I said in the original discussion, every one knows that with every super power comes matching liabilities.
    The drawbacks and limitations of Time-stop might be the fact that I continue to age while the rest of the world doesn’t which eventually after years of over use will make me age quicker than my peers.

    Also it was pointed out to me that I will quickly use up the oxygen in the thin envelope of air around my body. The rest of the air around my body of course, is time-stopped and cannot be drawn into my “airspace”. Perhaps as I move new air that comes into contact with me would also “speed up” so I could breath it. Or else I would have to either use my time-stop ability for very short durations (less than a minute?) or learn to “strobe” my ability to allow new air in while retaining the benefits of stopped time against my adversaries.

    Hmmm I wonder who my arch-nemesis would be? :-)

  3. xah says:

    what I wish for
    Wisdom.

  4. Dave says:

    Well…
    “What about the power to kill a yak… from two hundred yards away… with mind bullets!

    Hopefully the quote isn’t too obvious.

    • hoggoth says:

      Re: Well…

      “What about the power to kill a yak… from two hundred yards away… with mind bullets!

      Tenacious D’s ‘Wonder Boy’!

    • NikonNinja says:

      Re: Well…

      “What about the power to kill a yak… from two hundred yards away… with mind bullets!

      Hopefully the quote isn’t too obvious.

      That’s telekinesis, biatch!

  5. Cymor says:

    Super Speed
    Just being able to go only a few times faster than everyone else would be useful.

  6. Why screw around?
    Omnipotence.

    (Not to be confused with impotence.)

    seth

  7. morrolan_edrien says:

    my power
    How about psychosomatic reality?

    no real drawbacks. that I know of.

    • hoggoth says:

      Re: my power

      How about psychosomatic reality?
      no real drawbacks. that I know of.

      No? Haven’t spent much time in a sensory depravation tank, have you?
      A few years of having reality bend to my whims and passing thoughts would be enough to lose all touch with reality (which of course is the rational thing to do because I’m NOT in touch with any objective reality anymore. Reality is whatever I want it to be).

      You’d probably have continually bigger and better things happen to you until you are the king of the universe, and then descend into a quivering fetal-ball as you realize there IS no reality except what you want it to be.

      Wow… I got pretty dark there, didn’t I? :-)

  8. hossman says:

    X-Ray Vision, with a twist.
    Back when I used to play the “DC Heros” RPG, the ‘X-Ray Vision” power required that the user specify a substance that it could not be used to see through. One of my freinds created a character who had X-Ray vision that couldn’t see through Clear glass.

    We decided that was pretty lame, so he was allowed to make it just “glass” which ment he couldn’t see through darkly tinted glass (or mirrors).

  9. jpostel says:

    Telepathy/Mind Control/Mind Reading
    No more secrets.

    Am I where you see (hear, smell) me, or is that just me controlling your mind?

    • hoggoth says:

      Re: Telepathy/Mind Control/Mind Reading

      No more secrets.
      Am I where you see (hear, smell) me, or is that just me controlling your mind?

      Downside:
      You find out that all these years your worst fears ARE true. Everyone really does think your nose is too big, your breath smells, and your stories are boring!

      SuperMentalisMan: Hi! Come here often?
      NormalGirl (thinking): Gee his breath stinks… and geez I hope he doesn’t poke my eye out with that honker of his!
      SuperMentalisMan: Uh… umm.. never mind..

  10. antihero says:

    Why not have it all?
    I always thought the best power would be the ability to assume any super power, and control it… =P
    But, barring that, I think shapeshifting would have to be the best power to have.
    And I’m not talking about that wussy shapeshifting where you have to be another person- I wanna be able to turn bullet proof or make myself into a chair.

  11. Alexius says:

    I Want ‘It’
    I Don’t Know What ‘It’ Is (I Don’t Mean The Segway). But Some Guys Just Have ‘It’, This Ability That Makes Any Woman Whose Even Mildly Aware Of Their Presence Feel An Undeniable Urge To Fulfil The Guy’s Every Whim. I Work With One Guy like That And Hear Stories All The Time.

    The Disadvantage, As Far As I Can Tell Is It Makes You A Bit Of An Asshole. To Cope With That, I’d Use It As An Advantage, And Not Care. 8^)

    • tails says:

      Re: I Want ‘It’
      don’t forget that ‘it’ leaves you with 12 child-support paymenys to make every month to people you barely remember.

      I Don’t Know What ‘It’ Is (I Don’t Mean The Segway). But Some Guys Just Have ‘It’, This Ability That Makes Any Woman Whose Even Mildly Aware Of Their Presence Feel An Undeniable Urge To Fulfil The Guy’s Every Whim. I Work With One Guy like That And Hear Stories All The Time.

      The Disadvantage, As Far As I Can Tell Is It Makes You A Bit Of An Asshole. To Cope With That, I’d Use It As An Advantage, And Not Care. 8^)

    • hoggoth says:

      Re: I Want ‘It’

      Some Guys Just Have ‘It’

      I knew a guy who looks like Sipowitz on ‘NYPD Blue’ (balding, overweight, etc) and I have NEVER seen any guy get so many women in my life… young… old… two at a time… coworkers… exchange students…
      He was a bit ‘sleazy’ but that didn’t seem to bother the women.

  12. Git says:

    Queue Jumping Man!
    On a selfish note I’d like the ability to be able to jump to the front of queues without anyone getting annoyed :)

    If I wanted a power that others would appreciate then I think being able to cure headaches or the common cold would be a real crowd pleaser. Maybe ‘Foot-pain Relief Man’, that has a good ring to it.

    • hoggoth says:

      Re: Queue Jumping Man!

      Maybe ‘Foot-pain Relief Man’, that has a good ring to it.

      Excuse me maam, I think I can help here! (whips out his atomic debunionizer)…

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