[Poll] Choice Of Superpower!!!

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[Poll] Choice Of Superpower!!!
Invisibility
4% (2 votes)
Strength
2% (1 vote)
Healing
14% (8 votes)
Underwater Breathing
0% (0 votes)
Super Speed
2% (1 vote)
Night Vision
0% (0 votes)
Animal Language
2% (1 vote)
Mind Control
21% (12 votes)
Flight
11% (6 votes)
Time Control
45% (25 votes)
Total votes: 56
Edited by: Hank33 on 09/14/2021 - 18:40
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I’d go for flight and or control of time

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The world has changed and its landscape is altered forever. You have been granted a choice of Superpowers. Make a wise decision as you cannot go back on your choice. Oh, perhaps a short explanation on why you made your choice too. Smile

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Haha flight and time control weren’t on there when I commented

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The choices are all supernatural. Human beings are not capable of making this type of selection. It’s like asking do you like black or white. The answer is infinite.

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That depends, what kind of healing are we talking about? Would my body repair damage due to normal aging? Healing would be a clear winner for me then. Some of those other powers you could theoretically age too much to use (or use safely).

What about teleportation? Either instantaneous relocation or through the use of other-dimensional portals.

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Invisibility and animal language are irrelevant once you get mind control Big Smile

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zoulas wrote:
The choices are all supernatural. Human beings are not capable of making this type of selection. It’s like asking do you like black or white. The answer is infinite.

You can still weigh hypothetical pros and cons.

For example, flying means free transportation as long as you are physically able to keep up…whatever it is your body does to fly. Free transportation would allow you to spend car money on other things and still travel more than the average person. Downside is that presumably you can get to old to fly and also, if you can fly you can also crash.

It’s also a bit like a personality test. Would you choose something practical? Something whimsical? Mind control is a bit problematic…

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CollectEverything wrote:
zoulas wrote:
The choices are all supernatural. Human beings are not capable of making this type of selection. It’s like asking do you like black or white. The answer is infinite.

You can still weigh hypothetical pros and cons.

For example, flying means free transportation as long as you are physically able to keep up…whatever it is your body does to fly. Free transportation would allow you to spend car money on other things and still travel more than the average person. Downside is that presumably you can get to old to fly and also, if you can fly you can also crash.

It’s also a bit like a personality test. Would you choose something practical? Something whimsical? Mind control is a bit problematic…

You are assuming the afterlife is two dimensional.

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zoulas wrote:
CollectEverything wrote:
zoulas wrote:
The choices are all supernatural. Human beings are not capable of making this type of selection. It’s like asking do you like black or white. The answer is infinite.

You can still weigh hypothetical pros and cons.

For example, flying means free transportation as long as you are physically able to keep up…whatever it is your body does to fly. Free transportation would allow you to spend car money on other things and still travel more than the average person. Downside is that presumably you can get to old to fly and also, if you can fly you can also crash.

It’s also a bit like a personality test. Would you choose something practical? Something whimsical? Mind control is a bit problematic…

You are assuming the afterlife is two dimensional.

No I assume that life after death is incorporeal.

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I chose healing.

If I get sick or injured, I'll recover quickly.

Plus, I can be given an adamantium skeleton with adamantium claws!  :BEER:

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If it's healing of my own body, that implies the possibility of immortality.  Not sure I want that even as an option.

If it's the ability to heal others, that's the ultimate in altruism.  Last guy that could heal others got nailed to a cross.

I chose flight to have the ability to get outta Dodge in a hurry if I needed to, and also 'cause it's just fun.

 

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Smile! It makes others wonder what you've been up to.

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You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.

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- Invisibility – nop, someone could stick a finger in my bu77 inadvertidly if they didn’t see me Silly
- Strength – hum, good, but no! I’d have mind control to make people use their strength instead of me Big Smile
- Healing – good, specially in case of sickness, but I’d have mind control to make my brain working that way and heal Shocked
- Underwater Breathing – not really, I don’t like subaquatic adventures, but I’d have mind control to get all the submarines, and animal language to have a shark saving me Cool
- Super Speed – this would be nice, but I’d have animal language to hire BipBip to run faster with me on the back Silly
- Night Vision – I’m a flashaholic, that would be a waste of money for all the lights I’d bought Facepalm
- Animal Language – OH YEAH! I’d speak to them and control their minds Silly
- Mind Control – OH YEAH! Glasses
- Flight – Nop, I have vertigo! I could fly with Falkor, though Wink
- Time Control – I guess with mind control I’d have enough people to make my work and still delay the watches Big Smile

I’d only miss Weather Control! ‘Cause that would help mind controlling and on animal language Silly

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This is the best thread I’ve ever seen on any forum. I was literally thinking about this today.

I think perhaps telekinesis would be my choice. I’m one of the few people who absolutely loved the movie Push.

I even go back and forth on Wolverine w/ the unbreakable skeleton vs Wolverine without adamantium. In the latter scenario, he can only lift 800 lbs vs about 2 tons, however his healing factor is increased to incredible levels now that it doesn’t have to counteract the adamantium poisoning

But Xavier level telepathy and mind control would be probably the most useful. It would be hard though to not just walk into the United Nations building and declare yourself emperor of Earth (:

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Yeah!! These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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time control would be cool to make you rich

but i often dream to be flying . my subconscience telling me that’s what i would really enjoy having as superpower

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Or failing that, being able to “jump”, as long as there’s no Samu L Jackson chasing after me.

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K. All of above

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raccoon city wrote:
I chose healing.

Same. I’m only 31 and I already wish I could revert my body to an earlier version with less mileage.

Flying was a close second though. Being able to fly would feel amazing and save tons of money on transportation. I’d be traveling all the time! And it would keep me thin too since flying must burn calories.

slmjim wrote:

If it’s healing of my own body, that implies the possibility of immortality.  Not sure I want that even as an option.


If it’s the ability to heal others, that’s the ultimate in altruism.  Last guy that could heal others got nailed to a cross.


I chose flight to have the ability to get outta Dodge in a hurry if I needed to, and also ‘cause it’s just fun.


 


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Immortality doesn’t necessarily include invincibility. The elves in Lord of the Rings are a good example. They live forever…unless something kills them. Realistically there has to be some level of trauma that disrupts your healing process too much for it to take effect.

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Photon Master wrote:
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But Xavier level telepathy and mind control would be probably the most useful. It would be hard though to not just walk into the United Nations building and declare yourself emperor of Earth (:

It would be OP but also kinda fucked up from a moral standpoint. You’d be messing with people’s free will. At some point you’d have to sleep and then you might get assassinated. Besides, look how Xavier ended up in Logan. Having a healing factor would let you accumulate disgusting amounts of wealth eventually and you could then pay for many of the thrills afforded by the other abilities. (And all while feeling like a million bucks due to your perfect health)

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CollectEverything wrote:
Immortality doesn’t necessarily include invincibility. The elves in Lord of the Rings are a good example. They live forever…unless something kills them. Realistically there has to be some level of trauma that disrupts your healing process too much for it to take effect.

And hope you’re not a Dalek, either. You don’t die, just age, decompose, liquefy. Sick

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Time control would be great. Imagine what you could do if you stop or reverse the time. Flying would not be bad, either.

Animal language could be extended to the ability to communicate with all living beings, including plants and microorganisms. That would be fantastic.

One super power that would be more like BLF is light control. That could include invisibility and night vision as well as turning night to day, light swords and other light weapons.

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Time control is like cheating in a video game, you have theoretically infinite power if time travel is possible (I think not).

Healing is the best power, it means you can be ammortal (not immortal since you can die of violent death).

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Invisibility would be fun, but I feel the novelty would wear off quite quickly lol!
Though, if you had mind control, well you wouldn’t need to be invisible because you could make those people forget they saw you !

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I think the main appeal of invisibility (other than pranks and voyeurism) would be stealing everything you want but it would be easy to counter your superpower by hearing the sound you make or bumping into you.

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Infantry CO taught me at officer basic course – time is the only true enemy.

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Huh. No immortality? Wink

Time control is ambiguous. Don’t know if that means you can affect time in the present, like slow it down or speed it up, or if you can go back in time. Ah, but then, it didn’t say “time travel.” So I assume not.

The one I’d like to have not listed is “History Vision.”

So, you could actually look into the past and see what took place anywhere around the world. All mysteries could be solved. Did Jesus Christ really resurrect? Where did Amelia Earhart’s plane crash? Was JFK killed by a lone gunman? Who was the Zodiac killer? Did the Bush administration purposefully ignore intel that Al Qaeda would attack the USA in late 2001?

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I assume time control means immortality…or that I can make time go back to where I don’t exist!

Immortality could be literal hell. Still alive when the universe expands so far you can’t see any light?

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dthrckt wrote:
I assume time control means immortality…or that I can make time go back to where I don’t exist!

Immortality could be literal hell. Still alive when the universe expands so far you can’t see any light?


Presumably you could still die by violent means. You can’t control time if you’re dead. And if you can control time, you could also keep your age constant relative to your original timeline if you wanted.

I didn’t choose time control because I feel like if it were possible it would probably have unforeseen consequences. The destruction of reality maybe…

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How about gravity control? There was a great episode of “Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” where they fought Graviton

https://villains.fandom.com/wiki/Graviton

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