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A broad term covering the abilities of superheroes (such as Superman or Spider-Man), mutants (X-Men or telepaths), and magical users (witches and wizards). Can be arrived at in a number of ways - natural talent or learning (magic), being an alien (Superman), radiation (Fantastic 4), or other.

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Can Magneto control and manipulate metal ores?

Magneto is the master of magnetism and by controlling and manipulating electromagnetic fields he can control various metals (including non-Ferro-magnetic ones). Ore is a metal locked inside rocks via ...
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Old movie about a man with healing powers who arrives in a town while looking for his mother

I'm looking for a movie from the 80's or 90's. It's about a man with powers who is looking for his mother. He arrives in a town; there, he fixes a man's TV antenna and detects a kid's aneurysm. When ...
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Book where a set of twins (boy and girl) develop powers and learn that their dad and his twin sister also have powers

I think they moved into a new house or something, and slowly realized that they had powers of light and shadow. They find out that their father and his twin sister have these abilities too. I don't ...
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Manga, about a group of friends who gained superpowers, and the mc who gained the power to control technology

I cannot remember much about this manga, but I'm this definitely sure that it wasn't an isekai, and that the main character had the ability to modify and control technology.
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Can Superman cut himself with his heat vision? [duplicate]

Can Superman cut himself with his heat vision? Can Superman cut an alternate version of himself (e.g. clone, parallel universe) using his heat vision?
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In Avatar: The Last Airbender, what can affect Air and Earth Benders like eclipses?

Is there any natural phenomenon in the Avatar world that directly affects Earth and Air Bending the way a Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse affect Fire and Water Bending? We know the "Day of Black ...
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Book Series about boy who learns he has powers and gets sent to a private school by a “secret society”

I read this book series around 5 years ago. I remember many bits and pieces so I will try to give as much info as possible. It was kind of a series for teens and it was set in present time. It started ...
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Young adult book (series?) about children who develop powers — a character with silver skin

First-time poster here. This is a book I remember from when I was 10-12, which would have been 2003-2005ish. It’s possible that it was later, but I remember it being around the mid 2000s. The premise ...
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Whats with the changes in Allomancy between The Hero Of Ages and Alloy of Law?

I started reading Wax and Wayne recently and I noticed that Atium and Malatium were replaced with Cadmium and Bendalloy, and Atium was changed to a god metal. I have several questions about that: A: ...
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Manhwa where the main character fights a giant werewolf in a dungeon. Companion girl with short orange hair. Arrested mind control corrupted guy

The main character fights a giant werewolf in an error in the dungeon. He has a female companion who has short orange hair. At some point, they sent a corrupt person who uses mind control into custody....
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YA fantasy book, girl with powers has to train in some kind of laboratory

I remember reading this book a few years ago, maybe even about 9 years ago, so this book is not a new one. A book for teenagers about a girl who lived in a laboratory because she had some powers (I ...
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Story ID - In a World Where Artifacts Grant Superpowers, a Poor Boy Finds a Unique Artifact

I am trying to identify a short story that I likely read in Asimov's Science Fiction or one of Dozois's Year's Best SF&F anthologies in the 1990's or early 2000's. I looked through a great many ...
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Book series about a girl with magic ability; her brother is revealed to have magic ability towards the end

In 2009, our teacher used to regularly read us this book series about a girl with some sort of magic powers and her brother, who has none. I remember very little other than a few fragments. At one ...
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Movie about a girl or boy with telekinesis who is kept in control facilities

I remember watching this movie around 2010–2015; that's my guess. It is about a girl, or it could be about a girl with telekinesis who is kept in control facilities (most likely government) who are ...
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Book with teens who have super powers and need to fight membrane like aliens [duplicate]

A few years ago I read a book and a bunch of teens gain super powers. They go to this facility to train, I know one becomes super smart with technology and one becomes super strong, and one of the ...
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Strange 2000s TV series, young adults/families, special powers, shown in Australia

I remember a kind of science fiction series being shown in Australia during early evenings just after the children's slot. Likely for teens and families. This was around the mid 2000s, possibly just a ...
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YA book about teens with powers who attend a boarding school

I remember the start of the book has the main character doing an exam I think, then they have to go to this school. I think they were adopted. I remember him having mental powers and making friends ...
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Sci-fi children's book with an alien football mascot named Mookiee?

I remember when I was EXTREMELY young, I read a very non-descript children's book with an alien character named Mookiee who served as the mascot of a middle-school football team on Earth. I can't ...
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3D animated TV show in which three kids have superpowers of animals

This was a 3D animated TV show with three kids who have superpowers of animals. The main character had bright orange hair and he loves cats and feeds strays. He has cat powers where he has agility and ...
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Book about a boy with dangerous fire powers

It's been about five years, so I'm not really sure, but I think it's a novel and one of the main characters is a boy who thought he didn't have powers because his mother was a normal human who married ...
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Book/webtoon about a boy with lightning(?) powers who was sent to army(?) school to practice

I am looking for a book or the webtoon that was based on that book. I lost my webtoon account and I can't find the title. As I remember, it was about a boy with superpowers (probably lightning) that ...
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Comic about a young girl who gains superpowers from her scientist father

I read this in middle school, so forgive me if the details are somewhat misremembered. I'm looking for a possibly 2000s to 2010s graphic novel/comic whose main protagonist is a young girl with very ...
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Young adult book series about kids who get different powers when they turn a certain age and their blood turns silver

These kids each get a different power when turning a certain age. An assassin is sent from some point in the future to kill them. I remember that their blood turns silver as well. Book 1 is Ethan (?), ...
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What is an “enhancile”?

I have seen this term a few times in the following stories. "Black Summer" by Warren Ellis. "No Hero" by Warren Ellis. "Absolution" by Christos Gage. "Iron Man"...
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Short story about a boy who brings a roach back to life

I'm trying to find information about a short story which involved a little boy who brings a dead cockroach back to life at the end of the story. I recall that he is repeatedly told to stop playing ...
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Manhwa involving a girl with golden/yellow eyes

The female was wearing a type of cloth over her eyes like a blindfold, and I think so did the male lead. I believe the girl has powers since it seemed like they were abusing it. It was a manhwa with ...
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Is there a limit to how strong someone can get in the Dragonball universe?

It would seem that in Dragonball Z/Super there really is no limit to how strong a fighter can get. Every time Goku reaches a “limit” he’ll break it and become stronger. One of the reasons I gave up ...
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Comic about an illegitimate prince with plant powers

It's a western historical theme with Princes, Emperors, Empresses, Dukes, etc. The main character is an illegitimate prince that was "abandoned" by his father, but is actually being hidden ...
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Sci-fi book about a girl who gains light powers from an alien boy who tried to save her from an enemy alien race that emits darkness

I read this book some time ago and can't seem to find or remember the name of it. It's about a girl who gets powers from an alien boy, I think he tried to save her from an enemy alien race that ...
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I'm looking for a superpower young adult novel that has a teen Asian boy's face in the cover

I spotted this while browsing online. I can only remember a little of the summary. It's about a possessed teen with superpowers. The cover is of a teenaged Asian boy's face, his cheek is covered, it ...
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Fantasy book with two parallel stories, one featuring the daughter of a slave who seeks a "dream stone"

The book is set with 2 different stories that carry on throughout. A girl who lives in a wash house type place with her mother. Her mother is owned as a slave and is brandished with the scars of her ...
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Trying to identify a specific animated show from my childhood

I'm 25 years old, and I have a vague memory of an animated kids show where the characters used data chips or cards to give themselves different abilities. I think I remember the Main character using a ...
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Information/Device For Gaining Superpowers In Marvel Public Library

I asked in a previous question if there are any comics that show if books exist in the Gotham Public Library that allow you to learn how to gain superpowers. Now I am curious if there are any Marvel ...
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Mid 2000s manga involving young people with super powers. As a child, the main character accidently caused his parents' death in a car accident

First time posting on this forum but I’m looking for the name of a manga I read a bit of as a kid at my local library. It might have only been the first book. Mid 2000s, pretty dark subject matter. ...
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Manga about a boy who, after nearly dying, is brought back with superpowers

So I'm trying to find a manga about a boy who gets killed but is experimented on, giving him his life back as well as superpowers. In the first chapter we see him throw a stop sign at a speeding truck ...
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Book about friends in the woods that encounter a UFO (or something) and get powers and start turning on each other

I remember reading this book in elementary school during the early 90's. I don't remember why they are in the woods, but a group of friends either go camping, or break down. They are probably in ...
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Manhwa where the main character is bullied in high school, gains powers with others, and is pursued by a scythe guy

In the mahwa, the main character is a bullied high school boy and one day he gets powers like his in-game character. The systems call him and meets this rich orange-haired female classmate and there ...
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Are Superman's powers somewhat like a battery?

Often we are told he gets his powers from our sun, but he also flies interstellar distances so he is sometimes very far from our or any star. If he does store energy from our sun, how long does this ...
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When Superman transitioned from leaping tall buildings to actual flight, was this commented on?

For example, did Superman himself find his ability to fly a surprising discovery or did he simply start flying in one comic book and no one said anything about it?
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Anyone recognise a full length novel about maybe 6 people who are each given device that can destroy or save the world?

My recollection is hazy but I think 6 or so individuals find themselves together briefly in a remote part of the world. They represent different regions round the earth. Each is given something with ...
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How did Zoom learn to use his powers in the Arrowverse?

Zoom in the Arrowverse was not taught by anyone how to use his superpowers. So how did he learn to use his superpowers such as superspeed, lightning blasts, etc.?
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Story where someone had the power to lower someone's temperature by several degrees

One of those things nagging at the edge of my head this morning. Somewhere in the last decade, I was reading a bit of superpower fiction where I think they were discussing seemingly useless powers ...
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Book series about a girl who wakes up with a tattoo on her birthday and it gives her powers

When I was younger I read a book about a teen girl who was an orphan who started to attend an academy that only a few people were allowed to attend because when the students turned a certain age they ...
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What are Hax powers and why are they considered Hax? [closed]

I researched Hax and found to many varying accounts, from "powers that are strong for no reason" to powers that are "overpowered" to powers that "negate/cheat/bypass physical ...
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Identify this series about mental psi powers

I remember a series when I was younger, where the humans were stranded on a planet where they had been pursued by aliens. They had bonded with mind alien:power, the norm was 1-2max, and the ...
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Manga where the protagonist fights the demon king and loses. He is then sent back in time at the request of god

In this manga the Main Character dies in the final battle and is sent back in time to redo the fight but with his consciousness intact. He works in a mine and spends all his money on health potions, ...
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Short Story: Group of people with powers living together - a sentient radio, a woman with coercive powers, and someone who can fix anything [duplicate]

In Asimov's magazine, in the late 1980s or early 1990s, I recall a story about a group of people with odd powers or conditions who live together in an apartment. The leader is a woman who has "...
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Fiction book about a boy who finds out he has some kind of powers from another boy while at school and joins some government-like group with him

I read this book in middle school around 2013 maybe, about a 12-14 year old boy, (Boy A) who meets (Boy B) after somehow making a table flip with his mind in the cafeteria; (Boy B) tells him that he ...
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I thought it was called Dragon's Keep, but I can't find it [duplicate]

I've been trying to figure out the name of this book I once read. This is what I remember about it a village is attacked the main character and her brother escape they travel for sometime until they ...
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Superman given a stroke -- how could this happen? [closed]

Looking at Manchester Black's Wikipedia page, I see that via telekinesis he gave Superman a stroke. I assert that, while bathed by a yellow Sun, Superman could not suffer ill effects even from ...
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