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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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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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what’s the book called, it’s about a girl and boy being able to telepathically communicate without knowing each other? they don’t know each other

Main girl doesn’t know she’s a witch. Both characters (boy and a girl) don’t know each other prior to being able to telepathically communicate with each other. I think the cover had some sort of gate? ...
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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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Book about a scientist who gives teens powers

The book had three characters, with the main character being male. The cover art had the three (maybe two) of them at like a deserted carnival. There’s a kid with lighting powers and one with fire. In ...
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Has Wolverine's apparent middle-agedness been explained?

Given his recuperative ability, why would he show any signs of age but rather have reached, say, 25 and then looked this way forever? And given that he aged to apparent middle age, is there any ...
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Which was the first story to feature a 'Fighting spirit'?

A 'fighting spirit' fights instead of the one summoning and controlling it, and may be visible or invisible but have.some connection to the user. In X-Men Apocalypse (2016), before Jean Grey attacks ...
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What was the earliest fiction to use cloning as a magical ability/superpower?

I've seen media where a character is able to clone/replicate themselves in an instant. These clones help fight off enemies either directly, or serve as a distraction. So I've wanted to know, what the ...
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How did Harry know how Voldemort had lost his powers?

At the end of The Chamber of Secrets Harry says: “No one knows why you lost your powers when you attacked me,” said Harry abruptly. “I don’t know myself. But I know why you couldn’t kill me. Because ...
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Superpowers story focused on a mechanic who acquires a powersuit, and gets hired by local crime lord to produce more

I think I read this online, possibly on Royal Road, and it felt about novel length. The main character is a mechanic at a shop in a world where people have superpowers, which range from extreme ...
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If a Green Lantern thinks of a shield of Supermanium, will his construct be as strong as his will, or will it be as strong as the original metal?

According to the DC Wiki page for Supermanium: Supermanium is apparently the hardest metal in the known universe; it is practically as indestructible as the Superman himself. And according to the DC ...
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YA Series - Main character accidentally collapsed building on friend, who is thought dead

What I know- Protagonists name is possibly Jude or something starting with a J. Main character ( Maya maybe?) has powers and accidentally causes a building to collapse on her best friend while being ...
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What is the earliest instance of magic smelling like ozone?

Aside from being set in pretty cynical universes, both Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher saga and Sandy Mitchell's Ciaphas Cain stories don't have a lot in common, aside from one thing that's nearly ...
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What is the name of this fantasy book? [closed]

I'm looking around the internet to find out the title of an old book (maybe 10-12 years ago) I read as a kid. I roughly remember the main story and I think the title contains the word "Super"...
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Why does Sally have a premonition?

The Nightmare Before Christmas characters pretty consistently follow a pattern where their traits are related to the kind of monster they are. For example: Jack can pull his ribs out to play fetch ...
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What story has an alien symbiote bond with a human in a cave?

I'm looking for a story (novelette, short, etc) I've read in an anthology, about a human running from pursuit who lands in a planet and enters in a cave where something falls on his shoulders and he ...
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Book about a boy who discovered he had superhuman abilities, and ran away from an organization that wanted to use him as a weapon

I’m looking for a book I think I read maybe in 2018. I don’t remember much, but I remember reading it in middle school, so I believe it would be in the more advanced part of a children's section of ...
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Book series where women gain superpowers based on menopause symptoms due to Chinese medicine

Tip of my tongue, but about 5-6 years ago, I read a series of books following women (I think at least three) who'd gained superpowers based on menopause symptoms after their "Alternative Medicine&...
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Why are Invisibility and Force Fields coupled together in certain super heroes?

From reddit: Violet from the Incredibles and Sue Storm from The Fantastic Four are both heroins whose power is both to become invisible and to create force fields. Now, maybe Violet is an homage to ...
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Book series about superpowered teenaged clones with tattoos on their heels

I remember a lot of the plot except for characters’ names or the series/books names. Basically a teenage girl learns that her grandfather/caretaker was a scientist who participated in cloning humans ...
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