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Questions tagged [supernatural-abilities]

Abilities which are beyond that which is normally acceptable by the laws of nature e.g. the ability to fly is considered a supernatural ability for humans.

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Science fiction book where humans now live on a space ark and have lost the coordinates to Earth

I remember reading this one book in 2014. The title had the protagonist's name in it. The story is set in the future where humans are now living on a space ark and have left planet Earth behind. Well ...
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YA book about a girl with multicolored hair who possesses some kind of power

I'm looking for a young adult book I read sometime in the late 90s or early 2000s, probably published in the late 80s or 90s. It's about a girl with four hair colors, like red, black, silver and ...
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A witch, a cat and a vampire are fighting for the survival of two worlds together with a dragon, an incubus, a human and a werewolf

The series I am searching is about magical creatures who, in this alternate reality, came to our world a few years ago through some sort of portal. Basically every magical creature you can imagine ...
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Book about a Druid with his bacon loving hound fighting gods from multiple pantheons

I remember reading a series about a druid who somehow survived the romans eradicating druids in the past and living for 2.000 years with the help of a special tea. He had an animal companion, a big ...
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A witch, a vampire and a pixie meet in a bar and talk about tomatoes eradicating humanity

I remember reading a series of books that took place in the Unites States in our time, but some 50 years ago or so there was a problem with genetically modified tomatoes eradicating most of humanity -...
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Short story about supernatural police detective buying a victim's ghost to investigate a murder

There is a short story that I'm sure I own but cannot find because my collection is too huge. I have the feeling it was only about 20 pages worth of story but I'd really like to read it again. I'd ...
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Identify a book series, where order fights against chaos and they travel back in time

I'm trying to remember a book series I read in the mid-2000s. I've tried to remember as much as possible, some of the details might be incorrect. The book series is for young adults/teens and I think ...
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Looking for supernatural romance novel about woman at mental institution with mysterious power, has variation of “witch” in title

This book I recalled seeing at a nursing home one day and it's been on my mind ever since. As best I can recall, the plot involves a woman going to live at what sounded like a mental/medical institute ...
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Serial online fiction about teenagers training to be superheroes, required single combat

I only remember a few details. Superpowers were a known thing in the setting, reasonably common. The kids are living together a suite or small building. There was a boy with super-strength who was ...
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Asian ecological movie with three superpowered women and a corrupt government limiting access to water

I have been looking for this movie for a while now (it is an old movie). The movie is either Chinese or Japanese, set in a modern society, and deals with three superhero women; I think they are ...
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What color suns has Superman encountered, and what effects did they have on him? [duplicate]

We all know that under a red sun - like Krypton's - Superman is just Regularman, and a yellow sun - like ours - gives him his superpowers. What about other colors? Which colors has he encountered, ...
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Book taking place on a partially terraformed ice world with an artificial moon

I read this book back when I was in high school, anywhere from 2008-2011. I found it in the library - it was old, that much was obvious, probably from the 60's-80's, though possibly from the 90's. ...
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Was there an in-universe discussion of super-hypnotism and ethics?

So, a bit ago I ran across a question on Superman's secret identity, where one of the answers reminded me of that ability known as super-hypnotism. If I recall correctly, the power was 'discovered' ...
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Star Bright short story [duplicate]

This is a short story about a super intelligent child named Star. She has a friend almost as intelligent. They discover a way to get to another dimension or universe where similarly gifted people ...
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Looking for a 60/70s book on supernatural/occult that was in a elementary school library

It was an oversized canvas bound dark green covered book that had stories like the Mary Celeste, Sirens, coffin birth, stuff like that. It was pretty old back in the early 90s and I'm guessing it was ...
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How far can daredevil hear and smell?

How far can Daredevil hear and smell? In the Netflix series he heard a flashlight hit the ground 40 stories below him. How far is that when dealing with miles, or city blocks? Can he smell just as far ...
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Who came up with phasing through objects, and how was it supposed to work?

In a recent episode of Flash Wells teaches the title character to "phase through walls". I am not a physicist, but Wells's explanation of how this is done ("if you vibrate at the natural frequency of ...
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Book series, girl who works for a supernatural forces unit?

I am looking for a book series I read approximately 6 years ago (2010), in which a girl works for a special supernatural forces unit. They take down zombies, vampires, werewolves, etc.. She lives ...
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Trying to find the name of a book

Read this book a time ago (3+ years ago) where this organization helps people fight off supernatural beings, I'm pretty sure they were evil spirits, but they fought them with their abilities, and they'...
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What exactly are Jessica Jones' powers?

As far as I can recall, on the Netflix Jessica Jones TV series, she had only exhibited super strength and super toughness. Does she have any other powers? What exactly are Jessica Jones' powers in ...
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Extent and limitations of Zygon transforming ability?

Zygons, laconically described by the Tenth Doctor as "big red rubbery things covered in suckers, surprisingly good kissers", are shape-shifting aliens which can take human form. When they do take ...
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Is there a superhero who has notably super-strong teeth?

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic season 5 episode 18 “Crusaders of the Lost Mark” has a colt with “super teeth”, who can lift a heavy see-saw by grabbing one end with his teeth. (This pony ...
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Golden Age or Pulp far-future story, where humans are artificially evolved to neutralize them

There's a story I read a long ways back in which Earth was visited by aliens who "help" humanity. They help them to evolve towards a race of introspective brains. This is in order to prevent humans ...
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Endogamy amongst Dune's First Family?

This site discusses Dune's influence on George Lucas' oeuvre, and the following comment is made: Herbert borrowed several other riffs from Sophocles, including the blind prophet, the hero ...
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Story identification movie with teens having superpowers

Don't Exactly remember the whole movie. To start with, there are some teens (4/5), standing at top of cliff, then suddenly starts jumping when they reach down there is party going down there in the ...
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Is Oswin Oswald now super-human due to Trenzalore and the great intelligence?

The great intelligence fought the doctor. It gathered thousands of the best of human minds - healthy and functional, for many years. It traversed the universe and was able by guile and cunning to ...
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Webcomic Identification: couch potatoes with super powers

Countless years ago I read a web comic, I think it was on Keenspace. The two main characters were couch potatoes. It starts out with them sitting at home on their couch then getting sucked into their ...
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Has Uncle Ben ever received super powers?

A common expression regarding comic book death was once “The only people who stay dead in comics are Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben”. - Wikipedia: Comic book death Uncle Ben's death is one of the ...
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How come energy manipulation is considered so powerful?

From Vulcan to Doctor Solar how can energy manipulation be so powerful? What can they do that is so devastating that they qualify as Omega Level in the Marvel Comics Universe?
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How does possesion work in the TV show supernatural?

Why can demons access a body without permission while Angels have to be invited in? Also, why when some are killed there's just a bright light and other times a cloud leaves the body?
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Was Jonathan Harker using supernatural powers in the original Dracula novel?

In the Dracula, Stoker's original novel, how was Jonathan Harker able to climb down the walls of Dracula's castle the same way Dracula did? Dracula was supernatural so he could do it supernaturally ...
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Humanoid whose mother died at his birth becomes a warship captain

I read a book in the 1976-1977 timeframe that was about this humanoid. He was born prematurely on another planet and killed his mother in the process. The early birth indicated he was highly evolved ...
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Story ident : Man investigates teen ESP

It starts off with a research campus thing run by a man investigating the supernatural abilities. He gatherss group of teens all of whom have a special ability (I can't recall exactly what) and they ...
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Skeptic’s dystopian future in which everybody but him believes in the supernatural

In the late 1990's or early 2000's, I read a short story online about a skeptic who lived in a near future in which every sort of supernatural thing was believed by everyone but himself, (quack ...
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Why did the movie version(s) of Dune have Paul Atreides making it rain?

I've watched David Lynch's Dune, the 3-hour cut (complete with expository animation sequence) and overall I think it holds up pretty well aside from the strong homophobic bent. However, one of the ...
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How does Iceman dissipate heat?

Is there some explanation for how can Iceman ( or any superhero/villain with similar abilities) can dissipate heat after freezing (I asume by absorving their heat) objects? I have thought of two ...
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Does The Hulk need oxygen to survive?

I'm not very familiar with the different versions of The Hulk. However, in general does he need to breathe oxygen in order to survive? Would it be possible to kill him by propelling him into outer ...
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YA fantasy novel about supernatural teens in an organization run by gods [duplicate]

I read this book several years ago. All I remember about the plot is that teens (who have special abilities) are part of an organization run by gods. There's another group that is trying to defeat/...
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Mutated animals in X-men (/Ultimate X-men)

In Ultimate X-Men #18 when Xavier talks about how he and MacTaggert started their work, he mentions "Boys made of steam, dogs made of ice cream." Even if this is a humorous remark, it still seems to ...
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Are Warehouse 13 characters Pete Lattimer and Steve Jinks Alphas?

In the SyFy TV show Warehouse 13 characters Pete Lattimer and Steve Jinks both have supernatural-abilities that can't be explained by science, nor by the use of any artifact (the show's premise). ...
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In the 4400, what exactly are the beacons surrounding Promise City?

In Season 4, there are the light beacons that surround Promise City. .
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Invisibility should cause blindness: how does hard sf cope? [closed]

One problem I've always thought of with science fiction characters becoming invisible is that they should go blind, because their retina does not catch any light. Obviously a lot of soft SF or ...