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Questions tagged [superpowers]

For questions about the superpowers of characters in speculative fiction. See also the tags [powers], [supernatural-abilities], and [psionic-powers].

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BTS fanfic where they have superpowers

This was a fan-fiction story in which members of the K-pop group BTS have superpowers. it was Yoon-gi centric, where Yoon-gi is the leader. In the story, Yoon-gi was the 2nd youngest. The rest of the ...
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Anime about kids with powers saving the environment

I used to be really into this anime when I was younger, around 2003 to 2006 I think. It was about kids with powers saving the environment. I think the main guy had greeny black hair and the girl had ...
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Why is Thanos so tough at the beginning of “Avengers: Endgame”?

In the 2018 battle in Avengers: Infinity War where Thanos acquires the Time Stone, we have Thanos vs. Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, Nebula, Spider-Man and Mantis. We are led to believe that ...
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What's the name of that comic team with genetically engineered government agents?

The story starts with a family living in a cabin in the woods. There's a mom, a dad, and a boy, but the boy is about twenty years old or something. They're talking, I think the boy is bringing up an ...
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What was the highest use of raw strength used by Rogue?

What was the highest use of raw strength used by Rogue, using only the strength stolen from Ms. Marvel? As "highest use of raw strength" I mean: Defeat someone who can take a large amount of damage. ...
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Online post/short story, about potions that give you different powers

This was a post I read a few years ago (I can't remember which website). It was a typical quiz of "which power would you choose?", but someone took it to the next level and posted a short story that ...
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Who was the first comic book superhero to fly without technological means?

We know Superman only started to fly in 1940/1941. So who was the first comic book super hero to fly without: The use of technological means Any gadget or the like (magic carpets, Mjolnir). By fly, ...
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Were the Supers born or created?

There is a theory surrounding the Supers in the Incredibles universe that the Supers were created by the government as part of a experimental program. The main ...
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Why does showing off your powers expose you in the Hero Certification Program in the Super Powereds novels?

In the world of the Super Powereds novels by Drew Hayes, there are many people with powers. Some ("supers") can control them, and some ("powereds") cannot. They can go about their lives with these ...
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Is Superman ticklish?

I came a across a Reddit comment that asked whether or not Superman is ticklish. One commenter replied with this image, but that doesn't really answer the question. Although it sounded like a stupid ...
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What kind of sense is spider-sense?

Spider-Man's spider-sense is usually described as a tingling sensation he gets when in danger, non-specific about the nature of the danger but able to identify its direction. Marvel.com states: ...
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Cartoon series with Infinity gauntlet-like worn by a teenage boy

For years I have been looking for a series which I saw one episode of when I was sick at home as a kid around 6-7 years ago. The show was about a teenage boy who wore some glove with slots in it. And ...
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Cartoon with a tiger woman and a snake/serpent woman fighting in a cave

I remember only one particular scene, probably in the 2000s. But I remember a tiger woman and a snake/serpent woman fighting in a cave and the main characters had to collect some kind of stone or gem ...
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Book with super powered kids with electrical powers

I’m trying to figure out the name of the book series with kids who have electrical superpowers. They were all in the same hospital when something short circuited in the wiring and it caused all of ...
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Kids TV show about 4 kids with elemental powers

So around 2008-2009 there used to be this TV show every Saturday about 4 kids that were made up of elemental powers. For example one was made of water, one was made of earth, one was made of wind and ...
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Are there any superheroes with the power of giving others super powers? [closed]

I know of many examples of super powers that can nullify other powers or even steal them, but I can't think of any that give powers to others. Are there any superheroes whose main power is giving ...
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Who was the first super hero with super-speed powers in comics?

Who was the first super hero with super-speed powers in comics? Plus question: Any prior hero from Pulp magazines or books with super-speed? Mythological species not included.
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Does Colossus have powers beyond his body becoming metal?

We all know he is stronger and more durable when in his organic metal form. My question is does he have additional powers? Specifically energy based ones. I only ask this because the Marvel Wiki gives ...
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Spider-Man's Control, Batman's Fist

A popular song on the radio, Coldplay's "Something Just Like This" lists various superpowers that the singer does not have. They include Spider-Man's control Batman and his fist Does Spider-Man have ...
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X-Men who died because of their powers

Within X-Men universe have there been cases where an individual unintentionally died because of technicalities of their powers? Example 1: Mutant X can fly, but X doesn't know he can only fly in ...
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Can Superman see through his eyelids?

Given that his x-ray vision allows him to see though skin, can he use this ability with his eyes closed? Or do they prevent it somehow?
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Are there other mutants with secondary powers?

In the X-Men films (and assumingly comics), we see characters obtain secondary powers unrelated to their primary mutation. The most obvious example is Kitty Pryde later developing an ability to send ...
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What are the limitations of Ladybug's “Lucky Charm”?

In Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, Ladybug uses her "Lucky Charm" power as a sort of finishing move. Each time she uses it, the charm turns into a different object. In one episode*, it ...
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How did Flash push back Green Lantern like that?

When Flash states this air battering ram should make the situation more clear he pushes back Green Lantern somehow with air. How is he able to do that?
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Story ID young adult sci fi novel

I read this book that I can't remember much about, it's this teen guy who discovers he has psychic powers. I remember he lives in a shitty house, and he has lots of anger issues. He breaks his TV at ...
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Superman's “Super Scream”

What is this website referring to when it says Superman has a super scream? I cannot find any further information on it anywhere. It seems this is different than his (pre-crisis) ability of ...
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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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Young adult book about 5 girls with superpowers

I'm looking for a book for young adults (read it about 6 to 8 years ago, so around the 2008-2010 time frame) about 5 (or 4) girls, brought together because they have superpowers and can save the world....
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If Superman is injured, how completely and quickly does he heal?

We know that Superman can bleed, be bruised, and, more generally, sustain injuries under some conditions. Assuming these injuries are not fatal, how completely does Superman heal? Is healing almost ...
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How does Superman hear sounds from extremely long distances?

In Superman Returns movie, Superman claims that he can hear sounds from most (if not all) of Metropolis. Later he is shown to be able to hear and react to sounds such as alarms, car crashes, etc., ...
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What do superheroes with laser vision/sight see when using their ability? [duplicate]

Heroes such as Superman and Cyclops can produce lasers from their eyes (typically red). But I'm wondering what exactly do they see when their abilities are active. My guesses are: A black void/...
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How important is it for Superman to see the light of day? [duplicate]

As we all know, Superman is supposed to get his super powers from Earth's yellow Sun. It almost sounds like he needs exposure to daylight every so often to keep them. How important is it for Superman ...
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Can Superman focus his heat vision to a microscopic level?

If Superman can turn off Manchester Black's powers, can he focus his heat vision to a microscopic level?
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What's the origin of the association of x-ray vision with seeing through clothes?

Mention X-ray vision to anyone and the ability to see through clothes is usually the first thing that comes to mind. The two are nearly synonymous in popular culture. What's the origin of this link? ...
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What was the first example of a character who could steal someone else's powers?

Many stories feature powers or abilities that are inherent to an individual, whether fantastic, pseudo-scientific, or perhaps even actually scientific. But sometimes they are not so inherent. ...
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What is the evolutionary reason behind Kryptonians having x-ray vision and the ability to shoot lasers from eyes?

Is there any evolutionary reason behind Kryptonians having x-ray vision and the ability to shoot lasers from their eyes? In an answer to the question How does superman fly? , it is stated that Lex ...
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What are Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Aquaman? [closed]

So, in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we have: Lex Luthor, a human psychopath Batman, a human psychopath ( :) ) Cyborg, a apparently a technology enhanced human; i.e. a cyborg Superman, an ...
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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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Does Deadpool ever fly in comics?

A friend was telling me that he's seen comics where Deadpool had the ability to fly. Has this ever happened in comics? He said that it was through powers, not through tech. Has Deadpool ever been ...
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What percentage of Marvel's Earth 616 has super-powers?

Between all the mutants, aliens, mutates, super-soldiers, Inhumans etc, Earth 616 has a lot of super-powered people. But my question is how many? I'm considering "super-powered" to mean: Capable of ...
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X-ray vision of superman: Is lead the only element stopping the ability?

I know that in the fictional Superman universe, "X-rays" do not work like real X-rays (color, translucence etc.), but for the reader's sake the authors invented the inability to see through lead. Now ...