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.

This tag is for questions related to special powers possessed by characters in works of science fiction or fantasy. There are also three more specific tags:

If your question is about a type of power that fits into one of the above categories, you can use either that tag or this one, at your option. For other types of powers, or for powers of unspecified origin, use this tag.

Questions that merely mention a special power do not need this tag—only questions that are about special powers.

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