What superpower would you choose?

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There's already a thread with the above question, but this thread has a little twist: The power has to be balanced.

See, if you don't add that, then the obvious answer is "omnipotence", unless you honestly don't think you can trust yourself with all that corruption potential.

Now, it's kind of difficult to balance it, so I'm going to set a test for the power:
Given a week to prepare, you should be able to defeat a squad of non-superpowered infantry, but a full platoon and/or a tank should be able to defeat you. Both sets of enemies know your weakness if you have one, and have just as much time to prepare as you do.

You don't have to actually plan out the specific battles, this is just a guideline - the more powerful your power is, the more significant your achilles' heel has to be to counter it.

If you're interested in my own choice, I'd go with cloning/mitosis - being able to split into two separate selves, who act independently, so I can be in two places at once. I can merge back together later, and keep all the memories of the clones combined. The limit would be that I can't split more than four times (so up to 16 selves at once).

So, what power would you choose to have in these circumstances? What weaknesses do you choose, and/or what are the power's limitations?

Okay I think I can do this.

I'd have elemental control of fire, ice and lightning.

Downsides being that using them takes an immense drain on my physical energy so I'm exhausted after using it (the more time spent using it, the worse the exhaustion) and without very focused control the elements damage me too (burns and freezes depending on how I use it).

How's that?

Ability to give pleasure or pain, warmth or cold, and other things like that with my touch.

Don't really see how that could be "unbalanced".

HMM...Yeeaaaah there's another thread on this. Ugh.
Maybe put '[With a twist!]' in the title or something.

And...I'm not reaaallyy sure what you're asking? Like, what circumstances?
Sorry to be a bit of a fuck, but...I'm just confused:P.

Superpower...hmm...
I'd like to stop time. That'd be awesome. Then there'll be enough time for procrastination on internet forums when you're supposed to be doing coursework.

Okay, sounds fun.

I'd have something akin to the 'Devil Trigger' from Devil May Cry.

Immense speed, strength, stamina and health boost as well as the ability to fly and use electricity based projectiles, but it's a form that can't be sustained and takes time to recharge.

So, say for instance, I'm pretty much an unstoppable force for 10 minutes, but I have to wait an hour before I use it again.

So whatever I fight, I have to win quickly or use the last moments of the form to retreat and recover strength.

Use this list if youre stuck for things.

Anyway id choose Summon Magic. Its one thing mastering your Elemental Powers, its another thing summoning beings with the latent instinct of said Elemental Powers, and in the shape of a giant scaly reptile with wings.

As for the limiter, as im fighting by proxy, i dont expect to have to fight at all.

I guess maybe Invisiblility (including make whatever I'm wearing and holding invisible aswell).
With that in mind my weakeness would be any liquid (paint or rain etc) is splash onto me when I'm invisible (or using smokes) and detecting me without using sight like ultra sound and heat vision. Either will result of them being able to target me despite me being invisible.

something a bit different.. every ability but you only get to use each for a limited time period. actually that would make a curious game too

Telekinesis: Being move objects, bend them to any shape and fly with my mind is fine by me!

The "Limit" of this power would be like in the movie Chronicle...do something to fast, or try to lift something that is way to fucking big, causes nosebleeds, headaches etc...Ooooh also my powers can't affect living things, however i can throw an object into said living thing...

I have to go with super-speed, just to get a feel of it

weakness would be every time i would break out of my super-speed it tears/damages the muscle i was moving causing trauma, internal bleeding and maybe some wide cuts along the skin, all depending on how long i was in the super-speed for.

Limits would be the speed i could move, which i think would be just enough to break the sound barrier.

Pontus Hashis:
Ability to give pleasure with my touch.

LOL, that would be amusing on a night out...

*Touch*

*Girl orgasms* :')

God my mind...i need sleep.

How come everyone picks magic powers in this thread, thats my thing dammit! Anyways I would pick ice magic, beeing able to conjure and shape ice out of thin air as I would be able to make and sell ice sculptures for money in my free time... you know when I'm not beeing attacked by millitary squads.

My obvius weakness beeing hot/dry air, where there would be no moisture to conjure the ice from

Daystar Clarion:
Okay, sounds fun.

I'd have something akin to the 'Devil Trigger' from Devil May Cry.

Immense speed, strength, stamina and health boost as well as the ability to fly and use electricity based projectiles, but it's a form that can't be sustained and takes time to recharge.

So, say for instance, I'm pretty much an unstoppable force for 10 minutes, but I have to wait an hour before I use it again.

So whatever I fight, I have to win quickly or use the last moments of the form to retreat and recover strength.

I vividly remember the Devil Trigger elemental boosts varied depending on what Devil Arms you wielded. Present in DMC 1 and 3, not so much in 4 and different system present in 2.

The psychokinesis from Chronicle seems like a good one. You overexert, you start bleeding like crazy, and you're still human,so everything can still kill you.

arc1991:
Telekinesis: Being move objects, bend them to any shape and fly with my mind is fine by me!

The "Limit" of this power would be like in the movie Chronicle...do something to fast, or try to lift something that is way to fucking big, causes nosebleeds, headaches etc...Ooooh also my powers can't affect living things, however i can throw an object into said living thing...

Ninja'd. I'd go with this too. It just seems like it would be the most useful power. Although I think I'd rather go with the Invisible Woman's force field version of it rather than the usual thought of telekenesis. Off topic, I never got around to seeing Chronicle. How was it?

gigastar:

Daystar Clarion:
Okay, sounds fun.

I'd have something akin to the 'Devil Trigger' from Devil May Cry.

Immense speed, strength, stamina and health boost as well as the ability to fly and use electricity based projectiles, but it's a form that can't be sustained and takes time to recharge.

So, say for instance, I'm pretty much an unstoppable force for 10 minutes, but I have to wait an hour before I use it again.

So whatever I fight, I have to win quickly or use the last moments of the form to retreat and recover strength.

I vividly remember the Devil Trigger elemental boosts varied depending on what Devil Arms you wielded. Present in DMC 1 and 3, not so much in 4 and different system present in 2.

I like the way they implemented it in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Vergil, for instance, would get a speed boost and a 20% damage boost, while Dante wouldn't get the speed boost, received a 15% damage boost but gained access to certain abilities while in that form (including flight and electricity projectiles). Both would also recover the red portion of their health while in the form (red health can be recovered when that character is tagged out, but DT recovers it while they're in play, and significantly boosts the recovery when tagged out).

The downside is that while in Devil Trigger, neither character can build meter (the bar that allows them to pull of hyper combos), so you've got to build meter first, so you've got enough to fall back on while in DT.

The ability to plant thoughts in other people's heads. I'd have some of them hear nyan cat for all eternity. Others will get an audiobook of the twilight series.

Actually. That sounds way overpowered.

Maybe get invisibility, but it is only in the shadows. In sunlight, I turn visible again

arc1991:
Telekinesis: Being move objects, bend them to any shape and fly with my mind is fine by me!

The "Limit" of this power would be like in the movie Chronicle...do something to fast, or try to lift something that is way to fucking big, causes nosebleeds, headaches etc...Ooooh also my powers can't affect living things, however i can throw an object into said living thing...

Put a third eye on your forehead and you're one of the characters from 666 Satan.

Well, controlling magnetism Magneto-style seems really awesome, with the obvious downside being that I wouldn't be able to control anything that isn't metal. But then again, since I started paying attention to it (after I saw X-Men 3 again a few months ago), I have never met anyone who isn't carrying at least one peace of metal. So I guess to balance it out and to keep the laws of physics happy, it would be limited by my metabolism. So pulling a submarine out of the ocean would mean consecutive trips to McDonalds.

Daystar Clarion:

gigastar:

Daystar Clarion:
Okay, sounds fun.

I'd have something akin to the 'Devil Trigger' from Devil May Cry.

Immense speed, strength, stamina and health boost as well as the ability to fly and use electricity based projectiles, but it's a form that can't be sustained and takes time to recharge.

So, say for instance, I'm pretty much an unstoppable force for 10 minutes, but I have to wait an hour before I use it again.

So whatever I fight, I have to win quickly or use the last moments of the form to retreat and recover strength.

I vividly remember the Devil Trigger elemental boosts varied depending on what Devil Arms you wielded. Present in DMC 1 and 3, not so much in 4 and different system present in 2.

I like the way they implemented it in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Vergil, for instance, would get a speed boost and a 20% damage boost, while Dante wouldn't get the speed boost, received a 15% damage boost but gained access to certain abilities while in that form (including flight and electricity projectiles). Both would also recover the red portion of their health while in the form (red health can be recovered when that character is tagged out, but DT recovers it while they're in play, and significantly boosts the recovery when tagged out).

The downside is that while in Devil Trigger, neither character can build meter (the bar that allows them to pull of hyper combos), so you've got to build meter first, so you've got enough to fall back on while in DT.

For the record, im well aware of how their Devil Triggers work in UMvC3. It also makes an excellent canceller for things like Vergil's Rapid Slash and Dante's Crazy Dance.

In DMC3 (which UMvC3 Dante and Vergil are taken from), you only got new moves for Devil Trigger if you were wielding Nevan. And those were Air Raid, Vortex and Thunderbolt. Otherwise it granted you hitstun resistance, extra speed and slight health regen.

On a side note, in DMC1 its impied that Devil Trigger is impossible for half-demons without an awakened Devil Arm, no problem for Dante who brought Rebellion, Cerberus, Agni & Rudra, Nevan and Beowulf to the party (in UMvC3). And Vergil has Yamato. Depending on what you Devil Arm turns out as, you may want a side of either Implausible Fencing Powers, Improbable Weapon User and Implausible Aiming Skills.

gigastar:

Daystar Clarion:

gigastar:

I vividly remember the Devil Trigger elemental boosts varied depending on what Devil Arms you wielded. Present in DMC 1 and 3, not so much in 4 and different system present in 2.

I like the way they implemented it in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Vergil, for instance, would get a speed boost and a 20% damage boost, while Dante wouldn't get the speed boost, received a 15% damage boost but gained access to certain abilities while in that form (including flight and electricity projectiles). Both would also recover the red portion of their health while in the form (red health can be recovered when that character is tagged out, but DT recovers it while they're in play, and significantly boosts the recovery when tagged out).

The downside is that while in Devil Trigger, neither character can build meter (the bar that allows them to pull of hyper combos), so you've got to build meter first, so you've got enough to fall back on while in DT.

For the record, im well aware of how their Devil Triggers work in UMvC3. It also makes an excellent canceller for things like Vergil's Rapid Slash and Dante's Crazy Dance.

In DMC3 (which UMvC3 Dante and Vergil are taken from), you only got new moves for Devil Trigger if you were wielding Nevan. And those were Air Raid, Vortex and Thunderbolt. Otherwise it granted you hitstun resistance, extra speed and slight health regen.

On a side note, in DMC1 its impied that Devil Trigger is impossible for half-demons without an awakened Devil Arm, no problem for Dante who brought Rebellion, Cerberus, Agni & Rudra, Nevan and Beowulf to the party (in UMvC3). And Vergil has Yamato. Depending on what you Devil Arm turns out as, you may want a side of either Implausible Fencing Powers, Improbable Weapon User and Implausible Aiming Skills.

I'd say I wouldn't want to have implausible fencing...

But that would be a lie :D

Being able to stop time. Honestly, I wouldn't become a superhero or a supervillain, I'd just have fun with it. Stop time and finish essays, nap wherever I want... steal food. You know, practical stuff! And nobody would know. Invisibility is cool and all but for the ability to be a thief and a mysterious unknown hero at the same time, I think I'd rather have the world freeze.

Daystar Clarion:

gigastar:

Daystar Clarion:

I like the way they implemented it in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Vergil, for instance, would get a speed boost and a 20% damage boost, while Dante wouldn't get the speed boost, received a 15% damage boost but gained access to certain abilities while in that form (including flight and electricity projectiles). Both would also recover the red portion of their health while in the form (red health can be recovered when that character is tagged out, but DT recovers it while they're in play, and significantly boosts the recovery when tagged out).

The downside is that while in Devil Trigger, neither character can build meter (the bar that allows them to pull of hyper combos), so you've got to build meter first, so you've got enough to fall back on while in DT.

For the record, im well aware of how their Devil Triggers work in UMvC3. It also makes an excellent canceller for things like Vergil's Rapid Slash and Dante's Crazy Dance.

In DMC3 (which UMvC3 Dante and Vergil are taken from), you only got new moves for Devil Trigger if you were wielding Nevan. And those were Air Raid, Vortex and Thunderbolt. Otherwise it granted you hitstun resistance, extra speed and slight health regen.

On a side note, in DMC1 its impied that Devil Trigger is impossible for half-demons without an awakened Devil Arm, no problem for Dante who brought Rebellion, Cerberus, Agni & Rudra, Nevan and Beowulf to the party (in UMvC3). And Vergil has Yamato. Depending on what you Devil Arm turns out as, you may want a side of either Implausible Fencing Powers, Improbable Weapon User and Implausible Aiming Skills.

I'd say I wouldn't want to have implausible fencing...

But that would be a lie :D

That said, if i had to choose out of the Devil Arms, id take the electric guitar Nevan.

I'd choose regeneration like wolverine... not only would I go right back to being marine infantry and be even more badass at it but then just for shits and giggles I'd walk into random public places and yell "I can't fucking take it anymore" and shoot myself in the head...

arc1991:

Pontus Hashis:
Ability to give pleasure with my touch.

LOL, that would be amusing on a night out...

*Touch*

*Girl orgasms* :')

God my mind...i need sleep.

I already do that ;D

gigastar:

Daystar Clarion:

gigastar:

For the record, im well aware of how their Devil Triggers work in UMvC3. It also makes an excellent canceller for things like Vergil's Rapid Slash and Dante's Crazy Dance.

In DMC3 (which UMvC3 Dante and Vergil are taken from), you only got new moves for Devil Trigger if you were wielding Nevan. And those were Air Raid, Vortex and Thunderbolt. Otherwise it granted you hitstun resistance, extra speed and slight health regen.

On a side note, in DMC1 its impied that Devil Trigger is impossible for half-demons without an awakened Devil Arm, no problem for Dante who brought Rebellion, Cerberus, Agni & Rudra, Nevan and Beowulf to the party (in UMvC3). And Vergil has Yamato. Depending on what you Devil Arm turns out as, you may want a side of either Implausible Fencing Powers, Improbable Weapon User and Implausible Aiming Skills.

I'd say I wouldn't want to have implausible fencing...

But that would be a lie :D

That said, if i had to choose out of the Devil Arms, id take the electric guitar Nevan.

Fuck Dante, that prick can't decide what he wants to use.

Cocky bastard, put a shirt on :D

That's why I like Vergil so much more.

The ability to control rocks and earth, like the Earthbenders from Avatar.
Close quarter combat? Rock armour and then hit them like a ton of bricks (literally), choke people with a deadly mud facial, topple buildings by weakening the ground beneath them or just take out the lower floors if I can.
I like to think it's balanced by the fact that tanks have consistently proven that an explosive shell or just some heavier rounds make short work of rock, people and just about everything.
It's also incredibly useless in day to day activities like getting to work, making breakfast or doing anything not superhero/ villain related.

Daystar Clarion:

gigastar:

Daystar Clarion:

I'd say I wouldn't want to have implausible fencing...

But that would be a lie :D

That said, if i had to choose out of the Devil Arms, id take the electric guitar Nevan.

Fuck Dante, that prick can't decide what he wants to use.

Cocky bastard, out a shirt on :D

That's why I like Vergil so much more.

He may not know what he wants to use, but he damn sure makes a good show of it. The Reverb Shock in UMvC3 doesnt do justice to the one you get in DMC3. Dante slides forward on his knees then explodes with lightning and electrified bats. All while playing the chords.

Vergil in DMC3 however, lock on and mash sword attack and range attack at the same time while melee combo cancelling with weapon switches. Against anything up to Damned Chesspieces, Fallen Angels and Hells Vanguards youre a flurry of blade strikes backed up by the barrage provided by the Summoned Swords.

gigastar:

Daystar Clarion:

gigastar:

That said, if i had to choose out of the Devil Arms, id take the electric guitar Nevan.

Fuck Dante, that prick can't decide what he wants to use.

Cocky bastard, out a shirt on :D

That's why I like Vergil so much more.

He may not know what he wants to use, but he damn sure makes a good show of it. The Reverb Shock in UMvC3 doesnt do justice to the one you get in DMC3. Dante slides forward on his knees then explodes with lightning and electrified bats. All while playing the chords.

Vergil in DMC3 however, lock on and mash sword attack and range attack at the same time while melee combo cancelling with weapon switches. Against anything up to Damned Chesspieces, Fallen Angels and Hells Vanguards youre a flurry of blade strikes backed up by the barrage provided by the Summoned Swords.

Yeah, I'm definately picking up the DMC HD Collection.

I still haven't gotten around to playing DMC4 yet, but I haven't heard good things about it.

Healing powers, be able fix and cure anything on any living thing? I would be the most paid doctor on the planet.

The ability to make anyone think I'm right and agree with me. So yeah I could just be shot in the head by someone who is mute but I could easily make a man agree to set his child on fire.

Daystar Clarion:

gigastar:

Daystar Clarion:

Fuck Dante, that prick can't decide what he wants to use.

Cocky bastard, out a shirt on :D

That's why I like Vergil so much more.

He may not know what he wants to use, but he damn sure makes a good show of it. The Reverb Shock in UMvC3 doesnt do justice to the one you get in DMC3. Dante slides forward on his knees then explodes with lightning and electrified bats. All while playing the chords.

Vergil in DMC3 however, lock on and mash sword attack and range attack at the same time while melee combo cancelling with weapon switches. Against anything up to Damned Chesspieces, Fallen Angels and Hells Vanguards youre a flurry of blade strikes backed up by the barrage provided by the Summoned Swords.

Yeah, I'm definately picking up the DMC HD Collection.

I still haven't gotten around to playing DMC4 yet, but I haven't heard good things about it.

Its very much on par with DMC3. Not better, Capcom storywriters saw to that, but since theese are games where youre focusing on the gameplay i can say it does some things better than DMC3 at the cost of overall variety. I wont delve too deep.

But if theres one standout scene im happy to reference, its this one.

Also if you have a gamepad, get it on PC for the Legendary Dark Knight mode. The Steam version has no GfWL lurking in the background waiting to fuck up the next 2 hours of your life, and being as old as it is performance issues shouldnt really come up... until you play the afore mentioned Legendary Dark Knight mode. Its even got a DirectX 10 mode, and a performance tester.

And even if you dont have a gamepad, you could probably get away with keyboard controls like i did.

The ability to manipulate kinetic force, but i have to be in a state of awareness to absorb said energy, from either fists or bullets, then use the "Stored" energy to either lend a bit of power to my punches, super jumps, but only if i had the stored energy.
Or just plain ole pyromancy. Because lets face it, burning stuff is fun as hell.(i would balance this out by not being *entirely* flame proof, and my super secret weakness is asbestos.

Shape-shifting. And maybe the weakness is I can only shift into something I've come into contact with so not anything from my imagination. Kind of like that old book series animorphs but it would work on living or inanimate objects.

I don't know if that breaks the initial guideline b/c to beat the tank I just need to go find a bigger tank and touch it.

And unlike all those fancy ice and fire magics this one still covers the 'sneak into girls locker room' ability which I thought was the whole reason for ppl wanting magic powers in the first place.

(I kid...mostly)

Swyftstar:

arc1991:
Telekinesis: Being move objects, bend them to any shape and fly with my mind is fine by me!

The "Limit" of this power would be like in the movie Chronicle...do something to fast, or try to lift something that is way to fucking big, causes nosebleeds, headaches etc...Ooooh also my powers can't affect living things, however i can throw an object into said living thing...

Ninja'd. I'd go with this too. It just seems like it would be the most useful power. Although I think I'd rather go with the Invisible Woman's force field version of it rather than the usual thought of telekenesis. Off topic, I never got around to seeing Chronicle. How was it?

It's an awesome film. The camera is like how it was in Cloverfield, or Paranormal Activity, but in my opinion, it's the only film that's used it and done in the most effective way.

Really worth getting on DVD when it's released.

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