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I think the "Jerkass Genie" thing should make the point that I'm specifically trying to ruin people's wishes here. I'm not assuming things, I'm specifically choosing anything that wasn't specified so that it creates the worst possible outcome (or, you know, a bad enough outcome that the wish becomes a bad idea, I could probably make things worse than that but it seems pointless).



Rena-Ryuuguu wrote:

I take it neither of you have seen A certain magical index/ a certain scientific Railgun

Accelerator is a super genius that is able to calculate all of the physics stuff in an instant (this is most likely given to him by his power) his ability also allows him to detect these things around him and change them at will and even passively. Furthermore, this thread is about which superpower you would want if you could have any - it's implied that you would be able to have the exact power you have in mind and use it how you assumed it would work. The idea of a superpower is in itself illogical so it makes no sense to use logic to point out the problems with them. If they are a superpower then they have the potential to bend reality and logic to their will so all your logic is null and void.


Letting the powers be assumed to work exactly as the wisher envisions them is boring. It makes any discussion invalid, so people just post without looking at anyone else's posts and nobody really interacts and everyone's just hurling text into the void mindlessly.

Also, if we're going to talk about what the OP says, it's not even explicitly stated that it's about what powers one wants. That's the most obvious (also, most boring) interpretation of the question, but there are other ways to look at it that aren't just omnipotence-jerking.

Superpowers are not illogical. They are implausible and non-existent, but there's a vast gulf between those two things. A perfect circle is implausible and non-existent. A square circle is illogical. And yes, some superpowers tend towards the "square circle" end of things, but when that happens we call it a "plot hole" and it's generally considered bad.
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All powers. Everything from God mode to ability to change the color of my urine at will. Everything.
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Maybe thats just you. I certainly don't find this topic boring, hence why im here in the first place, nor do I just ignore other peoples posts. Sure, I don't read through all 10 pages, but I don't do that with any topic. I read the first couple and the most recent ones. I find it interesting to see what people would choose as their power, a lot of the time it can give you an idea about what kind of person they are (I got a pretty good idea of what kind of person you are for instance). This is an anime website - anime, tv, books, manga, video games, and other fictitious things are forms of escapism: mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an "escape" from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. Where we watch and play, fantasizing about it to enrich our lives. I'm sure most people that watch anime have thought " It'd be cool if I was able to do what person 'X' is able to do ". This topic is for people to express their fantasies and what they think would be a cool power to have, and you just come along and rain on the parade by pointing out that it's implausible and that their ability is stupid.
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Teleportation
Werewolf transformation
Time travel (this could only be used limited times because thats op.)
The power to make everyone's internet go at 50 kbs or lower. (Evil I know...)

All I can think of for now I suppose.
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the ability to do anything so you can make yourself have these powers

the king of all super powers!
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Luck.
The ability to just make things go my way. For things to just effortlessly work out. Maybe not even to the extremes of winning the lottery or anything. Just like, exam questions are never on something I'm weak on. I never get the harsh examiners. If I'm trying to find something, I find it in one of the first places I look. Stuff like that. Lots of little things that add up to a happy life.
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turning everyone I hate into a perfect stack of pancakes.
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I would want to have the super power of being able to do all of the super powers >:D.
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I have the power to take away super powers. I used it to make Aquaman look stupid at an aquarium when he was trying to impress some chick.
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Rena-Ryuuguu wrote:

Maybe thats just you. I certainly don't find this topic boring, hence why im here in the first place, nor do I just ignore other peoples posts. Sure, I don't read through all 10 pages, but I don't do that with any topic. I read the first couple and the most recent ones. I find it interesting to see what people would choose as their power, a lot of the time it can give you an idea about what kind of person they are (I got a pretty good idea of what kind of person you are for instance). This is an anime website - anime, tv, books, manga, video games, and other fictitious things are forms of escapism: mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an "escape" from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. Where we watch and play, fantasizing about it to enrich our lives. I'm sure most people that watch anime have thought " It'd be cool if I was able to do what person 'X' is able to do ". This topic is for people to express their fantasies and what they think would be a cool power to have, and you just come along and rain on the parade by pointing out that it's implausible and that their ability is stupid.


Of course, useless fantasizing is what we're here for, what I'm saying is not necessarily that it's bad, but (useless fantasizing + discussion of said useless fantasies) > (useless fantasizing). Yeah, maybe describing the latter as "hurling text into the void mindlessly" is a little harsh, but a fun waste of time that's not as fun as the other wastes of time we spend time on is pretty low on the scale of things one should be doing.

I wasn't pointing out the implausibility, I was inventing ways for them to go wrong. There's a difference there; given the magic required to make superpowers work, there's no reason at all why they wouldn't also magically work the way they're "supposed" to, but it's fun to imagine and argue for them working in a way they're not supposed to, and I don't think that that fun is necessarily at the expense of anyone else's fun.

Speaking of which:


Nagekios wrote:

Werewolf transformation



Granted! You can now transform werewolves into anything you like.


superboyw wrote:

the ability to do anything so you can make yourself have these powers

the king of all super powers!


Granted! "accidentally/subconsciously permanently turning yourself into a muggle" is a part of anything, so it's a thing you can do because you can do anything.


Richybabes wrote:

Luck.
The ability to just make things go my way. For things to just effortlessly work out. Maybe not even to the extremes of winning the lottery or anything. Just like, exam questions are never on something I'm weak on. I never get the harsh examiners. If I'm trying to find something, I find it in one of the first places I look. Stuff like that. Lots of little things that add up to a happy life.


Granted! You- *genie is randomly crushed by a falling piano before he can put any twists on your wish*


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turning everyone I hate into a perfect stack of pancakes.


Granted! The pancakes are so perfect, and so delicious, that any pancakes that weren't wrought from the flesh of your living enemies taste like dirt in comparison. Once those you sought vengeance on have been destroyed, you find yourself faced with a stark choice. The words are out of your mouth before you realize it, and passers-by do not realize the peril that such an innocuous statement puts them in:

"Man, I'd kill for some pancakes right now."


InfinityRose wrote:

I would want to have the super power of being able to do all of the super powers >:D.


Granted! At your bidding, an anthropomorphism of any nation generally considered a superpower (currently, only the United States) will appear, ready and willing to perform the horizontal tango. This may or may not have geographic/political/economic/demographic consequences - you should probably use protection just in case.
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Infinitely sprouting octopus tentacles
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My childhood dream is still to possess the powers of dbz lol i mostly would love to fly at high speeds.
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I'd want the power where I would pick up something or stare at it, and then when I get home I materialize an exact copy. ^^
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I would only need powers for a minute to make Mizore Shirayuki real. Then I'd make her my little snow bunny ; D
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