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If you had super powers, what would they be?
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I would have mental powers like Professor Xavier or Jean Grey.
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The power to blow out people's tires and destroy car engines with my thoughts.

You want to road rage? Here you go, destroyed car engine in a few flat tires. I'll beat the shit out of you financially. Enjoy those repair costs.


I love this power. I want in. There're some particularly loud ATV drivers that frequent my neighbourhood.
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antigravitation powers or being able to make people see illusions.
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I would want the power to create powers.
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if i had super powers... i would be able to control gravity

i could float in mid air like in space.... train in 100x earth's gravity like goku lol, do the almighty push or planetary devastation like pain in naruto,
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create, modify, and destroy galaxies.
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this dudes power. Besides god mode powers, his would be the best you could possibly have. Vector manipulation, as well as momentum, heat flux, and electrical current. If you know anything about physics and vectors, you know how amazing this would be. Say superman punches you will all of his strength - you can just take all of the force that he put into you and reverse it back into him. You can control gravity and air currents to fly, bend light around you to become invisible, remove the air from someones body, nullify the force of a nuke, pretty much anything - you'd be invincible unless you go up against someone with a power to nullify other peoples powers (like Touma)
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The power to be a Jerkass Genie!


Kelliher89 wrote:

I would have mental powers like Professor Xavier or Jean Grey.


Granted. If you want to see how horribly wrong that goes, watch Shin Sekai Yori.


piedok wrote:

antigravitation powers or being able to make people see illusions.


Granted, you can now invert gravity at will. Turning the antigravity on is exactly the same as having the entire room you're in turn upside down, and plummeting to the ceiling (now floor). God forbid you turn it on while outside.

Don't want that? Very well, you can now make people see illusions. You're not vulnerable to them yourself, of course. This means you can't see the images you're producing, and can screw things up in innumerable ways.


ApexKiri wrote:

I would want the power to create powers. :D


Granted. People can only have one power each, counting the power-creation power so you can't use it on yourself. Also, you have no control over what powers you grant, and it appears to be completely random except for Finagle's Law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finagle's_law). Sometimes a power is generally useless, sometimes it's nigh-omnipotence, sometimes it would be better described as a horrifying curse than as a power.


valentine640 wrote:

if i had super powers... i would be able to control gravity

i could float in mid air like in space.... train in 100x earth's gravity like goku lol, do the almighty push or planetary devastation like pain in naruto,


Granted. You gain the power to control gravity. That's not the same as having the power to decide how much effect gravity has on you, or other object - no, you get to control gravity. You can decide whether stuff has a gravitational pull or not. Of course, gravity is the weakest of the four fundamental forces, so the only thing that has a noticeable gravitational pull that you ever notice is the entire planet, or big chunks of it. You can't fly without making everything else (possibly including continental plates) fly. This power is basically only useful for cracking planets in half, which I guess should be fun if it's not the one you're standing on.


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create, modify, and destroy galaxies.


Granted. The galaxies will pop in and out of existence at your very whim, and rearrange themselves as you see fit. Stars, like everything else, cannot travel faster than light, so any modifications you make to their shape will take eons to become visible, even if you were right outside the galaxy. That doesn't matter, though, because even if the changes were instantaneous you'd be dead a million years before you could see them from Earth. Except for the Milky Way galaxy - if you destroy it, or shift it about, you'll notice that pretty much instantaneously when humanity gets obliterated.


Rena-Ryuuguu wrote:



this dudes power. Besides god mode powers, his would be the best you could possibly have. Vector manipulation, as well as momentum, heat flux, and electrical current. If you know anything about physics and vectors, you know how amazing this would be. Say superman punches you will all of his strength - you can just take all of the force that he put into you and reverse it back into him. You can control gravity and air currents to fly, bend light around you to become invisible, remove the air from someones body, nullify the force of a nuke, pretty much anything - you'd be invincible unless you go up against someone with a power to nullify other peoples powers (like Touma)


Granted: You gain the manipulation abilities, but don't suddenly gain any knowledge about, say, what photons are where, or exactly how many newtons of force are being applied, or how many kilojoules something is putting out, that you wouldn't know normally. This means any attempt to do any more than the most basic telekinesis will fail catastrophically, perhaps even hilariously (especially when you try nullifying the force of a nuke - guess how many Newtons a megaton equals and how many megatons the blast will be to six decimal places, or a few tons of TNT will jump out of your rounding error and explode in your face).

OR...

Granted: You gain the manipulation abilities, plus every time you use your power on something you suddenly perfectly know its momentum, direction of travel, the force acting on it, the energy it's putting out, etcetera etcetera. Somehow this perfect knowledge does not make your head explode. Thanks to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, combined with your sudden perfect knowledge of the object's momentum, its location suddenly becomes infinitely uncertain and unknowable. This is a law of physics and a fact about the state of the universe, not some sudden attack of ignorance on your part - the object is both nowhere and everywhere in the universe at once, for the entire duration for which you're using your power on it. That's when you try using basic telekinesis, the quantum stuff gets worse from here.
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Always pick Super Saiyan
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The power to create and manipulate matter using the imagination. Basically create any object, creating something out of nothing.

Forget Accelerator's power or Super Saiyan abilities or whatever, creation is so much more versatile and fun. It might not make me as powerful physically, but think of the possibilities...
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Very powerful and precise Telekinesis, definitely. Besides moving things with your mind, itt has so many applications and essentially makes up other powers, such as:

Flight ------- Telekinesis on oneself
Heat/Fire -- Telekinesis used to excite matter at a molecular level (as Stephen King once put it, Pyrokinesis)
Electricity --- Telekinesis at the subatomic level, to move electrons in the form of current, as well as building and releasing static charges
Cold/Ice ---- Like with Pyrokinesis, but stopping molecular motion instead of accelerating it

And a ton of other abilities, depending on your knowledge and imagination.
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Hey Mr. Jerkass Genie,

I added my opinion on some things.


Rowan93 wrote:

The power to be a Jerkass Genie!


Kelliher89 wrote:

I would have mental powers like Professor Xavier or Jean Grey.


Granted. If you want to see how horribly wrong that goes, watch Shin Sekai Yori.


Assumption: Telekinetic powers are under the extreme influence of our subconcious. Highly plausible, but not certain. Shin Sroekai Yori
definitely illustrated how uncontrollable we can be at times.


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piedok wrote:

antigravitation powers or being able to make people see illusions.


Granted, you can now invert gravity at will. Turning the antigravity on is exactly the same as having the entire room you're in turn upside down, and plummeting to the ceiling (now floor). God forbid you turn it on while outside.

Don't want that? Very well, you can now make people see illusions. You're not vulnerable to them yourself, of course. This means you can't see the images you're producing, and can screw things up in innumerable ways.


I completely agree that ANTIgravity is ridiculous, but what was probably meant was nullification of gravity...

Assumption: You have no direct feedback from the creation and manipulation of illusions. Again, plausible, but not necessarily true. Could be overcome with practice, in any case.


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ApexKiri wrote:

I would want the power to create powers. :D


Granted. People can only have one power each, counting the power-creation power so you can't use it on yourself. Also, you have no control over what powers you grant, and it appears to be completely random except for Finagle's Law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finagle's_law). Sometimes a power is generally useless, sometimes it's nigh-omnipotence, sometimes it would be better described as a horrifying curse than as a power.


Assumption: There is no control over the power given. Plausible, but not necessarily true. It is impossible to understand sight if one has always been blind, and the same may hold for the ability to give powers. The same argument could apply to all the other abilities that are assumed to be uncontrollable.

And why Finagle's Law? It's a principle that opposes randomness completely, is not really applicable to anything, and mostly just referenced in science fiction. It doesn't seem to apply here.


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valentine640 wrote:

if i had super powers... i would be able to control gravity

i could float in mid air like in space.... train in 100x earth's gravity like goku lol, do the almighty push or planetary devastation like pain in naruto,


Granted. You gain the power to control gravity. That's not the same as having the power to decide how much effect gravity has on you, or other object - no, you get to control gravity. You can decide whether stuff has a gravitational pull or not. Of course, gravity is the weakest of the four fundamental forces, so the only thing that has a noticeable gravitational pull that you ever notice is the entire planet, or big chunks of it. You can't fly without making everything else (possibly including continental plates) fly. This power is basically only useful for cracking planets in half, which I guess should be fun if it's not the one you're standing on.


What if you look at it this way? If an object suddenly loses it's gravitational field (it's gravity is "nullified"), then wouldn't it be impossible for another object to exert a gravitational force on it? If the force were exerted, it would violate Newton's Third Law, right? No reaction. In an analogy using another field force, a proton will attract an electron and repel a proton, but will do nothing to a neutron, since it possesses not electrical charge, and therefore no electrical field. Sure, putting it this way, the object in question would have to have no mass in order to have no gravitational field, but if the gravitational field is nullified in some other way (i.e. a superpower), would that object simply not experience gravity? In that case, floating would be possible, as well as increasing the effect of gravity on a specific object.


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aWatcher wrote:

create, modify, and destroy galaxies.


Granted. The galaxies will pop in and out of existence at your very whim, and rearrange themselves as you see fit. Stars, like everything else, cannot travel faster than light, so any modifications you make to their shape will take eons to become visible, even if you were right outside the galaxy. That doesn't matter, though, because even if the changes were instantaneous you'd be dead a million years before you could see them from Earth. Except for the Milky Way galaxy - if you destroy it, or shift it about, you'll notice that pretty much instantaneously when humanity gets obliterated.


Clearly a terrible idea.


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Rena-Ryuuguu wrote:



this dudes power. Besides god mode powers, his would be the best you could possibly have. Vector manipulation, as well as momentum, heat flux, and electrical current. If you know anything about physics and vectors, you know how amazing this would be. Say superman punches you will all of his strength - you can just take all of the force that he put into you and reverse it back into him. You can control gravity and air currents to fly, bend light around you to become invisible, remove the air from someones body, nullify the force of a nuke, pretty much anything - you'd be invincible unless you go up against someone with a power to nullify other peoples powers (like Touma)


Granted: You gain the manipulation abilities, but don't suddenly gain any knowledge about, say, what photons are where, or exactly how many newtons of force are being applied, or how many kilojoules something is putting out, that you wouldn't know normally. This means any attempt to do any more than the most basic telekinesis will fail catastrophically, perhaps even hilariously (especially when you try nullifying the force of a nuke - guess how many Newtons a megaton equals and how many megatons the blast will be to six decimal places, or a few tons of TNT will jump out of your rounding error and explode in your face).

OR...

Granted: You gain the manipulation abilities, plus every time you use your power on something you suddenly perfectly know its momentum, direction of travel, the force acting on it, the energy it's putting out, etcetera etcetera. Somehow this perfect knowledge does not make your head explode. Thanks to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, combined with your sudden perfect knowledge of the object's momentum, its location suddenly becomes infinitely uncertain and unknowable. This is a law of physics and a fact about the state of the universe, not some sudden attack of ignorance on your part - the object is both nowhere and everywhere in the universe at once, for the entire duration for which you're using your power on it. That's when you try using basic telekinesis, the quantum stuff gets worse from here.


Really nothing to say on this last one, it does seem impossible to handle that amount of information, considering all the randomness.




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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.
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Amaterasu!
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Speed, the ability to control the wind, fly, visual powers (Genjutsu)
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