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Making Superheroes that ARE NOT overpowered

Discussion in 'The Story Board' started by lorbo, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. lorbo

    lorbo Member

    Jan 4, 2013
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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Making a Superpower Not too powerful i have an idea for a superhero but I am trying hard not to have her overpowered.

    I'm up for suggestions.

    This is the best version I have come up with so far.

    Powers: Running acceleration-she can keep accelerating, she tops out at 200 mph. She can accelerate as fast as a car.

    Kinetic Inertia Flight-She can keep going whatever speed she was running or moving at and fly. She can't make sudden stops or hover midair though, she would just drop down if she stopped flying, forcing her to slow her feet when she hit the ground.

    Adhesion-Her skin can stick to stuff at will, which makes picking up stuff a lot easier, even with super strength.

    Durability/strength-High, pretty much like hulks, EXCEPT she is vulnerable to water based attacks. When it hits her suit, her powers are drained. She can dry suit off at will but that costs durability as well. And she must wear her suit for powers to work. Water won't kill her, but once her powers are gone she's just a wet lady in breeches.

    Overall I think this is a good power set. Most villains would never guess what her weakness is and would get steamrolled on a regular basis. Of course once they found out, she would be in serious trouble, and would probably have start wearing a batman utility belt for offense.

    What are your ideas for making heroes that have powers but arent so overpowered that they can fly to pluto and back.
  2. Planeteer

    Planeteer Member

    Nov 14, 2004
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    I've got a guy called Powerhouse in mind.  He can bench 25 tons, and has the skin/muscle/bones resilient enough to pull it off.  This also means he has superhuman (Spider-Man level) agility: as I read somewhere, a guy who's fast enough to dodge bullets would need a body durable enough not to pull a muscle or break a bone doing it...which means being tough enough that the bullets would bounce off anyway.  He's got eyesight like a hawk, and similar enhancement to hearing and smell.

    Maybe not "cosmic" level (in fact, one of his complaints is that he's one of the least powerful members of his team), but IMHO reasonably powerful.

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