What's the worst superpower you can think of?
This concept originally came about after a friend and I were watching X-Men 3 and noticed the blinky kid from X-Men 2 had made a return (you know, the one whose mutant power was to change tv channels with his eyes). And then, we started to notice more completely useless mutant powers, such as the kid with the forked tongue from X-Men 2. This is when we realized that aside from these kids, pretty much every mutant in the X-Men universe has a mutant ability that, coincidentally, can be used in combat situations. Now, logic has it that if mankind were to somehow make individual leaps in evolution that were for some reason different for each person (which is completely illogical in itself, but we'll suspend our disbelief), these almost random new powers wouldn't always be so useful. Now of course, those who make appearances in X-Men would only be those mutants whose powers allowed them to fight crime, or to cause it for that matter. But what about the X-Men regects, mutants such as the blinky kid who could never be used in a combat situation, except for some extremely unlikely situation?
Think of it as a game. Try and think of the most useless mutant power possible. Or, to make things interesting, try and think of an extremely useful or interesting mutant power that hasn't been thought of. Remember though, the real goal is to come up with rediculous mutant abilities.
These are the best (or worst) ideas me and my friend have come up with so far. I like to call them the Unfortunates, mutants who want to be heroes, but who just can't make it in prestegious super groups like the X-Men.
Please note: None of these heroes have names yet, but I AM giving credit to the member who suggested the power. If your name is mentioned here, consider yourself the very superhero you thought of. You earned it!
If you would like to suggest a name for one of these heroes, please do so.
The QJ.Net Superhero team thus far:
- The Mutant who can become invisible except for bodily hair. (Suggested by Nights Shadow)
- The Mutant who can summon and control squirrels and small woodland creatures as they flow from his sleeves in powerful gusts, which he can manipulate at will. (Suggested by Jay C)
- The mutant who can hide the fact that he is a mutant from any sensors.
- The mutant that can shave people with his mind.
- The mutant with incredible super-speed, but who is unfortunately paralyzed from the waist down. (Abe Froeman)
- The mutant who is completely invincible when standing completely still. (z357x)
- The mutant who can see one second into the future. (Abe Froeman)
- The mutant with flammable bodily fluids that ignite upon contact with air, resulting in explosive sneezing and ejaculation, and so on. (PSPHaxor9 and z357x)
- The mutant whose penis becomes sixteen inches long when erect and can penetrate anything, but can only maintain this state for five minutes. (Mannymix03)
- The mutant who can manipulate feces, much like magneto manipulates metal. (Delight1)
- The mutant who can implode himself at will, temporarily becoming a miniature black hole. (Fallen Angel)