I had an interesting thought about the main villain of my graphic novel series. At first, I thought of just making him a power absorber because I viewed it as the cruelest of superpowers. Absorbing the powers of others would allow the villain to become increasingly more powerful with each set of abilities he assimilates. Now, however, I am thinking of giving him the ability to manipulate superhuman abilities in general. With this ability, the villain would not only be able to absorb powers, but he would also be able to bestow, amplify, or negate the powers of others. By bestowing powers, the villain would be able to buy the loyalty of any normal human who craves and covets superhuman abilities. By amplifying powers, the villain would be able to augment the powers of other super humans, which would also allow him to buy their loyalty. Both of these applications would allow the villain to acquire a massive army of empowered soldiers who are blindly loyal to him. By negating powers, the villain would be able to nullify any and every power that would be used against him. Overall, this ability to control superhuman powers in general would easily make the villain the most dangerous character I ever created!