I watched a film that was based on Michael Crichton’s, Sphere. What I found intriguing about the Sphere was its ability to grant reality warping powers to those who come in contact with it. For most of the movie, the characters managed to manifest their darkest fears and subconscious thoughts. I would love the power to make whatever I imagine real, but I would prefer to be able to manifest my conscious thoughts because I would have more control. If my subconscious thoughts manifested, I would have no control and it would have world-ending consequences.
Imagine having skin and muscles that are so flexible and durable that they can absorb the impact of any attack. Punching characters with this ability has been described to be like punching a pillow. This would make a character like a living punching bag, but they would be a punching bag that could punch back. I am thinking of including a Hulk-like character in my new superhero series with this power.
There have been countless examples of superhumans that possess multiple powers. A few cases involved these characters combining several powers to create powerful and unpredictable techniques. For example, the supervillain known as All For One from My Hero Academia (pictured above) displayed the following mixture: air pressure manipulation, muscle mass manipulation, four kinetic energy boosters, and three strength enhancers. The end result produced a shockwave that was powerful enough to overwhelm even the mightiest of opponents as well as demolish his surrounding environment for miles. In my new superhero series, both the main hero and the main villain will each have many powers and can combine these powers into complex mixtures. This will make their duel to the death even more epic and destructive than if they each had only one power.
One of my favorite esoteric superhuman powers would be animation, which is the ability to give a form of life to inanimate objects. With this power, you could animate statues, vehicles, or even corpses and make them do your bidding. I am thinking of including this ability in my new superhero series and the wielder will be particularly sadistic.
Imagine being able to fire a concentrated beam of energy from your mouth. You could cause large scale death and destruction with a single breath. This would be like Cyclops’s power except the beam comes from the mouth instead of the eyes. I am thinking of giving one of the supervillains in my new superhero series this ability and it will be frightening.
When it comes to superpowers, I am thinking of applying them in the way that the human nervous system is arranged. Voluntary nerve impulses are activated through a person’s will while reflexive nerve impulses act independently of the will. With this in mind, I am thinking of making some superhuman powers activated by their wielder’s will while others remain constantly active when the wielder wants them to be or not. For instance, their intelligence, strength, speed, and durability would remain constantly active while other powers like telekinesis, heat vision, and telepathy can only be activated by the user’s will. What do you think of this concept? Please share your thoughts.
One of the main characters in my new superhero series will be an empath, which is someone who can sense the emotions of others. I am thinking of depicting an empath’s abilities in a unique way. Instead of just sensing emotions, what if they could taste the emotions of those around them. Each emotion would have their own distinct flavor. What do you think? Do you think this would be a fun new way of perceiving other peoples’ emotions? Please share your thoughts.
In superhero comics, we have seen characters with superhuman intelligence such as Brainiac and the Thinker. While watching Stan Lee’s Superhumans, I saw a video of a man with real life superhuman intelligence. He utilized his intellect by solving complex mathematical equations faster than a calculator. I noticed that the more complex the equation, the faster this guy gets when solving the equation. Brain scans showed that even though his brain was less active than an average person, but the problem-solving sections of his brain had fused with the parts of his brain that governed instinct, reflexes, and reaction time. As a result of this, he could solve complex equations on an instinctual level. I will be keeping this in mind when writing my superhuman series.
I just saw Avengers: Infinity War and I finally got to see the omnipotence of the Infinity Gauntlet on the big screen! When all six Infinity Stones were combined into the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos had the power to wipe out half the universe’s population with just a snap of his fingers and defeated the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy with ease. This got me wondering what I would do if I wielded the Infinity Gauntlet’s omnipotence. Personally, I would do something similar to what Thanos did only instead of wiping out random people, I would wipe out everyone who is evil such as terrorists, dictators, corrupt politicians, dirty cops, school bullies, mobsters, drug dealers, arms dealers, human traffickers, thugs, loan sharks, murderers, rapists, abusive parents, and all other individuals like them. With every evil person wiped out instantly without the risk of collateral damage, I would give the world a chance to spend a generation or two without evil and they would know peace at last. In addition, I would end poverty, famine, war, and quite literally bring peace not only to Earth but to the entire universe. Also, I would eliminate pollution and turn every planet, moon, and planetoid in the universe into the thriving paradise with plants and animals aplenty. Once all that is done, then I will just toss the Gauntlet away and live a normal life. If I have any lingering doubts about my methods, then I will just use the Mind Stone to wipe out everyone’s (including mine) memories of my involvement. What about you? What would you do if you wielded the Infinity Gauntlet’s omnipotence?
Tiger beetles are the fastest animal for their size because they can move at a top speed of 5.6 miles per hour. When those statistics are applied to humans, it would be like a person running 335 miles per hour. I will consider these numbers when writing my superhuman series.