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.
One power I am thinking of including in my superhuman series is what I call “damage empowerment”. With damage empowerment, you would become stronger, faster, and more durable the more you are injured. Whenever you sustain an injury, your body will regenerate and your body will become more empowered. The greater the injury, the more powerful you will become. I am thinking of giving one of the main characters this power. They will be grievously injured repeatedly, but they will become one of the strongest characters as a result.
After much analysis and brainstorming, I believe I have thought of what superhuman powers to include in my future superhuman series. There will be ten distinct collections of powers, each with their own distinct specialization. Each category of superhumans will be given a code name to designate that specific category. However, there is an eleventh category that is potentially the mightiest category of them all, but it will be a superhuman who is one of a kind and the only member of that category.
In my superhuman series, I will be introducing a concept I call psychic torture. When being tortured by telekinesis, the torturer can break bones like twigs, slice through flesh cleaner than any physical blade, and apply pressure to organs. With telepathy, the torturer can project nightmarish illusions or blast the subject’s mind with enough psionic energy to cause indescribable mental pain that could either kill, lobotomize, traumatize, or render the victim unconscious. Imagine a psychic torturer using all of these methods simultaneously on their target and they would do it all without any physical contact with their victim at all.
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.