History Analysis / RequiredSecondaryPowers

25th Oct '16 12:17:39 PM Vassi
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Also, they'd need a way to fight infection and other foreign substances. Having your guts spilled all over the floor would open the door to all sorts of germs and viruses, not to mention dust and such. There's a reason hospitals strive for perfect sterility. Conversely, they get infected like anyone else, but recover instantly due to the healing factor producing antibodies at an accelerated rate. That in turn would need another secondary power to prevent [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytokine_storm cytokine storms]] destroying the body. {{Wolverine}}'s healing factor was used to develop antibodies to a deadly virus on at least one occasion. Most likely they would also have some kind of super-genome, considering that so much rapid healing and DNA replication would increase the possibility for cancer-causing genetic defects massively. This would explain {{Deadpool}}'s Massive scarring, since his skin is both spreading the cancer and healing the damage caused by the cancer. And, cancer aside, certain kinds of attacks could reasonably be assumed to cause genetic damage to the tissues which the regenerating tissue is growing from.

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Also, they'd need a way to fight infection and other foreign substances. Having your guts spilled all over the floor would open the door to all sorts of germs and viruses, not to mention dust and such. There's a reason hospitals strive for perfect sterility. Conversely, they get infected like anyone else, but recover instantly due to the healing factor producing antibodies at an accelerated rate. That in turn would need another secondary power to prevent [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytokine_storm cytokine storms]] destroying the body. {{Wolverine}}'s healing factor was used to develop antibodies to a deadly virus on at least one occasion. Most likely they would also have some kind of super-genome, super-genome or very good immune system, considering that so much rapid healing and DNA replication would increase the possibility for cancer-causing genetic defects massively. This would explain {{Deadpool}}'s Massive scarring, since his skin is both spreading the cancer and healing the damage caused by the cancer. And, cancer aside, certain kinds of attacks could reasonably be assumed to cause genetic damage to the tissues which the regenerating tissue is growing from.
16th Oct '16 12:13:55 PM Monolaf317
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... boy, sure starting to feel MadeOfPlasticine now, aren't you?

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... boy, sure starting to feel MadeOfPlasticine now, aren't you?you?
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15th Apr '16 5:17:25 PM Doug86
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'''SuperSpeed''' - These characters are somehow immune to the effects of friction - specifically, the chafing that would naturally occur from using extremely rapid speed for extended periods of time, especially while wearing spandex. Again, this is only for characters that aren't explicitly described as NighInvulnerable; presumably, that would also cover friction damage. The same applies to the materials in contact with speedster, especially clothes (that should be bent to move): either [[MySuitIsAlsoSuper invulnerability is extended to them]] or they are going to be damaged and possibly disintegrated/[[FrictionBurn incinerated]]. For instance, the various speedsters of the TheDCU related to TheFlash each have a thin invisible aura that protects their bodies from air friction (and, presumably, the impact of their feet hitting the ground at several hundred miles per hour several hundred times per second). This aura also allows them to survive the rigors of outer space.

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'''SuperSpeed''' - These characters are somehow immune to the effects of friction - specifically, the chafing that would naturally occur from using extremely rapid speed for extended periods of time, especially while wearing spandex. Again, this is only for characters that aren't explicitly described as NighInvulnerable; presumably, that would also cover friction damage. The same applies to the materials in contact with speedster, especially clothes (that should be bent to move): either [[MySuitIsAlsoSuper invulnerability is extended to them]] or they are going to be damaged and possibly disintegrated/[[FrictionBurn incinerated]]. For instance, the various speedsters of the TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU related to TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash each have a thin invisible aura that protects their bodies from air friction (and, presumably, the impact of their feet hitting the ground at several hundred miles per hour several hundred times per second). This aura also allows them to survive the rigors of outer space.
23rd Jan '16 6:44:14 PM nombretomado
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In addition, it has been pointed out that many fliers must also have some regenerative powers. Otherwise, the constant effects of the wind and airborne dust particles on exposed skin would cause premature aging. {{Storm}} for example explicitly has physical resistance to the elements and temperature extremes. Otherwise she'd have skin resembling leather and more wrinkles than women decades older due to constant exposure to fast moving wind, rain, and snow. Fliers with invulnerability get a pass, but that's it.

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In addition, it has been pointed out that many fliers must also have some regenerative powers. Otherwise, the constant effects of the wind and airborne dust particles on exposed skin would cause premature aging. {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} for example explicitly has physical resistance to the elements and temperature extremes. Otherwise she'd have skin resembling leather and more wrinkles than women decades older due to constant exposure to fast moving wind, rain, and snow. Fliers with invulnerability get a pass, but that's it.
14th Sep '15 6:37:01 AM FuzzyBoots
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'''EyeBeams''' - Thanks to tiny involuntary movements of the eyes called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsaccade microsaccades]]'', accuracy and precision would be a problem, which gets even worse the greater the distance of the target. And could result in tremendous collateral damage. So the ability to keep your eyes perfectly still is very important when it comes to fighting crime.

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'''EyeBeams''' - Thanks to tiny involuntary movements of the eyes called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsaccade microsaccades]]'', accuracy and precision would be a problem, which gets even worse the greater the distance of the target. And could result in tremendous collateral damage. So the ability to keep your eyes perfectly still is very important when it comes to fighting crime. Also, for distances less than 20 feet, [[http://www.politedissent.com/archives/906 convergence]] should force the beams to meet at the point you're looking at, and further distances would involve parallel beams.
14th Apr '15 4:42:54 PM nombretomado
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* It is possible, depending on the context, that the lightning-user channels it remotely -- not through themselves. Many of these problems can be resolved if the electrical circuit is confined entirely to the target's body. But then you lose the [[RuleOfCool cool lightning bolt]], and all you get is a bad guy [[NightmareFuel spasming violently like a deranged marionette until his insides boil out through his skin]].[[note]][[DarkerThanBlack Not that this can't be awesome, mind.]][[/note]] Although, if Mr. Lightning controls electrons themselves, he should also have the power of disintegration, as electrons have the wondrous duty of bonding atoms together.

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* It is possible, depending on the context, that the lightning-user channels it remotely -- not through themselves. Many of these problems can be resolved if the electrical circuit is confined entirely to the target's body. But then you lose the [[RuleOfCool cool lightning bolt]], and all you get is a bad guy [[NightmareFuel spasming violently like a deranged marionette until his insides boil out through his skin]].[[note]][[DarkerThanBlack [[note]][[Anime/DarkerThanBlack Not that this can't be awesome, mind.]][[/note]] Although, if Mr. Lightning controls electrons themselves, he should also have the power of disintegration, as electrons have the wondrous duty of bonding atoms together.
18th Mar '15 1:51:55 PM GreatWyrmGold
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There's also the problem of traveling ''only'' through time and ending up floating in space because [[TimeAndRelativeDimensionsInSpace surprise, surprise, planets, star systems, and even galaxies happen to move around]]. Most time travel stories will completely ignore this problem, so the auto-compensation is a Required Secondary Power. Some time machines even teleport to a different place on Earth relative to their starting point, which [[TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot just happens to be the perfect spot to set the plot rolling]], with no specific input from the travelers to go there.

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There's Arguably, there's also the problem of traveling ''only'' through time and ending up floating in space because [[TimeAndRelativeDimensionsInSpace surprise, surprise, planets, star systems, and even galaxies happen to move around]]. around]].[[note]]Of course, since space is relative, this may not apply depending on the frame of reference the teleportation uses. In general, it seems safe to assume that time travelers remain stationary relative to the Earth's surface.[[/note]] Most time travel stories will completely ignore this problem, so the auto-compensation is a Required Secondary Power. Some time machines even teleport to a different place on Earth relative to their starting point, which [[TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot just happens to be the perfect spot to set the plot rolling]], with no specific input from the travelers to go there.
28th Jan '15 6:22:05 PM StFan
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'''SuperSenses''' - Clearly, a lot of potential downsides to this one. The ability to selectively screen your input is an absolute necessity unless you want your hero to be called "Captain Migraine", "The Squinter" or "Curled-Up-In-The-Fetal-Position-On-The-Floor Man," and let's not even go over issues with sensitivity in the nether regions. Likewise, being able to [[{{X-Ray Vision}} see through things]] is only good if you can also see the ''outsides'' of them when necessary.

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'''SuperSenses''' - Clearly, a lot of potential downsides to this one. The ability to selectively screen your input is an absolute necessity unless you want your hero to be called "Captain Migraine", "The Squinter" or "Curled-Up-In-The-Fetal-Position-On-The-Floor Man," and let's not even go over issues with sensitivity in the nether regions. Likewise, being able to [[{{X-Ray Vision}} [[XRayVision see through things]] is only good if you can also see the ''outsides'' of them when necessary.
5th Oct '14 6:18:14 PM VictorDamazio
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'''RubberMan''' - Flexing yourself into cartoonish shapes would be great fun, provided you were strong enough to support yourself enough to stand up. There's also the issue of organs and blood. Aside from the obvious repercussions of flattening yourself against a wall, the human heart isn't designed to pump blood into an arm that just grew one hundred feet. [[MySuitIsAlsoSuper This power would also have to extend to their clothes]], otherwise it'd be very uncomfortable (or publicly embarrassing).

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'''RubberMan''' - Flexing yourself into cartoonish shapes would be great fun, provided you were strong enough to support yourself enough to stand up. There's also the issue of organs and blood. Aside from the obvious repercussions of flattening yourself against a wall, the human heart isn't designed to pump blood into an arm that just grew one hundred feet. [[MySuitIsAlsoSuper This power would also have to extend to their clothes]], otherwise it'd be very uncomfortable (or publicly embarrassing).embarrassing), also, remember that to be able to reshape your body into any shape, not only requires you to be made of malleable material, but also have more or total control over your body.
30th Sep '14 5:26:01 AM unokkun
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'''SuperReflexes''' - Generally implies some level of SuperSenses and SuperSpeed. It's no use being able to react to a bullet if you can't even detect it coming, and even then you need to be able to move out of the way in time. All the more so when dealing with especially fast, explosive or close-range munitions.

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'''SuperReflexes''' - Generally implies some level of SuperSenses and SuperSpeed. It's no use being able to react to a bullet if you can't even detect it coming, and even then you need to be able to move out of the way in time. All the more so when dealing with especially fast, explosive or close-range munitions. Not to mention that most bullets go faster than sound -- you'd better have it in your field of vision if you even want a chance to react.
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