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20th Jul '16 10:25:38 AM Tron80
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* Superman's cousin ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' has the full Kryptonian pack: super-strength, super-speed, flight, invulnerability, super-senses, heat vision, several breath weapons... and some versions are an ActionBomb. In ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Kara gets a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern ring]] temporarily. She gains the ability to vomit burning plasma, and her ring gives her an extra set of powers: creation of light constructs, force-fields, space warping...
17th Jul '16 10:14:26 PM Prfnoff
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* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie''. Super Blah, in his climactic confrontation with Evil Blah, swats away hordes of attacking {{Mooks}} by flexing his arms a bit, but shares the really stupid weakness of every other Blah. In an earlier scene he flies into space in an attempt to stop a meteor on collision course with the Earth, only for it to crash into him and then the Earth, which explodes ''again''.
3rd Jul '16 5:46:59 PM nombretomado
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* The Toa Nuva in Franchise/{{Bionicle}}, with the masks of speed, levitation, and strength. Most Makuta qualify as well. Twist: The power is in their masks, not their own strength, and none of the Toa Nuva have all of the Nuva masks, though they can apply the effects as a team. They need to combine their power to become true flying bricks.

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* The Toa Nuva in Franchise/{{Bionicle}}, Toys/{{Bionicle}}, with the masks of speed, levitation, and strength. Most Makuta qualify as well. Twist: The power is in their masks, not their own strength, and none of the Toa Nuva have all of the Nuva masks, though they can apply the effects as a team. They need to combine their power to become true flying bricks.
28th Jun '16 12:33:31 AM Hanz
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* The titular character of ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' is noteworthy InUniverse for his bizarrely simple power set; after three years of TrainingFromHell he lost all of his hair and gained the ability to kill damn near anything in one punch, as well as SuperSpeed, [[InASingleBound enhanced jumping]] that mimics {{Flight}}, and [[NighInvulnerability toughness that let him shrug off a strike that sent him to the Moon]].

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* The titular character of ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' is noteworthy InUniverse for his bizarrely simple power set; after three years of TrainingFromHell simple but strict strength training he lost all of his hair and gained the ability to kill damn near anything in one punch, as well as SuperSpeed, [[InASingleBound enhanced jumping]] that mimics {{Flight}}, and [[NighInvulnerability toughness that let him shrug off a strike that sent him to the Moon]].
24th Jun '16 12:58:16 PM Eagal
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* Sodam Yat, currently Ion of the ''[[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps.]]'' Prophesied to be the "ultimate Green Lantern", he is possessed by the spirit called Ion, meaning he doesn't need a power ring. However, what makes him so dangerous - and a flying brick - is the fact that he's also a Daxamite (see the Legion entries above)... meaning that even without the power of Ion, when he's exposed to yellow sun energy, he's pretty much Superman. During the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar, he went toe-to-toe with Superboy-Prime (who has [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] level powers) and actually kept him busy for more than a few seconds. Added Twist: during said fight, Superboy-Prime stabs Sodam Yat with lead rods. His power ring now keeps the lead posioning in check: if the ring is ever removed, he will die a slow, painful death.

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* Sodam Yat, currently Ion a member of the ''[[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps.]]'' Prophesied to be the "ultimate Green Lantern", he is was briefly possessed by the spirit called Ion, meaning he doesn't didn't need a power ring. However, what makes him so dangerous - and a flying brick - is the fact that he's also a Daxamite (see (Kryptonians that immigrated to the Legion entries above)...planet Daxam, with a weakness to lead instead of kryptonite)... meaning that even without the power of Ion, when he's exposed to yellow sun energy, he's pretty much Superman. During the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar, he went toe-to-toe with Superboy-Prime (who has [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] level powers) and actually kept him busy for more than a few seconds. Added Twist: during said fight, Superboy-Prime stabs Sodam Yat with lead rods. His power ring now keeps the lead posioning poisoning in check: if the ring is ever removed, he will die a slow, painful death.
24th Jun '16 12:55:20 PM Eagal
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* ComicBook/IronMan:
** First Twist: Stark himself is powerless (aside from being [[GadgeteerGenius a genius]] billionaire, playboy, philanthropist); all his superhuman powers are, naturally, in his high-tech PoweredArmor.
** Second twist: His armor needed to be periodically recharged, and the chest plate is the only thing stopping shrapnel in his chest from killing him.
** Third twist: He can modify his suit (or build a new one) to incorporate a vast variety of powers and weapons, or simply emphasise a different aspect. He has a minimally-armed stealth-suit, a super-sized suit he calls the Hulkbuster, and so on. As of Fear Itself, he has become (at least briefly) the possessor of Uru infused bleeding edge armour. Yes, Tony Stark is less Iron Man, more Uru man (resembling the Destroyer when the transformation kicked in), and as you can imagine, this version was even tougher (probably) than the Hulkbuster.
** Fourth twist: since Extremis, he can now control the Iron Man armour like another limb and wields formidable technopathy.
** Tony's allies Rhodey and Pepper have also donned PoweredArmor designed by Tony to become Flying Bricks as War Machine and Rescue. War Machine was equipped with a lot of firepower, while Rescue had electromagnetic abilities.

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* ComicBook/IronMan:
** First Twist: Stark
Though ComicBook/IronMan himself is powerless (aside from being [[GadgeteerGenius a genius]] genius]], billionaire, playboy, philanthropist); playboy philanthropist), all his superhuman powers are, naturally, in his high-tech PoweredArmor.
** Second twist: His armor needed to be periodically recharged,
PoweredArmor, which lets him fly and the chest plate is the only thing stopping shrapnel in his chest from killing him.
** Third twist: He can modify his suit (or build a new one) to incorporate a vast variety of powers and weapons, or simply emphasise a different aspect. He has a minimally-armed stealth-suit, a super-sized suit he calls the Hulkbuster, and so on. As of Fear Itself, he has become (at
at least briefly) the possessor of Uru infused bleeding edge armour. Yes, Tony Stark is less Iron Man, more Uru man (resembling the Destroyer when the transformation kicked in), hold his own against, if not overpower, supervillains and as you can imagine, this version was even tougher (probably) than the Hulkbuster.
** Fourth twist: since Extremis, he can now control the Iron Man armour like another limb and wields formidable technopathy.
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other superheroes alike. Tony's allies Rhodey and Pepper have also donned PoweredArmor designed by Tony to become Flying Bricks as War Machine and Rescue. War Machine was equipped with a lot of firepower, while Rescue had electromagnetic abilities.
22nd Jun '16 5:47:31 AM GM_3826
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** Notably, they gain the ability to permanently fly while in possession of [[TheCape a cape.]]
21st Jun '16 10:16:42 PM FurryKef
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* Franchise/{{Metroid}} gives us Samus Aran, whenever she has [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman her suit]] upgraded fully. Especially in the 2D games where the Space Jump lets her summersault indefinitely. Except then she's more of a flying buzzsaw.

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* Franchise/{{Metroid}} gives us Samus Aran, whenever she has [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman her suit]] upgraded fully. Especially in the 2D games where the Space Jump lets her summersault somersault indefinitely. Except then she's more of a flying buzzsaw.
11th Jun '16 8:51:30 PM nombretomado
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** Also from Wildstorm: the ''WildCATs''' Mr. Majestic, a Flying Brick with EyeBeams, microscopic vision, [[SuperBreath ice breath]], superintelligence, [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], and a [[{{Immortality}} limitless lifespan]]. Much like Superman is the standard against which DCU characters' power levels are measured, Majestic is the standard for Wildstorm. (In fact, the first StoryArc with ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' features Jenny Sparks citing a superhero ranking system in reference to how powerful a forcefield is. Apollo, for example, is a "''Majestic''-class" superhero.)

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** Also from Wildstorm: the ''WildCATs''' ''ComicBook/WildCATs''' Mr. Majestic, a Flying Brick with EyeBeams, microscopic vision, [[SuperBreath ice breath]], superintelligence, [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], and a [[{{Immortality}} limitless lifespan]]. Much like Superman is the standard against which DCU characters' power levels are measured, Majestic is the standard for Wildstorm. (In fact, the first StoryArc with ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' features Jenny Sparks citing a superhero ranking system in reference to how powerful a forcefield is. Apollo, for example, is a "''Majestic''-class" superhero.)
6th Jun '16 1:45:55 PM DoctorTItanX
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* ComicBook/{{Starfire}} from the Comicbook/TeenTitans, though her super-strength is often downplayed in favor of her energy blasts and [[MsFanservice babe status]]. She's tough, but not outright invulnerable, so she straddles the line between this and FlyingFirepower.

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* ComicBook/{{Starfire}} from the Comicbook/TeenTitans, though her super-strength superhuman strength is often downplayed in favor of her energy blasts and [[MsFanservice babe status]]. She's tough, but not outright invulnerable, so she straddles the line between this and FlyingFirepower.
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