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** However, all of that power comes with one huge trade-off: [[spoiler:after acquiring that power you will only have thirteen years to live.]]
21st Feb '17 11:27:23 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/{{Graceling}}'', having a Grace means entering the lottery. Graces can loosely be defined as 'extreme to the point of being supernatural skill at one thing'. That thing can be a lottery loser like 'climbing trees' or 'licking one's elbows', something limited-but-useful like 'math' or 'cooking', or a lottery winner like 'mind-reading' 'lying' ([[spoiler: Leck]]), 'Killing' (Katsa's grace), or 'Survival' ([[spoiler: Katsa's real grace]]).

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* In ''Literature/{{Graceling}}'', having a Grace means entering the lottery. Graces can loosely be defined as 'extreme to the point of being supernatural skill at one thing'. That thing can be a lottery loser like 'climbing trees' or 'licking one's elbows', something limited-but-useful like 'math' or 'cooking', or a lottery winner like 'mind-reading' 'mind-reading', 'lying' ([[spoiler: Leck]]), 'Killing' 'killing' (Katsa's grace), or 'Survival' 'survival' ([[spoiler: Katsa's real grace]]).grace]]).
* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', witches are born with various level of powers, and while the weakest can only manage parlor tricks, the most powerful ones can topple mountains.
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* Writers on ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' are discouraged from writing this type of character due to them usually being uninteresting [[MartyStu Marty Stus]]. As a result, most anomalous humanoids suffer from BlessedWithSuck, PowerIncontinence, WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway or other related tropes. There a few exception however.
** SCP-076-02 or "Able" has SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, [[HyperspaceArsenal can pull bladed weapons from nowhere]], has very high pain tolerance, is extremely difficult to kill, and [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrects]] inside [[SealedEvilInACan the can he used to be sealed in]] if he is killed. He is also a complete [[TheSociopath Sociopath]] and a BloodKnight. Able is considered to be the limit to how powerful a humanoid SCP can be, with a few exceptions. This is called the "Able Line".
** SCP-343 is a seemingly [[TheOmnipotent Omnipotent]] man who may be God, or he may just be a very powerful RealityWarper claiming to be God.
** SCP-329 is a girl who is a RealityWarper. The Foundation unsuccessfully tried to control her by tricking her into thinking she was a witch with powers limited to a few spells. She since been put into a medically induced coma indefinitely.
** SCP-10101-J is a parody of [[GodModeSue overpowered]] SelfInsert characters.
7th Feb '17 11:23:48 AM narm00
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** 'Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} is Superman's cousin. She has ''all'' of his powers, and she's as powerful as him. And if that weren't enough, she has a Red Lantern Ring during the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' story arc. In Supergirl vol. 6 #32 she says she might just be the most dangerous thing in the universe, and she is pretty right.

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** 'Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} is Superman's cousin. She has ''all'' of his powers, and she's as powerful as him. And if that weren't enough, she has a Red Lantern Ring during the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' story arc. In Supergirl vol. 6 #32 she says she might just be the most dangerous thing in the universe, and she is pretty right.
7th Feb '17 11:23:17 AM narm00
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* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] and his EvilCounterpart ComicBook/BlackAdam. In addition to the standard FlyingBrick power set, which enables them to go toe-to-toe with Franchise/{{Superman}} or race TheFlash, they're also TheNeedless and TheAgeless in their superpowered forms (Black Adam is [[TimeAbyss 5,000 years old]]), have powerful {{Healing Factor}}s, are invulnerable (or at least incredibly resistant) to MindManipulation, and possess vast mental capabilities that include SuperIntelligence, a PhotographicMemory, and the ability to [[{{Omniglot}} speak basically every language on Earth]]. Oh, and unlike Superman, they have no KryptoniteFactor and are not vulnerable to magic.
* ComicBook/TheFlash has a tendency to fall into this, DependingOnTheWriter. While SuperSpeed sounds simple enough on paper, it's more like a GreenLanternRing in the hands of an author who knows how to use his TechnoBabble. He's used his superspeed to time travel, travel between dimensions, become intangible (and make other people or things intangible), become invisible, cure himself of detrimental conditions, increase or decrease the speed of other people and objects (including turning someone into, effectively, a living statue), create whirlwinds strong enough to lift others aloft (sometimes just by spinning his arms), extinguish fires, melt large amounts of snow and ice, fly, and power large machinery, among other things. At one point he started fabricating items from pure speed, whatever the heck that means. One of his famous tricks? Infinite Mass Punch. It's exactly what it sounds like. And it ''should'' be able to [[OneHitKO oneshot]] anybody that has a physical form, even Superman. Flash eventually ''taught'' Supes the same move.
* ''{{Green Lantern}}s'' have variously been shown to use their rings to control time, teleport, create sentient life, duplicate, become intangible, turn themselves into Kryptonians, temporarily recreate the entire rest of the GLC and pretty much anything you can imagine. Hal Jordan once survived being killed by ''pulling his own soul back into his body''. In order to write workable stories they've slowly been depowered to "making any object they can imagine" which is still pretty awesome.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] and his EvilCounterpart ComicBook/BlackAdam. In addition to the standard FlyingBrick power set, which enables them to go toe-to-toe with Franchise/{{Superman}} or race TheFlash, Franchise/TheFlash, they're also TheNeedless and TheAgeless in their superpowered forms (Black Adam is [[TimeAbyss 5,000 years old]]), have powerful {{Healing Factor}}s, are invulnerable (or at least incredibly resistant) to MindManipulation, and possess vast mental capabilities that include SuperIntelligence, a PhotographicMemory, and the ability to [[{{Omniglot}} speak basically every language on Earth]]. Oh, and unlike Superman, they have no KryptoniteFactor and are not vulnerable to magic.
* ComicBook/TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash has a tendency to fall into this, DependingOnTheWriter. While SuperSpeed sounds simple enough on paper, it's more like a GreenLanternRing in the hands of an author who knows how to use his TechnoBabble. He's used his superspeed to time travel, travel between dimensions, become intangible (and make other people or things intangible), become invisible, cure himself of detrimental conditions, increase or decrease the speed of other people and objects (including turning someone into, effectively, a living statue), create whirlwinds strong enough to lift others aloft (sometimes just by spinning his arms), extinguish fires, melt large amounts of snow and ice, fly, and power large machinery, among other things. At one point he started fabricating items from pure speed, whatever the heck that means. One of his famous tricks? Infinite Mass Punch. It's exactly what it sounds like. And it ''should'' be able to [[OneHitKO oneshot]] anybody that has a physical form, even Superman. Flash eventually ''taught'' Supes the same move.
* ''{{Green ''Franchise/{{Green Lantern}}s'' have variously been shown to use their rings to control time, teleport, create sentient life, duplicate, become intangible, turn themselves into Kryptonians, temporarily recreate the entire rest of the GLC and pretty much anything you can imagine. Hal Jordan once survived being killed by ''pulling his own soul back into his body''. In order to write workable stories they've slowly been depowered to "making any object they can imagine" which is still pretty awesome.



** The Blue Lanterns are explicitly more powerful then the Green Lanterns, and can bring other bring users up to their level temporarily. It helps that they have a crippling WeaksauceWeakness, though.

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** The Blue Lanterns are explicitly more powerful then the Green Lanterns, and can bring other bring ring users up to their level temporarily. It helps that they have a crippling WeaksauceWeakness, though.



** The Black Lantern rings offer their reanimated hosts the benefits of the standard power aura and energy constructs that most of the other rings can generate, a HealingFactor that makes Wolverine's seem reasonable by comparison, and ''immunity to magic''. This is on top of any superpowers the host might have had in life. Then again, since the ring also turns its host into a flesh-eating murderous zombie that has to (and worse, wants to) rip out hearts filled with emotion [[spoiler: and considering the host's soul isn't brought back either]] and that you have to be dead in the first place, getting one of these rings isn't really a case of "winning" the lottery.

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** The Black Lantern rings offer their reanimated hosts the benefits of the standard power aura and energy constructs that most of the other rings can generate, a HealingFactor that makes Wolverine's seem reasonable by comparison, and ''immunity to magic''. This is on top of any superpowers the host might have had in life. Then again, since the ring also turns its host into a flesh-eating murderous zombie that has to (and worse, wants to) rip out hearts filled with emotion emotion, [[spoiler: and considering the host's soul isn't brought back either]] either,]] and that you have to be dead in the first place, getting one of these rings isn't really a case of "winning" the lottery.



* The final BigBad of the DC Comics series ''[[ComicBook/DialHForHero H.E.R.O.]]'' was a serial killer who found [[SuperEmpowering the power dial]], which turns its user into a random superhero when used, gained the power to have any super-power he could think of. Robby points the trope out, saying that while your average dialed hero is pretty good, every now and then the dial hands out what he calls a "jackpot" -- and the bad guy in question won bigger than anyone before or since.

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* The final BigBad of the DC Comics series ''[[ComicBook/DialHForHero H.E.R.O.]]'' was a serial killer who found [[SuperEmpowering the power dial]], which turns its user into a random superhero when used, and gained the power to have any super-power he could think of. Robby points the trope out, saying that while your average dialed hero is pretty good, every now and then the dial hands out what he calls a "jackpot" -- and the bad guy in question won bigger than anyone before or since.



* ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'' villain Amazo, by virtue of his AllYourPowersCombined. The Franchise/{{DCAU}} version became something similar through a variant of PowerCopying, and eventually becomes [[PhysicalGod a virtual god]].

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* ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'' villain Amazo, by virtue of his AllYourPowersCombined. The Franchise/{{DCAU}} version became something similar through a variant of PowerCopying, and eventually becomes [[PhysicalGod a virtual god]].



* Comicbook/{{Superman}}: So many powers that an entire title's worth of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' could be fielded with them (genrally include EyeBeams, FlyingBrick, NighInvulnerable, SuperBreath, SuperSpeed and SuperStrength). They also tend to be at the highest end of the power spectrum for each, rendering him immensely powerful even among other equally strong and widely powered individuals. While quite a few writers have managed to sort it out and write engaging stories with him in defiance of his closeness to being a DeusExMachina, even other characters in the setting comment on (or become envious of) his many powers. The short form: With Superman around, what are all the ''other'' guys in the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] supposed to do? (The best ''JLA'' writers have a good answer for this question.)

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* Comicbook/{{Superman}}: Franchise/{{Superman}}: So many powers that an entire title's worth of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' could be fielded with them (genrally include EyeBeams, FlyingBrick, NighInvulnerable, SuperBreath, SuperSpeed and SuperStrength). They also tend to be at the highest end of the power spectrum for each, rendering him immensely powerful even among other equally strong and widely powered individuals. While quite a few writers have managed to sort it out and write engaging stories with him in defiance of his closeness to being a DeusExMachina, even other characters in the setting comment on (or become envious of) his many powers. The short form: With Superman around, what are all the ''other'' guys in the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] supposed to do? (The best ''JLA'' writers have a good answer for this question.)



** In 1971 editor Julius Schwartz tried to reduce Superman's power to more manageable leves and return him to his Golden Age roots. So, during ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', Superman loses 2/3 of his power. However, fans didn't like this revision, forcing DC to backtrack.

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** In 1971 editor Julius Schwartz tried to reduce Superman's power to more manageable leves levels and return him to his Golden Age roots. So, during ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', Superman loses 2/3 of his power. However, fans didn't like this revision, forcing DC to backtrack.



** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' is Superman's cousin. She has ''all'' of his powers, and she's as powerful as him.And if it were not enough, she has a Red Lantern Ring during the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' story arc. In Supergirl #32 she says she might just be the most dangerous thing in the universe, and she is pretty right. She was depowered at the end of Supergirl vol. 6, though, and she gets her powers back in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth #1'' after being launched into the Sun. As she was standing on the surface of the Sun she hear what is happening on Earth in real time, and flies back to the planet in a matter of seconds.

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** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' **'Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} is Superman's cousin. She has ''all'' of his powers, and she's as powerful as him. And if it were not that weren't enough, she has a Red Lantern Ring during the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' story arc. In Supergirl vol. 6 #32 she says she might just be the most dangerous thing in the universe, and she is pretty right. She was depowered at the end of Supergirl vol. 6, though, and she gets her powers back in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth #1'' after being launched into the Sun. As she was standing on the surface of the Sun she hear what is happening on Earth in real time, and flies back to the planet in a matter of seconds.right.



** Invoked the original ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' story. Kara's parents send her to Earth specifically because she would have amazing powers.
** ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' is an AlternateUniverse older Supergirl. She gets Superman's full combo platter, except her KryptoniteFactor only exists in an alternate universe, and she's possibly stronger than Supergirl due to bigger muscles. She routinely ends up on the wrong end of TheWorfEffect.

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** Invoked in the original ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' story. Kara's parents send her to Earth specifically because she would have amazing powers.
** ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' The original ComicBook/PowerGirl is an AlternateUniverse older Supergirl. She gets Superman's full combo platter, except her KryptoniteFactor only exists in an alternate universe, and she's possibly stronger than Supergirl due to bigger muscles. She routinely ends up on the wrong end of TheWorfEffect.



** There is also Kal Kent, the 853rd century Superman from ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion''. "Faster than a speeding Tachyon, more powerful than a collapsing star, and able to leap between planets in a single bound". Full kryptonian powers "evolved into the far future" with a bunch of add-ons like telekinesis, telepathy, and ten additional senses.

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** There is also Kal Kent, the 853rd century Superman from ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion''. "Faster than a speeding Tachyon, more powerful than a collapsing star, and able to leap between planets in a single bound". Full kryptonian Kryptonian powers "evolved into the far future" with a bunch of add-ons like telekinesis, telepathy, and ten additional senses.



** Superman villain Hank Henshaw, alias the Cyborg-Superman. Originally an EnergyBeing who could infest and control all forms of technology, Henshaw upgraded his act by using Superman's birthing matrix to create a cyborg body that incorporated Kryptonian alloys and organic parts cloned from Superman. Then he upgraded again by adding Apokoliptian technology, again when he became Grandmaster of the Manhunters, and ''again'' when he joined the Sinestro Corps. The ends result is a killing machine possessed of all Superman's powers, plus {{technopath}}ic control over an army of robots, the ability to instantly manufacture any Kryptonian or Apokoliptian weapon, a GreenLanternRing, and a complete inability to die. That last one is a real problem, as [[DeathSeeker he'd really like to die now, please.]]
** Then you have Ultra-Boy of ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' who is Superman, except he can only use ''one'' power at a time. Fortunately, those Flight Rings are standard issue so he can at least be a FlyingBrick when necessary.

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** Superman villain Hank Henshaw, alias the pre-ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} Cyborg-Superman. Originally an EnergyBeing who could infest and control all forms of technology, Henshaw upgraded his act by using Superman's birthing matrix to create a cyborg body that incorporated Kryptonian alloys and organic parts cloned from Superman. Then he upgraded again by adding Apokoliptian technology, again when he became Grandmaster of the Manhunters, and ''again'' when he joined the Sinestro Corps. The ends end result is a killing machine possessed of all Superman's powers, plus {{technopath}}ic control over an army of robots, the ability to instantly manufacture any Kryptonian or Apokoliptian weapon, a GreenLanternRing, and a complete inability to die. That last one is a real problem, as [[DeathSeeker he'd really like to die now, please.]]
** Then you have Ultra-Boy of ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', who is Superman, except he can only use ''one'' power at a time. Fortunately, those Flight Rings are standard issue so he can at least be a FlyingBrick when necessary.



* ComicBook/WonderWoman isn't much better. Not only does she have strength, speed, and impact resistance within a hair of Superman, but she has a huge array of gear and minor abilities. Most people know about the block-anything bracers and the lasso that's unbreakable and made of truth (which is a "downgrade" from its old 'compel the target to do anything' powers, though recent writers have revealed it works by [[MindRape reaching down and grabbing someone's soul]], which is fun), but did you know her tiara can cut anything? That she can [[SpeaksFluentAnimal speak with animals]], and [[HealingFactor heals at an accelerated rate]] due to her connection to Gaia? That she's immune to fire? That thanks to the goddess Athena sharing her visions that she can see through illusions? That's not a complete list.
* Doctor Manhattan of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' (pictured above, in center), who is basically a nascent [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] who is just discovering that he is more or less a PhysicalGod. This in a setting completely ''devoid'' of superpowers above BadassNormal. He is however also hamstrung by being omniscient along his own personal timeline, meaning he always knows the events of his past and future with perfect clarity and thus has no free will. Every action he takes is utterly deterministic because he views his future actions as having already happened. Furthermore, his mere existence has [[AlternateHistory significantly altered the course of history]] - and with the exception of some new power sources and the early adoption of electric cars, [[CrapsackWorld not for the better]]. He would go on to top all that by [[spoiler:creating ComicBook/TheNew52.]]

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* ComicBook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman isn't much better. Not only does she have strength, speed, and impact resistance within a hair of Superman, but she has a huge array of gear and minor abilities. Most people know about the block-anything bracers and the lasso that's unbreakable and made of truth (which is a "downgrade" from its old 'compel the target to do anything' powers, though recent writers have revealed it works by [[MindRape reaching down and grabbing someone's soul]], which is fun), but did you know her tiara can cut anything? That she can [[SpeaksFluentAnimal speak with animals]], and [[HealingFactor heals at an accelerated rate]] due to her connection to Gaia? That she's immune to fire? That thanks to the goddess Athena sharing her visions that she can see through illusions? That's not a complete list.
* ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'', Peter Milligan's version. He could create hallucinations, he could create physical objects, he could change himself, he could change others, he could bring himself back from the dead, teleport, make and grow interdimensional spaces, and even travel through ''time itself''! A few reasons why this worked:
** Non-heroic comic book. That means all other characters get no gimmicks, so their character development has to be focused on ''character''. And so you had purely normal, believable personalities who were at least as interesting as the guy with the powers, or moreso.
** Shade's powers were just as often the plaything of his own issue-riddled subconscious. And the more adept Shade got at using his powers, the more colossally his fucked up mind could fashion a MindScrew.
* Doctor Manhattan of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' (pictured above, in center), who is basically a nascent [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] who is just discovering that he is more or less a PhysicalGod. This in a setting completely ''devoid'' of superpowers above BadassNormal. He is however also hamstrung by being omniscient along his own personal timeline, meaning he always knows the events of his past and future with perfect clarity and thus has no free will. Every action he takes is utterly deterministic because he views his future actions as having already happened. Furthermore, his mere existence has [[AlternateHistory significantly altered the course of history]] - and with the exception of some new power sources and the early adoption of electric cars, [[CrapsackWorld not for the better]]. He would go on to top all that by [[spoiler:creating ComicBook/TheNew52.the ComicBook/New52.]]



** For what that matters, Loki, Thor's adoptive brother and arch enemy, who is a [[SorcerousOverlord master in sorcery]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]] and even in his "''SquishyWizard''" interpretation is still capable of lifting up to 30-50 tons with his bare hands. Killer Movies [[http://www.killermovies.com/forums/f98/t551221.html even has a list of his powers]].
* On ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'', Nico's Staff of One lets her do ''anything'' (with the apparent limit of resurrection being off-limits)...but only once per effect. Lately, she's gained some measure of magic ability on her own, at least enough to fly around on her own power.

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** For what that matters, Loki, Thor's adoptive brother and arch enemy, who is a [[SorcerousOverlord master in sorcery]], sorcery]] and [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]] and even in his "''SquishyWizard''" interpretation is still capable of lifting up to 30-50 tons with his bare hands. Killer Movies [[http://www.killermovies.com/forums/f98/t551221.html even has a list of his powers]].
* On In ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'', Nico's Staff of One lets her do ''anything'' (with the apparent limit of resurrection being off-limits)...but only once per effect. Lately, she's gained some measure of magic ability on her own, at least enough to fly around on her own power.



** A more recent addition is Darwin, whose power is to grow [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands new abilities based on the situation at hand]]. His powers were initially supposed to be purely defensive, but apparently the situation then grew out of hand, and writers started adding ''offensive'' to ''overpowering''. For instance, when fighting the Hulk, his powers merely teleported him into the next state for his protection... but that same fight saw one of the first offensive uses of his powers, when Darwin sucks the Gamma radiations out of the Hulk.

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** A more recent addition is Darwin, whose power is to grow [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands new abilities based on the situation at hand]]. His powers were initially supposed to be purely defensive, but apparently the situation then grew out of hand, and writers started adding ''offensive'' to ''overpowering''. For instance, when fighting the Hulk, his powers merely teleported him into the next state for his protection... but that same fight saw one of the first offensive uses of his powers, when Darwin sucks the Gamma radiations gamma radiation out of the Hulk.



** The "normal" MarvelUniverse version of Mimic also gets this to some degree. He has permanently taken on the abilities of the original five X-Men, and can take also on the powers of anyone else he's around. He returned after a long absence by proving to be comatose... until Wolverine [[HealingFactor stands too close]]. It hasn't happened yet, but he could easily hit god level if he has their full potential instead of being stuck at the level the powers were when he got them. Unfortunately, unlike Exiles Mimic, he is not entirely stable. [[note]]No, really, think of what each X-Man's greatest feat has been, and imagine him or her being able to operate at that level all the time easily. If Mimic's powers are as expandable for them as they proved to be for the original wielders, even Jean's full ''non-Phoenix'' potential could move mountains and control matter at a molecular level, as well as giving him influence over every mind within (an ever bigger) range. Scott's eyebeams can amp up to "stagger the Juggernaut or disintegrate a Sentinel" class. The full physical ability of the Beast could make him Spidey-class agile and nigh-Colossus class strong, Iceman's full ability, as an Omega, would be unlimited control of both water and temperature as well as turning to ice rendering him MadeOfAir (think a colder Hydro-Man), and even Angel's maneuverability at its maximum could make him all of the above... and impossible to hit. Death from above. If this happened when he was on the 'evil' side of the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, he could become worse than all the {{Big Bad}}s combined if the writers didn't have this unfortunate tendency to forget he exists for decades at a time.[[/note]]
** At last count, Legion had a ''thousand'' powers, with more developing. The thing is, each power is under the control of a separate personality, and they're the only ones who can use it (although there are ways around even ''that''). A sane and functional Legion would be a reality warper of terrifying scale. As it is, he still caused the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse and the Age of X.

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** The "normal" MarvelUniverse version of Mimic also gets this to some degree. He has permanently taken on the abilities of the original five X-Men, and can take also on the powers of anyone else he's around. He returned after a long absence by proving to be comatose... until Wolverine [[HealingFactor stands stood too close]]. It hasn't happened yet, but he could easily hit god level if he has their full potential instead of being stuck at the level the powers were when he got them. Unfortunately, unlike Exiles Mimic, he is not entirely stable. [[note]]No, really, think of what each X-Man's greatest feat has been, and imagine him or her being able to operate at that level all the time easily. If Mimic's powers are as expandable for them as they proved to be for the original wielders, even Jean's full ''non-Phoenix'' potential could move mountains and control matter at a molecular level, as well as giving him influence over every mind within (an ever bigger) range. Scott's eyebeams can amp up to "stagger the Juggernaut or disintegrate a Sentinel" class. The full physical ability of the Beast could make him Spidey-class agile and nigh-Colossus class strong, Iceman's full ability, as an Omega, would be unlimited control of both water and temperature as well as turning to ice rendering him MadeOfAir (think a colder Hydro-Man), and even Angel's maneuverability at its maximum could make him all of the above... and impossible to hit. Death from above. If this happened when he was on the 'evil' side of the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, he could become worse than all the {{Big Bad}}s combined if the writers didn't have this unfortunate tendency to forget he exists for decades at a time.[[/note]]
** At last count, Legion had a ''thousand'' powers, with more developing. The thing is, each power is under the control of [[SplitPersonality a separate personality, personality]], and they're the only ones who can use it (although there are ways around even ''that''). A sane and functional Legion would be a reality warper of terrifying scale. As it is, he still caused the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse and the Age of X.



* ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'', Peter Milligan's version. He could create hallucinations, he could create physical objects, he could change himself, he could change others, he could bring himself back from the dead, teleport, make and grow interdimensional spaces, and even travel through ''time itself''! A few reasons why this worked:
** Non-heroic comic book. That means all other characters get no gimmicks, so their character development have to be focused on ''character''. And so you had purely normal, believable personalities who were at least as interesting as the guy with the powers, or moreso.
** Shade's powers were just as often the plaything of his own issue-riddled subconscious. And the more adept Shade got at using his powers, the more colossally his fucked up mind could fashion a MindScrew.



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' has the android [[AllYourPowersCombined AMAZO]]. His ability, to copy those of others, gave him the full set of the Original Seven's powers by his first appearance. Then he went into space for a while, and when he came back, he had enough power to teleport ''an entire planet''. Because ''it was in his way''. The entire extended League and GreenLantern Corps failed to even scratch him. At the end of it all, the person to defeat him was [[spoiler:[[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork Lex]] [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]].]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' has the android [[AllYourPowersCombined AMAZO]]. His ability, to copy those of others, gave him the full set of the Original Seven's powers by his first appearance. Then he went into space for a while, and when he came back, he had enough power to teleport ''an entire planet''. Because ''it was in his way''. The entire extended League and GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern Corps failed to even scratch him. At the end of it all, the person to defeat him was [[spoiler:[[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork Lex]] [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]].]]



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' was made of this. You had Superman with Silver Age power levels doing things like fly his way out of a black hole and then you had everyone else. Wonder Woman really took it up the ass, since this was before her massive power-up to demi-god levels. Outside of occasionally wrapping people up with her lasso and giving others a ride in her invisible jet, her main role was to get grabbed around the waist by the episode's big hulking male enemy, even circus animals got in on this. This show is also where Aquaman got most of his bad rep in the minds of an entire generation. In stark contrast to how his powers have developed in the comic books, in the cartoons his Aquatic Telepathy was iffy at best. Half the time it had no effect on particularly exotic marine life or could be easily blocked or overridden by enemies and he would sometimes even wonder out loud if his powers would work!

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' was made of this. You had Superman with Silver Age power levels doing things like fly his way out of a black hole and then you had everyone else. Wonder Woman really took it up the ass, since this was before her massive power-up to demi-god levels. Outside of occasionally wrapping people up with her lasso and giving others a ride in her invisible jet, her main role was to get grabbed around the waist by the episode's big hulking male enemy, enemy - even circus animals got in on this. This show is also where Aquaman got most of his bad rep in the minds of an entire generation. In stark contrast to how his powers have developed in the comic books, in the cartoons his Aquatic Telepathy was iffy at best. Half the time it had no effect on particularly exotic marine life or could be easily blocked or overridden by enemies and he would sometimes even wonder out loud if his powers would work!
4th Feb '17 2:02:17 PM RJamesGauvreau
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* The Children in [[Literature/HeroesSaveTheWorld]] have a pretty random set of powers, from "making coins disappear" to various forms of precognition to force fields.

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* The Children in [[Literature/HeroesSaveTheWorld]] ''Literature/HeroesSaveTheWorld'' have a pretty random set of powers, from "making coins disappear" to various forms of precognition to force fields.
4th Feb '17 2:01:26 PM RJamesGauvreau
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* The Children in [[HeroesSaveTheWorld]] have a pretty random set of powers, from "making coins disappear" to various forms of precognition to force fields.

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* The Children in [[HeroesSaveTheWorld]] [[Literature/HeroesSaveTheWorld]] have a pretty random set of powers, from "making coins disappear" to various forms of precognition to force fields.
4th Feb '17 2:01:00 PM RJamesGauvreau
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* The Children in [[HeroesSaveTheWorld]] have a pretty random set of powers, from "making coins disappear" to various forms of precognition to force fields.
2nd Feb '17 2:21:40 AM KeithM
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** Krogans are absurdly strong, possess redundant organs, potentially have the longest lifespan of the major known (organic) species in the galaxy, and are ridiculously hard to kill for the average member of another species. And some have biotic powers on top of that.
19th Jan '17 5:23:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. That's right, Aquaman. The ButtMonkey of Franchise/TheDCU for decades, the TropeNamer for ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman and requiring one PlotTailoredToTheParty after another to be at all relevant, he is absolutely ''not'' as weak as common opinion believes. A combination of RequiredSecondaryPowers (he can swim like a fish and punch people while under 500+ atmospheres of pressure, which is Superman level asskickery) and FridgeHorror (he commands ''everything'' that lives in the ocean; guess where Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]], and [[Literature/TheBible the Leviathan]] live?) have had many writers portray him as horrifically powerful and outright ''feared'' by heroes and villains alike, and for very good reasons. And that is before considering that he is also the king of a lost civilization with its own military force full of super-technological weaponry.

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* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. That's right, Aquaman. The ButtMonkey of Franchise/TheDCU for decades, the TropeNamer for ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman and requiring one PlotTailoredToTheParty after another to be at all relevant, he is absolutely ''not'' as weak as common opinion believes. A combination of RequiredSecondaryPowers (he can swim like a fish and punch people while under 500+ atmospheres of pressure, which is Superman level asskickery) and FridgeHorror (he commands ''everything'' that lives in the ocean; guess where Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]], and [[Literature/TheBible the Leviathan]] live?) have had many writers portray him as horrifically powerful and outright ''feared'' by heroes and villains alike, and for very good reasons. And that is before considering that he is also the king of a lost civilization with its own military force full of super-technological weaponry.
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