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26th Jul '17 6:15:21 PM legendaryweredragon
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*** [[GodEmperor The Emperor]] is both the strongest and most powerful human ever to live, having physical strength far beyond any human and being the most powerful psyker to ever live. On top of that, he also TheAgeless and nearly immortal.
*** While none of the Primarchs, who are artificial humans based on The Emperor, were as strong or powerful as the emperor they all were far beyond any human and some were gifted even among them. The three strongest primarchs were Angron, Sanguinius, and Horus. Sanguinius also had wings, Angron became even stronger after becoming a demon prince, and Horus was strong enough to fight The Emperor after he was corrupted by chaos. In terms of power, Magnus was the most powerful of the primarchs, having inherited psyker powers nearly as strong as The Emperor's which grew even stronger when he became a demon prince. Vulkan may not have been as strong as the other primarchs, but he possessed nearly CompleteImmortality. He would [[ResurectiveImmortality resurrect]] after death no matter how badly his body was destroyed unless killed by very special means.

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*** [[GodEmperor The Emperor]] is both the strongest and most powerful human ever to live, having physical strength far beyond any human and being the most powerful psyker to ever live. On top of that, he also TheAgeless and nearly immortal.
immortal. Most of the few beings in the setting with powers comparable to The Emperor are gods.
*** While none of the Primarchs, who are artificial humans based on The Emperor, were as strong or powerful as the emperor they all were far beyond any human and some were gifted even among them. The three strongest primarchs were Angron, Sanguinius, and Horus. Sanguinius also had wings, Angron became even stronger after becoming a demon prince, and Horus was strong enough to fight The Emperor after he was corrupted by chaos. In terms of power, Magnus was the most powerful of the primarchs, having inherited psyker powers nearly as strong as The Emperor's which grew even stronger when he became a demon prince. Vulkan may not have been as strong as the other primarchs, but he possessed nearly CompleteImmortality. He would [[ResurectiveImmortality [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrect]] after death no matter how badly his body was destroyed unless killed by very special means.



*** Lucius The Eternal is a chaos space marine who possesses a very nasty version of ResurectiveImmortality. Anybody who kills him turns into him, which is a FateWorseThanDeath.

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*** Lucius The Eternal is a chaos space marine who possesses a very nasty version of ResurectiveImmortality.ResurrectiveImmortality. Anybody who kills him turns into him, which is a FateWorseThanDeath.
26th Jul '17 5:58:24 PM legendaryweredragon
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*** The Beast was the strongest ork ever to live. He was far bigger and more powerful than any other ork, and he made the entire ork race stronger and smarter just by existing. He almost was the Ork version of The Emperor.
*** Lucius The Eternal is a chaos space marine who possesses a very nasty version of ResurectiveImmortality. Anybody who kills him turns into him, which is a FateWorseThanDeath.
26th Jul '17 5:38:15 PM legendaryweredragon
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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Those who find favor with the Chaos Gods ([[BlueAndOrangeMorality or not]]) can be rewarded with various mutations and powers. Get too many of them, and your mind breaks under the strain, turning you into a gibbering Chaos Spawn, the single most useless unit in the game. This doesn't stop their followers from trying, since the other possibility is becoming an immortal Daemon Prince.

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* Averted Usually averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Those who find favor with the Chaos Gods ([[BlueAndOrangeMorality or not]]) can be rewarded with various mutations and powers. Get too many of them, and your mind breaks under the strain, turning you into a gibbering Chaos Spawn, the single most useless unit in the game. This doesn't stop their followers from trying, since the other possibility is becoming an immortal Daemon Prince.Prince.
** There are a few people in ''Warhammer 40K'' who did win the lottery really hard.
*** [[GodEmperor The Emperor]] is both the strongest and most powerful human ever to live, having physical strength far beyond any human and being the most powerful psyker to ever live. On top of that, he also TheAgeless and nearly immortal.
*** While none of the Primarchs, who are artificial humans based on The Emperor, were as strong or powerful as the emperor they all were far beyond any human and some were gifted even among them. The three strongest primarchs were Angron, Sanguinius, and Horus. Sanguinius also had wings, Angron became even stronger after becoming a demon prince, and Horus was strong enough to fight The Emperor after he was corrupted by chaos. In terms of power, Magnus was the most powerful of the primarchs, having inherited psyker powers nearly as strong as The Emperor's which grew even stronger when he became a demon prince. Vulkan may not have been as strong as the other primarchs, but he possessed nearly CompleteImmortality. He would [[ResurectiveImmortality resurrect]] after death no matter how badly his body was destroyed unless killed by very special means.
26th Jul '17 2:02:44 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** ComicBook/JeanGrey[=/=]Phoenix gets this, but she went mad with power. Now Jean didn't actually have that much power after she fused with the Phoenix Force, but then [[RunningTheAsylum she suddenly is more powerful than ever before, and more dangerous]]: Jean Grey ''alone'' can lift upwards of twenty tons with her brain. With limited Phoenix power, she can use external objects as a sense of touch and recompose matter at a molecular level. [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Unhinged]], she can teleport anywhere in the universe at will and devour stars. Then it turns out she has ''[[PhysicalGod one more]]'' level beyond that where she can exist outside of reality proper and has total control over space and time itself. On top of all that, if you kill her she comes back basically whenever she feels like it. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

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** ComicBook/JeanGrey[=/=]Phoenix gets this, but she went mad with power. Now Jean didn't actually have that much power after she fused with the Phoenix Force, but then [[RunningTheAsylum she suddenly is more powerful than ever before, and more dangerous]]: Jean Grey ''alone'' can lift upwards of twenty tons with her brain.brain (and, based on her displayed showings, this is a ''drastic'' underestimate). With limited Phoenix power, she can use external objects as a sense of touch and recompose matter at a molecular level. [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Unhinged]], she can teleport anywhere in the universe at will and devour stars. Then it turns out she has ''[[PhysicalGod one more]]'' level beyond that where she can exist outside of reality proper and has total control over space and time itself. On top of all that, if you kill her she comes back basically whenever she feels like it. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.dinner.
** Jean and Cyclops' daughter, ComicBook/RachelGrey, is arguably every bit as powerful as her mama, if not more so - for instance, she didn't need the Phoenix to master molecular manipulation, she's mastered Time Travel to the point of being able to travel across millennia, and she's effectively the only person to consistently control the Phoenix Force, to the point of being called 'the One True Phoenix'. Needless to say, she gets nerfed a lot, but she's still fairly impressive, flattening an entire Avengers squad in one shot during ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen



** Similar to Franklin Richards - both were nabbed as living batteries by Onslaught - is [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], the Age of Apocalypse's LaserGuidedTykeBomb answer to Cable, with all the power that Cable should have and then some. Even as a teenager, with some serious PowerIncontinence, he was considered to be the equal of the Dark Phoenix. This generally inspired pants crapping levels of terror in anyone who crossed him and led to any number of people trying to recruit him or kill him. Feats during this time include beating seven kinds of crap out of [=AoA=]!Apocalypse, setting him up on a silver platter for Magneto, treating Holocaust (Apocalypse's son) like a passing annoyance, accidentally resurrecting Madelyn Pryor and, later [=AoA=]!Gwen Stacy (the latter didn't last), both times with a ''stray thought'', taking on one of the Thanosi in psionic armour and soloing the entire Excalibur squad (at this point including Meggan, Brian Braddock (both winners of the lottery themselves), Colossus, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Wolfsbane and Peter Wisdom). Then he managed to fix the intentional defect in his powers and promptly started treating the multiverse as his personal step ladder, taking on beings that wiped out universes and destroying an evil Jean Grey, before AscendingToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. Then he descended again, went toe to toe with the Dark X-Men and Dark Avengers at once, kicked their asses, then threw the fight in order to pull a XanatosGambit on Norman Osborn. If it were not for his misjudgement of the Green Goblin persona, he'd have ended Dark Reign by himself. He's lost almost all of his powers since, [[StatusQuoIsGod but he'll get them back soon enough.]]

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** Similar to Franklin Richards - both were nabbed as living batteries by Onslaught - is Then there's [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], the Age of Apocalypse's LaserGuidedTykeBomb answer to Cable, Cable (and thus son of Scott and Jean, brother to Rachel), with all the power that Cable should have and then some. Even as a teenager, with some serious PowerIncontinence, he was considered to be the equal of the Dark Phoenix. This generally inspired pants crapping levels of terror in anyone who crossed him and led to any number of people trying to recruit him or kill him. Feats during this time include Certainly, he was strong enough to beating seven kinds of crap out of [=AoA=]!Apocalypse, setting him up on a silver platter for Magneto, treating treat Holocaust (Apocalypse's son) like son who later went toe to toe with another lottery winner, Exodus and came out honours even) as a passing annoyance, accidentally resurrecting Madelyn Pryor and, later and [=AoA=]!Gwen Stacy (the latter didn't last), both times with a ''stray thought'', thrashing Exodus who's previously taken on entire ''teams'' of X-Men, taking on one of the Thanosi in psionic armour and soloing the entire Excalibur squad (at this point squad, including Meggan, Brian Braddock (both winners (winners of the lottery themselves), Colossus, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Wolfsbane and Peter Wisdom).Wisdom. Then he managed to fix the intentional defect in his powers and promptly started treating the multiverse as his personal step ladder, taking on beings that wiped out universes and destroying an evil Jean Grey, before AscendingToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. Then he descended again, went toe to toe with the Dark X-Men and Dark Avengers at once, kicked their asses, then threw the fight in order to pull a XanatosGambit on Norman Osborn. If it were not for his misjudgement of the Green Goblin persona, he'd have ended Dark Reign by himself. He's lost almost all of his powers since, [[StatusQuoIsGod but he'll probably get them back soon enough.]]some day.
** The previously mentioned Exodus, Bennet du Paris, has PsychicPowers on such a scale that he could take on Apocalypse (ironically, the one who activated those powers in the first place) and entire teams of X-Men, and call himself "Magneto's heir in spirit ''and power''" with perfect justification. He once boasted that his powers - which primarily include telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation - were so vast that Rogue couldn't steal more than one. He was technically right about that, too.
** Hope Summers, as the 'Mutant Messiah', technically lucked out power-wise - she's like Rogue, but she can copy as many powers as she likes, without draining those she's copying and dealing with their pesky thoughts in her brain, and she might well be an Omega Class telepath and telekinetic on top of that (if Stryfe is to be believed, anyway). Oh, and she's a former host of the Phoenix. Of course, if she's not around another mutant, her powers are largely reduced to being a BadassNormal trained by Cable.



** In general, any Omega-level mutant falls to this, with the possible exception of [[ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Mr. Immortal]] (depending on whether being absolutely incapable of dying by any means is [[LivingForeverIsAwesome winning]] or [[WhoWantsToLiveForever losing]]). Essentially, an Omega-level mutant has no upper limit to whatever specific thing their powers control. Note that many famously ultra-powerful mutants like Magneto and Apocalypse are ''not'' classified as Omega-level (though Magneto probably should be). Let's not think about ComicBook/SquirrelGirl.

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** In general, any Omega-level mutant falls to this, with the possible exception of [[ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Mr. Immortal]] (depending on whether being absolutely incapable of dying by any means is [[LivingForeverIsAwesome winning]] or [[WhoWantsToLiveForever losing]]). Essentially, an Omega-level mutant has no upper limit to whatever specific thing their powers control. Note that many famously ultra-powerful mutants like Magneto and Apocalypse are ''not'' officially classified as Omega-level (though Magneto probably should be). Let's not think about ComicBook/SquirrelGirl.
23rd Jul '17 10:47:00 AM Demotivator
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* Much like in ''Sidekicks'', people in ''Webcomic/UnOrdinary'' are only born with a [[OnePersonOnePower single special ability]] and this has been explicitly shown to directly affect how powerful a person is.
** The god-tiers, people who have a [[PowerLevels special ability level]] of 6.0 or above, are the clear winners of the superpower lottery, so much so, the WordOfGod stated that only a god-tier can defeat another god-tier.
16th Jul '17 4:42:49 PM Twiddler
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** Sagume Kishin, one of the superpower lottery's losers is also one of its most powerful winners. First of all there's the fact that she's a [[{{Lunarians}} Lunarian]] [[PhysicalGod Half-Goddess]] [[{{Youkai}} Half-Amanojaku]]. Lunarians are, as a rule, ''leagues'' stronger than Earthlings and, as one of the Heavenly Gods residing on the Moon, she's also leagues more powerful than any gods of the Earth. Then her Half-Amanojaku nature kicks in... Amanojaku are {{Commander Contrarian}}s and {{Consummate Liar}}s who live to be hated. What this translates to is that she's a Goddess that [[CosmicPlaything the universe itself hates so much]] that it conspires to make everything she says a lie by reversing any situation or event that she talks about... Sagume herself acknowledges that [[BlessedWithSuck the power to reverse any situation with but a few words is horrifically dangerous]] and, consequently, [[TheQuietOne speaks as little as possible]], carefully thinks through what she wants to say before she says it and even [[CharacterTic covers her mouth at all times]].

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** Sagume Kishin, one of the superpower lottery's losers is also one of its most powerful winners. First of all there's the fact that she's a [[{{Lunarians}} Lunarian]] {{Lunarian|s}} [[PhysicalGod Half-Goddess]] [[{{Youkai}} Half-Amanojaku]]. Lunarians are, as a rule, ''leagues'' stronger than Earthlings and, as one of the Heavenly Gods residing on the Moon, she's also leagues more powerful than any gods of the Earth. Then her Half-Amanojaku nature kicks in... Amanojaku are {{Commander Contrarian}}s and {{Consummate Liar}}s who live to be hated. What this translates to is that she's a Goddess that [[CosmicPlaything the universe itself hates so much]] that it conspires to make everything she says a lie by reversing any situation or event that she talks about... Sagume herself acknowledges that [[BlessedWithSuck the power to reverse any situation with but a few words is horrifically dangerous]] and, consequently, [[TheQuietOne speaks as little as possible]], carefully thinks through what she wants to say before she says it and even [[CharacterTic covers her mouth at all times]].



* In the ''ChoiceOfGames''-sponsored ''HeroesRise'', most of humanity has acquired Powers of some type thanks to evolution. The ones who get ''really'' awesome powers are usually [[spoiler:Infini-Powered]], and amongst ''them'' are individuals considered so gifted, [[MugglePower The Meek]] call them an "Unholy Trinity" of humans:

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* In the ''ChoiceOfGames''-sponsored ''HeroesRise'', Creator/ChoiceOfGames-sponsored ''VideoGame/HeroesRise'', most of humanity has acquired Powers of some type thanks to evolution. The ones who get ''really'' awesome powers are usually [[spoiler:Infini-Powered]], and amongst ''them'' are individuals considered so gifted, [[MugglePower The Meek]] call them an "Unholy Trinity" of humans:
16th Jul '17 9:18:47 AM TimG5
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Tails and Rouge can fly. Knuckles can punch through certain walls and glide for long distances. Amy has a hammer she can use for great attack range and to jump to incredible heights. Cream can fly and has a Chao partner who can attack from a distance. Blaze can control fire. And finally, Shadow can skate incredibly fast, can teleport, and can fire KiAttacks. Considering that all of Sonic's friends can run almost as fast as him, Sonic's ability to run really fast doesn't seem all that impressive in practice.
** Sonic however does gain a rather expansive array of vital abilities in later games, such as the homing attack and light dash. Then again, much of these abilities are later shared with other characters, rendering that moot. However, he also has a habit of developing the most {{Super Mode}}s of anyone in the cast with the most variety as well, be they caused by Chaos Emeralds, Super Emeralds, the World Rings, Wisps, [[spoiler:Excalibur]]...

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Tails Tails, Charmy, and Rouge can fly. Knuckles can punch through certain walls and glide for long distances. Vector has SuperStrength like Knuckles and a variety of {{Breath Weapon}}s including [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and [[MakeMeWannaShout deadly musical notes]]. Omega also boasts super strength and has [[MoreDakka has enough ammunition built in him to light up an army of robots]]. Amy has a hammer she can use for great attack range and to jump to incredible heights. Cream can fly and has a Chao partner who can attack from a distance. Blaze can control fire. Silver has PsychicPowers. Espio boasts a variety of {{Ninja}} abilities and [[StockNinjaWeaponry tools]] including {{Invisibility}} and exploding shurikens. And finally, Shadow can skate incredibly fast, can teleport, and can fire KiAttacks. Considering that all of Sonic's friends can run almost as fast as him, Sonic's ability to run really fast doesn't seem all that impressive in practice.
** Sonic however does gain a rather expansive array of vital abilities in later games, such as the homing attack and light dash. Then again, much of these abilities are later shared with other characters, rendering that moot.
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However, he also has a habit does at the very least have the distinction of developing the most {{Super Mode}}s of anyone in the cast with the most variety as well, be they caused by Chaos Emeralds, Super Emeralds, the World Rings, Wisps, [[spoiler:Excalibur]]...[[spoiler:Excalibur]]. Granted, a good chunk of the more recurring ones are shared with his friends as well but still.
13th Jul '17 3:40:47 AM Zazie122
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', most of the Titans are deformed and mindless creatures. However, there exist a handful that ''definitely'' hit the jackpot, possessing powers far beyond the norm. The Colossal Titan is 4 times the normal size, with the ability to generate pressurized blasts of super-heated steam to ward off attackers. The Armored Titan is, as its name suggests, covered in hardened skin capable of shrugging off cannon fire and possesses incredible physical strength to match. The Female Titan can [[InstantArmor crystallize her skin]] to cover its one weak spot, shatter the swords of the human soliders attacking it or to add extra power to its attacks. And finally, the Rogue Titan encountered in Trost possesses SuperStrength. This is because [[spoiler: all four are really humans with the power to transform into Titans]], but their abilities are far beyond those possessed by the others seen so far.

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', most of the Titans are deformed and mindless creatures. However, there exist a handful that ''definitely'' hit the jackpot, possessing powers far beyond the norm. The Colossal Titan is 4 times the normal size, with the ability to generate pressurized blasts of super-heated steam to ward off attackers. The Armored Titan is, as its name suggests, covered in hardened skin capable of shrugging off cannon fire and possesses incredible physical strength to match. The Female Titan can [[InstantArmor crystallize her skin]] to cover its one weak spot, shatter the swords of the human soliders soldiers attacking it or to add extra power to its attacks. And finally, the Rogue Titan encountered in Trost possesses SuperStrength. This is because [[spoiler: all four are really humans with the power to transform into Titans]], but their abilities are far beyond those possessed by the others seen so far.


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*** [[spoiler:It turns out the Beast Titan and the Armored Titan are actually on the same side. The Beast Titan's ability to transform humans into titans is due to its human host being royalty.]]


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** [[spoiler:7 (actually 6)]] of the [[spoiler:9]] titan shifters are [[spoiler:soldiers owned by the Kingdom of Marley. They've been trained for many years in combat so that they can be sent to the island of Paradis (where the main characters are) to attack them. They're chosen from the top of their class, and it just so happened that 4 of them were needed to take on the powers of previous owners at the time Bertolt, Reiner and Annie (and Marcel Galliard, the shifter that Ymir ate) were volunteered by their parents.]] Also, [[spoiler:currently, the Armored Titan and the Beast Titan are looking for their successors. Amongst them are the Beast Titan's sons and the Armored Titan's niece.]]
2nd Jul '17 11:21:56 AM DarkHunter
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*** Kyabe from Universe 6 is a minor example. Although he's unable to go Super Saiyan, he's base form is equal to Vegeta, after he has been training with Whis and trained in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber for three years, which makes Kyabe many times stronger than the next strongest Saiyan, Gohan. After Vegeta beats him up and pushes him to his RageBreakingPoint, he ascends to Super Saiyan.

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*** Kyabe Cabba from Universe 6 is a minor example. Although he's unable to go Super Saiyan, he's base form is equal to Vegeta, after he has been training with Whis and trained in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber for three years, which makes Kyabe Cabba many times stronger than the next strongest Saiyan, Gohan. After Vegeta beats him up and pushes him to his RageBreakingPoint, he ascends to Super Saiyan.
1st Jul '17 1:10:01 PM Madrugada
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* While most human traits aren't really considered superpowers, the genetic lottery and life circumstances (the birth lottery, for example) has an enormous influence on what we become (whether you are [[SmartGuy smart]], [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy average looking]], or have a [[{{Jerkass}} crappy personality]]), what we do well at, and [[HardWorkHardlyWorks what we do badly]]. Some people naturally are [[BornWinner Born Winners]].
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* While most human traits aren't really considered superpowers, the genetic lottery and life circumstances (the birth lottery, for example) has an enormous influence on what we become (whether you are [[SmartGuy smart]], [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy average looking]], or have a [[{{Jerkass}} crappy personality]]), what we do well at, and [[HardWorkHardlyWorks what we do badly]]. Some people naturally are [[BornWinner Born Winners]].
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