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21st Jun '16 7:49:03 AM matteste
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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 [[SpaceElves 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 [[SpaceElves [[{{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]].
20th Jun '16 12:15:36 PM Catalyst375
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** Yhwach can insert shards of his soul into people by miraculously curing them of any ailment (even missing limbs). When he recalls the shard, it brings all the person's life-force and power, strengthening him and killing his victims. In this way, he can distribute power around anyone he's infected, including himself, empowering, de-powering and killing at whim. [[spoiler:He can also see the future, allowing him to develop counters against techniques before they are even used against him.]] His name comes from the Tetragrammaton; humans interpreted his "miracles" as an act of God, and he plays along with it.

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** Yhwach can insert shards of his soul into people by miraculously curing them of any ailment (even missing limbs). When he recalls the shard, it brings all the person's life-force and power, strengthening him and killing his victims. In this way, he can distribute power around anyone he's infected, including himself, empowering, de-powering and killing at whim. [[spoiler:He can also see the future, allowing him to develop counters against techniques before they are even used against him.him, and he can "change the future" by pulling a "future possibility" into the present.]] His name comes from the Tetragrammaton; humans interpreted his "miracles" as an act of God, and he plays along with it.
16th Jun '16 8:23:22 PM nombretomado
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* {{Thanos}} the Mad Titan is one of Marvel's archvillains for a reason. He's one of the Eternals mentioned above, and while he's from a weaker offshoot of the Eternal population, he's also a mutant with a Deviant-like appearance which granted him even more super strength and toughness. These are just his natural powers. He's also got a fiendishly cunning mind, access to advanced technology, and he has a tendency to seek out powerful cosmic artifacts like Cosmic Cubes and the Infinity Gems. The only weaknesses he has are purely psychological ones: his obsession with Death and his subconscious self-defeatism.

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* {{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} the Mad Titan is one of Marvel's archvillains for a reason. He's one of the Eternals mentioned above, and while he's from a weaker offshoot of the Eternal population, he's also a mutant with a Deviant-like appearance which granted him even more super strength and toughness. These are just his natural powers. He's also got a fiendishly cunning mind, access to advanced technology, and he has a tendency to seek out powerful cosmic artifacts like Cosmic Cubes and the Infinity Gems. The only weaknesses he has are purely psychological ones: his obsession with Death and his subconscious self-defeatism.



** {{Wolverine}}, through the effects of power inflation, has reached this point. In older stories, an injured Wolverine actually required medical treatment when his healing factor could not regenerate fast enough. Modern stories feature him being burned down to a skeleton and healing, or regenerating an entire body from a drop of blood. One storyline brought his regenerative abilities back to a more believable level, hand-waving all its previous exaggerated exploits with [[AWizardDidIt magic]].

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** {{Wolverine}}, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, through the effects of power inflation, has reached this point. In older stories, an injured Wolverine actually required medical treatment when his healing factor could not regenerate fast enough. Modern stories feature him being burned down to a skeleton and healing, or regenerating an entire body from a drop of blood. One storyline brought his regenerative abilities back to a more believable level, hand-waving all its previous exaggerated exploits with [[AWizardDidIt magic]].
12th Jun '16 5:41:36 PM nombretomado
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** How about ComicBook/{{Rogue}}? Her mutant power is using her touch to absorb memories and abilities - and that includes powers, be they mutant or not. This, for instance, is how she was a FlyingBrick in TheNineties: she had absorbed MsMarvel's powers while she was a member of the Brotherhood. Throughout the years, this has brought plenty of trauma to her, putting quite a damper on her relationship with Gambit (at least until Xavier helps bring her powers under control). Though her MegaManning abilities are usually balanced out by PowerIncontinence and the psychological trauma that sometimes comes along with absorbing other people's powers, there have been times where she has had complete control over her abilities, and even briefly having the ability to ''use any power of anyone she had EVER touched. Simultaneously.'' That list of people includes nearly the entire roster of the X-Men and the Avengers just for starters.

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** How about ComicBook/{{Rogue}}? Her mutant power is using her touch to absorb memories and abilities - and that includes powers, be they mutant or not. This, for instance, is how she was a FlyingBrick in TheNineties: she had absorbed MsMarvel's ComicBook/MsMarvel's powers while she was a member of the Brotherhood. Throughout the years, this has brought plenty of trauma to her, putting quite a damper on her relationship with Gambit (at least until Xavier helps bring her powers under control). Though her MegaManning abilities are usually balanced out by PowerIncontinence and the psychological trauma that sometimes comes along with absorbing other people's powers, there have been times where she has had complete control over her abilities, and even briefly having the ability to ''use any power of anyone she had EVER touched. Simultaneously.'' That list of people includes nearly the entire roster of the X-Men and the Avengers just for starters.
12th Jun '16 5:46:03 AM Morgenthaler
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*** With the exception of "Phoenix" (a.k.a. Jean Grey), Shaw himself is by far the most powerful mutant ever encountered by the X-Men. His base ability of EnergyAbsorption is set so high and is so versatile that not even Erik can hold him [[spoiler:once he's absorbed the power of a nuclear reactor.]] He cannot be punched or shot as he nullifies kinetic energy, and he's GenreSavvy enough to have crafted a helmet that completely blocks Charles' telepathy.

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*** With the exception of "Phoenix" (a.k.a. Jean Grey), Shaw himself is by far the most powerful mutant ever encountered by the X-Men. His base ability of EnergyAbsorption is set so high and is so versatile that not even Erik can hold him [[spoiler:once he's absorbed the power of a nuclear reactor.]] He cannot be punched or shot as he nullifies kinetic energy, and he's GenreSavvy smart enough to have crafted a helmet that completely blocks Charles' telepathy.
12th Jun '16 5:35:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
** Pretty much all of Sebastian Shaw's mutants are winners.
** With the exception of "Phoenix" (a.k.a. Jean Grey), Shaw himself is by far the most powerful mutant ever encountered by the X-Men. His base ability of EnergyAbsorption is set so high and is so versatile that not even Erik can hold him [[spoiler:once he's absorbed the power of a nuclear reactor.]] He cannot be punched or shot as he nullifies kinetic energy, and he's GenreSavvy enough to have crafted a helmet that completely blocks Charles' telepathy.

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* ''Film/XMen'':
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''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
** *** Pretty much all of Sebastian Shaw's mutants are winners.
** *** With the exception of "Phoenix" (a.k.a. Jean Grey), Shaw himself is by far the most powerful mutant ever encountered by the X-Men. His base ability of EnergyAbsorption is set so high and is so versatile that not even Erik can hold him [[spoiler:once he's absorbed the power of a nuclear reactor.]] He cannot be punched or shot as he nullifies kinetic energy, and he's GenreSavvy enough to have crafted a helmet that completely blocks Charles' telepathy.telepathy.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Apocalypse is even more powerful than Shaw was, again ranking second only to "Phoenix" (who is a CosmicEntity). Because he can [[GrandTheftMe transfer his consciousness to new host bodies]] and [[PowerParasite acquires the powers of every new host]], he's amassed so many superpowers over thousands of years that many ([[AGodAmI including himself]]) believe him to be a god. His powers include SuperStrength, [[MindOverMatter mass telekinesis]] at the molecular level, a [[BarrierWarrior protective forcefield]] that can block almost any attack, [[VillainTeleportation teleporting around the world]] through a purple forcefield, [[HealingFactor healing powers]] (from his latest host), and amplifying the powers of other mutants or [[SuperEmpowering giving them new ones]]. His goal in the film is to [[spoiler:acquire Charles Xavier's PsychicPowers by using him as a new host and MindControl the entire planet at once.]]
10th Jun '16 3:58:35 AM rafi
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* 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]].
** Similarly, Captain Allen Adam from the post-''Comicbook/FiftyTwo'' Earth-4 of DC's multiverse is a RealityWarper in a world where everyone else is a BadassNormal. (Doctor Manhattan was based on the original Creator/CharltonComics Comicbook/CaptainAtom; Captain Adam, in turn, is a combination of Manhattan and Captain Atom.)
* Jenny Quantum and the Doctor in ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', as their powers seem to be defined as "anything they can think of". They've occasionally been shown defeating the other members of the team at their own specialties. Suspense usually comes along because the Doctor's powers rely heavily on 'thinking'. Scare the bejeebers out of him (or attack when he's snookered on heroin) and you can slide past his defenses.
** The Military Industrial Complex put a psychotic pedophile hillbilly through a 6 billion dollar cybernetics program to give him over 1,000 super powers to kill the Authority. These included X-Ray strength and Psychic Defacation.
* Franklin Richards, son of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' heroes Susan and Reed Richards, suffers from intermittent [[GooGooGodlike omnipotence]], including at one point creating a universe in his hands out of boredom. In the many times Franklin has been given a temporary PlotRelevantAgeUp, he for whatever reason always gets ''weaker'' after growing up. Supposedly, he's more powerful as a child because [[AchievementsInIgnorance he doesn't know that half the things he does are supposed to be impossible.]] Or that they're probably bad ideas.
** In at least one AlternateTimeline, he marries the X-Men's Rachel Summers, another major winner of the lottery, and has a son. His son, Jonathan/Hyperstorm, of course far eclipses ''both'' his parents.
** In [[ComicBook/EarthX another]], Franklin [[spoiler: becomes the next universe's Galactus.]]
* ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, ComicBook/SilverSurfer, and any of [[FanNickname G-diddy's]] other Heralds. The Power Cosmic lets them accomplish basically anything he wants, up to and including massive scale reality manipulation. Since Galactus is the primary holder he can bestow or revoke the PC as he pleases.
* 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.

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* 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 ComicBook/AnimalMan started off with the exception of some new power sources and ability to copy the early adoption abilities of electric cars, [[CrapsackWorld not for any animal near him, but after [[RetCon an epiphany that he was connected to all life in the better]].
** Similarly, Captain Allen Adam from the post-''Comicbook/FiftyTwo'' Earth-4 of DC's multiverse is a RealityWarper in a world where everyone else is a BadassNormal. (Doctor Manhattan was based
universe]], he could take on the original Creator/CharltonComics Comicbook/CaptainAtom; Captain Adam, in turn, is a combination traits of Manhattan and Captain Atom.)
* Jenny Quantum and the Doctor in ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', as their powers seem to be defined as "anything they can think of". They've occasionally been shown defeating the other members of the team
any animal at their own specialties. Suspense usually comes along because the Doctor's powers rely heavily on 'thinking'. Scare the bejeebers out of him (or attack when he's snookered on heroin) and you can slide past his defenses.
** The Military Industrial Complex put a psychotic pedophile hillbilly through a 6 billion dollar cybernetics program to give him over 1,000 super powers to kill the Authority. These included X-Ray strength and Psychic Defacation.
* Franklin Richards, son of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' heroes Susan and Reed Richards, suffers
any time from intermittent [[GooGooGodlike omnipotence]], including at one point creating a universe in his hands out of boredom. In the many times Franklin has been given a temporary PlotRelevantAgeUp, he for whatever reason always gets ''weaker'' after growing up. Supposedly, he's more powerful as a child because [[AchievementsInIgnorance he doesn't know that half the things he does are supposed to be impossible.]] Or that they're probably bad ideas.
** In at least one AlternateTimeline, he marries the X-Men's Rachel Summers, another major winner of the lottery, and has a son. His son, Jonathan/Hyperstorm, of course far eclipses ''both'' his parents.
** In [[ComicBook/EarthX another]], Franklin [[spoiler: becomes the next universe's Galactus.
[[Comicbook/MartianManhunter any]] [[Franchise/{{Superman}} planet.]]
* ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, ComicBook/SilverSurfer, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. That's right, Aquaman. The ButtMonkey of 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.
-->"He could control every creature that lives in the sea. But I don't think either of you know what that really ''means''. Do you know, do you ''understand'', do you have
any ''idea'' how much life there is in just one single square mile of [[FanNickname G-diddy's]] other Heralds. The Power Cosmic lets sea? I don't think you do... and if you multiply that by ''lots'' of miles in every direction... I'd never seen anything like it in my whole life... and God as my witness, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation I hope to never see it again]]."
* Black Alice has the ability to instantly steal anybody's magical powers. And we do mean ''anybody''. From [[DealWithTheDevil Felix]] [[EvilSorcerer Faust]] to [[DeusExMachina the freaking]] [[PhysicalGod Spectre]].
* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] and his EvilCounterpart ComicBook/BlackAdam. In addition to the standard FlyingBrick power set, which enables
them accomplish 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 anything he wants, up to every language on Earth]]. Oh, and including massive scale reality manipulation. Since Galactus is the primary holder he can bestow or revoke the PC as he pleases.
unlike Superman, they have no KryptoniteFactor and are not vulnerable to magic.
* TheFlash 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.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.
** Sodam Yat. Take Superman, give him a Green Lantern ring, then merge him with the Ion symbiote which makes its host practically nigh-omnipotent and you've got Sodam.
** As Kyle Rayner pointed out during the Nero arc, a GL ring can split atoms. Now imagine that power in the hands of a lunatic...
** 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.
** And then there's the Orange Lanterns. They have all the powers of a Green Lantern, are a HiveMind Virus, and can absorb other energy constructs with ease, something even Sodam Yat has trouble with. Thankfully there's (technically) only one of them.
** 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.
** The wielders of the Indigo Light (compassion) can absorb and redirect the powers of other Lanterns of the rest of the emotion spectrum. What really sets them apart: by redirecting the power of a Green Lantern ''[[spoiler: they can remove Black Lantern rings, destroying the zombie Lanterns]]''.
** And then there's the White Light, which was the original source of the other seven colors, and can not only override any and all of them, but can bring people back to life. [[DeathIsCheap Not that that means much.]]
* 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.
-->'''Robby Reed:''' Most of the time, the dial gives you one power, or maybe a couple of related powers. This guy's going to hit the superpower lottery. We're talking Superman levels of power. Nightmare levels.



* Comicbook/{{Superman}}: So many powers that an entire title's worth of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' could be fielded with them. 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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* The original ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' had a character in the Heroes of Lallor named Duplicate Boy. His power? To have any power he wanted. Fortunately, he was only a supporting character and rarely appeared.
** In a similar boat: Nemesis Kid, who had the power to give himself whatever power was needed to defeat a single opponent. (Didn't stop him from getting his {{neck snap}}ped by Projectra, proving that all the power in the world can't beat awesome.)
*** Then there is Earth-Man (formerly Absorbancy Boy), who has the ability to temporarily absorb as many powers as he wants, turning him, in his words, into a "one-man Legion". Unfortunately for the Legion, he's a sociopathic xenophobe who wants to [[FantasticRacism wipe out all species except humans]].
* The ComicBook/MartianManhunter. His full list of Post-Crisis demonstrated powers covers half the StockSuperpowers page, and his [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version was even ''more'' arbitrarily powerful. And yet he is ''still'' always a victim of TheWorfEffect. "Oh my gosh if he defeated Martian Manhunter how can Superman defeat him?" Apparently the answer to this question is always "Easily".
** The mind boggles at how he has heat vision while being weak to fire. It makes as much sense as Superman having kryptonite EyeBeams.
** The ''big'' downgrade, both post-Crisis and in the {{DCAU}}, was dropping an aspect of his shapeshifting -- namely, the ability to ''gain the powers'' of whatever form he changed into! He would lose his standard set (except for the ability to shapeshift), but who cares? Used sensibly (which it generally wasn't), this gives J'Onn the winning ticket in the SuperpowerLottery all by itself.
* ''ComicBook/TheSpectre'', whose powers are whatever the authors feel he should have. Sort of justified in that the Spectre is more or less an extension of {{God}} (as in, the actual God, not some SufficientlyAdvancedAlien pretending to be God).
* Comicbook/{{Superman}}: So many powers that an entire title's worth of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' could be fielded with them.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.)



* 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/XMen'' has a few of these, just from the nature of the shared origin story.
** ComicBook/ScarletWitch is pretty much all-powerful at this point, thanks to her initial [[WindsOfDestinyChange Power Of Probability]] being redefined into a RealityWarper by writers apparently haunted by Laplace's demon.
** 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.
** {{Wolverine}}, through the effects of power inflation, has reached this point. In older stories, an injured Wolverine actually required medical treatment when his healing factor could not regenerate fast enough. Modern stories feature him being burned down to a skeleton and healing, or regenerating an entire body from a drop of blood. One storyline brought his regenerative abilities back to a more believable level, hand-waving all its previous exaggerated exploits with [[AWizardDidIt magic]].
** Iceman at his full potential is not just AnIcePerson, but has full control over moisture itself. This includes absorbing bodies of water to increase his size, teleportation (not quite, but close enough) by traveling through water vapor, and he's physically immortal, since he can reconstitute his body from ''any'' source of moisture, and even killed a villain by drawing the water from her body.
** 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.]]
** 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.
** Sage started as just a secretary with photographic memory, but experienced PowerCreepPowerSeep until now she's telepathic, super-intelligent, more {{Badass}} than Wolverine, able to control minds, and even able to enhance other mutants' powers.
** Occasional BigBad ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}'s mutant powers have never been quite clearly defined. He's generally portrayed with immortality, super-strength, laser beams, shape-changing, regeneration (when he doesn't have NighInvulnerability), telekinesis, technopathy, and super-intelligence[[note]] He once used technology to capture ''Loki'', a rare instance of that character facing Science > Magic (though he eventually broke out...with difficulty); also, that thing about Hulk resisting MindControl? Well guess who managed to make the Hulk his bitch?[[/note]] and he once demonstrated minor intangibility. Essentially he has every single physical superpower, most of which ultimately could be derived just from his high-level shape-shifting. Most of his higher-end powers though come from taking advantage of Celestial technology that he discovered long ago. As a result [[spoiler:[[DealWithTheDevil he owes the Celestials a favor]], and they actually rescued Apocalypse from certain death once just to make sure he couldn't escape the deal.]] His default powers are immortality, super-intelligence and his bizarre skin colour; he also still had superhuman strength, speed, durability, endurance and healing, not to mention he was [[LargeAndInCharge something like 12 feet tall]], but they were no-where near as nerfed as he is nowadays.
** DependingOnTheWriter, ComicBook/{{Magneto}} really lucked out where superpowers are concerned. He went from menacing the X-Men with girders to controlling the entire electromagnetic spectrum, which ''should'' make him pretty much unbeatable (after all, he controls one of the four fundamental forces of the universe). And at times he ''was'' virtually unbeatable.
** 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.
** Then of course, there's [[Comicbook/{{Exiles}} Mimic]], who is basically AllYourPowersCombined personified. He can copy up to five other mutants at a time, but only gets half their power. Sounds kind of weak, until you realize that the different powers interact. In his first appearance, he'd mimicked Wolverine, Beast, and Colossus, among others. Yes, his claws were bone, and only half as long as Wolvie's. Yes, he was only half as strong as Beast. But when he [[VoluntaryShapeShifting turned himself into living metal]], those claws became much deadlier, and his animalistic strength got taken UpToEleven. This is a guy who can ''rig'' the Superpower Lottery.
** 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]]
** Legion. Oy, Legion. At last count, he had a ''thousand'' powers, with more developing. 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.
** Meggan Puceanu a.k.a. Gloriana won pretty big: she's got standard flying brick powers up to class 50, she's an extremely powerful shapeshifter who can take on the abilities of whatever she changes into (as shown when she turned into a female version of the Silver Surfer) and might be TheAgeless because of it, a powerful empath who could sway demons in the Hell Realms (they ended up becoming her BadassArmy in her [[HellHasNewManagement conquest of and escape from Hell]]) and an elemental who can touch off volcanoes. The only two caveats are, 1) she's powered by magic, making her rather less powerful outside of Britain, 2) until recently, her shapeshifting was at least partially dictated by the perceptions of others, and it was implied that this extended to her emotional state - for example, her husband Brian was worried when she came on to him one time because he thought that she might not be making the choice of her own free will (as it turned out, she was), 3) equally until recently, she was something of a ManicPixieDreamGirl, making it a little difficult to get her to focus.
** How about ComicBook/{{Rogue}}? Her mutant power is using her touch to absorb memories and abilities - and that includes powers, be they mutant or not. This, for instance, is how she was a FlyingBrick in TheNineties: she had absorbed MsMarvel's powers while she was a member of the Brotherhood. Throughout the years, this has brought plenty of trauma to her, putting quite a damper on her relationship with Gambit (at least until Xavier helps bring her powers under control). Though her MegaManning abilities are usually balanced out by PowerIncontinence and the psychological trauma that sometimes comes along with absorbing other people's powers, there have been times where she has had complete control over her abilities, and even briefly having the ability to ''use any power of anyone she had EVER touched. Simultaneously.'' That list of people includes nearly the entire roster of the X-Men and the Avengers just for starters.
* Speaking of the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], he has unlimited strength, accelerated healing, the ability to breathe underwater, dynamic durability, and the ability to leap as high as Superman, and unlike Supes he has a high resistance to MindControl. Also, as a bonus, Bruce Banner is one of the smartest men in the Marvel Universe, to the point where ComicBook/NormanOsborn decided he preferred fighting the Hulk.

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* WonderWoman Vartox, an alien superhero and rival of Superman in the pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} days, who once admitted to Superman that he periodically discovered powers he didn't even realize he had.
* 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.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'' has a few Doctor Manhattan of these, just from the nature of the shared origin story.
** ComicBook/ScarletWitch is pretty much all-powerful at this point, thanks to her initial [[WindsOfDestinyChange Power Of Probability]] being redefined into a RealityWarper by writers apparently haunted by Laplace's demon.
** 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
''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' (pictured above, 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.
** {{Wolverine}}, through the effects of power inflation, has reached this point. In older stories, an injured Wolverine actually required medical treatment when his healing factor could not regenerate fast enough. Modern stories feature him being burned down to a skeleton and healing, or regenerating an entire body from a drop of blood. One storyline brought his regenerative abilities back to a more believable level, hand-waving all its previous exaggerated exploits with [[AWizardDidIt magic]].
** Iceman at his full potential is not just AnIcePerson, but has full control over moisture itself. This includes absorbing bodies of water to increase his size, teleportation (not quite, but close enough) by traveling through water vapor, and he's physically immortal, since he can reconstitute his body from ''any'' source of moisture, and even killed a villain by drawing the water from her body.
** 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.]]
** 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.
** Sage started as just a secretary with photographic memory, but experienced PowerCreepPowerSeep until now she's telepathic, super-intelligent, more {{Badass}} than Wolverine, able to control minds, and even able to enhance other mutants' powers.
** Occasional BigBad ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}'s mutant powers have never been quite clearly defined. He's generally portrayed with immortality, super-strength, laser beams, shape-changing, regeneration (when he doesn't have NighInvulnerability), telekinesis, technopathy, and super-intelligence[[note]] He once used technology to capture ''Loki'', a rare instance of that character facing Science > Magic (though he eventually broke out...with difficulty); also, that thing about Hulk resisting MindControl? Well guess who managed to make the Hulk his bitch?[[/note]] and he once demonstrated minor intangibility. Essentially he has every single physical superpower, most of which ultimately could be derived just from his high-level shape-shifting. Most of his higher-end powers though come from taking advantage of Celestial technology that he discovered long ago. As a result [[spoiler:[[DealWithTheDevil he owes the Celestials a favor]], and they actually rescued Apocalypse from certain death once just to make sure he couldn't escape the deal.]] His default powers are immortality, super-intelligence and his bizarre skin colour; he also still had superhuman strength, speed, durability, endurance and healing, not to mention he was [[LargeAndInCharge something like 12 feet tall]], but they were no-where near as nerfed as he is nowadays.
** DependingOnTheWriter, ComicBook/{{Magneto}} really lucked out where superpowers are concerned. He went from menacing the X-Men with girders to controlling the entire electromagnetic spectrum, which ''should'' make him pretty much unbeatable (after all, he controls one of the four fundamental forces of the universe). And at times he ''was'' virtually unbeatable.
** 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.
** Then of course, there's [[Comicbook/{{Exiles}} Mimic]],
center), who is basically AllYourPowersCombined personified. He can copy up to five other mutants at a time, but only gets half their power. Sounds kind of weak, until you realize nascent [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] who is just discovering that the different powers interact. In his first appearance, he'd mimicked Wolverine, Beast, and Colossus, among others. Yes, his claws were bone, and only half as long as Wolvie's. Yes, he was only half as strong as Beast. But when he [[VoluntaryShapeShifting turned himself into living metal]], those claws became much deadlier, and his animalistic strength got taken UpToEleven. 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]].
** Similarly, Captain Allen Adam from the post-''Comicbook/FiftyTwo'' Earth-4 of DC's multiverse
is a guy who can ''rig'' the Superpower Lottery.
** The "normal" MarvelUniverse version of Mimic also gets this to some degree. He has permanently taken
RealityWarper in a world where everyone else is a BadassNormal. (Doctor Manhattan was based on the abilities of the original five X-Men, Creator/CharltonComics Comicbook/CaptainAtom; Captain Adam, in turn, is a combination of Manhattan 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]]
** Legion. Oy, Legion. At last count, he had a ''thousand'' powers, with more developing. 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.
** Meggan Puceanu a.k.a. Gloriana won pretty big: she's got standard flying brick powers up to class 50, she's an extremely powerful shapeshifter who can take on the abilities of whatever she changes into (as shown when she turned into a female version of the Silver Surfer) and might be TheAgeless because of it, a powerful empath who could sway demons in the Hell Realms (they ended up becoming her BadassArmy in her [[HellHasNewManagement conquest of and escape from Hell]]) and an elemental who can touch off volcanoes. The only two caveats are, 1) she's powered by magic, making her rather less powerful outside of Britain, 2) until recently, her shapeshifting was at least partially dictated by the perceptions of others, and it was implied that this extended to her emotional state - for example, her husband Brian was worried when she came on to him one time because he thought that she might not be making the choice of her own free will (as it turned out, she was), 3) equally until recently, she was something of a ManicPixieDreamGirl, making it a little difficult to get her to focus.
** How about ComicBook/{{Rogue}}? Her mutant power is using her touch to absorb memories and abilities - and that includes powers, be they mutant or not. This, for instance, is how she was a FlyingBrick in TheNineties: she had absorbed MsMarvel's powers while she was a member of the Brotherhood. Throughout the years, this has brought plenty of trauma to her, putting quite a damper on her relationship with Gambit (at least until Xavier helps bring her powers under control). Though her MegaManning abilities are usually balanced out by PowerIncontinence and the psychological trauma that sometimes comes along with absorbing other people's powers, there have been times where she has had complete control over her abilities, and even briefly having the ability to ''use any power of anyone she had EVER touched. Simultaneously.'' That list of people includes nearly the entire roster of the X-Men and the Avengers just for starters.
* Speaking of the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], he has unlimited strength, accelerated healing, the ability to breathe underwater, dynamic durability, and the ability to leap as high as Superman, and unlike Supes he has a high resistance to MindControl. Also, as a bonus, Bruce Banner is one of the smartest men in the Marvel Universe, to the point where ComicBook/NormanOsborn decided he preferred fighting the Hulk.
Captain Atom.)

!!Marvel



* The original ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' had a character in the Heroes of Lallor named Duplicate Boy. His power? To have any power he wanted. Fortunately, he was only a supporting character and rarely appeared.
** In a similar boat: Nemesis Kid, who had the power to give himself whatever power was needed to defeat a single opponent. (Didn't stop him from getting his {{neck snap}}ped by Projectra, proving that all the power in the world can't beat awesome.)
*** Then there is Earth-Man (formerly Absorbancy Boy), who has the ability to temporarily absorb as many powers as he wants, turning him, in his words, into a "one-man Legion". Unfortunately for the Legion, he's a sociopathic xenophobe who wants to [[FantasticRacism wipe out all species except humans]].
* The ComicBook/MartianManhunter. His full list of Post-Crisis demonstrated powers covers half the StockSuperpowers page, and his [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version was even ''more'' arbitrarily powerful. And yet he is ''still'' always a victim of TheWorfEffect. "Oh my gosh if he defeated Martian Manhunter how can Superman defeat him?" Apparently the answer to this question is always "Easily".
** The mind boggles at how he has heat vision while being weak to fire. It makes as much sense as Superman having kryptonite EyeBeams.
** The ''big'' downgrade, both post-Crisis and in the {{DCAU}}, was dropping an aspect of his shapeshifting -- namely, the ability to ''gain the powers'' of whatever form he changed into! He would lose his standard set (except for the ability to shapeshift), but who cares? Used sensibly (which it generally wasn't), this gives J'Onn the winning ticket in the SuperpowerLottery all by itself.
* ''ComicBook/TheSpectre'', whose powers are whatever the authors feel he should have. Sort of justified in that the Spectre is more or less an extension of {{God}} (as in, the actual God, not some SufficientlyAdvancedAlien pretending to be God).
* ''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.
* The Comicbook/FantasticFour villain, the Super-Skrull, has all the powers of the F4, the Skrulls' natural ability to shapeshift and his own hypnosis based powers.

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* The original ''ComicBook/{{Legion ComicBook/TheEternals, created by JackKirby, are an entire race of Super-Heroes}}'' had a character people who each won the Superpower Lottery at birth. Each and every one of them is born with their own innate GreenLanternRing, in the Heroes form of Lallor named Duplicate Boy. His power? To have any power he wanted. Fortunately, he was only a supporting character and rarely appeared.
** In a similar boat: Nemesis Kid, who had the power to give himself whatever power was needed to defeat a single opponent. (Didn't stop him from getting his {{neck snap}}ped by Projectra, proving
cosmic energy that all the power in the world can't beat awesome.)
*** Then there is Earth-Man (formerly Absorbancy Boy), who has
suffuses them. Basic Eternal powers include: CompleteImmortality, [[MadeOfIron invulnerability to most forms of harm]] (including disease, poison, and extremes of heat and cold), a HealingFactor (for anything they're not invulnerable to), the ability to temporarily absorb as many powers as he wants, turning him, [[WaterIsAir breathe underwater]], SuperStrength, [[FlyingBrick flight]], {{Telepathy}}, [[MasterOfIllusion casting illusions]], MindControl, [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]], and, last but not least, [[BalefulPolymorph transmutation]]. And that's just the base power set. Some Eternals have trained themselves to use cosmic energy in different ways.
* ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'':
** Franklin Richards, son of the heroes Susan and Reed Richards, suffers from intermittent [[GooGooGodlike omnipotence]], including at one point creating a universe
in his words, into hands out of boredom. In the many times Franklin has been given a "one-man Legion". Unfortunately temporary PlotRelevantAgeUp, he for the Legion, whatever reason always gets ''weaker'' after growing up. Supposedly, he's more powerful as a sociopathic xenophobe who wants to [[FantasticRacism wipe out all species except humans]].
* The ComicBook/MartianManhunter. His full list of Post-Crisis demonstrated powers covers
child because [[AchievementsInIgnorance he doesn't know that half the StockSuperpowers page, and his [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version was even ''more'' arbitrarily powerful. And yet things he is ''still'' always a victim of TheWorfEffect. "Oh my gosh if he defeated Martian Manhunter how can Superman defeat him?" Apparently the answer to this question is always "Easily".
** The mind boggles at how he has heat vision while being weak to fire. It makes as much sense as Superman having kryptonite EyeBeams.
** The ''big'' downgrade, both post-Crisis and in the {{DCAU}}, was dropping an aspect of his shapeshifting -- namely, the ability to ''gain the powers'' of whatever form he changed into! He would lose his standard set (except for the ability to shapeshift), but who cares? Used sensibly (which it generally wasn't), this gives J'Onn the winning ticket in the SuperpowerLottery all by itself.
* ''ComicBook/TheSpectre'', whose powers
does are whatever the authors feel he should have. Sort of justified in that the Spectre is more or less an extension of {{God}} (as in, the actual God, not some SufficientlyAdvancedAlien pretending supposed to be God).
* ''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
impossible.]] Or that they're probably bad ideas.
*** In
at least as interesting as one AlternateTimeline, he marries the guy with X-Men's Rachel Summers, another major winner of the powers, or moreso.
** Shade's powers were just as often
lottery, and has a son. His son, Jonathan/Hyperstorm, of course far eclipses ''both'' his parents.
*** In [[ComicBook/EarthX another]], Franklin [[spoiler: becomes
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.
*
next universe's Galactus.]]
**
The Comicbook/FantasticFour villain, the Super-Skrull, has all the powers of the F4, the Skrulls' natural ability to shapeshift and his own hypnosis based powers.



* ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, ComicBook/SilverSurfer, and any of [[FanNickname G-diddy's]] other Heralds. The Power Cosmic lets them accomplish basically anything he wants, up to and including massive scale reality manipulation. Since Galactus is the primary holder he can bestow or revoke the PC as he pleases.
* The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk has unlimited strength, accelerated healing, the ability to breathe underwater, dynamic durability, and the ability to leap as high as Superman, and unlike Supes he has a high resistance to MindControl. Also, as a bonus, Bruce Banner is one of the smartest men in the Marvel Universe, to the point where ComicBook/NormanOsborn decided he preferred fighting the Hulk.
* Black Bolt, the King of ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'', is probably the ultimate example of this in the MarvelUniverse. If he hadn't been created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby, he'd probably get called a GodModeSue a lot more often. A basic listing of his powers include a supersonic voice that, at max power, can destroy a planet (and, amplified by technology, has split open reality itself ''twice''); telekinesis; superhuman strength; matter and energy manipulation; transmutation; and flight. In nearly 50 years of existence, he's never lost a real fight, at worst being stalemated (or limited by circumstances). The only significant class of superpower he doesn't possess is telepathy, and that's because he's TheVoiceless.
* ComicBook/TheMightyThor, whose list of powers is pretty long even without including Mjolnir. Also, the majority of other name Asgardians; even the weaker name ones tend to have a wide variety of physical powers, a magical weapon or two, and at least one schtick power.
** 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]].



* ''{{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.
** Sodam Yat. Take Superman, give him a Green Lantern ring, then merge him with the Ion symbiote which makes its host practically nigh-omnipotent and you've got Sodam.
** As Kyle Rayner pointed out during the Nero arc, a GL ring can split atoms. Now imagine that power in the hands of a lunatic...
** 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.
** And then there's the Orange Lanterns. They have all the powers of a Green Lantern, are a HiveMind Virus, and can absorb other energy constructs with ease, something even Sodam Yat has trouble with. Thankfully there's (technically) only one of them.
** 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.
** The wielders of the Indigo Light (compassion) can absorb and redirect the powers of other Lanterns of the rest of the emotion spectrum. What really sets them apart: by redirecting the power of a Green Lantern ''[[spoiler: they can remove Black Lantern rings, destroying the zombie Lanterns]]''.
** And then there's the White Light, which was the original source of the other seven colors, and can not only override any and all of them, but can bring people back to life. [[DeathIsCheap Not that that means much.]]
* Vartox, an alien superhero and rival of Superman in the pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} days, who once admitted to Superman that he periodically discovered powers he didn't even realize he had.
* 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.
-->'''Robby Reed:''' Most of the time, the dial gives you one power, or maybe a couple of related powers. This guy's going to hit the superpower lottery. We're talking Superman levels of power. Nightmare levels.
* Black Bolt, the King of ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'', is probably the ultimate example of this in the MarvelUniverse. If he hadn't been created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby, he'd probably get called a GodModeSue a lot more often. A basic listing of his powers include a supersonic voice that, at max power, can destroy a planet (and, amplified by technology, has split open reality itself ''twice''); telekinesis; superhuman strength; matter and energy manipulation; transmutation; and flight. In nearly 50 years of existence, he's never lost a real fight, at worst being stalemated (or limited by circumstances). The only significant class of superpower he doesn't possess is telepathy, and that's because he's TheVoiceless.
* The Plutonian, star of Mark Waid's ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'', used to be Earth's most prominent superhero. When he goes rogue, he makes it very clear who won the lottery - it's all his former allies can do to stop him from slaughtering them all in moments. Hell, they can't even protect ''themselves'' from his wrath; he lets them get away several times for his own sadistic pleasure.
** Then when Charybdis/Survivor got a power boost, it seemed like he and Tony were on equal terms, except Survivor had the edge in actual combat technique. [[spoiler:Then it's revealed that Tony is really a godlike RealityWarper and all of his powers stem from him subconsciously altering the laws of physics around him.]]
* Jackie Estacado in ''ComicBook/TheDarkness''. The full extent of his power has yet to be explored, but the ones we've seen are impressive indeed. He has enhanced strength, agility, speed, stamina, and what-have-you. Second, he can make just about anything out of darkness. Things like {{BFG}}s, CombatTentacles, and the infamous [[SnarkyNonhumanSidekick Darklings]]. The only limitation on this power seems to be that these creations crumble in direct sunlight. Finally, he has an in-universe form of ContractualImmortality: the Darkness refuses to let him stay dead until he has [[SuperpowerfulGenetics produced a male heir]]. After being blown to atoms by a bomb he merely had to wait in {{Hell}} while the Darkness built him a new body.
** An example of Jackie's "enhanced strength" would be that he made Superman's lip bleed by punching him.
* Black Alice from DCComics has the ability to instantly steal anybody's magical powers. And we do mean ''anybody''. From [[DealWithTheDevil Felix]] [[EvilSorcerer Faust]] to [[DeusExMachina the freaking]] [[PhysicalGod Spectre]].
* ComicBook/TheEternals, created by JackKirby, are an entire race of people who each won the Superpower Lottery at birth. Each and every one of them is born with their own innate GreenLanternRing, in the form of cosmic energy that suffuses them. Basic Eternal powers include: CompleteImmortality, [[MadeOfIron invulnerability to most forms of harm]] (including disease, poison, and extremes of heat and cold), a HealingFactor (for anything they're not invulnerable to), the ability to [[WaterIsAir breathe underwater]], SuperStrength, [[FlyingBrick flight]], {{Telepathy}}, [[MasterOfIllusion casting illusions]], MindControl, [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]], and, last but not least, [[BalefulPolymorph transmutation]]. And that's just the base power set. Some Eternals have trained themselves to use cosmic energy in different ways.
* ComicBook/TheMightyThor, whose list of powers is pretty long even without including Mjolnir. Also, the majority of other name Asgardians; even the weaker name ones tend to have a wide variety of physical powers, a magical weapon or two, and at least one schtick power.
** 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]].
* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. That's right, Aquaman. The ButtMonkey of 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.
-->"He could control every creature that lives in the sea. But I don't think either of you know what that really ''means''. Do you know, do you ''understand'', do you have any ''idea'' how much life there is in just one single square mile of sea? I don't think you do... and if you multiply that by ''lots'' of miles in every direction... I'd never seen anything like it in my whole life... and God as my witness, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation I hope to never see it again]]."
* In ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'', as Siphon, Sophie Mitchell has this in spades-- but at a terrible cost.
* [[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/AnimalMan started off with the ability to copy the abilities of any animal near him, but after [[RetCon an epiphany that he was connected to all life in the universe]], he could take on the traits of any animal at any time from [[Comicbook/MartianManhunter any]] [[Franchise/{{Superman}} planet.]]



* [[spoiler:Thanos' son Thane]] may be even more powerful than his father. He has two powers: he can [[RealityWarper warp reality]] with his left hand, and trap people in a state of [[AndIMustScream "living death"]] with his right. To put things in perspective, he was able to [[spoiler:easily defeat his father Thanos]] with the second power without any practice. His only weakness is that [[PowerIncontinence he can't fully control his powers]]. Yet.
* Creator/MilestoneComics' Dakota-verse had the Big Bang, which ''literally'' was a superpower lottery in which everyone present got a random superpower from it. Unfortunately, it took place in the middle of a ''gang war''.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Uber}}'', the "battleship"-class superhumans are virtually indestructible, strong enough to casually fling tanks around and can wipe out whole armies with their incinerating EyeBeams. The more common "tank"-class supers can barely slow them down.
* The Homelander, a Superman {{Expy}} in Garth Ennis' ''ComicBook/TheBoys'', is a nigh-invincible FlyingBrick who can easily slaughter his way through ordinary humans, and pretty much any other superhumans too. [[spoiler:Until his even stronger clone, Black Noir, turns against him.]]
* Done literally in the ''ComicBook/PowerAndGlory'' holiday special, where the organization responsible for giving [[FlyingBrick A-Pex]] his powers raffles off an opportunity for a regular person to become a similar superhero for a week.

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* ** [[spoiler:Thanos' son Thane]] may be even more powerful than his father. He has two powers: he can [[RealityWarper warp reality]] with his left hand, and trap people in a state of [[AndIMustScream "living death"]] with his right. To put things in perspective, he was able to [[spoiler:easily defeat his father Thanos]] with the second power without any practice. His only weakness is that [[PowerIncontinence he can't fully control his powers]]. Yet.
* Creator/MilestoneComics' Dakota-verse had the Big Bang, which ''literally'' was ''ComicBook/XMen'' has a superpower lottery in which everyone present got a random superpower few of these, just from it. Unfortunately, it took place in the middle nature of a ''gang war''.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Uber}}'',
the "battleship"-class superhumans are virtually indestructible, strong enough to casually fling tanks around and can wipe out whole armies with their incinerating EyeBeams. The more common "tank"-class supers can barely slow them down.
* The Homelander, a Superman {{Expy}} in Garth Ennis' ''ComicBook/TheBoys'',
shared origin story.
** ComicBook/ScarletWitch
is a nigh-invincible FlyingBrick who can easily slaughter his way through ordinary humans, and pretty much any other superhumans too. [[spoiler:Until his even stronger clone, Black Noir, all-powerful at this point, thanks to her initial [[WindsOfDestinyChange Power Of Probability]] being redefined into a RealityWarper by writers apparently haunted by Laplace's demon.
** 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 against him.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.
** {{Wolverine}}, through the effects of power inflation, has reached this point. In older stories, an injured Wolverine actually required medical treatment when his healing factor could not regenerate fast enough. Modern stories feature him being burned down to a skeleton and healing, or regenerating an entire body from a drop of blood. One storyline brought his regenerative abilities back to a more believable level, hand-waving all its previous exaggerated exploits with [[AWizardDidIt magic]].
** Iceman at his full potential is not just AnIcePerson, but has full control over moisture itself. This includes absorbing bodies of water to increase his size, teleportation (not quite, but close enough) by traveling through water vapor, and he's physically immortal, since he can reconstitute his body from ''any'' source of moisture, and even killed a villain by drawing the water from her body.
** 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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* Done literally in ** A more recent addition is Darwin, whose power is to grow [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands new abilities based on the ''ComicBook/PowerAndGlory'' holiday special, where situation at hand]]. His powers were initially supposed to be purely defensive, but apparently the organization responsible for giving [[FlyingBrick A-Pex]] situation then grew out of hand, and writers started adding ''offensive'' to ''overpowering''. For instance, when fighting the Hulk, his powers raffles off an opportunity 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.
** Sage started as just
a regular person secretary with photographic memory, but experienced PowerCreepPowerSeep until now she's telepathic, super-intelligent, more {{Badass}} than Wolverine, able to control minds, and even able to enhance other mutants' powers.
** Occasional BigBad ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}'s mutant powers have never been quite clearly defined. He's generally portrayed with immortality, super-strength, laser beams, shape-changing, regeneration (when he doesn't have NighInvulnerability), telekinesis, technopathy, and super-intelligence[[note]] He once used technology to capture ''Loki'', a rare instance of that character facing Science > Magic (though he eventually broke out...with difficulty); also, that thing about Hulk resisting MindControl? Well guess who managed to make the Hulk his bitch?[[/note]] and he once demonstrated minor intangibility. Essentially he has every single physical superpower, most of which ultimately could be derived just from his high-level shape-shifting. Most of his higher-end powers though come from taking advantage of Celestial technology that he discovered long ago. As a result [[spoiler:[[DealWithTheDevil he owes the Celestials a favor]], and they actually rescued Apocalypse from certain death once just to make sure he couldn't escape the deal.]] His default powers are immortality, super-intelligence and his bizarre skin colour; he also still had superhuman strength, speed, durability, endurance and healing, not to mention he was [[LargeAndInCharge something like 12 feet tall]], but they were no-where near as nerfed as he is nowadays.
** DependingOnTheWriter, ComicBook/{{Magneto}} really lucked out where superpowers are concerned. He went from menacing the X-Men with girders to controlling the entire electromagnetic spectrum, which ''should'' make him pretty much unbeatable (after all, he controls one of the four fundamental forces of the universe). And at times he ''was'' virtually unbeatable.
** 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.
** Then of course, there's [[Comicbook/{{Exiles}} Mimic]], who is basically AllYourPowersCombined personified. He can copy up to five other mutants at a time, but only gets half their power. Sounds kind of weak, until you realize that the different powers interact. In his first appearance, he'd mimicked Wolverine, Beast, and Colossus, among others. Yes, his claws were bone, and only half as long as Wolvie's. Yes, he was only half as strong as Beast. But when he [[VoluntaryShapeShifting turned himself into living metal]], those claws became much deadlier, and his animalistic strength got taken UpToEleven. This is a guy who can ''rig'' the Superpower Lottery.
** 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 a similar superhero 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 week.time.[[/note]]
** Legion. Oy, Legion. At last count, he had a ''thousand'' powers, with more developing. 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.
** Meggan Puceanu a.k.a. Gloriana won pretty big: she's got standard flying brick powers up to class 50, she's an extremely powerful shapeshifter who can take on the abilities of whatever she changes into (as shown when she turned into a female version of the Silver Surfer) and might be TheAgeless because of it, a powerful empath who could sway demons in the Hell Realms (they ended up becoming her BadassArmy in her [[HellHasNewManagement conquest of and escape from Hell]]) and an elemental who can touch off volcanoes. The only two caveats are, 1) she's powered by magic, making her rather less powerful outside of Britain, 2) until recently, her shapeshifting was at least partially dictated by the perceptions of others, and it was implied that this extended to her emotional state - for example, her husband Brian was worried when she came on to him one time because he thought that she might not be making the choice of her own free will (as it turned out, she was), 3) equally until recently, she was something of a ManicPixieDreamGirl, making it a little difficult to get her to focus.
** How about ComicBook/{{Rogue}}? Her mutant power is using her touch to absorb memories and abilities - and that includes powers, be they mutant or not. This, for instance, is how she was a FlyingBrick in TheNineties: she had absorbed MsMarvel's powers while she was a member of the Brotherhood. Throughout the years, this has brought plenty of trauma to her, putting quite a damper on her relationship with Gambit (at least until Xavier helps bring her powers under control). Though her MegaManning abilities are usually balanced out by PowerIncontinence and the psychological trauma that sometimes comes along with absorbing other people's powers, there have been times where she has had complete control over her abilities, and even briefly having the ability to ''use any power of anyone she had EVER touched. Simultaneously.'' That list of people includes nearly the entire roster of the X-Men and the Avengers just for starters.


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* In ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'', as Siphon, Sophie Mitchell has this in spades-- but at a terrible cost.
* Jenny Quantum and the Doctor in ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', as their powers seem to be defined as "anything they can think of". They've occasionally been shown defeating the other members of the team at their own specialties. Suspense usually comes along because the Doctor's powers rely heavily on 'thinking'. Scare the bejeebers out of him (or attack when he's snookered on heroin) and you can slide past his defenses.
** The Military Industrial Complex put a psychotic pedophile hillbilly through a 6 billion dollar cybernetics program to give him over 1,000 super powers to kill the Authority. These included X-Ray strength and Psychic Defacation.
* The Homelander, a Superman {{Expy}} in Garth Ennis' ''ComicBook/TheBoys'', is a nigh-invincible FlyingBrick who can easily slaughter his way through ordinary humans, and pretty much any other superhumans too. [[spoiler:Until his even stronger clone, Black Noir, turns against him.]]
* Jackie Estacado in ''ComicBook/TheDarkness''. The full extent of his power has yet to be explored, but the ones we've seen are impressive indeed. He has enhanced strength, agility, speed, stamina, and what-have-you. Second, he can make just about anything out of darkness. Things like {{BFG}}s, CombatTentacles, and the infamous [[SnarkyNonhumanSidekick Darklings]]. The only limitation on this power seems to be that these creations crumble in direct sunlight. Finally, he has an in-universe form of ContractualImmortality: the Darkness refuses to let him stay dead until he has [[SuperpowerfulGenetics produced a male heir]]. After being blown to atoms by a bomb he merely had to wait in {{Hell}} while the Darkness built him a new body.
** An example of Jackie's "enhanced strength" would be that he made Superman's lip bleed by punching him.
* The Plutonian, star of Mark Waid's ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'', used to be Earth's most prominent superhero. When he goes rogue, he makes it very clear who won the lottery - it's all his former allies can do to stop him from slaughtering them all in moments. Hell, they can't even protect ''themselves'' from his wrath; he lets them get away several times for his own sadistic pleasure.
** Then when Charybdis/Survivor got a power boost, it seemed like he and Tony were on equal terms, except Survivor had the edge in actual combat technique. [[spoiler:Then it's revealed that Tony is really a godlike RealityWarper and all of his powers stem from him subconsciously altering the laws of physics around him.]]
* Creator/MilestoneComics' Dakota-verse had the Big Bang, which ''literally'' was a superpower lottery in which everyone present got a random superpower from it. Unfortunately, it took place in the middle of a ''gang war''.
* Done literally in the ''ComicBook/PowerAndGlory'' holiday special, where the organization responsible for giving [[FlyingBrick A-Pex]] his powers raffles off an opportunity for a regular person to become a similar superhero for a week.
* ''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.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Uber}}'', the "battleship"-class superhumans are virtually indestructible, strong enough to casually fling tanks around and can wipe out whole armies with their incinerating EyeBeams. The more common "tank"-class supers can barely slow them down.
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* Discussed in ''[[Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay The Games We Play]]''. Jaune notes that the Kingdoms ''could'' [[SuperEmpowering awaken the Aura]] of far more people than they normally do, but they don't want to risk the possibility that someone might gain a StoryBreakerPower and decide to use it to upend the existing system.
* ''FanFic/TheLastDaughter'' and the rewrite ''Fanfic/TheGirlOfTomorrow'' turn Taylor Hebert into a Kryptonian and give her the powers that come with. The only thing that managed to challenge her were the [[EldritchAbominations Endbringers and Zion]].

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* Discussed in ''[[Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay The Games We Play]]''.''Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay''. Jaune notes that the Kingdoms ''could'' [[SuperEmpowering awaken the Aura]] of far more people than they normally do, but they don't want to risk the possibility that someone might gain a StoryBreakerPower and decide to use it to upend the existing system.
* ''FanFic/TheLastDaughter'' and the rewrite ''Fanfic/TheGirlOfTomorrow'' turn Taylor Hebert into a Kryptonian and give her the powers that come with. The only thing that managed to challenge her were the [[EldritchAbominations [[EldritchAbomination Endbringers and Zion]].
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* ''FanFic/TheLastDaughter'' turns Taylor Hebert into a Kryptonian and gives her the powers that come with. So Far, the only thing that has managed to challenge her is [[HeroKiller Behemoth.]]

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* ''FanFic/TheLastDaughter'' turns and the rewrite ''Fanfic/TheGirlOfTomorrow'' turn Taylor Hebert into a Kryptonian and gives give her the powers that come with. So Far, the The only thing that has managed to challenge her were the [[EldritchAbominations Endbringers and Zion]].
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'':
** Shinji has the full Kryptonian package: super-strength, super-speed, invulnerability, super-senses, flight... in a world where super-humans are scarce.
** [[spoiler:Asuka]] has the Franchise/WonderWoman pack and
is [[HeroKiller Behemoth.]]a high-powered FlyingBrick. In the second story's version she has the full Kryptonian combo.
* Asuka in ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'' has the Kryptonian full pack: she's a ''massively high-powered'' FlyingBrick with super-senses, EyeBeams and two kinds of BreathWeapon. There're some few other super-humans in the setting, but no one of them has so many powers.
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* Comicbook/{{Superman}}: so many powers that an entire title's worth of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' could be fielded with them. 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}}: so So many powers that an entire title's worth of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' could be fielded with them. 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.)



*** Infamous character [[InfiniteCrisis Superboy-Prime]] has this level of power... in the body of a bratty teenage {{deconstruction}} of the FixerSue. [[OhCrap This is not a good thing]], obviously.
** ComicBook/PowerGirl seemingly gets Superman's full combo platter, except her KryptoniteFactor only exists in an alternate universe. She routinely ends up on the wrong end of TheWorfEffect. Maybe she traded the PopularityPower for [[MostCommonSuperpower something else]]?

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*** ** Infamous character [[InfiniteCrisis Superboy-Prime]] has this level of power... in the body of a bratty teenage {{deconstruction}} of the FixerSue. [[OhCrap This is not a good thing]], obviously.
** ComicBook/PowerGirl seemingly ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' is Superman's cousin. She has ''all'' of his powers, and she's as powerful as him.
** ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' is an AlternateUniverse older Supergirl. She
gets Superman's full combo platter, except her KryptoniteFactor only exists in an alternate universe.universe, and she's possibly stronger than Supergirl due to bigger muscles. She routinely ends up on the wrong end of TheWorfEffect. Maybe she traded the PopularityPower for [[MostCommonSuperpower something else]]?
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