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7th Apr '18 11:58:48 AM nombretomado
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* {{Deadpool}}'s HealingFactor only works because he has such severe cancer that his body is constantly regenerating lost cells. He just makes it regenerate more when he takes damage. He actually weaponizes this when the Skrulls want to make an army of clones with him, and gives them the healing factor, but not the cancer, causing them to mutate and die.

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* {{Deadpool}}'s ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'s HealingFactor only works because he has such severe cancer that his body is constantly regenerating lost cells. He just makes it regenerate more when he takes damage. He actually weaponizes this when the Skrulls want to make an army of clones with him, and gives them the healing factor, but not the cancer, causing them to mutate and die.
10th Mar '18 12:01:20 PM MBG159
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** Additionally, a recurring element of the series is that the largely-NighInvulnerable supersoldiers tend to be oddly fragile once they ''start'' taking damage; not only does their enhanced physiology give them HighPressureBlood and insanely tensed muscles (meaning even a slight tear will cause them to fly off the bone), but because they're so tough, it's very difficult to do any kind of medical operations on them. One particularly tough character, after suffering major damage to one of her knees to the point of her shin hanging by a few strands of flesh, found that she had to leave it there because no medical tool could amputate it.
26th Jan '18 8:34:33 AM cdrood
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* It's arguable that most flying heroes possess an innate sense of direction that seems to keep them on course no matter how far they are flying. ComicBook/{{Superman}} is explainable via his vision powers, but most don't have that. However, the Will Payton version of Starman would actually follow highways and later carried a map when he got a suit with pockets.
19th Jan '18 2:14:29 PM Epicazeroth
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* ComicBook/BlueMarvel gets his powers from being a "living anti-matter reactor". Luckily for him and everyone around him, he's also immune to the effects of this transformation. He also has limited control over the anti-matter he generates, so that he doesn't blow up the city every time he wants to blast a bad guy.
20th Dec '17 2:06:43 PM AntMan
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** One comic explains that when Superman makes himself immovable, it's not only his invulnerability: he's also using the same control over his personal gravity that he uses to fly.

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** One comic from "''Smallville: Season 11''" explains that when Superman makes himself immovable, it's not only his invulnerability: he's also using the same control over his personal gravity that he uses to fly.
20th Dec '17 1:57:52 PM AntMan
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** Sue's invisibility is explained in the Main MarvelUniverse. She extends a light-bending field around herself and her immediate area, which is what renders her body and clothing invisible, and she can extend this to other people or objects if she wishes. As for her vision, remember that she can see other things that are invisible--whether it's under her power or not. Her eyes can perceive wavelengths of light that normal humans can't, and it's through these wavelengths that she can see while invisible. Again, DependingOnTheWriter.

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** Sue's invisibility is explained in the Main MarvelUniverse. She extends a light-bending field around herself and her immediate area, which is what renders her body and clothing invisible, and she can extend this to other people or objects if she wishes. As for her vision, remember that she can see other things that are invisible--whether it's under her power or not. Her eyes can perceive wavelengths of light that normal humans can't, and it's through these wavelengths that she can see while invisible. (Though this still doesn't explain how other people can still see when she makes ''them'' invisible) Again, DependingOnTheWriter.
11th Dec '17 10:45:43 AM Malady
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* The comic reboot of ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'', ''TheBionicMan'' eliminates the RequiredSecondaryPowers that his television predecessor (and other similar characters) had to have to explain why, when lifting a car with their single bionic arm it didn't do bad things to their otherwise entirely human torsos: in the new setting, the bionics go through their entire bodies, allowing them to use SuperStrength without breaking their spines.

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* The comic reboot of ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'', ''TheBionicMan'' ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', ''ComicBook/TheBionicMan'' eliminates the RequiredSecondaryPowers that his television predecessor (and other similar characters) had to have to explain why, when lifting a car with their single bionic arm it didn't do bad things to their otherwise entirely human torsos: in the new setting, the bionics go through their entire bodies, allowing them to use SuperStrength without breaking their spines.
9th Nov '17 2:20:45 AM StClair
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--->'''Member 436:''' Try to imagine. You're a multiple amputee who's been ''flayed alive''. You can't feel your own ''heartbeat''. You can't feel yourself ''breathe''. You can feel metal rubbing against your muscles and organs. ''And you don't recognize the man in the mirror''.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'', Plutonian, being a FlyingBrick, should need several of those to be able to use his super strength the way he does, like lifting ships without them breaking apart, but [[spoiler: he doesn't, because he doesn't have primary powers either - he is a RealityWarper who subconciously alters the fabric of spacetime around him. When he punches something, he changes the density of his fist and the objects he punches and breaks Newton's laws to not outright kill his opponents. He isn't even aware of it, he just thinks he is very strong.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'', Plutonian, being a FlyingBrick, should need several of those to be able to use his super strength the way he does, like lifting ships without them breaking apart, but [[spoiler: he doesn't, because he doesn't have primary powers either - he is a RealityWarper who subconciously subconsciously alters the fabric of spacetime around him. When he punches something, he changes the density of his fist and the objects he punches and breaks Newton's laws to not outright kill his opponents. He isn't even aware of it, he just thinks he is very strong.]]
9th Nov '17 2:08:22 AM StClair
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** This was explicitly acknowledged several times: for instance, in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} he was technically fast enough to travel through time under his own power (like Superman could), but he would have been totally atomised by friction if he ever tried to move at that kind of speed.

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** *** This was explicitly acknowledged several times: for instance, in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} he was technically fast enough to travel through time under his own power (like Superman could), but he would have been totally atomised by friction if he ever tried to move at that kind of speed.
9th Nov '17 2:06:59 AM StClair
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* In a BadFuture issue of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'', [[Comicbook/GreenArrow Connor Hawke]] and ComicBook/TheAtom were able to penetrate Darkseid's supposedly unbreakable [[DeflectorShields force field]] by exploiting the fact that light waves could pass through it. The Atom reasoned that if the field actually shut out light, Darkseid would be blind.

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* In a BadFuture issue of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'', [[Comicbook/GreenArrow Connor Hawke]] and ComicBook/TheAtom were able to penetrate Darkseid's supposedly unbreakable impenetrable [[DeflectorShields force field]] by exploiting the fact that light waves could pass through it. The Atom reasoned that if the field actually shut out light, Darkseid would be blind.
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