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Detrimental Superpower
A power that makes things worse for the owner
(permanent link) added: 2012-04-08 20:25:51 sponsor: GuesssWho (last reply: 2012-04-08 21:17:48)

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Some superpowers are just not worth using. They don't drive you mad, you can work them fine, but why the Hell would you want the? A power that makes bottomless pits appear under your own feet would be this, or a power that makes you feel other peoples' negative emotions only, or one that lights everything around you on fire--including you.

Do We Have This, Needs More Examples

  • The Monk of Lost and Hidden Things, in the book Iron Council. Se can learn anything by randomly losing another piece of knowledge--the first of which was hir gender. And se regularly forgets things like hir parents' names, where se was born, etc. And se can't relearn them.
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