Created By: RazorSmile on July 2, 2011 Last Edited By: RazorSmile on October 16, 2011
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Friction Control Powers

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This is the power to control friction just like a Gravity Master controls gravity. Understandably doesn't have a page because very few characters outside Web Originals seem to have it.

  • Conflicto from the ASH Universe would be one example.
  • In Dungeons & Dragons there is a "slick" spell.
  • In the Ben10 universe the Kineccelerans (XLR 8) use this to achieve speeds of over 300 MPH in a instant.
  • Skids from the X-Men comics could generate a forcefield that negated friction.
  • Spider-Man villain Slyde gets his abilities from a frictionless suit.
  • John K (Best known for Ren And Stimpy) created a show called the Ripping Friends about a team of superheroes. One of their enemies was Frictor, Master of Friction.

Would likely be indexed on Stock Superpowers.
Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • July 2, 2011
    pokedude10
    Western Animation
    • In the Ben10 universe the Kineccelerans(XLR8) use this to achieve speeds of over 300 MPH in a instant.
  • July 2, 2011
    Bisected8
    In Dungeons And Dragons there is a "slick" spell.
  • July 2, 2011
    ParadiscaCorbasi
    • Skids from the X-Men comics could generate a forcefield that negated friction.
  • July 2, 2011
    foxley
    Spider-Man villain Slyde gets his abilities from a frictionless suit.
  • July 2, 2011
    kentdyson88
    John K(Best known for Ren And Stimpy) created a show called the Rippping Friends about a team of superheroes. One of their enemies was Frictor master of friction.
  • July 2, 2011
    elwoz
    James Blish's Cities In Flight series used a friction-controlling machine as a plot device at one point, but then never brought it up again, despite the enormous number of technological applications such a thing would have.
  • July 3, 2011
    Arivne
    Since the D&D spell "Slick" was added, I assume this includes Applied Phlebotinum that changes friction.

    Tabletop RPG
    • Dungeons And Dragons
      • Oil of Slipperiness made anything it was poured on frictionless.
    • Champions supplement C.L.O.W.N. Merry Andrew had a Banana Gun which sprayed out banana oil. Anyone moving on the oil would go slip sliding away.
  • October 15, 2011
    Stratadrake
    [duplicate comment bug, please repost]
  • October 16, 2011
    GreenMachine
    Doesn't Mrs. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus change friction in that episode where they enter the physics textbook (and play ball)?

    I could be wrong though, and maybe it is always without friction...
  • October 16, 2011
    Hadashi
    In Dungeons And Dragons there is a "slick" spell.

    The oficial name of the spell is Grease
  • October 16, 2011
    BuckRivera
    The description says "fiction" where it should say "friction".
  • October 16, 2011
    RazorSmile
    Thanks, BuckRivera. Fixed.
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