One Power Per Child. YKTTW Discussion

One Power Per Child.
Single Superpower Setting.
(permanent link) added: 2011-05-31 11:55:42 sponsor: RazorSmile (last reply: 2011-06-04 15:01:33)

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A fairly common subtrope of Mass Super-Empowering Event settings. Each superpowered person gets one power each. Some powers are more versatile than others of course. The only exceptions are people whose one superpower is the power to copy or steal powers. Nobody gets Combo Platter Powers as a default.

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Literature
  • The Nightfall books by Mickey Zucker Reichert feature individuals with "natal talents".
  • The supers in Those Who Walk in Darkness and What Fire Cannot Burn by John Ridley all have strictly one power each.

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