Created By: RazorSmile on May 20, 2011 Last Edited By: RazorSmile on July 21, 2016

Omni Powered

Every-Powered Individual.

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In a world full of super types where everyone gets one power each, this is the guy who has all the powers. He or she might be The Chosen One or just really really rare.

Examples

Anime and Manga

Comic Book
  • Toyo Harada and Pete Stanchek from Harbinger (Valiant Comics) are both Omega Harbingers which means they have every psychic power there is.
  • Lanfeust: In a World where every human gets their own, unique magical power (melt metals, teleport, cause thirst, boil water...), there are two people whose magical power becomes absolute (every power ever) when touching the MacGuffin. One's The Hero, the other's the Big Bad.
Literature
  • In Mistborn, where Mistings have one power each, Mistborn have them all.
  • In The Grimnoir Chronicles, the Chairman is the first and strongest of the Magicals and has every power it is possible to have in the setting. In the third book where we actually see him fight extensively, it is revealed that each one has a cool-down period when overused forcing him to periodically switch powers during prolonged conflict.
Video Games Web Original
  • Tempest from the Omega Universe is an "omni psi". Telepathy, telekinesis, phase-shifting, teleportation; he's a one stop shop.

Western Animation

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Community Feedback Replies: 33
  • May 20, 2011
    jaytee
    Needs A Better Title, since it doesn't refer exclusively to psi powers.

    Omnipowered?
  • May 20, 2011
    ginsengaddict
  • May 20, 2011
    dalek955
  • May 20, 2011
    Arivne
    Omni Powered: Someone who has every Stock Superpower that exists in that universe.

    Omni Psi: Someone who has every Psychic Power that exists in that universe.

    Tabletop RPG
    • In Champions the Omni Power would be a Cosmic Power Pool. The Omni Psi would be a Power Framework (Variable Power Pool or Multipower) limited to Mental Powers.
  • May 20, 2011
    Ardiente
    A Certain Magical Index has every magical grimoire in history in her head...
  • May 20, 2011
    Earnest
    In Psi Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy, protagonist Nick Scryer has every power his enemies possess except for Telepathy and Illusion.
  • May 20, 2011
    Riddlewizard
    Could Rogue from X-Men count? She absorbs anybodies power to use for herself.
  • May 20, 2011
    RazorSmile
    No. Rogue does not currently have and, as far as I know, has never had every mutant power on the planet. The Isolationist (from X-Factor) would be a better example.
  • May 20, 2011
    hevendor717
    Mew from Pokemon fits the trope, with its ridiculous range of learnable moves (such as every TM), and being a supposed ancestor to all Pokemon.
  • May 20, 2011
    hevendor717
    The Every-Powered?
  • May 21, 2011
    PaulA
    • The plot of Master of the Five Magics by Lyndon Hardy is the protagonist working to become the first person to be able to use all five known forms of magic. By the end of the novel, he fits the trope.
  • May 24, 2011
    randomsurfer
    Would Sylar & Peter from Heroes count? Everyone has one power, except Sylar's power is to steal other people's powers, and he's trying to get them all; and Peter has a similar power only he doesn't have to kill the other person. Later modified in Peter's case, in that he can only have the last power he absorbed at any given time.
  • May 25, 2011
    Koveras
    Amazo in Justice League is capable of Mega Manning any superhero in existence. Permanently. Which, in a long run (that is, around the episode "The Return"), makes him literally omnipotent.
  • May 25, 2011
    GiantSpaceChinchilla
    Anypower? Captain Anypower? Allpotent?
  • May 25, 2011
    Aielyn
    hevendor717 mentions Mew, but Mew is still limited to its natural learnset and the T Ms / H Ms / move tutor moves (and, often, a few other special moves available on certain Mew distributions). Smeargle, on the other hand, can "Sketch" just about any move, with the only exceptions being a few "special" moves such as Chatot's "Chatter" move. It's not particularly strong, mind you, but it's quite literally got a movepool many times larger than any other pokemon, and can learn almost all of the signature moves (Chatter being one of the few exceptions).

    As for the trope name, how about All-In-One Power, or something similar to that?
  • May 25, 2011
    Lysythe
    Duplicate Boy occasionally turned up in the first Legion Of Superheroes. I don't know whether he's in the later incarnations. His ability is to duplicate the ability of any superhero in the universe.
  • May 25, 2011
    PaulA
    The Quiz was a supervillain in Grant Morrison's run on Doom Patrol who had "every power you haven't thought of", which meant that battles with her involved trying to think of and rule out as many powers as possible before she got you with one of the ones you hadn't thought of yet. Presumably, she started out with all the powers.
  • September 4, 2011
    Ekuran
    Bump.
  • September 5, 2011
    Earnest
    • In the Second Coming arc of X-Men it's revealed that Hope's power is the ability to use any mutant ability ever possessed. She's basically Rogue without having to touch anyone and no time limit on her powers. Also, using said ability undid the Scarlet Witches curse (for lack of a better term) that De Powered thousands of mutants and stopped all mutant births.
  • September 5, 2011
    Wyvernil
    May also be related to Superpower Lottery, only that seems to be more about a character whose power is broken compared to those of others.
  • September 6, 2011
    Earnest
    Contrast All Your Powers Combined, where a character can mimic or steal the powers of others. Compare The Red Mage, who does this with magic.
  • April 12, 2013
    Vlt
    Where the main characters in Persona 3 and Persona 4 carry one Persona each, the Protagonist of both games can carry up to 12 at any given time and can ultimately shoot all the special skills of the game.
  • April 12, 2013
    Chabal2
    Lanfeust: In A World where every human gets their own, unique magical power (melt metals, teleport, cause thirst, boil water...), there are two people whose magical power becomes absolute (every power ever) when touching the Mac Guffin. One's The Hero, the other's the Big Bad.
  • April 13, 2013
    Arivne
    Changed the title to Omni Powered because this isn't just limited to psionics.
  • April 13, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    That Avatar example is a pure Zero Context Example. Here is the same with context added:

  • July 18, 2016
    oneuglybunny
    Western Animation
  • July 18, 2016
    DAN004
  • July 18, 2016
    DAN004
    I kinda wanna question the "omni" here, because it implies that the guy may have a power (not gain, have) that a later-introduced character have.
  • July 19, 2016
    RazorSmile
    @DAN 004: I think that's the point.
  • July 19, 2016
    DAN004
    ^ if I get you correctly, then... how does that work? "Retroactively having a new character's power" thingy?
  • July 21, 2016
    RazorSmile
    No, the guy simply already has all the types of power that are possible in that universe. Any powers (s)he doesn't exhibit either don't exist by the rules of their universe or (s)he simply didn't exhibit them.
  • July 21, 2016
    Arivne
    Tabletop Games
  • July 21, 2016
    DAN004
    Trying to name this might cause confusion with The Omnipotent, Power Copying or All Your Powers Combined. Ugh...
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