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Would People Really Turn Against Someone If They Gained Powers?:

 51 Mark Von Lewis, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 9:32:03 AM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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I don't see why not.
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 52 Kino, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 9:33:56 AM from NC/NYC Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
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Crushing her hips or perforating her with high-velocity semen?
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 53 Mark Von Lewis, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 9:34:35 AM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
Even with super powers I don't the penis has enough muscles to propel semen all that fast.
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 54 Kino, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 9:35:48 AM from NC/NYC Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
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Speak for yourself; I'm like a SPESS MEHREN!
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 55 Mark Von Lewis, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 9:47:34 AM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
That explains it; I'm merely Imperial Guard.

But I have tactical genius; I can outflank my penis behind enemy lines. But really, I don't think people would turn on someone with powers. Maybe badger them for favors as if they'd won the lottery, though.

edited 23rd Feb '11 9:48:16 AM by MarkVonLewis

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 56 Kino, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 9:53:26 AM from NC/NYC Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
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Depends on the extent of the powers, though I'd wager they'd do the smart thing and either leave them alone of appeal to their sense of ...something, if they ever wanted help.
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 57 Mark Von Lewis, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 10:02:15 AM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
True, as people would stay the hell away from someone who could shoot lightning bolts from his ass.
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 58 Kino, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 10:03:50 AM from NC/NYC Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
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I think i'd spend one week being a total dick, then just chill out and build a house in the middle of nowhere.
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 59 Sand Josieph, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 10:06:06 AM from Grand Galloping Galaday
Bigonkers! is Magic
You probably don't have that many people you know of whom you hold in high regard.
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 60 Kino, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 10:21:13 AM from NC/NYC Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
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?
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 61 Sand Josieph, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 10:51:24 AM from Grand Galloping Galaday
Bigonkers! is Magic
If you don't have that many people you don't like, then you don't have that many people you can justify being a dick towards. If I were to gain super powers, I would much rather become a gentle soul and help out around the town, but at the same time, make sure the townsfolk can handle the small things like minor crimes. Only when super villains start showing up will I pull out all the stops.
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 62 Kino, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 10:53:24 AM from NC/NYC Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
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Nah, I'd float in the clods and heckle people.
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 63 Mark Von Lewis, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 11:08:44 AM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
I'd fly around naked and give people in high rise apartments windows full of superhero wingwang.

Or take a page out pigeon's playbooks and shit on people's cars as I flew overhead.
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 64 Sand Josieph, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 11:13:33 AM from Grand Galloping Galaday
Bigonkers! is Magic
OK, let's look at this in a different way: What if it was one of your close friends who got the super power?
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 65 Kino, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 11:14:58 AM from NC/NYC Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
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I'd have an awesome DD and backup in a fight. $20 says he'd get drunk and piss on somebody's car while flying.
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 66 Mark Von Lewis, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 11:15:22 AM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
Kino speaks the truth.
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 67 Blue Ninja 0, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 8:07:17 PM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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@48, 50 - I'm getting vibes of Larry Niven's essay "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex". And perforating her with machine-gun-velocity semen is the least of the possible issues. tongue
Once the avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to cast their vote. - Ambassador Kosh
But the people who just gained the powers weren't unknown to the people around them.
Neither are people who win the lottery. From what I've hear, things don't always work out so well for them.

I can understand them being scared and uneasy, but I would expect that they would be more in awe.
Awe is a short-lived emotion. Sooner or later, the novelty wears off, and they get back to life as usual. And if they encounter problems that could be solved by their friend's superpowers, the temptation arises to ask them for a favor. And the Differently Powered Individual helps, but that opens the door to another request, and another, and requests from other friends, friends of friends, etc. Sooner or later, they'll get sick of this new dynamic, but it'll be too late to go back. Sooner or later, somebody will take it the wrong way when one of their requests is refused, and that awe turns to bitter envy. The Differently Powered Individual gets more and more popular, and so has less and less time for their old friends. Possibly less and less in common with them, if their powers net them fame and fortune. And unless they can read minds  *, there'd be the constant uncertainty about who's sincere and who's just using them. And maybe they choose poorly and end up burning bridges and trusting the wrong people.

Word of mouth about their powers could spread faster and farther than they want. Maybe they don't even want the attention, but people are terrible at keeping big secrets. Someone'll blab sooner or later.

Depending on the nature of the Differently Powered Individual's powers, their personality could change in ways that mess with their ability to relate to others. With Great Power Comes Great Insanity is a possibility. Maybe they realize that who they really are is much different from who they thought they were back when their options were more limited.

 
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