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"If you had superpowers?":

They see me troll'n
Well, you don't. And you won't. There is no such thing as radioactive spiders, being bitten by one won't make you part spider. You're never going to get x-ray vision or mind levitation powers because such things are physically impossible.

You are never going to have psychological "Glamor powers" that make people have sex with you.

So why bother creating hypotheticals for things that just aren't?
 2 Nick The Swing, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 8:17:26 PM from Ya really wanna know? Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
BFS Enthusiast
Because it lets us mere humans dream of being something more. We are a very boring, very, very dull species who needs a machine to do anything for us. Inside, we resent this fact, and so we dream of having powers, thus becoming...more than human. Though we talk badly of Eugenics, that was an underlying goal: transcending the limits of these fleshy blood bags, doing something without a machine.

edited 23rd Feb '11 8:18:16 PM by NickTheSwing

I may not ever get superpowers, but if I live long enough there is a good chance I'll end up a cyborg  *.

 4 Blurring, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 8:35:51 PM from Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Get bored because one can.
Humans always wants more. Before there were any aeroplanes, people have legends about having wings and fly. That is impossible but then we build machine to fly. We couldn't have x-ray vision, but we are perfecting a machine to do it, and by all means I believe that was at least partly inspired by comic book heroes.
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It's an interesting question. That's why we ask.

Besides, *some* superpowers are plausible...

Not only that, but technology is coming a long way. Certain abilities relating to intelligence and strength, for example, may very well be achieved.

There are also powers that are skill based.

edited 23rd Feb '11 8:38:13 PM by TheMightyAnonym

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Because I desperatly want to have something, ANYTHING, that would let me exceed the limits of my pathetic, disgusting human body and be something special, instead of jus tanother fat loser who spends his time surfing the Internet, because he hates the outside world so much that he wants to strangle people for making eye contact.
I dont know why they let me out, I guess they needed a spare bed
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Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! ~ GOD
 8 Nick The Swing, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 8:48:48 PM from Ya really wanna know? Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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[up][up] I would also do anything, anything, to make it so I am never so weak again that people can pick on me. I want to be more than just another human.
 9 Seventy Seven, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 9:12:17 PM from Somewhere in the US
A number
Pft. Impossible you say... nothing is impossible.

But seriously, there is nothing in the world that can be proven %100 (including this statement tongue). So you never know. One day we very well might develop super powers.
I'm working on it.
It's fun. Lighten up.

This strikes me as more of a whining thread than sincere curiosity. I think I'll hold off on answering your question until I see evidence to the contrary.
 
I wish i had the superpower of talking to someone on the other side of the earth. oh wait, we have phones.

I wish I had the superpower of flying. And the ability to breathe underwater. And control things just by thinking it.

Oh wait, all those things are possible. Yes, the last one too.

So while you have absolutely no imagination and cannot fathom the power of human invention, it doesn't mean everyone else has to as well.
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 13 KCK, Thu, 24th Feb '11 2:26:09 AM from In your closet
Can I KCK it?
@OP You might as well ask why people think about anything that's currently implausible.
There's no justice in the world and there never was~
Toph-Nata
Why bother having fiction at all? it's not real, and it never will be real. Why devote an entire website to tropes that aren't real.

Answer, why not?
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 15 Deboss, Thu, 24th Feb '11 5:32:29 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Most of them are thought experiments.
 16 Fish 1, Thu, 24th Feb '11 7:19:25 AM from Lovecraft Country
 17 Kino, Thu, 24th Feb '11 7:23:35 AM from NC/NYC Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Connoisseur of redheads
Who said I didn't have super powers?

edited 24th Feb '11 7:23:47 AM by Kino

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Being a sociopath is not a superpower.
I dont know why they let me out, I guess they needed a spare bed
 19 Kino, Thu, 24th Feb '11 8:17:58 AM from NC/NYC Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Connoisseur of redheads
[up]Good thing I'm not a sociopath.

  • I assumed that was directed at me, or are you just spouting nonsense?

edited 24th Feb '11 8:18:15 AM by Kino

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Failed Comic Artist
No, no, it was... just an abortive attempt at humor. Just ignore it.
I dont know why they let me out, I guess they needed a spare bed
 21 Kino, Thu, 24th Feb '11 8:23:06 AM from NC/NYC Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Connoisseur of redheads
No worries.
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 22 Deboss, Thu, 24th Feb '11 10:06:07 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I'm so sexy I can make people physically hurt. It gets worse when I take off my shirt.
Element of love
I make an analysis on the subject. Check it out * Escapism.

Tough what Silent Stranger said has made me curious.

edited 24th Feb '11 12:14:17 PM by FallenLegend

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
Failed Comic Artist
Curious about what?
I dont know why they let me out, I guess they needed a spare bed
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I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
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