Hey gang, what's up?
Okay, so this is for one of my many, many ideas for a webcomic that I've come up with over the years, but one that continues to stick with me because of some eccentric charm it possesses. The idea centers around a time of five/six superheroes who have powers that aren't exactly considered "ideal" for actually being superheroes, kind of like the Legion of Substitute Heroes from DC Comics, or Marvel's Great Lakes Avengers
. However, they manage to find a way to make them work, regardless of how useless they seem, and are pretty successful in the way of superheroics, due to their teamwork, ingenuity in applying their powers to the task at hand, and being underestimated by their opponents.
In short, Heart Is an Awesome Power
So, as I'm brainstorming, I ask you, "What weird, seemingly useless superpowers might be interesting to see in such a story, and how are they not useless?"
So far, I only have a few, and I've already created heroes to wield them. Gender Bender
weaponized, secreting maple syrup from the pores of one's skin, communication with Blue-Footed Boobies, manipulating dust particles, turning into living salt as long as you maintain contact with the earth, etc.