Main Person Of Mass Destruction Discussion

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12:29:28 PM Jul 24th 2013
Removed re: Kid Radd
  • This becomes a vital plot point, since, once outside of the games-verse and inside of the internet, his beam attack charge limit is literally unlimited: he can charge to a level high enough that it is literally impossible for every computer on the internet combined would be incapable of calculating it, meaning that just by powering up enough and releasing, he can destroy the internet... and everything in it.
I don't think it works that way; even out of his game, he's on a computer, and can only charge his attack to the maximum value available on that computer. Since he's on a 32-bit computer, the value is 2^32-1 (unless he happens to be on a 64-bit one, in which case it's 2^64-1). Plus, even if what you say were possible, just charging the attack would have taken an impossible amount of time; finally, if all the Internet's computers couldn't compute the attack - how could the computer he's on do? He'd never be able to fire.
11:13:15 PM Jan 11th 2013
edited by MicoolTNT
Watch the Trope Decay here. I'm seeing plenty of potholes to this article which simply amount to "He can launch a Fantastic Nuke" or "He has a high Super Weight" without the element of "He's used as a tool", as well as a few examples which borderline on the above by having questionable "He's a tool" elements.
06:50:27 PM May 4th 2013
We have decided to make a new trope for the "he's a tool examples and are working on the description now.
08:34:51 PM Mar 9th 2014
Then this page should not exist anymore! Stock Superpowers Up to Eleven is all it is and that is not trope worthy. Rather it is the very definition of the same but more.
11:42:32 PM Mar 9th 2014
Stock Superpowers is the supertrope. Individual superpowers get their own tropes, they don't get shoehorned into that one.
08:55:34 PM Apr 3rd 2014
Okay, so how is this an individual super power? As of now this is just "super powers that cause a lot of damage", which should not be considered page worthy.
04:03:16 AM Apr 4th 2014
Person that can cause a lot of damage, to be exact. And these are page worthy - they are frequently the source of conflict and plot in stories.
01:55:05 PM Apr 19th 2014
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People with super powers in general are frequently the source of conflict in stories. Take leech in X-men, he becomes the focal point of the human/mutant conflict but his powers are hardly "mass destructive" in the literal sense.

Under the old definition, he would have counted well enough anyway as a human who is used like a tool, as a metaphor weapon usage. Why are tropers so literal minded? The characters with "actual" mass destructive powers in the movie, Magneto and Phoenix, are just a homicidal rebel and a confused schizo no one wants to be on the wrong side of, they're super powers are not especially notable in the story so stock super powers is all that is worth mentioning. Even the Sebastian Shaw example seems more like a power hungry super villain than, you know, anything worthy of a page beyond stock super powers. He just has energy absorption up to eleven.