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The standard, recognizable superpowers shared by many a hero (and villain) with no risk of becoming cliché or being seen as lame.

Can be strengthened by the presence of friends or turning evil. Tend to develop with puberty, manifest when you turn 16, or reflect your personality. Can be turned off under the right (er, wrong) circumstances or exchanged. May even get you put in a special category.

May be temporarily stolen or given up. Upgrade at your own risk. Required Secondary Powers not included.


Subtracting all of the above equals a Badass Normal. Though Badass Normals do have the option of attaining:

For information on how to obtain them, see How to Give a Character Superpowers.


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Alternative Title(s): Stock Superpower, Stock Superpower Index, Stock Superpowers


The Rousing Song of Heroism

Aquaman attempts to inspire a depressed and depowered Captain Atom through song.

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Main / PepTalkSong

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