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Old August 27 2008, 07:41 AM   #16
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Re: Ridiculously powerful superpowers

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Hyperion from Squadron Supreme (the new one, that JMS writes)
Ultimate Thor kicked his ass, though it was a hell of a fight.
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Old August 27 2008, 08:19 AM   #17
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Thor (the power of being a God), Wanda or the Scarlett Witch (chaos magic) but here's an interesting one:

Iceman

He has the power over...well water. That potentially is a very dangerous power and even Emma (the White Queen) commented that Iceman could be so much more.
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Old August 27 2008, 08:28 AM   #18
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^IIRC, Bobby has never been described as an Omega-Level mutant but he probably should be now. It has always been a matter of mental blocks for him.

The Wikipedia entry suggests that Jean Grey, Rachel Summers, Vulcan and Franklin Richards (currently depowered) should be considered Omega-level mutants and that Storm and possibly Chamber could be too. In addition, despite the comedic nature of his character, Mr. Immortal could very well be considered as such - he can't die, ever.

Now, he has a weakness (the Void is a living weakness) but otherwise the Sentry is extremely powerful. He decided that Lindy shouldn't be dead and thus she wasn't. It has been said that he could have ended the Civil War on his own and the Skrulls admit that there is nothing they can do to stop him should he choose to end their invasion. They had to use his one weakness to get him out of the fight.
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Old August 27 2008, 08:59 AM   #19
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The Silver Surfer's got to be pretty high up the list.
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Old August 27 2008, 03:26 PM   #20
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"Current trend"? There have been team-ups since the industry started.
Yes, there have been but I'm talking about their relative frequency. At least DC tends to swing between mostly individual stories and periods in which it's much more about team ups, such as the early 80s period, and today. You can barely pick up a single hero's title these days that someone else isn't showing up as part of the story.
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Old August 27 2008, 04:06 PM   #21
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there's a growing trend of "adaptive" superheroes, at least in the X-Men titles. Darwin seems to have worked out, but Lifeguard quietly faded into obscurity... there'll probably eventually be some throwaway line that she lost her powers in M-Day.

I love Layla Miller, her power is she "knows stuff", but doesn't have anything beyond that. she is annoyingly powerful to the people interacting with her, knowing exactly what they're about to do and possibly even orchestrating it, but she's also just a 12-year-old kid.
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Old August 27 2008, 04:36 PM   #22
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Amazo's ability to duplicate the power of any superhero.
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Old August 27 2008, 06:55 PM   #23
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Amazo's ability to duplicate the power of any superhero.
for a short time, Rogue could call up any of the powers she'd absorbed over the years.

now, THAT is overpowered.
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Old August 27 2008, 08:03 PM   #24
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Actually Bobby Drake has been listed as an omega-level mutant.
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Old August 27 2008, 08:03 PM   #25
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Anyone remember The Quiz, a member of the Brotherhood of Dada from the Doom Patrol? She had every superpower you haven't thought of yet.
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Old August 27 2008, 09:42 PM   #26
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More basic: Superman

He's been shown crushing and moving planets, then having problems with city-sized tasks.

Must be a control issue....
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Old August 28 2008, 12:53 AM   #27
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Mogo!

He is a planet with a lantern ring! Holy Christ! It's the death star all over again!
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Old August 28 2008, 04:27 AM   #28
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If I understand correctly, Superman's planet-sized powers were removed in the original Crisis back in 1985, now he's much less enpowered. Which is why Superboy-Prime was such a threat in Infinite Crisis; he had planet-cracking Silver Age powers.
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Old August 28 2008, 05:48 AM   #29
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If I understand correctly, Superman's planet-sized powers were removed in the original Crisis back in 1985, now he's much less enpowered. Which is why Superboy-Prime was such a threat in Infinite Crisis; he had planet-cracking Silver Age powers.
While its true that after Crisis DC wisely choose to lower the insane power levels of its top tier heroes, over the years those levels have increased as writers love just love the dramatic of larger and larger scale feats (something I hate Marvel for doing as it had always had abilities far, far, far more grouding for its characters). And we see Supes who can't move a planet by himself, but add Wonder Women and Martian Manhunter and they can.
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Old August 28 2008, 06:05 AM   #30
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The Wikipedia entry suggests that Jean Grey, Rachel Summers, Vulcan and Franklin Richards (currently depowered) should be considered Omega-level mutants and that Storm and possibly Chamber could be too. In addition, despite the comedic nature of his character, Mr. Immortal could very well be considered as such - he can't die, ever.
Why is Storm an Omega-level mutant? Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've read any comics, but her powers don't seem to be eternal or transcendent i the same way that Phoenix, etc. are, or even Iceman. She can control the weather, but she's still limited by her own body, mortal existence, etc.
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