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Old August 28 2008, 07:13 AM   #31
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Re: Ridiculously powerful superpowers

^So are Vulcan and Franklin Richards. The root of Storm's ability to change and control the weather has not been fully explored.
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Old August 28 2008, 10:47 AM   #32
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I would put Magneto on the Omega list, when he's written properly.

An oft overlooked mutant with near-Omega raw power is Firestar. In the "Starlost" arc of New Warriors, it was said that if she EVER cut loose full strength in a planet's atmosphere she would plasma-burn the entire planet surface to ash.
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Old August 28 2008, 10:52 AM   #33
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The one to spring to my mind right away is the Flash. A superhero moving at that kind of speed would be pretty unbeatable.
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Old August 28 2008, 10:53 AM   #34
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I would put Magneto on the Omega list, when he's written properly.

An oft overlooked mutant with near-Omega raw power is Firestar. In the "Starlost" arc of New Warriors, it was said that if she EVER cut loose full strength in a planet's atmosphere she would plasma-burn the entire planet surface to ash.
So would Johnny Storm.
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Old August 29 2008, 03:10 AM   #35
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Has it ever been explored whether Storm's connection with the weather could be affected by things like pollution and environmental damage? By extension, that would probably affect a number of other superbeings who draw power from nature as well.
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Old August 29 2008, 03:55 AM   #36
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Has it ever been explored whether Storm's connection with the weather could be affected by things like pollution and environmental damage? By extension, that would probably affect a number of other superbeings who draw power from nature as well.
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Old August 29 2008, 06:32 AM   #37
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Has it ever been explored whether Storm's connection with the weather could be affected by things like pollution and environmental damage?
I believe so, but Storm's power has been wildly overwritten across the years. At one point, Chris Claremont even had her in outer space, controlling the "Solar wind"--because, I guess, you know, it's wind.

When Marvel published the issue again for its X-Men Classics reprint title, it wisely chose to change that.
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Old August 29 2008, 06:39 AM   #38
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Jubilee has been becoming alot more powerfull, thier saying she can kill anyone/everyone in a mile radius by litterally makeing fireworks go off in thier brains
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Old August 29 2008, 08:20 AM   #39
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I've never bought into the idea that, say, Silver Age Superman is "too powerful" to tell interesting stories about. All that tells me is that the writer doesn't have the imagination for it, or the desire to write those kinds of stories. Alan Moore's Supreme series alone is evidence that interesting modern stories can be told about almost infinitely-powered characters. I think what those kind of stories really need in order to work for modern audiences, is for the writer to fully buy into the concept first and foremost.

The other problem faced by writers of these types of characters, is the shared universe. Here is where many of the audience complaints come in--from trying to fit so many disparate characters together. I think DC suffers the most from this, as their characters in general were designed to be a universe unto themselves in the beginning. <RANT> Just because Marvel does it one way DOESN'T MEAN THAT DC HAS TO DO IT THE SAME WAY. <RANT OVER>.

The sky should be the limit for these types of characters--why try to impose the mundane on creatures of wonder?
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Old August 29 2008, 08:40 AM   #40
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I've never bought into the idea that, say, Silver Age Superman is "too powerful" to tell interesting stories about. All that tells me is that the writer doesn't have the imagination for it, or the desire to write those kinds of stories. Alan Moore's Supreme series alone is evidence that interesting modern stories can be told about almost infinitely-powered characters. I think what those kind of stories really need in order to work for modern audiences, is for the writer to fully buy into the concept first and foremost.
When you're writing a character like Superman, it's actually the people around him that you have to concentrate on making interesting. If you rush into a burning building to save someone, you're a hero; Superman? Can't be hurt. Flying into a burning building doesn't really put him at any risk.

What Superman's vulnerability really is doesn't come in the shape of Kryptonite, but of failure. The risk for him isn't that he'll be hurt, but that he'll fail--to save the kitten, the planet, whatever. Some of the best, most effective and dramatic Superman stories are the ones where he didn't succeed (such as saving the young son of a friend from the Toyman, of all villains).

That's why Superman has such an extensive supporting cast--Lois, Jimmy, Perry White, etc. etc.--because it's the risks that events place those characters in that make Superman into a hero.
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The one to spring to my mind right away is the Flash. A superhero moving at that kind of speed would be pretty unbeatable.
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