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What would you use your superpower(s) for?
Good
25%
 25%  [ 20 ]
Bad
2%
 2%  [ 2 ]
A little of both
41%
 41%  [ 33 ]
Nothing. But, that's only because I'm pretending my power(s) don't exist.
7%
 7%  [ 6 ]
Personal gain only
21%
 21%  [ 17 ]
And this one's for all the spammers out there!
2%
 2%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 80

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egoist
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:35 pm Reply with quote
Alan45 wrote:
[...]the writer has to be enough smarter than the fans to make it look good.


Not much of an issue if it's airing in the US then.
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st_owly
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:36 pm Reply with quote
I picked "a bit of both" but I think really I'd use it for a bit of everything, and largely for personal gain. I don't think I'd want the responsibility of being a superhero. I think I'd like my power to be the ability to manipulate people's actions.
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Saffire



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:38 pm Reply with quote
Alan45 wrote:
@ Saffire
Most guys have the ability to see through clothing, it is called imagination. Laughing
It's unfair to judge a book by its cover. You gotta look underneath! Wink
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Alan45
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:39 pm Reply with quote
Reality is never a match for my sweet imagination.
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SereneChaos



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:09 pm Reply with quote
Can I go with all of the above? I would try to use them in secret and mainly for personal gain. I'm sure I would help people occasionally, but I'd probably mess with and play pranks on just as many people as I help.
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Surrender Artist
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:37 am Reply with quote
My power would be omnipotence, allowing me to redefine reality so that good and my own personal gain were the same thing, thereby rendering the moral conundrum moot!
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One-Eye



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:55 pm Reply with quote
I voted nothing, because I think power should be limited and exercised modestly. Also your powers whether used for good, bad or self-interest will attract the attention of the good, the bad and the ugly (media hounds). So, I would prefer limited use and limited attention. As far as powers go I would choose Immortality and regeneration probably like Rin from RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne had, though I would skip the whole sadism and flesh eating angels part. The immortality power mainly for curiosity as to how the world and humanity will develop down the centuries.
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jl07045



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:46 pm Reply with quote
Honestly I can't have an answer if I don't know whether my superpower is a supercharming smile or a nuclear fart.
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Tris8



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:41 pm Reply with quote
SereneChaos wrote:
I'm sure I would help people occasionally, but I'd probably mess with and play pranks on just as many people as I help.
This. It really would depend on my power(s), but I'd mostly go for messing with people Very Happy. I'm sure I'd also do some good here and there, but as others have said, I wouldn't want the responsibilities of being a superhero. People always end up hating you Sad

As for powers, there was one superpower in a book I read years ago that I've always wanted. The protagonist was able to control the bonds of their molecules, manipulating their density. They could expand until invisible, and in this state they could ride gusts of wind and glide around. With this power you would be able to escape from anywhere that wasn't air tight, eavesdrop with no worry of ever getting caught, and be untouchable while in that form.
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manicli



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:41 pm Reply with quote
I would use them for personal gain, as in following my ideals and morals. There is fine line between what's wrong and right in my mind and althought not everyone would agree. If I had superpowers I would use them to uphold my beliefs to the utmost.
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One-Eye



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:26 pm Reply with quote
jl07045 wrote:
Honestly I can't have an answer if I don't know whether my superpower is a supercharming smile or a nuclear fart.

I say go for the supercharming fart or nuclear smile instead. Wink
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darknessblades



Joined: 08 Nov 2012
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Location: EU (im not from the UK)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:06 pm Reply with quote
my power: to do all what is posseble and imposseble


step 1 destroy the f*cked-up english dubbed anime
step 2 make anime legal to watch for all ages in every country
step 3 take over the world
step 4 make a utopia
step 5 make a court of people elected by me to rule together with me
step 6 make warp-drive posseble
step 7 take over our solar-system
step 8 take over surrounding solarsytems
step 9 (follow step 1-8 until the universe is mine/ the elected people by me)

is it good or bad
to do this
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Kruszer
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:55 pm Reply with quote
I would probably use a bit of both. Mostly good with the occasional very minor grey area/bad deed if I can get away with it and not hurt anyone since I can be a bit of prankster sometimes. Things such as causing problems for people who annoy me.

As for what power I'd want: The full range of Jedi powers.
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iamalive



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:04 pm Reply with quote
I chose nothing, but that's only because once everyone has superpowers and uses them frequently, I'll be the unique one.
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Kruszer
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:56 am Reply with quote
Nah, mundanes just get killed off if everyone has powers.
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