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Atlantis
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In my youth I often fantasized about having “supernatural” powers (as most of us have…). And after much thought and reflection I decided that the power of flight would be my #1 choice if I was ever offered to have any one superpower.

What would be yours?

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regeneration. as much as i would want to have something extra that normal people wouldnt, i think being able to heal from almost any wound would be better.
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How many times do we have to have this thread? [Smile]

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TomDavidson
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See, knowing that would be a fun superpower.
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the power to manipulate quantum strings
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As I get older...the power to stop hair from growing on various parts of my body seems very desirable.

I guess I would need to be able to both cause and stop growth on myself and others for the power to reach 'super' level.

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The power I would like to have is the power to go without sleep... there just seems to be too much to do and not enough waking hours in the day.
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I'd like to be my own scriptwriter.
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Regardless of whatever I said in any previous of one of these threads, right now I'd like to be a shapeshifter.

Not to make me look like anyone other than me, but to make me look better. Younger. Thinner. Maybe even shapeshift away some of my (minor) health problems.

Pix

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Yeah, shapeshifting would be my power of choice too. Specifically, I'd like to have exactly the abilities that Anwanyu has in Wildseed.

Teleportation is a reasonably close second.

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The power to Save the World.
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Tante Shvester
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When I was a little girl, I was always having fantasies of having superpowers.

If I was in the shower, I would let the water run down my arm and off my outstretched fingers, and pretend to be Super Water Girl, able to have water flow from my outstretched fingers.

If I had bubble gum, I would pretend to be Super Bubble Girl, able to blow enormous bubble gum bubbles that could enable me to float off the ground.

But, if I could pick any super power, I would go with the power to miraculously heal the sick and injured.

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Healer
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quote:
If I was in the shower, I would let the water run down my arm and off my outstretched fingers, and pretend to be Super Water Girl, able to have water flow from my outstretched fingers.
I did the EXACT SAME THING. Except, well, Super Water Boy. I think.
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Every time I see this post I hear "Wonder Boy" from Tenacious D in my mind.
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Now it's time for me to tell you about Young Nastyman,
archrival and nemesis of Wonderboy, with powers comparable to Wonderboy.
What powers you ask? I dunno, how 'bout the power of flight?
That do anything for ya? That's levitation holmes.
How 'bout the power to kill a yak, from 200 yards away...
with mind bullets! That's telekinesis, Kyle.
How 'bout the power, to move you?

[ROFL]
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quote:
Originally posted by Tante Shvester:
When I was a little girl, I was always having fantasies of having superpowers.

If I was in the shower, I would let the water run down my arm and off my outstretched fingers, and pretend to be Super Water Girl, able to have water flow from my outstretched fingers.

<blink> Wow. Me too. I mean, not with the nifty superhero name, but I used to do that as well.

Lisa

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Tante Shvester
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quote:

I did the EXACT SAME THING

quote:
I used to do that as well.
But, you've got to admit, that is about the lamest super power ever.
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Lisa
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Especially since the water didn't have much pressure rolling off my hand.

I used to move my arm around and fiddle with the angle to see how I could get the water to go the furthest out. Gawd, was I pathetic. <grin>

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quote:
Originally posted by Tante Shvester:
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I did the EXACT SAME THING

quote:
I used to do that as well.
But, you've got to admit, that is about the lamest super power ever.

Quite lame...But I did it as well.
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quote:
Originally posted by Tante Shvester:

If I was in the shower, I would let the water run down my arm and off my outstretched fingers, and pretend to be Super Water Girl, able to have water flow from my outstretched fingers.

Hmm... I seem to get that power every time I go for a long run. [Big Grin]
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Until I was six years old, I was convinced that I could control fish with my mind.
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Gambit's Cajun charm seems like a cool power. [Wink]

I'd like to be smooth like that.

-pH

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Um....Aren't you? You haven't struck me as particularly gawkish.
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
Until I was six years old, I was convinced that I could control fish with my mind.

What made you decide you couldn't?
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Tante Shvester
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I'm guessing a failed fishing trip.
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quote:

What made you decide you couldn't?

I realized they were responding to my hand motions. [Frown]
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Lisa
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That must have been terribly disillusioning.
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Lisa
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Actually... I do have a superpower. The problem is that it works erratically. I can make things happen by hoping they won't. Conversely, I can make things not happen by hoping they will.

The problem is that if I'm at all conscious of using the power, it goes into the obvious infinite loop and crashes (buffer overload), letting things take their natural course. It's only when I forget the rule of "Speak your dream and kill it" that it works.

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Tante Shvester
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That power doesn't sound all that super to me.

I DO think that you have Super Debating Power.

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I'd like to be able to instantly read through osmosis - or diffusion, I suppose, would be the more correct terminology.

This power would not be used for fun, non-school reading, but only for the mountains of academic reading I have to slog through.

***

When I was six or seven, I was convinced that I could build myself wings and actually fly with them. I tested several models, but they all failed - luckily, I only jumped off my swing set and not the roof. [Wink]

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I have been deemed a summoner by a fellow hatracker, for my ability to be talking about someone, and then they appear online, or to be thinking about a sertain song shortly before it plays, or a specific episode of a show before it is on.

Though personally i'd rather have superhuman speed, of course i'd mainly use it to get dishes done faster at work, or make food quicker.

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<watches to see if that person comes online now>
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[Wave]
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Man, all these healers and world savers... I must be an evil person because I'd want to be invisable so I could spy on people... or able to teleport.
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I was just watching Lois and Clark before I give it back to rivka. *sigh* How do you choose? But really, the one thing that's always bugged me a little is Lois being that close to Superman and not realizing that he's Clark. That would be some power-- the power to convince everyone that you're someone you're not (or not someone you are.)
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The power to wear a blue uniform underneath a white shirt and not have it be obvious.
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Everytime I see this thread I expect it to be a discussion of the US and if another nation is going to rise to be a superpower or if we'll remain the only one.
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I think the thing is that superman can see through walls, or see things hundreds of miles away like they were right in front of him, so no one expects him to have glasses.
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Yeah. That's why I can never recognise him when he is disguised as mild mannered reporter Clark Kent.
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No one's said the obvious.

http://www.lyricsdownload.com/stephen-lynch-superhero-lyrics.html

(some naughtiness mentioned)

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The power not to procrastinate. Uhm. Yeah. Back to work. [Big Grin]
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quote:
The power to wear a blue uniform underneath a white shirt and not have it be obvious.
That, too!
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Omnipotence for me, thank you very much.
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quote:
Originally posted by Corwin:
The power not to procrastinate.

Yeah, I've been meaning ot order that poster...
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What kept you from doing it?

Oh. Nevermind.

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super fast running, reflexs, thinking, and punching(im storng enought already)
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quote:
Originally posted by Parsimony:
How many times do we have to have this thread? [Smile]

--ApostleRadio

As many times as we need to express how much we would love to have such powers. Once again, I wish I could orb like Paige from Charmed, flight would also be a good thing.
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As always, MST3K provides the answer.

Joel Robinson: What do you want for Christmas?
Tom Servo: I want to decide who lives and who dies.
Joel: Oh, I don't think so.

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