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If you could have ONE superpower...

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If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby Individual » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:38 am

...What would it be? :ugeek:

To keep this discussion sensible and interesting, two rules:

#1. Only ONE superpower allowed. "I want Superman's power" doesn't count, because he has too many powers: Super strength, super speed, the ability to fly, invulnerability to harm, heat vision, X-ray vision, freeze breath, and super sense of hearing all count as ONE power each. Similarly, Wolverine has three powers: indestructible skeleton, retractable claws, and regenerative healing factor. Same goes for several other X-Men and Spider-Man, and many other super-heroes.

#2. Certain powers are too cheap to count, because they are too powerful. These include, but are not limited to: Molecular manipulation, Probability manipulation, Reality warping, Reactive evolution, Omniscience, Cosmic awareness, or Magic. Immortality and Invulnerability are acceptable, but they must be separate powers. Telepathy and Telekinesis or Precognition and Telekinesis must also be separate, although Telepathy and Precognition can go together. Also, certain kinds of molecular manipulation are acceptable, if it's narrow in scope (ex: the ability to manipulate metals or plants). Green Lantern's near limitless power over all things not yellow isn't narrow enough to be acceptable.
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Re: If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby adamposey » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:47 am

I'm gonna channel Dane Cook for a second:

I'd like to be able to shoot spaghetti out of my fingertips.

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Re: If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby Dugu » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:59 am

I'll choose mind control - the ability to completely control over another person or entire group of people's mind at will and it doesn't wear off unless I stop it. :D I'll have a field day at work, everyone will be helping with my task, including my boss. :rofl:

Also with this power, I can bring peace to the world by changing the minds of all those who engage in wars.

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Re: If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby Individual » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:10 am

Regenerative Healing Factor for me.
The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby pink_trike » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:15 am

Time travel.
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.

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Re: If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby BlackBird » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:41 am

the power to teach
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby catmoon » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:01 am

MMM. How about the power to persuade people of things?

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Re: If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby Individual » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:04 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:45 am

One power? The power to put an end to silly threads such as this.

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Re: If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:45 am



Flaming Lips: The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song.

Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BGdx5miu_U
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby zavk » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:52 am

With metta,
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Re: If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby davcuts » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:01 am

I want Claire's power from Heroes. Good ol Claire can't die. Oh wait I think the power I'd like to have is not to take cyclic rebirth in samsara...hmmmm seems like someone I read about had that power :tongue:

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Re: If you could have ONE superpower...

Postby alan » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:32 am

I'd like to make all people abide by rationality and logic. And have them desire the best for everyone.


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