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Terrible super powers

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This game is simple. you try to come up with a superpower as or more useless/inconvenient than what the last person posted.

like this:

Poster 1: The ability to fly north (no other direction)
Poster 2: The ability to teleport, but only 1 ft

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The ability to transform.

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the ability to produce a blinding light, but only when no one is looking
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You have X-ray vision, but only on vegetables.
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The ability to levitate. But only as high as you can jump, and you can't move in any direction.

It's levitation, not flight.
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The ability to read minds. But it only works on rocks.
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you can teleport, but only up and down.
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Can communicate with animals, but only dead canned ones.

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Can create lightning, but only while in a pool.
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The ability to run in super slow-motion.
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Heat-ray eyes. Only gets as hot as 99 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Having an invisible handwriting.
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The ability to always know what the weather was like exactly 25 years ago
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the ability to detach your limbs. but you can never reattach them.
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The ability to understand any language, but only while standing under a rambutan tree.

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Getting Meat Vision.
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Seat vision: Chairs are the only thing you can see
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The ability to read mind, but you can only hear their weirdest secrets.

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The ability to teleport to the sun. Nowhere else, just the sun. And you can't teleport back. :lol:
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Sleet vision: everyone looks like an androgynous anthropomorphic arctic fox
SuperStar wrote:The ability to read mind, but you can only hear their weirdest secrets.
that may be useless for a hero, but a villain could use it for blackmail :P
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The power to make yourself resemble anyone who is currently wanted by at least three western governments.
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The power to speak any language, but you can only sound like a racist stereotype.
RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote: that may be useless for a hero, but a villain could use it for blackmail :P
Not even a villain would be able to handle it.

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The power to speak every language, but only simultaneously. good luck figuring out what you just said.
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The power to breathe water - but only when you're in a desert.
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the power to communicate with pet goldfish
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The power to see deadly amounts of gamma radiation when in its presence.
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The power to tell the difference of over 1,000 different blends of coffee.
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The ability to tell if you're asleep.
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The ability to spontaniously faint.
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The inability to feel pain. Have fun starving to death because you don't know you need to eat. Or breaking your legs and not knowing anythings wrong.
I am so tired of the people I look up to turning out to be jerks.

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The power to control water, but only one drop at a time.

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Hey, I just had an idea to change this game up a bit, to make it a bit more involved rather than just posting jokes. What if it's changed so that User1 posts a superpower, then User2 states it's flaws, and then posts the new power.
Exa:
User1: The power of flight
User2: But you can only fly north.
Telekinesis.
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The ability to read your own mind.
SuperStar wrote:Hey, I just had an idea to change this game up a bit, to make it a bit more involved rather than just posting jokes. What if it's changed so that User1 posts a superpower, then User2 states it's flaws, and then posts the new power.
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I like it the way it is, but I suppose that would make it more game-like


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Super strength, but you can't control it, making things as trivial as grabbing something catastrophic.
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The power to convert muscle into fat.
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The power to shrink everything, only at the same time and by the same proportions.
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The power to launch random things into space, only you have no idea what, where, or when.
SuperStar wrote:Hey, I just had an idea to change this game up a bit, to make it a bit more involved rather than just posting jokes. What if it's changed so that User1 posts a superpower, then User2 states it's flaws, and then posts the new power.
Exa:
User1: The power of flight
User2: But you can only fly north.
Telekinesis.
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Buster, what do you think?
I'm fine with either, but some of the others here seem to be attached to this as-is.
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Kind of seems redundant, in my eyes, as it would be pretty much what "Corrupt a Wish" already is.

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It would it make more game-like. I don't think it's too redundant but I'm not forcing it.

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