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Superpower choice

  1. Mar 31, 2016 #1

    micromass

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    You get access to superpowers. You can choose three superpowers from the following list:

    • You will know and understand the knowledge of any book you touch.
    • Your mind will be upgraded with a powerful computer. This implies you gain the processing speed and the memory of a supercomputer. But this does not necessarily make you any "smarter".
    • Your eyes and brain will be able to visualize more than 3 dimensions.
    • You will be able to read anybody's thoughts within a 100m radius.
    • You will be able to insert any thoughts you have inside a person within a 100m radius.
    • You will be able to master any sport of your choice.
    • You will be able to travel back in time (travelling back in time puts you in a new alternate universe)
    • You will be able to see the future (everything you see in the future will definitely happen given you do not look into the future)
    • You will be able to heal anybody with a single touch (this does not include healing yourself, or bringing people back from the death)
    • You will be able to shapeshift into any animal (including humans). This will give you the perfect appearance and physical abilities of the animal/human. Your mental capacities will remain the same.
    • You will be able to move at any speed you like and is physically possible (physics still applies, especially the theory of relativity)
    • You will have a superhuman strength.
    • You are immortal (meaning you will never die, no matter what). You will also never get sick and never age.
    • Your body will regenerate very rapidly. This includes not feeling substantial pain. This does not make you immortal.
    • You will be able to make anybody love you.
    • You will be able to punch anybody you meet online.
    • You will be able to lift objects with your mind.
    • You will be able to control water. This includes breathing underwater.
    • You will be able to control fire. This includes never feeling too hot or too cold.
    • You will be able to control air. This includes flying.
    • You will be able to control earth.
    • You will be able to talk to animals.
    • You will be able to turn invisible. This includes the clothes you wear.
    • You will be able to see in the dark.
    • You will be able to teleport anywhere in the universe instantly. You are able to additionally teleport 100kg of other items.
    • You are able to see all wavelenghts of light and hear all frequencies of sounds. This does not harm you in any way.
    • You get access to a wallet. Every time you open the wallet, you will get a $100 bill.
    • You get access to a suitcase. Every time you open the suitcase, you find any food you wish. (perfectly cooked and prepared if necessary)
    • You get SIX random superpowers from this list (excluding this one), but they'll be random, you have no choice. If you pick this, then you do not get to choose ANY other power than the 6 you get.
    Assume every power will work exactly the way you think it does - no tricks or caveats.

    Make your choice!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2016
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  3. Mar 31, 2016 #2
    They sound fun but many of these will destroy the human experience and end up making me severely depressed. So I choose not to mess with reality too much.

    I would pick
    • You will be able to talk to animals
    • You get access to a wallet. Every time you open the wallet, you will get a $100 bill.
    • You will be able to heal anybody with a single touch
     
  4. Mar 31, 2016 #3

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    Understandable. But you can always choose not to use the power you gain except in emergencies.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2016 #4
    The first one is all that I need :biggrin:. Just open it 4 times and I can survive for the month. But since I can choose three I might as well take them. I hope it is not counterfeit, otherwise it will be a pointless super power.
    • You get access to a wallet. Every time you open the wallet, you will get a $100 bill.
    • You will be able to read anybody's thoughts within a 100m radius.
    • You will be able to teleport anywhere in the universe instantly. You are able to additionally teleport 100kg of other items.
    Because I cannot choose anything else, I choose Greg to be my friend so he can heal me when I get sick. :-p
     
  6. Mar 31, 2016 #5
    I want the power of taxation.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2016 #6

    micromass

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    Let's just say you'll never lose at monopoly again!
     
  8. Mar 31, 2016 #7
    Noooooo! I made the wrong choice. Now I have no friends because of this:
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  9. Mar 31, 2016 #8

    micromass

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    So you can forget about Greg healing you...
     
  10. Mar 31, 2016 #9
    Yeah.:frown: Super power rebound.

    :doh:
     
  11. Mar 31, 2016 #10

    Choppy

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    Don't I have to select a character class and roll base attributes first?
     
  12. Apr 1, 2016 #11
    This is kind of a non-superpower, isn't it? You're saying that looking into the future will change what happens so that what you see ends up not happening?
     
  13. Apr 1, 2016 #12

    micromass

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    Think about it :smile:
     
  14. Apr 1, 2016 #13
    Did I misread it?
     
  15. Apr 1, 2016 #14

    Borg

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    Immortality, regeneration and the 6 random powers to keep things interesting. I could live with that.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2016 #15

    micromass

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    Oh, nono. If you choose the 6 random powers, you don't get to choose anything else. Sorry, I'll add that
     
  17. Apr 1, 2016 #16

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    Too late, I already have them. :oldtongue:
     
  18. Apr 1, 2016 #17
    Healing, talk to animals and make anyone love me. I know that wouldn't be true love, but yeah :-)
     
  19. Apr 1, 2016 #18

    ShayanJ

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    What about ebooks I click on?
     
  20. Apr 1, 2016 #19

    micromass

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    That counts.
     
  21. Apr 1, 2016 #20

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    So I'll have:
    • You will know and understand the knowledge of any book you touch.
    • Your eyes and brain will be able to visualize more than 3 dimensions.
    • You will be able to talk to animals.
     
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