Talk:List of superhuman features and abilities in fiction/Archive 10

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Blood Manipulation

Would Blood Manipulation count as a power? An example of Blood Manipulation would be Alucard from Hellsing and Purgatori

M3LL0WY3LL0W (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:11, 21 November 2009 (UTC).

I don't see a section in Purgatori mentioning her abilities. And FYI, Alucard doesn't really do this. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 01:31, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks I wasn't entirely sure that Alucard would work for an example. Would these examples count? Adam X the X-Treme and Katara from Avatar. There would also be Naruto/Jiraiya with their summoning technique but I don't think that really counts as Blood Manipulation.

M3LL0WY3LL0W (talk)

Yeah, Adam-X and Naruto characters that performed the Summoning Technique won't do. Katara may very well work, but I wonder who'll replace her? Oh, I was also wondering if you could comment on the topic above this one. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 23:18, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

M3LL0WY3LL0W, let me see if I could come up with a second entity in order to warrant inclusion. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 03:23, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Not much luck here. Might our best bet be to go with Red Lantern Corps, or maybe one of its members? Heck, too bad Kisuke Urahara and InuYasha were merged. At least one of them could've served too I guess. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:53, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

2.4 2.5 mis-listed...

2.4 and 2.5 (technopathy and telekinesis) are, imho, powers; they are not methods, which is the category they are currently (23.11.09) set in. Was this intentional, or just a mistake? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Wouldn't know what to tell you, sorry. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 03:23, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Yeah I think they are mis-listed. I think we should change them to Mental Faculty or Knowledge Based Abilities. M3LL0WY3LL0W (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:42, 26 December 2009 (UTC).

Sylar's Intuitive Aptitude

He belongs under "innate capability", no? Not telekinesis? Because he absorbed telekinesis from another guy using his intuitive aptitude? He might be able to go under both, but his natural innate power is the power to understand anything by looking at it - hence, the ability to understand how abilities work and therefore absorb them (which, granted, is never really fully explained). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:57, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

I agree with you that Sylar belongs in Intuitive Aptitude. I think we could easily replace Sylar with Billie Jenkins. Thefro552 (talk) 20:05, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm all for this ;) Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 03:23, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
Changed examples. Good call anon. Thefro552 (talk) 20:26, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Possible new ability

I found these two characters: Random Nemesis Kid They both have powers that can counter other super-powers. I don't see anything like it on the list now so I thought I would bring it up. Thefro552 (talk) 19:52, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Blood manipulation tangent

They seem legit, but what is the name of the ability? Inclusively, it would appear that Nemesis Kid no longer has any powers; shouldn't we bring up the use of "powerless" characters first? I don't think we've delved into that discussion before. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits)

14:04, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

I don't think its much different from using dead characters. Comic book characters have a habit of losing their powers one way or another then gaining them back. Plus the powerless one is of a different continuity.
Also I don't mean to skip this argument I just don't want to forget this new ability either.
Mike Asher and Adam X the X-Treme Thefro552 (talk) 14:28, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
I guess. Those last two guys you mentioned are well suited for blood manipulation (see above). I'm guessing that's why you brought them up? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 15:31, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

That is true but I put them here becuase I don't see it as Blood manipulation, more like Blood Ignition. I guess we could work something out but I liked these guys becuase that had almost the same power and we didn't have it on the list. Thefro552 (talk) 16:19, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Blood ignition eh? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 16:29, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
Dont know what else to call it. I think it sounds neat. Thefro552 (talk) 18:00, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
How about we keep it to "Blood manipulation" because of characters like Katara noted above? The ignition part can be mentioned in the description too, I guess. Thoughts? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 23:33, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

I would like to keep her on Water manipulation. Her Blood-bending is only a secondary effect of her real water bending power. I feel grouping the two igniters in with her just so we can use Blood manipulation is foolish. If you can find another character down the line who does manipulate blood we could always create it and place Blood igniting as a sub power to the Manipulation. Thefro552 (talk) 01:11, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Very well. How about one of those Red Lantern Corps guys? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 06:57, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
No they wouldn't work the only blood related thing that they have it a spit move they use to burn people. Thefro552 (talk) 16:52, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Alright its been awhile but I would like to finish these two powers, whether we put them on or not becuase I have another power I would like to add.

Lets recap: (obviously both names and definitions are up for discussion just giving examples) Superpower Counter Ability to generate or manifest a superhuman ability that counters one being confronted. Random; Nemesis Kid


Blood Ignition Ability to cause spontaneous ignition of blood. Mike Asher; Adam X the X-Treme —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thefro552 (talkcontribs)

Whatever, I guess. I'm still not 100% comfortable with the obscure "Blood ignition". I mean, you couldn't at least find an actual name? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 19:01, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Everywhere I have read thats how they have described it, but I see your point. I dont know about the power as I can't find good references and info for Mike Asher.
But I thought you would like to know that from some of sources I have read can actually manipulate his blood as well as blow it up. I am still trying to get my hands on the actual book he is in so I can be sure. Thefro552 (talk) 19:52, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Countering others' powers

I think this falls under reactive adaptation. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 04:16, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

I would like to argue that but yes your right. Well so much for that, I liked it too. Thefro552 (talk) 21:35, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
With enough examples, it could be split into several subheadings covering different "flavours" of adaptation. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 07:16, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Elasticity and searchbar

Could we add elasticity to it, Mr. fantastic and Elastigirl are examples.

Also how about adding a archive searhbar to this talkpage please —Preceding unsigned comment added by Solar flute (talkcontribs) 13:08, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Megnorris, 6 April 2010

{{editsemiprotected}} Under Powers: 3.3.2 Doctor Who should be included. Perfect example.

Megnorris (talk) 04:02, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. BejinhanTalk 05:36, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Organizational issues

The information here appears very cluttered and more like a linkfarm than a helpful article. Eliminating everything that is not a part of the list itself (lead section, references, etc) the article is/contains the following:

File size breakdown
23k total (average size)
12k in "descriptions"
11k in links (seems excessive)
Header types (and # of each):
H2: 3
H3: 14
H4: 75
H5: 28
(120 total headers) (very excessive)
"Main Article" / "See Also": 61
Examples: 319
Other/misc: 39
(419 total links) (excessive)

Due to the extremely large TOC, I find it to be basically useless. I also don't see why it is necessary to have more than one character example for each type since this is not intended to be a "List of characters with superhuman abilities". I am looking at redesigning the entire page with tables making it look more like a list of TV episodes with a title, an example, and the description below each. It would greatly reduce the TOC and also, hopefully, make the entire article look much more streamline. But before taking that huge step, I am curious what others think otherwise the edit may be in vain by being reverted soon after. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 00:42, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm not directly opposed to a revamp. However, can you work on a rough draft first? That way, I can get a better visual of what the new layout would be. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 01:18, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
I was thinking something basically like this:
Type Examples See also
Inhuman nature Homo mermanus; Kryptonians List of objects in the DC Universe
The character belongs to a class of wholly or partially non-human beings for whom superhuman capabilities are typical. This includes, but is not limited to, characters who are aliens, demons, gods or hybrids.
Object-based powers Iron Man's armor; Green Lantern's power ring List of objects in the DC Universe
Powers derived from objects (also known as artifacts), such as armor, jewelry, weapons, and wands.
Mutation X-Men; Captain Comet Mutant (fictional)
These powers are a direct result of some form of either induced evolution or natural selection, usually manifested during adolescent puberty when other mental and bodily adaptations take place.
CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 01:29, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes, that would defeat the usage of the present TOC. And it does seem to mend the way to organization. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 01:59, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Most of how this could be done is straightforward. There are a few issues to how I might need to handle H4 and H5 headers, but that seems the only real issue. For now I will probably keep all examples displayed. It can always be whittled down later. This at least seems worth trying. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 18:14, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
Indubitably! Please, do proceed with the rectifications. I'm all for it now ;)

 Done — A few changes had to be made to make things a little more smooth under menus. A few others were just personal choice. For instance, a couple of examples were removed because they were connected to a header and looked out of place with the new tables. They were:

Gateway_(comics), Access_(comics) (under Physics or reality manipulation
Crystal_(comics), Aang (under Classical elements)
Nukla (under Energy manipulation)
Mystique (comics), Reep Daggle, Frieza, Count Dracula (under Shapeshifting)

A few of the header/entry names were changed:

Manipulate fundamental forces or reality -> Physics or reality manipulation
Domination and mind control -> (split somewhat)
Merge -> Merging
Supernatural and Pseudo-supernatural -> (merged under single item Magical powers)
Energy propulsion methods -> Energy propulsion
Physical propulsion methods -> Physical propulsion
Duplication -> Duplication (physical)
Temporal duplication -> Duplication (temporal) (so it could eliminate being a sub of the other)
Mental faculty and knowledge-based abilities -> Mentality-based abilities
Domination and mind control -> Physical or mental domination (done because of a slight change in the entries in this section)

I think that's all. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 07:19, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

The latest updates were imperative to the article's improvements. Yet, though browsing has become easier, I can't quite put my finger on something. Well two things actually. There should be a section regarding characters who manipulate all classical elements. And how about a place for metamorphs? Perhaps we can call it "Mimicry". Thoughts? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 22:29, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
If I understand what you are asking then, again, keep in mind this article is primarily meant to list specific superpowers and giving examples should be secondary. So, there is no need under Classical elements to create an All classical elements type in which a character like Aang can be listed. This would be no more helpful to a list about superpower types (of which the list breaks down into 100 specifics and could be broken down even further in a few areas) than a section called Multiple abilities in which you would include Superman because he has superhuman strength, superhuman speed, near-invulnerability, the ability to fly, x-ray vision, and so forth. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 22:20, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
A shame. So one has to conjure new titles for the proposed abilities. That about right? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 22:31, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm saying what I believe the spirit of the topic is meant to represent abilities which have been individually conceived and used and not as joint abilities. If you trudge down that path then you are opening the door to a lot of confusion through a complex set of new "ability types" that may be created (e.g.: one character is immortal and can manipulate light while another can manipulate light as well as shadows but isn't immortal, and a third can manipulate shadows and use those shadows to travel covertly with practically no mass but can't manipulate light) as long as a name can be somehow given to each of these combined abilities. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 02:39, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

While the article does look better, it has lost the ability to link to invidual abilities which is used quite often in character's power and abilites section. Is there a way to fix this without having to retro fit hundreds of articles? --TriiipleThreat (talk)

Sure, place a <span id="HEADER" right before each name (you'll replace "HEADER" with the title of the individual feature or ability). It's gonna be downright irritating to get to each one, good luck with that. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 02:06, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll get started, section by section.--TriiipleThreat (talk) 15:37, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from, 30 June 2010

{{editsemiprotected}} (talk) 03:08, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

This request was blank. Chzz  ►  04:30, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from, 13 July 2010

{{editsemiprotected}} I noticed that Matter Ingestion only has one example, Matter-Eater Lad. I think Gluttony from Full-Metal Alchemist would be another good example seeing as almost all the other powers have at least 2 examples. (talk) 23:21, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Uh, no. We reference articles only. We simply don't link to sections of characters on this list. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 02:20, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Ragnar, 1 October 1010


  • 3.2 Pheromone manipulation: Spider-Woman.
  • 3.2 Reactive adaptation/evolution: Darwin.
  • 3.4 Immortality needs to be clarified, otherwise it is either invulnerability or regeneration. Altered aging should be listed as another power entirely.
  • 3.4 Resurrection: Cannonball ( also flat out stated in New X-Men ).
  • 3.4.1 Plant manipulation: Remove word "ALL"

--RagnarH (talk) 10:41, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

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--- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 01:57, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
I've cleaned up the plant manipulation description. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 06:08, 5 October 2010 (UTC)


It occurs to me that a certain ESP-type power that is exhibited by a number of characters throughout fiction may be missing from this page: "self-meditation" (for lack of a better term). That is, the ability for a character to enter a state where they can enter their own mind and interact with tangible aspects of their personality or being. In TV Tropes, the subject is touched upon in [Battle In The Center Of The Mind]. This is a power which many people within fiction such as Ichigo Kurosaki, Yugi Moto, and Bruce Banner possess, and I think it deserves a place, as it's not something which a normal person is typically able to do. King Zeal (talk) 07:03, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Well, with it being close to a week since I made the proposal, I guess I'll go ahead and add the superpower (which I will more accurately retitle subconcious manifestation"). If anyone disagrees with the addition, I'd appreciate it be discussed before removal. King Zeal (talk) 07:51, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
RE-EDIT: And with that, I notice that we have a very similar ability already in place. I guess I'll just edit it slightly.

Storm from the x-men should be under weather manipulation,

of all the marvel super heros, storm is known best for weather manipulation, and i feel she should be appointed to represent this most amazing power!

thanks :D —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikeypoodo (talkcontribs) 20:44, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi, im from the Spanish Wikipedia (Wikipedia en español!) i have a "anexo" another List of super powers too, that begins for so long time ago more than you, and i want help you to asign these powers to your super power list

That is, im latin american, si asi es lo soy, i need you see the Anexo:Superpoderes from Wikipedia in spanish, dont modify that anexo (list) of super powers from Wikipedia in Spanish (Wikipedia en español), only use the name of powers for see and add it to this list... salutes--TheGeorgy (talk) 16:22, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

This might be a new power

I noticed that there are some fictional characters who take on a super form which comes with a change in appearance. The form usually makes their normal abilities stronger and sometimes even comes with new abilities. I'm not sure what it's called though. Examples would include Goku turns Super Saiyan, Sephiroth who turns into that one-winged angel form, and Sonic the Hedgehog who turns into Super Sonic. There are actually a lot more but I can't think of them on the top of my head. I have no idea what this would be named either. M3LL0WY3LL0W (talk) 20:13, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes of curse my friend.. the name of Pokemons, Goku and digimons super power is called Evolution Level, and can use it freezer too for transform his body in something more powerfull, like goku and pokemon, and more...--TheGeorgy (talk) 20:08, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Alright, if you say so, still does anyone have any objections? I mean I don't want anyone to get mad if I add it or anything. M3LL0WY3LL0W (talk) 20:57, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Two words: Be Bold. Several more words: I like the idea. It seems like a minor side-track on other existing abilities (the power is an ability for a creature to increase its own power -- whether voluntary or automatically -- could fit into the categories of Power augmentation and/or Biological manipulation) but at the same time sounds like it fits well on its own. There are enough examples from a multitude of shows to validate it. Just remember to give only a minimal number of examples and include reliable sources for them. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 23:33, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Alien Morphing

Hey! is Animal morphing... but what about alien morphing like Ben 10--TheGeorgy (talk) 20:08, 9 February 2011 (UTC)--TheGeorgy (talk) 20:08, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

The terminology could also instead be redone. Prior to my full revamp in May of last year,[1] Mystique was in the list as a general shape shifter, but I wanted examples to only be placed into of each narrowed category. Animal morphing could be changed to Organic morphing (which actually makes more sense with Inorganic already in the list) with the examples being a much wider variety including animal morphing, alien morphing and beings like Shang Tsung who can morph into other characters of the game acquiring their abilities when doing so. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 00:06, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Edward Cullen

Does not have any telepathic powers according to the books. Either a citation needed, or the reference needs to be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Not.eoghan (talkcontribs) 02:45, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Seeing how the power already has good examples and that no referance is given either on his page or this one I will be removing the link. Thefro552 (talk) 20:43, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

New Power

What ever happened to stability, almost the same as durability, but it is staying energized for a certain amount of time . also, what about sub-caegories. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jurassickid97 (talkcontribs)

Shouldn't Omnipotent be a power since it is the power of having all power and it was on the page before, but then disappeared and there are few marvel characters who are said to have Omnipotence as a power. —Preceding comment added by Composer01 (talkcontribs) —Preceding undated comment added 21:30, 28 April 2011 (UTC).

The same power?

Isn't mass manipulation and density control essentially the exact same power? I mean, if the subject of the change stays within the same volume, then its density getting higher means its mass getting higher and vice versa. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:51, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Powers from objects

Another instances of people recieving power from objects is in the Sci-fi Miniseries The Lost Room. There is a page for the list of objects and their powers. Thecreativechick (talk) 16:20, 30 May 2011 (UTC)


Daredevil does not use echo location, his radar sense is a "sixth sense" which operates independently of his other senses. Asaspades (talk) 15:44, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Bthomas878, 7 June 2011

I think that a listing for the Juggernaut should be added under the heading for mystical powers as his powers came from a gem named the gem of Cyttorak that gives him him the powers of a deity/demon Cyttorak Wikki source info Juggernaut - and Cyttorak - Thank you

Bthomas878 (talk) 05:25, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Not done: Except there is no section for "mystical powers". Did you mean something in the "Means" section, possibly under "Object-based powers"? That doesn't seem quite right, since the powers work without the object...or are you proposing a new section? Qwyrxian (talk) 06:58, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

(x)mancy Vs (x)kinesis

Necromancy - to commune with the dead and through speaking to them, control their actions
Telekinesis - to control move and control objects using the mind.
There is a difference. Micah for instance, communes with the technology, he doesn't simply control it. He talks to it. Thus he is not technokinetic, he is Technotic (the power of technomancy) (talk) 07:15, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Accidental Powers

This article is missing a big category of superheros as to how they got their powers.

Superheroes such as The Flash and Spiderman both got superpowers on accident. The Flash had lightning strike his science experiments, and Spiderman obviously got bit by a spider. It can be argued that these accidents are mutations, but under the mutation section it only mentions the natural genetic mutations, and nothing about accidental ones such as The Hulk.

Heroes that accidentally got their powers: The Fantastic Four The Flash Spiderman The Hulk

And if the list extends to villains we have: The Joker Clay face

etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:18, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from, 25 June 2011

Can I please add examples of some of the powers in the page? This would help people's understanding. Thanks! (talk) 18:02, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. Jnorton7558 (talk) 23:53, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Skill/knowledge based powers

It seems like a whole class of (super)heroes is missing here: those who have a very high level of skill, or some specialized knowledge that allows them to perform better than the average human, without actually being superhuman. The most obvious entry in this category would be batman, but DareDevil would also fit this category, as would Kill Bill, every quick-shot from the old west (and steam punk), many wizards (those that are not superhuman but simply using better resources than the average Joe), GI Joes, and many more. Many video games also use characters who are super through this category: extremely (but not to start superhumanly) agile, smart, skilled, or knowledgeable in a certain field. Even someone such as Hermione would count in this category, because, even though she is superhuman, her real "super" ability is simply better skill than everyone else around her. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:25, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia List of superpowers article, need more superpowers

I have a real article that i work any moment and everyday with any pals... you have rights for use it for your convenence (except erase it or modify it) to show how many super powers exist in your article. Super Power List behind Wikipedia from Spanish Leanguage to english leanguage I work so much, and any pals too, dont destroy own article but almost try to add more super powers to your super power list. If my wikipedia in Spanish article is not without faults of orthography, you could read it without so much problems, Greetings.--Georgy (talk) 20:37, 1 September 2011 (UTC)--


I feel like the main characters from the the British television show "Misfits" need to be added to this list. The show has become very popular in the UK and more recently in the US. The characters are a group of juvenile delinquents that receive super powers during a freak storm while working their community service. Their powers include time travel, invisibility, immortality, and telepathy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amg0030 (talkcontribs) 07:25, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

And making others uncontrallably sexually aroused... --ProfessorKilroy (talk) 06:12, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
Many of their powers have never been used before as well, such as power transfer, lactokinesis, etc. The main characters also obtain new powers in Season 3 that are of the following: clairvoyance, precognition, gender swapping, super intelligence (limited to rocket science), duplication (with split personalities), and magic. --Nmgerman (talk) 05:43, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Merging Means

Wouldn't "Mutation" be a subset of "Inhuman nature"? I realize it describes a great number of super humans, specifically in the Marvel Comics Universe, but size doesn't mean it is an entirely different category. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nathandler (talkcontribs) 12:48, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from The Nut Prince, 4 November 2011

I'd like to suggest that characters from the Gone Series should be added to the list of examples and the powers from the books that aren't listed on this page should be added.

The Nut Prince (talk) 09:41, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

As the editprotected box states correctly: "This template may only be used when followed by a specific description of the request, that is, specify what text should be removed and a verbatim copy of the text that should replace it. "Please change X" is not acceptable and will be rejected; the request must be of the form "please change X to Y"." <-- that means for you:  Not done since the article you linked is really long with many characters, and I'm not willing to read that. mabdul 11:01, 4 November 2011 (UTC)


Amused that it says "in fiction" in the title. Do these superheroes have special powers in fact??? Victuallers (talk) 23:22, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

I believe that Sookie Stackhouse and the other characters from the trueblood series should be added to this webpage. Others such as the maenad (season 2) the ware-panthers (season 3) and the witches (season 4) should also be added.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:43, 25 December 2011 (UTC) 

Edit request from , 8 October 2011

Put a link to Mat Cauthon (The Wheel of Time Character) in the "Examples" of the "Probability manipulation" Power. Because he's a perfect example of that. (talk) 01:07, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Do you have a source for this inclusion? --Jnorton7558 (talk) 02:07, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

The Wheel of Time wiki article and the Mat Cauthon articles do not go into much detail on this subject. Mat Cauthon has a probability manipulation ability, of which he is consciously aware, but not entirely in control. He is usually aware when the probability is "rigged" in his favor due to a set of dice which rolls in his mind. He can then choose to take action(s) to exploit this ability. It is his primary "super ability" in the Wheel of Time series, allowing him to win melee combat against ridiculous odds, etc. His probability manipulation is so powerful that it can even change the outcome of large scale battles, and perhaps the entire world. Mat does not have inherent super strength, dexterity, magic, etc, but the ability seems to force impossible or "almost impossible" outcomes in his favor. Example, if he was to play a dice game, such as Yahtzee, he would typically win in the least possible number of turns. As long as the "Rigged mode" is on, he will automatically "win" almost ANY random or partially randomized event you can imagine: a fist fight, a game, war, a bet, and even a handicap match. (talk) 00:46, 11 January 2012 (UTC) (talk) 00:46, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit Request: Final Fantasy Characters and Abilities

Under "Superpower Interaction," sub-section "Power Mimicery or Absorbtion" add the names "Gogo, Strago Magus, and Gau," from Final Fantasy VI. -Strago is a Blue Mage and learns a sub-class of enemy special abilities. -Gau is a Feral Child and learns almost all enemy attacks, and can alter his body composition to match the elemental resistance, immunity, and status immunities of the creature he is copying in "Rage" mode. -Gogo is the "Master of Simulacrum" and can copy up to three characters' special abilities simultaneously. He also has the "Mimic" special ability of his own, making him a more powerful "Power Mimic" than possibly anyone on the list. Gogo can copy any other ability or ability sub-menu in the game except "Trance". Craftmatic2 (talk) 01:49, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Under "Superpower Interaction," sub-section "Power Augmentation" add "Strago Magus and Terra Branford". -Strago has the "Dischord" ability which halves the level of the victim, which greatly weakens all of the victim's level-based abilities. -Terra has the "Trance" ability which amplifies her own powers farther. Craftmatic2 (talk) 01:49, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Under "Superpower Interaction," sub-section "Power Negation" add "Strago Magus" and "Celes Chere". -Strago's "Force Field" ability negates elemental damage from any source. -Celes' "Runic" ability absorbs most magical spells when activated. Craftmatic2 (talk) 01:49, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

You may want to do a Final Fantasy sub-section on it's own, because Final Fantasy "Magic" effects many of the different types of abilities on this list, including healing, resurrection, instant death, banishing an enemy to an alternate dimension, life stealing, magic energy stealing, teleportation, elemental and energy manipulation, and the ability to speed up, slow down, or stop time, as well as mental attacks such as confusion and berserk. Many other characters abilities not on the "Magic" sub-menu are themselves super-powers falling under one or more of these classifications: Runic, Lore, Rage, Blitz, Trance, Bushido(supernatural/paranormal physical attacks,) Sketch, Control, and Slot.

That is, most Final Fantasy characters, both villains and heros, could legitimately be placed on nearly every slot in the list. Craftmatic2 (talk) 01:49, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Under "Methods: Energy Sourcing" add "Strago Magus" for the Revenge Blast ability. In fact, this ability may warrant a unique entry, such as "Meta-Energy Sourcing," since this ability does not actually absorb energy. Instead, this ability produced damage to a single enemy equal to Strago's missing hp/life force. In effect turning all of the accumulated damage Strago has taken from all existing wounds and dealing an equal amount of damage to a single target. Craftmatic2 (talk) 04:00, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Under "Methods: Energy Sourcing" add "Cyan Garamonde". Four of his "Bushido" abilities involve: halfing the enemy's life force, stealing the enemy's life force and magic power, creating a rain of physical swords which falls on all enemies, and a mass instant death attack. Craftmatic2 (talk) 04:00, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Under "Methods: Chi" add "Sabin Figaro". Craftmatic2 (talk) 04:00, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Under "Means: Inhuman Nature" add "Terra Branford" - Half Esper. Craftmatic2 (talk) 04:00, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Under "Personal Physical Powers: Duplication" add "Kefka". He is able to make weaker "psuedo clones" of himself on the Floating Continent. Craftmatic2 (talk) 04:00, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit Request: Padan Fain

"Personal Physical Powers: Merging"

Add "Padan Fain" from "The Wheel of Time". Craftmatic2 (talk) 04:07, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit request : Add some references to examples

Power Negation example : add reference to Arthur Petrelli =

(He is the primary antagonist of the third volume, "Villains," ... as well as arranging for Adam Monroe to be brought to him in order to absorb his powers)

Power Augmentation example : add reference to The Haitian =

(The Haitian first discovers his ability to inhibit other powers ..)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lc3t35 (talkcontribs) 08:30, 28 February 2012 (UTC) 

Some additions

Self-Detonation or Explosion & Reformation: Cyrax(cyber form) from Mortal Kombat has an exploding teleport, where his limbs seperate then reform. Sonic Scream: Sindel from Mortal Kombat is famous for her banshee scream.

Prehensile/Animated hair: One of the male characters in the anime: Basilisk is very hairy, able to stiffen his bodyhair into peircing needles. (talk) 19:28, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Animal manipulation??

Ability to communicate with animals and birds, manipulating animal kingdom? Why is it not in the list of abilities? Superheroes like Tarzan and Super Commando Dhruva possess this ability. Can we have this class of power in this article?Skagrawal4k (talk) 14:46, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

As I could not get any response from any editor, I'm going ahead with adding 'Animal control' just above plant manipulation. If someone has a problem with my edit, feel free to revert it but do explain the reason in the talk page. Thanks. Skagrawal4k (talk) 05:13, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Edit request: Personal physical powers

I would like to add the following please:

Type: Pain immunity

Examples: Midnighter, Darkman, Thunderbolt

The ability to suppress or ignore pain at will or the inability to feel pain allowing the user to fight or engage in painful activities that would stop a normal person.

Type: Enhanced reflexes

Examples: Spider-man, Deadpool, Deadstroke

The ability to react to situations faster than a normal human.

Gaul4848 (talk) 11:02, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Category Request

I think that under 'origins' there should be a category for those that got their powers through some form of energy - most often radiation. There are several superheroes that fit this bill - Spiderman, Hulk, Daredevil, etc. Prettybirdie (talk) 23:03, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

I agree Fazart (talk) 07:36, 7 November 2012 (UTC)


I would like to propose examples such as "Pokemon" be removed as the features are clearly "superhuman" and I don't believe Pokemon fall into the same category as do the abilities listed. There are enough examples otherwise to not warrant their inclusion.

I'd love to hear reasons why they should be included if anyone has them; but so far I'm nay on the subject.

Fazart (talk) 07:37, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

I totally agree. The Pkmn are normally under the elemental sections. If we put every pokemon that could learn an electric attack under electric manipulation that would just be to much. (talk) 18:50, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Trimming fat

I went through and fixed many examples that I felt were inappropriate or unnecessary. I tried to replace those that I could with better examples but its late and my mind cannot recall all the characters I know. I placed my reasoning by every edit if anyone has issue with a change and I will be checking back to answer questions or concerns. Thefro552 (talk) 04:33, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Flight - Physical Propulsion - Insectoid form?

I would like to hear arguments against removing Insectoid form from the Flight section. As far as the examples go Wasp only had an insectoid form for a short period of time. Her wings are based off of insect wings but their just wings and thats already covered. Insect Queen has a character with that form but the mention is brief and again she still uses wings to fly. Id like to hear more opinions before taking the step to remove a whole power. Thefro552 (talk) 01:39, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

On the same topic I am looking at Mentally based abilities - Physical or mental domination - Astral Trapping and find Shadow Kings powers section does not even describe the ability. Seeing how it is the only example I vote it should also be removed. Thefro552 (talk) 21:27, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Looking at Mentally-based abilities - ESP - Mental Projection and I cannot tell the difference between it and Astral projection. To make matters more complicated I cannot find why either of the two examples work for how the power is described. Morpheus page only states he has mental projection but doesn't describe it in any detail. After a cursory run through of Ichigo Kurosaki I couldn't see any mention of the ability at all and if it did it would be a terrible example anyway. I vote for removal. Thefro552 (talk) 06:34, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Go ahead and remove Insectioid form and Mental projection if you think they're already covered. For that matter, I can't find any difference between Physics/Reality manipulation and Reality warping. (talk) 14:29, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
I will remove those two powers, saves me from digging up the references. Physics/Reality manipulation is not a power just the category that Reality warping falls under for the sake of grouping. Thefro552 (talk) 18:42, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit request: Immortality/Intangibility

Would Immortality and Intangibility fit better under Personal physical powers than Physics or reality manipulation?. (talk) 23:45, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

There was a similar discussion a long time ago but I could not find it when I looked for it. As far as Immortality the consensus was that being Immortal i.e. not dying definitely breaks laws of nature, as three of the four examples attest. In addition Accelerated healing was kind of the other side of the coin as the two can be tied together but don't necessarily have to be. That is why it was placed in Physical powers as it is biological healing if that makes sense. As far as Intangibility it has much to do with manipulating or bending the rules of physics to allow such a thing as the first two examples demonstrate. Hope this helps. Thefro552 (talk) 04:43, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 6 January 2013

"Methods" and "Origins" sections should be merged into one due to overlap; "Technopathy" and "Telekinesis" should be moved to "ESP"; copyediting needed for entire article. (talk) 01:37, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Technopathy and telekinesis aren't forms of ESP, strictly speaking. I have no opinion on the other matter and will leave it to others to decide. Rivertorch (talk) 10:56, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Not done. As mentioned by Rivertorch (talk · contribs) your proposed merger is not uncontroversial, please gain a consensus for such changes before making further requests for merging. In respect of copy editing: I don't see any hugely pressing need for a copyedit of a list-class article, unless the the prose is unreadably bad; and I don't believe it is. Pol430 talk to me 22:45, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
I vote to leave Origins and Methods separate. As the description states Origins demonstrates how a character obtained the ability while Method is what generates or powers the ability. Although I agree the Technopathy could certainly be moved to ESP (I couldn't think of an argument against it) Telekinesis should remain in Methods as super powers such as any of the Elemental and environmental or Physics or reality manipulation have an aspect of Telekinesis to them. The key word in my opinion is Manipulate or Manipulation. Thefro552 (talk) 01:45, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Would Technopathy and Telekinesis fit better in Mentality-based abilities?. Article needs a bit of a cleanup/tidy up though. (talk) 15:06, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Could Space manipulation be included in Physics or reality manipulation as a separate power, or is it already covered?. (talk) 15:50, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
In my opinion I would say that it is not on the list. How would you define Space manipulation and what characters can be used as examples. Thefro552 (talk) 17:08, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Most fansites tend to define Space manipulation as folding and warping the fabric of space itself for various effects (teleportation, portal creation, intangibility, etc) which are already covered. I'd say any character who has all of the forementioned abilities, or anyone holding the Space Gem, could qualify for Space manipulation. (talk) 19:27, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Fansites don't count as reliable source and what your describing could easily be Reality manipulation. Also the Space Gem is an item and not an intrinsic part of any character thus not usable as an example. Liked the idea though, would really appreciate your two cents on my Flight - Physical Propulsion - Insectoid form post. Thefro552 (talk) 22:36, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. -Nathan Johnson (talk) 17:08, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the warning but what exactly are you warning about. You apparently don't have an opinion of any sort so your message is rather confusing. Thefro552 (talk) 19:13, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 26 January 2013

Minor copyediting needed: references need moving to after punctuation, "Manipulation" needs changing to "manipulation", Technopathy needs moving down to ESP. (talk) 20:39, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Agree with the punctuation on manipulation and move of Technopathy but can someone point out the rule as far as how the reference should be placed. Thefro552 (talk) 21:56, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Read this and this. (talk) 22:53, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you much I will make sure to correct myself in the future. Thefro552 (talk) 23:00, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
 Done I have corrected the punctuation and some other WP:MoS errors, but did not move the Technopathy material. -- Dianna (talk) 02:15, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Moved Technopathy from Methods to ESP per previous consensus. Thought ESP was best fit unless there is a differing opinion. Thefro552 (talk) 02:32, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 14 February 2013

"See also" link in Magical powers needs redirecting from Magic (paranormal) to Magic in fiction. (talk) 13:38, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. I see what you mean, but my reading of it is that the link to Magic (paranormal) is roughly analogous to the other links in that column. Rivertorch (talk) 19:30, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Edit request: redirect

"See also" link in Magical powers needs redirecting from Magic (paranormal) to Magic in fiction. (talk) 02:13, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Done RudolfRed (talk) 01:33, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 9 May 2013

Link to Reality warping needs removing due to redirecting back to "Reality warping "subsection. (talk) 17:58, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

DoneKuyaBriBriTalk 19:01, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

New Power? Metamorphosis

This power was added and after looking through the list myself I am kinda amazed we don't have it already. I think the definition needs to be edited a bit and the examples changed up. This is what I like please give opinions.

Metamorphosis Ability to change ones physical, biological form to mimic the appearance, characteristics and/or power set of other individuals. Example: Mystique, Clayface (Basil Karlo)

Sounds fair and logical to me. Rorroap (talk) 01:34, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
Alright gave it over a week to see if anyone else to give thoughts so I am adding the ability to the list as well as adding references and a third party example. Thefro552 (talk) 00:14, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

The Doctor

Apparently the The Doctor is able to resurrect himself from death. this seems really inaccurate, given that the regeneration process is just that. he cannot regenerate himself is he is already dead, only if he is dying. he would be better suited in the 'regeneration' section where a link is provided to the whoniverse's regeneration or in the 'superhuman mentality' section given that he does also have slight psychic powers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fluorine-indium-nitrogen (talkcontribs) 10:53, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

alphabetize Healing factor?

While skimming the article, the powers in each section seem to be alphabetized, except "Personal physical powers" has "Healing factor" first, before "Acid generation", "Animal mimicry", "Biological manipulation", etc.

i was going to fix it myself, which is when i discovered the article is "locked" (

Someone fix, please? (talk) 07:50, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Took care of the issue. Healing factor used to be called Accelerated Healing but when the name changed it's spot didn't. Thefro552 (talk) 17:37, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! (talk) 07:01, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Persuasion / Voice Control

What about this power? The ability to control the actions of others with the voice. It may sound similar to mind control and may be some kind of mind control, but this one works specifically with the users voice. Example: Sylver Fox, Saruman

What do you think?

Rorroap (talk) 01:09, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

~While I agree the list could use a power like that it will need better examples. Silver Fox (comics), in the comics, does not have that power and her page here hardly makes mention of it. I have never read lord of the rings but looking at Sarumans page I cannot easily find mention of his persuasion powers. I will look around for characters that have the power though, there was a The 4400 character that would fit but he isn't important enough to have a page. Thefro552 (talk) 14:23, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

How is this different from Category:Fictional hypnotists? Different methods/techniques, same results/outcome. -- (talk) 09:26, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
The difference is that any normal person could learn and use those techniques. There is nothing superhuman (as described at the beginning of the page) about them so, although the results are the same, it is the method that is important. Thefro552 (talk) 17:22, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Why is Werewolves, Demons, Vampires, etc. capitalized?!

in this section right here it SHOULD be lowercase letters. Thefro554, Dragonron, or whoever, pleas change it cause it wont let me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by IHeartUM (talkcontribs) 19:02, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Corrected entry according to MOS:CAPS. Thefro552 (talk) 22:25, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 January 2014

Please add Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat) to the list of ice manipulators. (talk) 20:13, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Each of the current examples is superior to Sub-Zero, that is why he is not used. Thefro552 (talk) 18:32, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Time Travel

I think that Time Travel should include the Doctor from Doctor Who, or just the TARDIS because she's technically a living organism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thdbrill (talkcontribs) 03:44, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 January 2014

| Photographic Reflexes | Taskmaster | |- | colspan=3 style="text-align: left" | Ability to mimic the physical movements of anyone he witnesses |- KroknikKroknik (talk) 21:56, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

This entry is missing a couple of elements required for the page. Your power needs two examples, preferably from different media sources, that are legitimately superhuman and not something that is learned. Each of those examples needs a reference to instances where the ability is utilized and/or explained. If you can provide these I don't see why it cannot be added unless another issue is presented. Thefro552 (talk) 22:43, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Other Notable characters from avatar besides aang katara and azula, please list create article for lightning

I have a question about manipulation of fire and earth. Notable characters from AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER are listed. Aang, Katara and Azula are listed. Then why are Toph and Zuko not listed? (Toph for manipulation of earth, and zuko for manipulation of fire). Also can someone make a category for manipulation generation and redirection of lightning and list all makers of lightning Such as azula Firelord ozia and irho, and also zuko who can redirect it. Also please list Number 6 from the Lorien legacies for lightning.if there is already a lightning category please include these changes. I am new and cannot edit this article as it is semi protected. Please edit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:36, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

This page is not a list of people with those powers, there are categories for that. This page is about presenting examples of that power from a variety of sources. Specifically, each power is allotted two examples from comics (the most prevalent source) and two from other sources such as television/movies/books/cartoons. Superpowers such as Fire manipulation and Earth manipulation already have decent animated examples that fill the requirement so if you think your choices are better I would like to hear your reasoning's and find a better examples. The rest of your request has nothing to do with this page but you can find help on Help:Category. 01:00, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

I think zuko should be listed instead of azula because he is more well known and has greater powers. Toph should be listed because she has an example of the unique ability to "see" with earth bending. She also has the unique ability to sense structures made of earth. Also please make a manipulation of metal category and list Toph as she can "bend" metal and also sense it. General Rhildo can manipulate metal to (dragon ball gt) Irho shows a unique ability to REDIRECT lightning not just generate it. By listing these characters you help people understand these abilities that they have as other characters listed do not have these abilities. Also please make a spirit world category as many sources of tv and comics have a "spirit world" under a different name. Irho can see spirits and go into the spirit world. Aang and docter strange (docter saga) and irho, revealed in siege of the north part 1 are able to journey out of their body's in an astral form astral projection Also , chi-blocking is NOT an super human ability, right? As it is done by physical means that just require muscle and training (stupid question). Also list Hamma as she has the unique ability to blood bend manipulating water inside someone. Katara can do this also, but she is not known for it. Also, sensing life and where it is, is that an ability, because aang can do that with concentration or a well connected nature ecosystem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:44, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

In my opinion Azula's page has a better description of powers and more sources than Zuko. If that character is better as you say then you can fix the characters page to represent that as you have every right. This list is not to list the different ways the superpowers are represented, the definition describes what the power can entail and the examples, plus references, serve the purpose of showing. Again this is not a list of categories, you can find that elsewhere. If you have any suggestions for powers and examples please makes sure the examples have their own pages and that you have sources for the example. And please, for future reference to help everyone, hit the enter key so your text is not one giant, more laborious read.

I agree with you after I checked azulapage out, however can you please still edit the article to also include the superhuman abilities to manipulate, and control metal, astral projection and astral vision as I have already said three times and you have not said anything about weather you will edit the page and list these abilities. Toph represents a different part and power of earth manipulation.

astral projection the ability to be able to exit your body by moving your spirit out of your body. The astral form of you may be able to see astral spirits. For unproven astral projection and claimed astral projection OOB or out of body experience Examples= aang irho docter strange

Metal manipulation the ability to manipulate melt or move metal Examples general Rhildo toph — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:11, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

First off, Astral Projection is already on the list. Second off, it is not my place to just make powers it needs to be a consensus amongst editors. Third, your requests for powers lack sufficient examples. I stated before the examples must have their own page and there must be at least two examples to justify it's inclusion, although there are exceptions on the list that need to be addressed. General Rildo lack his own page and Toph makes one real mention of the ability and that is all. And what is Astral Vision and where has it been displayed that can be sourced? Thefro552 (talk) 03:47, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, astral vision: the ability to see things in there astral form examples : ice king iroh I am checking super human abilities wiki. Be right back {{subst:unsigned}}

I'm sorry but both of those examples are not good. Neither example has anything that sounds close to your definition described in their Powers section. Ice King has "Wizard Eyes" which is not elaborated on or explained or has any reference at all. Iroh, again having only one sentence even mentioning the ability, explains that he sees spirits, not an astral form, and that power is already on the list under Mediumship. Please do not forget to sign your comments, your talk page explains how that is done. Thefro552 (talk) 21:47, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

What about metal manipulation? (How do I sign) i — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:50, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

You can sign your comments by hitting the ~ button four times at the end of your comments. I have already explained the issues with Metal Manipulation in a previous response. Until those are addressed nothing can be considered worth adding. Thefro552 (talk) 08:00, 3 March 2014 (UTC)


Can someone add Darwin to Reactive Evolution? I don't have permission to edit the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:20, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Reactive Adaptation already has a Marvel example for the power, another is unnecessary. Thefro552 (talk) 00:17, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Possible new Origins entry

In regards to the Origins section I feel it is missing a category focusing on (for the sake of naming generality) Cosmic Forces that inhabit and empower for varying periods of time. Examples of this being the Phoenix Force, Enigma Force or Star Brand. Cannot think of any DC or third party examples right now but I would like to hear any thought or suggestions. Thefro552 (talk) 03:58, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

The Time Lords in Doctor Who got their ability to regenerate through expose to the Time Vortex I think--Ditto51 (talk) 23:19, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
I don't see that as similar to what I am looking for. Time vortex (Doctor Who) is similar to the Bleed (comics), a separate space that can be tapped into and traveled through not a sentient force like my examples. Thefro552 (talk) 00:09, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Another example, the Flash and a lot of other pre-Infinite Crisis DCU speedsters draw their powers from the Speed Force. -- Gordon Ecker, WikiSloth (talk) 08:00, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Good call, I can't believe I forgot the Speed Force. I was also playing with the idea of bringing up the Lantern corps of DC. Although they use tools such as a ring and lantern to interact with the energy, their power still comes from the fundamental forces the Color Entities represent. Thefro552 (talk) 12:20, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Missing abilities

Can you present the issue this power was used in and was this a one time usage? Is their an explanation as to how it is not just his super-speed used toward knitting? Can you provided other character examples that use this power? Thefro552 (talk) 18:07, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Photographic reflexes

I want to know why it was decided that this was removed from the list of abilities. If there is a comic book character listed under wiki and the character uses the same ability why not add that to the list? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kroknik (talkcontribs) 17:35, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

This entry is missing a couple of elements required for the page. Your power needs two examples, preferably from different media sources, that are legitimately superhuman and not something that is learned. Each of those examples needs a reference to instances where the ability is utilized and/or explained. If you can provide these I don't see why it cannot be added unless another issue is presented. Thefro552 (talk) 18:11, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

June 22nd, 2014 request

In this section change "Matter Ingestion" to "Matter ingestion", it is grammatically incorrect! We must follow consistency

Yes check.svg Done Anon126 (notify me of responses! / talk / contribs) 02:08, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Superposition as an ability

Just thought of Schroedinger from the Hellsing series- he exists in all places and states at any one time, much like Schroedinger's cat. In the series he uses it to teleport, seemingly come back from the dead among other abilities. Could we consider this a power? ERAGON (talk) 11:29, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

I support this addition. And yeah I remember seeing this in the series.
The power is neat but the example isn't satisfactory as it has no page of it's own. Also the section describing his powers says nothing about this particular ability. Thefro552 (talk) 03:13, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Edit request: Jason Voorhees

Jason Voorhees listed under Healing Factor? Can this be edited? There are no sources to cite about this and I believe he would be listed under horror somewhere,not science fiction. Same goes for Freddy Kruger listed under reality warping.

The list contains various superpower examples from all fictional works, not just science fiction. Count Dracula and the Sauron are also included somewhere, so I believe Freddy and Jason fit in as well.
--Šedý (talk) 17:57, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Mental powers

There is a record for telekinesis in the list of methods by which a character generates super-effects. While I agree it doesn't fall into any other category, I think this is too narrow term. What about listing "Mental power" as a source instead? Besides telekinesis, this would encompass also other psychic abilities: eidetic memory, telepathy and most other powers in the list of Mentality-based abilities. --Šedý (talk) 18:12, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

I see your point and I agree that Telekinesis is too limiting in scope. I'm not so keen on making up a term such as Mental Powers but I would opt to replace Telekinesis with Psychokinesis and correct the definition. Example ,"Ability to mentally influence a physical system without physical interaction". We can then move Telekinesis and some of its better examples to Mental-Based powers section and fill in Psychokinesis with examples that represent broader scale of mental powers. Thoughts? Thefro552 (talk) 19:13, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Substance mimicry example

Can Kevin Levin (of Ben 10 fame) be added as an example to "Substance mimicry" since he is more popular than those other examples? ----paloo

Sorry but relative "popularity" has nothing to do with the example selection. This character lacks his own page so is not a proper example. The guidelines to the page are noted when you attempt to make an edit. And when you wish to sign your comment please use four ~ after the end of the statement. Thefro552 (talk) 22:57, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 January 2015

Hello I have found several unicluded errors in this article. I feel I have to change this. Endikawesome (talk) 17:13, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format.  B E C K Y S A Y L E 17:45, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

edit request: Vortex breath

Judging from the way things are alphabetized, i'm guessing it used to be "Super breath", and i think maybe that would be more accurate--the description of the ability lists at least THREE possibilities (gale force winds, the power of a gravitational vortex, and freezing) but only ONE of those even mentions a vortex (and being as POWERFUL as a vortex does not necessarily mean FORMING a vortex). -- (talk) 07:46, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Would these qualify?

Obviously, the article does not need to list EVERY character who has ever demonstrated any given power, but i'm wondering how this article would address Forever (U.S. TV series) and Resurrection (U.S. TV series), where the relevant characters don't regard resurrection as an ability they have so much as something that happens to them. -- (talk) 11:12, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

They would not qualify because the characters lack their own specific pages describing their abilities. Thefro552 (talk) 17:33, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Addition Request

I noticed that a prominent character is missing from the examples of probability-manipulation: Domino. She's a fairly important member of the X-Men and X-Force, so I think it would be fitting if she was listed alongside Longshot. (talk) 03:15, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Q is omnipotent in Star Trek

If omniscience and omnipresence are included, perhaps you should also include omnipotence as a superhuman ability?

Q's Wikipedia page says "[he] is said to be omnipotent". - — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:41, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 May 2015

I am a big fan of all things super. So, I have a comprehensive knowledge of this topic. I found a few mistakes while reading the article, and I would like to right the wrongs if possible. I will not vandalize. John620Doe (talk) 00:32, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cannolis (talk) 03:39, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

I would like to add two categories to the list of superpower origins.

I believe that an additional two categories should be added to the list of superpower origins. I think that the categories that should be added should be Training Based Powers and Circumstance Generated Powers. Training Based Powers should consist of powers that exceed human ability, but are possible to be achieved through overly intensified training (ex: Hawkeye, Black Widow, and James Barnes). Circumstance Generated Powers should consist of powers that are gained through events (typically out of control) that change a human to a superhuman, and are usually irreversible (ex: Flash, Hulk, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man). I believe that these categories should help categorize superhuman abilities, and ask that they be added.

Shadowka1197 (talk) 06:45, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Your requested additions are just more specific instances of origins and methods already listed. Your Training Based Powers would fall under Chi, although none of your examples are superhumans with training based superpowers. Your Circumstance Generated Powers would be covered under Mutation as I think it can be agreed that all of your examples suffered mutations after exposure to each of their accidents. Thefro552 (talk) 23:43, 15 September 2015 (UTC)


When I read the article I found the formatting to be a little confusing at times - especially when it comes to to the longer tables. I suggest changing it to something like this:

Type Examples See also
Inhuman nature Homo mermanus; Kryptonians[1]
The character belongs to a class of wholly or partially non-human beings for whom superhuman capabilities are typical and/or natural. This includes, but is not limited to, characters who are aliens, demons, gods, vampires, werewolves, or hybrids.
Object-based powers Iron Man's armor;[2] Green Lantern's power ring;[3] Sauron's One Ring List of objects in the DC Universe
Powers derived from objects (also known as artifacts), such as armor, jewelry, weapons, and wands
Mutation X-Men;[4] Captain Comet;[5] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant (fictional)
These powers are a direct result of some form of either induced evolution or natural selection, usually manifested during adolescent puberty when other mental and bodily adaptations take place.

which would be similar to a previously used style, only less colorful. This way it would be a lot easier to see right away what description belongs to which superpower. If you think that's a good idea I can make the changes myself. Just wanted to check before changing something that would just be reverted. Julchencita (talk) 18:27, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

As nobody is objecting I'm going to go ahead Julchencita (talk) 17:21, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ Jimenez, Phil (2004). The DC Comics Encyclopedia. DK Pub. p. 150. ISBN 0-7566-0592-X. 
  2. ^ All-New Iron Manual #1
  3. ^ All-American Comics #16.
  4. ^ "X-Men - Marvel Universe: The definitive online source for super hero bios". Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  5. ^ Jimenez, Phil (2004). The DC Comics Encyclopedia. DK Pub. p. 60. ISBN 0-7566-0592-X.