Talk:Superpower (ability)

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Increased Dexterity[edit]

One of the most basic powers, that just anout every super gets, even Catwoman had it, why isn't it on this list? felinoel (talk) 06:46, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

  • The list in this article is for powers that have their own, extensive articles on Wikipedia; there are plenty of superpowers that do not. You can find the rest (including Increased Dexterity, under another name) in the List of comic book superpowers page. -Wilfredo Martinez (talk) 14:11, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

rawr

Healing Touch[edit]

Seen in the Bible and in many works of fiction. A person with this ability can heal others. It (the cure) can also be taken away with the touch of the same person who gave it. 65.173.104.52 (talk) 02:23, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

How about healing touch through an artifact? Superpowers can come from magical/divine/"super' objects, you know... --Luigifan (talk) 17:14, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

No threshold for usefullness[edit]

Removed the lines about "also" including low-utility powers, since usefulness is (A) not part of the opening definition and (B) determined by circumstance and user's creativity. --Noclevername (talk) 16:51, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

I agree that usefulness is relative. However, you missed the point of the statement. Many people would not consider "useless" powers to be truly "super"- the point here is remind the reader that it's the unnatural nature of the ability that matters. Also to remind the reader that things that normal humans can do just as well with equipment (painting, in the case of color-changing) can still be considering a power for a character who could do it without the equipment.

I'm going to restore the comment. Next time please discuss your opinion here first before making changes, giving us the chance to explain or judge. -Wilfredo Martinez (talk) 17:05, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

IMO we should split off special attack[edit]

It's a pretty common concept in RPGs, fighting games and shounen and mahou shoujo manga, and IMO it would be useful to have something more precise to link to in articles on subjects such as Pikachu, Street Fighter, warrior / fighter character classes or Sailor Moon. Also, while there is quite a bit of overlap, special attacks are not necessarily superpowers, sometimes they represent real world combat techniques, such as ripostes, throws, sweeps or uppercuts (this sort of special attack seems particularly common in RPGs and fighting games which mix magical and / or superpowered characters with explicitly non-magical, non-superpowered characters, such as Marvel vs. Capcom or the 3.x editions of Dungeons & Dragons). -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 07:16, 17 May 2013 (UTC)


"Superpower diversification" question[edit]

I've just done a fair bit of work on this article and especially on the section "Superpower diversification" (previously called "Origin of the term" for no apparent reason). A load of unjustified matterial has been adapted or removed and I'm still not sure about what's left. The section had been written in an evolutionary way so as to indicate a one way direction of improvement over time. I added an opening related to comics Golden Age to get things in context. What things here can be improved? Gregkaye (talk) 20:27, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Greg. You need to fill out an edit summary on each of your edits. And you need to provide citations from reliable sources for each statement you add. Otherwise, everything is merely original research (which is prohibited) and subject to deletion. Softlavender (talk) 23:01, 8 June 2014 (UTC)