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Q&A What are the most likely effects of a human(oid) shape moving at Mach 50 to the surrounding environment?

For the purposes of my story, seen here someone who went through a similar procedure involving parallel dimensions (see here), becomes nearly indestructible , invulnerable to damage related to exce...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ProjectApex‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ProjectApex‭

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Q&A How can I expand the definition and some specifics of pyrokinesis?

I'm writing a sci-fi world where, if you put it in simple words, a small percentage of population can manipulate the matter. I'm not going to dive into specifics, because I'm still working on WHY a...

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by quarterEpsilon‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by quarterEpsilon‭

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Q&A Entropy, enthalpy, and energy through rapid mitosis

So I'm pretty new to chemistry and all this, but my world involves superpowers, which of course involves immense energy to have the characters use these powers. However, I want to stay consistent w...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Strivs‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Strivs‭

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Q&A What does a timeflow-doubled superhero see?

I was just bitten by a radioactive stopwatch, gaining the voluntary ability to experience time at twice the usual rate. While doing so, for every second of real time, two seconds occur within my bo...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Foo Bar‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Foo Bar‭

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Q&A Superhuman: Extreme Temperatures Pt.2

I have decided I will add my whole question"¦ I'm new give me a bit of grace"¦ I am creating a superhuman and I am in need of some helpful tips and answers. To get straight to the point I need t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by WhimsyDoesIt‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by WhimsyDoesIt‭

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Q&A What would it take to get the temperature of the human body to rise to 3,000 °F?

I am creating a superhuman that can raise her overall body temperature to 3,000 °F (1648.889 °C) but I need to know the exact requirements of how that could happen. Let's say this superhuman co...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by WhimsyDoesIt‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by WhimsyDoesIt‭

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Q&A Could it be possible to quantum entangle particles on a mass scale?

So in the world I'm building, I'm considering to give one of my characters the ability to quantum entangle specific particles on demand. Now although for many years we thought quantum entanglement ...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Strivs‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Strivs‭

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Q&A What would happen if someone could remotely manipulate atoms?

Those of you who are familiar with the DC Comics hero Firestorm know that he can alter the chemical structure of any form of inorganic matter, provided he knows the chemical equation. In my story, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Strivs‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Strivs‭

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Q&A Science of Green Lantern and solid light constructs

Many know that the Lantern Corps of DC Comics are capable of constructing objects of any shape or size out of hard light using their power ring fueled by their emotions. However, I'm wondering what...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Strivs‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Strivs‭

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Q&A How could an ability to project fire from your body occur plausibly?

Imagine the ability to shoot long streams of hot fire like a USM2 flamethrower from the palms of your hands. or shooting them out of your feet so you can push yourself off of the floor. An answer w...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DEMI‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by DEMI‭

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Q&A Super-strong genetically modified super-soldier?

My question is: What needs to be changed or improved in the structure of human muscle fibers so that my genetically modified person can lift several tons ( from 2700 to 7000 kilograms), taking into...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by French Thompson‭

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Q&A A bulletproof super Soldier who can Dodge bullets?

I also need to combine two suggestions about changing a person's muscle fibers so that my genetically modified person has both of them. The first sentence refers to the modification of human muscle...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by French Thompson‭

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Q&A See more colors?

Normally, the human retina contains four types of light-sensitive receptors: three types of cones and one type of rods. The receptor proteins contain the chromo "” iodopsin in the sticks, the rhodo...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by French Thompson‭

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Q&A Biological creation of respirocytes and clottocytes?

Respirocytes are an artificial analogue of red blood cells. Tiny sapphire capsules that can absorb oxygen in the lungs and release it in the capillaries. From the capillaries to the lungs, they, in...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by French Thompson‭

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Q&A Superhuman reaction speed (dodging bullets )?

My question is: I need to improve the muscle fibers and nervous system of my genetically modified human so that it has dexterity and physical responses 4 to 10 times faster than the average human.Â...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by French Thompson‭

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Q&A What could be a plausible scientific explanation for a man who has skin made from rock and can manipulate the molecular structure of natural minerals?

Okay, so I want you to think of someone similar to Clayface here, only he's not limited to just clay. What I got for him so far is that he was once an ordinary man until a cluster of specifically...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Strivs‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Strivs‭

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Q&A Immunity from all infectious diseases?

The human body can create a quintillion variants of antibodies.   Resistance to infectious diseases is mainly carried out by the methods: White blood cells (white blood cells) and phagocytes. Whi...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by French Thompson‭

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Q&A How could damage reflection work?

So, there's this guy, Null, named after his ability that allows him to send any action, a person makes, into /dev/null. Basically, he can "No, you didn't" any attack. That's okay, but then comes h...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A How to speed up the perception of a person? ( more than 25 frames per second )

The response time of the human visual channel in a relatively quiet state is approximately 40 milliseconds, which provides a" frame rate " of 25 frames per second. At the same time, it is not just ...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by French Thompson‭

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Q&A The creation of Superman? (Bone fracture)

This question asks for hard science. All answers to this question should be backed up by equations, empirical evidence, scientific papers, other citations, etc. Answers that do not satisfy this req...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by French Thompson‭

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Q&A How can a being that can create electric attacks use targeted lightning storm strikes?

I found one question that deals with how to make lightning from clouds strike a target person, Can we make lightning strike a certain person? but I am looking for something that doesn't involve tec...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RandySavage‭

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Q&A How plausible is molecular disequilibrium from Ant-Man and the Wasp?

So if you haven't watched the film, basically there's this one character who suffers from a (fictional) condition referred to as "molecular disequilibrium." As described by the character, it's a co...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by fairsky‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by fairsky‭

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Q&A What is better for a runner with superpowers, running in long bounding strides or continuous short strides?

A runner has superpowered legs, allowing him to run extremely fast (as in, each of his legs can "push" the ground very fast.) However, he has two different options for how he should run. Should he ...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by virchau13‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by virchau13‭

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Q&A Thunder Clap Armageddon

In a superhero setting, a thunder clap is where someone claps with superhuman strength, causing damage such as broken windows and burst eardrums. What I want to know is, taken to the extreme of the...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by SkySpiral7‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by SkySpiral7‭

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Q&A Is there a way to trap a super-being like Dr Manhattan?

This linked video explains who and what Dr Manhattan is and what are his super-powers Dr. Manhattan's Superpowers EXPLAINED. Dr Manhattan character is from Watchmen Here some quotes from Wikiped...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A How can communication with ancestors be explained without magic?

The world I'm currently writing is an alternative Earth with Space Age tech that advanced much faster than our Earth because of Ancestral Guidance: In the middle of every graveyard, there is a pa...

15 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Nzall‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nzall‭

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Q&A Energy manipulating superhero -- how would it work

I want to make a superhero that can control all forms of energy. From what I've heard you can do a lot like, manipulate time and space, open blackholes, teleport, shape shift, and manipulate matter...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Aaron Tuturro‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Aaron Tuturro‭

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Q&A Would a being with electrical powers be able to stick to things using electricity in some way?

I have a character that can produce electricity. Would he be able to stick to things and move around on walls and ceilings using his electricity power in some way? It would need to be able to suppo...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Chickenpeep Chickenpeep‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Chickenpeep Chickenpeep‭

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Q&A How to catch creatures that can predict the next few minutes?

These creatures have the ability to see all possible outcomes within their vicinity within the next 30 minutes or so. This is not the same as foreknowledge that they have no choice over. Even if ...

14 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by brendt‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by brendt‭

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Q&A what liquid or substance for rainbow colours oil patterned alien skin?

I was thinking of an alien humanoid charcter for my super powered beings story that would be completely black and faceless with similarities to venom and its strings of symbiotic goo but this chara...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Aizen-sama‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Aizen-sama‭

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Q&A Superhuman muscles that can stop bullets; would they look vastly different?

I've plans for somewhat 'realistic' (and that's already quite a stretch of the word) superhuman characters whose muscles have the strength, density, and tensile strength that can stop most low-powe...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Wind Helm‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Wind Helm‭

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Q&A How fast can a speedster run without creating damaging air pressures and wind?

It's no secret that super-speed comes with a slew of nigh-mystical secondary powers to protect both the speedster and their surroundings. There are common exceptions when writers want the speedster...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by BatWannaBe‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by BatWannaBe‭

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Q&A If a human body was self sustaining

If a human somehow managed to change their body in such a way that self sustaining was possible and they did not need any outside sources to maintain themselves, does that mean that they cannot gro...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Deuxz‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Deuxz‭

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Q&A What could be a plausible scientific explanation for a man with radioactive skin that acts like a nuclear reactor?

A bit outlandish, but here me out: I'm trying to make a villain for my story who's essentially like DC's Fallout in powers. Attribution: January 2015, dc.fandom.com/wiki/Fallout That being said...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Strivs‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Strivs‭

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Q&A Actual scientific requirements for human flight

I want to make a human able to fly, much as Superman or any other superhero can (meaning without wings or any other non-human physical characteristics), but respecting the physical laws otherwise. ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Armitage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Armitage‭

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Q&A What can give a species superpowers without being magic, evolution or interference from ancient aliens?

This is partially a followup to my question on ancestral guidance. Suppose you have a species, or a subset of a species, that has a particularly interesting mechanic, like the above mentioned ance...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Nzall‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nzall‭

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Q&A A character has super-speed but has to deal with normal resulting consequences: how fast can she run safely?

I was thinking that the character would be a moderately active teenage girl that's 5"8 and 160 lbs. The speed itself is a super-power and she is otherwise a normal human. I'm defining safe as a spe...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by ObsoleteUsername‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by ObsoleteUsername‭

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Q&A Increasing muscle power without increasing volume

Some of you may know my mutant thread, and guess what? It's back. I'm wondering if there is any biological means to improve muscular power without greatly increasing the volume of said muscle. My...

10 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Nyakouai‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nyakouai‭

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Q&A How can powerful telekinesis avoid violating Newton's 3rd Law?

Characters with powerful telekinesis are portrayed as being able to exert a superhuman force using only their minds. For example, they can throw a car. Based on what I remember from high school ph...

11 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Cheezey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Cheezey‭

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Q&A Aerosol CRISPR Agent?

I will keep this short: I am writing a story about a Society with lots of Superheroes, and I want them to discover that they have powers after inhaling some sort of chemical. I want this to be pre...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Jwrecker‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Jwrecker‭

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Q&A Electrokinesis, direct, and based on technology

Superhumans in my setting work based on advanced technology (but not clarketech; no violations of physical laws, no FTL). My question is, how can a superhuman direct electricity? From my under...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Ushumgallu‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Ushumgallu‭

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Q&A Power of flight vs weight of object in free fall

In my story there are people with super powers, but they only get to have one. So, if someone's power is to start a fire, then they can't also control it once it starts. My problem currently is wi...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Alexandra‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Alexandra‭

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Q&A Newton's 3rd law & Quantum entanglement

Once a long long time ago a guy called Newton came up with a law he called his 3rd law. "The laws of motion" Everyone knows about "Every action has an equal and opposite reaction" My question her...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Paul Spain‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Paul Spain‭

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Q&A How would a person be able to attain superspeed if they could subvert Newton's 2nd Law of Motion?

I'm struggling with the physics here a bit since I'm a complete novice at this. I'm making a character whose main ability is to subvert/play around with the 2nd Law of motion. Somehow I understand...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Nass King‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nass King‭

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Q&A What does air vanishing on contact sound like?

I'm about to break rule seven of superpowers: don't think too hard about what it does to the air. A superhero has the ability to disappear any atoms that come within 2 cm of their skin (atoms that...

9 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Gilad M‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Gilad M‭

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Q&A How strong can zombies really be?

Assume that average Joe dies in a zombie outbreak and is revived as a zombie pretty much immediately. How strong could that zombie be, assuming that: Zombification is done by "taking over" the br...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by And‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by And‭

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Q&A Velocity Difference From Teleportation

In Steven Gould's Jumper series, the main character has the ability to teleport, and he eventually realizes he automatically does frame matching when doing so - no matter where on earth his origin ...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Trevortni‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Trevortni‭

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Q&A Effects on objects due to a brief relocation of massive amounts of mass

I want you to meet Gary. Gary looks like a human, walks like a human, and talks like a human. But he's not. He's a superhero, or a magician, or... something. He's not really sure. He just knows tha...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Frostfyre‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Frostfyre‭

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Q&A How much force would your fist need to strike with to punch through a human body?

Okay so, this is kind of a disgusting question... sorry about that in advance, guys. Say you are super strong, super fast, and super durable. There is a not so strong, fast, or durable normal human...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by MarielS‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MarielS‭

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Q&A How fast would a person need to be to cross a gap and prevent a gunman from shooting someone?

I was reading one of the recent questions involving a fast-moving superhero, and it reminded me of something I've been wondering about for a while, so I decide to create a spinoff scenario question...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by MarielS‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MarielS‭

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