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    What powers w/could get the COMIC description? This is adverse to the cosmic description of course.

  • #2
    Re: New power descriptor(comic)

    Originally posted by Abe ray View Post
    What powers w/could get the COMIC description? This is adverse to the cosmic description of course.
    Do you mean "comic" as in "funny" or "comic" as in "Hey, kids, comics!"?

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    • #3
      Re: New power descriptor(comic)

      Originally posted by King Snarf View Post
      Do you mean "comic" as in "funny" or "comic" as in "Hey, kids, comics!"?
      A little of both actually

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      • #4
        Re: New power descriptor(comic)

        Classic American TV cartoons comes to mind as far as the humor angle goes. Maybe the character can manifest a gargantuan hammer from behind their back, and use it to knock foes across a room (leaving stars spinning over their head, naturally.) Or the character can run across small chasms provided they don't look down. That sort of thing.

        Going for the "comic strip" angle would likely have more options; I'd think any sort of "power" one could point to in an actual (or in-game) comic strip would be fair game. Calvin in Calvin & Hobbes having an "imaginary friend" that can help out, Linus in Peanuts wielding an ordinary blanket with near-prehensile ability, etc.

        If you mean "comic" as in "comic books," well, in a supers setting, wouldn't all powers pretty much fit that categorization?
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        • #5
          Re: New power descriptor(comic)

          Cartoons and comic strips are what I'm going for mostly.

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          • #6
            Re: New power descriptor(comic)

            How would COMIC powers be countered anyway?

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            • #7
              Re: New power descriptor(comic)

              Originally posted by Abe ray View Post
              How would COMIC powers be countered anyway?
              With Dip, I imagine.

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              • #8
                Re: New power descriptor(comic)

                Ambush Bug is a DC character and one of the very few that has fourth-wall awareness like Deadpool or occasionally She-Hulk in Marvel. He actually doesn't have a power or feature for this (save for the In A Game Complication), but he does have

                Deputy Continuity Cop: Senses 1 (Continuity Awareness)

                so that's a literal comic power that is actually published.

                Other powers that might fit that descriptor could be "gutter-jumping": the ability to move from frame to frame on a comic page without having to assume travel time or method (I'm quite sure I've seen She-Hulk do this), or a form of mind-reading based on reading people's "mind-clouds" when their thoughts are printed.
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                • #9
                  Re: New power descriptor(comic)

                  A immortality variant might be appropriate as well!

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                  • #10
                    Re: New power descriptor(comic)

                    Precognition, with a limit that it only applies to an awareness of Genre Tropes. Actually gave a character this, once, despite the fact that she wasn't capable of breaking the Fourth Wall.

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                    • #11
                      Re: New power descriptor(comic)

                      Maybe a variant translation ability based upon being able to read the word bubbles for spoken words ( sorta like in comic strips) just thought of a new (comic) power stinking cloud ( think Pepe Le pew)
                      Last edited by Abe ray; 1st October 2017, 09:41 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: New power descriptor(comic)

                        Earlier, somebody built a character who claimed to be a comic book reader/author from a higher dimension and that the whole campaign were a self-insert fan fiction he was writing/drawing. Consequently, he had a number of powers described as him interacting with the comic: teleportation (walking between panels), remote sensing and seeing into the past and future (reading ahead/back), various powers to modify the environment or impose status effects (picking a pen and actually changing the scene)...

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                        • #13
                          Re: New power descriptor(comic)

                          What features would you give to the “comic” power description ?

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                          • #14
                            Re: New power descriptor(comic)

                            No comic features huh?

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                            • #15
                              Re: New power descriptor(comic)

                              Originally posted by Abe ray View Post
                              No comic features huh?
                              Maybe you could clarify on what you're looking for here? Are you looking for things like how an Electricity descriptor means that zapping someone in water might result in everyone in the area getting zapped, or a Fire descriptor setting the nearby secret plans on fire?
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