Jan 15 2013 Published by drugmonkey under Uncategorized
Of all superpowers to have, I'd pick "kill at a thought". No question.
22 responses so far
Oh, come on. General mind control for the win. You could use it to make people kill themselves if you wanted (and replicate your kill at a thought), but it would also have so many less violent but helpful uses as well.
I have always said that if I had superpowers, I would use them neither for good nor evil, but always for chicanery.
Is that anything like "hilariousity"? I can get behind that.
Yes, but it's a real word.
The ability to have all my proposals funded on first submission. Of course that wouldn't protect me from DM when he starts wondering where all the money went...
Real words are overrated.
The counter, or perhaps the expanded version of the power, would be manipulation of the internal milieu...from the molecular up to the systemic. It'd be like being the ultimate physician.
real words are for the unimaginative
Inception? Reverse Inception? Inverse Inception?
Kill at a thought would be difficult. You'd have to work very hard to control your thoughts and not give in to annoyance...
That's really disturbing, DM.
Well, as our resident right winger I can see where this idea would make you nervous, N-c.
What a useless superpower. My goal, really, is to go through my life without killing anyone, so the superpower of killing with thought would be at best useless and at worst devastating (to me, since I'd have to hide away to avoid killing anyone). Having a bad day DM?
I thought of a good comment, but now I can't remember it.
Needing fake words because you're too lazy to learn the appropriate real ones is.. Oh who am I kidding. I have no desire to start anything.
extinguish thoughts (of anyone) before they happen.
Look at all of us squabbling over how best we would control our internal and social environments.
I would choose flight, duh, because ugh I still haven't figured out how I am getting to this Keystone meeting I am going to. Also the ability to write "Applicant requests no funds to support travel to meetings as applicant is capable of unsupported flight."
There doesn't seem to be an XKCD for this.
Dude, half the drivers in my state would be dead if I had that super power. But the lack of traffic....
So you agree?
Just straight up teleportation. Screw all you peons and your trafficks and airports!
Well, if you can teleport other people, you're set. Our host can just send 'em into the nearest volcano.
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