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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Stahlseele wrote:
Just 40 hours a Week. For those of the people reading not currently eployed fulltime, this means she has 8 hours of surgery a day. And the rest of the day, which is then all of 16 hours, for sleeping it off and maybe if she is fit enough going outside for a bit.


Why does Super Not!Wolverine even need sleep? Sleep is, to my understanding, how the body repairs itself and recovers energy. Regeneration ostensibly takes some kind of energy, but usually isn't depicted as tiring, so it should be able to refresh her just as sleep would. I could see her needing more food, but that's about it.

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Chiming in on SFP, re: Max's total lack of intelligence (or creativity) with the power to buff other supernatural characters.

Appreciably, the fact that it's possibly a "highest" tier power means that his ability to buff would not only grow with practice, but would develop new powers; possible the sorts of powers that would impress as stupid and rockheaded a character like Max. Finally, there's a good likelihood that his "useless" power could catapult even "tier 4" Biodynamics to tier 1 capabilities.


That was my thought, as well.

We've already seen that powers develop as they're used, based on the actual mechanisms by which they work. Alison has a skin-tight forcefield that makes her highly resistant to damage and gives her super-strength. And that eventually evolves into flight. Moonshadow had invisibility by bending light, and that eventually grew to include complex illusions by bending light.

If Max can manipulate powers, then he can manipulate powers. He might start off as just a buffer, but pretty soon he's likely develop the ability to take powers away, giving him the most effective anti-superhuman power.

Possibly also power-mimicry. If I found out I had the super power to boost super powers, literally the first thing I would do is boost my own power and see what happened.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

In theory, power boosting could also result in power locking/burnout/ overload that's as bad (potentially worse) than shutting down a Biodynamic human's powers. We already have the example of what constantly developing powers looks like with Not!Juggernaut, whose (super resiliant) internal organs are being cut apart by their own micron-edged cancer. Applied to say Not!Superman's "telekinetic" skintight field, it could conceivably freeze her from making any movement at all.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Prak wrote:
Stahlseele wrote:
Just 40 hours a Week. For those of the people reading not currently eployed fulltime, this means she has 8 hours of surgery a day. And the rest of the day, which is then all of 16 hours, for sleeping it off and maybe if she is fit enough going outside for a bit.


Why does Super Not!Wolverine even need sleep? Sleep is, to my understanding, how the body repairs itself and recovers energy. Regeneration ostensibly takes some kind of energy, but usually isn't depicted as tiring, so it should be able to refresh her just as sleep would. I could see her needing more food, but that's about it.

Sleep is the bit of your day where you write long-term memories to disk, so to speak. So the bits of circadian rhythm wetware that result in a sleep cycle probably aren't turned off in Not-Wolverine.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Ah right, forgot about that.

edit: Started reading SFP today (yesterday). Goddamn, Patrick is the most terrifying, nicest person ever.
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The book is a hardbound liars paradox.


Winnah wrote:
No, No. 'Prak' is actually a Thri Kreen impersonating a human and roleplaying himself as a D&D character. All hail our hidden insect overlords.


FrankTrollman wrote:
In Soviet Russia, cosmic horror is the default state.

You should gain sanity for finding out that the problems of a region are because there are fucking monsters there.


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