Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Supervillain


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

What if you discovered you had a superpower, but it was evil? (By "evil", I mean something that caused destruction or harm to others without a discernable upside.)

17 comments:

  1. I guess then I would cross over to 'the other side'. LOL

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  2. Like the ability to see through clothing? In the right place, I could live with that. (Although not at our beaches - that would be frightening.)

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  3. I wouldn't use it. Or I'd trade it in for a good super power. :)

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    1. Unfortunately, you can't trade it in...

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  4. I think I can be counted upon to be morally responsible, for the most part.

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  5. People better start making sure not to make me angry.

    Yeah, I probably shouldn't be given powers.

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  6. I think I'd see how to get rid of it; wouldn't suit my character very much I think!

    betty

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    1. That's the problem, isn't it? If you're a good person but you get a bad power...

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  7. well if it was the touch of death I'll be touching politicians big time!

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  8. Could a power really be evil? I think it's what we do with that power that would make it evil...If I had a power to cause harm or destroy things, I would use it against evil. Not good.

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    1. Well, that's a good question. Does every power have an upside somewhere? The trick would be in finding it.

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  9. What could be classified as evil??? lol...hmmmm can we not want it? Can we give it back? This is a tricky one because I could possibly use this power and be a vigilante

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  10. I agree with several of your other commenters. Not sure any superpower could be evil, unless it affects the hero's mind. Rather, I think of superpowers as something like fire - no good and evil in its existence, only in how it is used. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. But if someone only had the power to kill, for example? Yes, there might be a positive use for it, but I was trying to come up with something that wouldn't have an upside.

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  11. The people on my naughty list better watch out. lol

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