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Jo

Invisibility. No doubt.

Ms. Jane

Flying.

Jo

Pah! Flying! Cheez. I mean really, you see the tops of trees. Yadda yadda.

Rook

Actually, Scream Queen's pick was teleportation, not flying. Go anywhere in the world.

Acrobat's pick was "Give other people superpowers". Interestingly, he was quick to point out to Scream Queen how the government would blackmail her into working for them if she didn't keep her teleportation a secret (never mind about his "give other people superpowers" bit).

Invulnerability means you can head into danger. I mean, you can always use machines or guns or dynamite or whatever to attack things, and planes or rockets or whatever to get around, but the invulnerability is indispensible. If you don't succeed, you're still around to give it another try. Sure, if I had two superpowers I'd maybe take super-strength to go with it (eliminates worries about being captured). But I figure invulnerability is the first key.

badgerbag

AHA! I knew you were there, my dear, and that my clever tactic would bring you out of lurk mode.

Muahaha!

badgerbag

And at first I was thinking, "Yeah, but invulnerabilty isn't any FUN." But then I realized you could dive into volcanoes and stuff like that. So it would be.

I still like morphing best, of course. And it might have a fair amount of invulnerability build in - because if you can control your cells on that level, surely you can accelerate regeneration. And maybe fix cell death too, which could mean perfect health and no old age. I'd trust to my wits and quickness for the survival issues.

Jo

But what's the use of being invulnerable if you can't SPY on people!

Prentiss Riddle

How about the Fermata? That is, the ability to stop time, as in Nicholson Baker's naughty book of the same title?

Not only could you spy on people, but it would effectively make you invincible (dodge those bullets), turn you into a super thief and spy, and let you pull off Ground Hog Day stunts of super-duper cramming for tests. With a bit of hiking, it could serve as poor-folks' teleportation, too.

Probably not a good choice for procrastinators, though. You'd stop time right before deadlines and bite your fingernails for ages before starting it up again.

whump

Problem is, Prentiss, that if you can't see that sniper's bullet, you can't stop time to dodge it, while said slug would bounce off Rook's invulnerable cranium.

There's a reason while everyone thinks Wolverine is the coolest X-Man.

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