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Many universes feature characters attributed with superhuman, supernatural, or paranormal abilities, often referred to as "superpowers" (also spelled "super powers" and "super-powers") or "powers". This tradition is especially rich in the universes of various fictional words such as comic book stories, movies, and video games. Below is a list of many of those powers that have been used. Some of these categories overlap. Note: This list doesn't include every power/ability that exists or is archived on this wiki. For browsing all powers/abilities that have been archived, click here.

Description

The essence of these "superpowers" contain everything/anything and basically are extensions/expansions on daily phenomena and occurrences, supernatural abilities that cannot be explained by science or exploration of otherworldly and extraterrestrial beings and concepts. These abilities cover everything/anything in this universe and beyond; their scale ranges from affecting the simplest phenomena to affecting unfathomable concepts, such as The Totality and The Omniverse. In fiction, these powers are usually exemplified and displayed by human beings and follow common tropes, such as Heroes and/or Villains. These are gained through various means: such as technology, innate ability, supernatural gifts or enchantments and much more.

Types of Powers

Despite their vast diversity, most powers fall into a handful of categories defining their core identity:

Powers and Abilities

Superpower Interaction

This section refers to the ability to manipulate or otherwise interact with superpowers themselves, not "power" such as electrical power or gravitational power.


Personal Physical Powers

Powers which affect an individual's body.

General


Emission


Adaptation


Enhanced Physical Skills


Supernatural Physical Skills


Vision Faculty


Mentality-based Powers

Powers which affect an individual's mind.

General


ESP

The abilities of extra-sensory perception (ESP) and communication.


Physical or Mental Domination

Powers that can control the will of others.


Physics or Reality Manipulation

These powers may be manifested by various methods, including: With some method of molecular control; By access to, or partially or fully shifting to another dimension; manipulating the geometric dimensions of time or space; or using some other unnamed method.

General


Fundamental Forces


Other


Classical Elements

Ability to control or manipulate the elements.


Energy Manipulation

These powers deal with energy generation, conversion and manipulation. In addition to generic energy, versions of these powers exist that deal with such things as light, sound, electricity, nuclear energy, and the Darkforce dimension.


Transportation or Travel

Powers that involve changing location of oneself or others.


Flight

Ability to lift off the ground, to ride air currents or to fly self-propelled through the air.


Individualistic

Ability to use powers that will only affect the user.


Illusion

Ability to alter or deceive the perceptions of another. Can be sensory, a light or sound-based effect, or an alteration of mental perceptions.


Mimicry

Shapeshifting

Ability to change appearance or body structure.


Elemental Mimicry


Organic Mimicry


Other Mimicry


Divine

Powers that are deemed extremely all-powerful.

See Also