Top Ten Best Superpowers


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Time Control
I've been thinking about this power for a LONG TIME!
It is just OP to other powers.

World w/ super heroes and super villains:
You can fight like Neo from Matrix. (No time to explain)
World w/ other super powers:
No one can outmatch you and you can do almost anything they can do.
World w/ normal people:
I'm gonna go through almost all of the good things. You can Freeze time and do whatever you want, you pervert. (This should keep you occupied for a couple of months. ) You can, and you will always be right, win arguments, know answer to every question, always hit the ball, always dodge attacks of any sorts, and look like a smart and badass at the Same time! (Now that's cool. You do all this with slow-mo and rewind abilities. )
You can go to your past and be a better person. You can work out, study, do homework, sleep and stay in your room for decades, and never lose time!

Now for the more arguable abilities: you can survive a deadly fall by slowing YOURSELF in mid-air. You can do ALMOST ANY acrobatics by slowing time and yourself. (Remember when you used to do flips, handstands and karate kicks in swimming pool? Same thing except no floating. )
You can think of a solution, or make a plan in no time on the go.
You can climb walls w/ training, making "jumps" in slow-mo and luck (which is 100%) You wouldn't need to be afraid of anything. Spend 0 seconds real time training pain suppression and every time you get hit, rewind and dodge.

Second arguable ability: controlling time in space by a gravitational pull.
(Basically means that you can make a "bubble" between your hands. And in this "bubble", time is frozen, but the outside world isn't. Or other way around. Think if you could make these wherever you want. Example: you are fighting Batman, Thor and Raiden at the Same time. You are almost at death's door and you don't know what to do. You can do multiple things like: stop time and kill them. Or escape. Make a master plan that needs perfect timing and positioning. BUT! If you want to look like Grim Reaper, make this bubble around them. Stop time inside these, do whatever you want. OR, fast forward time inside them a couple of million years and walk away.
(You could win every superhero even without this. )

Last but not least: you can live REALLY REALLY easy and chill life.
It is one of the most powerful powers, but that doesn't make it cool! Everyone would be scared of you! And you'd get bored eventually with that much power. This power is too powerful to be cool and too weak to be useful. If you're one of those POWER IS EVERYTHING people you should have just put omnipotence. Please look at gravity control. This makes you awesome because you're not stuck as a God!
Time Control scares me. There are too many variables to destroying the existence of everything.

However; to me, this power has to be seriously limited for me to possess. For example, I want to consciously exist, in real-time, up to 60 minutes in the future which means I can see whats going to happen in every second up to 1 hour before it happens. I would also need the ability to turn this off and on at will since people are consistently plagued with decisions. I would be making hundreds of decisions based on what I see and then seeing all these scenarios for this 1 hour future change based on those decisions.

To stop time means to exceed the constant of time... which is theoretically impossible, even for a superpower. I like to think of time as a million mile wide, infinitely long cord made of an indestructible material that no creature in the universe can stop from moving in one direction.

I would never travel back in time for fear of erasing my existence or the existence of someone or something that was necessary for the human race. It is not worth it.
The other powers are relatively useless in real life but time control literally makes you a god. Just freeze time and you can be anywhere in the world and do anything without people realizing you did anything. Physical abilities don't help you much. Time travel rules.
[Newest]This would be great because I would go back in time and choose thoughts become reality
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What the crap is wrong with you time control people, You can do basically everything, I'll tell you why all the others stink, or that telekinesis can do it better. Time control, if you go back in time you will probably kill yourself or just make yourself just not exist, what if you go forward in time to get something, and you land in the middle of a gun fight, the possibilities are endless-for killing yourself. Teleportation-great you can get any where, on earth, what if you mess up and teleport yourself into a wall, your atoms mix and you die or you have a wall in you forever, plus, with telekinesis we can stop you, stop your heart, stop the signals from firing in your brain so that you cannot use your powers. Sadly I cannot argue with omnipotence or reality warping as it is sometimes known but maybe, as someone pointed out for telekinesis, you might not be able to control it and could, conceivably, cause you to kill yourself. Plus, if you are faster at all and you are more creative you can outsmart them or stop their brains. Invisibility, how did it get up here, it stinks, great people can't see you, what if you stopped light waves from reaching you except for the tiniest parts of your eyes so you can see, plus as always you can easily kill them, and in this case you can send a visible wave out, and they will become invisible. Control all matter- ok telekinesis that doesn't do quite everything and has a stupid name. Healing ability, ok, no, we can do that if we had telekinesis, but we have 1000000000000000 other things that we can do. Super speed, doesn't improve reaction time so you are going to kill yourself by running into something, or if you go to fast you will fly off the earth, or rip your molecules apart. plus we can stop them. Control major elements, again stupid name for telekinesis but with far less powers. Shape-shifting, great, you can control someone with extra powers now, and you still have a million ways to kill them. That is the top 10 other than this amazing one.
Assuming the use of this ability doesn't negatively impact your physical and mental state through the stress of exerting your powers, telekenesis is a power with infinite possibilities. The ability to control any element, influence any force or movement, and manipulate any physical action is far better than any other power. Imagine being able to cure cancer by destroying cancerous cells in a person's body, or influencing a sports match from miles away while watching it on television. Better yet, why not use the ability to change your own physique? Telekenesis implies the ability to control kinetic energy, which would allow you to work out muscles and direct nutrients to replenish them without ever having to go to a gym. You could even theorectically control and/or defy gravity, using this ability to fly or give yourself super strength. The potential here is limitless.
Taking into account that its the movement of anything with your mind then flying is the first other power you could do because all you would need to do is move yourself. The second is invisibility, due to current theories that say that light is part particle so you could control the direction of light and bend it around you resulting in people only seeing light that has come from behind U. Super strength is possible but that depends on how strong the TK ability is. You could "stop" time due to just "freezing" everything around you. The ability to control the atoms within your own body would mean, with the right training, that you could refresh your cells inevitably, resulting in as long a life as desired. Mind control wouldn't be necessary due to just controlling the persons body voice box and all. It simply isn't just one power it is practically is all ability's mixed together and simplified into one name. I mean whats cooler?
[Newest]This would be an awesome power! I have always wanted this one ever since I watched the teen titans for the first time.
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Omnipotence is basically God. You can do anything you desire and you'd rule over everything. You would be immune to everything!
Means all powers in the universe with no limitations except personal ones. You would also be immune to all forms of harm and could make any friends you have immortal.
Omnipotence contains everything listed. If you were omnipotent you could do anything. If you were omnipotent you would be god. Nothing would defy you, not even logic. You would be ultimate.
[Newest]Omnipotence should be number 1, because it means all powers simultaneously
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you can look at some one and they wont know
I'm right behind you, invisible, you just can't see me, understand how awesome invisibility is?
This was ruined by science, only you would be invisible, not your clothes or whatever you've eaten recently. And you actually wouldn't be able to see because how we see is light enters our eyes and hits our retina, but when you're invisible light just passes on through you and doesn't hit your retina so you would be blind.
[Newest]This is one of the best I think that if people don't start voting for this, you'll have nightmares

5Control All Matter
How is this not the best? It'd be INCREDIBLY awesome to have the ability to control all matter. Imagine if you were really tight on cash and needed some food, you could just use your powers to make some. You could eradicate world hunger, solve over population (you could create a whole new planet for the surplus)
This is far better than invisibility, as control of all matter would give one the ability to make their own atoms colorless, thus appearing invisible.
Today with my friends I asked if you could have one super power, what would it be! At first I said control time, like the way Jimmy Neutron's T.V. /life remote did. then I thought it. I would like to manipulate stuff. CONTROL ATOMS. It is just like this except different name. then I looked up "top ten super powers you would never think of" and I got here. amazing how life works
[Newest]You can control atoms, create new ones, and help other people by building scarce supplies.

6Super Speed
If you were going too fast the air in front of you would compress and heat up and you would catch fire. Another thing is inertia, once you start running you look behind you for a second and wonder what that gooey substance behind you is, oh that's your innards which were liquified and squished out your pores. And as son as you stop your brain would slam through the front of your skull.
This would be probably the only power that can fight time control and omnipotence, the fight would most likely depend on the persons fighting skills, because if time was slowed, it would look like you're just moving normally, if you need more info on a speedsters arsenal of Powers, just look up Wally West's (the 3rd Flash) powers
travel around the world in a minute?


[Newest]Also by running fast enough you could achieve time travel

Teleportation is one of the greatest powers ever, and here is why: The ability to teleport anywhere in the wi else it in the universe, so long as you displace solids, liquids, and gasses, you would be unstoppable. Say you are in a universe where other people have super powers, if you fight against any one with a ability listed above, time control for instance, so what if they can freeze time? Teleport once behind them and teleport with your hand sticking out into their head, displacing the matter, or in other words blowing their head apart. This Will work against any other power as well.
Teleportation can be used for: (Offense: kick/punch from behind or the side after charging at them from the front; grab the person, and teleport them underwater or somewhere dangerous and teleport away) (Defense: dodge opponent or run away) Generally useful: Late? Not any more! See that creepy person that you do not want to talk to? Bam! You're gone showing off: for that hot chick in school I mean, how is this not number 1?
Teleportaion is so sick cause you can hit your girls house get to work and visit your cousins in Ireland all in the same few minutes so it's sick nasty being able to just teleport!
[Newest]You won't be late for school, you can excel in soccer, you can win running races, oh! What you can't do with Teleportation!

8Healing Ability
This power could be very useful when injured you don't have to go the hospital or better yet you can heal your self and others. Many people will see you as an important person because of this powerful and amazing ability.
I wouldn't WANT to agree with this but it's actually very awesome. Some superheroes actually DIE! But think about it, going against a really powerful villain almost dying, healing can save your life, possibly save your elderly loved ones if real
It would be the best superpower because what if you got shot by a bullet you would regenerate

Shapeshifting is much more affective than you would think. The Actual name of it is changing your physiology. And it doesn't always have to be natural. Get your heart ripped out, make another organ take over for it. Get stabbed? Grow another arm ten times stronger. You in theory you can have other powers: Like Super Strength, or altering your brain to make you smarter? Grow a laser blast in your eye for laser vision? Make yourself twenty times larger for growth? The possibilities are endless!
Easily one of the best. All you would have to do is combine different abilities and properties of animals. So you could create a griffin with a lion and eagle, or if an animal had extremely hard skin, make that skin type into an animal of your choice virtually making it indestructible. The possibilities are really endless with this power
Live this you can take the form of anything you can think of spider for small places, dinosaur and other big crap for scaring of eenemies or someone/thing you don't like
[Newest]Shape shifting could give you any power you wished so it is the best of all of them

10Control Gravity
Absolute control over gravity is easily the greatest power. Time control has too large of a margin for error that could lead to unforeseen consequence at a catastrophic level. Telekinesis is probably the closest on this list in terms of raw potential and usability to gravitational control, but it does have some drawbacks. At its core, gravity manipulation would give the user all abilities associated with telekinesis. Simply by changing an object, organism, or particle's center of gravitational pull (i.E. the direction it reacts to as "down") and the amount of gravitational pull on the target, the user can cause the target to move through space at incredible speeds, slow it down, make it weightless, implode, or any number of other possibilities, similar to telekinesis. However, unlike telekinesis, gravitational manipulation would not require constant concentration. Once a direction and level of force was applied, the user can step back and let physics do the rest. This frees up the user to continue whatever else he/she needs to do. Gravitational manipulation can also allow the user to mimic many other types of powers, as well as increase their base fitness level. Imagine living life with 10 extra pounds of force constantly pulling on you. You would get pretty strong, pretty fast. Then, you can just up the weight. However, even this application doesn't have much bearing beyond the aesthetic. Gravitational manipulation can make anything weightless! (Super strength? ) This ability gets even more fun when you consider applying two separate pulls on one object, say... an atom? You could turn anything into a nuclear bomb. Gravity is a force we are not even close to understanding. As such, its potential is practically limitless. For all we know, the relationships between gravity and other universal forces could allow for a gravity manipulator to control time and space itself. Gravity manipulation is bar none the greatest and most versatile superpower ever.
With this you can create black holes for mass destruction. Wormholes to teleport you anywhere you please. You can control the direction of gravity, having anyone you hate just "Float away into space..."
Simply not many think of the power, meaning it has more strength than most may know.
This power lets you make bullets or lasers hit the ground before they hit you. It also means you could do ninja parkour, fly, have telekinesis, be super strong (by reducing weight of target), and above all: let other people run up walls and on ceilings! You would be crazy popular. As for God powers, who wants to be that powerful? You'd get bored very quickly!
[Newest]It is awesome man

The Contenders

11Ability to Absorb Other Powers
Hey I have a question, if someone that can absorb other powers met a time control person, what would happen? I mean can the time control person stop the time before that person absorb his power? Or can the time control person goes back in time before he met the power absorb person? Or can the power absorb person already start using time control power?
Once you met somebody with a power and they used it you could do the same along with all past powers you learned. You couldn't be touched!
Okay this has to be the best because it could just absorb other powers like time control or telekineses you would be invincible.

12Control Major Elements (Fire, Water, Earth, Air and lightning)
You could've compound anything using these 4 elements and create something new. For example you could've combine water and air then, you would get ice. Or combining water and fire to make water vapor and use it as a fog to hide whenever you are in a fight. Also creating water vapor and using fire and air controlling ability to warm air to make clouds. Then Condense the clouds by warming more air and adding more clouds and wait till it becomes heavier then adding some water so you can get a rain, by getting a rain you can form a lightning and control it. Or just control any of these 5 elements as your major weapon without combining any of them. One more thing you can turn your whole body into any elements you like such as, smoke(vapor), magma, lightning, fire, water, air, Earth, Sand etc. There are way, way many more things to add I just listed some of them.
This is a brilliant suggestion but, in my opinion, I believe that this power needs more eloquence. if a super power is to be respected for what it is, then there is an absolute necessity for that power to limit itself so that it is not incomprehensible therefore being unable to be mastered. if you cannot master the power you hold, then someone else with control of just one of the elements, such as water, they could easily use their weapon to kill you while you fumble with your toys. for this power to truly be the best of the lot, you would have to be constricted to one element which you choose to define you.


This is AWESOME! Controlling water, the sea will listen to you and if you command it to do something it will do it. So Cool!
Fire I mean wow. Fireworks awesome and different coloured fire. How hot!
Lightning is awesome. Controlling weather is awesome. Not only can you control lightning But also thunder.
And there is earth and aircraft. There should be snow. We could be like Elsa!
All in all this is totally first.
[Newest]With water you can control ice and snow as well, with earth you can control metal and molten rock, with air, come on I don't need to spell it out for you, lightning is a form of cosmic fire but it still rules.. by far the most kick ass powers ever for offense and defense

13Ability to Fly
I'd love to fly. It would be so awesome. I would fly around the whole world, grab a gun and pretend I'm going to shoot people, (i wouldn't really shoot, but pretend, because people always shoot birds.


One of my main dreams is to fly so that's why I want to be a pilot, and I wouldn't mind super reflexes. It would be awesome because you wouldn't be late to anything and the travel would be easy and running away from fights would seem almost impossible to fail at
Why is this not top ten? It's not the most powerful, it's the best superpowers right? Imagine flying around everywhere. No more waiting in traffic. And you'd make some sick basketball shots
[Newest]See the whole world like a bird

14Super Intelligence
Super Intelligence seems too crude a name, but I can only assume that the brain's capacity used is near or at 100%. In all honesty, we use 100% of our brain, but only 12% to 15% of all areas at once, aka brain capacity. Sadly, it is believed that dolphins use around 18% to 19% of their brain's capacity.

The realm of what a human can accomplish using more than 20% of their brain capacity is highly speculative and ultimately a mystery. But for the superpower wannabes like myself, let us assume that using 100% of our brains capacity would breach the realm of omnipotence, which by its own right would be awesome, but I believe in God so I'll leave that responsibility to him. So let's dial it back to say 75%. That means that everything that the brain controls is incredibly more powerful and since we have control over our brains, we can manipulate everything our brains can. Imagine our eyes seeing, our touch interacting, hearing everything on every wavelength with the energy of everything. Essentially, we would have a strong grasp on manipulating energy (which is everything) around us.

Intelligence is just a word to define understanding information that we store in our brains. So let us absorb all the information of the world and our understanding of the universe begin understanding everything.

I'm totally down for this.
This will be so sweet to have imagine you being the smartest being in the world. No body will call you a retard when you have this power on your side. You will be unstoppable and you will be amazingly powerful with this badass ability you know what they say intelligence is power and no body will boss you around and you are even better that albert the scientist you figure this out in a matter of minute and can amaze many people even creating impossible machine to go and have an amazing adventure.
I am never called a retard, as I am already the smartest in the grade. But I do love this power.
I agree with this statement intelligence is power why does t anybody choose this powers to be the main one? Intelligence will be your number one weapon just image the possibilities they are indeed endless.
[Newest]You could basically see the future because you could calculate what will happen and know exactly what your opponent would do in any situation.

You can never be hurt! And you can escape in any situation. If you are in a house on fire, you can just walk right through the fire or the wall! If you are caught and chained up, the solid object can go right through you, and you can just walk right through the villain! Best thing EVER!
It's almost unfair to put it on here, but come on, this would totally be the best superpower. There'd be no stopping someone who was invincible. I'm not for immortality, that's just unfair, but invincibility would be pretty awesome, am I right, or am I right?
It's not the most powerful, but the ones more powerful would just be boring. I mean, control over all matter, or god power, there'd be no challenges. In invincibility, there's challenge, and of you fail, you live.

16Super Strength
Crapping volcano style, pretty cool
When you stomp on the floor and everything flies in the air including you

Life would be so much easier with telepathy.

Didn't study? Read the teacher's mind.
Late for work? Make your boss not care.
Want to get rich? Make Oprah buy you stuff. Or just make store personel give it to you.
Want to go on a vacation. Just make some random person give you a lift. Make the airline let you fly free. Repeat similar actions for stuff you do on your vacation.
Why is this so low? You can make anyone do anything you want. Without them knowing why they are doing it. Complete stealth and anything at your disposal.
Telepathy is awesome. And it is actually real lug.
[Newest]This is my favorite

18Thoughts Become Reality
With this, you could literally do anything you want, invisibility, time control, quantum tunneling, even omnipotence or omniscience. This is clearly the be best and most OP superpower. But it is kind of exactly the same thing of omnipotence, so I can see why it's down here.
Yes, but if you think something wrong, that's it! And that pressure will stay on you to not to think making you think them. I personally think this should be renamed as "Whatever you say becomes true".


Basically omnipotence but... It's the same
[Newest]You might accidentally imagine your worst nightmare

19To Control the Friction of Molecules
You can burn your enemies by moving their atoms quickly. You can also turn a liquid to a solid or a solid to a liquid by breaking and putting together bonds on the molecular scale. And don't forget that like most super heros, you can fly by making your atoms lighter than the air. But that is just a few examples of controling the friction of molecules; you can do so much more and be almost impossible to be defeated! I'd want that power... Would you?

20Super Agility
With super agility you can get into a fight and never be touched. You also can jump super high. Like your always doing parkour
This power can be the gate way to winning any battle you put your mind to!

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