Character Design Contest ♯64- Bad Superpowers

So, this week I want you guys to come up with a character that has a bad or useless superpower. By bad/ useless, I mean something that you couldn't use in a combat situation (see the Inferior 5) or that has a drawback so bad that it can't be used (e.g. being able to explode your body, but only once). I won't be too strict on these, just so long as you give a decent explanation for why it's a bad power.

As usual, no entry limit and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.


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11 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯64- Bad Superpowers

  1. Linea24 Linea24 says:

    Mass Indecision

    Name: Too many to count.
    Aliases: Mass Indecision
    Age: unknown
    Alignment: Random
    Associations: THE ALMIGHTY HELIX!!!
    Powers: ????
    Mass Indecision is a…unique superhero. He used to be one of the best superheroes, but since then, he has been taken over by an unknown host from another dimension. In fact, few even remember what he was like before the host took over him and controlling his every move. Now, he often mutters random, pointless things like “praise the helix”, “anarchy, not democracy”, “a a a b down a a b a start9”, etc. He always carries a random rock, often thrusting it into people’s faces and shouting “WORSHIP THE ALMIGHTY HELIX!!!”. His movements are almost always pointless and random, making teaming up with him a gamble and a half. He also apparently has no discernment between friend and foe, because he will throw his “helix rock” at friend and foe alike.

  2. Timedrop23 Timedrop23 says:

    Codename: Snoflake

    Real Name: Marion Bright
    Age: 2093.3 hours since Event
    Affiliations: Random, formerly CIA
    Powers: Changing molecular structure every 24 hours.
    Bio: Agent Marion Bright volunteered for a top secret experiment conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency called Project Snowflake. The CIA sought to surpass the holographic disguise technology perfected by the Milieu crime syndicate and the soldier-turned-hero Three Star General, as such technology could easily be thwarted by the right security system. In their efforts to create the ultimate infiltration agent, the CIA transformed Marion Bright into an almost purely biological shapeshifter. For 24 hours, the newly dubbed Agent Snoflake could re-arrange her molecular structure into any female humanoid form (including bipedal alien species) on command, in order to complete whatever mission was assigned to her.
    But something went horribly wrong. One day, the genetic programming that allowed her to shapeshift malfunctioned. She could still transform every twenty-four hours, but each transformation was completely random and unique, and all traces of Marion Bright’s identity were eventually phased out. Each day, she would wake up as someone (or something) new, with no memory of the previous day’s events.
    This could prove to be quite useless in combat situations, but if her current form were to be killed, her programming would reconstitute her molecules into a new form the next day, and with a nearly endless number of forms, she is gifted with a kind of immortality.

  3. Avatar Herr D says:

    Some people have certain cells that replicate beyond usefulness to cause cancer. Brian’s body began overproducing adrenalin and mucous.

    He can now, faster than the human eye can follow, PICK HIS NOSE AND NEVER RUN OUT OF SNOT.

  4. Avatar Herr D says:

    That–seems like I did it wrong. Apparently my bad superpower is posting things wrong. [ahem] Second try:

    Some people have certain cells that replicate beyond usefulness to cause cancer. Brian’s body began overproducing adrenalin and mucous.
    He can now, faster than the human eye can follow, PICK HIS NOSE AND NEVER RUN OUT OF SNOT.

    There–hopefully that’ll work.

  5. Avatar Herr D says:

    Yikes. 3rd time’s the charm? (Sorry about the mess.)

    Some people have certain cells that replicate beyond usefulness to cause cancer. Brian’s body began overproducing adrenalin and mucous.

    He can now, faster than the human eye can follow, PICK HIS NOSE AND NEVER RUN OUT OF SNOT.

  6. Avatar Matthew says:

    You should call him Running Nose.

  7. melmo44 melmo44 says:

    Name- Contagion Man
    Real Name- Fredrick Wellwright
    Powers- Has the ability to infect others with a non-lethal illness lasting up to 48 hours. In doing so, he also sickens himself for the same amount of time.

  8. JR19759 JR19759 says:

    Ok guys, this weeks contest is closed. And it looks like we don’t have enough entries to do the poll again. I’m sorry about this. Obviously I should stop trying to come up with new and more challenging contest ideas and just stick with “hey, go create me some Superman rip off” because that’s what everyone wants apparently. Bores the pants off of me, but hell, what do I know.
    I’ll try and come up with something for next weeks contest that will hopefully get people a bit more interested, because it would be nice to have to pick which creations go into the poll rather than having to make do with filling the poll with the tiny number of entries I got.

  9. Avatar Herr D says:

    Naw, man, it ain’t you. Views are down in general, and I would think it’s a seasonal thing. My time is gone, too. Doldrums happen here from time to time. Jeff might even have a graph on that from WordPress–I’ve been looking at them to support another blog, and that’s one of the things they sometimes do. It’s a shame I’m not so centered as Jeff obviously is. I’ve never heard of anyone else blogging on so narrow a focus for so long with such success. I wish I could have more productive suggestions for you.
    Ride out the doldrum?

  10. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Hang in there, JR, I know the feeling. Traffic in general is way down this week, presumably due to Spring Break. And traffic overall for the last year has been on a slow slope down. I was hoping that moving the contests into their own block in the sidebar would help, but apparently not.

  11. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Herr D, my strategy was to quit blogging and turn it over to people like JR and Kaldath 😀