Quote Originally Posted by Metahuman1 View Post
Question: Does this apply to and include Strength? Because that does serve as a free thing to use to upgrade damage powers, and the lifting mechanic is sort of Iconic of the genera.
As I see it, Abilities in M&M sort of have two levels, from an optimization standpoint: either you don't particularly care about all the things the Ability affects and leave it around zero, or you do care about all the things and pump it up to superhuman levels. Strength gives you some really nice things you probably care about (combat power and a surprising amount of utility), so it absolutely makes sense to invest in it if it matches your concept.