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    Villain. Anybody who knows me knows I'm already halfway there. Fiendish, diabolical sense of humour, sick imagination, DEVILISH evil laugh, and a Gollum impression that gives nightmares.

    Oh, also the whole "Telepathy/Telekinesis" bit. That freaks them out a little too.
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    deff villian...

    i'd be classy as hell as well.

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    deff villian...

    i'd be classy as hell as well.

    hehe, i made a rhyme
    I'm a damn classy villain.

    A damn classy gollum villain.
    With mindpowers.
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    I'm a damn classy villain.

    A damn classy gollum villain.
    With mindpowers.
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    and a persian cat?
    I hate cats. It would be a huge dog. This one crossbreed I keep seeing near my house, it's huge, completely hairy, and looks like it's at least a quarter bear. It moves like a bear.

    That, or just some sort of wolfhound.
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    Heroic Villan.

    I'd either have excessive blasting ability, or powerfull shielding abilites, depending on my mood at the time I got the powers.

    I'd be like the operative from Serenity. His best line sums him up perfectly. It's not word for word, but it's what I'd say in an attempt to repeat him.

    "I'm building a better world, meant only for the good people in the 'verse. Oh, there's no place in it for me, I have no delusions about that. The things I've done... It's not a world I'm fit to be in."
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    Depends on the genre we're in.

    If I could be a villain for the sheer sake of awesomeness, style, and fighting good guys with no real chance of fatality on either side, I'd be a villain. I'd pull remarkable heists, do awesome crimes just for the sake of DOING them. I'd pull Carmen Sandiego type shenanigans left and right, leave clues to my master plans, and arrange things for a knock-down drag out fight when the heroes finally caught up to me, while setting up for my inevitable escape or fake death.

    If, on the other hand, we're in a grim'n'gritty or iron age type setting I'd be a hero. When things are THAT far gone every man who can fight must rage, rage against the dying of the light!

    As far as powers... I'd either be a technological mastermind with custom built battle armor and a ton of robots, or a shapeshifter who could do damn near anything with himself that he could imagine
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    I'm just mostly at a loss for what sort of thematic power would be available based upon who I am. ...I mostly just confuse people. I'm not really sure I could weaponize that.
    no, of course not.

    i would probably go back and forth between small scale supervillian and grand scale world revolutionizing political supershinyness. either shapeshifting and telepathy or just full on mind control style telepathy. definitely invisibility. and maybe the ability to make people explode in excruciatingly painful bloody messes or rot while theyre still alive. maybe some sort of empathic healing power(with the unpleasant kind of immortality), but mostly the other stuff.

    like i said, on a small scale there are a lot of people who i think need to die more horribly than is currently possible, but on the large scale i think im basically good and pretty forgiving.
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    It's pretty much already been determined that I'd be a hero; given my background, profession, and perspective on life. To name a character most like me? Shepherd Book. Both in profession, outlook, and getting close to the hair, too..

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    I'd probably be a less than perfect hero. you know, get the drug dealers, interfere with the mafia, maybe "borrow" some of their stuff instead of turning it in.
    I'd definitely have a typically evil power though. shadow manipulation, maybe blood.
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    I'm one of nature's henchmen. Not so much a frontline peon type thing but the guy that Loopy goes to when he says "This village is spoiling the view from my Tower of Despair". The lithp ith opthional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll View Post
    I hate cats. It would be a huge dog. This one crossbreed I keep seeing near my house, it's huge, completely hairy, and looks like it's at least a quarter bear. It moves like a bear.
    So, a bear dog then? Amphocyanids make great villain pets.

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    Heroic Villan.

    I'd either have excessive blasting ability, or powerfull shielding abilites, depending on my mood at the time I got the powers.

    I'd be like the operative from Serenity. His best line sums him up perfectly. It's not word for word, but it's what I'd say in an attempt to repeat him.

    "I'm building a better world, meant only for the good people in the 'verse. Oh, there's no place in it for me, I have no delusions about that. The things I've done... It's not a world I'm fit to be in."
    You are my favorite kind of villain.
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    I should undoubtedly prove a villain.

    As a power, telepathy is one I'd love to have.

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    I'd probably prefer high-precision, high-power telekinesis abilities. One can do so very much!

    As for hero vs. villain... I'd probably try to be a hero, but I have this nagging feeling that I'd fall for the temptation to commit petty crimes and live the easy life.

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    Probably I wouldn't fit in as a villain or a hero. I'm too nice to work as a villain, and I'd rather not hurt anyone. On the other hand, I'm far too self-serving to be a villain. So likely more of a Wild Card.
    Anyway, my powers would likely be mind reading (get rid of all that pesky social interaction and empathy, not to mention finally getting what people are talking about most of the time) and telepathy.
    Mind reading could also work as a way to look through other people's eyes, literally, allowing for a full face mask that covers my eyes, mostly because it would scare other people, and therefore amuse me.
    Telepathy has the potential to be an incredible weapon, coupled with mind reading. Why use physical combat when you can bring your opponent's worst memories to mind, and/or just led his id loose. (This is exactly why I wouldn't be a hero. I spend too much time (any at all) coming up with this stuff)
    More likely, however, would be invisiblity, if powers were based on real life. I tend not to get noticed, to the point where it becomes somewhat amusing.
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    Well, I'd love to be able to take over the world, because my personality is of the "No, you idiot! You're doing it all wrong! Gah, just let me do it...." sort and I think I could do a better job of running things than those in power. (Sure, it sounds egotistical, until you take a good look at things and realize that my cat could also probably do a better job. )

    So I'd probably be a villain with mind-control, teleportation, and other handy abilities for ruling the world and indulging myself...but my goal would be to have the heroes sit down and say "Okay, yes, he's stationed a DoomBot in every city in the world to ensure compliance with his edicts, and yes he's abolished every national and local government in favor of his own leadership, and yes the statues of him are getting a bit old...but on the other hand, literacy is near 100%, education is free for all, nuclear disarmament is almost complete, starvation and disease has been eradicated, and everyone is living comfortably. Why did you want to depose him, again?"
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    I don't have the personality to be either a superhero or super villain. I'd probably be part of a hero support crew back at base, feeding intel about villain activity. Or working in the lab developing gadgets.

    I'm not sure what powers I'd have. It would depend on the fluke accident that gave them to me. The only source I've been close to is being next to the chemistry building when it exploded, but I don't think respiratory illnesses count as a superpower.
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    People can't choose their powers, so I guess it depends on what Powers I had.
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    People can't choose their powers, so I guess it depends on what Powers I had.
    How do you know? Have you ever had a superpower?

    But yeah, if powers are based off of personality, I'd probably be skeptic girl. I'd have the power to disbelieve things out of existence if you don't provide sufficient evidence.

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    I would choose to be a villain. Not an Apocalypse style destroy/rule the world type of villain, but one of those that does whatever the heck he feels like, and has even been known to do good things from time to time. Basically, i want the freedom to choose to do whatever the hell I feel like, and being a superhero would really put a cramp in that lifestyle. As for powers, im thinking Professor X level of mind control/reading. I could do pretty much whatever the hell I felt like and short of a sniper taking me out by surprise 800 meters away, id be pretty tough to stop. Not that anyone would want to since due to my mind control they would all love and trust me. :p

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    I'm not sure. I'd probably consider myself a villain, but more of the "screw world-saving, I'll just make squillions with my powers of questionable legality and retire to a personal island/space station with my family/friends and protect them" rather than a "take over the world" guy.

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    If I had powers I imagine that I'd start off as a hero, helping the needy and rescuing those in danger.
    But eventually my powers would corrupt me into doing more and more evil, until I am one of those ambitious, bloodthirsty maniacs.

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    Pff. I've had mutagenic chemicals spilled over me once.

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    I'd definitely be a hero, but I still might use my powers for selfish reasons. I'd try to use the gift I've been given responsibly, but I don't think I'd exactly be the epitome of goodness. If I could choose my powers, here's what I'd pick.

    1. The mutans and masterminds version of magic.
    2. Flight
    3. Teleportation.
    4. Comprehension so I could talk to everybody and the ghosts of the dead
    5. Telekinesis of some sort, preferably to a very powerful degree.

    EDIT: 6. The ability to make any medical procedure happen instantaneously with a 100% chance of success at no risk to the patient.
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    Neither, really.

    I would be the mad scientist which provides infodumps, technology and logistical support to the heroes, but without jumping into the fray himself.

    As for powers... well, one variant of the old telepathy/superintelligence combo which I would love to have is the ability to use the "idle cycles" of other people's brains: that is, whenever someone is not thinking hard him/herself, I could use their brains to do some thinking for me - the subject would not be harmed and would not even notice that, usually, but I would be able to use their processing power for my own purposes.
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    Immortality via Heroes-style Regeneration, immunity to toxins and disease, and extreme Pain tolerance.

    I'd probably use my blood to keep everyone I care for Immortal as well... Rob a few banks, break my bones to escape Prison, maybe even use Plastic Surgery to re-shape my face every once in a while.
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    Not sure if you'd classify me as a hero or a villain. But for superpowers, I'd have this guy's:




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    I would very much be my own Hero, therefore a Villain in comparison to everyone else, I would infiltrate the highest peaks of Governments in the world(s) to create a web of unity, and balances of power, as long as it suited my fancy. Humanity would soon know a true Golden Age, when Wars are stopped before the recruits can be trained, and scientists have lost all ambition to make implements of war. The world would be a mostly peaceful place.....as long as you didn't try to bring about large-scale conflicts that lasted over a prolonged period of time.

    My Powers would be simple to pick.....to bring ideas or existences that exist only in abstract thought into reality, therefore I could do possibly anything.
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