And I move with superhuman speeds!
From the Worlds of Science Ficiton and Fantasy: A Cool ListSo I'm a fan of science fiction and fantasy, and I was thinking about all of the ways that you have have some sort of supernatural power in these worlds. I wanted to come up with a list before I wrote anything else science fiction/fantasy, so I have some options laid out before me.
I've read a fair amount, but I'm positive I've missed a few things (feel free to remind/berate me in the comments), but this is what I've got so far:
- From nature/ley lines
- Inherent from birth
- From objects of power
- Learned/academic magic
- From other beings, such as demons (either direct theft of their power or use of the demons to do your bidding)
- Inborn Powers
- (Obviously magic can be one of these)
- Control over an "element," for Ex. Avatar
- Talents, for Ex. healing, telepathy, clairvoyance
- Supergenius, for Ex. Girl Genius of the eponymous webcomic
- Superhumans/Mixed-breed humans/Mutants
- Superpowers and superheros
- Werewolves/animals. So many wereanimals these days.
- Maybe vampires. I think they're kinda superhumans.
- Scientific experiments, for Ex., Peter Parker (so there's a superheros again)
- Religious powers
- Power from a specific God
- The Force (Star Wars)
- Reverend Mothers (Dune)