Tuesday, June 3, 2014

An Amazing List of Superpowers for Authors


I have an active interest in world building like most writers do and thought compiling a list of possible superpowers that an author might tap into might be a useful enterprise. Please feel free to peruse and incorporate which ever superpower interests you. Right now, in my newest work in progress, Time Without End, I am utilizing the power called:  Biokinesis: This is power to heal or perform other biological manipulation, like save a life.

*And without further ado here is the list:

Aerokinesis: The ability to mentally control wind and air flow.

Animation: The ability to bring inanimate objects to life.

Astral Projection: The ability to separate and control one’s astral body outside of the physical body. The out-of-body experience where one can travel outside of their body.

Atmokinesis: The ability to control or manipulate the weather, like creating rain, tornadoes, fog…etc.

Aura Perception: An aura is the spiritual energy field that people and objects give off. Usually, auras convey the feelings or emotions someone gives off in a range of colors. Someone with aura perception can see these colors in someone’s aura.

Biokinesis: The power to heal or perform other biological manipulation.

Chlorokinesis: The power to control or manipulate plants.

Chronokinesis: The power to control time, and even travel through time.

Clairaudience: The ability to hear sounds coming from the spiritual plane.

Clairvoyance: The power to visually perceive events that are taking place elsewhere or sense places that are not in view.

Cryokinesis: The ability to control the element of ice, or cold in general.

Divination: The ability to predict the future.

Electrokinesis: The ability to manipulate electricity and electric fields.

Ferrokinesis: The ability to mentally manipulate metal.

Geokinesis: The power to control the element earth.

Gravitakinesis: The ability to manipulate gravity.

Hydrokinesis: The elemental ability to manipulate water.

Magnetokinesis: The ability to mentally manipulate the magnetic field.

Mediumship/Necromancy: The ability to see and communicate with the dead.

Mesmer: Similar to glamor, a vampire ability to make humans do what you what them to when you want them to.

Omnilingual: Having the ability to speak, or to understand, all languages.

Omnipotence: This one pretty much means unlimited power. Usually only deities have this.

Omniscience: Another power that only deities tend to have, it’s the is the capacity to know everything infinitely.

Photokinesis: The ability to mentally manipulate light.

Power Absorption: The ability to absorb another person's powers, leaving the person powerless.

Power Bestowal (Conduit): The ability to bestow powers upon another person or wake up the latent powers of others.

Power Mimicry: Similar to power absorption, except mimicry is the ability to absorb another's powers while leaving the other person's powers intact.

Power Negation: The ability to cancel out or diminish the powers of others.

Power Sensing: The ability to sense the powers of another person.

Precognition: The ability to see events before they happen.

Presentience: A form of precognition where one senses events before they happen instead of “seeing” them.

Psychokinetic: The ability to mentally move objects.

Psychometric: The power to read the history of an object by touching it.

Pyrokinesis: The elemental power to manipulate fire, or heat.

Remote Viewing: The ability to mentally view a distant unseen target.

Shape shifting: This is an obvious one; it’s the power to transform your body into another form, like an animal.

Sonokinesis: The ability to mentally manipulate sound waves.

Spiritual Possession: The ability to take complete and total control of another person's body.

Tactile Telekinesis: The ability to manipulate objects by touching them.

Technopathy: The ability to manipulate electronics.

Telekinesis: Telekinesis is the ability to manipulate and control objects with the mind.

Telepathy: The ability to read the thoughts of others.

Teleportation: The ability to disappear from one place and reappear in another.

 

 

6 comments:

Big Mike said...

Seems some in the government have the power of veilakenisis (the power to pull a veil across reality.)

BM

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

Good one, Mike!

And for only ten dollars with free shipping...but wait, there's more...

You have a lot to work with, January. But then, you saw that coming.

January Bain said...


Veilakenisis--brilliant!

Good one guys! LOL Have a great day.

Best, January

PS. I think I got too much to work with Julie. It would be too easy, eh!

Liz Fountain said...

January, you've given me great ideas and BM, you made me laugh and nearly spit coffee on my keyboard.

I've always wanted the power to teleport myself. Avoiding the whole business of flying - no lines, and I get to keep my shoes on! - would mean I'd travel a lot more. :-)

Liz

Nikki said...

One I'd really like is chronotardesis--the ability to slow time. For the rest of the world, while I continue at my normal pace. I might catch up to my to-do list from 1979 if I had that power.

And Bi-location. I'd really like to be in two places at once.

olgagodim said...

Cool list. A great prompt for fantasy anthology. One power per author, with the list in front, like a TOB.