Which Odd Superpower Should You Have?

By: Zoe Samuel

Which Odd Superpower Should You Have?
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About This Quiz

Some superpowers get all the attention. Superman can fly. Okay, cool, but so can Iron-Man, The Vision, and Quasar. Some powers seem really useful and cool, like super strength. After all, who wouldn't like to show off at the gym?

However, some powers are gloriously odd, and those are the ones we will focus on today. Some odd superpowers are unusual but useful, like Spider-Man's "spider sense", or the X-Man Bishop's ability to absorb energy and turn it into a weapon. Some superpowers seem to cross the line into non-powers, but remain impressive, like the Punisher's seemingly superhuman ability to tolerate pain, or the instinctual understanding of people granted to Adam Warlock due to his years spent in the world of the soul gem, but retained by him even when he's not in contact with the soul gem.

Often, superpowers are tied to their owner in a way. An insensitive superhero might have the ability to read the minds of others. An insecure teenager might transform into a musclebound monster. A scientist who only wants to be able to explore outer space might shrink so much that the only place to explore is the universe of subatomic particles. What sort of protagonist are you? Do you think you know what odd superpower is right for you? Take this quiz, and we will tell you!

How would you describe your style of dress?
I don't feel strongly about such things.
I'm pretty specifically into what's trendy right now.
I'm a fan of more retro styles.
I just like things that are comfy and cozy, not pretty.

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What relaxing pastime do you enjoy the most?
Watching the sun set
Watching sports
Visiting botanical gardens
Watching movies

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Where would you love to visit on vacation?
South America
North America
Asia
Africa

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What person or persons in your life intimidates you the most?
My parents
My high school gym teacher
My college professor
My doctor

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What real world cause would you embrace as a part of being a superhero?
Poverty
Leveling the economic and educational playing field
Cancer
Human rights

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What symbol would you choose if you were a superhero?
A star
A fist
A bird of prey
An infinity symbol

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How would you handle religious people thinking you were some kind of demigod?
I'd be very explicit about telling them I am not a god.
I would let them think what they like. There's nothing I can do to stop them.
I'd suggest I'm not one, but never really say it. It'll help with my legend.
Oh, I'm telling them I'm a demigod, for sure.

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What part of the world have you always wanted to visit in person?
The Middle East
Australia
East Asia
South America

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At which sport did you excel as a youth?
I didn't do well in any sports.
Basketball
Soccer
Field hockey

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What type of person do you view with suspicion?
People who discount religion as silly
Nerds
People who are a little "too" clean
Rich people

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What would be your superhero weakness?
The normal stuff that hurts human beings
Rain
Gasses
Indigestion

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If you had to order a superhero costume, what would you pick as its primary color?
Silver, preferably in sequins
White, preferably in something comfortable but not too loose
Black, like a ninja
Red, like in "Us"

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In which subject did you get the best grades?
History
Math
Science
Languages

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When presented with a lobster, which bit do you eat first?
The tail
The legs
The claws
I don't eat lobster.

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What does an influential adult in your life do for a living?
Author
Manager
CIA agent
First responder

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From what do you derive your sense of identity?
My faith
My major hobby
My appearance
My appetite

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Which superhero do you admire the most?
Superman
Black Panther
Green Lantern
Wonder Woman

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Dig in! What's your favorite food?
Fresh bread
Steak
Chocolate
Fried chicken

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Which supervillain do you secretly think of as a misunderstood superhero?
Thanos
Venom
Doctor Doom
Doctor Octopus

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How well do you take care of your health?
Wait, was I supposed to do that?
Pretty well. I'm very active.
Reasonably well. I stopped eating bad foods.
About average, I guess. I go to the gym sometimes.

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Which comic book publisher has your favorite titles?
Dark Horse
Marvel
Image
DC

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What item have you done the most collecting in your lifetime?
Vintage wine
Collectible cards
Old shopping bags
Comic books

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Which of these video games do you like the most?
The Witcher
MLB The Show
Red Dead Redemption 2
Hitman

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What industry would you never step foot in?
Casino
Museum
Finance
Retail

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How long do you wait for an elevator to show up before you just take the stairs?
5 minutes or so
2 minutes, no more
10 minutes
30 minutes

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What is your deepest, darkest fear?
That there is no afterlife
Public humiliation
Being totally lost
Being caught unprepared

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What conventional RPG is your game of choice?
Star Wars
AD&D
Warhammer 40,000
Vampire: Masquerade

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Where were you born?
In the ruins of an ancient city
In an abandoned amusement park
Atop a massive office tower
At sea

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How religious are you?
Extremely
A little
Fairly
Not at all

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How close have you come to working in proximity to a mad scientist?
I once protested outside of a lab.
I had a roommate who was really into sabermetrics.
I was a lab assistant in a sociological experiment.
I got paid to help calibrate some equipment in a medical research lab.

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