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Writing along, realizing that if the little sister knew about what the older sister might be able to do with superpowers, the next thing she would be doing would be bugging her about it.

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One of the first things in building a superhero world is not only what kind of superpowers there are, and how many superheroes there are, but how many of them have what powers.
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Sometimes, when working with a world with random superpowers, having no correlation to personality, I have to assign powers.  
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So, how do you fight a supervillain whose superpower is the ability to transmute elements?

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Plotting out a story. The superheroine is going to hear something wise about superpowers.

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An interesting element of trying to randomly generate personalities and powers so there is no correlation. . .

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Randomly generating character traits and powers is one thing.
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There's a superhero world where I've worked on stories, where the powers acquired, for good reason, tend to reflect the personality of the person. Cheerful, sunny people get light powers; dark, moody people get shadow powers; sneaky people get invisibility or passing through walls; etc.

Now there's another, in which people get powers at random.

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I know where the story begins.

At the point at which she gets her powers.
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marycatelli: (Galahad)
There's a heroine who has to have a power, and it has to be the ability to drain life. . . .

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Was thinking about various lawyerly discussions about the problems with superheroes testifying in secret identity. . .those would go double if the superhero was a vigilante, unauthorized by the authorities.
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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Zoning, of course, would be interesting in trying to deal with any super in a city not designed for supers.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Was contemplating it after Team-ups and Crossovers, where one super world has child superheroes, and one doesn't (though, some states let you do some limited stuff at sixteen).

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marycatelli: (Galahad)
A new fledged superhero, the classic flying brick with flight, supersenses, invulnerability and strength, and I was meandering along and -- put him in a fight.
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marycatelli: (Dawn)
Was researching birds and patron saints and pondering. . . .

Who would be the patron saint of superheroes?

well, besides the patrons of those in dangerous occupations, and whatever occupation the superhero finds himself in. (Law enforcement, or firefighting, or some of the plausible but never used one.) Just for powers. . . one would have to pick a suitable one. Or invent one. . . .
marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
Here comes the circus.  Here comes the cops.  To harass them of course. . . though, in this universe, where superheroes are just getting started, they have more than usual reason.

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