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January 19, 2003

Super Hero Trade-Off of the

Super Hero Trade-Off of the day

Okay, in the last super hero trade-off of the day, Tanya from Redsugar Muse suggested she would like to be Rogue, from the X-men, which prompted the idea for today's episode of Super Hero Trade-Off. (That's S.H.O.T if you turn it around a little. That's my super-power: making almost acronyms.)

Here's the trade-off dilema: would you take the super powers of Rogue if it meant that you could never have intimate contact with another human as long as you lived? Before you answer, here are the specifics of Rogue's powers:

Rogue possesses the superhuman ability to absorb the memories, knowledge, talents, personality, and physical abilities (whether superhuman or not) of another human being (or members of some sentient alien races) through physical contact of her skin with the skin of the other person. (Sometimes she also duplicates in herself outward physical characteristics of her victim.) The victim's abilities and memories are absorbed for a time sixty times longer than the amount of time Rogue was in physical contact with that person. The victim loses his or her abilities and memories for exactly the length of time that Rogue possesses them. Due to unknown factors Rogue has permanently absorbed certain superhuman powers from Ms. Marvel I. Rogue gained Ms. Marvel's superhuman strength and ability to fly.
And the bad:
Rogue cannot touch another human being without temporarily absorbing that person's memories, abilities, and superhuman powers (if any) and rendering him or her unconscious. Remnants of the personalities of victims whose memories she has absorbed remain buried in her subconscious indefinitely.
We already know how Woundwort and Laurence feel about it.
I think I might decline this one. Being able to fly would be tres cool and so would being nigh invulnerable. But what good is that if you can't share it with the ones you love? Forget for a moment that I am single with little or no prospects for being otherwise. Besides, I already have enough voices floating around in my head. So does BigWig.

Super Hero Trade-Off archive
Daredevil
Professor X.

Posted by Kehaar at January 19, 2003 03:31 PM | TrackBack
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