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In a superhuman society, would certain threats be underestimated by society?

Sort of. It's A Matter Of Perspective Let's say there are two types of threats. Individual threats and Societal threats. Individual threats can only kill a person or a small group of people. Societal ...
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Is it an odd concept for a superhero with superhuman powers to use technology/gadgets and also rely on tech?

Forge, a member of the X-Men has this exact ability. From his Wikipedia page: Forge is a mutant with a superhuman intuitive talent for inventing mechanical devices, backed up by the ability to ...
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Is it an odd concept for a superhero with superhuman powers to use technology/gadgets and also rely on tech?

There at least 4-5 superheroes at I know, that are both depending on Tech and are still frontrunners in their respective shows. Captain America The first Avenger uses the rarest metal on Earth to ...
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Is it an odd concept for a superhero with superhuman powers to use technology/gadgets and also rely on tech?

Thematic harmony is needed in order for a superhero to become iconic. There's no particular reason, in the Marvel universe, why Spider-Man couldn't acquire a jet-pack, a magic ring, and an energy ...
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Is it an odd concept for a superhero with superhuman powers to use technology/gadgets and also rely on tech?

Yes and no Superhumans are commonly using conceptually simple weapons or armor, often produced with the involvement of high tech. Thor is using Mjollnir, Captain America is using his shield, Jedi ...
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Is it an odd concept for a superhero with superhuman powers to use technology/gadgets and also rely on tech?

I don't think it's silly at all, nor odd. I once created an RPG superhero character who had the abilities to become invisible, phase through solid matter, and levitate -- but his forward flight ...
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Is it an odd concept for a superhero with superhuman powers to use technology/gadgets and also rely on tech?

Magneto's helmet: It is not really shocking for a character to have a combination of physical and technological/magical enhancements to "raise the bar" on what they can do. Magneto has a ...
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Is it an odd concept for a superhero with superhuman powers to use technology/gadgets and also rely on tech?

No, I don't think so; its not automatically bad to have a superpowered character to be relying on tech. But you have to show why they rely on their tech. Example: Spiderman, he has superpowers of a ...
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Is it an odd concept for a superhero with superhuman powers to use technology/gadgets and also rely on tech?

I agree it is silly, and I think it would make sense. Even if somebody's superpower were invulnerability, without any attack powers they should still carry something that helps them subdue bad guys. ...
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What are some things to consider when it comes to superpowers and criminal organizations coexisting in the same Superhero world?

From watching many shows and movies, I must say that superpowers/superhumans in the eyes of the criminal underworld, if used by them specifically, would be a godsend and used for bank heists or ...
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When writing science fiction or horror, how to prevent the villain from becoming less scary as they are fleshed out?

So the thing is in horror and sci-fi horror, the villain/antagonist will almost always become less scary as they become fleshed out and better known to the audience. This is a key component to the ...
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When it comes to superhero stories, would an audience be accepting of a weak character that is superhuman?

The move powerful a character is, the harder it is to create situations when they can be either brave or cowardly. A character who is almost totally omnipotent, almost totally invincible, and almost ...
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Is it odd to overestimate the danger of peak human characters or characters without powers?

Much depends on the skill set. A hero with Superman's skill set -- supersense, superstrength, flight, and invulnerability -- will be dangerously vulnerable to a peak human who's mastered disguise ...
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When it comes to superhero stories, would an audience be accepting of a weak character that is superhuman?

No, in fact to me, the more god-like and invulnerable a character is, the less heroic he is. What do they have to be afraid of? What makes them struggle? If you are invulnerable, it is not "...
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When it comes to superhero stories, would an audience be accepting of a weak character that is superhuman?

Even The Strongest Superheroes Have Weaknesses No matter how strong a superhero may seem, there is usually always a force that could curb stomp them into the ground. Superman's pretty tough, but what ...
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When it comes to superhero stories, would an audience be accepting of a weak character that is superhuman?

You can use any combination of powers, giving your superhero any level of competence, that you can pull off. Indeed, there have been superheroes suffering from crippling disabilities such that they ...
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