Question: is it possible to ever get super powers from doing something unusual?

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  1. Short answer is no. If you practice a lot you can get very good at some things, and people trained in yoga or quigong (kung fu) can do really amazing things with their bodies, but these are not super powers.
    Some drugs can give you a lot of energy for a short time, but you are likely to damage your body.


  2. Thats an interesting question @dance4eva,

    I’ve often thought that it would be great to have a superpower, that life could become much more easy or exciting. But as hard as I’ve tried I’ve never managed to discover one. As far as doing something unusual goes, the methods used in comic books or movies is usually about being ‘bitten by a radioactive spider’ which would just leave you with a spider bite! Falling into toxic or radioactive waste is a common story theme but the only changes to your DNA will likely cause cancer.

    The most realistic way I can imagine us ever developing superpowers is if we are physically changed like (and keeping the movie/comic theme) Xmen, when Wolvarine has adamantium injected into his bones.

    If I were you, I’d stick to becoming the expert at something no one else is good at. Then everyone will just think you have superpowers. 🙂


  3. I don’t think so. I think hard work is the key to appearing to have super powers in being fantastic at something. But if it’s something you’re really interested in or care about, it will just seem fun and not like work! 🙂