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24 Oct 2022 18:53 #75807 by shadar
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There's also comic book logic where no matter how hard or how badly they beat someone up so long as they aren't deliberately trying to kill someone they never accidentally do so.
That's an interesting thought... we always have the freedom as storytellers to show that those powerful blows don't actually kill people, mostly by ignoring the physics and the aftermath of such blows. That's how the comics work. Reality is suspended whenever its convenient. 

In reality, the narrow range of forces that a human body can endure without life-long injury or even death is pretty narrow compared to superstrength. Even a snap of a superstrong finger against someone's skull could cause fatal brain damage, or the shockwave of doing it a few inches from someone's forehead. Any blow hard enough to send someone flying is almost certainly to be fatal. As are I presume throat lifts that damage the spinal cord and spine itself -- human bodies aren't designed to hang from our skinny necks. 

Which (at least for me) its fun to show where those "rules of fragility" are rendered useless when dealing with superstrong and invulnerable females. 

But fantasy being what it is, we storytellers get to decide what kills versus what injures versus what simply what serves as punishment. And either embrace or ignore the morality. 

Some of us like to include as much reality as the story can tolerate, showing that superstrong people have to work really hard not to cause mortal injury. Others like to let them run amok and show what they can do. Nice thing about it all is that we have the freedom to write what we wish.

But sometimes it's fun to think about the connections to reality, if only to know where we are breaking those connections.

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24 Oct 2022 23:51 #75809 by d_k_c
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Oh yeah! that guys dead. She even put her body weight into the punch. lol
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25 Oct 2022 09:10 - 25 Oct 2022 13:32 #75812 by Monty
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Oh yeah! that guys dead. She even put her body weight into the punch. lol
Who needs bodyweight when all she needs is her flight powers with her legs apart to keep herself grounded and root herself for the strike of one easy, straightforward punch? This addresses any balance issues for her.
Then she lets her SuperStrength take over.
All done in the blink of an eye. 

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25 Oct 2022 09:22 #75813 by shadar
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Oh yeah! that guys dead. She even put her body weight into the punch. lol
Who needs bodyweight when all she needs is her flight powers to keep herself grounded and root herself for the strike of one straightforward punch? This addresses any balance issues for her. Then she lets her SuperStrength take over. All done in the blink of an eye.

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25 Oct 2022 16:43 - 25 Oct 2022 17:27 #75817 by Monty
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Is there a case for accidentally repeatedly killing people through the mis-use of Unbeknownst SuperPowered Gifts?
I'm thinking of Conceptfan's brilliant The Super Models where Kirsty carelessly blows a helicopter out of the sky to send its inhabitants to their doom in the waters below, and likewise with her accidentally ramming into the front of a speeding armoured tank, sending the soldier passengers to their fate.
(Both scenes would look brilliant in a movie version of his story!)
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25 Oct 2022 17:37 - 25 Oct 2022 20:39 #75819 by slim36
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Powers and the Boys seemed to open up the possibilities of real life gore in the hands of supes.     Another aspect of crime investigation from DNA left at crime scenes might not apply to superhumans.  Dead cells of frail squishy creatures are constantly flaking off and shedding whereever they go easily leaving DNA traces to be identified.    Superhumans with invulnerable bodies may have conscious control over all aspects of their molecular trail.  They can choose to emit synthetic biochemical compounds similar to perfume or pheromones to influence behavior or to mark their territory, or they might choose to go into stealth mode, not leaving any trace, possibly even matching their body temperature to the environment.   Some semi superstrength violence and killings
  If launching deadly drone strikes during a manicure is a superpower


Too bad Jupiters Legacy was only 1 season.   Chloe had some potential.


In Powers Supershock performs a heart removal

The Boys have probably shown an unequaled level of gore

 
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