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Unexpected successor

30 Jun 2022 08:59 #74853 by Thefirstone
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An idea that I’ve had for a while is of superpowers that transfer from one person to the next when the previous holder dies.  Someone could probably make an entire story about an unassuming housewife abruptly becoming the most powerful woman in the world seemingly at random.

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30 Jun 2022 09:33 #74854 by Woodclaw
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An idea that I’ve had for a while is of superpowers that transfer from one person to the next when the previous holder dies.  Someone could probably make an entire story about an unassuming housewife abruptly becoming the most powerful woman in the world seemingly at random.
This is pretty much the entire premise of the webcomic "Our Supermom" and its two prequel novels.

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30 Jun 2022 10:47 - 30 Jun 2022 10:49 #74855 by Monty
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An idea that I’ve had for a while is of superpowers that transfer from one person to the next when the previous holder dies.  Someone could probably make an entire story about an unassuming housewife abruptly becoming the most powerful woman in the world seemingly at random.
Something could have worked with this when Lana achieved and tookover Clark's powers in Wrath. Unfortunately, they felt the need to maintain the 'premise of smallville' much to our disdain.

 
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30 Jun 2022 11:28 #74856 by Starfurys483
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Few stories in the library on their lines.... "Oh NO Johanna and Jedd" comes to mind first....But don't let us ruin the idea. write it!! 

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04 Jul 2022 04:07 #74913 by AUphoric
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An idea that I’ve had for a while is of superpowers that transfer from one person to the next when the previous holder dies.  Someone could probably make an entire story about an unassuming housewife abruptly becoming the most powerful woman in the world seemingly at random.
 
Somewhat similar idea in BBC series Misfits, about random people who gain superpowers:
"Seth is introduced as a former drug dealer who possesses the ability to remove powers from others, store them in his body and then transfer them to another person. Seth uses his power as a business, purchasing powers off people who don't want them, then selling them to willing buyers."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_(Misfits)

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04 Jul 2022 05:28 #74916 by YAGS
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Oddly, the short lived CrossGen Comics series Meridian started like this. But it wasn't a recurring thing, just the origin story for the lead super powered girl.

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04 Jul 2022 06:39 #74917 by Thefirstone
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For the record I kind of got the idea from the Four Maidens from RWBY.  Apparently new hosts can only be “young women” (the writers clarified the cutoff age is around 30) and the power goes to the last person in the previous hosts thoughts if that person is eligible, and if not “things get complicated.”  No explanation has been given as to how the succession works in that scenario, incidentally.

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04 Jul 2022 15:58 #74928 by tsuper
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Remember rwby is getting its idea’s from avatar the last airbender as it’s the same idea

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04 Jul 2022 17:56 #74932 by jimbob
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I believe the statement was if the person in their thoughts isn't a woman young enough for the powers then they just go to some random girl throughout the population. Which is bad because the person could either abuse them, be unable to control them or just not use them in which case the organization in charge of keeping track of those powers won't be able to find them which is a problem because each maiden has a magical vault that holds and important artifact that only they can open.

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