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Learning to lift

07 Aug 2021 16:05 #72012 by slim36
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07 Aug 2021 18:47 #72015 by shadar
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That's why the power of flight/levitation is an absolutely essential requirement for using super strength, unless its merely squeezing something. Mega bear-hugs. Otherwise, she's gotta anchor herself some way. 

When I gave my Arions superstrength but not flight, they were terrifically limited compared to the flight-capable Velorians. They tried to make up for that with Tech and fighting techniques (closing in to wrestle, pheromones, etc.) but the difference in combat ability was extreme. 

A mistake on my part, in retrospect. The nearly unlimited ability to fly and levitate is such a GIGANTIC advantage, tactically. 

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07 Aug 2021 21:23 #72018 by anonxyzus
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F=ma. Force = mass x acceleration.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Not to mention the coefficient of friction.

That's a problem I have run up against in writing the Janelle character in Kiraling. I handle it by trying to forget my college physics, hell, my high school physics, and hope no one will notice.
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11 Aug 2021 23:17 #72071 by steelknight3000
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Why not cheat the physics? Superman Flight as a power is just magic anyway with no basis in physics. Just have her lift the tank or comment on how the ground needs to be sturdy.

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12 Aug 2021 05:27 #72075 by shadar
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Why not cheat the physics? Superman Flight as a power is just magic anyway with no basis in physics. Just have her lift the tank or comment on how the ground needs to be sturdy.
I think every author or artist has different approaches to "plausibility" in stories or picts. Some are Ok with magic or with "it just is". Others enjoy developing a pseudoscience foundation (which can sometimes get very involved) to explain superhuman things.   

Both are fine, and good stories can come from either camp, but I love the intersection of science fiction and comic superheroes, bound together with pseudoscience.

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14 Aug 2021 21:41 #72086 by AlbertC
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Magical Realism, just enjoy the story and keep going. In the end of the day is just to have fun
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