You can have powers based on one animal. What's your choice?

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#1 Posted by Power NeXus (10283 posts) - - Show Bio

A magical wizardy zookeeper comes to you and says you can be bitten by a radioactive ________. You get to choose what kind of radioactive animal bites you. And just like Spider-Man, you will get superpowers based on some of the traits associated with that animal.

What animal would you choose?

My choice: the mantis shrimp.

Mantis shrimps have SUPER advanced eyes. Each one of their eyes is trinocular and they can detect 12 wavelengths of color (human eyes can only detect 3). Vision like this might not give me super-dangerous powers but it would still be AMAZING. Imagine being able to see nine different colors that other humans can't even imagine.

Mantis shrimps are also basically the best punchers in the world for their size. They kill prey by punching so fast that water is forced out of the way, forming a tiny vacuum bubble, so then even if the punch misses the target the shockwave of the imploding bubble might still kill the prey.

Also, the exoskeleton on their arms is so tough that scientists have been studying its cell structure to create better body armor for troops.

So now my powers would include being able to see EVERYTHING with phenomenal depth perception and in colors others can't even comprehend, and having near-indestructible mega-punch arms that could send Superman into orbit.

What would you choose?

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#2 Edited by Rouflex (35970 posts) - - Show Bio

God... Or a Phoenix.

Pilasy:La Voix d'un homme

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#3 Posted by Rpgesus (5380 posts) - - Show Bio

Ant or spider

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#4 Posted by SMGameHHH (300 posts) - - Show Bio

Kangaroo. The warrior race.

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#5 Posted by Heatblaze (10421 posts) - - Show Bio

A Spider, or a Bat.

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#6 Posted by judasnixon (12663 posts) - - Show Bio

Llama....

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#7 Posted by Terrortuga (2135 posts) - - Show Bio

Kiler whale .

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#8 Posted by rabshazam (207 posts) - - Show Bio

Uhm a Grizzly Bear ,ant or wolf

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#10 Edited by TheNaughtyTitan (10001 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Ironclad beetle: invulnerability all day
  • Spider: One of the species that can walk on water, i'd walk on water and pretend to be Jesus and freak out religious people lol.
  • Tiger beetle: insanely fast
  • Flea: jumping powa!
  • Argentine black ant: insane strength and endurance
  • Rhinoceros beetle: INSANE Strength
  • Dung Beetle: strongest animal on the planet

These are some of the best choices, i'd probably take the powers of an ironclad beetle or black ant.

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#11 Edited by Cloakx14 (9136 posts) - - Show Bio

Eagle that way i can fly anywhere i want.

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#12 Posted by LEGACY6364 (7461 posts) - - Show Bio

Honey Badger.

Guess why :)

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#13 Edited by deactivated-59b4a71696d1f (2785 posts) - - Show Bio

Pistol shrimp. Firing concussive shockwaves from my hands with temperatures comparable to the surface of the sun would be pretty dope.

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#14 Posted by Mrnoital (8492 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll go with monkey, extra strong and fast with acrobatic skills, and a prehensile tail could be pretty cool

but otherwise I'd go Flea, massive jumping ability with very hard skin

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#15 Posted by Fu-Dog007 (958 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't bacteria the obvious choice? I could create infinite copies of myself!

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#16 Posted by Static Shock (53048 posts) - - Show Bio

It's hard for me to decide.

Dung beetle: can lift 1,141 times my body weight. I weigh 195 lbs., so I could lift a little over 111 tons.

Tiger: has night vision, enhanced hearing, enhanced olfactory sense, enhanced strength, and can run at 40 mph.

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#17 Edited by Battle123axe (9684 posts) - - Show Bio

Cheetah because of big cat reflexes plus super speed.

Other than that a tiger or lion, or some type of insect.

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#18 Posted by ScouterV (7764 posts) - - Show Bio

Octopus, no contest.

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#19 Posted by Shadowchaos (1196 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolf: increased senses and strength. Honestly in the real world stuff like that is all thats needed. Nothing to fight crime just useful stuff for day to day living.

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#20 Posted by SC (18222 posts) - - Show Bio

The deadliest and most destructive of all the animals, the human animal. My intelligence would increase, I would get more thumbs and hand dexterity, faster adaptability, faster rolls, I could create things faster, which means I could just use technology to emulate other animals powers, I could jump and do kung fu better, and you know, junk like that. I could walk so upright that I could walk vertically and uh fly… to the Moon. Ever see a tiger, octopus, wolf, shrimp, Phoenix, Honey Badger, get to the Moon? Exactly. I would want to be bitten by a radioactive human, and chances are the Magical Wizardly Zookeeper is or was a human, hell, maybe he took the same deal and thats how he turned into a Magical Wizard Zookeeper, he choose the powers based of humans and got magic wizard powers. Boom. Now I have magic wizard uh zoo keeping powers.

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#21 Posted by Rouflex (35970 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: Freedom, don't forget about Contagious Freedom.

Pilasy:La Voix d'un homme

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#22 Posted by SC (18222 posts) - - Show Bio

@rouflex said:

@sc: Freedom, don't forget about Contagious Freedom.

Pilasy:La Voix d'un homme

Exactly, I am the most free animal. I will destroy all other animals with my super freedom. Oh and guns too? Only one animal has mastered the mastery of guns, and its not pigs or giraffe, its humans. Now I have super gun powers. Can shoot guns that shoot guns that bullets are gun shaped.

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#23 Edited by Rouflex (35970 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: Good. Since i've been bitten by a Godly Phoenix, i'll dettach your freedom from our magnificiance *Shine in your face and win*. All Hail Rouflex!

Pilasy:La Voix d'un homme

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#24 Posted by Mrnoital (8492 posts) - - Show Bio
@sc said:

@rouflex said:

@sc: Freedom, don't forget about Contagious Freedom.

Pilasy:La Voix d'un homme

Exactly, I am the most free animal. I will destroy all other animals with my super freedom. Oh and guns too? Only one animal has mastered the mastery of guns, and its not pigs or giraffe, its humans. Now I have super gun powers. Can shoot guns that shoot guns that bullets are gun shaped.

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#25 Posted by Darling_Luna (12918 posts) - - Show Bio

Slug

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#26 Posted by SC (18222 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrnoital: That is definitely a human man inside a monkey costume my friend. Or maybe a woman human. Or potentially, two small human childes, working in unison.

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#27 Posted by Mrnoital (8492 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: keep dreaming human, you'll never see the ape(and monkey) uprising coming

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#28 Posted by Sovereign91001 (7483 posts) - - Show Bio

Jellyfish. I'd love biological immortality.

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#29 Posted by SolarPowered (1851 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd ask for the strength of a Gorilla. That way I could manhandle just about anyone.

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#30 Posted by mikethekiller (9693 posts) - - Show Bio

waterbear?

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#31 Posted by Batmanx2005 (1588 posts) - - Show Bio

A bat

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#32 Posted by _Lila_ (382 posts) - - Show Bio

Water Bear.

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#33 Posted by MasterKungFu (20773 posts) - - Show Bio

falcon

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#34 Posted by deactivated-5cb5c24a12dfe (1476 posts) - - Show Bio

Does choosing a bat give me superior prepping skills?

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#35 Posted by lettsplay10 (20589 posts) - - Show Bio

  • Ironclad beetle: invulnerability all day
  • Spider: One of the species that can walk on water, i'd walk on water and pretend to be Jesus and freak out religious people lol.
  • Tiger beetle: insanely fast
  • Flea: jumping powa!
  • Argentine black ant: insane strength and endurance
  • Rhinoceros beetle: INSANE Strength
  • Dung Beetle: strongest animal on the planet

These are some of the best choices, i'd probably take the powers of an ironclad beetle or black ant.

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#36 Posted by Power NeXus (10283 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc said:

The deadliest and most destructive of all the animals, the human animal. My intelligence would increase, I would get more thumbs and hand dexterity, faster adaptability, faster rolls, I could create things faster, which means I could just use technology to emulate other animals powers, I could jump and do kung fu better, and you know, junk like that. I could walk so upright that I could walk vertically and uh fly… to the Moon. Ever see a tiger, octopus, wolf, shrimp, Phoenix, Honey Badger, get to the Moon? Exactly. I would want to be bitten by a radioactive human, and chances are the Magical Wizardly Zookeeper is or was a human, hell, maybe he took the same deal and thats how he turned into a Magical Wizard Zookeeper, he choose the powers based of humans and got magic wizard powers. Boom. Now I have magic wizard uh zoo keeping powers.

Brilliant!

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#37 Posted by SymbioteSaiyan (714 posts) - - Show Bio
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#38 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (31807 posts) - - Show Bio

...Human: Advanced intellect, tool making.

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#39 Posted by Stormdriven (18352 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-Man is pretty beastly, so a spider. Or a tiger.

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#40 Posted by Nefarious (35715 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolf.

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#42 Posted by Lunacyde (28306 posts) - - Show Bio

Mongoose, no question. Some of the best reflexes and agility in the animal kingdom as well as resistance/immunity to poisons.

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#43 Posted by regie (240 posts) - - Show Bio

a spider

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#44 Posted by captain_batman_FTW (8905 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe an ant. I remember that I was watching Geographic Channel, and there was a program where ants was the main topic. The expert made a mention of ants being able to lift objects that weighs 200 times more than their own body. I'd be able to lift 15 tons, if I'm still not retarded when it comes to math. lol

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#45 Posted by Keenko (5206 posts) - - Show Bio

Pigeon.

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#46 Edited by Straight-Fire (27517 posts) - - Show Bio

"I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter dancing through the fire

'cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar "

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#47 Posted by MatthewParker (4562 posts) - - Show Bio

Jesus Lizard? So I could run in water.

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#48 Posted by KaijuKingGojira (2948 posts) - - Show Bio

Eagle

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#49 Posted by RD189 (3110 posts) - - Show Bio

The Tardigrade aka Water Bear

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrade

Summary of Powers:

  • Provided it has suffecient nutrients, Water Bears are effectively biologically immortal.
  • Capable of suriving for 10 years without food or water, and the second either is reintroduced, it carries on as if nothing was wrong
  • Can survive being heated to 150 degrees celcius (an equvilent scale for humans would be around 15 000 degrees c)
  • Can survive forever at -200 celcius
  • Can survive at -272 degrees celcius (one degree above absolute zero) for a period of 15 minutes
  • Can withstand atmospheric pressures of at least 6000 atmospheres (6x greater then the pressure of the Marinaris trench)
  • Can survive radiation levels 1000 times greater than almost every other animal. A radiation dose of 5000gy, instantly lethal to humans, is shrugged off
  • Have chembiosis abilities, effectively altering it's internal chemistry to survive toxic environments
  • Are the only known animal to survive in outerspace. A few were put into high earth orbit, completely exposed to the vacume for 10 days, and were revived instantly with only water.

So basically, I couldn't die.

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