Mythology

Writing Resource: Superpowers & Abilities

Writing Resource: Superpowers & Abilities by Robin Woods #superheroabilities

I was contemplating superpowers the other day. Yeah, those are the types of things I ponder in the pre-dawn hours of the morning. I still can’t decide what superpower I would choose, probably telekinesis because looking into someone’s mind would be icky and I would trip if I had super speed.

Then, I had the terrifying thought–what would actual superpowers do to a human body? I found it rather creepy that a Ted Talk on “If Superpowers Were Real: Super Speed” popped up in my feed that morning.

Uhhh. Thought Police anyone?

Well, I posted the Ted Talk videos below, but I have a little more for you. Writing Marvelous Superheroes, here we go…

Super-powered Basics

The thing that separates heroes from villains is what they choose to do with their powers and this all comes out in the origin story.

Once they choose, those superheroes generally fall into three archetypes:

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Fan Question: How do you say Oneiroi?

FAN QUESTION

You have the Oneiroi from mythology in your books. How do you say their name? I read it differently in my head every time!

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I pronounce it own-air-roy.  Although, some people pronounce all of the letters making it own-ee-air-roy.

I prefer to keep it simple. 🙂

 

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The Oneiroi appear in my novel, The Nexus, and all subsequent books in the Watcher Series. Check out my fun twist on these mythological characters.

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