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    Default Lost and forgotten Powers

    I just figured I'd make a topic for all those strange powerups and new abilities characters seem to possess for a little while then are never mentioned again.

    Like remember Toad's ability to control frogs, or his strange breath powers, or how he could make a strange glue like ooze come from his hands?

    Oh, and Magneto use to be able to astrally project himself, and he could control people though mesmerizing because he had a magnetic personality!... he also apparently opened a black hole once and used it to teleport.

    On on the topic of teleportation, whatever happened to Psylocke's ability to teleport through the shadows?

    Or the fact that Nightcrawler literally became invisible in the shadows.

    I also seem to recall gambit has a hypnotic charm ability that made people automatically trust him, but I can't recall the last time they really used that for anything.

    Juggernaut is another one that people have introduced a lot of other abilities to but he keeps going back to just being a strong guy that punches things. Most of the time people don't even remember the force-field, let alone that he can use the force-field to rapid fire projectiles and that he's shown the ability to fly before. There was also one time he fired an energy beam that shrunk Nightmare, but I'm not sure what that was about.

    And I'm pretty sure at one point, Jubilee was described as being naturally resistant to telepaths.

    So, any other weird powerups and lost abilities you can think of?

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    Emma has used telekinesis. So has the Professor.

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    Psylocke used to be slightly precognitive. Rogue used to use Ms. Marvel's 7th Sense infrequently.
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    'Why?' Just to see the disappointment on your corn-fed, gee-whiz face, Superman. And because a great dark voice on the edge of nothing spoke to me and said you all had to die. There is no 'Why?'

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    If it can be powers from an outside source, X-23 wielded the Unipower twice and is supposed to be the heir to its full power.

    Given how the Rachel and the Phoenix has been summarily ignored, however....

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    Speaking of Rachael, when was the last time she used the ability to project people's minds through time? It seems like that would have saved everyone a lot of trouble over the years.

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    Jean once used something similar to psylocke's psychic knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan2099 View Post
    On on the topic of teleportation, whatever happened to Psylocke's ability to teleport through the shadows?
    That was a Crimson Dawn power; it went away when she died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan2099 View Post
    Speaking of Rachael, when was the last time she used the ability to project people's minds through time? It seems like that would have saved everyone a lot of trouble over the years.
    Brian Wood asked about this early into his X-Men run (I presume because of BotA), and he was told by editorial that Rachel no longer has any time/chronal powers anymore. lamesauce.

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    Cyclops used to be able to absorb various sorts of energy, like Storm's lightning, to fuel his optic blasts, and he and Alex have been depicted as gaining muscle mass when struck with each others energy blasts, appearing super-strong (although that could have just been terrible art...).

    Many Marvel telepaths can occasionally create illusions, mind control people and / or astrally project, although that sometimes comes and goes (and entire other mutants have one of those powers are their entire schtick, like Mastermind, Karma and Trance).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Askani's Flame View Post
    Brian Wood asked about this early into his X-Men run (I presume because of BotA), and he was told by editorial that Rachel no longer has any time/chronal powers anymore. lamesauce.
    I'll use my headcanon excuse: It didn't stop 811 from happening, it just saved 616 form the same fate, so she'd rather not do anything knowing it will be a wasted effort.
    CANON: "Cyclops, the most important mutant in 616" - The scientific community of the 616

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    Siryn can choose what direction her sceam travels, allowing her to attack radially, hitting multiple foes at once. This control allows Siryn to lift things.
    http://i54.tinypic.com/a4lmba.jpg
    Freeze objects mid-air, although this feat is a bit more straining.
    http://i56.tinypic.com/16iza6f.jpg

    Her scream when she's angry, are described to be Hurricane-like. Here, she sends a foe with enhanced strength and durability into a concrete wall and breaks all his bones.
    http://i53.tinypic.com/2v16mfo.jpg

    Her powers allow her to scramble circuitry...
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    ... and to destroy it.
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    http://i56.tinypic.com/11jsspx.jpg

    Here she is scrambling nanotechnology
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    Siryn can use subsonics to hypnotize someone...
    http://i54.tinypic.com/1179vg0.jpg
    ... and vibration harmonics to control someone.
    http://i54.tinypic.com/ubfl.jpg
    Using low frequency harmonic vibrations to break out of a device covering her mouth.
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    Breaking Switch's concenration and hold over Domino.
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    Using a soft pitch scream to scramble the fluids in the people's ears, resulting in them falling asleep
    http://i51.tinypic.com/uq3pz.jpg
    Her scream can paralyze a foe.
    http://i51.tinypic.com/v3dtsh.jpg

    Siryn can use her powers as a form of sonar.
    http://i54.tinypic.com/2daho2a.jpg
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    Sonic frequency used as means of tracking.
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    She can mute out outer sounds
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    Bend soundwaves in order to eavesdrop
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    ... and finally, Siryn can generate sonic holograms
    http://i56.tinypic.com/53jrdv.jpg
    http://i52.tinypic.com/10hmu0y.jpg

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    Somebody likes Siryn.

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    Where shall I start with Rogue?
    -Had the powers of Ms.Marvel, lost that.
    -Had Wolverine's bone claws and healing factor, lost that.
    -Had power recall of everyone she ever absorbed, lost that.
    -Had the power of Sunfire, lost that.
    -Had the "Death touch", lost that. (IMO a good thing.)

    I'm sure I could think of more Rogue stuff, given time... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb View Post
    Where shall I start with Rogue?
    -Had the powers of Ms.Marvel, lost that.
    -Had Wolverine's bone claws and healing factor, lost that.
    -Had power recall of everyone she ever absorbed, lost that.
    -Had the power of Sunfire, lost that.
    -Had the "Death touch", lost that. (IMO a good thing.)

    I'm sure I could think of more Rogue stuff, given time... :-)
    We could be here all day just on Rogue's "lost" powers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blinkingblah View Post
    Somebody likes Siryn.
    Yes, very much. Starting one with Banshee (Sean) as well.

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