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    Extraordinary Member AmiMizuno's Avatar
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    I wonder when it comes to Cheetah, whatever powers should she have? I was thinking about adding on other feline powers. Like she can roar like a lion.

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    To me, adding powers is generally a poor idea. For one, it leads to power inflation, which has been a big problem throughout the history of superhero comics. For another, more powers doesn't tend to make a character more interesting—instead they are forgotten by writers 90% of the time.

    Speed, strength, ferocity, and ultra-sharp claws should be enough to make a credible opponent to any superhero.
    «Speaking generally, it is because of the desire of the tragic poets for the marvellous that so varied and inconsistent an account of Medea has been given out» (Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History [4.56.1])

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    I mean wouldn't it make sense for her to have more connection with the African felines? Like her controlling felines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjn View Post
    To me, adding powers is generally a poor idea. For one, it leads to power inflation, which has been a big problem throughout the history of superhero comics. For another, more powers doesn't tend to make a character more interesting—instead they are forgotten by writers 90% of the time.

    Speed, strength, ferocity, and ultra-sharp claws should be enough to make a credible opponent to any superhero.
    I agree that those powers are enough but they need to be shown better. Cheetah should be Diana's equal in strength and speed force fast. If that were the case she wouldn't need upgrades or a God Killer sword. She'd be as formidable as in the first Perez story where she appeared and hasn't been as challenging since.

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    Her current power set is fine, writers just need to treat it consistently. I don't think she needs any more innate powers.

    Where her true deadliness should lie is her intellect. She should be resourceful enough to locate dangerous artifacts that she could use as weapons. The Godkiller in theory is fine, the crappiness is the execution and that Lex gave it to her. If she learned of it herself and discovered it like she did Themyscira, one of the the main issues with the story on her end wouldn't be there.

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    One thing I do think would make sense is that she can beat Flash if given the chance. Like for a few moments she can go speed the Flash.

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    I'm good with super speed, super strength, a demigod constitution and resiliency, super senses (sight, hearing, taste, etc.), and super strong claws and a prehensile-y tale.

    Barbara Minerva provides the intelligence, cunning, remorselessness, charisma (to the right person), and Machiavellian attitude, to the Cheetah's animalistic prowess.

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