The thing about super-powers is, one does not have to be a superhero to have them… Don’t believe me? Welcome to Ten Things!

Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’ and Samantha Stevens, Presents:

TEN SUPER-POWERED CHARACTERS IN NON-SUPERHERO STORIES!

 

10) RIVER TAM

 

When the crew of Serenity opened a strange container in their cargo bay, they expected to find some sort of valuable property, not a young woman. Of course, River Tam is more than just a girl in a box: Genetic manipulation by the evil forces of the Alliance government have left her with a genius-level mind, strong implications of psychic, telepathic and empathic abilities and an expertise in armed and unarmed combat. On the downside, she lacks the ability to control these abilities or even a method to turn them off, leaving her emotionally unpredictable, erratic and sometimes violent, reminding us that every blessing has a downside…

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2 Comments

  1. Daniel Langsdale
    March 8, 2018 at 8:56 am — Reply

    Honorable Mention: Max Fielder from the movie Modern Problems, as portrayed by Chevy Chase. From IMDB:
    “Air traffic controller Max Fiedler is unhappy with his career and his second marriage. An exposure to toxic waste gives him the power of telekinesis. He comes to a crossroads at a beachhouse he shares with his wife, his ex, and a voodoo priestess.”

    • March 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm — Reply

      I remember that movie. One of my friends was a huge fan back in like sixth grade or something…

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