ITT: You're writing a battle manga. What powers do you give your main character?
Imagine the mc sit by accident on a dimension gate, which now is clamped between his ass cheeks and he now can defeat his enemies by literally pulling anything he want out of his ass.
The manga is set in a high fantasy world. Magical powers are common, but the MC has none. He does, however, have a modern assault rifle and a magical bag that provides him with a certain amount of ammunition every day.
I have an idea for a comic. It ain't original but the powers come from mood rings. Basically the more intense your emotions are the more powerful you are, but the more control you have over your emotions the more skilled and versatile you are.
(ie. One character has anger issues. When her anger spikes she can conjure Gigantic fireballs and explosions. However when she's controlling her anger she condense fire or negate explosions or even will fire to move however she pleases so long as she can keep her anger under control)
Something simple like super strength so that I could let the MC use it in witty ways against far superior enemies with bullshit hax powers.
I actually like what Oda did with Luffy. He gave him a random ass power and has been doing clever things with it since.
I'll be the odd one out here and try a serious one. The ability to convert kinetic energy into heat and vice versa. Molotov's are now concussion grenades and the hulk causes a solar flare by punching the fucker.
The random super power. Whenever he tries to use his power he gets something random for 2 minutes.
So like he tries to shoot something out and bam it's flowers. 2 min later it's thunder etc....
He can copy anyone's power and stores them. So he keeps collecting powers. BUT he can only use each for 10 seconds and then he has to cycle through all the powers he has before being able to reuse that one power.
MC has the power to pull powers out of OTHER people's asses. He can buff his friends or even disable enemies by giving them broken powers that will clash with their innate abilities.
However, the powers he can pull out are chosen at random, which adds a new level of tension. Especially, when he gifts his foes with abilities that make it harder to get into their ass in the first place like super speed or something.
Basically 90% of the fights revolve around getting into people's asses.
The final boss will simply have the power of having no ass leading to an epic showdown where both parties have to rely on their fists.
The power to attack the enemy without stopping periodically to tell them what the attack is and how it works, or having a flashback in the middle of a battle. Thus the main character wins the manga in ten chapters and that single volume of the series becomes the highest selling tankobon release in history, spawning numerous animated series, movie spin-offs and merchandise, and the mangaka retires after putting in ten weeks of work.
Turning his opponents into violent, mindless Baltimore/Ferguson-like chimps and therefore making them forget all their clever tactics and attacks which results in his opponents becoming more vulnerable.
>type asspull into google
>literally get hundreds of Naruto pics
The MC has the power of friendship and gets stronger when he has friends to defend.
The problem is that he has no friends and is a detestable bastard so he keeps getting more and more enemies and no friends.
I don't know how he finally gets to use his power.
I like these. It actually gave me an idea.
The MCs power is SS tier luck. He's a hopeless to average fighter, but he wins his fights through dumb fucking luck ALL the time.
However, if he attaches himself to the outcome and trying to win, shit will go backwards for him and he'll fuck up.
As a result, despite his god-tier luck which pretty much gives him what he wants when he needs it, if he gambles and such, he ALWAYS loses.
The other would be a Wuxia hero who has NO powers. However, he wins through nothing but cunning and hard-fucking work. TTGL style, minus the spiral energy.
God-tier seduction powers.
The MC is a PUA in a harem anime taking girls from beta cucks.
In fact, lets just have a harem anime following a dickhead PUA seducing love-sick girls away from their generic harem heroes.
Base: A passive power that makes you automatically dodge any incoming attack as long as your body can handle it.
Upgrade: An active skill that Nerfs/Buffs your opponent's power to be exactly the same as yours.
>implying PUAs ever get any
I been playing around with this Idea for a villain but it would work for a main character. the power is that if you have something of value, mostly money but also applies to more intangible things like friends or food, you become more and more dragon like and thus more power.
>tldr more money higher power level.
Can I just make another R.O.D. series? Paper mastery is the best power.