The best superheroes have an ability that would work in the real world; powers like flying, telepathy, and heightened senses are perfect and enviable. How bad do you want to skip the TSA line and fly to Europe for a long weekend? Or use your telekinetic abilities to shoot mind knives at your enemies? Or use your ice powers to help solve global warming (we’re not actually sure how global warming works)? Now those are powers that we can get behind. The abilities on this list certainly aren’t anything that you would want to have in the real world, and, even if you had them, you wouldn’t be able to do anything with them.
The power to speak to squirrels, turning into a rock, and housing two large maggots in your stomach that help you dissolve any type of matter you might encounter – these are the types of unrealistic superpowers we’re talking about on this list. The abilities that are only helpful when you live in a comic book and can get by being the third guy on a team who can transport minor distances. We’re not saying these characters are a waste of space, but they definitely aren’t the most useful cards in the deck.Put your amazing voting ability to good use and let us know which character you think has the most useless super power, then call upon the amazing vocal prowess that you’ve gained from earth’s yellow sun and take to the comments to let us know if we’ve missed any lame mutants or metahumans.
VibeVibe, the breakdancing member of the Justice League, has the ability to create shockwaves (which he usually combines with breakdancing), meaning that if he found work as a dancer in our universe he'd destroy the building he was boogying in.126268Is this useless?
- Question is a detective that hangs out with Blue Beetle. He's many things, a detective, an urban shaman, and super lame. His biggest power is the knowledge of possible events in the past, present and future. Maybe he could get a job at the psychic network.116256Is this useless?
Elongated ManAccording to his character bio, Elongated Man is a "talented chemist" with "superior deductive reasoning" which makes every nut with a meth lab who hasn't blown himself up a superhero.104255Is this useless?
StargirlStargirl, or Courtney Whitmore, has the power of flight and energy manipulation - when she uses her magic staff. But without it she's a trained gymnast and kick boxer. Maybe she could get a job as a MMA coach.76235Is this useless?