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13 Of The Most Obscure Superpowers In Comic Book History

There's a wide world of weird super abilities in comic book story lines. Here are some of the strangest. Add your favorites in the comments below, and check out what you missed during YouTube Geek Week.

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1. The ability to detach limbs and use them as a weapon.

It's real! Found as a super power of the hilariously literal hero Arm-Fall-Off Boy. As you can imagine, you can really only use one limb at a time. Also worth noting some humans have this superpower.

6. The power to eat and digest anything without suffering any physical harm.

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Yes, Matter-Eater Lad uses his ability to eat and digest his way through tables, walls, and pretty much anything that gets in his way without harming himself. Fans of greasy fast food might argue this power is not entirely useless.

7. The power to eat and digest anything with your external digestive system, in the form of two slugs (that don't even have rockets or anything). / Via

OK, now this really takes the fun out of being able to eat anything. Maggott does gain some super power from his digestion slugs, but they need to reenter his body before he can absorb the energy, making it pretty useless in a fire fight.

9. The ability to create really bright lights.


The only thing more useless than changing colors is just creating light. Although, Dazzler really wanted to be a singer, not a member of the X-Men, so her powers could have been put to good use.