Which superpowers would be best for petty crime? With the goal being

Which superpowers would be best for petty crime? With the goal being
>Not getting caught/revealing existence of superpowers
>Getting a lot of money and free stuff

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Elemental transformation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is a good one as long as you know where to get raw materials. Depends on the details of your power too as well; how much mass do you need, etc

      Also how do you sell just a bar of gold? People would get suspicious

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >long as you know where to get raw materials.
        That is literally a non-issue if you can turn one element into another, unless there's some specific requirements about the number of protons/neutrons adding up or something.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Probably a power that would let you spoof ATMs and debit/credit machines.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds extremely easy to be tracked, CCTVs are everywhere

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I guess if you're putting down big time purchases or taking out huge sums but like if you went to McDonald's a spoofed their machine so you get your tendies even though you've got nothing in the bank or you take out 200 and can just make the machine give it to you without putting in your card or make it validate someone else's credentials you could get a lot of money and free shit without tipping anyone off necessarily.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some kind of Ignorance Field that makes it impossible for people to pay attention/remember you. You could walk into convenience stores and just take whatever you wanted

      Teleporting into bank vaults sounds like it'd be too risky nowadays

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >You could walk into convenience stores and just take whatever you wanted

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I worked at a convenience store and for the four months I worked there they had no tapes in the recording apparatus for the cameras.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I miss pseudo superhero movies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I really liked the TV series but it never got a proper ending. Weird to see Keegan Michael Key in a teleporting fist fight that went from some NYC subway to Antarctica and other places. And Tatiana Maslany's little brother, whatever his name is, played a very annoying character.
      Show was otherwise breasts. Easily something that seemed liked it was adapted from a comic from another dimension. Like that awesome fricking show, Mrs Davis.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Mrs Davis
        love the description it got in rolling stone
        >it's just a fun story about a roguish nun with a grudge against stage magicians who gets recruited to find the holy grail to shut down the kindly artificial-intelligence algorithm that has conquered humanity
        and the scene with the giant magnifying glass, the shave ice stand, exploding raspberry jam and the ensuing chase scene was nifty

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Black

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    telekinesis. just steal crap from a convenience store from across the street. grab old ladies purses while undetected.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Time Stop since you can steal shit without people noticing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ?t=855

      Potential for premature aging. Getting trapped in stopped time, like falling off a building and not being able to restart time again.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Time Stop but without any of the drawbacks, like in my japanese movies

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mind control

    >gimme yo wallet
    >uhhh, okay
    >thanks, we never had conversation, okay
    >uhhh, okay

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It’s obviously this yes, mind control. You could use it to sell people anything for hugely inflated prices with a little forethought.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    telekinesis and mind reading

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Mind control might be better than mind reading:

      ?t=451

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Somebody Else's Problem field. People may notice that you're doing shit, but they can't be fricked to actually stop you because surely someone else will step up.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    being able to induce orgasms by sight

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oh hey Orgasmo
      >reading the rest of the thread
      ... oh you meant to DO crime. anon, are you a bad guy?
      this is like that Dilbert joke "what can you give me for a headache?" "here take this (hmm i wonder if he meant to CURE a headache.. nah)"

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        actually i thought it'd immobilize people so you could just walk off with their stuff for free

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          yeah that's how Orgasmo did it. but he was a good guy

          Realistically, if you have a power that can subdue 1 to 3 people, you don't really need to fight them. Just throw out the glue before they can attack. You have the advantage in that they're not expecting you.

          sure, but they only have to get lucky once. the durability is there so you can survive long-term.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >yeah that's how Orgasmo did it. but he was a good guy
            I'm not really a good person but I wouldn't rape anyone outright. I just want money because I've always been poor. I guess a moral question of these abilities is whether it constitutes such a violation but I don't feel like it does

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Biokinesis/Corruption
    >don't commit crimes yourself; create thralls to commit crimes and launder funds through phony charities/infiotrated churches
    >keep thralls addicted to sex/drugs/headpats and have a killswitch on them so they can't reveal their ties if they are ever captured
    >if ever confronted physically, hulking out is always an option and almost guaranteed to win due to shock factor
    >thralls come with all their skills/kinks from their previous life, so some Bible Black/Hellfire Club/Dracula action?

    >anon, you are just posting with your dick
    YES

    spooky captcha

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Love how most of the thread is about robbing 7/11s or snatching purses, and then there's this fricker

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Biokinesis
      >not bootstrapping yourself into a biological singularity
      What's the point?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    MINOR MIND CONTROL. BECOME REAL ESTATE/CAR SALESMAN

    YOU REALLY WANT THE EXTENDED WARRANTY ON THIS ONE.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How about the power that makes it so everyone forgets you the second they lose sight of you. Yeah it sucks nobody will remember who you are, but you're a criminal. That's exactly what you want.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This dude's main issue was that he couldn't turn his forget-me field off. If you could turn it on and off at will it'd be quite a strong ability, much better than invisibility in some ways.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The biggest obstacle to stopping street crime is the inability to know where it is, or get there before it's too late. So basically you need some kind of 'crime sense' to begin with, and some kind of incredibly rapid transportation. Like to the point that you can fly to any point within a city within seconds. which would probably destroy everything around you, unless it was teleportation.
    Then, you need to be invulnerable to 1 to 3 heroin addicts trying to beat you up, and eventually (once they realize that doesn't work) guns they stole. So add durability to that list.
    And finally, you can have whichever version of a nice non-lethal attack power you want. one that subdues the shit out of people. Encasing them in ice without actually freezing their cells, telekinetically holding them in place, spewing some kind of glue... or just being so strong you can get them all in a headlock

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Realistically, if you have a power that can subdue 1 to 3 people, you don't really need to fight them. Just throw out the glue before they can attack. You have the advantage in that they're not expecting you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      We're trying to DO crime here, moron

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    invisibility seems like an obvious one

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      As long as you could extend your invisibility field/cloak to something you're holding, like Harry Potter's cloak

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Skin darkening power lets you steel 500 from any store

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    invisibility and mind control

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just do what Jean does and command "You can't see me". Wouldn't work against cameras though

      >Dinosaur Physiology
      >The Users possess the traits, attributes and/or abilities of, transform into dinosaurs.

      I'll go into the forest with a hiking trail then turn into a T-Rex. I'll spook people, then hopefully they drop their wallets and belongings.

      I just want to turn into a dinosaur honestly

      hi Sauron

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    X-Ray Vision + being able to teleport any object I can see.
    Just x-ray into people's wallets and teleport their cash into mine. Or x-ray through a bank vault, see a diamond, and teleport it into my pocket.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Being able to phase through solid objects and use that effect on whatever is touching you

    >just wear mask and clothes covering you
    >walk through bank walls and pack a bag of money
    >walk out

    If you ever get into a confrontation just start phasing and leave. They can’t hurt you and you don’t need to hurt them

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mind Control or teleportation.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mind reading at some high stakes poker table. Just don't win all the time and occasional lose it all by being "overconfident" and going "all-in" to throw off suspicion. Leave with a comfortable amount of money but nothing too ridiculous.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Harder to evade cheating detection than you think. Pretty obvious when people are doing shit that's out of whack with the odds. Losing a bit of money now and then wont change that and make it kind of even more obvious.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Dinosaur Physiology
    >The Users possess the traits, attributes and/or abilities of, transform into dinosaurs.

    I'll go into the forest with a hiking trail then turn into a T-Rex. I'll spook people, then hopefully they drop their wallets and belongings.

    I just want to turn into a dinosaur honestly

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Teleportation

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mind control.
    >nobody stole from you
    >you gave it to me because we're friends
    >no officers, there's no evidence here

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Doors

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Invisible Woman's powers of bending light waves.
    Being able to go invisible while creating suffocating bubbles around people's heads would make you a literal silent killer
    >Track down Drug Lords, Cartels, Terrorists, etc...
    >Go invisible
    >Suffocate all hostiles and watch them panic as they watch their companions seemingly suffocate to death from nothing
    >Loot all of the money by bending the light waves to make it invisible as well
    >Win/win by making yourself richer and ridding the world of garbage
    >If you're really feeling sadistic, you could put a psionic expanding bubble in their heads or chest cavity, crush and explode their hearts, whatever. Susan Storm has a seriously underrated power

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that's "petty" to you?

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Shapeshifting

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dwayne McDuffie wrote a couple of stories in Legends of the Dark Knight about a guy who could see through other people's (and dogs') eyes if he touched them. He used it to steal bank information, and the only reason he got caught was because he used his powers to help Batman catch a serial killer.

    So basically telepathy.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Purple Man shows us the way. Now if he can just not get involved with super-heroes...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bagley's so fricking good.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >petty crime?
    Fricking small fry...
    >getting a lot of money
    Super intelligence a la Lex Luthor/Brainiac/etc

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Spatial warping
    Take the contents of a bank from across town.
    Exchange the stolen bills for ones in the wallets/registers belonging to random people a state over.
    There you go. Traceless profit from an afternoon's work.
    >[You]: Uh, power limited by line of sight!
    Use power to create a peephole at the edge of your range.
    From that new perspective, open a second peephole at the edge of your range.
    Repeat until you can access your target. Simple as pie.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Full mind control and mind reading are too powerful. For petty crime, the best powers are the ones too subtle for anyone to know, because the more people think something's wrong the more they'll lock you out. Mind control, people will either remember not acting like themselves or will have gaps in their memory. Mind reading, you'll inevitably slip up and reveal you know something you shouldn't. Low-level mental suggestions are the way to go. As far as anyone knows you're just charismatic and know what to say to rub the right elbows. Need to get a job at, let's say, a bank? Just apply, get into the interview, and make the interviewer think you're the best man for the job. Start talking to clients and make them agree to whatever investments you suggest. Go to your boss and make him think you can handle more lucrative assignments. Get to their legal staff and make them ensure everything you're doing is above board, or at least won't put liability on you. Get influential enough and you can start meeting with billionaire owners and politicians. All it takes is a whisper in their ear.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say mind reader, but instead of crime I'd become a fortune teller/physic and just impress people with how better I am than than all the rest. No one be able to prove anything and I'm not actively doing anything wrong anyway.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Universe-wide time acceleration à la Made in Heaven
    >but anon, you arent supposed to get caught! Everyone will realise something is wrong during Made in Heaven!
    Thats the point. Rob a bank to distract you robbing a small store front. Commit a massmurder so one person you wanted to murder is one of many victims. Steal an entire Amazon Warehouse worth of supplies to hide one specific thing you wanted to steal
    Plus cameras cant pick me up with Infinite speed

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most forgot the petty part

    I’ll just have a minor mind control ability but it is coupled with a on/off forget me field. I’ll use my powers to steal underwear from pretty girls and sell it to virgins.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    mind control. just don't be a moron about it. purple man had the right idea if only he wasn't such a moron

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