What are some ideas for supernatural powers? In school, for English, we each have to write and publish a fairy tale. I really need soome help.

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Why not turn to the master of fairy tales and read Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales?  Consider, for example, "The Nightingale" in which a Chinese emporor, upon first hearing a tiny grey nightingale's song, finds tears in his eyes, but he is later seduced by a tiny jeweled mechanical nightingale sent to him by the Emperor of Japan.

Or, in "The Goblin and the Huckster," a poor student's open book reveals unguessed-at wealth of spirit:

A mighty power surged around him, such as we feel when the Almighty moves over the face of the rolling waters in a storm, and he burst into tears.

Supernatural forces, then, can be either external or internal. Moreover, the possibilities are endless for how they are manifested.

 

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I am in favor of a super power that imbues the user with some sort of uncanny ability that could be a blessing, but also could be a curse.  Your character could have the ability of telekinesis or moving objects with the mind, but that power could also get them into trouble.  If your hero became upset at dinner, then maybe he accidentally explodes the turkey. 

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I suggest that instead of choosing a power and then creating a plot to revolve around it, you choose a plot and then find a power.  For example, let’s say your plot is about a young girl who does not seem to fit in at school.  Her superpower might be super-hearing, so she can hear what people are saying about her.  It might also be lie-detecting, so she knows if people are telling her the truth.  Choose a superpower that advances the story.

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It would be interesting if a character had the ability to travel into the past, but not into the future. This would allow a character to alter his "present moment" by making alterations in the past, which would be quite interesting, I think.

The limits on this power also make it a potentially nice narrative tool. The character can only do so much to change things, without another super power, and won't be able to see the effect of the changes made in the past until he/she returns to the present. 

This is, I suppose, a kind of inversion of the future-sight idea in post#4 above.

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My favorite supernatural power to play with in writing is immortality. In particular, I find the ability to give others immortality interesting. It also might be interesting try the supernatural power of granting wishes (as a genie does). 

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I definitely agree with the idea of being able to read others' thoughts and perhaps to see into the future.  Of course, having characters who are able to see into the future might kind of screw up your fairy tale because then the characters would know the effects of their actions and would make no mistakes.

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Initially, I thought that this would be a relatively easy question to answer. Unfortunately, as I began to think about it, many of the powers used by characters have been used and overused. I would suggest trying to identify a new supernatural power, never before seen. This was far harder than I thought.

That said, I suggest the following supernatural powers to be used in the fairy tale.

1. Regeneration- One could regenerate any body part damaged.

2. Morphing- One could morph into anything necessary (human, plant, animal, or other).

3. Thought reader- One could read another's thoughts to see true intent. (Particularly important in fairy tales given the hidden wickedness of the antagonist.)

I have linked a list of superhuman powers for you to examine. This may help as well.

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