4
   

Are there any comics characters who derive their powers and abilities from recycling materials?

 
 
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 03:43 am
Hi. I know this is a weird question, but I am curious. I had this idea for a superhero or supervillain who derives his powers and abilities from recycling materials.

Are there any characters in comics who do this? Or is this just another form of transmutation?

Deriving one's powers and abilities from recycling materials sounds like something Captain Planet would do, but I am not sure he does this.

There are a handful of comics characters who possess the power of transmutation. Firestorm is one character who comes to mind.

Please help- thank you.
 
izzythepush
 
  2  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 09:44 am
@JGoldman10,
Captain Planet is what I would have gone for. I remember an old cartoon starring Yogi Bear and friends from the 70s where they met various criminals who were mostly bad environmentally. I know it's not superheroes but, same ball park.

0 Replies
 
Rebelofnj
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 12:02 pm
@JGoldman10,
I cannot recall any comic character that is powered by recycled materials.

There may be a very obscure character that everyone forgot about, but I have no clue.

There are characters that can absorb solar energy (like Superman) or life energy (like the villain Parasite).
JGoldman10
 
  0  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 12:35 pm
@Rebelofnj,
No- I meant deriving their powers and abilities by literally recycling materials.
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 01:33 pm
@JGoldman10,
How about food that would otherwise go to waste? Would that count?

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/54d8ed18e4b07381498bd747/54d8f688e4b0c5fc426688a6/5512e12ae4b08cb1d729801a/1562517753530/78672-2.jpg?format=1500w
0 Replies
 
Rebelofnj
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 02:24 pm
@JGoldman10,
Then, I have nothing. It is such an odd idea, I'm trying to figure what having those powers actually mean.

Like, does the superhero absorb recycled materials, or does the action of recycling materials (placing plastics/glass/metal in blue bins) give the hero powers, and what kind of powers at that?
Linkat
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 02:51 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Hi. I know this is a weird question, but I am curious. I had this idea for a superhero or supervillain who derives his powers and abilities from recycling materials.

Are there any characters in comics who do this? Or is this just another form of transmutation?

Deriving one's powers and abilities from recycling materials sounds like something Captain Planet would do, but I am not sure he does this.

There are a handful of comics characters who possess the power of transmutation. Firestorm is one character who comes to mind.

Please help- thank you.


Oh I like this idea. I am going to provide this to my daughter - she could use it as a creative project at school.
JGoldman10
 
  -1  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 03:17 pm
@Linkat,
GET YOUR OWN IDEAS.
Rebelofnj
 
  2  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 03:28 pm
@JGoldman10,
Since you are posting this on a public forum, your ideas are essentially free for everyone to use.

Plus, it is only "who derive their powers and abilities from recycling materials". There is no details regarding the character or the story. It is entirely likely that if anyone makes a story based on that power set, it will be different from your own story.
JGoldman10
 
  0  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 03:40 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I haven't figured out the details yet.

Someone told me, "The PS4 game KNACK uses materials from ancient civilizations to generate a creature. Kind of similar to recycling."
0 Replies
 
JGoldman10
 
  0  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 03:41 pm
@Linkat,
No one likes a plagiarist.
izzythepush
 
  2  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 03:53 pm
@JGoldman10,
That's not plagiarism, don't be silly.
0 Replies
 
JGoldman10
 
  0  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 03:58 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I know- there is room for similar characters. Knockoffs, homages and pastiches of existing characters are allowed.

I recall reading an article about Jack Kirby's The Fighting American, whom Rob Liefeld acquired the rights to use and later worked on. Marvel sued and took Liefeld to court because they thought his character was too similar to Captain America. Liefeld won his case- he was allowed to keep his version of the character and let his character use a shield but he couldn't throw it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_American#Awesome_Entertainment
0 Replies
 
Rebelofnj
 
  3  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 04:05 pm
@JGoldman10,
It is not plagiarism when there is really nothing to copy off from.
JGoldman10
 
  0  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 04:11 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I haven't figured out what the character's power set should be yet, and other attributes.
Rebelofnj
 
  3  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 04:24 pm
@JGoldman10,
Then why did you accuse someone of plagiarism?
JGoldman10
 
  0  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 04:27 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Because it seemed like Linkat was trying to steal my idea.
Rebelofnj
 
  2  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 04:33 pm
@JGoldman10,
As I said, there is nothing to steal. There is just an idea of getting powers by recycling. Just like you said, it is not fleshed out nor any details provided.

Honestly, I could try to make a story based on it, and it will be completely different from what you will come up with.
0 Replies
 
Linkat
 
  4  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 06:42 pm
@JGoldman10,
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/42/59/a2/4259a232cfa72d1e23ab7e8b11b20df6.jpg
0 Replies
 
Linkat
 
  2  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 06:44 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Because it seemed like Linkat was trying to steal my idea.


Duh - I was trying to "steal" it for a school project - not to make money off it - and only the thought not any particular character that you actually came up with.

Thought it would be great for something like an environmental science project - which would be more scientific based.

You were pretty much doing the same thing asking people if they knew of such of thing.

I think you were worried mine would be better thus causing you to fail as a result.
 

Related Topics

 
  1. Forums
  2. » Are there any comics characters who derive their powers and abilities from recycling materials?
Copyright © 2019 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 11/22/2019 at 07:41:45