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Subj: it depends on the flight...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 at 03:26:44 pm EDT (Viewed 7 times)
Reply Subj: Re: agree and disagree...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 at 02:49:45 pm EDT (Viewed 78 times)


      BRAUGI: IMO power has a scope (or breadth, versatility, etc) factor as well as a magnitude factor. BOTH have to be considered when figuring out how powerful someone is overall. IMO this relationship is certainly nonlinear: a character with superstrength and durability =100 vs. a character with superstrength and durability =10, fireblast =10, flight = 10, energy drain/absorb=10, healing=10, speed 10, and a myriad of other powers at 10 or less aren't going to be equals...

      Someone with 100 strength and durability vs. someone at 95 strength and durability who also has flight, then the guy with Flight is probably overall more powerful. Heck, the guy with 85 strength and durability with 85 EP and flight is going to be more powerful as well, but certainly wouldn't be the equivalent of 85 flight + 85 strength and durability + 85 EP=255, 2.5X as powerful as the guy with 100 strength and durability...rather, it would be something like 1.2X (ballpark and arbitrary figure).

    I agree with most all of this. Although I don't rate flight as highly as you as a power, unless you have a decent measure of superspeed to go with it. The flyer still has to get up close to win a fight so at the end of the day I don't see much difference, although that may be more of a match-up issue than a power-level one.

    BRAUGI: it depends on the mechanism of flight, speed, etc...but I will say that the added mobility makes up for a 5% differential in strength and durability, if only for fighting primarily ranged combatants...Wonder Man, for instance, can fight a flying blaster more effectively than Abomination, even though Abomination is possibly slightly stronger AND a 5% differential means that, for all practical purposes, there really isn't an appreciable strength difference...


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