Take a chance at super powers?

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Would you be brave enough?

Poll ended at Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:45 pm

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This is yet another gooseberry fool topic by Peter, please stop.
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PostTake a chance at super powers?
by Peter Crisp » Wed May 30, 2018 10:45 pm

This topic is inspired by the US politics topic and Trumps new law meaning people can now use untested drugs in terminal cases.

If a hospital gave you the chance to take a new drug that had a 10% chance to give you super powers with the downside being death (slow and painful or fast and gruesome it's up to you) would you take that chance?
The given super powers are random and you may end up with something like being "strawberry floating Godlike at Karaoke" which may or may not sound that great but will indeed make the ladies go wild with sexy desire or so I'm told.

So 10%. Yes or No!!!


I'm voting yes I'm take the chance but only after I've watch the next series of Star Trek, The Expanse and the conclusion to 12 Monkeys as It would be really annoying to miss those.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Wrathy » Wed May 30, 2018 10:48 pm

nah, strawberry float that. I've worked hard to get to where I am in life, I want to enjoy that for a while first.

I can gamble with the pokemon cards and I'm less likely to die doing so, which is enough fun for me

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Preezy » Wed May 30, 2018 10:54 pm

I’d love to but I know I wouldn’t have the guts to through with it.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Karl » Wed May 30, 2018 10:55 pm

Yeah, strawberry float it. Let's go.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by more heat than light » Wed May 30, 2018 10:58 pm

10% seems a bit stingy, especially given that we don't know which power we're being given. Up it to 50% and we'll talk.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Peter Crisp » Wed May 30, 2018 11:04 pm

more heat than light wrote:10% seems a bit stingy, especially given that we don't know which power we're being given. Up it to 50% and we'll talk.


I did wonder about that myself to be honest. Obviously everyone would want to be Superman rather than Bananaman and 10% is a bit on the low side but it is super powers.
Maybe it should be 10% if it's random but always really good and 15% more selective but less powerful.

A super power I'd quite like is the ability to speak, read and write any language as then I could go on holiday anywhere and be a welcome guest as they always like it if you speak the local language. I could also get a cushy job at the UN and constantly insult Nigel Farage in a new language for no reason at all.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by smurphy » Wed May 30, 2018 11:09 pm

How do you know the % chance of it working if it's untested?

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Peter Crisp » Wed May 30, 2018 11:13 pm

smurphy wrote:How do you know the % chance of it working if it's untested?


It's been tested by the best scientists GRCade has to offer do you dare doubt them?
Also the box the machine comes in says it has a 10% chance of working on it so why would anyone lie about a thing like that?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Tomous » Wed May 30, 2018 11:33 pm

No. Those are awful odds. Would have to get to at least 50% before I'd even consider it.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Jam-Master Jay » Wed May 30, 2018 11:49 pm

Definitely.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu May 31, 2018 12:39 am

Am I correct in understanding there is a 90% chance of death as a result of taking this medication?

strawberry float yeah let's go bro :datass:.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Karl » Thu May 31, 2018 1:23 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Am I correct in understanding there is a 90% chance of death as a result of taking this medication?

strawberry float yeah let's go bro :datass:.

^ This but unironically.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu May 31, 2018 1:32 am

I can’t agree based on these odds. Let me know when you come up with the technology to increase the chances of super powers.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Moggy » Thu May 31, 2018 8:01 am

Superpowers would be fun, but it's not worth a 90% chance of dying.

Make it a 50% chance and it would be a harder question.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Qikz » Thu May 31, 2018 8:03 am

What if death is the super power?

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Peter Crisp » Thu May 31, 2018 1:11 pm

Qikz wrote:What if death is the super power?


I'm unsure how it would be counted as a super power but being able to die on command would certainly make for a different power for films.
You turn up to save the world and realise it involves way more work than you estimated so kill yourself on the spot. I'd watch that film.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Moggy » Thu May 31, 2018 1:22 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Qikz wrote:What if death is the super power?


I'm unsure how it would be counted as a super power but being able to die on command would certainly make for a different power for films.
You turn up to save the world and realise it involves way more work than you estimated so kill yourself on the spot. I'd watch that film.


Did you ever see the Channel 4 show “Misfits”?

One of the characters in that was essentially immortal, he’d get killed and come back from the dead each time. He used it a few times to save the day, even though it hurt like hell.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu May 31, 2018 1:28 pm

If they can only do it in terminal cases, then I'm dying anyway if it doesn't work. So it's either a 10% chance of a superpower, with 90% chance of dying, or 0% chance of a superpower or 100% chance of dying.

I'd be a fool not to go with it.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Ironhide » Thu May 31, 2018 4:49 pm

I'd do it if I was going to die anyway but otherwise those are terrible odds.

I think some kind of psychic power would be cool, or possibly the ability to manipulate matter at a molecular level.

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PostRe: Take a chance at super powers?
by Karl » Thu May 31, 2018 5:21 pm

I'll take the superpowers from Sailor Moon. I want everyone to have to watch my incredibly long transformation sequence every time I save the world.


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