Power Catalog

Animal Control

You can walk with the animals, talk with the animals, and fight with the animals on your side.

Basic Animal Control: Choose one favored type of animal. You may communicate with favored animals of this type as if they were human NPCs, although their understanding of the world is limited. In addition, you gain a +2 bonus to your roll when asking an animal of that type to do something for you.

“Type” is an intentionally broad category. It doesn’t necessarily line up with a taxonomic category, but rather how useful the animal is and how often you’ll see it. Only multicellular animals can be controlled; bacteria are too simple to order around. Some types of animals you might control include fish, birds, insects, rodents, and dogs.

Enhancements

Master Animal Control: You can be very convincing when talking with your animal friends. Gain an additional +2 bonus to your roll when asking an animal to do something for you.

Zoological Polyglot: You may speak to any animal as if it were a human NPC. However, your bonus to rolls to convince the animal to help only applies to your favored type of animal.

Animal Telepathy: You can communicate with animals of your favored type telepathically. In addition, you are aware when animals of that type are around you, even if you can’t see or otherwise sense them.

Common Power Synergies

Super Abilities: You can speak for animals and, in return, they have trained you, pushing you to the upper limits of human ability. You have Super Agility, Super Strength, Super Toughness, or Super Senses.

Influence: Humans are, after all, just another type of animal, albeit ones who are a little more complex to control.

Drawbacks

Your animal friends don’t just like you, they love you, and want to be around you all the time. You have an Unwanted Menagerie at all times.

Your connection to the minds of animals works both ways: their psyches rub off on you, and you need to contend with Overwhelming Animal Instincts.

You have control over an animal with certain environmental needs—say fish, or hawks—which means your powers are Not Useful Indoors.

Collateral Damage Effects

Come to Me!: No matter where you are, the animals around you can hear your call and will come running to your side, even if they need to break down doors or walls to get there. You can summon a large group of your favored animal to your zone as an action.

Direct Control: If you can touch an animal of your favored type, you can possess it. Your body turns to smoke and pours into the animal, and you gain an aspect with the same name as the animal. This may frighten or unnerve the people who saw you disappear, or you might cause damage by maneuvering an unfamiliar body. The effect lasts until you end it or at the end of the scene. When the effect ends, you return to your original body and lose the animal aspect.

Clairvoyance

Do you see what I see?

Coming soon

Creature Summoning

You’ve always got someone, or something, to watch your back.

Basic Creature Summoning: Once per scene, you can generate a creature that’s under your control. You might bring forth an elemental, or something mundane like a sidekick shows up to help out. When you take this power, create a creature with one aspect to describe it and one Good (+3) skill. Your creature has two stress boxes, and it can take mild and moderate consequences. Your creature will dissipate or wander away at the end of the scene, clearing its consequences.

Your summoned creature is not an NPC, but another character under your control. When your creature is active during a conflict, it acts on your turn. Both of you take a free movement, but only one of you can take an action.

Enhancements

Master Creature Summoning: Your summoned creature gains an additional Good (+3) skill.

Tough Little Thing: Your summoned creature gains a severe consequence slot.

Menagerie: You can now summon two other creatures, each with a different aspect and skill. When you summon your creature, you can pick any one from your stable.

Common Power Synergies

Animal Control: You can call forth hordes of animals when you want to, but one specific animal is your special companion, always by your side.

Projection: The creature you call forth is an elemental avatar of fire, frost, electricity, or shadow.

Drawbacks

The thing you summon is not quite as under your control as you’d like people to think. You can tell it what to do, but It Has a Mind of Its Own.

Your little summoned buddy might be as friendly as anything, but since It Looks Like a Living Nightmare, people tend to freak out.

Saying you choose to summon your creature isn’t quite right. It’s more accurate to say that you Can’t Get Rid of Your Creature, no matter how hard you try.

Collateral Damage Effects

Dramatic Entrance: When your creature comes into the scene, it does so with gusto, possibly by breaking through a skylight or appearing in a burst of eldritch flames. However it arrives, it can show up in any zone, and it immediately attacks any one target in that zone with a +4 bonus.

Noble Sacrifice: If your creature is within one zone of you, it can leap to your defense. If you would take any physical stress, your creature moves to your zone and takes it instead. Of course, even if the creature survives the attack, it will almost certainly have knocked things around in its scramble.

Digitize

Coming Soon

Disguise

Your ability to disguise yourself as another person is uncanny. Who are you, really?

Basic Disguise: You can alter your face, build, and voice at will in order to become a completely different person. Once you spend time interacting with someone, you can imitate them near-perfectly. Gain a +2 bonus to oppose others trying to see through your disguise.

Enhancements

Master Disguise: Your mimicry is more convincing than ever. Gain an additional +2 bonus to resist being recognized.

Sartorial Doubling: Your ability to copy a person extends beyond their body. You can also change the clothes you are wearing, and even imitate guns or other props—although they are, of course, non-functional.

Close Observation: You can mimic a target without getting close; you only need to spend a few minutes observing them at a distance. You can even double a target you’ve only seen on video.

Common Power Synergies

Shape-Shifting: Altering your face and body is good practice for your fine detail work, but you can change your entire shape when you need to.

Illusion: You aren’t actually altering your face; you’re just projecting a disguise over it, using your mastery of illusions.

Drawbacks

There’s a reason you spend most or all of your time wearing someone else’s face: your own is an Inhuman Visage.

Too much time spent being someone else. Too many faces, too many lives. You’ve reached the point where you Don’t Know Who You Are Anymore.

You can’t consciously control the way your face changes. Instead, your power is Touch-Activated; it only triggers when you physically touch your target.

Collateral Damage Effects

Killing Disguise: You might take a target’s identity completely—not just appearance and voice, but also their mannerisms and memories, perfectly duplicated. Anyone attempting to see through your disguise faces Legendary (+8) opposition. This is an invasive procedure, and you need to physically poke around in your target’s brain. You can use this effect to take out and then imitate a nameless NPC, but to imitate a named NPC or PC, you will need to kill them or otherwise access their fresh corpse.

Demonic Gaze: While you’re generally limited to a human disguise, you have a face in your repertoire that’s grotesque and terrifying, which you can pull out when you need to scare a crowd. Everyone who can see you must defend against Great (+4) opposition or get a mild mental consequence.

Dream Traversal

Coming Soon

Duplication

You can be an entire team, all by yourself.

Basic Duplication: Once per scene, you can create a copy of yourself up to one zone away. This copy has your aspects and skills, but it takes a -1 penalty to all rolls. The duplicate is not an NPC, but another character under your control. During a conflict, both you and your copy get a free movement, but only one of you can take an action. You may dismiss the copy at will, or it will fade away on its own at the end of the scene. Your duplicate has its own physical stress boxes and consequence slots for physical damage. If your duplicate would take mental stress, you take it instead.

Enhancements

Master Duplication: You can create a copy an additional time per scene, even while you already have a copy present.

Effective Duplication: Your duplicates do not take a penalty on rolls.

Disposable Duplicates: Your duplicates have no sense of self-preservation, so they shrug off minor injuries. They gain Armor: 2 against physical attacks.

Common Power Synergies

Teleportation: By creating a duplicate some distance away and then willing away your original body, your consciousness jumps into the spare body, effectively teleporting you. There are metaphysical concerns here, but you try not to think about them.

Energy Blast: You…there’s no clean way to put this. You can try to create a copy of yourself inside someone else. It’s unsettling. But effectively it works like throwing a blast of energy at them.

Improved Special Effect

Duplicate Action: You can split your shifts between two different actions, each performed by a separate iteration of you. Your duplicate cannot succeed with style in this way, and the opposition to its action can’t be higher than the opposition to your action.

Drawbacks

You would think that you and your duplicate get along smashingly, but you don’t. Trouble brews when you Don’t Get Along with Yourself.

Your duplicates are, if anything, too perfect. Sure, you don’t get hurt when they do, but you do Feel Their Pain.

It would be great to send duplicates off on adventures without you, but when they get a hundred yards away from you they just fall over, dead. You have Short-Range Control.

Collateral Damage Effects

Army of Me: It’s exhausting, but you can duplicate yourself well beyond your stated limits…at the expense of your ability to control them. This creates a swarm of you-NPCs under the GM’s control.

Extra Copies: You can make an extra clone of yourself, even after you’ve reached your limit for the scene. It’s straining to create these new clones, though, so something goes wrong: they burst in knocking things around, or move sluggishly and clumsily, or just aren’t right.

Elasticity

You’ve got a body as stretchy as rubber and twice as resilient.

Basic Elasticity: Your body stretches to incredible lengths. By stretching yourself, you can interact with objects and make melee attacks in an adjacent zone without moving. Additionally, you can contort your body into rough approximations of animals, objects, and tools, although your mass doesn’t change and you still very much look like yourself.

Enhancements

Master Elasticity: You are extra stretchy. You can stretch yourself one zone further.

Eye of the Needle: You can stretch yourself thin enough to squeeze through impossibly small gaps. If there is an opening as large as a keyhole in a barrier, you can move through it as an action.

The Right Tools for the Job: You can change your hands into a functional tool, such as a crowbar, hammer, or lockpick. Scissors are about as complex a tool as you can make this way.

Common Power Synergies

Super Toughness: Your body is a shifting, inconsistent mass of vague stuff. It’s hard for it to get hurt in a meaningful way.

Disguise: With a little careful manipulation, you can reshape your face, body, and even voice into convincing facsimiles of someone else’s.

Natural Weapon: Your elastic arms can turn into blades, hammers, clubs…all manner of built-in weaponry.

Drawbacks

Because all of your bones shift and slide around, you can never really bring good leverage to bear during physical tasks. You are actually quite Weak.

You aren’t so much “elastic” as you are a formless, shapeless horror. You might be able to put on a fairly humanoid form, but you Need to Concentrate to Stay Solid.

Collateral Damage Effects

Balloon: You can swell up like a balloon, large enough to completely fill your zone. This is an attack on everyone, friend and foe, in your zone, which deals 2 physical stress. Every target who takes stress is moved into an adjacent zone of your choice. Meanwhile, everything else in the zone gets moved or crushed.

Rubber Vengeance: When you bounce back, you do so with style. When someone attacks you with a projectile, you can use your body’s rubbery quality to reflect it back at them. If you do, both you and your attacker must defend against your attacker’s roll, and any special effects created by the attack apply to both of you. Doing this may send wayward projectiles in the direction of innocent bystanders, however.

Energy Absorption

You are a human capacitor, able to absorb pure energy into your body and release it at will.

Basic Energy Absorption: You gain a +2 bonus to defend against any energy-based attack and to overcome energy-based obstacles, simply by absorbing the energy into your body. Energy-based threats include electricity—such as stun guns and tasers—radiation, fire, and most super-powered blasts; in short, things that can hurt you but aren’t solid objects.

Enhancements

Master Absorption: Gain an additional +2 to rolls to defend against energy-based attacks or to overcome energy-based obstacles.

Capacitance: Absorbing energy empowers you. Whenever you successfully defend or overcome an obstacle using your power, in addition to any other effects, you gain a Filled with Energy boost, modified to reflect the type of energy you absorbed. You may only have one such boost at a time.

Common Power Synergies

Energy Blast: The energy you absorb doesn’t bleed away slowly; you release it with force. As an energy blaster, you can shoot out energy of the same type that you most recently absorbed.

Harm: People need energy to live, and you can take grim advantage of this fact by draining it out of them.

Super Toughness: Kinetic energy is energy too, after all. You can’t stop a physical attack, but you can slow it enough that it doesn’t hurt so bad.

Drawbacks

The human body is not a perfect battery, which is why you’ve blown out a few walls without meaning to. You suffer from Involuntary Bursts of Energy.

Wherever you go, lights flicker, TVs show static, and cars won’t start. You tend to stay away from hospitals because you Can’t Shut It Off.

Collateral Damage Effects

Killswitch: You can suck out basically every last joule in the area to empower yourself. This instantly shuts down anything electrically powered in your zone, but clears all your physical stress and erases a mild consequence.

Grounded Discharge: You can release all the latent energy you’ve stored up in one deadly burst, right through the heart of one target in your zone, dealing a moderate consequence. But it’s not a perfectly accurate discharge: random bolts of energy flare around you.

Energy Blast

A classic power with innumerable variations: you can shoot stuff. Lasers from your eyes, fire from your fists, things like that.

Basic Energy Blast: You can fire a projectile of some sort, with a range of three zones, using Shoot.

Enhancements

Master Energy Blast: Your shots are especially accurate. Gain +2 to Shoot when using your power.

Long-Range Blaster: Your projectile is tightly focused; you can fire up to 6 zones away.

Defensive Blasts: You throw out energy blasts quickly and accurately enough to intercept other projectiles. You can defend using Shoot against attacks from another zone that you are aware of.

Kinetic Acceleration: Anything that you can physically lift, from a playing card to a person, you can toss with all the power of an energy blast. This is an attack using Shoot. If your projectile could be harmed, it defends against your attack as well.

Common Power Synergies

Projection: What you fire isn’t just a blast of undifferentiated energy; it’s a specific element. Pick from Fire Projection, Electricity Projection, Frost Projection, or Shadow Projection.

Item Summoning: You aren’t throwing pure energy; you’re just throwing stuff that you pull out of thin air.

Flight: Basic physics. Point your energy blasts down, and you go up!

Drawbacks

Your energy blast takes the form of lasers shooting from your eyes. This is great for sniping at a distance, but not for tracking nearby targets. You are Inaccurate at Close Range.

Your blasts come with huge bursts of concussive force, which generate Lots of Collateral Damage.

You don’t have true control over your blasts: energy pours out of you non-stop, but you have safety equipment to hold it in check until you need to fire. You Need a Mask to Protect Those Around You.

Collateral Damage Effects

Rapid Fire: You can shoot every target within your zone at full strength. If you throw out that many shots, though, you can’t help but hit something you don’t mean to.

Charged Shot: If you take a few seconds to concentrate, you can generate a blast with enough force to blow open the door to a bank vault, destroy a reinforced wall, or otherwise eradicate an obstacle. Of course, a blast this big is slow and imprecise. It’ll tear up the entire room.

Flight

You are able to take to the air as easily as most citizens walk down the street.

Basic Flight: You can move vertically through the air as easily as moving along the ground. Use a suitable approach to overcome obstacles or create advantages related to flying.

Enhancements

Master Flight: You can fly better than most people can walk. Gain +2 to rolls related to speed or dexterity while airborne.

Eagle-Eyed: You can, in fact, see your house from up there. Gain +2 to rolls that involve seeing distant things.

Supersonic Flight: Without gravity getting in your way, it’s surprising how quickly you can get around. During conflicts, you may move up to two zones in an exchange, rather than one, in addition to your action.

Common Power Synergies

Super Speed: Without the ground to slow you down, you can get where you need to go in a hurry.

Improved Special Effect

Bullrush: Move yourself and a target in your zone by up to two zones. Both of you end up in the same zone.

Drawbacks

Your ability to fly comes from the pair of great big wings sprouting out of your shoulder blades. You are Very Noticeable.

You can’t actually fly on your own. Instead, you have artificial assistance, whether it’s super drugs or an honest-to-goodness jetpack. Your power has Limited Fuel.

Humans aren’t actually built to fly; without wings or a tail to act as a rudder, you find that it is Hard to Maneuver in Flight.

Collateral Damage Effects

Megaton Punch: By flying a few stories up and slamming yourself back into the ground at top speed, you create a shockwave. This attacks every target in a zone at the expense of the structural integrity of the zone.

Whirlwind: You fly in a tight circle at top speed, whipping up intense winds that push every other target out of the zone. You determine who is pushed into which adjacent zone.

Gadgeteering

You have special insight into how stuff works, letting you assemble incredible devices with seemingly no resources.

Basic Gadgeteering: You have an intuitive understanding of machines of all types. Just by seeing a device, you can tell what it does, at least in general. In addition, you gain +2 to your rolls when repairing or building complex devices.

Enhancements

Master Gadgeteering: You gain an additional +2 when repairing or building complex devices.

Superior Gadgeteering: When you use an overcome action to build or repair a device and succeed with style, instead of gaining a boost you create a situation aspect with one free invoke. This aspect fades away at the end of the scene, even if you hold onto the device.

Useful Devices: You have any number of fantastically useful contraptions tucked into your utility belt. You can spend a fate point to create just about anything you could possibly carry on your person.

Common Power Synergies

Super Gadgeteering: Virtually any power can become an ability that you have thanks to a gadget you have created. You might have jetpack-powered Flight, a device which lets you Phase through walls, or a ray to create energy Shields. Even though these powers come from devices, the devices only work because of your superhuman craft, so they can be affected as standard powers can by Power Amplification, Power Nullification, and other means.

Technology: Your mechanical aptitude is superior, but it’s not quite superhuman. Likewise, the devices you create aren’t super-gadgets, just bleeding-edge pieces of tech.

Drawbacks

You learned to build things out of sheer necessity, not because you like it. It turns out, despite your skills, Machinery Tends to Fail Around You.

If not for your gadgeteering, you wouldn’t be here today. After a horrible accident some time ago, you are Kept Alive by Your Own Devices.

Collateral Damage Effects

Highly Experimental Device: Once per scene, if someone is taken out (including you), you can pull a highly experimental device out of your pocket, prepared for just such an occasion. Not only does your device completely negate all the stress which would have caused the target to be taken out, it also clears your target’s highest consequence. After that, your device explodes, misfires, goes rogue, or otherwise renders itself inoperable while dishing out some collateral damage.

Handmade Off Button: You’ve got a very useful little remote control in your pocket, which you can use to just shut off one or more devices in the scene—anything as technologically advanced as a flashlight is a viable target. You can choose what to target, but your control isn’t perfect. Also, sometimes you “shut things off” by making them explode. You’re trying to work that bug out.

Harm

You have a deadly touch. You don’t have to hit people to hurt them; just brushing up against them can be fatal.

Basic Harm: By maintaining skin-to-skin contact with another person for a moment, you deal them 2 physical stress. Additionally, when you attack a target using your bare hands, add 2 physical stress to the result.

Enhancements

Master Harm: Your touch is considerably more painful. You cause 2 additional physical stress when you use your power.

Ray of Harm: You may harm anyone in the same zone as you without touching them. If they are resisting, treat it as any other ranged attack.

Lasting Harm: When you cause harm, if your target does not have a mild consequence, you may instead choose to inflict a mild consequence.

Piercing Damage: Your ability ignores the target’s Armor rating. Additionally, you do not have to maintain skin contact for your power to work; you can cause harm through multiple layers of clothing.

Common Power Synergies

Healing: It’s not unusual for someone with your power to trade damage for healing or vice versa.

Drawbacks

The cause harm in the form of strange, cancerous lesions all over your target’s skin. Unfortunately, you show them as well, making you look Grotesque.

Despite your best attempts to keep it in check, your power is always active in small ways: pencils rot in your hand, and food spoils when you touch it. You Can’t Turn It Off.

Your power is usually inactive, which means you aren’t accidentally damaging those around you, but it means you can’t always bring your ability to bear; you have to be furious at a target to harm them. Your power is Fueled By Rage.

Collateral Damage Effects

Mass Illness: You can emanate a wave of harm from your body that affects everyone in your zone. It kills nameless NPCs, while named NPCs and PCs must successfully defend with Physique against Fair (+2) opposition to avoid taking a moderate physical consequence.

Ravage: Instead of decaying flesh, you can use your ability to weaken metal. Every metallic object in the scene—including handcuffs, deadbolts, and weapons—either falls apart or becomes so fragile that a single hit will shatter it.

Healing

You are, invariably, the most popular person to have on hand during a fight. You make hurt people not hurt so much.

Basic Healing: You can make a roll against Fair (+2) opposition to clear another character’s physical stress. A character may only benefit from your ability once per scene. Additionally, you can this power to start healing any kind of physical consequence on another character.

Enhancements

Master Healing: You gain +2 to your roll when you roll to start healing another character’s consequence.

Fast Healing: When you cause another character’s consequence to begin healing, its severity decreases by one step if the lower consequence slot is available. If it’s a mild consequence, it disappears altogether.

Overhealing: When you heal a target’s physical stress, they gain another physical stress box, which lasts until the end of the scene.

Common Power Synergies

Regeneration: Most doctors can’t operate on themselves, but there’s no reason you can’t turn your power inward.

Harm: Medicine and poison are the same thing, really. It’s all about the proportions.

Improved Special Effect

Healing Wave: Everyone in your zone clears their lowest physical stress box.

Drawbacks

Your healing is tied to your emotional state and your ability to feel compassion for your target. No matter how pressed, you Can’t Heal Someone You Don’t Like.

Your healing ability isn’t perfect; like any healer, you’ve lost patients before, and like any healer, you’re Racked with Guilt about it.

The human body is incredibly complex, which means you Require Complete Concentration to heal your targets.

Collateral Damage Effects

Invulnerability Charge: If someone in your zone is attacked, you can turn the full extent of your power onto them, causing them to ignore the damage entirely. The damage still has to go somewhere, though: Bullets or energy blasts would pass right through your target, and kinetic energy from powerful punches would pour into the ground.

Pacifist Aura: You can turn up your power to such a point that it’s almost physically impossible for people to get hurt in your presence. Everyone in your zone gains Armor:6 until scene ends or you end the power. However, the vital energy filling the area tends to make inanimate objects leap about in unpredictable ways.

Illusion

You can make things that aren’t there…there.

Basic Illusion: You can project an illusory image, up to about human size, as far as one zone away. You can also generate sounds, including voices. You must concentrate to keep the illusion active. Others must actively try to see through your illusion. This is an overcome roll, which you actively oppose.

Enhancements

Master Illusion: You gain +2 to your roll when opposing someone trying to see through your illusions.

Giant Illusions: You can create illusory images that fill up an entire zone. Instead of being limited to individual illusory objects, you can create and populate entire rooms.

Full Sensory Overload: Your illusions cover all the bases: sight, sound, smell, and even touch. That said, anyone attempting to physically push through an illusion will quickly realize it offers no actual physical resistance.

Common Power Synergies

Shielding: By combining the sensory input of your illusions with physical barriers to reinforce them, you can create incredibly convincing simulacra. You can encase the shields you generate within illusory walls.

Telepathy: While you generate your illusions in the minds of those around you, you can poke around in those minds. This is especially useful if you want to project someone’s darkest secret or hidden fear.

Drawbacks

Everyone has demons, of course. Not everyone has the latent ability to bring their subconscious thoughts into the real world when they aren’t paying attention. You suffer from a Subconscious Made Real.

Your illusions aren’t projections; they’re hallucinations you make people have. This means your Illusions Don’t Show Up on Video.

You spin your illusions together out of shadows. Indoors or at night they’re perfectly serviceable, but your Illusions Dissipate in Daylight.

Collateral Damage Effects

Mass Hysteria: You can fill an entire zone with disturbing images: demons, monsters, the worst things you or anyone else can imagine. This illusory barrage stays in place until you will it away or leave the zone. Everyone who enters your zone or ends their turn in your zone must overcome a Fair (+2) obstacle or gain a mild mental consequence.

Virtual Possession: By focusing on someone in your zone or an adjacent zone, you can completely control what they see, causing them to confuse friend for foe. You force your target to make one attack against another target of your choice, after which they will snap out of your influence. Unfortunately, in their confusion, your quarry will usually favor an over-the-top attack that leaves a lot of collateral damage.

Influence

You are a natural people person—whether people like it or not. You can’t control minds outright, but you can make them malleable.

Basic Influence: You can use the strength of your personality to attack a target that may defend with whatever willpower they can muster. If you succeed against a nameless NPC, you may give them a task, which they will then attempt to fulfill. Against a named NPC or a PC, they may follow your order or take mental stress from the attack, their choice. Anyone you give a task to will try their best to accomplish it until they succeed or the scene ends, whichever comes first. The tasks you assign are short-term objectives, such as “Give me that gun,” or “Go away.” Because even the weakest-willed are driven by self-preservation, you cannot force someone to directly harm themself or put themself in an inevitably fatal position, such as jumping off a building, but you can force them to take riskier actions than they would like to.

Enhancements

Master Influence: You are very convincing. Gain +2 bonus to your attack when using your power.

Overwhelming Voice: If you would inflict mental stress on someone using your power, you may instead inflict a mild consequence, if your target does not already have one.

Convincing: Because people tend to believe what you say, you gain +2 to rolls when attempting to deceive someone.

Familiar Presence: Your power makes you seem vaguely familiar to everyone. As a result, as long as you don’t interact with them directly, security guards and other official personnel will assume that you have the right to be wherever you are, and won’t demand ID. If you draw attention to yourself, or are forced to speak to personnel—for instance, because they are guarding a door you are trying to go through—the effect will wear off.

Common Power Synergies

Telepathy: Your power already lets you rewire someone’s brain. Might as well pick up some information while you’re there.

Drawbacks

Something about always being able to get everything you want has left you, well, a little dead inside. You have No Empathy.

While you can direct your power, you can’t turn it off. You have an incessant aura of likability, so you always wind up Surrounded by Admirers.

Collateral Damage Effects

“DIE!”: Normally your orders are limited to things your target might be willing to do, but if you’re mad enough, you can instruct an entire zone to just die. Nameless NPCs are taken out instantly, while named NPCs and PCs must successfully overcome a Fair (+2) obstacle or take a moderate physical consequence as their own body tears itself apart.

Puppetry: You can attempt to control someone else’s body entirely. They can still take actions in a conflict as normal, but on your turn you may either take an action yourself or have your target take an action. You cannot make someone attack themself or cause themself purposeful harm—for instance, by leaping off a rooftop when they can’t fly—but you can have them target their allies and move into disadvantageous positions. Collateral damage tends to stem from the imperfect control you have over their body, or the psychological damage you cause to the both of you.

Invisibility

Sorry, who said that?

Basic Invisibility: You can completely fade from view, including your clothes and anything you’re carrying. Cameras and similar devices cannot detect you at all, and you gain +2 to Stealth against being seen by living targets.

Enhancements

Master Invisibility: You gain an additional +2 bonus to Stealth against being seen.

Sharable Invisibility: You can render other objects invisible along with you. This includes other people, pieces of furniture, or even walls. You must maintain contact with the invisible object.

Precise Invisibility: You don’t need to turn invisible all at once; you can make parts of yourself invisible, like your head or arms, or keep objects you’re holding invisible while you can be seen.

Common Power Synergies

Phasing: When you’re invisible, you’re practically a ghost, able to walk through walls.

Illusion: You are the master of what is seen and unseen.

Drawbacks

Your invisibility is not actually visual; your power works by effectively writing yourself out of the minds of those around you. Unfortunately, you still have a Completely Visible Reflection.

Your power is a reflection of your personality: you were always a meek, background sort of person, even before you learned to fade from view. You are Easily Forgotten, even by your companions.

Unfortunately, your invisibility is only skin deep, it Doesn’t Work on Clothes.

Collateral Damage Effects

Hyper-Visibility: You can apply your power in reverse, turning the world dim and making you the most visible thing around for several minutes. During this time you are extremely noticeable; anyone in your zone or an adjacent zone must overcome a Great (+4) obstacle with Investigate to see anything other than you.

Perfect Evasion: If you are in a conflict, you can duck briefly out of sight and turn invisible to evade everyone’s notice. On any subsequent turn of yours, you can appear in any zone. Furthermore, if you attack a target in your zone on the turn you reappear, you gain +4 to that attack. Alternately, you can just leave the conflict. Unfortunately, your sudden disappearance will make your enemies more paranoid, which may encourage them to call in reinforcements.

Item Summoning

You always have what you need close at hand.

Basic Item Summoning: You can create simple items, such as hand tools or weapons, just by willing them into existence. If you want something with no moving parts that you can hold in one hand, roll Will against Average (+1) opposition; larger or more complex items will increase that opposition. While the item you summon can have multiple parts—for instance, a sack of marbles—you can’t summon electronic gadgets, explosives, or items that require precise manufacturing, like firearms. You may only summon one item at a time, but you can summon as often as you’d like. Increase the opposition by +2 for every other item summoned by you in the scene. You can cause summoned objects to dissipate at will, but they’ll disappear on their own after a few minutes or the end of the scene, whichever comes first.

Enhancements

Master Item Summoning: You gain +2 to Will when attempting to summon items.

All the Things: Why would you summon one object when you can summon a whole bunch? When summoning objects, only increase the opposition by +1 for each other object you summoned in the scene.

Complex Summoning: You can summon small functional gadgets, like calculators or flashlights.

Common Power Synergies

Natural Weapon: You can summon a weapon right into your hands; you don’t even need to think about it.

Shielding: By summoning small walls or just piles of junk, you can create ad hoc shields.

Drawbacks

You aren’t summoning physical objects; you’re actually constructing hard-light holograms. But the light isn’t that hard—your Summons are as Fragile as Glass.

Your idle thoughts constantly create a stream of things. It disappears eventually, but you still Leave a Trail of Random Stuff.

Collateral Damage Effects

Sweet Ride: You can concentrate for a moment to summon forth a cool car. It’s destructive when it appears—cracking the ground, possibly knocking down walls and scattering people—but once it arrives, you can drive it wherever you need to go.

Bad Ride: You can concentrate for a moment to summon forth a cool car, in midair, right above someone you don’t like. Gravity does the rest. The car is totaled, and the target must overcome a Great (+4) obstacle. If the target ties or succeeds, they take 2 physical stress that cannot be negated by any armor; if they fail, they take an additional 3 unpreventable stress.

Material Mimic

You are what you touch.

Basic Material Mimicry: While in contact with any material—iron, stone, wood, and so on—you can alter your body to mimic that substance, turning into a living statue. To do so, create an advantage using Physique against Fair (+2) opposition. If you succeed, you gain an aspect reflecting your new state, such as Body of Steel. You may only have one such aspect at once, and it goes away if you break contact with the substance you’re mimicking.

Enhancements

Master Mimicry: You are skilled at converting your body into esoteric stuff. You gain +2 to Physique when using your power.

Multiple Mimicry: If you concentrate, you can mimic multiple forms of matter at once, becoming, for instance, a wood-and-iron hybrid. You may have two Material Mimicry aspects at once.

Mimicry Memory: When you break contact with the substance you’re mimicking, you do not lose your Material Mimicry aspect. Instead, the aspect lasts until the end of the scene or until you begin mimicking a new substance.

Common Power Synergies

Super Toughness: You can be literally made of iron at a moment’s notice; of course you’re hard to hurt.

Natural Weapon: When you change form, you can sharpen your hands into impressive blades or form them into a mighty warhammer.

Invisibility: Your ability to mimic the color and design of materials makes you a natural chameleon.

Drawbacks

You can’t turn into just anything you want; your power is Limited to Organic Materials.

You often trigger your power without meaning to. You suffer from Involuntary Mimicry.

Collateral Damage Effects

Bulking Up: If you’re mimicking something sufficiently massive, like a brick wall or the asphalt in the street, you can actually absorb the material. You become huge, up to eight feet tall, and gain +2 to Physique while you mimic that substance. This transformation lasts a few minutes before the extra mass begins to leech out, and the absorption does a lot of damage to whatever you stole the mass from.

Untouchably Airy: If an attack would hit you, you can take on a body of air, allowing it to pass right through you. You take no stress and can move up to two zones away before you resolidify. The attack, however, still goes somewhere and causes collateral damage.

Natural Weapon

You come pre-armed for everyone’s inconvenience.

Basic Natural Weapon: You have some sort of built-in weaponry, whether it be claws or crackling energy that surrounds your fists. You gain +2 to your attack rolls while brawling unarmed in close quarters.

Enhancements

Master Natural Weapon: Your weapon is deadlier than most. Gain an additional +2 bonus to attack rolls when unarmed in close combat.

Critical Hit: Whenever you cause stress using your natural weapon, you may instead cause a mild consequence, if the target doesn’t already have one.

Bloody Weapon: When you attack with your natural weapon and succeed with style, give the defender the situation aspect Bleeding with one free invocation. If they are already Bleeding, add another free invocation to the aspect.

Common Power Synergies

Energy Blast: Your natural weapon is just the close-up version of a power blast, encasing your fists with energy rather than tossing it at distant foes.

Super Agility: Your favorite opening maneuver is leaping at your prey from a distance, claws first.

Drawbacks

You don’t know which came first, the retractile claws or the animal sensibilities, but you can’t have one without the other. While you’re armed with a natural weapon, you are also Half-Feral.

Your weapon isn’t as simple as jutting bone spurs; your fists generate a strange energy that you can’t entirely shut off. It makes you dangerous to foes, but you’re also A Danger to Anyone Nearby.

Your natural weapon isn’t attached to your hands, but to your elbows or knees. It’s no less effective, but you’re Only Good Up Close.

Collateral Damage Effects

Eviscerate: If you are unconcerned with the damage you cause to the city, let alone the psyches of those around you, you can dive weapons-first into action. You can instantly take out a nameless NPC, or cause a mild consequence to a named NPC or PC.

Berserk: Of course someone with knives jutting from their fists has a berserk mode! If you fall into an incomprehensible rage, you become an especially deadly combatant, gaining Armor:2 and +1 to all attacks. Because you are in a berserk rage, though, you can’t stop yourself from causing collateral damage. This rage lasts until the end of the scene or you choose to end it.

Machine Control

You have a powerful psychic bond with machines of all sorts. They do what you tell them to. You don’t even need a manual.

Basic Machine Control: You can control machines up to one zone away without touching them. Most machines won’t resist you at all, but something computerized will put up Fair (+2) opposition, and more complex and powerful computers will offer greater opposition; you will have to roll to overcome this opposition. You can only make a machine do something it’s capable of; while you couldn’t make a toaster float, for instance, you could make a car drive itself.

Enhancements

Master Machine Control: You gain +2 to rolls when telling machines what to do.

Machine Language: You can communicate with machines psychically, although their intelligence is limited by their capabilities. For example, a toaster couldn’t tell you who all has passed through the room, but it could tell you if someone has made toast recently.

Built-in Wi-Fi: Your brain is able to pick up signals of all sorts. You have a permanently active Internet connection, and you can hear both sides of nearby cell phone conversations.

Alarm Bypass: Technology has so great an affinity for you that security measures—from alarm systems to landmines—simply do not go off for you. They will, however, go off for anyone traveling with you.

Common Power Synergies

Gadgeteering: Because machines listen to you, and you to them, you can create and repair devices much better than anyone else.

Drawbacks

Because you have a bond with machinery, it has a bond with you. In a technologically advanced city, that means The Machines Never Stop Talking!

Your ability to control machinery is psychic in nature and tied into your emotional state. This can cause Unwanted Feedback.

You might be able to sense machinery near you, and control it when it’s away from you, but the only way to access a psychic link is by physically touching the machine you want to influence. Your power Requires Physical Contact.

Collateral Damage Effects

Escape Plan: Wherever you are, whatever the situation, you can summon a vehicle, such as a car or helicopter, to take you and your allies to safety. Generally speaking, this vehicle will arrive by crashing through a wall or the ceiling.

Overload: You can make any electronic device overcharge itself to the point where it violently explodes. This counts as a Fantastic (+6) attack against everyone in the same zone as the exploding device.

Plant Control

You have a green thumb and then some: plants respond to you.

Basic Plant Control: You can communicate with plants up to two zones away. You can direct and accelerate their movements, animating them and using them to take physical actions or even make attacks. When an animated plant takes actions, you roll with your own approaches to control it. Picking up objects is a Mediocre (+0) challenge, while manipulating them will be Fair (+2) or above, depending on complexity. Having plants uproot themselves and move around is a Fantastic (+6) challenge or greater.

Enhancements

Master Plant Control: You gain +2 to your rolls when animating plants.

Accelerated Growth: You can induce a plant to grow from only a seed to fully grown in just a few seconds.

Dryad Step: Your fine control over plants means that they never obstruct you. You can walk through a tree, phasing through the trunk as if there were nothing there. Furthermore, you can phase through any objects made of plant matter, such as wooden doors.

Common Power Synergies

Slowing: No matter where you go, there’s enough grass or weeds underfoot to let you tangle up an opponent.

Harm: You have a natural expertise with plant-based toxins. You might even secrete them.

Drawbacks

Occasionally, you curse the fact that you developed your powers in the city, because you are Not Very Useful Indoors.

You are part plant yourself, or too much time in their presence has caused chlorophyll to leech into your flesh. Either way, you’re walking around with Bright Green Skin.

Collateral Damage Effects

Rapid Reforestation: You can summon forth an entire grove of trees, filling your zone. It is a Great (+4) obstacle for anyone attempting to enter or leave the zone. Of course, this revenge of nature will tear up anything on the ground.

Deadly Ivy: You can plant a little sprig of ivy at the base of a wall or any solid object. After a few seconds, the ivy covers the obstacle, extends tendrils through it, and then collapses it entirely, allowing you to pass through the barrier.

Phasing

Walls are something other people have to deal with. You’ve always found it easier to ghost on through.

Basic Phasing: You can use an overcome action to walk through walls and other physical barriers. A standard interior wooden door is a Fair (+2) obstacle, while thicker barriers of sturdier materials provide more opposition.

Enhancements

Master Phasing: You gain +2 to rolls made when attempting to move through objects.

Tunneling: If you phase through a barrier, you can keep the path you created out of phase for a few moments more, long enough to let your companions through as well.

Defensive Phasing: If you can see an attack coming, you can try to let it phase right through you. You get +2 to defense rolls against attacks that originate from your zone.

Common Power Synergies

Invisibility: When you go out of phase, everything passes through you, even light.

Material Mimic: When you pass through an object, you retain some of its properties.

Drawbacks

Your control over your power isn’t as absolute as you’d like. You can keep solid most of the time, but Sometimes Things Drop Right Through Your Hands.

If you’re out of phase with the world, you’re out of phase with everything, even the air. You Can’t Breathe While Phasing.

Collateral Damage Effects

Missed Me: If you aren’t worried about where the shots actually end up, you can phase out as someone is attacking you. You can ignore all physical damage from a single source, because it strikes everything around you instead.

Armor Piercing: By imparting some of your intangibility to a rock or other small object and then tossing it, you can have it become solid inside a target. This will make the projectile shatter violently, sending shards ricocheting around the area, which deals a mild consequence to anyone in your zone or an adjacent zone.

Power Amplification

You don’t do much on your own. But when there are other super-powered fighters around, you are vital.

Basic Power Amplification: By touching a super-powered individual, you can give them the boost Empowered, which they may invoke during any use of their power. You may only have one such boost in play at a time; if you generate another, the first goes away. If unused, the boost goes away at the end of the scene. Additionally, you always know who around you is super-powered and generally what their power is.

Enhancements

Master Power Amplification: You can create an additional Empowered boost. You may apply multiple boosts to a single target, or spread them around.

Ray of Empowerment: You can empower a target even if you cannot touch them, up to one zone away.

Lingering Power: Select any power you have, including power synergies, besides Power Amplification. Anyone with your Empowered boost gains access to the basic form of that power.

Common Power Synergies

Power Nullification: You can give power, and you can take it away. That makes you pretty scary in a super-powered melee.

Electricity Projection: You amplify others’ powers with bolts of crackling red lightning. You’re not sure how it works, but it’s effective.

Drawbacks

Your ability is less than short-range; you Must Maintain Physical Contact to keep someone empowered.

When you empower an ally, they’re taking some of your energy away. Your power Leaves You Weakened while your allies are empowered.

Collateral Damage Effects

Mass Empowerment: You can give your Empowered boost to every super-powered individual in the scene, friend and foe, in a single wave of energy. Outputting this much energy in a single go, however, has unpredictable effects on inanimate objects and unpowered humans; they get tossed around, thrown in the air, and might even explode.

Power Nullification

The guys who amplify powers are more popular, but you’re arguably more important, if only as a jailer.

Basic Power Nullification: You can render your zone inhospitable to the use of superpowers. If someone attempts to use a power in your zone, and that power prompts opposition, increase its opposition by +2. If the power doesn’t prompt opposition, they must overcome a Fair (+2) obstacle to use it. This nullification field does not affect you, and you can dismiss it at will. Additionally, you always know who around you is super-powered and generally what their power is.

Enhancements

Master Power Nullification: Increase the opposition to the use of powers by +2.

Distant Power Nullification: You can create a power nullification zone up to two zones away. This zone may exist in addition to the one in your zone. You can only maintain one zone of distant power nullification at a time.

Full Nullification: By touching a target, you can temporarily strip away their power. If they resist, you can make an attack using Fight to grab them against their will. Once stripped, they cannot benefit from their superpower in any way until the end of your next turn.

Common Power Synergies

Power Amplification: You can not only take powers away, but you can give them back and even make them better.

Frost Projection: When your ability is active, the affected zone isn’t just resistant to powers, it is a frigid and inhospitable place.

Drawbacks

Nullifying powers requires a lot of concentration, and keeping a nullification zone active for more than a few seconds is Exhausting.

Rather than strictly nullify powers, your ability causes superpowers to short out, go off randomly, and generally still work but work wrong. Your nullification zone suffers from Unpredictable Superpower Misfires.

Collateral Damage Effects

Super-Power Strike: By concentrating, you can unleash a burst of energy that strikes at the heart of a super-powered individual. A nameless NPC with powers gets taken out instantly, while super-powered named NPC or PCs must either take a mild consequence or lose access to their powers entirely until the end of the scene. This energy blast resonates throughout the area, causing everyone there—whether they have powers or not—to become dazed and disoriented.

Power Replication

You never need to suffer from power envy. If you can find someone with the power, you’ll have it too.

Basic Power Replication: If you are touching a super-powered individual, you can mimic their power. If they resist, you may make an attack to grab them against their will. You may use one stunt’s worth of effect from their power suite, but you cannot access their special effects or collateral damage effects. You can change which effect you can access, but you cannot use two effects at the same time. Additionally, you always know who around you is super-powered and generally what their power is. If you are touching someone with super powers, you know exactly how their power works.

Enhancements

Master Power Replication: When the power you are replicating requires you to roll—for instance, to attack—you gain +2 to that roll.

Lingering Power Replication: You can keep one stunt’s worth of power after you let go of the person you took the power from. This power goes away at the end of the scene or if you replicate another power.

Power Vampire: While you are replicating someone’s power, their ability to use superpowers is hampered. If they attempt to use any superpower, and it prompts opposition, its opposition increases by +2. If the power prompts no opposition, they must overcome a Fair (+2) obstacle to use it.

Power Suite Duplication: By spending several minutes closely concentrating on a super-powered individual, you can copy most or all of their power suite. During this time, you gain one stunt’s worth of effect from your target’s power suite for each stunt’s worth of effect you purchased in your power suite. Stunts in excess have no effect. You also gain their special effects, improved special effects, and collateral damage effects, and you lose access to all of your powers, including special effects and collateral damage effects. You keep these powers for a full scenario or until you willingly get rid of them, at which point your original powers return.

Common Power Synergies

Power Amplification and Nullification: If you know how to replicate powers, improving or hampering them should be easy.

Harm: You’re stealing someone’s power. You’re stealing a very real part of who they are. That’s gonna hurt.

Drawbacks

Too much time thinking about how powers work and how to get access to them has left you a little psychologically damaged: you are Power-Hungry.

A light tap on the arm isn’t enough for you to borrow someone’s ability; your power-theft Requires Sustained Physical Contact.

Collateral Damage Effects

Replicated Collateral Damage: You can use the collateral damage effect of the person whose power you are replicating.

Precognition

You have a bit of insight into how things are going to go; mainly you know how to dodge just before a punch gets thrown.

Basic Precognition: You can see hits coming early, letting you use Clever to defend against all physical attacks. Also, during a conflict you always act before anyone who does not have Precognition.

Enhancements

Master Precognition: You gain +2 to your rolls when defending against physical attacks.

Visions: Once per scene, you may ask the Narrator a question about future events, the likely outcomes of your actions, or any other information you can only access through seeing the future. The Narrator must answer as honestly as possible, but may be vague.

Common Power Synergies

Super Senses: Your senses aren’t actually heightened, but you have an uncanny knack for looking in the right spot at the right time.

Telepathy: Your mind has a unique construction; it allows you to see into the future and also to read the minds of those around you.

Drawbacks

There are so many different futures that you can half-see; it’s overwhelming, leaving you with Constant Migraines.

Your ability to see the near-future is so finely tuned that it eclipses your ability to stay in the now, leading you to answer questions before they’re asked and dodge blows before they’re thrown. You Have Trouble Seeing the Present.

Collateral Damage Effects

Expected Backup: At any point, you can announce that you knew there would be trouble several hours ago, so you called in a tip to local law enforcement. This law enforcement immediately arrives in force, most likely breaking through windows or kicking down doors to get there. Whether this backup means corporate police, a registered superhero, or gangsters defending their territory depends on the scene and is up to the GM.

Future Echoes: You open up your mind and fill the brains of everyone around you with visions of the near-future. This leaves everyone else in the scene confused and disoriented. Every time someone else makes an attack, they suffer a -4 penalty to the roll because they keep aiming where someone is about to be. This effect lasts a few minutes or until you dismiss it.

Probability Manipulation

Coming Soon

Regeneration

You aren’t made of iron. You can get stabbed just as easily as the next guy. Difference is, once the knife gets pulled out, you’re ready to fight again.

Basic Regeneration: Whenever one of your physical consequences begins to recover, it gets renamed and moved to the next lower consequence slot, if available. This clears away mild consequences immediately. Additionally, at the end of a scene, if you have any mild physical consequences—whether they are recovering or not—they get cleared away automatically.

Enhancements

Master Regeneration: It’s easier for you to start the healing process. Anyone, including yourself, attempting to begin healing one of your physical consequences gets +2 to their roll.

Human Pincushion: Sometimes you got a spear sticking out of your chest, and you just gotta deal with that. Gain a mild consequence slot, which you can use for physical injuries.

Immortal: You can be taken out in combat, but nothing can make you actually die. Ever.

Quick Recovery: By spending a fate point, you can use Will to attempt to begin recovering one of your physical consequences. You can do this at any time, even as an action during combat.

Common Power Synergies

Super Toughness: It’s not that you don’t get hurt, it’s that the things that hurt normal people just don’t matter that much for you.

Harm: Part of your enhanced regenerative ability is an immune system so powerful it actually attacks anyone who gets too close to you.

Drawbacks

You don’t heal perfectly. Every time you come back from an injury, there’s a scar, even if it’s just a little one, and those things add up. By this point, you are Grotesquely Scarred.

You are older than you look—much, much older. You may have lived several lifetimes, or spent a few decades trapped in ice before you were revived. Either way, you are From Another Time.

Collateral Damage Effects

Horror Show: If there is a way of breaking enemy morale that’s more efficient than tearing off your own head and running, screaming, into a crowd, you don’t know what it is. You can perform an act of horrifying self-mutilation in front of everyone in your zone. When you do, nameless NPCs will flee in fear, and named NPCs and PCs must roll against Fair (+2) difficulty to avoid taking a moderate mental consequence.

Foreign Objects: Your body is full of bullets, blades, bones, and all kinds of detritus from past battles. If you don’t mind embedding all that stuff in the walls and people around you, you can force your body to eject the foreign material en masse at top speed. By doing so, you attack everyone in your zone and one adjacent zone using Shoot.

Shape-Shifting

You are what you want to be.

Basic Shape-Shifting: You can change your form into that of any creature. You can roll to create an advantage of Creature Form. The opposition is generally Fair (+2), though it increases for particularly large or small shapes and for complex transformations like a swarm of bees. Your new shape persists until you decide to end it or get taken out.

Enhancements

Master Shape-Shifting: You gain +2 to your roll when attempting to change your shape.

Skill-Shifting: When you change your shape, select one approach. Gain +2 to that skill as long as you remain in creature form.

Rapid Shifting: Changing your form is nearly instant; it does not take an action.

Common Power Synergies

Flight: With a little fine control over your shape-shifting ability, you can sprout wings whenever you need them.

Animal Control: Your time being an animal has taught you to think like an animal—and consequently, how to order an animal around.

Drawbacks

Your transformations aren’t perfect; whenever you return to human shape, some animal features remain. You Don’t Look Quite Human.

While your transformations are impressive, you can only tweak your form a little bit; you can’t change it entirely. You are Limited to Terrestrial Mammals.

Collateral Damage Effects

T-Rex: You can turn into a giant dinosaur or similarly massive force of destruction, able to crush everything around you. You can only hold this form for a few minutes, though, and you’re sure to tear up everything around you. While massive, you gain +1 to attack rolls and your attacks gain a bonus of +2.

Stegosaurus: You can turn yourself into an armored dinosaur or similarly unstoppable juggernaut, unfazed by anything around you. You can only hold this form for a few minutes, though, and you’re sure to crush everything around you. While armored, you gain +2 to defend rolls and can knock down obstacles like thick concrete walls just by walking through them.

Shielding

You keep people safe with invisible walls of force. It’s not flashy, but it’s a solid defensive ability.

Basic Shielding: With a moment’s concentration, you can erect a barrier between your zone and an adjacent zone, which lasts until the end of the scene or you will it away. This barrier is transparent, but no matter can pass through it. When someone attempts to attack through the barrier, or attacks the barrier itself, you intercept the attack, rolling to defend. If the attack succeeds, you may either take the shifts as mental stress or allow the barrier to shatter and take mental stress equal to half of the shifts, rounded down. You may erect multiple barriers, but each active barrier after the first reduces your defense roll by one.

Enhancements

Master Shielding: You gain +2 to defend rolls to maintain your barriers.

Opaque Shields: When you create a barrier, you can make it transparent, opaque, or anything in between.

Precision Shielding: You can create much smaller shields, surrounding a single human-sized target within your zone.

Semi-Permeable Shield: You and your allies can attack through your barriers, but at a -2 penalty.

Common Power Synergies

Telekinesis: With a little concentration, you can demonstrate finer control over your shields, letting you manipulate objects in your own zone or an adjacent zone.

Invisibility: Light doesn’t pass through your shields quite cleanly; it bends a little. With practice, you’ve learned to get light to bend all the way around your shield, making everything within invisible to the naked eye.

Drawbacks

Because you can throw up protective barriers with ease, you’ve never had to really defend yourself. As result, anyone who breaks through your shield will find that you’re Quite Frail.

Your barriers don’t appear instantly; instead, they coalesce as the air solidifies. Your shields are Slow to Form.

Collateral Damage Effects

Shield Bubble: By creating a small shield around yourself and expanding it out at high speed, you can knock every target—enemies and allies—in your zone into an adjacent zone of your choice. Each pushed character takes one physical stress. Using this effect also pushes around anything else that happens to be in your zone.

Deflection: If you are aware of a projectile attack against you, you can generate a shield at a precise angle, redirecting the attack to any other target in your zone or an adjacent zone. The new target defends against the attack. Doing this makes your shield break apart, however, throwing shards of invisible force all around your environment.

Slowing

You have the ability to stop a person in their tracks.

Basic Slowing: Select a target up to one zone away and make an attack roll. That target cannot move to another zone until you release them or they overcome an obstacle with opposition equal to your roll.

“Slowing” is a broad term for several different means of getting an opponent to stop in their tracks. The approach used to overcome your slowing depends on the nature of your power. Psychic-based attacks would require a mental challenge whereas physical hindrances would be met with physical strength or speed.

Enhancements

Master Slowing: You have perfected your ability to hold people in place. Gain +2 to your attack when slowing targets.

Slow Field: You can affect an entire zone with your power. Select a zone up to one zone away, and roll an attack with a -2 penalty. Your power affects every target in the zone, friend and foe.

Stop: When you entangle your opponents, you entangle them completely. When slowing a target, you may choose to attack with a -2 penalty. If you do, your target cannot take any physical actions until they escape from your power.

Common Power Synergies

Super Speed: In a rather bizarre defiance of physics as we understand them, you can move so quickly that you steal speed from your opponents.

Super Toughness: You have an aura of slowness around you. You can still get hit, but punches land a little slower than they otherwise would.

Drawbacks

You don’t slow someone by force of will alone; you hit them with a bola, a sticky web, or something of that nature. Whatever the precise form, you Require a Prop to make it work.

Your ability to slow others is a reflection of your own personality; you’re just a Lethargic person.

Collateral Damage Effects

Mass Slowing: When pressed, you can apply your slowing effect on a massive scale, targeting everyone in your zone and every adjacent zone. Of course, by affecting so many targets, you’re likely to damage something in the environment as well.

Timeless Zone: Your power comes from an ability to manipulate time itself. You can turn your zone into a bubble of stopped time; nobody and nothing—not even you—can enter or pass through it, and nobody within it can take any actions, until you release the effect or the scene ends. However, the border between regular and timeless space is a strange and dangerous thing, which will kick up powerful winds and potentially destroy whatever gets too close.

Spectral Vision

Coming Soon

Super Agility

You are an acrobat without compare, a position you show off best with your graceful leaps.

Basic Super Agility: You are preternaturally graceful, and gain +2 to your rolls when leaping, balancing, or otherwise demonstrating your agility. In addition, you have a prodigious leap: leaping up to a second-story window or from rooftop to rooftop across a wide alleyway is a simple task that, without further complication, requires no roll.

Enhancements

Master Super Agility: You gain an additional +2 bonus to your rolls when demonstrating your superior agility.

Cat’s Landing: You know just how to land after even the highest fall. When you fall, you land on your feet and take no damage, regardless of the height you fall from, as long as you are conscious.

Uncanny Dodge: If you can see a projectile coming, you can get out of its way with some clever gymnastics. You gain +2 to defense rolls when dodging ranged attacks.

Common Power Synergies

Super Strength: They tell you to lift with your legs, and you have strong legs indeed.

Flight: You might not have true flight, but your leaps are so superhumanly good that they are nearly indistinguishable from flying.

Drawbacks

Your legs are perpetually coiled springs, and they don’t like being still. When you aren’t leaping through the air, you are Restless.

While your leaps are decent enough, what actually moves you are lines of sticky webbing that work like grappling hooks. You Need Solid Anchor Points in order to move.

Your leaps are amazing, but not incredibly accurate. Outside that’s not a problem, but you are Accident-Prone While Indoors.

Collateral Damage Effects

Mighty Bound: If you put everything you have into it, you can leap incredible distances, from the ground to basically any outdoor point in the city. Of course, putting that much muscle into a jump will crack the pavement, both where you jump from and where you land.

Hair-Trigger Reaction: If you are targeted by a ranged attack from another zone, you can use your superhuman agility to not just leap out of the way, but also leap toward your attacker, landing in their zone. This causes the attack to miss you, but it will still hit something in your zone.

Super Intelligence

You are the smartest person in the room, whatever room you happen to be in.

Basic Super Intelligence: You gain +2 to your rolls when working though puzzles, riddles, or other mentally absorbing tasks. In addition, you can answer complicated mathematical problems instantly.

Enhancements

Master Super Intelligence: You gain an additional +2 to your rolls when demonstrating your mental acuity.

Walking Library: You’ve forgotten more than most people will ever know. By spending a fate point, you can gain the bonus from Super Intelligence, even if it’s not a mentally absorbing task.

Chessmastery: You don’t just understand facts; you understand how people operate. You gain +2 to your rolls when attempting to predict someone’s future actions.

Taskmastery: Once you see how someone fights, you can exploit their weaknesses. When someone deals physical stress to you in a conflict, you gain +2 to all attack rolls against them until the end of the scene.

Common Power Synergies

Precognition: Your intelligence is so far beyond the norm that you can predict the near-future with uncanny accuracy.

Influence: People are just complex systems that a clever mind can manipulate with the right words, and your clever mind always knows just what to say.

Natural Weapon: Your fists are no stronger than anyone else’s, but your ability to read an opponent means you know exactly where to strike for maximum effect.

Drawbacks

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s sometimes difficult for the very brilliant to get along with the more normal. You Think You’re Better than Everyone.

Your brain just. Doesn’t. Shut. Off. Because of your endlessly bubbling, productive mind, you are Intensely Sleep-Deprived.

Collateral Damage Effects

Pawn Interception: You can use your gift for analysis to divert an incoming attack. When an attack would hit you, you can have it instead strike a nameless NPC in your zone—they just happened to wander into the line of fire at the exact right moment. When this happens, you take no damage and the NPC is taken out.

Battle Plan: Your tactical mind has figured out exactly how a given conflict will shape up—you just need to remind your companions what to do. You can shout out a battle plan to give yourself and every ally in the scene the boost We’ve Planned for This. Unfortunately, doing so will give whomever you’re fighting a little insight into your tactics.

Super Senses

Some of your senses are much more acute than is normal. It sometimes surprises you when you realize just how blind the rest of the world is.

Basic Super Senses: Pick a single sense—sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch. You gain +2 to your rolls when using that sense to notice or investigate. In addition, that sense cannot be impeded; for instance, you can see in darkness or hear clearly in a cacophony.

Enhancements

Master Super Senses: You gain an additional +2 to your rolls when using your superior sense.

Sensory Suite: Pick another sense for your bonus to apply to.

Alertness: Your senses are heightened even when you aren’t really trying. You gain +2 to notice anything you could identify with your superior sense.

Common Power Synergies

Super Agility: Included among your enhanced senses is proprioception—your ability to recognize where your body is in space. That lets you pull off some superhuman gymnastics.

Precognition: Included among your enhanced senses is one we don’t have a name for just yet; you can sense things before they occur.

Drawbacks

The human brain wasn’t meant to deal with this much input all at once. You are Easily Overwhelmed.

You can’t tune out or narrow your super senses, which makes it hard to focus on what’s important at the moment. As a result, you suffer from a Slowed Reaction Time.

Collateral Damage Effects

Mental Map: Your senses are so finely tuned that you can create a full mental map of an entire floor of a building in an instant; all you need to do is clap your hands and listen to the echoes, or perhaps light a fire and watch the way the air currents move the smoke. Whatever the method, it gets you the layout of the building, but it’ll likely attract unwanted attention.

Hyperfocus: You can focus the full power of your super sense on someone anywhere in the scene. Because of your superior focus, you gain +4 to all attack and defense rolls against your target until you end this effect or the target is taken out. However, you cannot attack anyone else while hyperfocused, and you are liable to cause collateral damage because you’ve stopped paying attention to your surroundings.

Super Speed

Gotta go fast, gotta go fast!

Basic Super Speed: You gain +2 to rolls that involve moving quickly. Additionally, you can move quickly enough to run across liquids or up sheer vertical surfaces—although if you slow down or stop, you’ll fall.

Enhancements

Master Super Speed: You are faster than fast! Gain an additional +2 bonus to your rolls for moving quickly.

Improved Reaction Time: You can use Athletics in place of any other skill for the purpose of determining turn order.

Common Power Synergies

Phasing: By concentrating carefully, you can accelerate the molecules in your body to such a point that they no longer interact with common, unaccelerated matter.

Natural Weapon: When you fight, you might not hit harder than anyone else, but you get a whole flurry of hits in at once, which is just as good.

Super Intelligence: It’s not just your body that moves quickly; your mind also operates at light speed.

Improved Special Effects

Lots of Actions: You can split your shifts among up to three different actions, adding +1 to each.

Drawbacks

Even a super-speedster gets tired, and when your hyperactive metabolism is on the downswing, you can suffer from intense Burnout.

In your world, people are moving in slow motion; they take forever to do the simplest tasks. No wonder you are so Easily Distracted.

Collateral Damage Effects

Quantum Tunneling: If pressed, you can run fast enough to break through time itself. You and anyone and anything you are holding onto disappear completely, reappearing in the same position in the future—as little as one exchange later, but up to a week, with no time having passed for you. The spontaneous return to the natural flow of time, however, is sudden and potentially violent.

Speed Demon: If you’re willing to tear up the streets—shattering glass, injuring pedestrians, and such—you can travel pretty much anywhere in the same city in the span of a single exchange.

Super Strength

You are a powerhouse, a wall of muscle, an unstoppable force. Are you strong? Listen, bud…you really are.

Basic Super Strength: You gain +2 to in all situations that require pure strength.

Enhancements

Master Super Strength: There’s strong, and then there’s you. Gain an additional +2 bonus to your rolls in situations requiring pure strength.

Stand Fast: You aren’t going to get pushed around so easily. You are immune to all forced movement.

Common Power Synergies

Natural Weapon: Who needs weapons when you can put this much muscle behind every hit?

Super Toughness: Tough and strong, strong and tough. A natural fit.

Improved Special Effect

Hammer Toss: You can move a target of your attack up to four zones away.

Drawbacks

Your super strength also makes you super aggressive. Sometimes you can’t help but fly into a Destructive Rage.

Your power isn’t as supernormal as some others; it comes from having muscles on muscles on muscles. You are big and beefy but, unfortunately, Clumsy.

Super strength isn’t quite the gift everyone makes it out to be; just ask the trail of broken doors, shattered plates, and other chaos you leave in your wake. It’s not fun when you Don’t Know Your Own Strength.

Collateral Damage Effects

POW!: It’s pretty trivial for you to just pick someone up and toss ‘em through the scenery. You can take out a nameless NPC entirely, or deal a mild consequence to anyone else, at the expense of the structural integrity of the buildings around you.

SMASH!: You can raise your mighty fists and hit the ground with enough force that the whole earth seems to shake, attacking everyone in your zone with Physique.

Super Toughness

It’s not that you’re too strong to show that you’re hurt, or that you recover especially well from being hurt. It’s that you just don’t get hurt.

Basic Super Toughness: You gain Armor: 2 against any purely physical damage.

Enhancements

Master Super Toughness: Pain don’t hurt. You gain an additional physical stress box.

Implacable: The best defense it not even noticing that someone is attacking you. You gain an additional Armor: 2 against physical damage.

Juggernaut: Running around obstacles is for people afraid of running through them. You gain +2 to any attempt to overcome an obstacle impeding your movement by smashing right through it.

Common Power Synergies

Regeneration: Wow, you are truly, deeply, impressively hard to kill.

Shielding: Your super toughness is actually an unconscious side effect of your ability to throw up energy shields.

Improved Special Effect

Shrug It Off: You immediately heal a mild consequence.

Drawbacks

Your toughness is actually a form of armor, either literal armor that you have to put on or armor that you can encase your body in at will. Either way, it impedes your mobility, leaving you Slow.

You’re super tough and can’t really feel pain, but that’s because your entire sense of touch has been dialed down to 1. You Can’t Feel Much of Anything.

The source of your super toughness isn’t internal; it’s in the series of chitinous plates sprouting from your joints, or the shadowy clouds that always surround you, or something else similarly Horrifying to Behold.

Collateral Damage Effects

Bulletproof: You can, at will, shrug off any amount of physical stress from a single source—bullets simply bounce off your chest, uselessly. However, the damage is reflected into your environment; bullets gotta go somewhere, after all.

Interception: When someone, up to one zone away, is attacked, you can intervene, throwing yourself in front of them to defend for them. Leaping into action and throwing targets out of the way, however, will incur its own damage. All this assumes you are able to move there, of course.

Telekinesis

You are a genuine spoon-bending, mind-over-matter psychic, able to enforce your will on the world.

Basic Telekinesis: You can move small objects in your own or adjacent zones without physically touching them. By hurling objects around, you can attack with mental prowess against targets in your zone.

Enhancements

Master Telekinesis: You gain +2 to your rolls when attacking with telekinesis.

Long-Distance Telekinesis: Your mental abilities stretch unusually far. You can move objects and make attacks up to three zones away using telekinesis.

Telekinetic Might: You can use your mind to lift large objects. Lifting something human-sized is a Fair (+2) obstacle, while a car is a Great (+4) obstacle.

TK Shield: You can ward off physical attacks with the power of your mind. By erecting a telekinetic shield, you can defend with Telekinesis against physical attacks.

Common Power Synergies

Flight: You can hoist your body into the air using your power.

Shielding: You can use your telekinesis to erect shields, either generated from nearby detritus or composed of sheer psychic force.

Super Strength: By working your muscles and mind in tandem, you can deliver more power than either on its own, effectively giving you super strength.

Drawbacks

A lifetime of pulling things toward you with your mind, rather than your arms, either led to or was a result of your own Weak and Frail Body.

There’s no easy way to say this, but your mental prowess is tied to your Huge, Visible, Pulsating Brain.

Collateral Damage Effects

Holding Pattern: By pouring everything you have into your telekinetic power, you can lift everyone and everything in your zone and adjacent zones off the ground. Lifted targets cannot move or take physical actions that require movement, such as close combat attacks, but they can still use ranged or mental attacks.

Unstoppable Telekinesis: You can use your mental powers to lift something up to the size of a tank and hurl it, either to destroy a wall or similarly robust obstacle, or to attack every target in your zone or an adjacent zone.

Telepathy

You know what everyone is thinking.

Basic Telepathy: Choose one from Memory, Emotion and Scanning. You can use these methods to glean information from the minds of people in your zone or adjacent zones. If your target knows or suspects you are reading their mind, they can actively oppose you with their own mental prowess. Emotion can discover what someone is feeling, Memory delves into deep thoughts and memories, and Scanning picks up surface thoughts and detects unfamiliar minds. With any method, you can also project words into the minds of anyone within range.

Enhancements

Master Telepathy: You are a skilled mind reader. You gain +2 to your telepathic skills when reading minds.

Long-Distance Telepathy: You can read the minds of others regardless of distance, so long as you can see them and perform Scanning for familiar or very unusual minds within a mile against a Fair (+2) opposition. The range of Long-Distance Scanning increases by an order of magnitude (×10) for each shift above the the challenge rating.

Mental Blasts: You can use Will to launch mental attacks up to three zones away. If you take out someone with such an attack, you can either render them comatose or take control of their mind.

Telepathic Flexibility: You know many ways to read a mind. Choose another skill you can use to read minds.

Common Power Synergies

Influence: Not only can you read minds, but you can also tweak them. Just a little. Just to your advantage.

Animal Control: Human minds aren’t the only ones worth reading; animal minds are versatile and very malleable as well.

Drawbacks

When you can read others’ thoughts but nobody’s reading your own, you Tend to Abuse Your Power.

Delving too deep into someone’s brain is risky; their thoughts may start to resonate with yours and generate Psychic Feedback.

Collateral Damage Effects

Psychic Lockdown: You can mentally overwhelm everyone else in the scene, effectively freezing them. They can’t take physical actions, but they can still invoke aspects and perform mental tasks. They can attempt to break out by overcoming with Will, opposed by your Will. On each of your turns, you must concentrate, using your action, to keep them frozen. The psychic brain-lock will definitely have lasting effects on their brains.

Psychic Maelstrom: You open your mind, and your entire zone becomes inundated with psychic energy. Anyone who ends their turn in your zone takes 2 mental stress, and anyone who ends in a zone adjacent to yours takes 1 mental stress. This effect persists until you choose to end it or the end of the scene.

Teleportation

You go where you want, whether there’s a path there or not.

Basic Teleportation: You can move up to three zones as an action, provided that you can see where you are moving to.

Enhancements

Teleportation Mastery: You can move an additional zone when you teleport.

Collective Teleportation: Normally you can only teleport yourself, but with a little effort you can teleport any human-sized target you touch. If the target resists, make an attack using Fight to grab them against their will.

Mark and Recall: By concentrating for a few minutes in a location, you can mark it. Thereafter, you can always teleport back to your marked location, regardless of distance. You may change your marked location whenever you want, but you can only have one marked location at a time.

Common Power Synergies

Energy Blast: You don’t actually fire bolts of energy, but you can teleport bursts of fire, plasma, or similar nastiness directed at your foes, and that works pretty much the same.

Item Summoning: Back home you’ve got a big collection of useful things, which you can teleport into your hands whenever you need to.

Drawbacks

Your teleportation fills you with energy that discharges as soon as you appear at your destination. You create an Involuntary Energy Field.

When you teleport, you actually move through another dimension, one where physics works differently. The process creates Massive Bursts of Ill-Smelling Smoke.

Collateral Damage Effects

Wormhole: You can chain together two zones with a slightly unstable wormhole, tearing reality as you know it into little bits. Pick any two zones you can see; these zones are considered the same zone for all purposes.

Jaunt: You can teleport to any location in the city that you have seen before, even if just in photos. Unfortunately, this imprecise maneuver usually ends with you crashing through something important.

Wall-Crawling

Gravity is something that other people have to worry about; you just need a surface to put under your feet.

Basic Wall-Crawling: You can move along any solid surface, even upside-down, as easily as you move along the ground. In addition, you get +2 to rolls made to navigate obstacles that involve climbing.

Enhancements

Master Wall-Crawling: You gain an additional +2 bonus to overcome opposition with climbing.

Wall Kick: You can leap off the wall to put a little more punch into your punches. You gain +2 to your roll if you can attack someone by jumping off a wall.

Tireless Grip: If you find a comfortable spot on a wall or ceiling, you can hang there for hours if need be. You can even sleep there perfectly safely.

Common Power Synergies

Super Agility: You are made to leap from wall to wall like a flea.

Super Strength: You can pull your entire body up a sheer surface by the power of your fingertips alone. Yeah, your strength is above average.

Drawbacks

Fact is, the ability to hang onto a wall comes from the strange, viscous substance oozing out of your hands and feet. You are Sticky-Fingered (Literally).

You can get a finger hold on even the tiniest, most insignificant nooks and crannies of a wall, but you Can’t Climb Perfectly Smooth Surfaces.

Collateral Damage Effects

Gravity Manipulation: Your wall-crawling ability actually comes from your ability to adjust the pull of gravity on yourself so that “down” is where you want it to be, at least for a few minutes. You can expand this gravity trick to cover an entire zone, pulling everyone and everything not nailed down into the wall you’re standing on. Anyone who hasn’t braced for impact must overcome a Fair (+2) obstacle; otherwise, they land poorly and take a mild consequence.

Hold Fast: You can bring any moving object, up to the size and speed of a train, to a complete halt, provided you can hold onto it with one hand and onto something reasonably solid, like the ground, with the other. Doing this doesn’t hurt you—your body is built to handle these forces—but it will probably damage whatever you’re trying to stop.

Weather Control

You can rain on anyone’s parade.

Basic Weather Control: You can fill your zone with specific weather patterns by creating an advantage. The opposition is generally Fair (+2), but increases with especially difficult weather, such as tornadoes, or especially inclement weather, such as snow during high summer. These weather patterns fade away when you will them to, when you leave the zone, or otherwise at the end of the scene.

Enhancements

Master Weather Control: You gain +2 to your roll when creating a weather pattern.

Weather Precision: You can use weather phenomena to attack any target in a zone in which you’ve created a weather pattern.

Lingering Weather: Weather patterns you create linger while you are in an adjacent zone. In addition, you can create weather patterns in adjacent zones.

Common Power Synergies

Energy Blast: Rather than firing blasts of pure energy, you can induce winds to blow with pinpoint precision, as effectively as another super might toss a fireball.

Flight: With a few carefully choreographed updrafts, you can take to the skies.

Improved Special Effect

Dangerous Weather: Your weather pattern makes a Great (+4) attack against a single target in its zone.

Drawbacks

Your moods tend to leech into the room’s weather, no matter how hard you try. You suffer from Sympathetic Weather Patterns.

The weather you create can be impressive, but it’s easily overpowered by nature. That’s why you’re Only Effective While Indoors.

Collateral Damage Effects

Sturm und Drang: When you need to, you can dial up your storms dangerously high. Your weather pattern attacks every target in its zone with a Great (+4) attack.

Winds of Change: Your weather pattern fills its zone with enough wind to push everyone except you into an adjacent zone of your choice. Until you end the effect, nobody can re-enter the zone.