The Top 10 Sexiest Superpowers

October 8, 2009

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Some would become the embodiment of truth and justice, while others would opt for the evil mastermind route. Most of us would answer with plain, old selfishness. And this can't be a bad thing, because a number of comic book characters out there have succumbed to the same temptations most of us would. One of the most popular persuasions, other than wealth, is sex. The following comic book characters all possess powers we'd either want for ourselves or hope to encounter in the objects of our desires.

Source: DC Comics

10. Elasti-Girl (Rita Farr)

Too short?  Too tall?  Doesn't matter.  With a girl like Rita Farr, height is an issue of the past. Oddly, Elasti-Girl's powers are not stretchy limbs like you would think.  Rita Farr was an ex-Olympian turned Hollywood actress who was exposed to volcanic gasses while filming in Africa. The gasses altered her body's structure, allowing her to grow and shrink at will. We nominated Elasti-Girl for the spot because unlike the Atom or Garganta, Elasti-Girl could shrink or grow. In addition to this variance, Farr later learned to hone her powers so that she could adjust the size of any part of her body at will. Z-cups, anyone?

9. The Enchantress

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Source: Marvel Comics

The Enchantress, Amora, was a favorite villain of Thor's who certainly knew how to wield a sexy power or two. From a young age, The Enchantress sought to learn the secrets of magic by seducing her masters. As an Asgardian, The Enchantress is immortally young and has utilized her powers to augment her beauty and charm. She can hold any man in thrall for about a week with only a mere kiss. Her powers of attraction are second to none, requiring god-like resolve like that of Thor's to even hope to resist her.

 8. Superman (Clark Kent)

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Source: DC Comics

Superman is one of the pillars of the comic universe and possesses an epic array of powers. In addition to the strength and the flight and the frost breath, Supe also has a little trick that has no doubt served him well: x-ray vision. Yes, x-ray specs have helped Superman to see that bomb hidden behind five layers of concrete, and yes, x-ray vision has more than likely helped Superman to find a restrained prisoner in a series of cells...but x-ray vision has also helped Superman to see what's under Lois Lane's dress. So unless lead underwear hits the streets of Metropolis, x-ray vision will serve Superman again and again.

7. Glitter (Stephanie Harrington)

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Source: Marvel Comics

Sometimes, it just comes down to endurance. This is absolutely not a problem for the heroine Glitter. Stephanie was your normal, average housewife. Shortly after The White Event, one of Marvel's many cataclysms, Harrington began to notice her powers. Her body began to produce an energy that allowed Harrington to participate in activities of extreme physical exertion for incredibly long periods of time without tiring as well as doubling her reaction time. Anyone close enough to her begins to receive the same superhuman traits. Clearly, the option for two people to engage in extreme physical exertion for long periods of time is much, much better than just Glitter. There are certainly enough commercials out there to keep reminding us.

 6. Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)

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Source: Marvel Comics

The Native American mutant known as Mirage (originally codenamed Psyche) truly demonstrates that sometimes the sexy isn't in the power, but how it's used.  Danielle Moonstar was an early addition to Professor Xavier's New Mutants. She possessed a tumultuous ability to manifest people's emotions into incredibly realistic illusions. At first, the illusions would often take the forms of her subjects' worst fears. However, later, with some training and control, Mirage was able to project her subjects' deepest desires. Obviously, there are a variety of applications. Talk about setting the mood.

 

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5. Dr. Manhattan (Jonathan Osterman)

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Source: DC Comics

Watchmen's stoic centerpiece, Dr. Manhattan, like Mirage, doesn't necessarily have sexy powers, per se, but their applications can yield some very saucy results. For example, a number of mutants can duplicate themselves, such as Multiple Man, or bring people into existence from nothingness, such as Dorothy Spinner; however none of them can experience the same vast sense of pleasure that Dr. Manhattan can. Due to his pan-temporal nature, Osterman can make alternate versions of himself, however unlike Multiple Man, Dr. Manhattan can experience the sensations from all of his forms collectively and simultaneously. As seen with his foreplay with Silk Spectre II, Osterman's powers of multiplicity and synchronicity can yield some incredibly raunchy experiments.

4. Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde)

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Source: Marvel Comics

Whether used actively to control other's minds or passively to figure out what makes other people tick, the ability to read and manipulate other peoples' minds has uncharted sexy potential. Of all the comic book creations out there that wade in the waters of mental prowess, we chose Mastermind. Jason Wyngarde, one of the original members of The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, wasn't just your run-of-the-mill telepath. He was a sort-of limbic lothario, often using his powers to chase women. One of the most notable of his frequent pursuits was Xavier's golden girl, Jean Grey.

3. Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards)

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Source: Marvel Comics

What would a sexy superpowers list be without someone who has the ability to bend their limbs beyond the normal human threshold?  No back pain, no awkward shifting, no balancing issues... the benefits are nearly endless.

Of course, the most notable of the elasti-heroes is the figurehead of the Fantastic Four, Reed Richards. Richards can contort his body into nearly any permutation, from a tightly condensed ball to a large, flat disc. He is capable of stretching his body for roughly three miles before feeling any physical pain. We don't see Mr. F being a spokesperson for Viagra anytime soon. 

2. Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)

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Source: DC Comics

The scorned scientist Pamela Isley, known to the citizens of Gotham City as Poison Ivy, germinates tremendous control over various pheromones.  Different types of toxins constantly course through her veins, allowing her immunity to all poisons, a telepathic link to plant life, and, more importantly, the ability to seduce anyone she chooses via a venomous kiss. While not necessarily a power that anyone would want to be victim of, Ivy's powers have certainly turned up the heat for Batman and Robin. Ivy's sway was even powerful enough to seduce Superman, with a little help from some kryptonite. With a power like Poison Ivy's, you're certain to be pretty popular.

 1. Mystique (Raven Darkholme)

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Source: Marvel Comics

A frequent guest star of The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Mystique can alter her genetic structure, even down to vocal chords, in order to duplicate any humanoid being she's ever seen. These fantasies are tantalizing, but mostly center around variety. Whether wielding this power yourself to entice someone properly or being able to get inventive with...well...virtually anyone, the benefits speak for themselves. We chose Mystique rather than the likes of Copycat or other shape changers out there because Mystique used her powers to their deceitful fullest.  Being an agent of espionage, in addition to just some garden-variety chaos, Mystique definitely enjoyed the kinkiest aspects of her chameleon-like nature.

 

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