Would you rather have magic powers or super powers?
You're being vague.
Superpowers can mean anything. Am I flying brick or do I talk to birds or what? What ARE my superpowers?
Same with magic powers, am I simply open to all Magic in the world or a particular ability that's just magic in origin?
With things so vague I'll go with Superpowers, atleast there the ramifications are purely physical rather than metaphysical. Magic has spiritual connotations meaning the wrong use of magic could result in the damnation or destruction of my soul.
Does power over some supernatural force qualify as magic or a superpower?
Like, would characters like Ghost Rider, The Darkness, and Scarlet Witch be considered to have "magic" or are they just supers who draw their powers from the supernatural? Is Magic only considered so when it's people who cast spells like Doctor Strange, Zatanna, or Dr. Fate?
You gotta be more clear, OP.
Why decided? powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Random
Heroes and villains hardly choose where their powers come from
Magic generally fucks more shit up and has far less defined drawbacks.
There's spell-like shit and outside sources of power, but magic is usually an innate thing that might require channeling it through an object or chanting some spooky shit but ultimately comes from the user itself.
With superpowers, you don't have to earn it, and you generally get a set "power-level". What you can do is limited to what your superpowers are.
With Magic, you study and practice and learn. You power matches exactly the amount of time and effort you put into it, and the possibilities are limited only by the extent of your research.
Magic = power over time that may be unlimited
Superpowers = power right now that will be specific.
So, yeah, Magic. Hands down.
I have the power of being my own waifu, apparently.
I still think this needs a better format. I almost made one too but got distracted with finals. There needs to be concessions made to how the power is manifested, how long it takes to channel, how intense the power is, the range of effect, control over power, fine control of effects and so on.
For example a reality warper can be anything from Finn the human to Franklin Richards. Those are two extremely different levels of control and intensity.
The issue with magic is the rules. Becoming an OP arch mage is dangerous because you could make the wrong deal with a deity or be obliterated by seeing an arcane truth you could not yet comprehend.
Magic. Magic gets you all the bitches.
Could a super hero look this cool? I don't think so.
fucking space bending wizards
fuck your magic, asshole
Depends on the setting, really.
Sometimes it's like that, other times it's a double-edged sword that ends with demons, sacrifice, and madness.
Magic. Doctor Strange single-handily proves that magic powers > Super powers.
With Super powers, it's mostly like a lottery. You might get a superpower such as super strength and that's it.
But with Magic? MAgic is essentially motherfucking gameshark. You want Super speed? Do that magic incantation and voila, you're fast as hell now. Want super strength? Again, do the magic incantation and you're strong, stronger than even the Hulk.
Magic powers >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Super powers anyday.
What about magical super powers?