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18 December 2010 @ 04:49 pm
The 20 Questions Thread ['Heirs' Edition]  
Had a burning question about the series? This is your chance to ask it. The only way we won't is if it'll spoil a future fic for you. We may even answer a few questions about the next epic. You won't know if you don't ask.
On the Verge of: dorkydorky
saavikam77: Destinysaavikam77 on December 18th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
Have you guys nailed down which of the twins will get exactly which combo of Clark's powers? Beyond Kala having the speed, hearing, and flight, and Jason having the serious strength, of course.
Anissa Roy: Writer: Plotbunny tauntsanissa7118 on December 19th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC)
At the last discussion, I believe it fell out thusly.

Jason will have:
*Super-strength close to Dad's level
*Some super-speed (say, he can outrun a 5-yr-old sedan but not a sports car)
*X-ray vision to see through most things except dense metals (not just lead)
*Heat vision close to Dad's level (he can burn through most things, but he can't sustain it as long as Dad and can't use it at as long a distance)
*Some super-hearing (he can hear anything in the same house with him, but too much competing noise defeats him)
*Invulnerability close to Dad's level (he wouldn't jump on a bomb like Dad would, but bullets just sting and annoy him, and heat and cold aren't problems)
*The potential for a little flight (hovering, flying at low speed), but he hates it and never uses it
*He never gets super-breath, or for that matter, the amnesia-kiss thing

Kala will have:
*Some super-strength (enough to kick the ass of any ordinary human, and to handle some with powers)
*Super-speed at Dad's level, maybe even slightly exceeding it
*Super-hearing close to Dad's level
*Some heat vision (short duration, short distance, and lower intensity - she mostly uses it to light cigarettes)
*Some x-ray vision, but can't see through dense materials (like concrete, stone, or any metals except very thin aluminum)
*Some invulnerability (no ordinary human or animal is a danger, but bullets do damage, and explosions are deadly - also her cold and heat tolerances are high but she would not survive being exposed to open flames or being frozen in ice like Dad)
*Flight, though she can't sustain it as long as Dad can without having to hover in strong sunlight to replenish her powers. Like him she can combine flight and speed to break at least Mach 5
*Kala also does not have super-breath or the amnesia kiss
saavikam77: Destinysaavikam77 on December 19th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
Ah, about what I figured. I'm glad you didn't just go with having Kala be generally weaker than Jason, but have her more advanced than him in speed, hearing, and flight. And I'm glad I didn't get it wrong with her being tempted to x-ray Jay's lungs like Clark did Lois's. :p

Also, would either of them have telescopic or microscopic vision? Or any of the other obscure talents such as enhanced smell?
Anissa Roy: Writer: Wordsmithanissa7118 on December 19th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Hmm. We haven't really discussed the more obscure talents. For now let's say that most of the other senses are probably better than human. Neither of them is a human bloodhound, but they're both the first to know when Mom's baking a pie.

I forgot to mention that Kala can hear not just at greater distances and can isolate individual sounds better than humans, she can also hear outside the normal human range. So she hears bats and elephants, essentially.

As for telescopic or microscopic vision, Jason's probably got better abilities there than Kala, but not quite up to Dad's level.
saavikam77: Clark Capesaavikam77 on December 19th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
I can just see them now, both perking up at the unmistakable scent of apples, when Lois has only just got the pie in the oven. XD

And man, it would just figure that Kala would enjoy hanging out with the Bats--the actual bats in the cave must drive her nuts! Hey, I bet there's fic in that. >:D And it seems like her acute hearing would definitely be an advantage in her music career; with better than average pitch and whatnot.

You know what's sad, though? I'm more interested in Kala and Jason's abilities here than I've ever been in my own version of Clois's kids. *facepalm* XD All I've got is that my Jason and Lara can both fly, and BJ has the speed instead. :p Man, I need to get on the ball!