Can Super Suits Give People Powers?
The early 80’s television series The Greatest American Hero was the story of a school teacher named Ralph Hinkley who received a superhero suit from extraterrestrials. The suit gave him fantastical powers for the purpose of aiding humankind. Unfortunately it took him time to gain some mastery of the few powers he knew of since he lost the instruction book that came with the suit. The central powers were superhuman strength, speed, and agility along with flight, and even invisibility. Ralph was also able to deflect bullets, shake off being hit by speeding vehicles, and withstand explosives. Of course the powers were in the suit so he became a normal human once he removed it. The television show itself was an original creation of the late Stephen J Cannell, and wasn’t the retelling of real history kept hidden from humankind. This is the case with a number of fictional works.
How Did The Greatest American Hero Super Suit Work?
All we know from the TV show is that the suit was bonded to Ralph, or a chosen user’s, DNA. Otherwise it was useless to anyone else who wore it. However one episode shows how the suit can’t be destroyed by any means which might indicate anyone could wear it as armor. Although the force of fist blows, or bullets might still injure an unauthorized wearer. In the same way a bullet proof jacket prevents people from getting shot yet the force of the projectile hitting them hurts like hell! Anything else about the inner workings of the super suit are conjecture. Clearly though the aliens had great technology so it wasn’t based on magic. More than likely the suit employed other worldly nanotechnology, or the manipulation of matter at a microscopic scale. Plausibly the suit was constructed of nanofibers along with being managed by nanobots, or intelligent microscopic robots, and computer processors. These nanobots may have been responsible for the interface between the super clothing, and the human body.
Three Fantastical Tales Of Real Super Powered Suits!
As far as we know there is no indication of aliens giving any humans a super suit in any historical records. Not even in the secret supernatural record only accessible by those of us in the true paranormal community. However there are three verifiable incidents of people receiving super powered suits. These incidents were recorded by reputable witnesses in some cases. Many were culled from the minds of powerful psychics, mystics, and seers. In some cases names are withheld to protect the innocent, and their families from paranormal power players, and the government! For the purposes of this article we aren’t going to mention every mythological object, or article of clothing that was imbued with some manner of power. We’re talking about a modern era superhero outfit with a full complement of superhuman abilities.
The World War II Superman And The Genie
A young 18 year old was drafted into World War II within the Pacific battlefront against the Japanese in 1942. His plane was downed in the ocean, and a Japanese boat took him prisoner. He was placed into a work camp with non-Japanese Asians on an uncharted island at the time. The downtrodden, and malnourished slaves became invigorated by the brash young soldier. They looked to him as a beacon of hope who would somehow miraculously engineer their escape from the living hell of the work camp! The soldier made two escape attempts but failed! He ended up being beaten severely the second time. He was kept alive since the Japanese camp commander enjoyed toying with him, and hoped he could be of some value someday. Perhaps as part of a prisoner exchange with America.
The painfully bedridden soldier paged through his Superman comic, and wished he had the power to help the people held prisoner. Their hope slipped away, and they sobbed in agony as they had before he arrived. A month later he was healed, and plotted one last escape even though he had been warned he would be killed if he tried again! This time he actually made it to the beach where he had ditched a flare when he first arrived before being searched. He found it buried in the sand, and would wait until nightfall in the hopes of alerting a US air squadron of the enemy camp’s location. While on the beach he read his Superman comic again, and wished with all his heart he had such powers, and abilities. Suddenly something moved in the sand near him. He uncovered an exotic looking bottle made of pink, and purple glass bobbing back, and forth seemingly on its own. He popped the lid free after struggling with it. Shockingly a huge plume of pink smoke flew forth. It’s aroma was that of the most alluring perfume ever. As the smoke cleared a beguiling beauty wearing a violet bikini, and billowing wisps of see through pink clothing stood before him. Before he could say a word the Genie said,”Greetings Master! Your Three Wishes Are My Command!”
Genies are a tricky sort since they’re usually angry for being locked in a bottle, and permanently tied to it for eternity. His wishes were hurriedly made without thinking things through since he was so shocked, and in awe by the entire revelation of a Genie being real! His first wish was clumsy blurted out as,”I wish I was like Superman!” So naturally the naughty Genie simply gave him a useless Superman costume. She laughed as he became enraged at being tricked. He immediately said “I wish for Superman’s powers dammit”! He wasn’t specific enough, and she put the powers into the suit. He got even angrier when he tried to lift a boulder, and hurt his back. However she responded,”The powers are in the suit dummy!” He was annoyed at not having the powers within him but eagerly put the suit on to test it. Indeed he had super abilities beyond that of mere mortals! He was happy now but really wanted the powers for himself. He was about to make that his third wish when the Genie stripepd naked, and began seducing him. In a moment of weakness without thinking he wished he could make love to her. So indeed she complied! Not surprisingly he wasn’t furious about being tricked again since the sex was supernatural, and beyond belief! This is a common tactic used among Genies for the purpose of getting you to waste a wish.
After his sandy escapade the Genie blew back in her bottle to await a new Master. The soldier then flew to the camp as Superman, and lay waste to the facility of damnation. He eradicated the Japanese troops, and freed everyone. They got to the beach, and the new Superman looked for the Genie bottle so everyone could get wishes. Unfortunately it mysteriously disappeared! He then flew away to get a boat to take everyone home. Along the way he encountered a squadron of Japanese attack planes. The super soldier decided to take them head on. When he’d taken down the work camp he had moved so quickly, and taken them by surprise that the flaw in his suit hadn’t been seen by sheer luck.
The power was ultimately in the suit but it had to transfer to the body to allow for the full range of Kryptonian abilities. However exposed areas that the suit didn’t cover were weaker. That being the hands, neck, and head. The soldier had noticed his hands were sore but choose to assume he overdid things at the massive camp fight. He planned to punch a plane but his hand ended up being smashed as explosive debris hit his head with concussive force while he flew at them with immense speed! Although not killed he was knocked out cold as he fell into the deep depths of the sea. Regrettably he sunk so deep that the pressure crushed his skull, and he expired. Presumably his body decayed, and the Superman suit still exists to this day in a dark watery grave! If you find it we recommend cutting some material from the cape in order to have it sewn into a full head mask, and gloves for your own protection!
The Case Of The Dead Time Traveler’s Super Suit
It was the Summer Of Love 1967 in San Francisco when a groovy hot hippie chick met a most mysterious man who called himself John Smith. However we know him to be a Time Cop from the 31st century named Xander Loovang. Although he was on a mission to capture a temporal fugitive hiding in 1967 he became enamored by the 27 year old girl. He indulged in a romance as the trail ran cold on the fugitive. He never told her that he was a time traveler. It turned out the fugitive was watching him, and attacked while he slept in bed one fateful night. John was instantly disintegrated by a photonic disruptor! The filthy fiend heard a small scream coming from the bathroom, and gleefully strolled toward the closed door.
Before the time fugitive arrived the girl had noticed an odd looking shimmering blue jumpsuit complete with boots in John’s suitcase. It was a technology driven super suit utilizing wild nanotechnologies. Probably the closest thing to The Greatest American Hero super suit. John wore it under the clothes of any given time period for protection, and superhuman powers. It was so oddly futuristic looking that she felt compelled to try it on. It was too big for her until it suddenly shrunk, and fit her perfectly. She let out a yelp as it scared her. A moment later the fugitive kicked in the door and shot her with his photonic ray gun. The suit absorbed it as she screamed, “What the f&#*!” This absorption into the suit caused some kind of feedback loop that damaged the gun. Although it had one shot left before it would no longer work. He pointed it at her head but the suit had a protection shield, and it bounced off grazing his arm. He dropped the gun growling in agony as he attempted to punch her with his good arm. He broke his hand on her suit, and she slapped him in the face. It send him crashing head first into the toilet. The porcelain shattered everywhere as water flowed across the floor. The girl became aware that the suit had immense power!
Suddenly the damaged disrupter exploded, and the entire house was instantly destroyed with only the girl standing unscathed in the fiery rubble! All time travel, and other future devices were eradicated in the violent explosion. At the time it was explained away as a natural gas explosion. Thankfully the girl was met by a psychic who lived nearby. The woman with the gift of second sight guided her down the exciting road to superhero status. This included informing her that John was a time traveler, and the suit was from the future. The suit granted her superhuman abilities including telekinetic powers, and flight capabilities. It also makes her immortal for as long she has the suit on. They say she only takes it off for sex since the nanobots give her a constant 24-7 bath making her the cleanest non-magical human on Earth! To this day she operates carefully in the shadows, mostly at night, to stay away from the media’s glare. Her superhero name is Super Sapphire since the suits coloring appears like that of the sapphire gemstone. Mystic Investigations hopes to someday meet her!
The Witches Revenge Halloween Super Suit
It was Halloween Eve 1988 in a small Wisconsin town unnamed to protect the innocent. A local thirty something bachelor, and factory worker named Fred bought a Greatest American Hero Costume to wear at a Halloween party. The costume shop he purchased it from was owned by a middle aged witch named Heather. She was forced to drastically lowers prices, and liquidate stock in her failed business due to the building lease coming to an end. She blamed the town folk for her financial woes. Especially since they shunned her as an outcast for being so different in the deeply Christian community. She was always too lazy to get a job, and had lucked out when her Aunt died thereby leaving the costume shop to her. Before that she had a nasty habit of using magic to manipulate people but she barely got by financially.
That Halloween she used every ounce of her limited magic to call upon a demon. She sold her soul to watch the town turn into a chaotic hell on Halloween. She was given a power boost that she used to cursed every costume ever sold from that store. It would turn everyone into the supernatural being, human celebrity, or fictional character their costume represented. This even included memories. Despite the communities citizens not liking her, she was the only costume shop in town. In fact the only one in the whole county! So everyone who wanted a costume got it from her! As trick-o-treating, and the parties commenced at dusk on Halloween, all hell broke loose. The town was full of confusion, and violence for 6 hours until the November 1st All Saints Day Witching Hour! Naturally the worst offenders were the ones who dressed as the Devil! The town was overrun by little vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, witches, and wild animals! Yes people who dressed as animals turned into them! Many died that night but many were saved by The Greatest American Hero Fred who believed he was Ralph Hinkley. He even tried to contact Bill Maxwell at the FBI but the phone lines, and power were immediately damaged by unholy beasts of the night!
The dark witch Heather strolled among the carnage unscathed due to a protection spell. She cackled maniacally as she was never so entertained in her life! Heather witnessed Fred fly erratically overhead before comically crashing into a tree. Then suddenly the Witching Hour struck, and everyone who was still alive reverted back to their old selves. They had no memory of what happened, and were shocked at the shambles of a town. Flames raged everywhere amid wounded individuals. The witch was satisfied with her revenge until she saw Fred still displaying powers. He flew about putting out fires, and continuing to save people as he had done all night. She was flabbergasted he still had powers but didn’t have time to contemplate it as unholy howls bellowed from below the ground that opened up in flames beneath her! Red hands with black claws literally dragged her down to Hell! She screeched in pain as The Greatest American Hero attempted to save her. Thankfully he was repelled by a demonic force before the ground closed up. He had no clue she was the quintessence of evil!
It seems the spell for the curse stated that the person would turn into the entity the costume represented. This didn’t account for a super suit imbued with power. Fred got his memories back, and also remembered being Ralph. However there was nothing in the spell to remove the so called curse from the super suit costume. Therefore it’s superpowers were perpetual. Before dawn the US government’s Paranormal Defense Agency swooped in to do their usual cover up. This is why you never heard of this mini apocalypse in rural Wisconsin. Paranormal Defense Agents attempted to capture Fred but he fought them off, and flew away. He immediately went to his various relatives living in the Milwaukee area, and whisked them away into hiding so the government couldn’t use them as leverage. To finance this private witness protection program he helped himself to a plethora of gold, and diamond mines rather than steal cash. Unfortunately the government eventually found him, and apprehended Fred while he showered without the suit on. When agents searched his house they were unable to locate the suit. He swore he left it under his bed but it vanished without a trace until 1999. That year a Greatest American Hero costume was bought on Ebay for $75. The purchaser reported the suit gave him powers so we know it’s transferable unlike the suit on the TV show that only Ralph could use.
Naturally the government apprehended him as well even though the unidentified man never took the suit off ever! They employed two powerful vampires, and a low level witch who captured him in exchange for their release from government custody. In an odd twist aliens swooped in, and beamed the suit up to their saucer once it was pulled off the man in the transport convoy back to Washington DC. So we have a plausible future scenario where extraterrestrials could indeed give the suit to a human! Believe it or not…..they’re walking on air!
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