15 Superpowers Even Superheroes Keep Forgetting They Have


Wolverine may be one of the deadliest characters in Marvel Comics, but adamantium claws are not the only powers up his sleeve. In addition to his healing factor and berserker rage, Wolverine can also see in the dark, like the animal he shares his name with. Over the years much is not known about Wolverine’s power to see in the dark, but it’s an ability that’s been alluded to in several of the X-Men films, particularly X-Men Origins: Wolverineand The Wolverine.

In the opening montage of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Sabretooth and Wolverine are able to escape their home and run through pitch-dark Canadian woods with ease. Most of the time, Wolverine chooses to use his sense of smell over his night vision ability, as seen in the samurai fight scene in The Wolverine, when the dojo was shrouded in darkness. The ability could’ve especially come in handy when Wolverine served in the military.


Maxwell Dillon worked as an electrical engineer, but when he was repairing a power line, he was suddenly struck by lightning. The accident transformed him into Electro, one of Spider-Man’s most dangerous villains and a member of the Sinister Six.

With the ability to create and manipulate electricity, one of Electro’s hidden powers is the ability to control minds. Theoretically, since Electro can manipulate electric currents, he is able to control a person’s brain by controlling their neurons. Neurons, or nerve cells, are cells in the brain that transmits and processes data through electric signals.

It’s possible that in the attempt, Electro could fry somebody’s brain, but if he focuses just right, Electro could easily be confused for a telepath. One of Electro’s favorite form of attacks is to directly electrocute someone with electric energy blasts, but little does he know that the fight could be over without him breaking a single sweat.

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