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People all over the world are discovering that they have superpowers and they are trying to deal with how this is change is affecting their lives. Some of the people with superpowers are; Peter Petrelli, a 30-something nurse who suspects he can fly. Claire Bennet, a 17 year-old cheerleader who is next to immortal. Hiro Nakamura, a 20-something Japanese comic book fan who kind of control time. Niki Sanders, a 30-something Las Vegas showgirl with an evil twin. Matt Parkman, a cop who can read minds. Isaac Mendez, a 20-something junkie who has the ability to paint images of the future when he is high. This is a show of heroes and villains, some with and some without superpowers.

TV-Shows

Tv Show cover: The 4400

The 4400

4,400 people that has gone missing over a period of 60 years is suddenly returned from a big ball of light originating from outer space. The government collects all of the, up in a facility until they understand what is going on. federal agents on the case slowly discover that the victims have been changed. They have gotten special powers.

Is it good:
This is a good show, absolute worth watching. But be warned, this show got cancelled with out a proper ending. The producers truly screwed us viewer over by ending it like they did.

Why:
They both have people with special powers. The 4400 have gotten their powers from some unknown otherworldly power.

Tv Show cover: Alphas

Alphas

Brought together to form one extraordinary team of “Alphas” – people whose unique brain anomalies imbue them with superhuman mental and physical abilities – five seemingly ordinary citizens must take the law into their own hands while working within the government to investigate a new brand of baffling crime. - Amazon

Is it good:
This is an excellent series, but I am not sure if I should recommend it. There is one thing that I hate with this series, and that one thing are the reason to why I will never buy this show. They cancelled it with a cliff hanger. That should be a criminal offence, an offence punished by no TV for the rest of their life.

Why:
They both have groups of people with superpowers.

Tv Show cover: Smallville

Smallville

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville. We follow Clark Kent before he becomes Superman and see how and why he becomes the man he later becomes.

Is it good:
I remember watching this when I was younger. It is a good family friendly show. It is interesting to see of Clark Kent was before he takes on is responsibilities as superman.

Why:
They both have people with special powers.

Tv Show cover: Misfits

Misfits

A group of English teenagers given community service is hit by a freak thunderstorm and discovers that they have gotten superpowers. When they discover that they are not the only ones who have been given powers they realize that they have a lot more to worry about than just their community service.

Is it good:
This is a cool show, but I have only watched up to season three. I fell off when I had to wait for a new season. I might take it up again if I get time.

Why:
They both have people with special powers.

Tv Show cover: No Ordinary Family

No Ordinary Family

Meet the Powells, they are an every day, typical family who experience a remarkable transformation. They receive superpowers. Super strength, super speed, mind reading, and super intelligence. They attempt to live ordinary lives, but thy discover that there is a conspiracy at work, and that they're not the only ones with special abilities.

Is it good:
Why oh why did this show only get one season, I wanted more. It was so good.

Why:
They both have people with special powers.

Tv Show cover: Fringe

Fringe

FBI agent Olivia Dunham teams up with teams up with a formerly institutionalized scientist Dr. Walter Bishop and his son Peter Bishop to investigate weird crimes. Crimes that are part of a larger pattern. Dr. Walter Bishop`s knowledge of fringe science that he worked on before he got institutionalized comes in handy when the team face a rapidly spreading series of unexplained phenomena.

Is it good:
Fringe is a really good science fiction crime show. They get in to so many cool and crazy stuff while working on their cases, and they try to explain it in a scientific way, as much as it is possible.

Movies

Movie cover: X-Men

X-Men

Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. Marie, a.k.a. Rogue, runs away from home. She joins Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine. They are hunted by Storm and Cyclops, who are sent by Professor Charles Xavie to join them at their school for mutants. However, Magneto has other plans in mind for them.

Is it good:
This is probably the movie that really started the spurt of superheroes movies. It is also the first in a line of X-Men movies. I Really love this movie, but I am not exactly sure if I have watched all the other X-Men movies. I think I need to set of a day for a X-Men marathon soon.

Why:
They both have people with special powers.

Movie cover: The Avengers

The Avengers

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the trickster Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. With the backing of S.H.I.E.L.D they are rounded up in a team called The Avengers, consisting of six heavy hitters, Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk and Thor. Supporting them are also Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury.

Is it good:
This is among the best superheroes movies Marvel has made. Probably because so many of them are tossed together in one movie.

Why:
They both have people with special powers.

Movie cover: The Incredibles

The Incredibles

A family of undercover superheroes have to save the world from a evil villain. The family consists of Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), and their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack, who were born with superpowers.

Is it good:
This is a fun and cool movie worth watching multiple times.

Why:
They both have people with special powers.

Anime

Anime cover: Darker than Black

Darker than Black

An impenetrable field known as "Hell's Gate" appeared ten years ago in Tokyo. At the same time a new bread of people known as Contractors appeared, these assassins and spies wield supernatural powers to carry out the dirty work of others. The only down side with these powers are the strange obsessive quirks these Contractors gets in return for their power. Among these Contractors is one more mysterious than the rest, the masked killer BK201, also known as the Black Reaper.

Is it good:
This is a really good anime, but not among the top tire animes.

Why:
They both have people with special powers.

Book

Book cover: Super Powereds: Year 1

Super Powereds: Year 1 (Super Powereds #1) by Drew Hayes

To become a super hero you have to take the Hero Certification Program in college, and only a handful of those starting it will be able to get to the final year. Among this years freshmen at Lander University, one of the top universities with a Hero Certification Program, there are five fresh students that are not as the rest of the aspiring heroes. They are former powereds, people with abilities like the supers but without the ability to control them. Powereds have always been treated like second class citizens and a burden. However these five are the first prototypes for a new highly classified experiment that have managed to turn powereds to a super. They have been those into the Hero Certification Program at Lander University as a trail by fire to see if they can compete against supers.

Is it good:
Super Powereds is one of the better series I have read in a while. Great long books. They are akin to the magical school type of books, but with college age students instead of the commonly younger age group. There are five main characters, and the author has actually managed to distribute the focus fairly among them.