I don’t visit the Commons much anymore so I didn’t really catch this thread until now.
I don’t like mutants as an explanation for superpowers. Bugs the crap out of me, primarily because it’s explained away as evolution, but evolution has some sort of rhyme or reason for it, and usually relates to adapting to an environment. Except for healing factors, strength, maybe increased reflexes and better eyesight, smell and tastes… really where’s the need for eyebeams shooting out of your eyes, or the power of flight. (Not without wings on THIS planet).
I don’t get or care about the argument for exaggerated proportions on heroes. For me that’s almost a given unless you’re a circus acrobat like Nightwing. But really, it drives me crazy to see Wonder Woman beefed up to look like a man in drag.
Batman bugs me too. Nobody’s THAT good. And as for Superman, way too powerful in my opinion. I could live with him stopping Locomotives or even lifting airplanes, but moving a the moon, or a planet? Nah.
Finally, what 4 superpowers would I want? Easy, Flight, super strength, invulnerability, and Batman’s power of Super wealth.