October 22, 2014
When living things die, they respawn as a completely random organism. They retain about 25% of their memories, and these come back over the extent of their next life. These memories build over the collective lives.
October 21, 2014
A magic system based on how much fun the user has. For example, a kid playing a video game she’s been looking forward to for months can use much more powerful magic than a student studying his least favorite subject for a test he’s not ready for. The type of usable magic could depend on what the user is doing to have fun (physical activity could buff the body, mental activity could buff the mind, etc.).
October 20, 2014
Magic users can swallow different types of pills for different effects and abilities. However, the same dangers apply as with real-life pills: side-effects, allergies, and overdoes are all real problems. Furthermore, with magic pills, the side-effects and allergic reactions can be slightly more extreme.
October 19, 2014
In the same vein as #466, two heroes of destiny kill the evil overlord together, then can’t agree on who gets to rule the world in his place, so they fight each other till an evil overlord comes and kills them both while they’re weakened.
October 18, 2014
The evil overlord manages to kill the heroine, but then another evil overlord who wanted to kill her first appears and fights the first one. They send armies at each other, and when their numbers are both dwindled to nothing, the heroine’s supporters wipe them both out and place the “rightful king” on the throne.
He repeats the entire process in 40 years, of course.
October 17, 2014
To use powers, people have to draw energy from emotions. However, if they don’t have enough of any given emotion, they can’t use the powers associated with that emotion. For example, irrational people can’t use very technical powers, angry people can’t heal, and kind people can’t attack.
October 16, 2014
People can fine-tune their hair to give themselves different powers from static shocks to directed thunderstorms.
October 15, 2014
A rare breed of sheep found in arctic climates has wool that generates a strong electric shock to any metal that touches it. This makes it the perfect counter to heavily armored knights, and it’s also nice and comfy. The catch to this supposed super-armor is that anything but metal can slice right through it (and also you can’t use metal shears on it).
(Dominick, your misspelling of “share” as “shear” prompted this. Credit to you, bro.)
October 14, 2014
The villain gets bored and writes a prophecy that some random kid will take the throne of the world or whatever. He uses his power to make sure every step of the prophecy comes true, then fakes his death and lets the random “hero” rule instead.
October 13, 2014
A society in which, alongside happiness, fun, love, etc., world domination is also a valid life goal that several people achieve in their lifetimes for a short time each.