RQ Guide to Understanding Special AbilitiesNeffertity's Guide to Understanding Special AbilitiesRQ Guide to Understanding Special Abilities8 months ago in Writing More Like This
Step One: Knowing the Character
So if you've come to this point in time, I guess you've created your character and are now about to give him/her a "special ability". But a question may arise when you begin this process, "What is a special ability?"
To most people, a special ability is something crazy and way out there like a "super-form" or some other kind of "god-mode". Well, depending on the power limitations of your universe, I guess that may or may not work. But I am here to tell you that not all special abilities have to be something extraordinarily over the top! Something small can be all that you need, and in some cases, you don't even need to give a character a special ability.
But let's just say that you've created your character, and you want to give him/her a nice special ability, that is well-balanced and yet still interesting.