--Previous Message-- : What I would prefer to see, rather than a : bunch of new powers, is new technology that : allows him to tap into his ionic energy. : All the energy is there. He's bubbling with : the stuff. Suddenly giving him the power to : shoot it out of his hands requires some sort : of silly powerup story. But a too-often : overlooked concept is the way his belt jets : used to draw on Simon's own ionic energy. : It was hinted at pretty heavily, but never : directly addressed in any substantial : manner. : : So have Simon come up with some devices that : allow him to use his own energy for various : purposes without needing to gain "new : powers" to do it. Not only does it : broaden Simon's offensive capabilities, but : it develops his thoroughly neglected : munitions background. He could create : weapons that would be completely harmless in : anyone else's hands, but which would become : exceptionally powerful in his own by drawing : on his ionic energy. : : Plus, with this, a writer could easily put : him in a situation where his weapons are : damaged or have been removed if they want : him to need to rely solely on his strength.
Very ingenious idea, DoubleK! Sounds very interesting, almost like an ionic Doctor Pym. I would rather see him shoot blasts while in ionic form only, ala Human Torch, and keep that "Ionic Touch", disrupting people's innards, ala Vision. But I would be open to this approach, as long as he doesn't become an ionic Punisher!