Phoenix Force

Did not we should add a category for those who control the Phoenix Force?The preceding unsigned comment was added by Craneo rojo (talk • contribs).

If you do, I imagine it would be a subcategory of Category:Characters by Origin and not a subcat of this category. Perhaps a subcat of Category:Mutants? -- Supermorff 12:16, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
Does any character really control the Phoenix Force? Isn't more like a co-inhabitance of the same physical body? The phoenix force itself could be categorized by it's abilities, fire control, matter manipulation, etc. I don't think it's abilities are so unique to necessitate it's own category. Plus, in the Phoenix Force article, it lists all the characters it has interacted with anyway.
I also have trouble seeing "controlling" the Phoenix Force as either an Origin or a subcategory of Mutants. Do you have to be a mutant for the Phoenix force to inhabit your body? Are there characters who didn't exist prior to the Phoenix Force inhabiting them? Are there even characters who didn't have powers prior to the Phoenix Force? If there were, than were they still mutants?
--Your Friendly Neighborhood Peteparker (talkcontribsemail) 19:20, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
Korvus Rook'shir (Earth-616), a descendant of a Phoenix Force avatar, has the ability to use a sword that contains an echo of the Phoenix Force. The Phoenix Force is in the blade, but only those of his bloodline can use the blade. He doesn't appear to be a mutant Shi'ar or have powers on his own, it's just that the Phoenix Force (or echo) recognizes his bloodline and allows itself to be used. It could go under either Characters by Origin or Characters by Power, or both. It wouldn't go under Mutants, since their are non-mutant (aliens, magicians) users of the Phoenix Force. I can't think of one now, but it's conceivable that some future character could get powers from an experience with the Phoenix Force, but not be a host to it, making it an origin, but not a power. In that case we would need two Category:Phoenix Forces to differentiate. Categories such a Magicians and Telepaths are shorthand for a range of greater and lesser powers. The Phoenix Force can work the same way.
PiranhaSister 20:01, May 15, 2010 (UTC)

Power Grid

Should we get rid of powers and abilities that are duplicated by the Power Grid categories? Geniuses are duplicated by the intelligence scale. Superhuman Strength is duplicated by the strength scale. Martial Arts is duplicated by Fighting Ability. It doesn't make sense to keep the information in two places. On the other hand, this is Characters by Power and superhuman physical abilities are a power. People coming to this page could reasonably expect to see them. We could put a note up top pointing to the power grid. We may need to keep the Superhuman abilities around for characters for which we don't have an official power grid, but we could delete them from the pages of characters that do have power grids.
PiranhaSister 20:01, May 15, 2010 (UTC)

Power Filter

I think something useful would be a 'filter' of some kind so that people searching for characters with certain powers from certain sources keep getting the wrong kind. Example: Looking for a teleporter or an elemental manipulater that's a mutant, but the majority of teleporters or element-kinetics in that category are either magic users or the same character(s). Such as Nightcrawler, Loki, etc. --KLllKLKlLKlkLLL (talk) 21:12, June 13, 2014 (UTC)

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