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  1. #1 How stupid does this idea sound? 
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    Ok so I'm writing a comic and I want to get some better scientific understanding of my ideas before I go with it and look like a moron. In the comic the hero uses an electrical lined suit under his costume to provide electrical jolts to his mussels to make him move faster, making him (If only a little) better than the average person. That being said I know its not the most stable of concepts but I think it could work, then again I'm not a scientist or an inventor.

    So please tell me how stupid this sounds and if so, then if there is a less moronic way to make this more plausible.

    Thank you for your time, -ZovcSurge.


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    Have you read any Marvel comics? They are as scientifically accurate as Santa Clause.

    I'm no doctor, but I'm aware that some forms of physical therapy include the use of electrical impulses to work muscles with weak nerve endings...
    Medically, what you're proposing is probably a bit far-fetched- I don't know. But given the genre, it doesn't sound stupid. Even if it is far fetched.
    (cough) ...Marvel.


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    Yes Marvel has done some stupid things in the past, but thats why i'm looking into it. I want my comic to be great not just some half cocked piece of trash.
    I'd like to make it sound at least semi reasonible, not like "Magneto used his powers over magnatism to affect earths magnetic polesrandom blizzards causeing the earths axis to shift and that causing gaint title waves, random blizzards and other weather that makes no sense. "
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    How about this:
    the suit use electrical shock to make the person do certain coordinated move, like kung fu or wall climbing which the wearer didn't know how to do. Like in movie Tuxedo.
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    What about something like this:

    Fixin' shit that ain't broke.
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    Holy crap! thanks guys, I was about to scrap that Idea, but now I think I can work it in still.
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    If you want to develop it further, there are some things in design and operation of prosthetic limbs you might want to consider. The 'use your brain to make your artificial hand pick up a cup without breaking it' style of thing. There's also some good stuff going on in treating people after strokes or brain injuries.

    If you look into the technology a bit, you might find ideas in reality that only need a little fictional tweaking to get where you want to go.
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    Cyberdyne has some cool work on this. Of course, in reality it's a bit bulky.

    Quote Originally Posted by CYBERDYNE
    When a person attempts to move, nerve signals are sent from the brain to the muscles via motoneurons, moving the musculoskeletal system as a consequence. At this moment, very weak biosignals can be detected on the surface of the skin. "HAL" catches these signals through a sensor attached on the skin of the wearer.

    What's "HAL" (Hybrid Assistive LimbŪ)? - CYBERDYNE
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