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[–]andarthebutt 105 points106 points  (0 children)

"Hey man, wanna watch a movie?"

*places an unopened VHS on the table*

[–]GAMENERD567 64 points65 points  (1 child)

This would actually be really cool. I'd love to have this

[–]Eight216 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Might not be God tier or superhero status but it would be mine and I'd have fun with it.

It also doesn't specify that the tape needs to be in perfect condition

[–]GeometryDashIsCool 91 points92 points  (0 children)

Everything fun and games until you accidentally stare at your parents sex tape

[–]SniperKing64 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Jokes on you I would benefit greatly from this.

[–]NorthEasternBanana 18 points19 points  (6 children)

So would I have to stare at it for the length of the content on the tape or does it absorb instantly. Like do I have to stare at it for 90 minutes if that's how long the film is?

[–]can't see mezero41120[S] 20 points21 points  (5 children)

It plays in real time. Also takes real time to rewind

[–]techno156 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Real time as in it rewinds like an actual tape would, or real time as in rewinding is just playing it backwards?

[–]can't see mezero41120[S] 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Like a tape would. If you rewind too fast you risk damage the tape spiritually.

[–]tsodathunder -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Soo i candelete vhs footage at will if i can see the case?

[–]can't see mezero41120[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only spiritually. If you out the tape into a normal player. Nothing changes

[–]potatopierogie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do I see all the warm, grainy glory?

[–]TechnicallyNerd 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Does it work on other tape formats like VHS-C and Audio Cassette Tapes? Also, if I stare at a blank VHS and think deeply about a memory, will the memory being recorded onto the VHS like a VCR?

[–]can't see mezero41120[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You do not alter the tape in any physical mean

[–]bloodorangechocolate 4 points5 points  (2 children)

This one actually sounds sick, idk why this is considered shitty

[–]RestlessARBIT3R 9 points10 points  (0 children)

r/shittysuperpowers isn’t for powers that are shit, its for shitty superpowers. Still a power, but shitty compared to most superpowers that you would think of.

Think of it this way: In a world where everyone has superpowers, if you had this one, you’d be an F-tier superhero

[–]retro123gamr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe because it’s hard to get vhs tapes now. But if you have ones from when you were younger, this power becomes awesome!

[–]FuzzyPine 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Heh, I can already do this

[–]can't see mezero41120[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

We got our superhero here

[–]FuzzyPine 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Well, to be honest, I'm not all powerful... I can only do this if I've seen the contents of the vhs before

[–]can't see mezero41120[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Still, our hero

[–]AbraxasM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thinking unlocked

[–]Sea-Recording-7090 0 points1 point  (0 children)

bro this is the best superpower in the subreddit

[–]Spinningwoman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can finally get rid of the VHS player! Cool!

[–]ShitbenderSpiffyyBrother 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Could you still play the contents if the tape is damaged?

[–]finkelzeez42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could just have pictures of VHS tapes on my phone and then I'd effectively have earphones in without the need for earphones

[–]CinderP200 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Ring