Could always shut him up. lul.
Big weakness. Can't talk, can't fight. Hmm?
At least that is my understanding of this power.
Is the obvious, glaring, weakness, of course. Seal his mouth, ruin his powers.
However, the weakness is SO glaring and obvious (although it would be horrible cheese for someone to work it out straightaway, once someone HAS worked it out, Hamlet would be at their mercy every time he faced that person. It would get boring quickly facing the same X-man that has the ability to freeze, glue, liquidise, silence, whatever, every time).
However I take onboard what EbonyQueen said. In such a case you'd have to be trusting me not to go "Would that you're as weak as a flower!" all the time. Of course I wouldn't, but you guys don't know that. Hence why I was suggesting restricting the oral powers to him and him alone, as opposed to other people. Still I guess you're faced with the possibility that Hamlet would say "I feel like I could walk on air this morning" in a situation, and there's nothing really stopping that.
Apart from trust. I'm more than happy for someone to be able to challenge my abilities OOC'ly and for the group to make a decision, I'm confident enough in my RP abilities and my lack of cheese-hunting for that. However I guess it may get tiresome constantly haggling over what one mutant can or can't do in the OOC chat, especially since we're looking to have upwards of 8 mutants so far.
Like has been mentioned before, I was pleased enough with my character concept that I had a nearly-unique mutant here, considering the backstory.
I'm happy to talk changes, I'd just hate to have to change the backstory.
Possible options - 1) You lovely people trust me and we leave Hamlet's powers open to be OOC'ly challenged whenever and by whoever.
- 2)We change his powers, but to remain true to character they'd have to be based around stagecraft. Brief brainstorming of this brings up...
Illusions (don't like)
Mystique-esque morphing (again don't like, too OP and direct copying of well-known canon) Dramatis summoning.
Off the top of my head, Hamlet has the ability to "shift" into a character from Shakespeare's vast array of works, depending on the situation. Maybe an excellent swordfighter like Macduff, who men have trouble defeating yet women would find easier to defeat (Macduff's myth is that Macbeth cannot kill him as McD was born via Cesarian section). Other character options could be the mischevious and meddling Puck, with a small array of his own powers. I'd have to come up with a small list, otherwise I'd be constantly poring over the Bard's near-endless array of works, also it would be too overpowered if I could be for example the fairy king Oberon.
This third power option is similar to another character in this RP's ability with multiple personality disorder. I'm happy to talk this third option over, if my original concept is too hard to swallow.
BIG MASSIVE EDIT: 9 new replies in the time it took me to write this up. Wow guys! It sounds like you're coming over to my original character concept...?