Superhuman Strength, Super Strength or Enhanced Strength is the ability to be far stronger than normally possible for a human being. This term is also attributed to non-human characters when describing their superior strength.
Superhuman strength is used in for a variety of characters in fantasy and science fiction, with a variety of proposed mechanisms such as cyborg body parts or genetic modification. Most comic book superheroes and many supervillains usually have a degree of super strength. The level of strength portrayed can vary greatly, from just outside the "normal" human range of the strongest weightlifters of a given size or muscle mass, to nearly unlimited. In most portrayals, superhuman strength is usually accompanied by superhuman stamina and durability as well.
Various explanations as to the source of superhuman strength and some of its physics-defying feats are given, ranging from enlarged physical stature (giants, golems, robots) to magical powers and even telekinetic fields.
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