My main character, Midnight Dancer, is a dark melee/dark armor scrapper. She can summon netherworld energies to baffle her foes, drain their life force, and protect herself from harm. She has Super Jump; she can leap over
tall medium-sized buildings at a single bound. She can smash armoured war machines, supersoldiers, hideous biological abominations, and power-armoured ray-gun-toting aliens into submission with her fists.
Now let's look at Grauniad, my rad/rad defender. He can fire bolts of radiation from his hands. He can create clouds of radiation that baffle and weaken his enemies. He can emit weird pulses of radiation that temporarily accelerate the human metabolism or heal damaged flesh. He can hover in mid-air with no discernable means of support while he does this.
Over here, we have Impulse Girl, my energy/energy blaster. She can charge her hands with an energy field that lets her send six-foot-something hulking brutes flying 20 feet away with a gentle push, and she can fling bolts of concussive force to considerable distances with similar effect. In the nearish future, she'll be gaining the ability to leap medium-sized buildings at a single bound; she can already jump over 20 feet straight up from a standing start.
The Violet Exactrix, my illusion/kinetics controller, carries gadgets that can persuade someone that they're now bleeding from a dozen flesh wounds, or convince someone to start shooting his own allies, or render herself completely invisible, or make herself move much faster for a short time while simultaneously slowing down an enemy's movements; shortly, she'll be obtaining a gadget that will allow her to teleport her friends to safety.
Lady Warstrike, my invulnerability/mace tanker, can stand in the middle of a group of hulking six-foot-something brutes armed with sledgehammers and tell them that their mothers must have fucked goats to produce such ugly children, and survive the resulting barrage of sledgehammer blows.
Dr. Nethergate, my dark/dark defender, is equipped with cybernetic implants that let him control the energies of the Netherworld. He can mire his enemies ina sticky morass of negative energy. He can wrap his enemies in a cloud of negative energy that makes their attacks less effective. He can blast them with negative energy. Soon, he'll be able to teleport his allies, and later he'll be able to teleport himself.
So, who wants to tell me that these people aren't superheroes?