i love taking the idea of “the serum gave steve better muscles and better senses” and just pushing it just that little bit into uncanny valley territory. he can see very slightly into the ultravioliet and infared spectra, moves/thinks quicker than normal people (hes conciously slowing himself down a LOT bc he knows it freaks people out) and is just. really strong. all of him is very strong. he can open a can of beans with a fingernail.
superhuman as in “above and a little too the left of 100% human and not always in the good way”
At first, Steve didn’t notice that he could see too much, more than most people could. Before the serum, he’d been a bit colourblind, so how could he tell which new colours he was meant to see, and which he wasn’t?
Seeing in the infrared, he can finally understand what people mean when they describe someone as “glowing”. Nobody ever really explained that it’s a metaphor.
Birds and flowers are so colourful now! He can’t quite get the colours all down on paper when he draws, and people just think he’s being a bit fanciful with the patterns he gives them.
The best thing is that of COURSE he wouldn’t realize!! He’s been colourblind for most of his life!!!!!
kajsdkl;fjasdf @lbibliophile-mcu this is the most hilarious thing. local man gains superpowers, genuinely does not realize he has superpowers because he’s spent most of his life in various states of “literally dying”