In SuperPowered, Billy is a young guy who is still living with his mom. Maggie, his mom, buys Billy his very first superpower. They don't have much money, which is why she buys him X-ray vision. His mom works as a nurse, and they can barely make ends meet. Most people who buy a superpower can only use it for a limited time before it goes away. Billy isn't like most people, and he's able to retain the superpower long after it's been paid for. That means his abilities grow over time, and he's able to do some incredible things.