chaosnet wrote:I guess it would be rhetorical
Thinking about this is akin to me saying "I am going to use my stretching power to contain the D10 explosion."
Very heroic, except if the bomb never goes off how does it make sense to apply my 25 Total and D12 Effect?
On the other hand, it *could* make sense for some type of power (Hex, Magic, Luck) to affect the Doom Pool directly in such a way.
Well, since there's no bomb present without spending doom (potential to kinetic energy, kinda like Gambit), then there's nothing to worry about until the Watcher spends the die and puts the distinction / complication in there. Once it's there, you sure could use that stretching power to remove it, say by containing th explosion or slingshotting that nasty thing into the air, or into an evil giant metal robot. Just sayin'.