If the 'Dawson's Creek' gang (whichever ones you want to include) was a superhero team, what powers would they have? Who would be their arch-nemesis?
Clearly, Dawson himself is the antagonist. Oh, he wants to be good, he wants to save the world and make it a more beautiful place but he wants it NOW and impatience is the impetus to EVIL. His soul becomes twisted when it is clear that his two best friends, Pacey and Joey, are more compatible with each other than with him and he turns his film project into an evil plot to create DAWSON’S CREEK, where everything is good and pure and right and just (think Pleasantville) and, of course, all revolves around him (not that he would realize that part until the point where he figures out that he has become the evil-doer he meant to be fighting against).
Jen would start out as a villain, along with Abby, but be turned to the side of good. Pacey would flirt with the bad side but be saved by love (Joey) — only to run from it, which would send Joey to teeter on the brink — but in the end they would save each other and then Dawson, after Jen’s sacrifice. As for powers —
Dawson: ability to capture one’s energy with his Evil Camera, humans are sucked dry quickly, supers lose their powers first, then their lifeforce
Jen: poison touch, when she turns she realizes she can control it and heal instead of harm when she wants to
Joey: she is a supergenius and a spitfire, starts with no powers but eventually absorbs some energy trying to wrestle Dawson’s camera from him and becomes the most powerful of all
Abby: empathy, she uses it to mind control people
Andie and Jack: are twins, obviously he has superspeed and she has ultimate power that drives her insane
Pacey: is Spider-man! Okay, no, but he does get his powers (some version of super strength and heightened senses) in some accident and resents them at times.