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13th Mar '18 1:55:13 PM MBG159
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* Superman has the Super-Flare, a massive explosion which jettisons all the solar energy in his body in a concentrated blast within a quarter-mile, what renders it impractical however is it's drawback of depowering Clark down to human levels of strength for 24 hours.

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* Superman ComicBook/{{Superman}} has the Super-Flare, a massive explosion which jettisons all the solar energy in his body in a concentrated blast within a quarter-mile, what renders it impractical however is it's drawback of depowering Clark down to human levels of strength for 24 hours.hours.
* In ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperheroes'', there's the Miracle Machine, a device that warps reality based on the user's thoughts. It shouldn't take much to explain why this thing's so powerful, but it also happens to be uncontrollable; ''any'' thought from the user sets it off. Unless you have spectacularly good focus and a clear head, you'd probably end up turning the entire planet into peanut brittle.
31st Jan '18 7:43:10 PM nombretomado
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** {{Lampshaded}} by ComicBook/TheFalcon at one point, who noted that the damn thing never works right and almost always backfires on whoever is trying to use it. He went on to suggest that there may be some ''[[TheMonkeysPaw Monkey's Paw]]''-style [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor karma]] involved.

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** {{Lampshaded}} by ComicBook/TheFalcon at one point, who noted that the damn thing never works right and almost always backfires on whoever is trying to use it. He went on to suggest that there may be some ''[[TheMonkeysPaw ''[[Literature/TheMonkeysPaw Monkey's Paw]]''-style [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor karma]] involved.
26th Jan '18 2:45:06 PM WillBGood
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** In the same mythos, there is old-timey superhero Dollar Bill who is shot to death by common crooks when his corporate-mandated-cool-looking cape [[CapeSnag gets caught in a bank's revolving door]].

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** In the same mythos, there is old-timey superhero Dollar Bill who is shot to death by common crooks when his corporate-mandated-cool-looking corporate-mandated cool-looking cape [[CapeSnag gets caught in a bank's revolving door]].
28th Dec '17 2:06:12 PM nombretomado
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** DependingOnTheWriter, the suckers aren't actually that hard for alien civilizations to make. The Skrulls had one. Even us humans have made a couple. It's just a matter of learning the hard way that the little suckers are [[ForbiddenPlanet id monster]] factories, and then you don't make them any more.

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** DependingOnTheWriter, the suckers aren't actually that hard for alien civilizations to make. The Skrulls had one. Even us humans have made a couple. It's just a matter of learning the hard way that the little suckers are [[ForbiddenPlanet [[Film/ForbiddenPlanet id monster]] factories, and then you don't make them any more.
10th Dec '17 5:09:08 PM DrPsyche
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*** As if to make the P-6s even more absurd, it's shown in issue 8 that they carried large regiments of the legitimately useful cybernought mech suits... which, being incapable of flight and humanoid in shape, are best suited to ground combat. The P-6s would probably spend most of their time in space, rendering the cybernoughts worthless. So not only were the ships themselves poorly thought-out, but they hindered the effectiveness of ''other'' troops and technologies.
4th Dec '17 2:13:03 AM Netherman14
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* Superman has the Super-Flare, a massive explosion which jettisons all the solar energy in his in a concentrated blast within a quarter-mile, what renders it impractical however is it's drawback of depowering Clark down to human levels of strength for 24 hours.

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* Superman has the Super-Flare, a massive explosion which jettisons all the solar energy in his body in a concentrated blast within a quarter-mile, what renders it impractical however is it's drawback of depowering Clark down to human levels of strength for 24 hours.
4th Dec '17 2:12:12 AM Netherman14
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* Superman has the Super-Flare, a massive explosion which jettisons all the solar energy in his in a concentrated blast within a quarter-mile, what renders it impractical however is it's drawback of depowering Clark down to human levels of strength for 24 hours.
20th Apr '17 1:21:56 PM Blazer
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** Interestingly averted in the lead up to ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' -- it was revealed that Wayne Enterprise's buildings were designed to withstand earthquakes up to 8.5 on the Richter Scale. When many of the board members complained about the costs, Lucius Fox promptly fired them.
16th Mar '17 4:37:25 AM DesertDragon
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}''; Jeremy's friend Pierce got his feet tattooed to look like sneakers, so that he can [[DoesNotLikeShoes go to school barefoot]] without the teachers noticing. Jeremy replies that it's 40 degrees and raining outside.
-->'''Pierce''': I didn't say it was practical...
8th Jan '17 1:21:49 PM nombretomado
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* TheUltimates for a while. A multi-billion dollar super-squad just sitting around because they caught all the bad guys? Well, rescuing people from a fire is cool but we got guys for that.

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* TheUltimates ComicBook/TheUltimates for a while. A multi-billion dollar super-squad just sitting around because they caught all the bad guys? Well, rescuing people from a fire is cool but we got guys for that.
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