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17th Apr '17 10:59:33 AM Wyldchyld
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** While fighting [[spoiler: Lille Barro]], Nanao Ise revealed her Zanpakuto to be [[spoiler:specifically designed to fight against Godly beings, being useless against typical foes.]] This is not helped by the vague description of "Godly" that could easily apply to the main villain of the Thousand Year Blood War.
** In the final battle, [[BigBad Yhwach]] would need a novel to list every power he's gained and is easily the most powerful being in existence. Luckily, [[spoiler:his Auswalhen leaves behind a tiny bit of silver that can be used to completely negate his powers long enough for Ichigo to cleave him in two]]. Every fight he'd been in up to that point was him tanking attacks and showing off his immunity to them before killing his enemy and stealing their powers.
17th Apr '17 9:44:32 AM Yukianesa
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* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur V]]''. When a new game takes place after a seventeen year TimeSkip, it creates a fascinating opportunity to show off exciting older versions of familiar faces along with the customary slew of new characters that come along. What actually happened with ''V'' was that only four returning characters aged naturally: Mitsurugi (46), Hilde (35), Siegfried (40) and Voldo (''67''). The rest of the returning cast were afforded a variety of contrived excuses as to why [[TheAgeless they look exactly the same as they did seventeen years previous]] (usually stemming from Soul Edge's influence). Several characters who ''did'' age are dropped from the roster with little ceremony or explanation as to where they've been, and replaced with a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute if they're lucky. The biggest example of this is Cervantes, who apparently hopped into a younger vessel 12 years prior to the game... which looks exactly like his old body and retains all his old powers. This ''could'' be explained as TransformationOfThePossessed, but never once does the story hint that Cervantes can do this.
14th Apr '17 11:37:26 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Silver Age Franchise/{{Superman}} stories were notorious for coming up with convenient new powers for the main character all the time. For example super-ventriloquism.
** Inverted when they simply dropped one power used regularly in the Golden Age, the ability to change his face and hair to look exactly like someone else. Would this be an Ass-Shove?

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* Silver Age Franchise/{{Superman}} stories were notorious for coming up with convenient new powers for the main character all the time. For example super-ventriloquism. \n** Inverted It was inverted when they simply dropped one power used regularly in the Golden Age, the ability to change his face and hair to look exactly like someone else. Would this be an Ass-Shove?
13th Apr '17 8:29:08 PM ABiPolarGuy
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* Silver Age Franchise/{{Superman}} stories were notorious for coming up with convenient new powers for the main character all the time.

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* Silver Age Franchise/{{Superman}} stories were notorious for coming up with convenient new powers for the main character all the time. For example super-ventriloquism.
** Inverted when they simply dropped one power used regularly in the Golden Age, the ability to change his face and hair to look exactly like someone else. Would this be an Ass-Shove?



** The memory-wipe kiss did appear in the comics first, although it was just as much an ass pull there, too. Heck, the Silver Age Superman comics were the undisputed champion of ass pull superpowers, come to think of it. For example super-ventriloquism.
** Inverted when they simply dropped one power used regularly in the Golden Age, the ability to change his face and hair to look exactly like someone else. Would this be an Ass-Shove?
** Some view the reverse-rotating earth as a botched visual effect -- meant to indicate that Superman isn't altering the Earth but instead traveling through time and (from his perspective) the Earth is rotating in reverse.

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** The memory-wipe kiss did appear in the comics first, although it was just as much an ass pull there, too. Heck, the Silver Age Superman comics were the undisputed champion of ass pull superpowers, come to think of it. For example super-ventriloquism.
** Inverted when they simply dropped one power used regularly in the Golden Age, the ability to change his face and hair to look exactly like someone else. Would this be an Ass-Shove?
** Some view the reverse-rotating earth as a botched visual effect -- meant to indicate that Superman isn't altering the Earth but instead traveling through time and (from his perspective) the Earth is rotating in reverse.
13th Apr '17 8:27:06 PM ABiPolarGuy
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** The memory-wipe kiss did appear in the comics first, although it was just as much an ass pull there, too. Heck, the Silver Age Superman comics were the undisputed champion of ass pull superpowers, come to think of it.

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** The memory-wipe kiss did appear in the comics first, although it was just as much an ass pull there, too. Heck, the Silver Age Superman comics were the undisputed champion of ass pull superpowers, come to think of it. For example super-ventriloquism.
** Inverted when they simply dropped one power used regularly in the Golden Age, the ability to change his face and hair to look exactly like someone else. Would this be an Ass-Shove?
26th Mar '17 10:14:35 AM theenglishman
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** [[VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole The sequel]] also plays this trope for laughs by giving you the option to [[PurelyAestheticGender play as a girl]]. Since it's meant to be the same character, somehow ''nobody'' noticed the New Kid was actually a girl during the entirety of ''Stick of Truth'', [[EpicFail not even her own parents]]!
24th Mar '17 11:10:03 AM Shadowgazer
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* Even more played for laughs and taken on another level with ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' where plenty of things happen just because with the characters accepting them unquestionably. Like the Circus of Fear episode where it turns out that [[spoiler: Dr Fear is actually a common earthworm]] or many episodes where characters do stuff just to advance the plot without anything close to a in-universe justification.
20th Mar '17 9:47:19 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** In another instance, he sticks a brooch on the BigBad, [[spoiler:Diavolo]], that can track his movements because it has some living cells in it that he can sense. When [[spoiler:Diavolo]] is about to deliver a killing blow to [[spoiler:Trish,]] he is suddenly [[spoiler: sucked into the brooch.]] As it turns out, [[spoiler: Giorno hid some of the cells of Coco Jumbo, a Stand-using turtle that is BiggerOnTheInside, in the brooch, and used it to turn the entire brooch into a clone of Coco Jumbo, complete with its Stand]]. How he sensed that [[spoiler:Diavolo was about to kill one of his TrueCompanions]], or how he managed to [[spoiler:''reproduce the exact copy of a Stand ability from scratch'']], is never explained.

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*** ** In another instance, he Giorno sticks a brooch on the BigBad, [[spoiler:Diavolo]], that can track his movements because it has some living cells in it that he can sense. When [[spoiler:Diavolo]] is about to deliver a killing blow to [[spoiler:Trish,]] he is suddenly [[spoiler: sucked into the brooch.]] As it turns out, [[spoiler: Giorno hid some of the cells of Coco Jumbo, a Stand-using turtle that is BiggerOnTheInside, in the brooch, and used it to turn the entire brooch into a clone of Coco Jumbo, complete with its Stand]]. How he sensed that [[spoiler:Diavolo was about to kill one of his TrueCompanions]], or how he managed to [[spoiler:''reproduce the exact copy of a Stand ability from scratch'']], is never explained.
20th Mar '17 7:12:42 AM deltanine
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*** [[spoiler: In the same arc Erza beating Kyouka makes no sense whatsoever. After the demon gets in her OneWingedAngel form, Erza becomes nothing more but a punching bag, with all of her five senses robbed. And yet Erza manages to fight properly without her five senses and beat Kyouka. The only thing that makes up for this is that Erza completely collapses afterwards and it's up to Minerva to finish the job of killing the demon.]]

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*** [[spoiler: In the same arc Erza beating Kyouka makes no sense whatsoever. After the demon gets in her OneWingedAngel form, Erza becomes nothing more but a punching bag, with all of her five senses robbed. And yet Erza manages to fight properly without her five senses and beat Kyouka. The only thing that makes up for this is that Erza completely collapses afterwards and it's up to Minerva to finish the job of killing the demon. To be fair, though, Erza's false eye could qualify as a proper explanation for how Erza was able to beat Kyouka, and if the series were to tell us that, the scene would have been more believable.]]
14th Mar '17 10:36:48 AM Vir
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* ''[[Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure]]''
** Jotaro, [[Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3's]] protagonist has several instances of this.

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* ''[[Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure]]''
** Jotaro, [[Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3's]] protagonist has several instances of this.



** Giorno Giovanna, the protagonist of [[JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5]] survives an instantly lethal flesh-eating virus by using [[CreatingLife his ability]] to create a snake that is immune to the virus because it was created near the virus' origin point and then injecting its venom into his bloodstream to act as a vaccine. YouFailBiologyForever is in full play here, not to mention that he had done this while succumbing to the extremely painful effects of the virus that can kill a man in seconds.

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** Giorno Giovanna, the protagonist of [[JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5]] survives an instantly lethal flesh-eating virus by using [[CreatingLife his ability]] to create a snake that is immune to the virus because it was created near the virus' origin point and then injecting its venom into his bloodstream to act as a vaccine. YouFailBiologyForever ArtisticLicenseBiology is in full play here, not to mention that he had done this while succumbing to the extremely painful effects of the virus that can kill a man in seconds.
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