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18th Feb '17 8:47:59 PM AdamC
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* In ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'', [[spoiler: the [[VillainProtagonist main character Sam]], in order to get the final MacGuffin, is forced to give up his personal identity as an assassin, essentially losing both the skills and psychological training he'd worked for all his life. One of his companions helps restore it to him just in time for the final confrontation with the story's BigGood Mizzamir.]]
14th Feb '17 2:00:41 AM ILikeRobots
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': The Republic of Nikko Nikko started out as an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Middle School Student]], but was ''[[NoodleIncident somehow]]'' able to become a [[AnthropomorphicPersonification micronation personification]], much to [[TheStoic Japan's]] bewilderment. He then voluntarily gave up his status as a nation personification to live as a Japanese citizen once again. Though WordOfGod says he still represents his micronation, he's lost the [[Really700YearsOld immortality]] that nation personifications have and now ages normally, [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy has a steady job at the hot springs where his micronation used to be]], and has a young son. He doesn't seem to mind at all, and keeps in contact with the still non-aging micronations like [[CheerfulChild Sealand]].

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The Republic of Nikko Nikko started out as an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Middle School Student]], but was ''[[NoodleIncident somehow]]'' able to become a [[AnthropomorphicPersonification micronation personification]], much to [[TheStoic Japan's]] bewilderment. He then voluntarily gave up his status as a nation personification to live as a Japanese citizen once again. Though WordOfGod says he still represents his micronation, he's lost the [[Really700YearsOld immortality]] that nation personifications have and now ages normally, [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy has a steady job at the hot springs where his micronation used to be]], and has a young son. He doesn't seem to mind at all, and keeps in contact with the still non-aging micronations like [[CheerfulChild Sealand]].
5th Feb '17 2:01:52 PM MJaxon
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* The [[ComicBook/HouseOfM M-Day]], natch. ComicBook/ScarletWitch, fed up with everything that went into and resulted from achieving mutant superiority, uses her power to declare "No more mutants." Thus, Earth goes back to what it was before, Bringing Down To Normal 90% of the mutants of the world ([[StatusQuoIsGod after all, looks like the X-Men are too popular to become]] {{Badass Normal}}s). Some of them, like Blob and Chamber, end up in dire straits thanks to losing their mutant powers but not the body alterations that occurred because of them (notably, Jono almost dies thanks to his power having burned away his jaw, throat, and much of his chest when it first emerged).

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* The [[ComicBook/HouseOfM M-Day]], natch. ComicBook/ScarletWitch, fed up with everything that went into and resulted from achieving mutant superiority, uses her power to declare "No more mutants." Thus, Earth goes back to what it was before, Bringing Down To Normal 90% of the mutants of the world ([[StatusQuoIsGod after all, looks like the X-Men are too popular to become]] {{Badass Normal}}s). Some of them, like Blob and Chamber, end up in dire straits thanks to losing their mutant powers but not the body alterations that occurred because of them (notably, Jono almost dies thanks to his power having burned away his jaw, throat, and much of his chest when it first emerged). [[spoiler:hilariously inverted in that when Toad loses his powers, he becomes extremely handsome, which is how he would have looked had he not been born a mutant.]]
5th Feb '17 1:47:02 PM MJaxon
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* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' There are a lot of cards that can be used to fulfill this trope by removing special abilities. Crash Landing in particular fulfills this trope by targeting only creatures with flying and has the flavor text: [[spoiler:"The other guilds think they're untouchable. It's time we brought them back down to earth."]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' There are a lot of cards that can be used to fulfill this trope by removing special abilities. Crash Landing in particular fulfills this trope by targeting targets only creatures with flying and has the flavor text: [[spoiler:"The other guilds think they're untouchable. It's time we brought them back down to earth."]]"]] while Blood Moon [[spoiler:turns all non-basic lands (which notably can do things like create more one one type of mana, or have special powerful effects) into basic, mundane mountains]]
5th Feb '17 1:44:20 PM MJaxon
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*In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' There are a lot of cards that can be used to fulfill this trope by removing special abilities. Crash Landing in particular fulfills this trope by targeting only creatures with flying and has the flavor text: [[spoiler:"The other guilds think they're untouchable. It's time we brought them back down to earth."]]
27th Jan '17 3:08:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''

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24th Jan '17 9:23:18 AM ILikeRobots
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': The Republic of Nikko Nikko started out as an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Middle School Student]], but was ''[[NoodleIncident somehow]]'' able to become a [[AnthropomorphicPersonification micronation personification]], much to [[TheStoic Japan's]] bewilderment. He then voluntarily gave up his status as a nation personification to live as a Japanese citizen once again. Though WordOfGod says he still represents his micronation, he's lost the [[Really700YearsOld immortality]] that nation personifications have and now ages normally, [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy has a steady job at the hot springs where his micronation used to be]], and has a young son. He doesn't seem to mind at all, and keeps in contact with the still non-aging micronations like Sealand.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': The Republic of Nikko Nikko started out as an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Middle School Student]], but was ''[[NoodleIncident somehow]]'' able to become a [[AnthropomorphicPersonification micronation personification]], much to [[TheStoic Japan's]] bewilderment. He then voluntarily gave up his status as a nation personification to live as a Japanese citizen once again. Though WordOfGod says he still represents his micronation, he's lost the [[Really700YearsOld immortality]] that nation personifications have and now ages normally, [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy has a steady job at the hot springs where his micronation used to be]], and has a young son. He doesn't seem to mind at all, and keeps in contact with the still non-aging micronations like Sealand.[[CheerfulChild Sealand]].
24th Jan '17 9:21:52 AM ILikeRobots
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** A darker example is revealed in the "Private Concert" strip, which shows that [[spoiler: [[BloodKnight Prussia]] has lost the rapid HealingFactor that the nation personifications inherently have; he's shown to still have a week-old dog bite on his hand that his unknowing younger brother [[TheComicallySerious Germany]] thinks he acquired recently, and should heal immediately. As he's no longer a nation and hasn't been one for some time, it may be a sign that he's beginning to fade away, die, or turn into a normal human.[[note]]It's always been something of a ShrugOfGod exactly what happens to nation personifications whose nation no longer exists; there is evidence for all three of the above on the series.[[/note]]]]
21st Jan '17 12:56:31 PM Gosicrystal
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* In Film/ManOfSteel, [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Clark]] loses his powers aboard Zod's ship, since it has the same atomsphere and environment as Krypton.

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* In Film/ManOfSteel, ''Film/ManOfSteel'', [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Clark]] loses his powers aboard Zod's ship, since it has the same atomsphere atmosphere and environment as Krypton.
5th Jan '17 2:02:49 AM iroanxi
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* ''Fanfic/WithThisRing'': Due the ring being the source of Paul's power, this comes up:
** [=O=][=L=]'s ring battery runs out of power in the middle of the desert after wasting it because he thought he was in a dream.
** [=O=][=L=]is separated from his ring when Red Torpedo and Red Inferno invade Mount Justice.
** [=O=][=L=]willingly gives up his ring after he freed [[spoiler: from the Ophidian.]] Batman permits him to take it back when it becomes clear that Paul regained his sanity and his trustworthiness.
** [=OL=]'s ring is tainted by Klarion in ''Displaced'' so Klarion would steal the ring's power. So he takes it off and uses his pistol to fight him off.
** [=O=][=L=]'s ring is stolen by [[SmugSnake Truggs]] after getting jumped due to a WoundedGazelleGambit.
** A non-[=O=][=L=] example Swamp Thing cuts off Poison Ivy's connection to the Green, reducing her to a normal woman.
** Paul voluntarily gives up the rings in order to hide the Orange Light from Larfleeze's construct, Blume. To paraphrase Paul, this creature was viewed as a god of hunger, and then it got Lantern Powers.
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