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22nd Aug '16 12:55:10 AM Morgenthaler
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** St. Barbara is patron saint against death by artillery, and hatmakers. She is also the patron of the [[FromRussiaWithNukes Strategic Rocket Forces]].

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** St. Barbara is patron saint against death by artillery, and hatmakers. She is also the patron of the [[FromRussiaWithNukes [[UsefulNotes/FromRussiaWithNukes Strategic Rocket Forces]].
30th Jul '16 3:19:52 PM nombretomado
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** In the {{Daria}}[=/=]ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} crossover ''Legion of Lawndale Heroes'', all of the super-powered students at [[AcademyOfAdventure USAES]] exhibit this trope to an extent. Perhaps the most blatant example of this is Cadet Maryann Lyter, who has the same powers as Ultra Boy of the LSH - and in addition, possesses the ability to see the true appearance of any person, entity or environment, without going insane or dying (should she look at the face of an EldritchAbomination, or such). It's handwaved in that the ability is a passive mystical trait ([[MetaOrigin in that all humans have the innate ability for either mental or magical abilities]]).

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** In the {{Daria}}[=/=]ComicBook/{{Legion WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}[=/=]ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} crossover ''Legion of Lawndale Heroes'', all of the super-powered students at [[AcademyOfAdventure USAES]] exhibit this trope to an extent. Perhaps the most blatant example of this is Cadet Maryann Lyter, who has the same powers as Ultra Boy of the LSH - and in addition, possesses the ability to see the true appearance of any person, entity or environment, without going insane or dying (should she look at the face of an EldritchAbomination, or such). It's handwaved in that the ability is a passive mystical trait ([[MetaOrigin in that all humans have the innate ability for either mental or magical abilities]]).
11th Jul '16 8:18:34 PM ErikModi
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** Freya is the Norse goddess of beauty, love, fertility, and marriage. She also controls the Valkyries, those warrior women who choose half the slain of every battle to go do Odin's afterlife hall of Valhalla. The other half go to Freya's own hall of Folkvang, where they are reunited with their lovers in death. And when the situation calls for it, Freya will slap a steel breastplate over her flowing white gown, strap on a sword, and wade into battle right next to macho gods like Thor and Tyr.
** Loki is the Norse trickster god, renowned for his cunning, intelligence, and (sometimes lethal) pranks against the other gods. In some versions, he's also the god of fire, one of the least subtle natural forces there is.
3rd Jul '16 1:07:31 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Sand Masters in ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' can telekinetically manipulate sand to serve as shields, weapons, and tools. And then there's slatrification, the power to turn sand into water. Kenton actually [[LampshadeHanging points out that slatrification seems to have nothing to do with any of the other Sand Master abilities]].
15th May '16 9:33:45 AM nombretomado
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** '''{{Magneto}}''': control over magnetism, which was quickly expanded to include the entire electro-magnetic spectrum. He also has telepathy, though it is undeveloped.

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** '''{{Magneto}}''': '''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}''': control over magnetism, which was quickly expanded to include the entire electro-magnetic spectrum. He also has telepathy, though it is undeveloped.
2nd May '16 10:53:23 PM jormis29
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* The Tane of ''Tabletop/{{Pathfinder}}'' all have this going on, reflecting both BizarreAlienBiology and their [[Literature/{{Jabberwocky}} origins]]. The Jabberwock has "[[EyeBeams eyes of flame]]", the "whiffling" of its wings creates a small windstorm, and it can "burble" to [[BrownNote confuse]] or [[MakeMeWannaShout kill]] opponents. The Bandersnatch has quills that cause extreme pain, can drive a person mad with a stare, and is a superb tracker, and some types are "frumious" and set themselves on fire [[TurnsRed when angered.]] The Jubjub Bird adapts to attacks, has a stunning screech, and its bite is a OneHitKO.
* This is how Legacy ends up in {{Sentinels of the Multiverse}}. The first member of Legacy's family to have powers developed a danger sense. His son was born with that ability, and also gained superior vision and speed. The next gained super strength, then over time added flight, superhuman charisma, invulnerable skin, and (as of the last Legacy in the game) laser vision.

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* The Tane of ''Tabletop/{{Pathfinder}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' all have this going on, reflecting both BizarreAlienBiology and their [[Literature/{{Jabberwocky}} origins]]. The Jabberwock has "[[EyeBeams eyes of flame]]", the "whiffling" of its wings creates a small windstorm, and it can "burble" to [[BrownNote confuse]] or [[MakeMeWannaShout kill]] opponents. The Bandersnatch has quills that cause extreme pain, can drive a person mad with a stare, and is a superb tracker, and some types are "frumious" and set themselves on fire [[TurnsRed when angered.]] The Jubjub Bird adapts to attacks, has a stunning screech, and its bite is a OneHitKO.
* This is how Legacy ends up in {{Sentinels of the Multiverse}}.''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse''. The first member of Legacy's family to have powers developed a danger sense. His son was born with that ability, and also gained superior vision and speed. The next gained super strength, then over time added flight, superhuman charisma, invulnerable skin, and (as of the last Legacy in the game) laser vision.
1st May '16 7:37:59 AM Quanyails
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* Yukari Yakumo from VideoGame/{{Touhou}} has the ability to manipulate boundaries, usually manifesting as portals to an eye-filled dimension. However, "boundaries" is so vaguely defined it pretty much boils down to "can do whatever she wants" like manipulating the boundary between youth and old age, life and death, reality and imagination... Thankfully, she only uses her powers to {{troll}} people, assuming she even gets out of bed.

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* Yukari Yakumo from VideoGame/{{Touhou}} ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has the ability to manipulate boundaries, usually manifesting as portals to an eye-filled dimension. However, "boundaries" is so vaguely defined it pretty much boils down to "can do whatever she wants" like manipulating the boundary between youth and old age, life and death, reality and imagination... Thankfully, she only uses her powers to {{troll}} people, assuming she even gets out of bed.
1st May '16 7:27:38 AM Quanyails
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** Wolverine had the above powers but with a different explanation: adamantium can only be molded in its liquid form -- after cooling enough to become solid, it instantly becomes indestructible. Thus, it had to be grafted to the subject's bones in its (''really'' hot) liquid state. Wolverine's healing factor allowed him to recover from the trauma caused by this (and thus was the reason he was chosen for the super soldier program). His claws were also implied to be implanted, rather than part of his skeleton, although this was later retconned in his origin movie

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** Wolverine had the above powers but with a different explanation: adamantium can only be molded in its liquid form -- after cooling enough to become solid, it instantly becomes indestructible. Thus, it had to be grafted to the subject's bones in its (''really'' hot) liquid state. Wolverine's healing factor allowed him to recover from the trauma caused by this (and thus was the reason he was chosen for the super soldier program). His claws were also implied to be implanted, rather than part of his skeleton, although this was later retconned in his origin moviemovie.
1st May '16 7:23:41 AM Quanyails
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** Stranger stil, the Incredible Hulk has the ability to ... always find his way back to the SPECIFIC spot in the New Mexico Desert where he (The Incredible Hulk, not Banner) was first created, ie, the spot where the original Gamma testing took place. This was somewhat retconned by ''Creator/PeterDavid'' via TimeyWimeyBall [[note]]An evil version of the Hulk from the future was teleported into the original blast, and his spirit was calling out to the Hulk the entire time[[/note]] but for years it went unexplained.
16th Apr '16 8:06:49 PM billybobfred
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* In ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', this is the reason Harry thinks the Philosopher's Stone is a myth -- extending life and creating gold don't really have any logical connection, so it's clearly just an imaginary wish-granting machine. [[spoiler:It's real -- the connection is that the Philosopher's Stone's actual power is to make Transfiguration permanent.]]
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