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20th May '17 4:20:04 PM NovaAM
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* ''Webcomic/KirbyCardClash'' started with Umbra doing this to Kirby, giving the comic a gimmick simillar to the Milkyway Wishes subgame from ''videogame/KirbySuperStar'' and its DS remake.
2nd Apr '17 3:34:02 PM DustSnitch
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So, your characters aren't just PalsWithJesus... they ''[[PhysicalGod are]]'' {{Jesus}} (or a [[CrystalDragonJesus non-denomination reasonable facsimile thereof]]). Okay. How the heck do you ''write'' for this character? Short answer: not easily or not well. There are genres where such [[SuperWeight powerful characters]] are normal, but outside of those the character is at risk of becoming a BoringInvincibleHero or a MarySue. To solve this conundrum, authors have two main options: A), fill the setting with [[WorldOfBadass equally powerful foes]], or B) De Power the character, stripping them of some or all their powers in order to reintroduce them to the plot.

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So, your characters aren't just PalsWithJesus... they ''[[PhysicalGod are]]'' {{Jesus}} (or a [[CrystalDragonJesus non-denomination reasonable facsimile thereof]]). Okay. How the heck do you ''write'' for this character? Short answer: not easily or not well. There are genres where such [[SuperWeight powerful characters]] are normal, but outside of those the A superpowered character is at risk of becoming (generally a BoringInvincibleHero or a MarySue. To solve this conundrum, authors have two main options: A), fill the setting with [[WorldOfBadass equally ''very'' powerful foes]], or B) De Power the character, stripping them of some or all one) loses their powers in order to reintroduce them to the plot.
for a permanent or extended period of time.
28th Mar '17 12:14:15 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has two examples in quick succession: [[spoiler:Ex-Aid's MidSeasonUpgrade, Mighty Maximum X, has the ability to "hack" the [[TheVirus Bugster Virus]]. He uses this power first to remove Genm's zombie-based ResurrectiveImmortality then, when faced with the SadisticChoice to let the bastard live or betray his Hippocratic Oath and kill him, [[TakeAThirdOption uses the hacking power to strip Genm of his ability to become a Kamen Rider]].]]
17th Mar '17 4:19:48 PM Discar
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', [[spoiler:Joshua, the Composer]] seals much of his powers away so he can play the "game" he has going fairly.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': [[spoiler:Joshua, the Composer]] seals much of his powers away so he can play the "game" he has going fairly.fairly. Several characters try to take advantage of this to kill him... only to discover that even at "baseline human," [[spoiler:he can still deflect bullets with his mind]].
14th Feb '17 4:13:47 PM Analt
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**[[spoiler:This is possible for every parahuman in the setting due to shards drawing from a pool of energy to fuel the superpower they grant. While it seems the Entities planned out the rough amount of power the shard would need during dispersal its possible for the pool to run out of energy if the power is overused, as Taylor found out when using [[ThinkingUpPortals Doormaker's]] power.]]
8th Jan '17 2:30:20 PM nombretomado
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* One UltimateMarvel comic has the Skrulls arrive benevolently and give every human on Earth superpowers with a pill (only Ben Grimm refuses). Then they cause a massive simultaneous DePower so they can invade unimpeded... except Ben Grimm is still a BadassNormal and thwarts the invasion all by himself, via time travel.

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* One UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel comic has the Skrulls arrive benevolently and give every human on Earth superpowers with a pill (only Ben Grimm refuses). Then they cause a massive simultaneous DePower so they can invade unimpeded... except Ben Grimm is still a BadassNormal and thwarts the invasion all by himself, via time travel.
7th Jan '17 1:28:23 AM slowness
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* In the episode "Mo Job" of Powerpuff Girls, Pincess Morbucks teams up with Mojo Jojo to depower The Powerpuff Girls. Princess obtains powers from the same device Mojo is using to nullify the girl's powers but Princess is the only character who ends up being hit with it, removing the powers that she gets in the episode.

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* In the episode "Mo Job" of The Powerpuff Girls, Pincess Princess Morbucks teams up with Mojo Jojo to depower The Powerpuff Girls. Princess obtains powers from the same device Mojo is using to nullify the girl's powers but Princess is the only character who ends up being hit with it, removing the powers that she gets in the episode.
5th Jan '17 3:02:20 PM slowness
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* In the episode "Mo Job" of Powerpuff Girls, Pincess Morbucks teams up with Mojo Jojo to depower The Powerpuff Girls. Princess obtains powers from the same device Mojo is using to nullify the girl's powers but Princess is the only character who ends up being hit with it, removing the powers that she gets in the episode.
15th Dec '16 5:32:49 AM Tron80
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** ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'''s goal was scaling Superman's off the charts Silver Age power levels way back to much more manageable levels (he lost 2/3 of his power). However, readers didn't take to this revision and DC was forced to backtrack.



* WonderWoman was depowered for a while in the 70s. DC wanted to cash in on {{Action Girl}}s and was aiming for PowerLossMakesYouStrong.

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* WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman was depowered for a while in the 70s. DC wanted to cash in on {{Action Girl}}s and was aiming for PowerLossMakesYouStrong.
3rd Dec '16 2:33:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': After Time Spiral, all Planeswalkers suffered this; most notably [[MagnificentBastard Nicol Bolas]], who went from a PhysicalGod to your average, run of the mill [[{{Badass}} Dragon Mage]] with a thousand [[GambitIndex gambits]].

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': After Time Spiral, all Planeswalkers suffered this; most notably [[MagnificentBastard Nicol Bolas]], who went from a PhysicalGod to your average, run of the mill [[{{Badass}} Dragon Mage]] [Dragon Mage with a thousand [[GambitIndex gambits]].
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