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10th Feb '18 3:33:27 PM cybertoy0
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* During the filler episodes leading up to the Cell Games in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Goku and Gohan had this problem as Super Saiyans. Needless to say, Chi-Chi wasn't amused. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The viewers were, though.]] This made sense, because they'd never gone through everyday, non-combat life in [[SuperMode Super Saiyan form]] before.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** The very first time this trope was in effect was during the preliminary matches of the 21st tournament. Goku playfully tapped his opponent (a big, muscular man) in the back of his leg, causing the man to fall out of the ring in pain. Goku quickly told Krillin to be careful from then on. It had been a while since Goku and Krillin had fought somebody who didn't have super-strength on par with their own, after all.
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During the filler episodes leading up to the Cell Games in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Goku and Gohan had this problem as Super Saiyans. Needless to say, Chi-Chi wasn't amused. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The viewers were, though.]] This made sense, because they'd never gone through everyday, non-combat life in [[SuperMode Super Saiyan form]] before.



** The very first time this trope was in effect was during the preliminary matches of the 21st tournament. Goku playfully tapped his opponent (a big, muscular man) in the back of his leg, causing the man to fall out of the ring in pain. Goku quickly told Krillin to be careful from then on. It had been a while since Goku and Krillin had fought somebody who didn't have super-strength on par with their own, after all.
1st Feb '18 1:10:43 PM Godzillawolf
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* ''Fanfic/EquestriaAcrossTheMultiverse'': At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' StoryArc, the Mane Six accidentally discover they [[SuperEmpowering grant others in different worlds Rainbow Powers]] so long as that world didn't already have a set of Elements (and only to a max of seven ponies are once) when they do so to the Tales Seven. In addition to the new SuperMode, all seven get awakened Earth Pony Magic and the SuperStrength that comes with it. Naturally, they have no idea how to control it and end up accidentally breaking things around them. Applejack teaches them how to control it afterwards.
1st Feb '18 1:02:05 PM Godzillawolf
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** Godzilla is turned into a Unicorn, but retains a great deal of his power. When he tries to punch a punching bag, it bursts.

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** Godzilla is turned into a Unicorn, but retains a great deal of his power. When he tries to punch a punching bag, it bursts. In this case it's less he's unused to his power and more he's unused to everything around him that's of a similar size being that fragile.


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** Baby ponies are shown to have this issue, with the Cakes being warned their newborn twins Pound and Pumpkin will have this issue by Twilight, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash. They're right, and Pinkie Pie finds this out [[BadlyBatteredBabysitter the hard way]]. Taken UpToEleven with Princess Flurry Heart, who is a baby ''Alicorn'' and a large part of the damage she causes is because she has no idea how powerful she actually is.
22nd Jan '18 4:27:32 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/FatesCollide'': Chloe von Einzbern pulls a rope that rings the von Einzbern mansion's doorbell too hard and it breaks. Archer fixes it.
19th Jan '18 6:52:35 AM SteveMB
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* In the ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' episode "World's Finest", a crossover with ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Kara gives Barry a friendly slap on the back, causing him to wince in pain and her to say, "Sorry."

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* In the ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' episode 2015}}'':
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"World's Finest", a crossover with ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Kara gives Barry a friendly slap on the back, causing him to wince in pain and her to say, "Sorry.""
** In "Legion of Superheroes", Kara describes finding a stray cat shortly after arriving on Earth. She fed him, but was afraid to touch him at first for fear of accidentally hurting him. Finally, she was sufficiently sure of herself in that regard to pick him up and pet him, which helped her feel a bit more at home.
6th Jan '18 6:44:01 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Superline}}'', after [[spoiler:Logan]] develops super strength, he has difficulty handling things gently and breaks just about everything he touches, even after barely picking it up.
23rd Dec '17 8:45:46 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BionicWoman''. After discovering her MadScientist fiancee has turned her into a bionic woman, Jaime Sommers decides to stop looking for Mr Right and settle for Mr Right Now. At that moment a handsome stranger catches her eye; SmashCut to them making out in the toilet. Unfortunately Jaime accidentally breaks one of his ribs in her enthusiasm, [[MomentKiller putting an abrupt end to events]].
9th Dec '17 4:26:11 AM lillolillo
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* In ''Fanfic/SupermanAndMan'', a third party magically makes Creator/ChristopherReeve exchange bodies unwillingly with Franchise/{{Superman}}. Reeve realizes what has happened when he accidentally crushes a nightstand clock.
23rd Nov '17 11:56:53 AM lillolillo
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** During one of her first fights against Reactron in the ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Post-Crisis title]]'', she pulls a man out of a building at super-speed and accidentally breaks his arm in three different places.
7th Nov '17 3:34:24 PM HonorableBaldy
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** A similar story, [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8649007/1/Kitsune-s-Power Kitsune's Power]] has a similar incident and result, except Naruto's only five at the time. As he grows older, he spars with Rock Lee under Maito Gai's direction, resulting in Lee becoming even faster and stronger than in canon. Butterflies ensue and Naruto becomes Anko's apprentice.
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