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* 'WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Bad Kaeloo has SuperStrength, but sometimes forgets about it. In one episode, she hugs her friends [[YourHeadAsplode and their heads explode.]]
13th Mar '17 4:03:21 AM secretfan14
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* Used in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''. In that version, Hercules is unaware of his heritage as a demi-god with SuperStrength until he's a teenager; his lack of knowledge ''and'' control of his strength made him a male {{Dojikko}} and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer shunned by the local villagers]]. Until he learns the truth, goes off to search for Philoctetes and starts [[TookALevelInBadass taking levels in badass]] through his TrainingFromHell...

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* Used in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''. In that version, Hercules is unaware of his heritage as a demi-god with SuperStrength until he's a teenager; his lack of knowledge ''and'' control of his strength made him a male {{Dojikko}} TheKlutz and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer shunned by the local villagers]]. Until he learns the truth, goes off to search for Philoctetes and starts [[TookALevelInBadass taking levels in badass]] through his TrainingFromHell...
6th Mar '17 2:51:44 AM TitanJump
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* During her early life in a highly enhanced prosthetic body, the Major of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' had some major (no pun intended) difficulties controlling the prosthetics' strength. She mentions (and it is shown in the opening credits) that she once smashed a doll by being unable to control her own limbs.
* Muay Thay God of Death Apachai Hopachai in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Also a GentleGiant on his own right, he is really kind to all living things, being even able to speak with animals. Unfortunately, due to the TrainingFromHell he went through during his childhood (and the fact that he was thrown in life-or-death battles even as a kid) he's incapable of sparring with Kenichi without delivering several blows that would have killed anyone less resilient. It gets to a point when Kenichi loses the memory of being hit due to a concussion.
** He's actually killed Kenichi at least once. The other masters are able to revive the poor kid, and it's been mostly played for laughs.
** Kenichi himself gets into this early on. One of the more humorous examples has him giving a "light" slapping to [[{{Jerkass}} Niijima]], [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/c054/6.html and manages to knock him out instead.]]
** Played more tragically during Kenichi's fight against the Tirawit Koukin trained Karate club. While they received training in attacking and were pretty good at it they received none in defending. That's why when Kenichi used his normal strength against them, one blow was enough to send them to hospital. Tirawit points out how Kenichi doesn't even realize how much stronger he is than average humans.

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* During her early life in a highly enhanced prosthetic body, In ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'', the Major of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' had some major (no pun intended) difficulties controlling Sage comments on how Legna has great abilities as an Oracle but lacks the prosthetics' strength. She mentions (and it is shown knowledge and refinement to use them fully.
* The Rogue Titan
in the opening credits) ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' tends to hit so hard that she once smashed a doll by being unable to control her it wrecks its own limbs.
* Muay Thay God of Death Apachai Hopachai in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Also a GentleGiant on his own right, he is really kind to all living things, being even able to speak
body along with animals. Unfortunately, due to the TrainingFromHell he went through during his childhood (and the fact that he was thrown in life-or-death battles even as a kid) he's incapable of sparring with Kenichi without delivering several blows that would have killed anyone less resilient. It gets to a point when Kenichi loses the memory of being hit due to a concussion.
** He's actually killed Kenichi at least once. The other masters are able to revive the poor kid, and
whatever it's been mostly played hitting. Fortunately, it's HealingFactor helps to make up for laughs.
** Kenichi himself gets into this early on. One of the more humorous examples has him giving a "light" slapping
that.
* The few countries in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' with SuperStrength are very prone
to [[{{Jerkass}} Niijima]], [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/c054/6.html and manages to knock him out instead.]]
** Played more tragically during Kenichi's fight against the Tirawit Koukin trained Karate club. While they received training
this. [[LoveFreak America]] in attacking and were pretty good particular. Usually at it they received none in defending. That's why when Kenichi used his normal strength against them, one blow was enough to send them to hospital. Tirawit points out how Kenichi doesn't even realize how much stronger he is than average humans. either [[FishOutOfWater Japan]] or [[{{Tsundere}} England's]] expense.



* In ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'', [[spoiler:after Nel Tu temporarily returns to her true age, she hugs the living crap out of Ichigo, who had previously been badly wounded while she was watching. However, what she fails to realize is that she's so strong in that form that she actually comes close to choking him. By the time Orihime makes her realize it, he passed out, causing her to worry and hug him ''even harder'']].



* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** Being [[spoiler: a combat {{Cyborg}}]] blessed with SuperStrength, Subaru mentions her fear of performing this trope during a flashback. Also illustrated in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' [[ComicBookAdaptation manga]] during a wall-climbing exercise, when a Teana that just met her asked her to put a little more strength in boosting her up, causing the now terrified girl to achieve her dream of taking to the skies a lot earlier than she expected.
** Since she received her powers by fusing with a GreatBigBookOfEverything containing the strongest spells in the multiverse, Hayate ''literally cannot'' use low-power magic. As a result, the TSAB normally treat her [[PersonOfMassDestruction similarly to a tactical nuke]], only calling her in to cast a single spell in certain situations (and after evacuation orders have been given). Which is odd, given that Rein Eins' usage of spells like [[FlechetteStorm Bloody Dagger]] show that Hayate should, at least in theory, be able to fight at the anti-personnel level.
** In a [[AllThereInTheManual sound stage]] of ''A's'', after Shamal forgot to heat up the water for bathing Vita asks [[PlayingWithFire Signum use her magic]]. She answers that she lacks finesse for smaller tasks.
** A physical strength example occurs in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', when Miura Rinaldi, one of Zafira's students in martial arts, accidentally breaks the wookden pole she uses for training soon after it was fixed.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** Being
''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'''s Shizuo Heiwajima is prone to this, ''especially'' [[TheBerserker when angry]]. At one point the Yakuza even deduce Shizuo's recent presence in an apartment complex simply by the state of the stairway's guardrails -- which is not very difficult, as Shizuo managed to ''utterly destroy'' them on his way out.
* While Gaou in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' ''knows'' how strong he is, he doesn't understand the very ''idea'' of "holding back", and is thus completely unable to do so in any situation. The same can be said for HuskyRusskie Rodchenko. Kurita, on the other hand, is too strong and too friendly for his own good, meaning big, painful hugs all around.
*
[[spoiler: a combat {{Cyborg}}]] blessed with SuperStrength, Subaru mentions her fear of performing Roy Mustang]] suffers from this trope during in chapter 107 of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. It doesn't stop him from getting a flashback. Also illustrated CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
--> [[spoiler: '''Roy''']]: Without my vision I can't limit the blast properly!
--> [[spoiler: '''Hawkeye''']]: Don't limit it at all!
** Major Armstrong is feared because of this. He hugs others and causes minor-to-severe injury while doing so. When seeing Edward injured and
in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' [[ComicBookAdaptation manga]] during a wall-climbing exercise, when a Teana hospital, he was so emotional that just met her asked her to put a little more strength in boosting her up, causing the now terrified girl to achieve her dream of taking he hugged him to the skies point Edward needed a lot earlier than she expected.
** Since she received her powers by fusing with a GreatBigBookOfEverything containing the strongest spells in the multiverse, Hayate ''literally cannot'' use low-power magic. As a result, the TSAB normally treat her [[PersonOfMassDestruction similarly to a tactical nuke]], only calling her in to cast a single spell in certain situations (and after evacuation orders have been given). Which is odd, given that Rein Eins' usage of spells like [[FlechetteStorm Bloody Dagger]] show that Hayate should, at least in theory, be able to fight at the anti-personnel level.
** In a [[AllThereInTheManual sound stage]] of ''A's'', after Shamal forgot to heat up the water for bathing Vita asks [[PlayingWithFire Signum use her magic]]. She answers that she lacks finesse for smaller tasks.
** A physical strength example occurs in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', when Miura Rinaldi, one of Zafira's students in martial arts, accidentally breaks the wookden pole she uses for training soon after it was fixed.
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* During her early life in a highly enhanced prosthetic body, the Major of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' had some major (no pun intended) difficulties controlling the prosthetics' strength. She mentions (and it is shown in the opening credits) that she once smashed a doll by being unable to control her own limbs.
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'':
** One of the first steps in Issei's development is the harsh realization that he's a pretty worthless Devil and his [[AmplifierArtifact Sacred Gear]] is far more valuable them him. Over time, and with a lot of TrainingFromHell (no HardWorkHardlyWorks here), he's able to keep a level playing field with increasingly powerful opponents that constantly push him to the limit. While this doesn't affect his daily life, it does result in Issei completely forgetting how to fight against normal enemies, rather than dragons and gods.
** During his Mid-Rank Devil exam, for the combat portion, Issei is [[HeroicSelfDeprecation so certain he'll barely scrape through this phase as well]] he put all his strength into the fight, resulting in his opponent being sent through the wall in a single blow.[[note]]In fairness, it's implied Issei's strong enough to pass the High-Rank combat exam with one arm behind his back, but lacks in other areas.[[/note]]
** Issei regularly spars with Kiba, who is repeatedly describe as the only technique-type on a team of power idiots. Kiba reveals he can't take this sort of training lightly, as Issei could ''kill'' him if a blow got through without being properly mitigated. Issei is horrified - he'd already been holding back.
* Muay Thay God of Death Apachai Hopachai in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Also a GentleGiant on his own right, he is really kind to all living things, being even able to speak with animals. Unfortunately, due to the TrainingFromHell he went through during his childhood (and the fact that he was thrown in life-or-death battles even as a kid) he's incapable of sparring with Kenichi without delivering several blows that would have killed anyone less resilient. It gets to a point when Kenichi loses the memory of being hit due to a concussion.
** He's actually killed Kenichi at least once. The other masters are able to revive the poor kid, and it's been mostly played for laughs.
** Kenichi himself gets into this early on. One of the more humorous examples has him giving a "light" slapping to [[{{Jerkass}} Niijima]], [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/c054/6.html and manages to knock him out instead.]]
** Played more tragically during Kenichi's fight against the Tirawit Koukin trained Karate club. While they received training in attacking and were pretty good at it they received none in defending. That's why when Kenichi used his normal strength against them, one blow was enough to send them to hospital. Tirawit points out how Kenichi doesn't even realize how much stronger he is than average humans.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** Being [[spoiler: a combat {{Cyborg}}]] blessed with SuperStrength, Subaru mentions her fear of performing this trope during a flashback. Also illustrated in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' [[ComicBookAdaptation manga]] during a wall-climbing exercise, when a Teana that just met her asked her to put a little more strength in boosting her up, causing the now terrified girl to achieve her dream of taking to the skies a lot earlier than she expected.
** Since she received her powers by fusing with a GreatBigBookOfEverything containing the strongest spells in the multiverse, Hayate ''literally cannot'' use low-power magic. As a result, the TSAB normally treat her [[PersonOfMassDestruction similarly to a tactical nuke]], only calling her in to cast a single spell in certain situations (and after evacuation orders have been given). Which is odd, given that Rein Eins' usage of spells like [[FlechetteStorm Bloody Dagger]] show that Hayate should, at least in theory, be able to fight at the anti-personnel level.
** In a [[AllThereInTheManual sound stage]] of ''A's'', after Shamal forgot to heat up the water for bathing Vita asks [[PlayingWithFire Signum use her magic]]. She answers that she lacks finesse for smaller tasks.
** A physical strength example occurs in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', when Miura Rinaldi, one of Zafira's students in martial arts, accidentally breaks the wookden pole she uses for training soon after it was fixed.
* Jack Rakan from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does this on occasion. Such as the time he accidentally blew up a mountain. Normally he causes this kind of destruction on purpose.
** Also Negi's use of 'Weapon Stripping' after gaining a huge amount of power, Nodoka even tries to stop him...[[spoiler: Everyone's [[ClothingDamage clothes in the immediate vicinity are completely vaporized]],]] he is surprised at this.
** There was also the early RunningGag of Negi sneezing so hard the resulting magical gust of wind would [[PantyShot lift up the skirts of every girl in the immediate vicinity]] (or sometimes just flat out [[ClothingDamage destroy their clothes.]])
* During an arm wrestling competition in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Iruru ends up [[AmusingInjuries snapping Makoto's wrist like a twig]].
* In ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', Masayuki Hori is more used to performing rugged physical labor than performing delicate tasks. When he tries to add screentone to a drawing, he tears through the paper.
* Sakura Haruno in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. While training with Tsunade during the time skip of the original series, Sakura acquires the same herculean strength that she has. But of course, whenever Naruto does anything Sakura thinks is stupid, she gets the urge to pound the tar out of him and sends him flying with just one punch.
** PlayedForLaughs when [[spoiler: Naruto gains Biju Mode and accidentally hit one of the Bijudama into one of the Alliance formations, indirectly wiping it out because he couldn't control his strength]].
* Ever since they switched to a multi-man team, the Pink heroine in the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series will always discover how powerful she is when takes off into the sky in a panic.



* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration: [[AnimeOfTheGame The Inspector]]'', [[RobotGirl Lamia]] listens to a rather heartwarming speech from Kai to Ryusei and Bullet about trying to get the captured Arado to make a HeelFaceTurn of his own will. As the speech finishes, Excellen cheerfully points out to Lamia that she's accidentally twisted the handles of the exercise machine she had been using into a pretzel.



* While Gaou in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' ''knows'' how strong he is, he doesn't understand the very ''idea'' of "holding back", and is thus completely unable to do so in any situation. The same can be said for HuskyRusskie Rodchenko. Kurita, on the other hand, is too strong and too friendly for his own good, meaning big, painful hugs all around.



* Jack Rakan from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does this on occasion. Such as the time he accidentally blew up a mountain. Normally he causes this kind of destruction on purpose.
** Also Negi's use of 'Weapon Stripping' after gaining a huge amount of power, Nodoka even tries to stop him...[[spoiler: Everyone's [[ClothingDamage clothes in the immediate vicinity are completely vaporized]],]] he is surprised at this.
** There was also the early RunningGag of Negi sneezing so hard the resulting magical gust of wind would [[PantyShot lift up the skirts of every girl in the immediate vicinity]] (or sometimes just flat out [[ClothingDamage destroy their clothes.]])
* [[spoiler: Roy Mustang]] suffers from this in chapter 107 of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. It doesn't stop him from getting a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
--> [[spoiler: '''Roy''']]: Without my vision I can't limit the blast properly!
--> [[spoiler: '''Hawkeye''']]: Don't limit it at all!
** Major Armstrong is feared because of this. He hugs others and causes minor-to-severe injury while doing so. When seeing Edward injured and in the hospital, he was so emotional that he hugged him to the point Edward needed a full body cast.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'''s Shizuo Heiwajima is prone to this, ''especially'' [[TheBerserker when angry]]. At one point the Yakuza even deduce Shizuo's recent presence in an apartment complex simply by the state of the stairway's guardrails -- which is not very difficult, as Shizuo managed to ''utterly destroy'' them on his way out.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration: [[AnimeOfTheGame The Inspector]]'', [[RobotGirl Lamia]] listens to a rather heartwarming speech from Kai to Ryusei and Bullet about trying to get the captured Arado to make a HeelFaceTurn of his own will. As the speech finishes, Excellen cheerfully points out to Lamia that she's accidentally twisted the handles of the exercise machine she had been using into a pretzel.
* The few countries in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' with SuperStrength are very prone to this. [[LoveFreak America]] in particular. Usually at either [[FishOutOfWater Japan]] or [[{{Tsundere}} England's]] expense.



* Sakura Haruno in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. While training with Tsunade during the time skip of the original series, Sakura acquires the same herculean strength that she has. But of course, whenever Naruto does anything Sakura thinks is stupid, she gets the urge to pound the tar out of him and sends him flying with just one punch.
** PlayedForLaughs when [[spoiler: Naruto gains Biju Mode and accidentally hit one of the Bijudama into one of the Alliance formations, indirectly wiping it out because he couldn't control his strength]].
* The Rogue Titan in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' tends to hit so hard that it wrecks its own body along with whatever it's hitting. Fortunately, it's HealingFactor helps to make up for that.
* In ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'', [[spoiler:after Nel Tu temporarily returns to her true age, she hugs the living crap out of Ichigo, who had previously been badly wounded while she was watching. However, what she fails to realize is that she's so strong in that form that she actually comes close to choking him. By the time Orihime makes her realize it, he passed out, causing her to worry and hug him ''even harder'']].
* In ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', Masayuki Hori is more used to performing rugged physical labor than performing delicate tasks. When he tries to add screentone to a drawing, he tears through the paper.
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'':
** One of the first steps in Issei's development is the harsh realization that he's a pretty worthless Devil and his [[AmplifierArtifact Sacred Gear]] is far more valuable them him. Over time, and with a lot of TrainingFromHell (no HardWorkHardlyWorks here), he's able to keep a level playing field with increasingly powerful opponents that constantly push him to the limit. While this doesn't affect his daily life, it does result in Issei completely forgetting how to fight against normal enemies, rather than dragons and gods.
** During his Mid-Rank Devil exam, for the combat portion, Issei is [[HeroicSelfDeprecation so certain he'll barely scrape through this phase as well]] he put all his strength into the fight, resulting in his opponent being sent through the wall in a single blow.[[note]]In fairness, it's implied Issei's strong enough to pass the High-Rank combat exam with one arm behind his back, but lacks in other areas.[[/note]]
** Issei regularly spars with Kiba, who is repeatedly describe as the only technique-type on a team of power idiots. Kiba reveals he can't take this sort of training lightly, as Issei could ''kill'' him if a blow got through without being properly mitigated. Issei is horrified - he'd already been holding back.
* In ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'', the Sage comments on how Legna has great abilities as an Oracle but lacks the knowledge and refinement to use them fully.



* During an arm wrestling competition in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Iruru ends up [[AmusingInjuries snapping Makoto's wrist like a twig]].
* Ever since they switched to a multi-man team, the Pink heroine in the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series will always discover how powerful she is when takes off into the sky in a panic.
5th Mar '17 4:47:44 PM Blazer
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* Ever since they switched to a multi-man team, the Pink heroine in the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series will always discover how powerful she is when takes off into the sky in a panic.
22nd Feb '17 3:36:39 PM margdean56
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*** The gods and goddesses of Greek myth wobbled back and forth from being actual {{physical god}}s and being [[AnthropomorphicPersonification embodiments of abstract ideas]], depending on who you asked. So there's a thin line between an artificial wrath brought on by Hera's mind control and a natural wrath that gets associated with Hera because Hera, goddess of marriage who is married to the biggest TheCasanova in the Greek pantheon, is [[ClingyJealousGirl the living embodiment of jealous rage]].

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*** The gods and goddesses of Greek myth wobbled back and forth from being actual {{physical god}}s and being [[AnthropomorphicPersonification embodiments of abstract ideas]], depending on who you asked. So there's a thin line between an artificial wrath brought on by Hera's mind control and a natural wrath that gets associated with Hera because Hera, goddess of marriage who is married to the biggest TheCasanova [[TheCasanova Casanova]] in the Greek pantheon, is [[ClingyJealousGirl the living embodiment of jealous rage]].



* In the Finnish epic ''Literature/TheKalevala,'' this trope is Kullervo's shtick. For every task he is given to do, he always does it "according to his strength," not according to what the task requires, so he ruins whatever he attempts. Tell him to fell trees, and he magics the whole forest into wasteland where nothing grows. Tell him to build a fence, and he builds a sky-high and airtight one. Later his father takes him fishing but he completely wastes the boat rowing and kills every fish in the lake trying to set the nets.

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* In the Finnish epic ''Literature/TheKalevala,'' this trope is Kullervo's shtick. For every task he is given to do, he always does it "according to his strength," not according to what the task requires, so he ruins whatever he attempts. Tell him to fell trees, and he magics the whole forest into a wasteland where nothing grows. Tell him to build a fence, and he builds a sky-high and airtight one. Later his father takes him fishing but he completely wastes the boat rowing and kills every fish in the lake trying to set the nets.
22nd Feb '17 3:29:38 PM margdean56
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** Many, many times in various Superman comics would other people gain Superman's strength. This trope almost always applies.

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** Many, many times in various Superman comics would other people would gain Superman's strength. This trope almost always applies.



** In ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'' Superman accidentally rips a door off his hinges right after recovering his powers.
** In ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis, a character named Superboy Prime (he's from the real world) attacks the DCU's Superboy, beating him badly whilst causing a huge amount of damage to the town of Smallville, until a (fairly large) group(s) of other heroes arrive as back-up. When a heroine named Pantha calls him a 'stupid kid', he retaliates by proclaiming that he isn't stupid, seemingly with the intention to merely smack her across the face...... He ends up taking her head off and killing her, visibly shocked when he notices the blood on his hand.
** In ''Superman Annual #8'', Pounder, one of a far-future League of Supermen in who have each been genetically engineered to have ''one'' of Superman's powers, has support staff who have to do ''everything'' for him, because it's not safe for him to touch things. (The whole League is BlessedWithSuck, in fact.)

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** In ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'' Superman accidentally rips a door off his its hinges right after recovering his powers.
** In ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis, a character named Superboy Prime (he's from the real world) attacks the DCU's Superboy, beating him badly whilst causing a huge amount of damage to the town of Smallville, until a (fairly large) group(s) of other heroes arrive as back-up. When a heroine named Pantha calls him a 'stupid kid', he retaliates by proclaiming that he isn't stupid, seemingly with the intention intending to merely smack her across the face......face... He ends up taking her head off and killing her, visibly shocked when he notices the blood on his hand.
** In ''Superman Annual #8'', Pounder, one of a far-future League of Supermen in who have each been genetically engineered to have ''one'' of Superman's powers, has support staff who have to do ''everything'' for him, because it's not safe for him to touch things. (The whole League is BlessedWithSuck, in fact.)



* On the other hand, ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' does this on occasion, for example in one of Redan's ''Batman and Superman'' comic strips. Then again, she was still learning to control her powers. One of the explicit differences between Superman and Supergirl is that Superman has mental blocks he imposed on himself so there's an upper limit to how much power he'll use, while Supergirl has no such blocks, allowing her to at times be ''stronger'' than her cousin. Stronger, but not better. When they fought, Superman easily defeated and immobilized her (and actually threatened he could do it any time he wanted to if need be). Supergirl has been using her power for one year or two. Superman has been fighting people more powerful than he allowed himself to be since he was twenty.
** According to the novelisation of the Death and Life of Superman, Superman becomes aware of these blocks and bypasses them as anything less than 100% of his strength won't be enough to take down Doomsday. He starts unleashing the kind of punches that he would never use against a different opponent. Also lampshaded in the original comic from time to time. One story involved the Parasite draining Superman's ability to self-limit his powers. Superman wrongly concluded that his powers were growing beyond his ability to control them. He correspondingly took steps to weaken himself, which is exactly what the Parasite wanted.

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* On the other hand, ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' does this on occasion, for example in one of Redan's ''Batman and Superman'' comic strips. Then again, she was still learning to control her powers. One of the explicit differences between Superman and Supergirl is that Superman has mental blocks he imposed on himself so there's an upper limit to how much power he'll use, while Supergirl has no such blocks, allowing her to at times be ''stronger'' than her cousin. Stronger, but not better. When they fought, Superman easily defeated and immobilized her (and actually threatened he could do it any time he wanted to if need be). Supergirl has been using her power for one a year or two. Superman has been fighting people more powerful than he allowed himself to be since he was twenty.
** According to the novelisation of the ''The Death and Life of Superman, Superman'', Superman becomes aware of these blocks and bypasses them as anything less than 100% of his strength won't be enough to take down Doomsday. He starts unleashing the kind of punches that he would never use against a different opponent. Also lampshaded in the original comic from time to time. One story involved the Parasite draining Superman's ability to self-limit his powers. Superman wrongly concluded that his powers were growing beyond his ability to control them. He correspondingly took steps to weaken himself, which is exactly what the Parasite wanted.



** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}} Supergirl Volume 6]]'' #27 -the beginning of the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline- Supergirl kicks ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' so hard that she -apparently- kills him. Kara is so upset that she swears she didn't want to kill him and she cries she doesn't know her own strength.

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** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}} Supergirl Volume 6]]'' #27 -the #27--the beginning of the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline- Supergirl storyline--Supergirl kicks ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' so hard that she -apparently- kills she--apparently--kills him. Kara is so upset that she swears she didn't want to kill him and she cries she doesn't know her own strength.



* The titular character in ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'' suffers because of this. Since she's only 6, it leads to really funny situations (although not as much funny for her parents, that have to pay for the broken stuff, or for Jimmy Five and Smudgy, that have to ''feel in their skins'' what her inhuman strength causes. Of course, all in the AmusingInjuries territory, since it's for kids.

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* The titular character in ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'' suffers because of this. Since she's only 6, it leads to really funny situations (although not as much so funny for her parents, that who have to pay for the broken stuff, or for Jimmy Five and Smudgy, that who have to ''feel in their skins'' what her inhuman strength causes. Of course, all in the AmusingInjuries territory, since it's for kids.



* Obelix from ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' does seem to know his strength... he is just apparently unaware that not everyone possesses that strength, hence his failure to understand the difference between "knock the door" and "smash the door" and why no-one around him is able to carry tiny menhirs.

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* Obelix from ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' does seem to know his strength... he is just apparently unaware that not everyone possesses that strength, hence his failure to understand the difference between "knock on the door" and "smash the door" and why no-one around him is able to carry tiny menhirs.



* Present all over in ''ComicBook/SavageDragon'': Smasher taking the head of her husband with a single punch, Dragon killing Solar Man when the latter lost his powers in midfight, both resulting in messy YourHeadAsplode moments. Those are just two of many examples.

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* Present all over in ''ComicBook/SavageDragon'': Smasher taking the head of off her husband with a single punch, Dragon killing Solar Man when the latter lost his powers in midfight, both resulting in messy YourHeadAsplode moments. Those are just two of many examples.
12th Feb '17 1:56:42 PM merotoker
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This trope is related to BlessedWithSuck but is specific to strength and to powers which resemble strength (i.e. the ability to crush objects via telekinesis). It works as a trade-off where the massive raw power that's great for a battle makes {{Mundane|Utility}} tasks hell to perform. Another variation involves FunctionalMagic or PsychicPowers, where a mage or telekinetic with the power to decimate armies must do chores by hand, because the spellcaster lacks enough fine control over those powers. After all, incinerating enemies with [[NoKillLikeOverkill "too much fire"]] isn't really a problem, but burning dinner with "too much fire" is.

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This trope is related to BlessedWithSuck but is specific to strength and to powers which resemble strength (i.e. the ability to crush objects via telekinesis). It works as a trade-off where the massive raw power that's great for a battle makes {{Mundane|Utility}} tasks hell to perform. Another variation involves FunctionalMagic or PsychicPowers, where a mage or telekinetic with the power to decimate armies must do chores by hand, because the spellcaster lacks enough fine control over those powers. After all, incinerating enemies with [[NoKillLikeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill "too much fire"]] isn't really a problem, but burning dinner with "too much fire" is.



* A telekinesis version in the case of Hellion of the [[Comicbook/NewMutants New X-Men]]: After the battle against Nimrod when he asks Emma Frost to unlock his powers' full potential so he can get Comicbook/{{X 23}} back to Elixir to save her life, he suddenly loses all fine control of his powers. When Beast asks him to move a ''paperclip'' he instead blows out ''an entire wall''.

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* A telekinesis version in the case of Hellion of the [[Comicbook/NewMutants [[Comicbook/NewXMenAcademyX New X-Men]]: After the battle against Nimrod when he asks Emma Frost to unlock his powers' full potential so he can get Comicbook/{{X 23}} back to Elixir to save her life, he suddenly loses all fine control of his powers. When Beast asks him to move a ''paperclip'' he instead blows out ''an entire wall''.
20th Jan '17 2:58:42 AM TroperDoper
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** In her introduction, Glory causes the interior of warehouse to cave in by merely stomping her foot in a hissy fit.

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** In **During her introduction, Glory causes the interior of a warehouse to cave in by merely stomping her foot in a hissy fit.
20th Jan '17 2:57:34 AM TroperDoper
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**In her introduction, Glory causes the interior of warehouse to cave in by merely stomping her foot in a hissy fit.
7th Jan '17 11:00:45 AM Gamermaster
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* During an arm wrestling competition in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Iruru ends up [[AmusingInjuries snapping Makoto's wrist like a twig]].
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