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20th Jul '16 1:27:02 AM Tron80
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* ComicBook/PowerGirl, the Earth-2 counterpart for ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, has a long history of breaking or outright destroying things when she loses her temper. Fortunately, this usually results in her getting back under control.

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* ComicBook/PowerGirl, ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'', the Earth-2 counterpart for ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, has a long history of breaking or outright destroying things when she loses her temper. Fortunately, this usually results in her getting back under control.



* Done [[TearJerker tragically]] in TheDCU [[AlternateContinuity Elseworld]] story "Created Equal". The second issue of the two-parter starts InMediasRes just as [[spoiler:a five-year old Alex Kent has accidentally killed his mother, Lois, by hugging her]].

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* Done [[TearJerker tragically]] tragically in TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU [[AlternateContinuity Elseworld]] story "Created Equal". The second issue of the two-parter starts InMediasRes just as [[spoiler:a five-year old Alex Kent has accidentally killed his mother, Lois, by hugging her]].
20th Jul '16 1:25:34 AM Tron80
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** In Supergirl #27 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 Supergirl #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.
19th Jul '16 9:32:35 PM TheSinful
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* Played with in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11948484/1/MagicTale MagicTale]]'' given that [[Videogame/{{Undertale}} Undyne]] knows how strong she is, but is used to everything being made out of stone or metal, resulting in her frequently breaking wooden objects. Though in the case of one door, she simply wasn't aware which way it opened, causing her to knock it off its hinges. likewise, she's not quite aware of how fragile humans are. A friendly pat on a cook's back dislocated his shoulders.
13th Jul '16 11:18:40 PM Tron80
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* In Supergirl #27 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 Supergirl #27 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.
13th Jul '16 11:10:38 PM Tron80
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* On the other hand, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} does this in 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.

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* On the other hand, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' does this in 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.


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*In Supergirl #27 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.
--->'''Supergirl:''' I don't even know my own strength!
12th Jul '16 3:33:53 PM GM_3826
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* 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.

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* The few countries in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' with SuperStrength are very prone to this. [[LoveFreak America]] in particular. Usually at either [[FishOutOfWater Japan]] or [[Tsundere [[{{Tsundere}} England's]] expense.
21st Jun '16 5:18:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TigerAndBunny'', it's implied that [[TheHero Kotetsu]] had this problem back when was a child ("I'm not supposed to touch anyone when I'm like this. I'll hurt people."), which was why he was ashamed of his NEXT abilities up until he encountered Mr. Legend.

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* In ''TigerAndBunny'', ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', it's implied that [[TheHero Kotetsu]] had this problem back when was a child ("I'm not supposed to touch anyone when I'm like this. I'll hurt people."), which was why he was ashamed of his NEXT abilities up until he encountered Mr. Legend.
13th Jun '16 12:41:28 PM TheSinful
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** In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-110/DianeCastle%2bXendra.htm Xendra]]'', Buffy has a rough time at a contracting job due to her tendency to destroy things she's working on, and sometimes the tools. Her boss (who knows she's the Slayer) is dumbfounded that she destroyed a wrench that you could run a truck over without bending it.



* The premise of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4595834/1/Oops Oops!]]'' is Naruto accidentally distracting the Kyuubi when the latter was enhancing Naruto's body. Naruto ends up [[InsistentTerminology 113]] times stronger than naturally possible, which results in things like leaving fingerprints in brass doorknobs and being unable to feed himself. When Naruto tries to eat some ramen, he shatters the bowl. When Shizune feeds him, Naruto bites off the ends of chopsticks without noticing. In the end, Gai has to train Naruto to manage his SuperStrength.

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* The premise of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4595834/1/Oops Oops!]]'' is Naruto accidentally distracting the Kyuubi when the latter was enhancing Naruto's body. Naruto ends up [[InsistentTerminology 113]] times stronger than naturally possible, which results in things like leaving fingerprints in brass doorknobs and being unable to feed himself. When Naruto tries to eat some ramen, he shatters the bowl.bowl by picking it up. When Shizune feeds him, Naruto bites off the ends of chopsticks without noticing. In the end, Gai has to train Naruto to manage his SuperStrength.
10th Jun '16 6:32:00 PM Yib
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* Monkey king Bambina from ''{{Toriko}}'' can't find a suitable opponent [[spoiler:or a dance partner]], because almost everybody he comes across ends up ripped to shreds in seconds, when he tries to fight [[spoiler:or dance]] with them, due to his incredible strength. Even [[spoiler:powerful regenerating demon, capable of singlehandedly killing and eating almost every creature on planet]] managed to survive only for a couple seconds.
20th May '16 12:14:27 PM Doug86
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* A bit of a RunningGag in the StarTrekNovelVerse whenever a character has to have a missing limb replaced with a "biosynthetic" prosthetic. One engineer manages to crush his communicator in his new hand, and remarks that at the moment he can punch a hole in a wall for a power coupling but holding an egg or shaking hands would be problematic.

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* A bit of a RunningGag in the StarTrekNovelVerse Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse whenever a character has to have a missing limb replaced with a "biosynthetic" prosthetic. One engineer manages to crush his communicator in his new hand, and remarks that at the moment he can punch a hole in a wall for a power coupling but holding an egg or shaking hands would be problematic.
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