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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.
30th Apr '16 8:48:33 AM Berrenta
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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 who could decimate armies with their powers have to do chores by hand, because they lack fine control. After all, when you're incinerating enemies, [[NoKillLikeOverkill "Too much fire"]] isn't really a problem. Sometimes leads to StrongerThanTheyLook.

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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 who could decimate armies with their powers have to do chores by hand, because they lack fine control. After all, when you're incinerating enemies, [[NoKillLikeOverkill "Too much fire"]] isn't really a problem. Sometimes leads to StrongerThanTheyLook.
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25th Apr '16 4:55:19 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', when Asuka started to mutate, her strength increased exponentially... but gradually, so she spent several days breaking things accidentally until she figured out that her physical strength was growing.
18th Apr '16 10:49:26 PM ultimomant
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'':

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11th Apr '16 2:58:46 PM Willbyr
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* In ''TenchiMuyoGXP'', protagonist Seina Yamada has to spend several episodes learning to control this after being given enhanced [[SuperStrength strength]] and [[SuperSpeed speed]]. Of course, this turns out to be a lovely excuse to set up some InnocentCohabitation...
* While Gaou in ''{{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.

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* In ''TenchiMuyoGXP'', ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'', protagonist Seina Yamada has to spend several episodes learning to control this after being given enhanced [[SuperStrength strength]] and [[SuperSpeed speed]]. Of course, this turns out to be a lovely excuse to set up some InnocentCohabitation...
* While Gaou in ''{{Eyeshield ''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 ''MahouSenseiNegima'' does this on occasion. Such as the time he [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v22/c201/17.html accidentally blew up a mountain.]] Normally he causes this kind of destruction on purpose.

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* Jack Rakan from ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does this on occasion. Such as the time he [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v22/c201/17.html accidentally blew up a mountain.]] mountain. Normally he causes this kind of destruction on purpose.
10th Apr '16 11:21:38 AM Derkhan
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* 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.
10th Apr '16 8:34:11 AM Tron80
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* Ryoga from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Whenever his emotions get too much, or his mind wanders, everything he touches tends to crumble around him. Combine this with the fact he gained the ability to shatter inanimate matter with a finger jab early in the series, and you've got a man who has as much trouble ''not'' destroying Tokyo as he does [[NoSenseOfDirection navigating it]].

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* Ryoga from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** Ryoga.
Whenever his emotions get too much, or his mind wanders, everything he touches tends to crumble around him. Combine this with the fact he gained the ability to shatter inanimate matter with a finger jab early in the series, and you've got a man who has as much trouble ''not'' destroying Tokyo as he does [[NoSenseOfDirection navigating it]].
18th Mar '16 4:33:06 PM nombretomado
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* This trope was [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes formerly named]] "Ace Lightning Syndrome", after the titular character in the CGI-animated TV program ''AceLightning'', who had quite the tendency towards smashing his human sidekicks' household appliances when he arrived in the 'real world', super strength and all (not to mention his need to absorb energy in order to survive resulted in the destruction of much electrical equipment. And apparently Mark's family's electric bill was costing them a fortune).

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* This trope was [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes formerly named]] "Ace Lightning Syndrome", after the titular character in the CGI-animated TV program ''AceLightning'', ''Series/AceLightning'', who had quite the tendency towards smashing his human sidekicks' household appliances when he arrived in the 'real world', super strength and all (not to mention his need to absorb energy in order to survive resulted in the destruction of much electrical equipment. And apparently Mark's family's electric bill was costing them a fortune).
27th Feb '16 8:37:32 AM Anna_Nimus
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* In ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'', James almost ends up outing himself as a parahuman when he starts lifting weights several times heavier than what he used to lift inside the school gym. Luckily, the gym coach just mistakes him for having taken [[SuperSerum Tinkertech drugs]].
21st Jan '16 11:12:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** A physical strength example occurs in ''Manga/ViVid'', 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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** A physical strength example occurs in ''Manga/ViVid'', ''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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