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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.
23rd Oct '17 10:54:51 AM lillolillo
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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 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 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 a year or two. Superman has been fighting people more powerful than he allowed himself to be since he was twenty.\n** 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.



** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}} Supergirl Volume 6]]'' #27--the beginning of the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline--Supergirl kicks ''SelfDemonstrating/{{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}} ''[[Comicbook/Supergirl2011 Supergirl Volume 6]]'' #27--the beginning of the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline--Supergirl kicks ''SelfDemonstrating/{{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.



** ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'': In the first chapter, Kara breaks her desk when she puts her hand on it. And in the second chapter she puts her hand through the wall when she is writing on a chalkboard.

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** ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'': ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'': In the first chapter, Kara breaks her desk when she puts her hand on it. And in the second chapter she puts her hand through the wall when she is writing on a chalkboard.



* In ''Comicbook/XMen'', when Colossus is [[ShapeshifterModeLock stuck in transformed form]] he gets angsty about people seeing him as a monster. He then proceeds to try and call his team from a phonebooth but since he is frustrated, trying to dial the number causes his fingers to punch right through the phone.

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* In ''Comicbook/XMen'', ''Franchise/XMen'', when Colossus is [[ShapeshifterModeLock stuck in transformed form]] he gets angsty about people seeing him as a monster. He then proceeds to try and call his team from a phonebooth but since he is frustrated, trying to dial the number causes his fingers to punch right through the phone.



* ''ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre'' -- The [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] encounters [[Franchise/StarWars Ewoks.]] "Hulk pet fuzzy too hard! Fuzzy pop!"
** And the time he petted the bunny too hard. And then did the same with Cyclops.

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* In the beginning of ''Series/Supergirl2015'' story ''Fanfic/{{Survivors}}'', [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]] isn't conscious of her tremendous strength. Then she crushes a supposedly unbreakable baby's bottle… and later she accidentally bruises her cousin's arm when she holds him… so she compels herself to be careful.
-->She had figured out as the day wore on that she had to hold Kal very lightly. She had squeezed a bit too hard and he cried earlier. She didn't think she had squeezed hard at all but there was a small bruise on his arm. Kara was becoming stronger and everything seemed to become softer, more brittle. It was like living in a world of delicate glass.
* ''ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre'' -- The [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] encounters [[Franchise/StarWars Ewoks.]] Ewoks]]. "Hulk pet fuzzy too hard! Fuzzy pop!"
** And the time he petted the bunny too hard. And then did the same with Cyclops.ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}.
3rd Oct '17 7:08:14 AM RedScharlach
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* 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.

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* 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 its HealingFactor helps to make up for that.



* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Worf (yes, [[TheWorfBarrage that Worf]]) relates a story of when he was 13, playing soccer and accidentally headbutting a player on the opposing team. Since Klingons are much stronger than humans and have ''ridged foreheads'', the other kid's neck was snapped and died of his injuries shortly after.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Worf (yes, [[TheWorfBarrage that Worf]]) relates a story of when he was 13, playing soccer soccer, and accidentally headbutting headbutted a player on the opposing team. Since Klingons are much stronger than humans and have ''ridged foreheads'', the other kid's neck was snapped and died of his injuries shortly after.



** In another episode, the holodeck malfunctioned replacing characters in a Wild West simulation with recreations of Data, with his approximate physical abilities as well. Some of the characters were weaselly cowards and were otherwise unaware of their enhanced strength, but others were the BigBad of the story and also unaware of their strength.

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** In another episode, the holodeck malfunctioned malfunctioned, replacing characters in a Wild West simulation with recreations of Data, with his approximate physical abilities as well. Some of the characters were weaselly cowards and were otherwise unaware of their enhanced strength, but others were the BigBad of the story and also unaware of their strength.



* A trailer for ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' has Jensen accidently cracking a glass as he tries to hold it with one of his new cybernetic arms.

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* A trailer for ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' has Jensen accidently accidentally cracking a glass as he tries to hold it with one of his new cybernetic arms.
9th Sep '17 8:26:42 PM merotoker
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* In ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', this is how [[spoiler: Zoey Greystone killed her early LoveInterest Philomon]]. Had some [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone terribly]] [[HeroicBSOD bad]] [[DrivenToSuicide consequences.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', this is how [[spoiler: Zoey Greystone killed her early LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} Philomon]]. Had some [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone terribly]] [[HeroicBSOD bad]] [[DrivenToSuicide consequences.]]



* At the Over The Limit 2010, [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]] slapped Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr so hard ''that he got a concussion.''

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* At the Over The Limit 2010, [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]] slapped Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr so hard ''that he got a concussion.''



* People who hit their [[HugeSchoolgirl growth period]] before their peers can exhibit this.
** Sometimes it sticks, particularly for those who end up ''very'' large. It can be hard to estimate just how much damage you can do when you don't work out but are still 6+ feet.

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* People who hit their [[HugeSchoolgirl growth period]] before their peers can exhibit this.
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this. Sometimes it sticks, particularly for those who end up ''very'' large. It can be hard to estimate just how much damage you can do when you don't work out but are still 6+ feet.



* Individuals with frequent seizures can be abnormally strong, which is why you either get a half dozen people to help sedate one who is out of control or you have one try to gentle calm them down.
** This is not so much "abnormally strong" as that they don't have the natural limiters on using their strength and are instead flailing about uncontrollably. A normal person knows not to hit something that won't move, like a wall, with their full strength. A person having a seizure doesn't have that option.

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* Individuals with frequent seizures can be abnormally strong, which is why you either get a half dozen people to help sedate one who is out of control or you have one try to gentle calm them down.
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down. This is not so much "abnormally strong" as that they don't have the natural limiters on using their strength and are instead flailing about uncontrollably. A normal person knows not to hit something that won't move, like a wall, with their full strength. A person having a seizure doesn't have that option.
14th Aug '17 7:30:00 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/ANewHope'', Darth Vader performs a NeckLift on a Rebel and tries to interrogate him. Mid-sentence, he accidentally squeezes too hard and breaks the man's neck.
12th Aug '17 2:10:28 PM Doug86
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** 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 beginning of the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline--Supergirl kicks ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' ''SelfDemonstrating/{{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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