History Main / DoesnotKnowHisOwnStrength

22nd Aug '16 11:24:10 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' explains that John experienced this following his augmentation surgery, leading him to wonder if the artificial gravity in the gym where he was exercising had been reduced. Shortly afterwards he was forced into a spar with several veteran soldiers and accidentally killed two as a result of this trope.
** It's pretty much stated that the fight was deliberately set up to test John against four experienced [=ODSTs=]. Since then, there's been bad blood between the Helljumpers and the Spartans.

to:

* ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' explains that John (the future Master Chief) experienced this following his augmentation surgery, leading him to wonder if the artificial gravity in the gym where he was exercising had been reduced. Shortly afterwards he was forced into a spar with several against four veteran soldiers and Helljumpers, with John accidentally killed killing two as a result of this trope.
** It's
trope (it's pretty much stated that the fight was deliberately set up to test John against four experienced [=ODSTs=]. Since the effectiveness of his augmentations; since then, there's been bad blood between the Helljumpers [=ODSTs=] and the Spartans.Spartans).
14th Aug '16 3:54:00 PM merotoker
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A ''UsefulNotes/McDonalds'' commercial for the Disney Hercules movie had a boy ripping the door off his car with the explanation that hanging with Herc rubs off.

to:

* A ''UsefulNotes/McDonalds'' commercial UsefulNotes/McDonalds [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELFr18lMAfY commercial]] for the Disney Hercules movie ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' had a boy ripping the door off his car with the explanation that hanging with Herc rubs off.



* Muay Thay God of Death Apachai Hopachai in ''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.

to:

* Muay Thay God of Death Apachai Hopachai in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''.''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.



** 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.

to:

** A physical strength example occurs in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'', ''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.



** PlayedForLaughs in one meme [[spoiler: When Naruto gains Biju Mode, he accidentally hit one of the Bijudama into one of the Alliance formations, indirectly wiping it out because he couldn't control his strength.]]

to:

** PlayedForLaughs in one meme when [[spoiler: When Naruto gains Biju Mode, he 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.]]strength]].



* 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.

to:

* Monkey king Bambina from ''{{Toriko}}'' ''Manga/{{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.



* The comics version of ComicBook/{{Superman}} is the primary aversion of this, where his strength is almost always played as a positive and the negatives are rarely highlighted.

to:

* The comics version of ComicBook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} is the primary aversion of this, where his strength is almost always played as a positive and the negatives are rarely highlighted.



** Some versions of ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperDog apply this trope. Being just a dog, he really doesn't know his own strength.

to:

** Some versions of ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperDog ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog apply this trope. Being just a dog, he really doesn't know his own strength.



** And the Creator/LarryNiven classic ''[[http://www.larryniven.org/stories/Man_of_Steel_Woman_of_Kleenex.shtml Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex]]''.

to:

** And the Creator/LarryNiven classic ''[[http://www.larryniven.org/stories/Man_of_Steel_Woman_of_Kleenex.shtml rawbw.com/~svw/superman.html Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex]]''.



* 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.

to:

* 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.



* Sarge from ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' may not have superpowers, but his StoutStrength is {{exaggerated}} to the point that it sometimes causes problems like this, particularly when his temper's flaring.

to:

* Sarge from ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' may not have superpowers, but his StoutStrength is {{exaggerated}} {{exaggerated|Trope}} to the point that it sometimes causes problems like this, particularly when his temper's flaring.



* ''ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre'' -- The [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] encounters [[StarWars Ewoks.]] "Hulk pet fuzzy too hard! Fuzzy pop!"

to:

* ''ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre'' -- The [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] encounters [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Ewoks.]] "Hulk pet fuzzy too hard! Fuzzy pop!"



* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', Ginormica initially has this problem after discovering she has super strength (more than her [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever massive form]] should have, at any rate). She ends up nearly crushing Derek in her excitement to see him again. Other than that, though, she manages to keep a handle on it.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', Ginormica initially has this problem after discovering she has super strength (more than her [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever massive form]] should have, at any rate). She ends up nearly crushing Derek in her excitement to see him again. Other than that, though, she manages to keep a handle on it.



* Mentioned in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound'' by Lois and Clark about Supergirl in regards to Supergirl as she takes out the thieves at the start of the movie, even naming the trope. It's justified since Kara mentions that she didn't gradually grow into her powers like Clark did. She just suddenly had them and is still trying to learn how to use them.

to:

* Mentioned in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound'' by Lois and Clark about Supergirl in regards to Supergirl as how she takes out the thieves at the start of the movie, even naming the trope. It's justified since Kara mentions that she didn't gradually grow into her powers like Clark did. She just suddenly had them and is still trying to learn how to use them.



* ''Film/SkyHigh'' has the Commander keep a couple of those mobile landlines in a drawer in case he breaks one on a rant.
** Also, once [[spoiler:Will gets his super strength, he accidentally rips his front door off its hinges by opening it.]]
* Played with in ''Up, Up, and Away''. The protagonist is born into a family of superheroes, but was born without a power. In order to convince his family that he's not a loser, he rigs certain things to fall apart as he uses them, such as taking the screws off the door hinges to make it appear he ripped it off. Played straight with a NoodleIncident for his father, who apparently did quite some damage to his house's foundation.
** Interestingly, this convinces everyone but his grandfather, who saw right through the ruse.

to:

* ''Film/SkyHigh'' has the ''Film/{{Sky High|2005}}''
** The
Commander keep a couple of those mobile landlines in a drawer in case he breaks one on a rant.
** Also, once [[spoiler:Will gets his super strength, he accidentally rips his front door off its hinges by opening it.]]
it]].
* Played with in ''Up, Up, and Away''.''Film/UpUpAndAway''. The protagonist is born into a family of superheroes, but was born without a power. In order to convince his family that he's not a loser, he rigs certain things to fall apart as he uses them, such as taking the screws off the door hinges to make it appear he ripped it off. Played straight with a NoodleIncident for his father, who apparently did quite some damage to his house's foundation.
**
foundation. Interestingly, this convinces everyone but his grandfather, who saw right through the ruse.



* In the ''Film/FantasticFour'' movie, The Thing is prone to doing this with drinkwear, though it could also be related to reduced sensation with his new skin making it hard to tell how much he's squeezing.
** His jaw muscles also increased in strength with the rest of him, as he's seen accidentally biting through the tines of a fork.
** Also, few chairs support his weight any more, but he doesn't always remember this.
* The Autobots of the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie basically destroy Sam's backyard, though that's mostly due to scale issues.
** The problem isn't so much scale (since Autobots vary quite a lot in size the larger ones do have to deal with the problem in their own environments) as not being used to environments filled with small, relatively fragile things, having just recently arrived on Earth. They were pretty good about not damaging animal life forms, at least.
* In ''Film/SupermanReturns'', Clark accidentally breaks the glass in the picture frame he's holding when Jimmy surprises him with the information that "Lois is a mommy"
** Also while playing fetch with his mother's dog, Clark accidentally throws the ball a bit ''too'' hard, and it ''sails into such a far distance'', that the dog doesn't even attempt to run and retrieve it.
* ElvisPresley's boxing movie, ''Kid Galahad''.

to:

* In the ''Film/FantasticFour'' movie, The Thing is prone to doing this with drinkwear, though it could also be related to reduced sensation with his new skin making it hard to tell how much he's squeezing.
**
squeezing. His jaw muscles also increased in strength with the rest of him, as he's seen accidentally biting through the tines of a fork.
**
fork. Also, few chairs support his weight any more, but he doesn't always remember this.
* The Autobots of the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie basically destroy Sam's backyard, though that's mostly due to scale issues.
**
issues. The problem isn't so much scale (since Autobots vary quite a lot in size the larger ones do have to deal with the problem in their own environments) as not being used to environments filled with small, relatively fragile things, having just recently arrived on Earth. They were pretty good about not damaging animal life forms, at least.
* In ''Film/SupermanReturns'', Clark accidentally breaks the glass in the picture frame he's holding when Jimmy surprises him with the information that "Lois is a mommy"
**
mommy". Also while playing fetch with his mother's dog, Clark accidentally throws the ball a bit ''too'' hard, and it ''sails into such a far distance'', that the dog doesn't even attempt to run and retrieve it.
* ElvisPresley's Music/ElvisPresley's boxing movie, ''Kid Galahad''.



* A running gag in [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man]], starting with Peter's [[RingRingCrunch alarm clock]].
* In the [[AllThereInTheManual background material]] for ''Film/TheOne'', [[JetLi Yulaw]] was first revealed as an interdimensional offender by a fellow agent who long suspected him. He did it by asking him to carry a case upstairs and then revealing that the case was, in fact, loaded with extremely heavy weights and cannot be lifted by a normal person. Yulaw picked up the case and carried it with ease, likely thinking it was full of books. When the agent (a multiple black belt) confronted him, he ended up getting thrown down the stairs and paralyzed from the waist down. Also happens in the film with Gabe Law, who is starting to discover his newfound strength (by accidentally breaking a rifle in half).

to:

* A running gag in [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man]], ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', starting with Peter's [[RingRingCrunch alarm clock]].
* In the [[AllThereInTheManual background material]] for ''Film/TheOne'', [[JetLi [[Creator/JetLi Yulaw]] was first revealed as an interdimensional offender by a fellow agent who long suspected him. He did it by asking him to carry a case upstairs and then revealing that the case was, in fact, loaded with extremely heavy weights and cannot be lifted by a normal person. Yulaw picked up the case and carried it with ease, likely thinking it was full of books. When the agent (a multiple black belt) confronted him, he ended up getting thrown down the stairs and paralyzed from the waist down. Also happens in the film with Gabe Law, who is starting to discover his newfound strength (by accidentally breaking a rifle in half).



* Perhaps the TropeMaker is the protagonist from Philip Wylie's ''Literature/{{Gladiator}}'', the character credited with inspiring the Superman mythos. His superpower is basically superstrength, and it does him no good at all in this world. He accidentally kills a man playing football, gets fired from a manual labour job because he's making everyone else look bad, gets fired from a bank job because he saves someone from suffocating in the vault, and they want to know how he opened it... The entire novel is about what, realistically, it would be like to live with superstrength. A very modern look at a superhero [[UnbuiltTrope before there were superheroes]].
* Used in RichardScarry's books. Hilda, an anthropomorphic hippo child, accidentally rips a door off its hinges when she is told to open the door so the students can go out to play. Later, when the door is fixed, she ''rips out the door along with part of the wall'' when she attempts the same thing.

to:

* Perhaps the TropeMaker {{Trope Maker|s}} is the protagonist from Philip Wylie's ''Literature/{{Gladiator}}'', the character credited with inspiring the Superman mythos. His superpower is basically superstrength, and it does him no good at all in this world. He accidentally kills a man playing football, gets fired from a manual labour job because he's making everyone else look bad, gets fired from a bank job because he saves someone from suffocating in the vault, and they want to know how he opened it... The entire novel is about what, realistically, it would be like to live with superstrength. A very modern look at a superhero [[UnbuiltTrope before there were superheroes]].
* Used in RichardScarry's Creator/RichardScarry's books. Hilda, an anthropomorphic hippo child, accidentally rips a door off its hinges when she is told to open the door so the students can go out to play. Later, when the door is fixed, she ''rips out the door along with part of the wall'' when she attempts the same thing.



* Deconstructed in EndersGame: Ender uses all his strength (including intelligence, reflexes, the environment, his own weight, his enemy's mistakes) to fight bullies, because he believes himself to be inept compared to the bullies around him, especially Peter. Then it turns out that [[spoiler:he used too much strength and accidentally killed two people, without realizing that they weren't just unconscious. The government hushed it up until Ender won the war; he didn't take the 'trial' well.]]

to:

* Deconstructed in EndersGame: ''Literature/EndersGame'': Ender uses all his strength (including intelligence, reflexes, the environment, his own weight, his enemy's mistakes) to fight bullies, because he believes himself to be inept compared to the bullies around him, especially Peter. Then it turns out that [[spoiler:he used too much strength and accidentally killed two people, without realizing that they weren't just unconscious. The government hushed it up until Ender won the war; he didn't take the 'trial' well.]]well]].



* Lennie from ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'' by John Steinbeck is another example of this trope, breaking the neck of a doggy by [[AndCallHimGeorge petting it too hard]].

to:

* Lennie from ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'' by John Steinbeck Creator/JohnSteinbeck is another example of this trope, breaking the neck of a doggy by [[AndCallHimGeorge petting it too hard]].



* In ''AlienInASmallTown,'' the hulking alien Paul knows how frail Indira will become as she ages, and he's terrified of accidentally hurting her.

to:

* In ''AlienInASmallTown,'' ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown,'' the hulking alien Paul knows how frail Indira will become as she ages, and he's terrified of accidentally hurting her.



* In [=UPN=] super-spy show ''Series/{{Jake20}}'', the main character mostly dodged this because his powers were mostly by activation; nevertheless, there was at least one occasion where his little brother pissed him off, resulting in him accidentally breaking off the handle to his car door. He also put a ton of holes in the walls of his apartment trying to gently tap in nails.

to:

* In [=UPN=] super-spy show ''Series/{{Jake20}}'', ''Series/{{Jake 20}}'', the main character mostly dodged this because his powers were mostly by activation; nevertheless, there was at least one occasion where his little brother pissed him off, resulting in him accidentally breaking off the handle to his car door. He also put a ton of holes in the walls of his apartment trying to gently tap in nails.



* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', after being exposed to red kryptonite, Clark's powers get boosted beyond his control. His strength gets boosted to the point that when he hugs Lois, it gives her bruises on her arms, turns their place into a mess after he sneezes and accidentally breaks a chair from getting up too quickly.
** Surprisingly, doesn't happen much in the episode where Clark gets LaserGuidedAmnesia and forgets who (and what) he is. His dad has to hit him with a baseball bat (the only time when a father saying "It'll hurt me more than you" while hitting his son is true) to prove it.

to:

* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', after being exposed to red kryptonite, Clark's powers get boosted beyond his control. His strength gets boosted to the point that when he hugs Lois, it gives her bruises on her arms, turns their place into a mess after he sneezes and accidentally breaks a chair from getting up too quickly.
**
quickly. Surprisingly, doesn't happen much in the episode where Clark gets LaserGuidedAmnesia and forgets who (and what) he is. His dad has to hit him with a baseball bat (the only time when a father saying "It'll hurt me more than you" while hitting his son is true) to prove it.



* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', in ''Blank'' Clark has his memories removed, resulting in him ripping the door to his home from its hinges as he literally doesn't know his own strength.
** Chloe once winced when he grabbed her shoulders with unnecessary force.
*** In "Persona", when Chloe admits she couldn't help with what he is doing, Clark grabbed her arm forcibly, only to let her go quickly. [[spoiler:It tipped her off that he is actually Bizarro.]]

to:

* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''
**
In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', in ''Blank'' "Blank" Clark has his memories removed, resulting in him ripping the door to his home from its hinges as he literally doesn't know his own strength.
** Chloe once winced when he grabbed her shoulders with unnecessary force.
***
force. In "Persona", when Chloe admits she couldn't help with what he is doing, Clark grabbed her arm forcibly, only to let her go quickly. [[spoiler:It [[spoiler:[[OutOfCharacterAlert It tipped her off that he is actually Bizarro.]]]]]]



*** Don't forget the last Data who was [[spoiler: a female saloon owner who throws herself into Worf's arms after he defeated the evil gunmen.]] Although that was [[CrowningMomentOfFunny something else entirely]].

to:

*** Don't forget the The last Data who was [[spoiler: a female saloon owner who throws herself into Worf's arms after he defeated the evil gunmen.]] gunmen]]. Although that was [[CrowningMomentOfFunny something else entirely]].



* In Myth/GreekMythology, Herakles/Hercules got very annoyed with his music teacher, Linus, for telling him he was playing music wrong. So Heracles slugged Linus with his lyre, or with a stool... and killed him. Oops. The first evidence of this story is in vase-paintings of the 5th century BC, making this one OlderThanFeudalism.

to:

* In Myth/GreekMythology, [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], Herakles/Hercules got very annoyed with his music teacher, Linus, for telling him he was playing music wrong. So Heracles slugged Linus with his lyre, or with a stool... and killed him. Oops. The first evidence of this story is in vase-paintings of the 5th century BC, making this one OlderThanFeudalism.



*** The gods and goddesses of Greek myth wobbled back and forth from being actual [[PhysicalGod physical gods]] 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]].

to:

*** The gods and goddesses of Greek myth wobbled back and forth from being actual [[PhysicalGod physical gods]] {{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]].



* Played for laughs in ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' episode starring Christopher Reeves (way before his accident). The guest star is explaining to Miss Piggy that he wasn't at all chosen for the role of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' on account of his strength... while accidentally tearing apart a cupboard door. Miss Piggy's reaction: "Yeah, right..."

to:

* Played for laughs in ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' episode starring Christopher Reeves Creator/ChristopherReeve (way before his accident). The guest star is explaining to Miss Piggy that he wasn't at all chosen for the role of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' Film/{{Superman}} on account of his strength... while accidentally tearing apart a cupboard door. Miss Piggy's reaction: "Yeah, right..."



* Joshua Oliphant in ''RevoltingPeople'', who tears the house to bits by accident, and wrestles ''bears'' to death while trying to make friends with them. PlayedForLaughs, obviously.

to:

* Joshua Oliphant in ''RevoltingPeople'', ''Radio/RevoltingPeople'', who tears the house to bits by accident, and wrestles ''bears'' to death while trying to make friends with them. PlayedForLaughs, obviously.



* While just about everyone in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' has ridiculous [[DragonballZ DBZ]]-levels of SuperStrength, only Flonne's shown some difficulty in controlling it: [[VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite at one point]], she hastily shoves Laharl away (to prevent him from performing PercussiveMaintenance on poor Mr. DVD Player) and ends up [[BlownAcrossTheRoom rocketing him across the room]].

to:

* While just about everyone in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' has ridiculous [[DragonballZ [[Anime/DragonballZ DBZ]]-levels of SuperStrength, only Flonne's shown some difficulty in controlling it: [[VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite at one point]], she hastily shoves Laharl away (to prevent him from performing PercussiveMaintenance on poor Mr. DVD Player) and ends up [[BlownAcrossTheRoom rocketing him across the room]].



* In ''[[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time]]'', After clearing the Dodongo's Cavern, Darunia the Goron decides that he and Link are now sworn brothers, and gives him a hearty pat on the shoulder. It goes about as well as you'd expect, especially when all of the Gorons decide it's time for a GroupHug, which causes Link to run away [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming at the top of his lungs.]]

to:

* In ''[[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina Zelda: Ocarina of Time]]'', After clearing the Dodongo's Cavern, Darunia the Goron decides that he and Link are now sworn brothers, and gives him a hearty pat on the shoulder. It goes about as well as you'd expect, especially when all of the Gorons decide it's time for a GroupHug, which causes Link to run away [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming at the top of his lungs.]]



* [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Guan Yinping]] beats down stone walls for training, and it shows, as she has a tendency to accidentally rip bricks out of masonry and nearly dislocates people's shoulders when helping them up. Her issue isn't that she doesn't know how strong her is, but rather being raised in her BadassFamily means her frame of reference is slightly off.
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulCalibur Soul Calibur III & IV]]'': That'd be Sophitia's younger sister, Cassandra, who has a bad habit of breaking her sister's swords, due to how roughly she handles them.

to:

* [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors VideoGame/DynastyWarriors: Guan Yinping]] Yinping beats down stone walls for training, and it shows, as she has a tendency to accidentally rip bricks out of masonry and nearly dislocates people's shoulders when helping them up. Her issue isn't that she doesn't know how strong her is, but rather being raised in her BadassFamily means her frame of reference is slightly off.
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulCalibur ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur III & IV]]'': That'd be Sophitia's younger sister, Cassandra, who has a bad habit of breaking her sister's swords, due to how roughly she handles them.



* ZigZagged with the title character from ''Webcomic/PoppyOPossum''; she's very much aware of her own strength, and treats it like no big deal (to the incredulity of those around her). However, she occasionally misjudges how much strength is needed for a given situation, such as when she opens the iron gates to Eggton when the guards refuse to let her in - resulting in one of the doors becoming unhinged and being sent flying off into the nearby countryside.

to:

* ZigZagged ZigZaggingTrope with the title character from ''Webcomic/PoppyOPossum''; she's very much aware of her own strength, and treats it like no big deal (to the incredulity of those around her). However, she occasionally misjudges how much strength is needed for a given situation, such as when she opens the iron gates to Eggton when the guards refuse to let her in - resulting in one of the doors becoming unhinged and being sent flying off into the nearby countryside.



* Common problem in the ''WhateleyUniverse'': Phase can change her density from intangible to super-dense. When she first manifested, she smashed her bathroom, bent her tub, and then went light and couldn't stop sinking through the floor. One of the things [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] teaches is control of powers. The [[FlyingBrick bricks]] routinely have assignments like carrying a raw egg around to learn control.

to:

* Common problem in the ''WhateleyUniverse'': ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Phase can change her density from intangible to super-dense. When she first manifested, she smashed her bathroom, bent her tub, and then went light and couldn't stop sinking through the floor. One of the things [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] teaches is control of powers. The [[FlyingBrick bricks]] routinely have assignments like carrying a raw egg around to learn control.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' had a tendency to leave crumbling footprints embedded in the roofs of buildings whenever he went RoofHopping. The Tick has done the door thing, too. And generally causes massive amounts of collateral damage. It isn't that he is unused to his strength so much as that he's clumsy, insane and not very bright. And NighInvulnerable, so he doesn't necessarily notice if he bangs his head on a doorframe hard enough to put a hole in the wall.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' WesternAnimation/TheTick had a tendency to leave crumbling footprints embedded in the roofs of buildings whenever he went RoofHopping. The Tick has done the door thing, too. And generally causes massive amounts of collateral damage. It isn't that he is unused to his strength so much as that he's clumsy, insane and not very bright. And NighInvulnerable, {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le, so he doesn't necessarily notice if he bangs his head on a doorframe hard enough to put a hole in the wall.



* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream Only a Dream]]" referenced this trope. When Dr. Destiny traps Superman in his worst nightmare, said nightmare involves Superman losing control of his strength and accidentally crushing ComicBook/JimmyOlsen to death when he tries to hug him.
** Of course, Superman's WorldOfCardboardSpeech in the grand finale mentions that he's constantly holding himself back, for fear of hurting those around him.

to:

* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream Only a Dream]]" referenced this trope. When Dr. Destiny traps Superman in his worst nightmare, said nightmare involves Superman losing control of his strength and accidentally crushing ComicBook/JimmyOlsen to death when he tries to hug him.
**
him. Of course, Superman's WorldOfCardboardSpeech in the grand finale mentions that he's constantly holding himself back, for fear of hurting those around him.



* The infant Bamm-Bamm on ''TheFlintstones''. Later spinoffs (that feature Bamm-Bamm as a child, teenager or adult) usually show him as fully aware of/in control of his strength.

to:

* The infant Bamm-Bamm on ''TheFlintstones''.''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. Later spinoffs (that feature Bamm-Bamm as a child, teenager or adult) usually show him as fully aware of/in control of his strength.



* The [[RecycledTheSeries animated spinoff]] of Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' focuses on Herc's teen years and has this as a running gag.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'''s [[TheChick Starfire]] is an [[HumanAliens alien]] from a planet where ''everybody'' has superstrength, resulting, when she comes to Earth, in a world-of-cardboard effect as Superman described it (not the trope). Particularly unfortunate as she fond of [[TheGlomp hugging her friends]].

to:

* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}: [[RecycledTheSeries animated spinoff]] of Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' The Animated Series]]'' focuses on Herc's teen years and has this as a running gag.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'''s [[TheChick Starfire]] ComicBook/{{Starfire}} is an [[HumanAliens alien]] from a planet where ''everybody'' has superstrength, resulting, when she comes to Earth, in a world-of-cardboard effect as Superman described it (not the trope). Particularly unfortunate as she fond of [[TheGlomp hugging her friends]].



** In "A Canterlot Wedding," [[spoiler: [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Queen Chrysalis]] is shocked to find that consuming the love between Princess Cadance and Shining Armor has given her enough power to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat]] [[BigGood Princess]] [[PhysicalGod Celestia]] in a one-on-one WizardDuel.]]

to:

** In "A Canterlot Wedding," [[spoiler: [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Queen Chrysalis]] is shocked to find that consuming the love between Princess Cadance and Shining Armor has given her enough power to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat]] [[BigGood Princess]] [[PhysicalGod Celestia]] in a one-on-one WizardDuel.]]WizardDuel]].



* Nanny of WesternAnimation/CountDuckula suffered from this, causing many instances of ThereWasADoor and WeHaveTheKeys.

to:

* Nanny of WesternAnimation/CountDuckula ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' suffered from this, causing many instances of ThereWasADoor and WeHaveTheKeys.



* [[RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle]] invokes the line on himself in a bumper of his show after pulling a wild animal out of his hat instead of his intended rabbit.

to:

* [[RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle]] ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'': Bullwinkle invokes the line on himself in a bumper of his show after pulling a wild animal out of his hat instead of his intended rabbit.



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

to:

* At the Over The Limit 2010, [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]] slapped Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr. Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr so hard ''that he got a concussion.''
14th Aug '16 2:56:27 AM Dravencour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the last issue of the Marvel MAX ''Barracuda'' miniseries, Barracuda pats the young hemophiliac he had been charged with turning into a cold blooded killer on the back... killing him. To be fair, Barracuda is a fucking beast of a man, but that's... dag, son.

to:

* In the last issue of the Marvel MAX ''Barracuda'' miniseries, Barracuda pats the young hemophiliac he had been charged with turning into a cold blooded killer on the back... killing him. To be fair, Barracuda is a fucking beast of a man, but that's... dag, dang, son.
12th Aug '16 9:55:58 PM ultimomant
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Godzilla is turned into a Unicorn, but retains a great deal of his power. When he tries to punch a punching bag, it bursts.

to:

* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', ''Fanfic/TheBridge'':
**
Godzilla is turned into a Unicorn, but retains a great deal of his power. When he tries to punch a punching bag, it bursts.bursts.
** While visiting an injured Xenilla in the hospital, Destroyah tries to give him a friendly nudge, but presses too hard on his ribs. He barely stops himself from screaming.
10th Aug '16 7:56:51 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the Anime[=/=]Manga series ''GetBackers'', one of the repeating causes of the main characters' crushing debt is the fact that Ban can't seem to control his strength when he is in a bad mood. As a result, he and Ginji frequently find themselves having to pay for damages to the Honky Tonk as a result of Ban breaking everything from coffee-cups to plates, tables, bars, doors, windows, and even walls.

to:

* In the Anime[=/=]Manga series ''GetBackers'', ''Manga/GetBackers'', one of the repeating causes of the main characters' crushing debt is the fact that Ban can't seem to control his strength when he is in a bad mood. As a result, he and Ginji frequently find themselves having to pay for damages to the Honky Tonk as a result of Ban breaking everything from coffee-cups to plates, tables, bars, doors, windows, and even walls.
7th Aug '16 1:09:43 PM TheGrandestDad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''[[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time]]'', After clearing the Dodongo's Cavern, Darunia the Goron decides that he and Link are now sworn brothers, and gives him a hearty pat on the shoulder. It goes about as well as you'd expect, especially when all of the Gorons decide it's time for a GroupBearHug, which causes Link to run away [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming at the top of his lungs.]]

to:

* In ''[[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time]]'', After clearing the Dodongo's Cavern, Darunia the Goron decides that he and Link are now sworn brothers, and gives him a hearty pat on the shoulder. It goes about as well as you'd expect, especially when all of the Gorons decide it's time for a GroupBearHug, GroupHug, which causes Link to run away [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming at the top of his lungs.]]
7th Aug '16 1:09:14 PM TheGrandestDad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''[[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time]], After clearing the Dodongo's Cavern, Darunia the Goron decides that he and Link are now sworn brothers, and gives him a hearty pat on the shoulder. It goes about as well as you'd expect, especially when all of the Gorons decide it's time for a GroupBearHug, which causes Link to run away [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming at the top of his lungs.]]

to:

* In ''[[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time]], Time]]'', After clearing the Dodongo's Cavern, Darunia the Goron decides that he and Link are now sworn brothers, and gives him a hearty pat on the shoulder. It goes about as well as you'd expect, especially when all of the Gorons decide it's time for a GroupBearHug, which causes Link to run away [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming at the top of his lungs.]]
7th Aug '16 1:08:42 PM TheGrandestDad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Videogame/{{TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime}}, After clearing the Dodongo's Cavern, Darunia the Goron decides that he and Link are now sworn brothers, and gives him a hearty pat on the shoulder. It goes about as well as you'd expect, especially when all of the Gorons decide it's time for a GroupBearHug, which causes Link to run away [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming at the top of his lungs.]]

to:

* In ''Videogame/{{TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime}}, ''[[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time]], After clearing the Dodongo's Cavern, Darunia the Goron decides that he and Link are now sworn brothers, and gives him a hearty pat on the shoulder. It goes about as well as you'd expect, especially when all of the Gorons decide it's time for a GroupBearHug, which causes Link to run away [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming at the top of his lungs.]]
7th Aug '16 1:07:49 PM TheGrandestDad
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Videogame/{{TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime}}, After clearing the Dodongo's Cavern, Darunia the Goron decides that he and Link are now sworn brothers, and gives him a hearty pat on the shoulder. It goes about as well as you'd expect, especially when all of the Gorons decide it's time for a GroupBearHug, which causes Link to run away [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming at the top of his lungs.]]
4th Aug '16 9:28:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' novels explain that John experienced this following his augmentation surgery, leading him to wonder if the artificial gravity in the gym where he was exercising had been reduced. Shortly afterwards he was forced into a spar with several veteran soldiers and accidentally killed two as a result of this trope.

to:

* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' novels explain ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' explains that John experienced this following his augmentation surgery, leading him to wonder if the artificial gravity in the gym where he was exercising had been reduced. Shortly afterwards he was forced into a spar with several veteran soldiers and accidentally killed two as a result of this trope.
This list shows the last 10 events of 386. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DoesnotKnowHisOwnStrength