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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.
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]].
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