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17th May '16 12:32:16 PM Galacton
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Of course, [[SuperWeight some supers are more super than others]], especially [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil the really nasty bad guys]].

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Of course, [[SuperWeight some supers are more super than others]], especially [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil the really nasty dangerous bad guys]].
2nd May '16 12:09:56 PM GlassRain
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* Happens in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' on all but the youngest and emptiest realms. At any given time in the capital cities, level-capped players -- many of them armed with epic gear -- far outnumber both [=NPCs=] and leveling characters combined. When enemy players invade the cities, [[PoliceAreUseless the city guards can't put up much resistance]], but anyone can be a BadassBystander. Of course, the mainreason enemy players would invade a city in the first place would be to kill its ruler, who happens to be a living (or unliving, in Sylvanas Windrunner's case) example of AsskickingEqualsAuthority.

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* Happens in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' on all but the youngest and emptiest realms. At any given time in the capital cities, level-capped players -- many of them armed with epic gear -- far outnumber both [=NPCs=] and leveling characters combined. When enemy players invade the cities, [[PoliceAreUseless the city guards can't put up much resistance]], but anyone can be a BadassBystander. Of course, the mainreason main reason enemy players would invade a city in the first place would be to kill its ruler, who happens to be a living (or unliving, in Sylvanas Windrunner's case) example of AsskickingEqualsAuthority.


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* ''Webcomic/{{Gloomverse}}'': The heroine stands apart as the only person in her country ''without'' powers.
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16th Apr '16 1:53:14 AM BohBoh
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', while not ''everyone'' is super, in the sense of being able to bend the elements, a large percentage is, maybe around 30 to 60 percent. This means that bending tends to be used not only for cool fight scenes, but to build houses, heat and cool drinks, power steam-punk machines and play games. Then there are the Air Nomads, who are the most true to the trope. Because of their spirituality, they were all born airbenders.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', while not ''everyone'' is super, in the sense of being able to bend the elements, a large percentage is, maybe around 30 to 60 percent. This means that has elemental bending tends to be used not only for powers, meeting someone who does is about as unusual as meeting someone with brunette hair. So while the show heavily features cool fight scenes, but scenes involving elemental kung fu, we're also often treated to build displays of their [[MundaneUtility Mundane Utilities]], such as building houses, heat heating and cool cooling drinks, power powering steam-punk machines machines, and play playing games. Then there are Of particular note, the Air Nomads, who are Nomads deserve special mention for living up to "Everyone" part of the most true to the trope. Because trope name; because of their spirituality, they were all their entire population is born airbenders.with the ability to airbend.
11th Apr '16 1:04:47 PM Galacton
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Thanks in part to the fact that MostWritersAreHuman, typically, [[PunyEarthlings stock, unpowered human civilians are considered the "normal", most populous, average bystander of a setting]]. Where Everyone's A Super, however, the average bystander is a BadassBystander. Whether it is because you are in a sci-fi setting where everyone is either a cyborg or {{Superpowered Robot Meter Maid|s}} or [[MindOverMatter psychic]], or a fantasy world with [[HybridMonster dragon-taurs]] walking the sidewalk next to the ChildMage, there is the assumption that not only are [[WeirdnessCensor superpowers not worth hiding]], but that they can be expected of anyone and everything in the setting. As such, anyone with superpowers are just plain not as "special" as they would be in a world with {{muggles}}. Average bystanders will openly [[MundaneUtility use their ice powers as air conditioning]].

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Thanks in part to the fact that MostWritersAreHuman, typically, [[PunyEarthlings stock, unpowered human civilians are considered the "normal", most populous, average bystander of a setting]]. Where Everyone's A Super, however, the average bystander is a BadassBystander. Whether it is because you are in a sci-fi setting where everyone is either a cyborg or {{Superpowered Robot Meter Maid|s}} [[SuperpoweredRobotMeterMaid robot]] or [[MindOverMatter psychic]], or a fantasy world with [[HybridMonster dragon-taurs]] walking the sidewalk next to the ChildMage, there is the assumption that not only are [[WeirdnessCensor superpowers not worth hiding]], but that they can be expected of anyone and everything in the setting. As such, anyone with superpowers are just plain not as "special" as they would be in a world with {{muggles}}. Average bystanders will may openly [[MundaneUtility use their ice powers as air conditioning]].
4th Apr '16 5:49:50 AM Mechamorph2
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* In the original setting of TheDarkswordTrilogy everyone can cast some form of magic. This is because those who are born unable to do so are killed as infants.
11th Feb '16 9:12:33 AM vanishedschism
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*ArrowAndAce uses this as a premise, every person in the world (above the age of puberty) has a power.
20th Jan '16 12:30:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* As of ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'', most of the crew on ''Infinity'' are [[SuperSoldier Spartan IVs]], even the ones that aren't actively taking part in combat, like MissionControl. The process for becoming one is so streamlined that nearly any marine could volunteer for it.
3rd Dec '15 6:04:40 AM Nohbody
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3rd Dec '15 5:56:08 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* The denizens of Rapture in ''Franchise/BioShock'' are all addicted to ADAM. Spread across the city are vending machines that turn ADAM into mutations that let you shoot fire from your hands, turn invisible, and control minds. Even the relatively "normal" users of it are much stronger, faster or smarter than an average human.

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* The denizens of Rapture in ''Franchise/BioShock'' ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' are all addicted to ADAM. Spread across the city are vending machines that turn ADAM into mutations that let you shoot fire from your hands, turn invisible, and control minds. Even the relatively "normal" users of it are much stronger, faster or smarter than an average human.
19th Nov '15 11:28:34 AM bitemytail
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Played with by the villain's objective. "And when I'm old and had my fun, I'll sell my inventions, and EVERYONE can be super. And when everyone is super...heheheh...NO ONE WILL BE." Naturally it's not this goal that makes him a villain, but everything he considers [[ForTheEvulz "my fun"]] before he gets around to it, like [[FalseFlagOperation creating disasters for him to fix]]. Although, even there, this ultimate goal is still portrayed as something dark and sinister. (No one will be special any more! It will be {{dystopia}}!) Part of the point is that there would still be "Supers" (or at least some people more super than others) except now the Supers will be those who can pay the most instead of those naturally gifted.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Played with by the villain's objective. "And when I'm old and had my fun, I'll sell my inventions, and EVERYONE can be super. And when everyone is super...heheheh...NO ONE WILL BE." Naturally it's not this goal that makes him a villain, but everything he considers [[ForTheEvulz "my fun"]] before he gets around to it, like [[FalseFlagOperation [[EngineeredHeroics creating disasters for him to fix]]. Although, even there, this ultimate goal is still portrayed as something dark and sinister. (No one will be special any more! It will be {{dystopia}}!) Part of the point is that there would still be "Supers" (or at least some people more super than others) except now the Supers will be those who can pay the most instead of those naturally gifted.
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