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12th Oct '17 3:24:11 PM OG-Sama
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** Deconstructed by most of the events of Part 3, insofar as it was even really an established trope at that point. Constantly explaining and showing off their abilities puts the protagonists at a massive disadvantage against the various villains of the week who show up prepared and ready for everything thrown at them. In Dio's case in particular, the majority of the final fight is a mad scramble to work out what the hell his power even ''is''.
6th Oct '17 1:35:08 AM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/FateLongNight'': Illya waits until after Brandon Stark and Arturia are already getting pummeled to explain that Robert Baratheon's strength gets multiplied by the number of opponents he is fighting. She does it mostly to make Rin and Shirou squirm.
15th Sep '17 3:14:49 AM Robbyn
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* In ''MyHeroAcademia'' the Eightfold Cleansers include someone whose quirk is that they can ''force'' their opponents to do this, robbing them of any ability to take them by surprise.

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* In ''MyHeroAcademia'' ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' the Eightfold Cleansers include someone whose quirk is that they can ''force'' their opponents to do this, robbing them of any ability to take them by surprise.
15th Sep '17 3:10:47 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** {{Subverted}} by J. Geil who ''lies'' about how his powers work- he claims his stand inhabits a "mirror world", while it actually moves from one reflection to another.
5th Sep '17 10:58:37 PM Snowy66
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** Cell has a really bad habit of this. After thinking he has Piccolo at his mercy since he disable his arm, he goes into detail about who he is, how he has the ability of several past characters, and his end goal. Piccolo promptly thanks him for the information before regrowing his arm and trying to kill him.

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** Cell has a really bad habit of this. After thinking he has Piccolo at his mercy since he disable disabled his arm, he goes into detail about who he is, how he has the ability of several past characters, and his end goal. Piccolo promptly thanks him for the information before regrowing his arm and trying proceeding to kill stomp him.
24th Aug '17 6:30:06 AM Elfive
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** In ''MyHeroAcademia'' the Eightfold Cleansers include someone whose quirk is that they can ''force'' their opponents to do this, robbing them of any ability to take them by surprise.

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** * In ''MyHeroAcademia'' the Eightfold Cleansers include someone whose quirk is that they can ''force'' their opponents to do this, robbing them of any ability to take them by surprise.
24th Aug '17 6:29:29 AM Elfive
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** In ''MyHeroAcademia'' the Eightfold Cleansers include someone whose quirk is that they can ''force'' their opponents to do this, robbing them of any ability to take them by surprise.
19th Aug '17 7:24:20 PM XMenMutant22
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* ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica member ComicBook/{{Hourman}} does this with his very name. His power comes a SuperSerum that gives him SuperStrength and [[SuperSpeed Speed]] for a limited amount of time. Guess how long that time limit is?

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* ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica member ComicBook/{{Hourman}} does this with his very name. His power comes from a SuperSerum that gives him SuperStrength and [[SuperSpeed Speed]] for a limited amount of time. Guess how long that time limit is?



* On ''The Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'', one of the cardinal rules of crime fighting is: ''Never explain your powers to the bad guys!'' Invoked and lampshaded in the episode "Stop the Presses"; when the Red Panda and his arch enemy The [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Mad Monkey]], pushed into an EnemyMine situation, discover that their respective mental powers can be combined for great effect, the hero begins monologing about the normal limits of his abilities. This prompts The Mad Monkey to ask, “Are you explaining your powers to the bad guy?”

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* On ''The Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'', one of the cardinal rules of crime fighting is: ''Never explain your powers to the bad guys!'' Invoked and lampshaded in the episode "Stop the Presses"; when the Red Panda and his arch enemy The [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Mad Monkey]], pushed into an EnemyMine situation, discover that their respective mental powers can be combined for great effect, the hero begins monologing monologuing about the normal limits of his abilities. This prompts The Mad Monkey to ask, “Are you explaining your powers to the bad guy?”



** In "Jake vs. Me-Mow", Me-Mow boasts that she has injected Jake with enough poison to kill a dog fifty times his size. [[spoiler:Which prompts Jake to use his powers to grow [[ViewersAreGeniuses his liver]] fifty one times its normal size, curing the poison.]]

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** In "Jake vs. Me-Mow", Me-Mow boasts that she has injected Jake with enough poison to kill a dog fifty times his size. [[spoiler:Which [[spoiler: Which prompts Jake to use his powers to grow [[ViewersAreGeniuses his liver]] fifty one fifty-one times its normal size, curing the poison.]]



:: For the record, Freakazoid's weakness is graphite bars charged with negative ions. And "poo gas". Then again, no-one likes "poo gas".

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:: ** For the record, Freakazoid's weakness is graphite bars charged with negative ions. And "poo gas". Then again, no-one likes "poo gas".
6th May '17 4:10:34 PM Prometheus117
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** Lampshaded during a conversation between Kenpachi and Gerard Valkyrie. This trope was brought up when Kenpachi called Gerard a "bad villain cliché". It is Justified because there is nothing any ordinary person could do to stop Gerard's from killing anyone. [[BigDamnHeroes However]], Kenpachi is not ordinary.

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** Lampshaded during a conversation between Kenpachi and Gerard Valkyrie. This trope was brought up when Kenpachi called Gerard a "bad villain cliché". It is Justified because there is nothing any ordinary person could do to stop Gerard's from killing anyone. [[BigDamnHeroes However]], Kenpachi is not ordinary. Unfortunately for him, Gerard is still [[TheJuggernaut capable of beating his ass into the ground]].
2nd Apr '17 6:27:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', people can make techniques with self-imposed restrictions on them (for example, only being usable at certain times or against certain people). The more harsh the restriction, the more powerful the technique becomes. The MadBomber ([[spoiler:Gethru]]) in the Greed Island arc of HunterXHunter made his restriction be that he'd have to explain how his ability worked before using it.

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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', people can make techniques with self-imposed restrictions on them (for example, only being usable at certain times or against certain people). The more harsh the restriction, the more powerful the technique becomes. The MadBomber ([[spoiler:Gethru]]) in the Greed Island arc of HunterXHunter made his restriction be that he'd have to explain how his ability worked before using it.
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