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30th Aug '16 5:34:44 PM temmychan
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** The entirety of Dragon Ball Z's plot tension results from the heroes forgetting that they have access to a magical wish giving dragon whose limitations are relatively small. There are limits to what Shenron and Porunga can do (reviving someone who has been killed more than once, reviving multiple people at a time, killing powerful people, reviving people who died of 'natural deaths'... and so on), but the heroes never ever seem to use the dragon's abilities in order to nullify threats. Granted, this is partially due to Goku and Vegeta's desire to fight more powerful opponents, but still.

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** The entirety of Dragon ''Dragon Ball Z's Z'''s plot tension results from the heroes forgetting that they have access to a magical wish giving dragon whose limitations are relatively small. There are limits to what Shenron and Porunga can do (reviving someone who has been killed more than once, reviving multiple people at a time, killing powerful people, reviving people who died of 'natural deaths'... and so on), but the heroes never ever seem to use the dragon's abilities in order to nullify threats. Granted, this is partially due to Goku and Vegeta's desire to fight more powerful opponents, but still.
30th Aug '16 5:33:56 PM temmychan
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** The entirety of Dragon Ball Z's plot tension results from the heroes forgetting that they have access to a magical wish giving dragon whose limitations are relatively small. There are limits to what Shenron and Porunga can do (reviving someone who has been killed more than once, reviving multiple people at a time, killing powerful people, reviving people who died of 'natural deaths'... and so on), but the heroes never ever seem to use the dragon's abilities in order to nullify threats. Granted, this is partially due to Goku and Vegeta's desire to fight more powerful opponents, but still.
** Most of the heroes have extra-sensory awareness, in particular the ability to sense energy and therefore detect opponents they can't see. However, whenever a person has been shrouded by clouds of dust after another person's fierce barrage of attacks, they smile triumphantly until the dust clears and the enemy is unharmed, despite how they should have been able to sense this immediately. This also seems to happen when an opponent moves too fast for them to follow, but then stops still out of their line of sight, resulting in a few moments of desperately looking around for where they went, despite, again, being able to sense where they are.
*** In Goku's fight against Cell, there's a part where Goku knocks Cell out of the sky and he hits the ground hard. Future Trunks and a few of the other heroes excitedly think Cell is finished. Annoyed, Vegeta asks them if they forgot how to sense energy; if they would apply it, they would be able to tell Cell isn't even hurt.



** In Goku's fight against Cell, there's a part where Goku knocks Cell out of the sky and he hits the ground hard. Future Trunks and a few of the other heroes excitedly think Cell is finished. Annoyed, Vegeta asks them if they forgot how to sense energy; if they would apply it, they would be able to tell Cell isn't even hurt.

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** In Goku's fight against Cell, there's a part where Goku knocks Cell out of the sky and he hits the ground hard. Future Trunks and a few of the other heroes excitedly think Cell is finished. Annoyed, Vegeta asks them if they forgot how to sense energy; if they would apply it, they would be able to tell Cell isn't even hurt.
29th Aug '16 3:52:23 PM indischrot
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** It's possible he cannot mimic a voice he has yet to hear.

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** It's possible he cannot mimic a voice he has yet to hear. The T-1000 required physical contact with an object before imitating it, perhaps also need direct verbal interaction before accurately mimicking a voice.
29th Aug '16 3:49:23 PM indischrot
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** It's possible he cannot mimic a voice he has yet to hear.
28th Aug '16 8:50:46 AM the.Mtn.Man
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** The official in-universe explanation, according to Tokien, is that Gandalf is an Istari, basically an angelic being and servant of the lesser gods who is explicitly forbidden from using his powers to shape change in Middle Earth lest the beings of Middle Earth become too dependent on them. Other Istari like Sauron and Saruman obviously ignored this edict.
26th Aug '16 5:48:36 PM TheSinful
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* A meta example occurs in ''Fanfic/PrincessOfTheBlacks'' when Jen is spotted after [[spoiler:murdering Tracey's grandfather]] because the author forgot she could turn invisible.
17th Aug '16 1:13:05 PM ironballs16
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** Krillin doesn't use his [[DeadlyDisc Kienzan]] as often as his should, despite it being one of the most broken attacks in the franchise. It is one of the most powerful attacks that doesn't take several seconds/minutes to charge, and one good hit from it would've killed Nappa, Vegeta, likely even Freeza. The big problem with this attack, that it is slow and can be easily dodged if someone sees it coming. This could be gotten around if the characters realize that they can use the Solar Flare to blind their enemies before using the Kienzan to cut them to pieces.

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** Krillin doesn't use his [[DeadlyDisc Kienzan]] as often as his should, despite it being one of the most broken attacks abilities in the franchise. It is one of the most powerful attacks that doesn't take several seconds/minutes to charge, and one good hit from it would've killed Nappa, Vegeta, likely even Freeza. The big problem with this attack, that it is slow and can be easily dodged if someone sees it coming. This could be gotten around if the characters realize that they can use the Solar Flare to blind their enemies before using the Kienzan to cut them to pieces.



-->''(Picolo stretches his arms to attack an enemy)''\\

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-->''(Picolo -->''(Piccolo stretches his arms to attack an enemy)''\\



'''Picolo:''' Yeah, I forget about it sometimes too.

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'''Picolo:''' '''Piccolo:''' Yeah, I forget about it sometimes too.too.
** And further lampshaded in ''Super Android 13 Abridged''.
--->'''Gohan''': Uh, why did it take so long for them to [go Super Saiyan]?\\
'''Krillin''': You know, [[MST3KMantra I stopped asking that question a long time ago]].
11th Aug '16 10:26:33 AM siberia82
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* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Wolverine realizes that Mystique is disguised as Jean Grey by feeling the scars on her belly rather than by her smell, which he was established to be able to do in the first film when she tried the same trick with Storm.

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* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'':
Wolverine realizes that Mystique is disguised as Jean Grey by feeling the scars on her belly rather than by her smell, which he was established to be able to do in the first film when she tried the same trick with Storm.Storm.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Quicksilver is able to spot Xavier's mansion in the process of blowing up and use his super-speed to save everyone, yet in the very next scene, he watches a bunch of armed men take aim at the students and fire without reacting.
30th Jul '16 1:01:50 PM Theriocephalus
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** At the beginning of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E14StrangerThanFanFiction Stranger Than Fan Fiction]], Daring Do seemingly forgets she can fly, reacting fearfully when the rickety RopeBridge she is crossing starts breaking. Of course, as soon as it collapses, she just flies the rest of the way. This is later lampshaded with Rainbow Dash in the same episode (unfortunately, Quibble Pants ''can't'' fly).

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** At the beginning of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E14StrangerThanFanFiction "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E14StrangerThanFanFiction Stranger Than Fan Fiction]], Fiction]]", Daring Do seemingly forgets she can fly, reacting fearfully when the rickety RopeBridge she is crossing starts breaking. Of course, as soon as it collapses, she just flies the rest of the way. This is later lampshaded with Rainbow Dash in the same episode (unfortunately, Quibble Pants ''can't'' fly).
30th Jul '16 11:44:50 AM storyyeller
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown Putting Your Hoof Down]]", Fluttershy once again forgets that she can fly, getting stuck behind two ponies blocking the bridge over the river she needs to cross.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown Putting Your Hoof Down]]", Down]], Fluttershy once again forgets that she can fly, getting stuck behind two ponies blocking the bridge over the river she needs to cross.



** The changelings from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 A Canterlot Wedding]]" on their own are basically watered-down alicorns, having both flight and magic-based attacks. They seemingly forget this when they decide to attack the [[FanNickname Mane 6]] by shapeshifting into them, which disables one or ''both'' of these abilities depending on who they have turned into. To make matters worse, their shapeshifting ''works too well'' as the Changelings seem to be unable to tell themselves apart from the real deals, and when [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles you're trying to find just six real ponies]] among ''dozens'' of imposters, it isn't easy. It wasn't until they actually [[SubvertedTrope dumped this strategy]] that they were finally able to overwhelm and defeat the Mane Six.

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** The changelings from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 A Canterlot Wedding]]" Wedding]] on their own are basically watered-down alicorns, having both flight and magic-based attacks. They seemingly forget this when they decide to attack the [[FanNickname Mane 6]] by shapeshifting into them, which disables one or ''both'' of these abilities depending on who they have turned into. To make matters worse, their shapeshifting ''works too well'' as the Changelings seem to be unable to tell themselves apart from the real deals, and when [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles you're trying to find just six real ponies]] among ''dozens'' of imposters, it isn't easy. It wasn't until they actually [[SubvertedTrope dumped this strategy]] that they were finally able to overwhelm and defeat the Mane Six.



** At the beginning of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E14StrangerThanFanFiction]]", Daring Do seemingly forgets she can fly, reacting fearfully when the rickety RopeBridge she is crossing starts breaking. Of course, as soon as it collapses, she just flies the rest of the way. This is later lampshaded with Rainbow Dash in the same episode (unfortunately, Quibble Pants ''can't'' fly).

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** At the beginning of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E14StrangerThanFanFiction]]", [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E14StrangerThanFanFiction Stranger Than Fan Fiction]], Daring Do seemingly forgets she can fly, reacting fearfully when the rickety RopeBridge she is crossing starts breaking. Of course, as soon as it collapses, she just flies the rest of the way. This is later lampshaded with Rainbow Dash in the same episode (unfortunately, Quibble Pants ''can't'' fly).
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