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28th Mar '17 1:00:56 PM NOYB
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** This happens a few times with a tech/biotic Shepard. Due to being the leader, they tend to assign squadmates to a task instead, which perhaps makes sense when you have an AI that can hack anything, or a centuries-old asari biotics master. However, there are a few occasions where Shep really would benefit from using their powers, and doesn't. There is literally only one aversion in ''the entire series''; in ''Mass Effect 3''[='s=] "Omega" DLC, [[spoiler:an Engineer Shepard can use a Paragon Interrupt to TakeAThirdOption when presented with a certain SadisticChoice.]]
** One occasion where it seems particularly silly is during Lair of the Shadow Broker, when [[spoiler: Tela Vasir]] plunges out of a window with Shepard. She uses biotic pulses to push Shep away, causing them to smack into the ground while she floats down safetly. A biotic Shepard should at least be able to ''try'' and counter this. One small, but pleasant aversion is that sometimes in cutscenes, when the party threatens someone, most members pull a gun, but the biotics often glow. Occasionally, biotic Shepard will be included.

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** This happens a few times with a tech/biotic Shepard. Due to being the leader, they tend to assign squadmates to a task instead, which perhaps makes sense when you have an AI that can hack anything, or a centuries-old asari biotics master. However, there are a few occasions where Shep really would benefit from using their powers, and doesn't. There is literally only one aversion in ''the entire series''; in ''Mass Effect 3''[='s=] "Omega" ''Omega'' DLC, [[spoiler:an Engineer Shepard can use a Paragon Interrupt to TakeAThirdOption when presented with a certain SadisticChoice.]]
** One occasion where it seems particularly silly is during Lair ''Lair of the Shadow Broker, Broker'', when [[spoiler: Tela Vasir]] plunges out of a window with Shepard. She uses biotic pulses to push Shep away, causing them to smack into the ground while she floats down safetly. A biotic Shepard should at least be able to ''try'' and counter this. One small, but pleasant aversion is that sometimes in cutscenes, when the party threatens someone, most members pull a gun, but the biotics often glow. Occasionally, biotic Shepard will be included.
28th Mar '17 12:58:42 PM NOYB
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* This happens in general to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' players, especially as they high higher levels and have amassed a big catalog of magical artifacts, spells, and such. Forgetting about fantastic powers and resorting to mundane utility is one of the many jokes surround the 10-foot pole.

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* This happens in general to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' players, especially as they high attain higher levels and have amassed a big catalog of magical artifacts, spells, and such. Forgetting about fantastic powers and resorting to mundane utility is one of the many jokes surround surrounding the 10-foot pole.
28th Mar '17 12:57:22 PM NOYB
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** Jynx is supposed to be able to detect when people are lying to him. Soon he begins to get lied to as much as the other characters without detecting anything. This ends up [[spoiler:getting him killed, although he gets better.]]

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** Jynx Jinks is supposed to be able to detect when people are lying to him. Soon he begins to get lied to as much as the other characters without detecting anything. This ends up [[spoiler:getting him killed, although he gets better.]]
28th Mar '17 12:55:36 PM NOYB
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** The season 2 finale has a nice subversion. H.G. Wells betrays the team, the kind of thing Pete's [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling vibes]] should have picked up on as they have before. Myka later confronts him about it, and realizes that he did have such vibes, but didn't voice them because Myka trusted H.G. Wells.

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** The season Season 2 finale has a nice subversion. H.G. Wells betrays the team, the kind of thing Pete's [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling vibes]] should have picked up on as they have before. Myka later confronts him about it, and realizes that he did have such vibes, but didn't voice them because Myka trusted H.G. Wells.
28th Mar '17 12:47:28 PM NOYB
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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]], all the time. Like in "Legion" when he basically stands there as [[spoiler:the Persuader]] pummels him. There are many cases in which he could have solved problems with SuperSpeed, XRayVision, {{super|Senses}}hearing, telescopic vision or a combination thereof. The worst case is probably flight. It is shown in "Crusade" (season 4 premier) that he physically can fly (and he has unconsciously floated before). Thanks to ExecutiveMeddling, lame excuses are made to explain why he is completely incapable of flight [[spoiler:until the finale. That is seven. Years. Later.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]], all the time. Like in "Legion" when he basically stands there as [[spoiler:the Persuader]] pummels him. There are many cases in which he could have solved problems with SuperSpeed, XRayVision, {{super|Senses}}hearing, telescopic vision or a combination thereof. The worst case is probably flight. It is shown in "Crusade" (season (Season 4 premier) premiere) that he physically can fly (and he has unconsciously floated before). Thanks to ExecutiveMeddling, lame excuses are made to explain why he is completely incapable of flight [[spoiler:until the finale. That is seven. Years. Later.]]
28th Mar '17 12:46:07 PM NOYB
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* In episode 9 of ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'' the Red Queen is easily kidnapped and almost killed by the local inhabitants. She never use the magic to defend herself.

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* In episode Episode 9 of ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'' the Red Queen is easily kidnapped and almost killed by the local inhabitants. She never use the uses her magic to defend herself.
28th Mar '17 12:44:31 PM NOYB
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* In ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', Merlin deserves an honorable mention for deciding that POISONING Arthur is necessary to fake his death, when there have to be a million other ways to do it. Arthur gets bonus points for going along with it. After the first few episodes, Merlin also completely forgets his original innate power of stopping time and telekinesis with nothing but a glare. As soon as he starts learning some spells that don't even have a fraction of this power, he only uses spells which could have him executed if anyone listens to his muttering. (Although time stopping can fall under CoconutSuperpowers.) Lampshaded in "The Darkest Hour", when Merlin uses a spell to light the fire while the other knights are gathered around. Lancelot, the only knight who knows about his magic, glares at him. As we saw in series 2, Merlin can light a fire just by moving his hand and there is no need to risk the knights overhearing him.

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', Merlin deserves an honorable mention for deciding that POISONING Arthur is necessary to fake his death, when there have to be a million other ways to do it. Arthur gets bonus points for going along with it. After the first few episodes, Merlin also completely forgets his original innate power of stopping time and telekinesis with nothing but a glare. As soon as he starts learning some spells that don't even have a fraction of this power, he only uses spells which could have him executed if anyone listens to his muttering. (Although time stopping can fall under CoconutSuperpowers.) Lampshaded in "The Darkest Hour", when Merlin uses a spell to light the fire while the other knights are gathered around. Lancelot, the only knight who knows about his magic, glares at him. As we saw in series Series 2, Merlin can light a fire just by moving his hand and there is no need to risk the knights overhearing him.
26th Mar '17 9:33:53 AM Demotivator
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** Bloodman, [[spoiler:an Etherious who possessed all the Curses of the Nine Demon Gates of Tartaros,]] should have made quick work of Gajeel using the vast variety of skills he apparently had. He didn't and ended up like most Fairy Tail villains. Dead.
26th Mar '17 8:35:29 AM Demotivator
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* In ''Anime/FairyTail'', Sting and Rogue are two of the only dragon slayers able to access their SuperMode at will. Yet outside of their fight with Natsu and Gajeel, they never use it, even when they are getting their butts kicked and are in mortal peril.

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* In ''Anime/FairyTail'', ''Anime/FairyTail''
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Sting and Rogue are two of the only dragon slayers able to access their SuperMode at will. Yet outside of their fight with Natsu and Gajeel, they never use it, even when they are getting their butts kicked and are in mortal peril.peril.
** August, the strongest mage of the [[spoiler:Spriggan 12]] has the [[SuperpowerLottery completely overpowered]] [[AllYourPowersCombined Copy Magic]] that gives him an almost unlimited arsenal of magic spells. Having just tanked Gildarts' strongest blow looking no worse for wear, instead of just using ''any'' safer spell of equal power, August decides to use a [[StupidSacrifice suicide attack]] that [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow ultimately ends up killing no-one other than himself]].
19th Mar '17 4:07:36 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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** Two examples from ''ComicBook/TitansRebirth'':
*** When infiltrating Meta Solutions, Dick and Wally's comms stop working, and Wally tells Dick to do whatever he's doing quick. He seems to have forgotten he has ''super speed'' and can just run outside, tell the Titans the comms are cut, then go right back in in about 5 seconds.
*** In the same issue, when Mammoth shows up and fights Dick and Wally, Wally seems to have forgotten that he can drain speed, which would've essentially made Mammoth a statue.
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