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21st Sep '17 9:18:19 AM Nadim
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* In ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 2'' Bastian has to save Fantasia with the help of the Auryn, which can grant him any wish he wants. He never thinks to wish for weapons, or an army, or even that [[DeusExMachina Fantasia just be saved]]. Instead he wishes for things like a can of spray paint and individual steps to climb a huge cliff. And he only has a limited number of wishes before running out of memories (each wish removes a memory, though at the time he gets it, he was unaware of this, so he had no reason to limit his wishes).

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* ''Film/{{Captain America Civil War}}'':
** Scarlet Witch doesn't use the mind-alteration she demonstrated in ''Film/{{Avengers Age Of Ultron}}'', not even when she was trapped under house arrest by Vision. However, she may have invoked this trope intentionally to avoid repeating the disasters from ''Age of Ultron'' as well as the guilt that she accidentally blew up a building in the beginning of the film.
** During the battle at the airport, Ant-Man only uses his size-alteration powers and not his ability to communicate with ants.
* In ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 2'' Bastian has to save Fantasia save with the help of the Auryn, which can grant him any wish he wants. He never thinks to wish for weapons, or an army, or even that [[DeusExMachina Fantasia just be saved]]. Instead he wishes for things like a can of spray paint and individual steps to climb a huge cliff. And he only has a limited number of wishes before running out of memories (each wish removes a memory, though at the time he gets it, he was unaware of this, so he had no reason to limit his wishes).
19th Sep '17 8:24:28 AM cdrood
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** Additionally, in the Silver/Bronze Era, Rann was shown to be fairly close to Thanagar, homeworld of Hawkman and Hawkwoman. They shared many adventures and apparently never bothered to offer Adam a ride in the spaceship they regularly used to go between Earth and Thanagar.
19th Sep '17 8:18:13 AM cdrood
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** Due to his strength and invulnerability, Superman often forgets he has an effective ranged attack with his heat vision. He could solve many issues from miles away, if he chose.
16th Sep '17 2:13:45 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': Zedd, as {{lampshaded}} by Flynn, who says them seem inconsistent. There are many times when turning invisible or just burning an enemy would be very useful, but he doesn't.
11th Sep '17 5:15:54 PM AgentTasmania
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* In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Quicksilver is fully capable of moving faster than Ultron's lasers and even stopping bullets in midair. Yet in the last scenes, he was shot down by them.
10th Sep '17 4:50:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsMagicalMovieNight'' short "Movie Magic", Rainbow Dash and human Twilight Sparkle were the only members of the group who remembered to bring the amulets that allow them to use their powers (SuperSpeed and MindOverMatter respectively). However, they only use them for mundane purposes and don't use them to try to chase down a criminal.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsMagicalMovieNight'' short "Movie Magic", Rainbow Dash and human Twilight Sparkle were the only members of the group who remembered to bring the amulets that allow them to use their powers (SuperSpeed and MindOverMatter respectively). However, they only use them for mundane purposes and don't use them to try to chase down a criminal.
7th Sep '17 5:06:33 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* In the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' entry ''The Familiar'', which features Jake flung into a BadFuture ten years later, the climax of the book forces Jake to choose between destroying a Yeerk superweapon that will consolidate their power on Earth or saving his girlfriend who's just been flung from a tower. The conflict becomes a lot less believable when you remember that Cassie could just ''morph to bird and save herself''. Justified since it turns out [[spoiler: to have been a dream Jake was having]], possibly at the instigation of [[spoiler: some alien]] that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment was never mentioned again]] and Jake noticed the many oddities to realize this.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' entry ''The Familiar'', ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
** "The Familiar",
which features Jake flung into a BadFuture ten years later, the climax of the book forces Jake to choose between destroying a Yeerk superweapon that will consolidate their power on Earth or saving his girlfriend who's just been flung from a tower. The conflict becomes a lot less believable when you remember that Cassie could just ''morph to bird and save herself''. Justified since it turns out [[spoiler: to have been a dream Jake was having]], possibly at the instigation of [[spoiler: some alien]] that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment was never mentioned again]] and Jake noticed the many oddities to realize this.this.
** In general, an oft-cited PlotHole in the series involves Tobias, who [[ItMakesSenseInContext gets trapped in the form of a hawk]] at the end of the first book, and afterwards can only take human form for two hours at a time after the Ellimist restores his morphing ability. It's well-established that the Animorphs have the RequiredSecondaryPower of "thought-speak" (telepathic communication) when morphing, which allows them to communicate with each other while in the form of animals that shouldn't be able to speak. Tobias is obviously capable of speaking while he's in human form--but logically, he should also have thought-speak abilities as a human, since his human form is a ''human'' morph. While in human form, Tobias often gets into sticky situations where telepathy would presumably come in handy, but he ''never'' uses it, and never seems to remember that he should have it.
4th Sep '17 8:11:11 PM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': In the [[{{Filler}} Bount arc]], Orihime spends the episode panicking about Rukia being under a Bount's control before resolving the issue with her healing power. This is despite having already used the same solution on Tatsuki at an earlier date.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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In the [[{{Filler}} Bount arc]], Orihime spends the episode panicking about Rukia being under a Bount's control before resolving the issue with her healing power. This is despite having already used the same solution on Tatsuki at an earlier date.
18th Aug '17 6:24:13 PM Peridonyx
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* In ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'', Holmes completely forgets his SherlockScan [[note]]Where he analyzes his opponent's pressure points, vulnerabilities, etc.[[/note]] whenever he fights the main GiantMook -- resulting in multiple embarrassing PunchPunchPunchUhOh-fests for, you know, [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes The Great Detective]]. What's especially glaring is that Holmes earlier used said Scan to soundly beat another, almost-as-big brute in a DavidVersusGoliath-style pit-fight.

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* In ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'', Holmes completely forgets his SherlockScan [[note]]Where he analyzes his opponent's pressure points, vulnerabilities, etc.[[/note]] whenever he fights the main GiantMook -- resulting in multiple embarrassing PunchPunchPunchUhOh-fests for, you know, [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes The Great Detective]]. What's especially glaring is that Holmes earlier used said Scan to soundly beat another, almost-as-big brute [[TheBrute Brute]] in a DavidVersusGoliath-style pit-fight.
18th Aug '17 5:55:13 PM Peridonyx
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* In ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'', Holmes completely forgets his SherlockScan [[note]]Where he analyzes his opponent's pressure points, vulnerabilities, etc.[[/note]] whenever he fights the main GiantMook -- resulting in multiple embarrassing PunchPunchPunchUhOh-fests for, you know, [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes The Great Detective]]. What's especially glaring is that Holmes earlier used said Scan to soundly beat another, almost-as-big brute in a DavidVersusGoliath-style pit-fight.
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