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27th Mar '17 10:28:28 PM SwankyGrouse
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-->-- ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' #32

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27th Mar '17 10:26:21 PM SwankyGrouse
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27th Mar '17 3:53:40 PM Az_Tech341
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* In ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' the titular SuperheroSchool has the Rainmaker Program, to help students find uses for powers not suited to combat. Uther can make anything edible? He can be the world's greatest chef! A little girl who's the human incarnation of Hestia, Greek goddess of family? She could be a marriage counselor, a family therapist...Admittedly, their ''first'' student didn't turn out so well, back that was decades back when the program was more about PlayingWithSyringes.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' the titular SuperheroSchool has the Rainmaker Program, to help students find uses for powers not suited to combat. Uther can make anything edible? He can be the world's greatest chef! A little girl who's the human incarnation of Hestia, Greek goddess of family? She could be a marriage counselor, a family therapist...Admittedly, their ''first'' student didn't turn out so well, back that was decades back when the program was more about PlayingWithSyringes.therapist, etc.
27th Mar '17 2:11:23 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' the titular SuperheroSchool has the Rainmaker Program, to help students find uses for powers not suited to combat. Uther can make anything edible? He can be the world's greatest chef! A little girl who's the human incarnation of Hestia, Greek goddess of family? She could be a marriage counselor, a family therapist...

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* In ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' the titular SuperheroSchool has the Rainmaker Program, to help students find uses for powers not suited to combat. Uther can make anything edible? He can be the world's greatest chef! A little girl who's the human incarnation of Hestia, Greek goddess of family? She could be a marriage counselor, a family therapist...Admittedly, their ''first'' student didn't turn out so well, back that was decades back when the program was more about PlayingWithSyringes.
27th Mar '17 2:10:24 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' the titular SuperheroSchool has the Rainmaker Program, to help students find uses for powers not suited to combat. Uther can make anything edible? He can be the world's greatest chef! A little girl who's the human incarnation of Hestia, Greek goddess of family? She could be a marriage counselor, a family therapist...
23rd Mar '17 8:50:11 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'', with 40 different pieces of equipment, was bound to run into this. In one episode [[MissionControl Kengo]] is ready to write off the [[InASingleBound Hopping Switch]] as useless, but [[TheHero Gentaro]] insists that everything has its use; he demonstrates this by dodging the chameleon MonsterOfTheWeek's tongue (and again in TheMovie, where he uses it to pinball-kick about a dozen {{Mooks}}). Later on, even Gentaro thinks the [[ThePenIsMightier Pen Switch]] is a wash, but his friends discover that its ink hardens into a metallic substance, meaning it can make instant barriers (and in that specific case, block the {{monster|sOfTheWeek}}'s [[TakenForGranite Medusa]] power).

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* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'', with 40 different pieces of equipment, was bound to run into this. In one episode [[MissionControl Kengo]] is ready to write off the [[InASingleBound Hopping Switch]] as useless, but [[TheHero Gentaro]] insists that everything has its use; he demonstrates this by dodging the chameleon MonsterOfTheWeek's tongue (and again in TheMovie, where he uses it to pinball-kick about a dozen {{Mooks}}). Later on, even Gentaro thinks the [[ThePenIsMightier Pen Switch]] is a wash, but his friends discover that its ink hardens into a metallic substance, meaning it can make instant barriers (and in that specific case, block barriers; he also disables a [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Perseus]]-themed monster's TakenForGranite powers by painting over the {{monster|sOfTheWeek}}'s [[TakenForGranite Medusa]] power).Medusa head on his armor.
17th Mar '17 12:12:21 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': The SuperGenius [[WarriorPrince Warrior-King]] and [[TheArchmage Archmage]] Anasurimbor Kellhus runs afoul of the gods, but most especially Yatwer, the goddess of fertility. She doesn't sound like a very fearsome goddess, but she's ''not'' fucking around. Her Mother-Supreme, Psatma Nannaferi, uses sex magic to seduce powerful warlords against Kellhus and uses life magic to empower a random youth into becoming a holy assassin with Kellhus in his sights. Yatwer and the members of her vast cult display a number of other powerful and mysterious abilities.

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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': The SuperGenius [[SuperIntelligence Super-Genius]] [[WarriorPrince Warrior-King]] and [[TheArchmage Archmage]] Anasurimbor Kellhus runs afoul of the gods, but most especially Yatwer, the goddess of fertility. She doesn't sound like a very fearsome goddess, but she's ''not'' fucking around. Her Mother-Supreme, Psatma Nannaferi, uses sex magic to seduce powerful warlords against Kellhus and uses life magic to empower a random youth into becoming a holy assassin with Kellhus in his sights. Yatwer and the members of her vast cult display a number of other powerful and mysterious abilities.
17th Mar '17 12:10:55 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': The SuperGenius [[WarriorPrince Warrior-King]] and [[TheArchmage Archmage]] Anasurimbor Kellhus runs afoul of the gods, but most especially Yatwer, the goddess of fertility. She doesn't sound like a very fearsome goddess, but she's ''not'' fucking around. Her Mother-Supreme, Psatma Nannaferi, uses sex magic to seduce powerful warlords against Kellhus and uses life magic to empower a random youth into becoming a holy assassin with Kellhus in his sights. Yatwer and the members of her vast cult display a number of other powerful and mysterious abilities.
16th Mar '17 11:58:33 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The main characters of Mur Lafferty's superhero novel ''Literature/PlayingForKeeps'' are examples of this trope. As "Third-Wavers", they are discriminated against for having weak or incredibly specialized powers, but as the story goes on, they discover ways their powers can be far more useful than they thought, to the point that some would qualify for LethalHarmlessPowers. In particular, the heroine, Keepsie, has the superpower that nothing that belongs to her can be taken from her without her consent. Anyone who tries is paralyzed until they stop trying. In the beginning of the novel, she considers this to be a pretty useless power. Once she figures out that [[{{Immortality}} her life counts as something which belongs to her]], and gets a power-up from Zupra EX that grants her more control over her powers... She also later learns to extend this protection to her friends and business, because they're "hers".

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* The main characters of Mur Lafferty's superhero novel ''Literature/PlayingForKeeps'' are examples of this trope. As "Third-Wavers", they are discriminated against for having weak or incredibly specialized powers, but as the story goes on, they discover ways their powers can be far more useful than they thought, to the point that some would qualify for LethalHarmlessPowers. In particular, the heroine, Keepsie,
** Keepsie
has the superpower that nothing that belongs to her can be taken from her without her consent. Anyone who tries is paralyzed until they stop trying. In the beginning of the novel, she considers this to be a pretty useless power. Once she figures out that [[{{Immortality}} her life counts as something which belongs to her]], and gets a power-up from Zupra EX that grants her more control over her powers... She also later learns to extend this protection to her friends and business, because they're "hers".
2nd Mar '17 6:50:05 AM Az_Tech341
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* In Pehov's Mockingbird each luchaer has Shape and Attribute - alternative Shapeshifter mode they can switch at will and some sort of superpower respectively. While there are plenty of powerful luchaers with Shapes bordering (or fully qualifying in case of Prince's family) on EldritchAbomination scale, protagonist Till's Shape is half a minute of invisibility and Attribute is voice mimicking (hence titular Mockingbird nickname). While it's easy to imagine uses for even limited invisibility, his voice power is mainly used to play pranks until the final battle with EldritchAbomination, which is due to being in permanent chaotic shapeshifting is vulnerable to destabilizing influence, such as [[MakeMeWannaShout loud noise]].
** His ambiguous LoveInterest also qualifies: her Shape is attractive but ordinary human woman, which lets her occupy enemy's secretary position without being suspected and throw pursuers off the scent, while her Attribute lets her speak to others' animated artifacts, feature usually possible only to rightful owner, which allows her to do various things such as eavesdropping or extracting information from willing to help artifacts while owner is absent/incapacitated.
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