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26th May '18 3:09:52 PM VVK
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** [[https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2013-06-13 The power to decrease the price of any good]] is a pretty good supervillain power in a world where people obey oversimplified economic models.
--> '''Depreciatrix''': By lowering the prize of soda to zero, I can raise consumption to infinity, causing everyone's stomach to burst.
23rd May '18 2:29:32 AM iroanxi
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* '''Webcomic/DaughterOfTheLilies'': Growing plants doesn't seem to have much in the way of tactical applications until [[spoiler:Thistle needs to plug a breached summoning circle ''fast''.]]
20th May '18 4:51:20 AM Hanz
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* Played for laughs in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' games ''[[VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth The Stick of Truth]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole The Fractured but Whole]]'', where the player character's "power" of gaining social media followers really quickly is treated as somehow less amazing as their [[{{Fartillery}} highly-destructive, time-warping farts]]. In the latter game however, [[spoiler:Cartman does manage to make use of the New Kid's social media power by making them take selfies with people wearing Mitch Conner (AKA Cartman's hand) merch, which causes all the easily influenced idiots who follow them to vote Conner into power]].

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* Played for laughs in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' games ''[[VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth The Stick of Truth]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole The Fractured but Whole]]'', where the player character's "power" of gaining social media followers really quickly is treated as somehow less more amazing as their [[{{Fartillery}} highly-destructive, time-warping farts]]. In the latter game however, [[spoiler:Cartman does manage to make use of the New Kid's social media power by making them take selfies with people wearing Mitch Conner (AKA Cartman's hand) merch, which causes all the easily influenced idiots who follow them to vote Conner into power]].
19th May '18 3:47:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Film/Deadpool2'', Wade thinks that Comicbook/{{Domino}}'s power of [[BornLucky being really lucky]] barely counts as a power, much less one that would make for good action scenes. Not only does she [[spoiler:not die automatically like all of the other D-Listers that Deadpool gets for his X-Force]], but her power lets her be able to pull off flashy stunts and avoid disasters like the other characters.

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* In ''Film/Deadpool2'', Wade thinks that Comicbook/{{Domino}}'s power of [[BornLucky being really lucky]] barely counts as a power, much less one that would make for good action scenes. Not only does she [[spoiler:not die automatically like all of the other D-Listers that Deadpool gets for his X-Force]], but her power lets allows her be able to casually pull off flashy stunts and avoid survive disasters like the that would get any other characters.character killed.
18th May '18 11:14:24 AM Hanz
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* In ''Film/Deadpool2'', Wade thinks that Comicbook/{{Domino}}'s power of [[BornLucky being really lucky]] barely counts as a power, much less one that would make for good action scenes. Not only does she [[spoiler:not die automatically like all of the other D-Listers that Deadpool gets for his X-Force]], but her power lets her be able to pull off flashy stunts and avoid disasters like the other characters.
16th May '18 12:50:59 AM jazzyamx
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** However, it's the GreenThumb abilities that really fit the trope. Pegasi can fly! Unicorns can do magic! Earth ponies can... uh... garden. [[SarcasmMode Woooow.]] But think again: it's ''only'' them who have the ability to tend the soil and make crops grow. This means they are in fact the most essential of the races. ''Life itself'' is made possible by them. No pegasi? The weather's no longer under ponies' control. No unicorns? Some things that are easier with magic will be harder now. No earth ponies? ''Everyone starves to death once the food runs out.''

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** However, it's the GreenThumb abilities that really fit the trope. Pegasi can fly! Unicorns can do magic! Earth ponies can... uh... garden. [[SarcasmMode Woooow.]] But think again: it's ''only'' them who have the ability to tend the soil and make crops grow. This means they are in fact the most essential of the races. ''Life itself'' is made possible by them. No pegasi? The weather's no longer under ponies' control. No unicorns? Some things that are easier with magic will be harder now. No earth ponies? ''Everyone starves to death once the food runs out.'''' [[note]]Not to mention, tree roots can crack solid stone without too much effort--Nature is stronger than we think[[/note]]
1st May '18 10:11:04 AM infernape612
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* Played for laughs in the South Park games [[Videogame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth The Stick of Truth]] and [[Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole The Fractured but Whole]], where the player character's "power" of gaining social media followers really quickly is treated as somehow less amazing as their [[{{Fartillery}} highly-destructive, time-warping farts]]. In the latter game however, [[spoiler:Cartman does manage to make use of the New Kid's social media power by making them take selfies with people wearing Mitch Conner (AKA Cartman's hand) merch, which causes all the easily influenced idiots who follow them to vote Conner into power]].

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* Played for laughs in the South Park ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' games [[Videogame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth ''[[VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth The Stick of Truth]] Truth]]'' and [[Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole ''[[VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole The Fractured but Whole]], Whole]]'', where the player character's "power" of gaining social media followers really quickly is treated as somehow less amazing as their [[{{Fartillery}} highly-destructive, time-warping farts]]. In the latter game however, [[spoiler:Cartman does manage to make use of the New Kid's social media power by making them take selfies with people wearing Mitch Conner (AKA Cartman's hand) merch, which causes all the easily influenced idiots who follow them to vote Conner into power]].
1st May '18 10:10:07 AM infernape612
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* In ''Manga/{{Aphorism}}'', each character's power comes from a specific Japanese kanji. For example, the kanji for "change" allows someone to change their appearance; the kanji for "katana" allows the user to use ...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a katana]]. In comparison, the kanji "righteous" is useless in combat.[[spoiler:Then we learn that the way the kanji manifests itself depends on how the user chooses to interpret the word. ''Then'' she realizes that the kanji for "righteous" and ''[[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem "subjugate"]]'' look very similar...]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Aphorism}}'', each character's power comes from a specific Japanese kanji. For example, the kanji for "change" allows someone to change their appearance; the kanji for "katana" allows the user to use ...use... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a katana]]. In comparison, the kanji "righteous" is useless in combat.[[spoiler:Then we learn that the way the kanji manifests itself depends on how the user chooses to interpret the word. ''Then'' she realizes that the kanji for "righteous" and ''[[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem "subjugate"]]'' look very similar...]]



** One of their first recruits was Triplicate Girl, with the ability to transform from one ordinary teenage girl... to ''[[DoppelgangerAttack three]]'' [[DoppelgangerAttack ordinary teenage girls]]. [[MundaneUtility Useful for doing chores]] and [[PowerPerversionPotential pretty fun in bed]], but not much good in combat. At least, not until she became [[WeakButSkilled a master of Tri-Jitsu]], a martial art based around the fact that you have six arms, six legs, and three potential points of attack to coordinate from. She is also an expert infiltrator. Go somewhere and be seen to walk back out ... after leaving ''two'' of your selves hidden somewhere.

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** One of their first recruits was Triplicate Girl, with the ability to transform from one ordinary teenage girl... to ''[[DoppelgangerAttack three]]'' [[DoppelgangerAttack ordinary teenage girls]]. [[MundaneUtility Useful for doing chores]] and [[PowerPerversionPotential pretty fun in bed]], but not much good in combat. At least, not until she became [[WeakButSkilled a master of Tri-Jitsu]], a martial art based around the fact that you have six arms, six legs, and three potential points of attack to coordinate from. She is also an expert infiltrator. Go somewhere and be seen to walk back out ...out... after leaving ''two'' of your selves hidden somewhere.



---> [[spoiler:The Chosen One: "Can't we talk this over?"]]
---> [[spoiler:Frank Horrigan: "We just did. Time for talking is ''over."'']]

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---> [[spoiler:The --->[[spoiler:'''The Chosen One: "Can't One:''' Can't we talk this over?"]]
---> [[spoiler:Frank Horrigan: "We
over?"]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Frank Horrigan:''' We
just did. Time for talking is ''over."'']]'']]



** Taken to [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] extremes during the [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination Exgal]]]] fight. Whatever Boki's limitations are, [[spoiler: the DangerousForbiddenTechnique powering Exgal's abilities (that was ''never meant to be copied'') isn't one of them. It doesn't end well for Exgal or [[HeroicRROD Boki]]]] .

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** Taken to [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] extremes during the [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination Exgal]]]] fight. Whatever Boki's limitations are, [[spoiler: the DangerousForbiddenTechnique powering Exgal's abilities (that was ''never meant to be copied'') isn't one of them. It doesn't end well for Exgal or [[HeroicRROD Boki]]]] .Boki]]]].
25th Apr '18 9:02:24 AM LoreleiLaCroix
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* In ''Fanfic/AsDreamsAreMadeOn'', the protagonist, a fictionalized version of the author who's found herself in [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella Swan's]] body, doesn't have Bella's shield power, and Edward Cullen is wholly capable of reading her thoughts. The power she does end up discovering, in fact, doesn't benefit her personally at all: she has the ability to enhance, remove, or otherwise alter the supernatural abilities of vampires. It is, unfortunately, PowerAtAPrice, as her human body can't handle it and she risks nerve damage, brain damage, and even death every time she uses it, but that's only an issue as long as she's human. Later developments in the main story and side stories expand her powers significantly, and it becomes clear that the Volturi, at least, would be ''very'' interested if they ever became aware of her existence.
15th Apr '18 8:05:45 AM Fourze99
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* For a villain in ''Series/KamenRiderExAid''. The Lovlica Bugster is a Bugster based on dating-sim games. This seems utterly ridiculous for good reason, but it comes with a variety of powers such as weaponized cupids, rose thorns, and more importantly, since dating-sims are rarely combat-heavy, attacking him is nearly impossible. However, it's only nearly because just being dissed by a girl seems to take him out in one hit, and the riders get around this altogether by destroying his Bugster harem.
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