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14th May '17 9:24:44 AM WhosAsking
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** Part of the reason for Renji's loss against Byakuya is that he didn't know how to control his Bankai, enabling Byakuya to disrupt its rhythm and leave him vulnerable. Byakuya claims that mastering bankai takes at least ten years of training. Something that he has, and Renji (who had just achieved bankai ''that day'') lacks. The reason [[SubvertedTrope this didn't apply to Ichigo]] was because (1) his SuperpoweredEvilSide intervened for a while, and (2) although he lacked much control over it, his bankai had more than enough ''raw power'' to compensate.

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** Part of the reason for Renji's loss against Byakuya is that he didn't know how to control his Bankai, enabling Byakuya to disrupt its rhythm and leave him vulnerable. Byakuya claims that mastering bankai takes at least ten years of training. Something that he has, and Renji (who had just achieved bankai ''that day'') lacks. The reason [[SubvertedTrope this didn't apply to Ichigo]] was because (1) his SuperpoweredEvilSide intervened for a while, and (2) although he lacked much control over it, his bankai had more than enough ''raw power'' to compensate.compensate, and (3) it's unusual in that his power is turned ''inward'', meaning there's no new techniques or whatever to master: just everything he already knows cranked UpToEleven.
10th May '17 11:12:04 AM DaveE
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** The Yotsuba executives (or rather, just [[spoiler:Higuchi]]) also learn some of its rules this way, for instance, giving someone a death condition that is physically impossible will result in that person simply dying of a heart attack.

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** The Yotsuba executives (or rather, just [[spoiler:Higuchi]]) also learn some of its rules this way, for instance, giving someone a death condition that is physically impossible will result in that person simply dying of a heart attack.attack. The Death Note's owner, [[spoiler: Higuchi]], actually ''does'' understand the rules, but has to avoid revealing them openly to hide his identity.
29th Apr '17 9:19:26 PM ultimomant
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', the villain Catra has a magic mask that lets her transform into a powerful panther. Since she stole it from its rightful owner, she is unaware of the mask's other abilities like teleportation and communicating with cats. In a few episodes, she discovers these abilities.
20th Apr '17 5:10:11 PM Shadoboy
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* In the third episode of ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}}'' has this happen twice in quick succession, [[Manga/DragonBallZ Vegeta]] uses the [[BodySwitch body-change thecnique]] against [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge]], discovering that just as he suspected, Scrooge had amazing powers but didn't know how to use them. However, when Vegeta tries blowing up his old body, he discovers ''he'' can't control Scrooge's [[ToiletHumor flatulence problem]] and ends up switching bodies out of desesperation.

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* In the third episode of ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}}'' has this happen twice in quick succession, [[Manga/DragonBallZ Vegeta]] uses the [[BodySwitch [[GrandTheftMe body-change thecnique]] against [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge]], discovering that just as he suspected, Scrooge had amazing powers but didn't know how to use them. However, when Vegeta tries blowing up his old body, he discovers ''he'' can't control Scrooge's [[ToiletHumor flatulence problem]] and ends up switching bodies out of desesperation.
20th Apr '17 5:05:23 PM Shadoboy
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* In the third episode of ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}}'' has this happen twice in quick succession, [[Manga/DragonBallZ Vegeta]] uses the [[BodySwitch body-change thecnique]] against [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge]], discovering that just as he suspected, Scrooge had amazing powers but didn't know how to use them. However, when Vegeta tries blowing up his old body, he discovers ''he'' can't control Scrooge's [[ToiletHumor flatulence problem]] and ends up switching bodies out of desesperation.
3rd Apr '17 4:44:38 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Lucid dreaming can be like this sometimes: you know that (at least in your dream) you're a RealityWarper, but you can't figure out how to actually ''do'' anything with that.

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* Lucid dreaming can be like this sometimes: you know that (at least in your dream) you're a RealityWarper, but you can't figure out how to actually ''do'' anything with that. It also takes a degree of control to think of anything to do (imagination being largely tied up running the dream).
3rd Apr '17 4:35:43 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'': Whatever Rey's origins are, she apparently heard of the Jedi and Force Powers (because when she meets Hans Solo and he claims "all of it" to be true, she doesn't demand clarification); the rest of the movie has her try out a variety of moves, gradually mastering them as she goes.

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* ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'': Whatever Rey's origins are, she apparently heard of the Jedi and Force Powers (because when she meets Hans Solo and he claims "all of it" to be true, she doesn't demand clarification); the rest of the movie has her try out a variety of moves, gradually mastering them as she goes. She notably learns them ''much'' faster than anyone else in the series; she's better after two days than Luke was after [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack three years]].
29th Mar '17 7:19:39 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', QuirkyMiniBossSquad leader Captain Ginyu trades bodies with Goku. This is fairly ingenious, because he waited until he was weakened and nearly defeated by Goku before trading. To make it even better, he inflicted a severe wound to his own body (punching himself through the chest) immediately before making the switch. However, he couldn't get full power out of Goku's body, because he doesn't know his powerup technique, the Kaio-ken. Unfortunately for him, Vegeta then shows up and beats the snot out of him before he gets it to work. And then when he reverses the trick so he can try the same technique to body-jack Vegeta, the trick doesn't work twice; they throw a frog in the way.
** The same thing happens with Goku Black in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': [[spoiler:Even though Zamasu was quite powerful after stealing Goku's body, he had no idea how to use Goku's abilities and only learned to do so after watching him in action.]]

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
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QuirkyMiniBossSquad leader Captain Ginyu trades bodies with Goku. This is fairly ingenious, because he waited until he was weakened and nearly defeated by Goku before trading. To make it even better, he inflicted a severe wound to his own body (punching himself through the chest) immediately before making the switch. However, he couldn't get full power out of Goku's body, because he doesn't know his powerup technique, the Kaio-ken. Unfortunately for him, Vegeta then shows up and beats the snot out of him before he gets it to work. And then when he reverses the trick so he can try the same technique to body-jack Vegeta, the trick doesn't work twice; they throw a frog in the way.
** The same thing happens with Goku Black in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': [[spoiler:Even though Zamasu was quite powerful after stealing Goku's body, he had no idea how to use Goku's abilities and only learned to do so after watching him in action.]]]] Even later, as his power continues to grow, he rips a hole in reality. When Vegeta asks him what exactly he just did, Black shrugs and says he has no idea: his power has grown beyond his own understanding of it.
26th Mar '17 9:46:31 AM nombretomado
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** Hilariously played straight in ''Film/IronMan2'' where the various corporations and countries (including NorthKorea) tries to replicate the Iron Man suit, only to be met with disaster each time. Justin Hammer's own demonstration even shows that, without proper knowledge, simply ''turning to the left'' can potentially snap your spine in two due to the hydraulics turning the torso too far. [[spoiler: Subverted with Rhodey though, who not only managed to steal one of Tony's suits, but thoroughly beat Tony into the ground with it. Granted Tony was piss drunk, but that's still rather impressive. It's implied that Rhodey only ever saw the suit, but never actually wore it before then.]]

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** Hilariously played straight in ''Film/IronMan2'' where the various corporations and countries (including NorthKorea) UsefulNotes/NorthKorea) tries to replicate the Iron Man suit, only to be met with disaster each time. Justin Hammer's own demonstration even shows that, without proper knowledge, simply ''turning to the left'' can potentially snap your spine in two due to the hydraulics turning the torso too far. [[spoiler: Subverted with Rhodey though, who not only managed to steal one of Tony's suits, but thoroughly beat Tony into the ground with it. Granted Tony was piss drunk, but that's still rather impressive. It's implied that Rhodey only ever saw the suit, but never actually wore it before then.]]
21st Mar '17 6:32:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[{{Nightside}} Just Another Judgement Day]]'', there's a humorous scene at the Adventurer's Club when a wannabe supervillain with no clue how his (stolen) magic rings work accidentally teleports himself into the midst of a huge crowd of Nightside heroes, rather than into the neighboring club he'd intended to rob.

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* In ''[[{{Nightside}} ''[[{{Literature/Nightside}} Just Another Judgement Day]]'', there's a humorous scene at the Adventurer's Club when a wannabe supervillain with no clue how his (stolen) magic rings work accidentally teleports himself into the midst of a huge crowd of Nightside heroes, rather than into the neighboring club he'd intended to rob.
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