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13th Oct '17 3:50:24 PM Prometheus117
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'': [[spoiler:[[BigBad The Storm King]] wants to steal and use the power of the alicorn princesses for himself with his MagicStaff to become a OneManArmy...but once he actually ''does'' manage it at the climax of the film, he has ''no idea'' how to use their powers, especially since he never bothered to do his research on what exactly the Princesses could do and thus having to figure them out. While he's a quick learner, this lack of skill is partially why the Mane Six are even able to defeat him by separating him from his staff and the power in question before he can get a handle on them]].
8th Oct '17 10:23:55 AM nombretomado
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* Several campaigns in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' were built around the premise that the characters had ''literally'' just got their powers, and had no idea at all how to use them. For the most part, these campaigns resembled the first season of ''TheGreatestAmericanHero''. Occasionally, this was used to justify an experienced hero learning to use a new power as well.

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* Several campaigns in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' were built around the premise that the characters had ''literally'' just got their powers, and had no idea at all how to use them. For the most part, these campaigns resembled the first season of ''TheGreatestAmericanHero''.''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero''. Occasionally, this was used to justify an experienced hero learning to use a new power as well.
7th Oct '17 2:15:32 PM WedgeSkyrocket
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* Several characters in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' had to practice with their quirks in order to make something useful out of them. Mirio Togata in particular stands out, having a [[AwesomeButImpractical difficult to use]] intangibility quirk that has the potential to [[BlessedWithSuck kill him if used incorrectly]]. By training hard to learn the intricacies of his abilities, he manages to develop his quirk into a DifficultButAwesome GameBreaker that rockets him to the #1 spot in UA's graduating class.
6th Oct '17 7:47:39 AM WhosAsking
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* In season three of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', the paladins end up shuffling lions [[(spoiler:Keith moving to the Black Lion, Lance moving to the Red Lion, and Allura becoming the new pilot of Blue Lion)]]. The means that the pilot of a FragileSpeedster is now piloting a JackOfAllStats, the pilot of a JackOfAllStats is now piloting a FragileSpeedster, and Voltron's lesser JackOfAllStats is now being piloted by someone whose previous piloting experience concerned capital ships rather than fighters. As a result of this, they do so badly in their first fight against Lotor that he concludes that his father ''killed'' half the original pilots and they're still breaking in a new flight roster.

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* In season three of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', the paladins end up shuffling lions [[(spoiler:Keith [[spoiler:(Keith moving to the Black Lion, Lance moving to the Red Lion, and Allura becoming the new pilot of Blue Lion)]]. The means that the pilot of a FragileSpeedster is now piloting a JackOfAllStats, the pilot of a JackOfAllStats is now piloting a FragileSpeedster, and Voltron's lesser JackOfAllStats is now being piloted by someone whose previous piloting experience concerned capital ships rather than fighters. As a result of this, they do so badly in their first fight against Lotor that he concludes that his father ''killed'' half the original pilots and they're still breaking in a new flight roster.
6th Oct '17 7:35:48 AM WhosAsking
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* In the world of ''Manga/SoulEater'', certain humans inherit a trait that causes them to transform into {{Living Weapon}}s. Once this ability starts to manifest (usually involuntarily, at first), they are scouted by Shinigami's school and given an education to deal with this trope. Just how far it goes is the choice of the student. Those who want to take advantage of their abilities take the [=EAT=] course and become hunters of evil (the characters of ''Soul Eater''). Tho who [[IJustWantToBeNormal just want to get a hold of themselves and lead normal lives]] take the [[Manga/SoulEaterNot NOT]] course instead.
6th Oct '17 7:01:56 AM WhosAsking
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* Say what you will about the {{Doorstopper}} length of Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series, but it does allow the channeling characters a realistic period of time to get a grasp on controlling and developing their powers. Notably, none of the characters become {{Instant Expert}}s, but have a learning curve of three or four books before they gain consistent control. Nyneave takes a full ''seven'' books to overcome her block. Learning to use ''saidin'' without a teacher is so difficult that Rand finally has to [[BatmanGambit trap a Forsaken]] to keep from getting himself killed. Later, Nynaeve and Elayne hold another one hostage in order to learn lost techniques that have stayed lost for a good three millennia.

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* Say what you will about the {{Doorstopper}} length of Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series, but it does allow the channeling characters a realistic period of time to get a grasp on controlling and developing their powers. Notably, none of the characters become {{Instant Expert}}s, but have a learning curve of three or four books before they gain consistent control. Nyneave takes a full ''seven'' books to overcome her block. Learning to use ''saidin'' without a teacher is so difficult that Rand finally has to [[BatmanGambit trap a Forsaken]] to keep from getting himself killed. Later, Nynaeve and Elayne hold another one hostage in order to learn lost techniques that have stayed lost for a good three millennia. Eventually, the Asha'man (a corps of male Channelers) are created an it was realized this trope could come into play. They develop a TrainingFromHell regimen (similar to Covenant's above in that recruits learn by using the Power for ''everything'' in order to get the hang of it quickly) to deal with this.
6th Oct '17 6:32:03 AM WhosAsking
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** In an episode of ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', a disgruntled fanboy steals Domon's Gundam believing that he can pilot it better. However, things go awry when he doesn't know how to properly operate the Gundam, requiring Domon to come and save him. It isn't "proper operation" so much as "any sort of physical training" -- the suit-up process is shown to be quite painful, even to a trained martial artist like Domon, so the preteen boy nearly broke several bones before Domon hit the abort.

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** In an episode of ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', a disgruntled fanboy steals Domon's Gundam believing that he can pilot it better. However, things go awry when he doesn't know how to properly operate the Gundam, requiring Domon to come and save him. It isn't "proper operation" so much as "any sort of physical training" -- the suit-up process is shown to be quite painful, even to a trained martial artist like Domon, so the preteen boy nearly broke several bones before Domon hit the abort. Plus, it was calibrated specifically for him. When Rain tries piloting it, she notes how tight the system compresses her but has less trouble with the Rising Gundam which was calibrated for her.
4th Oct '17 5:14:50 AM SteveMB
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* In the ''WesternAnimmation/KimPossible'' episode "Go Team Go", the villain's [[PowersAsPrograms power-stealing staff]] accidentally transfers Hego's SuperStrength to Kim. She [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength accidentally breaks a few things]] before figuring out what happened.

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In the ''WesternAnimmation/KimPossible'' episode "Go Team Go", the villain's [[PowersAsPrograms power-stealing staff]] accidentally transfers Hego's SuperStrength to Kim. She [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength accidentally breaks a few things]] before figuring out what happened.


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** In "Queen Bebe", Kim uses a pair of SuperSpeed shoes, initially to help with her [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld busy schedule]] and later to defeat the Bebes. After using the shoes a bit too much, she loses control, overshoots, and ends up on the Statue of Liberty grounds.
3rd Oct '17 8:30:40 AM RallyBot2
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Another factor is that ''no one'' understands the FF's powers better than the FF themselves, so they know exactly how to counter them. On the other hand, the Super-Skrull is shown to be ''extremely'' effective when fighting other enemies, since he's ruthless enough to use his powers in ways the FF never would, like stretching parts of his body into razor wire to decapitate enemy soldiers. Xavin, another Skrull with similar abilities, can barely use more than one power at a time. Although in the ''Secret Invasion'' tie-in, it was shown that while Xavin can only use one power at a time, he became better at using them individually than his teacher could. In ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', it is revealed that the Skrulls now have the idea to copy ''any'' superhuman's powers, appearance, and memory perfectly. As revealed in the sub-series ''ComicBook/NewAvengers''. (written by the same dude), they really, really worked very, very hard at it.

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Another factor is that ''no one'' understands the FF's powers better than the FF themselves, so they know exactly how to counter them. On the other hand, the Super-Skrull is shown to be ''extremely'' effective when fighting other enemies, since he's ruthless enough to use his powers in ways the FF never would, like stretching parts of his body into razor wire to decapitate enemy soldiers. Xavin, [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Xavin]], another Skrull with similar abilities, can barely use more than one power at a time. Although in the ''Secret Invasion'' tie-in, it was shown that while Xavin can only use one power at a time, he [[AmbiguousGenderIdentity s/he]] became better at using them individually than his teacher could. In ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', it is revealed that the Skrulls now have the idea to copy ''any'' superhuman's powers, appearance, and memory perfectly. As revealed in the sub-series ''ComicBook/NewAvengers''. (written by the same dude), they really, really worked very, very hard at it.



* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' and ''Webcomic/{{Empowered}}'' gains her powers from an alien supersuit that is the very definition of "enigmatic". She found out the obvious ones (SuperStrength, vison enhancement, HandBlast), but the other powers were discovered by accident. [[spoiler:For example, her {{Wall Crawl}}ing was activated when she was thrown against a wall and she still hasn't actually "discovered" its flying abilities.]] It's {{Fanon}} (and suggested by MindScrew in-universe) that the costume gives fantastic cosmic powers limited only by the user self-confidence. As Empowered has the self-confidence of a used kleenex in a dirty cesspool, you can see how it works. So yes, she unconsciously granted herself the power of being easily aroused and multi-orgasming. Kudos!

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* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' and ''Webcomic/{{Empowered}}'' gains her powers from an alien supersuit that is the very definition of "enigmatic". She found out the obvious ones (SuperStrength, vison enhancement, HandBlast), but the other powers were discovered by accident. [[spoiler:For example, her {{Wall Crawl}}ing was activated when she was thrown against a wall and she still hasn't actually "discovered" its flying abilities.]] It's {{Fanon}} (and suggested by MindScrew in-universe) that the costume gives fantastic cosmic powers limited only by the user self-confidence. As Empowered has the self-confidence of a used kleenex in a dirty cesspool, you can see how it works. So yes, she unconsciously granted herself the power of being easily aroused and multi-orgasming. Kudos!
1st Oct '17 6:44:08 PM bfunc
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* Covenant in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' spends a remarkable number of pages not having a real hang of his own WildMagic. Most of it is pure instinct, even without his knowledge early on. It's not until the second trilogy that we see him directing it toward definite purposes, complete with a training regimen... he uses his wild magic to shave, precisely to teach himself control over it.

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* Covenant in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' spends a remarkable number of pages not having a real hang of his own WildMagic. Most of it is pure instinct, even without his knowledge early on.on (towards the end of the first trilogy, he even says that he still doesn't know how to ''use'' it, but he's figured out how to ''trigger'' it ... which basically amounts to putting himself in mortal danger and relying on the wild magic itself and/or his own subconscious to save him). It's not until the second trilogy that we see him directing it toward definite purposes, complete with a training regimen... he uses his wild magic to shave, precisely to teach himself control over it.
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