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28th Jan '16 5:58:44 AM Baeraad555
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* ''Series/TheShannaraChronicles'': Wil can't reliably trigger the Elf Stones, and even when he succeeds it's [[CastFromHitPoints got its downsides for him.]]
8th Jan '16 4:58:21 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'': Much of the comedy in the series can from the fact that Ralph lost the instruction book that was supposed to come with the [[ClthesmakeTheSuperman super suit]] and had no idea how to control his powers.
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* ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'': Much of the comedy in the series can from the fact that Ralph lost the instruction book that was supposed to come with the [[ClthesmakeTheSuperman [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman super suit]] and had no idea how to control his powers.
8th Jan '16 4:54:59 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'': Much of the comedy in the series can from the fact that Ralph lost the instruction book that was supposed to come with the [[ClthesmakeTheSuperman super suit]] and had no idea how to control his powers. * In ''Series/TheAmazingExtraordinaryFriends'', Ben has no idea how the Captain X insignia works and spends a lot of time trying to figure out how to control his powers (and occasionally discovering powers he did not know he had).
28th Dec '15 11:33:14 PM ChrisX
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** These days, any Precure fans would notice a similar pattern of a newbie main Cure, while trying to figure out how their power works, accidentally and to their shocks, [[InASingleBound jumps absurdly high]]. This maneuver is eventually nicknamed the "Holy-Crap-I-Can-Jump-This-High" Maneuver.
27th Dec '15 8:59:29 PM nombretomado
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* The trope is very logically subverted in ''ComicBook/{{X-Factor}}'' when the team tracks down Alchemy, a mutant whose PubertySuperpower is the ability to transmute any matter into a simple element like gold. He was kidnapped by trolls and had to defend himself by transforming their leaders. He then couldn't change them back because he has to imagine the totality of the matter he is changing something into, and organic matter is so complex on a molecular level that he can't do it. So, he goes off for the advanced education in biochemistry needed to cure the beings he has affected.[[note]]One rather odd part of that story was that Alchemy refused to join X-Factor's school for mutants because it wasn't training in his powers but training in advanced organic chemistry that he needed. This was entirely true, but apparently the writers forgot that one of X-Factor's members was the most accomplished biochemist on Earth.[[/note]] By the time Alchemy reappeared in the pages of ''Excalibur'', he had gotten enough education and control over his power that he was able to restore the humans he had inadvertently transformed after the trolls had kidnapped him again to try and force him to change their leaders back to normal. * In the 1990s MarvelComics ''{{Sleepwalker}}'' comic series, Rick and Sleepwalker [[FreakyFriday end up accidentally switching bodies after an encounter with one of Sleepwalker's enemies]], and Rick has to try and figure out how to use Sleepwalker's abilities, in between being attacked by supervillains and demons from the Mindscape.
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* The trope is very logically subverted in ''ComicBook/{{X-Factor}}'' ''ComicBook/XFactor'' when the team tracks down Alchemy, a mutant whose PubertySuperpower is the ability to transmute any matter into a simple element like gold. He was kidnapped by trolls and had to defend himself by transforming their leaders. He then couldn't change them back because he has to imagine the totality of the matter he is changing something into, and organic matter is so complex on a molecular level that he can't do it. So, he goes off for the advanced education in biochemistry needed to cure the beings he has affected.[[note]]One rather odd part of that story was that Alchemy refused to join X-Factor's school for mutants because it wasn't training in his powers but training in advanced organic chemistry that he needed. This was entirely true, but apparently the writers forgot that one of X-Factor's members was the most accomplished biochemist on Earth.[[/note]] By the time Alchemy reappeared in the pages of ''Excalibur'', he had gotten enough education and control over his power that he was able to restore the humans he had inadvertently transformed after the trolls had kidnapped him again to try and force him to change their leaders back to normal. * In the 1990s MarvelComics ''{{Sleepwalker}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Sleepwalker}}'' comic series, Rick and Sleepwalker [[FreakyFriday end up accidentally switching bodies after an encounter with one of Sleepwalker's enemies]], and Rick has to try and figure out how to use Sleepwalker's abilities, in between being attacked by supervillains and demons from the Mindscape.
27th Dec '15 11:49:38 AM henry42
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* A good amount of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is dedicated to everyone attempting to figure out how to operate and utilize [[LeeroyJenkins Eren Jaeger]]'s [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie titan-shifting]] abilities.
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* A good amount of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is dedicated to everyone attempting to figure out how to operate and utilize [[LeeroyJenkins Eren Jaeger]]'s [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie titan-shifting]] abilities.[[spoiler:Eren Jaeger's titan-shifting abilities]].
25th Dec '15 5:48:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the SilverAge ''Superboy'' stories, Ma and Pa Kent were shown helping Superboy hone his powers. Particularly true with flight. Unlike in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', he figured out the thrust mechanism early on but had trouble with steering. In the ModernAge New Krypton storyline, Superman was shown to be an elite soldier because of his extensive experience using his powers, leading to him training fellow soldiers in the New Krypton military. Supergirl, by contrast, was able to activate all her powers but struggled with holding back.
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* In the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} ''Superboy'' stories, Ma and Pa Kent were shown helping Superboy hone his powers. Particularly true with flight. Unlike in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', he figured out the thrust mechanism early on but had trouble with steering. In the ModernAge New Krypton storyline, Superman was shown to be an elite soldier because of his extensive experience using his powers, leading to him training fellow soldiers in the New Krypton military. Supergirl, by contrast, was able to activate all her powers but struggled with holding back.
15th Dec '15 2:24:09 PM ultimomant
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* Ryuko, of ''Anime/KillLaKill,'' took a while to figure out how to use [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Senketsu]] properly. Though Senketsu had [[PowerfulButUnskilled enough raw power]] and Ryuko [[EmpoweredBadassNormal enough talent]] to get her through her first few fights, they were badly synchronized and Senketsu [[CastFromHitPoints required a constant supply of blood]], which left Ryuko ending most fights on the verge of passing out. This is eventually revealed to be due to Ryuko's anxiety: she finds wearing [[{{Stripperiffic}} the ridiculously skimpy outfit]] to be [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl incredibly humiliating]], a mental block which she overcomes by learning to view Senketsu as a second skin rather than revealing clothing.
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* Ryuko, of ''Anime/KillLaKill,'' took a while to figure out how to use [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Senketsu]] properly. Though Senketsu had [[PowerfulButUnskilled [[UnskilledButStrong enough raw power]] and Ryuko [[EmpoweredBadassNormal enough talent]] to get her through her first few fights, they were badly synchronized and Senketsu [[CastFromHitPoints required a constant supply of blood]], which left Ryuko ending most fights on the verge of passing out. This is eventually revealed to be due to Ryuko's anxiety: she finds wearing [[{{Stripperiffic}} the ridiculously skimpy outfit]] to be [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl incredibly humiliating]], a mental block which she overcomes by learning to view Senketsu as a second skin rather than revealing clothing.

** Several of the {{Kaiju}} transformed into native Equestrians run into this problem. Rodan needed a little practice to walk in his new Griffon body. Mothra can shapeshift as a Changeling, but it is difficult for her to hide her wings and horn. Mothra was also taught how to teleport by Twilight Sparkle, but it is a bit shakey the first few times she uses it. Xenilla needed to study a textbook to learn how to perform Unicorn magic.
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** Several of the {{Kaiju}} transformed into native Equestrians run into this problem. Rodan needed a little practice to walk in his new Griffon body. Mothra can shapeshift as a Changeling, but it is difficult for her to hide her wings and horn. Mothra was also taught how to teleport by Twilight Sparkle, but it is a bit shakey the first few times she uses it. Xenilla needed to study a textbook to learn how to perform Unicorn magic. Raiga became a Siren, and needed to be told Sirens can levitate and she needed a bit of trial and error to pull it off.

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** Several of the {{Kaiju}} transformed into native Equestrians run into this problem. Rodan needed a little practice Monster X mentions he needs to walk train to use his powers in his new Griffon body. Mothra can shapeshift as a Changeling, but it is difficult for her to hide her wings and horn. Mothra was also taught how to teleport by Twilight Sparkle, but it is a bit shakey the first few times she uses it. Xenilla needed to study a textbook to learn how to perform Unicorn magic.human body.
13th Dec '15 3:21:49 PM ultimomant
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* ''FanFic/TheBridge'' gives us an example of a power copier with this problem. Congratulations Aria Blaze, you've copied some of [[spoiler: Kaizer Ghidorah's]] powers. Enjoy the SuperStrength, GravityMaster, HealingFactor, and SuperToughness that you have no clue how to use while an EldritchAbomination is hunting you for them! [[spoiler: She ends up striking an EnemyMine deal with Monster X to teach her how to use them.]]
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* ''FanFic/TheBridge'' gives us an ''FanFic/TheBridge'': ** Several of the {{Kaiju}} transformed into native Equestrians run into this problem. Rodan needed a little practice to walk in his new Griffon body. Mothra can shapeshift as a Changeling, but it is difficult for her to hide her wings and horn. Mothra was also taught how to teleport by Twilight Sparkle, but it is a bit shakey the first few times she uses it. Xenilla needed to study a textbook to learn how to perform Unicorn magic. ** An example of a power copier with this problem. Congratulations Aria Blaze, you've copied some of [[spoiler: Kaizer Ghidorah's]] powers. Enjoy the SuperStrength, GravityMaster, HealingFactor, and SuperToughness that you have no clue how to use while an EldritchAbomination is hunting you for them! [[spoiler: She ends up striking an EnemyMine deal with Monster X to teach her how to use them.]]
13th Dec '15 2:40:57 PM Vi47
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* ''FanFic/TheBridge'' gives us an example of a power copier with this problem. Congratulations Aria Blaze, you've copied some of [[spoiler: Kaizer Ghidorah's]] powers. Enjoy the SuperStrength, GravityMaster, HealingFactor, and SuperToughness that you have no clue how to use while an EldritchAbomination is hunting you for them! [[spoiler: She ends up striking an EnemyMine deal with Monster X to teach her how to use them.]]
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