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12th Jan '17 1:20:17 PM Stu_d_Apples
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* TruthInTelevision: Many people have the power to do certain things but often lack the skill or training to do so.

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* TruthInTelevision: Many people have the power to do certain things but often lack the skill or training to do so.
29th Dec '16 1:33:44 PM Schol-R-LEA
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-> ''Christ, why couldn’t he have a simple superpower like Hank’s PK superboy deal, instead of something that required years of training and a user manual the size of the New York City phone books?''
->-- '''Phase''', "Ayla and the Birthday Brawl part 13", ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''
17th Dec '16 5:28:00 AM nighttrainfm
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* Averted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', "The Great Brain Robbery". After inadvertently swapping minds with the Flash, ComicBook/LexLuthor seems to fare pretty well in his new body, and the other League members have a hell of a time trying to stop him. This ''could'' be explained as Lex having studied the heroes over the years, as well as his advanced intellect.

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* Averted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', "The Great Brain Robbery". After inadvertently swapping minds with the Flash, ComicBook/LexLuthor seems to fare pretty well in his new body, and the other League members have a hell of a time trying to stop him. This ''could'' be explained as Lex having studied the heroes over the years, as well as his advanced intellect.
6th Dec '16 3:30:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** Ichigo Kurosaki accidentally sets off his [[TookALevelInBadass Getsuga Tenshou]] attack immediately following his achievement of Shikai. He doesn't learn how to fire it at will until he reaches [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Bankai]]. Much plot with Ichigo concerns the fact he has great power, but no real clue how to control it. His sword is mocked explicitly for being a "Big ball of fluff".

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** Ichigo Kurosaki accidentally sets off his [[TookALevelInBadass Getsuga Tenshou]] attack immediately following his achievement of Shikai. He doesn't learn how to fire it at will until he reaches [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Bankai]].Bankai. Much plot with Ichigo concerns the fact he has great power, but no real clue how to control it. His sword is mocked explicitly for being a "Big ball of fluff".
6th Dec '16 3:30:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Literature/{{Drenai}} saga, Decado, a former BadassNormal, experiences this on his first astral travel as there is nobody around to teach him the subtleties of it. Whereas his friends' spirit forms appear clothed in silver armour and carrying swords of light, he has to fight the forces of evil [[FullFrontalAssault naked]] and with his bare hands. [[BadAss Not that this slows him down too much]].

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* In the Literature/{{Drenai}} saga, Decado, a former BadassNormal, experiences this on his first astral travel as there is nobody around to teach him the subtleties of it. Whereas his friends' spirit forms appear clothed in silver armour and carrying swords of light, he has to fight the forces of evil [[FullFrontalAssault naked]] and with his bare hands. [[BadAss Not that this slows him down too much]].much.
29th Nov '16 9:05:57 PM wolftickets1969
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* The stage version of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has the musical number "Positoovity" in which Scuttle and his fellow seagulls instruct Human!Ariel how to walk.
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26th Nov '16 1:44:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** Shirou not only doesn't know how to shot web, he doesn't even know it's web he's supposed to be shotting!! Ahem. At first, he thinks he's supposed to be using strengthening magic, which he sucks at. Eventually, he figures out that he is much better at projection (magic that involves creating temporary replicas of real objects) and, although it's immensely taxing, picks up on that and becomes very good at it. [[spoiler:During Unlimited Blade Works [[FutureBadass Archer]] reveals to Shirou that it's not projection he's good at, it's visualizing the exact nature of an object and creating it from his mind alone, which Archer eventually developed into a [[FisherKing Reality Marble]] that turns him into a pure {{badass}}. At the end of that route, this allows Shirou to tap directly into his full potential. In Heaven's Feel, Shirou gains a more instinctual knowledge of his true powers through a DangerousForbiddenTechnique and being coached by Ilya, but the aforementioned technique causes brain damage and eventually kills him because that's the "FromBadToWorse" route. (Though he [[UnexplainedRecovery recovers somehow]] in the True End.)]] Oh, and in all cases Shirou still has a hard time projecting things accurately, which means they break easily.

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** Shirou not only doesn't know how to shot web, he doesn't even know it's web he's supposed to be shotting!! Ahem. At first, he thinks he's supposed to be using strengthening magic, which he sucks at. Eventually, he figures out that he is much better at projection (magic that involves creating temporary replicas of real objects) and, although it's immensely taxing, picks up on that and becomes very good at it. [[spoiler:During Unlimited Blade Works [[FutureBadass Archer]] reveals to Shirou that it's not projection he's good at, it's visualizing the exact nature of an object and creating it from his mind alone, which Archer eventually developed into a [[FisherKing Reality Marble]] that turns him into a pure {{badass}}.badass. At the end of that route, this allows Shirou to tap directly into his full potential. In Heaven's Feel, Shirou gains a more instinctual knowledge of his true powers through a DangerousForbiddenTechnique and being coached by Ilya, but the aforementioned technique causes brain damage and eventually kills him because that's the "FromBadToWorse" route. (Though he [[UnexplainedRecovery recovers somehow]] in the True End.)]] Oh, and in all cases Shirou still has a hard time projecting things accurately, which means they break easily.
13th Nov '16 6:09:08 PM StFan
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* ''Anime/PrettyCure''

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* ''Anime/PrettyCure''''Anime/PrettyCure'':



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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'': As the Humane Seven gain magical abilities, they're unsure of how to use them at first. This leads to several instances of them hurting themselves (and almost each other), like Dash's SuperSpeed causing her to run face-first into a wall, or Rarity's [[BarrierWarrior gem barriers]] pushing Applejack into the lake. Sunset helps them out with a song called "Embrace the Magic", where the girls get their powers under control.
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''
** In the prequel "XANA Awakens", on his first materialization on Lyoko Odd discovers his power to fire Lazer Arrows quite by accident, almost hitting Ulrich with one.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''
''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'':
** In the prequel "XANA Awakens", on his first materialization on Lyoko Lyoko, Odd discovers his power to fire Lazer Arrows quite by accident, almost hitting Ulrich with one.



*** A popular {{Fanon}} for that is that the vehicles are keyed into a specific virtual avatar (since they were created for individual characters) meaning Odd-in-Yumi and Yumi-in-Odd were stuck with the vehicles keyed to the bodies they were currently in. This doesn't explain why Aelita and other characters can piggyback on another's vehicle when needed (and William stealing Ulrich's Overbike in ''Series/CodeLyokoEvolution'') but oh well.



* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''
** [[EvilTwin Negaduck]] manages to gain the powers of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Fearsome Five]] and basically goes OneWingedAngel. Fortunately for our hero, Negaduck has trouble dealing with conflicting powersets of Megavolt and Liquidator ([[ShockAndAwe electricity]] and [[MakingASplash water]]) and the insanity he got from Quackerjack.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''
''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'':
** [[EvilTwin Negaduck]] manages to gain the powers of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Fearsome Five]] and basically goes OneWingedAngel. Fortunately for our hero, Negaduck has trouble dealing with the conflicting powersets of Megavolt and Liquidator ([[ShockAndAwe electricity]] and [[MakingASplash water]]) and the insanity he got from Quackerjack.



** Also multiple instances of people randomly getting suited in the Gizmoduck outfit by accidentally saying the command code "Blathering Blatherskyte." It doesn't help that the suit is also a unicycle. How many people that aren't wearing clown makeup can ride one? One apparently, and it took him some time to get used to it before he could actually protect Scrooge [=McDuck=], Duckburg and St. Canard.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''

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** Also multiple instances of people randomly getting suited in the Gizmoduck outfit by accidentally saying the command code "Blathering Blatherskyte." Blatherskyte". It doesn't help that the suit is also a unicycle. How many people that aren't wearing clown makeup can ride one? One apparently, and it took him some time to get used to it before he could actually protect Scrooge [=McDuck=], Duckburg and St. Canard.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':



* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''
** Superboy, being a clone of {{Superman}}, has some of the older hero's powers, but does not know how to use them. This sets up tension between the two as Superboy wants to learn from Superman and sees him as a father while Superman is (understandably) disturbed by Superboy's ''existence'' and wants nothing to do with him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''
''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** Superboy, being a clone of {{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, has some of the older hero's powers, but does not know how to use them. This sets up tension between the two as Superboy wants to learn from Superman and sees him as a father while Superman is (understandably) disturbed by Superboy's ''existence'' and wants nothing to do with him.



* Averted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', "The Great Brain Robbery." After inadvertently swapping minds with the Flash, ComicBook/LexLuthor seems to fare pretty well in his new body, and the other League members have a hell of a time trying to stop him.
** This ''could'' be explained as Lex having studied the heroes over the years, as well as his advanced intellect.

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* Averted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', "The Great Brain Robbery." Robbery". After inadvertently swapping minds with the Flash, ComicBook/LexLuthor seems to fare pretty well in his new body, and the other League members have a hell of a time trying to stop him.
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him. This ''could'' be explained as Lex having studied the heroes over the years, as well as his advanced intellect.



* In the old ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' special, the baby reindeer always had the ability to fly, but they still had to learn how to do it.

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* In the old ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' special, the baby reindeer always had the ability to fly, but they still had to learn how to do it.



** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', Twilight takes a while to learn to walk on two legs and utilize her fingers after turning human.



** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', Twilight has to raise the sun and lower the moon now that she has Celestia's and Luna's magic. It's a bit shakey, but she manages.

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** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', 2]]", Twilight has to raise the sun and lower the moon now that she has Celestia's and Luna's magic. It's a bit shakey, but she manages.



* Originally part of the attraction of firearms was that any idiot could be taught to use one in a couple of months or less, while mastering a longbow or even a crossbow would take far longer (traditional longbows actually demands a lifetime of training, because you NEED to have started using one regularly in your youth to develop the muscles necessary to draw it). Firearms, in their infancy, were wildly inaccurate due to being little more than tubes containing blackpowder, an ignition source, and a metal ball for which the blackpowder would propel into an enemy, so back then "mastering a gun" did boil down to "point, shoot, and hope you kill someone else" (misfires and accidental explosion of the weapon being a big problem with early firearms). Longbows were still considered deadlier than the musket because they were accurate AND could definitively kill in the hands of a skilled archer (the arrow having much more penetrative power than a metal ball tumbling through the air). With the development of rifled muskets guns managed to reach and surpass the killing power of bows, even with all the added infrastructure and costs that necessary to manufacture such weapons. While manufacturing, maintaining, and training to use firearms now is much more expensive and difficult than ever before, it is still far cheaper and more efficient than a bow.
** A well-made crossbow, by comparison, is very easy to learn to use, if a bit slower to reload than either a recurve bow or 19th-century (or later) pistol.

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* Originally part of the attraction of firearms was that any idiot could be taught to use one in a couple of months or less, while mastering a longbow or even a crossbow would take far longer (traditional longbows actually demands a lifetime of training, because you NEED to have started using one regularly in your youth to develop the muscles necessary to draw it). Firearms, in their infancy, were wildly inaccurate due to being little more than tubes containing blackpowder, an ignition source, and a metal ball for which the blackpowder would propel into an enemy, so back then "mastering a gun" did boil down to "point, shoot, and hope you kill someone else" (misfires and accidental explosion of the weapon being a big problem with early firearms). Longbows were still considered deadlier than the musket because they were accurate AND could definitively kill in the hands of a skilled archer (the arrow having much more penetrative power than a metal ball tumbling through the air). With the development of rifled muskets guns managed to reach and surpass the killing power of bows, even with all the added infrastructure and costs that necessary to manufacture such weapons. While manufacturing, maintaining, and training to use firearms now is much more expensive and difficult than ever before, it is still far cheaper and more efficient than a bow.
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bow. A well-made crossbow, by comparison, is very easy to learn to use, if a bit slower to reload than either a recurve bow or 19th-century (or later) pistol.



** A bipedal gait also means that each of a baby's limbs has to be twice as strong as those of a quadruped of the same mass in order to lift his/her weight.

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** A bipedal gait also means that each of a baby's lower limbs has to be twice as strong as those of a quadruped of the same mass in order to lift his/her weight.



13th Nov '16 1:06:26 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in an episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', "The Great Brain Robbery." After inadvertently swapping minds with the Flash, ComicBook/LexLuthor seems to fare pretty well in his new body, and the other League members have a hell of a time trying to stop him.

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* Averted in an episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', "The Great Brain Robbery." After inadvertently swapping minds with the Flash, ComicBook/LexLuthor seems to fare pretty well in his new body, and the other League members have a hell of a time trying to stop him.
8th Nov '16 5:16:23 PM GeoffJack
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*The short "untold" story of young Peter Parker called "The Punch!"from the Amazing Spider-Man Family Volume 1 issue 3 partially uses this trope for his super strength (his other powers subvert this trope). It takes place after Uncle Ben died and Peter decides to make Spider-Man a hero. He stops a robber by punching them with what he calls a "tap". However, Peter couldn't actually control his strength and the robber nearly ''died'' had to be rushed to the hospital. Peter than goes to an abandoned building and lets loose to see just how strong he is. He wrecks the place and is shacking with fear over the amount of strength he has. He almost quits being Spider-Man because of it but realizes it is a good thing when it allows him to hold up a falling crane long enough for all the bystanders to get to safety. The story actually doesn't show how Peter learned to control his strength (just that he'll learn over time). Also, one has to wonder how Spider-Man not even trying nearly killed someone and yet Uncle Ben's killer didn't die.
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