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22nd May '18 7:06:07 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Harry's got this with some of his powers - magic, he's used to, the story starting during ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''. However, when he starts developing ComicBook/JeanGrey scale and style psychic powers (she's his cousin, among other things), powers that develop very, very quickly, he has much more trouble. And while he picks them up relatively quickly thanks to appropriate tutelage and an intuitive knack, the story goes out of its way to show how terrifyingly dangerous such vast powers could be in the hands of someone with absolutely no idea how to control them.
4th May '18 3:11:59 PM Gamermaster
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** In Sound Stage 3 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', Teana, having had the fourth and final stage of her device limiter removed, has a new long-range mode for Cross Mirage, but decides to work on the skills she has since there won't be enough time to master it before the final battle.

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** In Sound Stage 3 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', Teana, having had the fourth and final stage of her device limiter removed, has a new long-range mode for Cross Mirage, but decides to work on the skills she has since there won't be enough time to master it before the final battle.
28th Apr '18 12:13:17 PM LordDynasmon
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** There's a sequence involving Light Yagami learning the rules and limitations of the Death Note before he embarks on his great scheme of moral cleansing. He continues to experiment with its powers and devise loopholes throughout the series. By the end of episode three, he know more about the thing than Ryuk, a shinigami.

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** There's a sequence involving Light Yagami learning the rules and limitations of the Death Note before he embarks on his great scheme of moral cleansing. He continues to experiment with its powers and devise loopholes throughout the series. By the end of episode three, he know knows more about the thing than Ryuk, a shinigami.
5th Apr '18 4:08:26 AM Siempie
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** Tony goes through a few iterations of flight testing with repulsor thrusters. His first attempt was just boots (and at 10% capacity) which gave him a faceplant... on the ceiling. Second test he got smart and added flight stabilizers on his hands (and only at 1% and then 2.5%), but still had some trouble before gaining control. His full flight-ready Mark 2 suit also took some time getting used to before he had flight control. He doesn't even intentionally create his iconic hand beams; he just accidentally finds out that having his hand stabilizers go off at full power while not in flight fires a blast of energy.

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** Tony goes through a few iterations of flight testing with repulsor thrusters.
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His first attempt was just boots (and at 10% capacity) which gave thrust capacity)... causing him to shoot up like a faceplant... cannonball, faceplant on the ceiling. Second ceiling, then crash down to the ground. Then he gets doused with fire extinguisher.
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test he got smart and added flight stabilizers on his hands (and only at used 1% and then 2.5%), 5% thrust capacity), but still had some trouble before gaining control. hadn't entirely figured out how to steer his flight yet, causing him to drift beyond the testing area and in places he really shouldn't be. And he nearly gets doused in fire extinguisher.
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His full flight-ready Mark 2 suit also took some time getting used to before he had flight control. He nearly dies when he goes up so high that [[HighUpIceUp his suit freezes over and shuts down]], leaving him plummeting to the ground. When he regains control and flies back home he tries to land on the roof, only to fall ''through'' the roof, a piano, and a floor, before smashing one of his cars by landing on it. [[RunningGag He then gets doused with fire extinguisher]].
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He doesn't even intentionally create his iconic hand beams; he just accidentally finds out that having his hand stabilizers go off at full power while not in flight fires a blast of energy.energy. He discovers this by launching himself into a wall.
4th Mar '18 2:14:35 PM Kotomikun
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* Played with in ''Manga/MadeInAbyss''. Reg has [[AmnesiacHero amnesia]], so he literally ForgotAboutHisPowers. When Riko gets carried off by a flying monster, he instinctively powers up a WaveMotionGun; right when it starts firing, he realizes he doesn't even know ''what'' he's about to do, let alone how to control it. Luckily, the [[NoKillLikeOverkill out-of-control death beam]] hits most of the monsters and barely misses Riko. He first used this weapon from offscreen in the first episode, before he lost his memories, and focused it into a narrower beam that time.
18th Feb '18 11:57:28 PM LTrope
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***A Devil Fruit's powers aren't entirely unknown to the eater once a person eats a Devil Fruit, they gain an awareness of the Fruit's basic ability. However, the specifics of how the ability works and any further aspects and uses of the ability often require some experimentation to figure out. In Brook's case above, he actually knew in advance that he would come back to life once he died, but spent the next fifty years following his resurrection operating under the assumption that that's all the Yomi Yomi Fruit did, before he eventually discovered other aspects of its power.
3rd Feb '18 12:05:40 PM Andygal
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* Various Surgebinders in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' suffer from this. Kaladin takes something like a book and a half to really get a handle on things.
30th Jan '18 1:49:30 PM Romagnadvoratrelundar
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** The software side is where the real "fun" begins. Software has become so user-friendly that the average user might think that loading up a computer is as easy as installing an "app". However, if the computer does nothing but beep at you when you power it on, you had better know what "beep codes" are.[[note]]This is less of a thing nowadays, though, since most newer BIOSes display an error message on the screen instead when something goes wrong. Unless the onboard graphics adapter is the thing that's dead, in which case you probably need a new motherboard.[[/note]] And while modern OSes have simplified the process of installing any drivers you need, your initial capabilities are still limited to whatever the OS disk has built-in support for.[[note]]Which is, fortunately, quite a lot, (especially nowadays), at least with mainstream OSes like Windows or most Linux distributions; a lot more drivers can fit on a DVD than on a floppy disk, and every computer created since at least the turn of the millennium has support for booting from PATA-attached optical drives built into its BIOS (BIOSes on SATA-capable motherboards have built-in support for both PATA, SATA's native mode, and SATA's PATA emulation mode), meaning that the days of needing to boot from a floppy and install optical drivers from there are hopefully long past. Also, if the installation disk ''doesn't'' have the specific driver for one of your pieces of hardware, it can still fall back on one of its "generic" drivers, which provide basic functionality for extremely wide numbers of a certain class of component. For instance, the installation disk's generic display driver might provide you with 256-colour, 800x600 video; it doesn't even come close to the maximum capabilities of your video card and monitor (which might support 4K resolution and 32-bit colour, along with all sorts of other goodies such as 3D acceleration), but it's enough to let you get through the installation, after which you can load the driver optimised for your specific display setup.[[/note]]

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** The software side is where the real "fun" begins. Software has become so user-friendly that the average user might think that loading up a computer is as easy as installing an "app". However, if the computer does nothing but beep at you when you power it on, you had better know what "beep codes" are.[[note]]This is less of a thing nowadays, though, since most newer BIOSes [=BIOSes=] display an error message on the screen instead when something goes wrong. Unless the onboard graphics adapter is the thing that's dead, in which case you probably need a new motherboard.[[/note]] And while modern OSes [=OSes=] have simplified the process of installing any drivers you need, your initial capabilities are still limited to whatever the OS disk has built-in support for.[[note]]Which is, fortunately, quite a lot, (especially nowadays), at least with mainstream OSes [=OSes=] like Windows or most Linux distributions; a lot more drivers can fit on a DVD [=DVD=] than on a floppy disk, and every computer created since at least the turn of the millennium has support for booting from PATA-attached [=PATA=]-attached optical drives built into its BIOS (BIOSes [=BIOS=] ([=BIOSes=] on SATA-capable [=SATA=]-capable motherboards have built-in support for both PATA, SATA's [=PATA=], [=SATA=]'s native mode, and SATA's PATA [=SATA=]'s [=PATA=] emulation mode), meaning that the days of needing to boot from a floppy and install optical drivers from there are hopefully long past. Also, if the installation disk ''doesn't'' have the specific driver for one of your pieces of hardware, it can still fall back on one of its "generic" drivers, which provide basic functionality for extremely wide numbers of a certain class of component. For instance, the installation disk's generic display driver might provide you with 256-colour, 800x600 video; it doesn't even come close to the maximum capabilities of your video card and monitor (which might support 4K resolution and 32-bit colour, along with all sorts of other goodies such as 3D acceleration), but it's enough to let you get through the installation, after which you can load the driver optimised for your specific display setup.[[/note]]
30th Jan '18 12:55:42 PM Romagnadvoratrelundar
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** Hilariously played straight in ''Film/IronMan2'' where the various corporations and countries (including 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.]]

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** Hilariously played straight in ''Film/IronMan2'' where the various corporations and countries (including 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 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.]]



* In the third episode of ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}}'' has this happen twice in quick succession, [[Manga/DragonBallZ Vegeta]] uses the [[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.

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* In the third episode of ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}}'' has this happen twice in quick succession, [[Manga/DragonBallZ Vegeta]] uses the [[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.desperation.



** The software side is where the real "fun" begins. Software has become so user-friendly that the average user might think that loading up a computer is as easy as installing an "app". However, if the computer does nothing but beep at you when you power it on, you had better know what "beep codes" are. And while modern OS's have simplified the process of installing any drivers you need, your initial capabilities are still limited to whatever the OS disk has built-in support for.

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** The software side is where the real "fun" begins. Software has become so user-friendly that the average user might think that loading up a computer is as easy as installing an "app". "app". However, if the computer does nothing but beep at you when you power it on, you had better know what "beep codes" are. are.[[note]]This is less of a thing nowadays, though, since most newer BIOSes display an error message on the screen instead when something goes wrong. Unless the onboard graphics adapter is the thing that's dead, in which case you probably need a new motherboard.[[/note]] And while modern OS's OSes have simplified the process of installing any drivers you need, your initial capabilities are still limited to whatever the OS disk has built-in support for.[[note]]Which is, fortunately, quite a lot, (especially nowadays), at least with mainstream OSes like Windows or most Linux distributions; a lot more drivers can fit on a DVD than on a floppy disk, and every computer created since at least the turn of the millennium has support for booting from PATA-attached optical drives built into its BIOS (BIOSes on SATA-capable motherboards have built-in support for both PATA, SATA's native mode, and SATA's PATA emulation mode), meaning that the days of needing to boot from a floppy and install optical drivers from there are hopefully long past. Also, if the installation disk ''doesn't'' have the specific driver for one of your pieces of hardware, it can still fall back on one of its "generic" drivers, which provide basic functionality for extremely wide numbers of a certain class of component. For instance, the installation disk's generic display driver might provide you with 256-colour, 800x600 video; it doesn't even come close to the maximum capabilities of your video card and monitor (which might support 4K resolution and 32-bit colour, along with all sorts of other goodies such as 3D acceleration), but it's enough to let you get through the installation, after which you can load the driver optimised for your specific display setup.[[/note]]
12th Jan '18 11:06:05 AM erforce
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* ''Film/XMen''

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