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7th Dec '17 12:13:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' has an attempted invocation by Alibaba, who can't figure out how to master Djinn Equip yet. He then throws himself into a battle, hoping that when [[GenreSavvy the chips are down he'll be able to do it.]] [[WrongGenreSavvy He's (almost) wrong]] and would have died were it not for a BigDamnHeroes moment by a friend of his.

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* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' has an attempted invocation by Alibaba, who can't figure out how to master Djinn Equip yet. He then throws himself into a battle, hoping that when [[GenreSavvy the chips are down he'll be able to do it.]] it. [[WrongGenreSavvy He's (almost) wrong]] and would have died were it not for a BigDamnHeroes moment by a friend of his.
3rd Dec '17 10:59:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3247454/14/The_Adventures_of_Kitty_Pryde The Adventures of Kitty Pryde]]'' by Melodyrider (a series written as an ongoing companion comic to the Creator/JossWhedon run on ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Astonishing X-Men]]'') has this chapter where Kitty, Colossus and X-Factor take on a misguided future version of Kitty, who, while not having any new powers, was able to apply her powers in new ways that Kitty hadn't considered before, including phasing through dimensions, sending bioshocks of people who she phases through and [[{{Invisibility}} phasing through light]].

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* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3247454/14/The_Adventures_of_Kitty_Pryde The Adventures of Kitty Pryde]]'' by Melodyrider (a series written as an ongoing companion comic to the Creator/JossWhedon run on ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ''[[ComicBook/XMen Astonishing X-Men]]'') has this chapter where Kitty, Colossus and X-Factor take on a misguided future version of Kitty, who, while not having any new powers, was able to apply her powers in new ways that Kitty hadn't considered before, including phasing through dimensions, sending bioshocks of people who she phases through and [[{{Invisibility}} phasing through light]].
1st Dec '17 10:02:11 AM lillolillo
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** Not that there weren't outright inexplicable new powers sometimes. In one issue, he managed to ''rewire complex circuitry'' with his vision to stop some evil machinery of ComicBook/{{Brainiac's}}, and another time he somehow used his vision to attempt a ''phone trace.'' It's especially {{Egregious}} with Silver Age Superman ''because'' of the number and extent of his established powers.

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** Not that there weren't outright inexplicable new powers sometimes. In one issue, he managed to ''rewire complex circuitry'' with his vision to stop some evil machinery of ComicBook/{{Brainiac's}}, ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}'s, and another time he somehow used his vision to attempt a ''phone trace.'' It's especially {{Egregious}} with Silver Age Superman ''because'' of the number and extent of his established powers.
30th Nov '17 3:26:10 PM WoodyAlien3rd
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* In ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' [[SlimeGirl Suu]], being one of the few cast members based on a modern monster rather than a mythological one, tends to manifest new abilities whenever the plot requires it, with it being {{lampshaded}} that there's really not a lot of info on how slimes work. Most egregiously, at one point it's revealed that she's capable of reading minds.

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* In ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'':
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[[SlimeGirl Suu]], being one of the few cast members based on a modern monster rather than a mythological one, tends to manifest new abilities whenever the plot requires it, with it being {{lampshaded}} that there's really not a lot of info on how slimes work. Most egregiously, at one point it's revealed that she's capable of reading minds.minds.
** [[SpiderPeople Rachnera]] is a close second: her silk is used for a number of purposes, including the ability to make clothes on the fly, eavesdrop on others and make a [[NinjaLog decoy puppet]] that looked exactly like Kimihito.
27th Nov '17 10:04:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' : Among [[TemporalParadox many plot issues]] [[CreatorsApathy in Sonic 06]], Silver managing to instantly learn chaos control during a fight with Shadow despite having no prior knowledge of it tops the list. Sonic pulled off something similar in Sonic Adventure 2, albeit some time after learning of it from Shadow. Also introduced in this game is the ability to create a space time rift via a double chaos control. Said portals seem to function however they need to depending on what the scene requires.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' : Among [[TemporalParadox many plot issues]] [[CreatorsApathy in Sonic 06]], 06, Silver managing to instantly learn chaos control during a fight with Shadow despite having no prior knowledge of it tops the list. Sonic pulled off something similar in Sonic Adventure 2, albeit some time after learning of it from Shadow. Also introduced in this game is the ability to create a space time rift via a double chaos control. Said portals seem to function however they need to depending on what the scene requires.
26th Nov '17 10:31:29 PM NumberFortyFour
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* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' : Among [[TemporalParadox many plot issues]] [[CreatorsApathy in Sonic 06]], Silver managing to instantly learn chaos control during a fight with Shadow despite having no prior knowledge of it tops the list. Sonic pulled off something similar in Sonic Adventure 2, albeit some time after learning of it from Shadow. Also introduced in this game is the ability to create a space time rift via a double chaos control. Said portals seem to function however they need to depending on what the scene requires.
29th Oct '17 2:43:55 PM nombretomado
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* Cronus, the BigBad of ClassOfTheTitans seems to pull new powers out of his godly butt almost every episode, which he would never use again, despite how helpful they might be. Yes, he is a Greek God, but still.

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* Cronus, the BigBad of ClassOfTheTitans ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans'' seems to pull new powers out of his godly butt almost every episode, which he would never use again, despite how helpful they might be. Yes, he is a Greek God, but still.
22nd Oct '17 4:02:29 AM lillolillo
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** Not that there weren't outright inexplicable new powers sometimes. In one issue, he managed to ''rewire complex circuitry'' with his vision to stop some evil machinery of Brainiac's, and another time he somehow used his vision to attempt a ''phone trace.'' It's especially {{Egregious}} with Silver Age Superman ''because'' of the number and extent of his established powers. You'd think you wouldn't need to resort to making inexplicable new powers from whole cloth to let a guy who's so overpowered he has to ''[[https://blog.kissmetrics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/super-sneeze.jpg leave the solar system to sneeze]]'' win, but honest examples of such have happened.

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** Not that there weren't outright inexplicable new powers sometimes. In one issue, he managed to ''rewire complex circuitry'' with his vision to stop some evil machinery of Brainiac's, ComicBook/{{Brainiac's}}, and another time he somehow used his vision to attempt a ''phone trace.'' It's especially {{Egregious}} with Silver Age Superman ''because'' of the number and extent of his established powers. You'd think you wouldn't need to resort to making inexplicable new powers from whole cloth to let a guy who's so overpowered he has to ''[[https://blog.kissmetrics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/super-sneeze.jpg leave the solar system to sneeze]]'' win, but honest examples of such have happened.



** Although Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} was created in the late Silver Age and she was so overpowered like her cousin, she was not liable to come up with new powers every issue. Still she had super-intuition -a power unique to her-, used super-ventiloquism, in ''Comicbook/ActionComics #258'' she used super-aiming and in ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol 1]]'' issue #1 she uses [[VacuumMouth Super-Suction Breath]] to capture a serial killer (she draws out the air out of a cab so the man in there faints).
** Parodied in Supergirl storyline "Way of the World". Supergirl fights a villain that at one point brags about his new powers:

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** Although Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} was created in the late Silver Age and she was so overpowered like her cousin, she was not liable to come up with new powers every issue. Still she had super-intuition -a power unique to her-, used super-ventiloquism, in ''Comicbook/ActionComics #258'' she used super-aiming and in ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1972 Supergirl Vol 1]]'' issue #1 she uses [[VacuumMouth Super-Suction Breath]] to capture a serial killer (she draws out the air out of a cab so the man in there faints).
** Parodied in Supergirl ''ComicBook/Supergirl2005'' storyline "Way of the World". Supergirl fights a villain that at one point brags about his new powers:



* ''ComicBook/XMen'''s Marrow had her heart torn off her body by Storm, but later was revealed to be alive. How? Spare heart.
** Speaking of ComicBook/{{Storm}} she can slip into this herself (her use of [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning in increasingly improbable ways]] qualifies), it even bleeds into other adaptations. For instance, did you know that she can apparently use Cerebro in the Black Panther animated series?
** Might as well put ComicBook/{{Magneto}} in there as well. He started off with the ability to control metal magnetically, then developed the ability to fly with a reasonable enough explanation. Then, as stories became more ambitious, he was suddenly able to control the entire electromagnetic spectrum, which effectively made him invincible, so long as no one managed to get in a cheap shot. He could even go toe to toe with the freaking Phoenix (admittedly, this was before the retcon of the Phoenix being a vastly powerful cosmic entity, but even so, it's no mean feat)! Of course, then there's the ''Planet X'' story by Creator/GrantMorrison, in which he's powerful enough to (somehow) control gravity and ''time.'' (Grand Unified Theory?) Of course, in that case, he was retconned into being Xorn posing as Magneto, while the real Magneto was living in the ruins of Genosha. However, stories like ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' when he demonstrated the ability to basically stargate across continents to get his daughter, which are canonically him, don't under-sell his ludicrously vast pwers.
*** And ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}, in which ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Magneto is able to use his powers to [[spoiler: shift the magnetic poles of the Earth, [[ArtisticLicensePhysics which causes massive weather shifts, which causes massive tidal waves to destroy almost all of the East Coast]].]] Admittedly, he needed Mjolnir to do it.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'''s ''Franchise/XMen'':
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Marrow had her heart torn off her body by Storm, but later was revealed to be alive. How? Spare heart.
** Speaking of ComicBook/{{Storm}} she can slip into this herself (her use of [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning in increasingly improbable ways]] qualifies), it even bleeds into other adaptations. For instance, did you know that she can apparently use Cerebro in the Black Panther animated series?
** Might as well put ComicBook/{{Magneto}} in there as well. He started off with the ability to control metal magnetically, then developed the ability to fly with a reasonable enough explanation. Then, as stories became more ambitious, he was suddenly able to control the entire electromagnetic spectrum, which effectively made him invincible, so long as no one managed to get in a cheap shot. He could even go toe to toe with the freaking Phoenix (admittedly, this was before the retcon of the Phoenix being a vastly powerful cosmic entity, but even so, it's no mean feat)! Of course, then there's the ''Planet X'' story by Creator/GrantMorrison, in which he's powerful enough to (somehow) control gravity and ''time.'' (Grand Unified Theory?) Of course, in that case, he was retconned into being Xorn posing as Magneto, while the real Magneto was living in the ruins of Genosha. However, stories like ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' when he demonstrated the ability to basically stargate across continents to get his daughter, which are canonically him, don't under-sell his ludicrously vast pwers.
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pwers. And ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}, in which ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Magneto is able to use his powers to [[spoiler: shift the magnetic poles of the Earth, [[ArtisticLicensePhysics which causes massive weather shifts, which causes massive tidal waves to destroy almost all of the East Coast]].]] Admittedly, he needed Mjolnir to do it.



** Dave Cockrum used to drive Claremont nuts by giving constantly giving Nightcrawler new powers almost every issue back in the earlier X-Men days. Such as invisibility in shadows, or wallcrawling (the first of which got [[OrwellianRetcon Orwellian-retconned]] in reprints, with the latter just being quietly dropped.)

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** Dave Cockrum used to drive Claremont nuts by giving constantly giving Nightcrawler new powers almost every issue back in the earlier X-Men days. Such as invisibility in shadows, or wallcrawling (the first of which got [[OrwellianRetcon Orwellian-retconned]] in reprints, with the latter just being quietly dropped.)dropped)



* ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' - Ra's Al Ghul set the Moon on a collision course with the Earth. This gave off "hypertaxis energy", which caused humans to evolve to survive a threat before it happened.
** In the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'', [[AngryBlackMan Tyroc]] had the power to warp reality with his [[MakeMeWannaShout screams]]. (Of course, this made the "screaming" part just color... no pun intended.) He could do nearly anything, from teleportation to pyrokinesis to... making it rain glue. The character was soon written out; common wisdom is that the writers had no idea what to do with him. In his recent reintroduction he seems to have been {{Retcon}}ned into having more conventional Banshee/Black Canary [[MakeMeWannaShout scream powers]].
** In the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' supporting characters, Duplicate Boy had the ability to copy ''any power he wanted'', including those he made up. Of course, his abilities were rarely used properly by the writers.
*** He could copy the powers of anyone he's ever met including multiple powers at the same time much like the Super-Adaptoid. So he was effectively the most powerful being in the 31st Century, which is why they had a 'the rulers of your homeworld deem you must remain here to protect it' restriction on him along with the rest of his team for why he in particular never had an impact against the villains that showed up after his introduction.
** The villain Nemesis Kid had the ability to temporarily gain whatever power he needed to fight any single opponent. This one was used just as badly; he was killed in hand-to-hand combat by Queen Projectra -- without her using her illusion powers -- the only given reason why his ability didn't provide him with invulnerability as well as immunity to illusions was being too ''intimidated'' to concentrate on activating his power. One would suppose he would gain invulnerability against physical attacks against any foe capable of throwing a punch... And no, he never fought Duplicate Boy.
*** Nemesis Kid's powers explicitly only worked on one power at a time. That's why Projectra was able to simply beat him to death: His power was occupied nullifying her illusions.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' - Super-Heroes}}'':
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Ra's Al Ghul set the Moon on a collision course with the Earth. This gave off "hypertaxis energy", which caused humans to evolve to survive a threat before it happened.
** In the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'', [[AngryBlackMan Tyroc]] Tyroc had the power to warp reality with his [[MakeMeWannaShout screams]]. (Of course, this made the "screaming" part just color... no pun intended.) He could do nearly anything, from teleportation to pyrokinesis to... making it rain glue. The character was soon written out; common wisdom is that the writers had no idea what to do with him. In his recent reintroduction he seems to have been {{Retcon}}ned into having more conventional Banshee/Black Canary [[MakeMeWannaShout scream powers]].
** In the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' supporting characters, Duplicate Boy had the ability to copy ''any power he wanted'', including those he made up. Of course, his abilities were rarely used properly by the writers.
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writers. He could copy the powers of anyone he's ever met including multiple powers at the same time much like the Super-Adaptoid. So he was effectively the most powerful being in the 31st Century, which is why they had a 'the rulers of your homeworld deem you must remain here to protect it' restriction on him along with the rest of his team for why he in particular never had an impact against the villains that showed up after his introduction.
** The villain Nemesis Kid had the ability to temporarily gain whatever power he needed to fight any single opponent. This one was used just as badly; he was killed in hand-to-hand combat by Queen Projectra -- without her using her illusion powers -- the only given reason why his ability didn't provide him with invulnerability as well as immunity to illusions was being too ''intimidated'' to concentrate on activating his power. One would suppose he would gain invulnerability against physical attacks against any foe capable of throwing a punch... And no, he never fought Duplicate Boy.
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Nemesis Kid's powers explicitly only worked on one power at a time. That's why Princess Projectra was able to simply beat him to death: His power was occupied nullifying her illusions.
17th Oct '17 12:00:42 AM superkeijikun
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** For most of the series whenever Akira Toriyama wanted to introduce a new technique, or to show off a better version of an established one, it would usually belong to Tien or Piccolo. Tien introduced Solar Flare, Aura Flare's, self replication, and flight while Piccolo introduced regeneration, size shifting, and arm stretching.

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** For most of the series whenever Akira Toriyama wanted to introduce a new technique, or to show off a better version of an established one, it would usually belong to Tien or Piccolo. Tien introduced Solar Flare, Aura Flare's, self replication, and flight while Piccolo introduced regeneration, size shifting, the Special Beam Cannon, and arm stretching.
2nd Oct '17 3:14:58 PM urutapu
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** Also speaking of Part 5, Giorno eventually ends up with the mother of all new powers, [[spoiler:the power to basically be immune to everything, even attacks he's not aware of, and to subject anyone he kills to be stuck in an endless loop of deaths for all eternity.]] This was, of course, to combat a Stand power that was so convoluted that the English speaking fandom made a meme out of not being able to understand how it worked.

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** Also speaking of Part 5, 5 protagonist Giorno eventually ends up with the mother of all new powers, [[spoiler:the power to basically be immune to everything, even attacks he's not aware of, and to subject anyone he kills to be stuck in an endless loop of deaths for all eternity.]] This was, of course, to combat a Stand power that was so convoluted that the English speaking fandom made a meme out of not being able to understand how it worked.
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