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19th Nov '16 12:46:45 AM Tron80
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** In one strip, Lois is going blind and she wants to see a play based on herself before this happens. But the play is only a script, so Superman uses super-puppetry to make it appear that actors are performing on stage (Lois' vision is blurred so she doesn't notice). He also uses "super-memory" to learn the script, even though he could just ''read'' it given that he's offstage.

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** In one strip, Lois Comicbook/LoisLane is going blind and she wants to see a play based on herself before this happens. But the play is only a script, so Superman uses super-puppetry to make it appear that actors are performing on stage (Lois' vision is blurred so she doesn't notice). He also uses "super-memory" to learn the script, even though he could just ''read'' it given that he's offstage.



* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan''

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* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' 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 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).
* Franchise/SpiderMan:
17th Nov '16 10:58:15 PM Freezer
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* Justified in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', as the Paladins are new to the Voltron lions and are learning on the fly what they can do, separately and as Voltron.
** Less justified is Princess Allura. During the second half of Season One, she seemed to reveal a different Altean ability every other episode.
17th Nov '16 9:32:40 PM MagnusForce
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* Jenny Wakeman of ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' seems to have gadgets for nearly every situation, [[TelescopingRobot despite her frame]], though she only uses a few of them in more than one episode.
-->'''[[BigBad Queen Vexxus]]''': A cheese grater?! ''She has a gadget for everything!'' How can I ever beat her if I never know what insane gizmo she has up her sleeves?!


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** Lampshaded in one episode when the Professor's new artificial-nose-and-toxic-waste-making machine is then used by him to translate an alien language containing important information.
-->'''Fry''': Isn't that the machine that makes noses?
-->'''Professor''': It can do other things! Why shouldn't it?
3rd Nov '16 4:04:56 PM Kid
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* Justified in ''Literature/{{Price}}. In setting known as a 'Surge', all supers have the ability to change their powers. At a [[TitleDrop Price]]. Most supers would rather lose than use this power.

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* Justified in ''Literature/{{Price}}. '' In setting known as a 'Surge', all supers have the ability to change their powers. At a [[TitleDrop Price]]. Most supers would rather lose than use this power.
3rd Nov '16 3:57:59 PM Kid
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* Benton Fraser on ''Series/DueSouth'', which is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in Paul Gross's commentary on the final episode. By the end of the series, he is an excellent marksman, fluent in at least a dozen languages (most of them obscure Canadian aboriginal dialects), a skillful boxer, capable of putting himself into a trance indistinguishable from death, able to listen to concerts in his head by reading the sheet music and ''[[SerialEscalation able to place the location of a plane by listening-in to the radio telemetry.]]

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* Benton Fraser on ''Series/DueSouth'', which is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in Paul Gross's commentary on the final episode. By the end of the series, he is an excellent marksman, fluent in at least a dozen languages (most of them obscure Canadian aboriginal dialects), a skillful boxer, capable of putting himself into a trance indistinguishable from death, able to listen to concerts in his head by reading the sheet music and ''[[SerialEscalation able to place the location of a plane by listening-in to the radio telemetry.]]]]''
3rd Nov '16 3:47:31 PM Kid
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** The Force itself is this. The Force is apparently able to do anything from seeing the future, to shooting lighting from the hands, to changing creatures into grotesque monstrosities, and so on, whatever's required for the plot of the week. What keeps the Force out of StoryBreakerPower territory is that many powers seem to be unique or rare enough that only a few Force Users are actually able to use them, Force Users tend to neglect to use powers when they probably should, and that the Force is pretty fickle about if and when it'll let a Force User access it's powers.

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** The Force itself is this. The Force is apparently able to do anything from seeing the future, to shooting lighting from the hands, to changing creatures into grotesque monstrosities, and so on, whatever's required for the plot of the week. What keeps the Force out of StoryBreakerPower territory is that many powers seem to be unique or rare enough that only a few Force Users are actually able to use them, Force Users tend to neglect to use powers when they probably should, and that the Force is pretty fickle about if and when it'll let a Force User access it's its powers.
3rd Nov '16 3:44:52 PM Kid
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* In ''ThirtyHs'', Franchise/HarryPotter is given a wide variety of powers never had in canon, including groinsaws, the ability to punch astral vampires in half, the ability to summon holy fuck fire and meteors with his guitar fuck slayer, and the ability to see subatomic particles by squinting.

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* In ''ThirtyHs'', Franchise/HarryPotter is given a wide variety of powers he never had in canon, including groinsaws, the ability to punch astral vampires in half, the ability to summon holy fuck fire and meteors with his guitar fuck slayer, and the ability to see subatomic particles by squinting.
3rd Nov '16 3:26:33 PM Kid
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* In ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicles', this is effectively the main purpose of Mokona's 108 Secret Abilities power.

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* In ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicles', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicles'', this is effectively the main purpose of Mokona's 108 Secret Abilities power.
3rd Nov '16 3:23:29 PM Kid
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Not all {{New Super Power}}s fall into this category, for example, a character undergoing TrainingFromHell to [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential Unlock More True Potential]] is not NewPowersAsThePlotDemands.

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Not all {{New Super Power}}s fall into this category, category; for example, a character undergoing TrainingFromHell to [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential Unlock More True Potential]] is not NewPowersAsThePlotDemands.
3rd Nov '16 3:22:47 PM Kid
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An inherent power of {{Science Hero}}es -, they're ''supposed'' to be building bizarre devices to deal with bizarre circumstances. It only gets annoying if the writer can't come up with a reason the guy would have that precise device on his person at that precise moment - other than him just being [[CrazyPrepared crazy]]. Characters with a MorphWeapon or SwissArmySuperpower justify this by being able adjust their attacks, potentially coming up with new ways to use their existing powers.


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An inherent power of {{Science Hero}}es -, - they're ''supposed'' to be building bizarre devices to deal with bizarre circumstances. It only gets annoying if the writer can't come up with a reason the guy would have that precise device on his person at that precise moment - other than him just being [[CrazyPrepared crazy]]. Characters with a MorphWeapon or SwissArmySuperpower justify this by being able adjust their attacks, potentially coming up with new ways to use their existing powers.

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