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21st Apr '18 8:14:04 PM josh6243
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* Being a Child Prodigy kunoichi in the ''Anime/MashinHeroWataruSeries'' gives Himiko the all-time advantage of pulling off all kinds ninjutsus that will blow your sense of logic away; and was made even better with [[OfficialFanSubmittedContent official submitted ideas from children viewers]].
18th Apr '18 11:44:12 AM ultimomant
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** ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' has the [[TheMagicPokerEquation Shining Draw]], which literally creates a card that will have the exact effects needed to beat the opponent, no matter how convoluted, up to a monster that lets him attack outside of his battle phase, an ability seen on no other card in the game.

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** ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' has the [[TheMagicPokerEquation Shining Draw]], which literally creates a card that will have the exact effects needed to beat the opponent, no matter how convoluted, up to a monster that lets him attack outside of his battle phase, an ability seen on no other card in the game.
18th Apr '18 11:43:17 AM Malady
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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.

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* In ''ThirtyHs'', ''Fanfic/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.
17th Apr '18 7:14:02 PM nombretomado
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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, and another time he somehow used his vision to attempt a ''phone trace.'' It's especially {{Egregious}} JustForFun/{{Egregious}} with Silver Age Superman ''because'' of the number and extent of his established powers.
14th Apr '18 9:20:03 AM wingedcatgirl
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* Dwarves in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' get a new ability every book. They can tunnel by eating through earth, [[{{Fartillery}} fire a devastating barrage of digested rocks/mud/whatever they just dug through]], propel themselves underwater and ignore the bends because of intestinal bacteria, have saliva that works as a healing balm, can cling to walls if dehydrated, have glow-in-the-dark spit, which can also solidify to trap enemies, have prehensile beards/antennae (very handy lockpicks/emergency automatic surgical needles).
** In ''The Atlantis Complex'', they can now expel 1/3 of their body weight out of their rears as a sort of jet-assisted escape. It's stated that this is a natural reaction to life-or-death situations.

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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'':
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Dwarves in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' this series get a new ability every book. They can tunnel by eating through earth, [[{{Fartillery}} fire a devastating barrage of digested rocks/mud/whatever they just dug through]], propel themselves underwater and ignore the bends because of intestinal bacteria, have saliva that works as a healing balm, can cling to walls if dehydrated, have glow-in-the-dark spit, which can also solidify to trap enemies, have prehensile beards/antennae (very handy lockpicks/emergency automatic surgical needles).
** In ''The Atlantis Complex'', they can now
needles), expel 1/3 of their body weight out of their rears as a sort of jet-assisted escape. It's stated escape...
** Every so often, it's mentioned
that one of the fairy powers uses so little magic that it can still be used when a fairy is otherwise depleted. ''Which'' power this is a natural reaction to life-or-death situations.changes every time -- in book 1 it was the ''mesmer'', in book 2 it was the gift of tongues, in book 7 it was healing...
11th Apr '18 1:05:18 PM Dark_Lord_
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' plays this straight, when [[spoiler:Bolin]] spontaneously develops a rare talent [[spoiler:(lavabending)]] while under duress. Another character, shocked by the sudden display of power, exclaims "You can [[spoiler:lavabend]]!" and [[spoiler:Bolin]] responds, "I know, I just found out..."
** The series also gives an inversion: usually people don't get hurt by simple thing like a fireblast to the face, but some people do, whenever the plot requires Aang not to learn firebending yet or Zuko to be scarred for life.

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** * ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' plays this straight, when [[spoiler:Bolin]] spontaneously develops a rare talent [[spoiler:(lavabending)]] while under duress. Another character, shocked by the sudden display of power, exclaims "You can [[spoiler:lavabend]]!" and [[spoiler:Bolin]] responds, "I know, I just found out..."
** The series also gives an inversion: usually people don't get hurt by simple thing like a fireblast to the face, but some people do, whenever the plot requires Aang not to learn firebending yet or Zuko to be scarred for life.
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24th Mar '18 10:03:07 PM SteelEdge
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** The sword Riptide, which can turn into a pen for concealment purposes, is revealed to be usable as [[MundaneUtility an actual pen]].
20th Mar '18 8:44:58 PM WeightLiftingGoblin
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* As mentioned in the Real Life tab in SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat, many untrained fighters could defeat trained martial artists because they work in intense physical labor which often instills bodily mechanics similar to those found in martial arts. However even untrained fighters who don't work in occupation involving intense labor and knowledge of manipulating tools or physics can suddenly use effective mechanics that trouble trained fighters simply out of instinct. Depending on how committed the person is at not getting beaten down and how aware their state of mind is (IE not ambushed), they can even react out and do moves like a headlock out of nowhere and just using plain common sense. Add to the unpredictability of untrained people who react by instinct (and who don't work in hard labor nor are exposed to violence), this is why even someone peaceful and sheltered like a spoiled princess can defeat trained fighters provided there is aggressive retaliation, commitment not to go down at a few hits, and "instinctual common sense". In some cases even if a person is completely timid and lacks aggressiveness, just out of sheer luck he can unintentionally pinned someone to the wall, tackle someone to the ground and split his skull, or gouge an assailant's eye because he's panicking so much he's moving erratically and flailing around or trying to escape out of fear. Panick and instinct really brings out effective movements even if not intentional as seen in how people will block punches as they're flinching and retaliate with an effective shove in an instant in an ambush.
** This is why a knife wielding opponent is so dangerous even if untrained. The design of a knife makes it so easy to injure someone even with random flailing movements and tackling in an attempt to escape. There are cases of accidental killings and injuries of people-who aren't panicking and fearful of their life- simply a person wielding a knife doing a clumsy fall or dropping the knife and in turn landing the knife towards a nearby coworker or bystander. Even in a sheath, if by some reason the knife flies out, it can injure a person next to you.

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3rd Mar '18 8:36:51 PM nombretomado
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* To keep the four [[Franchise/SpiderMan Spider-Men's]] abilities consistent in ''SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 gets spider-sense, while Spidey Noir gets improved web-shooting abilities; the changes are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the characters.

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* To keep the four [[Franchise/SpiderMan Spider-Men's]] abilities consistent in ''SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 gets spider-sense, while Spidey Noir gets improved web-shooting abilities; the changes are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the characters.
21st Feb '18 7:54:22 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Lamphsaded in 'Untamed and Uncut' when Alex and Seth are fighting Robo-Wolf. They point out all of the all of the new abilities Robo-Wolf has, such as flying and supersonic howls.
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