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9th Jun '17 2:49:08 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, this is one of the basic tropes for most everyone. The setting is the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy, where mutants from all over the world go after getting their PubertySuperpower. Few of them can get the best from their powers without training, and even those with the obvious powers (Lancer has the standard flying brick package) can learn better ways to use their abilities. In particular, Lancer's back story has him having to learn to use his powers in a hurry when his brother ratted him out to the local mutant-haters on the army base, leading to a fight in which Lancer had to bust up a couple jeeps and an Abrams tank to get away.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, this is one of the basic tropes for most everyone. The setting is the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy, where mutants from all over the world go after getting their PubertySuperpower. Few of them can get the best from their powers without training, and even those with the obvious powers (Lancer has the standard flying brick package) can learn better ways to use their abilities. In particular, Lancer's back story has him having to learn to use his powers in a hurry when his brother ratted him out to the local mutant-haters on the army base, leading to a fight in which Lancer had to bust up a couple jeeps and an Abrams tank to get away.
9th Apr '17 9:28:27 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''ComicBook/WildCards'' series, RogerZelazny's character "The Sleeper" gets his name because every time he wakes up he has a different set of superpowers. He stays awake for a few weeks (stretching it out with meth), then sleeps for a few months, and does it again. After several years of this, he develops a routine upon waking. It goes something like, "I couldn't pick up my bed with one hand, so I knew it wasn't super-strength this time, and I cut myself shaving, so it couldn't be invulnerability. Exercising my throat only made it rasp, so I didn't have the subsonic vocalizations I had that one time either..."

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* In the ''ComicBook/WildCards'' series, RogerZelazny's Creator/RogerZelazny's character "The Sleeper" gets his name because every time he wakes up he has a different set of superpowers. He stays awake for a few weeks (stretching it out with meth), then sleeps for a few months, and does it again. After several years of this, he develops a routine upon waking. It goes something like, "I couldn't pick up my bed with one hand, so I knew it wasn't super-strength this time, and I cut myself shaving, so it couldn't be invulnerability. Exercising my throat only made it rasp, so I didn't have the subsonic vocalizations I had that one time either..."
7th Nov '16 9:19:23 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Ultimately it will solve his problem that week. Half the time it's never important again, but the other half of the time it becomes a major step forward for the character. NewPowersAsThePlotDemands is when this is [[AssPull Ass Pulled]].

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Ultimately it will solve his problem that week. Half the time it's never important again, but the other half of the time it becomes a major step forward for the character. NewPowersAsThePlotDemands is when this is [[AssPull Ass Pulled]].Pulled]] (i.e. it comes out of nowhere and there is no learning curve).



* Franchise/SpiderMan has experienced this. Tying in with the live-action film series, he was granted organic webshooters. After the events in "The Other", he developed night-vision and stingers within his body. Since ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', however, these abilities have been RetConned away, and eventually passed onto [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider his clone Kaine]].

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* Franchise/SpiderMan has experienced this. Franchise/Spiderman: Tying in with the live-action film series, he was granted organic webshooters. After the events in "The Other", he developed night-vision and stingers within his body. Since ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', however, these abilities have been RetConned away, and eventually passed onto [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider his clone Kaine]].


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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Every time Eric learns/receives new powers there is an adjustment period. In ''Literature/LoomingShadow'' it was acting like a CloudCuckooLander while his EnlightenmentSuperpower settled in. In ''Literature/ManaMutationMenace'', he struggled to come to terms with his Grendel body; [[FantasticScience the ICDMM had a laboratory and danger room for him to experiment]].
16th Oct '16 4:50:45 AM Morgenthaler
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16th Oct '16 4:50:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the WildCards series, RogerZelazny's character "The Sleeper" gets his name because every time he wakes up he has a different set of superpowers. He stays awake for a few weeks (stretching it out with meth), then sleeps for a few months, and does it again. After several years of this, he develops a routine upon waking. It goes something like, "I couldn't pick up my bed with one hand, so I knew it wasn't super-strength this time, and I cut myself shaving, so it couldn't be invulnerability. Exercising my throat only made it rasp, so I didn't have the subsonic vocalizations I had that one time either..."

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* In the WildCards ''ComicBook/WildCards'' series, RogerZelazny's character "The Sleeper" gets his name because every time he wakes up he has a different set of superpowers. He stays awake for a few weeks (stretching it out with meth), then sleeps for a few months, and does it again. After several years of this, he develops a routine upon waking. It goes something like, "I couldn't pick up my bed with one hand, so I knew it wasn't super-strength this time, and I cut myself shaving, so it couldn't be invulnerability. Exercising my throat only made it rasp, so I didn't have the subsonic vocalizations I had that one time either..."



* The ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' used the ''HeroSystem'' rules regarding ExperiencePoints, thus allowing characters to [[PointBuy purchase]] new powers. Restrictions were put into place, however, that only allowed new superpowers that made sense when compared to the character's base concepts. Several storylines involved the player figuring out how to use these new powers.

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* The ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' used the ''HeroSystem'' ''TabletopGame/HeroSystem'' rules regarding ExperiencePoints, thus allowing characters to [[PointBuy purchase]] new powers. Restrictions were put into place, however, that only allowed new superpowers that made sense when compared to the character's base concepts. Several storylines involved the player figuring out how to use these new powers.



* Attempting to deal with her newfound powers in TransformersAnimated , caused [[spoiler:Sari to nearly kill Bumblebee as well as self-destruct]]. She reduced herself to shooting small energy blasts and using her jetpack for the rest of the series and never returned to her more superpowered state--[[MarySue thankfully.]]

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* Attempting to deal with her newfound powers in TransformersAnimated , ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', caused [[spoiler:Sari to nearly kill Bumblebee as well as self-destruct]]. She reduced herself to shooting small energy blasts and using her jetpack for the rest of the series and never returned to her more superpowered state--[[MarySue thankfully.]]
22nd Jun '16 7:18:18 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Kaede Kaburagi]] develops NEXT abilities in the second half of ''TigerAndBunny.''

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* [[spoiler:Kaede Kaburagi]] develops NEXT abilities in the second half of ''TigerAndBunny.''Anime/TigerAndBunny.''
7th May '16 12:02:28 AM nombretomado
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* In ''GeneratorRex'', Rex at one point [[spoiler: loses his nanites to Van Kliess. After being injected with new nanites, he regains his old constructs (sword, giant feet and hands, etc), as well as new, more powerful ones, this time with a blue-colored motif rather than the typical orange. An episode soon after shows him trying to better harness these newer constructs.]]

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* In ''GeneratorRex'', ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', Rex at one point [[spoiler: loses his nanites to Van Kliess. After being injected with new nanites, he regains his old constructs (sword, giant feet and hands, etc), as well as new, more powerful ones, this time with a blue-colored motif rather than the typical orange. An episode soon after shows him trying to better harness these newer constructs.]]
26th Apr '16 4:29:36 AM jormis29
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* Franchise/SpiderMan has experienced this. Tying in with the live-action film series, he was granted organic webshooters. After the events in "The Other", he developed night-vision and stingers within his body. Since ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', however, these abilities have been RetConned away, and eventually passed onto his clone Kaine.

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* Franchise/SpiderMan has experienced this. Tying in with the live-action film series, he was granted organic webshooters. After the events in "The Other", he developed night-vision and stingers within his body. Since ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', however, these abilities have been RetConned away, and eventually passed onto [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider his clone Kaine.Kaine]].
25th Apr '16 11:49:42 AM DannWoolf
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* Franchise/SpiderMan has experienced this. Tying in with the live-action film series, he was granted organic webshooters. After the events in "The Other", he developed night-vision and stingers within his body. Since ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', however, these abilities have been RetConned away.

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* Franchise/SpiderMan has experienced this. Tying in with the live-action film series, he was granted organic webshooters. After the events in "The Other", he developed night-vision and stingers within his body. Since ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', however, these abilities have been RetConned away.away, and eventually passed onto his clone Kaine.
4th Apr '16 9:33:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* A frequent plot-point in ''Series/The Sentinel''--some new aspect of Jim's heightened senses manifest itself and throws him for a loop; Blair fixes it.

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* A frequent plot-point in ''Series/The Sentinel''--some ''Series/TheSentinel''--some new aspect of Jim's heightened senses manifest itself and throws him for a loop; Blair fixes it.
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