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20th Sep '16 9:36:51 AM WaxingName
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* In the universe of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', every pony, Unicorn, Pegasus, and Earth, has a "special talent" that grants them anything from a proficiency in a fairly mundane task such as making other ponies happy to legitimate superpowers such as supersonic flight or the ability to easily use any form of magic.


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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the universe of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', every pony, Unicorn, Pegasus, and Earth, has a "special talent" that grants them anything from a proficiency in a fairly mundane task such as making other ponies happy to legitimate superpowers such as supersonic flight or the ability to easily use any form of magic.
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20th Sep '16 9:36:40 AM WaxingName
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the universe of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', every pony, Unicorn, Pegasus, and Earth, has a "special talent" that grants them anything from a proficiency in a fairly mundane task such as making other ponies happy to legitimate superpowers such as supersonic flight or the ability to easily use any form of magic.
4th Aug '16 1:27:08 PM Morgenthaler
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A fairly common subtype of settings with a MassSuperEmpoweringEvent in the backstory. Each superpowered person gets one power. Some powers are [[SemanticSuperpower more versatile]] [[SwissArmySuperpower than others]], of course. The ''only'' exceptions are people whose one superpower is the power to copy or steal powers. ''Nobody'' gets ComboPlatterPowers as a default.

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A fairly common subtype of settings with a MassSuperEmpoweringEvent in the backstory. Each superpowered person gets one power. Some powers are [[SemanticSuperpower more versatile]] [[SwissArmySuperpower than others]], of course. The ''only'' exceptions are people whose one superpower is [[PowerParasite the power to copy or steal powers.powers]]. ''Nobody'' gets ComboPlatterPowers as a default.
19th Jul '16 10:45:34 AM ChronoLegion
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* Pretty much true in ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', although [[MindOverMatter telekinetics]] are invariably [[PsychicPowers telepaths]] as well. It's thought that the two are really variations on the same ability. Some powers are more versatile than others. Most Supers are [[VoluntaryShapeshfiting Shifters]], requiring them to switch to their alt-mode in order to use their powers. That alt-mode can be ''anything''. Some are lizards, some turn into themselves with metal skin, some are robots with missile launchers and flying capability. Extremely-powerful elementals are able to take on certain characteristics of their element (e.g. a Super's mastery of electricity also allows him to attain SuperSpeed).

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* Pretty much true in ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', although [[MindOverMatter telekinetics]] are invariably [[PsychicPowers telepaths]] as well. It's thought that the two are really variations on the same ability. Some powers are more versatile than others. Most Supers are [[VoluntaryShapeshfiting Shifters]], requiring them to switch to their alt-mode in order to use their powers. That alt-mode can be ''anything''. Some are lizards, some turn into themselves with metal skin, some are robots with missile launchers and flying capability. Extremely-powerful elementals are able to take on certain characteristics of their element (e.g. a Super's mastery of electricity also allows him to attain SuperSpeed). Some Supers don't have a power that is useful in combat, such as Nick, who can manipulate luck (most combat isn't based on luck). However, as shown in ''Year 1'', at full power, even his ability can have devastating results ([[spoiler:when using it to stop a truck on a highway, he manipulates the luck of the vehicle to simultaneously cause half a dozen improbable malfunctions that nearly rip the truck to shreds]]).
19th Jul '16 10:43:26 AM ChronoLegion
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* Pretty much true in ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', although [[MindOverMatter telekinetics]] are invariably [[PsychicPowers telepaths]] as well. It's thought that the two are really variations on the same ability. Some powers are more versatile than others. Most Supers are [[VoluntaryShapeshfiting Shifters]], requiring them to switch to their alt-mode in order to use their powers. That alt-mode can be ''anything''. Some are lizards, some turn into themselves with metal skin, some are robots with missile launchers and flying capability. Extremely-powerful elementals are able to take on certain characteristics of their element (e.g. a Super's mastery of electricity also allows him to attain SuperSpeed).
22nd Feb '16 10:51:08 AM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', there appears to be only one of each Devil Fruit, and nobody can have two Devil Fruit powers (except [[spoiler: Blackbeard]]). Averted with Haki, though.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', there appears to be only one of each Devil Fruit, and nobody can have two Devil Fruit powers (except [[spoiler: Blackbeard]]). Trying to will result in the death of the person trying to obtain the second power. Averted with Haki, though.which can be learned by anyone and used in tandem with Devil Fruit powers or other abilities.
13th Feb '16 8:15:33 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Manga/WitchHunterRobin''

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* ''Manga/WitchHunterRobin''''Anime/WitchHunterRobin''
11th Dec '15 1:33:12 AM knifleman
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* ''{{Literature/Outliers}}'' subverts the trope; while the first generation of supers only got the one power (although they tended to be fairly broad to make for it), the second generation often get multiple, including some FlyingBricks.
23rd Sep '15 11:07:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SkyHigh''. While Nurse Specs mentions that its ''possible'' for the child of two superhumans to inherit ''both'' of their parentsí powers, the implication is that its damned rare, and everyone else's reactions to Will's not only being [[FlyingBrick super-strong but being able to fly]] implies that most people only have one power.

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* ''Film/SkyHigh''.''Film/SkyHigh2005''. While Nurse Specs mentions that its ''possible'' for the child of two superhumans to inherit ''both'' of their parentsí powers, the implication is that its damned rare, and everyone else's reactions to Will's not only being [[FlyingBrick super-strong but being able to fly]] implies that most people only have one power.
23rd Sep '15 11:06:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Nightfall'' books by Mickey Zucker Reichert feature individuals with single "natal talents".

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* The ''Nightfall'' ''Literature/{{Nightfall}}'' books by Mickey Zucker Reichert feature individuals with single "natal talents".



* In ''ShadowOps'', "Latents" (humans who develop magical powers) only develop within one specific "school" of magic. Some of these are limited, i.e. pyromancers can only create fire. Others are impressively diverse, such as terramancers, who can control earth, shape and grow plants, and mind-control animals.

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* In ''ShadowOps'', ''Literature/ShadowOps'', "Latents" (humans who develop magical powers) only develop within one specific "school" of magic. Some of these are limited, i.e. pyromancers can only create fire. Others are impressively diverse, such as terramancers, who can control earth, shape and grow plants, and mind-control animals.
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