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13th Aug '17 3:19:24 PM Bugfragged
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* In ''LightNovel/IzureShinwaNoRagnarok'', humans possessed by gods waged war against each other and managed to destroy one third of Eurasia.
10th Aug '17 10:44:06 PM Ninja857142
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** Aang (and any Avatar actually) when in his PhysicalGod mode. In season one final he single-handedly wiped out the Fire Nation fleet sent to destroy '''a whole nation'''. There were attempts to use this power as WeaponOfMassDestruction - all of which, as you can guess, [[CurbStompBattle didn't end well.]]
** And anyone in the Avatar State in general, in fact. Subverted, however, in that there is one critical weakness to this state, as Roku points out:
---> '''Roku:''' In the Avatar State, you are at your most powerful, but you are also at your most vulnerable.
---> '''Aang:''' What do you mean?
---> '''Roku:''' If you are killed in the Avatar State, [[FinalDeath the reincarnation cycle will be broken]], [[KilledOffForReal and the Avatar will cease to exist.]]

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** Aang (and any Avatar actually) when in his PhysicalGod mode.the [[PhysicalGod Avatar State]]. In season one final he single-handedly wiped out the Fire Nation fleet sent to destroy '''a whole nation'''. There were attempts to use this power as WeaponOfMassDestruction - all of which, as you can guess, [[CurbStompBattle didn't end well.]]
** And anyone in the Avatar State in general, in fact. Subverted, however, in that there is one critical weakness to this state, as Roku points out:
---> '''Roku:''' In the Avatar State, you are at your most powerful, but you are also at your most vulnerable.
---> '''Aang:''' What do you mean?
---> '''Roku:''' If you are killed in the Avatar State, [[FinalDeath the reincarnation cycle will be broken]], [[KilledOffForReal and the Avatar will cease to exist.
]]
5th Jul '17 8:46:35 PM PhantomRider
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**Basically, to avoid StoryBreakerPower, they each have a different version of HoldingBackThePhlebotinum. If Jean goes Phoenix she risks going Dark Phoenix. Cable's powers are constantly devoted to holding back his techno-organic affliction. X-Man's usually not in a sane enough mental state to wield them effectively. And ''all'' of the above are subject to overtaxing their powers and being unable to use them at that level again, or at all, for quite some time.
*That goes even more for Franklin Richards. The son of Reed and Sue of the Fantastic Four is, at his full potential, one of the most powerful beings in the universe, able to warp reality on a wider scale than even ''any'' Phoenix host. A psychic PowerLimiter was placed on him to keep him from, well, rewriting reality in his sleep, so at any given point he has PsychicPowers that vary in scope depending on the era (or alternate future version.) Without it, he's created entire realities. ''Every'' other Marvel character on this list takes this kid ''very'' seriously.
11th Jun '17 12:18:54 AM Piterpicher
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* The playable characters in ''AlterAILA'' are treated like this. While their abilities (in most cases) are really more like [[OneManArmy One Man Armies]], they're WMD analogues that both the Empire and Rebellion want to control or destroy, and victory in the war will go to whoever gets control of the most {{Super Soldier}}s. [[spoiler: Black]], meanwhile, is the real deal, capable of [[CutscenePowerToTheMax one-shotting]] HumongousMecha. [[spoiler:Jackals are the result of Imperial research into creating these, and the project led to the destruction of the city they were created in. And that's just the Alpha version; the EvilGenius has created a more powerful Jackal as his secret weapon.]] And finally, [[spoiler:Aila is an ArtificialHuman created from LostTechnology, and is powerful beyond human comprehension. [[NotHyperbole This is not a metaphor]].]]

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* The playable characters in ''AlterAILA'' ''VideoGame/AlterAILA'' are treated like this. While their abilities (in most cases) are really more like [[OneManArmy One Man Armies]], they're WMD analogues that both the Empire and Rebellion want to control or destroy, and victory in the war will go to whoever gets control of the most {{Super Soldier}}s. [[spoiler: Black]], meanwhile, is the real deal, capable of [[CutscenePowerToTheMax one-shotting]] HumongousMecha. [[spoiler:Jackals are the result of Imperial research into creating these, and the project led to the destruction of the city they were created in. And that's just the Alpha version; the EvilGenius has created a more powerful Jackal as his secret weapon.]] And finally, [[spoiler:Aila is an ArtificialHuman created from LostTechnology, and is powerful beyond human comprehension. [[NotHyperbole This is not a metaphor]].]]
9th Jun '17 3:32:10 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Wildstorm}}'' universe actually uses the trope name as one of several [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual generic terms for superhumans]] -- and with ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' around, who can blame them?
** TheAuthority is, after all, a team where one single member freezes a whole country (on a different world, mind you) in time for a second, effectively teleporting the entire landmass and everyone and everything on it into space. Then they go [[spoiler:kill the thing that accidentally put life on Earth in the first place, and is almost as big as the planet itself.]]

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* The ''{{Wildstorm}}'' ''Creator/{{Wildstorm}}'' universe actually uses the trope name as one of several [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual generic terms for superhumans]] -- and with ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' around, who can blame them?
** TheAuthority ComicBook/TheAuthority is, after all, a team where one single member freezes a whole country (on a different world, mind you) in time for a second, effectively teleporting the entire landmass and everyone and everything on it into space. Then they go [[spoiler:kill the thing that accidentally put life on Earth in the first place, and is almost as big as the planet itself.]]
9th Jun '17 2:54:50 PM nombretomado
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* Tennyo, of the WhateleyUniverse. What, the whole 'antimatter in her body' thing doesn't bother you? What about the 'neutron star blast' thing she did in her combat final? Or the death-blow that dissolved Killbot and ''disintegrated his soul''? Or the thing she did when defending herself from over a hundred bad guys that ripped a hole in space-time? Or when she ''ate'' the demonically-tainted Weres that attacked the school? Or...

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* Tennyo, of the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. What, the whole 'antimatter in her body' thing doesn't bother you? What about the 'neutron star blast' thing she did in her combat final? Or the death-blow that dissolved Killbot and ''disintegrated his soul''? Or the thing she did when defending herself from over a hundred bad guys that ripped a hole in space-time? Or when she ''ate'' the demonically-tainted Weres that attacked the school? Or...
4th Jun '17 8:40:18 PM KaputExaltation
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. While ''exactly'' how powerful he is varies DependingOnTheWriter, he fits this trope in every incarnation since the original.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. While ''exactly'' how powerful he is varies DependingOnTheWriter, he fits this trope in every incarnation since [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks the original.original]].



** At the end of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', [[spoiler:Superman is one of the few survivors of an atomic bomb that takes out a good chunk of the DCU's superhero population. He then sets off towards the UN, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge fully aware that they're the ones who called in the strike on him]]. The UN's collective reaction: [[OhCrap "Oh, ''fuck''."]]]]

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** At the end of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', [[spoiler:Superman is one of the few survivors of an atomic bomb that takes out a good chunk of the DCU's superhero population. He then sets off towards the UN, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge fully aware that they're the ones who called in the strike on him]]. The UN's collective reaction: [[OhCrap "Oh, ''fuck''."]]]]"Oh,]] ''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]''."]]
4th Jun '17 8:37:12 PM KaputExaltation
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
** Exactly how powerful he is varies, since he is ''canonically'' as strong as he needs to be.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
** Exactly
''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. While ''exactly'' how powerful he is varies, varies DependingOnTheWriter, he fits this trope in every incarnation since he is ''canonically'' as strong as he needs to be.the original.



** At the end of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', [[spoiler:Superman is one of the few survivors of an atomic bomb that takes out a good chunk of the DCU's superhero population. He then sets off towards the UN, fully aware that they're the ones who called in the strike on him. The UN's collective reaction: "Oh, ''fuck''."]]

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** At the end of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', [[spoiler:Superman is one of the few survivors of an atomic bomb that takes out a good chunk of the DCU's superhero population. He then sets off towards the UN, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge fully aware that they're the ones who called in the strike on him. him]]. The UN's collective reaction: [[OhCrap "Oh, ''fuck''."]]"]]]]
3rd Jun '17 6:11:51 PM Onlythrice
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Lapis Lazuli's [[MakingASplash power over water]] is so extensive that, even with her gem cracked, she can move ''all of Earth's oceans at once''. Turns out she's from a [[HiveCastSystem caste]] design for HostileTerraforming.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Lapis Lazuli's [[MakingASplash power over water]] is so extensive that, even with her gem cracked, she can move ''all of Earth's oceans at once''. Turns out she's from a [[HiveCastSystem [[HiveCasteSystem caste]] design for HostileTerraforming.
31st May '17 6:42:12 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' storyline in the MarvelUniverse, Scarlet Witch ends up becoming one of these, and is somewhat obedient, at first.
** Recently, the Avengers are worried that her son, [[YoungAvengers Wiccan]], might follow in her footsteps. The worst he's done is put a few baddies into temporary comas, but that was enough to make them uneasy. Of course, part of the reason they're uneasy about it is because he ''didn't mean to do it''. He took out twenty guys, all armed with guns and nukes, as a ''knee-jerk reaction'' to his boyfriend being in danger. He wasn't even aware of what he'd done until afterwards. And then it turns out that he's [[spoiler:the [[PhysicalGod Demiurge]], who, at his peak, is capable of stepping outside of the multiverse and rearranging it to his liking]]. On top of ''that''...

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* In the ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' storyline in the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, Scarlet Witch ends up becoming one of these, and is somewhat obedient, at first.
** Recently, the Avengers are worried that her son, [[YoungAvengers [[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Wiccan]], might follow in her footsteps. The worst he's done is put a few baddies into temporary comas, but that was enough to make them uneasy. Of course, part of the reason they're uneasy about it is because he ''didn't mean to do it''. He took out twenty guys, all armed with guns and nukes, as a ''knee-jerk reaction'' to his boyfriend being in danger. He wasn't even aware of what he'd done until afterwards. And then it turns out that he's [[spoiler:the [[PhysicalGod Demiurge]], who, at his peak, is capable of stepping outside of the multiverse and rearranging it to his liking]]. On top of ''that''...
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