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4th Aug '17 5:46:56 AM Medinoc
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* The protagonist of the ImageBoards quest ''Shiné Quest'' is affected by "God's Curse", which causes one to constantly spam the first spell they ever cast. For a god, it's supposed to be the spell that gives them shape (it's not intended as a curse); in Shiné's case, it's a WhiteMagic spell that makes the user unable to harm anyone [[HealingShiv no matter what they do]]. The constant casting [[StatGrinding drove her magic power through the roof]].

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* The protagonist of the ImageBoards quest ''Shiné Quest'' is affected by "God's Curse", which causes one to constantly spam the first spell they ever cast. For a god, it's supposed to be the spell that gives them shape (it's not intended as a curse); in Shiné's case, it's "Soft Touch", a WhiteMagic spell that makes the user unable to harm anyone [[HealingShiv no matter what they do]]. The constant casting [[StatGrinding drove her magic power through the roof]].roof]], making her one of the best white mages in the setting.
4th Aug '17 5:29:59 AM Medinoc
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* The protagonist of the ImageBoards quest ''Shiné Quest'' is affected by "God's Curse", which causes one to constantly spam the first spell they ever cast. For a god, it's supposed to be the spell that gives them shape (it's not intended as a curse); in Shiné's case, it's a WhiteMagic spell that makes the user unable to harm anyone [[HealingShiv no matter what they do]]. The constant casting [[StatGrinding drove her magic power through the roof]].
1st Aug '17 4:39:31 PM Yuihime
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** Illusionist Cubi clan leader Diamanika can't ''stop'' appearing as the subject of other people's thoughts. This makes introductions awkward (quoth Dan: "Mom?!"), until the new acquaintance can learn what she actually looks like.
30th Jul '17 6:39:24 PM legendaryweredragon
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** Kongu had it worst: he was never able to turn off his Mask of Telepathy (or stop reading minds around him) until he became a Toa Mahri and got another mask.

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** Kongu almost had it worst: he was never able to turn off his Mask of Telepathy (or stop reading minds around him) until he became a Toa Mahri and got another mask.mask.
** Hahli had it even worse than Kongu. Her Mask of Detection had the power to sense the location of the Mask of Life by giving her headaches, but since she couldn't turn it off, being in close proximity to the Mask of Life eventually became so painful to her that she discarded the Mask of Detection despite the fact that not wearing it meant having a constantly brightly shining head, although this wasn't a problem for long since she and the other Toa Ignika were turned into the Toa Mahri shortly after that.


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** Voporak, a being that was modified to track the Mask of Time, has a variation on this problem. He had the power to cause RapidAging and MakeThemRot. He could turn this power off, but it was always on by default when he was not consciously suppressing it. When he was knocked unconscious during a battle with [[BigBad Teridax]], Teridax used this to his advantage by throwing Voporak's boss The Shadowed One into Voporak's unconscious body so that The Shadowed One would be affected by Voporak's aging power.
30th Jul '17 10:16:57 AM Luigifan
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A character's got an awesome power at their disposal, [[BlessedWithSuck but there's a catch]]. Whatever this amazing power is the character has no control over it. Their power seems to go off at random or they can't stop using their powers, even if they want to. This character suffers from Power Incontinence.

Sometimes, a character will just lose control for an episode or two, or have a few accidents while [[HowDoIShotWeb first learning how to use their powers]]. Extreme emotional situations may cause a loss of control though, like a [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinetic]] literally BurningWithAnger. Sometimes [[PentUpPowerPeril holding your powers for too long as it builds up in your body]] will also cause an unwanted burst of power. And if your powers somehow have a will of their own, then it may be possible [[WeaponWieldsYou that your powers can simply take over and use you]].

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A character's got an awesome power at their disposal, [[BlessedWithSuck but there's a catch]]. Whatever this amazing power is is, the character has little or no control over it. Their power seems to go off at random or they can't stop using their powers, even if they want to. This character suffers from Power Incontinence.

Sometimes, a character will just lose control for an episode or two, or have a few accidents while [[HowDoIShotWeb first learning how to use their powers]]. Extreme emotional situations may cause a loss of control control, though, like a [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinetic]] literally BurningWithAnger. Sometimes [[PentUpPowerPeril holding your powers for too long as it builds up in your body]] will also cause an unwanted burst of power. And if your powers somehow have a will of their own, then it may be possible [[WeaponWieldsYou that your powers can simply take over and use you]].



Note that this is not always a bad thing for the character, since some powers are better when they don't need to be actively controlled. Having the ability to [[HealingFactor heal any wound]], for example, is awesome when you don't have to consciously activate it--otherwise a severe injury might still kill you if you lost consciousness (from loss of blood, say) before switching it on. However, it is always a lack of the RequiredSecondaryPowers that protects a character from their own powers.

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Note that this is not always a bad thing for the character, since some powers are better when they don't need to be actively controlled. Having the ability to [[HealingFactor heal any wound]], for example, is awesome when you don't have to consciously activate it--otherwise it -- otherwise a severe injury might still kill you if you lost consciousness (from loss of blood, say) before switching it on. However, it is always a lack of the RequiredSecondaryPowers that protects a character from their own powers.



* A Doritos [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPjBmunkaIg advert]] has two people gaining cold and fire power and finding normal tasks like going the toilet and using deodorant have become problematic.
* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fojrw_vU0k8 Skittles commercial]] combines this with TheMagicTouch. Tim has the power to turn everything he touches into Skittles...a power that never turns off. He can't feed or dress himself, he's unable to hold his newborn son, and he mentions that he inadvertently killed someone after shaking his hand. The commercial walks a fine line between BlackComedy and DudeNotFunny

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* A Doritos [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPjBmunkaIg advert]] has two people gaining cold and fire power and finding that normal tasks like going the toilet and using deodorant have become problematic.
* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fojrw_vU0k8 Skittles commercial]] combines this with TheMagicTouch. Tim has the power to turn everything he touches into Skittles... a power that never turns off. He can't feed or dress himself, he's unable to hold his newborn son, and he mentions that he inadvertently killed someone after shaking his hand. The commercial walks a fine line between BlackComedy and DudeNotFunny



** Inu-Yasha also has a genetic predisposition to this problem, which his father made a magic sword to fix. After it breaks the first time, the chances of him getting [[SuperpoweredEvilSide extra power in a way that makes him kind of evil]] increase dramatically, especially if he doesn't have the sword on him. Luckily it's an awesome BFS which gets continuously upgraded to an InfinityPlusOneSword, so he's not missing much, even if a compulsion to kill things didn't bother him.

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** Inu-Yasha also has a genetic predisposition to this problem, which his father made a magic sword to fix. After it breaks the first time, the chances of him getting [[SuperpoweredEvilSide extra power in a way that makes him kind of evil]] increase dramatically, especially if he doesn't have the sword on him. Luckily Luckily, it's an awesome BFS {{BFS}} which gets continuously upgraded to an InfinityPlusOneSword, so he's not missing much, even if a compulsion to kill things didn't bother him.



* Takahashi also used this with Asuka Mizunokuji in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. Not only she has massive SuperStrength, but she's a very shy ShrinkingViolet with a powerful [[DoesNotLikeMen phobia of almost all men]] - this leads her to [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength accidentally harm people even with hugs]], i.e, so she has to wear a sort-of PowerArmor as a PowerLimiter.

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* Takahashi also used this with Asuka Mizunokuji in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. Not only she has massive SuperStrength, but she's a very shy ShrinkingViolet with a powerful [[DoesNotLikeMen phobia of almost all men]] - -- this leads her to [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength accidentally harm people even with hugs]], i.e, so she has to wear a sort-of PowerArmor as a PowerLimiter.



** If Naruto reaches four-tails or above then he needs an outside source [[spoiler:or the Fourth Hokage]] to calm him down because he can't on his own, and if given enough incentive or time ''more'' tails will come out.

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** If Naruto reaches four-tails or above above, then he needs an outside source [[spoiler:or the Fourth Hokage]] to calm him down down, because he can't on his own, and if given enough incentive or time time, ''more'' tails will come out.



*** Note, these all change over time. Jinchuriki can learn to tame and control the entirety of their Beast's power. Naruto for example [[spoiler: tamed Kurama, the Kyubi and can use ''all'' of the Fox's power and can overwhelm ''five'' Biju at the same time. Not only that, he could hold his own against ''Madara Uchiha'', the Ten-Tails, and even Juubi Jinchuriki Obito!]]
* In ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', the superpowered "Contractors" must pay for using their powers by performing a pointless action specific to that individual shortly afterwards. Those who don't have to make such a payment are called "Moratoria", suffering from Power Incontinence. Moratoria are stated to be extremely rare, the only one shown in the series having been changed from a normal Contractor as a side effect of a contract-suppressing plant. The same person reverted back into a normal Contractor in the end, something stated to have a near-zero likelihood, but not before going on several uncontrolled rampages wherein she [[PlayingWithFire incinerated several people.]] Sometimes the pointless action makes their powers ''very'' much not worth it, like having to drink the blood of children. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Or being forced to smoke.]]

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*** Note, these all change over time. Jinchuriki can learn to tame and control the entirety of their Beast's power. Naruto Naruto, for example [[spoiler: tamed [[spoiler:tamed Kurama, the Kyubi Kyubi, and can use ''all'' of the Fox's power and can overwhelm ''five'' Biju at the same time. Not only that, he could hold his own against ''Madara Uchiha'', the Ten-Tails, and even Juubi Jinchuriki Obito!]]
* In ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', the superpowered "Contractors" must pay for using their powers [[SuperOCD by performing a pointless action specific to that individual individual]] shortly afterwards. Those who don't have to make such a payment are called "Moratoria", suffering from Power Incontinence. Moratoria are stated to be extremely rare, the only one shown in the series having been changed from a normal Contractor as a side effect of a contract-suppressing plant. The same person reverted back into a normal Contractor in the end, something stated to have a near-zero likelihood, but not before going on several uncontrolled rampages wherein she [[PlayingWithFire incinerated several people.]] Sometimes the pointless action makes their powers ''very'' much not worth it, like having to drink the blood of children. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Or being forced to smoke.]]



** Mao has a Geass that allows him to read the mind of anyone within 500 meters. Over time, he loses the ability to control it and as a result hears the surface thoughts of everyone within range.
** Late in the first season, the same fate befalls [[spoiler:Lelouch's CompellingVoice Geass; he suffers a brief, debilitating headache, and doesn't realise that he's lost control over his power. He later makes a joke to Euphemia about killing all Japanese people, and realises a moment too late that he's Geassed her into doing it. In the beginning of R2, C.C. gives him a special contact lens to block it when needed.]] C.C. claims that the contacts will eventually stop working, leaving it active all the time.
** And speaking of C.C., [[spoiler: she herself suffered this fate back when she had her own geass.]]

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** Mao has [[{{Telepathy}} a Geass that allows him to read the mind of anyone within 500 meters.meters]]. Over time, he loses the ability to control it and as a result hears the surface thoughts of everyone within range.
** Late in the first season, the same fate befalls [[spoiler:Lelouch's CompellingVoice Geass; he suffers a brief, debilitating headache, and doesn't realise that he's lost control over his power. He later makes a joke to Euphemia about killing all Japanese people, and realises a moment too late that he's Geassed her into doing it. In the beginning of R2, C.C. gives him a special contact lens to block it when needed.]] needed]]. C.C. claims that the contacts will eventually stop working, leaving it active all the time.
** And speaking of C.C., [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she herself suffered this fate back when she had her own geass.]]geass]].



** It's played WAY more seriously when [[spoiler: in a fixed day, Nube loses a good part of his control over his Devil Hand [[SealedEvilInACan where a powerful demon is fixed]]. (Said demon is Bakki, Minki's older brother). This means ''[[BodyHorror his whole arm and then half his body begin mutating]]''. If not for Tamamo, Kyouko and Hiroshi taking a [[TimeTravel trip to Nube's past]] to find out how to reverse the provess, [[SuperPowerMeltdown Nube's whole self would've been completely consumed by Bakki]].]]

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** It's played WAY ''way'' more seriously when [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in a fixed day, Nube loses a good part of his control over his Devil Hand [[SealedEvilInACan where a powerful demon is fixed]]. (Said demon is Bakki, Minki's older brother). brother.) This means ''[[BodyHorror his whole arm and then half his body begin mutating]]''. If not for Tamamo, Kyouko Kyouko, and Hiroshi taking a [[TimeTravel trip to Nube's past]] to find out how to reverse the provess, [[SuperPowerMeltdown Nube's whole self would've been completely consumed by Bakki]].]]



* In ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', the character Victor is constantly displaying a life-draining ability that he can't turn off, even if he wanted to... [[spoiler:and so is protagonist Kazuki, who in the later part of the series, begins to turn into a being just like Victor.]] Justified in that it is a vital life function; Victor compares it to breathing.
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' has a variant with Apachai, as his past of fighting in a lot of life-and-death matches (not by his own choice) hase left him psychologically incapable of holding back when he fights. As such, he undergoes [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/v03/c023/3.html special]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/v03/c023/4.html training]] so that he won't accidentally kill Kenichi during training.
* Several people in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Touma can't turn his right arm off, so he constantly cancels his own luck and interferes with any magic in the vicinity. Aisa Himegame constantly draws in vampires and kills them en masse. Accelerator suspects that he has such an [[MysticalWhiteHair abnormal appearance]] because his power deflects ''sunlight'' off him, but isn't really sure. Index has no control over her John's Pen mode. [[spoiler: Aureolus Izzard needs intense focus to control his alchemist abilities and appears to rely on some type of acupuncture for it, and it still turns on him. As the final major example, the angel that gets sucked down from Heaven really can't help the fact that it ''has'' to return and that in doing so it will cause a major catastrophe. It doesn't seem very thrilled about the idea.]]

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* In ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', the character Victor is constantly displaying a life-draining [[EnergyDrain life-draining]] ability that he can't turn off, even if he wanted to... [[spoiler:and so is protagonist Kazuki, who who, in the later part of the series, begins to turn into a being just like Victor.]] Victor]]. Justified in that it is a vital life function; Victor compares it to breathing.
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' has a variant with Apachai, as his past of fighting in a lot of life-and-death matches (not by his own choice) hase has left him psychologically incapable of holding back when he fights. As such, he undergoes [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/v03/c023/3.html special]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/v03/c023/4.html training]] so that he won't accidentally kill Kenichi during training.
* Several people in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Touma can't turn his right arm off, so he constantly cancels his own luck and interferes with any magic in the vicinity. Aisa Himegame constantly draws in vampires and kills them en masse. Accelerator suspects that he has such an [[MysticalWhiteHair abnormal appearance]] because his power deflects ''sunlight'' off him, but isn't really sure. Index has no control over her John's Pen mode. [[spoiler: Aureolus [[spoiler:Aureolus Izzard needs intense focus to control his alchemist abilities and appears to rely on some type of acupuncture for it, and it still turns on him. As the final major example, the angel that gets sucked down from Heaven really can't help the fact that it ''has'' to return and that in doing so it will cause a major catastrophe. It doesn't seem very thrilled about the idea.]]



** In the movie, Akira himself seems to have this, as he has reached such a power level that when resurrected his powers automatically destroys the city of Neo-Tokyo and then he dissapears into a dimension of his own creation, sucking down everything within a few miles' radius with him.
* Clow Reed of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', and ''Manga/XxxHolic'', reportedly the most powerful magician to ever exist until the coming of his [[MagicalGirl successor]], caused the plots of ''all three series'' with his power incontinence. He caused the first two by needing to run a GambitRoulette to get rid of his ability to predict the future (he couldn't turn it off), and he caused the latter two by ''accidentally turning someone into a zombie'' simply because while she was dying he wished for her to open her eyes again. The ''entire multiverse'' gets fucked up and screwed over several times in trying to fix that booboo.

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** In the movie, Akira himself seems to have this, as he has reached such a power level that when resurrected resurrected, his powers automatically destroys destroy the city of Neo-Tokyo Neo-Tokyo, and then he dissapears disappears into a dimension of his own creation, sucking down everything within a few miles' radius with him.
* Clow Reed of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', and ''Manga/XxxHolic'', reportedly the most powerful magician to ever exist until the coming of his [[MagicalGirl successor]], caused the plots of ''all three series'' with his power incontinence. He caused the first two by needing to run a GambitRoulette to get rid of his ability to predict the future (he couldn't turn it off), and he caused the latter two by ''accidentally turning someone into a zombie'' simply because while she was dying he wished for her to open her eyes again. The ''entire multiverse'' gets fucked up and screwed over several times in trying to fix that booboo.boo-boo.



** Coby develops the ability to use Haki (specifically, the [[TheEmpath Color of Observation]]) during the war at Marineford. However, his ability to [[HearingVoices hear voices disappearing]] as people die around him and it can't seem to be controlled ''and'' takes a toll on him during said war. [[spoiler:However, after the TimeSkip, he has mastered it to the point it borders on Telepathy.]]

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** Coby develops the ability to use Haki (specifically, the [[TheEmpath Color of Observation]]) during the war at Marineford. However, his ability to [[HearingVoices hear voices disappearing]] voices]] gradually disappears as people die around him and him, it can't seem to be controlled controlled, ''and'' it takes a toll on him during said war. [[spoiler:However, after the TimeSkip, he has mastered it to the point it borders on Telepathy.{{Telepathy}}.]]



** [[WordOfGod Oda]] notes it to be typical for most Devil Fruits that the users have trouble controlling their powers after first eating their fruits. Examples include Luffy after eating the Gum-Gum Fruit being unable to control his stretching, Kaku after eating the Ox-Ox Fruit, Model: Giraffe having trouble controlling which form he transforms into, [[spoiler:Blackbeard stealing Whitebeard's [[StoryBreakerPower Gura Gura Fruit powers]] and accidentally sending a tsunami at Sabaody Archipelago]], and [[spoiler:Sabo eating the [[PlayingWithFire Flame-Flame Fruit]], as he has trouble turning the power ''off''.]]
* The eponymous creations in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' might count. True, Evas are {{Empathic Weapon}}s of the HumongousMecha variant but still, if they go [[SuperpoweredEvilSide berserk]], the only thing you can do is running away until they run out of power. If, however, the Eva in question is [[MamaBear Unit 01]], chances are [[SuperPersistentPredator it may not stop even without power]] so just keep running.
* Goku in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''. When his power limiter breaks or is taken off and he reverts to his true form he will try to kill anything that moves including his friends. He'll probably be reasonably successful as he's immensely powerful in this form. When it breaks the limiter can only be recreated by the gods or Sanzo. Hakkai also has to wear his power limiters although the risk of him losing himself and going berserk when he removes them is only because of the minus wave and when he has been shown to remove them he remains in sane(ish) mind and can put them back on to revert to human form. But he's currently at risk when taking them off, probably.

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** [[WordOfGod Oda]] notes it to be typical for most Devil Fruits that [[HowDoIShotWeb the users have trouble controlling their powers after first eating their fruits. fruits]]. Examples include Luffy after eating the Gum-Gum Fruit being unable to control his stretching, Kaku after eating the Ox-Ox Fruit, Model: Giraffe having trouble controlling which form he transforms into, [[spoiler:Blackbeard stealing Whitebeard's [[StoryBreakerPower Gura Gura Fruit powers]] and accidentally sending a tsunami at Sabaody Archipelago]], and [[spoiler:Sabo eating the [[PlayingWithFire Flame-Flame Fruit]], as he has trouble turning the power ''off''.]]
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* The eponymous creations in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' might count. True, Evas are {{Empathic Weapon}}s of the HumongousMecha variant variant, but still, if they go [[SuperpoweredEvilSide berserk]], the only thing you can do is running run away until they run out of power. If, however, the Eva in question is [[MamaBear Unit 01]], chances are [[SuperPersistentPredator it may not stop even without power]] power]], so just keep running.
* Goku in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''. When his power limiter breaks or is taken off and he reverts to his true form form, he will try to kill anything that moves moves, including his friends. He'll probably be reasonably successful successful, as he's immensely powerful in this form. When it breaks breaks, the limiter can only be recreated by the gods or Sanzo. Hakkai also has to wear his power limiters limiters, although the risk of him losing himself and going berserk when he removes them is only because of the minus wave wave, and when he has been shown to remove them them, he remains in sane(ish) mind and can put them back on to revert to human form. But he's currently at risk when taking them off, probably.



** Initially, Ichigo has no idea how to control his enormous reiatsu and when his reiatsu explodes out of him when fighting his very first Menos Grande, he would have died if Uryuu hadn't taken control of his reiatsu for him and calmed it down. Although he gets better at it, he does not have finesse of control and his power output is so great even when in a calm state that he's incapable of sealing his zanpakutou, causing it to exist in a constantly released shikai state by default. His enormous leaking reiatsu also affected several of his classmates, allowing them to become spiritually aware. He possesses a Substitute Shinigami badge that, among other things, acts as a damage limitation device for his reiatsu.
** Kenpachi cannot properly control his reiatsu output. As a result, he cannot seal his zanpakutou or control how much reiatsu he's suppressing or releasing so wears a special eyepatch that acts as an artificial PowerLimiter. He wears it when he wants to suppress his power and he takes it off when he wants to increase the amount he's using in battle. [[spoiler:It's connected to a traumatic childhood experience. His meaningless life gained meaning when he met and almost defeated his first Worthy Opponent. He was so terrified of being left alone that he subconsciously suppressed his power to spare her life and it's been suppressed ever since.]]

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** Initially, Ichigo has no idea how to control his enormous reiatsu reiatsu, and when his reiatsu explodes out of him when fighting his very first Menos Grande, he would have died if Uryuu hadn't taken control of his reiatsu for him and calmed it down. Although he gets better at it, he does not have finesse of control and his power output is so great even when in a calm state that he's incapable of sealing his zanpakutou, causing it to exist in a constantly released shikai state by default. His enormous leaking reiatsu also affected several of his classmates, allowing them to become spiritually aware. He possesses a Substitute Shinigami badge that, among other things, acts as a damage limitation device for his reiatsu.
** Kenpachi cannot properly control his reiatsu output. As a result, he cannot seal his zanpakutou or control how much reiatsu he's suppressing or releasing releasing, so he wears a special eyepatch that acts as an artificial PowerLimiter. He wears it when he wants to suppress his power and he takes it off when he wants to increase the amount he's using in battle. [[spoiler:It's connected to a traumatic childhood experience. His meaningless life gained meaning when he met and almost defeated his first Worthy Opponent.WorthyOpponent. He was so terrified of being left alone that he subconsciously suppressed his power to spare her life and it's been suppressed ever since.]]



** [[spoiler:Kotetsu]] starts showing the first signs of Power Incontinence when his powers starts going haywire in episode 14 -- increasing in strength dramatically (jumping manages to cause a sonic boom) but also shutting on and off seemingly at random. [[spoiler:It's revealed that he is slowly losing his power, a very rare thing among NEXT, and that his powers going haywire is like a candle flickering brightly before it goes out.]]
** Also the case for [[spoiler:his daughter Kaede when she starts to develop her NEXT power. Her power is to copy the ability of the last Next she touches. She can't easily control the first couple of powers she copies, but when Kaede gets [[AnIcePerson Karina]]'s ability she can use it in a variety of ways, probably because she knew what she was dealing with by that point.]]

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** [[spoiler:Kotetsu]] starts showing the first signs of Power Incontinence when his powers starts going haywire in episode 14 -- increasing in strength dramatically (jumping manages to cause a sonic boom) boom), but also shutting on and off seemingly at random. [[spoiler:It's revealed that he is slowly losing his power, a very rare thing among NEXT, and that his powers going haywire is like a candle flickering brightly before it goes out.]]
** Also the case for [[spoiler:his daughter Kaede when she starts to develop her NEXT power. Her power is to copy the ability of the last Next she touches. She can't easily control the first couple of powers she copies, but when Kaede gets [[AnIcePerson Karina]]'s ability ability, she can use it in a variety of ways, probably because she knew what she was dealing with by that point.]]



** At first, Juvia couldn't control her water magic, meaning it rains wherever she is. After her fight with Gray tires her out, the rain finally stops and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming she sees the sun for the first time in her life]]. [[spoiler: After the second TimeSkip, it's hinted that this is tied to her emotional state. When she meets Lucy and Natsu one year later, they find her depressed in Gray's old home, six months after he left her all alone, and it's raining all over the village.]]

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** At first, Juvia couldn't control her water magic, meaning it rains wherever she is. After her fight with Gray tires her out, the rain finally stops and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming she sees the sun for the first time in her life]]. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After the second TimeSkip, it's hinted that this is tied to her emotional state. When she meets Lucy and Natsu one year later, they find her depressed in Gray's old home, six months after he left her all alone, and it's raining all over the village.]]



* [[spoiler:Asa Shigure]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'', as [[spoiler: the demonic powers that she inherited from her mom Ama start awakening. She refuses to use them, however, to not break Ama's [[BrokenBird already damaged heart]], and they start to flow so strongly that her life comes to risk. Rin has to ''force'' her to use them so Asa won't die due to this trope, taking a knife and slitting his wrists open so Asa will have to heal his nearly fatal injuries.]]
* Haruka Kotoura in ''Manga/KotouraSan'' can't shut off her mind reading powers, nor can she differentiate between speech and thoughts. She has some limited control over focusing on individual minds to read in the all the noise, but if she can't see them she may end up reading any nearby mind. Although she has a few friends now, she's still socially shunned by most because of this.

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* [[spoiler:Asa Shigure]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'', as [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the demonic powers that she inherited from her mom Ama start awakening. She refuses to use them, however, to not break Ama's [[BrokenBird already damaged heart]], and they start to flow so strongly that her life comes to risk. Rin has to ''force'' her to use them so Asa won't die due to this trope, taking a knife and slitting his wrists open so Asa will have to heal his nearly fatal injuries.]]
* Haruka Kotoura in ''Manga/KotouraSan'' can't shut off her [[{{Telepathy}} mind reading powers, powers]], nor can she differentiate between speech and thoughts. She has some limited control over focusing on individual minds to read in the all the noise, but if she can't see them them, she may end up reading any nearby mind. Although she has a few friends now, she's still socially shunned by most because of this.



** This trope was also PlayedForLaughs in the beginning of episode 6, when she was interrogated by Hiyori. She found herself unable to be sure that any answers she wrote in an exam--despite she ''thought'' to be done by herself--was not something she read from somebody else's minds. Manabe stopped the interrogation before it went too far.

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** This trope was also PlayedForLaughs in the beginning of episode 6, when she was interrogated by Hiyori. She found herself unable to be sure that any answers she wrote in an exam--despite exam -- despite she ''thought'' to be done by herself--was herself -- was not something she read from somebody else's minds. Manabe stopped the interrogation before it went too far.



* This is the cause of [[spoiler:karma demons]] in ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld''. They lose subconscious control of their power allowing it to warp their surroundings unabated, leading to very devastating results.

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* This is the cause of [[spoiler:karma demons]] in ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld''. They lose subconscious control of their power power, allowing it to warp their surroundings unabated, [[RealityWarpingIsNotAToy leading to very devastating results.results]].



* The power that flows from Karasumori in Kekkaishi is revealed to be a form of power incontinence, it simply flows out and infuses everything, partly due to a lack of control and partly due to a lack of ability to consider consequences. [[spoiler: Chushinmaru's power is simply out of control, he needed to be sealed because only Hazama could touch him safely (he accidentally siphoned away the lives of an entire village at one point) and so was too dangerous to roam the world. Chushinmaru is incredibly powerful even while sealed, if he was completely free then he would be true menace, even accidentally.]]
* Josuke's stand ability in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is initially presented as the ability to restore anything and everything ([[NoSelfBuffs except himself]]) to a previous state. Then it's quickly revealed that they're actually restored to what Josuke ''thinks'' was it's previous state. If he's too distracted or angry to concentrate, the things he restores can be a little...[[CameBackWrong off]] [[BodyHorror (at best.)]]

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* The power that flows from Karasumori in Kekkaishi is revealed to be a form of power incontinence, it simply flows out and infuses everything, partly due to a lack of control and partly due to a lack of ability to consider consequences. [[spoiler: Chushinmaru's [[spoiler:Chushinmaru's power is simply out of control, he needed to be sealed because only Hazama could touch him safely (he accidentally siphoned away the lives of an entire village at one point) and so was too dangerous to roam the world. Chushinmaru is incredibly powerful even while sealed, sealed; if he was completely free free, then he would be a true menace, even accidentally.]]
* Josuke's stand Stand ability in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is initially presented as the ability to restore anything and everything ([[NoSelfBuffs except himself]]) to a previous state. Then it's quickly revealed that they're actually restored to what Josuke ''thinks'' was it's its previous state. If he's too distracted or angry to concentrate, the things he restores can be a little... [[CameBackWrong off]] [[BodyHorror (at best.)]]best)]].



* Simon from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' sports the rare inversion of this trope (Power... Constipation?) following [[spoiler: Kamina's death.]] For the next few missions, whenever Simon tries to use Lagann, it begins vomiting energy and refuses to respond to his commands. This is due to Lagann being powered by "spiral energy" [[spoiler: (literally being fueled by awesome)]], meaning Simon's defeatist attitude was basically like pouring diesel fuel into a gas tank designed for unleaded gasoline.

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* Simon from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' sports the rare inversion of this trope (Power... Constipation?) following [[spoiler: Kamina's death.]] [[spoiler:Kamina's death]]. For the next few missions, whenever Simon tries to use Lagann, it begins vomiting energy and refuses to respond to his commands. This is due to Lagann being powered by "spiral energy" [[spoiler: (literally [[spoiler:(literally being fueled by awesome)]], meaning Simon's defeatist attitude was basically like pouring diesel fuel into a gas tank designed for unleaded gasoline.



* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', it turns out that Eren's [[spoiler:Titan transformation the second time around]] was quite uncontrollable, even attacking [[spoiler:Mikasa, his sister.]] As it turns out, he's in some kind of dream state, where things are as they were before the Titans breached the Wall. The last time, when he [[spoiler:killed the Titans]], was also apparently a dream-like state to him. In other words, his sub-conscious might exert some influence on his [[spoiler:Titan form]].

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', it turns out that Eren's [[spoiler:Titan transformation the second time around]] was quite uncontrollable, even attacking [[spoiler:Mikasa, his sister.]] sister]]. As it turns out, he's in some kind of dream state, where things are as they were before the Titans breached the Wall. The last time, when he [[spoiler:killed the Titans]], was also apparently a dream-like state to him. In other words, his sub-conscious might exert some influence on his [[spoiler:Titan form]].



** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' Goku takes some time to get used to being a Super Saiyan God. He flies past Beerus and nearly harms his friends with a stray Kamehameha. He gets the hang of it by the end of the episode.
** After recklessly combining the Kaio-ken with the Super Saiyan God state, Goku loses control of his ki for several days. Apparently it's a reaction to his body having been overstressed. He has to force himself to stop training and relax during this time, since whenever he tried using his ki he did things like teleport uncontrollably and blow up his house.

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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Goku takes some time to get used to being a Super Saiyan God. He flies past Beerus and nearly harms his friends with a stray Kamehameha. He gets the hang of it by the end of the episode.
** After recklessly combining the Kaio-ken with the Super Saiyan God state, Goku loses control of his ki for several days. Apparently it's a reaction to his body having been overstressed. He has to force himself to stop training and relax during this time, since whenever he tried using his ki ki, he did things like teleport uncontrollably and blow up his house.



** In the eighth NonSerialMovie, Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan form causes his power to contantly rise wether he wants to or not, forcing him to release his energy at constant points. In fact, Goku defeats him by punching an old wound so hard his body ruptures under his own Ki reserves.
* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'', the [[BlessedWithSuck Minus]] Mukae Emukae has the power "Raff Lafresia", which makes whatever she touches rot. It doesn't have an "off" switch; at best she can set it from "high" to "low". [[spoiler:During the Student Council Battle Arc, Kumagawa uses his [[RealityWarper All Fiction]] to alter Raff Lafresia, giving Mukae the ability to shut it off.]]

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** In the eighth NonSerialMovie, Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan form causes his power to contantly rise wether whether he wants to or not, forcing him to release his energy at constant points.regular intervals. In fact, Goku defeats him by punching an old wound so hard his body ruptures under his own Ki reserves.
* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'', the [[BlessedWithSuck Minus]] Mukae Emukae has the power "Raff Lafresia", which makes whatever she touches rot. It doesn't have an "off" switch; at best best, she can set it from "high" to "low". [[spoiler:During the Student Council Battle Arc, Kumagawa uses his [[RealityWarper All Fiction]] to alter Raff Lafresia, giving Mukae the ability to shut it off.]]



** After the events of ''Comicbook/AvengersVsXMen'', Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, and other mutants who were close to the Phoenix Force all suffered problems with their powers in the aftermath. Magneto's magnetic powers fell back down to the Seep end of his perpetual PowerCreepPowerSeep, Cyclops' eyebeams became too strong even for his visor to contain (expounded on below), and Emma Frost's PsychicPowers went dormant though she retained her secondary mutant ability to turn into diamond. Eventually, StatusQuoIsGod kicked in and their powers stabilized back to their normal levels.
** ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, without his trademark visor he wears as part of his costume, or a pair of ruby quartz glasses out of costume, would be firing his EyeBeams 24/7. (In fact, he ''is'' firing them 24/7, they're just being blocked.) [[spoiler:This limitation was eventually revealed to be a mental block, and was fixed by ComicBook/EmmaFrost.]] Used to be from having hit his head in the accident that killed his parents. There was a throwaway scene in one of the comics shortly after Wolverine lost his Adamantium (and briefly regressed to a neanderthallic state) where Cyclops hit his head in some kind of rune-covered pit, and a caption stated, "A subtle change is worked in an area of his brain damaged so long ago", so it's possible both explanations are correct. After the events of ''Comicbook/AvengersVsXMen'', the visor can't block his eyebeams anymore. The only thing that can are his own eyelids.

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** After the events of ''Comicbook/AvengersVsXMen'', Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, and other mutants who were close to the Phoenix Force all suffered problems with their powers in the aftermath. Magneto's magnetic powers fell back down to the Seep end of his perpetual PowerCreepPowerSeep, Cyclops' eyebeams became too strong even for his visor to contain (expounded on below), and Emma Frost's PsychicPowers went dormant though (though she retained her secondary mutant ability to turn into diamond.diamond). Eventually, StatusQuoIsGod kicked in and their powers stabilized back to their normal levels.
** ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, without his trademark visor he wears as part of his costume, or a pair of ruby quartz glasses out of costume, would be firing his EyeBeams 24/7. (In fact, he ''is'' firing them 24/7, they're just being blocked.) [[spoiler:This limitation was eventually revealed to be a mental block, and was fixed by ComicBook/EmmaFrost.]] Used It used to be from having hit his head in the accident that killed his parents. There was a throwaway scene in one of the comics shortly after Wolverine lost his Adamantium (and briefly regressed to a neanderthallic state) where Cyclops hit his head in some kind of rune-covered pit, and a caption stated, "A subtle change is worked in an area of his brain damaged so long ago", so it's possible both explanations are correct. ]] After the events of ''Comicbook/AvengersVsXMen'', the visor can't block his eyebeams anymore. The only thing that can are his own eyelids.



** In an arc of ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'', a North Korean man had been artificially implanted with Wolverine's healing factor. However, not only was it so incomplete that he couldn't heal brain damage, but his body kept ''trying to heal every orifice he had!''

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** In an arc of ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'', a North Korean man had been artificially implanted with Wolverine's healing factor. {{healing factor}}. However, not only was it so incomplete that he couldn't heal brain damage, but his body kept ''trying ''[[BodyHorror trying to heal every orifice he had!''had!]]''



** ComicBook/{{Gambit}} had to go to [[DealWithTheDevil Mr. Sinister]] to have a portion of his brain removed to curb his powers. At the time, he was having difficulty touching things without having them explode, and was worried that people would die because of it. The operation took him from having the power of an Omega-Level mutant (on par with the like of Jean Grey, Hope Summers and Cable) to an Alpha-Level mutant. The storyline eventually revealed he was right to worry thanks to an encounter with an alternate universe counterpart of his who didn't get the surgery. Said parallel Gambit had changed his name to "New Sun". Because he had awakened to his full powers in a firestorm of energy that ''incinerated all life on Earth in a few seconds''.
** Chamber of ''ComicBook/GenerationX'' is what happens when a mutant ''isn't'' [[RequiredSecondaryPowers immune to his or her own powers]]. He is a "[[MeaningfulName chamber]]" of psionic energy, a power that is always on, and is so powerful that it destroyed half his face and some of his internal organs (heart and lungs) when he first used it. Though it has been established that the fire is actually his true form and his human body is more of a "shell" (or, one might say, a 'chamber') that he doesn't really need, so no real harm done (at least, physically. ''Half your face being missing'' tends to put a cramp in one's social life.)
** When ComicBook/JeanGrey (Marvel Girl, Phoenix) was a child, she couldn't control her omega-level {{Telepathy}} and ended up in a catatonic state. Later on she had a similar problem with the Phoenix Force.
*** Her past counterpart in ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen'' has her telepathy manifest early as a result of the stress of time travel and finding out about the future, and she frequently has to fight to keep thoughts out of her head. [[spoiler:Eventually it causes her to gain a whole new power by combining her two powers]].
** ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} can also lose control of her powers if she's angry. (In fact, she once [[BatmanGambit used this to her advantage]] when she and the rest of ComicBook/GenerationX were being held hostage by the mutant criminal Emplate. She insulted him to the point that he was so angry, he used his powers to drain a large portion of her life energy, gaining her powers in the process... Which he could not control, because he was so angry. Suffice to say it turned the situation around.)
** ComicBook/KittyPryde became stuck in her intangible phase in the aftermath of an extended period spent hurtling through space [[PutOnABusToHell inside a giant, ever-hardening bullet]] that she had phased through the Earth. She was also stuck in intangible mode once after being hit with an energy harpoon during the Mutant Massacre but was restored to normal with the help of Mr. Fantastic and Dr. Doom.
** ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s powers are in a near-perpetual state of PowerCreepPowerSeep, with various reasons and excuses furnished depending on the storyline to justifying him being as StrongAsTheyNeedToBe in any particular story. Said powers were also eventually established as playing havoc with his mental stability (overlapping into WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity) as a {{Retcon}} to explain away his years of being a CardCarryingVillain.

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** ComicBook/{{Gambit}} had to go to [[DealWithTheDevil Mr. Sinister]] to have a portion of his brain removed to curb his powers. At the time, he was having difficulty touching things without having them explode, and was worried that people would die because of it. The operation took him from having the power of an Omega-Level mutant (on par with the like likes of Jean Grey, Hope Summers Summers, and Cable) to an Alpha-Level mutant. The storyline eventually revealed he was right to worry thanks to an encounter with an alternate universe counterpart of his who didn't get the surgery. Said parallel Gambit had changed his name to "New Sun". Because he had awakened to his full powers in a firestorm of energy that ''incinerated all life on Earth in a few seconds''.
** Chamber of ''ComicBook/GenerationX'' is what happens when a mutant ''isn't'' [[RequiredSecondaryPowers immune to his or her own powers]]. He is a "[[MeaningfulName chamber]]" of psionic energy, a power that is always on, and is so powerful that it destroyed half his face and some of his internal organs (heart and lungs) when he first used it. Though it has been established that the fire is actually his true form and his human body is more of a "shell" (or, one might say, a 'chamber') that he doesn't really need, so no real harm done (at least, physically. ''Half physically; ''half your face being missing'' tends to put a cramp in one's social life.)
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** When ComicBook/JeanGrey (Marvel Girl, Phoenix) was a child, she couldn't control her omega-level {{Telepathy}} and ended up in a catatonic state. Later on on, she had a similar problem with the Phoenix Force.
*** Her past counterpart in ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen'' has her telepathy manifest early as a result of the stress of time travel and finding out about the future, and she frequently has to fight to keep thoughts out of her head. [[spoiler:Eventually [[spoiler:Eventually, it causes her to gain a whole new power by combining her two powers]].
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** ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} can also lose control of her powers if she's angry. (In fact, she once [[BatmanGambit used this to her advantage]] when she and the rest of ComicBook/GenerationX were being held hostage by the mutant criminal Emplate. She insulted him to the point that he was so angry, he used his powers to drain a large portion of her life energy, gaining her powers in the process... Which which he could not control, because he was so angry. Suffice to say it turned the situation around.)
** ComicBook/KittyPryde became stuck in her intangible phase in the aftermath of an extended period spent hurtling through space [[PutOnABusToHell inside a giant, ever-hardening bullet]] that she had phased through the Earth. She was also stuck in intangible mode once after being hit with an energy harpoon during the Mutant Massacre Massacre, but was restored to normal with the help of Mr. Fantastic and Dr. Doom.
** ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s powers are in a near-perpetual state of PowerCreepPowerSeep, with various reasons and excuses furnished depending on the storyline to justifying justify him being as StrongAsTheyNeedToBe in any particular story. Said powers were also eventually established as playing havoc with his mental stability (overlapping into WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity) as a {{Retcon}} to explain away his years of being a CardCarryingVillain.



** Another New Mutant who suffers this is Surge, who absorbs electrical energy around her from all sources (outlets, appliances, static electricity in the air, etc), building up a charge in her body which can then be released. She has no control over this, and is ''constantly'' absorbing energy. And if she absorbs enough, it begins wreaking havoc on her mental state, leaving her incoherent and babbling. Much like Cyclops, Nori is reliant on an external apparatus to regulate her power. Originally she was addicted drugs that helped keep her powers in check, but after joining the Xavier school Beast designed a pair of gauntlets for her that served the purpose instead, though she can lose control of her powers if the gauntlets are ever damaged (or even overloaded, as nearly happened in a fight with fellow electropath [[ComicBook/AvengersAcademy Striker]]). One story arc ''invoked'' this, when the Leper Queen, acting under the orders of Bastion, kidnapped her and used a modified form of the Legacy Virus to artificially intensify her powers to the point that even her gauntlets would no longer regulate it as part of an attempted terror attack.

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** Another New Mutant who suffers this is Surge, who absorbs electrical energy around her from all sources (outlets, appliances, static electricity in the air, etc), building up a charge in her body which can then be released. She has no control over this, and is ''constantly'' absorbing energy. And if she absorbs enough, it begins wreaking havoc on her mental state, leaving her incoherent and babbling. Much like Cyclops, Nori is reliant on an external apparatus to regulate her power. Originally she was addicted to drugs that helped keep her powers in check, but after joining the Xavier school school, Beast designed a pair of gauntlets for her that served the purpose instead, though she can lose control of her powers if the gauntlets are ever damaged (or even overloaded, as nearly happened in a fight with fellow electropath [[ComicBook/AvengersAcademy Striker]]). One story arc ''invoked'' this, when the Leper Queen, acting under the orders of Bastion, kidnapped her and used a modified form of the Legacy Virus to artificially intensify her powers to the point that even her gauntlets would no longer regulate it as part of an attempted terror attack.



** ComicBook/{{Rogue}} drains the powers of anyone she touches, so she wears gloves and skin-concealing outfits to avoid accidental physical contact with others. Even worse, when she used this power on ComicBook/MsMarvel, it didn't wear off for a long time afterwards, absorbing Marvel's powers and memories seemingly permanently. Rogue lives in constant fear that this same thing might happen again to someone else she uses her power on. She was cured of this power incontinence by Professor X in ''X-Men: Legacy'' #224. [[StatusQuoIsGod It didn't last]].
** ComicBook/{{Storm}} is very serene and calm, which she has taught herself to be over the years because if her emotions change, [[PowerOfTheStorm so does the weather]]. One of the most dramatic examples had the Beast take Storm into the stratosphere to let out her grief and anger [[spoiler:after Wolverine was killed]]. The result lead to having the entire Northern Hemisphere experience an ''aurora borealis''.

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** ComicBook/{{Rogue}} drains the powers of anyone she touches, so she wears gloves and skin-concealing outfits to avoid accidental physical contact with others. Even worse, when she used this power on ComicBook/MsMarvel, it didn't wear off for a long time afterwards, absorbing Marvel's powers and memories seemingly permanently. Rogue lives in constant fear that this same thing might happen again to someone else she uses her power on. She was cured of this power incontinence by Professor X in ''X-Men: Legacy'' #224. [[StatusQuoIsGod It didn't last]].
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** ComicBook/{{Storm}} is very serene and calm, which she has taught herself to be over the years because if her emotions change, [[PowerOfTheStorm so does the weather]]. One of the most dramatic examples had the Beast take Storm into the stratosphere to let out her grief and anger [[spoiler:after Wolverine was killed]]. The result lead to having result: the entire Northern Hemisphere experience experienced an ''aurora borealis''.



** The Gamesmaster, also hailing from ''Uncanny'', is a mutant with {{Telepathy}} so advanced he is actually called an "[[TheOmniscient omnipath]]" because he is in constant telepathic contact with every sentient mind on Earth, ''all at once'', '''all the time'''. This came so close to destroying his sanity he had to insert computer chips into his brain to help regulate his mental activity so [[PowerNullifier he doesn't]] fry his own brain. Even this extreme measure was not enough, and he turned to becoming the titular "gamesmaster" for the Upstarts not out of any sense of malice but just because their DeadlyGame provided him a diversion from the horror of being constantly connected to over six billion minds.
** Fabian Cortez from the first volume of ''ComicBook/AdjectivelessXMen'' actually ''weaponizes'' this as his mutant power, which is a particularly nasty form of SuperEmpowering. By overcharging another mutant's power beyond their ability to control he could effectively induce this in all but the most powerful of mutants.

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** The Gamesmaster, also hailing from ''Uncanny'', is a mutant with {{Telepathy}} so advanced he is actually called an "[[TheOmniscient omnipath]]" because he is in constant telepathic contact with every sentient mind on Earth, ''all at once'', '''all the time'''. This came so close to destroying his sanity [[PowerLimiter he had to insert computer chips into his brain to help regulate his mental activity activity]] so [[PowerNullifier he doesn't]] doesn't fry his own brain. Even this extreme measure was not enough, and he turned to becoming the titular "gamesmaster" for the Upstarts Upstarts, not out of any sense of malice malice, but just because their DeadlyGame provided him a diversion from the horror of being constantly connected to over six billion minds.
** Fabian Cortez from the first volume of ''ComicBook/AdjectivelessXMen'' actually ''weaponizes'' this as his mutant power, which is a particularly nasty form of SuperEmpowering. By overcharging another mutant's power beyond their ability to control control, he could effectively induce this in all but the most powerful of mutants.



** Exodus, first introduced in the aforementioned ''X-Factor'', is a cautionary tale of what happens when this trope is combined with the SuperpowerLottery. Literally described at one point as being able to use his psionic energy manipulating to do "anything he wants", Exodus also happens to be a FishOutOfTemporalWater crusader knight who has been a SealedBadassInACan for the past 800 years. Consequently, he is shown in his first twenty or so appearances having visible difficulty using powers [[HowDoIShotWeb he is unfamiliar with]], and is even implied in a few cases to suffer from a psychic variant of schizophrenia, as like the aforementioned Gamesmaster he was unable at first to block out the voices around him with his {{Telepathy}}.
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} villain Omega Red shows even bad guys suffer from this as he had to drain people's life energy to survive and temporarily had to release the death spores his body built up or they would kill him. Even after he found a cure that allowed him to survive without other people's life he stole it anyway and would probably do the same with his death spores.

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** Exodus, first introduced in the aforementioned ''X-Factor'', is a cautionary tale of what happens when this trope is combined with the SuperpowerLottery. Literally described at one point as being able to use his psionic energy manipulating to do "anything he wants", Exodus also happens to be a FishOutOfTemporalWater crusader knight who has been a SealedBadassInACan for the past 800 years. Consequently, he is shown in his first twenty or so appearances having visible difficulty using powers [[HowDoIShotWeb he is unfamiliar with]], and is even implied in a few cases to suffer from a psychic variant of schizophrenia, as like the aforementioned Gamesmaster Gamesmaster, he was unable at first to block out the voices around him with his {{Telepathy}}.
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} villain Omega Red shows even bad guys suffer from this this, as he had to drain people's life energy to survive and temporarily had to release the death spores his body built up or they would kill him. Even after he found a cure that allowed him to survive without other people's life life, he stole it anyway and would probably do the same with his death spores.



** Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk whenever someone makes him too angry, and once he's in that form he has no control over his actions.
** Joe Fix-It (a smaller, gray-skinned variant) had a brief story line where he always came out at night and generally did things Bruce did not approve of. (This is in fact what the Hulk was ''always'' like in the very earliest issues. This new storyline tweaked the original Gray Hulk a bit, taking him from EarlyInstallmentWeirdness to a different manifestation of his powers.)

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** Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk whenever someone makes him too angry, and once he's in that form form, he has no control over his actions.
** Joe Fix-It (a smaller, gray-skinned variant) had a brief story line storyline where he always came out at night and generally did things Bruce did not approve of. (This is in fact what the Hulk was ''always'' like in the very earliest issues. This new storyline tweaked the original Gray Hulk a bit, taking him from EarlyInstallmentWeirdness to a different manifestation of his powers.)



** Franklin Richards, the pre-teen son of Reed and Sue Richards. His mutant reality warping powers are practically without limit; he was the one who created the ''Heroes Reborn'' universe that saved Franchise/TheAvengers and the Fantastic Four from dying at the hands of Onslaught. However, he rarely has any control of his powers at all. Things... Just seem to happen.

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** Franklin Richards, the pre-teen son of Reed and Sue Richards. His mutant reality warping powers are practically without limit; he was the one who created the ''Heroes Reborn'' universe that saved Franchise/TheAvengers and the Fantastic Four from dying at the hands of Onslaught. However, he rarely has any control of his powers at all. Things... Just just seem to happen.



** Another member, Lightning, can't touch anything electrical otherwise she causes it and the the surrounding area to short out, her being a teenage girl who had a popular social life makes it worse for her.

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** Another member, Lightning, can't touch anything electrical otherwise electrical; otherwise, she causes it and the the surrounding area to short out, her out. Her being a teenage girl who had a popular social life makes it worse for her.



* In the ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}''/''ComicBook/{{BPRD}}'' comics, Liz Sherman has a great deal of difficulty controlling her pyrokinetic powers. Some of this is due to the nature of her abilities, but some of it is also due to psychological trauma related to her first manifestation (at age 11 she destroyed her entire family and 30 other people) and the institutionalized upbringing that followed.

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}''/''ComicBook/{{BPRD}}'' comics, Liz Sherman has a great deal of difficulty controlling her pyrokinetic powers. Some of this is due to the nature of her abilities, but some of it is also due to psychological trauma related to her first manifestation (at age 11 11, she destroyed her entire family and 30 other people) and the institutionalized upbringing that followed.



* The character whose murder starts off the plot for ''ComicBook/RisingStars'' is physically invulnerable, but that results in him being unable to have any sense of touch at all. He becomes an obese couch potato because without physical sensation he can't experience any form of physical pleasure except for the taste of food. His murder is carried out when he falls asleep in his chair and he's unable to feel that he's being bound to it by the murderer (who asphyxiates him with a plastic bag).

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* The character whose murder starts off the plot for ''ComicBook/RisingStars'' is physically invulnerable, but that results in him being unable to have any sense of touch at all. He becomes an obese couch potato because without physical sensation sensation, he can't experience any form of physical pleasure except for the taste of food. His murder is carried out when he falls asleep in his chair and he's unable to feel that he's being bound to it by the murderer (who asphyxiates him with a plastic bag).



** Guy Smith, a.k.a. Orphan and Mister Sensitive, led the team thereafter, including when it became X-Statix. His superhuman senses meant that any irritation to his skin caused him great pain. Attempting to block out the pain with mental exercises didn't work; eventually Professor X designed him a special suit.

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** Guy Smith, a.k.a. Orphan and Mister Sensitive, led the team thereafter, including when it became X-Statix. His [[SuperSenses superhuman senses senses]] meant that any irritation to his skin caused him great pain. Attempting to block out the pain with mental exercises didn't work; eventually Professor X designed him a special suit.suit for him.



* In ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', Dr. Manhattan [[spoiler:is tricked into thinking he has this problem.]]
* Mind*** in ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' can only speak and see using her psychic powers, which makes her unable to lie, [[spoiler:because her brother removed her tongue and eyes so she'd be forced to rely on her powers more]] and reads the minds of everyone nearby; since most of those people are superheroes and most of ''them'' are jerkasses, she can't really handle being in groups for long and spends most of her time on their space station alone, which she hates.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', Dr. Manhattan [[spoiler:is tricked into thinking he has this problem.]]
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* Mind*** in ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' can only speak and see using her psychic powers, which makes her unable to lie, [[spoiler:because her brother removed her tongue and eyes so she'd be forced to rely on her powers more]] more]], and reads the minds of everyone nearby; since most of those people are superheroes and most of ''them'' are jerkasses, she can't really handle being in groups for long and spends most of her time on their space station alone, which she hates.



** Superman villain Parasite is a little worse off than Rogue stealing life force from anyone near him and being constantly hungry for more.
** After being restored to full power on his return from [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman death]], Superman's powers started slowly increasing which was welcome at first but eventually led to his powers being out of control and his body physically warped. Eventually cured by having Parasite leech his excess power and the strange element with it that was causing the problem. This also justified an art shift for Parasite from basically looking like a bald man with purple skin to his current more monstrous appearance.

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** Superman villain Parasite is a little worse off than Rogue Rogue, stealing life force from anyone near him and being constantly hungry for more.
** After being restored to full power on his return from [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman death]], Superman's powers started slowly increasing increasing, which was welcome at first first, but eventually led to his powers being out of control and his body physically warped. Eventually This was eventually cured by having Parasite leech his excess power and the strange element with it that was causing the problem. This also justified an art shift for Parasite from basically looking like a bald man with purple skin to his current more monstrous appearance.



* Like Ghost Rider, the first ComicBook/SpiderWoman was at first unable to keep her pheromones in check, causing guys to be attracted to her and woman repulsed at her. She learns to control it, eventually.
* Black Bolt of ComicBook/TheInhumans has vast energy powers, comparable or exceeding a Herald of Galactus. Sadly, the region of the brain that controls them is the same that controls his voice. The net effect: he can't open his mouth without unleashing devastation. (Which often gets mistaken for a sonic attack.)

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* Like Ghost Rider, the first ComicBook/SpiderWoman was at first unable to keep her pheromones in check, causing guys to be attracted to her and woman women repulsed at her. She learns to control it, eventually.
* Black Bolt of ComicBook/TheInhumans has vast energy powers, comparable to or exceeding a Herald of Galactus. Sadly, the region of the brain that controls them is the same one that controls his voice. The net effect: he can't open his mouth without unleashing devastation. (Which often gets mistaken for a sonic attack.)



* The League of Supermen, a far future team in ''Franchise/{{Superman}} Annual #8'', all suffer from variants of this, due to each having ''one'' of Superman's powers (and their artificial nature, as they are all humans genetically modified to simulate Kryptonian powers). [[EyeBeams Heat]] has to fire his heat vision every 15 minutes, or he'll burn up from the inside; [[XRayVision See-Through]] has to wear a lead-lined visor when not using his powers; [[{{Flight}} Flyboy]] has to be tethered to stop him drifting away if he doesn't concentrate; [[SuperStrength Pounder]] DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength; and [[NighInvulnerability Shield]] can't feel anything. New recruits [[SuperBreath Tempest]] and [[SuperSpeed Speed]] are given PowerArmor that simulates the powers rather than genetic modification; they still have disadvantages (Tempest can't breathe ''in'' too sharply; Speed needs to constantly replenish her energy) but at least they can turn them off.

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* The League of Supermen, a far future team in ''Franchise/{{Superman}} Annual #8'', all suffer from variants of this, due to each having ''one'' of Superman's powers (and their artificial nature, as they are all humans genetically modified to simulate Kryptonian powers). [[EyeBeams Heat]] has to fire his heat vision every 15 minutes, or he'll burn up from the inside; [[XRayVision See-Through]] has to wear a lead-lined visor when not using his powers; [[{{Flight}} Flyboy]] has to be tethered to stop him drifting away if he doesn't concentrate; [[SuperStrength Pounder]] DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength; and [[NighInvulnerability Shield]] can't feel anything. New recruits [[SuperBreath Tempest]] and [[SuperSpeed Speed]] are given PowerArmor that simulates the powers rather than genetic modification; they still have disadvantages (Tempest can't breathe ''in'' too sharply; Speed needs to constantly replenish her energy) energy), but at least they can turn them off.



* In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' Gambit joined the evil Fenris corporation because they helped cure his Power Incontinence. He tells Rogue that his energy charging powers had gone out of control and he couldn't even ''eat'' -- any food he tried to touch would explode.

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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Gambit joined the evil Fenris corporation because they helped cure his Power Incontinence. He tells Rogue that his energy charging powers had gone out of control and he couldn't even ''eat'' -- any food he tried to touch would explode.



* ''Literature/TheRing'' (American movie adaptation): Samara Morgan is unable to control her ability to project images - whether that's onto surfaces or into people's minds.

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* ''Literature/TheRing'' (American movie adaptation): Samara Morgan is unable to control her ability to project images - -- whether that's onto surfaces or into people's minds.



* ''Film/SuicideSquad'': El Diablo is a man with fire powers, who at the start when he's joined the Squad, is unwilling to use them. At the end we find out his back story: [[spoiler: he started to lose control over his power whenever he got emotionally upset, and during an argument with wife, where she threatened to leave him, he erupted so badly that he burned down his entire house, [[AccidentalMurder killing his wife and children with it - unintentionally]], because he loved them dearly.]]

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* ''Film/SuicideSquad'': El Diablo is a man with fire powers, who who, at the start when he's joined the Squad, is unwilling to use them. At the end end, we find out his back story: [[spoiler: he backstory: [[spoiler:he started to lose control over his power whenever he got emotionally upset, and during an argument with wife, where she threatened to leave him, he erupted so badly that he burned down his entire house, [[AccidentalMurder killing his wife and children with it - -- unintentionally]], because he loved them dearly.]]



** ''Film/XMen1'': Rogue can't control her powers at all which sucks because she's a PowerParasite who can potentially kill anyone who touches her. She has to wear gloves and can't ever be intimate or close to anyone. Unlike in the comics she never learns control and instead takes up the mutant cure.

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** ''Film/XMen1'': Rogue can't control her powers at all all, which sucks because she's a PowerParasite who can potentially kill anyone who touches her. She has to wear gloves and can't ever be intimate or close to anyone. Unlike in the comics comics, she never learns control and instead takes up the mutant cure.



* In Literature/TheBible, Seraphim are described as having to constantly conceal their true forms with their wings, lest they incinerate anything that gazes upon them. {{God}} Himself has the same problem, but He can work around it by simply not manifesting on the mortal plane or, when He does, assuming AFormYouAreComfortableWith (such as a burning bush).



* The Marauders of ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' can be divided into two types. One has their perception of the world around them unconsciously warped into a delusion, and act accordingly; the other unconsciously warps the world around them to fit their delusions.

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* The Marauders of ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' can be divided into two types. One has their perception of the world around them unconsciously warped into a delusion, and act accordingly; the other [[RealityWarper unconsciously warps the world around them to fit their delusions.delusions]].
27th Jul '17 11:22:12 AM Necrodomo
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* [[AscendedDemon Redeemed Demons]] from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' can channel their guilt and anger at their former evil ways into a powerful holy [[HolyHandGrenade smiting]] attack that quickly mows through still-unrepentant demons in a few blows. Unfortunately, the line between good and evil anger is blurry and thus these attacks regularly manifest as an unholy demonic wave of evil instead. Despite having no control over these outbursts, the Redeemed are blamed for them and punished with a massive reduction in the all-important KarmaMeter, making their smites a sort of DeathOrGloryAttack.
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', it's not uncommon for bloodliners to lose control or use accidentally their powers sometimes. This can happen for different reasons, including [[MalfunctionMalady illness]], [[TraumaButton traumas]] or [[PersonalityPowers strong emotions such as rage or excitement]].
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*''Fanfic/LulusBizarreRebellion'':Wake the Snake was supposed to be a weak stand that could do nothing but switch users and make people slightly sleepy, but [[spoiler: Sophie Wood]] did not have enough willpower to control it, causing it to go on a rampage.
** All Requiem stands traded a measure of control for a great deal of power:
*** Hey Jude granted invulnerability and MentalTimeTravel, but a single misuse of that power put its users into a coma
*** Almost Human's shapeshifting abilities grew gradually less precise and stable over time, causing [[spoiler: Kewell's]] body to break down.
*** The Truth was no more able to turn off [[spoiler: Mao's mind reading geass]] than he was.
15th Jul '17 2:41:37 AM Veanne
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* ''Webcomic/{{Suihira}}'' has Wahida, who has the favour of the water goddess and can summon water from ''somewhere'' to wherever she is. Flooding things and cracking bottles. She has very little control over this.
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* Pucho of ''Webcomic/FoxyFlavoredCookie'' has the ability to cause objects to break with a touch but he doesn't have total control of this ability so there is a danger he may harm somebody if he touches them.
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