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12th Jun '16 8:43:43 AM dmcreif
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* Jafar is defeated in the first ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' movie by the limits of being a genie. "Phenomenal cosmic powers... itty-bitty living space."
* Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has near-constant PowerIncontinence, causing her to freeze everything she touches and accidentally create snow and/or ice whenever she moves her hands too quickly. To counteract this, her father makes her wear gloves. It's shown to work... unless she's particularly distressed, for example [[spoiler:when her mother and father suddenly die]], she's shown to have coated a large area around her in ice, despite the gloves.
** Since Elsa's powers activate due to strong emotions, it's very likely that her gloves work [[MagicFeather like a placebo]]; she thinks that the gloves might help her, which calmes her down and prevents her ice powers from activating.

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* Jafar is defeated in the first ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' movie by the limits of being a genie. "Phenomenal cosmic powers..."PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWERS... itty-bitty living space."
* *Queen Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has near-constant PowerIncontinence, [[PowerIncontinence lack of control over her powers]], causing her to freeze everything she touches and accidentally create snow and/or ice whenever she moves her hands too quickly. To counteract this, her father makes her wear gloves.she wears [[ConspicuousGloves gloves]]. It's shown to work... unless she's particularly distressed, for example [[spoiler:when when her mother and father suddenly die]], parents die, she's shown to have coated a large area around her in ice, despite the gloves.
** Since Elsa's powers activate due to strong emotions, it's very likely that her gloves work [[MagicFeather like a placebo]]; she thinks that the gloves might help her, which calmes calms her down and prevents her ice powers from activating.
12th Jun '16 8:42:03 AM dmcreif
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* Many forms automobile racing use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restrictor_plate restrictors plates]] to limit the air intake, and thus the maximum power output of an engine. This is either to ensure parity or competitiveness between different cars (Le Mans Prototypes, GT racecars), or to reduce speeds that could lead to serious accidents (NASCAR superspeedways)

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* Many forms automobile racing use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restrictor_plate restrictors plates]] to limit the air intake, and thus the maximum power output of an engine.
**NASCAR uses them at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway, where they are used to bunch up the field and reduce speeds to prevent cars from going airborne in a wreck (a side effect of this is the likeliness of a large multi-car pileup known as a 'Big One').
This is either means that incidentally, the restrictor plate races tend to have more lead changes than non-plate races (since drivers have to draft instead of rely on shifting gears), but have larger wrecks.
**Other racing sports use restrictor plates
to ensure parity or competitiveness between different cars (Le Mans Prototypes, GT racecars), or to reduce speeds that could lead to serious accidents (NASCAR superspeedways)racecars).
30th May '16 10:30:52 AM Deathhacker
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** The Animus Speculum worn by Culexus Assassins are designed to absorb and contain the anti-soul energies of the Blanks that wear them. This is so that the Assassins can operate within normal people without causing them to experience a violent case of UncannyValley. Unlike other examples though, it can fire this stored energy when the eye opens, turning it into a localized negative space wedgie that ''tears your soul from your body''.
30th May '16 5:39:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Abel Nightroad in ''TrinityBlood'' is the only [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Crusnik]] who can release his powers in three stages (40%, 80%, and 100%). These restrictions are self-imposed, following a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment long before the series' begin.

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* Abel Nightroad in ''TrinityBlood'' ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is the only [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Crusnik]] who can release his powers in three stages (40%, 80%, and 100%). These restrictions are self-imposed, following a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment long before the series' begin.
20th May '16 8:44:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Bui, an enemy from the Dark Tournament arc of ''YuYuHakusho'', wears heavy armor over every inch of his body and wields a gigantic axe. Everyone thinks this is to protect him from attack, but it turns out that the armor was actually a PowerLimiter, and once it's removed, he shows off an impenetrable BattleAura that lets him defeat Hiei's WaveMotionGun, the Dragon of the Darkness Flame.

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** Bui, an enemy from the Dark Tournament arc of ''YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', wears heavy armor over every inch of his body and wields a gigantic axe. Everyone thinks this is to protect him from attack, but it turns out that the armor was actually a PowerLimiter, and once it's removed, he shows off an impenetrable BattleAura that lets him defeat Hiei's WaveMotionGun, the Dragon of the Darkness Flame.
18th May '16 7:48:07 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Throughout ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'' and the early part of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]]'', Riku wears a blindfold to suppress his [[CastingAShadow darkness]] and SuperpoweredEvilSide. When fighting Roxas and losing, however, he was forced to remove the blindfold; doing so [[ShapeshifterModeLock traps him in the form of Xehanort's Heartless]], but nonetheless gives him enough power to K.O. Roxas with ease.
19th Apr '16 2:13:11 PM Willbyr
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* The first two seasons of ''[[LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'' featured 10-year-old girls with PowerLevels exceeding the power meter of 1,000,000 points, and then introduced many other characters able to match them. When the series proved popular enough to go on to a [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers third season]], government-required power limiters were introduced to knock them down several ranks, with them only able to use full power when authorized by a high-ranking Bureau member.

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* The first two seasons of ''[[LyricalNanoha ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'' featured 10-year-old girls with PowerLevels exceeding the power meter of 1,000,000 points, and then introduced many other characters able to match them. When the series proved popular enough to go on to a [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers third season]], government-required power limiters were introduced to knock them down several ranks, with them only able to use full power when authorized by a high-ranking Bureau member.



* Alucard from ''{{Hellsing}}'' uses the "Control Art Restriction System", which divides his powers into six levels, with Five as his weakest and Zero his strongest. Considering how ridiculously overpowered he is, enemies tend not to be [[BloodKnight worthy enough]] to have him unlock any levels. When he reaches Level Zero, [[strike:''run'']] kill yourself. Fortunately, he can't go full-power on his own accord - full release requires approval from Integra Helsing. Mostly. When under threat, he can release a few restrictions until the threat is destroyed.

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* Alucard from ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' uses the "Control Art Restriction System", which divides his powers into six levels, with Five as his weakest and Zero his strongest. Considering how ridiculously overpowered he is, enemies tend not to be [[BloodKnight worthy enough]] to have him unlock any levels. When he reaches Level Zero, [[strike:''run'']] kill yourself. Fortunately, he can't go full-power on his own accord - full release requires approval from Integra Helsing. Mostly. When under threat, he can release a few restrictions until the threat is destroyed.



** The weighted training clothes that Son Goku and Piccolo (Jr.) wear are used to this effect in the Piccolo Jr. Saga and Saiyan Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ. However, the ever-increasing power threshold of the show quickly leads to the effect becoming meaningless and replaced with [[SuperMode super modes]] and [[FusionDance fusing]]. Goku never takes his off ([[ClothingDamage intentionally]]) and Piccolo only removes his for [[TheCoatsAreOff dramatic effect]].

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** The weighted training clothes that Son Goku and Piccolo (Jr.) wear are used to this effect in the Piccolo Jr. Saga and Saiyan Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ.''Anime/DragonBallZ''. However, the ever-increasing power threshold of the show quickly leads to the effect becoming meaningless and replaced with [[SuperMode super modes]] and [[FusionDance fusing]]. Goku never takes his off ([[ClothingDamage intentionally]]) and Piccolo only removes his for [[TheCoatsAreOff dramatic effect]].



* In ''TheLegendOfKoizumi'', during "The Twilight Of The Gods" story arc, the Pope is revealed to have been wearing "The Shackles Of Golgotha", a set of heavy wrist weights, for years in order to restrain his true power. (Koizumi remarks that he's probably been using less than a tenth of his full potential until then.) This is still a manga about playing ''mahjong''.

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* In ''TheLegendOfKoizumi'', ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'', during "The Twilight Of The Gods" story arc, the Pope is revealed to have been wearing "The Shackles Of Golgotha", a set of heavy wrist weights, for years in order to restrain his true power. (Koizumi remarks that he's probably been using less than a tenth of his full potential until then.) This is still a manga about playing ''mahjong''.



* In ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', not to mention in the [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} original comics]] it was based on, we learn that Professor Xavier placed a mental block in Jean Grey as a child, to keep her more extreme powers from manifesting.

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* In ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', not to mention in the [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen original comics]] it was based on, we learn that Professor Xavier placed a mental block in Jean Grey as a child, to keep her more extreme powers from manifesting.
19th Apr '16 1:09:24 AM BURGINABC
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** Since Elsa's powers activate due to strong emotions, it's very likely that her gloves work like a placebo; she thinks that the gloves might help her, which calmes her down and prevents her ice powers from activating.

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** Since Elsa's powers activate due to strong emotions, it's very likely that her gloves work [[MagicFeather like a placebo; placebo]]; she thinks that the gloves might help her, which calmes her down and prevents her ice powers from activating.
3rd Apr '16 10:37:42 PM REV6Pilot
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Crystalling", [[GooGooGodlike Baby Flurry Heart]] has PowerIncontinence that cause a lot of problems for everypony, [[spoiler: but are curbed at the end with a spell from Sunburst, appropriately named "Fledgling Forbearance"]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' universe, there's "Fledgling Forbearance", a spell used to curb a foal's PowerIncontinence. It was introduced in the episode "The Crystalling", [[GooGooGodlike Baby Flurry Heart]] has PowerIncontinence that cause a lot of problems for everypony, said incontinence to UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom levels, [[spoiler: but are she's curbed at the end with a spell from Sunburst, appropriately named "Fledgling Forbearance"]].Sunburst's help]].
3rd Apr '16 10:34:46 PM REV6Pilot
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Crystalling", [[GooGooGodlike Baby Flurry Heart]] has PowerIncontinence that cause a lot of problems for everypony, [[spoiler: but are curbed at the end with a spell from Sunburst]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Crystalling", [[GooGooGodlike Baby Flurry Heart]] has PowerIncontinence that cause a lot of problems for everypony, [[spoiler: but are curbed at the end with a spell from Sunburst]].Sunburst, appropriately named "Fledgling Forbearance"]].
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