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26th May '18 8:37:20 AM Amneiger
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* The fourth-level god gifts in [[VideoGame/Elona Elona+]] are equipment pieces that provide lots of armor, but decrease that god's favored attributes and skills by an extraordinary amount. They're meant to be used for training; attributes and skills that are very high gain levels slowly, but by lowering those attributes and skills and setting up the right situation, you can continue to train them in a time-efficient manner.

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* The Elona+ expansion for ''Videogame/{{Elona}}'' has the fourth-level god gifts in [[VideoGame/Elona Elona+]] gifts, which are equipment pieces that provide lots of armor, but decrease that god's favored attributes and skills by an extraordinary amount. They're meant to be used for training; attributes and skills that are very high gain levels slowly, but by lowering those attributes and skills and setting up the right situation, you can continue to train them in a time-efficient manner.
26th May '18 8:35:06 AM Amneiger
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* The fourth-level god gifts in [[VideoGame/Elona Elona+]] are equipment pieces that provide lots of armor, but decrease that god's favored attributes and skills by an extraordinary amount. They're meant to be used for training; attributes and skills that are very high gain levels slowly, but by lowering those attributes and skills and setting up the right situation, you can continue to train them in a time-efficient manner.
19th May '18 9:45:37 PM Onlythrice
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** Type: Null's mask is designed to keep its powers and speed in check. When it "evolves" into Silvally, the mask is destroyed.

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** Type: Null's mask is designed to keep its powers and speed in check. When it "evolves" evolves into Silvally, the mask is destroyed.
11th May '18 8:15:11 AM Tacitus
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* During the Christopher Kent storyline in Franchise/{{Superman}}, Superman had him wear a watch much of the time that emitted red sunlight to keep him normal as he hadn't learned to control his powers yet. He could take it off any time he wanted but kept it on most of the time out of respect for Superman.

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* During the Christopher Kent storyline in Franchise/{{Superman}}, ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', Superman had him wear a watch much of the time that emitted red sunlight to keep him normal as he hadn't learned to control his powers yet. He could take it off any time he wanted but kept it on most of the time out of respect for Superman.



* In the fanfic ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'', James can help those he invites into his Party into gaining Skills, but it is limited by them only learning up to the number they have for [[SuddenGameInterface INT.]] As per WordOfGod, this is so as to avoid logical exploits like [[GameBreaker learning a thousand Skills in order to get through fights with just the passives]].
* In the ''FanFic/PokeWars'' series it is revealed that [[spoiler:Pokémon ''and'' humans]] possess natural power limiters that keep their attacks to a non-lethal level and reduce their bloodlust and aggressiveness. The series revolves around what happens after those limiters are suddenly released and [[spoiler:the Pokémon are psychically commanded to kill all humans]].
* What kicks off the plot in ''Escape from the Hokage's Hat''. During the Sasuke retrieval mission, Naruto managed to win his fight against Sasuke but almost died. He aimed for Sasuke's wing which took Sasuke down but threw the aim off the Chidori from his heart to most of his right side and his whole right arm while Naruto was suffering from charka exhaustion to boost. While in surgery Tsunade finds multiple limiters on Naruto ranging from intelligence dampening to massively suppressing his hormones and libido and his motor functions. The reason she isn't on Jiraiya's (resident seal master) case for not notifying her of the seals is because they were [[BloodMagic blood seals]] made from Naruto's own blood so they wouldn't be seen by a regular medical scan. While Jiraiya says removing them would give him a major permanent boost (the seals held a large chunk of Naruto's power), there is a downside to it due to the seals being so ingrained into Naruto's body. Naruto would generally have the motor functions of a 5 month year old, Kage level reserves with zero control and a brain that's just started working at normal capacity.
* The admins in ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'' originally designed subspace pockets to drain power away from Loopers in order to keep them from accidentally collapsing a universe. The fact that the pockets also serve as HammerSpace and carry things between loops is just an added bonus.
* In ''Unwell'', Twilight Sparkle is said to be on these as a result of an illness that's exacerbated by excessive magic levels. And had been since foalhood. The results of another pony taking her medications are ... BAD.
* ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship'': Book II reveals that Celestia's regalia are this to her, as the full untapped extent of her PowerOfTheSun would either incinerate or irradiate everything around her.
* ''Fanfic/AdorableMurderbeasts'' : A fanfic where a Self-Insert is put into the Young Justice universe with six Pokeballs and all the items from the games, he uses the Macho Brace, Power Bracers, and Power Anklets to increase his training so he can faster match the various threats of the DC Universe.
* One ''Bleach'' story shows Yachiru's entire uniform is covered in power limiters similar to Kenpachi's. They're also stated to be the reason she appears as a little girl as they seal away too much power for Yachiru to maintain her adult form.



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* In the fanfic ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'', James can help those he invites into his Party into gaining Skills, but it is limited by them only learning up to the number they have for [[SuddenGameInterface INT.]] As per WordOfGod, this is so as to avoid logical exploits like [[GameBreaker learning a thousand Skills in order to get through fights with just the passives]].
* In the ''FanFic/PokeWars'' series it is revealed that [[spoiler:Pokémon ''and'' humans]] possess natural power limiters that keep their attacks to a non-lethal level and reduce their bloodlust and aggressiveness. The series revolves around what happens after those limiters are suddenly released and [[spoiler:the Pokémon are psychically commanded to kill all humans]].
* What kicks off the plot in ''Escape from the Hokage's Hat''. During the Sasuke retrieval mission, Naruto managed to win his fight against Sasuke but almost died. He aimed for Sasuke's wing which took Sasuke down but threw the aim off the Chidori from his heart to most of his right side and his whole right arm while Naruto was suffering from charka exhaustion to boost. While in surgery Tsunade finds multiple limiters on Naruto ranging from intelligence dampening to massively suppressing his hormones and libido and his motor functions. The reason she isn't on Jiraiya's (resident seal master) case for not notifying her of the seals is because they were [[BloodMagic blood seals]] made from Naruto's own blood so they wouldn't be seen by a regular medical scan. While Jiraiya says removing them would give him a major permanent boost (the seals held a large chunk of Naruto's power), there is a downside to it due to the seals being so ingrained into Naruto's body. Naruto would generally have the motor functions of a 5 month year old, Kage level reserves with zero control and a brain that's just started working at normal capacity.
* The admins in ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'' originally designed subspace pockets to drain power away from Loopers in order to keep them from accidentally collapsing a universe. The fact that the pockets also serve as HammerSpace and carry things between loops is just an added bonus.
* In ''Unwell'', Twilight Sparkle is said to be on these as a result of an illness that's exacerbated by excessive magic levels. And had been since foalhood. The results of another pony taking her medications are ... BAD.
* ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship'': Book II reveals that Celestia's regalia are this to her, as the full untapped extent of her PowerOfTheSun would either incinerate or irradiate everything around her.
* ''Fanfic/AdorableMurderbeasts'' : A fanfic where a Self-Insert is put into the Young Justice universe with six Pokeballs and all the items from the games, he uses the Macho Brace, Power Bracers, and Power Anklets to increase his training so he can faster match the various threats of the DC Universe.
* One ''Bleach'' story shows Yachiru's entire uniform is covered in power limiters similar to Kenpachi's. They're also stated to be the reason she appears as a little girl as they seal away too much power for Yachiru to maintain her adult form.
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* In TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}, Mars, the goddess of war and battles, wears her hair in braids while training her soldiers, and each braid binds up some of her strength and skills so that she doesn't accidentally kill them.
* In TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering, a few creatures have some way to become more powerful if certain conditions are met, and many of these are implied to be removal of a power limiter of some kind.

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* In TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}, ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', Mars, the goddess of war and battles, wears her hair in braids while training her soldiers, and each braid binds up some of her strength and skills so that she doesn't accidentally kill them.
* In TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering, ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', a few creatures have some way to become more powerful if certain conditions are met, and many of these are implied to be removal of a power limiter of some kind.



* K' in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' is forced to wear a special gauntlet, lest his flame control powers run wild. Normally, flame-users in KOF have perfect control, but since K' got his powers through an imperfect process, he has no control over them.
*** As of 2003 and XIII, it's implied he doesn't need it anymore but now wears it out of habit.

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* K' in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' is forced to wear a special gauntlet, lest his flame control powers run wild. Normally, flame-users in KOF have perfect control, but since K' got his powers through an imperfect process, he has no control over them.
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them. As of 2003 and XIII, it's implied he doesn't need it anymore but now wears it out of habit.



* It is revealed near the end of VideoGame/{{Bioshock Infinite}} that [[spoiler: the Siphon actually limits Elizabeth's powers at the request of Comstock to better manage and keep her under control. By destroying the Siphon Tower using Songbird, Elizabeth gains the full potential of her powers which allowed her to see through the multi universe of the world and its truth.]]
* The many [[SuperpowerLottery incredibly powerful beings]] of ''Videogame/TouhouProject'' fight using the nonlethal [[BulletHell Spellcards]] instead of their true powers to avoid unnecessary bloodshed, [[TheProblemWithFightingDeath especially when beings vital to the existance of the world]] are involved. For instance, someone like [[PersonOfMassDestruction Flandre Scarlet]] could probably reduce [[{{Miko}} Reimu Hakurei]] to a black spec of ash on the floor, (probably, [[{{MagicAIsMagicA}} magic A isn't always magic A in setting]] and Reimu has previously parlayed 'ability to the extent of flying through the air' into putting herself above concepts like Death, Defeat and Fate) but then the Barrier around Gensokyo would collapse, so this situation would really not benefit anybody at all. Additionally, it's balanced to give even the weakest individuals a chance to win against the strongest ones around.

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* It is revealed near the end of VideoGame/{{Bioshock Infinite}} ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock Infinite}}'' that [[spoiler: the Siphon actually limits Elizabeth's powers at the request of Comstock to better manage and keep her under control. By destroying the Siphon Tower using Songbird, Elizabeth gains the full potential of her powers which allowed her to see through the multi universe of the world and its truth.]]
* The many Conflicts in the ''Videogame/{{Touhou}}'' games involve [[SuperpowerLottery incredibly powerful beings]] of ''Videogame/TouhouProject'' fight fighting using the nonlethal [[BulletHell Spellcards]] instead of their true powers to avoid unnecessary bloodshed, [[TheProblemWithFightingDeath especially when beings vital to the existance of the world]] are involved. For instance, someone Thus, even weak {{youkai}} stand a chance when pitted against beings like [[PersonOfMassDestruction Flandre Scarlet]] could probably reduce Scarlet]], who can destroy anything by clenching her fist, and nobody has to worry about accidentally killing [[{{Miko}} Reimu Hakurei]] to a black spec of ash on and thus bringing about the floor, (probably, [[{{MagicAIsMagicA}} magic A isn't always magic A in setting]] and Reimu has previously parlayed 'ability to the extent end of flying through the air' into putting herself above concepts like Death, Defeat and Fate) but then the Barrier around Gensokyo would collapse, so this situation would really not benefit anybody at all. Additionally, it's balanced to give even keeping the weakest individuals a chance to win against the strongest ones around.mundane world separate from [[FantasticNaturePreserve Gensokyo]].



* In the digital cardgame ''Videogame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft we have the card 2 mana cost card [[http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/File:Ancient_Watcher(153).png Ancient Watcher]] which has a massive 4 attack and 5 health, but has a limiter which prevents it from attacking. Silencing the card will disable this limiter and makes it a potent threat.

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* In the digital cardgame ''Videogame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft ''Videogame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft'' we have the card 2 mana cost card [[http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/File:Ancient_Watcher(153).png Ancient Watcher]] which has a massive 4 attack and 5 health, but has a limiter which prevents it from attacking. Silencing the card will disable this limiter and makes it a potent threat.
7th May '18 7:59:15 PM nombretomado
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* Many modern cars these days are also receiving power limiters related to other aspects of performance, notably traction control, which does {{exactly what it says on the tin}}. These will either limit power by restricting the throttle when it detects traction giving, or may apply the brakes automatically on select wheels. Others have a limp mode where if the ECU detects a potentially major engine problem it will ''severely'' restrict engine performance to protect it and put on the Service Engine light. In some manual transmission cars you can induce this behavior by putting the car into too low a gear for your speed and releasing the clutch, forcing the engine to an RPM beyond its redline limiter, which happened on TopGear. DontTryThisAtHome, if you don't know what you're doing you '''''really will''''' destroy your engine. Watching an engine rod shoot through the hood is ''[[UnderStatement not a pleasant sight]]''.
** Some tuned cars take this one step further. One such Mercedes featured on TopGear needs its traction control on to floor the gas, otherwise it would just make the tires explode. ''At a standing start.''

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* Many modern cars these days are also receiving power limiters related to other aspects of performance, notably traction control, which does {{exactly what it says on the tin}}. These will either limit power by restricting the throttle when it detects traction giving, or may apply the brakes automatically on select wheels. Others have a limp mode where if the ECU detects a potentially major engine problem it will ''severely'' restrict engine performance to protect it and put on the Service Engine light. In some manual transmission cars you can induce this behavior by putting the car into too low a gear for your speed and releasing the clutch, forcing the engine to an RPM beyond its redline limiter, which happened on TopGear.''Series/TopGearUK''. DontTryThisAtHome, if you don't know what you're doing you '''''really will''''' destroy your engine. Watching an engine rod shoot through the hood is ''[[UnderStatement not a pleasant sight]]''.
** Some tuned cars take this one step further. One such Mercedes featured on TopGear ''Series/TopGearUK'' needs its traction control on to floor the gas, otherwise it would just make the tires explode. ''At a standing start.''
2nd May '18 7:01:41 PM WhynotkeepitaSecret
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18th Apr '18 9:20:52 AM DanteVin
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* In ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', Proto Bahamut looks like it has its hands and mouth tied up, its tail bandaged, and is blindfolded. They come off when it reveals its true power. In its raid boss battle, it breaks these limiters once its health is halved.
5th Jan '18 10:29:45 PM eleutherios
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* In TabletopGame/Exalted, Mars, the goddess of war and battles, wears her hair in braids while training her soldiers, and each braid binds up some of her strength and skills so that she doesn't accidentally kill them.

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* In TabletopGame/Exalted, TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}, Mars, the goddess of war and battles, wears her hair in braids while training her soldiers, and each braid binds up some of her strength and skills so that she doesn't accidentally kill them.
5th Jan '18 10:22:14 PM eleutherios
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** Zarbon is a bishounen whose ultimate form is actually hideously ugly; he wears power limiting earrings in order to stay pretty since he values his physical beauty above all else.
5th Jan '18 10:18:56 PM eleutherios
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* In TabletopGame/Exalted, Mars, the goddess of war and battles, wears her hair in braids while training her soldiers, and each braid binds up some of her strength and skills so that she doesn't accidentally kill them.
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