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9th Aug '16 11:31:23 PM PaulA
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* Done by choice in the ''Taltos'' novels of the {{Dragaera}} series, where [[spoiler:Sethra Lavode]] is revealed to be one and the same with [[spoiler:Kiera the Thief]], and in this persona achieved success with hard work and minimal use of magic, refusing to use any resource or knowledge she didn't gain as [[spoiler: Kiera]], even though in her true form she is an equal to the gods. Her explanation was simply that she got bored.

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* Done by choice in the ''Taltos'' novels of the {{Dragaera}} Literature/{{Dragaera}} series, where [[spoiler:Sethra Lavode]] is revealed to be one and the same with [[spoiler:Kiera the Thief]], and in this persona achieved success with hard work and minimal use of magic, refusing to use any resource or knowledge she didn't gain as [[spoiler: Kiera]], [[spoiler:Kiera]], even though in her true form she is an equal to the gods. Her explanation was simply that she got bored.
2nd Aug '16 8:52:54 AM Dravencour
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* ComicBook/TheSpectre's power is severely limited when sealed in a mortal host. The Spectre still has near-omnipotent power but can only use it to punish murderers (and not every murderer at that). During the Day of Vengeance event the Spectre was between hosts and fell prey to Eclipso's manipulations and decided that magic was an affront to the Presence's will and had to be destroyed. The Spectre declared war on all magic in the universe. And pretty much won. Without anything holding him back, the Spectre [[BalefulPolymorph turned Phantom Stranger into a mouse]], forced Blaze and Satanus to flee for their lives, kicked a souped up Captain Marvel's ass, killed Shazam in the place where he was strongest, and killed all of the Lords of Order and Chaos. Unfortunately for the Spectre that last one was the final straw for the Presence. The Presence promptly demonstrated the difference between near-omnipotent and omnipotent power by sealing the Spectre into his new host.

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* ComicBook/TheSpectre's power is severely limited when sealed in a mortal host. The Spectre still has near-omnipotent power but can only use it to punish murderers (and not every murderer at that). During the Day of Vengeance event the Spectre was between hosts and fell prey to Eclipso's manipulations and decided that magic was an affront to the Presence's will and had to be destroyed. The Spectre declared war on all magic in the universe. And pretty much won. Without anything holding him back, the Spectre [[BalefulPolymorph turned Phantom Stranger into a mouse]], forced Blaze and Satanus to flee for their lives, kicked a souped up Captain Marvel's ass, killed Shazam in the place where he was strongest, and killed all of the Lords of Order and Chaos. Unfortunately for the Spectre that last one was the final straw for the Presence. The Presence promptly demonstrated the difference between near-omnipotent and truly omnipotent power by sealing the Spectre into his new host.
12th Jul '16 7:19:19 PM Dravencour
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->''"My uncle made this locket. It was supposed to "protect" me. But it did that by keeping me '''''stupid'''''. It used to make me feel ''safe''. Now, whenever I think about it, it makes me ''mad''. It's a symbol of how ''awful'' my life was. The headaches, the inventions that never worked, the people who treated me like an idiot, all because of this locket.''"

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->''"My uncle made this locket. It was supposed to "protect" me. But it did that by keeping me '''''stupid'''''. It used to make me feel ''safe''. '''''safe'''''. Now, whenever I think about it, it makes me ''mad''. '''''mad'''''. It's a symbol of how ''awful'' '''''awful''''' my life was. The headaches, the inventions that never worked, the people who treated me like an idiot, all because of this locket.''"
12th Jul '16 7:18:30 PM Dravencour
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series, the first humans of Sanctuary (and Sanctuary itself) were Angel-Demon hybrids called the Nephalem. They possessed power beyond any angel or demon and more significantly were ImmuneToFate. The Angels feared their power and created the Worldstone to limit their power. Then Tyrael was forced to destroy the Worldstone after Baal corrupted it in ''Throne of Destruction''. Cue [[VideoGame/DiabloIII the sequel]], and the first of the new Nephalem become powerful enough [[spoiler:to slay the reincarnated ''GodOfEvil''.]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series, the first humans of Sanctuary (and Sanctuary itself) were Angel-Demon hybrids called the Nephalem. They possessed power beyond any angel or demon and more significantly were ImmuneToFate. The Angels feared their power and created tuned the Worldstone to limit their power. Then Tyrael was forced to destroy the Worldstone after Baal corrupted it in ''Throne of Destruction''. Cue [[VideoGame/DiabloIII the sequel]], and the first of the new Nephalem become powerful enough [[spoiler:to slay the reincarnated ''GodOfEvil''.]]



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' has an interesting example. Raiden's new cyborg body has all the bells and whistles, including systems to allow him to fight on while injured/damaged. [[spoiler: It turns out these are also keeping "Jack" in check. When an attempt to [[BreakThemByTalking break Raiden by talking]] works [[GoneHorriblyRight a little too well]], he demands Doktor turn ''off'' his supposedly-helpful pain inhibitors, allowing his CombatSadomasochist SuperpoweredEvilSide to let rip.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' has an interesting example. Raiden's new cyborg body has all the bells and whistles, including systems to allow him to fight on while injured/damaged. [[spoiler: It turns out these are also keeping "Jack" "Jack the Ripper", his long-suppressed ChildSoldier side, in check. When an attempt to [[BreakThemByTalking break Raiden by talking]] works [[GoneHorriblyRight a little too well]], he demands Doktor turn ''off'' his supposedly-helpful pain inhibitors, allowing his CombatSadomasochist SuperpoweredEvilSide to let rip.]]
12th Jul '16 7:09:30 PM Dravencour
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** Also of note, his state of dress also indicates what power level he is at. From least to most powerful, they are his red coat-and-hat ensemble, a black body suit covered in leather straps, and [[spoiler:at Level Zero, a full suit of medieval plate-mail from the days when he was called Vlad the Impaler]].

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** Also of note, his state of dress also indicates what power level he is at. From least to most powerful, they are his red coat-and-hat ensemble, a black body suit covered in leather straps, and [[spoiler:at Level Zero, a full suit of medieval plate-mail from the days when he was called Vlad the Impaler]].Impaler, a.k.a. {{Dracula}}]].
8th Jul '16 12:34:02 PM Yib
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** [[TheParalyser Knocking master Jirou]] uses similar seals to limit his strength, but after he removes the seals, he transforms into monstrous version of himself, and then [[spoiler:[[BishonenLine into middle-aged man]]]].

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** [[TheParalyser [[TheParalyzer Knocking master Jirou]] uses similar seals to limit his strength, but after he removes the seals, he transforms into monstrous version of himself, and then [[spoiler:[[BishonenLine into middle-aged man]]]].
8th Jul '16 12:32:20 PM Yib
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** [[TheParalyser Knocking master Jirou]] uses similar seals to limit his strength, but after he removes the seals, he transforms into monstrous version of himself, and then [[spoiler:[[BishonenLine into middle-aged man]]]].
1st Jul '16 11:22:23 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Used in the background of the ''Macross'' franchise, in which their Variable Fighters have by the time of ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' achieved a performance level which exceeds all practicality, capable of applying G-forces which would kill the pilot, and a top speed in an atmosphere such that friction with the air would cause the plane itself to burn up. Other limiters mention maximum safe thrust in a vacuum due to heat buildup. By ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', new technology has allowed some of these limits to be pushed out. Most mentions now are just a ContinuityNod to ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', where it served as a plot device to [[spoiler:further demonstrate Guld's [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrifice]], as he disables his limiters in order to get the performance he needed to destroy the X-9 Ghost, [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]]].

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* Used in the background of the ''Macross'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise, in which their Variable Fighters have have, by the time of ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', achieved a top performance level which exceeds all practicality, human survivability, capable of applying G-forces which would kill the pilot, and a top atmospheric speed in an atmosphere such that where friction with the air would cause the plane itself to burn up. Other limiters mention include maximum safe thrust in a vacuum due to heat buildup. By ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', new technology has allowed some of these limits to be pushed out. Most removed; most mentions now are just a ContinuityNod to ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', ''Plus'', where it served as a plot device to [[spoiler:further demonstrate Guld's [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrifice]], as he disables his limiters in order to get the performance he needed to destroy the X-9 Ghost, [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]]].
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).
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