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1st Jul '16 10:15:51 AM ChronoLegion
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** The mysterious Haitian has, in addition to memory erasing, the power to suppress other people's powers around him. [[FridgeLogic Somehow, Peter is able to copy this ability. With his own power.]]

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** The mysterious Haitian has, in addition to memory erasing, the power to suppress other people's powers around him. [[FridgeLogic Somehow, Peter is able to copy this ability. With his own power.]]]] It's implied that the power requires some conscious effort, though, as he is demonstrated at having trouble negating powerful abilities for a long period of time.
1st Jul '16 10:14:41 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/MutantX'', tags (called Subdermal Governors) bolted into the back of the neck were used to nullify mutant powers, though it seems more to torture them when they try to use them than to truly nullify the powers.

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* In ''Series/MutantX'', tags (called Subdermal Governors) bolted into the back of the neck were used to nullify mutant powers, though it seems more to torture them when they try to use them than to truly nullify the powers. It's mentioned that a {{Technopath}} has secretly disabled her Subdermal Governor the moment it was put into her and hasn't given her captors a reason to try to test it.
1st Jul '16 10:12:46 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', this is Dean Blaine's ability, which works at a certain distance and is entirely selective, meaning some Supers near him can use their powers and some might not be able to. The ability is perfect for a dean at a university with dozens of Supers. In the first novel, he awesomely uses it to negate the ability of a [[PeoplePuppets puppetmaster]], who tries to calm him down, and punches him out with a single hit.

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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', this is Dean Blaine's ability, which works at a certain distance and is entirely selective, meaning some Supers near him can use their powers and some might not be able to. The ability is perfect for a dean at a university with dozens of Supers. In the first novel, he awesomely uses it to negate the ability of a [[PeoplePuppets puppetmaster]], who tries to calm him down, and punches him out with a single hit. In addition, there's also a special headgear designed to keep the person wearing it asleep, which, effectively, negates any active power. It doesn't negate abilities like SuperToughness or a HealingFactor, though.
1st Jul '16 10:11:17 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Literature/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has a living version of this: Ysalamiris, small, furry reptilian creatures. Their predators are force-sensitive, so they evolved the ability to create a forceless bubble for about 10 meters around them. Imperials took to tryingto create Ysalamiri harnesses that they could wear as anti-Jedi measures.

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* ''Literature/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has a living version of this: Ysalamiris, small, furry reptilian creatures. Their predators are force-sensitive, so they evolved the ability to create a forceless bubble for about 10 meters around them. Imperials took to tryingto trying to create Ysalamiri harnesses that they could wear as anti-Jedi measures.




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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', this is Dean Blaine's ability, which works at a certain distance and is entirely selective, meaning some Supers near him can use their powers and some might not be able to. The ability is perfect for a dean at a university with dozens of Supers. In the first novel, he awesomely uses it to negate the ability of a [[PeoplePuppets puppetmaster]], who tries to calm him down, and punches him out with a single hit.
22nd Jun '16 1:59:56 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Please do not confuse this trope with AntiMagic. A laconic way of thinking about them is that this trope is a tool and AntiMagic is an ability.



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': While it oddly never gets mentioned anymore, there's a type of stone in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' in the Soul Society that can greatly weaken spiritual power called Sekiseki stone. It's used for the prison tower Rukia was in during the SS arc, and was used partly to break through the SS barrier by Ichigo and friends. It's basically Soul Reaper kryptonite... yet completely disappears from the series after the arc it first appeared in. [[spoiler: This doesn't stop the Vandenreich from marching right in, three times, and curbing the Seireitei because they are quincy. They absorb reishi and all of Society is made of reishi.]]
** Of course, since we've only ever seen it in action in the form of gigantic buildings, people might be overestimating its usability in combat a little.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': While it oddly never gets mentioned anymore, there's There's a type of stone in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' in the Soul Society that can greatly weaken spiritual power called Sekiseki stone. It's used for the prison tower Rukia was in during the SS arc, arc and was used partly also the wall around fortress of the 13 Court Guard Squads. This is why its so difficult for prisoners to escape and also for intruders to break through the SS barrier by Ichigo and friends. It's basically Soul Reaper kryptonite... yet completely disappears from the series after the arc it first appeared in. [[spoiler: This doesn't stop the Vandenreich from marching right in, three times, and curbing the Seireitei because they are quincy. They absorb reishi and all of Society is made of reishi.]]
** Of course, since we've only ever seen it in action in the form of gigantic buildings, people might be overestimating its usability in combat a little.
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** Salt water paralyzes devil-fruit users but it doesn't ''necessarily'' negate their powers. This becomes important when Luffy is stuck underwater; his neck can still [[RubberMan stretch]].
** Seastone possess similar properties, rendering a Devil Fruit user weak and unable to so much as stand and robbing them of all their power. So it is used to make handcuffs and jail cells for devil-fruit users. Inside them they are no different than normal humans. They aren't extensively used by the world government due to their rarity, however.
** Blackbeard has the power of the Dark-Dark Fruit, which uses darkness to nullify all other Devil Fruit abilities. This is especially brutal towards formerly [[IntangibleMan intangible]] Logia users like Ace, or towards those whose powers would normally soften physical blows like Luffy.
** There's also Haki, which can nullify the ability of anyone the user makes physical contact with (or if they imbue it in an object, like arrows), which again is significantly powerful against the examples above.

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** Salt water paralyzes devil-fruit users but it doesn't ''necessarily'' negate their powers. This becomes important when Luffy is stuck underwater; his neck can still [[RubberMan stretch]].
stretch]] if it is pulled by someone else.
** Seastone is related to salt water (hence the name) and so it possess similar properties, rendering a Devil Fruit user weak and unable to so much as stand and robbing them of all their power. So it is used to make handcuffs and jail cells for devil-fruit users. Inside them they are no different than normal humans. They aren't extensively used used for other purposes by the world government due to their rarity, however.
** Blackbeard has the power of the Dark-Dark Fruit, which uses darkness to nullify all other Devil Fruit abilities. This is especially brutal towards formerly [[IntangibleMan intangible]] Logia users like Ace, or towards those whose powers would normally soften physical blows like Luffy.
** There's also Haki, which can nullify the ability of anyone the user makes physical contact with (or if they imbue it in an object, like arrows), which again is significantly powerful against the examples above.
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** Later played more seriously when she's the victim of a curse that robs her of ''all'' of her magical powers, so she has to go searching for a cure alongside Xellos. [[spoiler:In the end, she had to kill the demon Mazenda, since [[NoOntologicalInertia her death was the only solution]].]]

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** Later played more seriously when she's is the victim of a curse that robs her of ''all'' of her magical powers, so she has to go searching for a cure alongside Xellos. [[spoiler:In the end, she had to kill the demon Mazenda, since [[NoOntologicalInertia her death was the only solution]].]]



** Touma Kamijou's right hand, Imagine Breaker, has an AntiMagic effect, but if it touches someone, they can't use their powers at all until he breaks contact.



* Princess Oboro from ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' is [[NeutralFemale the only one with no fighting skills in her clan]], except that her proper ninja skill is being able to negate the powers of any ninja that she looks in the eye. This power turns out to be the ''deadliest'' in the series, so much that even fighters who consider Oboro a weakling are ''terrified'' when they're in a position that will involve looking at her in the eye, [[spoiler:and it's vital in killing '''the BigBad''' by nullifying his {{Immortality}} ''right when he's reviving himself''.]]

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* Princess Oboro from ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' is [[NeutralFemale the only one with no fighting skills in her clan]], except that has her proper ninja skill is being able to negate the powers of any ninja that she looks in the eye. This power turns out to be the ''deadliest'' in the series, so much that even fighters who consider Oboro a weakling are ''terrified'' when they're in a position that will involve looking at her in the eye, [[spoiler:and it's vital in killing '''the BigBad''' by nullifying his {{Immortality}} ''right when he's reviving himself''.]]



** The country of Genosha's mutant-power-nullifying collars and a power-nullifying mutant named Wipeout. Remember that thing about a character who wants to be able to turn their own power off not bothering to use the technology available? With brilliant scientists all over the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, why couldn't Rogue get a collar modified into a stylish necklace or bracelet with an on/off switch? This has been addressed in various continuities and adaptions so we're not going to argue about it here. The short of it is sometimes prolonged use causes damage or dangerous PowerIncontinence occurs when the device is turned off.

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** The country of Genosha's mutant-power-nullifying collars and a power-nullifying mutant named Wipeout. Remember that thing about a character Certain mutants who wants to be able to turn dislike their own power off not bothering powers have tried to use the technology available? With brilliant scientists all over the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, why couldn't Rogue get a collar modified into a stylish necklace or bracelet with an on/off switch? This this rid themselves of their powers. The possibility has been addressed in various continuities and adaptions so we're not going to argue about it here. The short of it is sometimes prolonged use causes damage or dangerous PowerIncontinence occurs when the device is turned off.



** Another mutant, Leech, had this ability as his own mutant power, and on occasion, it's been shown to work on non-mutants. He later showed up in the third ''X-Men'' movie, where [[spoiler:he was the source of the "mutant cure."]]
** Another time, Storm was robbed of her powers temporarily by a device created by mutant inventor Forge.

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** Another mutant, ** Leech, had this ability as his own mutant power, and on occasion, it's been shown to work on non-mutants. He later showed up in the third ''X-Men'' movie, where [[spoiler:he was the source of the "mutant cure."]]
** Another time, Storm was robbed of her powers temporarily by a device created by mutant inventor Forge.



** Moreover, the Initiative made use of SPIN technology to keep its recruits in line -- and enforce the SHRA. SPIN removes any and all superhuman abilities ''permanently''. After Komodo was dosed when she refused to go along with the corrupt Initiative of ''Comicbook/DarkReign'', they managed to develop a "cure" of sorts to restore her powers.

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** Moreover, the The Initiative made use of SPIN technology to keep its recruits in line -- and enforce the SHRA. SPIN removes any and all superhuman abilities ''permanently''. After Komodo was dosed when she refused to go along with the corrupt Initiative of ''Comicbook/DarkReign'', they managed to develop a "cure" of sorts to restore her powers.



* In ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', [[spoiler: he and Mary]] are this to [[spoiler: each other]].

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* In ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', [[spoiler: he and Mary]] are this to [[spoiler: each other]].other. Too much physical proximity and they are normal humans]].



* The eponymous high school in ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' has such a device in its detention room.
* So did the copycat ''Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes''.

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* %%* The eponymous high school in ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' has such a device in its detention room.
* So did the %%* copycat ''Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes''.



* ''Literature/AMagesPower'': There are runes which are known as "prison runes" because they are used to prevent criminal mages from using their powers to escape.
** [[spoiler:Tahart hides them in Annala's maid uniform to make her unable to resist him.]]
** [[spoiler:When Eric is arrested, a metal collar is snapped on him to prevent him from attacking the officers.]]

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* ''Literature/AMagesPower'': ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'':
**''Literature/AMagesPower'':
There are runes which are known as "prison runes" because they are used to prevent criminal mages from using their powers to escape.
** *** [[spoiler:Tahart hides them in Annala's maid uniform to make her unable to resist him.]]
** *** [[spoiler:When Eric is arrested, a metal collar is snapped on him to prevent him from attacking the officers.]]]]
**''Literature/LoomingShadow'' and ''Literature/ManaMutationMenace''' feature "Ordercraft collars" that are primarily used on elves to shut down their innate chaotic abilities.


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2nd Jun '16 3:50:52 PM Eagal
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* In ''Series/{{Powers}}'' Triphammer develops the technology to nullify Powers abilities.
22nd Apr '16 8:17:07 PM bloodytears92
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* ''Literature/TheHollows'' has "zip strips", a durable zip tie that can be strapped to a Ley Line Witch's wrist or ankle and severs their contact with ley lines until it is removed, rendering them powerless. Rachel occasionally gets grappled by her opponents and has one of these tied on to amp up the tension, and she herself later uses them against opposing witches.
4th Apr '16 8:19:09 PM saiixpuppy
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** A number of abilities also work as nullifiers. Air Lock and Cloud Nine negate all weather effects. Delta Stream, Mega Rayquaza's ability, keeps any and all moves and abilities that affect the weather from activating, including Air Lock and Cloud Nine.

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** A number of abilities also work as nullifiers. Air Lock and Cloud Nine negate all weather effects. Delta Stream, Mega Stream (Mega Rayquaza's ability, keeps ability), Desolate Land (Primal Groudon), and Primordial Sea (Primal Kyogre) keep any and all moves and abilities that affect the weather from activating, including activating except each other, Air Lock Lock, and Cloud Nine.
2nd Apr '16 1:29:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* The eponymous high school in ''Film/SkyHigh'' has such a device in its detention room.

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* The eponymous high school in ''Film/SkyHigh'' ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' has such a device in its detention room.
12th Mar '16 10:05:40 AM DenisK21
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**Of course, since we've only ever seen it in action in the form of gigantic buildings, people might be overestimating its usability in combat a little.
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