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15th Apr '16 1:47:51 AM Mhazard
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The plot of this introductory episode has a strong tendency to be one of the coping-with-new-powers or power-manifestation scenarios like HowDoIShotWeb, DieOrFly, or FallingIntoTheCockpit. May overlap with FirstEpisodeSpoiler if the powers are revealed toward the end of the episode. Compare / contrast SecondHourSuperpower, InMediasRes.

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The plot of this introductory episode has a strong tendency to be one of the coping-with-new-powers or power-manifestation scenarios like HowDoIShotWeb, DieOrFly, or FallingIntoTheCockpit. May overlap with FirstEpisodeSpoiler if the powers are revealed toward the end of the episode. Compare / contrast SecondHourSuperpower, InMediasRes. If the power is immediately stripped away afterward, this is ATasteOfPower.
9th Apr '16 12:08:52 AM Tron80
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* In the first episode of ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Shinji gets PsychicPowers, electrokinesis and a giant robot.
14th Feb '16 7:22:50 AM nighttrainfm
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** It probably doesn't help that in ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (what ''PowerRangers'' is based on; costumed fight sequences are frequently dubbed over), the main characters rarely have additional powers, leading to the civilian-superhero power divide.

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** It probably doesn't help that in ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (what ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' is based on; costumed fight sequences are frequently dubbed over), the main characters rarely have additional powers, leading to the civilian-superhero power divide.
14th Feb '16 7:22:38 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''PowerRangers' : When the characters have super powers in their civilian form, they always showcase them using their powers just to show they thy have them. The trope name is particularly apt here, since the out-of-costume powers tend to be used heavily in the first few episodes and then pretty much vanish thereafter.
** It probably doesn't help that in ''SuperSentai'' (what ''PowerRangers'' is based on; costumed fight sequences are frequently dubbed over), the main characters rarely have additional powers, leading to the civilian-superhero power divide.

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* ''PowerRangers' : ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' :
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When the characters have super powers in their civilian form, forms, they always showcase them using their powers just to show that they thy have them. The trope name is particularly apt here, since the out-of-costume powers tend to be used heavily in the first few episodes and then pretty much vanish thereafter.
** It probably doesn't help that in ''SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (what ''PowerRangers'' is based on; costumed fight sequences are frequently dubbed over), the main characters rarely have additional powers, leading to the civilian-superhero power divide.
31st Dec '15 3:18:01 AM RocketPuncher
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': Similarly, while the main character first realizes her powers as a mage by activating [[EmpathicWeapon Raising Heart's]] [[SimpleStaff staff form]] and creating a full [[DeflectorShields Barrier Jacket]] on the first episode, she only casts her first spell on the second episode, and unlocks her oft-used [[SmallGirlBigGun Shooting Mode]] on the third.
** For that matter, every single MagicalGirl show in existance (except those with {{Cute Witch}}es, since the heroines of those shows already ''had'' powers.)
*** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', on the other hand, is one of the few exceptions to this rule. While a ''mahou shoujo'' does show up and clean house in the first episode, the main character doesn't gain her powers [[spoiler:until the very last episode]].

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': Similarly, while the main character first realizes her powers as a mage by activating [[EmpathicWeapon Raising Heart's]] [[SimpleStaff staff form]] and creating a full [[DeflectorShields Barrier Jacket]] on the first episode, she only casts her first spell on the second episode, and unlocks her oft-used [[SmallGirlBigGun Shooting Mode]] on the third.
** * For that matter, every single MagicalGirl show in existance (except those with {{Cute Witch}}es, since the heroines of those shows already ''had'' powers.)
*** * ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', on the other hand, is one of the few exceptions to this rule. While a ''mahou shoujo'' does show up and clean house in the first episode, the main character doesn't gain her powers [[spoiler:until the very last episode]].



* ''OnePiece'': [[RubberMan Monkey D. Luffy]] ate his [[SuperPowerLottery Devil Fruit]] in the first chapter.

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* ''OnePiece'': ''Manga/OnePiece'': [[RubberMan Monkey D. Luffy]] ate his [[SuperPowerLottery Devil Fruit]] in the first chapter.


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* ''Fanfic/{{Atonement}}'': In the first episode Madison feels so guilty about Taylor's death that she triggers and gains the power to connect any two non-living objects and then pull them together or push them apart.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': In the first chapter Shinji gets a giant robot and fights his first {{Robeast}}. When he kills Matarael, he feels ''something'' entering his body. That ''something'' was the power of the monster he had just slain.
* ''Fanfic/GodsAngelsAndKings'': In the first chapter Shinji bonds with an alien and becomes the super-hero ''Series/ZoneFighter'' (Franchise/{{Ultraman}} in the second version).
* ''Fanfic/{{Intrepid}}'': When one of their pranks ends with Taylor in a comatose state, Emma and Madison feel guilty enough to trigger and develop powers. In the first episode Emma freezes time, and Madison absorbs objects and knowledge.
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': In the redux, Shinji's Kryptonian powers start manifesting in the first episode.
* ''Fanfic/PokemonMaster'': In the first chapter Ash and his Pikachu master the Shadow element.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': In the first episode Asuka gains SuperStrength, accidentally ripping off her giant robot's control yokes.
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28th Nov '15 8:35:18 PM nombretomado
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* Alex gets hit with chemicals before long in ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack''.

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* Alex gets hit with chemicals before long in ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack''.''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack''.
19th Sep '15 1:50:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''ElfQuest'': Redlance's tree-shaping powers. They don't appear at a critical moment, they just come in handy when he's doing a spot of gardening. They do help to save the day in later issues, though.

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* ''ElfQuest'': ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'': Redlance's tree-shaping powers. They don't appear at a critical moment, they just come in handy when he's doing a spot of gardening. They do help to save the day in later issues, though.
26th Jul '15 6:36:42 PM nombretomado
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* Happens in the first 15 minutes of ''{{Misfits}}''. Everyone but Nathan gets supernatural powers. [[spoiler: It's revealed in the season finale that Nathan's power is being immortal.]]

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* Happens in the first 15 minutes of ''{{Misfits}}''.''Series/{{Misfits}}''. Everyone but Nathan gets supernatural powers. [[spoiler: It's revealed in the season finale that Nathan's power is being immortal.]]



* ''{{Charmed}}'': The sisters all gain their magic powers on the night the youngest, Phoebe, returns home and finds the Book of Shadows. [[spoiler:Averted when we learn in a later episode that they had them as children, but their grandmother bound them and they forgot as they grew up]]. Leads to several episodes' worth of HowDoIShootWeb for Prue and especially Piper.

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* ''{{Charmed}}'': ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': The sisters all gain their magic powers on the night the youngest, Phoebe, returns home and finds the Book of Shadows. [[spoiler:Averted when we learn in a later episode that they had them as children, but their grandmother bound them and they forgot as they grew up]]. Leads to several episodes' worth of HowDoIShootWeb for Prue and especially Piper.
19th Jun '15 5:44:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Kamichu}}'' opens right off with Yurie saying that she woke up that morning as a god.

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* ''{{Kamichu}}'' ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'' opens right off with Yurie saying that she woke up that morning as a god.
4th Jun '15 4:21:50 PM nombretomado
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* In PowerpuffGirlsZ, every episode is made up of two parts. The very first episode's first part is a story about the PPGZ defeating Mojo Jojo. The second part goes back to the beginning and shows how the girls got their powers. The next 2 or 3 episodes show how they came to meet up and form the titular Powerpuff Girls Z.

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* In PowerpuffGirlsZ, ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'', every episode is made up of two parts. The very first episode's first part is a story about the PPGZ defeating Mojo Jojo. The second part goes back to the beginning and shows how the girls got their powers. The next 2 or 3 episodes show how they came to meet up and form the titular Powerpuff Girls Z.
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