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28th May '16 8:08:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''FlameOfRecca''

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* ''FlameOfRecca''''Manga/FlameOfRecca''
24th May '16 7:37:08 AM Willbyr
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* ''ZatchBell'': They introduce the lightning shooting beforehand, but Kiyo only figures out how they work when they need it.
* ''BlueDragon'' (the anime, anyway): Shu's village gets attacked by an evil army, and then, just as the nastiness is about to start, his shadow appears.

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* ''ZatchBell'': ''Manga/ZatchBell'': They introduce the lightning shooting beforehand, but Kiyo only figures out how they work when they need it.
* ''BlueDragon'' ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'' (the anime, anyway): Shu's village gets attacked by an evil army, and then, just as the nastiness is about to start, his shadow appears.



* ''CodeGeass'' has Lelouch meet the MysteriousWaif about three-quarters of the way through the first episode, then receive his Geass and use it within the last couple of minutes.

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* ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Lelouch meet the MysteriousWaif about three-quarters of the way through the first episode, then receive his Geass and use it within the last couple of minutes.



* {{Naruto}} discovers that he is the vessel for the Kyuubi and learns the [[SignatureMove Shadow]] [[DoppelgangerAttack Clone]] ability in the first episode.

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* {{Naruto}} Franchise/{{Naruto}} discovers that he is the vessel for the Kyuubi and learns the [[SignatureMove Shadow]] [[DoppelgangerAttack Clone]] ability in the first episode.
4th May '16 3:42:17 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''GurrenLagann'': Simon finds a drill bit in the very first episode, then finds a not-so-humongous mecha to which the bit just happens to be the key. Oh, and he can pilot it.

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* ''GurrenLagann'': ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Simon finds a drill bit in the very first episode, then finds a not-so-humongous mecha to which the bit just happens to be the key. Oh, and he can pilot it.
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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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''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.
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