History Main / PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage

25th Sep '17 6:03:45 AM jormis29
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* When Wally West became ComicBook/TheFlash, he was rife with HeroicSelfDeprecation. Never being able to see himself living up to his late mentor Barry Allen's legacy, he was haunted by the nightmares of Barry being ashamed of him. As a result, he mentally limited himself to speed of sound for a long time. After the famous ''The Return of Barry Allen'' story, he was finally able to make peace with himself and eventually surpassed all of [[SurpassedTheTeacher Barry's benchmarks]].

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* When Wally West became ComicBook/TheFlash, he was rife with HeroicSelfDeprecation. Never being able to see himself living up to his late mentor Barry Allen's legacy, he was haunted by the nightmares of Barry being ashamed of him. As a result, he mentally limited himself to speed of sound for a long time. After the famous ''The Return of Barry Allen'' ''ComicBook/TheReturnOfBarryAllen'' story, he was finally able to make peace with himself and eventually surpassed all of [[SurpassedTheTeacher Barry's benchmarks]].
10th Sep '17 1:48:56 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' provides the current page quote, sung during Tamatoa's VillainSong. After reclaiming his magical fishhook, Maui finds that a thousand years without it have left him woefully out of practice and he has [[MagicMisfire lost control over his shapeshifting]]. Unfortunately, he discovers this just as he confronts Tamatoa who proceeds to mop the wall with him while delivering the BreakThemByTalking section in his song "Shiny". For a demigod that ''thrives'' on human adoration [[spoiler: and has a severe InferioritySuperiorityComplex ]], Maui spirals into a negative mental state that perpetuates his power outage. Once Moana gets him thinking positively again, however, he regains the knack.

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* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' provides the current page quote, sung during Tamatoa's VillainSong. ''Disney/{{Moana}}'': After reclaiming his magical fishhook, Maui finds that a thousand years without it have left him woefully out of practice and he has [[MagicMisfire lost control over his shapeshifting]]. Unfortunately, he discovers this just as he confronts Tamatoa who proceeds to mop the wall with him while delivering the BreakThemByTalking section in his song "Shiny". For a demigod that ''thrives'' on human adoration [[spoiler: and has a severe InferioritySuperiorityComplex ]], Maui spirals into a negative mental state that perpetuates his power outage. Once Moana gets him thinking positively again, however, he regains the knack.


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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'':
**Annala starts the series without the shapeshifting ability inherent to her species because of trauma related to it as well as a CrisisOfFaith. [[spoiler: A VisionQuest in ''Literature/TranscendingLimitations'' helps her to resolve the crisis and regain her shapeshifting.]]
**In the immediate aftermath of [[spoiler: his mana mutation]], Eric finds himself unable to use his CastingAShadow based spells due to confusion regarding his new identity. [[spoiler: As he gets more used to thinking of himself as a grendel instead of a human, he regains this ability as well greater control over his physical transformations.]]
7th Sep '17 11:14:20 AM Kirayoshi
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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': In ''Amazing Spider-Man'' Annual #1 (published in 1964), Spider-Man seemed to lose his powers after a bout of guilt over [[ILetGwenStacyDie his uncle Ben's death]]. He regained them just in time to face off against the Sinister Six, an alliance of his biggest villains at the time. He even admitted to himself that his temporary power loss was probably psychosomatic in nature.
19th Jul '17 8:44:16 PM WillBGood
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* This happened in the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' to Mortimer Linquist, Chicago's resident ectomancer. Apparently he felt guilty about faking a few ghosts( despite his whole power revolving around real ghosts) or something, and lost confidence, which then made him doubt his abilities, which disrupted them further, which caused him to lose confidence... by Dead Bead he's nearly powerless. Harry gives him a pep talk, and by Ghost Story he's recovered.

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* This happened in the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' to Mortimer Linquist, Chicago's resident ectomancer. Apparently he felt guilty about faking a few ghosts( despite his whole power revolving around real ghosts) or something, and lost confidence, which then made him doubt his abilities, which disrupted them further, which caused him to lose confidence... by Dead Bead ''Dead Beat'' he's nearly powerless. Harry gives him a pep talk, and by Ghost Story ''Ghost Story'' he's recovered.
19th Jul '17 8:43:34 PM WillBGood
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* This happened in the [[Literature/DresdenFiles]] to Mortimer Linquist, Chicago's resident ectomancer. Apparently he felt guilty about faking a few ghosts( despite his whole power revolving around real ghosts) or something, and lost confidence, which then made him doubt his abilities, which disrupted them further, which caused him to lose confidence... by Dead Bead he's nearly powerless. Harry gives him a pep talk, and by Ghost Story he's recovered.

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* This happened in the [[Literature/DresdenFiles]] ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' to Mortimer Linquist, Chicago's resident ectomancer. Apparently he felt guilty about faking a few ghosts( despite his whole power revolving around real ghosts) or something, and lost confidence, which then made him doubt his abilities, which disrupted them further, which caused him to lose confidence... by Dead Bead he's nearly powerless. Harry gives him a pep talk, and by Ghost Story he's recovered.
27th May '17 2:30:26 PM rva98014
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* * ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' - Dumbo is convinced that he requires The Magic Feather to help him fly, so when he loses it he loses his confidence and forgets how to fly. Luckily his crisis is shortlived.
27th May '17 2:29:45 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' provides the current page quote, sung during Tamatoa's VillainSong. Maui's finally retrieved his mythical fishhook, the source of all his magical powers, and is fully prepared to go to town on the narcissistic crab... but when he tries to transform, a thousand years of being out of practice rears its head, and he's soundly thrashed (in front of Moana's eyes, no less, after constantly bragging to her about his legendary strength). And for a demigod that ''thrives'' on human adoration [[spoiler: and has a severe InferioritySuperiorityComplex and considers himself worthless without his magic powers]], it's more than enough to cause some serious PowerIncontinence.

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* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' provides the current page quote, sung during Tamatoa's VillainSong. Maui's finally retrieved his mythical fishhook, the source of all After reclaiming his magical powers, and is fully prepared to go to town on the narcissistic crab... but when he tries to transform, fishhook, Maui finds that a thousand years of being without it have left him woefully out of practice rears its head, and he's soundly thrashed (in front of Moana's eyes, no less, after constantly bragging to her about he has [[MagicMisfire lost control over his legendary strength). And for shapeshifting]]. Unfortunately, he discovers this just as he confronts Tamatoa who proceeds to mop the wall with him while delivering the BreakThemByTalking section in his song "Shiny". For a demigod that ''thrives'' on human adoration [[spoiler: and has a severe InferioritySuperiorityComplex and considers himself worthless without ]], Maui spirals into a negative mental state that perpetuates his magic powers]], it's more than enough to cause some serious PowerIncontinence.power outage. Once Moana gets him thinking positively again, however, he regains the knack.
3rd May '17 6:27:29 PM Orbiting
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-->''...Well well well. Little Maui's having trouble with his look.\\

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-->''...->''...Well well well. Little Maui's having trouble with his look.\\



You don't swing it like you used to, maan...''\\
--[[GiantEnemyCrab Tamatoa]], in "[[VillainSong Shiny]]". ''Disney/{{Moana}}''

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You don't swing it like you used to, maan...''\\
--[[GiantEnemyCrab Tamatoa]], in
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-->-- '''[[GiantEnemyCrab Tamatoa]]''',
"[[VillainSong Shiny]]". Shiny]]", ''Disney/{{Moana}}''
22nd Apr '17 8:16:31 PM Gemfyre
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* * ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' - Dumbo is convinced that he requires The Magic Feather to help him fly, so when he loses it he loses his confidence and forgets how to fly. Luckily his crisis is shortlived.
14th Apr '17 2:33:20 PM baschapp
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* This happened in the [[Literature/DresdenFiles]] to Mortimer Linquist, Chicago's resident ectomancer. Apparently he felt guilty about faking a few ghosts( despite his whole power revolving around real ghosts) or something, and lost confidence, which then made him doubt his abilities, which disrupted them further, which caused him to lose confidence... by Dead Bead he's nearly powerless. Harry gives him a pep talk, and by Ghost Story he's recovered.
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