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5th Sep '16 6:25:41 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'': Even without his psychic superpowers, Professor Charles Xavier still exerts influence through his intelligence, charisma and money, and these three attributes are more vital to the formation and continuation of the X-Men than his mutation.

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* ''Film/XMen'': Even without his psychic superpowers, [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Charles Xavier Xavier]] still exerts influence through his intelligence, charisma and money, and these three attributes are more vital to the formation and continuation of the X-Men than his mutation.
17th Aug '16 9:28:39 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'': Even without his psychic superpowers, Professor Charles Xavier still exerts influence through his intelligence, charisma and money, and these three attributes are more vital to the formation and continuation of the X-Men than his mutation.
9th Aug '16 9:48:44 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Master Chief from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' is stated to be the "luckiest" of all the Spartans many times throughout the franchise. He is also the only known Spartan to survive (as the player-controlled hero).

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* Master Chief from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' is stated to be the "luckiest" of all the Spartans many times throughout the franchise. He is also the only known Spartan franchise, having survived things that even others of his kind wouldn't be able to survive (as the player-controlled hero).live through.
8th Aug '16 1:08:46 AM anti7
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As an example, let us take a character who is known for [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful using her beauty to get her way]]. If said character is beautiful to ''anyone'', in spite of ''any'' context or changes that can affect how beautiful she is, then she probably has a fantastical superpower called "{{Glamour}}". On the other hand, let's assume her beauty requires plausible upkeep, modification, cosmetics, or skill, with the risk of being ruined by something as simple as a scar, becoming smudged or dirtied, or encountering a person of an [[SorryImGay incompatible sexual orientation]]. Now, she has a {{Real Life Super Power|s}}.

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As an example, let us take a character who is known for [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful using her beauty to get her way]]. If said character is beautiful to ''anyone'', in spite of ''any'' context or changes that can affect how beautiful she is, then she probably has a fantastical superpower called "{{Glamour}}". On the other hand, let's assume her beauty requires plausible upkeep, modification, cosmetics, or skill, with the risk of being ruined by something as simple as a scar, becoming smudged or dirtied, or encountering a person of an [[SorryImGay incompatible sexual orientation]]. Now, she has a {{Real [[TitleDrop Real Life Super Power|s}}.Power]].
26th Apr '16 12:22:31 AM lorgskyegon
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** In a way, this trope is [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] for Cap. He is at peak human ability for everything, which isn't possible in a stock human. A marathoner has a far different build and training style than a sprinter, for instance, yet Cap can do both.
27th Mar '16 2:37:35 PM mlsmithca
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** List items included [[MartialArtsandCrafts martial arts]], [[MacGyvering electronics, chemistry]], [[WarriorPoet metaphysics]], [[AcePilot hang gliding, helicopter and airplane flying, parachuting]], [[ClimbingtheCliffsofInsanity mountain climbing]], survival, [[ImprovisedWeapon weaponry]], [[InstantIndexJustAddWater rafting, scuba diving]], [[ChekhovsSkill herbology]], [[CPRCleanPrettyReliable CPR]], [[HealThyself first aid]], bodybuilding, archery, [[StuffBlowingUp demolitions and explosives]], hunting, [[HuntingtheMostDangerousGame human tracking]], major physical conditioning, [[HorseofaDifferentColor elephant and camel riding]], [[BadassDriver evasive driving and stunts]], use of [[GratuitousNinja Throwing stars, compound bows and throwing knives]], [[LongList etc.]] She was also a TeenGenius, completing high school by age 15, college by 18, a Masters degree by 20 and all of her coursework for a PhD in Geopolitics by 21.
** Her goal was to join the CIA and use her "powers" to [[CaptainPatriotic defend America]], however time spent in the company of various right wing terrorist groups ultimately lead to her [[HoistbyHisOwnPetard being denied the job on security grounds]]. Fortunately she got involved with a PrivateDetective and embarked on a [[UnintentionalBackupPlan new career]] as an International Private Investigator which only needed a new extra skills in the realm of using her [[MostCommonSuperPower female attributes]] [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful to help achieve her missions.]]

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** List items included [[MartialArtsandCrafts martial arts]], [[MacGyvering electronics, chemistry]], [[WarriorPoet metaphysics]], [[AcePilot hang gliding, helicopter and airplane flying, parachuting]], [[ClimbingtheCliffsofInsanity mountain climbing]], survival, [[ImprovisedWeapon weaponry]], [[InstantIndexJustAddWater rafting, scuba diving]], [[ChekhovsSkill herbology]], [[CPRCleanPrettyReliable CPR]], [[HealThyself first aid]], bodybuilding, archery, [[StuffBlowingUp demolitions and explosives]], hunting, [[HuntingtheMostDangerousGame human tracking]], major physical conditioning, [[HorseofaDifferentColor elephant and camel riding]], [[BadassDriver evasive driving and stunts]], use of [[GratuitousNinja Throwing stars, compound bows and throwing knives]], [[LongList etc.]] She was also a TeenGenius, completing high school by age 15, college by 18, a Masters degree by 20 and all of her coursework for a PhD [=PhD=] in Geopolitics by 21.
** Her goal was to join the CIA and use her "powers" to [[CaptainPatriotic defend America]], however time spent in the company of various right wing terrorist groups ultimately lead led to her [[HoistbyHisOwnPetard being denied the job on security grounds]]. Fortunately she got involved with a PrivateDetective and embarked on a [[UnintentionalBackupPlan new career]] as an International Private Investigator which only needed a new extra skills in the realm of using her [[MostCommonSuperPower female attributes]] [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful to help achieve her missions.]]
12th Mar '16 12:09:15 AM GrammarNavi
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* The SuperheroEpisode of ThisAmericanLife [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/178/superpowers featured the tale]] of a RealLife woman, Zora Colakovic, who at the age of 12 made a list of every skill she would need to become the Amazonian superheroine of her dreams and then set about [[{{Determinator}} checking off every item on that list]].

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* The SuperheroEpisode of ThisAmericanLife ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'' [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/178/superpowers featured the tale]] of a RealLife woman, Zora Colakovic, who at the age of 12 made a list of every skill she would need to become the Amazonian superheroine of her dreams and then set about [[{{Determinator}} checking off every item on that list]].
16th Jan '16 6:16:40 PM nombretomado
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* This is the premise for the reality TV series, ''StanLee's Superhumans''; finding people in real life that can perform superhuman feats comparable to the characters in Stan Lee's comics.

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* This is the premise for the reality TV series, ''StanLee's ''Creator/StanLee's Superhumans''; finding people in real life that can perform superhuman feats comparable to the characters in Stan Lee's comics.
27th Nov '15 2:12:51 AM erforce
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* Master Chief from ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' is stated to be the "luckiest" of all the Spartans many times throughout the franchise. He is also the only known Spartan to survive (as the player-controlled hero).

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* Master Chief from ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' is stated to be the "luckiest" of all the Spartans many times throughout the franchise. He is also the only known Spartan to survive (as the player-controlled hero).



* Jason Brody, the protagonist of ''FarCry3'', possesses an ample amount of these. With Skill being his primary asset. His official character profile refers to him as "naturally gifted", and it shows, because he catches on to the ways of the Rakyat and [[MightyWhitey becomes the finest warrior they have]]. By the end of the game, he becomes TheDreaded and gains the Infamy portion of the trope as well.

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* Jason Brody, the protagonist of ''FarCry3'', ''VideoGame/FarCry3'', possesses an ample amount of these. With Skill being his primary asset. His official character profile refers to him as "naturally gifted", and it shows, because he catches on to the ways of the Rakyat and [[MightyWhitey becomes the finest warrior they have]]. By the end of the game, he becomes TheDreaded and gains the Infamy portion of the trope as well.
10th Oct '15 1:57:14 PM nombretomado
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** Likewise, {{Nightwing}} as well, except he has the leadership part covered. In fact, that's arguably his ''greatest'' attribute, although it's hard to tell since he's good at ALL of them.

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** Likewise, {{Nightwing}} ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} as well, except he has the leadership part covered. In fact, that's arguably his ''greatest'' attribute, although it's hard to tell since he's good at ALL of them.
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