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14th Sep '16 11:39:34 AM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'', Bombette is first seen stuck in a jail cell. Once she joins the party, she can use her explosion power to break through the wall. She then sheepishly admits that the idea hadn't occurred to her before that point.

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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'', Bombette is first seen stuck in a jail cell. Once she joins the party, she can use her explosion power to break through the wall. She then sheepishly admits that the idea hadn't occurred to her before that point. Apparently it hadn't occurred to any of the four ''other'' Bob-ombs locked in the cell with her, either.
9th Jul '16 11:43:06 AM nombretomado
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-->-- ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''

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* At one point in the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' storyline, Krekka has to be reminded that he knows how to fly.

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* At one point in the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' storyline, Krekka has to be reminded that he knows how to fly.
4th Jun '16 10:55:10 AM Ohio9
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* In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', Neo fights hundreds of Agents Smiths in a long drawn out battle scene which lasts several minutes before he escapes by simply flying away. Why he didn't fly away right at the beginning of the encounter is anyone's guess.
31st May '16 3:27:59 PM ColonelThirtyTwo
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* In the second special episode of ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers of Sky'', Armaldo panics and looks for water to put out some torches before remembering that he can use Water Gun. Also, Igglybuff could have YOOM TAH'd the door behind the torches, just like he did earlier in the special episode. [[spoiler: The torches turn out to be a trap that leads into a monster house. Oh, and Armaldo is a criminal on the run from the law.]]

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* In the second special episode of ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers of Sky'', Armaldo panics and looks for water to put out some torches his treasure map that Igglybuff set on fire before remembering that he can use Water Gun. Also, Igglybuff could have YOOM TAH'd the door behind the torches, just like he did earlier in the special episode. [[spoiler: The torches turn out to be a trap that leads into a monster house. Oh, and Armaldo is a criminal on the run from the law.]]Gun.
10th Apr '16 7:07:15 AM MyLittleXero
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* This literally happens to the Monarch's henchmen in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
-->(''Brock Sampson is trying to coach the Monarch's henchmen troops'')\\
'''Brock:''' One decisive blow, we go for the head, cut if off and watch the body die. We all fly for Phantom Limb's command ship!\\
'''Henchman 21:''' Ummm, we don't have anything to fly in.\\
'''Brock:''' What?\\
'''Henchman 24:''' We just have a Monarchmobile and a Nissan Stanza.\\
'''Brock:''' You all have wings.\\
'''Henchman 21:''' Yeah, these are for showin', not for blowin'.\\
'''Random Henchman:''' (''flying'') Aw no way, they work!\\
'''Henchman 21:''' Wha--what!? Total gyp! Why didn't anybody tell us these things worked?!\\
'''Henchman 24:''' This changes everything!
27th Mar '16 3:21:34 PM ading
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* Cosmo and Wanda from ''WestermAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' seem to forget that they are friggin' ''immortal'' at times, genuinely panicking when they are put in a usually near-death situation; sure, they'll experience quite a bit of pain, but that's usually the extent of it.
24th Feb '16 6:24:00 AM StFan
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* In one issue of ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'', Comicbook/{{Cloak|AndDagger}} is trying to get away from the Avengers, who think he hospitalized his partner Dagger. It apparently does not occur to him that he can just, you know, [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport]] away from them until after he's ''thrown himself headfirst through a window''.

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* In one issue of ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'', Comicbook/{{Cloak|AndDagger}} ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', ComicBook/{{Cloak|AndDagger}} is trying to get away from the Avengers, who think he hospitalized his partner Dagger. It apparently does not occur to him that he can just, you know, [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport]] away from them until after he's ''thrown himself headfirst through a window''.



* ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'': Something of an subversion, as Jesse Custer only remembers that he has [[CompellingVoice "The Word of God"]] after he's already [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beaten the crap out of]] Les Enfants Du Sang. Throughout the series, he often prefers to just fight mano-a-mano, but this time, it's actually lampshaded.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': Something of an subversion, as Jesse Custer only remembers that he has [[CompellingVoice "The Word of God"]] after he's already [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beaten the crap out of]] Les Enfants Du Sang. Throughout the series, he often prefers to just fight mano-a-mano, but this time, it's actually lampshaded.



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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
** This happens with [[PsychopathicManchild Nappa]]. What makes this particular example so hilarious is that this realization came after he forgot about it as he ''was'' flying and after he ''had been'' flying for the greater part of that fight and ''while he was in midair''.
** Also, Raditz could have avoided being shot through the chest by Piccolo if he had flown, regardless of the lock Goku put him in, as Piccolo helpfully points out.
** In the first episode, Krillin was reminded by the others that he ''could'' have flown after Raditz but didn't.
** It's frequently mentioned that Krillin forgets to use his Kienzan attack that slices through anything whenever it would be useful, only to have others (usually Gohan) point out instances where he could have used it better. In the ''Revenge of Cooler'' movie, Piccolo comments that he sometimes forgets about using his [[RubberMan stretchy limbs]], and when one of Cooler's {{mooks}} breaks out some [[ShockAndAwe electric powers]], TheDragon basically says "Oh yeah, I forgot you could do that."
** Goku panics when Cell is about to kill Tien, remarking that it's too far away for him to fly to his rescue... then suddenly remembers he can teleport and does so.
--->'''Gohan:''' Did... did he just remember he can do that?\\
'''Mr. Popo:''' Your father's an idiot.
** Another instance of this is when Vegeta turned Super Saiyan against Android 15, prompting Trunks and Goku to realize that they can simply turn into a Super Saiyan and does so during the fight against 14 and 13 respectively.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'': From the epilogue of the episode "Utter Lunacy": "Upon returning to Canterlot, Princess Celestia banished Luna to the moon again. This time Luna remembered she had wings and just flew back later that month."



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* In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', [[TheDitz Dory]] does this with her ability to read human writing. (She [[CloudCuckoolander forgets plenty of other things]], too.)
-->(Marlin and Dory are trying to escape a frenzied shark).\\

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'':
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[[TheDitz Dory]] does this with her ability to read human writing. (She [[CloudCuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} forgets plenty of other things]], too.)
-->(Marlin -->(''Marlin and Dory are trying to escape a frenzied shark).\\shark'')\\



** She also claims to speak the language of whales, which just involves speaking [[strike:English]] [[TranslationConvention Fish]] with a deep and drawn out voice. Marlin scoffs at this, but the whale ''does'' understand her so he starts doing it too, leading to this:

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** She also claims to speak the language of whales, which just involves speaking [[strike:English]] [[TranslationConvention Fish]] with a deep and drawn out voice. Marlin scoffs at this, but the whale ''does'' understand her so he starts doing it too, leading to this:



* In ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Marty tries to warn Doc Brown that he will be killed by the Libyans in 1985, but he doesn't want to hear it, fearing that Marty's presence in 1955 has already done enough damage to the time line. Marty is sitting in the time machine lamenting his failure, then he realizes ''he's in a time machine''; he can go back early and save Doc Brown in 1985. Which he STILL manages to screw up by only giving himself ten extra minutes and the car not starting, arriving at the mall just in time to see his friend getting shot.

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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Marty tries to warn Doc Brown that he will be killed by the Libyans in 1985, but he doesn't want to hear it, fearing that Marty's presence in 1955 has already done enough damage to the time line. Marty is sitting in the time machine lamenting his failure, then he realizes ''he's in a time machine''; he can go back early and save Doc Brown in 1985. Which he STILL ''still'' manages to screw up by only giving himself ten extra minutes and the car not starting, arriving at the mall just in time to see his friend getting shot.



* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' do this frequently, [[JustifiedTrope while in borrowed bodies.]] There are at least two instances of a character taking the shape of a cockroach and forgetting until the last minute that cockroaches can fly.
** A nice Double Subversion occurs once. Jake remembers just in time that cockroaches can fly, only to then remember that can't fly well.

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* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' do this frequently, [[JustifiedTrope while in borrowed bodies.]] ]]
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There are at least two instances of a character taking the shape of a cockroach and forgetting until the last minute that cockroaches can fly.
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fly. A nice Double Subversion occurs once. then: Jake remembers just in time that cockroaches can fly, only to then remember that they can't fly well.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter''

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''''Literature/HarryPotter'':



* In Jeramey Kraatz's Literature/TheCloakSociety, inverted. Two characters' loss of their superpowers and feelings of helplessness are played for drama. However, both characters had had BoxingLessonsForSuperman; when reminded of them, they prove to be BadassNormal.
* In the DresdenFiles novel ''SmallFavor'', Queen Mab does this to Harry as a major plot point. It's done so well, only at the end does Harry realize, for the entire book, he hasn't used any [[spoiler:fire magic]] because he would have been killed if he did.

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* In Jeramey Kraatz's Literature/TheCloakSociety, ''Literature/TheCloakSociety'', inverted. Two characters' loss of their superpowers and feelings of helplessness are played for drama. However, both characters had had BoxingLessonsForSuperman; when reminded of them, they prove to be BadassNormal.
* In the DresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''SmallFavor'', ''Literature/SmallFavor'', Queen Mab does this to Harry as a major plot point. It's done so well, only at the end does Harry realize, for the entire book, he hasn't used any [[spoiler:fire magic]] because he would have been killed if he did.



-->'''Narrator''': Suddenly God remembers that he's all-powerful, and changes the bomb into showers of blessings!

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-->'''Narrator''': -->'''Narrator:''' Suddenly God remembers that he's all-powerful, and changes the bomb into showers of blessings!



* Played with in the parody Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjRDUVGiaRA ''Lord of Darkness'']] in which the titular vampire starves to death in a cell, never managing to remember that he is able to turn into mist.

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* Played with in the parody Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjRDUVGiaRA ''Lord "Lord of Darkness'']] Darkness"]] in which the titular title vampire starves to death in a cell, never managing to remember that he is able to [[SuperSmoke turn into mist.mist]].



-->'''Cobal''': Can't we just dig in?\\

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-->'''Cobal''': -->'''Cobal:''' Can't we just dig in?\\



'''Cobal''': Just sayin'.\\
'''Ledd''': [[StealthInsult You're not as dumb as you look.]]

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'''Cobal''': '''Cobal:''' Just sayin'.\\
'''Ledd''': '''Ledd:''' [[StealthInsult You're not as dumb as you look.]]



* It is possible to die from BottomlessPits-equivalents in ''DarkVoid'', a game whose premise is that ''its hero has a jet-pack''.

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* It is possible to die from BottomlessPits-equivalents in ''DarkVoid'', ''VideoGame/DarkVoid'', a game whose premise is that ''its hero has a jet-pack''.



* ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'': [[CuteMonsterGirl Sveta]] cowers in fear when the [[spoiler: Chaos Hound]] appears near the end of the game.
--> '''Sveta''': "Help!"
--> '''Tyrell''': "Are you an Adept or not?! Use some Psynergy on it!"
** She also forgets that as a beastkin she has super-senses, until after the battle when she realizes [[spoiler: the Chaos Hound smells like her "dead" brother..]].
* Lampshaded in a quest in ''WorldOfWarcraft'':
--> ''When I reached the end of the canyon, I remembered that my motorcycle could fly.''
--> ''That would have been helpful to know earlier.''
** Though that quest is presented as [[BlatantLies a complete fabrication]] told by one of the [=NPCs=].

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'': ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'':
**
[[CuteMonsterGirl Sveta]] cowers in fear when the [[spoiler: Chaos [[spoiler:Chaos Hound]] appears near the end of the game.
--> '''Sveta''': "Help!"
--> '''Tyrell''': "Are
--->'''Sveta:''' Help!\\
'''Tyrell:''' Are
you an Adept or not?! Use some Psynergy on it!"
it!
** She also forgets that as a beastkin she has super-senses, until after the battle when she realizes [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Chaos Hound smells like her "dead" brother..]].
brother...]]
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
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Lampshaded in a quest in ''WorldOfWarcraft'':
--> ''When I reached the end of the canyon, I remembered that my motorcycle could fly.''
--> ''That would have been helpful to know earlier.''
** Though
(though that quest is presented as [[BlatantLies a complete fabrication]] told by one of the [=NPCs=].[=NPCs=]):
--->''When I reached the end of the canyon, I remembered that my motorcycle could fly.\\
That would have been helpful to know earlier.''



** An inverse example, Stories of players leaping off cliffs planning to shift into flight form or use sometype of movement slowing, thinking they're on their druid, mage, etc... then realizing they're not and dying.

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** An inverse example, Stories of players leaping off cliffs planning to shift into flight form or use sometype of movement slowing, thinking they're on their druid, mage, etc... etc., then realizing they're not and dying.



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0066.html Vaarsuvius reminding Elan]] about his bard-magic abilities. Elan forgetting his class features is actually a RunningGag, since he is TheDitz.
** In another strip, Durkon swings at an attacking goblin with his hammer and misses twice. However, when others remind him about the bonuses he forgot to add to his attack, he realizes that he hit after all- and sure enough, the goblin [[PuffOfLogic is retroactively pummeled into submission.]] He'd be a great fighter if he had a better head for numbers.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
**
[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0066.html Vaarsuvius reminding Elan]] about his bard-magic abilities. Elan forgetting his class features is actually a RunningGag, since he is TheDitz.
** In another strip, Durkon swings at an attacking goblin with his hammer and misses twice. However, when others remind him about the bonuses he forgot to add to his attack, he realizes that he hit after all- all -- and sure enough, the goblin [[PuffOfLogic is retroactively pummeled into submission.]] He'd be a great fighter if he had a better head for numbers.



* On ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', Mega Man is working his way through a particularly hard level, not making much progress, and complaining about how much the ''jetpack'' he's wearing weighs. One BeatPanel later, he starts flying over the level, wondering how he could be so stupid.

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* On ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'':
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Mega Man is working his way through a particularly hard level, not making much progress, and complaining about how much the ''jetpack'' he's wearing weighs. One BeatPanel later, he starts flying over the level, wondering how he could be so stupid.



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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
** This happens with [[PsychopathicManchild Nappa]]. What makes this particular example so hilarious is that this realization came after he forgot about it as he ''was'' flying and after he ''had been'' flying for the greater part of that fight and ''while he was in midair''.
** Also, Raditz could have avoided being shot through the chest by Piccolo if he had flown, regardless of the lock Goku put him in, as Piccolo helpfully points out.
** In the first episode, Krillin was reminded by the others that he ''could'' have flown after Raditz but didn't.
** It's frequently mentioned that Krillin forgets to use his Kienzan attack that slices through anything whenever it would be useful, only to have others (usually Gohan) point out instances where he could have used it better. In the ''Revenge of Cooler'' movie, Piccolo comments that he sometimes forgets about using his [[RubberMan stretchy limbs]], and when one of Cooler's {{mooks}} breaks out some [[ShockAndAwe electric powers]], TheDragon basically says "Oh yeah, I forgot you could do that."
** Goku panics when Cell is about to kill Tien, remarking that it's too far away for him to fly to his rescue... then suddenly remembers he can teleport and does so.
--->'''Gohan''': Did... did he just remember he can do that?
--->'''Mr. Popo''': Your father's an idiot.
** Another instance of this is when Vegeta turned Super Saiyan against Android 15, prompting Trunks and Goku to realize that they can simply turn into a Super Saiyan and does so during the fight against 14 and 13 respectively.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'': From the epilogue of the episode "Utter Lunacy": "Upon returning to Canterlot, Princess Celestia banished Luna to the moon again. This time Luna remembered she had wings and just flew back later that month."
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-->(Brock Sampson is trying to coach the Monarch's henchmen troops.)\\
'''Brock''': One decisive blow, we go for the head, cut if off and watch the body die. We all fly for Phantom Limb's command ship!\\
'''Henchman 21''': Ummm, we don't have anything to fly in.\\
'''Brock''': What?\\
'''Henchman 24''': We just have a Monarchmobile and a Nissan Stanza.\\
'''Brock''': You all have wings.\\
'''Henchman 21''': Yeah, these are for showin', not for blowin'.\\
'''Random Henchman''': [flying] Aw no way, they work!\\
'''Henchman 21''': Wha- what!? Total gyp! Why didn't anybody tell us these things worked?!\\
'''Henchman 24''': This changes everything!

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-->(Brock -->(''Brock Sampson is trying to coach the Monarch's henchmen troops.)\\
'''Brock''':
troops'')\\
'''Brock:'''
One decisive blow, we go for the head, cut if off and watch the body die. We all fly for Phantom Limb's command ship!\\
'''Henchman 21''': 21:''' Ummm, we don't have anything to fly in.\\
'''Brock''': '''Brock:''' What?\\
'''Henchman 24''': 24:''' We just have a Monarchmobile and a Nissan Stanza.\\
'''Brock''': '''Brock:''' You all have wings.\\
'''Henchman 21''': 21:''' Yeah, these are for showin', not for blowin'.\\
'''Random Henchman''': [flying] Henchman:''' (''flying'') Aw no way, they work!\\
'''Henchman 21''': Wha- what!? 21:''' Wha--what!? Total gyp! Why didn't anybody tell us these things worked?!\\
'''Henchman 24''': 24:''' This changes everything!



** In "Power-Noia," Buttercup--within her nightmare landscape--tells Blossom she can't fly. But this is through her own paralysis over spiders than it is forgetting how to fly.
** The girls once once had to face a TrainProblem in order to figure out where a train collision might occur. As they struggle to find an answer, Blossom delivers a solution: [[CuttingTheKnot "We're superheroes! Let's just find the two trains and stop them!"]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the group are stuck in the desert with only a small amount of water in their pouch. Then Momo spills it and Sokka goes crazy… that is until Katara calmly bends the water out of the sand. Sokka sighs and says "Oh, I forgot. Bending."

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** In "Power-Noia," Buttercup--within Buttercup -- within her nightmare landscape--tells landscape -- tells Blossom she can't fly. But this is through her own paralysis over spiders than it is forgetting how to fly.
** The girls once once had have to face a TrainProblem in order to figure out where a train collision might occur. As they struggle to find an answer, Blossom delivers a solution: [[CuttingTheKnot "We're superheroes! Let's just find the two trains and stop them!"]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the group are stuck in the desert with only a small amount of water in their pouch. Then Momo spills it and Sokka goes crazy… crazy... that is until Katara calmly bends the water out of the sand. Sokka sighs and says "Oh, I forgot. Bending."



* In ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', when Superman and Timberwolf had to deliver Brainiac 5's head to be exposed to a rare metal's radiation in order to prevent Brainy dying from a corruption of his data, Superman had to go had a planet with a red sun (meaning he loses all his powers for the duration). When he and Timberwolf were running from mutant miners, Superman was reminded by Timberwolf that he has a flight-ring that still allows him to fly. Superman's excuse was that never really did use the ring's function seeing as he can fly on his own.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', when Superman and Timberwolf had have to deliver Brainiac 5's head to be exposed to a rare metal's radiation in order to prevent Brainy dying from a corruption of his data, Superman had has to go had to a planet with a red sun (meaning he loses all his powers for the duration). When he and Timberwolf were are running from mutant miners, Superman was is reminded by Timberwolf that he has a flight-ring that still allows him to fly. Superman's excuse was is that he never really did use the ring's function function, seeing as he can fly on his own.



** In the season 4 premiere, Twilight hopes she hasn't missed the train to Ponyville...[[spoiler: right before Spike reminds her that she can just fly there. Justified as she had ''just'' gained the ability to fly and is still not too familiar with it. Teleportation, on the other hand…]]

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** In the season 4 premiere, Twilight hopes she hasn't missed the train to Ponyville...[[spoiler: right before Spike reminds her that she can just fly there. Justified as she had ''just'' gained the ability to fly and is still not too familiar with it. [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Teleportation, on the other hand…]]hand...]]
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E25TheCutieRemarkPart1 The Cutie Re-Mark – Part 1]]", Twilight briefly panics after the first travel through the time vortex when she's falling above Cloudsdale, but then she remembers she has wings.



* Princess Flame in one episode of ''BlazingDragons''. While sneaking out of her tower bedroom, the rope she has made by tying her bed sheets together unravels and she abruptly falls out of frame. She then flits back into frame, hovering in place and smirking, then saying the page quote at the top in a case of LampshadeHanging %%Said quote is currently not the quote referenced, and is in fact from something completely different. Please add the actual quote from the scene and show in question here.
** Seeing as she is the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] in this series, that is rather notable. All Dragons have wings, but only occasionally [[ForgotAboutHisPowers remember that they can fly]]

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* Princess Flame in one episode of ''BlazingDragons''.''WesternAnimation/BlazingDragons''. While sneaking out of her tower bedroom, the rope she has made by tying her bed sheets together unravels and she abruptly falls out of frame. She then flits back into frame, hovering in place and smirking, then saying the page quote at the top in a case of LampshadeHanging %%Said quote is currently not the quote referenced, and is in fact from something completely different. Please add the actual quote from the scene and show in question here.
**
smirking. Seeing as she is the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] in this series, that is rather notable. All Dragons have wings, but only occasionally [[ForgotAboutHisPowers remember that they can fly]]fly]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', after [[spoiler: Mind Raping a friend by mistake]], M'Gann suffers a horrible breakdown and this trope in the result. She can hardly communicate telepathically, her species equivalent to talking, and has to be reminded that she can walk through walls.
--> '''M'Gann''': Hmm, what? Oh, yes, density shift. I can do that...I can still do ''that''...
* Happens ''twice'' to WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck in the short ''The Million Hare'' as Bugs lampshades both instances.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', after [[spoiler: Mind Raping [[spoiler:Mind-Raping a friend by mistake]], M'Gann suffers a horrible breakdown and this trope in the result. She can hardly communicate telepathically, her species equivalent to talking, and has to be reminded that she can walk through walls.
--> '''M'Gann''': -->'''M'Gann:''' Hmm, what? Oh, yes, density shift. I can do that... I can still do ''that''...
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': Happens ''twice'' to WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck in the short ''The "The Million Hare'' Hare" as Bugs lampshades both instances.



* Crazy Legs Crane frequently forgets he is able to fly. In fact a whole episode was dedicated to his consience trying to teach him how to do it properly.

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* Crazy Legs ''WesternAnimation/TheBlueRacer'': Crazy-Legs Crane frequently forgets he is able to fly. In fact a whole episode was dedicated to his consience conscience trying to teach him how to do it properly.



-->'''Uncle Grandpa''': All we have to do is turn the world upside down!\\
'''Mr. Gus''': Why don't we just ask Giant Realistic Flying Tiger to fly us up there?\\
'''Uncle Grandpa''': Because she's in the shower, and we never disturb a lady during shower time.

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-->'''Uncle Grandpa''': Grandpa:''' All we have to do is turn the world upside down!\\
'''Mr. Gus''': Gus:''' Why don't we just ask Giant Realistic Flying Tiger to fly us up there?\\
'''Uncle Grandpa''': Grandpa:''' Because she's in the shower, and we never disturb a lady during shower time.



24th Feb '16 6:00:00 AM StFan
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* In ''Literature/LoneWolf'', you have powers that can be useful in certain situation, but sometimes, the author forgets that the possibility you have that power may exist, and doesn't give you a choice to use the power. More commonly, the series has three levels of powers: Kai, Magnakai, and Grand Master. Most of the powers of one tier have lower powered equivalents amongst the lower tier. Similarly, someone of a higher tier always has all the powers of the lower tier, but only a select few of their given tier. This results in your character often being asked if he has a certain power appropriate for his tier (and bad stuff happening if you do not), but the author forgetting that there is no reason the lower tier equivalent -- which everyone should have -- could not be every bit as effective.\\\
Theoretically, at least, if the higher Discipline is required, it's for something that the lesser Discipline can't handle for some reason (you see this all the time in Grand Master, particularly with Kai-screen). Justified, for the most part... simple Mind over Matter should not allow you to grab a big, heavy key on the opposite side of the room while you're behind a locked door. Still, there are numerous instances where you SHOULD be able to use Pathsmanship, or Huntmastery, or (most often) Divination, or at least get some explanation as to why you can't. (You don't ''need'' Telegnosis to spirit-walk, it just makes it ''easier''.) And then there's the issue of the myriad Combat Skill and Endurance benefits you get from certain Disciplines, all of which need to be properly balanced... and some of which, unfortunately, don't make a lot of sense (in New Grand Master, you have the ''same'' Combat Skill whether or not you're armed). As you might imagine, it's not exactly easy to write these things.
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8th Dec '15 1:30:28 AM Loekman3
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** Another instance of this is when Vegeta turned Super Saiyan against Android 15, prompting Trunks and Goku to realize that they can simply turn into a Super Saiyan and does so during the fight against 14 and 13 respectively.
21st Nov '15 12:39:40 AM Nulono
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', when Superman and Timberwolf had to deliver Brainiac 5's head to be exposed to a rare metal's radiation in order to prevent Brainy dying from a worsen corruption of his data, Superman had to go had a planet with a red sun (meaning he loses all his powers for the duration). When he and Timberwolf were running from mutant miners, Superman was reminded by Timberwolf that he has a flight-ring that still allows him to fly. Superman's excuse was that never really did use the ring's function seeing as he can fly on his own.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', when Superman and Timberwolf had to deliver Brainiac 5's head to be exposed to a rare metal's radiation in order to prevent Brainy dying from a worsen corruption of his data, Superman had to go had a planet with a red sun (meaning he loses all his powers for the duration). When he and Timberwolf were running from mutant miners, Superman was reminded by Timberwolf that he has a flight-ring that still allows him to fly. Superman's excuse was that never really did use the ring's function seeing as he can fly on his own.
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