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12th Jun '18 1:52:56 PM StFan
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[[folder:Music]]
* The song "[[http://www.lyricstime.com/jim-s-big-ego-the-ballad-of-barry-allen-lyrics.html The Ballad of Barry Allen]]" by ''Jim's Big Ego'' goes into some detail of the loneliness it would impart to be living at super speed compared to the rest of the world.
-->''And I'm there before you notice\\
I'll be gone before you see me\\
Do you think you can imagine anything so lonely?''
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[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* The hero Ural in Bashkir legend definitely has both SuperStrength and the requisite anchoring power. He managed to lift a great big stone (in the challenge to win a {{princess}} and a [[HellishHorse demon-blooded winged steed]]... devised by said stallion himself), but his brother who tried before him didn't have these secondary powers and ended up buried waist-deep. Before this, a great bull buried himself knee-deep in a futile attempt to lift Ural while he was holding the bull's horns.
* Myth/RussianMythologyAndTales : A similar tale is told about Svyatogor. He boasted that he could turn the entire earth, so he was challenged to lift a bag which later turned out to contain all of its weight. He ended up knee deep in the ground, and (according to some variants) died there. He's also usually portrayed as too heavy for Earth to carry him due to his strength, which is why he usually stays in his mountains and cannot go anywhere else.
* Myth/ClassicalMythology :
** OlderThanFeudalism: This trope shows up in with Midas. Wishing that what one touches turns to gold certainly can have some [[PowerIncontinence horrible downsides]] (and [[FridgeLogic economic consequences]]). The man lacked such necessary powers as "not turning food and water and people into gold." He didn't turn air into gold, though, nor the contents already in his digestive tract, so he survived just long enough to learn his lesson and beg for a wish reversal.
** It shows up also with the Cumaean Sibyl and Tithonus who both asked for [[{{Immortality}} immortality]] but both forgot to ask for [[TheAgeless eternal youth]]...well, it was Tithonus' lover who asked in his stead but the result was the same: they [[AgeWithoutYouth withered away]] and in the end only awaited a death which would not come. In a ShoutOut, "Tithonus" is the title of an [[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]] episode about a man with immortality, but who's also stuck in middle age forever. He's started [[TheFogOfAges to forget parts of his past]], like his dead wife's name, and wants only to die. [[spoiler:Unlike in the myth, his wish is finally granted.]]
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[[folder:Toys]]
* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': Matoran actually have Required Secondary Powers, but have a minuscule amount of ElementalPowers. Of course, when they do become Toa, they will have the necessary secondary power for their element.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' shows off some characters that actually ''lack'' these powers, and end up affecting their own abilities thanks to this:
** Lunk and Slumbo, being [[AnIcePerson ice-based]] Mixels, have a low base temperature and live in a frozen wasteland. As a result, they are both horribly slow and lethargic.
** Balk uses [[UseYourHead his head]] like a rubber mallet to defend himself. Unfortunately, this does not translate to the inside of his head, and he has brain damage as a result.
** Chomly is a living [[BigEater trash compacter]] that eats anything he can find and his mouth is not made for chewing properly. One of his upper teeth is now replaced with [[GoldTooth a gold one]].
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** It's explained that the Freelancers' AI granted them the RequiredSecondaryPowers needed for individual armor abilities. When Griff tried out the SuperSpeed armor ability without an AI, everything, including his mental processes and metabolism, was sped up, and he ran [[CrowningMomentOfFunny straight into a wall]] because he had no way of knowing when to slow down.
** This is actually averted in the [[PublicServiceAnnouncement PSA]] [[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=1637 Upgrading]], when Caboose gets his armor stuck in invisibility mode.
--->'''Church:''' Don't worry, Caboose, I'm sure when [[VideoGame/HaloReach the game]] comes out there'll be a way to shut it off.\\
'''Caboose:''' Good. I need sleep.\\
'''Sarge:''' Sleep? When that game comes out, I won't sleep for a week!\\
'''Church:''' Yeah, no, it's not that, it's just that he's having trouble sleeping because he can see through his eyelids now.\\
'''Sarge:''' Oh. That's creepy.
** Agent Washington mentions an incident where Agent Utah activated a force field, and almost suffocated to death before he could turn it off. The incident is in a deleted scene.
* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' (and can lean towards [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} its sister series]]), Jaune finds and decides to play with Team RWBY's weapons. He can't hold Crescent Rose properly (and it's noted in the main series that Ruby and her uncle Qrow are the only two who have the skill to use scythe weapons) and he's blown away by an accidental discharge of Ember Celica, showing that he lacks the body strength to not get blow away by arm-mounted shotguns.
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7th Mar '18 2:40:38 PM Mr.Movie
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-->-- '''Soren''', ''[[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbeyRwT8Uo&feature=kp The Best Super Power (Is Not What You Think) | After Hours]]'' [[labelnote: note]]In case you were wondering, they determined that the ability to manipulate time was the best superpower. For an episode about the lack of required secondary powers, they did, however, forget to mention that if you stop time that means you go blind because light stops traveling to your eyes.[[/labelnote]]

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-->-- '''Soren''', ''[[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbeyRwT8Uo&feature=kp The Best Super Power (Is Not What You Think) | After Hours]]'' [[labelnote: note]]In case you were wondering, they determined that the ability to manipulate time was the best superpower. For an episode about the lack of required secondary powers, they did, however, forget to mention [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20241_6-awesome-superpowers-that-would-suck-in-real-life.html A later cracked.com article then pointed out that if you could stop time that means you you'd go blind because light stops traveling to would stop reaching your eyes.[[/labelnote]]
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7th Mar '18 2:38:51 PM Mr.Movie
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-->-- '''Soren''', ''[[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbeyRwT8Uo&feature=kp The Best Super Power (Is Not What You Think) | After Hours]]'' [[labelnote: note]]In case you were wondering, they determined that the ability to manipulate time was the best superpower. [[Main/Irony For an episode about the lack of required secondary powers, they did, however, forget to mention that if you stop time that means you go blind because light stops traveling to your eyes.]][[/labelnote]]

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-->-- '''Soren''', ''[[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbeyRwT8Uo&feature=kp The Best Super Power (Is Not What You Think) | After Hours]]'' [[labelnote: note]]In case you were wondering, they determined that the ability to manipulate time was the best superpower. [[Main/Irony For an episode about the lack of required secondary powers, they did, however, forget to mention that if you stop time that means you go blind because light stops traveling to your eyes.]][[/labelnote]]
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7th Mar '18 2:38:29 PM Mr.Movie
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-->-- '''Soren''', ''[[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbeyRwT8Uo&feature=kp The Best Super Power (Is Not What You Think) | After Hours]]'' [[labelnote: note]]In case you were wondering, they determined that the ability to manipulate time was the best superpower. [[Irony For an episode about the lack of required secondary powers, they did, however, forget to mention that if you stop time that means you go blind because light stops traveling to your eyes.]][[/labelnote]]

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-->-- '''Soren''', ''[[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbeyRwT8Uo&feature=kp The Best Super Power (Is Not What You Think) | After Hours]]'' [[labelnote: note]]In case you were wondering, they determined that the ability to manipulate time was the best superpower. [[Irony [[Main/Irony For an episode about the lack of required secondary powers, they did, however, forget to mention that if you stop time that means you go blind because light stops traveling to your eyes.]][[/labelnote]]
7th Mar '18 2:38:07 PM Mr.Movie
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-->-- '''Soren''', ''[[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbeyRwT8Uo&feature=kp The Best Super Power (Is Not What You Think) | After Hours]]'' [[labelnote: note]]In case you were wondering, they determined that the ability to manipulate time was the best superpower.[[/labelnote]]

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-->-- '''Soren''', ''[[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbeyRwT8Uo&feature=kp The Best Super Power (Is Not What You Think) | After Hours]]'' [[labelnote: note]]In case you were wondering, they determined that the ability to manipulate time was the best superpower.[[/labelnote]]
[[Irony For an episode about the lack of required secondary powers, they did, however, forget to mention that if you stop time that means you go blind because light stops traveling to your eyes.]][[/labelnote]]
8th Dec '17 11:46:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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This only covers if the power in question is not explicitly defined. While Cyclops from the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' doesn't hurt his own eyelids with his EyeBeams every time he shuts his eyes, this is defined as an explicit ability of his (and his brother).

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This only covers if the power in question is not explicitly defined. While Cyclops from the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' doesn't hurt his own eyelids with his EyeBeams every time he shuts his eyes, this is defined as an explicit ability of his (and his brother).
28th Oct '16 3:37:20 PM StFan
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* RequiredSecondaryPowers/AnimatedFilms



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14th Jul '16 11:26:19 AM MadCat221
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Savvy use of explicitly stated required secondary powers may result in ExploitedImmunity.
16th Dec '14 6:53:54 AM ikeepcrawlingback
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All these tropes are especially good targets for subversion or aversion, because the absence or malfunction of a superhero's RequiredSecondaryPowers creates a dramatically useful limit on their primary powers. A slight lack of these may oftentimes cause a LogicalWeakness. Compare LethalHarmlessPowers. Also, many accusations of MisappliedPhlebotinum rely on the assumption that the characters or factions in question have the [=RSPs=] needed to pull out all the theoretical potential. One way for people to learn ways to cope with, or even surpass the limits of their powers as outlined by this trope is to take BoxingLessonsForSuperman, as the new skills and knowledge they can acquire from such training will let them better understand the scope of their powers and find ways to better control it, or work around said limits of their power.

'''Warning: Exploration of this Trope may result in brain breakage.''' But you [[MyBrainIsBig probably have]] [[SuperIntelligence something to]] [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist counter that]], [[RequiredSecondaryPowers right]]?

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All these tropes are especially good targets for subversion or aversion, because the absence or malfunction of a superhero's RequiredSecondaryPowers Required Secondary Powers creates a dramatically useful limit on their primary powers. A slight lack of these may oftentimes cause a LogicalWeakness. Compare LethalHarmlessPowers. Also, many accusations of MisappliedPhlebotinum rely on the assumption that the characters or factions in question have the [=RSPs=] needed to pull out all the theoretical potential. One way for people to learn ways to cope with, or even surpass the limits of their powers as outlined by this trope is to take BoxingLessonsForSuperman, as the new skills and knowledge they can acquire from such training will let them better understand the scope of their powers and find ways to better control it, or work around said limits of their power.

'''Warning: Exploration of this Trope may result in brain breakage.''' But you [[MyBrainIsBig probably have]] [[SuperIntelligence something to]] [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist counter that]], [[RequiredSecondaryPowers right]]?
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7th Dec '14 8:39:30 AM AceOfScarabs
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All these tropes are especially good targets for subversion or aversion, because the absence or malfunction of a superhero's RequiredSecondaryPowers creates a dramatically useful limit on their primary powers. A slight lack of these may oftentimes cause a LogicalWeakness. Compare LethalHarmlessPowers. Also, many accusations of MisappliedPhlebotinum rely on the assumption that the characters or factions in question have the [=RSPs=] needed to pull out all the theoretical potential.

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All these tropes are especially good targets for subversion or aversion, because the absence or malfunction of a superhero's RequiredSecondaryPowers creates a dramatically useful limit on their primary powers. A slight lack of these may oftentimes cause a LogicalWeakness. Compare LethalHarmlessPowers. Also, many accusations of MisappliedPhlebotinum rely on the assumption that the characters or factions in question have the [=RSPs=] needed to pull out all the theoretical potential.
potential. One way for people to learn ways to cope with, or even surpass the limits of their powers as outlined by this trope is to take BoxingLessonsForSuperman, as the new skills and knowledge they can acquire from such training will let them better understand the scope of their powers and find ways to better control it, or work around said limits of their power.
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