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19th Aug '16 12:37:10 PM merotoker
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* Using her ability to [[TimeStandStill stop time]], [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura Akemi]] stole all kinds of weaponry from the JSDF and Yakuza to help her fight Witches. All of them are stored in some kind of BagOfHolding behind her shield. [[FridgeBrilliance A smart choice as well]], since [[spoiler: it means her soul gem won't corrupt as fast as those of other Magical Girls and collecting grief seeds is much easier for her.]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Using her ability to [[TimeStandStill stop time]], [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura Akemi]] Akemi stole all kinds of weaponry from the JSDF and Yakuza to help her fight Witches. All of them are stored in some kind of BagOfHolding behind her shield. [[FridgeBrilliance A smart choice as well]], since [[spoiler: it means her soul gem won't corrupt as fast as those of other Magical Girls and collecting grief seeds is much easier for her.]]her]].



* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of young Franchise/{{Superman}} in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' and the first story arc of [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]; which take place in his early superhero years. He laughs at the cops, throws [=CEOs=] into rivers, chokes Batman, etc. He grows out of it and is much more humble in the present.

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* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of young Franchise/{{Superman}} in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' and the first story arc of [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]; Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, which take place in his early superhero years. He laughs at the cops, throws [=CEOs=] into rivers, chokes Batman, etc. He grows out of it and is much more humble in the present.



* In ''Literature/NotJustAWitch'', the villain wants to make money with the fur of snow leopards, and for this reason [[spoiler: tricks the titular witch into turning all inmates of a prison into snow leopards, by pretending he just wants to keep the beautiful animals as living garden decoration.]]

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* In ''Literature/NotJustAWitch'', the villain wants to make money with the fur of snow leopards, and for this reason [[spoiler: tricks the titular witch into turning all inmates of a prison into snow leopards, by pretending he just wants to keep the beautiful animals as living garden decoration.]]decoration]].



* Kind of the entire point of most plots - romantic and non - in the first few seasons of ''{{Series/Smallville}}''. The meteor [[MonsterOfTheWeek freak of the week]] suffers "Kryptonite Psychosis" and uses their meteor-given powers for their own selfish gain, perfectly willing to commit multiple murders to further their goals before Clark stops them and they get sent to the Belle Reve mental institution. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d numerous times by characters [[FantasticRacism biased against meteor freaks]]. Clark himself qualifies when under the influence of Red Kryptonite. His Red K-activated personality, Kal, acts out Clark's basic wants and needs without concerning himself with the consequences of his actions, and is not only unconcerned with [[TheMasquerade keeping his powers a secret]], but is even tempted to go public with them because he believes that his powers make him infallible.

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* Kind of the entire point of most plots - romantic and non - in the first few seasons of ''{{Series/Smallville}}''. The meteor [[MonsterOfTheWeek freak of the week]] suffers "Kryptonite Psychosis" and uses their meteor-given powers for their own selfish gain, perfectly willing to commit multiple murders to further their goals before Clark stops them and they get sent to the Belle Reve mental institution. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d numerous times by characters [[FantasticRacism biased against meteor freaks]]. Clark himself qualifies when under the influence of Red Kryptonite. His Red K-activated personality, Kal, acts out Clark's basic wants and needs without concerning himself with the consequences of his actions, and is not only unconcerned with [[TheMasquerade [[{{Masquerade}} keeping his powers a secret]], but is even tempted to go public with them because he believes that his powers make him infallible.



* Widespread among vampires on ''Series/TrueBlood''. Although their public relations campaign claims that they just want to be a [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire part of normal human society]], including having equal civil rights, they have no problem with breaking the law if they think they can get away with it. In particular they are not above using mind control on humans and/or feeding from people without their consent. In one episode, Bill even subverts the rule that vampires aren't allowed to enter a human's home without an invitation by glamoring one of them and having that person invite him. In another episode, Eric physically threatens Sookie (who can't be glamored) into inviting him in, although this is only because he senses a werewolf in her house.

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* Widespread among vampires on ''Series/TrueBlood''. Although their public relations campaign claims that they just want to be a [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire part of normal human society]], including having equal civil rights, they have no problem with breaking the law if they think they can get away with it. In particular they are not above using mind control on humans and/or feeding from people without their consent. In one episode, Bill even subverts [[MustBeInvited the rule that vampires aren't allowed to enter a human's home without an invitation invitation]] by glamoring one of them and having that person invite him. In another episode, Eric physically threatens Sookie (who can't be glamored) into inviting him in, although this is only because he senses a werewolf in her house.
27th Jul '16 11:46:12 AM intastiel
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* More or less the motto of the Bondsmagi in the ''Literature/GentlemanBastard'' series. When the old Therin emperor tried to regulate them, they sent him their fee schedule. When he followed up with an army, they annihilated it, then incinerated his capital city for good measure, establishing twin policies of JoinOrDie for anyone with magical talent and ruthless DisproportionateRetribution against anyone who challenges them.
13th Jul '16 8:26:48 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare DrunkWithPower, WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity. Related to BeneathTheMask because super powers reveal how a person would act without any fear of reprisal. In this trope case that HiddenSelf is anything but {{lawful|Good}}.

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Compare DrunkWithPower, WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity. Related to BeneathTheMask because super powers reveal how a person would act without any fear of reprisal. In this trope case that HiddenSelf is anything but {{lawful|Good}}.
{{lawful|Good}}. See SuperSupremacist for someone with superpowers who skips over the "get away with crime" part and goes for straight-up subjugating the non-superpowered.
5th Jul '16 10:52:10 PM gophergiggles
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* Cheat codes and devices are this in the {{Meta}} sense. Why dodge your opponent when you can be invincible? Why reload or conserve ammo when you can have unlimited ammo? Why scrounge for money when you can max out your wallet and buy the best gear and all the upgrades? After all, what's anyone in the game going to do to stop you?
23rd Jun '16 11:09:09 PM lavendermintrose
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* Pretty much the concept behind both ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'', with a clever teenager lamenting the state of the world, accidentally obtaining superpowers in the first episode, and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans immediately going on a world-changing killing spree]]. It's worth noting though, that the two have entirely different motivations and goals, and only vaguely similar tactics.

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* Pretty much the concept behind both ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'', with ''Manga/DeathNote''. Light, a clever teenager lamenting the state of the world, accidentally obtaining obtains superpowers in the first episode, and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans immediately going on a world-changing killing spree]]. It's worth noting though, spree]].
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lelouch uses his Geass to not get caught leaving the school campus when it's not allowed, as well as other, unspecified rule-breaking, so
that his second life leading the two have entirely different motivations and goals, and only vaguely similar tactics.rebellion won't interfere so much with his cover as an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
31st May '16 10:39:04 PM CoolNickNack
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18th May '16 11:01:54 AM ReaderAt2046
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* In FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse Twilight Sparkle is convinced that the laws limiting knowledge of certain fields of magic (such as mind-control spells) only apply to other ponies. Ponies who don't have a cutie mark talent in spells and the power to teleport into and out of locked archives.
11th May '16 12:02:09 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's [[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talent]] series, in the early days the psychics form a group with a code of behavior in order to try to avert this trope. When a girl more powerful than any other psychic in the world learns how to use her powers (ironically because she saw a public service announcement by the group) she goes on a crime spree which eventually results in murder [[spoiler: and her own death]]. In later books, every Talent of significant strength is [[MutantDraftBoard brought into the fold early]] and [[ComesGreatResponsibility taught to use their powers responsibly]].
* The basic plot of Marlowe's version of ''{{Faust}}''. He gains supernatural powers through a DealWithTheDevil and decides he can do whatever the heck he wants. After they do that, he grows [[EvilIsPetty increasingly petty]], stooping to playing pranks on UsefulNotes/ThePope, amusing the Emperor's court, and eventually just dying alone, realizing how badly he wasted his potential.

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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's [[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talent]] series, Talents 'verse (''Literature/ToRidePegasus'' trilogy and ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series), in the early days the psychics form a group with a code of behavior in order to try to avert this trope. When a girl more powerful than any other psychic in the world learns how to use her powers (ironically because she saw a public service announcement by the group) she goes on a crime spree which eventually results in murder [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and her own death]]. In later books, every Talent of significant strength is [[MutantDraftBoard brought into the fold early]] and [[ComesGreatResponsibility taught to use their powers responsibly]].
* The basic plot of Marlowe's version of ''{{Faust}}''. He gains supernatural powers through a DealWithTheDevil and decides he can do whatever the heck he wants. After they do that, he grows [[EvilIsPetty increasingly petty]], stooping to playing pranks on UsefulNotes/ThePope, amusing the Emperor's court, and eventually just dying alone, realizing how badly he wasted his potential.
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* The basic plot of Marlowe's ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus''. He gains supernatural powers through a DealWithTheDevil and decides he can do whatever the heck he wants. After they do that, he grows [[EvilIsPetty increasingly petty]], stooping to playing pranks on UsefulNotes/ThePope, amusing the Emperor's court, and eventually just dying alone, realizing how badly he wasted his potential.
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5th Apr '16 4:56:44 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* Using her ability to [[TimeStandStill stop time]], [[''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' Homura Akemi]] stole all kinds of weaponry from the JSDF and Yakuza to help her fight Witches. All of them are stored in some kind of BagOfHolding behind her shield. [[spoiler: [[FridgeBrilliance A smart choice as well]], since it means her soul gem won't corrupt as fast as other Magical Girls and collecting grief seeds is much easier for her.]]

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* Using her ability to [[TimeStandStill stop time]], [[''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura Akemi]] stole all kinds of weaponry from the JSDF and Yakuza to help her fight Witches. All of them are stored in some kind of BagOfHolding behind her shield. [[spoiler: [[FridgeBrilliance A smart choice as well]], since [[spoiler: it means her soul gem won't corrupt as fast as those of other Magical Girls and collecting grief seeds is much easier for her.]]
5th Apr '16 4:54:55 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* Using her ability to [[TimeStandStill stop time]], [[''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' Homura Akemi]] stole all kinds of weaponry from the JSDF and Yakuza to help her fight Witches. All of them are stored in some kind of BagOfHolding behind her shield. [[spoiler: [[FridgeBrilliance A smart choice as well]], since it means her soul gem won't corrupt as fast as other Magical Girls and collecting grief seeds is much easier for her.]]
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