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7th Aug '17 8:35:19 PM JoeMerl
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-->'''AQUAMAN:''' ''(cheerfully)'' A fish is a fish!
7th Aug '17 8:34:39 PM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold,'' ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} can his use telepathic connection with fish to control silverfish, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverfish which are (non-aquatic) insects]], annoying [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ryan Choi]] And in the FantasticVoyagePlot episode he controls white blood cells, resulting in him using one as a steed and calling it 'Platelet'.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold,'' ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} can PlayedForLaughs on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''--ComicBook/{{AQUAMAN}} uses his use telepathic connection with command over fish to control a silverfish, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverfish which are is a (non-aquatic) insects]], annoying insect]]. [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ryan Choi]] And in the FantasticVoyagePlot episode he controls white blood cells, resulting in him using one as a steed and calling it 'Platelet'.[[LampshadeHanging points out]] that that doesn't make sense.
31st Jul '17 12:43:17 AM Baeraad555
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** In one instance, Huey, Dewey, and Louie fill a contest-entry box with pieces of paper with Gladstone's name on it, and leave only one of Donald's. Gladstone, confident of his victory, chooses a piece and gives it to the judges...only to realize (too late) that with the odds so stacked against Donald, the ''luckiest'' option would be choosing his name. Sure enough, Donald wins.

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** In one instance, Huey, Dewey, and Louie fill a contest-entry box with pieces of paper with Gladstone's name on it, and leave only one of Donald's. Gladstone, confident of his victory, chooses a piece and gives it to the judges... only to realize (too late) that with the odds so stacked against Donald, the ''luckiest'' option would be choosing his name. Sure enough, Donald wins. Subverted on the final page, where Gladstone insists that no amount of semantics can change the fact that having ''good luck'' should not lead to ''losing'' unless there was something bad about winning - and then finds out, much to his schadenfreude, that Donald's victory did indeed amount to him being BlessedWithSuck.
12th Jul '17 4:43:27 PM RallyBot2
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* Nico from ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' has the Staff of One, a powerful MagicStaff that can do just about anything. The only limitation is that she can't use the same command twice and expect the same result. However, she can get away with using ''synonyms''. A cursory look at the English language alone (and there's no reason to assume she's limited to English) proves that the Staff's limitation isn't much of a limitation at all.

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* Nico from ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' has the Staff of One, a powerful MagicStaff that can do just about anything. The only limitation is that she can't use the same command twice and expect the same result. However, she can get away with using ''synonyms''. A cursory look at the English language alone (and there's no reason to assume she's not limited to only English) proves that the Staff's limitation isn't much of a limitation at all.
15th Jun '17 9:09:03 AM bookwormgal
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** Confirmed in Chapter 15, where he attacks [[BigBad Ammit]] with boxes he swiped from a Guys In White's warehouse, reminding everyone that he can not only control boxes, but their contents as well.
** Sidney Poindexter has only the basic ghost powers everywhere but on the Casper High School grounds. ''Grounds'' is the key word here. When the school is attacked, and the Ghost Shield protecting the students limits his options, he drags up the plumbing and sprinkler system.
9th Jun '17 8:23:06 AM Lopiny
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** [[spoiler:Gold Experience]] Requiem can return anything to zero. [[spoiler:It's used to set an enemy's death to "zero". Since he can no longer die, he gets caught in a cycle where he constantly "dies" then wakes back up a few moments before "dying" again]]. The character profile suggests that this power can expand to nearly anything, such as a person's motivation.

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** [[spoiler:Gold Experience]] Requiem can return anything to zero. [[spoiler:It's [[spoiler:Its more straightforward use is to return attacks made against him to zero, basically applying a CosmicRetcon to anything that'd harm him. It's also used to set an enemy's death to "zero". Since he can no longer die, he gets caught in a cycle where he constantly "dies" then wakes back up a few moments before "dying" again]]. The character profile suggests that this power can expand to nearly anything, such as a person's motivation.
17th May '17 11:56:09 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'', Door can unlock anything. Including, when she sets her mind to it, people -- with gory results.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'', players typically stretch their powers over basic concepts of reality in this way.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'', players typically stretch their powers over basic concepts of reality in this way. The God of Borders once demonstrates this by suspending the conceptual distinction between "citizen" and "criminal", which plunges a city into anarchy for a month.
16th May '17 2:04:24 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Tsukihime}}'' and ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' there exist the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception which allow you to see the "lines of death" of objects, which cause the object to be destroyed when cut. This has been applied not only to destroy inanimate objects and mortal beings but also numerous immortals, poisons, telekinetic attacks and barriers and even space. The concept of death is stretched to the point where it is said that by the end of ''Kara no Kyoukai'' [[spoiler: Shiki at full power is basically a god.]]

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* In ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' and ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' there exist the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception which allow you to see the "lines of death" of objects, which cause the object to be destroyed when cut. This has been applied not only to destroy inanimate objects and mortal beings but also numerous immortals, poisons, telekinetic attacks and barriers and even space. The concept of death is stretched to the point where it is said that by the end of ''Kara no Kyoukai'' [[spoiler: Shiki at full power is basically a god.]]
13th May '17 1:07:25 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* Wildcat from the ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' has nine lives. You'd think he'd be gone after dying nine times, but nope: he ''always'' has nine lives.

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* Wildcat from the ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' has nine lives. You'd think he'd be gone after dying nine times, but nope: he ''always'' has nine lives.
13th May '17 9:05:32 AM MasterHero
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* ''LightNovel/DateALive'': Mukuro Hoshimiya's magic key can "lock" the traits of the object the CoolKey touches. It can lock anything from physical capabilities to ''abstract concepts'', she used the ability to lock her own emotions in the past. It can disable machines, lock away emotions and memories, and even [[ApocalypseHow stop Earth's]] [[WorldWreckingWave rotation]].

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* ''LightNovel/DateALive'': Mukuro Hoshimiya's magic key [[WeaponOfChoice Angel]], [[CoolKey Michael]], can "lock" the traits of the object the CoolKey it touches. It can lock anything from physical capabilities to ''abstract concepts'', she used the ability to lock her own emotions in the past. It can disable machines, lock away emotions and memories, and even [[ApocalypseHow stop Earth's]] [[WorldWreckingWave rotation]].
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