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23rd Apr '16 8:52:21 AM DannWoolf
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* Parodied by ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. Red Mage is constantly showing his companions that he can make anything a MinmaxersDelight. Lockpicking can be accomplished, for instance, using the pickpocket skill because it's just removing a lock from a pocket in a door. The interrogation skill is simply emptying pockets of information in people's minds. This being 8-Bit Theater, InsaneTrollLogic is completely applicable [[AchievementsInIgnorance if you're stupid enough to not wonder how it's at all possible.]] ("[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/05/01/episode-986-164/ There is no problem that cannot be overcome by an imaginative and vigorous use of the animal husbandry skill.]]") Likewise, Thief can steal things that are intangible or that ''don't exist'', basically [[ImpossibleThief doing anything as long as can be called "theft"]]. Fighter can block anything, including the ground from a fall. Fighter's "logic" for this is that he's blocked the other elements, so why not Earth?

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* Parodied by ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. Red Mage is constantly showing his companions that he can make anything a MinmaxersDelight. Lockpicking can be accomplished, for instance, using the pickpocket skill because it's just removing a lock from a pocket in a door. The interrogation skill is simply emptying pockets of information in people's minds. This being 8-Bit Theater, InsaneTrollLogic is completely applicable [[AchievementsInIgnorance if you're stupid enough to not wonder how it's at all possible.]] ("[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/05/01/episode-986-164/ There is no problem that cannot be overcome by an imaginative and vigorous use of the animal husbandry skill.]]") Likewise, Thief can steal things that are intangible or that ''don't exist'', basically [[ImpossibleThief doing anything as long as can be called "theft"]]. Fighter can block anything, including the ground from a fall. Fighter's "logic" for this is that he's blocked it's NotTheFallThatKillsYou, it's the other elements, so why not Earth?ground.
16th Apr '16 7:29:50 AM SMARTALIENQT
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* In Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', the fairies can only "do good to bring joy and happiness." This implies that they can't use offensive or martial magic, but there's [[LoopholeAbuse a loophole]]: "good" can be interpreted fairly broadly (killing Maleficent might be considered evil, but they didn't kill her themselves, they helped Phillip to do it), and "to bring joy and happiness" includes what makes ''themselves'' happy (as turning Diablo into a gargoyle made Merryweather happy).
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1st Apr '16 1:29:31 PM thatother1dude
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* ''{{Once Upon a Time}}'' has the Enchanted Sand, whose power makes anything broken appear fixed. It's first used on the broken blade of Excalibur, making it look like the sword is whole again. Later, it effectively works as a love potion when Arthur uses it on his wife Guinevere to fix their "broken" marriage after finding out about her affair with Lancelot. Then things get weird when he uses it to enslave Snow and David's minds after they find out about his nefarious goals, meaning... it fixed their broken trust or something?

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* ''{{Once ''Series/{{Once Upon a Time}}'' has the Enchanted Sand, whose power makes anything broken appear fixed. It's first used on the broken blade of Excalibur, making it look like the sword is whole again. Later, it effectively works as a love potion when Arthur uses it on his wife Guinevere to fix their "broken" marriage after finding out about her affair with Lancelot. Then things get weird when he uses it to enslave Snow and David's minds after they find out about his nefarious goals, meaning... it fixed their broken trust or something?
31st Mar '16 1:22:42 AM AXavierB
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* ''{{Once Upon a Time}}'' has the Enchanted Sand, whose power makes anything broken appear fixed. It's first used on the broken blade of Excalibur, making it look like the sword is whole again. Later, it effectively works as a love potion when Arthur uses it on his wife Guinevere to fix their "broken" marriage after finding out about her affair with Lancelot. Then things get weird when he uses it to enslave Snow and David's minds after they find out about his nefarious goals, meaning... it fixed their broken trust or something?
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21st Mar '16 10:24:03 AM Gravidef
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** Main character Keepsie, inherently protects her belongings by paralyzing anyone who tries to steal something from her. In other words, anything that's hers can't be taken away. She eventually realizes that her ''life'' "belongs" to her, which makes her completely immortal, and begins to extend this skill to several other metaphysical concepts. You know how people tend to call their companions "''my'' friends?"

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** Main character Keepsie, Keepsie inherently protects her belongings by paralyzing anyone who tries to steal something from her. In other words, anything that's hers can't be taken away. She eventually realizes that her ''life'' "belongs" to her, which makes her completely immortal, and begins to extend this skill to several other metaphysical concepts. You know how people tend to call their companions "''my'' friends?"
5th Feb '16 11:04:16 PM thatother1dude
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* It's common in ''Manga/OnePiece'' for Devil Fruit users to not have any obvious limits to their powers. It's stated that one of the true marks of a strong fruit user is how much experience they have with their powers and by extension, how many of these uses for their powers they can figure out. A good example is Kuma, alluded to in the trope description, who ate the Paw-Paw Fruit. A paw man, he can push and repel anything with the paws on his hands. While he can repel any attack he can put his hand on, he can do more with it. He can push the ait at supersonic speeds as a powerful ranged attack while also pushing himself so fast he seems to be teleporting. He can push the air and concentrate it into a large paw bubble and condense it to make a pressure explosive. He can send someone basically anywhere in the world they can travel to via a straight line (or taking gravity into account, a parabolic curve) at intense speeds. That straight line limitation is only as far as one can guess. He can even ''repel the pain'' out of someone, taking the form of an omnious red bubble that can then be pushed into someone to deal them the damage and fatigue the other person had.

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* It's common in ''Manga/OnePiece'' for Devil Fruit users to not have any obvious limits to their powers. It's stated that one of the true marks of a strong fruit user is how much experience they have with their powers and by extension, how many of these uses for their powers they can figure out. A good example is Kuma, alluded to in the trope description, who ate the Paw-Paw Fruit. A paw man, he can push and repel anything with the paws on his hands. While he can repel any attack he can put his hand on, he can do more with it. He can push the ait air at supersonic speeds as a powerful ranged attack while also pushing himself so fast he seems to be teleporting. He can push the air and concentrate it into a large paw bubble and condense it to make a pressure explosive. He can send someone basically anywhere in the world they can travel to via a straight line (or taking gravity into account, a parabolic curve) at intense speeds. That straight line limitation is only as far as one can guess. He can even ''repel the pain'' out of someone, taking the form of an omnious red bubble that can then be pushed into someone to deal them the damage and fatigue the other person had.
31st Jan '16 6:53:14 PM DVB
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* It's common in ''Manga/OnePiece'' for Devil Fruit users to not have any obvious limits to their powers. It's stated that one of the true marks of a strong fruit user is how much experience they have with their powers and by extension, how many of these uses for their powers they can figure out. A good example is Kuma, alluded to in the trope description, who has the power to repel things. He often uses this to repel attacks, but it turns out he can repel the pain from a person's body, or send someone basically anywhere in the world they can travel to via a straight line (or taking gravity into account, a parabolic curve). That straight line limitation is only as far as one can guess.

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* It's common in ''Manga/OnePiece'' for Devil Fruit users to not have any obvious limits to their powers. It's stated that one of the true marks of a strong fruit user is how much experience they have with their powers and by extension, how many of these uses for their powers they can figure out. A good example is Kuma, alluded to in the trope description, who has ate the power to Paw-Paw Fruit. A paw man, he can push and repel things. He often uses this to repel attacks, but it turns out anything with the paws on his hands. While he can repel any attack he can put his hand on, he can do more with it. He can push the pain from ait at supersonic speeds as a person's body, or powerful ranged attack while also pushing himself so fast he seems to be teleporting. He can push the air and concentrate it into a large paw bubble and condense it to make a pressure explosive. He can send someone basically anywhere in the world they can travel to via a straight line (or taking gravity into account, a parabolic curve).curve) at intense speeds. That straight line limitation is only as far as one can guess. He can even ''repel the pain'' out of someone, taking the form of an omnious red bubble that can then be pushed into someone to deal them the damage and fatigue the other person had.
27th Jan '16 6:55:55 PM NXTangl
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** [[spoiler:After merging his Stand, Whitesnake, with the Green Baby, Pucci's]] powers gain the motif of the ability to manipulate gravity: C-moon can reverse gravity, but also has the ability to turn things inside out by inverting their ''center'' of gravity. However, since gravity in the [[GravitySucks literal]] and [[YouCantFightFate metaphorical]] senses is a major theme of [=JoJo=] part 6, the ability is also implied to give [[spoiler:Pucci]] PlotArmor.
4th Jan '16 7:37:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DoctorStrange is the Master of ''all'' Mystic Arts, thank you. In an early appearance he saves some bystanders using the Indian rope trick, an old standard from stage magic.

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* DoctorStrange ComicBook/DoctorStrange is the Master of ''all'' Mystic Arts, thank you. In an early appearance he saves some bystanders using the Indian rope trick, an old standard from stage magic.
19th Dec '15 5:33:44 PM Discar
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* In ''Webcomic/UseSwordOnMonster'', most of the protagonist characters have the ability to wield a weapon and go on "auto-pilot," allowing their body to heroically fight monsters by enchanting their swords and bodies. While most of them use swords, any weapon will do, and as it turns out, ''anything'' will do if you can conceive of it as a "weapon." Humphrey manages to expertly pilot a plane into a monster when Maga helps convince him it's just a really big sword.
-->'''Humphrey:''' OUR WINGS JUST FELL OFF!\\

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* In ''Webcomic/UseSwordOnMonster'', most ''Webcomic/UseSwordOnMonster'':
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of the protagonist characters have the ability to wield a weapon and go on "auto-pilot," allowing their body to heroically fight monsters by enchanting their swords and bodies. While most of them use swords, any weapon will do, and as it turns out, ''anything'' will do if you can conceive of it as a "weapon." Humphrey manages to expertly pilot a plane into a monster when Maga helps convince him it's just a really big sword.
-->'''Humphrey:''' --->'''Humphrey:''' OUR WINGS JUST FELL OFF!\\


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** From the other direction, it takes them a while to learn how to use their power without killing, because the auto-pilot won't stop until they've won, and defines "winning" as "killing every enemy in sight." Mostly, they disarm opponents by "killing" their weapons. With more practice, they even learn how to use their powers for more mundane things.
--->'''Soldier:''' What did you just do?\\
'''Humphrey:''' Made us an escape route. I just had to convince myself this wall was trying to kill me.
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