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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'': ** 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:''' --->'''Humphrey:''' OUR WINGS JUST FELL OFF!\\

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* In ''Webcomic/UseSwordOnMonster'', most of ** From the protagonist characters have the ability other direction, it takes them a while to wield a weapon and go on "auto-pilot," allowing learn how to use their body to heroically fight monsters 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 enchanting "killing" their swords and bodies. While most of them weapons. With more practice, they even learn how to use swords, any weapon will do, and as it turns out, ''anything'' will do if their powers for more mundane things. --->'''Soldier:''' What did you can conceive of it as a "weapon." Humphrey manages just do?\\ '''Humphrey:''' Made us an escape route. I just had 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!\\myself this wall was trying to kill me.
23rd Nov '15 12:30:01 PM Drope
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** Another notable case is Trafalgar Law, who has the power to operate on things inside a spherical space. Being a surgeon, the ability to perform operations is fitting, but living things are not the only thing he can operate on and the word "operate" itself is not limited to a medical context. This translates to him being able to literally "work" (i.e. "operate") on anything inside his space, manipulating and modifying everything inside.
23rd Nov '15 9:55:52 AM Discar
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** Shockamancy is the magic of both electricity and any sort of surprise, including the [[ShowSomeLeg Flash Mob]] ability the [[AmazonBrigade Archons]] use.
21st Oct '15 2:31:25 PM StFan
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* In the ''{{Disgaea}}'' series, thieves can steal equipment from enemies, but they can also steal metaphysical concepts like health (rendering the target poisoned), memory (causing the target to forget how to use skills), consciousness (causes target to fall asleep) and even stats (increasing the thief's own, permanently).
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* In the ''{{Disgaea}}'' ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series, thieves can steal equipment from enemies, but they can also steal metaphysical concepts like health (rendering the target poisoned), memory (causing the target to forget how to use skills), consciousness (causes target to fall asleep) and even stats (increasing the thief's own, permanently).

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14th Oct '15 9:31:53 AM TheKaizerreich
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** Yukari Yakumo has the power to [[BarrierMaiden manipulate boundaries]]. This mostly manifests in creating portals (i.e. the boundary between here and there), but stretching the definition of "boundary" means she can do [[RealityWarper whatever she wants]] (at least, [[UnreliableExpositor according to her]]). In the backstory she created a portal to the moon by looking at its reflection in a lake and manipulating the boundary between Truth and Lies, which gives you an idea of the level of power she has.
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** Yukari Yakumo has the power to [[BarrierMaiden manipulate boundaries]]. This mostly manifests in creating portals (i.e. the boundary between here and there), but stretching the definition of "boundary" means she can do [[RealityWarper whatever she wants]] (at least, [[UnreliableExpositor according to her]]). In the backstory she created a portal to the moon by looking at its reflection in a lake and manipulating the boundary between Truth and Lies, which gives you an idea of the level of power she has. She also has a spellcard titled "Boundary between Wave and Particle", anyone with knowledge in physics can confirm that changing this particular boundary to any degree at all would cause the universe to suffer CriticalExistenceFailure.
6th Oct '15 12:04:57 AM thatother1dude
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* In the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series, reverse wood has an ability similar to the ''Manga/MakenKi'' example above, and can turn certain lame Talents into very deadly ones. Of course, given the the LawOfNarrativeCausality is an actual ''law of physics'' in this world, it's not surprising. * The major characters of ''Literature/PlayingForKeeps'' apparently have [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lame]] abilities, but several of their powers actually have this function. Main character Keepsie, for instance, 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?" ** The same book also features Michelle, whose power is the ability to carry and perfectly balance any tray, regardless of what's on it. She eventually translates this into a form of SuperStrength--if something is technically resting on a tray (regardless of the size of both), she can pick it up.
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* In the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series, reverse wood has an ability similar to the ''Manga/MakenKi'' example above, and can turn certain lame Talents into very deadly ones. Of course, given the the LawOfNarrativeCausality is an actual ''law of physics'' in this world, it's not surprising. * The major characters of ''Literature/PlayingForKeeps'' apparently have [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lame]] abilities, but several of their powers actually have this function. function. ** Main character Keepsie, for instance, 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?" ** The same book also features Michelle, whose Michelle's power is the ability to carry and perfectly balance any tray, regardless of what's on it. She eventually translates this into a form of SuperStrength--if something is technically resting on a tray (regardless of the size of both), she can pick it up.
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