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12th Feb '18 8:34:27 PM nombretomado
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* In the WearingTheCape books, the Sentinels' power-sets are extremely diverse, and it is implied that most other Crisis Aid and Intervention teams are as well. The openly stated rationale is that superhuman combat is paper-scissors-rock, so you'd better have a mix on your team to cover any weaknesses. Also, power-duplication doesn't always play well in the media...

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* In the WearingTheCape ''Literature/WearingTheCape'' books, the Sentinels' power-sets are extremely diverse, and it is implied that most other Crisis Aid and Intervention teams are as well. The openly stated rationale is that superhuman combat is paper-scissors-rock, so you'd better have a mix on your team to cover any weaknesses. Also, power-duplication doesn't always play well in the media...
24th Jan '18 8:57:36 PM Malady
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* In polytheistic religions, gods actually fit this idea. Take the Greeks: There's Zeus, the god of [[AnythingThatMoves screwing random chicks]]; Hera, the goddess of [[WomanScorned screwing]] ''[[WomanScorned over]]'' [[WomanScorned those same chicks]]; Hades, the god of [[EverybodyHatesHades being hated by everyone]], etcetera etcetera.

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* In polytheistic religions, gods actually fit this idea. idea:
** Myth/ClassicalMythology:
Take the Greeks: There's Zeus, the god of [[AnythingThatMoves screwing random chicks]]; Hera, the goddess of [[WomanScorned screwing]] ''[[WomanScorned over]]'' [[WomanScorned those same chicks]]; Hades, the god of [[EverybodyHatesHades being hated by everyone]], etcetera etcetera.etcetera.
*** Hyperion is an averted of this, as he's the Lord of light, which makes him not very unique in that respect, since there's several other deities in Greek Mythology aligned with light.
** Myth/LusitanianMythology: Averted, unlike in most polytheistic religions. Of the known gods several were essentially water gods, a few were dedicated to war and two were related to light.
19th Jan '18 6:33:21 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has many kinds of power giving Devil Fruits, but there can never be two of the same fruit or people with the same power at the same time (a fruit's current user dying is what lets his/her fruit come back for someone else to use). However there are a few exceptions or semi-exceptions

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has many kinds of power giving Devil Fruits, but there can never be two of the same fruit or people with the same power at the same time (a fruit's current user dying is what lets his/her fruit come back for someone else to use). However there are a few exceptions or semi-exceptionssemi-exceptions:


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** Portgas D. Ace (and later Sabo) and Charlotte Oven both have fire/heat-based powers, one a Logia and the other a Paramecia, and Marco's Mythical Zoan also has fire projection abilities. The anime adds at least three other people with Paramecia fruits whose powers revolve around heat (in one case as a side-effect of the fruit's real power).
16th Jan '18 4:31:51 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'':

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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'':''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
31st Dec '17 10:20:55 AM Synchronicity
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[[caption-width-right:325:One team, four very different powersets.[[note]]From back to front, [[PlayingWithFire the Human Torch]], [[RubberMan Mr. Fantastic]], [[BarrierWarrior the Invisible Woman]], [[SuperStrength the Thing]].[[/note]]]]
30th Dec '17 6:22:24 AM Morgenthaler
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29th Dec '17 9:30:27 AM JoeMerl
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** One episode also implied that Superman specifically tries to recruit Flying Bricks in the hope that one will turn out to be another Kryptonian.
29th Dec '17 9:28:52 AM JoeMerl
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* Played straight in Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia with the sole exception of [[FieryRedhead Kirishima]] and [[ChromeChampion Tetsutetsu]], who's nearly identical InstantArmor powers is a running joke.

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* Played straight PlayedForLaughs in Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia with the sole exception of [[FieryRedhead ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''--[[FieryRedhead Kirishima]] and [[ChromeChampion Tetsutetsu]], who's nearly identical InstantArmor powers Tetsutetsu]] have pretty much the same power--InstantArmor, the former by making his body as hard as rock, the latter by literally turning to metal. [[TooMuchAlike They can't stand each other]] because each feels like the other is stealing his thunder. (Kirishima perhaps more so, because Tetsutetsu also has the benefit of a running joke.power that ''looks'' cooler.) That said, the pair are in [[AlwaysInClassOne different classes]], so this trope is kind of maintained.
27th Dec '17 10:37:30 PM JoeMerl
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* Somewhat averted in ''ComicBook/PS238'', where characters with superman-like powers (flight, super strength, near invulnerability) are overlooked because there are so many of them, to the point that they are occasionally referred to as numbers. Of course, the main characters mostly have different powers from one another.

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* Somewhat averted {{Deconstructed}} in ''ComicBook/PS238'', where characters ''ComicBook/PS238''--{{Flying Brick}}s are the most common type of superhero, and as a result, they're seen as generic and unimportant despite how obviously useful they are. Most teams have one, but the "extra" ones wind up scrambling for less impressive jobs. More recently, however, [[spoiler:Julie accidentally inspired a bunch of them to form their own superhero team with superman-like powers (flight, super strength, near invulnerability) are overlooked because there are so many of them, to her as the point that they are occasionally referred to as numbers. Of course, the main characters mostly have different powers from one another.leader]].
27th Dec '17 10:32:19 PM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** [[RageAgainstTheMentor Red Arrow]] is annoyed that he's been "replaced" with [[ActionGirl Artemis]] on the team, even though he turned down their invitation to join. Aqualad points out that they "have no quota on archers," however, and he's still free to join whenever he wants.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
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{{Subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': [[RageAgainstTheMentor Red Arrow]] is annoyed that he's been "replaced" with [[ActionGirl Artemis]] on the team, Team, even though he turned down their invitation to join. Aqualad {{Aqualad}} points out that they "have no quota on archers," however, and he's still free to join whenever he wants.
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