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19th Jul '16 10:56:42 AM ChronoLegion
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* Present in ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', although no one seems to have a problem with it. This is necessary in order to provide Heroes with HeroInsurance. However, only Heroes are required to register with the government. Regular Supers and [[PowerIncontinence Powereds]] don't have to. In fact, the non-Heroes tend to live in the open and don't shy away from using their abilities. The government also sponsors those Supers wishing to enroll in the Hero Certification Program at several universities and sets up rigorous standards that a prospective Hero must meet in order to be certified. It's stated from the start that less than ten out of the original class of several dozen make it through all four years of TrainingFromHell. They either drop out or don't make the cut. This ensures that only the best of the best become Heroes.
18th Jul '16 8:49:24 PM Willbyr
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* Used as part of the setting of the anime/manga ''ZettaiKarenChildren''. Schools regularly scan students for psychic powers and give mandatory psychic power suppressing limiters to those who have them (which marks them as espers to the general populace, who often discriminate against them). For the people too powerful to be completely limited, it is illegal for them to attend school unless they're part of a military organization that guarantees that they're under control. Presumably this extends to adult society as well, although it's never shown. Unlike the other examples, registration is portrayed as a good thing, or at least as the best compromise that can be achieved when there's both humans and espers advocating genocide.

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* Used as part of the setting of the anime/manga ''ZettaiKarenChildren''.''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren''. Schools regularly scan students for psychic powers and give mandatory psychic power suppressing limiters to those who have them (which marks them as espers to the general populace, who often discriminate against them). For the people too powerful to be completely limited, it is illegal for them to attend school unless they're part of a military organization that guarantees that they're under control. Presumably this extends to adult society as well, although it's never shown. Unlike the other examples, registration is portrayed as a good thing, or at least as the best compromise that can be achieved when there's both humans and espers advocating genocide.
14th Jul '16 4:19:36 PM Discar
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* [[http://grrlpowercomic.com/archives/955 Discussed]] in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'', superhumans aren't required to register their powers if they are just living as civilians and using their powers for normal daily living, but they must register if they intend to use their powers to fight crime. Otherwise, they'll be charged with the crime of vigilantism just like normal humans would.

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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': [[http://grrlpowercomic.com/archives/955 Discussed]] in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'', superhumans Discussed]]. Superhumans aren't required to register their powers if they are just living as civilians and using their powers for normal daily living, but they must register if they intend to use their powers to fight crime. Otherwise, they'll be charged with the crime of vigilantism just like normal humans would.
7th Jul '16 11:19:44 AM mariic
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* In the backstory of ''[[http://mmreset-project.deviantart.com/art/Magnet-Magnus-Reset-Premise-330598474 Magnet Magnus: Reset]]'', superpoweres are outright banned, which causes the Heroes to go underground. [[RealityEnsues However, this doesn't stop the supervillains, who then take over the USA.]]
30th Jun '16 1:39:53 PM AndyLA
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* As an adaptation of the ''Civil War'' story arc mentioned above, ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' has the Superhuman Registration Act as the main source of conflict, although it does not come into play until about the third stage. And the ending is altered so that [[spoiler:a Nanite-controlled Nick Fury becomes TheStarscream and both teams have to work together to beat some sense into him.]]
** This is also a possible ending in the first game: if you fail to save Robert Kelly in Murderworld, he will break out on his own and lobby for a law for mutant registration, which gets passed and results in mutants being sent to "reeducation" camps.
22nd Jun '16 7:28:54 PM nombretomado
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* The SuperRegistrationAct has been implemented in the ''TigerAndBunny'' universe for at least several decades and generally works without a hitch. The Justice Bureau approves all heroes and allows them to sign up with a sponsor company and serve as private law enforcement/celebrities (technically, it's possible to be a free agent without a sponsor, but it's almost unheard of). While only NEXT have been shown to be active as heroes, presumably anyone without a criminal record has the opportunity to become one. Any hero under investigation for criminal behavior is suspended until they're cleared of all charges. Damages are handled either by the sponsor company or, if a judge rules that property damage was necessary in order for a hero to do their job properly, by the state.

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* The SuperRegistrationAct has been implemented in the ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' universe for at least several decades and generally works without a hitch. The Justice Bureau approves all heroes and allows them to sign up with a sponsor company and serve as private law enforcement/celebrities (technically, it's possible to be a free agent without a sponsor, but it's almost unheard of). While only NEXT have been shown to be active as heroes, presumably anyone without a criminal record has the opportunity to become one. Any hero under investigation for criminal behavior is suspended until they're cleared of all charges. Damages are handled either by the sponsor company or, if a judge rules that property damage was necessary in order for a hero to do their job properly, by the state.
2nd Jun '16 4:11:32 PM DeisTheAlcano
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** It then lampshades this as of course the ONLY people who follow a law as ridiculous as that are the HEROES. The psychotic supervillains still run riot, the only difference is that now only badly unerqualified humans are left to try (and fail) to stop them. In the end the heroes return, realizing that justice is a lot more important than "The Law".

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** It then lampshades this as of course the ONLY people who follow a law as ridiculous as that are the HEROES. The psychotic supervillains still run riot, the only difference is that now only badly unerqualified underqualified humans are left to try (and fail) to stop them. In the end the heroes return, realizing that justice is a lot more important than "The Law".



* In ''Series/{{Powers}}'' after [[spoiler: Retro Girl's murder]] a former hero-cum-senator starts trying to pass a bill to make the user of Powers a federal offense

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* In ''Series/{{Powers}}'' after [[spoiler: Retro [[spoiler:Retro Girl's murder]] a former hero-cum-senator starts trying to pass a bill to make the user use of Powers a federal offenseoffense.



Wolfe can absorb the powers of other powers. He later gains the ability to [[spoiler: drain them at a distance when Johnny Royale uses his brain matter to make Sway and distributes it to a huge number of Powers.]]

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** Wolfe can absorb the powers of other powers. He later gains the ability to [[spoiler: drain them at a distance when Johnny Royale uses his brain matter to make Sway and distributes it to a huge number of Powers.]]
2nd Jun '16 3:53:57 PM Eagal
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* In ''Series/{{Powers}}'' after [[spoiler: Retro Girl's murder]] a former hero-cum-senator starts trying to pass a bill to make the user of Powers a federal offense


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Wolfe can absorb the powers of other powers. He later gains the ability to [[spoiler: drain them at a distance when Johnny Royale uses his brain matter to make Sway and distributes it to a huge number of Powers.]]
16th May '16 6:07:46 PM Drope
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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' Uses a fully functioning type-D. Incentives are offered to supers at every turn, and there are multiple [[SuperHeroSchool schools]] that train potential heroes to use their abilities to save people.

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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' Uses a fully functioning type-D. Incentives are offered to supers at every turn, and there are multiple [[SuperHeroSchool schools]] that train potential heroes to use their abilities to save people.
12th May '16 3:19:50 PM Azure012
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* Subversion in ''Manga/OnePunchMan''. Supers are not ''required'' to register, but unregistered heroes are not taken seriously by the general public. The titular character starts out as a "hero for fun" who was blissfully unaware that registration was even a thing (somehow) and does not start receiving any form of public recognition for his acts of heroism until well after he has already several potentially city-destroying incidents.
** The registration system in play is often shown to be ludicrously wrongheaded despite the good intentions of those in charge. Many registered supers are [[NominalHero Nominal Heroes]] at best; with the top ranking heroes including a MadScientist who is only interested in testing out his latest inventions (and who never appears in person, using remote-controlled robots to fight for him), a {{Bishounen}} actor/singer/model who would rather promote himself than save people, and countless others who are only looking to improve their rankings and will actively attempt to sabotage or defame others to get ahead.
* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' Uses a fully functioning type-D. Incentives are offered to supers at every turn, and there are multiple [[SuperHeroSchool schools]] that train potential heroes to use their abilities to save people.
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