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7th Jan '17 2:35:28 PM tsstevens
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* Season 11 of ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has brought in this story after a dragon attack destroys much of San Francisco. Kennedy and her commando Slayers are already working for the government against the supernatural threat and are currently working to bring order to chaos, including keeping normal humans from attacking vampires and demons. Buffy and Willow are dead set against being recruited. Spike sees this as racism not unlike what he would have seen over the decades. And they are set to be on the run.
27th Dec '16 12:09:22 PM Ciabella
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* In Literature/KronikiDrugiegoKregu Lengorchian parents are required to register their magical children with the Circle, a powerful organization composed of and run by the mages themselves. Registered mages enjoy a number of legal privileges and can count on the Circle to provide them with financial support and career opportunities. Problems start if a mage becomes too independent. The Circle is not above imprisoning, torturing or even killing such individuals to maintain control.

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* In Literature/KronikiDrugiegoKregu ''Literature/KronikiDrugiegoKregu'' Lengorchian parents are required to register their magical children with the Circle, a powerful organization composed of and run by the mages themselves. Registered mages enjoy a number of legal privileges and can count on the Circle to provide them with financial support and career opportunities. Problems start if a mage becomes too independent. The Circle is not above imprisoning, torturing or even killing such individuals to maintain control.
27th Dec '16 12:07:41 PM Ciabella
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* In Literature/KronikiDrugiegoKregu Lengorchian parents are required to register their magical children with the Circle, a powerful organization composed of and run by the mages themselves. Registered mages enjoy a number of legal privileges and can count on the Circle to provide them with financial support and career opportunities. Problems start if a mage becomes too independent. The Circle is not above imprisoning, torturing or even killing such individuals to maintain control.
7th Dec '16 6:03:39 PM Kalaong
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* ZigZagged in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''; On the permissive side; No-one with super-powers is required to register, even if they register their powers they aren't required to join government service, and as long as they refrain from killing even ''repeat offense criminals'' aren't required to disclose their identities, with severe punishments for such an act. This is justified in-universe as all powers being the result of TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening, which is unlikely to create individuals pre-disposed towards authority - and supervillains who are willing to show up for [[GodzillaThreshold the really bad incidents]] are always welcomed. On the oppressive side; those outside government service have incredible difficulty finding legitimate uses fo their powers - gadget-makers aren't permitted to patent their inventions, espers aren't permitted to play the stock market, etc.

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* ZigZagged in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''; On ''Literature/{{Worm}}'';
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the permissive side; No-one with super-powers is required to register, even if they register their powers they aren't required to join government service, and as long as they refrain from killing even ''repeat offense criminals'' aren't required to disclose their identities, with severe punishments for such an act. This is justified in-universe as all powers being the result of TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening, which is unlikely to create individuals pre-disposed towards authority - and supervillains who are willing to show up for [[GodzillaThreshold the really bad incidents]] are always welcomed. On
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the oppressive side; those outside government service have incredible difficulty finding legitimate uses fo their powers - gadget-makers aren't permitted to patent their inventions, espers aren't permitted to play the stock market, etc.etc. Even "rogues" - individuals who have registered yet choose not to enter government service - are unfairly observed by auditors and law enforcement in the hopes of catching them skirting the law so they can be drafted.
7th Dec '16 6:01:32 PM Kalaong
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* ZigZagged in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''; On the permissive side; No-one with super-powers is required to register, even if they register their powers they aren't required to join government service, and as long as they refrain from killing even ''repeat offense criminals'' aren't required to disclose their identities, with severe punishments for such an act. This is justified in-universe as all powers being the result of TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening, which is unlikely to create individuals pre-disposed towards authority - and supervillains who are willing to show up for [[GodzillaThreshold the really bad incidents]] are always welcomed. On the oppressive side; those outside government service have incredible difficulty finding legitimate uses fo their powers - gadget-makers aren't permitted to patent their inventions, espers aren't permitted to play the stock market, etc.
20th Nov '16 7:42:44 PM zarpaulus
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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] and discussed in ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}''. The supreme court has evidently decided that superpowers fall under second amendment protection, and laws have been passed enabling superheroes to act within the legal system without revealing identities to anybody, but there are also groups that oppose this state of affairs and want to take this trope more literally.

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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] and discussed in ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}''. The supreme court has evidently decided that superpowers fall under second amendment protection, and laws have been passed enabling superheroes to act within the legal system without revealing identities to anybody, but there are also groups that oppose this state of affairs and want to take this trope more literally. However, a number of other countries, such as Canada and Switzerland, have different laws and superheroes are government employees, while North Korea has a military SuperBreedingProgram.
24th Sep '16 9:39:04 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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->''"[[KittyPryde Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls.]] Now, what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault? Or the White House? Or ''into their houses?'' And there are even rumors, [[JeanGrey Miss Grey]], of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!"''

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->''"[[KittyPryde ->''"[[Comicbook/KittyPryde Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls.]] Now, what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault? Or the White House? Or ''into their houses?'' And there are even rumors, [[JeanGrey Miss Grey]], of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!"''
24th Sep '16 9:36:35 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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->''"Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls. Now, what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault? Or the White House? Or ''into their houses?'' And there are even rumors, Miss Grey, of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!"''

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->''"Here's ->''"[[KittyPryde Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls. walls.]] Now, what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault? Or the White House? Or ''into their houses?'' And there are even rumors, [[JeanGrey Miss Grey, Grey]], of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!"''
18th Sep '16 6:53:06 PM ChrysKelly
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* In ''Literature/Sanctioned'' all fifteen year olds in Scotland have their DNA tested. Those with the genetic markers that indicate they might become superpowered must undergo a Test Year to unlock and learn to control their powers, or leave the country forever. Anything else is treason, punishable by death.

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* In ''Literature/Sanctioned'' ''Literature/{{Sanctioned}}'' all fifteen year olds in Scotland have their DNA tested. Those with the genetic markers that indicate they might become superpowered must undergo a Test Year to unlock and learn to control their powers, or leave the country forever. Anything else is treason, punishable by death.
18th Sep '16 6:50:59 PM ChrysKelly
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* In ''Literature/Sanctioned'' all fifteen year olds in Scotland have their DNA tested. Those with the genetic markers that indicate they might become superpowered must undergo a Test Year to unlock and learn to control their powers, or leave the country forever. Anything else is treason, punishable by death.
** Shortly after superpowers first appeared, Glasgow was completely destroyed, with no survivors. More than 80 years later, what actually happened is still a mystery. Most people are happy to accept almost any measure to ensure there is not another Glasgow incident.
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