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2nd Feb '16 7:46:37 PM EonADS
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* ''Anime/BlackCat's'' Shiki is this in spades. To put it simply, [[spoiler:he has three mastered Tao arts when literally everyone else has one. And one of them lets him do basically anything he can think of]].
31st Jan '16 8:31:42 AM nombretomado
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* SuperFriends was made of this. You had Superman with Silver Age power levels doing things like fly his way out of a black hole and then you had everyone else. Wonderwoman really took it up the ass, since this was before her massive power-up to demi-god levels. Outside of occasionally wrapping people up with her lasso and giving others a ride in her invisible jet, her main role was to get grabbed around the waist by the episode's big hulking male enemy, even circus animals got in on this.
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* SuperFriends ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' was made of this. You had Superman with Silver Age power levels doing things like fly his way out of a black hole and then you had everyone else. Wonderwoman really took it up the ass, since this was before her massive power-up to demi-god levels. Outside of occasionally wrapping people up with her lasso and giving others a ride in her invisible jet, her main role was to get grabbed around the waist by the episode's big hulking male enemy, even circus animals got in on this.
30th Jan '16 9:25:48 PM IamTheCaligula
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** Sagume Kishin, one of the superpower lottery's losers is also one of its most overpowered winners. First of all there's the fact that she's a [[SpaceElves Lunarian]] [[PhysicalGod Half-Goddess]] [[{{Youkai}} Half-Amanojaku]]. Lunarians are, as a rule, ''leagues'' stronger than Earthlings and, as one of the Heavenly Gods residing on the Moon, she's also leagues more powerful than any gods of the Earth. Then her Half-Amanojaku nature kicks in... Amanojaku are {{Commander Contrarian}}s and {{Consummate Liar}}s who live to be hated. What this translates to is that she's a Goddess that [[CosmicPlaything the universe itself hates so much]] that it conspires to make everything she says a lie by reversing any situation or event that she talks about... Sagume herself acknowledges that [[BlessedWithSuck the power to reverse any situation with but a few words is horrifically dangerous]] and, consequently, [[TheQuietOne speaks as little as possible]], carefully thinks through what she wants to say before she says it and even [[CharacterTic covers her mouth at all times]].
29th Jan '16 5:19:12 PM nombretomado
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* Mario, of ''Videogame/SuperMarioBros'' fame. And why not? Sure other platformers have power ups, but Mario is the only case where, upon acquiring or injesting certain objects, he actually gets super powers. First it was growing taller, but that was subject to a retcon later that makes the taller "Super Mario" form his normal one. Which means he can survive a lethal hit by sacrificing height, and normally has SuperStrength required to break bricks and smash metal with his head/hands/feet, further supported by being able to lift up giant foes such as King Bob-Omb and even bowser himself. His jumping height is only beaten by that of his brother Luigi, and has shown [[Videogame/MarioAndLuigiSuperStarSaga on]] [[Videogame/SuperSmashBrothers several]] [[Videogame/SuperMarioRPG occasions]] that he doesn't actually need the Fire Flower to shoot fire balls and it's an inherent ability. But with power-ups, be they items or suits, he can fly and hover, turn into an indestructible statue that kills anything it lands on, inflate a cape and fly indefinitely (thought at fixed altitude) and dive to the floor to create a shockwave that kills everything a short distance away, fly using his hat, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment just fly]], overcome death with 1-up mushrooms (and he DOES actually die upon defeat, unlike other kiddy platformers), shoot balls of ice and create frozen platforms along Ice and LAVA, become literally invincible for a short while, become invincible and metallic for a short while, become [[RuleOfThree invincible and giant]] for a short while, turn invisible an intangible, become a ghost, throw instant kill hammers, lethal balls, Inflate like a baloon for a short while (a power exclusive to him), create clones of himself, turn tiny, become a bee, throw hammers and boomerangs, create cloud platforms, turn into a boulder, turn enemies and objects into cash and finally *whew* gain [[AnimalThemedSuperbeing flying squirrel]] capabilities like gliding and clinging to walls. In short, the ? block is a super power lottery and Mario's constantly the winner.
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* Mario, of ''Videogame/SuperMarioBros'' fame. And why not? Sure other platformers have power ups, but Mario is the only case where, upon acquiring or injesting certain objects, he actually gets super powers. First it was growing taller, but that was subject to a retcon later that makes the taller "Super Mario" form his normal one. Which means he can survive a lethal hit by sacrificing height, and normally has SuperStrength required to break bricks and smash metal with his head/hands/feet, further supported by being able to lift up giant foes such as King Bob-Omb and even bowser himself. His jumping height is only beaten by that of his brother Luigi, and has shown [[Videogame/MarioAndLuigiSuperStarSaga on]] [[Videogame/SuperSmashBrothers [[Videogame/SuperSmashBros several]] [[Videogame/SuperMarioRPG occasions]] that he doesn't actually need the Fire Flower to shoot fire balls and it's an inherent ability. But with power-ups, be they items or suits, he can fly and hover, turn into an indestructible statue that kills anything it lands on, inflate a cape and fly indefinitely (thought at fixed altitude) and dive to the floor to create a shockwave that kills everything a short distance away, fly using his hat, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment just fly]], overcome death with 1-up mushrooms (and he DOES actually die upon defeat, unlike other kiddy platformers), shoot balls of ice and create frozen platforms along Ice and LAVA, become literally invincible for a short while, become invincible and metallic for a short while, become [[RuleOfThree invincible and giant]] for a short while, turn invisible an intangible, become a ghost, throw instant kill hammers, lethal balls, Inflate like a baloon for a short while (a power exclusive to him), create clones of himself, turn tiny, become a bee, throw hammers and boomerangs, create cloud platforms, turn into a boulder, turn enemies and objects into cash and finally *whew* gain [[AnimalThemedSuperbeing flying squirrel]] capabilities like gliding and clinging to walls. In short, the ? block is a super power lottery and Mario's constantly the winner.
25th Jan '16 6:45:47 AM 082122712641
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** Most of the Servants from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' are ''required'' to win the lottery just to be chosen by the Holy Grail as Servants. Lancer can throw a spear that [[RealityWarper will pierce your heart by reversing causality]]. Rider can [[spoiler:petrify people with her [[TakenForGranite Mystic Eyes of Petrification]]]]. Berserker possesses 12 lives and must be killed differently each. Archer can [[spoiler:copy any and all weapons that a human ever creates.]] Saber has [[spoiler:Excalibur that can fire SwordBeam comparable to a nuke, and Avalon, which grants almost CompleteImmortality. And both can't be copied by Archer]]. Gilgamesh possesses every weapons humanity ever created plus god-binding chains and ''Anti-World'' Noble Phantasm while most Noble Phantasm tops at Anti-Country at the very best. [[spoiler:And neither the chains nor the Anti-World weapon can be copied by anyone]]. ** ''LightNovel/FateZero'' is only marginally better. Rider possesses a Reality Marble (which he shouldn't even have, since he is not a mage) that allows him to summon ''[[BadassArmy entire army of Servants]]''. Caster possesses a book that can produce prana perpetually and summon [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu]]. Berserker is unaffected by any skill-hindering status, can make ''anything'' he touches into weapons (including ''an F-15 Jet Fighter''), and possesses a sword that can jack up his stats into god-like fighter.
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** Most of the Servants from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' are ''required'' to win the lottery just to be chosen by the Holy Grail as Servants. The Noble Phantasm they have can even be said to represent this trope (Noble Phantasms are a hero's most distinctive skill or weapon), and are pretty much determined by their legends. Lancer can throw has a spear that [[RealityWarper will pierce your heart by reversing causality]]. causality]] to ensure OneHitKill. Berserker can only be hurt by ''fatal'' attacks and possesses 12 lives that must be killed differently each. Saber has [[spoiler:Excalibur that can fire {{Sword Beam}}s comparable to nukes and Avalon, which grants almost CompleteImmortality]]. Archer can [[spoiler:copy any and all weapons that a human ever creates, including weaponry Noble Phantasms]]. Rider can [[spoiler:petrify people with her [[TakenForGranite Mystic Eyes of Petrification]]]]. Berserker possesses 12 lives Petrification]], and must be killed differently each. Archer can [[spoiler:copy any and all weapons that a human ever creates.]] Saber has [[spoiler:Excalibur that can fire SwordBeam comparable to a nuke, and Avalon, which grants almost CompleteImmortality. And both can't be copied by Archer]]. summon powerful legendary beasts such as Pegasus]]. Gilgamesh possesses every weapons humanity ever created plus ''innummerable amount of legendary weapons'' including god-binding chains and ''Anti-World'' Noble Phantasm Phantasm, while most Noble Phantasm tops at Anti-Country at the very best. [[spoiler:And neither the chains nor the Anti-World weapon can be copied by anyone]]. ** ''LightNovel/FateZero'' is only marginally better. Rider possesses a Reality Marble (which he shouldn't even have, since he is not a mage) that allows him to summon ''[[BadassArmy entire army of Servants]]''. Caster possesses a book that can produce prana perpetually and summon [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu]]. Berserker is unaffected by any skill-hindering status, can make ''anything'' he touches into weapons (including ''an F-15 Jet Fighter''), and possesses a sword that can jack jacks up his stats into god-like fighter.by a ridiculous margin, [[spoiler:to the point that it drains his master's prana to the point of death.]]
22nd Jan '16 8:22:53 AM 082122712641
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** Alexander Anderon (with Helena's Nail). His power explicitly rivals Alucard at his strongest release state. Can regenerate any wound as quickly as Alucard as long as his heart (and the nail) remain and possess such powerful influence that he near single handedly beats the unholy snot out of Alucard and culminating in him destroying the entirety of Alucard's familiars, splitting the latter in half and nearly frying both him and Seras all at the same time.
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** Alexander [[spoiler:Alexander Anderon (with Helena's Nail). His power explicitly rivals Alucard at his strongest release state. Can regenerate any wound as quickly as Alucard as long as his heart (and the nail) remain and possess such powerful influence that he near single handedly beats the unholy snot out of Alucard and culminating in him destroying the entirety of Alucard's familiars, splitting the latter in half and nearly frying both him and Seras all at the same time.]]
22nd Jan '16 8:12:56 AM 082122712641
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* Villains in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' frequently have overwhelmingly powerful abilities that are extremely difficult for the heroes to counter: ** Part 2's Pillar Men possess extreme bodily manipulation to the point of it being a LovecraftianSuperpower and absolute immunity (through both regeneration and shrugging strikes off) to anything that wasn't the PowerOfTheSun. And then their boss, Kars, managed to rid himself completely of this weakness and even added the Ripple itself to his own powers, along an AdaptativeAbility that let him be immune to anything thrown his way and cause horrific damage through shapeshifting into mutated animals. [[spoiler:He was beaten by turning this absolute invincibility against him by blasting him into orbit, where he couldn't find his way back to Earth nor die, left to linger until the isolation shut down his thoughts completely.]]
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* Villains in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' frequently have overwhelmingly powerful abilities that In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', powers are extremely difficult for the heroes to counter: distributed fairly randomly, which leaves some characters leagues above some others: ** Part 2's Pillar Men possess extreme bodily manipulation to the point of it being a LovecraftianSuperpower and absolute immunity (through both regeneration and shrugging strikes off) to anything that wasn't the PowerOfTheSun. And then their boss, Kars, managed to rid himself completely of this weakness and even added the Ripple itself to his own powers, along an AdaptativeAbility AdaptiveAbility that let him be immune to anything thrown his way and cause horrific damage through shapeshifting into mutated animals. [[spoiler:He was beaten by turning this absolute invincibility against him by blasting him into orbit, where he couldn't find his way back to Earth nor die, left to linger until the isolation shut down his thoughts completely.]]

** The Stand King Crimson from Part 5 has some sort of time-skipping ability, which enables him to "skip" any attack used against him. The only way Giorno managed to beat him was by [[spoiler:manifesting an even more overpowered ability: the power to nullify the consequences of anything]]. ** Enrico Pucci in Part 6 eventually gained the power to speed up time until he was literally ''the fastest thing in all of existence''. [[spoiler: Only thanks to one of his original abilities, which allows him to remove the powers or souls of others and store them as [=CDs=], did he accidentally cause Emporio to gain the ability to control weather because Pucci had removed the ability from Weather Report, leading to Pucci's final defeat.]] ** Funny Valentine, the BigBad of Part 7, not only won the Superpower lottery, but he also bought all the winning tickets. His powers allowed him to access [[AlternateUniverse alternate universes]], by which he could use WeaponizedTeleportation, trapping people in them, where [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet if alternate selves touched each other, they would simultaneously disintegrate]] (an effect Valentine himself was conveniently immune to), [[ImmortalLifeIsCheap transfer his consciousness to alternate selves if his current body was killed]], [[WeHaveReserves summon aforementioned alternate selves to]] [[MesACrowd his universe to assist him]] and, with the help of a MacGuffin, [[KarmaHoudini cause all "misfortune" to fall through him and hit another random stranger on the opposite side of the planet.]]
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** The Part 4 has quite a lot of examples, but special mention must go to the BigBad, which already has a Stand King Crimson from that can make anything it touches into an explosion trigger that will detonate anybody who touches the Stand-touched object (''the person'' touching will explode and not the object). Then, [[spoiler:it evolves and he can now invoke time loops]]. ** Similarly, the BigBad of Part 5 has some sort of time-skipping ability, which enables allows him to "skip" any attack used against him. see all possibilities in the next tens of seconds or so, and then skip immediately to the results he wishes. The only way Giorno managed to beat him was reason why he is defeated is because [[spoiler:TheHero is empowered by [[spoiler:manifesting an even more overpowered ability: the artifact that gives the Stand powers and gains the power to nullify negate '''anything you do''']]. ** Fugo from the consequences of anything]]. same Part is Put on a Bus for this very reason. His Stand Purple Haze produced a toxin that destroyed every living organism that came in contact with it. The author eventually decided to bench him because it became too difficult to design fights with Fugo around. This is especially shown in the light novel ''Purple Haze Feedback'', where Fugo's ability evolved and gained more interesting uses. ** Enrico Pucci in Part 6 eventually gained zig-zags the trope since he does have to work to win the lottery, but when the power you gain after evolving twice is to speed [[spoiler:speed up time until he was literally ''the fastest thing in all of existence''. [[spoiler: Only thanks to one of his original abilities, which allows him to remove you are effectively moving and thinking at the powers or souls speed infinite, as well as accelerate the time of others the entire universe and store them as [=CDs=], did he accidentally cause Emporio resets it to gain the ability your image]], it's hard to control weather because Pucci had removed the ability from Weather Report, leading to Pucci's final defeat.]] say that it is not this. ** Funny Valentine, the BigBad of Part 7, not only won the Superpower lottery, but he also bought all the winning tickets. His [[spoiler:His powers allowed him to access [[AlternateUniverse alternate universes]], by which he could use WeaponizedTeleportation, trapping people in them, where [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet if alternate selves touched each other, they would simultaneously disintegrate]] (an effect Valentine himself was conveniently immune to), [[ImmortalLifeIsCheap transfer his consciousness to alternate selves if his current body was killed]], [[WeHaveReserves summon aforementioned alternate selves to]] [[MesACrowd his universe to assist him]] and, with the help of a MacGuffin, [[KarmaHoudini cause all "misfortune" to fall through him and hit another random stranger on the opposite side of the planet.planet]].]]
22nd Jan '16 7:50:45 AM 082122712641
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** Dio Brando, for instance, has the power to [[TimeStandsStill stop time]], which makes him pretty much immune to any attack he sees coming and lets him kill people before they know it.
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** Part 2's Pillar Men possess extreme bodily manipulation to the point of it being a LovecraftianSuperpower and absolute immunity (through both regeneration and shrugging strikes off) to anything that wasn't the PowerOfTheSun. And then their boss, Kars, managed to rid himself completely of this weakness and even added the Ripple itself to his own powers, along an AdaptativeAbility that let him be immune to anything thrown his way and cause horrific damage through shapeshifting into mutated animals. [[spoiler:He was beaten by turning this absolute invincibility against him by blasting him into orbit, where he couldn't find his way back to Earth nor die, left to linger until the isolation shut down his thoughts completely.]] ** Dio Brando, for instance, Brando in Part 3, has the power to [[TimeStandsStill stop time]], which makes him pretty much immune to any attack he sees coming and lets him kill people before they know it.

** Part 2's Pillar Men already had winning tickets to start with, possessing extreme bodily manipulation to the point of it being a LovecraftianSuperpower and absolute immunity (through both regeneration and shrugging strikes off) to anything that wasn't the PowerOfTheSun. And then their boss, Kars, managed to rid himself completely of this weakness and even added the Ripple itself to his own powers, along an AdaptativeAbility that let him be immune to anything thrown his way and cause horrific damage through shapeshifting into mutated animals. [[spoiler:He was beat by turning this absolute invincibility against him by blasting him into orbit, where he couldn't find his way back to Earth nor die, left to linger until the isolation shut down his thoughts completely]]. ** The Stand King Crimson from Part 5 has some sort of time-skipping ability, which enables him to "skip" any attack used against him. The only way Giorno managed to beat him was by [[spoiler: manifesting an even more overpowered ability: the power to nullify the consequences of anything]].
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** Part 2's Pillar Men already had winning tickets to start with, possessing extreme bodily manipulation to the point of it being a LovecraftianSuperpower and absolute immunity (through both regeneration and shrugging strikes off) to anything that wasn't the PowerOfTheSun. And then their boss, Kars, managed to rid himself completely of this weakness and even added the Ripple itself to his own powers, along an AdaptativeAbility that let him be immune to anything thrown his way and cause horrific damage through shapeshifting into mutated animals. [[spoiler:He was beat by turning this absolute invincibility against him by blasting him into orbit, where he couldn't find his way back to Earth nor die, left to linger until the isolation shut down his thoughts completely]]. ** The Stand King Crimson from Part 5 has some sort of time-skipping ability, which enables him to "skip" any attack used against him. The only way Giorno managed to beat him was by [[spoiler: manifesting [[spoiler:manifesting an even more overpowered ability: the power to nullify the consequences of anything]].
21st Jan '16 2:07:12 PM Willbyr
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* Although the physical abilities Factors are given by their Machina's in ''Manga/{{Kurogane No Linebarrel}}'' are more or less equal, the actual Machina themselves vary in usefulness. The titular Linebarrel is of mid level power with swords and a beam gun/sword (as well a few hidden supermodes) where as Yajima's Apparition is a rather weak robot with only a non automatic sniper rifle (with regular finite ammo) as it's only weapon. Then you get Masaki's incredibly cheap Glen Nieder, a giant armored battleship that not only has several powerful beam cannons and is totally immune to beam weapons itself, but is also simply an armor unit for the real machine inside, Naked, a super fast robot with a BFS that can teleport. In the manga it's even more powerful as the Nieder form can also turn into a (more giant) giant robotish form as well. When the other Factors fight him it's almost funny how unfair it is. * In ''Manga/{{The Law Of Ueki}}'', each participant in the ever-present TournamentArc has a special power given to them by their heavenly sponsor, usually of the form "turn X into Y"; our hero, for instance, can transform garbage (usually wrappers) into trees (with a degree of GreenThumb). The BigBad of the first arc's power at first seems to be generating gravity-manipulating bubbles... but, no, that turns out to just be a side effect created by a previous use of his real power: to make anything ideal, which is bordering on (but not quite) RealityWarper territory.
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* Although the physical abilities Factors are given by their Machina's in ''Manga/{{Kurogane No Linebarrel}}'' ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'' are more or less equal, the actual Machina themselves vary in usefulness. The titular Linebarrel is of mid level power with swords and a beam gun/sword (as well a few hidden supermodes) where as Yajima's Apparition is a rather weak robot with only a non automatic sniper rifle (with regular finite ammo) as it's only weapon. Then you get Masaki's incredibly cheap Glen Nieder, a giant armored battleship that not only has several powerful beam cannons and is totally immune to beam weapons itself, but is also simply an armor unit for the real machine inside, Naked, a super fast robot with a BFS that can teleport. In the manga it's even more powerful as the Nieder form can also turn into a (more giant) giant robotish form as well. When the other Factors fight him it's almost funny how unfair it is. * In ''Manga/{{The Law Of Ueki}}'', ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'', each participant in the ever-present TournamentArc has a special power given to them by their heavenly sponsor, usually of the form "turn X into Y"; our hero, for instance, can transform garbage (usually wrappers) into trees (with a degree of GreenThumb). The BigBad of the first arc's power at first seems to be generating gravity-manipulating bubbles... but, no, that turns out to just be a side effect created by a previous use of his real power: to make anything ideal, which is bordering on (but not quite) RealityWarper territory.
16th Jan '16 6:25:22 PM nombretomado
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* Black Bolt, the King of ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'', is probably the ultimate example of this in the MarvelUniverse. If he hadn't been created by StanLee and JackKirby, he'd probably get called a GodModeSue a lot more often. A basic listing of his powers include a supersonic voice that, at max power, can destroy a planet (and, amplified by technology, has split open reality itself ''twice''); telekinesis; superhuman strength; matter and energy manipulation; transmutation; and flight. In nearly 50 years of existence, he's never lost a real fight, at worst being stalemated (or limited by circumstances). The only significant class of superpower he doesn't possess is telepathy, and that's because he's TheVoiceless.
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* Black Bolt, the King of ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'', is probably the ultimate example of this in the MarvelUniverse. If he hadn't been created by StanLee Creator/StanLee and JackKirby, Creator/JackKirby, he'd probably get called a GodModeSue a lot more often. A basic listing of his powers include a supersonic voice that, at max power, can destroy a planet (and, amplified by technology, has split open reality itself ''twice''); telekinesis; superhuman strength; matter and energy manipulation; transmutation; and flight. In nearly 50 years of existence, he's never lost a real fight, at worst being stalemated (or limited by circumstances). The only significant class of superpower he doesn't possess is telepathy, and that's because he's TheVoiceless.
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