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19th Apr '17 5:19:36 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* While most human traits aren't really considered superpowers, the genetic lottery and life circumstances (the birth lottery, for example) has an enormous influence on what we become (whether you are [[SmartGuy smart]], [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy average looking]], or have a [[Jerkass crappy personality]]), what we do well at, and [[HardWorkHardlyWorks what we do badly]].
** Being born with the optimal physique to excel at a sport is sort of this. The Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, for example, has a body that is proportioned precisely as optimal as humanly possible for swimming with relatively long arms short legs, double jointed shoulders which increase the efficiency of his strokes, and a genetic advantage that cause his muscles to fatigue less quickly under high strain. While you have to put in a ''lot'' of hard work in any sport to get anywhere, the average person who has put in the effort is still not going to be able to compete with many of the athletes at the top who are freaks of nature practically designed for their sport.
** Since savant abilities (e.g. having an ImprobablyHighIQ, a PhotographicMemory, or being GoodWithNumbers), being far beyond what any normal human being can achieve, can be considered real life superpowers, getting them is winning a real life superpower lottery. Then again, for many savants winning this lottery may be only a small consolation when those who have them tend to have [[DisabilitySuperpower serious mental disabilities]].

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* While most human traits aren't really considered superpowers, the genetic lottery and life circumstances (the birth lottery, for example) has an enormous influence on what we become (whether you are [[SmartGuy smart]], [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy average looking]], or have a [[Jerkass [[{{Jerkass}} crappy personality]]), what we do well at, and [[HardWorkHardlyWorks what we do badly]].
** Being born with the optimal physique to excel at a sport is sort of this. The Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, for example, has a body that is proportioned precisely as optimal as humanly possible for swimming with relatively long arms short legs, double jointed shoulders which increase the efficiency of his strokes, and a genetic advantage that cause his muscles to fatigue less quickly under high strain. While you have to put in a ''lot'' of hard work in any sport to get anywhere, the average person who has put in the effort is still not going to be able to compete with many of the athletes at the top who
badly]]. Some people naturally are freaks of nature practically designed for their sport.
** Since savant abilities (e.g. having an ImprobablyHighIQ, a PhotographicMemory, or being GoodWithNumbers), being far beyond what any normal human being can achieve, can be considered real life superpowers, getting them is winning a real life superpower lottery. Then again, for many savants winning this lottery may be only a small consolation when those who have them tend to have [[DisabilitySuperpower serious mental disabilities]].
[[BornWinner Born Winners]].
19th Apr '17 5:05:54 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* While most human traits aren't really considered superpowers, the genetic lottery and life circumstances (the birth lottery, for example) has an enormous influence on what we become (whether you are [[SmartGuy smart]], [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy average looking]], or have a [[Jerkass crappy personality]]), what we do well, and [[HardWorkHardlyWorks what we do badly at]].
** Being born with the optimal physique to excel at a sport is sort of this. The Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has a body that is proportioned precisely as optimal as humanly possible for swimming, with relatively long arms and short legs. While you have to put in a ''lot'' of hard work in any sport to get anywhere, having these traits can make a lot of difference, especially at the top.
** Getting savant abilities (e.g. ImprobablyHighIQ, PhotographicMemory, GoodWithNumbers) can be considered as winning a real life superpower lottery. Then again, for many savants winning this lottery may be only a small consolation when those who have them tend to have [[DisabilitySuperpower serious mental disabilities]].

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* While most human traits aren't really considered superpowers, the genetic lottery and life circumstances (the birth lottery, for example) has an enormous influence on what we become (whether you are [[SmartGuy smart]], [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy average looking]], or have a [[Jerkass crappy personality]]), what we do well, well at, and [[HardWorkHardlyWorks what we do badly at]].
badly]].
** Being born with the optimal physique to excel at a sport is sort of this. The Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps Phelps, for example, has a body that is proportioned precisely as optimal as humanly possible for swimming, swimming with relatively long arms and short legs. legs, double jointed shoulders which increase the efficiency of his strokes, and a genetic advantage that cause his muscles to fatigue less quickly under high strain. While you have to put in a ''lot'' of hard work in any sport to get anywhere, having these traits can make a lot the average person who has put in the effort is still not going to be able to compete with many of difference, especially the athletes at the top.
top who are freaks of nature practically designed for their sport.
** Getting Since savant abilities (e.g. having an ImprobablyHighIQ, a PhotographicMemory, GoodWithNumbers) or being GoodWithNumbers), being far beyond what any normal human being can achieve, can be considered as real life superpowers, getting them is winning a real life superpower lottery. Then again, for many savants winning this lottery may be only a small consolation when those who have them tend to have [[DisabilitySuperpower serious mental disabilities]].
19th Apr '17 4:43:17 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* While most human traits aren't really considered superpowers, the genetic lottery and life circumstances (birth lottery, for example) has an enormous influence on what we become (whether you are smart, average looking, or have a crappy personality), what we do well, and [[HardWorkHardlyWorks what we do badly at]].
** Getting savant abilities (e.g. ImprobablyHighIQ, PhotographicMemory) can be considered as a real life superpower lottery. Then again, for many savants winning this lottery may be only a small consolation when those who have them tend to have [[DisabilitySuperpower serious mental disabilities]].

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* While most human traits aren't really considered superpowers, the genetic lottery and life circumstances (birth (the birth lottery, for example) has an enormous influence on what we become (whether you are smart, [[SmartGuy smart]], [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy average looking, looking]], or have a [[Jerkass crappy personality), personality]]), what we do well, and [[HardWorkHardlyWorks what we do badly at]].
** Being born with the optimal physique to excel at a sport is sort of this. The Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has a body that is proportioned precisely as optimal as humanly possible for swimming, with relatively long arms and short legs. While you have to put in a ''lot'' of hard work in any sport to get anywhere, having these traits can make a lot of difference, especially at the top.
** Getting savant abilities (e.g. ImprobablyHighIQ, PhotographicMemory) PhotographicMemory, GoodWithNumbers) can be considered as winning a real life superpower lottery. Then again, for many savants winning this lottery may be only a small consolation when those who have them tend to have [[DisabilitySuperpower serious mental disabilities]].
15th Apr '17 7:40:32 AM Prometheus117
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** Baraggan Louisenbairn has, in addition all the other handy powers that Arrancar have, [[MakeThemRot Respira]], which allows him to in its weakest state [[TimeStandsStill slow his opponent's movements]] and at full strength [[RapidAging rapidly age]] anyone and ''anything'' that gets close to him, [[DamageReduction destroying or reducing the power of even the strongest attacks so they do nothing]] and allowing him to, unless his opponent takes [[LifeOrLimbDecision drastic measures]], kill anyone with just his presence alone. With this power he was considered the undisputed King of Hueco Mundo before Aizen came knocking, the only thing that can get around this power are techniques that go for the mind, and [[spoiler:it's so game-breaking that ''he's'' not immune to his own power and needs to use a secondary ability to protect himself]].
14th Apr '17 6:52:02 AM Macsen
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, May's Munchlax uses Metronome, which allows it to learn random moves from nearby Pokémon. Sometimes they are useful, sometimes not. Sometimes they are useful, but it misuses them (like learning Extreme Speed from an Arcanine, and abusing it to pick and gorge on berries). Sometimes they are unexpected, but happen to work out (like learning Rest during a Contest, and getting serious Cute votes from the judges).

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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, May's Munchlax uses Metronome, which allows it to learn random moves from nearby Pokémon.moves. Sometimes they are useful, sometimes not. Sometimes they are useful, but it misuses them (like learning Extreme Speed from an Arcanine, and abusing it to pick and gorge on berries). Sometimes they are unexpected, but happen to work out (like learning Rest during a Contest, and getting serious Cute votes from the judges).judges).
** And on one occasion, it was just weird. While confused, Munchlax used Metronome and learned ''Splash'', the most useless attacking move in the Pokémon world.
14th Apr '17 1:39:27 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* While most human traits aren't really considered superpowers, the genetic lottery and life circumstances (birth lottery, for example) has an enormous influence on what we become, what we do well, and [[HardWorkHardlyWorks what we do badly at]].

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* While most human traits aren't really considered superpowers, the genetic lottery and life circumstances (birth lottery, for example) has an enormous influence on what we become, become (whether you are smart, average looking, or have a crappy personality), what we do well, and [[HardWorkHardlyWorks what we do badly at]].




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14th Apr '17 1:30:24 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* While most human traits aren't really considered superpowers, the genetic lottery and life circumstances (birth lottery, for example) has an enormous influence on what we become, what we do well, and [[HardWorkHardlyWorks what we do badly at]].
** Getting savant abilities (e.g. ImprobablyHighIQ, PhotographicMemory) can be considered as a real life superpower lottery. Then again, for many savants winning this lottery may be only a small consolation when those who have them tend to have [[DisabilitySuperpower serious mental disabilities]].
6th Apr '17 7:00:09 PM ChronoLegion
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* ''Literature/FindingHephaestus'' has Lodestar, a clear {{Expy}} of Superman. She is virtually unstoppable, and even Fornax, the toughest supervillain in history, was eventually beaten by her. Ironically, they become best friends after Fornax retires and [[spoiler:CannotSpitItOut]].
6th Apr '17 5:53:44 PM ading
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->''"With someone like you around the whole situation changes. [[Main/{{Understatement}} You can do anything.]] All I got to offer is a good left hook."''

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->''"With someone like you around the whole situation changes. [[Main/{{Understatement}} You can do anything.]] anything. All I got to offer is a good left hook."''
3rd Apr '17 4:34:08 PM WillBGood
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[-Center left: BadassNormal [[OnlySaneMan Sanity]] and MostCommonSuperpower.-] \\

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[-Center left: BadassNormal BadassNormal, [[OnlySaneMan Sanity]] and MostCommonSuperpower.-] \\
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