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19th Jan '17 5:23:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. That's right, Aquaman. The ButtMonkey of Franchise/TheDCU for decades, the TropeNamer for ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman and requiring one PlotTailoredToTheParty after another to be at all relevant, he is absolutely ''not'' as weak as common opinion believes. A combination of RequiredSecondaryPowers (he can swim like a fish and punch people while under 500+ atmospheres of pressure, which is Superman level asskickery) and FridgeHorror (he commands ''everything'' that lives in the ocean; guess where Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]], and [[Literature/TheBible the Leviathan]] live?) have had many writers portray him as horrifically powerful and outright ''feared'' by heroes and villains alike, and for very good reasons. And that is before considering that he is also the king of a lost civilization with its own military force full of super-technological weaponry.

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* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. That's right, Aquaman. The ButtMonkey of Franchise/TheDCU for decades, the TropeNamer for ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman and requiring one PlotTailoredToTheParty after another to be at all relevant, he is absolutely ''not'' as weak as common opinion believes. A combination of RequiredSecondaryPowers (he can swim like a fish and punch people while under 500+ atmospheres of pressure, which is Superman level asskickery) and FridgeHorror (he commands ''everything'' that lives in the ocean; guess where Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]], and [[Literature/TheBible the Leviathan]] live?) have had many writers portray him as horrifically powerful and outright ''feared'' by heroes and villains alike, and for very good reasons. And that is before considering that he is also the king of a lost civilization with its own military force full of super-technological weaponry.
17th Jan '17 6:26:15 AM euan112358
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': Jumba plays the power roulette a lot with every illegal genetic experiment he creates. Sometimes he bombs and he gets experiments who are only good for popping popcorn, spreading gossip, [[PokeThePoodle keeping people awake]] or [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway eating socks]]. Sometimes he hits the jackpot with {{Kaiju}}, [[DishingOutDirt earthquake-makers]], [[BlackHoleBelly black holes]], {{Literal Genie}}s, or the titular MadeOfIron ComboPlatterPowers-protagonist.
15th Jan '17 2:28:39 PM DustSnitch
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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' has this to an extreme extent. The main cast is as follows: A BadAss, but still [[BadAssNormal entirely human]] MIB, [[TheSmartGirl a brilliant scientist]], [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys a talking monkey]] who is the ButtMonkey of the WorfEffect, an UnfazedEveryman ActionSurvivor...And PersonOfMassDestruction whose current power set includes {{Depower}}ing, SuperStrength, MadeOfIron, flight, [[{{Technopath}} technopathy]], mid level mechanical [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifiting]] which gives him a wide array of [[ShapeShifterWeapon weapons]], and [[SerialEscalation more.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' has this to an extreme extent. The main cast is as follows: A BadAss, badass, but still [[BadAssNormal entirely human]] MIB, [[TheSmartGirl a brilliant scientist]], [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys a talking monkey]] who is the ButtMonkey of the WorfEffect, an UnfazedEveryman ActionSurvivor...And PersonOfMassDestruction whose current power set includes {{Depower}}ing, SuperStrength, MadeOfIron, flight, [[{{Technopath}} technopathy]], mid level mechanical [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifiting]] which gives him a wide array of [[ShapeShifterWeapon weapons]], and [[SerialEscalation more.]]
7th Jan '17 9:56:29 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'', the take on [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid the team]] is: Raven, who has precognition ([[InformedAbility we're told]]) and a big gun; Liquid, whose CharlesAtlasSuperpower lets him survive anything and beat people up pretty well; Wolf, the world's greatest sniper; Ocelot, the world's greatest pistoleer and liar (enough that it counts as a power, damnit); and Octopus, who can shapeshift into someone if he drinks their blood. And then there's Mantis, who can read and control minds, light anything on fire, zap people into unconsciousness and use telekinesis.

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* In ''TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'', ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'', the take on [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid the team]] is: Raven, who has precognition ([[InformedAbility we're told]]) and a big gun; Liquid, whose CharlesAtlasSuperpower lets him survive anything and beat people up pretty well; Wolf, the world's greatest sniper; Ocelot, the world's greatest pistoleer and liar (enough that it counts as a power, damnit); and Octopus, who can shapeshift into someone if he drinks their blood. And then there's Mantis, who can read and control minds, light anything on fire, zap people into unconsciousness and use telekinesis.
2nd Jan '17 9:07:02 PM Ramona122003
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** Hit is not only powerful, but he has the ability to [[spoiler: stop time. It only works for 0.1 seconds, but that is more than enough given that Hit is also super fast. The Time-Leaping technique then becomes even more powerful after Hit improves it to go up to 0.5 seconds and it increases again as Hit improves]].
** [[spoiler: Goku Black not only has the ability to grow stronger from the pain he experiences during his battles, but he also has his own form of Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan Rose, that is very similar to Goku and Vegeta's Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan forms. On top of that, his base form alone can match Goku and Vegeta at their strongest, ''and'' he's still evolving. And during his rematch with Vegeta, after [[EmotionalPowers turning his anger into power]], he gains one of the best [[DoppelgangerAttack cloning moves]] in the series: He's able to mold his BattleAura into a SinisterScythe that allows him to cleave a hole in reality and create clones of himself with equal strength. The clones die in one hit, but can respawn themselves endlessly as long as Goku Black stays near the rift.]]
*** [[spoiler: ''Super'' also gives us Fusion Zamasu, who may have very well won the jackpot in terms of superpowers in this series. As he is a fusion of Goku Black and Future Zamasu, he has Future Zamasu's immortality as well as Goku Black's ability to grow stronger from the pain he experiences during battle. On top of that, he's a ''Potara Fusion'', which is the most powerful type of fusion in the series. He can also emit a ring of light that makes it impossible for Goku and Vegeta to get near him as well use it to perform various attacks such as purple lightning and red energy spikes. He can summon a GuardianEntity under his control that can fight for him, and could further power himself up with his anger. His only weakness was the fact his immortality was partially compromised due to being the fusion of a mortal and immortal, and that only applied to his ''physical'' body. Once he became a spirit and EldritchAbomination, it took [[TopGod Zen'O himself]] to put him down and destroying an ''entire timeline'' to do so.]]

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** Hit is not only physically powerful, but he has the ability to [[spoiler: stop time.skip time, giving the appearance of [[TimeStandsStill time freezing]]. It only works for 0.1 seconds, seconds before he improves it]], but that is more than enough given that Hit is has SuperSpeed. Later, he shows the ability to [[spoiler: create a PocketDimension where he stores all the time he skips, giving him a phase ability. We also super fast. The Time-Leaping see his killing technique then becomes even more powerful after Hit improves it to go up to 0.5 seconds and it increases again as Hit improves]].
where he can instantly stops someone's heart with an invisible energy blast]].
** [[spoiler: Goku Black Black]] not only has the ability to grow stronger from the pain he experiences during his battles, but he also has [[spoiler: his own form of Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan Rose, Rosé, that is very similar to Goku and Vegeta's Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan forms. On top of that, his forms]]. His base form alone can also match Goku and Vegeta at their strongest, ''and'' he's still evolving.evolving. He also knows the [[StoryBreakerPower Instant Transmission]], making him one of the few named characters in the series who can teleport. And during his rematch with Vegeta, after [[EmotionalPowers turning his anger into power]], he gains one of the best [[DoppelgangerAttack cloning moves]] in the series: He's able to mold his BattleAura into a SinisterScythe that allows him to cleave a hole in reality and create clones of himself with equal strength. The clones die in one hit, but can respawn themselves endlessly as long as Goku Black stays near the rift.]]
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** On top of being a PhysicalGod that can trade blows with Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku,
[[spoiler: Future Zamasu is an immortal. Being impaled through the chest, hit point-blank with a Final Flash, and hit dead on by Super Saiyan Rosé Black's Kamehameha does no damaged to him]].
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''Super'' also gives us Fusion Zamasu, [[spoiler: Merged Zamasu]], who may have very well won the jackpot in terms of superpowers in this series. As he is a fusion of [[spoiler: Goku Black and Future Zamasu, he has Future Zamasu's immortality as well as Goku Black's ability to grow stronger from the pain he experiences during battle.battle]]. On top of that, he's a ''Potara Fusion'', which is the most powerful type of fusion in the series. He can also emit creates a ring of light halo that makes it impossible for Goku and Vegeta to get near him as well use it to perform various attacks such as purple lightning and red energy spikes. He can summon a GuardianEntity under his control that can fight for him, and could further power himself up with his anger. His only weakness was is the fact his [[spoiler: immortality was partially compromised due to being the fusion of a mortal and an immortal, and that only applied to his ''physical'' body. Once he became becomes a spirit and EldritchAbomination, it took takes [[TopGod Zen'O himself]] Future Zen'o]] to put him down and destroying an down, which destroys the ''entire timeline'' to do so.]]timeline'']].
1st Jan '17 3:32:43 AM Tron80
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** Infamous character [[InfiniteCrisis Superboy-Prime]] has this level of power... in the body of a bratty teenage {{deconstruction}} of the FixerSue. [[OhCrap This is not a good thing]], obviously.

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** In 1971 editor Julius Schwartz tried to reduce Superman's power to more manageable leves and return him to his Golden Age roots. So, during ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', Superman loses 2/3 of his power. However, fans didn't like this revision, forcing DC to backtrack.
** Infamous character [[InfiniteCrisis Superboy-Prime]] Comicbook/{{Superboy}}-Prime has this level of power... in the body of a bratty teenage {{deconstruction}} of the FixerSue. [[OhCrap teenager. This is not a good thing]], thing, obviously.
31st Dec '16 2:59:29 AM Tron80
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** Invoked the original ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' story. Kara's parents send her to Earth specifically because she would have amazing powers.
30th Dec '16 8:18:23 PM ChronoLegion
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* This seems to be the case with speedsters in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. Besides simple speed, Barry keeps learning new ways to use his power to simulate other powers. He can augment his punches with speed to simulate SuperStrength, he can run on vertical surfaces as well as water, he can heal fast, he can create twisters by making quick circular movements with his arms (which he can also use to simulate flying), he can phase through solid objects, travel through time, jump into parallel worlds, create virtual duplicates, throw lightning bolts, and [[spoiler:"twin" himself by creating "time remnants"]]. Zoom has been able to do even more by somehow being able to sense interdimensional rifts and another meta-human scrying him.

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* This seems to be the case with speedsters in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. Besides simple speed, Barry keeps learning new ways to use his power to simulate other powers. He can augment his punches with speed to simulate SuperStrength, he can run on vertical surfaces as well as water, he can heal fast, he can create twisters by making quick circular movements with his arms (which he can also use to simulate flying), he can phase through solid objects, travel through time, jump into parallel worlds, create virtual duplicates, throw lightning bolts, and [[spoiler:"twin" himself by creating "time remnants"]]. Zoom has been able to do even more by somehow being able to sense interdimensional rifts and another meta-human scrying him. Savitar appears to be the fastest speedster in all the Multiverse. He can pretty much teleport around the city with his speed and can only be seen by speedsters and his disciples.
30th Dec '16 4:33:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'' villain Amazo, by virtue of his AllYourPowersCombined. The {{DCAU}} version became something similar through a variant of PowerCopying, and eventually becomes [[PhysicalGod a virtual god]].

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* ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'' villain Amazo, by virtue of his AllYourPowersCombined. The {{DCAU}} Franchise/{{DCAU}} version became something similar through a variant of PowerCopying, and eventually becomes [[PhysicalGod a virtual god]].



** The ''big'' downgrade, both post-Crisis and in the {{DCAU}}, was dropping an aspect of his shapeshifting -- namely, the ability to ''gain the powers'' of whatever form he changed into! He would lose his standard set (except for the ability to shapeshift), but who cares? Used sensibly (which it generally wasn't), this gives J'Onn the winning ticket in the SuperpowerLottery all by itself.

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** The ''big'' downgrade, both post-Crisis and in the {{DCAU}}, Franchise/{{DCAU}}, was dropping an aspect of his shapeshifting -- namely, the ability to ''gain the powers'' of whatever form he changed into! He would lose his standard set (except for the ability to shapeshift), but who cares? Used sensibly (which it generally wasn't), this gives J'Onn the winning ticket in the SuperpowerLottery all by itself.
21st Dec '16 9:10:51 PM JRads47
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* In ''Manga/AkameGaKill'', there are many [[ArtifactOfDoom Teigu]] with different powers, but [[TheHeavy Esdeath]] hit the jackpot when she chose [[AnIcePerson Demon's Extract]] as her WeaponOfChoice. It allows her to create icicles out of thin air and freeze entire lakes, but it also has not one, but three [[LimitBreak trump cards]]: The first one [[spoiler:allows her to [[TimeStandsStill stop time]]]]; the second one [[spoiler:[[MookMaker creates an entire army of ice soldiers]]]]; and the third one [[spoiler:[[WeatherManipulation whips up a]] [[WalkingWasteland country-wide blizzard]] that enhances her already insane power]].
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