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20th Mar '16 5:33:47 AM narm00
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''It was certainly better than yesterday: a combination of Omega Radiation and a kryptonite candle turned me into Melting Lad. I really [[WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow don't understand how]] [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway melting is a superpower]], but I was a puddle for half the day. {{Superman}} had to use his [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands super-sculpting skills]] to put my atomic structure back together. I have to remember to get him something good for his birthday. Maybe a tie?''

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''It was certainly better than yesterday: a combination of Omega Radiation and a kryptonite candle turned me into Melting Lad. I really [[WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow don't understand how]] [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway melting is a superpower]], but I was a puddle for half the day. {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} had to use his [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands super-sculpting skills]] to put my atomic structure back together. I have to remember to get him something good for his birthday. Maybe a tie?''



* [[{{Superman}} Jimmy Olsen]], who had (and lost) so many superpowers, there is an entire collection called ''The Many Transformations of Jimmy Olsen''.

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* [[{{Superman}} Jimmy Olsen]], ComicBook/JimmyOlsen, who had (and lost) so many superpowers, there is an entire collection called ''The Many Transformations of Jimmy Olsen''.



* Lana Lang also fell into this a lot in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}.
** So did ComicBook/LoisLane. In fact, the sheer amount of Silver Age Superman stories where either Jimmy, Lois or Lana get superpowers is the most frequent RunningGag in Superdickery.com
*** At least [[DaChief Perry White]] got off scot-free, right? [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1180:perry-gets-powers-aga-wait-perry&catid=29:confounding-comic-covers-index&Itemid=32 ...Oh]]. [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081231010330/marvel_dc/images/a/a7/Action_Comics_278.jpg Never mind.]]
* There was period in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} when Franchise/{{Batman}} was either getting a superpower or experiencing a bizarre transformation (alien, genie, giant, merman, etc) every month. It would always SnapBack at the end of the story.

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* Lana Lang ComicBook/LanaLang also fell into this a lot in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}.
** So did ComicBook/LoisLane. In fact, the sheer amount of Silver Age Superman stories where either Jimmy, Lois or Lana get superpowers is the most frequent RunningGag in Superdickery.com
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*** At least [[DaChief Perry White]] got off scot-free, right? [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1180:perry-gets-powers-aga-wait-perry&catid=29:confounding-comic-covers-index&Itemid=32 ...Oh]]. [[http://www.superdickery.com/perry-gets-powers-aga-wait-perry/ ...Oh.]] [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081231010330/marvel_dc/images/a/a7/Action_Comics_278.jpg Never mind.]]
* There was a period in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} when Franchise/{{Batman}} was either getting a superpower or experiencing a bizarre transformation (alien, genie, giant, merman, etc) every month. It would always SnapBack at the end of the story.



* There was a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] "filler" series called ''ComicBook/DialHForHero'' where a kid found some mysterious artifact that looked a bit like a rotary telephone dial without the phone attached. Pressing a certain sequence on it would transform him into a "superhero", or at least something with (usually quirky) super powers, for a short period. The plot typically went "something bad happens, kid uses dial, kid turns into something weird, kid figures out how to use new abilities to solve problem, repeat sequence, repeat sequence ''again''" (there were usually three transformations per story). Initially each transformation was unique (and the latest transformation would be met with some kind of thought like "I wish I was (some previous transformation) again" because that form would have made solving the problem easy), but some of them did occur multiple times over the course of the series. Brought back in the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] with ''two'' kids, a boy ''and'' a girl. The heroes (and the villains they fought) were [[AudienceParticipation sent in by readers]].

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* There was a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] "filler" series called ''ComicBook/DialHForHero'' where a kid found some mysterious artifact that looked a bit like a rotary telephone dial without the phone attached. Pressing a certain sequence on it would transform him into a "superhero", or at least something with (usually quirky) super powers, for a short period. The plot typically went "something bad happens, kid uses dial, kid turns into something weird, kid figures out how to use new abilities to solve problem, repeat sequence, repeat sequence ''again''" (there were usually three transformations per story). Initially each transformation was unique (and the latest transformation would be met with some kind of thought like "I wish I was (some previous transformation) again" because that form would have made solving the problem easy), but some of them did occur multiple times over the course of the series. The heroes (and the villains they fought) were [[AudienceParticipation sent in by readers]]. Brought back in the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] with ''two'' kids, a boy ''and'' a girl. The heroes (and girl, again in the villains they fought) were [[AudienceParticipation sent 2000s as ''H-E-R-O'', with the dial being passed from user to user, and yet again in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} as ''Dial H'', this time with the dial discovered by readers]].
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* in ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', Dennis mistakenly receives a "Super Duper Man" costume that was intended for use in the United States military.

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* in In ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', Dennis mistakenly receives a "Super Duper Man" costume that was intended for use in the United States military.



** Similarly, Alex would always be the one to trade faces with the villain in the cases of a partial body swap machine. (Yes, there were multiples cases of this)

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** Similarly, Alex would always be the one to trade faces with the villain in the cases of a partial body swap machine. (Yes, there were multiples multiple cases of this)
26th Dec '15 11:39:21 AM nombretomado
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Pretty much a DeadHorseTrope by now, it was used quite frequently in the SilverAge.

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Pretty much a DeadHorseTrope by now, it was used quite frequently in the SilverAge.
UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}.



* Lana Lang also fell into this a lot in the SilverAge.
** So did ComicBook/LoisLane. In fact, the sheer amount of SilverAge Superman stories where either Jimmy, Lois or Lana get superpowers is the most frequent RunningGag in Superdickery.com

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* Lana Lang also fell into this a lot in the SilverAge.UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}.
** So did ComicBook/LoisLane. In fact, the sheer amount of SilverAge Silver Age Superman stories where either Jimmy, Lois or Lana get superpowers is the most frequent RunningGag in Superdickery.com



* There was period in the SilverAge when Franchise/{{Batman}} was either getting a superpower or experiencing a bizarre transformation (alien, genie, giant, merman, etc) every month. It would always SnapBack at the end of the story.

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* There was period in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} when Franchise/{{Batman}} was either getting a superpower or experiencing a bizarre transformation (alien, genie, giant, merman, etc) every month. It would always SnapBack at the end of the story.



** And according to Creator/GrantMorrison, ''every single wacky SilverAge transformation'' is now canon. Albeit with most of them {{retcon}}ned into being hallucinations brought about by the sensory deprivation experiment he underwent in "Robin Dies At Dawn!", or by the many chemical weapons Batman's rogues tend to use.

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** And according to Creator/GrantMorrison, ''every single wacky SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] transformation'' is now canon. Albeit with most of them {{retcon}}ned into being hallucinations brought about by the sensory deprivation experiment he underwent in "Robin Dies At Dawn!", or by the many chemical weapons Batman's rogues tend to use.



* There was a [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] "filler" series called ''ComicBook/DialHForHero'' where a kid found some mysterious artifact that looked a bit like a rotary telephone dial without the phone attached. Pressing a certain sequence on it would transform him into a "superhero", or at least something with (usually quirky) super powers, for a short period. The plot typically went "something bad happens, kid uses dial, kid turns into something weird, kid figures out how to use new abilities to solve problem, repeat sequence, repeat sequence ''again''" (there were usually three transformations per story). Initially each transformation was unique (and the latest transformation would be met with some kind of thought like "I wish I was (some previous transformation) again" because that form would have made solving the problem easy), but some of them did occur multiple times over the course of the series. Brought back in the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] with ''two'' kids, a boy ''and'' a girl. The heroes (and the villains they fought) were [[AudienceParticipation sent in by readers]].

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* There was a [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] "filler" series called ''ComicBook/DialHForHero'' where a kid found some mysterious artifact that looked a bit like a rotary telephone dial without the phone attached. Pressing a certain sequence on it would transform him into a "superhero", or at least something with (usually quirky) super powers, for a short period. The plot typically went "something bad happens, kid uses dial, kid turns into something weird, kid figures out how to use new abilities to solve problem, repeat sequence, repeat sequence ''again''" (there were usually three transformations per story). Initially each transformation was unique (and the latest transformation would be met with some kind of thought like "I wish I was (some previous transformation) again" because that form would have made solving the problem easy), but some of them did occur multiple times over the course of the series. Brought back in the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] with ''two'' kids, a boy ''and'' a girl. The heroes (and the villains they fought) were [[AudienceParticipation sent in by readers]].
20th Nov '15 10:19:57 PM Jeff-R
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* in ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', Dennis mistakenly receives a "Super Duper Man" costume that was intended for use in the United States military.
13th Sep '15 4:15:26 PM nombretomado
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** And in ''CountdownToFinalCrisis'', Jimmy starts cycling through ''all'' his powers, and decides now's his moment to become a superhero... Mr. Action.

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** And in ''CountdownToFinalCrisis'', ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'', Jimmy starts cycling through ''all'' his powers, and decides now's his moment to become a superhero... Mr. Action.
13th Sep '15 3:40:37 PM StFan
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** Jimmy's tendency to induce these transformations on himself eventually earned him the "My Brain Says No but My Mouth Says Go" Award in ComicBook/CraigShutt's [[http://www.cbgxtra.com/columnists/craig-shutt-ask-mr-silver-age/the-2012-mopee-awards-ask-mr-silver-age-cbg-1697-jan-2013 final Mopee Awards]] for the ''Comics Buyer's Guide''.

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** Jimmy's tendency to induce these transformations on himself eventually earned him the "My Brain Says No but My Mouth Says Go" Award in ComicBook/CraigShutt's Creator/CraigShutt's [[http://www.cbgxtra.com/columnists/craig-shutt-ask-mr-silver-age/the-2012-mopee-awards-ask-mr-silver-age-cbg-1697-jan-2013 final Mopee Awards]] for the ''Comics Buyer's Guide''.
17th Aug '15 5:48:37 AM sgamer82
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* JohnnyTest. Usually invoked by him or his sisters.

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* JohnnyTest. ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''. Usually invoked by him Johnny himself or his sisters.



* On ''{{Jumanji}}'s'' animated adaptation, Peter was often [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into all kinds of humanoid animals]], usually as a sanction for [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught trying to mess with the game's rules]] or TemptingFate.

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* On ''{{Jumanji}}'s'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Jumanji}}'s'' animated adaptation, Peter was often [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into all kinds of humanoid animals]], usually as a sanction for [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught trying to mess with the game's rules]] or TemptingFate.
6th Jul '15 11:38:27 AM nombretomado
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** So did LoisLane. In fact, the sheer amount of SilverAge Superman stories where either Jimmy, Lois or Lana get superpowers is the most frequent RunningGag in Superdickery.com

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** So did LoisLane.ComicBook/LoisLane. In fact, the sheer amount of SilverAge Superman stories where either Jimmy, Lois or Lana get superpowers is the most frequent RunningGag in Superdickery.com
14th Jun '15 4:01:48 PM nombretomado
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* Ron Stoppable is hit with this quite frequently in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', to the point that some fans have joked that he gives JimmyOlsen a run for his money.

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* Ron Stoppable is hit with this quite frequently in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', to the point that some fans have joked that he gives JimmyOlsen ComicBook/JimmyOlsen a run for his money.
16th May '15 11:22:35 PM MechWarrior
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''It was certainly better than yesterday: a combination of Omega Radiation and a kryptonite candle turned me into Melting Lad. I really [[ActionLeagueNow don't understand how]] [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway melting is a superpower]], but I was a puddle for half the day. {{Superman}} had to use his [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands super-sculpting skills]] to put my atomic structure back together. I have to remember to get him something good for his birthday. Maybe a tie?''

to:

''It was certainly better than yesterday: a combination of Omega Radiation and a kryptonite candle turned me into Melting Lad. I really [[ActionLeagueNow [[WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow don't understand how]] [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway melting is a superpower]], but I was a puddle for half the day. {{Superman}} had to use his [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands super-sculpting skills]] to put my atomic structure back together. I have to remember to get him something good for his birthday. Maybe a tie?''
14th May '15 4:16:46 PM nombretomado
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** And according to GrantMorrison, ''every single wacky SilverAge transformation'' is now canon. Albeit with most of them {{retcon}}ned into being hallucinations brought about by the sensory deprivation experiment he underwent in "Robin Dies At Dawn!", or by the many chemical weapons Batman's rogues tend to use.

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** And according to GrantMorrison, Creator/GrantMorrison, ''every single wacky SilverAge transformation'' is now canon. Albeit with most of them {{retcon}}ned into being hallucinations brought about by the sensory deprivation experiment he underwent in "Robin Dies At Dawn!", or by the many chemical weapons Batman's rogues tend to use.
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