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27th Jun '16 11:14:16 AM ChronoLegion
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* This is explored in ''Literature/SuperPowereds''. Some Supers are fairly limited in their abilities. A good number have the standard SuperStrength/SuperToughness combo, which is pretty much limited to GoodOldFisticuffs. This tends to be just fine for them, who focus on combat training. However, as pointed out by Coach Persephone, in the real world, bad guys are rarely so obliging as to engage in hand-to-hand combat with a Hero. This is why alternative training is for those students, whose abilities are not directly focused on combat. One of the first assignments Persephone gives them is to try a new application of their power. Some are more successful than others (e.g. Alice tries to levitate just her foot instead of her entire body, but it doesn't work). Vince has EnergyAbsorption, which, initially limits him to fire and electricity, and he's at a disadvantage when faced with AnIcePerson (since cold is the ''lack'' of energy, he has nothing to absorb). As he learns, however, he grows more proficient with absorbing other kinds of energy, and there doesn't appear to be a limit on how much and how many different energies he can absorb. Professor Fletcher, notably, seems to be the opposite of ComicBook/TheFlash in that his primary power is lightning, allowing him to turn into, absorb, and control electricity. He has also learned to use this to give him SuperSpeed.

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* This is explored in ''Literature/SuperPowereds''. Some Supers are fairly limited in their abilities. A good number have the standard SuperStrength/SuperToughness combo, which is pretty much limited to GoodOldFisticuffs. This tends to be just fine for them, who focus on combat training. However, as pointed out by Coach Persephone, in the real world, bad guys are rarely so obliging as to engage in hand-to-hand combat with a Hero. This is why alternative training is for those students, whose abilities are not directly focused on combat. One of the first assignments Persephone gives them is to try a new application of their power. Some are more successful than others (e.g. Alice tries to levitate just her foot instead of her entire body, but it doesn't work). Vince has EnergyAbsorption, which, initially limits him to fire and electricity, and he's at a disadvantage when faced with AnIcePerson (since cold is the ''lack'' of energy, he has nothing to absorb). As he learns, however, he grows more proficient with absorbing other kinds of energy, and there doesn't appear to be a limit on how much and how many different energies he can absorb. Professor Fletcher, notably, seems to be the opposite of ComicBook/TheFlash in that his primary power is lightning, allowing him to turn into, absorb, and control electricity. He has also learned to use this to give him SuperSpeed. Also, Alice later learns that [[spoiler:her real power isn't flying, it's being a GravityMaster, with flying being the most basic manifestation]].
27th Jun '16 11:13:29 AM ChronoLegion
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* This is explored in ''Literature/SuperPowereds''. Some Supers are fairly limited in their abilities. A good number have the standard SuperStrength/SuperToughness combo, which is pretty much limited to GoodOldFisticuffs. This tends to be just fine for them, who focus on combat training. However, as pointed out by Coach Persephone, in the real world, bad guys are rarely so obliging as to engage in hand-to-hand combat with a Hero. This is why alternative training is for those students, whose abilities are not directly focused on combat. One of the first assignments Persephone gives them is to try a new application of their power. Some are more successful than others (e.g. Alice tries to levitate just her foot instead of her entire body, but it doesn't work). Vince has EnergyAbsorption, which, initially limits him to fire and electricity, and he's at a disadvantage when faced with AnIcePerson (since cold is the ''lack'' of energy, he has nothing to absorb). As he learns, however, he grows more proficient with absorbing other kinds of energy, and there doesn't appear to be a limit on how much and how many different energies he can absorb. Professor Fletcher, notably, seems to be the opposite of ComicBook/TheFlash in that his primary power is lightning, allowing him to turn into, absorb, and control electricity. He has also learned to use this to give him SuperSpeed.
24th Jun '16 7:31:13 AM Willbyr
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** Eve's {{Expy}}, Golden Darkness in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'', has nearly identical powers. Her favorite methods seem to be turning her hands into blades, or turning her hair into fists, usually for the purpose of delivering a MegatonPunch to an {{Ecchi}} person. She also turned her hair into RazorFloss at least once, as well as [[PowerPerversionPotential using her power to increase her bust size]].

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** * Eve's {{Expy}}, Golden Darkness in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'', has nearly identical powers. Her favorite methods seem to be turning her hands into blades, or turning her hair into fists, usually for the purpose of delivering a MegatonPunch to an {{Ecchi}} person. She also turned her hair into RazorFloss at least once, as well as [[PowerPerversionPotential using her power to increase her bust size]].



* Kurama from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has the ability to control plants. He just happens to have the seeds for different demonic plants on him that allow him to do pretty much anything, from flying to trapping enemies in {{Lotus Eater Machine}}s.
** [[HotBlooded Kuwabara]] from the same show can make a sword out of PureEnergy. The majority of the fights that he wins are done so by manipulating said energy in slightly different ways, letting him do things such as: trap four monsters by impaling them and connecting the ends around a tower, pole vault over wide gaps, extend his sword to hit an opponent who moved too quickly, and, when faced with a villain who can move his vital organs around to prevent any hit from being fatal, expand his sword into a giant tennis racket shape to [[MomentOfAwesome completely pulverize the guy]].

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
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Kurama from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has the ability to control plants. He just happens to have the seeds for different demonic plants on him that allow him to do pretty much anything, from flying to trapping enemies in {{Lotus Eater Machine}}s.
** [[HotBlooded Kuwabara]] from the same show can make a sword out of PureEnergy. The majority of the fights that he wins are done so by manipulating said energy in slightly different ways, letting him do things such as: trap four monsters by impaling them and connecting the ends around a tower, pole vault over wide gaps, extend his sword to hit an opponent who moved too quickly, and, when faced with a villain who can move his vital organs around to prevent any hit from being fatal, expand his sword into a giant tennis racket shape to [[MomentOfAwesome completely pulverize the guy]].



* Lifeguard of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' had the superpower of spontaneously developing whatever additional superpower was required at any given moment, although only if somebody's life was in danger. ''Somebody other than herself,'' and the power to save a particular life and the power to kick the enemy's butt aren't always the same.
** Darwin, of the [=X-Men=], has the power to [[AdaptiveAbility develop any power he would need to survive]]. Submerge him in water, he grows gills; blast him with lava, he's immune to heat and pressure. This power is entirely involuntary, as a child he attempted suicide by leaping of a building only to discover he had become elastic and simply bounced when hit the ground. Though it should be noted that Darwin's power only did what would let him ''survive'' a fight, not necessarily ''win''. Such as when he ended up in the path of the Hulk, and he spontaneously gained the power to teleport to the next state over.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'':
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Lifeguard of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' had the superpower of spontaneously developing whatever additional superpower was required at any given moment, although only if somebody's life was in danger. ''Somebody other than herself,'' and the power to save a particular life and the power to kick the enemy's butt aren't always the same.
** Darwin, of the [=X-Men=], Darwin has the power to [[AdaptiveAbility develop any power he would need to survive]]. Submerge him in water, he grows gills; blast him with lava, he's immune to heat and pressure. This power is entirely involuntary, as a child he attempted suicide by leaping of a building only to discover he had become elastic and simply bounced when hit the ground. Though it should be noted that Darwin's power only did what would let him ''survive'' a fight, not necessarily ''win''. Such as when he ended up in the path of the Hulk, and he spontaneously gained the power to teleport to the next state over.



* Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'s webbing and spider-sense are sometimes treated this way; for example, using the webs to make anything from shields to swim fins to hang gliders, or using the spider-sense to sense [[WireDilemma which wire to cut on a bomb]].

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* Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'s Comicbook/SpiderMan's webbing and spider-sense are sometimes treated this way; for example, using the webs to make anything from shields to swim fins to hang gliders, or using the spider-sense to sense [[WireDilemma which wire to cut on a bomb]].



* Trauma from Comicbook/AvengersTheInitiative comics can [[EmpathicShapeshifter become anybody's worst fear]]. Literally, he doesn't just take on the appearance of their greatest fear, but the abilities as well. If their fear happens to be ComicBook/TheMightyThor or the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk well... that person should run. Also, he became a therapist. Turning into your patients' greatest terrors and making them face it is an intriguing method.

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* Trauma from Comicbook/AvengersTheInitiative ''Comicbook/AvengersTheInitiative'' comics can [[EmpathicShapeshifter become anybody's worst fear]]. Literally, he doesn't just take on the appearance of their greatest fear, but the abilities as well. If their fear happens to be ComicBook/TheMightyThor or the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk well... that person should run. Also, he became a therapist. Turning into your patients' greatest terrors and making them face it is an intriguing method.



* ''TheFlash'' is a famous application of this trope. His one power of "running very quickly" worked for a while, but eventually the writers found out there's only so much you can do with ''one'' power. ''To this day'' the Flash still gets new powers to keep his stories from becoming dull. Likely the most infamous is the "vibrate through matter" power, which can make any physicist cry. There's also the famous [[MegatonPunch Infinite Mass Punch]], in which the Flash exploited the fact that while [[RequiredSecondaryPowers the Speed Force means the theory of relativity doesn't apply to him]], it ''does'' apply to the guy he's punching.

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* ''TheFlash'' ComicBook/TheFlash is a famous application of this trope. His one power of "running very quickly" worked for a while, but eventually the writers found out there's only so much you can do with ''one'' power. ''To this day'' the Flash still gets new powers to keep his stories from becoming dull. Likely the most infamous is the "vibrate through matter" power, which can make any physicist cry. There's also the famous [[MegatonPunch Infinite Mass Punch]], in which the Flash exploited the fact that while [[RequiredSecondaryPowers the Speed Force means the theory of relativity doesn't apply to him]], it ''does'' apply to the guy he's punching.



* Bella in {{Fanfic/Luminosity}} has a mental shield that negates any vampire power used on her, if that power is mental in nature. So Edward can't read her mind, for example. Jasper's power of emotional manipulation is apparently a manipulation of the body, not the mind, so it works on Bella[[spoiler:, until she convinces herself that it shouldn't work, and then it doesn't.]] Later, she [[spoiler: has been torn to bits and set on fire. By thinking something along the lines of "My power protects my mind, but my mind is useless without my body!" she manages to repair her own body and put out the fire with her mind.]]

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* Bella in {{Fanfic/Luminosity}} ''{{Fanfic/Luminosity}}'' has a mental shield that negates any vampire power used on her, if that power is mental in nature. So Edward can't read her mind, for example. Jasper's power of emotional manipulation is apparently a manipulation of the body, not the mind, so it works on Bella[[spoiler:, until she convinces herself that it shouldn't work, and then it doesn't.]] Later, she [[spoiler: has been torn to bits and set on fire. By thinking something along the lines of "My power protects my mind, but my mind is useless without my body!" she manages to repair her own body and put out the fire with her mind.]]



* ''MutantsAndMasterminds'', as a superhero system with a great deal of freedom in customization, has several powers that have immediately apparent game breaking possibilities, such as Transform, which at its highest level is simply described as "Transform anything into anything else."; Nemesis, which allows you to simply choose an opponent and temporarily gain powers that will help you defeat them; and Adaptation, which can immediately grant you powers in reaction to a hostile environment, including effects attacking you. One of the most ridiculous is simply Boost, which, by applying its effect to itself recursively, could, in theory, temporarily grant you any power at maximum rank. Of course, that's ''if'' your GM lets you get away with that one. Pretty much any game with customizable superpowers needs a GM willing to veto {{Game Breaker}}s.

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* ''MutantsAndMasterminds'', ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'', as a superhero system with a great deal of freedom in customization, has several powers that have immediately apparent game breaking possibilities, such as Transform, which at its highest level is simply described as "Transform anything into anything else."; Nemesis, which allows you to simply choose an opponent and temporarily gain powers that will help you defeat them; and Adaptation, which can immediately grant you powers in reaction to a hostile environment, including effects attacking you. One of the most ridiculous is simply Boost, which, by applying its effect to itself recursively, could, in theory, temporarily grant you any power at maximum rank. Of course, that's ''if'' your GM lets you get away with that one. Pretty much any game with customizable superpowers needs a GM willing to veto {{Game Breaker}}s.
21st Jun '16 9:38:34 AM Griffonmender
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[[caption-width-right:350:The only power of {{Franchise/TheFlash}} is running fast. Just keep in mind, that aparently running is also giving him abilities to create wind, create void, disposing poisons from organism, throwing speed lightnings, fazing thru things, [[StoryBreakerPower jumping back in time]], [[BlessedWithSuck staying always sober]] and anything else [[MissionControl Cisco and Caitlin]] will came up with on the run.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The only power of {{Franchise/TheFlash}} is running fast. Just keep in mind, that aparently apparently running is also giving him the abilities to create wind, create void, disposing dispose poisons from organism, organisms, throwing speed lightnings, lightning, fazing thru through things, [[StoryBreakerPower jumping back in time]], [[BlessedWithSuck staying always sober]] and anything else [[MissionControl Cisco and Caitlin]] will came come up with on the run.]]
6th Jun '16 12:58:14 AM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:350:The only power of {{Franchise/TheFlash}} is running fast. Just keep in mind, that aparently running is also giving him abilities to create wind, create void, disposing poisons from organism, throwing speed lightnings, fazing thru things, [[StoryBreakerPower jumping back in time]], [[BlessedWithSuck staying always sober]] and anything else [[MissionControl Cisco and Caitlin]] will came up with [[Main/{{IncrediblyLamePun}} on the run]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The only power of {{Franchise/TheFlash}} is running fast. Just keep in mind, that aparently running is also giving him abilities to create wind, create void, disposing poisons from organism, throwing speed lightnings, fazing thru things, [[StoryBreakerPower jumping back in time]], [[BlessedWithSuck staying always sober]] and anything else [[MissionControl Cisco and Caitlin]] will came up with [[Main/{{IncrediblyLamePun}} on the run]].run.]]
5th Jun '16 1:55:16 PM Azymunt
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[[caption-width-right:350:The only power of {{Franchise/TheFlash}} is running fast. Just keep in mind, that aparently running is also giving him abilities to create wind, create void, disposing poisons from organism, throwing speed lightnings, fazing thru things, [[StoryBreakerPower jumping back in time]], [[BlessedWithSuck staying always sober]] and anything else [[MissionControl Cisco and Caitlin]] will came up with on the run.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The only power of {{Franchise/TheFlash}} is running fast. Just keep in mind, that aparently running is also giving him abilities to create wind, create void, disposing poisons from organism, throwing speed lightnings, fazing thru things, [[StoryBreakerPower jumping back in time]], [[BlessedWithSuck staying always sober]] and anything else [[MissionControl Cisco and Caitlin]] will came up with [[Main/{{IncrediblyLamePun}} on the run.run]].]]
5th Jun '16 4:19:49 AM rafi
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** In the first 2 parts of JoJo "channel LifeForce through organic materials" sees a staggering number of uses and personal variations.

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** In the first 2 parts of JoJo the series "channel LifeForce through organic materials" sees a staggering number of uses and personal variations.
5th Jun '16 4:18:45 AM rafi
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* Eve's {{Expy}}, Golden Darkness in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'', has nearly identical powers. Her favorite methods seem to be turning her hands into blades, or turning her hair into fists, usually for the purpose of delivering a MegatonPunch to an {{Ecchi}} person. She also turned her hair into RazorFloss at least once, as well as [[PowerPerversionPotential using her power to increase her bust size]].
* In ''Manga/ZatchBell'' Gash's Zagurezemu spell acts as this at times. Despite its stated purpose of making things explode on contact with Zakeru or Zakeruga, it has been used to supercharge Baou Zakeruga, act as a homing beacon, and split Baou Zakeruga in four. The last time even Kiyomaro wasn't sure what it would do.

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* ** Eve's {{Expy}}, Golden Darkness in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'', has nearly identical powers. Her favorite methods seem to be turning her hands into blades, or turning her hair into fists, usually for the purpose of delivering a MegatonPunch to an {{Ecchi}} person. She also turned her hair into RazorFloss at least once, as well as [[PowerPerversionPotential using her power to increase her bust size]].
* In ''Manga/ZatchBell'' Gash's Zagurezemu spell acts Accelerator's power in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' is 'controlling vectors.' Now, let's look at what he's done so far and what he says he can do. Flight because he has to LET gravity affect him. Super strength and speed that can be multiplied infinitely. Telekinesis. Pyrokinesis. Wind control. Plasma creation. [[{{Technopath}} Control over all electrical currents, including bioelectricity.]] Immunity to all weaponry and damage except lack of air, pretty much. And much, much more. Vector control means he gets to do pretty much whatever he wants to as this at times. Despite its stated purpose of long as it involves 'something goes somewhere,' which is basically everything since movement is the basis of, well, everything. The only thing shown to affect him without tricking him or making things explode on him neglect to deflect something is [[spoiler:HollywoodVoodoo]].
** The only limit to Accelerator's abilities is the mathematics behind controlling the vectors: if something is too complicated for him to calculate in his head, he can't do it, even if his powers technically should cover that. This isn't too much of a hindrance to him though, as he's a practically superhuman [[GoodWithNumbers mathematical genius]].
** And in the side series to this, ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', we see Misaka use her power, control over electricity, to perform all types of feats from attatching herself to a concrete wall, using surrounding pieces of steel as cover, and using iron sand to create a chainsaw whip sword, as well as various other uses.
** Most Espers in fact have shown some degree of this as long as they are a bit creative with it.
** Another Esper example: Teitoku Kakine, the Number 2 Level 5. His ability, Dark Matter, creates matter that ''doesn't exist in our universe'' and ''defies the laws of physics of anything'' it come into
contact with. Among other things we have seen him merging it with Zakeru or Zakeruga, it has mundane matter (like air, for example) to create physics-defying barriers (meaning its vector equation is ridiculously complicated), use said barrier to reflect and refract light to create over ''2500'' forms of radiations, and merging Dark Matter with objects to detonate them into oblivion. Much later, [[spoiler:he can even create ''human flesh and organs'' to regenerate his body from damage, allowing him to come back from nothing but molecules. He also used this to create entire armies made of Dark Matter to fight against Accelerator and fellow Level 5 Esper Mugino.]]
** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Fiamma of the Right]]]]'s power is to "replicate any feat performed by the right hand". As long as it's
been used to supercharge Baou Zakeruga, act as a homing beacon, and split Baou Zakeruga in four. The last time even Kiyomaro wasn't sure performed by the right hand, he can do it himself. Much like Accelerator's powers, this doesn't really limit what he can do as much as it sounds like it would do.at first: What ''hasn't'' been performed by someone's right hand? What makes this power so terrifying is it applies to divine beings like angels as well, which is the application [[spoiler:Fiamma]] typically invokes. Look at how he recreate the sword used by the cherub who protects Eden: a ''fourty kilometers-long flaming sword!'' This is nowhere near [[spoiler:Fiamma]]'s maximum strength, by the way.



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'',
** In the first 2 parts of JoJo "channel LifeForce through organic materials" sees a staggering number of uses and personal variations.
** And after Stands are introduced in the 3rd part, users will find a lot of different ways of using their powers.
*** Giorno Giovanna's Gold Experience in particular is noted for an especially versatile Stand. It revolves around giving life to things, and beyond the obvious [[TheMedic healing applications]], can also transform inorganic objects into plants and animals, speed up the life cycle of certain living things, and hit people to speed up their thought processes and disorient them.
*** Jotaro manages to invoke this despite not even really ''having'' a power [[spoiler:that he knows about]] beyond his [[FightingSpirit Stand]] existing at all. Star Platinum, Jotaro's stand, has a range of two meters, SuperSenses, SuperSpeed, SuperStrength, high precision, and the famous RapidFireFisticuffs; also, like most stands, it's an intangible manifestation of the user's soul. Jotaro abuses this latter fact to steal exercise equipment, beer, and magazines ''[[ImpossibleThief while locked in a jail cell]]'', talk to people underwater (through Star Platinum's mouth), [[FingerPokeOfDoom poke people with the force of a gunshot]] by ''[[YourMindMakesItReal thinking]]'' all his Stand Power into Star Platinum's index finger and extending it to the edge of his range, [[MundaneUtility get drinks, reach things more than an arm's length away]], increase his durability by having Star Platinum block attacks from inside his body, [[spoiler:stop and restart hearts]], draw incredibly detailed pictures in the span of about a minute, see microscopic and far-off objects, and do brain surgery.
* The BarrierWarrior abilities of the titular ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' are incredibly adaptive for someone who's intelligent enough with them. While the standard uses are defense or attack via collapsing the barrier in on an enemy, they can also be used for everything from a spear-like attack to making platforms to allow the user to stand on thin air.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Naruto is able to get this use out of [[MesACrowd shadow clones]], which he can use for everything from a multi-hit combo, to [[InstantExpert learning new techniques in hours]], to extending the length of his SuperMode.
** Once Naruto finally get the hang of his [[spoiler: Fox Mode]] his Rasengan variations became [[ImaginationBasedSuperpower limited only by his imagination]].
** Same goes with Sasuke's Chidori and [[spoiler: Amaterasu/Susanoo combo]]. Although for sheer power, Sasuke's Chidori is still weaker than his teacher Kakashi's version, Raikiri (despite Sasuke being stronger than Kakashi by this point), Sasuke does all kinds of things with Chidori that Kakashi never dreamed of.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Naruto is able to get this use out of [[MesACrowd shadow clones]], which he can use for everything from a multi-hit combo, to [[InstantExpert learning new techniques in hours]], to extending the length of his SuperMode.
** Once Naruto finally get the hang of his [[spoiler: Fox Mode]] his Rasengan variations became [[ImaginationBasedSuperpower limited only by his imagination]].
** Same goes with Sasuke's Chidori and [[spoiler: Amaterasu/Susanoo combo]]. Although for sheer power, Sasuke's Chidori is still weaker than his teacher Kakashi's version, Raikiri (despite Sasuke being stronger than Kakashi by this point), Sasuke does all kinds of things with Chidori that Kakashi never dreamed of.
* Accelerator's power in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' is 'controlling vectors.' Now, let's look at what he's done so far and what he says he can do. Flight because he has to LET gravity affect him. Super strength and speed that can be multiplied infinitely. Telekinesis. Pyrokinesis. Wind control. Plasma creation. [[{{Technopath}} Control over all electrical currents, including bioelectricity.]] Immunity to all weaponry and damage except lack of air, pretty much. And much, much more. Vector control means he gets to do pretty much whatever he wants to as long as it involves 'something goes somewhere,' which is basically everything since movement is the basis of, well, everything. The only thing shown to affect him without tricking him or making him neglect to deflect something is [[spoiler:HollywoodVoodoo]].
** The only limit to Accelerator's abilities is the mathematics behind controlling the vectors: if something is too complicated for him to calculate in his head, he can't do it, even if his powers technically should cover that. This isn't too much of a hindrance to him though, as he's a practically superhuman [[GoodWithNumbers mathematical genius]].
** And in the side series to this, ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', we see Misaka use her power, control over electricity, to perform all types of feats from attatching herself to a concrete wall, using surrounding pieces of steel as cover, and using iron sand to create a chainsaw whip sword, as well as various other uses.
** Most Espers in fact have shown some degree of this as long as they are a bit creative with it.
** Another Esper example: Teitoku Kakine, the Number 2 Level 5. His ability, Dark Matter, creates matter that ''doesn't exist in our universe'' and ''defies the laws of physics of anything'' it come into contact with. Among other things we have seen him merging it with mundane matter (like air, for example) to create physics-defying barriers (meaning its vector equation is ridiculously complicated), use said barrier to reflect and refract light to create over ''2500'' forms of radiations, and merging Dark Matter with objects to detonate them into oblivion. Much later, [[spoiler:he can even create ''human flesh and organs'' to regenerate his body from damage, allowing him to come back from nothing but molecules. He also used this to create entire armies made of Dark Matter to fight against Accelerator and fellow Level 5 Esper Mugino.]]
** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Fiamma of the Right]]]]'s power is to "replicate any feat performed by the right hand". As long as it's been performed by the right hand, he can do it himself. Much like Accelerator's powers, this doesn't really limit what he can do as much as it sounds like it would at first: What ''hasn't'' been performed by someone's right hand? What makes this power so terrifying is it applies to divine beings like angels as well, which is the application [[spoiler:Fiamma]] typically invokes. Look at how he recreate the sword used by the cherub who protects Eden: a ''fourty kilometers-long flaming sword!'' This is nowhere near [[spoiler:Fiamma]]'s maximum strength, by the way.
* The BarrierWarrior abilities of the titular ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' are incredibly adaptive for someone who's intelligent enough with them. While the standard uses are defense or attack via collapsing the barrier in on an enemy, they can also be used for everything from a spear-like attack to making platforms to allow the user to stand on thin air.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Naruto is able to get this use out of [[MesACrowd shadow clones]], which he can use for everything from a multi-hit combo, to [[InstantExpert learning new techniques in hours]], to extending
''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Mami Tomoe has the length of his SuperMode.
** Once Naruto finally get the hang of his [[spoiler: Fox Mode]] his Rasengan variations became [[ImaginationBasedSuperpower limited only by his imagination]].
** Same goes with Sasuke's Chidori and [[spoiler: Amaterasu/Susanoo combo]]. Although for sheer power, Sasuke's Chidori is still weaker than his teacher Kakashi's version, Raikiri (despite Sasuke being stronger than Kakashi by this point), Sasuke does all kinds of things with Chidori that Kakashi never dreamed of.
* Accelerator's
power in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' is 'controlling vectors.' Now, let's look at what he's done so far and what he says he can do. Flight because he has to LET gravity affect him. Super strength and speed that can be multiplied infinitely. Telekinesis. Pyrokinesis. Wind control. Plasma creation. [[{{Technopath}} Control over all electrical currents, including bioelectricity.]] Immunity to all weaponry and damage except lack of air, pretty much. And much, much more. Vector control means he gets to do pretty much whatever he wants to as long as it involves 'something goes somewhere,' which is basically everything since movement is the basis of, well, everything. The only thing shown to affect him without tricking him or making him neglect to deflect something is [[spoiler:HollywoodVoodoo]].
** The only limit to Accelerator's abilities is the mathematics behind controlling the vectors: if something is too complicated for him to calculate in his head, he can't do it, even if his powers technically should cover that. This isn't too much of a hindrance to him though, as he's a practically superhuman [[GoodWithNumbers mathematical genius]].
** And in the side series to this, ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', we see Misaka use her power, control over electricity, to perform all types of feats from attatching herself to a concrete wall, using surrounding pieces of steel as cover, and using iron sand
to create a chainsaw whip sword, as well as various other uses.
** Most Espers in fact have shown some degree of this as long as they are a bit creative with it.
** Another Esper example: Teitoku Kakine, the Number 2 Level 5. His ability, Dark Matter, creates matter that ''doesn't exist in our universe''
and ''defies the laws of physics of anything'' it come into contact with. Among other things we have seen him merging it with mundane matter (like air, for example) to create physics-defying barriers (meaning its vector equation is ridiculously complicated), manipulate ribbons. While she can use said barrier to reflect and refract light to create over ''2500'' forms of radiations, and merging Dark Matter with objects to detonate them into oblivion. Much later, [[spoiler:he can even create ''human flesh and organs'' to regenerate his body from damage, allowing him to come back from nothing but molecules. He also used this to bind and bludgeon her enemies, she somehow figured out how to take her ribbons and create entire armies made musket rifles out of Dark Matter to fight against Accelerator them. In ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion The Rebellion Story]]'', she can make her ribbons phantasmal ''(so she can render [[spoiler:Homura's time manipulation]] useless by way of [[spoiler:touching her]])'' and fellow Level 5 Esper Mugino.]]
** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Fiamma of the Right]]]]'s power is to "replicate any feat performed by the right hand". As long as it's been performed by the right hand, he
can do it himself. Much like Accelerator's powers, this doesn't really limit what he can do as much as it sounds like it would at first: What ''hasn't'' been performed by someone's right hand? What makes this power so terrifying is it applies to divine beings like angels as well, which is the application [[spoiler:Fiamma]] typically invokes. Look at how he recreate the sword used by the cherub who protects Eden: actually create a ''fourty kilometers-long flaming sword!'' This is nowhere near [[spoiler:Fiamma]]'s maximum strength, by the way.
* The BarrierWarrior abilities
[[spoiler:perfect decoy clone that explodes when damaged]] out of her ribbons when she fights [[spoiler:Homura Akemi]].
* Drills for
the titular ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' are incredibly adaptive for someone who's intelligent enough with them. While the standard uses are defense or attack via collapsing the barrier robot in on an enemy, they ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' can also be do ''absolutely anything''. You'll find drills used for everything from a spear-like attack to making platforms to allow the user to stand on thin air.as bullets, shields, lances, whips, means of propulsion, machine assimilation adapters, and shockingly enough, even actual digging tools.



* In the first 2 parts of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', "channel LifeForce through organic materials" sees a staggering number of uses and personal variations.
** And after Stands are introduced in the 3rd part, users will find a lot of different ways of using their powers.
*** Giorno Giovanna's Gold Experience in particular is noted for an especially versatile Stand. It revolves around giving life to things, and beyond the obvious [[TheMedic healing applications]], can also transform inorganic objects into plants and animals, speed up the life cycle of certain living things, and hit people to speed up their thought processes and disorient them.
*** Jotaro manages to invoke this despite not even really ''having'' a power [[spoiler:that he knows about]] beyond his [[FightingSpirit Stand]] existing at all. Star Platinum, Jotaro's stand, has a range of two meters, SuperSenses, SuperSpeed, SuperStrength, high precision, and the famous RapidFireFisticuffs; also, like most stands, it's an intangible manifestation of the user's soul. Jotaro abuses this latter fact to steal exercise equipment, beer, and magazines ''[[ImpossibleThief while locked in a jail cell]]'', talk to people underwater (through Star Platinum's mouth), [[FingerPokeOfDoom poke people with the force of a gunshot]] by ''[[YourMindMakesItReal thinking]]'' all his Stand Power into Star Platinum's index finger and extending it to the edge of his range, [[MundaneUtility get drinks, reach things more than an arm's length away]], increase his durability by having Star Platinum block attacks from inside his body, [[spoiler:stop and restart hearts]], draw incredibly detailed pictures in the span of about a minute, see microscopic and far-off objects, and do brain surgery.
* Drills for the titular robot in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' can do ''absolutely anything''. You'll find drills used as bullets, shields, lances, whips, means of propulsion, machine assimilation adapters, and shockingly enough, even actual digging tools.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Mami Tomoe has the power to create and manipulate ribbons. While she can use this to bind and bludgeon her enemies, she somehow figured out how to take her ribbons and create musket rifles out of them. In ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion The Rebellion Story]]'', she can make her ribbons phantasmal ''(so she can render [[spoiler:Homura's time manipulation]] useless by way of [[spoiler:touching her]])'' and can actually create a [[spoiler:perfect decoy clone that explodes when damaged]] out of her ribbons when she fights [[spoiler:Homura Akemi]].

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* In the first 2 parts of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', "channel LifeForce through organic materials" sees a staggering number of uses and personal variations.
** And after Stands are introduced in the 3rd part, users will find a lot of different ways of using their powers.
*** Giorno Giovanna's Gold Experience in particular is noted for an especially versatile Stand. It revolves around giving life to things, and beyond the obvious [[TheMedic healing applications]], can also transform inorganic objects into plants and animals, speed up the life cycle of certain living things, and hit people to speed up their thought processes and disorient them.
*** Jotaro manages to invoke
''Manga/ZatchBell'' Gash's Zagurezemu spell acts as this despite not even really ''having'' a power [[spoiler:that he knows about]] beyond his [[FightingSpirit Stand]] existing at all. Star Platinum, Jotaro's stand, has a range times. Despite its stated purpose of two meters, SuperSenses, SuperSpeed, SuperStrength, high precision, and the famous RapidFireFisticuffs; also, like most stands, it's an intangible manifestation of the user's soul. Jotaro abuses this latter fact to steal exercise equipment, beer, and magazines ''[[ImpossibleThief while locked in a jail cell]]'', talk to people underwater (through Star Platinum's mouth), [[FingerPokeOfDoom poke people with the force of a gunshot]] by ''[[YourMindMakesItReal thinking]]'' all his Stand Power into Star Platinum's index finger and extending it to the edge of his range, [[MundaneUtility get drinks, reach making things more than an arm's length away]], increase his durability by having Star Platinum block attacks from inside his body, [[spoiler:stop and restart hearts]], draw incredibly detailed pictures in the span of about a minute, see microscopic and far-off objects, and do brain surgery.
* Drills for the titular robot in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' can do ''absolutely anything''. You'll find drills
explode on contact with Zakeru or Zakeruga, it has been used to supercharge Baou Zakeruga, act as bullets, shields, lances, whips, means of propulsion, machine assimilation adapters, a homing beacon, and shockingly enough, split Baou Zakeruga in four. The last time even actual digging tools.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Mami Tomoe has the power to create and manipulate ribbons. While she can use this to bind and bludgeon her enemies, she somehow figured out how to take her ribbons and create musket rifles out of them. In ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion The Rebellion Story]]'', she can make her ribbons phantasmal ''(so she can render [[spoiler:Homura's time manipulation]] useless by way of [[spoiler:touching her]])'' and can actually create a [[spoiler:perfect decoy clone that explodes when damaged]] out of her ribbons when she fights [[spoiler:Homura Akemi]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'''s [[LightningCanDoAnything electricity]] in the animated series did things lightning bolts simply should not do. Like carry people and sensitive equipment with ''bolts of lightning'' without damaging them, as well as ''creating forcefields''. He regularly pulled out some new, increasingly infeasible trick about every other episode.
** This was an intentional change from the pilot, where his abilities were more realistically shown to be limited to exerting magnetic fields on metal objects to make them fly forwards or backwards or to give people an electric shock by touching them. Indeed, he's shown as being the underdog in his battle against Hotstreak because unlike Hotstreak he can't "shoot" his electricity as energy-blast lightning bolts -- he had to make creative use of his environment while Hotstreak just kept flinging fire at him. The writers apparently reneged on this because while more interesting than generic "lightning blast" powers it did make him kind of unimpressive for the audience of a kids' superhero show.
** The show also had Shiv, who could form solid energy constructs from his hands similar to a Green Lantern, but from both hands and without the ring.
* Gwen of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' is yet another prime example of the magic-users-can-do-anything variety. Originally her powers were traditional magic, only limited to pronouncing a spell correctly. Manifesting right from the get-go of the TimeSkip series where her magical abilities have received a drastic increase. Twice in the first episode she states, "Hey, let me try something," and proceeds to defy logic. On the other hand, her powers most of the time were "1001 uses for pink glass"; until ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' where she uses regular spells more frequently(for whatever power couldn't be explained through pink glass). All expressions of her power are labeled under magic, which the show defines very complexly.
** Ben, in [[RealityWarper Alien X]] form, which can literally do anything, though he never ever uses it for other reasons. Namely, it paralyzes him afterward while he and [[LiteralSplitPersonality the other two personalities]] debate what to do.
* While not technically powers, Zim and GIR of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' have access to (and in the latter's case [[DoAnythingRobot actually consists of]]) a vast array of insanely-advanced technology that functioned fairly exclusively as a catalyst or a HandWave to the plot of a particular episode. Of note however is how the series never had to resort to PlotInducedStupidity, as both characters were firmly established as TooDumbToLive and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} respectively. (Which one is which? [[RuleOfFunny Whichever one would be funnier in that episode.]])


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* Gwen of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' is yet another prime example of the magic-users-can-do-anything variety. Originally her powers were traditional magic, only limited to pronouncing a spell correctly. Manifesting right from the get-go of the TimeSkip series where her magical abilities have received a drastic increase. Twice in the first episode she states, "Hey, let me try something," and proceeds to defy logic. On the other hand, her powers most of the time were "1001 uses for pink glass"; until ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' where she uses regular spells more frequently(for whatever power couldn't be explained through pink glass). All expressions of her power are labeled under magic, which the show defines very complexly.
** Ben, in [[RealityWarper Alien X]] form, which can literally do anything, though he never ever uses it for other reasons. Namely, it paralyzes him afterward while he and [[LiteralSplitPersonality the other two personalities]] debate what to do.
* While not technically powers, Zim and GIR of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' have access to (and in the latter's case [[DoAnythingRobot actually consists of]]) a vast array of insanely-advanced technology that functioned fairly exclusively as a catalyst or a HandWave to the plot of a particular episode. Of note however is how the series never had to resort to PlotInducedStupidity, as both characters were firmly established as TooDumbToLive and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} respectively. (Which one is which? [[RuleOfFunny Whichever one would be funnier in that episode.]])


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* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'''s [[LightningCanDoAnything electricity]] in the animated series did things lightning bolts simply should not do. Like carry people and sensitive equipment with ''bolts of lightning'' without damaging them, as well as ''creating forcefields''. He regularly pulled out some new, increasingly infeasible trick about every other episode.
** This was an intentional change from the pilot, where his abilities were more realistically shown to be limited to exerting magnetic fields on metal objects to make them fly forwards or backwards or to give people an electric shock by touching them. Indeed, he's shown as being the underdog in his battle against Hotstreak because unlike Hotstreak he can't "shoot" his electricity as energy-blast lightning bolts -- he had to make creative use of his environment while Hotstreak just kept flinging fire at him. The writers apparently reneged on this because while more interesting than generic "lightning blast" powers it did make him kind of unimpressive for the audience of a kids' superhero show.
** The show also had Shiv, who could form solid energy constructs from his hands similar to a Green Lantern, but from both hands and without the ring.
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*** Most unicorns posses magic, they just don't specialize in it. Rarity has telekinesis but dedicates her life to clothes, and only seems to bother with Telekinesis and Gem finding. Similarly, flight is extremely useful, but a lot of Pegasai (Fluttershy, Bulk Biceps, Scootaloo) simply specialize in other things.

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*** Most unicorns posses magic, they just don't specialize in it. Rarity has telekinesis but dedicates her life to clothes, and only seems to bother with Telekinesis and Gem finding. Similarly, flight is extremely useful, but a lot of Pegasai Pegasi (Fluttershy, Bulk Biceps, Scootaloo) simply specialize in other things.
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[[caption-width-right:350:The only power of {{Franchise/TheFlash}} is running fast. Just keep in mind, that aparently running is also giving him abilities to create wind, create void, disposing poisons from organism, throwing speed lightnings, fazing thru things, [[Main/{{StoryBreakerPower}} jumping back in time]], [[Main/{{BlessedWithSuck}} staying always sober]] and anything else [[Main/{{MissionControl}} Cisco and Caitlin]] will came up with on the run.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The only power of {{Franchise/TheFlash}} is running fast. Just keep in mind, that aparently running is also giving him abilities to create wind, create void, disposing poisons from organism, throwing speed lightnings, fazing thru things, [[Main/{{StoryBreakerPower}} [[StoryBreakerPower jumping back in time]], [[Main/{{BlessedWithSuck}} [[BlessedWithSuck staying always sober]] and anything else [[Main/{{MissionControl}} [[MissionControl Cisco and Caitlin]] will came up with on the run.]]
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