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13th Jul '17 5:30:50 AM TheWildWestPyro
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12th Jul '17 3:32:40 AM Theharbo
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** 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.

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** 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 [[RunOrDie teleport to the next state over.over]].
19th Jun '17 4:40:24 PM Tropester26
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17th Jun '17 7:43:40 PM DraconisWombat13203
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* [[RealityWarper The Author's]] powers in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' may be extensive, but not very useful in a fight, and extremely reliant upon his enchanted quill and magical ink (which can only be extracted from the blood of [[TheHero Emma]] once she turned dark). Thus, Isaac is constantly bossed around by more actively magical people. However, he does manage to use the Author powers creatively such as writing himself out of a room, effectively teleporting. Flash-forward to seasons five and six, and we discover that [[GuileHero Henry]], the new Author, can use this to gather knowledge on things happening in other places and even casually open portals between dimensions, something that's slightly difficult to do for most magic users. He can't, however, use most of these abilities due the rules involved, which prevent him from using the Author's powers to affect anyone in his book.
9th Jun '17 9:16:26 PM nombretomado
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* Chaka of the WhateleyUniverse has one power. She is the Mistress of Ki. In about a year in-universe, she has gone from someone who could use her ki to make herself a black belt in her style of martial arts, to someone who is a threat even among the other students at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy. She can now learn a new ki technique just from watching someone else use the technique. Once. Even if the person is using it on her at the time.

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* Chaka of the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse has one power. She is the Mistress of Ki. In about a year in-universe, she has gone from someone who could use her ki to make herself a black belt in her style of martial arts, to someone who is a threat even among the other students at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy. She can now learn a new ki technique just from watching someone else use the technique. Once. Even if the person is using it on her at the time.
28th May '17 3:34:12 PM NXTangl
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** All of the above examples are Paramecia fruits, meaning that the powers they grant don't have any fixed pattern; it's not surprising that some of them would be extremely flexible. However, there are also example of Logia (ElementalPowers) and Zoan ({{Animorphism}}) being used in very creative ways:
*** Enel (sometimes spelled "Eneru") is a Logia-type who like all Logia-types has the ability to create, become, and manipulate an element; in his case, [[ShockAndAwe lightning]]. While he does use it to attack, and like most Logia-types reflexively becomes intangible against physical harm, his most dangerous attribute is his ability to 'hear' electromagnetic waves; this combined with his observation Haki (ability to read attacks ahead of time, mentioned above) means that he knows of ''everything'' that happens [[SuperSenses within an absurd radius]], making it [[BigBrotherIsWatching essentially impossible to plot against him]], since he can also use his lightning form to essentially teleport. [[MundaneUtility He also uses lightning bolts to arc-weld.]]
*** Tony-Tony Chopper is a reindeer that gained the ability to transform into a human, which as a side effect gave him human intelligence. The fruit, strictly speaking, only lets him access a full-human form and a hybrid form (in addition to his original, full-deer form) but his human intelligence, combined with medical training, let him develop drugs to create additional forms that are distorted in useful ways (such as having extra-strong arms, extra-fit legs for jumping, massive horns, and huge amounts of thick fur to block attacks).
*** Marco ate a Mythic Zoan that lets him become a phoenix, a bird made of blue flame. Not only does this give him {{Flight}} and the enhance physique that all Zoans gain, but most physical attacks simply pass through his phoenix form (similar to a Logia), and any injury he sustains can be healed rapidly when he is in flame form. He can also transform his body parts selectively, even summoning blue flames only over wounds to heal while otherwise fully human.
28th May '17 2:55:05 PM NXTangl
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*** Weather Report's stand (as his name suggests), can [[WeatherManipulation control weather]]. This power is pretty versatile as it is, but Weather still manages to take it further, by streching definition of what could be considered "weather". For example, he can summon rare and freaky weather occurances, like animal rains - rare phenomenon, when animals fall from the sky. Because of that, he can conjure rain of frogs and freely choose which species of frogs it will be - including highly poisonous south american frogs. And there's also rainbows with subliminal messaging in them...

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*** Weather Report's stand (as his name suggests), can [[WeatherManipulation control weather]]. This power is pretty versatile as it is, but Weather still manages to take it further, by streching definition of what could be considered "weather". For example, he can summon rare and freaky weather occurances, like animal rains - a rare phenomenon, when animals fall from the sky. Because of that, he can conjure rain of frogs and freely choose which species of frogs it will be - including highly poisonous south american frogs. And there's also rainbows with subliminal messaging in them...them...
** Similarly to Hamon in the first two parts, ''Steel Ball Run'' has the huge variety of Rotation techniques. Essentially, a certain technique lets one imbue objects with incredible rotational momentum; the Zeppeli family uses Rotation-imbued steel balls pressed to the skin to stimulate nerves and muscles for anesthesia and cures similar to acupressure. Gyro uses the same steel balls to power up his horse's hind legs in order to make a dangerous jump, spin around the wrists of people pointing guns at him (causing them to shoot themselves), kick up dust, and deliver disproportionately damaging blows to enemies. Johnny, who is paralyzed from the waist down, first uses the Rotation to mount his horse: he convinces it to lick him in such a way that ''he'' is imbued with Rotation, letting him flip himself up onto its back.
15th May '17 7:38:59 PM DustSnitch
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* 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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* 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.{{Cloudcuckoolander}}. (Which one is which? [[RuleOfFunny Whichever one would be funnier in that episode.]])
15th May '17 7:37:34 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', John Egbert gets access to the ability to control the movement of not just air and wind, but the abstract concept of breath and soul. He uses this to [[spoiler: save his life by turning his own body into wind and avoiding a backstab from Jack Noir altogether, while also allowing him to reappear behind Jack completely unharmed for a surprise attack.]]
** Roxy is the Rogue of Void. Title of Rogue has the power to steal her aspect, but Void represents nothingness, which means that she has "ability to steal nothing". She naturally assumed, that her powers are [[WhatKindofLamePowerIsHeartAnyway useless]], but later found out [[spoiler:that she can make imaginary objects real, by stealing essence of nothingness from them, which means that she can conjure any object from nothing as long as she can properly visualize it.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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John Egbert gets access to the ability to control the movement of not just air and wind, but the abstract concept of breath and soul. He uses this to [[spoiler: save his life by turning his own body into wind and avoiding as a backstab from Jack Noir altogether, while also allowing him villain goes to impale him, just in time to reappear behind Jack the villain completely unharmed for a surprise attack.]]
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** Roxy is the Rogue of Void. Title of Rogue has the power to steal her aspect, but Void represents nothingness, which means that she has "ability to steal nothing". She naturally assumed, that her powers are [[WhatKindofLamePowerIsHeartAnyway useless]], but later found out [[spoiler:that that she can make imaginary objects real, by stealing essence of nothingness from them, which means that she can conjure any object from nothing as long as she can properly visualize it.]]
1st Apr '17 8:21:24 PM Getta
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RealityWarper, by definition, is a Swiss Army Superpower. Another power often given this treatment is [[ShockAndAwe electric powers]] and {{Biomanipulation}}.
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