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11th Sep '17 5:17:14 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the one person scenarios required to gain each artifact weapon is designed in such a way that it'd be incredibly difficult, if not outright impossible, for another class to do.
** Likewise, some of the scenarios to unlock the class mounts (Demon Hunter and rogue in particular) would be impossible for other classes to complete.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
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one person scenarios required to gain each artifact weapon is designed in such a way that it'd be incredibly difficult, if not outright impossible, for another class to do.
** Likewise, some Some of the scenarios to unlock the class mounts (Demon Hunter and rogue in particular) would be impossible for other classes to complete.
11th Sep '17 3:12:21 PM TheSinful
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the one person dungeons required to gain each artifact weapon is designed in such a way that it'd be incredibly difficult, if not outright impossible, for another class to do.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the one person dungeons scenarios required to gain each artifact weapon is designed in such a way that it'd be incredibly difficult, if not outright impossible, for another class to do.do.
** Likewise, some of the scenarios to unlock the class mounts (Demon Hunter and rogue in particular) would be impossible for other classes to complete.
** The warlock questline to gain fel-tinted fire spells requires numerous warlock exclusive abilities such as enslaving demons and using the Eye of Kilrogg to find safe passage around invisible traps.
6th Sep '17 11:09:22 PM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Touma Kamijo is an odd example in that [[AntiMagic Imagine Breaker]] is useless for fighting anything that is not magic or an esper ability. True to Aquaman form, though, [[AnthropicPrinciple he lives in an environment where he's surrounded by espers and gets harassed by magic users]]. As some viewers note, [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer he only ends up looking good at street combat]] because his opponents aren't very good at it either. Whenever he goes up against someone who has martial arts training, they tend to wipe the floor with him.


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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Touma Kamijou is an odd example in that [[AntiMagic Imagine Breaker]] is useless for fighting anything that is not magic or an esper ability. True to Aquaman form, though, [[AnthropicPrinciple he lives in an environment where he's surrounded by espers and gets harassed by magic users]]. As some viewers note, [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer he only ends up looking good at street combat]] because his opponents aren't very good at it either. Whenever he goes up against someone who has martial arts training, they tend to wipe the floor with him. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:this was deliberately invoked by Aleister Crowley. Aleister founded Academy City as a city of espers specifically to draw in the user of Imagine Breaker.]]
22nd Aug '17 3:47:21 PM Andyxdr
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* ''AirForceDelta Strike'': The titular squadron features one element that is all about [[AirstrikeImpossible special]] [[ViolationOfCommonSense missions]]. Future warfare sure needs a lot of slow, fragile prop fighters to [[EscortMission protect trains]] and clear out [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer absurdly spacious subways]].

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* ''AirForceDelta Strike'': ''[[VideoGame/AirForceDelta Airforce Delta Strike]]'': The titular squadron features one element that is all about [[AirstrikeImpossible special]] [[ViolationOfCommonSense missions]]. Future warfare sure needs a lot of slow, fragile prop fighters to [[EscortMission protect trains]] and clear out [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer absurdly spacious subways]].
21st Aug '17 9:37:39 PM WaxingName
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* Part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has Survivor, who was said to be the weakest, least useful stand in existence by Dio and Pucci. Its power is to cause a weak electric impulse which stimulates the parts of the brain responsible for aggression, and allowing those affected to see their opponents' weak points, turning those affected into expert, relentless fighters. The reason why it's so useless is because it affects everyone in range indiscriminately, meaning that the user's enemies become expert fighters, while his allies turn against him. The only situation where it could be useful is if you have someone you really want dead, and they're trapped somewhere with other strong fighters who could probably kill your target if a big fight started. Like say, a maximum-security prison full of dangerous criminals...

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* [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Part 6 6]] of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has Survivor, who was said to be the weakest, least useful stand in existence by Dio and Pucci. Its power is to cause a weak electric impulse which stimulates the parts of the brain responsible for aggression, and allowing those affected to see their opponents' weak points, turning those affected into expert, relentless fighters. The reason why it's so useless is because it affects everyone in range indiscriminately, meaning that the user's enemies become expert fighters, while his allies turn against him. The only situation where it could be useful is if you have someone you really want dead, and they're trapped somewhere with other strong fighters who could probably kill your target if a big fight started. Like say, a maximum-security prison full of dangerous criminals...
17th Aug '17 9:05:16 AM RicPot
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* In teen spy drama series ''Series/MIHigh'' every time the agents are given a new gadget a scenario will always occur in that very episode where the gadget is needed, regardless of how unlikely the scenario is.
15th Aug '17 3:37:42 AM Megazord
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* The anti-hero Moon Knight is at full power during full moon, due to his powers having come from a moon god. Usually, DependingOnTheWriter it makes him slightly below, the same level, or slightly above Captain America. During his stint as a West Coast Avenger, they entered a pocket dimension to fight a villain, but he easily repelled both Iron Man and Wonder Man together. Then the night fell, revealing '''''several thousand full moons'''''. Cue Moon Knight going OneWingedAngel and beating the tar out of the villain.
10th Aug '17 1:44:05 PM xcountryguy
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* Season 2 of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has the character April, who in the first season used her ability (essentially to make it rain) primarily as support for her partner who can [[AnIcePerson freeze things]], gets a freak chance to use her ability offensively. [[spoiler: She happens to fight a FragileSpeedster with SuperSpeed and none of the RequiredSecondaryPowers, which made each raindrop impact with the force of a bullet. Like running through a shotgun blast of buckshot.]]

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* Season 2 of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has the character April, who in the first season used her ability (essentially to make it rain) primarily as support for her partner who can [[AnIcePerson freeze things]], gets a freak chance to use her ability offensively. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She happens to fight a FragileSpeedster with SuperSpeed and none of the RequiredSecondaryPowers, which made each raindrop impact with the force of a bullet. Like running through a shotgun blast of buckshot.]]



* In an issue of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendsForever'' Thestra is a pony with a unique and highly unusual (even for MLP standards) ability of [[spoiler: making skin and muscles invisible. This skill turns out to be perfect and extremely convenient to fight a [[MonsteroftheWeek giant flying orca made entirely of mirrors]]. Thanks to this encounter, Thestra is convinced that her talent can be useful.]]

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* In an issue of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendsForever'' Thestra is a pony with a unique and highly unusual (even for MLP standards) ability of [[spoiler: making [[spoiler:making skin and muscles invisible. This skill turns out to be perfect and extremely convenient to fight a [[MonsteroftheWeek giant flying orca made entirely of mirrors]]. Thanks to this encounter, Thestra is convinced that her talent can be useful.]]



* Graham's son in the Creator/MNightShyamalan film ''Film/{{Signs}}'' is [[spoiler: saved from the aliens' poison gas]] by his ''super asthma''.

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* Graham's son in the Creator/MNightShyamalan film ''Film/{{Signs}}'' is [[spoiler: saved [[spoiler:saved from the aliens' poison gas]] by his ''super asthma''.



* ''Film/SkyHigh2005'': At the end, [[spoiler: all the kids with "lame" powers such as melting, glowing, and turning into a guinea pig work together to thwart the villain and save their parents]].

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* ''Film/SkyHigh2005'': At the end, [[spoiler: all [[spoiler:all the kids with "lame" powers such as melting, glowing, and turning into a guinea pig work together to thwart the villain and save their parents]].



* Richard B. Riddick in ''Film/PitchBlack'' had escaped a life sentence from a prison where he was told he'd never see the light of day. So it made sense that he had his eyes surgically altered to see in the dark. Fortunately for him, [[spoiler: the ship transporting him after he escaped crashed on a planet that happened to plunge into darkness during an extended eclipse. Coincidentally, this was the only time light-phobic monsters swarmed from underground caves to feed. Guess who leads the survivors to safety?]]
* ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Sea of Monsters begins to feel like at points with Percy. [[spoiler: Have to escape from cages in the bottom of a ship? Percy can control the sea to rock the boat until the literal deus ex plot device falls within reach. Percy needs to escape his archnemesis and reach the lifeboat his friends have stolen? Call up a wave and start surfing that bad boy (and also use said wave to fling the villain into the ocean when he attempts to follow him). Gotta save yourself and your friends as well as a reluctant ally after you've all been swallowed by a sea monster? Take control over the water inside the monster's stomach until it belches you back to the surface again. There's rarely a problem that gets solved in the film by Percy, up until the final boss battle that doesn't somehow require him to use his mystical water powers.]]

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* Richard B. Riddick in ''Film/PitchBlack'' had escaped a life sentence from a prison where he was told he'd never see the light of day. So it made sense that he had his eyes surgically altered to see in the dark. Fortunately for him, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ship transporting him after he escaped crashed on a planet that happened to plunge into darkness during an extended eclipse. Coincidentally, this was the only time light-phobic monsters swarmed from underground caves to feed. Guess who leads the survivors to safety?]]
* ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Sea of Monsters begins to feel like at points with Percy. [[spoiler: Have [[spoiler:Have to escape from cages in the bottom of a ship? Percy can control the sea to rock the boat until the literal deus ex plot device falls within reach. Percy needs to escape his archnemesis and reach the lifeboat his friends have stolen? Call up a wave and start surfing that bad boy (and also use said wave to fling the villain into the ocean when he attempts to follow him). Gotta save yourself and your friends as well as a reluctant ally after you've all been swallowed by a sea monster? Take control over the water inside the monster's stomach until it belches you back to the surface again. There's rarely a problem that gets solved in the film by Percy, up until the final boss battle that doesn't somehow require him to use his mystical water powers.]]



* In ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman 2'', in certain areas, Joker-faced/Two-Face-faced/Riddler graffiti can only be removed by [[spoiler: ...AQUAMAN]].

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* In ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman 2'', in certain areas, Joker-faced/Two-Face-faced/Riddler graffiti can only be removed by [[spoiler: ...[[spoiler:...AQUAMAN]].



* It makes sense that the actual test chambers in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' can all be solved using portals, as they were specifically designed with this purpose in mind. However, [[spoiler: the maintenance corridors and so on were ostensibly not designed as such, and yet they are all perfectly suited to navigation via portals. This lends a certain credence to a popular fan theory that TheGameNeverStopped.]]

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* It makes sense that the actual test chambers in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' can all be solved using portals, as they were specifically designed with this purpose in mind. However, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the maintenance corridors and so on were ostensibly not designed as such, and yet they are all perfectly suited to navigation via portals. This lends a certain credence to a popular fan theory that TheGameNeverStopped.]]



** The Atom, even though he only has one power, the ability to [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink]] averts this trope. We only see him use his powers twice on the show (once to take down the heart of a [[GreyGoo world eating nano machines]] and to run from [[PhysicalGod Amazo]] [[spoiler: didn't work]]) he still is a genius physicist and the League on occasion has called on him for his unique expert opinion. Still is rarely seen on the show.

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** The Atom, even though he only has one power, the ability to [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink]] averts this trope. We only see him use his powers twice on the show (once to take down the heart of a [[GreyGoo world eating nano machines]] and to run from [[PhysicalGod Amazo]] [[spoiler: didn't [[spoiler:didn't work]]) he still is a genius physicist and the League on occasion has called on him for his unique expert opinion. Still is rarely seen on the show.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Gems are generally physically superior to humans in every way; they don't age, they can take much more of a beating, can shapeshift to various sizes (with varying degrees of success), etc. Their only weaknesses are the stones that project their physical form; if the Gem is even cracked it can cause major problems to a Gem's physical and mental state, and shattering it is fatal. Naturally most Gem-made security systems are made keeping that in mind, and will aim straight for a Gem if they find one, while ones simply meant to contain will damage the Gem's light-based physical form. With that in mind, said systems are highly ineffective or just plain don't work at containing organic creatures. As such, when [[spoiler: Lars]] finds himself on Homeworld, he quickly becomes a hero [[spoiler: the Off Colors]] due to using said weaknesses to his advantage. [[spoiler: Specifically, by blocking Gem-searching beams with his own body.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Gems are generally physically superior to humans in every way; they don't age, they can take much more of a beating, can shapeshift to various sizes (with varying degrees of success), etc. Their only weaknesses are the stones that project their physical form; if the Gem is even cracked it can cause major problems to a Gem's physical and mental state, and shattering it is fatal. Naturally most Gem-made security systems are made keeping that in mind, and will aim straight for a Gem if they find one, while ones simply meant to contain will damage the Gem's light-based physical form. With that in mind, said systems are highly ineffective or just plain don't work at containing organic creatures. As such, when [[spoiler: Lars]] [[spoiler:Lars]] finds himself on Homeworld, he quickly becomes a hero [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Off Colors]] due to using said weaknesses to his advantage. [[spoiler: Specifically, [[spoiler:Specifically, by blocking Gem-searching beams with his own body.]]
1st Aug '17 6:34:04 PM MBG
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** A man is cursed by a spirit to be "the best at blowjobs in the world", with the spirit claiming that he either has to keep his gift to himself forever, or make use of it and only ever be known as "the blowjob guy." Shortly after, the city is besieged by a barbarian who demands they "send out your best fuck to defeat me, or we will lay your town to waste!" The obvious happens, and the man becomes a national hero and is crowned King Blowjob, who proceeds to [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer solve as many governing problems as possible through really good blowjobs.]]
24th Jun '17 10:46:36 PM infernape612
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* Yamcha is one of the weakest members of the Z-Fighters, so he retires from martial arts and becomes a professional baseball player in the timeskip between ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. When Champa challenges Universe 7 to a baseball match in episode 70 of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', guess who Universe 7's star player is?
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