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13th Apr '18 7:29:22 PM Andyroid
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* Music/TheyMightBeGiants did an album for children called "No." One song is titled "John Lee, Supertaster." It is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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* Music/TheyMightBeGiants did an album for children called "No." "No!" One song is titled "John Lee, Supertaster." It is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.Supertaster" and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name suggests]] it's about the benefits and drawbacks of being a guy with an unusually sensitive sense of taste.
11th Apr '18 3:08:09 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** As explored in more depth in HeartIsAnAwesomePower, heart is potentially ''much'' more powerful than what Ma-Ti gets out of it. He was given the ring specifically because he would be too ethical to use most of it's abilities, and the minor ones he does use are indeed quite weak.
30th Mar '18 4:29:13 AM jormis29
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* Cartoonist Michael Kupperman parodied this in an issue of Nickelodeon Magazine with such characters as Mannister, the man who could become a bannister (thereby keeping people from falling off the stairs if some villain were to steal the bannister rail for some reason). As noted in his introductory strip, "This ability was useful some of the time, but not most of the time."

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* Cartoonist Michael Kupperman parodied this in an issue of Nickelodeon Magazine ''Magazine/NickelodeonMagazine'' with such characters as Mannister, the man who could become a bannister (thereby keeping people from falling off the stairs if some villain were to steal the bannister rail for some reason). As noted in his introductory strip, "This ability was useful some of the time, but not most of the time."
26th Mar '18 7:29:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''ComicBook/TeenTitans: Year One'' has this as a frequent point of contention between Aqualad and Kid Flash, both of whom think the other's powers aren't up to snuff. "Go talk to a fish!" "Oh, like running fast is really all that!"

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* ''ComicBook/TeenTitans: Year One'' ''ComicBook/TeenTitansYearOne'' has this as a frequent point of contention between Aqualad and Kid Flash, both of whom think the other's powers aren't up to snuff. snuff.
-->'''Kid Flash''':
"Go talk to a fish!" fish!"
-->'''Aqualad''':
"Oh, like running fast is really all that!"
26th Mar '18 2:14:54 PM MBG159
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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' supporting character Kane, the second ComicBook/ScarletSpider, has the ability to talk to spiders. He despises the ability, both because it's virtually useless and incredibly silly (and from a meta-context, it's a callout to Spider-Man's short-lived power upgrade in ''The Other'', which was also largely disliked). In spite of this, he has the bad luck to keep ending up in situations where [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman talking to spiders is the only way to save the day.]]

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' supporting character Kane, Kaine, the second ComicBook/ScarletSpider, has the ability to talk to spiders. He despises the ability, both because it's virtually useless and incredibly silly (and from a meta-context, it's a callout to Spider-Man's short-lived power upgrade in ''The Other'', which was also largely disliked). In spite of this, he has the bad luck to keep ending up in situations where [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman talking to spiders is the only way to save the day.]]



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26th Mar '18 2:14:03 PM MBG159
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* The X-Men miniseries "Worst X-Man Ever" is about a boy who learns that he is a mutant with the power to explode at will, which would kill him if he uses said power.

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* The X-Men miniseries "Worst X-Man Ever" is about a boy who learns that he is a mutant with ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' supporting character Kane, the second ComicBook/ScarletSpider, has the ability to talk to spiders. He despises the ability, both because it's virtually useless and incredibly silly (and from a meta-context, it's a callout to Spider-Man's short-lived power to explode at will, upgrade in ''The Other'', which would kill him if was also largely disliked). In spite of this, he uses said power.has the bad luck to keep ending up in situations where [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman talking to spiders is the only way to save the day.]]



** The Entropomancer's capstone ability is to duplicate the effects of the rare artifact, the Talisman of the Sphere. What does it do? It increases your bonus to control a Sphere of Annihilation. Spheres of Annihilation are, if anything, rarer than Talismans, [[LostTechnology can't be made or bought]], and anyone who owns one isn't going to give it to you. If the DM doesn't put a Sphere in the campaign setting, the feature is completely useless.

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** The Entropomancer's capstone ability is to duplicate the effects of the rare artifact, the Talisman of the Sphere. What does it do? It increases your bonus to control a Sphere of Annihilation. Spheres of Annihilation are, if anything, rarer than Talismans, [[LostTechnology can't be made or bought]], and anyone who owns one isn't going to give it to you. If the DM doesn't put a Sphere in the campaign setting, the feature is completely useless.useless, and even if they do, going on a quest to find a Talisman of the Sphere is a lot easier than dumping ten levels in a mediocre class.
24th Mar '18 2:02:34 PM SgtFrog1
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** Minoru Mineta also sees his Quirk (generating sticky balls from his head) as this, but it's actually fairly useful for weighing opponents down and locking them in place.

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** Minoru Mineta also sees his Quirk (generating sticky balls from his head) as this, but it's actually fairly useful for weighing opponents down and locking them in place. Mineta's small frame even allows him to WallCrawl using his sticky balls!
15th Mar '18 3:08:59 PM Shaid
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*** Another promo, or perhaps merely a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho30GdZj_qU parody short]], featuring the Twins depicted someone being threatened by an angry bear. Zan and Jayna use their powers to make ''gopher moat'' around the bear, which obviously did nothing to stop it. Played for BlackComedy as the mother of the victim tells them off and even ''slaps them''.

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*** Another promo, or perhaps merely a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho30GdZj_qU parody short]], featuring the Twins depicted someone being threatened by an angry bear. Zan and Jayna use their powers to make ''gopher moat'' around the bear, which obviously did nothing to stop it. Played for BlackComedy as the mother of the victim tells them off and even ''slaps them''.them'', pointing out that they could have used their powers to easily defeat the bear. Instead they ''deliberately chose to invoke this trope''.
15th Mar '18 3:06:54 PM Shaid
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*** Another promo, or perhaps merely a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho30GdZj_qU parody short]], featuring the Twins depicted someone being threatened by an angry bear. Zan and Jayna use their powers to make ''gopher moat'' around the bear, which obviously did nothing to stop it. Played for BlackComedy as the mother of the victim tells them off and even ''slaps them''.
4th Mar '18 8:26:09 PM poopshoot
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* The 2015 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder'' has Tread a small off-road truck with a cable rope attached to him. One must wonder what purpose something like that has at a construction site.

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* The 2015 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder'' has Tread , a small off-road truck with a cable rope attached to him. One must wonder what purpose something like that has at a construction site.
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