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24th Apr '16 5:32:24 PM Quanyails
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* The ''Literature/{{Fingerprints}}'' series features characters with a variety of PsychicPowers: some awesome, some... less so. Lampshaded when the main character Rae, who has the ability to read thoughts from fingerprints, tries<script id="gpt-impl-0.45297581969311196" src="http://partner.googleadservices.com/gpt/pubads_impl_79.js"></script> to fight a villain with a much stronger psychic power, who laughs at the uselessness of Rae's ability.

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* The ''Literature/{{Fingerprints}}'' series features characters with a variety of PsychicPowers: some awesome, some... less so. Lampshaded when the main character Rae, who has the ability to read thoughts from fingerprints, tries<script id="gpt-impl-0.45297581969311196" src="http://partner.googleadservices.com/gpt/pubads_impl_79.js"></script> tries to fight a villain with a much stronger psychic power, who laughs at the uselessness of Rae's ability.
17th Apr '16 8:29:19 PM SSJMagus
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** "Iron Mace" Alvida ate the Slip-Slip Fruit, which made her body...slippery. So far, the only uses her powers have shown is causing shrapnel to slip off of her (Causing no damage) and turning her from a {{Gonk}} to MsFanservice...oh yeah, and letting her slide across the ground while barefoot. However, this is useless against Smoker's Smoke-Smoke powers, and she can't slip out of Seatstrone nets, and because she's OutOfFocus, we have yet to see whether or not HeartIsAnAwesomePower.

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** "Iron Mace" Alvida ate the Slip-Slip Fruit, which made her body...slippery. So far, the only uses her powers have shown is causing shrapnel to slip off of her (Causing no damage) and turning her from a {{Gonk}} to MsFanservice...oh yeah, and letting her slide across the ground while barefoot. However, this is useless against Smoker's Smoke-Smoke powers, and she can't slip out of Seatstrone Seastone nets, and because she's OutOfFocus, been OutOfFocus for ''[[LongRunner 17 years]]'' now, we have yet to see whether or not HeartIsAnAwesomePower.
15th Apr '16 1:30:53 AM dbsamurai
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** Also subverted in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' which shows [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower that he is a man who never misses, regardless of what he is using.]] And that he is TheHeart of the team, grounding the resident god, supersoldier, rampaging monster, and Billionaire Playboy in reality somewhat by not letting their power go to their heads.
14th Apr '16 11:51:23 AM Ohio9
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** This issue was spoofed on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' which featured a clip of an unknown transformer criticizing Megatron's battle plan. Megatron replies "I'm taking this from a guy who turns into a Canoe?", to which his critic replies "when there's a battle on a gently moving river, you'll want me."

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** This issue was spoofed on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' which featured a clip of an unknown transformer criticizing Megatron's battle plan. Megatron replies "I'm taking this from a guy robot who turns into a Canoe?", to which his critic replies "when there's a battle on a gently moving river, you'll want me."
14th Apr '16 11:46:26 AM Ohio9
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* The original ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''. You'd think that the BigBad would have the biggest, baddest vehicle mode, right? The Decepticons turn into jets for the most part, so the main villain should turn into the deadliest thing on wings, right? ''Wrong.'' The original Megatron's alternate mode was ''a gun that someone else had to fire.'' That someone was usually [[TheStarscream Starscream]], who incidentally is the [[TropeNamers namesake of the trope]] about wanting to betray/kill/usurp your leader. ''And'' Starscream usually has lousy aim.

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* The original ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''. ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'':
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You'd think that the BigBad would have the biggest, baddest vehicle mode, right? The Decepticons turn into jets for the most part, so the main villain should turn into the deadliest thing on wings, right? ''Wrong.'' The original Megatron's alternate mode was ''a gun that someone else had to fire.'' That someone was usually [[TheStarscream Starscream]], who incidentally is the [[TropeNamers namesake of the trope]] about wanting to betray/kill/usurp your leader. ''And'' Starscream usually has lousy aim. aim.
** Still, at least Megatron turns into something that can be useful. Many transformers have vehicle modes that are completely useless most of the time, such as Perceptor's transformation into a telescope. There are also the cases of Blaster and Soundwave, who turn into cassette tape players. These modes really serve no purpose, since Soundwave and Blaster can still play recording from their tape-soldier minions while in robot form.
** This issue was spoofed on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' which featured a clip of an unknown transformer criticizing Megatron's battle plan. Megatron replies "I'm taking this from a guy who turns into a Canoe?", to which his critic replies "when there's a battle on a gently moving river, you'll want me."
11th Apr '16 3:02:22 PM Tightwire
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** When Magneto holds his meeting for mutants, he points out that there are a lot of weak mutants with powers that just make them unusual or have what amounts to aesthetic differences - a lot of them don't have much in the way of powers, but still get singled out for being different at all.
26th Mar '16 10:45:41 PM lorgskyegon
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* The Vice President of the United States of America is supposed to be the second most powerful job in the US government, right? But usually the only thing he does that isn't ceremonial is cast tiebreaking votes in the Senate. Unless the top spot suddenly becomes vacant, VP is a pretty powerless position. The office of VP was even used as a dumping ground for unwanted politicians, and quite often the VP was kept in the dark about important things, such as what was going on while the nation was at war. This has seriously backfired a few times, like when the unwanted politician (UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt) inherited the top job, or when UsefulNotes/JohnTyler suddenly gained it despite only being expected to scoop up southern votes. It's a case of CommonKnowledge. The President was never intended to be the "most powerful job in the US government" nor the Vice President be the "second most powerful job." The executive branch was set up to be the ''weakest'' branch of the government. The purpose of the executive branch is to enforce the laws. However, UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson realized the veto power given to the president when he believes a law is unenforceable was a valuable bargaining chip, which every president has since used to pass their own agendas. The only reason the Vice President's office exists is to create a clear line of succession to a person that has no major duties in the government. [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} That, and protect the space-time continuum. Read the Constitution]]. The Vice President was, until the passage of the 12th amendment, awarded to the loser of the Presidential election. The lack of power was by design, in those days. Though by "loser," it was less often the candidate of the opposing party, and instead the candidate of the SAME party. Electors voted for two candidates, and one elector would abstain from voting a second time. Then they realized this was dumb, and changed it so that the Vice President would be on the same ticket of the President. The irony of this is, the House Speaker is ''third'' in line for the Presidency, and ''his'' job has ''far'' more formal responsibilities than the Vice President.

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* The Vice President of the United States of America is supposed to be the second most powerful job in the US government, right? But usually the only thing he does that isn't ceremonial is cast tiebreaking votes in the Senate. Unless the top spot suddenly becomes vacant, VP is a pretty powerless position. The office of VP was even used as a dumping ground for unwanted politicians, politicians (as the job for handpicked successor at the time was Secretary of State), and quite often the VP was kept in the dark about important things, such as what was going on while the nation was at war. This has seriously backfired a few times, like when the unwanted politician (UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt) inherited the top job, or when UsefulNotes/JohnTyler suddenly gained it despite only being expected to scoop up southern votes. It's a case of CommonKnowledge. The President was never intended to be the "most powerful job in the US government" nor the Vice President be the "second most powerful job." The executive branch was set up to be the ''weakest'' branch of the government. The purpose of the executive branch is to enforce the laws. However, UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson realized the veto power given to the president when he believes a law is unenforceable was a valuable bargaining chip, which every president has since used to pass their own agendas. The only reason the Vice President's office exists is to create a clear line of succession to a person that has no major duties in the government. [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} That, and protect the space-time continuum. Read the Constitution]]. The Vice President was, until the passage of the 12th amendment, awarded to the loser of the Presidential election. The lack of power was by design, in those days. Though by "loser," it was less often the candidate of the opposing party, and instead the candidate of the SAME party. Electors voted for two candidates, and one elector would abstain from voting a second time. Then they realized this was dumb, and changed it so that the Vice President would be on the same ticket of the President. The irony of this is, the House Speaker is ''third'' in line for the Presidency, and ''his'' job has ''far'' more formal responsibilities than the Vice President.
26th Mar '16 10:43:45 PM lorgskyegon
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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. The ShowWithinAShow "Knightboat", itself a parody of KnightRider, is a crime solving boat with ArtificialIntelligence. However, being a boat, it requires water. [[ContrivedCoincidence Lisa and Bart complain about how every time it's chasing criminals, it seems to encounter a canal, inlet, or fjord]].
26th Mar '16 9:48:02 PM lorgskyegon
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dW8p1bQ9So This one, with guest star]] RobinWilliams, features heroes Run Away From Danger Man, Paranoid Man, and Captain Pork.
26th Mar '16 9:25:46 PM lorgskyegon
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*** [[StuffedIntoTheFridge If you know who your enemy loves]], [[HeroicBSOD you know how to hurt them the most]].
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