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18th Sep '17 6:55:31 PM BobTanaka
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* Princess Celestia in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is always portrayed as being extremely powerful; one of her royal duties is raising the sun, which according to ''The Journal of the Two Sisters'' used to take whole teams of unicorn wizards working together, and would often have disastrous side effects. The episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem "A Royal Problem"]] implies that Celestia holds back considerably because she's actually ''afraid'' of just how dangerous she could be if she let herself go.

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* Princess Celestia in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is always portrayed as being extremely powerful; one of her royal duties is raising the sun, which according to ''The Journal of the Two Sisters'' used to take whole teams of unicorn wizards working together, and would often have disastrous side effects. The Even so, the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem "A Royal Problem"]] implies that Celestia holds back considerably because she's actually ''afraid'' of just how dangerous she could be if she let herself go.
18th Sep '17 11:32:40 AM Anorgil
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode "Ill Met By Moonlight," Oberon applies this trope to himself while hunting the Avalon Clan. As Goliath points out, he is still as powerful as any of the Third Race, and that's still extremely powerful.
12th Sep '17 2:08:45 PM Linda58
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* In the 2010 ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' game, you get bonus points on Predator missions for using nothing but your wrist blades. In the 1999 game, when the final mission (where you fight the Alien Queen) starts, all weapons except your wrist blades and spear gun are disabled, to ensure proper honor. Given the that using wrist blades against the Queen is suicidal, this means you really only have the spear gun.
6th Sep '17 2:52:28 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/MordheimCityOfTheDamned'': Every faction. It's set in the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} world, in the titular city that was wiped out by a meteor made of valuable but dangerous wyrdstone; the various factions ([[BadassNormal Empire Mercenaries]], [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Sigmar]], [[TheWitchHunter Witch Hunters]], [[RatMen Skaven]], [[ReligionOfEvil Chaos Cultists]] and [[NightOfTheLivingMooks Undead]]) are all deploying very small warbands using cloak and dagger tactics to collect the stuff without damaging the city or drawing too much attention from the outside world. Your average TabletopGame/BloodBowl team has access to heavier firepower than a ''Mordheim'' warband, but that's the point. This means that a regular old Chaos Bloodletter, Ogre or Vampire which would merely be an elite (but still very much killable) troop choice in ''Warhammer'' is effectively a mini boss fight here.
30th Aug '17 3:05:03 PM Edvardelis
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* Similarly, Black Bolt of ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'' has a voice that can shatter cities. As a result he's trained himself to be completely silent at all times and never speaks... except in the regular cases in which the writers take his powers away.
30th Aug '17 5:42:28 AM Andyroid
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* Princess Celestia in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is always portrayed as being extremely powerful (one of her royal duties is raising the sun), but the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]] implies that she holds back considerably because she's actually ''afraid'' of just how dangerous she could be if she let herself go.

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* Princess Celestia in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is always portrayed as being extremely powerful (one powerful; one of her royal duties is raising the sun), but sun, which according to ''The Journal of the Two Sisters'' used to take whole teams of unicorn wizards working together, and would often have disastrous side effects. The episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A "A Royal Problem]] Problem"]] implies that she Celestia holds back considerably because she's actually ''afraid'' of just how dangerous she could be if she let herself go.
19th Aug '17 7:28:08 PM DarkHunter
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** In the U7 vs U6 Tournament in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', it's revealed that Hit, U6's [[TheAce Ace]], is holding back his best techniques. This is because Hit is an assassin by trade, so his best moves are killing techniques, but killing your opponent in a tournament is forbidden. Goku goes out of his way after the tournament to arrange to fight Hit with no restrictions, accepting the possibility that he could die in doing so.
3rd Aug '17 7:29:20 PM bombadil211
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* [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Sondra_Marshak Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath]] did this to Spock in their TOS fan fiction novels, ''The Price of the Phoenix'', ''The Fate of the Phoenix'' and ''The Prometheus Design''. According to them, canon Spock on the show was ''way'' suppressing his actual abilities so as to live among the PunyEarthlings; under normal conditions, Vulcans are so physically and mentally powerful as to be almost godlike. (It's repeatedly mentioned that Captain Kirk would have difficulty even ''pushing buttons'' on a Vulcan ship.) They use this to explain the ''Intrepid'' having an all-Vulcan crew in "The Immunity Syndrome". In ''Prometheus Design'' the legendary Vulcan Admiral Savaj gives Spock a WorldOfCardboardSpeech advising him to unleash his inner badass. Spock does so, takes command, and tells the crew he will have [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "instant, unqualified, unargued obedience"]] as it would be on a Vulcan ship; at one point he literally leaps a tall wall in a single bound. [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Physical strength]] is Marshak's AuthorAppeal.



** [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Sondra_Marshak Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath]] did this to Spock in their TOS fan fiction novels, ''The Price of the Phoenix'', ''The Fate of the Phoenix'' and ''The Prometheus Design''. According to them, canon Spock on the show was ''way'' suppressing his actual abilities so as to live among the PunyEarthlings; under normal conditions, Vulcans are so physically and mentally powerful as to be almost godlike. (It's repeatedly mentioned that Captain Kirk would have difficulty even ''pushing buttons'' on a Vulcan ship.) They use this to explain the ''Intrepid'' having an all-Vulcan crew in "The Immunity Syndrome". In ''Prometheus Design'' the legendary Vulcan Admiral Savaj gives Spock a WorldOfCardboardSpeech advising him to unleash his inner badass. Spock does so, takes command, and tells the crew he will have [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "instant, unqualified, unargued obedience"]] as it would be on a Vulcan ship; at one point he literally leaps a tall wall in a single bound. [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Physical strength]] is Marshak's AuthorAppeal.
17th Jul '17 8:05:19 AM erazor0707
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* ''Fanfic/PokemonNovaAndAntica'': The Tenla Gym Leaders will ask challengers of their skill level and the number of Tenla badges they have obtained. Depending on the answer, they will hold back and use relatively weaker Pokémon to at least make an earned victory possible. The threshold seems to vary. For example, Marina and Heather will use their stronger Pokemon against any trainer like Paul or Winter who brought along their own powerhouses, while Metacia flat-out refuses anyone who doesn't have at least 5 badges of Tenla.
15th Jul '17 6:21:35 PM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} has become this due to the aftermath of WorldWarII, a combination of limitations on their military enforced by other nations and the aversion their populace has to a more martial lean after the devastation the war wrought on them.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} has become this due to the aftermath of WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, a combination of limitations on their military enforced by other nations and the aversion their populace has to a more martial lean after the devastation the war wrought on them.
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