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12th Mar '17 3:26:01 PM upupandaway42
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Clark]] is clearly using kid gloves in his fight with [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce]], since he doesn't ''want'' to fight [[spoiler: as he's trying to explain to Bruce that Comicbook/LexLuthor is holding Martha hostage]]. Unfortunately for him, Bruce isn't [[TheUnfettered holding back. At all.]]
--> '''Superman''': Stay down! If I wanted it, you'd be dead already!
5th Mar '17 4:32:36 PM ultimomant
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* Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic: Aladin, being a Magi has the ability to use the Rukh from his surroundings powering his magic, for comparison, normal people can only use their own, meaning that Aladin's attacks are way more powerful, if even only by the merit that he can use way more energy for them than every normal mage. In the Academy arc he needs to pass as a normal student, he accomplishes this by using a PowerLimiter in form of a crystal that keeps him from using the energy of his surroundings, effectively meaning he's just as strong as everyone else, at first this clearly shows as before that his magic was nearly solely dependent on the abnormal levels of power he could put into it, meaning the first few times he doesn't have this... tends to produce ''very'' weak spells. In the end though he's, in spie of the crystals, one of the most powerful students in the academy.

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* Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic: Aladin, being a Magi has the ability to use the Rukh from his surroundings powering his magic, for comparison, normal people can only use their own, meaning that Aladin's attacks are way more powerful, if even only by the merit that he can use way more energy for them than every normal mage. In the Academy arc he needs to pass as a normal student, he accomplishes this by using a PowerLimiter in form of a crystal that keeps him from using the energy of his surroundings, effectively meaning he's just as strong as everyone else, at first this clearly shows as before that his magic was nearly solely dependent on the abnormal levels of power he could put into it, meaning the first few times he doesn't have this... tends to produce ''very'' weak spells. In the end though he's, in spie spite of the crystals, one of the most powerful students in the academy.
9th Feb '17 5:44:02 PM MyFinalEdits
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** In ''Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn,'' the sequel to ''Path of Radiance,'' the [[NobleWolf wolf]] laguz Volug has a special skill called "halfshifting." It allows him to stay in his wolf form indefinitely, rather than being limited by the usual laguz transformation gauge that, upon depletion, forces a laguz unit back to their essentially powerless humanoid form until the gauge fills again. But there's a cost: Volug takes penalties to all of his stats (except for HP) when halfshifted. After Part I of the game, the skill can be removed and Volug's stats will return to normal, but he'll have to contend with the gauge like other laguz units.

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** In ''Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn,'' the sequel to ''Path of Radiance,'' the [[NobleWolf wolf]] laguz Volug Volug]] has a special skill called "halfshifting." [[{{Animorphism}} "halfshifting"]]. It allows him to stay in his wolf form indefinitely, rather than being limited by the usual laguz transformation gauge that, upon depletion, forces a laguz unit back to their essentially powerless humanoid form until the gauge fills again. But there's a cost: Volug takes penalties to all of his stats (except for HP) when halfshifted. After Part I of the game, the skill can be removed and Volug's stats will return to normal, but he'll have to contend with the gauge like other laguz units.
9th Feb '17 4:01:13 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Ike's father in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'', [[spoiler:General Gawain]] cut the tendons in his right arm, and refuses to fight with a sword [[spoiler:because he went berserk and killed his wife]] when he touched Lahrain's Medallion.
** In ''Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn,'' the sequel to ''Path of Radiance,'' the [[NobleWolf wolf]] [[{{Animorphism}} laguz]] [[DeadpanSnarker Volug]] has a special skill called "halfshifting." It allows him to stay in his wolf form indefinitely, rather than being limited by the usual laguz transformation gauge that, upon depletion, forces a laguz unit back to their essentially powerless humanoid form until the gauge fills again. But there's a cost: Volug takes penalties to all of his stats (except for HP) when halfshifted. After Part I of the game, the skill can be removed and Volug's stats will return to normal, but he'll have to contend with the gauge like other laguz units.

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Ike's father in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'', [[spoiler:General Gawain]] cut the tendons in his right arm, and refuses to fight with a sword [[spoiler:because he went berserk and killed his wife]] when he touched Lahrain's Medallion.
** In ''Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn,'' the sequel to ''Path of Radiance,'' the [[NobleWolf wolf]] [[{{Animorphism}} laguz]] [[DeadpanSnarker Volug]] laguz Volug has a special skill called "halfshifting." It allows him to stay in his wolf form indefinitely, rather than being limited by the usual laguz transformation gauge that, upon depletion, forces a laguz unit back to their essentially powerless humanoid form until the gauge fills again. But there's a cost: Volug takes penalties to all of his stats (except for HP) when halfshifted. After Part I of the game, the skill can be removed and Volug's stats will return to normal, but he'll have to contend with the gauge like other laguz units.
9th Feb '17 2:45:58 PM ILikeRobots
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** In ''Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn,'' the sequel to ''Path of Radiance,'' the [[NobleWolf wolf]] [[{{Animorphism}} laguz]] [[DeadpanSnarker Volug]] has a special skill called "halfshifting." It allows him to stay in his wolf form indefinitely, rather than being limited by the usual laguz transformation gauge that, upon depletion, forces a laguz unit back to their essentially powerless humanoid form until the gauge fills again. But there's a cost: Volug takes penalties to all of his stats (except for HP) when halfshifted. After Part I of the game, the skill can be removed and Volug's stats will return to normal, but he'll have to contend with the gauge like other laguz units.
7th Jan '17 8:55:28 PM DanaO
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** According to WordOfGod, Alice Margatroid always holds back in her fights because she doesn't know what she would do if she ever lost while at full power. A big clue to this is that she's always carrying a [[TomeOfEldritchLore grimoire]], which is always bound up; she fights with her dolls instead. The last time she opened the thing, she was an [[BonusBoss Ex-Boss]] (assuming PC-98 Alice is indeed the same character as Alice Margatroid). Since then, it's always been seen closed, and she's a 3rd-to-4th-stage boss instead.

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** According to WordOfGod, Alice Margatroid always holds back in her fights because she doesn't know what she would do if she ever lost while at full power. A big clue to this is that she's always carrying a [[TomeOfEldritchLore grimoire]], which is always bound up; she fights with her dolls instead. (In other words, she puts on a complex puppet show combined with carefully finessed magic to make it seem [[PowersDoTheFighting the dolls are casting all her spells]].) The last time she opened the thing, she was an [[BonusBoss Ex-Boss]] (assuming PC-98 Alice is indeed the same character as Alice Margatroid). Since then, it's always been seen closed, and she's a 3rd-to-4th-stage boss instead.



** ''Grace!'' She's an atrociously powerful alien hybrid, and a kindhearted pacifist. She has to [[BoxingLessonsForSuperman study martial arts]] with Sensei Greg so she can fight non-lethally.

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** ''Grace!'' She's an atrociously powerful alien hybrid, and a kindhearted pacifist. She has to [[BoxingLessonsForSuperman study martial arts]] with Sensei Greg so she can fight non-lethally. (Although there's another side to this: the chief difficulty in persuading her to study this wasn't convincing her she might never choose to fight, but that she might fight without the goal of efficiently killing her opponent... which she's already equipped for.)
1st Jan '17 1:05:55 PM DoctorCooper
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* Myke Tyson, of all people, could have been this as a child. The book "Momentos Trágicos del deporte" (tragic moments in sports) describes him letting people push him around and going home crying for being bullied. That kept going on until the day somebody thought it was a good idea to [[BerserkButton mess with his pigeons]] and made him burst into a fighting machine.

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* Myke Tyson, of all people, could have been this as a child. The book "Momentos Trágicos del deporte" (tragic moments in sports) describes him letting people push him around and going home crying for being bullied. That kept going on until the day somebody thought it was a good idea to [[BerserkButton mess with his pigeons]] pigeons and made him burst into a fighting machine.
27th Dec '16 12:56:49 PM DustSnitch
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** Oro is stronger than the rest of the cast, possibly combined. He keeps one of his arms in a sling in order to even the odds. Series {{Badass}}[=/=]ArrogantKungFuGuy Akuma/Gouki challenged him once with neither holding back their power, and they were equally strong.

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** Oro is stronger than the rest of the cast, possibly combined. He keeps one of his arms in a sling in order to even the odds. Series {{Badass}}[=/=]ArrogantKungFuGuy ArrogantKungFuGuy Akuma/Gouki challenged him once with neither holding back their power, and they were equally strong.
26th Dec '16 1:04:32 PM MiddleEighth
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*Paul in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', though his “weak” means he's only the eighth strongest person on the planet, rather than the strongest. He refrains from going to high strength because of its insanely increased level of PowerIncontinence, and he's utterly terrified of harming someone simply by breathing on them.
15th Dec '16 9:31:25 AM AfroThunder
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* ''Film/MichaelJacksonsThisIsIt'' has a non-combat example. Music/MichaelJackson is shown deliberately not performing at full strength during rehearsals, trying to save his voice and stamina for his London concerts.[[note]][[http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Calendar/Film?Film=oid%3A896617 As one reviewer observed]], MJ was only performing at sixty percent at most.[[/note]] The one time he's shown singing at full strength, during the "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" segment, he catches himself, and playfully chastises the crew and backup dancers (who were cheering him on) for making him sing at full strength.
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