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* Related to this is the real-life "dual key" system for nuclear weapons- American nuclear weapons require two people (at least) to launch them. This is basically a more extreme version of the ubiquitous safety trigger, in which two buttons must be depressed simultaneously in order to activate something dangerous, such as a taser or circular saw.

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* Related to this is the real-life [[TwoKeyedLock "dual key" system system]] for nuclear weapons- American nuclear weapons require two people (at least) to launch them. This is basically a more extreme version of the ubiquitous safety trigger, in which two buttons must be depressed simultaneously in order to activate something dangerous, such as a taser or circular saw.
14th Apr '17 2:28:36 AM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/BallAndChain'' is about a married couple whose powers only work when they're together and are triggered by their physical contact. The problem: they were splitting up when they got said powers and have a lot of trouble cooperating. Secondary problem: Neither of themis aware of this caveat for a while, meaning that when Edgar ("Ball") gets ambushed by bad guys, he thinks he is going at them with superpowers that are waning rapidly.


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* ''Webcomic/BallAndChain'' is about a married couple whose powers only work when they're together and are triggered by their physical contact. The problem: they were splitting up when they got said powers and have a lot of trouble cooperating. Secondary problem: Neither of them is aware of this caveat for a while, meaning that when Edgar ("Ball") gets ambushed by bad guys, he thinks he is going at them with superpowers that are waning rapidly.
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* The {{Trope Namer}}s are the ShapeShifting ComicBook/WonderTwins Zan and Jayna from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} The All-New Superfriends Hour]]''. When they [[HandshakeSubstitute bumped fists]] to activate their powers, Zan could change into various forms of water/ice, while Jayna could transform into animals. Sadly the writers were either unable or forbidden to come up with [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway actual, useful applications for their powers]]. Their counterparts from the ''Superfriends'' comics of the time were much better with their powers. On the other hand, if a large enough creature passed between them, they needed only to bump fists with that creature's form and their weakness was promptly nullified.

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* The {{Trope Namer}}s are the ShapeShifting ComicBook/WonderTwins Zan and Jayna from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} The All-New Superfriends Hour]]''. When they [[HandshakeSubstitute bumped fists]] to activate their powers, Zan could change into various forms of water/ice, [[MakingASplash water]]/[[AnIcePerson ice]], while Jayna could transform into animals. Sadly the writers were either unable or forbidden to come up with [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway actual, useful applications for their powers]]. Their counterparts from the ''Superfriends'' comics of the time were much better with their powers. On the other hand, if a large enough creature passed between them, they needed only to bump put their fists with into that creature's form simultanelously and their weakness was promptly nullified.
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Kinkaku & Ginkaku for this, with the treasures they use, created by the Sage of Six Paths. Three of the five weapons play a specific role in sealing away an opponent. None of those 3 weapons can work without the other. When Kinkaku is sealed away with the 5th treasure, the Amber Pot, he still has the rope with him. Darui then comments that the gourd and sword are useless due to the fact, and can no longer seal anyone. The brothers share these weapons, and thus seem to have excellent teamwork.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Kinkaku & Ginkaku for this, and Ginkaku, with the treasures they use, created by the Sage of Six Paths. Three of the five weapons play a specific role in sealing away an opponent. None of those 3 three weapons can work without the other. When Kinkaku is sealed away with the 5th treasure, the Amber Pot, he still has the rope with him. Darui then comments that the gourd and sword are useless due to the fact, and can no longer seal anyone. The brothers share these weapons, and thus seem to have excellent teamwork.



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* In MarvelComics, Andreas and Andrea von Strucker, the Fenris twins, have to be touching to fire energy bolts. Following Andrea's death, [[spoiler: Andreas became the new Swordsman, activating his powers by wielding a sword with her skin covering the hilt]].
** When [[spoiler: Andrea was resurrected (it didn't last), Andreas flayed the skin off his arm to give to her.]] Because they're [[CreepyTwins creepy]].

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* In MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, Andreas and Andrea von Strucker, the Fenris twins, have to be touching to fire energy bolts. Following Andrea's death, [[spoiler: Andreas became the new Swordsman, activating his powers by wielding a sword with her skin covering the hilt]].
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hilt]]. When [[spoiler: Andrea was resurrected (it didn't last), Andreas flayed the skin off his arm to give to her.]] Because they're [[CreepyTwins creepy]].



* Crimson Crusader and Imp of Marvel's ''Comicbook/ClanDestine'': Unlike the rest of their siblings, their powers emerged at puberty, not at adulthood. But that same odd "twin factor" that gave them their powers early, causes their powers (Crusader controls gravity, Imp can generate and control radiant energy) to fail if they're physically too far away from each other.

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* Crimson Crusader and Imp of Marvel's ''Comicbook/ClanDestine'': ''ComicBook/ClanDestine'': Unlike the rest of their siblings, their powers emerged at puberty, not at adulthood. But that same odd "twin factor" that gave them their powers early, causes their powers (Crusader controls gravity, Imp can generate and control radiant energy) to fail if they're physically too far away from each other.



* The comic book series ''{{Capes}}'' features a duo of {{Punch Clock Hero}}es, Ed and Marshall, who can't be more than thirty feet away one one another or they'll weaken. [[PunnyName Claire Voyant]] [[TwinThreesomeFantasy immediately sees]] the PowerPerversionPotential. In the end, Marshall dies but the power still holds, forcing Ed to carry around Marshall's urn all the time.
** In the end, to defeat a BigBad, Ed ''swallows'' Marshall's ashes and is transformed into a new superhero who saves the day. (And then promptly leaves the planet.)
* At least one version of the alien 'Blood Brothers' required them to be near each other in order to keep up their massive strength. IronMan once beat them by getting Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} to lure one away, so their individual strength dropped.
* {{Superman}} faced a husband and wife team called Sodom and Gomorrah. While touching, they could fire blasts that turned anything they hit into salt. Superman separates them and captures Sodom, but his wife escapes.

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* The comic book series ''{{Capes}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Capes}}'' features a duo of {{Punch Clock Hero}}es, Ed and Marshall, who can't be more than thirty feet away one one another or they'll weaken. [[PunnyName Claire Voyant]] [[TwinThreesomeFantasy immediately sees]] the PowerPerversionPotential. In the end, Marshall dies but the power still holds, forcing Ed to carry around Marshall's urn all the time.
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time. In the end, to defeat a BigBad, Ed ''swallows'' Marshall's ashes and is transformed into a new superhero who saves the day. (And then promptly leaves the planet.)
* At least one version of the alien 'Blood Brothers' "Blood Brothers" required them to be near each other in order to keep up their massive strength. IronMan once beat them by getting Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} to lure one away, so their individual strength dropped.
* {{Superman}} faced ComicBook/{{Superman}} faces a husband and wife team called Sodom and Gomorrah. While touching, they could can fire blasts that turned turn anything they hit into salt. Superman separates them and captures Sodom, but his wife escapes.



* ''BallAndChain'' is about a married couple whose powers only work when they're together and are triggered by their physical contact. The problem: they were splitting up when they got said powers and have a lot of trouble cooperating. Secondary problem: Neither of them was aware of this caveat for a while, meaning that when Edgar ("Ball") got ambushed by bad guys he thought he was going at them with superpowers that were waning rapidly.
* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''The Ravagers'' supporting characters Thunder and Lightning, in addition to their respective sonic blast and electric powers, can fly as long as they're touching each other. Interestingly, only one of them has to ''want'' to fly for it to work.

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* ''BallAndChain'' ''ComicBook/BallAndChain'' is about a married couple whose powers only work when they're together and are triggered by their physical contact. The problem: they were splitting up when they got said powers and have a lot of trouble cooperating. Secondary problem: Neither of them was themis aware of this caveat for a while, meaning that when Edgar ("Ball") got gets ambushed by bad guys guys, he thought thinks he was is going at them with superpowers that were are waning rapidly.
* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} ComicBook/New52 version of ''The Ravagers'' supporting characters Thunder and Lightning, in addition to their respective sonic blast and electric powers, can fly as long as they're touching each other. Interestingly, only one of them has to ''want'' to fly for it to work.



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* A form of this makes an important part of a ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'': the concept of an "Other" (an abbreviation to "Other half of one's self"). While no specifics are given as to what the other half of someone can really do, it's explained vaguely that when someone finds their Other, they have found the half that makes them whole, conflicting yet combining with one's own strengths and weaknesses. The bond between two halves can vary from that between [[OppositesAttract lovers]], rivals, [[SiblingYinYang siblings]] or simple companions, and it's extremely rare for anyone to find their Other half, as they only come once. Should the [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils Demon Sorcerers]] find their Other, they can be given extreme power as their dark chi melds with the good chi in their Other, making them [[YinYangBomb able to have both good and bad chi which allows them to do any and all forms of magic]]. It is implied that should a Demon Sorcerer find and be bound to his/her Other, they will have unlimited power. It is not made clear as of yet what the effects will be on the partner.
** Also, if one is possessing a body of someone else while touching their Other, the effect of power-boost is distilled. If there is another soul in the body at the time, the chi of that soul prevents that of the two Others from connecting.

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* A form of this makes an important part of a ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'': the concept of an "Other" (an abbreviation to "Other half of one's self"). While no specifics are given as to what the other half of someone can really do, it's explained vaguely that when someone finds their Other, they have found the half that makes them whole, conflicting yet combining with one's own strengths and weaknesses. The bond between two halves can vary from that between [[OppositesAttract lovers]], rivals, [[SiblingYinYang siblings]] or simple companions, and it's extremely rare for anyone to find their Other half, as they only come once. Should the [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils Demon Sorcerers]] find their Other, they can be given extreme power as their dark chi melds with the good chi in their Other, making them [[YinYangBomb able to have both good and bad chi which allows them to do any and all forms of magic]]. It is implied that should a Demon Sorcerer find and be bound to his/her Other, they will have unlimited power. It is not made clear as of yet what the effects will be on the partner. \n** Also, if one is possessing a body of someone else while touching their Other, the effect of power-boost is distilled. If there is another soul in the body at the time, the chi of that soul prevents that of the two Others from connecting.



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* The ''Film/DoubleDragon'' movie had this as the only way the two halves of the [[MacGuffin Dragon Medallion]] could be used without corrupting the user with its power, with Billy using one half and Jimmy using the second.
* Reversed in ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', where once a pair of superheroes (a man and a woman) that were made for each other are united, they start losing their powers, so they can live [[IJustWantToBeNormal normal lives.]]

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* The ''Film/DoubleDragon'' movie had has this as the only way the two halves of the [[MacGuffin Dragon Medallion]] could can be used without corrupting the user with its power, with Billy using one half and Jimmy using the second.
* Reversed in ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', where once a pair of superheroes (a man and a woman) that were are made for each other are united, they start losing their powers, so they can live [[IJustWantToBeNormal normal lives.]]



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* Shotaro Hidari and Phillip from ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' have to transform at the same time to form the titular Rider. The psychic connection powers of their TransformationTrinket let them easily do this even from across town, but if Phillip is unconscious, being chased, or just has something better to do, then Shotaro is screwed.
** In addition, if it's ''Phillip'' who's in trouble, he can't transform unless he contacts Shotaro and has him put on the Double Driver.
** Other complications include loss of synchronization paralyzing Double, and the fact that the Double Driver can (and has) been disabled by blocking off one of the ports.
*** Shotaro eventually gains the ability to transform solo into Kamen Rider Joker, but as a matter of preference only uses it when it's absolutely impossible to become Double, such as when the original TransformationTrinket has been disabled or [[spoiler: Phillip is dead]].
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' had some CreepyTwins (though adults) who could generate [[BarrierWarrior force fields]] when their hands touched.
** The ''actual'' Wonder Twins have since turned up. Complete with "Powers, activate!"

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* Shotaro Hidari and Phillip from ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' have to transform at the same time to form the titular Rider. The psychic connection powers of their TransformationTrinket let them easily do this even from across town, but if Phillip is unconscious, being chased, or just has something better to do, then Shotaro is screwed.
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screwed. In addition, if it's ''Phillip'' who's in trouble, he can't transform unless he contacts Shotaro and has him put on the Double Driver.
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Driver. Other complications include loss of synchronization paralyzing Double, and the fact that the Double Driver can (and has) been disabled by blocking off one of the ports.
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ports. Shotaro eventually gains the ability to transform solo into Kamen Rider Joker, but as a matter of preference only uses it when it's absolutely impossible to become Double, such as when the original TransformationTrinket has been disabled or [[spoiler: Phillip is dead]].
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' had ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Among the freaks of the week are
some CreepyTwins (though adults) who could can generate [[BarrierWarrior force fields]] when their hands touched.
touch.
** The ''actual'' Wonder Twins ComicBook/WonderTwins have since turned up. Complete with "Powers, activate!"



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* The Skakdi race fom ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' have been granted ElementalPowers, but they can only be used in tandem. This is a safety measure -- since the Skakdi are AlwaysChaoticEvil but all hate each other. The prospect of having to work together is sometimes enough to keep them from tapping into the elements. Unfortunately, they also won the SuperPowerLottery, so being unwilling to use elemental powers is hardly a hindrance to them.

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* The Skakdi race fom ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' have been granted ElementalPowers, but they can only be used in tandem. This is a safety measure -- since Rant and Rave of the Skakdi ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' Freedom City supplement, are AlwaysChaoticEvil but all hate each other. The prospect of having to work together is sometimes enough to keep them from tapping into the elements. Unfortunately, they also won the SuperPowerLottery, so being unwilling to use elemental a brother/sister pair with sonic and visual distortion powers respectively, but can deploy a disintegration attack when physically touching.
* One ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' article introduced the Dvati, a race in which each individual member
is hardly actually a hindrance pair of twins who share a soul, to them.''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. They have to act in unison to cast any spell, but several spells that would affect only one person can affect them both. They can also use their voices in unison to confuse a foe.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', ''Art of Magic'' splat book, there is a spell temporarily binding the minds of the caster and another character. This allows them to both use the best natural roll they make for initiative, and also increase their spellcasting effectiveness if they cast spells at the same target.



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* Torchlight, Billy's character in [[Podcast/{{Fandible}} Fandible's]] [[http://paradigmconcepts.com/rotted-capes/ Rotted Capes]] game. Used to be part of a pair of [[WonderTwinPowers power twins]], until his sister got bitten by zombies. Now, she wants to bite him, so they can ''both'' be super zombies, and restore their [[WonderTwinPowers twin powers]]. His fire powers are [[BoozeBasedBuff fueled by alcohol]]. [[TheAlcoholic He's got it under control, honestly!]]

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* Torchlight, Billy's character in [[Podcast/{{Fandible}} Fandible's]] [[http://paradigmconcepts.com/rotted-capes/ Rotted Capes]] game. Used to be part of a pair of [[WonderTwinPowers power twins]], until his sister got bitten by zombies. Now, she wants to bite him, so The Skakdi race fom ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' have been granted ElementalPowers, but they can ''both'' only be super zombies, and restore their [[WonderTwinPowers twin powers]]. His fire used in tandem. This is a safety measure -- since the Skakdi are AlwaysChaoticEvil but all hate each other. The prospect of having to work together is sometimes enough to keep them from tapping into the elements. Unfortunately, they also won the SuperPowerLottery, so being unwilling to use elemental powers are [[BoozeBasedBuff fueled by alcohol]]. [[TheAlcoholic He's got it under control, honestly!]]is hardly a hindrance to them.



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* Rant and Rave of the ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' Freedom City supplement, are a brother/sister pair with sonic and visual distortion powers respectively, but can deploy a disintegration attack when physically touching.
* One ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' article introduced the Dvati, a race in which each individual member is actually a pair of twins who share a soul, to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. They have to act in unison to cast any spell.
* In TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} Art of Magic splat book, there is a spell temporarily binding the minds of the caster and another character. This allows them to both use the best natural roll they make for initiative, and also increase their spellcasting effectiveness if they cast spells at the same target.
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* Rant and Rave of the ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' Freedom City supplement, are a brother/sister pair with sonic and visual distortion powers respectively, but can deploy a disintegration attack when physically touching.
* One ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' article introduced the Dvati, a race in which each individual member is actually a pair of twins who share a soul, to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. They have to act in unison to cast any spell.
* In TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} Art of Magic splat book, there is a spell temporarily binding the minds of the caster and another character. This allows them to both use the best natural roll they make for initiative, and also increase their spellcasting effectiveness if they cast spells at the same target.
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', Palom and Porom have the ability to cast spells together in order to produce miniature versions of two of the most powerful abilities in the game: Megaflare, Bahamut's ability, and Meteor, the ultimate Black Magic. However, these abilities were toned down in power significantly. Ironically, their high MP cost to both twins and long casting time made them very inefficient, such that given the twins' fast learning rate, they both become '''more''' powerful individually than together if you take time to level them up.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'':
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Palom and Porom have the ability to cast spells together in order to produce miniature versions of two of the most powerful abilities in the game: Megaflare, Bahamut's ability, and Meteor, the ultimate Black Magic. However, these abilities were toned down in power significantly. Ironically, their high MP cost to both twins and long casting time made them very inefficient, such that given the twins' fast learning rate, they both become '''more''' powerful individually than together if you take time to level them up.



* ''[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' has two abilities called "Plus" (exclusive to Plusle) and "Minus" (exclusive to Minun). Each raises the Special Attack stat of a partner with the other by 50% - but ONLY when both are present in a double battle. Their stats make them [[JokeCharacter almost absolutely worthless]] in any other scenario.

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* ''[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' has two ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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abilities called "Plus" (exclusive to Plusle) and "Minus" (exclusive to Minun). Each raises the Special Attack stat of a partner with the other by 50% - -- but ONLY when both are present in a double battle. Their stats make them [[JokeCharacter almost absolutely worthless]] in any other scenario.



* ''{{Suikoden}}'' plays this with characters with look-alikes. Each pair can perform combinations when they're in the same team. ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' has [[TheHero the Prince]] and Roy. ''[[VideoGame/SuikodenTierkreis Tierkreis]]'' has Marica and Another Marica.

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* ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' plays this with characters with look-alikes. Each pair can perform combinations when they're in the same team. ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' has [[TheHero the Prince]] and Roy. ''[[VideoGame/SuikodenTierkreis Tierkreis]]'' has Marica and Another Marica.



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* In the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' book "StartOfDarkness", it is revealed that [[spoiler:the power of the Snarl gates can only be harnessed by a cleric and wizard working together. Though some people, such as Tsukiko, are both.]]

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* In the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' book "StartOfDarkness", ''Recap/StartOfDarkness'', it is revealed that [[spoiler:the power of the Snarl gates can only be harnessed by a cleric and wizard working together. Though some people, such as Tsukiko, are both.]]



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* In the WhateleyUniverse, the supervillains The Twin Terrors get stronger as they get closer together, with energy powers when they are next to each other. At a distance, they seem to be ordinary Exemplars. Next to each other, they outpowered Lancer.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, the Torchlight, Billy's character in Podcast/{{Fandible}}'s ''[[http://paradigmconcepts.com/rotted-capes/ Rotted Capes]]'' game. Used to be part of a pair of power twins, until his sister got bitten by zombies. Now, she wants to bite him, so they can ''both'' be super zombies, and restore their twin powers. His fire powers are [[BoozeBasedBuff fueled by alcohol]]. [[TheAlcoholic He's got it under control, honestly!]]
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
** The
supervillains The Twin Terrors get stronger as they get closer together, with energy powers when they are next to each other. At a distance, they seem to be ordinary Exemplars. Next to each other, they outpowered out-powered Lancer.



* Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' are a parody of this, with them yelling "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Unite!" before activating their powers.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated:'' Jetfire and Jetstorm combine to make "Safeguard."
** In fact all CombiningMecha have a bit of this, in that they're devastating in a FiveManBand, but nothing to write home about individually.
** Oh, individually, they've got PlayingWithFire and BlowYouAway going for them, respectively. They're not overly reliant on Safeguard mode.

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* Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' are a parody of this, with them yelling "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Unite!" before activating their powers.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated:'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Jetfire and Jetstorm combine to make "Safeguard."
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"Safeguard". In fact all CombiningMecha have a bit of this, in that they're devastating in a FiveManBand, but nothing to write home about individually.
** Oh, individually,
individually. Though, they've got PlayingWithFire and BlowYouAway going for them, respectively. They're not overly reliant on Safeguard mode.



* Despite being sentient themselves, the HumongousMecha in ''{{WesternAnimation/Robotix}}'' could only activate their [[TransformingMecha transforming powers]] when they had human pilots.

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* Despite being sentient themselves, the HumongousMecha in ''{{WesternAnimation/Robotix}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotix}}'' could only activate their [[TransformingMecha transforming powers]] when they had human pilots.



* On ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the Kids Next Door Code Module is protected by a dual key system that requires two operatives to give their authorization codes to access it.



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* Related to this is the real-life "dual key" system for nuclear weapons- American nuclear weapons require two people (at least) to launch them.
** This is basically a more extreme version of the ubiquitous safety trigger, in which two buttons must be depressed simultaneously in order to activate something dangerous, such as a taser or circular saw.

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* Related to this is the real-life "dual key" system for nuclear weapons- American nuclear weapons require two people (at least) to launch them.
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them. This is basically a more extreme version of the ubiquitous safety trigger, in which two buttons must be depressed simultaneously in order to activate something dangerous, such as a taser or circular saw.



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** There's also a symbiotic relationship between the Green and Blue Lanterns: Blue Lantern energy gives Greens a significant power boost (since hope strengthens willpower), while Blues can only make constructs when around Greens (since hope is kind of weak without the will to act on it). It's later revealed that the Indigo Tribe (which represents compassion) can give a similar boost.
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's increases in magnitudes when they are close to each other.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's powers increases in magnitudes when they are close to each other.
19th Oct '16 12:15:29 PM ANTMuddle
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* The {{Trope Namer}}s are the ShapeShifting ComicBook/WonderTwins Zan and Jayna from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} The All-New Superfriends Hour]]''. When they [[HandshakeSubstitute bumped fists]] to activate their powers, Zan could change into various forms of water/ice, while Jayna could transform into animals. Sadly the writers were either unable or forbidden to come up with [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway actual, useful applications for their powers]]. Their counterparts from the ''Superfriends'' comics of the time were much better with their powers.

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* The {{Trope Namer}}s are the ShapeShifting ComicBook/WonderTwins Zan and Jayna from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} The All-New Superfriends Hour]]''. When they [[HandshakeSubstitute bumped fists]] to activate their powers, Zan could change into various forms of water/ice, while Jayna could transform into animals. Sadly the writers were either unable or forbidden to come up with [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway actual, useful applications for their powers]]. Their counterparts from the ''Superfriends'' comics of the time were much better with their powers. On the other hand, if a large enough creature passed between them, they needed only to bump fists with that creature's form and their weakness was promptly nullified.
19th Oct '16 12:12:42 PM ANTMuddle
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Presumably, their in-built weakness is being ineffective unless they're together. [[MostCommonSuperpower Not truly related to a certain kind of "Wonder Twins."]] See also {{Synchronization}}, SiblingTeam and BashBrothers. Contrast with AllYourPowersCombined.

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Presumably, their in-built weakness is being ineffective unless they're together. Also presumably, they have at least one way around even that built-in weakness. [[MostCommonSuperpower Not truly related to a certain kind of "Wonder Twins."]] See also {{Synchronization}}, SiblingTeam and BashBrothers. Contrast with AllYourPowersCombined.
8th Oct '16 5:05:12 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied on one episode of ''CampLazlo''. When Chip and Skip, the dung beetles, join hands and shout "Scum twin powers, activate!" they can call all the grime in camp to the area.

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* Parodied on one episode of ''CampLazlo''.''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''. When Chip and Skip, the dung beetles, join hands and shout "Scum twin powers, activate!" they can call all the grime in camp to the area.
1st Aug '16 7:36:13 AM hubakon1368
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are powered up by each other.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Princess Celestia and Princess Luna Luna's increases in magnitudes when they are powered up by close to each other.
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