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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.
31st Jul '16 3:05:11 PM nombretomado
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* After being stripped of his GreenLantern status, all-around troublemaker Guy Gardner got his hands on the yellow power ring once worn by the Lanterns' arch-nemesis, Sinestro, and found that it came with a significant drawback: It drew power from other power rings, so to keep it fully charged, he had to periodically seek out and fight other Green Lanterns. Given that Guy is and was the biggest {{Jerkass}} in TheDCU and lovin' every minute of it, this wasn't a huge problem. (At present, Sinestro's ring and others like it no longer suffer this drawback, instead drawing power from their own power source like the Lanterns'.)

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* After being stripped of his GreenLantern status, all-around troublemaker Guy Gardner got his hands on the yellow power ring once worn by the Lanterns' arch-nemesis, Sinestro, and found that it came with a significant drawback: It drew power from other power rings, so to keep it fully charged, he had to periodically seek out and fight other Green Lanterns. Given that Guy is and was the biggest {{Jerkass}} in TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU and lovin' every minute of it, this wasn't a huge problem. (At present, Sinestro's ring and others like it no longer suffer this drawback, instead drawing power from their own power source like the Lanterns'.)



* One of the earliest examples (from the 1940s) of this was DCComics' superhero duo ''TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite'', who had to touch their rings together (they had "positive" and "negative" charges) in order to activate their powers (superstrength and energy projection.) In ''The Young All-Stars'', the sequel series of the ''ComicBook/AllStarSquadron'', T.N.T. was killed, and Dyna-Mite thought he wouldn't be able to activate his powers without his partner, but he eventually found out that he could reactivate them by wearing both dyna-rings and pressing them together himself.

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* One of the earliest examples (from the 1940s) of this was DCComics' Creator/DCComics' superhero duo ''TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite'', who had to touch their rings together (they had "positive" and "negative" charges) in order to activate their powers (superstrength and energy projection.) In ''The Young All-Stars'', the sequel series of the ''ComicBook/AllStarSquadron'', T.N.T. was killed, and Dyna-Mite thought he wouldn't be able to activate his powers without his partner, but he eventually found out that he could reactivate them by wearing both dyna-rings and pressing them together himself.
11th Jul '16 2:58:58 AM SteamedPotatoes
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* The ShockAndAwe twins No. 11 and No. 12 Hikari and Hibiki from ''Anime/{{Sekirei}}'', in which implied that one couldn't function without the other while using their abilities, or simply taking advantage of being a team. Even their LimitBreak requires the two in order to activate it.
2nd Jul '16 12:23:40 PM nombretomado
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* The Skakdi race fom ''{{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 ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''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.
13th Jun '16 3:48:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Jinchuuriki are this in the Killer Bee: Rappuden {{Filler}} arc. Alone, they have little power because their tailed beasts' chakra has been stolen before the arc started. When all are together, their tailed beasts are capable of going full-size and firing Tailed Beast Bombs ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome in unison]]''.

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** The Jinchuuriki are this in the Killer Bee: Rappuden {{Filler}} arc. Alone, they have little power because their tailed beasts' chakra has been stolen before the arc started. When all are together, their tailed beasts are capable of going full-size and firing Tailed Beast Bombs ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome in unison]]''.''in unison''.
13th Jun '16 3:47:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Shazzan}}'', Chuck and Nancy each wore half of the ring. To summon Shazzan, they put the ring together and said "Shazzan!"

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* In ''{{Shazzan}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shazzan}}'', Chuck and Nancy each wore half of the ring. To summon Shazzan, they put the ring together and said "Shazzan!"
4th May '16 5:11:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', the Planeteers all had rings with individual powers but [[AllYourPowersCombined only when all five of them used them together could they summon Captain Planet.]]

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* In ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', the Planeteers all had rings with individual powers but [[AllYourPowersCombined only when all five of them used them together could they summon Captain Planet.]]
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