History Main / YoureNothingWithoutYourPhlebotinum

23rd Apr '17 9:37:28 AM nombretomado
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* Used in SwatKats, where resident BigBad Dark Kat manages to capture the titular feline vigilantes after they have disembarked from their CoolPlane the Turbo-Kat.

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* Used in SwatKats, ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'', where resident BigBad Dark Kat manages to capture the titular feline vigilantes after they have disembarked from their CoolPlane the Turbo-Kat.
8th Mar '17 3:23:21 PM Bissek
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* Said by a hero, about himself, rather than a villain in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. After showing Darkwing up all over St. Canard for a whole episode, Gizmoduck is trapped by a magnet, making his suit useless. He bemoans the fact that he's useless without his suit - but Darkwing, on the other hand, is not, and he's not shy about proving it, either.

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* Said by a hero, about himself, rather than a villain in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. After showing Darkwing up all over St. Canard for a whole episode, Gizmoduck is trapped by a magnet, making his suit useless. He bemoans the fact that he's useless without his suit suit[[note]]Gizmoduck's secret identity is an accountant whose greatest public claim to fame is being able to count really fast[[/note]] - but Darkwing, on the other hand, is not, and he's not shy about proving it, either.
8th Mar '17 7:49:54 AM cybertoy0
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* In one story, the Beagle Boys steal Gyro Gearloose's thinking cap and threaten to destroy it if he doesn't make them special tools for their crimes. As the Beagles go on a Silver Age-style crime spree, Gyro laments that without his thinking cap, he can't come up with a brilliant idea to stop them. [[EurekaMoment Then Gyro realizes that the idea needn't be ''brilliant'']]. He then neutralizes the Beagle Boys with a fake diamond full of tear gas.
29th Jan '17 7:07:13 AM Ccook1956
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* Another hero-invoked instance: WesternAnimation/DangerMouse to the Demon of the Fourth Dimension after DM traps the Demon in a corridor between his dimension and ours (episode "Demons Aren't Dull").
29th Jan '17 7:02:05 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} is usually powerless when Bluto/Brutus finds away to part him from his spinach. But somehow Popeye finds a way to retrieve spinach from unlikely sources and right the wrongs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} is usually powerless when Bluto/Brutus finds away to part him from his spinach. But somehow Popeye finds a way to retrieve spinach from unlikely sources and right the wrongs.
29th Jan '17 7:01:19 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} is usually powerless when Bluto/Brutus finds away to part him from his spinach. But somehow Popeye finds a way to retrieve spinach from unlikely sources and right the wrongs.
30th Dec '16 9:31:48 AM nombretomado
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* Virtually epidemic in the TheDCAU.

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* Virtually epidemic in the TheDCAU.Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse.
27th Nov '16 5:32:48 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', Vixen taunts Ray Palmer about this when she finds out all his abilities come from his PoweredArmor. He retorts that her abilities come from her amulet, but she explains that she's also a martial artist. Palmer steps up when his armor is stolen and later destroyed, proving he can be a hero without it.
22nd Oct '16 10:38:03 PM SpocktorWho
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* Used in ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''. BigBad Lothor mocks the titular rangers for having lost their ranger powers. They then kindly remind him that they are still trained ninjas with ElementalPowers, which they use to knock him into the Abyss of Evil five feet behind him.


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* Used in ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''. BigBad Lothor mocks the titular rangers for having lost their ranger powers. They then kindly remind him that they are still trained ninjas with ElementalPowers, which they use to knock him into the Abyss of Evil five feet behind him.
* Awkwardly, this trope is done hero to hero in season six of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. When Castiel's powers are suppressed for an episode [[spoiler:courtesy of Eve]], Dean promptly calls him "a baby in a trench coat." Although Castiel ''is'' generally less effective without his powers (seeing as they include SuperStrength and teleportation), [[BroughtDownToBadass he's still intelligent and combat capable]] and has saved Sam and Dean's lives without them before. One can only wonder how much that little comment might have influenced the [[SanitySlippage season]] [[WeUsedToBeFriends ender...]]
19th Sep '16 11:04:01 PM PaulA
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* [[spoiler:Played with]] at the end of the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novel ''On A Pale Horse'', Satan bluntly tells the incarnation of Death that Death is nothing without his magic. So, the person who assumed the role of Death takes off all of the magic items (cloak, gloves, boots, etc). [[spoiler:But, Death's powers are part of him and cannot be taken by Satan, or by taking the items -- Satan was lying.]]

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* [[spoiler:Played with]] at the end of the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novel ''On A Pale Horse'', ''Literature/OnAPaleHorse'', Satan bluntly tells the incarnation of Death that Death is nothing without his magic. So, the person who assumed the role of Death takes off all of the magic items (cloak, gloves, boots, etc). [[spoiler:But, Death's powers are part of him and cannot be taken by Satan, or by taking the items -- Satan was lying.]]
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