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14th Jun '18 8:53:38 PM sgamer82
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* The princess in ''Manga/SleepyPrincessInTheDemonCastle'' is a master of taking powerful weapons, sacred artifacts, and even an ancient book of incredibly powerful magic and using it all to just try and make her room perfect for sleeping.



* In the first ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' movie, Lina uses fire magic to light a campfire. Also, in the first series she heats a pool of water with a fireball so she can have a bath. This backfires, though, when her traveling companions hear the blast, think she's under attack, and come running to her rescue only to [[AccidentalPervert find her completely naked]]. Lina, being Lina, reacts as expected and they get a fireball in the face for their trouble.

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In the first ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' movie, Lina uses fire magic to light a campfire. Also, in the first series she heats a pool of water with a fireball so she can have a bath. This backfires, though, when her traveling companions hear the blast, think she's under attack, and come running to her rescue only to [[AccidentalPervert find her completely naked]]. Lina, being Lina, reacts as expected and they get a fireball in the face for their trouble.


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* The princess in ''Manga/SleepyPrincessInTheDemonCastle'' is a master of taking powerful weapons, sacred artifacts, and even an ancient book of incredibly powerful magic and using it all to just try and make her room perfect for sleeping.
14th Jun '18 8:49:12 PM sgamer82
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* The princess in ''Manga/MaouJouDeOyasumi'' is a master of taking powerful weapons, sacred artifacts, and even an ancient book of incredibly powerful magic and using it all to just try and make her room perfect for sleeping.

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* The princess in ''Manga/MaouJouDeOyasumi'' ''Manga/SleepyPrincessInTheDemonCastle'' is a master of taking powerful weapons, sacred artifacts, and even an ancient book of incredibly powerful magic and using it all to just try and make her room perfect for sleeping.
3rd Jun '18 4:10:09 PM nombretomado
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** In Part 3, Jotaro confines himself to a prison cell out of fear of what his Stand can do (he doesn't understand it yet). While in it, he uses his Stand to pick things up for him to make it more comfortable, like beer and a radio. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Ever-increasingly terrifying the other prisoners.]]

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** In Part 3, Jotaro confines himself to a prison cell out of fear of what his Stand can do (he doesn't understand it yet). While in it, he uses his Stand to pick things up for him to make it more comfortable, like beer and a radio. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Ever-increasingly terrifying the other prisoners.]]
17th May '18 8:30:40 PM Gamermaster
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* Suggested by Vita in one of the [[AudioAdaptation Sound Stages]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' when Shamal forgot to heat the water of their bath. Alas, [[LadyOfWar Signum]] was quite vehemently against the idea of using her [[FlamingSword Laevantein]] as an impromptu water heater. Hayate suggests doing the same with the Book of Darkness' magic, but they agree that if they can't control it, they'll start a fire. (Given the type of spells Hayate uses later in the story, [[PersonOfMassDestruction it's fairly obvious that this wouldn't have worked]].)

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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Suggested by Vita in one of the [[AudioAdaptation Sound Stages]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' when Shamal forgot to heat the water of their bath. Alas, [[LadyOfWar Signum]] was quite vehemently against the idea of using her [[FlamingSword Laevantein]] as an impromptu water heater. Hayate suggests doing the same with the Book of Darkness' magic, but they agree that if they can't control it, they'll start a fire. (Given the type of spells Hayate uses later in the story, [[PersonOfMassDestruction it's fairly obvious that this wouldn't have worked]].)


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** One episode of [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' had Verossa use a pocket dimension so he could transport a cake without getting his suit dirty.
11th May '18 6:26:52 AM harharhar
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*** And yet a later omake has Yamamoto [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpDpgXL9R8c forbidding people from using their zanpakuto's bankai forms for mundane things like moving heavy objects.]] Mind you, that ''was'' Komamura's giant samurai.

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*** And yet a later omake has Yamamoto [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpDpgXL9R8c forbidding people from using their zanpakuto's bankai forms for mundane things like moving heavy objects.]] Mind you, that ''was'' Komamura's giant samurai. Although to be fair to Yama-jii, he's only using his shikai.
11th May '18 6:25:37 AM harharhar
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*** Unrelated to her A Crafting Skill, she uses her Rule Breaker as her wallet's ''keychain''.

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*** Unrelated to her A Crafting Skill, she uses her Rule Breaker (a magical dagger) as her wallet's ''keychain''.
18th Apr '18 5:09:05 AM harharhar
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* ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm'', being a Type Moon parody series that includes skits involving the aforementioned ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]'', throws in a few examples:
** Saber works at a cafe to help out [[spoiler:and make money to buy Shirou a birthday present]]. While there, her B rank Charisma comes into play, meaning that while she's an ''awful'' waitress, the customers and staff worship her and do whatever she says.
** Caster's crafting of a good-luck charm for Soichirou. It [[spoiler:gives him actual, incredible luck. Justified as Caster's Crafting skill is exceptional (Rank A), even though (like Saber's Rank A in Riding outside of LightNovel/FateZero) [[MythologyGag it never comes into play]] in the original stories]]. Also given to Assassin during the race for the grail, to help his driving.
*** She also employs her Crafting skill to assemble and paint garage kits of Saber, resulting in a room-sized StalkerShrine. She's even got an airbrush, a compressor and a respirator mask.
*** Unrelated to her A Crafting Skill, she uses her Rule Breaker as her wallet's ''keychain''.
** Rider using her A+ rank in Riding to accelerate a pedal bike to faster than a racing motorcycle.
** Caren using her Shroud of Magdalene to sort male and female chicks apart. Normally it's used to bind men [[AwesomeButImpractical until they are attacked]].
11th Feb '18 5:54:56 AM Euodiachloris
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* Most characters within ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' find at least one boringly mundane thing to use their Nen-related talents on (take Killua and Gon: antique wheelers and dealers with absolutely no experience, but plenty of Nen-sight to bridge the talent-spotting knowledge gap!). But, the king of the trope in the whole series has to be Hisoka -- he can make it both very mundane, yet incredibly plot-relevant at the same time. He makes a point of downplaying a lot of what his Bungee Gum and various rubber techniques can do even in battle... until he wallops his poor opponent with it... so it's justified by him mostly emphasising mundane things outside it, too -- from hoiking things like dodgeballs in the middle distance towards or away from him (or in any other direction), to hiding stuff in plain sight (several times), to band-aiding up in a hurry (several times), using it to pen haiku (yup), shoving patterns on his skin (and, you wondered how he puts makeup on miles away from a mirror and table), creating either silly or plane shapes that move as part of a private joke or just to play games (technically, the cards he can use to play tricks on or kill people with are either Nen-infused or ''Nen-produced'' all the time -- making his card tricks ''something else'')... loads of stuff. All of which become either very deadly or dead necessary when others least expect it.

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* Most characters within ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' find at least one boringly mundane thing to use their Nen-related talents on (take Killua and Gon: antique wheelers and dealers with absolutely no experience, but plenty of Nen-sight to bridge the talent-spotting knowledge gap!). But, the king of the trope in the whole series has to be Hisoka -- he can make it both very mundane, yet incredibly plot-relevant at the same time. He makes a point of downplaying a lot of what his Bungee Gum and various rubber techniques can do even in battle... until he wallops his poor opponent with it... so it's justified by him mostly emphasising mundane (yet still very creative) things outside it, too -- from hoiking things like dodgeballs in the middle distance towards or away from him (or in any other direction), to hiding stuff in plain sight (several times), to band-aiding up in a hurry (several times), using it to pen haiku (yup), shoving patterns on his skin (and, you wondered how he puts makeup on miles away from a mirror and table), creating either silly or plane plain shapes that move as part of a private joke or just to play games (technically, the cards he can use to play tricks on or kill people with are either Nen-infused or ''Nen-produced'' all the time -- making even his more "innocent" card tricks tricks, cons and distractions ''something else'')... loads of stuff. All of which become either very deadly or dead necessary when others least expect it.
11th Feb '18 5:42:03 AM Euodiachloris
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* Most characters within ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' find at least one boringly mundane thing to use their Nen-related talents on (take Killua and Gon: antique wheelers and dealers with absolutely no experience, but plenty of Nen-sight to bridge the talent-spotting knowledge gap!). But, the king of the trope in the whole series has to be Hisoka -- he can make it both very mundane, yet incredibly plot-relevant at the same time. He makes a point of downplaying a lot of what his Bungee Gum and various rubber techniques can do even in battle... until he wallops his poor opponent with it... so it's justified by him mostly emphasising mundane things outside it, too -- from hoiking things in the middle distance towards him, to hiding stuff in plain sight, to band-aiding up in a hurry, using it to pen haiku (yup), shoving patterns on his skin (and, you wondered how he puts makeup on miles away from a mirror and table), creating silly shapes that move as part of a joke... loads of stuff. All of which become either very deadly or dead necessary when others least expect it.

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* Most characters within ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' find at least one boringly mundane thing to use their Nen-related talents on (take Killua and Gon: antique wheelers and dealers with absolutely no experience, but plenty of Nen-sight to bridge the talent-spotting knowledge gap!). But, the king of the trope in the whole series has to be Hisoka -- he can make it both very mundane, yet incredibly plot-relevant at the same time. He makes a point of downplaying a lot of what his Bungee Gum and various rubber techniques can do even in battle... until he wallops his poor opponent with it... so it's justified by him mostly emphasising mundane things outside it, too -- from hoiking things like dodgeballs in the middle distance towards him, or away from him (or in any other direction), to hiding stuff in plain sight, sight (several times), to band-aiding up in a hurry, hurry (several times), using it to pen haiku (yup), shoving patterns on his skin (and, you wondered how he puts makeup on miles away from a mirror and table), creating either silly or plane shapes that move as part of a joke...private joke or just to play games (technically, the cards he can use to play tricks on or kill people with are either Nen-infused or ''Nen-produced'' all the time -- making his card tricks ''something else'')... loads of stuff. All of which become either very deadly or dead necessary when others least expect it.
28th Jan '18 10:53:07 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Tasuke's asked to burn some hairs with his fire powers, so he goes into his usual warm-up pose before tossing a tiny flame. Later, despite his protests that his fire-spewing steel fan is a weapon and not merely a handy device to ward off the cold, he can be seen in the background, lightly fanning Nuriko after the latter complains about the cold.

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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Tasuke's ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'':
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asked to burn some hairs with his fire powers, so he goes into his usual warm-up pose before tossing a tiny flame. Later, despite his protests that his fire-spewing steel fan is a weapon and not merely a handy device to ward off the cold, he can be seen in the background, lightly fanning Nuriko after the latter complains about the cold.cold.
** Tatara has GreenThumb powers, which he can use to grow CombatTentacles... or flowers.
** Mitsukake's Senshi power is [[HealingHands healing]], and he uses it in his work as a doctor. The drawback is that he can only use his skills one time a day, [[CastFromLifespan or he'll die]].


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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', [[spoiler: Minoru "Doctor" Kamiya]] uses his powers to [[spoiler: give himself plastic surgery]] and then work in a clinic.
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