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3rd Sep '16 3:14:22 AM Tron80
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* In several adaptations, Franchise/{{Superman}} is seen using his heat-vision to shave. Then again a single one of his hairs can hold a ton of weight comfortably, so it's not like he could just use a razor.

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In several adaptations, Franchise/{{Superman}} Superman is seen using his heat-vision to shave. Then again a single one of his hairs can hold a ton of weight comfortably, so it's not like he could just use a razor.



** In [[http://mises.org/story/2242 this]] article, an economist argues that if he were real, Superman [[ReedRichardsIsUseless should also spend his time making billions of dollars doing mundane things]] like lifting satellites into orbit or manufacturing diamonds. The author notes that if Superman objects to the crass materialism of the situation, he could simply donate all his money to charity and likely solve world hunger.
*** Superman ''did'' try to solve world hunger... and failed.
*** Superman has ''also'' manufactured a ton of diamonds in ''Superman: True Brit''. [[YouFailEconomicsForever Unfortunately, he made WAY too many...]]

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** In [[http://mises.org/story/2242 this]] article, an economist argues that if he were real, Superman [[ReedRichardsIsUseless should also spend his time making billions of dollars doing mundane things]] like lifting satellites into orbit or manufacturing diamonds. The author notes that if Superman objects to the crass materialism of the situation, he could simply donate all his money to charity and likely solve world hunger.
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hunger. However, Superman ''did'' try to solve world hunger... and failed.
*** Superman
failed. He has ''also'' manufactured a ton of diamonds in ''Superman: True Brit''. [[YouFailEconomicsForever Unfortunately, he made WAY too many...]]



** [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=685:superlandscaping&catid=36:stupor-powers-index&Itemid=38 Super-Landscaping]].
** Does Clark Kent "interviewing" Superman to get his job at the Daily Planet count?
*** It does if one accepts the "super hypnosis" explanation for ClarkKenting.

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** In a Silver Age issue he uses... [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=685:superlandscaping&catid=36:stupor-powers-index&Itemid=38 Super-Landscaping]].
** Does Clark Kent "interviewing" Superman to get his job at the Daily Planet count?
*** It does if one accepts the "super hypnosis" explanation for ClarkKenting.
Super-Landscaping]].



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' has used sometimes her heat vision to roast marshmallows and her SuperSpeed to tidy an apartment (as seen in a flashback during the storyline ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'').

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** Supergirl
has used sometimes her heat vision to roast marshmallows and her SuperSpeed to tidy an apartment (as seen in a flashback during the storyline ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'').''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'').
** Subverted in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth''. Kara wants to use her SuperSpeed to rebuild the wrecked base of the DEO, but her foster mother suggests that she first needs to learn how non-powered people deal with disasters, so she helps out without using her powers for a bit.
* ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' has been seen using her heat vision to shave her legs. Since she is nigh invulnerable, her options are limited.
26th Jul '16 12:09:15 PM Tron80
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*** Superman ''did'' try to solve world hunger...[[TearJerker and failed.]]

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*** Superman ''did'' try to solve world hunger...[[TearJerker and failed.]]


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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' has used sometimes her heat vision to roast marshmallows and her SuperSpeed to tidy an apartment (as seen in a flashback during the storyline ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'').
12th Jun '16 4:27:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Creator/MarvelComics'' villain {{Taskmaster}} has photographic reflexes and can [[MegaManning mimic any motion he sees]]. He uses this to copy his opponents' fighting styles, learn martial arts by watching movies, and also improve his golf swing and learn to ski from the winter Olympics. In high school, he became a star quarterback after watching one pro football game. And thanks to being an ''Series/IronChef'' fan, he's also an excellent cook.

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* ''Creator/MarvelComics'' villain {{Taskmaster}} ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} has photographic reflexes and can [[MegaManning mimic any motion he sees]]. He uses this to copy his opponents' fighting styles, learn martial arts by watching movies, and also improve his golf swing and learn to ski from the winter Olympics. In high school, he became a star quarterback after watching one pro football game. And thanks to being an ''Series/IronChef'' fan, he's also an excellent cook.
15th May '16 9:38:44 AM nombretomado
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** The movies did a good job showing {{Magneto}} using his powers casually, to pull up chairs for people or keep some steel balls bouncing back-and-forth in midair without strings suspending them.

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** The movies did a good job showing {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} using his powers casually, to pull up chairs for people or keep some steel balls bouncing back-and-forth in midair without strings suspending them.
5th Mar '16 1:10:55 PM Blazer
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* One ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' comic had Kimberly use her Power Morpher as a cup coaster. It bit her in the butt when she forgot it and she was needed.
31st Dec '15 6:12:06 PM Anddrix
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* Young SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} repeatedly used their magic to move their Manhattan apartment in ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard''. Why go through all the trouble of moving if you can bring the whole thing, walls and all?

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* Young SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} Loki repeatedly used their magic to move their Manhattan apartment in ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard''. Why go through all the trouble of moving if you can bring the whole thing, walls and all?
26th Dec '15 7:34:17 PM nombretomado
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** TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks basically turned him into a ''full-bore doormat'' with this; flying dinosaur skeletons into the Metropolis Museum (with a specially-designed removable roof, no less!), smoothing out a ship's transport for Lois Lane by lifting it over his head...

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** TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks basically turned him into a ''full-bore doormat'' with this; flying dinosaur skeletons into the Metropolis Museum (with a specially-designed removable roof, no less!), smoothing out a ship's transport for Lois Lane by lifting it over his head...
3rd Nov '15 3:16:36 PM nombretomado
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** Early in the ''DarkPhoenixSaga,'' Jean Grey uses her powers to change her Phoenix costume into normal clothing at the molecular level. Seeing her use such incredible power so casually unnerves Cyclops quite a bit.

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** Early in the ''DarkPhoenixSaga,'' ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga,'' Jean Grey uses her powers to change her Phoenix costume into normal clothing at the molecular level. Seeing her use such incredible power so casually unnerves Cyclops quite a bit.
28th Aug '15 6:39:54 PM zarpaulus
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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'''s Doctor Manhattan constantly uses his god-like powers in the laboratory, and he creates duplicates so he can *ahem* lavish attention on Laurie while working on an experiment. She actually gets pissed about that, both because he didn't ask (it's implied they've done this before) and because he was multitasking.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'''s Doctor Manhattan constantly uses his god-like powers in the laboratory, and he creates duplicates so he can *ahem* lavish attention on Laurie while working on an experiment. She actually gets pissed about that, both because he didn't ask (it's implied they've done this before) and because he was multitasking.working while they were making love.
28th Jul '15 8:59:01 AM Malitia
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* Livewire of ''Comicbook/{{Harbinger}}'' is a technopath who can text and tweet at once. She's used this skill to save her team before, albeit, a different one.

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* Livewire of ''Comicbook/{{Harbinger}}'' is a technopath who can text and tweet at once. She's used this skill to save her team before, albeit, a different one.one.
* Young SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} repeatedly used their magic to move their Manhattan apartment in ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard''. Why go through all the trouble of moving if you can bring the whole thing, walls and all?
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