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28th Jun '17 9:54:37 PM PaulA
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* One of the early hints in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' that Jane Smith has hidden skills (as an assassin) comes when she fixes the way a curtain is hanging by balancing perfectly on a chair that is standing on only one of its legs. John also uses this trope to verify his suspicions that Jane is indeed an assassin--he pretends to drop an open bottle of wine and by instinct Jane uses her better-than-average reflexes to save the carpet.

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* One of the early hints in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'' that Jane Smith has hidden skills (as an assassin) comes when she fixes the way a curtain is hanging by balancing perfectly on a chair that is standing on only one of its legs. John also uses this trope to verify his suspicions that Jane is indeed an assassin--he pretends to drop an open bottle of wine and by instinct Jane uses her better-than-average reflexes to save the carpet.
8th Jun '17 11:29:49 AM JackG
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* The introduction to the campy ''Film/DocSavage'' has Doc building a small rocket, an invention that (according to TheNarrator) may one day may be useful to mankind! Or, as it turns out, to help him fish.
5th Jun '17 1:48:25 PM AuraXtreme
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5th Jun '17 1:46:09 PM AuraXtreme
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} mentions that the same ImprobableAimingSkills he uses to fight crime also make him unbeatable at golf.

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} mentions that the same ImprobableAimingSkills he uses to fight crime also make him unbeatable at golf. Possible overlap with BlessedWithSuck, given his tone when he claims he "just can't seem to miss".



** Drake, Dave's Morganite counterpart, uses his magical abilities to be an illusionist.

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** Drake, Dave's Morganite Morganian counterpart, uses his magical abilities to be an illusionist.illusionist. Downplayed in that, due to his training getting cut short, he wasn't exactly in position to do much ''else''.




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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse''
*** After a [[CrashIntoHello Bump-Into Hello]] with Scott, Jean Grey uses her telekinesis to grab her school papers before they hit the floor... and her mind-reading to address him by name before he gives it.
11th May '17 7:02:57 PM mcgrew
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* In ''Film/{{Next}}'', Cris uses his powers to earn a very modest living as a StageMagician.
30th Mar '17 2:46:05 PM AthenaBlue
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** Even Yoda is not immune. At the conclusion of his duel with Count Dooku, he uses the force to retrieve his walking stick which was near enough that he could have simply bent down and picked it up. Prior to this, Yoda takes his lightsaber from his belt with the Force.

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** Even Yoda is not immune. At the conclusion of his duel with Count Dooku, he uses the force Force to retrieve his walking stick stick, which was near enough that he could have simply bent down and picked it up. Prior to this, Yoda takes his lightsaber from his belt with the Force.Force.
** There are multiple examples from the Expanded Universe of Jedi using their lightsabers in lieu of flashlights.


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28th Feb '17 8:42:30 PM DesertDragon
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*** Starting in this movie, shapeshifter Mystique gives herself a default human form--simply Creator/JenniferLawrence without the prosthetics--to pass as normal in public when she doesn't need to impersonate anyone but doesn't want to draw attention with her natural blue skin. In the previous movies Mystique was too proud to do such a thing, but not only is it a sensible idea, it also gives the actress a break from the 7-hour makeup process.

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*** Starting in this movie, shapeshifter Mystique gives herself a default human form--simply Creator/JenniferLawrence without the prosthetics--to pass as normal in public when she doesn't need to impersonate anyone but doesn't want to draw attention with her natural blue skin. In the previous movies Mystique was too proud before the reboot, she explicitly refuses to do such a thing, stating that she shouldn't ''have'' to pass as normal, but giving her a human form is not only is it a sensible idea, practical, but it also gives the actress a break from the 7-hour makeup process.
31st Dec '16 7:30:54 AM JMQwilleran
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', Monkey uses the Sword Unbreakable to make sushi.
21st Nov '16 11:56:29 PM ThePocket
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* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' zig-zagged this: In the future, we've perfected mech-suit technology... and we build them maybe twice the size of a human, tops, and use them as forklifts. And then Ripley uses it to fight the Xenomorph, because hell yes [[ChekhovsGun that's what we came here to see someone do with that]].
6th Nov '16 4:18:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheTuxedo'' a full espionage squad assists JackieChan in asking a girl out.

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* In ''Film/TheTuxedo'' a full espionage squad assists JackieChan Creator/JackieChan in asking a girl out.
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