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24th Aug '16 6:36:28 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, she was too proud to do such a thing, but not only is it sensible, it also gives the actress a break from the grueling 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, she movies Mystique was too proud to do such a thing, but not only is it sensible, a sensible idea, it also gives the actress a break from the grueling 7-hour makeup process.
24th Aug '16 6:34:14 PM DesertDragon
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*** Starting this movie, shapeshifter Mystique gives herself a "default" human form--simply Creator/JenniferLawrence without the prosthetics--to pass as normal in human society when she doesn't need to impersonate anyone but doesn't want to make a scene with her natural blue skin either. In the previous movies, she was too proud to do such a thing, but not only is it sensible, it also gives the actress a break from the grueling makeup process.

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*** Starting in this movie, shapeshifter Mystique gives herself a "default" default human form--simply Creator/JenniferLawrence without the prosthetics--to pass as normal in human society public when she doesn't need to impersonate anyone but doesn't want to make a scene draw attention with her natural blue skin either.skin. In the previous movies, she was too proud to do such a thing, but not only is it sensible, it also gives the actress a break from the grueling makeup process.
17th Jun '16 4:37:46 PM DesertDragon
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** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Shaw makes Emma Frost use her ability to turn into diamond to chip off an ice cube for his drink.

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** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
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Shaw makes Emma Frost use her ability to turn into diamond to chip off an ice cube for his drink.drink.
*** Starting this movie, shapeshifter Mystique gives herself a "default" human form--simply Creator/JenniferLawrence without the prosthetics--to pass as normal in human society when she doesn't need to impersonate anyone but doesn't want to make a scene with her natural blue skin either. In the previous movies, she was too proud to do such a thing, but not only is it sensible, it also gives the actress a break from the grueling makeup process.
7th Jun '16 8:08:13 PM stupac85
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** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': Bobby Drake uses his [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] to turn the school fountain into a makeshift ice skating rink and also create a pair of ice skates for himself by freezing a layer of ice on the bottom of his normal tennis shoes.
19th Dec '15 1:25:41 PM erforce
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* Inverted in ''Disney/BigHero6''. Hiro invents his microbots with peaceful purposes in mind, but the BigBad weaponizes them.
* At the end of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Queen Elsa uses her [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] to entertain her subjects, making an ice-skating rink in summer. She's also implied to create blocks of ice to be regularly delivered to people's ice boxes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'', Dracula uses his telekinesis to change Mavis' diaper. Every parent probably dreams of having that ability.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'':
** The Parr's homelife in a nutshell — especially Helen, who finds a way to apply her superpowers to nearly every household chore despite her oft-expressed desire to live a normal life. And, related to PowerPerversionPotential, having an elastic body probably came in very handy during the pregnancies. (For that matter, a rubbery woman is the least likely for Bob to accidentally crush with his strength).
** Inverted in one brief scene, when Helen realizes (much to her chagrin) that in spite all the cool stuff that she can do with her stretching powers...she can't seem to control the size of her butt.
** At one point Bob uses his super strength to throw a football an extreme distance, and his son Dash uses his super speed to catch it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'':
** One of [[ImaginaryFriend Bing-Bong]] and Riley's past adventures had them traveling back in time so they could eat breakfast twice in one day.
** One of the trailers shows Anger's [[BurningWithAnger flaming head]] used for cooking marshmallows. In the actual film it's used at the climax [[spoiler: to cut a hole in the windows of Headquarters and let Joy and Sadness back inside.]]
* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' - Merlin's borderline RealityWarper powers are used to help "Wart" do his chores so Merlin can sneak Wart off for lessons. Though this inevitably backfires when Wart's guardians stumble upon this and ground Wart for quite some time.
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* ''Film/FantasticFour''

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* ''Film/FantasticFour''''Film/FantasticFour2005''



** The second movie keeps up this trend with Sue using her power to make Reed's Blackberry invisible when he's ignoring her and Reed using his stretching ability to dance up a storm at his bachelor party. As mentioned in the comic section above, the Fantastic Four use their powers in this manner all the time, since the comic has a very domestic atmosphere.

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** The [[Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer second movie movie]] keeps up this trend with Sue using her power to make Reed's Blackberry invisible when he's ignoring her and Reed using his stretching ability to dance up a storm at his bachelor party. As mentioned in the comic section above, the Fantastic Four use their powers in this manner all the time, since the comic has a very domestic atmosphere.



* The wizard Gandalf in ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' is seen using a small fire spell to light his pipe. [[spoiler: He uses the same spell later on in the movie to much greater effect by turning pine cones into fire bombs.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'', Dracula uses his telekinesis to change Mavis' diaper. Every parent probably dreams of having that ability.
* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'':
** One of [[ImaginaryFriend Bing-Bong]] and Riley's past adventures had them traveling back in time so they could eat breakfast twice in one day.
** One of the trailers shows Anger's [[BurningWithAnger flaming head]] used for cooking marshmallows. In the actual film it's used at the climax [[spoiler: to cut a hole in the windows of Headquarters and let Joy and Sadness back inside.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'', Dracula uses ''Film/IronMan3'', [[TheDragon Savin]] [[FreezeFrameBonus can be seen]] using his telekinesis extremis powers to change Mavis' diaper. Every parent probably dreams of having that ability.
* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'':
** One of [[ImaginaryFriend Bing-Bong]] and Riley's past adventures had them traveling back in time so they could eat breakfast twice in one day.
** One of the trailers shows Anger's [[BurningWithAnger flaming head]] used for cooking marshmallows. In the actual film it's used at the climax [[spoiler: to cut a hole in the windows of Headquarters and let Joy and Sadness back inside.]]
keep his coffee hot.



* Franchise/JamesBond is always using Q's fantastic gadgets for mundane (or just 'other') purposes. For example, at the beginning of ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' M and Moneypenny give Bond a watch containing a powerful electromagnet. Almost immediately after M and Moneypenny leave, Bond uses it to open the zippered dress of his latest 'conquest'.

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* Franchise/JamesBond Film/JamesBond is always using Q's fantastic gadgets for mundane (or just 'other') purposes. For example, at the beginning of ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' M and Moneypenny give Bond a watch containing a powerful electromagnet. Almost immediately after M and Moneypenny leave, Bond uses it to open the zippered dress of his latest 'conquest'.'conquest'.
* ''Film/{{Looper}}''
** Part of the film's premise is that the mob uses TimeTravel for corpse disposal.
** Inverted in the case of telekinesis: most psychics in the film are barely capable of lifting coins a few inches above their hands, and mainly use their ability for party tricks... [[spoiler: except for [[PersonOfMassDestruction Cid]], AKA [[TheDreaded the Rainmaker]].]]



* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' movie, Tom Servo mentions that he uses his Interocitor, a device from the movie they're watching that can do everything from fire disintegrator rays to pilot spaceships, to make hot chocolate.

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* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie Mystery Science Theater 3000]]'' movie, Tom Servo mentions that he uses his Interocitor, a device from the movie they're watching that can do everything from fire disintegrator rays to pilot spaceships, to make hot chocolate.chocolate.
* In ''Film/PacificRim'', after {{Kaiju}} attacks have become a fact of life, enterprising scavengers have adapted accordingly, learning to harvest Kaiju parts for public use. Just for starters, Kaiju excrement is said to possess enough phosphorous in one cubic meter to fertilize an entire field.



* ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'',
** Dave is trying to clean up his lab (an abandoned subway station) before his date with his LoveInterest. Realizing he's running out of time, he uses magic to [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} enchant a broom]], a bucket, and a few other objects to do the cleaning for him. Naturally, it all goes out of control, flooding the place and nearly getting Dave electrocuted in the process. In fact, he's falling into the electrified water, as his [[Creator/NicolasCage master]] Balthazar comes back and freezes him in mid-air. Balthazar is ''not'' pleased.
** Drake, Dave's Morganite counterpart, uses his magical abilities to be an illusionist.
** Dave also uses Tesla coils to impress a girl by making them "play music" ("Secrets" by Music/OneRepublic).



* In ''Film/{{Superman}}'', Perry White reassures Lois Lane that newly-hired Clark Kent won't be dead weight as a reporter, in part because he's [[SuperSpeed the fastest typist Perry's ever seen]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'':
** The Parr's homelife in a nutshell — especially Helen, who finds a way to apply her superpowers to nearly every household chore despite her oft-expressed desire to live a normal life. And, related to PowerPerversionPotential, having an elastic body probably came in very handy during the pregnancies. (For that matter, a rubbery woman is the least likely for Bob to accidentally crush with his strength).
** Inverted in one brief scene, when Helen realizes (much to her chagrin) that in spite all the cool stuff that she can do with her stretching powers...she can't seem to control the size of her butt.
** At one point Bob uses his super strength to throw a football an extreme distance, and his son Dash uses his super speed to catch it.
* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' - Merlin's borderline RealityWarper powers are used to help "Wart" do his chores so Merlin can sneak Wart off for lessons. Though this inevitably backfires when Wart's guardians stumble upon this and ground Wart for quite some time.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''
**
In ''Film/{{Superman}}'', ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', Perry White reassures Lois Lane that newly-hired Clark Kent won't be dead weight as a reporter, in part because he's [[SuperSpeed the fastest typist Perry's ever seen]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'':
** The Parr's homelife in In a nutshell — especially Helen, who finds deleted scene from ''Film/SupermanII'', Superman cooks a way to apply her superpowers to nearly every household chore despite her oft-expressed desire to live a normal life. And, related to PowerPerversionPotential, having an elastic body probably came in very handy during the pregnancies. (For that matter, a rubbery woman is the least likely for Bob to accidentally crush soufflé with his strength).
heat vision.
** Inverted In ''Film/SupermanIII'', Superman makes Lana Lang a diamond for a ring by crushing it in one brief scene, when Helen realizes (much to her chagrin) that in spite all the cool stuff that she can do with her stretching powers...she can't seem to control the size of her butt.
** At one point Bob uses
his super strength to throw a football an extreme distance, and his son Dash uses his super speed to catch it.
* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' - Merlin's borderline RealityWarper powers are used to help "Wart" do his chores so Merlin can sneak Wart off for lessons. Though this inevitably backfires when Wart's guardians stumble upon this and ground Wart for quite some time.
bare hands.



* Adam from ''Film/UpsideDown'' gets a job at [[MegaCorp Transworld]] and uses the pink pollen (with its [[ArtisticLicensePhysics double-gravity]]-canceling properties) to design…an anti-aging cream.
* The main villain in ''The Wax Mask'' has invented technology that allows him to can create cyborgs in the 20th century, which he uses to make lifelike wax mannequins out of kidnapped people for his museum.



* In a deleted scene from ''Film/SupermanII'', Superman cooks a soufflé with his heat vision.
* In ''Film/SupermanIII'', Superman makes Lana Lang a diamond for a ring by crushing it in his bare hands.
* Part of the premise of ''Film/{{Looper}}'' is that the mob uses TimeTravel for corpse disposal.
** Inverted in the case of telekinesis: most psychics in the film are barely capable of lifting coins a few inches above their hands, and mainly use their ability for party tricks... [[spoiler: except for [[PersonOfMassDestruction Cid]], AKA [[TheDreaded the Rainmaker]].]]
* Gandalf in ''Film/TheHobbit'' is seen using a small fire spell to light his pipe. [[spoiler: He uses the same spell later on in the movie to much greater effect by turning pine cones into fire bombs.]]
* In ''Film/PacificRim'', after {{Kaiju}} attacks have become a fact of life, enterprising scavengers have adapted accordingly, learning to harvest Kaiju parts for public use. Just for starters, Kaiju excrement is said to possess enough phosphorous in one cubic meter to fertilize an entire field.
* In ''Film/IronMan3'', [[TheDragon Savin]] [[FreezeFrameBonus can be seen]] using his extremis powers to keep his coffee hot.
* In ''Film/SorcerersApprentice'', Dave is trying to clean up his lab (an abandoned subway station) before his date with his LoveInterest. Realizing he's running out of time, he uses magic to [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} enchant a broom]], a bucket, and a few other objects to do the cleaning for him. Naturally, it all goes out of control, flooding the place and nearly getting Dave electrocuted in the process. In fact, he's falling into the electrified water, as his [[Creator/NicolasCage master]] Balthazar comes back and freezes him in mid-air. Balthazar is ''not'' pleased.
** Drake, Dave's Morganite counterpart, uses his magical abilities to be an illusionist.
** Dave also uses Tesla coils to impress a girl by making them "play music" ("Secrets" by Music/OneRepublic).
* At the end of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Queen Elsa uses her [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] to entertain her subjects, making an ice-skating rink in summer. She's also implied to create blocks of ice to be regularly delivered to people's ice boxes.
* Adam from ''Film/UpsideDown'' gets a job at [[MegaCorp Transworld]] and uses the pink pollen (with its [[ArtisticLicensePhysics double-gravity]]-canceling properties) to design…an anti-aging cream.
* Inverted in ''Disney/BigHero6''. Hiro invents his microbots with peaceful purposes in mind, but the BigBad weaponizes them.

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* In a deleted scene from ''Film/SupermanII'', Superman cooks a soufflé with his heat vision.
* In ''Film/SupermanIII'', Superman makes Lana Lang a diamond for a ring by crushing it in his bare hands.
* Part of the premise of ''Film/{{Looper}}'' is that the mob uses TimeTravel for corpse disposal.
** Inverted in the case of telekinesis: most psychics in the film are barely capable of lifting coins a few inches above their hands, and mainly use their ability for party tricks... [[spoiler: except for [[PersonOfMassDestruction Cid]], AKA [[TheDreaded the Rainmaker]].]]
* Gandalf in ''Film/TheHobbit'' is seen using a small fire spell to light his pipe. [[spoiler: He uses the same spell later on in the movie to much greater effect by turning pine cones into fire bombs.]]
* In ''Film/PacificRim'', after {{Kaiju}} attacks have become a fact of life, enterprising scavengers have adapted accordingly, learning to harvest Kaiju parts for public use. Just for starters, Kaiju excrement is said to possess enough phosphorous in one cubic meter to fertilize an entire field.
* In ''Film/IronMan3'', [[TheDragon Savin]] [[FreezeFrameBonus can be seen]] using his extremis powers to keep his coffee hot.
* In ''Film/SorcerersApprentice'', Dave is trying to clean up his lab (an abandoned subway station) before his date with his LoveInterest. Realizing he's running out of time, he uses magic to [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} enchant a broom]], a bucket, and a few other objects to do the cleaning for him. Naturally, it all goes out of control, flooding the place and nearly getting Dave electrocuted in the process. In fact, he's falling into the electrified water, as his [[Creator/NicolasCage master]] Balthazar comes back and freezes him in mid-air. Balthazar is ''not'' pleased.
** Drake, Dave's Morganite counterpart, uses his magical abilities to be an illusionist.
** Dave also uses Tesla coils to impress a girl by making them "play music" ("Secrets" by Music/OneRepublic).
* At the end of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Queen Elsa uses her [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] to entertain her subjects, making an ice-skating rink in summer. She's also implied to create blocks of ice to be regularly delivered to people's ice boxes.
* Adam from ''Film/UpsideDown'' gets a job at [[MegaCorp Transworld]] and uses the pink pollen (with its [[ArtisticLicensePhysics double-gravity]]-canceling properties) to design…an anti-aging cream.
* Inverted in ''Disney/BigHero6''. Hiro invents his microbots with peaceful purposes in mind, but the BigBad weaponizes them.
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15th Nov '15 7:19:53 AM Andyroid
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** One of the trailers shows Anger's flaming head used for cooking marshmallows.

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** One of the trailers shows Anger's [[BurningWithAnger flaming head head]] used for cooking marshmallows.marshmallows. In the actual film it's used at the climax [[spoiler: to cut a hole in the windows of Headquarters and let Joy and Sadness back inside.]]
19th Aug '15 1:06:32 PM Omeganian
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* One of [[ImaginaryFriend Bing-Bong]] and Riley's past adventures in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' had them traveling back in time so they could eat breakfast twice in one day.

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* One In ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'', Dracula uses his telekinesis to change Mavis' diaper. Every parent probably dreams of having that ability.
* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'':
**One
of [[ImaginaryFriend Bing-Bong]] and Riley's past adventures in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' adventures had them traveling back in time so they could eat breakfast twice in one day.day.
** One of the trailers shows Anger's flaming head used for cooking marshmallows.
8th Aug '15 6:00:14 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* One of [[ImaginaryFriend Bing-Bong]] and Riley's past adventures in ''Film/InsideOut'' had them traveling back in time so they could eat breakfast twice in one day.

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* One of [[ImaginaryFriend Bing-Bong]] and Riley's past adventures in ''Film/InsideOut'' ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' had them traveling back in time so they could eat breakfast twice in one day.
8th Aug '15 5:59:19 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* One of [[ImaginaryFriend Bing-Bong]] and Riley's past adventures in ''Film/InsideOut'' had them traveling back in time so they could eat breakfast twice in one day.
26th Jul '15 2:09:19 PM siberia82
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** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': When Logan wants a cold drink, he gives a Dr. Pepper to Bobby Drake, who uses his powers to chill the drink.

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** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': When Logan wants a cold drink, he gives a Dr. Pepper to Bobby Drake, who uses his powers to chill the drink.it.



*** Magneto uses his metal-controlling powers to stitch his head wound.

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*** Magneto uses his metal-controlling powers to stitch his head wound.wound and to raise the volume control knob on the television set.
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