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12th Jun '16 1:39:34 PM SpocktorWho
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* [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Castiel]] from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' occasionally makes use of his angelic powers for rather mundane things, particularly during the time period when [[spoiler:he has [[CloudCukooLander several screws loose]] due to absorbing Sam's [[ImHavingSoulPains soul pains]] from time spent in Lucifer's Cage.]] He sets up a Sorry game instantly, pranks Dean by inviting him to pull his finger and then exploding a lightbulb, and follows around a honey bee. Later when the Winchesters find out that all processed food in America has been drugged by the bad guys, Castiel uses his teleport to visit a little farm in Normandy and obtain ingredients to make them sandwiches.
26th May '16 7:24:58 PM wuggles
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** [[spoiler: In season 2 when he is temporarily BroughtDownToNormal, there's a montage comparing his morning routine with powers to his morning routine without powers, with the latter having more of a depressing tone to it.]]
25th May '16 2:35:32 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' season 3 has chemist-turned-methamphetamine-maker Walt going to work for a drug cartel. On his first day, he finds his new assistant, also an expert chemist, using his sophisticated knowledge and equipment to make really, REALLY good coffee. Walt's reaction upon tasting: "This stuff is amazing -- why are we making meth?"

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' season 3 has ''Series/BreakingBad'': in "Sunset," chemist-turned-methamphetamine-maker Walt going goes to work for a drug cartel. in Gus Fring's lab. On his first day, he finds his new assistant, assistant Gale Boetticher, also an expert chemist, using his sophisticated knowledge and equipment to make really, REALLY good coffee. Walt's reaction upon tasting: "This stuff is amazing -- why are we making meth?"
11th Aug '15 9:26:02 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark has been seen using heat vision to make toast, pop corn and heat drinks, using SuperSpeed to clean up and run to school whenever he misses the bus and SuperStrength for his many farm chores. He also uses SuperStrength and heat vision to make a diamond ring for Lana, likely a ShoutOut to the ''Film/SupermanIII'' scene.
** His parents, being aware of his powers, aren't fooled when he tries to use them to get out of trouble.

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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark has been seen using heat vision to make toast, pop corn and heat drinks, using SuperSpeed to clean up and run to school whenever he misses the bus and SuperStrength for his many farm chores. He also uses SuperStrength and heat vision to make a diamond ring for Lana, likely a ShoutOut to the ''Film/SupermanIII'' scene.
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scene. In one scene, he and his father prepared to go fishing and Clark remarked he could use his XRayVision to locate the fish. His parents, being aware of his powers, aren't fooled when he tries to use them to get out of trouble.
5th Jun '15 1:13:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', [[RobotGirl Cameron]] uses her superhuman strength to fight hostile robots, pound down concrete walls, and....pick up heavy loads to put in the truck on shopping trips. Her ability to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis rapidly analyze data]] is also used to do such things as plot stellar patterns, plan out a pool game, or to take a stress reading from a person by touching their neck.

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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', [[RobotGirl Cameron]] uses her superhuman strength to fight hostile robots, pound down concrete walls, and....pick up heavy loads to put in the truck on shopping trips. Her ability to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis rapidly analyze data]] is also used to do such things as plot stellar patterns, plan out a pool game, or to take a stress reading from a person by touching their neck.



* ''AxMen'': Shelby Stanga carries a long-barreled [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]], ostensibly to defend himself from the local wildlife. One day, while felling a large tree, made recalcitrant by Shelby's...questionable felling technique, he helps the tree tip over using the ''revolver''.
* In the show ''NoHeroics'', the opening credits show each character using their powers for mundane problems in their daily lives. Alex uses his heat powers to cook his TV dinner. Sarah uses her electronics powers to steal some cash from an ATM. Don uses his foresight ability to find out that his train is delayed. Jenny uses her super strength to move a car out of the way in a parking lot.

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* ''AxMen'': ''Series/AxMen'': Shelby Stanga carries a long-barreled [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]], ostensibly to defend himself from the local wildlife. One day, while felling a large tree, made recalcitrant by Shelby's...questionable felling technique, he helps the tree tip over using the ''revolver''.
* In the show ''NoHeroics'', ''Series/NoHeroics'', the opening credits show each character using their powers for mundane problems in their daily lives. Alex uses his heat powers to cook his TV dinner. Sarah uses her electronics powers to steal some cash from an ATM. Don uses his foresight ability to find out that his train is delayed. Jenny uses her super strength to move a car out of the way in a parking lot.
30th Apr '15 12:34:58 PM nombretomado
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* Not quite a "superhero power", but in an episode of ''GreenWing'' the doctors used an X-ray machine to check inside bags of crisps (chips) and pick out the ones that had money inside them. (For non-Brits, there was a promotion run by Walkers, a huge crisp company, where instead of having to collect tokens or anything, there would just be £20 notes inside some crisp packets instead. It was actually finished some years before the episode aired, but it was a very popular promotion.)

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* Not quite a "superhero power", but in an episode of ''GreenWing'' ''Series/GreenWing'' the doctors used an X-ray machine to check inside bags of crisps (chips) and pick out the ones that had money inside them. (For non-Brits, there was a promotion run by Walkers, a huge crisp company, where instead of having to collect tokens or anything, there would just be £20 notes inside some crisp packets instead. It was actually finished some years before the episode aired, but it was a very popular promotion.)
29th Mar '15 8:11:16 PM Micah
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* As can be expected, Barry in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' learns to use his SuperSpeed for pretty much anything. This annoys Wells a bit, since Barry is not using the ability to stop other meta-humans or train his speed. While Joe is normally okay with Barry using his speed to get things done faster (although, technically, from Barry's perspective, they take exactly as much time as they normally would), except when they are decorating a Christmas tree. When Barry does this in about a second, Joe makes him undo it all and do it properly. When preparing for a date, Barry uses his speed to quickly try on dozens of different outfits. He can also avoid standing in line at a coffee shop by making everyone's drinks, including his own, in half a second. When wanting to take a picture with Wells, Cisco, and Caitlin, he presses the button on the camera, quickly runs around the desk to the others, then runs back to keep the camera from falling. The shutter speed is apparently fast enough to avoid a blur on the picture.

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* As can be expected, Barry in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' learns to use his SuperSpeed for pretty much anything. This annoys Wells a bit, since Barry is not using the ability to stop other meta-humans or train his speed. While Joe is normally okay with Barry using his speed to get things done faster (although, technically, from Barry's perspective, they take exactly as much time as they normally would), except when they are decorating a Christmas tree. When Barry does this in about a second, Joe makes him undo it all and do it properly. When preparing for a date, Barry uses his speed to quickly try on dozens of different outfits. He can also avoid standing in line at a coffee shop by making everyone's drinks, including his own, in half a second. When wanting to take a picture with Wells, Cisco, and Caitlin, he presses the button on the camera, quickly runs around the desk to the others, then runs back to keep the camera from falling. The shutter speed is apparently fast enough to avoid a blur on the picture.picture.
* On ''Series/TheMiddleman'', Cecil Rogers is cursed with immortality, after having used up a spot on the ''Titanic'' lifeboats for his tuba. He spends a number of years working as a stuntman.
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4th Mar '15 10:38:35 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{Haven}}'', Vickie used her ArtInitiatesLife ability to calm a crying baby down by entertaining him with dancing leaves.

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* In ''Series/{{Haven}}'', Vickie used her ArtInitiatesLife ability to calm a crying baby down by entertaining him with dancing leaves.leaves.
* As can be expected, Barry in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' learns to use his SuperSpeed for pretty much anything. This annoys Wells a bit, since Barry is not using the ability to stop other meta-humans or train his speed. While Joe is normally okay with Barry using his speed to get things done faster (although, technically, from Barry's perspective, they take exactly as much time as they normally would), except when they are decorating a Christmas tree. When Barry does this in about a second, Joe makes him undo it all and do it properly. When preparing for a date, Barry uses his speed to quickly try on dozens of different outfits. He can also avoid standing in line at a coffee shop by making everyone's drinks, including his own, in half a second. When wanting to take a picture with Wells, Cisco, and Caitlin, he presses the button on the camera, quickly runs around the desk to the others, then runs back to keep the camera from falling. The shutter speed is apparently fast enough to avoid a blur on the picture.
4th Mar '15 10:26:27 AM ChronoLegion
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** Matt Parkman reads his wife's mind to help him set up the perfect night with her - such as putting on a song that's been in her head all day - and to cheat at his detective exam. In Season Two, he tests his mind-control by influencing Molly to finish her cereal.

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** Matt Parkman reads his wife's mind to help him set up the perfect night with her - such as putting on a song that's been in her head all day - and to cheat at his detective exam.exam (to be fair, though, he is partly using it to overcome his dyslexia). In Season Two, he tests his mind-control by influencing Molly to finish her cereal.
11th Jan '15 9:51:35 PM Rebu
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** In one pre-intro sequence, he flew to win a game of pickup basketball.
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