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3rd May '17 10:20:02 AM Quanyails
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* The eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' uses his VoluntaryShapeshifting powers courtesy of ImportedAlienPhlebotinum for this almost as much as he uses them for superheroism, mostly to pull pranks on his cousin Gwen. Of course, as a large part of the series consists of Ben [[HowDoIShotWeb failing to use his powers properly]], this rarely works the way he wants. Other examples include using Grey Matter's SuperIntelligence to win a game, Xlr8's SuperSpeed to put away stuff in his grandfather's rustbucket and repair said rustbucket, Fourarm's stature and SuperStrength to run a catch tournament, and even once several alien forms to handle multiple tasks in a farm.

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* The eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' uses his VoluntaryShapeshifting powers courtesy of ImportedAlienPhlebotinum for this almost as much as he uses them for superheroism, mostly to pull pranks on his cousin Gwen. Of course, as a large part of the series consists of Ben [[HowDoIShotWeb failing to use his powers properly]], this rarely works the way he wants. Other examples include using Grey Matter's SuperIntelligence to win a game, Xlr8's [=Xlr8=]'s SuperSpeed to put away stuff in his grandfather's rustbucket and repair said rustbucket, Fourarm's stature and SuperStrength to run a catch tournament, and even once several alien forms to handle multiple tasks in a farm.
22nd Apr '17 2:14:23 AM jazzyamx
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** Not to mention that as of "Lesson Zero," Rainbow Dash [[spoiler: has apparently managed to master the Sonic Rainboom to the point of [[NukeEm using it in demolition]].]]

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** Not to mention that as of "Lesson Zero," Rainbow Dash [[spoiler: has apparently managed to master the Sonic Rainboom to the point of [[NukeEm [[FantasticNuke using it in demolition]].]]
8th Apr '17 6:25:19 PM Yuihime
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* Valerie Frizzle has an apparently-sentient [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus magic school bus]] that can fly through space at FTL speeds (to Pluto and back within a single school day!) while supporting human passengers, maintain operating temperatures and breathable atmosphere while submerged in lava or stomach acid, travel through time without causing nasty paradoxes, shapeshift, shrink to microbial or molecular levels, turn into HardLight, etc., and always automatically transforms or supports its passengers safely. She uses it to teach science class at a public school.

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* Valerie Frizzle has an apparently-sentient [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus magic school bus]] that can fly through space at FTL speeds (to Pluto and back within a single school day!) while supporting human passengers, maintain operating temperatures and breathable atmosphere while submerged in lava or stomach acid, travel through time without causing nasty paradoxes, shapeshift, shrink to microbial or molecular levels, turn into HardLight, etc., and always automatically transforms or supports its passengers safely. She uses it to teach third-grade science class at a public school.
8th Apr '17 6:23:04 PM Yuihime
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* Valerie Frizzle has an apparently-sentient [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus magic school bus]] that can fly through space at FTL speeds (to Pluto and back within a single school day!) while supporting human passengers, maintain operating temperatures and breathable atmosphere while submerged in lava or stomach acid, travel through time without causing nasty paradoxes, shapeshift, shrink to microbial or molecular levels, turn into HardLight, etc., and always automatically transforms or supports its passengers safely. She uses it to teach science class at a public school.
22nd Sep '16 8:27:47 PM nombretomado
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** It happened less so in WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce, but he starts doing it again in Ben10UltimateAlien, where he is seen using Brainstorm's SuperIntelligence to ''win a golf match''.

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** It happened less so in WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce, ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', but he starts doing it again in Ben10UltimateAlien, ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', where he is seen using Brainstorm's SuperIntelligence to ''win a golf match''.
3rd Sep '16 2:12:57 PM comicwriter
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* Robin in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.

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* Robin Comicbook/{{Robin}} in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.



-->'''Batgirl:''' Anyone using the Bat-computer for something ''other'' than downloading video game cheat codes? ''(raises her hand)'' Hm?

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-->'''Batgirl:''' -->'''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}:''' Anyone using the Bat-computer for something ''other'' than downloading video game cheat codes? ''(raises her hand)'' Hm?



* Avengers Assemble got a lot of mileage out of this trope. The third episode of the series opens with Falcon using his high-tech combat flight suit to arrive at a mission briefing on time.
** Thor and the Hulk made microwave popcorn with Mjolnir's lightning summoning, and in another episode went to the Moon to wrestle after breaking too many things in Avengers Tower during their weekly sparring matches.
** Hawkeye uses his ImprobableAimingSkills to annoy his teammates by bouncing things off their heads, build sandwiches by tossing ingredients back over his shoulder without looking, and clean house at boardwalk carnival games.

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* Avengers Assemble ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' got a lot of mileage out of this trope. The third episode of the series opens with Falcon Comicbook/TheFalcon using his high-tech combat flight suit to arrive at a mission briefing on time.
** Thor [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and the Hulk Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk made microwave popcorn with Mjolnir's lightning summoning, and in another episode went to the Moon to wrestle after breaking too many things in Avengers Tower during their weekly sparring matches.
** Hawkeye Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} uses his ImprobableAimingSkills to annoy his teammates by bouncing things off their heads, build sandwiches by tossing ingredients back over his shoulder without looking, and clean house at boardwalk carnival games.
4th Aug '16 12:24:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', Mario and co. get in a fight with the Koopalings over a wizard's lost GreenLanternRing wand. When the wizard retrieves it at the end, he reveals that he only uses it to roast weenies.

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* In an episode of ''TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', Mario and co. get in a fight with the Koopalings over a wizard's lost GreenLanternRing wand. When the wizard retrieves it at the end, he reveals that he only uses it to roast weenies.



* An episode of ''MarthaSpeaks'' involved a scientist who had invented a mind-control device. So he opened a dog obedience school.

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* An episode of ''MarthaSpeaks'' ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' involved a scientist who had invented a mind-control device. So he opened a dog obedience school.



* In the first ''[[RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody and Sherman]]'' segment, Peabody reveals that he built [[TimeMachine the Wayback Machine]] because his apartment wasn't big enough for Sherman to run around in.

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* In the first ''[[RockyAndBullwinkle ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody and Sherman]]'' segment, Peabody reveals that he built [[TimeMachine the Wayback Machine]] because his apartment wasn't big enough for Sherman to run around in.
22nd Jul '16 3:53:58 PM Godzillawolf
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** While going to Funland in "Too Short to Ride", Amethyst and Steven use their shapeshifting powers to make themselves taller to rise a rollercoaster they're too short to ride and Amethyst later uses it to cheat on a (rigged) ring toss game. [[spoiler:[[SixthRanger Peridot]] later used her newly discovered [[ExtraOreDinary ferrokinesis]] to land ten rings.]]
22nd May '16 10:32:31 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* Ian Peek in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has a belt that makes him immaterial and partially invisible. He uses it to spy on celebrities for his gossipy TV show. [[AFateWorseThanDeath Well, ''used'' it, at least...]]

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* Ian Peek in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has a belt that makes him immaterial and partially invisible. He uses it to spy on celebrities for his gossipy TV show. [[AFateWorseThanDeath Well, ''used'' it, [[AFateWorseThanDeath at least...]]
22nd May '16 10:31:57 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* Ian Peek in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has a belt that makes him immaterial and partially invisible. He uses it to spy on celebrities for his gossipy TV show.

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* Ian Peek in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has a belt that makes him immaterial and partially invisible. He uses it to spy on celebrities for his gossipy TV show. [[AFateWorseThanDeath Well, ''used'' it, at least...]]
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