History PlayingWith / BoxingLessonsForSuperman

16th Mar '18 12:13:23 AM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Subverted''': As Electro Man learns more about how electricity actually works, he unfortunately finds that his earlier ability to shoot "Electro Bullets" was mostly thanks to AchievementsInIgnorance and now that he knows it should be impossible, he can't do it at all. Now hindered with technical knowledge of how electrons work, his imagination has been thoroughly inhibited and his abilities are near-useless.

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As Electro Man learns more about how electricity actually works, he unfortunately finds that his earlier ability to shoot "Electro Bullets" was mostly thanks to AchievementsInIgnorance and now that he knows it should be impossible, he can't do it at all. Now hindered with technical knowledge of how electrons work, his imagination has been thoroughly inhibited and his abilities are near-useless.
15th Mar '18 11:49:15 PM Nasrudith
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** Magic Fist has the ability to generate contact based explosions and it turns out that applying mundane techniques of boxing is the wrong approach. Any power his physical strength contributes is negligible and trying to follow techniques based on mundane constraints just limits him. What he actually needs is an appropriate style for his powers.
15th Feb '18 6:16:37 PM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Reconstructed''': After the SuperRegistrationAct forces Electro Man to become a killing machine, he learns additional things on his off-time, and eventually gains enough control over his ability to use them for other purposes besides violence and military applications.

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After the SuperRegistrationAct forces Electro Man to become a killing machine, he learns additional things on his off-time, and eventually gains enough control over his ability to use them for other purposes besides violence and military applications.applications.
** What Electro Man is able to learn from the Muggle Electric Engineers comes in handy in a future arc where he's BroughtDownToNormal and has to make do with a man-portable Tesla Coil of his own design. He's also some ideas of how to improve the electrical work (and thus other effects like energy efficiency) of that PoweredArmor the team has lying around...
26th Jan '18 11:48:12 AM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Deconstructed''': The SuperRegistrationAct forces Electro Man to be trained by the government, but they only teach him abilties which are useful to ''them'' for the purposes of assassination or warfare. Electro Man becomes so efficient and powerful that he loses confidence in his abilities, because whenever he uses them, someone is sure to die.
* '''Reconstructed''': After the SuperRegistrationAct forces Electro man to become a killing machine, he learns additional things on his off-time, and eventually gains enough control over his ability to use them for other purposes besides violence and military applications.

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The SuperRegistrationAct forces Electro Man to be trained by the government, but they only teach him abilties which are useful to ''them'' for the purposes of assassination or warfare. Electro Man becomes so efficient and powerful that he loses confidence in his abilities, because whenever he uses them, someone is sure to die.
** An ImaginationBasedSuperpower needs just that, '''imagination'''. Education means logic, which trumps wonder, which makes imagination die, which means a power that no longer works well, if it works at all.
** Just like AllTherapistsAreMuggles, this trope runs into a variation we can call "All Electric Engineers Are Muggles": the men who can teach Electro Man how electricity works may be pretty good at figuring out the best way to establish the wiring in a mechanical gadget, but when talking about a man who is able to summon enough energy from out of nowhere (or maybe ''somewhere'' within himself) to fuel an entire city and disperse it with a wave of a hand in shapes as absurd as "bullets", they don't really have a clue. Electro Man may learn some things which can come in handy for day-to-day safety, but in terms of actually trying to unlock his "true potential", he's barking up the wrong tree.
* '''Reconstructed''': After the SuperRegistrationAct forces Electro man Man to become a killing machine, he learns additional things on his off-time, and eventually gains enough control over his ability to use them for other purposes besides violence and military applications.
8th Jan '18 5:02:18 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Electro Man has an ImaginationBasedSuperpower that allows him to do virtually everything... but after getting the crap kicked out of him by the MonsterOfTheWeek every time he tries to do something clever, Electro Man decides "to hell with it" and goes full-on TimTaylorTechnology with the power, just plain bitch-slapping the hell out of the threat with the BiggerStick that this creates.


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* '''Implied''': Electro-Man's dossier shows that he has a Masters in Electric Engineering.
15th Sep '17 11:12:34 AM ZombieAladdin
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** Although Electro man's super powers are amazing, he always took them for granted as being powerful, and never before considered that he could learn about the mundane parts of his power to improve the fantastic parts.

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** Although Electro man's Man's super powers are amazing, he always took them for granted as being powerful, and never before considered that he could learn about the mundane parts of his power to improve the fantastic parts.parts.
** Electro Man meets the villainous Megacoulomb, [[EvilCounterpart who has the exact same abilities as Electro Man]] but is DumbMuscle. In response, Electro Man studies how electricity works to figure out ways to outsmart him


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** A meteorologist gains WeatherManipulation and becomes reliant on them, causing his forecasting skills to falter.
1st May '17 6:45:40 PM Twoeyesshort
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Electro-Man discovers entirely new abilities through his study that most people don't actually know about, adding a useful technique ''and'' the element of surprise to his repertoire.
13th Sep '15 2:19:22 AM Kollega
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* '''Parodied''': Electro Man goes to Electro School, where he learns how to make "Electro Planes", eat "Electro Ice Cream" and seduce hot "Electro Women".

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Electro Man goes to Electro School, where he learns how to make "Electro Planes", eat "Electro Ice Cream" and seduce hot "Electro Women".Women".
** Electro Man's mentor teaching him to use his powers the smart way is [[HistoricalHilarity no one else than the]] [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Electro-Ghost of]] UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla.



* '''Enforced''': Parents complain that Electro Man is a poor role-model for children because he uses his dangerous abilities recklessly. The executives relent and ham-fist a storyarc about him going to school to learn.

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Parents complain that Electro Man is a poor role-model for children because he uses his dangerous abilities recklessly. The executives relent and ham-fist a storyarc story arc about him going to school to learn.learn.
** The comic's artist [[WriteWhatYouKnow has a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering]], and the writer is tired of superheroes [[TheAllSolvingHammer using their superpowers solely to beat things up]] - so when they start working with the Electro Man comic, the results are obvious.
11th Jun '13 10:56:21 PM VPhantom
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* '''Invoked''': Another super with powers similar to Electro Man shows up and dishes out a CurbStompBattle against the hero because he knows a thing or two about how electricity works. He then offers to train Electro Man to be more effective.

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Another super with powers similar to Electro Man shows up and dishes out a CurbStompBattle against the hero because he knows a thing or two about how electricity works. He then offers to train Electro Man to be more effective.effective.
** The BigGood forces Electro-Man to take lessons in order to harness his powers properly.
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* '''Exploited''': The BigGood forces Electro-Man to take lessons in order to harness his powers properly.
11th Jun '13 10:23:31 PM AP
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???The BigGood forces Electro-Man to take lessons in order to harness his powers properly.
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