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9th Nov '17 2:20:45 AM StClair
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--->'''Member 436:''' Try to imagine. You're a multiple amputee who's been ''flayed alive''. You can't feel your own ''heartbeat''. You can't feel yourself ''breathe''. You can feel metal rubbing against your muscles and organs. ''And you don't recognize the man in the mirror''.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'', Plutonian, being a FlyingBrick, should need several of those to be able to use his super strength the way he does, like lifting ships without them breaking apart, but [[spoiler: he doesn't, because he doesn't have primary powers either - he is a RealityWarper who subconciously alters the fabric of spacetime around him. When he punches something, he changes the density of his fist and the objects he punches and breaks Newton's laws to not outright kill his opponents. He isn't even aware of it, he just thinks he is very strong.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'', Plutonian, being a FlyingBrick, should need several of those to be able to use his super strength the way he does, like lifting ships without them breaking apart, but [[spoiler: he doesn't, because he doesn't have primary powers either - he is a RealityWarper who subconciously subconsciously alters the fabric of spacetime around him. When he punches something, he changes the density of his fist and the objects he punches and breaks Newton's laws to not outright kill his opponents. He isn't even aware of it, he just thinks he is very strong.]]
9th Nov '17 2:08:22 AM StClair
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** This was explicitly acknowledged several times: for instance, in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} he was technically fast enough to travel through time under his own power (like Superman could), but he would have been totally atomised by friction if he ever tried to move at that kind of speed.

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** *** This was explicitly acknowledged several times: for instance, in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} he was technically fast enough to travel through time under his own power (like Superman could), but he would have been totally atomised by friction if he ever tried to move at that kind of speed.
9th Nov '17 2:06:59 AM StClair
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* In a BadFuture issue of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'', [[Comicbook/GreenArrow Connor Hawke]] and ComicBook/TheAtom were able to penetrate Darkseid's supposedly unbreakable [[DeflectorShields force field]] by exploiting the fact that light waves could pass through it. The Atom reasoned that if the field actually shut out light, Darkseid would be blind.

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* In a BadFuture issue of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'', [[Comicbook/GreenArrow Connor Hawke]] and ComicBook/TheAtom were able to penetrate Darkseid's supposedly unbreakable impenetrable [[DeflectorShields force field]] by exploiting the fact that light waves could pass through it. The Atom reasoned that if the field actually shut out light, Darkseid would be blind.
18th Oct '17 6:38:30 PM jormis29
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** The ''Ultimate Galactus'' trilogy also has a bit where [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] realizes that if Colossus turned his ''entire'' body to organic steel, then he wouldn't be able to see. One eye poke later...

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** The ''Ultimate Galactus'' trilogy ''ComicBook/UltimateGalactusTrilogy'' also has a bit where [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] realizes that if Colossus turned his ''entire'' body to organic steel, then he wouldn't be able to see. One eye poke later...
14th Oct '17 7:19:36 AM Chabal2
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* One of the many deconstructed tropes (and source of problems) in ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' is that a lot of powers are limited to what physics say they can do. Thus the Superman {{expy}} can't just push a plane headed for the WTC out of the way (he can fly, but has nothing to push off against), the Flash expy kills Hughie's girlfriend because he can't actually see where he was going (as he was running across the Atlantic at the time), a little girl discovers she has EyeBeams and non-heatproof eyes... Small wonder that the corporation responsible for them prefers them to stay in their own hedonistic bubble most of the time.
13th Sep '17 3:05:18 PM SinDustries
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** Once again, DependingOnTheWriter, certain series have specifically stated that Storm actually pulls weather from the surrounding areas in a form of EquivalentExchange. When she made it rain for her village to experience a bountiful harvest, she put other portions of her homeland into a drought. How far this sphere of influence extends is anyone's guess, though.
13th Sep '17 2:58:50 PM SinDustries
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** Which is a bit of research failure regarding Angel, since he's adapted for extreme heights that actually includes an ability to handle frigid temperatures.

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** Which is a bit of research failure regarding Angel, since he's adapted for extreme heights that actually includes an ability to handle frigid temperatures.temperatures, though it's not specified if there's a difference between the temperature at altitudes he's used to flying through and the temperature on the ground at that time. It's possible his tolerance to cold was just overcome.
13th Sep '17 1:58:08 PM SinDustries
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*** Considering not all super powers are innate in the Marvel universe, its possible the reason Taskmaster can do more then should be humanly possible is that at some point he copied a Mystic Martial Artist and is useing some sort of chi or other mystical force that normally requires years of training to achieve

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*** Considering not all super powers are innate in the Marvel universe, its possible the reason Taskmaster can do more then should be humanly possible is that at some point he copied a Mystic Martial Artist and is useing using some sort of chi or other mystical force that normally requires years of training to achieve
11th Sep '17 10:53:20 AM Ambaryerno
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* This is actually a plot point in the miniseries ''Worst X-Man Ever''. Bailey Hoskins is a mutant with the ability to [[WhyAmITicking blow himself up]]. That's it. That's his only power. What he does ''not'' have is any of the powers required to actually ''survive'' or reconstitute himself afterwards. If he were to use his power he would be KilledOffForReal.
11th Sep '17 10:32:23 AM Ambaryerno
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*** The simple ''existence'' of Logan's HealingFactor is this: Once someone stopped and realized what would ''actually'' happen to someone whose entire skeleton was covered in metal, his healing abilities were invented to explain why he was even still alive. As a result, whenever Logan's healing factor isn't working, he faces a slow death from adamantium poisoning without medical intervention.
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