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10th May '16 11:23:19 PM erforce
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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Terminators don't need to breathe; that also means they can't take air into their lungs to float like humans can, and sink in deep water. Terminators that need to infiltrate human society also cannot weigh much more than humans, which is especially important for ones that have to pretend to be lightweight, small human women, like Cameron. That also makes them very easy for other Terminators to pick up and throw around and reduces their physical strength, meaning a Terminator like Cameron can't win a straight slugging match. A Terminator's mechanical nature means that it cannot heal physical damage like a human can and must keep a stockpile of parts to repair itself, and damage to its neural chip means that it cannot repair damage to its programming ''at all''.
* Series/PainkillerJane [[AvertedTrope averts]] the HealingFactor version (and is also a NonIndicativeName): Jane can heal herself, but has no super tolerance for pain and has to endure every minute of the pain associated with the injury she receives. However, she does become more resistant to pain and is able to avoid showing the pain, which she does when she's trying to convince a Neuro that he is being HoistByHisOwnPetard (she shoots her hand and shows it to him as the damage is repaired without any reaction on her face).

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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Terminators don't need to breathe; that also means they can't take air into their lungs to float like humans can, and sink in deep water. Terminators that need to infiltrate human society also cannot weigh much more than humans, which is especially important for ones that have to pretend to be lightweight, small human women, like Cameron. That also makes them very easy for other Terminators to pick up and throw around and reduces their physical strength, meaning a Terminator like Cameron can't win a straight slugging match. A Terminator's mechanical nature means that it cannot heal physical damage like a human can and must keep a stockpile of parts to repair itself, and damage to its neural chip means that it cannot repair damage to its programming ''at all''.
* Series/PainkillerJane ''Series/PainkillerJane'' [[AvertedTrope averts]] the HealingFactor version (and is also a NonIndicativeName): Jane can heal herself, but has no super tolerance for pain and has to endure every minute of the pain associated with the injury she receives. However, she does become more resistant to pain and is able to avoid showing the pain, which she does when she's trying to convince a Neuro that he is being HoistByHisOwnPetard (she shoots her hand and shows it to him as the damage is repaired without any reaction on her face).
9th Apr '16 9:59:22 AM valdora
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*** An early episode of the series actually explains that people who will become immortal will eventually be driven to suicide if they reach sufficient age of maturity without dying. This is explained as a sort of secondary power that should ensure that immortals will be in their prime of life when their immortality activates.
5th Mar '16 2:32:58 PM nombretomado
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** The problem they were having with the Extermis component (the newest among many attempts to recreate the [[CaptainAmerica Super Serum]]) was that while it gave large amounts of strength, it also had the minor side effect to cause users to ''explode'' when angry.

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** The problem they were having with the Extermis Extremis component (the newest among many attempts to recreate the [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Super Serum]]) was that while it gave large amounts of strength, it also had the minor side effect to cause users to ''explode'' when angry.
2nd Mar '16 12:34:45 PM Konczewski
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*** And in episode "Hell Bent", the white male Time Lord General is shown regenerating into a black female.
16th Jan '16 6:07:19 PM nombretomado
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* Partially averted in the made for TV movie ''Stan Lee's Lightspeed'', in which the titular [[SuperSpeed speedster]] ([[AmbiguousSyntax Lightspeed, not]] StanLee) gets windburn if he uses his powers without a special protective suit (which, by the way, he purchased at an ordinary sporting goods store) and quickly depletes all of his energy if he doesn't regularly take special nutrition supplements. Also, his base of operations for the duration of the film is the hospital room where he's still recovering from mild radiation poisoning as a result of [[ILoveNuclearPower his origin]].

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* Partially averted in the made for TV movie ''Stan Lee's Lightspeed'', in which the titular [[SuperSpeed speedster]] ([[AmbiguousSyntax Lightspeed, not]] StanLee) Creator/StanLee) gets windburn if he uses his powers without a special protective suit (which, by the way, he purchased at an ordinary sporting goods store) and quickly depletes all of his energy if he doesn't regularly take special nutrition supplements. Also, his base of operations for the duration of the film is the hospital room where he's still recovering from mild radiation poisoning as a result of [[ILoveNuclearPower his origin]].
1st Jan '16 6:45:16 PM nombretomado
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* Possible subversion in ''{{Smallville}}'': in a cliffhanger where Clark loses his powers near the end, a doctor must save his life by injecting him with a substance via syringe. Clark's parents (unaware that he has lost his powers) are terrified that the doctor will discover their son's secret, as they expect him to be invulnerable to needles in much the same way that he is invulnerable to bullets. However, the needle goes in fine, because of the loss of his powers.

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* Possible subversion in ''{{Smallville}}'': ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': in a cliffhanger where Clark loses his powers near the end, a doctor must save his life by injecting him with a substance via syringe. Clark's parents (unaware that he has lost his powers) are terrified that the doctor will discover their son's secret, as they expect him to be invulnerable to needles in much the same way that he is invulnerable to bullets. However, the needle goes in fine, because of the loss of his powers.
21st Dec '15 3:31:01 PM chopshop
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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': A king manages to trap death, meaning no one can die. Which sounds great, unless you're in horrible pain from a terminal injury or illness. Hades asks our heroines to save death in order to save mankind from eternal suffering.

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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': A king manages to trap death, meaning no one can die. Which sounds great, unless you're in horrible pain from a terminal injury or illness. Hades asks our heroines to save death in order to save mankind from eternal suffering.suffering.
* An aversion of this is a plot point in ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Rush". An artifact in a cave gives a group of teenagers the power of superspeed, but only partially changes their body structure to withstand physical effects. As a result, the physical damage caused by constantly running so fast leads to the teenagers slowly and unwittingly killing themselves through abuse of their superspeed; Scully notes that one of them, age 17, has musculature more similar to a man in his eighties.
** Similarly, another MonsterOfTheWeek is killed because his powers suffer from CripplingOverspecialization. He was an IntangibleMan but could only phase through objects that had electrical energy flowing through them. Thus when someone tried to run over him with a car, he instinctively phased through the car only to be bifurcated when the upper half of his body collided with the non-electrical glass.
4th Oct '15 7:48:14 PM nombretomado
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* Both the UK BeingHuman and the USA/Canada BeingHumanRemake feature werewolves who transform from human to wolf at the full moon. While conservation of mass seems to be ignored, the werewolves do not get the benefit of pain resistance in transformation, as it has been pointed out multiple times that the transformation involves each of the body's organs failing as it transitions from man to beast. A 39-year-old werewolf in the remake seems to be well into his sixties on account of having a heart attack once a month since he was 14. The only thing saving the werewolves is the secondary healing factor, dependent on the ''natural'' transformation; [[spoiler:should a werewolf somehow start the transformation outside of the full moon, he will not survive the organ failure, which George discovers in the UK version]].

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* Both the UK BeingHuman ''Series/BeingHumanUK'' and the USA/Canada BeingHumanRemake ''Series/BeingHumanUS'' feature werewolves who transform from human to wolf at the full moon. While conservation of mass seems to be ignored, the werewolves do not get the benefit of pain resistance in transformation, as it has been pointed out multiple times that the transformation involves each of the body's organs failing as it transitions from man to beast. A 39-year-old werewolf in the remake seems to be well into his sixties on account of having a heart attack once a month since he was 14. The only thing saving the werewolves is the secondary healing factor, dependent on the ''natural'' transformation; [[spoiler:should a werewolf somehow start the transformation outside of the full moon, he will not survive the organ failure, which George discovers in the UK version]].
13th Sep '15 1:00:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''NoOrdinaryFamily'' includes a few examples of imperfect powers. In one episode, Jim tries to stop a moving car, but his super strength and invulnerability are not enough to overcome a car's momentum. This results in him getting run over repeatedly. Stephanie is depicted as consuming huge amounts of food to fuel her super-speed. She also trips and tumbles for hundreds of meters when she tries reading a text message while super-running. There's also a bit of [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] going on, with Stephanie's assistant spouting the number of laws of physics that are being broken (Why doesn't the friction burn off her clothes? Shouldn't the sand destroy her corneas at that speed? How is she compensating for the wind shear?).

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* ''NoOrdinaryFamily'' ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily'' includes a few examples of imperfect powers. In one episode, Jim tries to stop a moving car, but his super strength and invulnerability are not enough to overcome a car's momentum. This results in him getting run over repeatedly. Stephanie is depicted as consuming huge amounts of food to fuel her super-speed. She also trips and tumbles for hundreds of meters when she tries reading a text message while super-running. There's also a bit of [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] going on, with Stephanie's assistant spouting the number of laws of physics that are being broken (Why doesn't the friction burn off her clothes? Shouldn't the sand destroy her corneas at that speed? How is she compensating for the wind shear?).
11th May '15 6:45:36 PM Rebu
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** The problem they were having with the Extermis component (the newest among many attempts to recreate the [[CaptainAmerica Super Serum]]) was that while it gave large amounts of strength, it also had the minor side effect to cause users to ''explode'' when angry.

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** The problem they were having with the Extermis component (the newest among many attempts to recreate the [[CaptainAmerica Super Serum]]) was that while it gave large amounts of strength, it also had the minor side effect to cause users to ''explode'' when angry.angry.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': A king manages to trap death, meaning no one can die. Which sounds great, unless you're in horrible pain from a terminal injury or illness. Hades asks our heroines to save death in order to save mankind from eternal suffering.
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