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14th Sep '17 6:03:09 PM SinDustries
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* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' (and can lean towards [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} its sister series]]), Jaune finds and decides to play with Team RWBY's weapons. He can't hold Crescent Rose properly (and it's noted in the main series that Ruby and her uncle Qrow are the only two who have the skill to use scythe weapons) and he's blown away by an accidental discharge of Ember Cella, showing that he lacks the body strength to not get blow away by arm-mounted shotguns.

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* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' (and can lean towards [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} its sister series]]), Jaune finds and decides to play with Team RWBY's weapons. He can't hold Crescent Rose properly (and it's noted in the main series that Ruby and her uncle Qrow are the only two who have the skill to use scythe weapons) and he's blown away by an accidental discharge of Ember Cella, Celica, showing that he lacks the body strength to not get blow away by arm-mounted shotguns.
23rd Jul '17 6:07:21 AM TroperDoper
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** Exemplified in the testing logs with [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-896 SCP-896]]. Leveling up in the game allows the player to increase their real world stats in correspondence to the stats in the game. Testing involved getting 5 D-class personnel to each level up a different stat by playing the game: Knight (Stamina), Beserker (Strength), Cleric (Wisdom), Warlock (Intelligence), Bard (Charisma). As testing went on, the downsides to each increase started to show. Knight's skin becomes almost impenetrable, but is unable to move from the lack of elasticity. Cuts along the joints (achieved from using ''diamond'' blades) have allowed motion and he luckily does not feel pain. Beserker gains superhuman levels of strength, but is as physically durable as the next man. This results in his death when he rips a heavily-reinforced door off its hinges, shattering his bones from the sheer amount of force that he could generate but not withstand. Warlock is able to recall impressive magnitudes of information, but isn't capable of utilising it in a creative or meaningful way. Inversely, Cleric is capable of advanced organisation and problem-solving, but his long-term memory is severely lacking,

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** Exemplified in the testing logs with [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-896 SCP-896]]. Leveling up in the game allows the player to increase their real world stats in correspondence to the stats in the game. Testing involved getting 5 D-class personnel to each level up a different stat by playing the game: Knight (Stamina), Beserker (Strength), Cleric (Wisdom), Warlock (Intelligence), Bard (Charisma). As testing went on, the downsides to each increase started to show. Knight's skin becomes almost impenetrable, but is unable to move from the lack of elasticity. Cuts along the joints (achieved from using ''diamond'' blades) have allowed motion and he luckily does not feel pain. Beserker gains superhuman levels of strength, but is as physically durable as the next man. This results in his death when he rips a heavily-reinforced door off its hinges, shattering his bones from the sheer amount of force that he could generate but not withstand. Warlock is able to recall impressive magnitudes of information, but isn't capable of utilising it in a creative or meaningful way. Inversely, Cleric is capable of advanced organisation and problem-solving, but his long-term memory is severely lacking, lacking.
23rd Jul '17 6:06:14 AM TroperDoper
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** Exemplified in the testing logs with [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-896 SCP-896]]. Leveling up in the game allows the player to increase their real world stats in correspondence to the stats in the game. Testing involved getting 5 D-class personnel to each level up a different stat by playing the game: Knight (Stamina), Beserker (Strength), Cleric (Wisdom), Warlock (Intelligence), Bard (Charisma)). As testing went on, the downsides to each increase started to show. Knight's skin become almost impenetrable, but is unable to move from the lack of elasticity. Cuts along the joints (achieved from using ''diamond'' blades) have allowed motion and he luckily does not feel pain. Beserker gains superhuman levels of strength, but is as physically durable as the next man. This results in his death when he rips a heavily-reinforced door off its hinges, shattering his bones from the sheer amount of force that he could generate but not withstand. Warlock is able to recall impressive magnitudes of information, but isn't capable of utilising it in a creative or meaningful way. Inversely, Cleric is capable of advanced organisation and problem-solving, but his long-term memory is severely lacking,

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** Exemplified in the testing logs with [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-896 SCP-896]]. Leveling up in the game allows the player to increase their real world stats in correspondence to the stats in the game. Testing involved getting 5 D-class personnel to each level up a different stat by playing the game: Knight (Stamina), Beserker (Strength), Cleric (Wisdom), Warlock (Intelligence), Bard (Charisma)).(Charisma). As testing went on, the downsides to each increase started to show. Knight's skin become becomes almost impenetrable, but is unable to move from the lack of elasticity. Cuts along the joints (achieved from using ''diamond'' blades) have allowed motion and he luckily does not feel pain. Beserker gains superhuman levels of strength, but is as physically durable as the next man. This results in his death when he rips a heavily-reinforced door off its hinges, shattering his bones from the sheer amount of force that he could generate but not withstand. Warlock is able to recall impressive magnitudes of information, but isn't capable of utilising it in a creative or meaningful way. Inversely, Cleric is capable of advanced organisation and problem-solving, but his long-term memory is severely lacking,
23rd Jul '17 5:58:04 AM TroperDoper
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** It is eventually revealed as to precisely why superpowers have these required secondary protections/ support abilities: [[spoiler: they're deliberately included as part of each of the shards released by the [[EldritchAbomination Entities]] to grant powers. Since the shards need their hosts to survive so they can reach maturity while still getting useful applicable data from the hosts and their combat experience, the shards automatically include limitations, secondary abilities, and defenses to protect their hosts from their own powers or allow them to effectively use a power that would otherwise be hard to operate on their own, i.e. Taylor's insect-control]].

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** It is eventually revealed as to precisely why superpowers have these required secondary protections/ support abilities: [[spoiler: they're deliberately included as part of each of the shards released by the [[EldritchAbomination Entities]] to grant powers. Since the shards need their hosts to survive so they can reach maturity while still getting useful applicable data from the hosts and their combat experience, the shards automatically include limitations, secondary abilities, and defenses defences to protect their hosts from their own powers or allow them to effectively use a power that would otherwise be hard to operate on their own, i.e. Taylor's insect-control]].


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** Exemplified in the testing logs with [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-896 SCP-896]]. Leveling up in the game allows the player to increase their real world stats in correspondence to the stats in the game. Testing involved getting 5 D-class personnel to each level up a different stat by playing the game: Knight (Stamina), Beserker (Strength), Cleric (Wisdom), Warlock (Intelligence), Bard (Charisma)). As testing went on, the downsides to each increase started to show. Knight's skin become almost impenetrable, but is unable to move from the lack of elasticity. Cuts along the joints (achieved from using ''diamond'' blades) have allowed motion and he luckily does not feel pain. Beserker gains superhuman levels of strength, but is as physically durable as the next man. This results in his death when he rips a heavily-reinforced door off its hinges, shattering his bones from the sheer amount of force that he could generate but not withstand. Warlock is able to recall impressive magnitudes of information, but isn't capable of utilising it in a creative or meaningful way. Inversely, Cleric is capable of advanced organisation and problem-solving, but his long-term memory is severely lacking,
18th May '17 12:21:42 AM HiddenWindshield
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* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' (and can lean towards [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} its sister series]]), Jaune finds and decides to play with Team RWBY's weapons. He can't hold Crescent Rose properly (and it's noted in the main series that Ruby and her uncle Qrow are the only two who have the skill to use scythe weapons) and he's blown away by an accidental discharge of Ember Cella, showing that he lacks the body strength to not get blow away by arm-mounted shotguns.

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* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' (and can lean towards [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} its sister series]]), Jaune finds and decides to play with Team RWBY's weapons. He can't hold Crescent Rose properly (and it's noted in the main series that Ruby and her uncle Qrow are the only two who have the skill to use scythe weapons) and he's blown away by an accidental discharge of Ember Cella, showing that he lacks the body strength to not get blow away by arm-mounted shotguns.shotguns.
* Generally, metahumans in the world of ''Literature/{{Curveball}}'' have the secondary powers they need to use their primary powers effectively. It does come up occasionally, though.
** [[SuperSpeed Red Shift]] generates a force field around himself whenever he exceeds a certain speed, so that he can travel at Mach 3 without the slipstream tearing his arms off. It also apparently keeps him in contact with the ground, as he was able to run up a staircase at nearly supersonic speeds without launching himself into the air. He's been known to use it [[BarrierWarrior as a weapon in and of itself]], by running just fast enough that the force field forms, then running into people.
** [[spoiler:Agent Hu]] has the ability to [[PlayingWithFire turn into living fire]]. Unfortunately, she ''doesn't'' have the ability to keep herself from immolating her own clothes (which, admittedly, isn't so much "required" as it is "[[NakedPeopleAreFunny would be really, really nice]]").
** Officially, [[spoiler:Agent Grant]] has the power of [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]]. However, in his particular type of teleportation, there's a split second when he exists at both the origin and destination points simultaneously. He learned at a fairly young age [[MesACrowd how to interrupt the process at that point]]. However, since his powers didn't originally involve cloning himself, they don't provide any help at all in keeping track of his [[WhichMe various bodies]].
15th May '17 6:32:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, this is usually an important part of the plot and/or the character. Since Whateley is a [[strike: {{SuperheroSchool}}]] AcademyOfAdventure teaching teenagers how to deal with their powers this trope gets discussed quite a bit within several stories.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, this is usually an important part of the plot and/or the character. Since Whateley is a [[strike: {{SuperheroSchool}}]] AcademyOfAdventure teaching teenagers how to deal with their powers this trope gets discussed quite a bit within several stories.



* In ''TrintonChronicles'' it would seem like everyone who has an ability that might normally kill them has an unmentioned secondary power.

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* In ''TrintonChronicles'' ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'' it would seem like everyone who has an ability that might normally kill them has an unmentioned secondary power.
8th Jan '17 6:40:31 PM Blazer
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* The illustrati of ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheLimelight'' generally can't hurt themselves with their own power; for example, those with the domain of glass can't be cut by the sharp edges of broken glass, and those with the domain of flame are immune to burns.

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* The illustrati of ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheLimelight'' generally can't hurt themselves with their own power; for example, those with the domain of glass can't be cut by the sharp edges of broken glass, and those with the domain of flame are immune to burns.burns.
* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' (and can lean towards [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} its sister series]]), Jaune finds and decides to play with Team RWBY's weapons. He can't hold Crescent Rose properly (and it's noted in the main series that Ruby and her uncle Qrow are the only two who have the skill to use scythe weapons) and he's blown away by an accidental discharge of Ember Cella, showing that he lacks the body strength to not get blow away by arm-mounted shotguns.
11th Mar '16 3:28:29 PM KhymChanur
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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCPs]] with seemingly beneficial properties inevitably have a drawback, often in this vein (such as one that grants immortality but shuts down the [[WhoWantsToLiveForever a body's ability to heal]]), that renders them too dangerous to remain uncontained.

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCPs]] with seemingly beneficial properties inevitably have a drawback, often in this vein (such as one that grants immortality but shuts down the [[WhoWantsToLiveForever a body's ability to heal]]), that renders them too dangerous to remain uncontained.
22nd Nov '15 6:23:22 PM nombretomado
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* The demons in the ''TheSalvationWar'' all have giant back muscles that are very similar to the cells of the electric eels, which makes up for the energy a 20 foot tall man would need. The flying demons are filled with a light and highly flameable gas that allows them to fly and breath fire. However, the byproduct to the gas makes the demon's blood HIGHLY acidic, and while their insides are well protected from the acid, their skin bursts into flames if the blood touches it.

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* The demons in the ''TheSalvationWar'' ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' all have giant back muscles that are very similar to the cells of the electric eels, which makes up for the energy a 20 foot tall man would need. The flying demons are filled with a light and highly flameable gas that allows them to fly and breath fire. However, the byproduct to the gas makes the demon's blood HIGHLY acidic, and while their insides are well protected from the acid, their skin bursts into flames if the blood touches it.
8th Jun '15 10:28:20 PM fourtimesnine
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* This is a RunningGag on [[http://www.villainsource.com/ Villain Source]] (Your Online Source For Everything Evil) which sells awesome superpowers then lists all the unfortunate [[SideEffectsInclude side effects]] in the small print.

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* This is a RunningGag on [[http://www.villainsource.com/ Villain Source]] (Your Online Source For Everything Evil) which sells awesome superpowers then lists all the unfortunate [[SideEffectsInclude side effects]] in the small print.print.
* The illustrati of ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheLimelight'' generally can't hurt themselves with their own power; for example, those with the domain of glass can't be cut by the sharp edges of broken glass, and those with the domain of flame are immune to burns.
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