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26th Oct '16 3:37:27 PM N8han11
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** A sentient pile of goo no less. Apparently it somehow separated his atomic structure and blended them together while still allowing his organs to function.



** Exactly how does Shego manage not to vaporize her own hands if she doesn't have a HealingFactor? (A popular idea in {{fanon}}.)
*** It would also explain how she survived the end of ''So the Drama''.



** Considering his powers are derived from being part-ghost, it's entirely possible he may have some form of {{immortality}}.
** Also applies to ecto-blasts, which punch through walls with ease but only smack normal characters around.
*** Actually, his ecto-blasts seem to {{avert|edTrope}} this. It seems like they can blast through people too. One episode, "Flirting with Disaster", suggests that he holds back when fighting around (or with) normal people. He even says that since he knew that it wasn't really Valerie he was fighting in that episode, that he wouldn't hold back this time. He then proceeds to blast two of the robot's limbs off.



*** Then again, the same must also apply to ''any'' speedster type.



** This is actually supported in an episode where Apple Bloom made a potion that made her keep getting cutie marks. She was able to use all the skills like a master, which ranged from speaking French to taming lions to using a hula hoop like a helicopter. However, this becomes another example of Required Secondary Powers because she was spontaneously generating new talents at random and they were [[PowerIncontinence always on]]. Her tap dancing talent manifested late at night, waking up Applejack because she couldn't ''stop'' tap dancing, and when her French-speaking talent manifested, she could ''only'' speak in French.
26th Oct '16 3:36:17 PM N8han11
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*** Cross-county skis actually hold the answer to this: fish-scale skis, in which the bottom of the ski is like a ratchet, with the front edge of each "scale" being a shallow incline and the back being a sharp slope.



** This seems to be a matter of control, however. Skilled Firebenders have been shown to be able to at least deflect or disperse fire thrown by an opponent if prepared for it; part of it comes from the bender's method of manipulating their element in unconventional ways ("bending" of plants, sand, metal, and even human bodies, or adapting principles like redirection from other bending disciples). It stands to reason that an unskilled or careless Firebender could hurt themselves, but it's likely that they're taught extreme control and discipline from an early age (after all, if your kid could breathe fire, the first thing you'd do would be to make sure he or she fully understood how dangerous it is).
*** If Aang's first Firebending teacher is anything to go by, the very first lesson a Firebender learns is iron control, and any Bender that can't or won't learn is probably going to get exiled because of the danger they pose to others (remember that Aang ended up burning Katara because he decided control was boring, and learned his lesson because of it; now, imagine someone who's screwed up once or twice and still doesn't get it).
*** Actually, there are visible minor burn scars on Aang's palms and feet in the latter half of Book Three, as he's beginning to master Firebending.

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** This seems to be a matter of control, however. Skilled Firebenders have been shown to be able to at least deflect or disperse fire thrown by an opponent if prepared for it; part of it comes from the bender's method of manipulating their element in unconventional ways ("bending" of plants, sand, metal, and even human bodies, or adapting principles like redirection from other bending disciples). It stands to reason that an unskilled or careless Firebender could hurt themselves, but it's likely that they're taught extreme control and discipline from an early age (after all, if your kid could breathe fire, the first thing you'd do would be to make sure he or she fully understood how dangerous it is).
*** If Aang's first Firebending teacher is anything to go by, the very first lesson a Firebender learns is iron control, and any Bender that can't or won't learn is probably going to get exiled because of the danger they pose to others (remember that Aang ended up burning Katara because he decided control was boring, and learned his lesson because of it; now, imagine someone who's screwed up once or twice and still doesn't get it).
*** Actually, there are visible minor burn scars on Aang's palms and feet in the latter half of Book Three, as he's beginning to master Firebending.
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** While maybe not required, the Airbenders seem to have resistance to wind burns and Earthbenders aren't bruised by their kicking and punching of rocks, though how much of that is kung fu magic or just bending power is left unanswered.
*** Aang has been shown to use a spreading motion while increasing his speed meaning he is likely moving air out of his way. As for how he can breath without said air it has also been shown that Aang has in impressive lung capacity.
*** It's possible all forms of bending utilize a [[KiAttacks development of the person's chi]] similar to telekinesis- for example it's not actually their foot hitting the rock but ''energy'' transferred to the rock by the kick. Or they simply don't physically ''connect'' with the target and there's a miniscule gap unnoticeable to casual viewing, which is supported by the fact that Firebenders don't create flames touching their skin, but hovering just above.
*** A sound theory, supported by Haru's actions in episode 6, where he's seen multiple times just twirling a few rocks in the air above his hands.

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** While maybe not required, the The Airbenders seem to have resistance to wind burns and Earthbenders aren't bruised by their kicking and punching of rocks, though how much of that is kung fu magic or just bending power is left unanswered.
*** ** Aang has been shown to use a spreading motion while increasing his speed meaning he is likely moving air out of his way. As for how he can breath without said air it has also been shown that Aang has in impressive lung capacity.
*** It's possible all forms of bending utilize a [[KiAttacks development of the person's chi]] similar to telekinesis- for example it's not actually their foot hitting the rock but ''energy'' transferred to the rock by the kick. Or they simply don't physically ''connect'' with the target and there's a miniscule gap unnoticeable to casual viewing, which is supported by the fact that Firebenders don't create flames touching their skin, but hovering just above.
*** A sound theory, supported by Haru's actions in episode 6, where he's seen multiple times just twirling a few rocks in the air above his hands.
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** Strangely, Lugnut appears to be unharmed by [[PowerFist The Punch of Kill Everything]] (a [[AscendedFanon fanon name made canon]], by the way) ''except'' when it's triggered prematurely.
*** Admittedly, even then it doesn't ''hurt'' him; just knock him back with its force.
*** Ratchet mentions that his EMP generator doesn't hurt him. Other personal mods might work the same way.

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** Strangely, Lugnut appears to be unharmed by [[PowerFist The Punch of Kill Everything]] (a [[AscendedFanon fanon name made canon]], by the way) ''except'' when it's triggered prematurely.
*** Admittedly, even then it doesn't ''hurt'' him; just knock him back with its force.
*** Ratchet mentions that his EMP generator doesn't hurt him. Other personal mods might work the same way.
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26th Oct '16 3:33:57 PM N8han11
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** Of course, Superman wasn't actively trying to use his powers there. He has shown anchoring powers before and since, so it's probably something he has to consciously make happen, and Batman caught him by surprise (Superman's so used to people shooting him, the thought that an unpowered human would use a martial arts throw against him probably never even occurred to him).
17th Jun '16 7:00:32 AM meanmetalmario
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** The one-off villain Isis "Icy" Vanderchill was AnIcePerson who lacked the standard "immunity to cold" (in other words, her own powers were constantly a danger to her, since she also exhibited PowerIncontinence); her plot for the episode was [[ItsAllAboutMe to make St. Canard extraordinarily hot so that she could live there]]. Darkwing ended up taking her out by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard using her own snow machine against her]].

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** The one-off villain Isis "Icy" Vanderchill was AnIcePerson who lacked the standard "immunity an immunity to cold" (in other words, cold, or at least an immunity to ''feeling'' cold. She lived deep underground where she would take lava baths and [[ExtremeOmnivore eat hot charcoal briquettes]] in an effort to get warm, and her own powers were constantly a danger to her, since she also exhibited PowerIncontinence); her villainous plot for the episode was [[ItsAllAboutMe to make St. Canard extraordinarily hot so that she could live there]].above ground again]]. Darkwing ended up taking her out by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard using her own snow machine against her]].
4th May '16 5:46:29 PM SteveMB
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', Morgaine Le Fay casts an eternal youth spell on herself and her immortal son, as obviously they would continue aging past the point of being decrepit otherwise. Her son didn't know this, and when he tried to age himself into an adult, realized he accidentally broke the "youth" portion of the spell, but still had immortality. At the end of the episode his years rapidly catch up with him, turning him into a drooling old man, [[FateWorseThanDeath unable to move but also unable to die]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', Morgaine Le Fay casts an eternal youth spell on herself and her immortal son, as obviously they would continue aging past the point of being decrepit otherwise. Her son didn't know this, and when he tried to age himself into an adult, realized he accidentally broke the "youth" portion of the spell, but still had immortality. At the end of the episode his years rapidly catch up with him, turning him into [[AgeWithoutYouth a drooling old man, man]], [[FateWorseThanDeath unable to move but also unable to die]].
20th Mar '16 3:08:25 AM Hanz
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' have The Impossible Family, semi-AffectionateParody of the Franchise/FantasticFour; Cody bursts into flames when exposed to oxygen, and merely burns painfully as a result. The Invisible Woman expy can only make her skin invisible (or rather, make it ''visible'': it's invisible by default and she requires all her concentration just to look normal).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' have The Impossible Family, semi-AffectionateParody of the Franchise/FantasticFour; Franchise/FantasticFour who shows what happens when you ''don't'' have this; Cody bursts into flames when exposed to oxygen, and merely burns painfully as a result. The Invisible Woman expy can only make her skin invisible (or rather, make it ''visible'': it's invisible by default and she requires all her concentration just to look normal).
11th Feb '16 10:03:11 AM Ookamikun
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*** Of course, [[CrazyPrepared Batman already knew that]]. Considering that it's not like Superman doesn't keep his powers a secret, that's why he did that instead of punching him in the face with Kryptonite right off the bat.
20th Sep '15 9:53:53 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' Morgaine Le Fay cast an eternal youth spell on herself and her immortal son, as obviously they would continue aging past the point of being decrepit otherwise. Her son didn't know this, and when he tried to age himself into an adult, realized he accidentally broke the "youth" portion of the spell, but still had immortality. At the end of the episode his years rapidly catch up with him, turning him into a drooling old man, unable to move but also unable to die.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' Unlimited'', Morgaine Le Fay cast casts an eternal youth spell on herself and her immortal son, as obviously they would continue aging past the point of being decrepit otherwise. Her son didn't know this, and when he tried to age himself into an adult, realized he accidentally broke the "youth" portion of the spell, but still had immortality. At the end of the episode his years rapidly catch up with him, turning him into a drooling old man, [[FateWorseThanDeath unable to move but also unable to die.die]].
20th Sep '15 9:52:22 AM Vir
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* In JusticeLeagueUnlimited Morgaine Le Fay cast an eternal youth spell on herself and her immortal son, as obviously they would continue aging past the point of being decrepit otherwise. Her son didn't know this, and when he tried to age himself into an adult, realized he accidentally broke the "youth" portion of the spell, but still had immortality. At the end of the episode his years rapidly catch up with him, turning him into a drooling old man, unable to move but also unable to die.

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* In JusticeLeagueUnlimited ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' Morgaine Le Fay cast an eternal youth spell on herself and her immortal son, as obviously they would continue aging past the point of being decrepit otherwise. Her son didn't know this, and when he tried to age himself into an adult, realized he accidentally broke the "youth" portion of the spell, but still had immortality. At the end of the episode his years rapidly catch up with him, turning him into a drooling old man, unable to move but also unable to die.
20th Sep '15 9:52:01 AM Vir
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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Elsa the Snow Queen explicitly states "the cold never bothered me anyway" in her song to explain how she could live on a mountain top in an ice palace in nothing but an [[PimpedOutDress evening gown made of ice magic]], and not a particularly warm one at that.
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