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->''"One of the few human residents, Marisa Kirisame was just an ordinary girl, [[{{Flight}} flying]] as she normally does."''
--> -- '''Prologue''', ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]]''

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Thanks in part to the fact that MostWritersAreHuman, typically, [[PunyEarthlings stock, unpowered human civilians are considered the "normal", most populous, average bystander of a setting]]. Where Everyone's A Super, however, the average bystander is a BadassBystander. Whether it is because you are in a sci-fi setting where everyone is either a cyborg or SuperpoweredRobotMeterMaid or [[MindOverMatter psychic]], or a fantasy world with [[HybridMonster dragon-taurs]] walking the sidewalk next to the ChildMage, there is the assumption that not only are [[WeirdnessCensor superpowers not worth hiding]], but that they can be expected of anyone and everything in the setting. As such, anyone with superpowers are just plain not as "special" as they would be in a world with {{muggles}}. Average bystanders will openly [[MundaneUtility use their ice powers as air conditioning]].

Sometimes, this is not exactly setting-wide. It can simply be a [[MagicalLand hidden village of strange superpowered beings]] that exists with limited access to the "normal" world, and sometimes it is [[ConstructedWorld completely divorced from "our world"]]. Regardless, the point is not the fantastic world, but that any superpowers, skills, or abilities that a major character may have are rendered common and unremarkable by the standards of the place they are in.

If a character who is normally special or powerful suddenly stumbles into a place where Everyone's A Super, they may find out they are merely one of TheChosenMany. If the "superpower" is IKnowKarate, then EverybodyWasKungFuFighting.

In serious works, if the hero is lucky, he or she may have some [[SuperpowerLottery appropriately more epic power than most]], otherwise, the heroes may be little more than {{Action Survivor}}s, even if they have superpowers. Frequently, however, it is used in comic works, where the notion of superpowers are lampooned by just giving them out to everyone until [[SpecialSnowflakeSyndrome everyone is so special that nobody is special]]. If the hero is very unlucky, they might have very weak powers, or even be an UnSorcerer.

Of course, [[SuperWeight some supers are more super than others]], especially [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil the really nasty bad guys]].

Do note that this isn't for settings where superpowers are unusually common, or where everyone of note has superpowers, but where you could honestly expect [[NominalImportance unimportant, unnamed characters]] to whip out superpowers, and where that superpower use is not considered unusual or noteworthy. It ''does'', however, include fantasy settings where everyone possesses a basic capacity for magic, even if they never train in or use it (as mere bystanders could be capable of at least basic magic, and "wizard" might be as common a career choice as "shopkeeper").

Occasionally overlaps with WorldOfBadass. For when it only seems this way from the perspective of an animal or InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien, see HumansAreCthulhu. Compare and contrast with NormalFishInATinyPond.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' - Mundus Magicus turns into one of these once the heroes arrive there - especially for those who were previously just {{Muggles}}, though the main cast remains leagues more powerful then the average thug in that world.
* ''WindABreathOfHeart'' - In spite of seeming to be like a normal town, (almost) everyone in the town the story takes place has some kind of special power, often [[MundaneUtility mundane ones]], and asking what everyone else's powers are is as common as asking what someone's name is. The reason this is so common becomes a major plot point...
* ''Anime/TokyoUnderground'' features an entire underground world of psychics.
* After the second season, ''[[LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'' moves away from a certain InsignificantLittleBluePlanet and [[StayWithTheAliens goes to live in Mid-Childa]] where everyone is a mage like her. All the grunts in the military are equipped with staves to help in casting spells, the Air Force doesn't use planes since [[{{Flight}} they can fly on their own]], detectives can MindProbe criminals to retrieve information, librarians can perform search engine-like scans on thousands of shelves worth of books, EmergencyServices are protected with DeflectorShields that keep away heat and smoke and can cast the same shield on victims trapped in a burning building, doctors are equipped with the latest in medical technology and HealingHands, and students don't need to whisper to each other since they can just use {{Telepathy}}.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' and its spin-off, nearly all of the students from Academy City are undergoing esper training. So it is reasonable to expect unnamed street bullies to have some sort of super power. As one teacher put it, a student not having esper powers is something out of ordinary and worth researching. The SuperpowerLottery is very much in effect though, and most of these powers are entirely useless.
* ''{{Slayers}}'' has the "anyone can learn basic magic, but not everyone chooses to do so" variant. Notably, the swordsman of the group has a high enough "capacity" to become an incredible mage, but his attention span is too short to remember or focus on the incantations.
** The light novels present it a bit differently with Gourry being a bit smarter than he gives out...But double-subverted, in that his memory is STILL terrible.
* The hidden ninja villages in {{Naruto}} are a mix of this and EverybodyWasKungFuFighting, because they all have CharlesAtlasSuperpower. Even the youngest children are in training to use KiAttacks.
** Actually sort of subverted: even among the ninja villages only a relatively small number of the population ever go all the way through the academy to even become low-ranking genin. Though it does seems anyone could potentially use [[{{Mana}} chakra]] for they various things ninja do.
* ''Manga/IrisZero'' takes place in a world where 99% of children are born with an [[MagicalEye Iris]], which allows them to see visual clues. For example, one girl can see a [[LivingLieDetector devil tail grow on people when they lie]]. However, this causes a lot of problems, because living with a constant AugmentedReality really warps the way you view the world (often in negative ways). The girl mentioned above is also wears JadeColoredGlasses and has problems trusting people. It's a world where the tropes of KidsAreCruel and AdultsAreUseless are in full play. The 1% of kids who are not born with an Iris are known as "[[TitleDrop Iris Zeroes]]". Main Character Toru Mizushima is one such individual, and this has made him an outcast his entire life.
* Sometimes the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'''s World borders on this trope before humans arrive in it. ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' added other powerless creatures so they don't count. ''X-Evolution'' the best example with no humans or anything comparable to them in sight.
* Everyone's a little bit badass in ''TokyoMajin''. Even the one-note delinquents in the first episode pull off improbable moves like spitting nails at a spinning bat to instantly create a nail-bat, and the nosy reporter girl can bury herself in earth like a ninja. That's to say nothing of the mystic yakuza or the five protagonists with special superpowers.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* {{normalman}} (note no capital letter) was the only normal on a world full of supers. (Also the OnlySaneMan.)
* ''TopTen'': Absolutely everyone in Neopolis from bums to tycoons is superhuman: "science hero/villains" with powers, a costume and an alter ego. Aliens, robots, gods, cyborgs, psychics, all present in the crowds. Incidental details include pizza-delivery couriers with [[SuperSpeed super-speed]], cab drivers "guided by the universe" and comics such as ''Businessman''.
* In ''EarthX'', everyone's a mutant. That's one way to get rid of that FantasticRacism.
** That is, until you get a load of the Monster Generation or even the new ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', whose mutations are so freakish they're pariahs even in a world full of their own kind.
* In the ''ComicBook/NewKrypton'' story arc of the ''{{Superman}}'' stories, New Krypton is a planet on the other side of Earth's sun, sharing its orbit and populated with 100,000 fully powered Kryptonians.
* In an ''UltimateFantasticFour'' storyline, Reed went back in time and prevented the teleportation experiment by fixing the calibration of the teleporter so that Ben Grimm wouldn't have to be [[CursedWithAwesome The Thing.]] The result was an alternate world with this trope thanks to the aliens they encountered on the now successful trip with Grimm being the only normal and quite happy about it. [[spoiler: Until it turned out to be the aliens' way of killing the entire human race, and Ben had to fix it.]]
* ''ComicBook/XMen'' is a {{deconstruction}} since it shows how society would react to a growing population of super powered beings.
** ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' is an ''X-Men'' story with [[RealityWarper Scarlet Witch]] changing the world so that most people were mutants, leaving the {{Muggles}} as a minority treated somewhat like the disabled.
* ''ComicBook/PS238'' focuses on a school filled with super-powered children (and faculty), and the one normal student (Tyler).
* [[FrancoBelgianComics Franco-Belgian Comic]] series ''ComicBook/{{Lanfeust}}'' has the homeland/world of the titular hero, Troy, where every human has one single magic power thanks to specially-trained Sages "broadcasting" magic energy ([[spoiler:which may in fact be more accurately called psychic energy; long story]]) to the nearby citizenry like mobile power relays. Everyone's powers tend to be public knowledge, and often steer those who have them towards a career path [[MundaneUtility where it will be a useful skill]] (Lanfeust himself's power is to heat any metal, so he was training to be a smith before the CallToAdventure). However, [[SuperpowerLottery said powers vary wildly]], so it's rather common for people to have a power with [[CripplingOverspecialisation exceedingly narrow applications]] or even [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway a virtually useless one]] (making farts smell like flowers, anyone?). Although a staple of the series is characters [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower using what they have in novel ways to give themselves an unexpected edge]], like the leader of LaResistance (an animal entrails-reading soothsayer) using his abilities to plan and coordinate a much more formidable effort than his RagtagBunchOfMisfits could muster otherwise, or one of his followers, who relishes the chance to use her power to give horrible heartburns in socially and ethically acceptable ways- to incapacitate enemy {{mooks}}.
* The premise behind ''Ordinary'' is that an event occurs that gives the entire world superpowers, except for the protagonist.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the Literature/{{Xanth}}-{{Expy}} world of New Zork in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', every person has an Ability or physical mutation graded from F to A-Plus, depending on usefulness.
* In the AlternateUniverse SonicTheHedgehog blog ''Blog/AlwaysHavingJuice'', every named character has a power of some sort, and rarely is a power repeated unless plot-relevant.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''TheIncredibles'': Played with by the villain's objective. "And when I'm old and had my fun, I'll sell my inventions, and EVERYONE can be super. And when everyone is super...heheheh...NO ONE WILL BE." Naturally it's not this goal that makes him a villain, but everything he considers [[ForTheEvulz "my fun"]] before he gets around to it, like [[FalseFlagOperation creating disasters for him to fix]].
** Although, even there, this ultimate goal is still portrayed as something dark and sinister. (No one will be special any more! It will be {{dystopia}}!)
** Part of the point is that there would still be "Supers" (or at least some people more super than others) except now the Supers will be those who can pay the most instead of those naturally gifted.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the ''Literature/CodexAlera'' series, ''all'' Alerans (the human civilization) possess a degree of ElementalPowers ([[BadassNormal the protagonist]] being [[UnSorcerer a notable exception]]), ranging from peasants who have limited control over one element to [[PersonOfMassDestruction godlike]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking high nobility]]. On the nonhuman side of things, the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Marat]] all have the ability to [[BondCreatures telepathically bond with an animal]] (including large, vicious predators), and while only a few of the [[WolfMan Canim]] actually have magic, any one of them is ''still'' a seven-to-eight foot tall centuries-old anthropomorphic canine, and therefore ''plenty'' {{Badass}} enough to hold their own against all the superpowered people running around.
* Every human in ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' has a magical talent. The power and usefulness of these talents varies wildly, from entirely pointless to world-changing. The few who don't are either immigrants or they get exiled to Mundania.
* In ''The Amazing Adventures Of Ordinary Boy'', the eponymous character is the only person in his city ''without'' superpowers.
* The world of Mencu in ''The Crest of Zabutur'' series is home to the Serenghe, all of whom can manipulate at least one different element at nearly any given time.
* The wizard world in Literature/HarryPotter is one in which [[WorldOfBadass everyone has badass magical powers]] (with the exception of [[MuggleBornOfMages squibs]]).
** And all the Muggles…which is most of the world’s population. Granted, it could still apply since the Wizarding World is the primary setting for most of the series, but it’s an important plot element from time to time that the majority of the planet has no idea magic even exists.
* In the world of Sharon Green's ''The Blending'' series, nearly everyone has ElementalPowers; some have stronger magic than others, but one of the series' plot points is that everyone can be trained to use what magic they do have more effectively.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': Is it a stockbroker? Is it a quantity surveyor? Is it a church warden? No, it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U01xasUtlvw Bicycle Repairman]]!
* In season 3 of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Peter is shown a future where a superpower-bestowing serum is readily available to the public.
* Though not to superhero levels, {{Eureka}} is based on a town where everyone is super intelligent. Zoey was raised outside, so she has had a normal upbringing and lampshades how different the town being this kind of 'super' several times.
* [[spoiler:Seattle]] becomes this in the finale of ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** In the setting, Gensokyo, even the common humans are capable of magical powers, and are expected to be more powerful than the common fairies. The heroines are simply the ones with either even greater than normal superpowers, or in the case of [[CuteWitch Marisa Kirisame]], someone with normal magical powers who trained and studied really hard to get to where she is.
** There's also the interesting case of Sanae, who used to be revered as a god in the outside world and is believed by some fans to have had a hard time adjusting to this trope's effect when she arrived in Gensokyo.
* ''VideoGame/{{DefendersOfDynatronCity}}'': The premise of LucasFilm's illfated SuperHero BeatEmUp was a MadScientist invented, [[ILoveNuclearPower Nuclear]] Cola had turned every citizen into a superhero.
* ''RomancingSaGa'' series game, ''SaGaFrontier2'' had a world where everyone has magic powers as part of their "anima", or life force. It was a major plot point because Gustav, the heir to the throne, mysteriously did not have magic powers, and was banished from the court for his freakish nature. Most of the ''RomancingSaGa'' series will let pretty much anyone use magic, even if they are not particularly good at it, however.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series (at least, more recent ones) also lets essentially anyone use magic, thanks in part to its very loose class system. In ''Oblivion'', players even start out with a basic attack spell and healing spell before they even get a chance to choose their class, and essentially anyone can just go into a church and get trained in some magic for a fee. Characters who do not use magic simply have chosen to focus on other areas, rather than being incapable of spells.
** Many races also start with free skill points in at least one magical discipline and/or supernatural special abilities which require no training, skill, or even magicka (mana). Even Nords, who are typically [[HornyVikings big brash warrior-types]], can call on magical frost once a day and get skill points in Restoration magic. Your birth sign can grant you further powers, including turning invisible.
* The denizens of Rapture in ''Franchise/BioShock'' are all addicted to ADAM. Spread across the city are vending machines that turn ADAM into mutations that let you shoot fire from your hands, turn invisible, and control minds. Even the relatively "normal" users of it are much stronger, faster or smarter than an average human.
* There supposedly ''are'' normal individuals in [[CityOfHeroes Paragon City]], but aside from the random invincible pedestrian (and maybe the occasional contact) you'll almost never meet them. This is especially true for anyone in the roleplaying community, unless the character in question is powerless as a gimmick.
* ''KingdomOfLoathing'' It's a very minor part of the setting, but your character will do simple magic - things like lighting your way in dark areas, casting a fireball, etc - in a handful of non-combat adventures even if you aren't a spellcasting class. Perhaps not ''everyone'' can do magic, but it certainly seems that all Adventurers can.
* In the StarOcean series most magic users derive their powers from special runes, usually tattooed onto the user. Though more complex ones require training and practice anyone can learn basic spells. Some games represent this in gameplay, with basic attack or support spells as a learnable ability, and others restrict it to the canon magic users.
* ''{{Suikoden}}'' is a similar but even more extreme case of the magic variant. From the strongest warrior, down to the little girl running a card game on your ship, basically everyone can be expected to be armed with GreenRocks of some kind.
* In general MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame genre will have this in the gameplay, in the story though, it is typically a different case.
* Happens in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' on all but the youngest and emptiest realms. At any given time in the capital cities, level-capped players -- many of them armed with epic gear -- far outnumber both [=NPCs=] and leveling characters combined. When enemy players invade the cities, [[PoliceAreUseless the city guards can't put up much resistance]], but anyone can be a BadassBystander.
** Of course, the only reason enemy players would invade a city in the first place would be to kill its ruler, who happens to be a living (or unliving, in Sylvanas Windrunner's case) example of AsskickingEqualsAuthority.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' uses this trope. The people with no super powers are from different planets or different time periods and they quickly receive powers when they arrive in the main setting. Even Magikarp can hold it's own here.
* ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'', as long as it concerns soccer, even an old hag can create wings if she learns the right skill.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' uses this, to an extent. Almost every character, with very few exceptions, has some sort of power. Most of these are apparently species traits, but even the human characters have powers.
* As of ''[[{{VideoGame/Halo4}} Halo 4]]'', most of the crew on ''Infinity'' are [[SuperSoldier Spartan IVs]], even the ones that aren't actively taking part in combat, like MissionControl. The process for becoming one is so streamlined that nearly any marine could volunteer for it.
* In GarrysMod, everyone normally has superpowers: They can fly, phase through objects, and they can spawn stuff and other things.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''[[Website/{{Channel101}} The Defenders Of Stan]]'' has this as a premise. Everyone in the world except ButtMonkey protagonist Stan has super powers, leaving him as the last human on Earth.
* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', the villainous SuperRobot Omega is from one possible future where the metagene, the source of most metahuman powers, has spread to most of humanity. This has basically left the "norms" (as they are called) an ethnic minority who aren't actually oppressed so much as they are treated by the rest of the population with the same arrogant condescension that RealLife minorities were treated during the days of the White Man's Burden.
* In ''TrintonChronicles'' it seems like everybody has some sort of supernatural power, ability, or trait. Some are more powerful than others, but it's so commonplace that if you lack powers, you're more of a freak than if you happen to be born with powers, also magic is a normality and anyone can learn it, like any kind of science, but it takes special people with the drive to do so.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' centered on an entire [[PlanetOfHats Planet of Superheroes]]. There was only one "Normal" in the entire population whose job it was to be rescued by the supers. He eventually rebelled and became their {{supervillain}} instead.
* An episode of ''TheFairlyOddparents'' Timmy wishing the world was inhabited by superheroes.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Magicks of Megas-Tu", the title characters all have magical RealityWarper abilities.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', while not ''everyone'' is super, in the sense of being able to bend the elements, a large percentage is, maybe around 30 to 60 percent. This means that bending tends to be used not only for cool fight scenes, but to build houses, heat and cool drinks, power steam-punk machines and play games.
** Then there are the Air Nomads, who are the most true to the trope. Because of their spirituality, they were all born airbenders.
* Almost every ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' setting that doesn't feature humans is an example of this trope, such as ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''.
* Equestria in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' falls into this. The three races of ponies each have either [[WitchSpecies magic]], flight and [[PowerOfTheStorm weather control]], or [[GreenThumb improved plant growth]], and all of them can develop [[TheGift talents]] so extreme that they might as well be super powers, along with [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower exaggerated athletic ability]] being common. More mundane species do share the setting, but are a minority in the country of Equestria.
** Other incarnations of the [[Franchise/MyLittlePony franchise]] also fit this trope, although the details of their racial abilities differ, and were rarely as strong as in ''Friendship is Magic''.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Arguably, depending on whether you think HumansAreSpecial, humans are all super. We are ImplacableMan [[GadgeteerGenius Gadgeteer Geniuses]], whose [[GameBreaker incredible brainpower]] makes us AwesomeByAnalysis. Not to mention, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking we've got those]] [[Series/DoctorWho little edible ball bearings]].
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