* ''ThePerryBibleFellowship'' proves [[http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/998/caffeinatorse8.jpg here]] that useless superpowers with this can win by sheer rarity value.
* The title character of ''Magical Mina'', part of the ''TsunamiChannel'' ...uh, franchise? ...does this sometimes, with [[http://www.tsunamichannel.com/index.php?date=2002-09-16&comic=MaMi this]] being a particularly good example. She's also adapted her Sword magic for a scalpel. Of course, she was written to be an exceedingly clever and intelligent MagicalGirl. Also, [[http://www.tsunamichannel.com/index.php?date=2003-10-17&comic=MaMi here]].
* [[http://www.adventurers-comic.com/d/20030430.html This strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' makes you wish you had an [[KillSat orbital laser]] for just this purpose.
** There's also Ardam using a lightning spell to recharge the batteries in Drecker's Walkman.
* Dave in ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell'' has used his laser vision to make popcorn.
* While trying to figure out how to reach the castle Agatha in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' took the time to build an immensely complex and advanced...coffee machine. Apparently it creates absolutely perfect coffee.
* Happens all the time in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. In one arc Torg and Riff summon a world destroying demon to get them a case of beer.
** Then there's the Unholy Evil Death Bringer sword, which actually complains about being used for mundane tasks like prying things open.
* ''DresdenCodak'': Kimiko Ross goes to school. [[http://dresdencodak.com/cartoons/dc_019.htm WITH SCIENCE.]]
** She also has a device that can rewrite DNA, which [[http://dresdencodak.com/2009/07/12/fabulous-prizes/ she uses]] to rewrite ''her own'' DNA; not for [[{{Animorphism}} self-mutation purposes]], but because her flash drive doesn't work and she needs storage space. As if that wasn't crazy enough, someone else wrote a message into the DNA of all life on Earth, containing [[spoiler:a spam letter advertising a pyramid scheme.]]
--->'''Ron:''' Do you keep a tally of all your affronts to nature?
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': "[[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=9&issue=13 He invented jet-boots, and he used them to kick people.]]" The true effect on the amount of awesome involved is debatable.
* ''NowhereUniversity'''s librarian, the book version of Saruman, [[http://nowhereu.comicgenesis.com/d/20081015.html uses a palantír as a card catalog]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** Parodied when Xykon orders Redcloak to use Speak With Dead on a fallen Mook, thus tearing said Mook's soul from his eternal resting place so Xykon can ask him...where Xykon left his keys (in ''his own pocket''). [[RuleOfFunny Which is odd]], as the spell [[http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/speakWithDead.htm uses knowledge imprinted on the body]]... but theory [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0459.html never]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0830.html was]] Xykon's strongest side.
-->'''Xykon''': Thanks! The conjuring of his immortal soul saved me the inconvenience of digging out the spare set I keep in my desk.
** When Belkar decides to multiclass as a Barbarian, part of the guild-leader's pitch is that the enhanced speed the class grants is excellent for getting to the front of a buffet line.
** When Belkar acquires a Ring of Jumping, he mentions that it will be good for both raining death on his enemies, and getting items down from the top shelf.
** There is a waitress who is training to be a ninja. This allows her to appear at the table out of nowhere, or dodge objects thrown by nearby irate customers in a pinch.
** When Belkar acquires the skull of an Eye of Fear and Flame, he comes up with a number of uses for it. The skull draws the line at 'chamber pot.'
** Belkar uses the firebreath of a demon cockroach to cook a pot of stew.
** Thor's Might is useful for more than [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0588.html just the combat bonuses.]]
** Look sharp, or you'll miss seeing a cauldron of fires from the ghastly inferno that is the Lower Planes being used for...[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0637.html making popcorn]].
** Tarquin accuses [[QuirkyBard bards]] of suffering from this trope. He thinks they could use their [[GenreSavvy knowledge of narrative structure]] to rule the entire cosmos, but most of them are content to use it to entertain tavern patrons instead.
* Used in [[http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20081124.html this]] ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' strip. The next strip actually deconstructs this trope a bit; their mundane overuse of Rogue's beam sword has drained it of its power.
** [[http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20040514.html It's not good for your eyesight, either]].
* Pizza Girl (and Chinese Delivery Man) in ''QuestionableContent''. Sure, they ''might'' just be ordinary people delivering food in [[BurgerFool embarrassing outfits]], but you can't be ''sure'' of it...
* ''KeychainOfCreation'' would like to present the [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0001.html Glorious Solar [=[desk]=]]]. Because the Glorious Solar Saber is overrated.
** [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Marena]] takes the place of a horse for their cart.
* [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/06/26/episode-300-the-house-always-wins/ Parodied]] (like everything else) in ''WebComic/EightBitTheater''.
** ''Webcomic/WarbotInAccounting'', from the same website is a distinctly BlackComedy take on the trope.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'':
** Using the [[http://xkcd.com/401/ Large Hadron Collider's]] proton stream to hit pigeons and give helicopters cancer.
** Stephanie Meyer has hordes of rabid fangirls. What does she use them for? [[http://xkcd.com/591/ Dealing with internet trolls]].
** [[http://xkcd.com/821/ Someone]] (Lucy?) uses the YearInsideHourOutside properties of Narnia to get more computing power. [[FridgeLogic Never mind the catastrophic syncing problems that would cause.]] In the books they aged to maturity (probably 20 years) before coming back to discover only seconds had passed. What does it say about whatever she was running that with the acceleration, it took her about an hour?
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. Antimony has a [[ClingyMacGuffin Blinker]] Stone, [[AmplifierArtifact a lens for psychic powers]]. She was taught to use it as a pocket campfire, sort-of-[[CrystalBall scrying device]] (with [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=520 caveat]] that some beings see her) and [[EpicHail signal rocket]]. So she routinely uses it as a torchlight and to hold private conversations with [[SpiritWorld ether]]-aware creatures.
* Stanley from ''{{Erfworld}}'' uses the Arkenhammer, a Tool of the Titans, to crack nuts.
* In ''EverydayHeroes'', Summer uses her EyeBeams to defrost a chicken for dinner. However, she doesn't have very good control of the intensity ...
** Although later, she uses her strength and speed to build a prefab structure [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=193411 in the time it takes to read the instructions.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' got extremely unobtrusive service -- ''[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1100/fv01076.htm French ninja waiters]]''. And even robots sometimes have fun at work. Job's to drop ice asteroids to the terraforming planet? A good opportunity to [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1200/fv01190.htm record some music]]. Or [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1600/fc01568.htm something even more disturbing]].
** The reason the computer of the Savage Chicken wants to kill Sam is because he and Helix used high explosives to make popcorn, thus damaging some vital components of the ship with hypervelocity popcorn kernels.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' had cosmetic shapeshifting done both via magic and alien TransformationRay. Tedd's peculiar use of the latter involved [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2006-03-24 singing in the shower]].
** A [[{{Shapeshifter}} certain]] [[GeniusDitz individual]] prone to being [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-02-07 "trapped" while mopping]] found a perfectly reasonable solution -- [[spoiler:shifting into her telekinetically strongest form to fly over the wet floor]]. As for how to resolve the "[[ThereIsOnlyOneBed There Are Only Two Beds]]" [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-17 problem]]? As one of the fans [[http://community.910cmx.com/index.php?showtopic=8764&view=findpost&p=359820 phrased it]]:
--->...the entire theme of [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-06-11 today's strip]]: getting ready for bed. Susan has changed into her pajamas. Sarah has changed into her pajamas. Grace has changed into a squirrel.
** Nanase was ReinventingTheTelephone with her ProjectedAvatar [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-05-02 spell]].
** Elliot has used his [[GenkiGirl party-girl]] [[GenderBender form]] to cheer himself up [[spoiler:after a breakup]].
* ''BobTheAngryFlower'' loves this, from creating a monster to fix his printer to bringing Jesus through time for girl advice.
* In the world of ''NatureOfNaturesArt'', odd as it might sound, very few of the setting's superpowered martial arts styles are exclusively used for combat. In fact, some aren't supposed to be used in battle ''at all''...which doesn't stop certain characters from doing so.
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' suggests that [[{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] does this in [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-1-brings-back-the-80s/03-customer-protection-rackets/a-36/ this]] strip.
-->'''Optimus Prime''': If this is about using the mystical energies kept stored in the sacred Autobot Matrix of Leadership to open tough jar lids, I can explain--
* ''AMagicalRoommate'' has this as staple humor. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the world with magic doesn't have equivalent technology.
** And inverted, surprisingly enough. Technology becomes an obsession of Daria once she arrives in our world, because she views ''magic'' as mundane.
* [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=1387 This]] ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' strip shows an interesting possibility for Zelda's transformative powers...
* ''BobAndGeorge'': The MadScientist's [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000415 inventions are always used for Mundane Utility]].
* Webcomic/KidRadd and his gang met up with a world of [=NPCs=] who are all invulnerable and don't feel pain. They use their power for fun party games like 'Pin the Tail on Anything That Moves', 'Five Player Badminton (They use each other as the ball and rackets)', 'Musical Bear-Traps', and 'Blatant Pyromania (Just setting themselves on fire)'.
* In ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' the Denizens used the ray gun technology they stole in personal weapons, KillSat and a ''popcorn popper'' (and it's a plot point too).
* AlternateUniverse version of Yeagar in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' has [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2007-03-14 other uses for his axe]].
* In ''Webcomic/TwoEvilScientists'', Wily and Eggman use their powerful shapeshifting robots to [[spoiler:disguise themselves as Amy and Roll and babysit for Wily's daughter Cream, while the real Amy and Roll are imprisoned by the two scientists.]] This bites them in the ass later on when the robots betray them partly because of being used mundanely.
* There is a fair amount of this in ''WapsiSquare''. For starters, Shelly was given some clay dolls by her mother [[ChekhovsGun and told that they would be important in the future.]] [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/crackwalnuts/ They crack walnuts really good.]] On top of that, Bud [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/thingslikethat/ has an interesting way of making popcorn,]] and Tina uses her AuraVision to predict people's coffee orders.
* Driders and other spider [[HybridMonster hybrids]] have a handy supply of homegrown silk for tailoring. One of the best tailors in ''DrowTales'' is a drider, and ''{{Spinnerette}}'' decides to try her newfound powers out by knitting a silk scarf, and later makes her costume out of her silk.
* Also from ''{{Spinnerette}}'', Sahira uses her newfound powers out in [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/2011/11/30/11302011/ this strip]] to clean the flat in record time.
* ImpureBlood: [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter003/ib017.html Using magic to -- open the door]].
* ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' considers how to make [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2305 optimal use of Superman]] as a large-scale energy source.
* ''Webcomic/WaywardSons'': Occasionally, but the most {{egregious}} example would be Nysus using his ability to manipulate time in a localized area to ferment wine in time for the Holy Day celebration.
* ''Webcomic/FontesRants'': [[http://fontesrants.smackjeeves.com/comics/1297871/colgate-who-needs-that/ Dai Gurren Dental Care]].
* ''MinionsAtWork'' aren't always at work: EvilMinions have their days off too. Which is why things like [[http://www.minionsatwork.com/2011/10/minions-at-work-delayed-this-week.html All-Terrain Hammock With Attached Shade And Controlled Rocking]] appear around {{supervillain lair}}s.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', Fuchsia used [[AnimateInanimateObject animation]] by DemonicPossession [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-05-24 as an express mail system]], though this had a little side effect. Crimney's Hellish Book (also from Fyoosh) [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-02-27 can light a fire on a rainy day.]]
** And another Fire Succubus works in a bar for her kind. So those fireballs are also [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-08-18 used to make cocktails]].
* ''Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou'': [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic74 Stopping time can give you a few minutes to calm down.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'': virtually every team member who has special powers has used them for petty or useless purposes at least once. Decoy Octopus uses his near-infallible disguise powers to play practical jokes and blame Liquid; Revolver Ocelot, having gained an immunity to mind-reading, uses this to mess with Psycho Mantis; and both Mantis and Bernard have used their psychic powers to annoy people or obtain free stuff.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Dave Strider uses his Knight of Time timey-wimey superpowers to a) play the stock market, and b) move from a cold place to a warm place, then go back in time an hour in order to continue a Pesterchum conversation.
* ''Webcomic/{{chainsawsuit}}'' had a long-range skeet launcher used for pizza delivery. There were [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/05/02/strip-360/ some]] unfortunate [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/05/19/strip/ side effects]], though.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'', those with ElementalPowers are discouraged from doing this, because [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P038.html using powers excessively shortens their lifespans]].
** It still doesn't stop some people, though. Examples include: Cinna using her PlayingWithFire ability to prank GravityMaster Muneca, who sometimes respond in kind; MakingASplash Larima loves to show off; and BlowYouAway Enlil prefers to fly when a more ground-bound transportation would've gotten the job done.
** However, there ''is'' a "petty" purpose which is a big deal to Taffe (Larima's sister): [[spoiler:she is deaf, and she uses her MakeMeWannaShout power to amplify sounds so she could hear]].
* In ''Webcomic/TheRedStar'', [[http://www.beyondrealitymedia.com/the-red-star/issue-1/page-8/ sorceresses can light cigarettes -- indeed soldiers considered it lucky.]]
* ''MonsterPulse'': Julie uses her super-fast, almost infinitely regenerating monster - to make a coat.
* ''Webcomic/SpareKeysForStrangeDoors'': [[http://sparekeyscomic.com/index.php?comic=20120110 Marion uses her magic rather than a snorkel.]]
* ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings''
** [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] using his martial arts prowess to serve fast-food customers.
--->[[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/i-cant-take-credit-for-this-joke You are already fed]].
** [[Film/PacificRim Raleigh Becket and Mako Mori]] [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/you-win-another-pacific-rim-comic use the Drift System to play the co-op of Portal 2 with ease]].
* Llewellyn of ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' uses his dragon breath to [[http://ozyandmillie.org/2001/12/11/ozy-and-millie-809/ roast coffee]].
* In ''BlueYonder'', a FlashBack shows [[http://www.blueyondercomic.net/comics/1744491/blue-yonder-chapter-3-page-4/ the Davenports vacationing on float -- which, the final panel reveal, are on top of a storm.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Karin-dou 4koma}}'':
** The main reason for Seren's PowerLimiter is so she can put her own powers to mundane use--without it, her "Spell Booster" nature drastically amplifies any attempt at magic.
** During her tenure as director of the International Mages' Alliance, Seren wrote a slew of joke magic books just for fun, like "Magic to Make Cats Be Friendly" and "The Encyclopedia of Magic to Make People Laugh". However, Meguru found them to be full of informative explanations of magical theory.
** Tamaryu attempts to use her fire breath to cook but ends up setting the kitchen on fire.
* Webcomic/{{Runewriters}}: Master Quentin uses the Ritual of Opening [[http://www.runewriters.com/index.php?c=41 because he locked himself out of his room.]]
* Many magical or high-tech characters use their powers for mundane tasks in ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' from abusing teleportation because to lazy to open the door, to decorating, or dressing up, or cook etc. This went so far that the magicless part of the main cast imposed rules on the MonsterRoommate because of it. (He isn't allowed to teleport in (because it causes clouds of glitter which is a pain to remove) and [[InstantCosplaySurprise change their clothing unannounced]].)
* ''{{Webcomic/Metacarpolis}}'': Emi, a former magical girl turned cleaning service maid, transforms her magical rod into whatever cleaning tool she happens to need at the moment.
* ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'': Doc invented a teleporter, he gave it to the pizza place for instant deliveries.
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'': MagicalGirl superspeed can be used for fighting monsters, stealing weapons away from enemies, RoofHopping...or cleaning. Not to mention holding a text message conversation in the middle of a fight. On a more subtle note, one girl finds it easier to keep up with her hyperactive GenkiGirl friend once she gets her powers.