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[-Center left: BadassNormal, [[OnlySaneMan Sanity]] and MostCommonSuperpower.-] \\
[-Far right: [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys Gadgets]] and CoolAirship.-] \\
[-Center right: [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Training]], ImprobablyHighIQ, and [[CrimefightingWithCash Money]].-] \\
[-Center: [[PhysicalGod Omnipotence]]-].]]

->''"With someone like you around the whole situation changes. You can do anything. All I got to offer is a good left hook."''
-->-- '''Hollis Mason''' to '''[[PhysicalGod Dr. Manhattan]]''', ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''

In a setting or [[TheTeam team]] with StockSuperpowers, everyone in the cast has some power which is [[PlotTailoredToTheParty inevitably useful at least some of the time]]. Much like the real world, some get luckier than others when it comes time to get a power. On one end, you get people with WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway, move into HeartIsAnAwesomePower, then into standard stuff and, finally, there are those who won the [[TitleDrop Superpower Lottery]].

Beyond HardWorkHardlyWorks, past the inevitable SidekickGlassCeiling, someone who won the Superpower Lottery has an unambiguously [[StoryBreakerPower overwhelming ability]] compared to everyone else in their reality. There is no actual CompetitiveBalance. Therefore, a common FanNickname for such a power is "[[GameBreaker Hax]]", implying it's the kind of power someone who's rewriting "the game" would give themselves. Such characters will invariably end up on the higher levels of SuperWeight.
This often leads to [[CantCatchUp weaker cast members]] becoming as [[OvershadowedByAwesome irrelevant]] as [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper mere bystanders]], but can outright threaten to remove all conflict to the character, necessitating either PlotInducedStupidity, DeusExitMachina, PoorCommunicationKills and other creative ways to keep the story going. And when a villain wins the lottery, it can be an intimidating challenge but can also lead to OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow and strain WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.

Especially careless balancing on the part of the author can send a winner of the lottery straight into GodModeSue and StoryBreakerPower territory.

'''Ways for this include, but may not be limited to:'''
* AllYourPowersCombined
* {{Munchkin}}
* NoSavingThrow
* NoSell
* PowerCreepPowerSeep
* PhysicalGod
* RealityWarper
* {{Repower}}

'''These heroes and villains are prone to:'''
* AlwaysABiggerFish
* DeusExitMachina
* DramaPreservingHandicap
* ForgotAboutHisPowers
* SamaritanSyndrome
* StoryBreakerTeamUp
* UnskilledButStrong
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity

If some of the "superpowers" involved are [[BlessedWithSuck downright harmful]], it's SuperpowerRussianRoulette.

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!!Examples:

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* SuperpowerLottery/AnimeAndManga
* SuperpowerLottery/ComicBooks
* SuperpowerLottery/{{Literature}}
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/{{Luminosity}}'', some people have absolutely no notable powers at all--or are like Esme, who (maybe) has [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway compassion]]. Then there are people like Edward, who can read anyone's mind for a radius measured in miles. Then there are people like Bella, who can block out mental attacks [[spoiler:and also almost anything else, with warning]]. The Volturi tends to ([[JustifiedTrope intentionally]]) have a concentration of these people, like Addy, [[PowerCopying who can copy any power]].
* Averted in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''; the C'hovite gods [[spoiler: (actually Jeft)]] deliberately make sure the four have a good mix of powers with minimal overlap and maximum utility so that none of them are left in the dust by the others.
** Though their idea of “utility” isn't Paul's [[BlessedWithSuck by any means]]....
** Although no one had anything to do with Ringo's magic, the others were deliberately maneuvered into specific artifacts, or (in Paul's case) built up, to make sure they could all do different things and be useful in different situations.
* All over the place in ''Fanfic/TheEmiyaClan''. Some of the kids got their parents' skills equally, some got very watered-down versions, some hit the jackpot.
* In ''FanFic/TheMasksWeWear'' Zuko gains the ability to wield [[spoiler: blue fire]] after he rejects his uncle's influence, and later on Azula teaches him how to successfully generate lightning [[spoiler: and how to fully utilize the properties of blue fire]]. [[spoiler: He later secretly teaches her and their father lightning redirection.]]
** While Zuko still lags behind Azula when it comes to lightning generation, he outclasses her [[spoiler: in redirection; to make up for this and to simultaneously take advantage of this difference in ability between them, they perfect a tactic that resembles a game of catch - wherein Azula generates lightning at Zuko, he redirects it back to her, she redirects it back to him, and so on, allowing them to catch any foes between them in a literal crossfire of lightning.]] They intend to reserve its use for when they settle the score with the Avatar, but Ozai is still pleased nonetheless by the very nature of the tactic.
** Zuko later learns how to use [[spoiler:fire beams, aka the Combustion Man's laser-like firebending]].
* Played straight and Averted in the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}/''Franchise/StarWars'' story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6389112/1/The-Good-Left-Undone The Good Left Undone]]''. Naruto teaches his jedi companions shinobi skills but it's later revealed that force ability and the ability to wield chakra are completely independent of each other. Palpatine and Vader are completely incapable of wielding chakra and Naruto can only (barely) use the force in Sage Mode.
* The aforementioned Sosuke Aizen from {{Manga/Bleach}}. In fanfics, he often gets RealityWarper powers in Bankai, which given his powers that we've already seen makes perfect sense; making his illusions ''very real''.
* Discussed in ''Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay''. Jaune notes that the Kingdoms ''could'' [[SuperEmpowering awaken the Aura]] of far more people than they normally do, but they don't want to risk the possibility that someone might gain a StoryBreakerPower and decide to use it to upend the existing system.
* ''FanFic/TheLastDaughter'' and the rewrite ''Fanfic/TheGirlOfTomorrow'' turn Taylor Hebert into a Kryptonian and give her the powers that come with. The only thing that managed to challenge her were the [[EldritchAbomination Endbringers and Zion]].
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'':
** Shinji has the full Kryptonian package: super-strength, super-speed, invulnerability, super-senses, flight... in a world where super-humans are scarce.
** [[spoiler:Asuka]] has the Franchise/WonderWoman pack and is a high-powered FlyingBrick. In the second story's version, she has the full Kryptonian combo.
* Asuka in ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'' has the Kryptonian full pack: she's a ''massively high-powered'' FlyingBrick with super-senses, EyeBeams and two kinds of BreathWeapon. There're some few other super-humans in the setting, but no one of them has so many powers.
* In ''Fanfic/WaitingIsWorthIt'', Izuku's quirk "[[MindOverMatter Telekinesis]]" is a source quirk (a super powerful quirk mostly seen when quirks first manifested that all other similar quirks are just watered down variations of) capable of causing mass devastation if mishandled. Because of this, proper authorities have gone out of their way to keep it a secret for fear of villains who would kidnap him and use his powers for evil.
* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' plays it to varied degrees with the four different categories of bloodliner powers:
** Heart Bloodliners seem like the winners by default, since they can learn ''any'' move of their type, have the general abilities of said type, and are [[SpeaksFluentAnimal able to understand any Pokémon that is at least part the same type as them]]. They can also exert MindControl over them, even if they're caught by other trainers.
** Species Bloodliners are able to learn any move their species is able to use, and also have a natural affinity with Pokémon of their same species/evolutionary line. This also includes their inherent abilities, such as the use of Aura in the case of the Lucario line.
** Technique Bloodliners are only able to use one single Pokémon move. However, it is possible to learn how to use that move in many creative and versatile ways, such as a Flamethrower user being able to fly with madeshift jet boots and breathing fire capable of ''freezing''.
** Dominion Bloodliners are the most rare, and their abilities seem to vary from one user to another. Most of their powers reside in the eyes, but some are more useful than others depending on what they're used for.

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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* [[spoiler:Jack-Jack]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Considering how like the ''Franchise/FantasticFour'' their family is, it's not surprising he has ShapeShifting abilities that mimic not just forms but spontaneously generates superpowers. In the DVDCommentary the writers said that [[spoiler:Jack Jack's superpower lottery represents the fact that being a baby he can potentially develop in many different way and, in their minds, his powers will probably stabilise and become more defined as he grows.]]
** In the DVD special features, this is parodied with Meta-Man, who had basically every superpower imaginable [[DroppedABridgeOnHim and yet died by]] ''getting his neck snapped when his cape snagged in an elevator shaft''. His profile also describes him as "indecisive"; presumably having so many powers causes him to frequently hesitate about which one to use.
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' is about a dog who thinks he's a superhero when in fact he's simply an actor surrounded by special effects designed to trick him. One of his powers in his show is a super powerful bark that can destroy... like 100 mooks, helicopters and cars all at once. To be fair, they seem to work largely in city settings, meaning that the Super Bark isn't an applicable ability unless they want to cause massive scale destruction... Though the laser vision, superstrength, and intelligence are more than enough.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/OurManFlint'' is a parody of Film/JamesBond with ''way'' too much PowerCreepPowerSeep. MartyStu doesn't even begin to describe it. Flint doesn't just seduce a beautiful woman or two. He starts the film with a harem that would make Hugh Hefner jealous. Flint is able to go through a battalion of Green Berets with karate chops. He waltzes through the plot with so much ease there isn't even any tension. And he knows -- not just ''something'', but a ''lot'' -- about ''everything''. Flint glances at a soldier in passing and recognizes that the man wears a ribbon for the Battle of the Bulge -- but there ''is'' no ribbon for that battle, so the guy's an impostor. He has everything James Bond has, but he has it at superhuman levels. In gamer terms, he's a 20th level character taking on 2nd level challenges.
* In ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'', Queen Akasha is by far the most powerful of the vampires, explained by being the [[MonsterProgenitor progenitor of the race]], absorbing her husband's powers (who was the second vampire) and [[StrongerWithAge their power increasing with age]]. In the movie she demonstrates SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, OffscreenTeleportation, {{Flight}}, [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]], telepathy throught blood contact, the ability to know the location of every vampire on Earth due to being their creator and being able to [[DaywalkingVampire walk in the sunlight unharmed]] by drinking enough people to death (and [[SuperEmpowering passing this on to other vampires]] by drinking her blood). She wipes out whole groups of vampires without even touching them, so it's little wonder that they call her a [[PhysicalGod living god]]. It takes a ZergRush by most of the other Ancient vampires still alive to even hurt her.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor Charles Xavier]] is one of the most powerful fictional psychic characters, and while he's not telekinetic, his ability to rewrite minds[[note]]which he had threatened Logan with in ''Film/X2XMenUnited''[[/note]] and hijack any person he wants make telekinesis seem like child's play.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': With the exception of Phoenix, Shaw himself is by far the most powerful mutant ever encountered by the X-Men. His base ability of EnergyAbsorption is set so high and is so versatile that not even Erik can hold him once he's absorbed the power of a nuclear reactor. He cannot be punched or shot as he nullifies kinetic energy, and he's smart enough to have crafted a helmet that completely blocks Charles' telepathy.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Apocalypse is even more powerful than Shaw was, again ranking second only to "Phoenix" (who is a CosmicEntity). Because he can [[GrandTheftMe transfer his consciousness to new host bodies]] and [[PowerParasite acquires the powers of every new host]], he's amassed so many superpowers over thousands of years that many ([[AGodAmI including himself]]) believe him to be a god. His powers include SuperStrength, MindOverMatter at the molecular level, [[BarrierWarrior invincible forcefields]], [[VillainTeleportation intercontinental teleportation]], HealingFactor, and amplifying the powers of other mutants or [[SuperEmpowering giving them new ones]]. His goal in the film is to [[spoiler:acquire Charles Xavier's Psychic Powers by using him as a new host and MindControl the entire planet at once.]]
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Sylar and Peter Petrelli from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', and Eden to a lesser extent. Sylar and Peter both have [[PowerCopying power absorbing powers]], while Eden can control anyone's mind. The former two had [[BroughtDownToNormal power loss]] and LaserGuidedAmnesia, respectively, for most of Season Two as a DeusExitMachina, while Eden was killed early on (by the Lottery winner Sylar, of course).
** Also, Hiro Nakamura. With [[TimeMaster time travel, teleportation, and the ability to slow or stop time]], it would be up for grabs whether he or Peter displayed more PlotInducedStupidity were it not for the fact, of course, that Peter now ''also'' has these abilities (and almost everyone else's). Somewhat balanced by the fact Hiro's powers are abnormally difficult to master, which would explain why Peter doesn't take full advantage of them outside of his FutureBadass version, but when that balance was removed and Hiro gained at least ''near''-complete control over his power, it's shown to be just as powerful as it should be. [[spoiler:Even to the point that he could take down Sylar and [[ShockAndAwe Elle]] within seconds, with no visible effort.]]
** All the four characters mentioned above have had at some point in the series their powers neutralized and blocked by the Haitian. The Haitian is able to directly manipulate the neurons of the brain to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia remove specific memories]], ''and'' [[AntiMagic can block the powers of most supers]] (though possibly not passive powers like regeneration) just by standing near them. The Haitian might not have won the Superpower Lottery, but he's the guy with the hand on the lottery machine.
** And Matt Parkman. He started off with the power to read minds, but then he could [[spoiler:control someone's mind simply by planting thoughts into their head, an even more powerful form of Eden's power that doesn't require voice activation, and can trap people in a nightmare world that he controls, with them being unable to escape unless they posses the same power. And, if that's not enough, he may gain more abilities, as another character has told him that, "Anything the brain controls, you control."]]
** Subverted in the online graphic novels with another character who can gain other people's powers, Linda. The other two characters with that ability, Peter and Sylar, are essentially the two most important and powerful main characters in the series -- but Linda is viewed as BlessedWithSuck because anything she touches dies (leading to her parents locking her in her room and pushing food through the bottom of the door), she only ever gets one ability, and it's pretty lame (she can "see" "ghosts"), and when she tries to take Linderman's power, he kills her rather anticlimactically. (Oh, and her story is told BackToFront for some reason, so you know that even though she's potentially at least as much as a threat as Sylar, she's [[ForegoneConclusion already taken out]]).
** Hiro and Peter were [[AuthorsSavingThrow later adjusted]], [[spoiler:Peter only capable of absorbing powers by touching someone and only has one power at a time, and Hiro lost his power thanks to Arthur Petrelli but regained the power to stop time thanks to Baby Touch and Go Parkman, but still couldn't teleport.]]
* Castiel from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' demonstrates the power of angels. His abilities include: super strength, invulnerability, the ability to travel through time, telepathy, telekinesis, dream-walking, teleportation, TouchOfDeath, [[EyeScream a gigantic, winged, eye-searing true form]], and immortality. He levels-up in Season 6 and become a [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels seraph]], now able to change the past and managed to imprint dreams in the main characters' minds. By Season 7 and 8, he also shows that he can [[TransferableMemory manipulate memory]] and has limited [[RealityWarper reality warping]] powers.
* [[http://www.metacafe.com/watch/267037/angel_summoner_and_bmx_bandit/ Angel Summoner and the BMX Bandit]] from Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook are a duo on each side of the lottery. Angel Summoner is a clear winner as his ability to summon angels at will easily solves the problem at hand. BMX Bandit on the other hand, has BMX skills, which are made redundant by Angel Summoner.
* Delvin a.k.a. ''Excelsor'', the world's most famous superhero in the British live-action series ''Series/NoHeroics'' (started September 18th, 2008). His card lists his powers as "Basically Everything". Excelsor's the bane of the B-list protagonists' lives (especially of Alex, a.k.a. The Hotness, a shy 30-year-old office worker with heat-based powers, who desperately but unsuccessfully tries to become famous). Excelsor is also an arrogant {{Jerkass}}. Go figure.
* ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' features up to 13 of these warriors, whose powers depend entirely on what cards were in their decks when they got them -- so we've got one who can call up a MacrossMissileMassacre, one who gets up to 3 monsters under his thumb, and a few who don't even have serviceable hand weapons to start with.
* Lyta Alexander of ''Series/BabylonFive'' describes herself as the telepathic equivalent of a doomsday weapon. She's pretty much right. It doesn't, however, stop Sheridan from pulling a NoSell on her when she gets in her AGodAmI mood and psychically takes over everyone else in the room, as both were TouchedByVorlons.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The End of Time", the Master, of all people, wins the SuperpowerLottery, due to [[CameBackWrong coming back wrong]] and Lucy throwing a SpannerInTheWorks. He can [[InASingleBound fly]], [[ShockAndAwe shoot lightning]], has SuperStrength, and oh yeah, gains energy by [[ImAHumanitarian eating people]]. Of course this is alleviated by the fact that he [[CastFromHitPoints Casts From Hit Points]], and must ''constantly'' feed to just stay alive, and is driven even further to insanity by his insatiable hunger. He loses these powers by his next appearance.
* Dr. Shinkuro Isaka from ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' wasn't content with just the base powers granted by his [[TransformationTrinket Gaia Memory]]...so he did a few "upgrades". The Weather Memory gives Isaka effectively every [[ElementalPowers Elemental Power]]; at times he's demonstrated [[ThePowerOfTheSun intense sunlight]], [[MakingASplash rain]], [[ShockAndAwe lightning]], [[BlowYouAway tornadoes]], and [[AnIcePerson Snow]]. And that's ''still'' not enough, as he keeps giving people overclocked Gaia Memories that eventually kill him and allows him to add that Memory's powers to his own. [[spoiler:This also results in his KarmicDeath when the Gaia Memory connector ports all over his body consume him after the Weather Memory is finally destroyed.]]
* While this does not apply to the main cast of ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', it works for the Five, who all took the same SuperSerum made from [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] blood. Of all of them, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla is the only one who became an actual vampire. Plus, he also got electrical powers. John Druitt gained the power of space-time [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]]. [[SherlockHolmes James Watson]] became a super-genius. [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Nigel Griffin]] gained the power of {{invisibility}}. Helen Magnus got... [[{{Immortality}} longevity]], something Tesla got as part of the whole package. These powers, though, are inherited by their children. Notably, Griffin's granddaughter had his power. Also, Ashley Magnus, being the daughter of Helen and Druitt, did not originally manifest any powers. Those had to be activated by the Cabal and were, basically, a combination of Tesla's vampirism and Druitt's teleportation.
* In ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' most powers are fairly unhelpful or useless, but some are just pathetic, while others are incredibly powerful. One girl had the power to turn people bald, and one man could caffeinate drinks. Other characters could travel through time, control the future by drawing it or move objects with their minds.
** After Nathan foolishly sells his GameBreaker power of immortality for a pithy sum, he decides to buy a new power and wins yet again, becoming a RealityWarper. Unfortunately, [[IdiotHero much like before]] he apparently fails to realise the true extent of the ability he's been given, so when he's arrested for cheating in a Vegas casino, (rolling a ''seven'' on a ''six''-sided die will do that), he's carted of to jail, apparently unaware that his ability could allow him to easily escape at ''any'' time.
* In ''Series/TheSecretCircle'' all of the witch and warlock characters have various strong powers and abilities. The powers vary among the witches and warlocks. Some of the common powers include:
** Spellcasting: The ability to cast spells.
** Conjurgation: The ability to call or summon an object, person, element or spirit.
** Elemental Control: The ability to control different elements such as water, air, fire, ice, etc.
** Telekinesis: The ability to move objects with the use of the mind.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': This is Zig-zagged. The Charmed Ones are destined to possess Telekinesis (Prue), Freezing (Piper) and Premonition (Phoebe), respectively ([[spoiler:After Prue died, Paige received a mix between Telekinesis and Orbing - as well as the vanilla version of Orbing]]), yet they also develop the powers of AstralProjection (Prue), Combustion (Piper), Levitation (Phoebe) and Empathy (Prue, via Curse, Phoebe naturally). Other witches and warlocks seem to receive powers at random:
** Patty (the girls' mother) could freeze things like Piper.
** Penny (Grams) had telekinesis.
** Wyatt has telekinesis, orbing, forcefield generation and [[RealityWarper the ability to will things into existence]]. [[spoiler:Oh and he is the rightful heir to Excalibur, for whatever reason]].
** The witch from the pilot, by contrast, could generate tiny flames from her finger tips, akin to using a lighter (however it is reasonable to assume she can make bigger fires, she just had it under control).
** There are also many sub-species of demons with various powers (although most seem to possess teleportation and the ability to throw energy balls by default).
* This seems to be the case with speedsters in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. Besides simple speed, Barry keeps learning new ways to use his power to simulate other powers. He can augment his punches with speed to simulate SuperStrength, he can run on vertical surfaces as well as water, he can heal fast, he can create twisters by making quick circular movements with his arms (which he can also use to simulate flying), he can phase through solid objects, travel through time, jump into parallel worlds, create virtual duplicates, throw lightning bolts, and "twin" himself by creating "time remnants". Zoom has been able to do even more by somehow being able to sense interdimensional rifts and another meta-human scrying him. Savitar appears to be the fastest speedster in all the Multiverse. He can pretty much teleport around the city with his speed and can only be seen by speedsters and his disciples.
* David on ''Series/{{Legion}}'' has {{telepathy}}, {{telekinesis}}, {{teleportation}}, as well as some RealityWarper powers and the ability to [[AstralProjection astral project]].
* Gabriel Ashlocke in ''Series/{{Mutant X}}'', being a SuperPrototype [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual New Mutant]], has multiple powers from all four New Mutant categories (but not every conceivable power). Most New Mutants are limited to one-two powers, usually from the same category. Unfortunately for him, his body can't handle it, and he's desperate in trying to find a cure before he goes into a full SuperPowerMeltdown mode.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': The [[OmnicidalManiac Abyssal]] splat out of all places [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this, mainly to contrast the nature of Abyssal exaltation to the other kind of exaltations (except [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Sidereal]]).
--> While other Exalted receive their power more or less by winning a cosmic lottery, however, Abyssals receive theirs ''for a reason''.
** More specifically, "Terrestrial" exalts inherit their chance at winning the superpower lottery through bloodlines. Unlike the Terrestrials, there are only a limited number of "Celestial" exaltations available at any given time. So Solars and Lunars earn their exaltations by being ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome spectacularly awesome]]'' when an exaltation is available.
* In the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness, there isn't a lottery winner so much as a clear loser: Changelings have extremely context-limited magical abilities much narrower than vampires or mages, have a much harsher morality system and power acquisition downside that causes them to go completely schizophrenic (most other splats only impose some social reaction penalties to declining morality), have automatic racial enemies that are basically and sometimes literally gods just by virtue of existing, and possess twisted appearances that make blending in completely impossible if their magic ever falters even temporarily. And even when used to their fullest effect their powers are often less useful than simply training a corresponding mundane skill. They are also considered one of the most fun splats to play, and the splatbook was one of the unexpected breakout successes of the system, possibly because of this.
** The TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness, by contrast, had no clear loser but a winner by orders of magnitude. Mages were squishy humans for all of the first hour of play, but with even minimal experience point investment almost instantly became reality warpers capable of matching and countering the feats of any other supernatural creature in the setting. From across the planet. While asleep. And there was a mechanic which actually forbade mortals from learning about them outside of firsthand observation (the arcane merit), in a game where mundane humans discovering you was the primary danger to be avoided.
* In the ''Marvel Super Heroes'' RPG, character creation is/was essentially completely random and entirely based on a series of [=d100=] rolls. [[http://www.armagideon-time.com/?cat=1692 Here]] is a list of examples; the point is that any team of characters constructed in this fashion is likely to have a few members with better or stronger powers than the others. Hero A might have a Typical rating in the Hyper Speed power, which is made redundant by Hero B's Remarkable Hyper Speed.
* Usually averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Those who find favor with the Chaos Gods ([[BlueAndOrangeMorality or not]]) can be rewarded with various mutations and powers. Get too many of them, and your mind breaks under the strain, turning you into a gibbering Chaos Spawn, the single most useless unit in the game. This doesn't stop their followers from trying, since the other possibility is becoming an immortal Daemon Prince.
** There are a few people in ''Warhammer 40K'' who did win the lottery really hard.
*** [[GodEmperor The Emperor]] is both the strongest and most powerful human ever to live, having physical strength far beyond any human and being the most powerful psyker to ever live. On top of that, he also TheAgeless and nearly immortal. Most of the few beings in the setting with powers comparable to The Emperor are gods.
*** While none of the Primarchs, who are artificial humans based on The Emperor, were as strong or powerful as the emperor they all were far beyond any human and some were gifted even among them. The three strongest primarchs were Angron, Sanguinius, and Horus. Sanguinius also had wings, Angron became even stronger after becoming a demon prince, and Horus was strong enough to fight The Emperor after he was corrupted by chaos. In terms of power, Magnus was the most powerful of the primarchs, having inherited psyker powers nearly as strong as The Emperor's which grew even stronger when he became a demon prince. Vulkan may not have been as strong as the other primarchs, but he possessed nearly CompleteImmortality. He would [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrect]] after death no matter how badly his body was destroyed unless killed by very special means.
*** The Beast was the strongest ork ever to live. He was far bigger and more powerful than any other ork, and he made the entire ork race stronger and smarter just by existing. He almost was the Ork version of The Emperor.
*** Lucius The Eternal is a chaos space marine who possesses a very nasty version of ResurrectiveImmortality. Anybody who kills him turns into him, which is a FateWorseThanDeath.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* In {{LEGO}}'s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' line, powers are so common and plentiful, only the most egregious cases can be mentioned here:
** First and foremost, the Makuta. They all have ''42'' standard powers from the get-go, which are all strong enough that the Rahkshi, which only have 1 of those 42 powers are difficult for Toa to beat, plus they have the [[ElementalPowers Elemental Power]] of [[CastingAShadow shadow]] and their own unique [[MaskOfPower masks]] that are {{GameBreaker}}s in and of themselves. By banishing their inner light, they gained an even bigger control over these shadow powers. Being EnergyBeings, they can possess soulless bodies and robots, which was a ''major'' plot point. Let's throw in that they're also [[ShapeShifting shapeshifters]] and able to increase in size and power by forcefully [[TheAssimilator absorbing other beings]], provided they're in their own bodies. The only reason the main cast survived as long as they did was because several of them suffered some form of a DramaPreservingHandicap [[spoiler:and most of them ''[[ILetYouWin wanted]]'' Mata Nui to be awakened and just put up enough resistance to make them think otherwise. The moment one of them stopped doing that [[TheStarscream because he wanted to do things his own way]]? Would have killed all of them had his teammates not stopped him]].
** Skakdi are a violent race of savages that have access to one of the ElementalPowers (though only when [[TeethClenchedTeamwork working together]]), one specific vision-power (laser vision, telescopic vision, etc), and have yet another, random power unique to the specimen -- like AdaptiveAbility or being able to conjure cages made out of literally ''anything'' at will. One Skakdi, Zaktan, became a [[WormThatWalks mass of microscopic insects]] due to an accident, and could thus fly, shape-shift, seep through holes, and attack in the form of an angry swarm. Their toys also came with [[SwissArmyWeapon multi-functional weapons]] and the ''BIONICLE'' equivalent of guns! Fans complained so much that the following year's villains had to be vastly de-powered, though no less threatening thanks to intelligence and [[BadassArmy possessing entire armies at their beck and call]].
** Tahu, besides possessing the elemental power of fire and the Mask of Shielding, gained most (if not all) of the 42 Makuta powers as well, and has AdaptiveArmor. This is somewhat balanced out by him having lost his other five masks and being downgraded to his pre-MidSeasonUpgrade self, although technically there's nothing stopping him from picking up some more masks as long as someone builds a mask-storing shrine for him. It also averts StoryBreakerPower because he only gains the Makuta powers at the very end.
** Brutaka of the Order of Mata Nui. When he went [[FaceHeelTurn rogue]], he was considered ''the'' most dangerous being on Voya Nui, more so than all six of the Piraka (members of the previously-mentioned Skadi) ''combined''. He possessed enough physical strength to match his old comrade [[AnAxeToGrind Axonn]], who is as strong as a Makuta and once ''sliced a mountain in half'', a [[MaskOfPower mask]] that allowed him to [[DimensionalTraveler rip open portals through dimensions]] and [[WeaponizedTeleportation send his enemies anywhere he wanted]], a sword that [[ShockAndAwe shoots lightning and energy beams]], and could increase his strength by absorbing [[SentientPhlebotinum Antidermis]] ([[spoiler:actually the energy of Makuta]]) which usually enslaves those exposed. His best claim to fame? When he [[CurbStompBattle destroyed all the members of the Toa Nuva and the Voya Nui Matoran resistance with a single strike]]. [[spoiler:And all of this was before he fell into a pool of Antidermis and apparently gained most, if not all, of the Makuta powers along with most of the knowledge about the Matoran universe, though he was a good guy again when that happened]].
** The Rahi Nui was a [[MixAndMatchCritter chimera]] designed to [[HeroKiller hunt Toa]] that possessed several powers including a very fast HealingFactor, SizeShifting, the ability to NoSell and [[FeedItWithFire grow stronger from]] [[ElementalAbsorption Elemental]] attacks, and [[ComboPlatterPowers several other powers.]] The Toa Metru only managed beat it because they figured out that it lacked a certain [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Required Secondary Power]].
** Another winner is the Krahka, a shapesifter who could [[PowerCopying copy the powers]] and even gain some of the knowledge of whatever they shapeshifted into, making them very difficult to detect when posing as someone else. During their battle with the Toa Metru, [[OneWingedAngel they transformed into a six armed monster]] with [[AllYourPowersCombined all of the Toa's powers]] and could use them all at the same time.
** The two Bahrag had the powers of all six types of Bohrok, and they grow stronger the closer they are to each other. When next to each other, they are pretty much invincible, [[NoSell No Selling]] any attack on them. The Toa Mata could not beat them at all, and had to [[SealedEvilInACan seal them away]] instead.
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* ''VideoGame/AdventRising's ''Gideon Wyeth, has, once he unlocks all his powers, SuperStrength, a HealingFactor, BulletTime when using his improbable dodging skills, [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], [[BarrierWarrior various]] [[AttackReflector forcefiedls]] (which are [[NighInvulnerability impenetrable]] and harm any enemy that touches them), [[ShockAndAwe electromagnetic bolts]], [[PersonOfMassDestruction massive, devastating radial energy explosions]], [[FlashStep gravimetric teleportation]], [[TimeMaster inertial damping]], [[BeamSpam dozens of exploding ice-missiles]], and [[AnIcePerson cryokinesis]]. He's also skilled at piloting, marksmanship, and hand-to-hand combat. And, for his last trick, he can create [[UnrealisticBlackHole controlled singularity]] that can kill a PhysicalGod.
* In ''Videogame/{{Touhou}}'', EveryoneIsASuper, and powers range from [[TimeStandsStill stopping time]] to [[WindsOfDestinyChange manipulating fate]] to [[GravityMaster creating black holes]]. Then we have Yukari Yakumo. Her ability is to manipulate boundaries. Any boundary. Including abstract ones like life and death, day and night, [[RealityWarper reality and illusion, and fictional and actual]]. In other words, her ability is whatever the hell she wants; she once opened a portal to the moon by looking at its reflection in a lake and manipulating the boundary between Truth and Lies. All she has to do is think of how whatever she wants to do [[SemanticSuperpower can be defined in terms of boundaries]]. WordOfGod mentions that she has no weaknesses, is as powerful as the gods, and can annihilate Gensoukyou, the setting of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', at a whim. But since Gensoukyou is her creation, she'd never want to. And she's [[TheGodsMustBeLazy lazy]], so she doesn't do anything at all unless she really has to. She's also notable for having a ''nine-tailed fox'' as her shikigami, who is powerful enough to be an [[BonusBoss EX Boss]] in her own right and in turn has a shikigami of her own.
** The description of main heroine Reimu Hakurei's "last word" ultimate spellcard in ''Imperishable Night'', "Fantasy Heaven," is literally "With Reimu's ability to float, she floats away from physical reality and becomes invincible. If it wasn't just for play (with a time limit), no one could beat her with any method." The attack is modified in the fighting {{Gaiden Game}}s, which don't have countdowns (kinda); there it's just a OneHitKO, which lasts five seconds, only one of which is actually needed. There's a reason fans joke that she has a spellcard of "Hax Sign 「You Just Plain Fucking Lose」."
** Yuyuko Saigyouji is a ghost that can manipulate death itself, meaning she can [[OneHitKill kill anything that isn't already dead or immortal with a mere thought]]. It also lets her control dead spirits, and the only truly immortal characters we've seen are weaker than her. Even more than that, because Yuyuko's body is [[SealedEvilInACan sealing the Saigyou Ayakashi]] she can't be exorcised, and because she's already dead she can't even really be hurt. Actually getting rid of her would entail unsealing the most dangerous being in the setting, and she's also close personal friends with [[RealityWarper Yukari Yakumo]].
** Utsuho Reiuji was originally just a [[TheDitz dumb bird]] with no special abilities beyond what she got by virtue of being a hell raven youkai. Then she was offered the corpse of a sun god to snack on and gained the power to [[ILoveNuclearPower control nuclear fusion]]. This instantly turned her into a living, breathing star and easily one of the most powerful individuals in Gensoukyou. If she weren't still a rather dumb bird ([[GeniusDitz albeit one capable of operating a fusion reactor]]) she could easily obliterate Gensoukyou and then the planet with a thought and rampage across ''entire galaxies'' with ease.
** Flandre Scarlet's power is literally defined as "the destruction of anything and everything." What this translates into is a OneHitKill even greater than Yuyuko's, since she's not killing so much as [[DeaderThanDead annihilating]], meaning you neither actually have to be alive for it to affect you, nor do you have to be an actual person as objects are just as destroyable as people. Given Touhou logic, this power likely extends to concepts as well. It's not limited to a small scale either, as she considered destroying what amounted to a ''meteor storm'' to be not very impressive. She's also a several hundred year-old vampire who's immune to anything holy and has immense physical strength, as well as the ability to shapeshift into a bat, make copies of herself to attack, turn invisible, and wield a [[FlamingSword Flaming]] {{BFS}}. She's also more powerful than her older sister, who's power is to manipulate ''fate''. Her biggest flaws are the fact that she's still vulnerable to the other standard vampire weaknesses (sunlight, running water etc.) and she has the mentality of a child despite her centuries of life, the latter of which is just as likely to make her even more dangerous since she very much DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength.
** Sagume Kishin, one of the superpower lottery's losers is also one of its most powerful winners. First of all there's the fact that she's a {{Lunarian|s}} [[PhysicalGod Half-Goddess]] [[{{Youkai}} Half-Amanojaku]]. Lunarians are, as a rule, ''leagues'' stronger than Earthlings and, as one of the Heavenly Gods residing on the Moon, she's also leagues more powerful than any gods of the Earth. Then her Half-Amanojaku nature kicks in... Amanojaku are {{Commander Contrarian}}s and {{Consummate Liar}}s who live to be hated. What this translates to is that she's a Goddess that [[CosmicPlaything the universe itself hates so much]] that it conspires to make everything she says a lie by reversing any situation or event that she talks about... Sagume herself acknowledges that [[BlessedWithSuck the power to reverse any situation with but a few words is horrifically dangerous]] and, consequently, [[TheQuietOne speaks as little as possible]], carefully thinks through what she wants to say before she says it and even [[CharacterTic covers her mouth at all times]].
* In ''VideoGame/WildArms3'', Maya Schroedinger, TheRival to the heroine, has the power to adopt ''any power depicted by a character in the book she last touched.'' She is never a party member, though. She uses this to be a martial artist, a mage, and TheGunslinger, among other things.
* The main character of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' gets this. He's spent sixteen years becoming a master thief and then founds out that he [[spoiler:is actually the Angel of Death for his adopted world, complete with Badass powers. Unfortunately, presumably due to his lack of training in use of these powers he can only use them in [[LimitBreak Trance]]]]
* In the Creator/ChoiceOfGames-sponsored ''VideoGame/HeroesRise'', most of humanity has acquired Powers of some type thanks to evolution. The ones who get ''really'' awesome powers are usually [[spoiler:Infini-Powered]], and amongst ''them'' are individuals considered so gifted, [[MugglePower The Meek]] call them an "Unholy Trinity" of humans:
** First up is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Crush]], a reformed criminal with telekinetics who specializes in tossing people around or crushing their heads with his mind.
** The PlayerCharacter [[spoiler:is actually a GravityMaster who can also generate pure energy]], allowing them to do things like [[spoiler:set off atomic-level nuclear blasts]] or [[spoiler:send someone flying into orbit by reversing gravity]].
** [[{{Archenemy}} Prodigal's]] Power [[spoiler:[[SpontaneousWeaponCreation allows her to summon or create any kind of technology instantaneously, so long as it has a wartime application]]]].
** And then there's the winner of the jackpot: [[spoiler:[[HumanoidAbomination Black Magic]]]], who was blessed with [[spoiler:[[RealityWarper reality warping]] ''and'' [[LifeDrain life-draining]]]].
* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'': This applies to the player protagonists from ''VideoGame/Persona3'' onward. Whereas the other party members gain the ability to summon a Persona that grants them special powers, the main characters can potentially summon ''any'' Persona (and can switch between them freely), an talent referred to as "The Wild Card". The exact reason they have their powers varies between games: The ''Persona 3'' lead had [[spoiler:Death sealed into him as a child]], the ''VideoGame/Persona4'' protagonist was [[spoiler:literally [[TouchedByVorlons touched by a Japanese goddess]]]], and "[[CodeName Joker]]" from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was [[spoiler:granted his power by a Gnostic deity as part of an experiment]].
** It's worth noting that in the first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/Persona2'', every party member could do this. However, they couldn't hold as many at the same time as the characters mentioned above, and were less effective with Persona that had less affinity with their arcana, to the point where complete incompatibility meant they couldn't use that Persona, period (the protagonists from P3 onward avoid the latter issue presumably because their arcana is TheFool).
** ''VideoGame/Persona3''[='s=] protagonist ([[ComicBookAdaptation Minato]]/[[Anime/Persona3TheMovie Makoto]]/etc.) may actually take it a step further, since not only can he potentially summon any Persona ever and freely switch between them, but he ''also'' can summon ''two Personas at once for a CombinationAttack'', with effects ranging from 50% healing and evasion increase... to throwing ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the freaking Apocalypse]]'' at his enemies. However, the ultimate price he pays for his amplified power involves [[spoiler:dying at age 17 and having his soul used as a padlock on the jail for the life-eradicating EldritchAbomination for all eternity]].
** In ''Persona 3''[='s=] "The Answer", [[spoiler:RobotGirl Aigis]] also receives the Wild Card, [[spoiler:having inherited it from P3's protagonist after his death]].
** Towards the end of ''VideoGame/Persona5'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:the protagonist isn't the only character with the Wild Card power; SixthRangerTraitor Goro Akechi also has this ability. However, Goro's lack of any real friendships means that he only has two Personas compared to the protagonist's small army]].
* ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' had the Ground Zero Incident. In a barren wasteland populated only by thousands of warring military units, a mysterious egg hatched, releasing streams of light that transformed anyone they touched into demons. ''[[OurMonstersAreWeird Any kind of demons]]'', mind you - from small, pathetic amorphous blobs to the highest seraph of Heaven. The big drawback? They're all {{Cannibalism Superpower}}s. HorrorHunger and ImAHumanitarian become two realities you cannot avoid, ''ever''. [[DemonicPossession And then there's the case of having your mind overwritten by the demon's]]...
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' features a ''very'' diverse cast. Although competitive balance equalises their relative power level, the characters range from a dude with a sword to an ice elemental phoenix, from a pirate with a regular flintlock pistol to a desert god from outer space, and from a fat drunkard with a beer keg and no other powers to an armoured angel of war.
* Conduits from ''VideoGame/InFamous'', especially the second game, [[ShockAndAwe Cole]] and his partners [[PlayingWithFire Nix]] and [[AnIcePerson Kuo]] got off with easily controlled and amazing powers, the second game's big bad, [[spoiler:Bertrand, wasn't so lucky, his power involves turning into a fifty foot beserk monster and transforming other people into smaller monsters.]] An NPC pointed this out in a dead drop.
** If you thought Cole, Nix and Kuo won the superpower lottery in Infamous 2, that's ''nothing'' compared to Delsin from ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon''. In the Infamous universe, Conduits are all unified by the central tenet of their ability; they are able to summon, reshape and manipulate ''something''. Cole was lightning, Nix was fire and Kuo was ice. Delsin? His "something" was ''other Conduits'', manifesting itself as a {{ComicBook/Rogue}}-esque capability to inherit and use the abilities of any other Conduit he comes into contact with. Even his very first ability - the SuperSmoke - was inherited from Hank, the first of the Curden Cay escapees he meets. However, unlike Rogue, Delsin's main drawback is that he's only able to make use of a single powerset at any one time; [[spoiler: a quirk Augustine is only too happy to exploit as the FinalBoss by giving him her powers, locking him in a powerset he has no experience with, and leaving him near helpless against her OneWingedAngel form.]] In fact, Delsin's ability can be likened to two other pop-culture characters, depending on his alignment. The good karmic path has him more akin to Rogue; using the abilities he's obtained (through happenstance) for selfless acts, deeming the saving of his friends at the reservation "the right thing to do". Go down the ''Infamous'' karma path however... and [[spoiler: Delsin destroys the stricken reservation in a fit of rage after his friends - having seen his exploits in Seattle - spurn him and refuse his assistance. With his brother dead and the Akomish no longer around as a moral crutch, Delsin goes to liberate Curden Cay and, in the process, doesn't resist those who wish to shake his hand for the apparent good deed. In doing so, he gains access to the abilities of everyone imprisoned there and becomes just like another ability-thieving, conscienceless supervillain... ''Sylar from Heroes'']].
* ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
** The PlayerCharacter can potentially obtain a ton of totally-not-super [[AppliedPhlebotinum biotic powers]], in addition to impressive weaponry. Other biotics, many of whom qualify as [[SuperSoldier Super Soldiers]] in their own right, only have a few abilities. Among the abilities a high level biotic Shepard can have: SuperSpeed, {{Telekinesis}}, [[EnergyBall Energy Balls]], [[StuffBlowingUp psychokinetic explosions]], LifeDrain, [[DeflectorShields force]] [[BarrierWarrior fields,]] TeleportSpam, and the ability to [[GravityMaster spawn a miniature black hole]]. He can't have all at once, but still.
** Of all the enemies, [[BossInMookClothing Banshees]] from the third game are the only ones who really fit. While other [[OurZombiesAreDifferent husks]] made by the Reapers get some simple ability or weapon (Marauders have guns and DeflectorShields, Ravagers spit acid and have cannons mounted on them, and Brutes are just really strong), Banshees for some reason get an impressive repertoire of abilities, namely: [[EnergyBall Energy Balls]] that double as LifeDrain, [[DeflectorShields rapidly regenerating force fields,]] [[PowerFloats levitation,]] [[TeleportSpam teleportation,]] SuperStrength (they can pick up and ''impale'' a thousand pound krogan in full armor with one hand), and ridiculous [[SuperToughness durability.]]
** Some of the elite N7 classes in multiplayer are noticeably stronger than normal solders. The N7 Fury, for example, can project force fields, use LifeDrain, surround herself by a damaging field of energy, spam incredibly powerful explosions, release energy in a huge area around herself (a one hit kill to normal foot soldiers), and augment her already SuperStrength with biotic [[MegatonPunch Megaton Punches.]] Oh, teleporting. Lots of and lots of teleporting.
** Krogans are absurdly strong, possess redundant organs, potentially have the longest lifespan of the major known (organic) species in the galaxy, and are ridiculously hard to kill for the average member of another species. And some have biotic powers on top of that.
* Asura from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', who is basically The Hulk on steroids, and post [[spoiler: Karma Fortress Mantra Reactor surgery]] no longer has the bad side effect of destroying himself with his anger. He can also [[spoiler: Become the size of the planet and travel across the cosmos at extreme speeds, destroy volleys of planets being thrown at him casually with energy blasts, and punch straight through a planet several hundreds of times bigger than his planet sized self with ease.]] It's noted that even after shrinking back to human size, he keeps all the above powers, and just gets more and more powerful as the finale goes on, even after reverting to his base form.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Prototype 2}}'' you get the ability to run faster than cars, jump 10 stories high and a block across, glide, transform, create blades, [[OneManArmy take on an entire army without breaking a sweat]]. Let's just say in this game you hit the Jackpot!.
* The eponymous character of the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' series has many powers[[note]]SuperStrength, SuperToughness, SkySurfing, FasterThanLightTravel, VacuumMouth, a BlackHoleBelly, ExtremeOmnivore, [[CatchAndReturn can rebound attacks enemies toss his way]], StomachOfHolding[[/note]], but what really wins the SuperpowerLottery for him though his is equally iconic PowerCopying ability which lets him absorb his opponent and copy their powers. It effectively makes him a MasterOfAll. With the right Copy Ability, he can become as skilled a MasterSwordsman as Meta Knight, [[BladeOnAStick wield a spear]] as well as Bandana Dee, or DropTheHammer as hard as King Dedede. While Mario's ? block does offer a menagerie of powers, it still [[SuperpowerRussianRoulette has an element of chance to it.]] With the Copy Ability, Kirby not only has a technically unlimited array of potential abilities to use, but he also knows what he'll get in advance. In short, Kirby's Copy Ability has let him cut the middleman by allowing him to effectively become the SuperpowerLottery with the enemies he eats being his unfortunate lottery tickets.
* Zeroth, in ''VideoGame/LegacyOfHeroes'' can [[TimeTravel travel through time]], [[{{Technopath}} talk to machines]], he has many other powers and the ultimate artillery support: a rain of titanium rods [[DeathFromAbove ... FROM SPACE]] !
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' any given dragon has power over one [[ElementalPowers element]], be it [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[AnIcePerson ice]], [[BlowYouAway wind]], or [[ShockAndAwe lightning]]. Purple Dragons (and [[TroubledChild Cynder]]), however, have access to all the elements. [[MemeticMutation All of them.]] And Godlike power levels to boot, meaning they don't trade any strength for their versatility. In-universe each of them is considered a ChosenOne and his or her birth is a cause for celebration (and fear after the first one [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity went a little crazy]]).
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Dragonborn definitely has this, due to being able to master new Words of Power [[InstantExpert instantly]] without the years or even decades of intensive study that it takes a normal individual to learn them, if they even can at all. The only thing limiting their [[RealityWarper ability]] with [[LanguageOfMagic the Thu'um]] is that the [[TheOrder Greybeards]] refuse to teach them everything at once, instead sending them to seek out Word Walls as part of their training. The fact these places tend to be usually guarded by Dragons is less of an obstacle than it seems, since the Dragonborn also has the ability to [[YourSoulIsMine devour the souls]] of fallen Dragons, preventing them from being resurrected again.
** In addition to the shouts the Dragonborn happens to be the listener to the Dark Brotherhood, and the chosen savor of the College of Winterhold. The Dragonborn eventually becomes the leader of both along with The Companions, and The Thieves' Guild. The Dragonborn can also be a thane in all of the holds, be a war hero for one of the two Civil War factions, and be in possession of several rare Daedra artifacts.
* Spirits who have obtained [[VideoGame/GhostTrick Ghost Tricks]] can acquire a combination of some, but not all, of the following powers: manipulating inanimate objects; [[TimeTravel time travelling]] to [[FourIsDeath four minutes before a recently deceased person's death]]; travelling long distances via telephone lines, [[spoiler: swapping similarly-shaped objects]], and [[spoiler: [[DemonicPossession manipulating living beings]]]]. Which abilities a spirit acquires upon death is seemingly random. [[TheHero Sissel]] is considered by several other characters to have won the superpower lottery, because he received the specific combination of powers[[labelnote:*]]the first three in the list[[/labelnote]] that allow him to solve most the game's crises.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has Thrall. Born as a seemingly normal orc baby, raised as a slave, never having seen magic outside of the Light, when he finds the tribe of orcs his family is from, their leader basically tells him he's the most powerful shaman he's ever seen, and Thrall hasn't even trained yet. This gets taken UpToEleven when DRAGON GODS admit that they need his powers to fill in for a missing member of their team. This guy has power on par with a PhysicalGod. No wonder he's given the fan nickname Green Jesus.
** Yet it takes him everything he has to merely hold the waves back when [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Jaina Proudmoore sets out to destroy Orgrimmar]]. Though she spent most of her own life studying to gain her powers...
* The main character of ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' eventually gains the ability to transform into the Slayer, the avatar of the late Lord of Murder Bhaal, with insanely-high stats and attack power and immunities to a lot of high power status effects like Charm, Confusion and even Imprisonment. Out of all the Bhaalspawn seen in the game, only the player character possesses this power.
** Some members of The Five in ''Throne of Bhaal'' are no pushovers in this department, though. Yaga-Shura is a fire giant who's HealingFactor is so great that he's functionally immortal unless someone destroys the source of his power, which he smartly keeps miles away in a heavily-guarded stronghold. There's also Abazigal, who's a freaking ''dragon''.
* Any [[PsychicPowers Adept]] in ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'' got in the lottery by virtue of being born on the Seventh Lifewave that gave them access to their Septima. However, it's clear that several of these Adepts got the superior Septima.
** Gunvolt and [[spoiler:Asimov]] obtained the "[[ShockAndAwe Azure Striker]]" Septima, which was the first Septima ever discovered and considered [[LightningCanDoAnything one of the most versatile of all]]. They can call down thunderbolts; create floating lightning spheres, giant electrical blades and electrified chains; [[HealThyself heal themselves]]; give themselves {{Status Buff}}s like attack, defense, and speed boosts; as well as doing air jumps and air dashes to have pseudo-{{Flight}}; can see in the dark in a limited range; create lightning barriers to protect against physical projectiles; negate damage; control machinery; disperse the enemy's defenses; hack electrical devices and generate power for appliances. Technically, they didn't "win" the lottery, however, as both of them were part of a government project to create an Azure Striker.
** Nova of Sumeragi has the "[[PsychicPowers Psychokinesis]]" Septima, which is considered the closest to the original form of Septima and in terms of battling ability is superior to the "Azure Striker". It allows him to fly, move objects with his mind, shape and fire energy bolts at will. He can even control a KillSat from orbit with deadly precision, and all of this is while his powers are [[PowerLimiter sealed by three Glaives]] (for context, even the strongest Adepts under his command have their powers subjugated to nearly normal-human levels by ''one'' Glaive). When his power is fully released, he turns into a [[OneWingedAngel giant mechanical warrior]] that can command two large {{Attack Drone}} that fire powerful gusts of wind and energy waves, fire off even stronger energy blasts, detach and control four giant mechanical limbs, and call down ''meteors''. A strange case is that Nova is both a winner ''and'' loser of the Lottery; he was originally experimented on to receive the "Azure Striker" Septima like Gunvolt and [[spoiler:Asimov]], but his body rejected it and he would have died had the "Psychokinesis" Septima not bonded with him. [[GreenEyedMonster He was always a little bitter about that]].
** [[AmbiguousGender Zonda]] of Sumeragi [[spoiler:and Eden]] has the "[[MagicMirror Phantasm Mirror]]" Septima, which is considered on par with Nova and Gunvolt. It grants them the ability to make [[MasterOfIllusion life-like illusions]] and [[SelfDuplication duplicates of themselves]] to the point [[spoiler:[[AChildShallLeadThem she]] was able to fool everyone into thinking [[FakingTheDead she was dead]] during the first game]], switch battle forms on the fly, unleash energy blasts, and create physical projectiles out of mirror shards. The sequel even reveals [[spoiler:she can create [[BackFromTheDead perfect copies of her Grimoire Seven and presumably even the Seven Swordsmen and Nova if she so desired]]]]. And unlike the above examples, they were ''born'' with their power rather than receiving it from experiments. [[spoiler:Once she successfully absorbs the power of the [[AmplifierArtifact Muse Septima]], however, her Septima becomes "Reverie Mirror", her power enhanced to the point she can [[RealityWarper create an entire dimension]], [[DeathDealer create cards that all transform into different forms]], and even [[MagicMusic sing a song powerful enough to drain the energy of her opponents while making herself invincible]]]].
* In ''VideoGame/ForeverHome'', almost everyone is born with at least one connection to an elemental Prism, allowing them to use spells of that element depending on the strength of that connection. There are also undiscovered Prisms that a rare few can connect to, giving them incredibly powerful and unusual spells, [[spoiler:such as how the Abyss Prism allows the BigBad to steal the souls of his victims.]]
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* ''{{Franchise/Nasuverse}}'' has so many examples it would be enough to fit its own page. From ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' to ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and its various spinoffs.
** First off, anyone who got the [[OneHitKill Mystic Eyes of Death Perception]]. To clarify, it's only obtained by surviving a NearDeathExperience, and even then it's not a guarantee to get it. If you ''do'' get it, however, it allows you to see the point of death of ''anything'', and then cut them to erase that thing from existence. Like People. Or Table. Walls. [[PersonOfMassDestruction Buildings. Air.]] Or, ''[[EarthShatteringKaboom Earth]]''. It's not even limited to the physical. The more powerful of the two known users, [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Shiki Ryougi]], has managed to kill a psychic's power, an abstract prison and, in one special instance, ''the future''. At one point, she claims that she could even kill a god so long as it exists.
** Ciel of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' was born to an entirely ordinary family, yet she also possessed enough magic circuits of high enough quality that her magic power is considered to be on the same level as Servants. Unfortunately this verges into BlessedWithSuck territory for her since her incredibly potent magical power made her a prime target as [[DemonicPossession Roa's next host]].
*** In the same vein, Satsuki, the former TropeNamer of DemotedToExtra, has so much magical potential despite coming from a normal bloodline that she leapfrogs several stages of vampirism all the way to Dead Apostle status, something that normally happens only through artifical means or centuries of consuming human flesh. Not only this but that a year after during the events of VideoGame/MeltyBlood, she gains a Reality Marble called Depletion Garden that makes her a MagicEater. Then she also has the Mystic Eyes of Enchantment.
** Anyone who wields any of the [[RealityWarper True Magic]]. To obtain it, one must have a connection to [[AkashicRecords Akasha]], although it isn't properly explained. Divided into Five Domains, The First Magic has the power to [[ThePowerOfCreation deny]] [[PowerOfTheVoid nothingness]]. The Second Magic [[SpaceMaster manipulates]] {{Alternate Universe}}s. The Third Magic [[SoulPower materializes soul]]. The Fifth Magic ([[MindScrew seemingly]]) governs TimeTravel. (The Fourth is totally unknown.)
** Most of the Servants from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' are ''required'' to win the lottery just to be chosen by the Holy Grail as Servants. The Noble Phantasm they have can even be said to represent this trope (Noble Phantasms are a hero's most distinctive skill or weapon), and are pretty much determined by their legends. Lancer has a spear that [[RealityWarper will pierce your heart by reversing causality]] to ensure OneHitKill. Berserker can only be hurt by ''fatal'' attacks and possesses 12 lives that must be killed differently each. Saber has [[spoiler:Excalibur that can fire {{Sword Beam}}s comparable to nukes and Avalon, which grants almost CompleteImmortality]]. Archer can [[spoiler:copy any and all weapons that a human ever creates, including weaponry Noble Phantasms]]. Rider can [[spoiler:petrify people with her [[TakenForGranite Mystic Eyes of Petrification]], and summon powerful legendary beasts such as Pegasus]]. Gilgamesh possesses ''innummerable amount of legendary weapons'' including god-binding chains and ''Anti-World'' Noble Phantasm, while most Noble Phantasm tops at Anti-Country at the very best. [[spoiler:And neither the chains nor the Anti-World weapon can be copied by anyone]].
** ''LightNovel/FateZero'' is only marginally better. Rider possesses a Reality Marble (which he shouldn't even have, since he is not a mage) that allows him to summon ''[[BadassArmy entire army of Servants]]''. Caster possesses a book that can produce prana perpetually and summon [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu]]. Berserker is unaffected by any skill-hindering status, can make ''anything'' he touches into weapons (including ''an F-15 Jet Fighter''), and possesses a sword that jacks up his stats by a ridiculous margin, [[spoiler:to the point that it drains his master's prana to the point of death.]]
** Servants of ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'', anyone? With 14 Servants instead of the usual 7, at least 4 of them are ridiculous, even by Servant standards. Siegfried takes attacks ([[AchillesHeel that are not aimed at his back, of course]]) that would kill most Servants several times over as nothing more than mosquito bites and can fire {{Sword Beam}}s strong enough to kill a dragon. Vlad III has HomeFieldAdvantage that allows him to summon spikes and thorns ''anywhere'' within the field, including ''[[BodyHorror inside opponent's body]]'', and can [[OneWingedAngel turn into a vampire]] powerful enough to take on four Servants at once without a problem. Then there is Achilles, who possesses a grand total of ''five'' Noble Phantasms, which includes his famous NighInvulnerability, among other things. But the greatest example would be Karna, who, [[DramaPreservingHandicap while nerfed due to lack of enough prana to fight at full power]], can still laughingly beat the crap out of Siegfried ''and'' Vlad separately through a combination of possessing an ArmorOfInvincibility that lets him take 1/10th of ''all'' damage, a Noble Phantasm that clocks in at Anti-Country power, and a single-use lightning spear that can ''[[KillTheGod kill the gods themselves]]''. Even among the "lesser" Servants, Mordred is a near equal to ''stay night's'' Saber stats and abilities-wise, and Semiramis has a giant flying fortress that gives her the ability to casually fire off [[WaveMotionGun EX-Rank Magical Attacks]].
** But none of the above can compare to [[WorldsStrongestMan Ado Edem]] from ''Literature/AngelNotes''. In a world where everyone is [[PersonOfMassDestruction a walking nuke]], he can effortlessly destroy {{Eldritch Abomination}}s powerful enough to [[ColonyDrop create copies of celestial bodies as large as the Moon and DROP them on Earth]], [[RealityWarper warp reality around them]] just by ''existing'', and literally has ''no concept of death''. Heck, he regularly [[CurbStompBattle one-shots]] them whenever they descend to Earth!
* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' doesn't have superpowers per se, but almost every character has a talent - something that they're the absolute best at. These characters have the title of Ultimate X, where X is their talent. Given that it's a murder mystery series, it's kind of cheating for Shuichi Saihara and [[spoiler:Kyoko Kirigiri]] to be Ultimate Detectives.
** A handful of characters have the same title - Ultimate [[BornLucky Lucky Student]]. One of said characters, Nagito Komaeda, frequently shows how dangerous it can be if one relies on it.
** The grand winner of the Talent Lottery is Izuru Kamakura, whose talent is [[spoiler:'''''everything''''']].
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* Grace in ''WebComic/ElGoonishShive'' was this early on. Depending on her current form. she can do anything from fly, project force fields, use telekinesis, be superhumanly fast to the point of being a blur at times, be resistant to fire, and have sharp claws that reduce an opponent's ability to heal. However, it could be said that she lost her status as a lottery winner as time went on. Nanase, already one of the most powerful characters, gained access to her Angel Form (a HeroicResolve activated SuperMode of sorts) during the Sister II arc, and Elliot gained the ability to turn into Cheerleadra, a FlyingBrick superheroine. When inevitably asked about who would win among the three, creator Dan Shive said that it was up for debate, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1682 but that he would put his bets on Nanase in her Angel form.]]
* The outsiders in ''Webcomic/{{Project 0}}'' are definitely winners. Especially as there's no [[KryptoniteFactor handicap]] to [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/search/label/Modding Modding.]]
* ''[[http://www.man-man.org Man-Man]]'' is about non-powered fool Man-Man, but parodies this with Powers Guy, who has all kinds of awesome powers and does the actually useful stuff.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sidekicks}}'' anyone that possesses the First Prana is capable of imbuing themselves (and other objects) with a superpower, basically allowing them to control the lottery itself. [[spoiler:Subverted in that what power is given tends to be random unless the other two Prana are nearby.]]
** Supublics are all born with [[OnePersonOnePower a single superpower]] and what power they receive tends to play a large part in how powerful a supublic tends to be. This is averted by the BigBad who uses the [[spoiler: Third Prana]] to grant himself and other villains multiple superpowers.
* Much like in ''Sidekicks'', people in ''Webcomic/UnOrdinary'' are only born with a [[OnePersonOnePower single special ability]] and this has been explicitly shown to directly affect how powerful a person is.
** The god-tiers, people who have a [[PowerLevels special ability level]] of 6.0 or above, are the clear winners of the superpower lottery, so much so, the WordOfGod stated that only a god-tier can defeat another god-tier.
* In ''WebComic/{{Zodiac}}'' Libra can have every power he can think of, but he is limited by energy & effort, and the fact he's a bit of a ditz.
* ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'':
** The time monks, in a subversion. In a fantasy setting with fairly normal levels of magic and with firearms tech up to revolvers, they have ''bullet time''. Despite that, they seem prone to the WorfEffect. And the Elves can handily counter the super-speed, once they know to expect it; they taught them the trick hundreds of years ago, after all, and haven't used it themselves since, because it's too easy to counter.
** Ian, on the other hand, basically gets phenomenal cosmic power, that seems to keep growing and growing. Unfortunately, WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity.
* In ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'', the take on [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid the team]] is: Raven, who has precognition ([[InformedAbility we're told]]) and a big gun; Liquid, whose CharlesAtlasSuperpower lets him survive anything and beat people up pretty well; Wolf, the world's greatest sniper; Ocelot, the world's greatest pistoleer and liar (enough that it counts as a power, damnit); and Octopus, who can shapeshift into someone if he drinks their blood. And then there's Mantis, who can read and control minds, light anything on fire, zap people into unconsciousness and use telekinesis.
* Chris of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' has this in ''spades''. He doesn't go through an episode without showing off some spiffy new ability. Of course, seeing as he's an AuthorAvatar GodModeSue...
* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'':
** Lord English, the primary villain won the Lottery even harder: first off, his species naturally has powers strong enough to affect entire worlds. Being the Lord of Time gives him time-travel powers. Then he obtains Yaldabaoth's treasure, making him mostly immortal and giving him total mastery over the aspect of Time. From there the details are unclear, but his powers increased even further, giving him Absolute ''Retroactive'' Immortality (he cannot undergo a RetGone because ''time itself'' ensures his survival) and he has raw power that surpasses the Omnipotents by a long shot. We still don't know the limits of his powers, but he is powerful enough to kill souls and mass-slaughter {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with impunity.
** John eventually acquires the greatest power of all, though he can't fully control it yet. It's a unique form of time travel no else can do. [[spoiler:John can travel anywhere in ''Homestuck'''s canon and change what happened with no exceptions.]]
** Jake has the potential to be one of, if not the most, powerful character in the comic due to being a Page of Hope. Hope is one of the most powerful aspects a player can have, and the Page class gives the player MagikarpPower. If he mastered his powers, he could easily defeat omnipotents and could imaginary things temporarily real by suppressing their fakeness attribute. This is why the BigBad considers him to be a WorthyOpponent.
* Mishap of the stalled webcomic ''[[http://cultofstylus.com/mis-/ Mis-]]'' enters the super power lottery every day. Unfortunately, he usually loses.
* ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'': Faith is [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/no_one_is_that_strong an abnormally powerful high-level esper]], who's said to be [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-ec/eat_you_up the strongest in the academy's history.]] Plus, she has so many abilities that [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/poor_innocent_brother no one can really keep track of them all.]] The only power that she's confirmed to ''not'' have is mind reading. The scary part being, that her power is still growing, as she has yet to reach her peak.
* In ''Webcomic/SidekickGirl'', what power you have doesn't matter as much to the Hero Agency as one's HeroicBuild, but the Superpower Lottery is still in play.
** Winners of the lottery include Shield (absorbs any hit to become bigger, faster, stronger, and smarter), the Dollmaker (MarionetteMaster who can turn any non-living thing with moving parts into a remotely controllable doll), The Dark/The Vigilante (who have the same basic ShadowMaster powerset), The Light (we don't see too much of what she can do, but she is the only one confirmed to be able to TimeTravel), and [[spoiler: Duncan Jade]] (GravityMaster).
** Losers include people like Illumina (generates ordinary light and float three feet off the ground), Val (cannot die, no matter what injuries she sustains- ''useful'', but also BlessedWithSuck), Sparkle (Creates sparkles that only mildly annoy her opponents), Clockwork Joe (can invent, but isn't very good at it), and Dr. Wright (the superpower he gave himself- a huge right arm- lead to his defeat and the amputation of said arm).
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* In the ''Roleplay/LeagueOfIntergalacticCosmicChampions'' there was The Queue (omnipotent power when they stand in a straight line), Soyburger Patricia (sorceress nicknamed Dues Ex Patricia after one such incident), q (a junior member of ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s Q continuum), although Adon & the Observer tended toward the overwhelming side as well.
* In ''WebVideo/TheRPGFanatic'' the Student Sword claims to be the sword used in all computer roleplaying games until the protagonist becomes a true hero. So far the Student Sword has demonstrated the ability to summon zombies, perform Kingdom Hearts Keyblade-style "unlocking", perform the Soul Shooter attack from Azure Dreams, transform books into dvds and switch the Fanatic's "job" using magic.
* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', there is Tennyo. She is one of the main characters at the [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]], and is so massively powered that in several stories, she essentially couldn't find a way to use her powers without damage so massive it would have been life-threatening to people nearby, or without other dire consequences. Also, it seems that serious use of her powers gives off lethal doses of radiation and may cause mind-shattering rips in our reality. And there's the whole "antimatter within her cells" thing that nobody understands. Deconstructed in that she has ''severe'' difficulties with using normal techniques. (She can't beat your average 'brick', because the only strength-boost she could use ''kills people's souls''...)
** Here's a list of her known powers: Superhuman strength and speed. Flight, both fast and agile. Energy blasts. Energy sword like a light saber that can breach most shields. Insane regeneration (highest known regen rating). IR and UV vision. Total life support (space, etc.). Power over gravity. Produces antimatter. Has survived a nuclear blast. Death Blow, which can rip apart souls. Can warp reality around her, causing massive destruction and insanity. Teleportation with an interplanetary range. Various other warper powers she is still discovering and has poor control over. Eats demons. Partial immunity to power nullification.
** Basically the entirety of Team Kimba is this, with even the less powerful members having some aspect that can blow away most competition.
* On [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175748 this]] forum thread, this is the whole idea. By trying your luck you may get powers like [[MemeticBadass a Chuck Norris Kick to the face]][[note]]Yes [[http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Chuck_Norris_Round_House_Kick_To_The_Face that's a power]][[/note]], or [[AGodAmI omnipotence]]. Then again others get the short end of the stick and get the power to know when you're asleep, or God forbid, the power that turns you into a [[http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Fate_Link voodoo doll]].
* The Children in ''Literature/HeroesSaveTheWorld'' have a pretty random set of powers, from "making coins disappear" to various forms of precognition to force fields.
* Writers on ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' are discouraged from writing this type of character due to them usually being uninteresting [[MartyStu Marty Stus]]. As a result, most anomalous humanoids suffer from BlessedWithSuck, PowerIncontinence, WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway or other related tropes. There a few exception however.
** SCP-076-02 or "Able" has SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, [[HyperspaceArsenal can pull bladed weapons from nowhere]], has very high pain tolerance, is extremely difficult to kill, and [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrects]] inside [[SealedEvilInACan the can he used to be sealed in]] if he is killed. He is also a complete [[TheSociopath Sociopath]] and a BloodKnight. Able is considered to be the limit to how powerful a humanoid SCP can be, with a few exceptions. This is called the "Able Line".
** SCP-343 is a seemingly [[TheOmnipotent Omnipotent]] man who may be God, or he may just be a very powerful RealityWarper claiming to be God.
** SCP-329 is a girl who is a RealityWarper. The Foundation unsuccessfully tried to control her by tricking her into thinking she was a witch with powers limited to a few spells. She since been put into a medically induced coma indefinitely.
** SCP-3740 has extremely powerful [[BlowYouAway wind powers]], can talk to flying animals, and possibly has other reality warping powers, as he is an actual god, specifically Ashur, the Assyro-Babylonian god of air. The Foundation contains him by taking advantage of the fact that he is incredibly gullible.
** SCP-10101-J is a parody of [[GodModeSue overpowered]] SelfInsert characters.
* Raven Branwen in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has hit the jackpot. She's a fully trained Huntress, has a Semblance that allows her to teleport, was granted the ability to turn into a literal raven, [[spoiler: and has the powers of the Spring Maiden. In a series where characters typically have just one power, she's quite possibly the most powerful character as of Volume 5 if one excludes Ozpin and Salem.]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': As a result of training under [[WickedWitch Melinda]], Melissa has an incredible arsenal of abilities. Telekinesis, teleportation, healing, lasers, barriers, etc...
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', there are regular people. Then there are people who can [[ElementalPowers control the element]] associated with where they grew up (Earth, Air, Fire, Water). And then there's the Avatar, who controls ''all four of them''. [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands And then some.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' parodies this with its AffectionateParody of {{Anime}}, "Good Times With Weapons." Cartman gives himself NewPowersAsThePlotDemands until Kyle calls him out on it & makes him choose only one. He chooses the power to have any power he wants. Stan takes all his powers away. When the others need him to have powers again, he chooses the power to turn Kyle into a [[CluckingFunny chicken.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', Edwin Alva's son, Edwin Alva Jr., learned to control the Big Bang gas that gave every other metahuman in Dakota their powers, essentially rigging the Superpower Lottery. He was doing pretty well with it, too, up until he took on too many powers at once and PowerIncontinence turned him into stone.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has the occasional lottery winner. As Phantom Limb put it while convincing some un-powered senior villains to do his bidding:
-->"I can kill a man by [[TouchOfDeath simply touching him]]. Now what were ''your'' special powers again?"
** Doctor Orpheus also counts: He can teleport, astral project, shoot energy from his hand, remove souls, set things on fire with his mind, mind wipe people, raise the dead (as long as he has a body and the soul is willing to come back), fly, detect ghosts, create a force of purple lightning that shut down a large robot and liquefied a group of Nazis, remove someone's arms (and not by cutting them off: they actually disappear), telekinesis, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking predict when someone will die]]. And that's probably not all of it.
** Professor Impossible, while still defeatable, got stretch powers while the rest of his family got invisible skin, skin that burns when oxygen hits it, and turned into basically one giant callous, so he got off pretty good.
** Captain Sunshine can do anything Superman can and shoot beams of intense sunlight out of his chest. It's made up for by his WeaksauceWeakness though: He needs sunlight to use his powers and unlike Superman does not get constant power from it.
* Of the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Raven basically has a lot of powers. NewPowersAsThePlotDemands and DeusExMachina, for example. The Teen Titans Wiki lists her as having the following: Telekinesis, astral projection, levitation, telepathy, umbrakinetic dark energy manipulation (into energy blasts, a variety of constructs ranging from walls to claws to shields to flying platforms and effective telekinesis), biological manipulation, short-distance teleportation, uncontrolled time manipulation, limited physical healing, limited precognition, transformation into White Raven in the realm of her mind, ability to transfer power to others and cause them to lose consciousness, control over Trigon's lesser demons, and the ability to rapidly age self back to normal age (in "white" form). She's by far the most frequent target for [[BroughtDownToNormal depowering]] or TheWorfEffect, but when she's not either, the result is epic.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', followers of the god Xelor ([[IAmNotShazam who are also called Xelors]]) have the ability to ''manipulate time''. TheHero, as well, can bend space by creating portals.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' has the android [[AllYourPowersCombined AMAZO]]. His ability, to copy those of others, gave him the full set of the Original Seven's powers by his first appearance. Then he went into space for a while, and when he came back, he had enough power to [teleport ''an entire planet''. Because ''it was in his way''. The entire extended League and Franchise/GreenLantern Corps failed to even scratch him. At the end of it all, the person to defeat him was ComicBook/LexLuthor.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' has this to an extreme extent. The main cast is as follows: A badass, but still [[BadAssNormal entirely human]] MIB, [[TheSmartGirl a brilliant scientist]], [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys a talking monkey]] who is the ButtMonkey of the WorfEffect, an UnfazedEveryman ActionSurvivor...And PersonOfMassDestruction whose current power set includes {{Depower}}ing, SuperStrength, MadeOfIron, flight, [[{{Technopath}} technopathy]], mid level mechanical [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifiting]] which gives him a wide array of [[ShapeShifterWeapon weapons]], and [[SerialEscalation more.]]
** [[spoiler:not to forget becoming a God over all creation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The mane cast possesses the ''ultimate'' power in the setting: ThePowerOfFriendship. The show's title is "Friendship is Magic", after all. It functions as essentially an "I win" button, effortlessly depowering [[spoiler:Tirek]] even after he absorbed the power of hundreds of ponies, all four alicorns, and Discord. The only point in the show where it failed was because the ponies trying to invoke it were brainwashed into not actually being friends.
** A unicorn's magical powers are typically restricted to one specialty, usually associated with their Cutie Mark. Since Twilight Sparkle's specialty ''is'' magic, she [[PowerCopying doesn't have this restriction]] and has the benefit of being more powerful than anyone born in centuries. Come the 3rd season finale [[spoiler:she adds flight to her list of powers by becoming an alicorn.]] Then, the season 4 finale has her [[spoiler:become the vessel for the combined powers of three Physical Gods to keep Tirek from absorbing their magic. By the time Tirek reaches the princesses, he has the power of just about all Equestria--which they considered enough to defeat them. Even though he absorbed power from every other character including a reality warping god, Twilight is still powerful enough to match him despite being new to her power. If she learned how to use that power, she could have easily overcome him.]]
** Although the fans love to [[PhysicalGod overestimate]] their abilities quite a bit, alicorns are this compared to the other kinds of ponies. While earth ponies, pegasi, and unicorns have increased endurance and are in touch with nature, flight, and magic respectively, alicorns possess ''[[MasterOfAll all three]]''.
** Discord is a RealityWarper with nigh-omnipotence. He can create a WorldWreckingWave [[spoiler: and a WorldHealingWave]], brainwash main characters and others, turn pegasi and unicorns into earth ponies, and can even take the very objects that are needed to defeat him. [[spoiler:When he was reformed in Season 3 the elements were tweaked by Celestia so he could no longer touch them, but come Season 4 the elements were ''permanently lost'' shoving him violently back into unstoppable territory.]]
** The season 4 finale villain, [[spoiler: Lord Tirek]] might be the single most powerful entity to show up in the show. His power? Magic absorption. Up to and including the ability to drain not only the alicorns mentioned above, but ''Discord'' as well. The only reason he was defeated is because...
** In Season 5, we're introduced to Starlight Glimmer, who is also extremely talented in magic. While she comes up short on the PowerCopying front (it took her years to master a spell that Twilight copied instantly), she proves more dangerous in terms of ''[[WrongContextMagic innovation]]''. She knows a unique spell that [[PowerNullifier removes cutie marks]], and used it to take control over a village of ponies. When she returns in the Season Five finale, she can time travel freely, mastered [[NotQuiteFlight self-levitation]] and to top it off, her magical might is powerful enough to [[SealedEvilInADuel match Twilight Sparkle in combat]]. Twilight was only able to defeat Starlight by befriending her and convincing her to stop her plan, which had [[BadFuture dire]] [[ButterflyOfDoom consequences]] Starlight never realized. Afterwards, Twilight recognized Starlight's exceptional talent and decided to take Starlight in as her very own pupil.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Miss Martian's abilities were changed from the comics so as not to have too many heroes with SuperStrength. So in place of her strength is [[PsychicPowers telekinesis]], which is strong enough to collide two drones together and redirect missiles if she concentrates. The rest of her powers are the same, but they include being '[[UnskilledButStrong the most powerful untrained]] [[{{Telepathy}} telepath]]' (according to ComicBook/MartianManhunter), [[ShapeShifter shape shifting]] (which can be used to become [[VisibleInvisibility near invisible]]), and {{Flight}} as a result of the previously mentioned telekinesis.
* WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}} pretty much has NewPowersAsThePlotDemands only balanced out by the fact that his KryptoniteFactor is [[WeaksauceWeakness the very thing he is meant to fight against.]]
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' was made of this. You had Superman with Silver Age power levels doing things like fly his way out of a black hole and then you had everyone else. Wonder Woman could get defeated by circus animals got in on this, Aquaman would wonder out loud if his powers would work, and Hawkman could do nothing but fly ineffectually while Superman saved the day.
* All Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' have SuperStrength, VoluntaryShapeshifting (although most don't often use it), the ability to summon a weapon, and the ability to do a FusionDance into a more powerful gem. However, they also have unique powers that don't always match up to each other.
** On the winners' side, we have Jasper (incredible SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability along with a RollingAttack), Sapphire [[spoiler: and by extension, Garnet]] (ability to see the future), Lapis Lazuli (flight and nigh-perfect control over water, which wasn't too impressive until she got stuck on a planet that was covered in it), and Rose Quartz (SuperStrength, LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe, GreenThumb, HealingTears, and controlling the speed of her descent).
** On the losers' side, we have Pearl (Hologram projection and summoning a weapon, and that's ''exceptional'' for Pearls), Amethyst (was supposed to have similar powers to Jasper, but due to flaws in her creation, she's much smaller and weaker; she gets by on her RollingAttack and copious use of VoluntaryShapeshifting), Ruby (ability to generate heat), and Peridot ([[spoiler: who as an Era 2 Gem doesn't even have most of the powers other Gems have in common. She makes do for a while with technological 'limb enhancers', and eventually gains [[ExtraOreDinary ferrokinesis]] [[PowerIncontinence that she hasn't quite mastered yet]].]]). The biggest loser may be Padparadscha, who has the ability to "predict" things that already happened, which is more like a disability than a power since it causes her to have a DelayedReaction to everything.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': Jumba plays the power roulette a lot with every illegal genetic experiment he creates. Sometimes he bombs and he gets experiments who are only good for popping popcorn, spreading gossip, [[PokeThePoodle keeping people awake]] or [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway eating socks]]. Sometimes he hits the jackpot with {{Kaiju}}, [[DishingOutDirt earthquake-makers]], [[BlackHoleBelly black holes]], {{Literal Genie}}s, or the titular MadeOfIron ComboPlatterPowers-protagonist.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': BigBad Bill Cipher is exceptionally powerful. He can teleport, enter minds, possess people, regenerate almost instantly, guard himself with a barrier, change his size and appearance, see through any image of himself, fire lasers capable of wiping out [[spoiler:a baby "Time Giant" (temporarily)]], and even control time and space. By contrast, many of the minor villains would be lucky if they just had ''one'' of those. His only limitation is that he spends the bulk of the series in an alternate dimension where he can only communicate with and possess humans through dreams, forcing him to use knowledge and trickery as his main weapons. [[spoiler:His goal was to be able to enter Earth's dimension, where he could make a physical form for himself and be able to apply his abilities to the waking world.]]
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