Downplayed: Alice is in Training from Hell because her mentor believes she'll learn to use her powers if she thinks she's in danger; she can be saved if she doesn't fly.
Justified: Alice could always create force fields, and has done so on many occasions , but she just didn't consciously know she did it.
Inverted: Alice loses the ability to create force fields when the mugger shoots her.
Subverted: Alice's parents had powers, too, so she throws herself off of a building, knowing that she would manifest something. She does not.
Double Subverted: ... manifest the power of flight. A beat after she smashes into the ground, however, we discover she can Get Better.
Whenever Alice gets put in danger, she manifests a new power.
Alice falls off a cliff. As she hits the ground, she exhibits the power to turn into rubber and bounces high into the air, with a very audible *boing* sound effect. She bounces into the stratosphere... and then demonstrates the ability to breathe in space. As she's coming down, the friction causes heat-related problems... causing her to exhibit immunity to burns. As she hits the ground, she's going at too high a speed to bounce... and instead demonstrates Nigh-Invulnerability. ...Or is that an exaggeration?
Invoked: Alice's parents, who have superpowers, throw her off a cliff to see what her power is.
Exploited: Alice, a Badass NormalGenre Savvy hero, mentions to her captors that she has an unactivated metagene. Her enemies try to figure out a way to dispose of her without triggering her powers, and this delays them long enough for her friends to arrive.
Deconstructed: Alice's parents, who have superpowers, throw her off a cliff to see what her power is. It is not a power that can stop her from falling to her doom.
Reconstructed: Alice's parents, who have superpowers, throw her off a cliff to see what her power is. It is not a power that can stop her from falling to her doom. Luckily, her mother, who oversaw the experiment, uses her telekinesis to save her.
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