Playing With / With Great Power Comes Great Perks

Basic Trope: A character that only uses his or her superpowers for his or her own personal convenience.
  • Straight: Alice uses her newfound ice powers for mundane, self-serving things or her own amusement. She never uses it to fight crime or help other people.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Every superpowered individuals in town decided to just use their superpowers for their own convenience. Nobody is interested in becoming a superhero or a supervillain.
  • Downplayed: Mundane Utility: Alice does use her ice powers for good though she does still exploit her powers in her daily life.
  • Justified:
    • Alice isn't really a good fighter so she uses her powers on things she is good at.
    • After a long time of crime fighting, Alice realizes that it would be much easier to just let the cops handle the mundane things in case somebody starts to try and exploit her. The police are aware of this as well but they still encourage her to at least use her powers so she doesn't get out of practice.
    • Alice's powers are not powerful enough to be used effectively for crime fighting so she just settled for an ice cream and smoothies business instead.
  • Inverted:
    • Comes Great Responsibility: Alice uses her ice powers exclusively on crime fighting. It hasn't occurred to her that her powers has other applications besides that, or she is aware and even then refuses to use her powers in that manner.
    • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Alice's power inflicts a gradually increasing urge on her mind to freeze everything in sight with each use so she only uses it sparingly.
  • Subverted: Alice has come across a situation where her powers could be useful but she hesitated as she knows that she shouldn't be exploiting her powers for her own personal gain.
  • Double Subverted: ...but she does so anyway.
  • Parodied: Alice just bought a drink from a diner. They forgot to add ice cubes in her drink so she makes her own using her ice powers. As she drinks from her cup, we can see from outside of the window Super Bob fighting desperately against a giant fire monster attacking the town.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice tries to only use her powers for crime fighting, but sometimes she cares, and sometimes she doesn't.
  • Averted:
    • Alice doesn't have ice powers.
    • Alice's powers are useless in crime fighting.
    • Alice received her powers through a Magically Binding Contract that prevents her from using them in a trivial manner.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "I bet Alice would use her powers on other things other than crime fighting."
  • Invoked: "Who said that I ''have to'' become a superhero anyway?"
  • Exploited: Super Bob invited Alice to join Team Superhero but she declined. Instead she used her newfound ice powers to start an ice cream and smoothies business.
  • Defied: Super Bob finally convinces Alice to join Team Superhero.
  • Discussed: "Man it's really hot today... If only I had some ice powers or something."
  • Conversed:
    • "You could've had an easier life if you would just loosen up and use your powers for other things other than crime fighting you know."
    • "If you are finished making your smoothies, I could really use someone with ice powers against this fire monster over here!"
  • Implied: Alice's fridge is always frozen cold even though it isn't plugged in.
  • Deconstructed: Without performing the good deeds obliged of someone with the power to do so, people are suspicious and distrustful of Alice and see her as a freak. Super Bob calls her out for being selfish in not using her powers to help others. Alice is eventually regarded with disdain and shunned by everyone.
  • Reconstructed: Alice finally uses her superpowers to help people and fight crime to repair her reputation.

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