[[AC:Fan works]]

->''"Hey, that's just like an anime, isn't it? I got that new power right when I needed it!"''
-->- '''Haruhi''', ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero''


->''Okay, anybody on our side hiding any [[EleventhHourSuperpower shocking, fantastic abilities]] they'd like to disclose? I am open to suggestions!''
-->-- '''Iron Man''', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''

[[AC:Live-action TV]]

-> '''Amy''': You can drive a motorbike?
-> '''Rory''': I expect so. It's been that kind of day.
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Let's Kill Hitler"

[[AC:Web original]]

->{{Franchise/Superman}} had at least 150 powers, and the [{{WesternAnimation/Super Friends}}] writers were making up two or three more every episode. If a script called for it, Superman would leak paste out of his ears that can control the weather.
-->-- '''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', on [[http://www.seanbaby.com/superfriends/superman.htm Superman]]

->We saw this kind of thing all the time with Lana, where she became a utility character. Anytime you needed to throw a weird curveball into a season, just have Lana [[BodySurf possessed by a witch]] who is her [[IdenticalGrandson ancestor]] and is somehow [[IfJesusThenAliens connected to Krypton.]] Need to write her out of the series? Elevate her to superhero status but poison the source of her powers [[PoisonousPerson with Kryptonite]].
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville10-ep08 Julian Finn]]''' on ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Abandoned"

->But is {{ComicBook/Magneto}} really dead? No. [[JokerImmunity Of course he isnít]]...'The Earthís magnetic field has healed me, as a mother nourishes her son!' and thatísÖ thatís got some really weird implications. Like, Magneto was essentially incorporeal the last time we saw him, and now heís back to normal. Is the implication here that Magneto is actually held together physically by magnetism? Is that one of those weird [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] things like how he used to be able to brainwash people with his 'magnetic personality?'
-->--'''Chris Sims''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/the-x-men-episode-guide-4x07-sanctuary-part-2/ on]] ''WesternAnimation/XMen, "Sanctuary, Part 2"

[[AC:Web Video]]

->'''Sailor Moon:''' Tiara! Use your lesbian trapper!
->''(Sailor Moon's tiara becomes larger and binds the MonsterOfTheWeek)''
->'''Luna:''' How the f*ck did you do that?
->'''Sailor Moon:''' Hell if I know! This show makes no sense!

->''"Now I shall use Mega-Ultra Chicken's secret ability that I just this second made up to convert my Life Points into Attack Points, merging me with the beast itself!"''
-->--'''Melvin''', ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''

->''"I have placed my soul inside the Millennium Puzzle, because apparently I can do that."''
-->--'''Florence''', ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''

->''"Yes, my roses allow me to do this [turn invisible] as well... I won't lie to you, I am just as surprised about it as you are."''
-->--'''Pisces Aphrodite''', ''WebVideo/LesChevaliersDuZodiaqueLaSerieAbregee''

->'''Krillin:''' Goku, did you just read my mind?\\
'''Goku:''' Yu-huh!\\
'''Krillin:''' But how could you-!\\
'''Goku:''' [[VoodooShark Muffin button]].\\
'''Krillin:''' ...[[FlatWhat What]]?
-->-- ''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged''

->'''Goku:''' By the way, I can teleport.\\
'''Krillin:''' [[FlatWhat ...What]]?\\
'''Goku:''' Yep! ''[teleports]'' Check it!
-->-- ''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged''

->...Aldritch Killian, an Ex-Nerd out for revenge after Tony skipped a meeting one time, and his nameless henchmen with a confusing grab-bag of fire powers, like (sounding progressively more confused) glowing, getting hot, exploding, SuperStrength, [[HealingFactor regrowing limbs]], [[MagicPants flameproof clothes]], and... [[BreathWeapon shooting fire off their mouth]]? They really made them up as they went along, huh?
-->--''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'' about ''Film/IronMan3''

-->'''Superargo:''' If my costume weren't bulletproof, I'd be dead now.\\
(''Kevin laughs'')\\
'''Mike:''' Your costume is ''bulletproof''?! Maybe ''lead'' with that next time someone asks you why you wear it!\\
'''Bill:''' No, wrestling days! All about wrestling!
-->--'''WebVideo/RiffTrax''' about ''Superargo Against the Faceless Giants''

[[AC:Western Animation]]

->'''Katara:'''I guess... I ''always knew''.
->'''Sokka:''' [pissed off] Oh? Well, then thanks for all the first aid over the years]].
-->- On Katara's HealingHands, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''

->'''Cartman:''' Hold on you guys, I actually have another power: I can see into the future too, but ''better than Kyle''. Let me try it.\\
'''Kyle:''' God dammit, Cartman, you can't keep making up new powers!\\
'''Stan:''' Yeah dude, that's like the fifth power you've come up with!
-->'''''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''''', "Good Times With Weapons"

->''"Hey, you guys! Did you know I can totally play the organ? Because ''I'' didn't!"''
-->--'''Pinkie Pie''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''


->''If you could have any super power, what would it be?''
->"The 'my power beats your power' power."
-->'''Creator/JohnnyYongBosch''' on a Voice Actor question card.

->''Don't give the heroes a new power whenever they need one, and be very careful about writing laws into your system just so that you can use them in [[AssPull a single particular situation.]]"''
-->--'''Creator/BrandonSanderson''', ''[[http://brandonsanderson.com/article/40/Sandersons-First-Law Sanderson's First Law]]''

->Wha--? I'm genetically-engineered? I mean, I ''have been'' all this time? I was when was ''six?'' So I'm really [[Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan the Bionic Man]] and I've been playing this, like, loser for the last 3 years? It was one of those weird things that Tv did (does). "[[WheelOfDecisions Ahh, today you're 'genetically engineered']].''"''
-->--'''Siddig al-Fadil''' on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''