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* Jun Misugi from ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' is both a brilliant player ''and'' the local IllBoy.

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* Jun Misugi from ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' is handicapped with a heart disease. He wipes the floor with both a brilliant player ''and'' Nankatsu AND Tohou before his heart gives out in both matches. Hence why he's recruited as TheStrategist by Katagiri. For the local IllBoy.time of the WYC, Misugi was completely recovered from the heart disease. The only handicap remaining is his rather low stamina.



* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Akane Tendo [[GameBreakingInjury injures her hand]] before fighting the [[GiantMook Dojo Destroyer]]. What should have been an easy battle for her (given the foe's fighting style) ends up putting her on the defensive, all to allow Ranma (who had run out on her earlier) to come back to help her and defeat the enemy in a single panel.

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Akane Tendo [[GameBreakingInjury injures her hand]] before fighting the [[GiantMook Dojo Destroyer]]. What should have been an easy battle for her (given the foe's fighting style) ends up putting her on the defensive, all to allow Ranma (who had run out on her earlier) to come back to help her and defeat the enemy in a single panel.



** Ranma's girl form sometimes counts, as Ranma is physically weaker as a girl. However it's usually also noted that he's faster that way too, and considering Ranma's specialty is speed, this doesn't come up unless he really needs that last extra bit of strength.
*** His biggest problem in the girl form is usually shorter reach, since as a girl his (her?) arms and legs are shorter.

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** Ranma's girl form sometimes counts, as Ranma is physically weaker as a girl. However it's usually also noted that he's faster that way too, and considering Ranma's specialty is speed, this doesn't come up unless he really needs that last extra bit of strength.
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strength. His biggest problem in the girl form is usually shorter reach, since as a girl his (her?) arms and legs are shorter.



* ''Anime/KantaiCollection'': In episode 7, Kaga is clearly the better carrier compared to Zuikaku, so naturally she suffers some damage just before a vital mission. And to make matters worse, they're out of instant-repair buckets, so like Akagi, she has to wait until repairs are complete. As a result, Shoukaku, Zuikaku's sister carrier, is assigned to the mission instead. Though they're fairly competent, they're not as good as Carrier Group One.
* ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'': After his victory over Gordon Hell, Koji's cyborg body breaks down from the stress and he has to go back to being flesh and blood, meaning he can't use the Mazin Powers against the Mycenae Empire anymore.



* Franchise/{{Superman}} can type a hundred ''pages'' a minute, and do any number of other tasks at super-speed. But he can't fight at super-speed. The in-universe explanation for this is that he [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech holds back to keep from injuring anyone else]]. [[InvincibleHero The]] ''[[InvincibleHero real]]'' [[InvincibleHero explanation for it is simply that someone with the strength of the Hulk and the speed of the Flash could never even be challenged, let alone defeated.]] The real reason becomes especially evident when the villains with Superman's powers, who have no reason to hold back, also face the same problem. Later stories such as those in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} implied that he is simply not agile enough to fight at superspeed, comparing him to Usain Bolt while Wonder Woman is Bruce Lee, which still doesn't make much sense because of all the non combat tasks he does at super speed.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} -and [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} his]] [[ComicBook/PowerGirl whole]] [[ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog family]], for that matter- can type a hundred ''pages'' a minute, and do any number of other tasks at super-speed. But he can't fight at super-speed. The in-universe explanation for this is that he [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech holds back to keep from injuring anyone else]]. [[InvincibleHero The]] ''[[InvincibleHero real]]'' [[InvincibleHero explanation for it is simply that someone with the strength of the Hulk and the speed of the Flash could never even be challenged, let alone defeated.]] The real reason becomes especially evident when the villains with Superman's powers, who have no reason to hold back, also face the same problem. Later stories such as those in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} ''ComicBook/New52'' implied that he is simply not agile enough to fight at superspeed, comparing him to Usain Bolt while Wonder Woman is Bruce Lee, which still doesn't make much sense because of all the non combat tasks he does at super speed.


* ''Film/JeepersCreepers3'': The Creeper has a lot of trouble pursuing Addison because of all the damage it sustains. It gets trapped in its own boobytrap, losing an eye, making it difficult to throw a spear accurately. It tries to fly after her, but since it lost one of its wings in a previous fight it immediately loses balance. Then it also loses one of its feet when it gets hit by a truck, giving her enough time to get away entirely. Frustrated, he has to make do with the truck driver for spare parts.

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* ''Film/JeepersCreepers3'': The Creeper has a lot of trouble pursuing Addison because of all the damage it sustains.has sustained. It gets trapped in its own boobytrap, losing an eye, making it difficult to throw a spear accurately. It tries to fly after her, but since it lost one of its wings in a previous fight it immediately loses balance. Then it also loses one of its feet when it gets hit by a truck, giving her enough time to get away entirely. Frustrated, he has to make do with the truck driver for spare parts.


* ''Film/JeepersCreepers3'': The Creeper has a lot of trouble pursuing Addison because of all the damage it sustains. It gets trapped in its own boobytrap, losing an eye, making it difficult to throw a spear accurately. It tries to fly after her, but since it lost one of its wings it immediately loses balance. Then it also loses one of its feet when it gets hit by a truck, giving her enough time to get away entirely. Frustrated, he has to make do with the truck driver for spare parts.

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* ''Film/JeepersCreepers3'': The Creeper has a lot of trouble pursuing Addison because of all the damage it sustains. It gets trapped in its own boobytrap, losing an eye, making it difficult to throw a spear accurately. It tries to fly after her, but since it lost one of its wings in a previous fight it immediately loses balance. Then it also loses one of its feet when it gets hit by a truck, giving her enough time to get away entirely. Frustrated, he has to make do with the truck driver for spare parts.

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* ''Film/JeepersCreepers3'': The Creeper has a lot of trouble pursuing Addison because of all the damage it sustains. It gets trapped in its own boobytrap, losing an eye, making it difficult to throw a spear accurately. It tries to fly after her, but since it lost one of its wings it immediately loses balance. Then it also loses one of its feet when it gets hit by a truck, giving her enough time to get away entirely. Frustrated, he has to make do with the truck driver for spare parts.


* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' had Luthor threaten Superman and the lives of everyone in the North Atlantic with a [[ApocalypseHow Type 0-1]] disaster by creating a giant Kryptonite island, stabbing supes with Kryptonite (and lodging a piece of it inside of him), letting his goons beat him up, and finally [[LeftForDead dumping him into the ocean.]] Yet still, Supes manages to lob the island into space and fly back to a Metropolis ICU. It's [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt arguable whether this worked for the viewers]].

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* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' had Luthor Comicbook/LexLuthor threaten Superman and the lives of everyone in the North Atlantic with a [[ApocalypseHow Type 0-1]] disaster by creating a giant Kryptonite island, stabbing supes with Kryptonite (and lodging a piece of it inside of him), letting his goons beat him up, and finally [[LeftForDead dumping him into the ocean.]] Yet still, Supes manages to lob the island into space and fly back to a Metropolis ICU. It's [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt arguable whether this worked for the viewers]].



** In ''Film/{{Black Panther|2018}}'', T'Challa is forced to eschew his vibranium-laced costume and drink a special potion that temporarily strips of him of his superhuman abilities just prior to both of his duels for the Wakandan throne. This allows his respective challengers, M'Baku and Killmonger, to fight him on equal footing.

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** In ''Film/{{Black Panther|2018}}'', T'Challa is forced to eschew his vibranium-laced costume and drink a special potion that temporarily strips of him of his superhuman abilities just prior to both of his duels for the Wakandan throne. This allows his respective challengers, M'Baku and Killmonger, Comicbook/ErikKillmonger, to fight him on equal footing.


* In the premier episode of ''Series/TheInhumans'', Comicbook/{{Medusa|Marvel Comics}} is captured and forcibly shaved by Maximus, which prevents her from using her trademark PrehensileHair for most of the series.

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* In the premier episode of ''Series/TheInhumans'', Comicbook/{{Medusa|Marvel Comics}} is captured and forcibly shaved by Maximus, which prevents her from using her trademark PrehensileHair for most of the series. Similarly, Comicbook/{{Karnak}} suffers a head injury early on, which prevents him from using his power to predict the future.

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* In the premier episode of ''Series/TheInhumans'', Comicbook/{{Medusa|Marvel Comics}} is captured and forcibly shaved by Maximus, which prevents her from using her trademark PrehensileHair for most of the series.

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** With Comicbook/ScarletWitch being one of the most powerful superheroes in the ''world'', with [[WordOfGod the same potential]] as her comic book counterpart to eventually evolve into reality-warping powers, there tends to be a reason for her not to use her full powers each film post HeelFaceTurn, lest she solve the problems in five minutes.
*** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', she stays at Avengers Tower rather then being involved with the plot for quite a bit of the film after being [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified]] when she accidentally kills civilians. When she finally does fight, she's holding back since it's against her teammates.
*** It gets very blatant in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' where she spends almost the entire battle of Wakanda moping over Vision rather then getting out onto the battlefield. Once she finally gets out there and starts decimating Thanos' troops left and right, Okoye even lampshades the point by asking what she was doing up in Shuri's lab the whole time.
*** In ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', she very nearly [[spoiler: kills Thanos all on her own in her rage without any help from another superhero. It was only her desire to see him suffer that allowed him to call in an airstrike that finally got her to back off a little. WordOfGod from Kevin Feige says she could've done it by herself if not for that.]]

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* ''Fanfic/RWBYEpicOfRemnant'': The Servants are still very powerful by Remnant standards, but being turned into teenagers has weakened them slightly, and since they are now human, they can't go into spirit form and are vulnerable to being harmed, meaning while they will still win most fights, they can't get complacent and actually have to work for their victories.


** This isn't exclusive to Xavier either. In ''Apocalypse'', the writers got around Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}}'s SuperSpeed by having the title villain break his leg. Similarly, Comicbook/{{Nightcrawler}} was rendered inert for part of the final battle so that he couldn't simply TeleportSpam the bad guys into submission. This happens again in ''Film/DarkPhoenix'', where [[spoiler: Quicksilver spends a large chunk of the film in a coma after a fight with Phoenix. He doesn't wake up until after the climax.]]

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** This isn't exclusive to Xavier either. In ''Apocalypse'', the writers got around Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}}'s SuperSpeed by having the title villain break his leg. Similarly, Comicbook/{{Nightcrawler}} was rendered inert for part of the final battle so that he couldn't simply TeleportSpam the bad guys into submission. This happens again in ''Film/DarkPhoenix'', where [[spoiler: Quicksilver spends a large chunk the majority of the film in a coma after a fight with Phoenix.Phoenix during the first act. He doesn't wake up until after the climax.]]


*** In the other direction, Thanos is nigh-omnipotent after obtaining all six Infinity Stones, but the sheer magnitude of deaths caused by his BadassFingersnap visually damages his Infinity Gauntlet, signalling that conflicts against him in ''Avengers 4'' won't be completely hopeless.

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*** In the other direction, Thanos is nigh-omnipotent after obtaining all six Infinity Stones, but the sheer magnitude of deaths caused by his BadassFingersnap wounds him and visually damages his Infinity Gauntlet, signalling that conflicts against Gauntlet. [[spoiler: When the remaining Avengers confront Thanos at the beginning of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', his injuries are even worse due to him in ''Avengers 4'' won't be completely hopeless.having used the Gauntlet to destroy the Infinity Stones. As such, the heroes overpower him with ease, and Thor ends up [[OffWithHisHead decapitating him]].]]


** This isn't exclusive to Xavier either. In ''Apocalypse'', the writers got around Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}}'s SuperSpeed by having the title villain break his leg. Similarly, Comicbook/{{Nightcrawler}} was rendered inert for part of the final battle so that he couldn't simply TeleportSpam the bad guys into submission.

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** This isn't exclusive to Xavier either. In ''Apocalypse'', the writers got around Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}}'s SuperSpeed by having the title villain break his leg. Similarly, Comicbook/{{Nightcrawler}} was rendered inert for part of the final battle so that he couldn't simply TeleportSpam the bad guys into submission. This happens again in ''Film/DarkPhoenix'', where [[spoiler: Quicksilver spends a large chunk of the film in a coma after a fight with Phoenix. He doesn't wake up until after the climax.]]

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* ''Fanfic/DekiruTheFusionHero'':
** Izuku's Material Fusion allows him to increase his durability and even use the full power of One for All with minimal issue. However, it also diminishes the powers of his blows compared to if he were just flesh and blood.
** Human Fusion is a borderline StoryBreakerPower. Not only do the resulting fusions have more powerful mutations of his and his classmates' Quirks, they also have access to One for All, and since they're not only more durable than normal Izuku but also flesh and blood, they have more control over it. As a result, Human Fusion is given many drawbacks to make it a DangerousForbiddenTechnique: CastFromStamina, memory-sharing, pain-sharing, and unpredictability. Even ''with'' the drawbacks, the technique is powerful enough that Aizawa was genuinely worried Izuku would come to rely on it too much.


* The main source of drama in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' is caused by the fact that Finch purposely handicapped the Machine in what it can do. He rightfully feared that the government would abuse its power if given unrestricted access to its inner working. Thus it only gives out a single number that points to a person that will be central to an upcoming deadly tragedy. The government has the resources to quickly find the Relevant person and neutralize the threat. Finch and Reese are working to save the people on the Irrelevant list and while Finch's resources are considerable he cannot match those of a US government agency. Thus Reese often gets to the threatened person at the last moment and has to IndyPloy his way out of danger. The dramas is further upped by the fact that sometime he gets there too late and an innocent person dies as a result. [[ProphecyTwist It also doesn't always tell whether the person will be victim or perpetrator.]]

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* The main source of drama in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' is caused by the fact that Finch purposely handicapped the Machine in what it can do. He rightfully feared that the government would abuse its power if given unrestricted access to its inner working. Thus it only gives out a single number that points to a person that will be central to an upcoming deadly tragedy. The government has the resources to quickly find the Relevant person and neutralize the threat. Finch and Reese are working to save the people on the Irrelevant list and while Finch's resources are considerable he cannot match those of a US government agency. Thus Reese often gets to the threatened person at the last moment and has to IndyPloy his way out of danger. The dramas drama is further upped by the fact that sometime he gets there too late and an innocent person dies as a result. [[ProphecyTwist It also doesn't always tell whether the person will be victim or perpetrator.]]



** He did receive a major buff at ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' season 2, since so many fans complained [[AdaptationalWimp he became a superwimp]]. He can still be physically exhausted (see "Secret Society") but it takes a LOT more effort.
** And it was eventually revealed that he was [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech inhibited the whole time]] out of fear of hurting others.
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' occasionally did it for other characters too. A good example is where Franchise/WonderWoman was poisoned to give [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Black Manta]] CaptainErsatz Devil Ray, an [[BlatantLies entirely original character not related to Aquaman]], a decent chance against her in hand-to-hand. "The Savage Time" three-parter also saw Comicbook/GreenLantern's ring run out of power in the first installment, [[BroughtDownToBadass forcing him to rely on his military training]] for the remainder of the storyline.

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** He did receive a major buff at ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' season 2, since so many fans complained [[AdaptationalWimp he became a superwimp]]. He can still be physically exhausted (see "Secret Society") but it takes a LOT more effort.
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effort. And it was eventually revealed that he was [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech inhibited the whole time]] out of fear of hurting others.
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' occasionally did it for other characters too. A good example is where Franchise/WonderWoman was poisoned to give [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Black Manta]] CaptainErsatz Devil Ray, an [[BlatantLies entirely original character not related to Aquaman]], a decent chance against her in hand-to-hand. "The Savage Time" three-parter also saw Comicbook/GreenLantern's Franchise/GreenLantern's ring run out of power in the first installment, [[BroughtDownToBadass forcing him to rely on his military training]] for the remainder of the storyline.


* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': The Mastermind enforces this by erasing Kyoko Kirigiri's memories of her talent ([[spoiler:Ultimate Detective]]), because if she had full access to it, [[StoryBreakerPower she could have ended the Killing Game far earlier than planned]]. [[spoiler:She still has her natural instinct as a detective, figures out that her memories have been tampered with, and later deduces what her talent was regardless]].

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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'': The Mastermind enforces this by erasing Kyoko Kirigiri's memories of her talent ([[spoiler:Ultimate Detective]]), because if she had full access to it, [[StoryBreakerPower she could have ended the Killing Game far earlier than planned]]. [[spoiler:She still has her natural instinct as a detective, figures out that her memories have been tampered with, and later deduces what her talent was regardless]].

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