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* The ''Theatre/BeyondTheFringe'' sketch "One Leg Too Few," about a one-legged man auditioning for the role of {{Tarzan}}.

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* The ''Theatre/BeyondTheFringe'' sketch "One Leg Too Few," about a one-legged man auditioning for the role of {{Tarzan}}.Franchise/{{Tarzan}}.


** In "The Bots and the Bees," Bender's son Ben wants nothing more than to be a bender like his father. Unfortunately, that kind of software is passed down mother-to-son, and Ben's mom didn't even have arms, being a vending machine. Poor Ben can't even bend a drinking straw. [[spoiler: He's ultimately able to get a bending program installed, but has to sacrifice his memory card to do it since he has only one disc drive. This means he loses all of his prior memories.]]

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** In "The Bots and the Bees," Bender's son Ben wants nothing more than to be a bender unit like his father. Unfortunately, that kind of software is passed down mother-to-son, and Ben's mom didn't even have arms, being a vending machine. Poor Ben can't even bend a drinking straw. [[spoiler: He's ultimately able to get a bending program installed, but has to sacrifice his memory card to do it since he has only one disc drive. This means he loses all of his prior memories.]]


** In "The Bots and the Bees," Bender's son Ben wants nothing more than to be a bender like his father. Unfortunately, robot software is passed down mother-to-son, and Ben's mom is a vending machine. [[spoiler: He's ultimately able to get a bending program installed, but has to sacrifice his memory card to do it since he has only one disc drive. This means he loses all of his prior memories.]]

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** In "The Bots and the Bees," Bender's son Ben wants nothing more than to be a bender like his father. Unfortunately, robot that kind of software is passed down mother-to-son, and Ben's mom is didn't even have arms, being a vending machine.machine. Poor Ben can't even bend a drinking straw. [[spoiler: He's ultimately able to get a bending program installed, but has to sacrifice his memory card to do it since he has only one disc drive. This means he loses all of his prior memories.]]

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** In "The Bots and the Bees," Bender's son Ben wants nothing more than to be a bender like his father. Unfortunately, robot software is passed down mother-to-son, and Ben's mom is a vending machine. [[spoiler: He's ultimately able to get a bending program installed, but has to sacrifice his memory card to do it since he has only one disc drive. This means he loses all of his prior memories.]]


* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', Mike's dream was to be a Top Scarer. While he studies hard and learns many techniques, his small and less than imposing figure virtually make that impossible.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', Mike's dream was to be a Top Scarer. While he studies hard and learns many techniques, his small and less than imposing figure virtually ostensibly make that impossible.impossible. That said, the central plot of the movie sees an entire house full of cuddly, unimposing monsters learn to become scarers, so make of this one however you will.


** There's an extremely downplayed example in [[EnsembleDarkhorse Derpy Hooves]], if one looks closely at a MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: in "Parental Glideance", a flashback shows Derpy taking part in a series of flying competitions. In the first one, she ''wins'', but places progressively worse and worse... as her infamous FishEyes become more and more pronounced. Notably, she starts out ahead of several ponies (including Rainbow Dash) who ended up being Wonderbolts, implying that Derpy could've been one of the best flyers in Equestria if not for her eye problems. Adding to this is a brief flashback shot in "Where the Apple Lies" showing her with a bandage over her eyes, implying that she tried and failed to have her eyes fixed at one point.

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** There's an extremely downplayed example in [[EnsembleDarkhorse Derpy Hooves]], if one looks closely at a MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: in "Parental Glideance", a flashback shows Derpy taking part in a series of flying competitions. In the first one, she ''wins'', but places progressively worse and worse... as her infamous FishEyes become more and more pronounced. Notably, she starts out ahead of several ponies (including Rainbow Dash) who ended up being Wonderbolts, implying that Derpy could've been one of the best flyers in Equestria if not for her eye problems. Adding to this is a brief flashback shot in "Where the Apple Lies" showing her with a bandage over her eyes, implying that she tried and failed to have her eyes fixed at one point. It's also a rarely positive case as, in spite of it, she's not only shown to be one of the happiest and contented characters in the series, but her popping up in the V.I.P. section of the Grand Galloping Gala, being present at the Royal Wedding, and being shown among an image of Canterlot's elite implies she's led a pretty successful life.

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* In ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', Dan Truman, the head of [=NASA=] and the one who recruits Harry Stamper to drill on the Asteroid, makes it clear that he would have loved to have gone up to space at some point, but the fact that he wears leg braces, probably since childhood, prohibited him from even applying to the astronaut program.


** Although it may just be a case of StatusQuoIsGod, the show strongly implies that Scootaloo has a disability that prevents her from flying. "Flight to the Finish" directly states that she should have learned to fly at her age, and earlier episodes have shown much younger Pegasi take to the air. When she does use her wings, she can only flutter a few inches off the ground. In "The Fault in Our Cutie Marks", she is determined to help the griffon Gabby to get her Cutie Mark despite her not being a pony since "[she] know what it's like to want something that's out of reach", which is probably the closest the show will get to acknowledge that it is supposed to be a handicap. When she's on her scooter, however... watch out!

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** Although it may just be a case of StatusQuoIsGod, the Scootaloo:
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show strongly implies that Scootaloo has a disability that prevents her from flying. "Flight to the Finish" directly states that she should have learned to fly at her age, and earlier episodes have shown much younger Pegasi take to the air. When she does use her wings, she can only flutter a few inches off the ground. In "The Fault in Our Cutie Marks", she is determined to help the griffon Gabby to get her Cutie Mark despite her not being a pony since "[she] know what it's like to want something that's out of reach", which is probably the closest the show will get to acknowledge that it is supposed to be a handicap. When she's on her scooter, however... watch out!however, she can use her wings to pick up speed.
*** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E20TheWashouts The Washouts,]]" when Rainbow Dash tries to convince Scootaloo to look up to the Wonderbolts again, Scootaloo screams that she'll never be a Wonderbolt because she can't fly. Made worse since Rainbow Dash is always trying to convince Scootaloo to be the best she can be--and Rainbow Dash explicitly sees the Wonderbolts as the best of the best. Scootlaoo snaps that this means she'll never be good enough. [[InnocentlyInsensitive Rainbow Dash clearly never realized what she was implying]].

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': In early Adventure II, Reynir gets interested in a career path that would let him use his magic to fight PlagueZombie monsters. Unfortunately, this is one of the jobs that are only for mages who are also TheImmune and Reynir isn't immune.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'' Callum wants to be a mage, but refuses to learn [[BlackMagic Dark Magic]], and as a human lacks connection to any primal arcanum, making him incapable of casting spells without an external power source. [[spoiler: Subverted when he succeeds in creating a connection to the storm arcanum quite quickly when he refuses to accept this limitation in the second season. With the introduction of Aaravos, an elf who can use all six forms of primal magic instead of just one, it seems the idea one must be born with the connection is simply a false belief that stops most people from trying.]]


->''You tried to fight in World War I but couldn't do that.\\

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Look it up, it's a true fact -- Wikipedia that!''
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Look it up, it's a true fact -- Wikipedia that!''
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* Anime/{{Free}} has [[spoiler:Sousuke]], who is unable to become a professional swimmer because of his wrecked shoulder.



* Kaori from ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' loves playing the violin. She is however an IllGirl and her illness [[spoiler:causes her to lose the ability to use her legs and arms properly. Even with physical therapy she eventually becomes unable to play instruments anymore.]]

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* Kaori from ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' loves playing the violin. She is however an IllGirl and her IllGirl. Her illness [[spoiler:causes her to lose the ability to use her legs and arms properly. Even with physical therapy she eventually becomes unable to play instruments anymore.]]


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* Lightfur of ''Fanfic/LittleFires'' has an illness that makes it very easy for him to get sick. He was retired to the Elder's den before even being made a warrior.


** A similar incident happened to [[CloudCuckoolander Kaidou]] in ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'', although it takes place before the series. He's seen coming to terms with it, but it's implied that this is the reason for his {{Jerkass}} attitude.

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** A similar incident happened to [[CloudCuckoolander Kaidou]] in ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'', ''Series/KamenRider555'', although it takes place before the series. He's seen coming to terms with it, but it's implied that this is the reason for his {{Jerkass}} attitude.


* It's fairly popular in ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' fanfics for Ditzy/Derpy's ambitions of being a good mother to Dinky to be ruined because of her eye (and sometimes mental) disability. See for example ''Fanfic/TodayTomorrowForever''.

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* It's fairly popular in ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' fanfics for Ditzy/Derpy's ambitions of being a good mother to Dinky to be ruined because of her eye (and sometimes mental) disability. See for example ''Fanfic/TodayTomorrowForever''.''Fanfic/TodayTomorrowAndForever''.


* In Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero, Itsuki wants to be a singer. [[spoiler:She loses her voice soon afterwards as a sacrifice to the Senju when she uses her [[SuperMode Mankai]].]] While she actually appears to take it in stride, [[spoiler:her older sister goes berserk with grief]] when she learns what Itsuki's dream was. [[spoiler:Itsuki does regain her voice eventually though so all ends well]].



* It's fairly popular in MLP fanfics for Ditzy/Derpy's ambitions of being a good mother to Dinky to be ruined because of her eye (and sometimes mental) disability. See for example ''Fanfic/{{Bubbles}}''.

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* It's fairly popular in MLP ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' fanfics for Ditzy/Derpy's ambitions of being a good mother to Dinky to be ruined because of her eye (and sometimes mental) disability. See for example ''Fanfic/{{Bubbles}}''.''Fanfic/TodayTomorrowForever''.

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