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** {{Double Subverted|Trope}} in Kenzo's case. While Kenzo gives detailed explanation on how he [[PressurePoint makes people drown in their own bodily fluids]], he keeps his stand powers in secret. However, ''his stand'' tells to his enemies exactly how his powers work, gives them advice on how to beat him and even warns them about incoming attacks, much to his user annoyance. So in this case, powers explain themselves.

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** {{Double Subverted|Trope}} in Kenzo's case. the case of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Kenzo]]. While Kenzo gives a detailed explanation on how he [[PressurePoint makes people drown in their own bodily fluids]], he keeps his stand tries to keep the powers in of his Stand, Dragon's Dream, a secret. However, ''his stand'' tells to his enemies exactly how his powers work, gives them advice on how to beat him Dragon's Dream is a sapient Stand, and even warns them about incoming attacks, it has the personality of a fair and neutral arbiter; as a result, it ''explains its own powers'' to the enemy to keep things fair, much to his user Kenzo's annoyance. So in In this case, powers explain themselves.


** {{DoubleSubverted|Trope}} in Kenzo's case. While Kenzo gives detailed explanation on how he [[PressurePoint makes people drown in their own bodily fluids]], he keeps his stand powers in secret. However, ''his stand'' tells to his enemies exactly how his powers work, gives them advice on how to beat him and even warns them about incoming attacks, much to his user annoyance. So in this case, powers explain ourselves.

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** {{DoubleSubverted|Trope}} {{Double Subverted|Trope}} in Kenzo's case. While Kenzo gives detailed explanation on how he [[PressurePoint makes people drown in their own bodily fluids]], he keeps his stand powers in secret. However, ''his stand'' tells to his enemies exactly how his powers work, gives them advice on how to beat him and even warns them about incoming attacks, much to his user annoyance. So in this case, powers explain ourselves.themselves.


* ''Fanfic/RWBYEpicOfRemnant'': During a BarBrawl, Lancelot uses improvised weapons and his Knight of Owner ability transforms them into Noble Phantasms. When a shocked Yang, Melanie, and Miltia ask what is happening, he gladly explains how Knight of Owner turns anything he holds into super durable weapons.



* In the the live-action ''[[Film/KimPossible Kim Possible]]'' film, Drakken gloats after capturing his foes in an array of energy beams:

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* In the the live-action ''[[Film/KimPossible Kim Possible]]'' ''Film/KimPossible'' film, Drakken gloats after capturing his foes in an array of energy beams:


* The Heroic Spirits from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' (except [[TheVoiceless Berserker]]) are all responsible for doing this in one way or another and posture about their powers or how they know what the enemy's powers are (even [[CombatPragmatist Archer]] is guilty of this), but [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]] really takes the cake. He freely explains his name, origins, his powers and his magic weapons to his enemies, simply because he is so [[StoryBreakerPower ridiculously]] [[GameBreaker overwhelmingly]] [[SuperpowerLottery incomprehendably]] overpowered that it does not even matter whether or not people know his abilities.
** This gets turned around on him in the Unlimited Blade Works route when [[spoiler:Shirou counters his Gate of Babylon with Unlimited Blade Works, forcing Gilgamesh to try to take him down with Ea, the one weapon Shirou cannot Trace. Unfortunately for Gil, Shirou gets to him before he can draw the weapon and takes off his arm.

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* The Heroic Spirits from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' (except [[TheVoiceless Berserker]]) are all responsible for doing this in one way or another and posture about their powers or how they know what the enemy's powers are (even [[CombatPragmatist Archer]] is guilty of this), but [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]] really takes the cake. He freely explains his name, origins, his powers and his magic weapons to his enemies, simply because he is so [[StoryBreakerPower ridiculously]] [[GameBreaker overwhelmingly]] [[SuperpowerLottery incomprehendably]] incomprehensibly]] overpowered that it does not even matter whether or not people know his abilities.
** This gets turned around on him in the Unlimited Blade Works route when [[spoiler:Shirou counters his Gate of Babylon with Unlimited Blade Works, forcing Gilgamesh to try to take him down with Ea, the one weapon Shirou cannot Trace. Unfortunately for Gil, Shirou gets to him before he can draw the weapon and takes off his arm.arm]].

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** This gets turned around on him in the Unlimited Blade Works route when [[spoiler:Shirou counters his Gate of Babylon with Unlimited Blade Works, forcing Gilgamesh to try to take him down with Ea, the one weapon Shirou cannot Trace. Unfortunately for Gil, Shirou gets to him before he can draw the weapon and takes off his arm.


** In "Jake vs. Me-Mow", Me-Mow boasts that she has injected Jake with enough poison to kill a dog fifty times his size. [[spoiler: Which prompts Jake to use his powers to grow [[ViewersAreGeniuses his liver]] fifty-one times its normal size, curing the poison.]]

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** In "Jake vs. Me-Mow", Me-Mow boasts that she has injected Jake with enough poison to kill a dog fifty times his size. [[spoiler: Which prompts Jake to use his size-shifting powers to grow [[ViewersAreGeniuses his liver]] fifty-one times its normal size, curing allowing him to safely metabolize the poison.]]

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* ''Fanfic/FateGenesis'': Caster shows off Rule Breaker to Shirou after stealing Saber from him, completely confident he can't do jack shit to her thanks to her power and the [[AmplifierArtifact Chaos Emerald]] in her possession boosting her powers even further. [[spoiler:Shirou later Traces it to break Caster's mind control on Taiga, and then [[HoistByHerOwnPetard uses it directly on Caster herself to take Saber back]].]]

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* In the the live-action ''[[Film/KimPossible Kim Possible]]'' film, Drakken gloats after capturing his foes in an array of energy beams:
-->'''Drakken:''' That forcefield is one hundred percent inescapable. Why? Because the off switch is all the way up there! ''(He indicates a BigRedButton mounted high on the wall)''\\
'''Shego:''' ''(annoyed)'' [[GenreSavvy Don't tell them where it is!]]


*** The most hilarious example is Gengetsu Houzuki, the second Mizukage. His explanation of how his power works and how it can be stopped is too confusing to the shinobis he's fighting. And in the end, he figures out that he's too strong to be beaten by regular guys.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' characters will either have this, a sideline character, or a handy-dandy side panel to explain new Devil's Fruit abilities.

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*** The most hilarious example is Gengetsu Houzuki, the second Mizukage. His explanation of how his power works and how it can be stopped is too confusing to the shinobis shinobi he's fighting. And in the end, he figures out that he's too strong to be beaten by regular guys.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' characters will either have this, a sideline character, or a handy-dandy side panel to explain new Devil's Devil Fruit abilities.



** Crocodile was confident enough to explain [[DishingOutDirt his sand powers]] to Luffy, adding that he's spent ''years'' refining his abilities and figuring out the creative uses for it. {{Justified|Trope}} as he was fighting Luffy ''in the desert'', where Luffy had zero chance of winning, and he has mastered his abilities to the point he can [[TouchOfDeath "dry" anything with his left hand]], causing almost immediate death and capable of creating ''another desert''. Luffy was lucky to have live long enough to figure out his weakness, much less beat him.
** Another fight against Crocodile has a character explain ''to Vivi'' the DeadlyUpgrade Crocodile's opponents used... unfortunately within Crocodile's earshot, leading to a humiliating death for them.

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** Crocodile was confident enough to explain [[DishingOutDirt his sand powers]] to Luffy, adding that he's spent ''years'' refining his abilities and figuring out the creative uses for it. {{Justified|Trope}} as he was fighting Luffy ''in the desert'', where Luffy had zero chance of winning, and he has mastered his abilities to the point he can [[TouchOfDeath "dry" anything with his left hand]], causing almost immediate death and is capable of creating ''another desert''. Luffy was lucky to have live lived long enough to figure out his weakness, much less beat him.
** Another fight against Crocodile has a character explain ''to Vivi'' to Vivi the DeadlyUpgrade Crocodile's opponents used... unfortunately within ''within Crocodile's earshot, earshot'', leading to a humiliating death for them.



** Parodied in Luffy's fight with [[AGodAmI God Eneru]]: [[PsychoElectro Eneru's]] in a bit of a pickle because of ElementalRockPaperScissors against a substance he's ''never'' even come across: rubber, much less met a RubberMan. Being Eneru, [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan after regaining his composure]], he immediately figures out that Luffy is a Paramecia-type fruit user, unlike his Logia-type. So he reforms his staff into a trident and pierces his skin. He then boasts that he's worked out that Luffy still has physical weaknesses like being stabbed, which Luffy replies, "yeah". Nami gets annoyed that he told him this, and couldn't be bothered to bluff.
** Averted with Trafalgar Law. Having quite possibly the strangest power in the series, it, of course, needs to be explained to the audience, but Law [[TheStoic isn't the type to adhere to this trope]]. Fortunately, [[HyperAwareness Vice-Admiral Smoker]] figured it out and explains it to [[RedshirtArmy his troops]], and by extension, us.

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** Parodied in Luffy's fight with [[AGodAmI God Eneru]]: [[PsychoElectro Eneru's]] in a bit of a pickle because of ElementalRockPaperScissors against a substance he's ''never'' ''never even come across: rubber, across'' (rubber), much less met a RubberMan. Being Eneru, [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan after regaining his composure]], he immediately figures out that Luffy is a Paramecia-type fruit user, unlike his Logia-type. So he reforms his staff into a trident and pierces his skin. He then boasts that he's worked out that Luffy still has physical weaknesses like being stabbed, to which Luffy replies, "yeah"."Yeah". Nami gets annoyed that he told him this, and couldn't be bothered to bluff.
** Averted with Trafalgar Law. Having quite possibly the strangest power in the series, it, of course, needs to be explained to the audience, but Law [[TheStoic isn't the type to adhere to this trope]]. Fortunately, [[HyperAwareness Vice-Admiral Smoker]] figured figures it out and explains it to [[RedshirtArmy his troops]], and by extension, us.


*** Gremmy Thoumeax [[spoiler: the ''real'' V of the Quincy]] explains how his power works with each attack, explaining that he "imagines" something and it becomes true. This comes off as extremely smug, as he waits until after he's used his ability to explain why his victim's attack failed or why their [[ItMakesSenseInContext bones are now made of cookies]]. The habit ends up backfiring when he {{No Sell}}s an attack by Kenpachi and explains that he imagined his body was harder than steel. He's cut off mid-sentence when Kenpachi adjusts his attack's strength so he can cut through steel, slicing Gremmy.

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*** Gremmy Thoumeax [[spoiler: the (the ''real'' V of the Quincy]] Quincy)]] explains how his power works with each attack, explaining that he "imagines" something and it becomes true. This comes off as extremely smug, as he waits until after he's used his ability to explain why his victim's attack failed or why their [[ItMakesSenseInContext bones are now made of cookies]]. The habit ends up backfiring when he {{No Sell}}s an attack by Kenpachi and explains that he imagined his body was harder than steel. He's cut off mid-sentence when Kenpachi adjusts his attack's strength so he can cut through steel, slicing Gremmy.


** First, because most of the series revolves around this, is ''Aizen''. His power is unbreakable, near absolute hypnosis and sense control[[note]]as long as he's telling the truth about it, as even as broken as we've seen, it could be worse[[/note]] that can be used against anyone who has seen him release his sword. Everyone in the series has seen his release except for the humans (and only Ichigo matters anyway). He even ''did'' lie about his ability to reach that point, saying its power was to cause enemies to attack each other, by using water and fog, or some crap. All of this could be faked by his actual ability. Before he made his VillainExitStageLeft, he told his enemies his ability. He had no intention of killing them, and was pretty much just gloating.

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** First, because most of the series revolves around this, is ''Aizen''. His power is unbreakable, near absolute hypnosis and sense control[[note]]as long as he's telling the truth about it, as even as broken as we've seen, it could be worse[[/note]] that can be used against anyone who has seen him release his sword. Everyone in the series has seen his release except for the humans (and only Ichigo matters anyway). He even ''did'' lie lied about his ability to even reach that point, saying its power was to cause enemies to attack each other, by using water and fog, or some crap. All of this could be faked by his actual ability. Before he made his VillainExitStageLeft, he told his enemies his ability. He had no intention of killing them, and was pretty much just gloating.



*** Gin [[spoiler: didn't keep an ability secret, he ''flat out '''lied''' '' about what his Zanpakutou's ability is.]] In fact, this worked as perfectly as he planned it to, and even [[spoiler: Aizen, who was on the receiving end of Gin's savvy, thought the attack was going to kill him. It didn't, because [[DiabolusExMachina the Hougyoku's]] got more power than either of them thought.]]

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*** Gin [[spoiler: didn't keep an ability secret, he ''flat out '''lied''' '' about what his Zanpakutou's ability is.]] In fact, this worked as perfectly as he planned it to, and even [[spoiler: Aizen, who was on the receiving end of Gin's savvy, thought the attack was going to kill him. It didn't, because [[DiabolusExMachina the Hougyoku's]] got Hougyoku]] had more power than either of them thought.]]



** Zommari spends all of his fight with Byakuya explaining how his powers work. In ''very'' long-winded speeches. This is lampshaded by Byakuya himself: "You should be ashamed. Before my eyes, without wasting any time, you revealed your entire hand to me". What a pity Zommari didn't pay attentionóbut [[FridgeBrilliance then again]], he was also supposed to represent the curse of intoxication, and he was intoxicated by both Aizen's and his own power.
** Every time Izuru Kira fights an enemy, he feels the need to explain Wabisuke's ability to double the weight of his target every time he [[{{Flynning}} hits]]. [[CatchPhrase Every single time.]] Not that he gets many fights to begin with...

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** Zommari spends all of his fight with Byakuya explaining how his powers work. In ''very'' long-winded speeches. This is lampshaded by Byakuya himself: "You should be ashamed. Before my eyes, without wasting any time, you revealed your entire hand to me". me." What a pity Zommari didn't pay attentionóbut [[FridgeBrilliance then again]], he was also supposed to represent the curse of intoxication, and he was intoxicated by both Aizen's and his own power.
** Every time Izuru Kira fights an enemy, he feels the need to explain Wabisuke's ability to double the weight of his target every time he [[{{Flynning}} hits]]. [[CatchPhrase Every single Every. single. time.]] Not that he gets many fights to begin with...



** Sui-Feng always explains that her weapon kills in two strikes. Lampshaded when Ggio Vega dodges her attacks and calls her a fool for warning him. [[spoiler:It turns out to be an example of psyching out the enemy, as she was only testing him to see what an arrancar's power was like. Once she'd seen enough she promptly revealed she'd hidden certain aspects of her shikai, such as the requirement for two hits not being limited to striking the same place outside the body as long the two stabs were able to cross each other inside the body, creating a two-hit strike internally instead of externally.]]

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** Sui-Feng always explains that her weapon kills in two strikes. Lampshaded when Ggio Vega dodges her attacks and calls her a fool for warning him. [[spoiler:It turns out to be an example of psyching out the enemy, as she was only testing him to see what an arrancar's power was like. Once she'd seen enough enough, she promptly revealed she'd hidden certain aspects of her shikai, such as the requirement for two hits not being limited to striking the same place outside the body as long the two stabs were able to cross each other inside the body, creating a two-hit strike internally instead of externally.]]



** Guenael Lee constantly explains his ability, The Vanishing Point. In his case, he can afford to because The Vanishing Point makes him literally invisible ''and'' constantly erases his opponents' memories, so they forget all about him even while exchanging blows. Though it does raise the question of why you would explain to people your power of being able to make them completely forget your explanation.
** Gremmy Thoumeax explains how his power works with each attack, explaining that he "imagines" something and it becomes true. This comes off as extremely smug, as he waits until after he's used his ability to explain why his victim's attack failed or why their [[ItMakesSenseInContext bones are now made of cookies]]. The habit ends up backfiring when he {{No Sell}}s an attack by Kenpachi and explains he imagined his body was harder than steel. He's cut off mid-sentence when Kenpachi adjusts his attack's strength so he can cut through steel, slicing Gremmy.

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** Guenael Lee constantly explains his ability, The Vanishing Point. In his case, he can afford to because The Vanishing Point makes him literally invisible ''and'' constantly erases his opponents' memories, so they forget all about him even while exchanging blows. Though it does raise the question of why you would explain to people your power of being able to make them completely forget your explanation.
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explanation. [[spoiler: He's also not even real, but a product of Gremmy's imagination.]]
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Gremmy Thoumeax [[spoiler: the ''real'' V of the Quincy]] explains how his power works with each attack, explaining that he "imagines" something and it becomes true. This comes off as extremely smug, as he waits until after he's used his ability to explain why his victim's attack failed or why their [[ItMakesSenseInContext bones are now made of cookies]]. The habit ends up backfiring when he {{No Sell}}s an attack by Kenpachi and explains that he imagined his body was harder than steel. He's cut off mid-sentence when Kenpachi adjusts his attack's strength so he can cut through steel, slicing Gremmy.



** Averted by Pernida Parnkgjas, [[spoiler:the Left Arm of the Soul King]], who ''never'' explains any of his powers even when his enemies figure out what's going on. Most of his victories result in his enemies [[NothingIsScarier having no idea what the hell hit them]], and even [[CrazyPrepared Mayuri Kurotsuchi]], th scientist who is essentially ten steps ahead of his enemies and mocking them about it, can't quickly figure out his powers until after they're in effect, resulting in multiple {{Oh Crap}}s as his predictions blow up in his face.
** After Kyoraku explains the rules of the game his powers force Lille Barro and himself to play, he asks Lille to explain his powers to make it even. Lille calls him a fool, but then decides knowing what his power is won't help Kyoraku that much, so he tells him about his UnblockableAttack.
** Lampshaded during a conversation between Kenpachi and Gerard Valkyrie. This trope was brought up when Kenpachi called Gerard a "bad villain cliché". It is Justified because there is nothing any ordinary person could do to stop Gerard's from killing anyone. [[BigDamnHeroes However]], Kenpachi is not ordinary. Unfortunately for him, Gerard is still [[TheJuggernaut capable of beating his ass into the ground]].

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** Averted by Pernida Parnkgjas, [[spoiler:the Left Arm of the Soul King]], who ''never'' explains any of his powers even when his enemies figure out what's going on. Most of his victories result in his enemies [[NothingIsScarier having no idea what the hell hit them]], and even [[CrazyPrepared Mayuri Kurotsuchi]], th the scientist who is essentially ten steps ahead of his enemies and mocking them about it, can't quickly figure out his powers until after they're in effect, resulting in multiple {{Oh Crap}}s as his predictions blow up in his face.
** After Kyoraku explains the rules of the game that his powers force Lille Barro and himself to play, he asks Lille to explain his powers to make it even. Lille calls him a fool, but then decides knowing what his power is won't help Kyoraku that much, so he tells him about his UnblockableAttack.
** Lampshaded during a conversation between Kenpachi and Gerard Valkyrie. This trope was brought up when Kenpachi called Gerard a "bad villain cliché". It is Justified because there is nothing any ordinary person could do to stop Gerard's Gerard from killing anyone. [[BigDamnHeroes However]], Kenpachi is not ordinary. Unfortunately for him, Gerard is still [[TheJuggernaut capable of beating his ass into the ground]].


** {{Subverted}} by J. Geil who ''lies'' about how his powers work- he claims his stand inhabits a "mirror world", while it actually moves from one reflection to another.

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** {{Subverted}} by J. Geil who ''lies'' ''[[PowerMisidentification lies]]'' about how his powers work- work: he claims his MirrorMonster stand inhabits a "mirror world", while it actually moves from one reflection to another.

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**** To be fair, the second explanation ended with him explaining WHY he explained as well as why his sword was shaped so oddly.


--> '''[[EvenEvilHasStandards Sakyo]]''': You're brother is something of a fool.

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--> '''[[EvenEvilHasStandards Sakyo]]''': You're Your brother is something of a fool.


** In the anime, Yusuke is forced to fight someone in complete darkness. His opponent has a helmet-type device that allows him to perceive and alter the flow of energy around and inside him, letting him A) see in the dark (which Yusuke has no way of doing) and B) strengthening parts of his body temporarily. He explains all of this ''during the fight.'' The viewer is left screaming at the television for the opponent to just beat the shit out of Yusuke, which he can do with impunity thanks to the Night Vision Helmet.

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** In the anime, Yusuke is forced to fight someone in complete darkness. His opponent has a helmet-type device that allows him to perceive and alter the flow of energy around and inside him, letting him A) see in the dark (which Yusuke has no way of doing) and B) strengthening strengthen parts of his body temporarily. He explains all of this ''during the fight.'' The viewer is left screaming at the television for the opponent to just beat the shit out of Yusuke, which he can do with impunity thanks to the Night Vision Helmet.

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