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* Vespa Ilkay of ''Podcast/ThePenumbraPodcast'' suffers from psychosis as a result of her radiation poisoning, and constantly experiences vivid hallucinations. This ends up being an asset in "Juno Steel and the Shadows on the Ship", when the Carte Blanche is attacked by [[HumanShifting a shapeshifter]]. Because she's spent so long learning how to distinguish her hallucinations from reality, Vespa is the only person who's able to [[SpotTheImpostor correctly determine who her real crewmates are and who is the impostor]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' has Blunt, who suffers from an extremely low clock speed after encountering a solar flare. This keeps him planetside, forces him to speak in a very. Truncated. Manner. And also [[spoiler: allows him to fend off the "Gardener in the Dark" program]].


Compare BunnyEarsLawyer and FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome. See also DisabilityImmunity, DisabilitySuperpower, HeartIsAnAwesomePower. Sister trope to ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman.

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Compare BunnyEarsLawyer BunnyEarsLawyer, TheWonka, and FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome. See also DisabilityImmunity, DisabilitySuperpower, HeartIsAnAwesomePower. Sister trope to ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman.


* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', "CIAPOW": Director Bullock believes humans are flawed and machines can do a better job. Later though, when the guys have to escape prison their flaws (as Stan puts it) is what saves them.



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', "CIAPOW": Director Bullock believes humans are flawed and machines can do a better job. Later though, when the guys have to escape prison their flaws (as Stan puts it) is what saves them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', "CIAPOW": Director Bullock believes humans are flawed and machines can do a better job. Later though, In ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' when the guys have everyone ends up inside Harvey's comic book world, Sabrina's power is to escape prison their flaws (as Stan puts it) is make squids shoot out of her hands. It seems pretty useless until Harvey's draw-it-and-it-comes-to-life pen gun runs out of ink and Sabrina remembers what saves them.squids are good for...


* "Irrational Treasures" from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' features Mabel ashamed at her silliness, but when she and Dipper get caught up in a conspiracy said silliness helps them solve the case.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In "Irrational Treasures" from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' features Treasure" Pacifica makes Mabel feel ashamed at her silliness, but when she and Dipper get caught up in a conspiracy try to find out the real founder of Gravity Falls, said silliness helps them solve follow the case.clues left behind by said founder (who was an even bigger CloudCuckoolander than Mabel).



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* The children's book ''Betty Lou Blue'' is about a girl who is made fun of for her very large feet. But when her peers sink into a snowbank, Betty Lou is able to save them because her feet act like a natural pair of snowshoes.



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* People who are blind can, with some practice, "see" just as well as those who have vision, perhaps even better. Blind people who use echolocation (same principle as bats) would actually have an advantage in times such as night or in a cave where there is low visibility.

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* {{Asterix}}: Cacofonix (the village bard)'s legendarily off-key singing (occasionally causing it to rain indoors) means he's often attacked as soon as he opens his mouth, but there are several occasions when he's weaponized.
** AsterixAndTheNormans: The Normans don't know what fear is and are looking for someone to teach them (they hear it gives men wings and want to acquire this power). At the end of the story, in recognition for his role he's seated at the village feast while Fulliautomatix is the one tied up.
** TheMansionsOfTheGods: To persuade the Romans to desert the Mansions, the Gauls rent an apartment for Cacofonix, telling him that this way, he'll be allowed to practive his singing without the Gauls telling him to shut up, not to mention he'll be surrounded by the refined and cultured Romans. The Romans clear out the next day.
** In Asterix and Scherahazade, an Indian fakir comes to the village after hearing rumors of a man who can cause rain by singing, and takes Cacofonix, Asterix and Obelix back with him to solve the drought of the Ganges.

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* {{Asterix}}: ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': Cacofonix (the the village bard)'s bard's legendarily off-key singing (occasionally causing it to rain indoors) means he's often attacked as soon as he opens his mouth, but there are several occasions when he's weaponized.
** AsterixAndTheNormans: ''Recap/AsterixAndTheNormans'': The Normans don't know what fear is and are looking for someone to teach them (they hear it gives men wings and want to acquire this power). At the end of the story, in recognition for his role he's seated at the village feast while Fulliautomatix is the one tied up.
** TheMansionsOfTheGods: ''Recap/TheMansionsOfTheGods'': To persuade the Romans to desert the Mansions, the Gauls rent an apartment for Cacofonix, telling him that this way, he'll be allowed to practive his singing without the Gauls telling him to shut up, not to mention he'll be surrounded by the refined and cultured Romans. The Romans clear out the next day.
** In Asterix and Scherahazade, ''Recap/AsterixAndTheMagicCarpet'', an Indian fakir comes to the village after hearing rumors of a man who can cause rain by singing, and takes Cacofonix, Asterix and Obelix back with him to solve the drought of the Ganges.



* ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'': Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose...You get the idea. Everyone made fun of Rudolph for his 'condition' but on Christmas it was his red nose that saved it.
** Though unfortunately some FridgeLogic later and you get the FamilyUnfriendlyAesop of "people will only like you if you're useful".
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/USAcres'' had Sheldon upset that he wasn't as tall as everyone else, but then all the characters get stuck in a silo and the only way to get out is through a tiny hole which only Sheldon fits through.
* ''Irrational Treasures'' from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' features Mabel ashamed at her silliness, but when Dipper and her get caught up in a conspiracy said silliness helps them solve the case.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' "CIAPOW": Director Bullock believes humans are flawed and machines can do a better job. Later though, when the guys have to escape prison their flaws (as Stan puts it) is what saves them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'': Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose...You get the idea. Everyone made fun of Rudolph for his 'condition' but on Christmas it was his red nose that saved it.
** Though unfortunately some FridgeLogic later and you get the FamilyUnfriendlyAesop of "people will only like you if you're useful".
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'': One episode of ''WesternAnimation/USAcres'' "ComicStrip/USAcres" segment had Sheldon upset that he wasn't as tall as everyone else, but then all the characters get stuck in a silo and the only way to get out is through a tiny hole which only Sheldon fits through.
* ''Irrational Treasures'' "Irrational Treasures" from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' features Mabel ashamed at her silliness, but when she and Dipper and her get caught up in a conspiracy said silliness helps them solve the case.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', "CIAPOW": Director Bullock believes humans are flawed and machines can do a better job. Later though, when the guys have to escape prison their flaws (as Stan puts it) is what saves them.

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There's this character in a show named Bob who is a little different from everyone else. Maybe his personality is a bit quirky, or perhaps he's abnormally short compared to everyone else, or maybe he has a third arm. The other characters wouldn't mention it (or [[AcceptableTargets maybe they will]]), but one episode there comes a time where Bob gets annoyed or embarrassed at his differences. Luckily though, 10 episode minutes later [[ContrivedCoincidence it just so happens]] that the cast gets themselves stuck in a situation where said difference comes in useful and only someone with said difference actually is able to solve their predicament. [[PlotTailoredToTheParty Ooh, how convenient.]]

This trope comes up either for a bit of character development for Bob, or as an {{Aesop}} of sorts towards the audience where the lesson is "BeYourself" or "Don't be ashamed if you're not like everyone else".

Compare BunnyEarsLawyer and FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome. See also DisabilityImmunity, DisabilitySuperpower, HeartIsAnAwesomePower. Sister trope to ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman.

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*In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Usopp's pessimism means that he isn't affected by Perona's Negative Hollows, which send everyone else into a Main/CornerOfWoe. He even manages to make the ghosts themselves depressed.

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*{{Asterix}}: Cacofonix (the village bard)'s legendarily off-key singing (occasionally causing it to rain indoors) means he's often attacked as soon as he opens his mouth, but there are several occasions when he's weaponized.
** AsterixAndTheNormans: The Normans don't know what fear is and are looking for someone to teach them (they hear it gives men wings and want to acquire this power). At the end of the story, in recognition for his role he's seated at the village feast while Fulliautomatix is the one tied up.
** TheMansionsOfTheGods: To persuade the Romans to desert the Mansions, the Gauls rent an apartment for Cacofonix, telling him that this way, he'll be allowed to practive his singing without the Gauls telling him to shut up, not to mention he'll be surrounded by the refined and cultured Romans. The Romans clear out the next day.
** In Asterix and Scherahazade, an Indian fakir comes to the village after hearing rumors of a man who can cause rain by singing, and takes Cacofonix, Asterix and Obelix back with him to solve the drought of the Ganges.

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*''Literature/GoodOmens'': When trying to prevent a computer from starting WorldWarIII by launching nukes, Anathema hits on the idea of using Newton's uncanny ability to destroy any electronics he touches by trying to improve them. He looks at the computer, start moving things around so they'll work better, and before long the day is saved.

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* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. "Secrets of the Stars" begins with Luke upset that he doesn't have a star sign since he wasn't born in the normal sense, but his lack of a sign is what saves the world when they have to battle an [[ItMakesSenseInContext astrologer controlling people through astrology]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'': Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose...You get the idea. Everyone made fun of Rudolph for his 'condition' but on Christmas it was his red nose that saved it.
** Though unfortunately some FridgeLogic later and you get the FamilyUnfriendlyAesop of "people will only like you if you're useful".
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/USAcres'' had Sheldon upset that he wasn't as tall as everyone else, but then all the characters get stuck in a silo and the only way to get out is through a tiny hole which only Sheldon fits through.
* ''Irrational Treasures'' from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' features Mabel ashamed at her silliness, but when Dipper and her get caught up in a conspiracy said silliness helps them solve the case.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' "CIAPOW": Director Bullock believes humans are flawed and machines can do a better job. Later though, when the guys have to escape prison their flaws (as Stan puts it) is what saves them.

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*People who are blind can, with some practice, "see" just as well as those who have vision, perhaps even better. Blind people who use echolocation (same principle as bats) would actually have an advantage in times such as night or in a cave where there is low visibility.

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