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->''"I wonít insult you by trying to stop you with a single finger. No, I wonít even raise any fingers against you. Iíll take your life... using my mind alone."''

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->''"I wonít won't insult you by trying to stop you with a single finger. No, I wonít won't even raise any fingers against you. Iíll I'll take your life... using my mind alone."''



* It's oddly popular in the SuperRobotGenre for the mecha to run on a green, glowing, extremely powerful energy source that is limited only by the pilot's [[HotBlooded willpower]] and imagination, much like the Green Lantern. The first example being [[Manga/GetterRobo Getter Rays]], then the [[Anime/GaoGaiGar G-Stone]], the [[Anime/KotetsuJeeg Bronze Bell's Power]] and [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Spiral Energy]].

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* It's oddly popular in the SuperRobotGenre for the mecha to run on a green, glowing, extremely powerful energy source that is limited only by the pilot's [[HotBlooded willpower]] and imagination, much like the Green Lantern. The first example being [[Manga/GetterRobo Getter Rays]], Manga/{{Getter R|obo}}ays, then the [[Anime/GaoGaiGar G-Stone]], the [[Anime/KotetsuJeeg Bronze Bell's Power]] and [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Spiral Energy]].



** There's also the other Lantern Corps, all of whom are capable of the same matter-creation as Green ones, though different Lantern Corps apply their GreenLanternRing powers differently. The Raging [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Red Lanterns]] typically vomit their energies from their mouth as a sort of acid, which can also corrode other Corps' constructs. [[Characters/GLOrangeLanternCorps Orange Lanterns]] are the physical recreations of Larfleeze's victims (as he is the only true member of the corps of Greed) in addition to being standard constructs. [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Yellow]] is like Green, but with Fear as its power source and it allows them to manifest the worst fears of their targets against them. [[Characters/GLBlueLanternCorps Blue Lanterns]] usually just let their Ring make a copy of whatever the target will feel Hope about, but in the presence of a Green Lantern, can do plenty more, especially sabotage or nerf the Red, Orange and Yellow corps while also being able to [[HealingHands heal.]] [[Characters/GLStarSapphireCorps Violet]] has the basic powers in addition to manifesting strange violet crystals to entrap lovers in a form of stasis.[[Characters/GLIndigoTribe The Indigo Tribe]] has the basic power set, weaponized Compassion (forcing their victims to have compassion) and the ability to tap into any of the other colors' powers.

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** There's also the other Lantern Corps, all of whom are capable of the same matter-creation as Green ones, though different Lantern Corps apply their GreenLanternRing powers differently. The Raging [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Red Lanterns]] typically vomit their energies from their mouth as a sort of acid, which can also corrode other Corps' constructs. [[Characters/GLOrangeLanternCorps Orange Lanterns]] are the physical recreations of Larfleeze's victims (as he is the only true member of the corps of Greed) in addition to being standard constructs. [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Yellow]] is like Green, but with Fear as its power source and it allows them to manifest the worst fears of their targets against them. [[Characters/GLBlueLanternCorps Blue Lanterns]] usually just let their Ring make a copy of whatever the target will feel Hope about, but in the presence of a Green Lantern, can do plenty more, especially sabotage or nerf the Red, Orange and Yellow corps while also being able to [[HealingHands heal.]] {{heal|ingHands}}. [[Characters/GLStarSapphireCorps Violet]] has the basic powers in addition to manifesting strange violet crystals to entrap lovers in a form of stasis.[[Characters/GLIndigoTribe The Indigo Tribe]] has the basic power set, weaponized Compassion (forcing their victims to have compassion) and the ability to tap into any of the other colors' powers.



-->'''Batman:''' You go through that ''every time''?\\
'''Green Lantern:''' Yes.

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-->'''Batman:''' -->'''Batman''': You go through that ''every time''?\\
'''Green Lantern:''' Lantern''': Yes.



* [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Beast Boy]], ComicBook/{{Vixen}} and Comicbook/AnimalMan's powers all revolve around either turning into or gaining the abilities of whatever animal they can think of. The thing is, what does and does not qualify as an animal is incredibly vague, meaning they have a good deal of variety, and can transform into/copy even other sentient species (how's a [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] strike your fancy? How about an [[{{ComicBook/Darkseid}} Apokalypsian]]?). To make matters even more confusing, on at least one occasion when Vixen's powers were limited to "the Human animal" her abilities allowed her to copy the powers of other superpowered Humans, even those whose powers weren't natural...and Superman...and an actual Franchise/GreenLantern (it was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d that this didn't make sense, though, and it eventually turned out to be the work of a RealityWarper).

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* [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Beast Boy]], ComicBook/{{Vixen}} and Comicbook/AnimalMan's powers all revolve around either turning into or gaining the abilities of whatever animal they can think of. The thing is, what does and does not qualify as an animal is incredibly vague, meaning they have a good deal of variety, and can transform into/copy even other sentient species (how's a [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] strike your fancy? How about an [[{{ComicBook/Darkseid}} [[ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} Apokalypsian]]?). To make matters even more confusing, on at least one occasion when Vixen's powers were limited to "the Human animal" her abilities allowed her to copy the powers of other superpowered Humans, even those whose powers weren't natural...and Superman...and an actual Franchise/GreenLantern (it was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d that this didn't make sense, though, and it eventually turned out to be the work of a RealityWarper).



* Bunker, a member of the Comicbook/TeenTitans introduced in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, is capable of creating and manipulating "psionic brick" structures. By his own admission, he needs practice, and his ability to make things much more complicated than a simple wall or "gloves" for his fists is pretty limited, but he's confident that eventually he'll be virtually indistinguishable from an ''actual'' Green Lantern.
* Ibis the Invincible, a character from the ''Comicbook/{{Shazam}}'' books, has the Ibistick, a staff that can do anything. [[RealityWarper Anything.]] The only limitation is that he has to ask the Ibistick aloud to do it. As a result, Ibis is [[VictoryIsBoring so bored with life]] that he spends most of his time in suspended animation.
* The ComicBook/{{New 52}}'s version of ComicBook/PhantomLady has [[TrickedOutGloves black light gloves]] that can manifest darkness into [[OminousFog black fog]], HardLight objects (like razors and shields) and [[LivingShadow living shadows]].

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* Bunker, a member of the Comicbook/TeenTitans introduced in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, ComicBook/New52, is capable of creating and manipulating "psionic brick" structures. By his own admission, he needs practice, and his ability to make things much more complicated than a simple wall or "gloves" for his fists is pretty limited, but he's confident that eventually he'll be virtually indistinguishable from an ''actual'' Green Lantern.
* Ibis the Invincible, a character from the ''Comicbook/{{Shazam}}'' books, has the Ibistick, a staff that can do anything. [[RealityWarper Anything.]] Anything]]. The only limitation is that he has to ask the Ibistick aloud to do it. As a result, Ibis is [[VictoryIsBoring so bored with life]] that he spends most of his time in suspended animation.
* The ComicBook/{{New 52}}'s ComicBook/New52's version of ComicBook/PhantomLady has [[TrickedOutGloves black light gloves]] that can manifest darkness into [[OminousFog black fog]], HardLight objects (like razors and shields) and [[LivingShadow living shadows]].



* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, as a PostHumousCharacter and former SHIELD Agent. His primary job? Act as a counter-measure to freaking ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}.'' And by all accounts, including Magneto's own, he was very good at it. By the time of the story, the [[RingOfPower ring]] has vanished. [[spoiler: It later reappears in the possession of Doctor Strange, who gives it to a teenage Carol Danvers in chapter 75 and conveniently fails to mention that it's a lot more than just an enchanted ring. He takes it back in chapter 78, remarking that it was only ever a loaner, in large part because Carol is a teenager and the ring doesn't usually take teenage wielders for very good reason. However, he notes that in both his opinion and that of the ring, she was an excellent wielder and a strong future candidate.]]

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, as a PostHumousCharacter and former SHIELD Agent. His primary job? Act as a counter-measure to freaking ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}.'' And by all accounts, including Magneto's own, he was very good at it. By the time of the story, the [[RingOfPower ring]] {{ring|OfPower}} has vanished. [[spoiler: It later reappears in the possession of Doctor Strange, who gives it to a teenage Carol Danvers in chapter 75 and conveniently fails to mention that it's a lot more than just an enchanted ring. He takes it back in chapter 78, remarking that it was only ever a loaner, in large part because Carol is a teenager and the ring doesn't usually take teenage wielders for very good reason. However, he notes that in both his opinion and that of the ring, she was an excellent wielder and a strong future candidate.]]



* Taylor in ''FanFic/Silencio'' has the power to create telekinetic constructs in the shape of anything that she can [[YourMimeMakesItReal mime]]. Objects created can be as simple as the classic mime barrier or a strong wind, to things like chainsaws, swiss army knives, and one time, a horse.

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* Taylor in ''FanFic/Silencio'' ''FanFic/{{Silencio}}'' has the power to create telekinetic constructs in the shape of anything that she can [[YourMimeMakesItReal mime]]. Objects created can be as simple as the classic mime barrier or a strong wind, to things like chainsaws, swiss army knives, and one time, a horse.



--> '''Valerie:''' ''[upon witnessing Sabrina's magic]'' So you basically think of something, you point with your finger and that something happens?\\
'''Sabrina:''' That would be the technical definition.

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--> '''Valerie:''' '''Valerie''': ''[upon witnessing Sabrina's magic]'' So you basically think of something, you point with your finger and that something happens?\\
'''Sabrina:''' '''Sabrina''': That would be the technical definition.



-->'''Kid Green Lantern:''' I'll make a laser cannon! No, a missile launcher! Oh -- oh, I know!\\
'''Kid Batman:''' Just pick something!

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-->'''Kid Green Lantern:''' Lantern''': I'll make a laser cannon! No, a missile launcher! Oh -- oh, I know!\\
'''Kid Batman:''' Batman''': Just pick something!


* Invisible Woman of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' has this ability, given to her after her original ability turned out to be so useless that writers had to give her a reason to even EXIST. If you're a spy, a thief or an assassin, or just a phenomenally skilled martial artist, being able to turn invisible at will would be quite useful by itself. But Sue is none of those things, and an otherwise ordinary human who can turn invisible isn't much help against enemies with superhuman strength. They pulled that off pretty well, considering that she is now the strongest member of the team. Basically, she's become an Invisible Lantern over the years, being able to shape her invisible forcefields into any sort of constructs she wants but with the added advantage that [[CaptainObvious her enemies can't see them]].

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* Invisible Woman of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' has this ability, given to her after her original ability turned out to be so useless that writers had to give her a reason to even EXIST. If you're a spy, a thief or an assassin, or just a phenomenally skilled martial artist, being able to turn invisible at will would be quite useful by itself. But Sue is none of those things, and an otherwise ordinary human who can turn invisible isn't much help against enemies with superhuman strength. They pulled that off pretty well, considering that she is now the strongest member of the team. Basically, she's become an Invisible Lantern over the years, being able to shape her invisible forcefields into any sort of constructs she wants but with the added advantage that [[CaptainObvious her enemies can't see them]].them.



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* The Everything Note in Fanfic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami allows the user to do anything they write down in it, such as teleporting, resurrection, gaining new abilities, taking over the world, traveling through time, and [[MundaneUtility sex]]. It would be a StoryBreakerPower, but most of the time, Dark and Sayu are too busy fighting over it to properly take advantage of it.
* [[Creator/DetsniyOffSkiword Profesor Layton Vs Jack The Raper]], seemingly heavily inspired by Dark Yagami, also includes an appearance by the Everything Note. Again, it has the power to do anything the user writes in it. It is first revealed to be in the possession of [[spoiler:Emmy, or rather, [[SamusIsAGirl Jack The Raper]], but she loses it to Watari when he corners her in a public area. Watari attempts to use it to stop Emmy, only to drop it out of his helicopter when attacked by [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Lysandre]] and The Grim Reaper. Later, the Shinigami King shows up and reveals he somehow recovered it, only for Emmy to snatch it and then use it to activate a SuperMode. After her eventual defeat, the Shinigami King uses the Everything Note to teleport the two of them back home.]]


Because of the nature of this trope, there will often be some kind of limitation to the power to prevent it from becoming a StoryBreakerPower. For example, the power has a limited power supply, or the power has the inability to affect certain objects. For example, the rings wielded by the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]] have a limit to how many constructs their rings can make, and they used to have the infamous inability to affect yellow-colored objects (or, in even earlier versions, anything made of wood). People with the Imagination-Based Superpower are vulnerable to doubt; i.e., [[HoistByHisOwnPetard imagining themselves losing]].

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Because of the nature of this trope, there will often be some kind of limitation to the power to prevent it from becoming a StoryBreakerPower. For example, the power has a limited power supply, or the power has the inability to affect certain objects.objects, or maybe the wielder's imagination isn't as good as yours or mine. For example, the rings wielded by the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]] have a limit to how many constructs their rings can make, and they used to have the infamous inability to affect yellow-colored objects (or, in even earlier versions, anything made of wood). People with the Imagination-Based Superpower are vulnerable to doubt; i.e., [[HoistByHisOwnPetard imagining themselves losing]].


** Other DC characters with similarly open-ended abilities include ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}} the Element Man and Mr. 104, who can transform into any ''chemical'' they can think of, along with other VoluntaryShapeshifting tricks. And in the [[Comicbook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes Legion of Superheroes universe]], the Lallorian superhero Duplicate Boy can manifest any superpower he has seen, including mixing-and-matching several powers from different superhumans all at the same time, and without suffering from any duplicated superhuman's weaknesses. It has been stated in continuity that he ''could be'' the most powerful superhuman in the universe except that 1. his power level has left him lazy and 2. he is particularly unimaginative (to his credit, he recognizes this latter flaw and intentionally seeks out wiser people to lead him, but this has made him particularly vulnerable to being exploited and fooled by leaders he should not have trusted).

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** Other DC characters with similarly open-ended abilities include ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}} the Element Man and Mr. 104, who can transform into any ''chemical'' they can think of, along with other VoluntaryShapeshifting tricks. And in the [[Comicbook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes [[Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Legion of Superheroes universe]], the Lallorian superhero Duplicate Boy can manifest any superpower he has seen, including mixing-and-matching several powers from different superhumans all at the same time, and without suffering from any duplicated superhuman's weaknesses. It has been stated in continuity that he ''could be'' the most powerful superhuman in the universe except that 1. his power level has left him lazy and 2. he is particularly unimaginative (to his credit, he recognizes this latter flaw and intentionally seeks out wiser people to lead him, but this has made him particularly vulnerable to being exploited and fooled by leaders he should not have trusted).


** Other DC characters with similarly open-ended abilities include ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}} the Element Man and Mr. 104, who can transform into any ''chemical'' they can think of, along with other VoluntaryShapeshifting tricks.

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** Other DC characters with similarly open-ended abilities include ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}} the Element Man and Mr. 104, who can transform into any ''chemical'' they can think of, along with other VoluntaryShapeshifting tricks. And in the [[Comicbook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes Legion of Superheroes universe]], the Lallorian superhero Duplicate Boy can manifest any superpower he has seen, including mixing-and-matching several powers from different superhumans all at the same time, and without suffering from any duplicated superhuman's weaknesses. It has been stated in continuity that he ''could be'' the most powerful superhuman in the universe except that 1. his power level has left him lazy and 2. he is particularly unimaginative (to his credit, he recognizes this latter flaw and intentionally seeks out wiser people to lead him, but this has made him particularly vulnerable to being exploited and fooled by leaders he should not have trusted).

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* Taylor in ''FanFic/Silencio'' has the power to create telekinetic constructs in the shape of anything that she can [[YourMimeMakesItReal mime]]. Objects created can be as simple as the classic mime barrier or a strong wind, to things like chainsaws, swiss army knives, and one time, a horse.


* On ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug,'' Evillustrator ([[FaceMonsterTurn evilized]] Nathaniel) can create anything drawn on the special pad on his arm. He does have a LogicalWeakness, though, in that he needs light to see what he's drawing.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug,'' Evillustrator ([[FaceMonsterTurn ([[VillainPossessedBystander evilized]] Nathaniel) can create anything drawn on the special pad on his arm. He does have a LogicalWeakness, though, in that he needs light to see what he's drawing.


* ''Manga/FairyTail'''s Rusty Rose has this with his magic: Arc of Embodiment.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'''s ''Manga/FairyTail'''
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Rusty Rose has this with his magic: Arc of Embodiment.Embodiment. Unlike most with an ImaginationBasedSuperpower, fear and doubt don't have much negative effect on him. In fact, when he feels [[WhatIsThisFeeling fear]] for the first time in a long time, he uses it as inspiration for a new spell. When he actually stops screwing around and gets serious, it takes some ''serious'' creative thinking for Fairy Tail to get around his defenses and hit him [[SquishyWizard and lucky for them he's not too good at actually taking a hit.]]


** In a way, many Devil Fruits can be considered this. Though the basic power is determined by the fruit itself, the usefulness of those powers are determined by the creativity of the user. Did you know being made of rubber can give you SuperSpeed? Or how about the [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway seemingly useless power]] to [[OneUp return to life once]], would you have guessed it would also let you summon the flames of Hell itself? Devil Fruits never get more powerful than when you first eat them, but the users get more creative.

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** In a way, many Devil Fruits can be considered this. Though the basic power is determined by the fruit itself, the usefulness of those powers are determined by the creativity of the user. Did you know being made of rubber can give you SuperSpeed? Or how about the [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway seemingly useless power]] to [[OneUp return to life once]], would you have guessed it would also let you summon the flames of Hell itself? And did you know the power of Pushing can also include shoving around abstract concepts like injury and pain? Devil Fruits never get more powerful than when you first eat them, but the users get more creative.

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* The title object of ''Film/TheMask'' manifests superpowers based on the personality and imagination of the character wearing it.

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* In Piers Anthony's ''Adept'' series, Adept powers are essentially this. Each Adept has an area of specialty but each individual manifestation of that specialty can only be used once. For instance the Blue Adept sings rhyming spells but each rhyme only works once. This makes sense in the context of the spoken word but doesn't bear up to much scrutiny when some of the other Adepts manifest powers through building golems, mixing potions and drawing lines. One Adept paralyzes with the Evil Eye. How do you see the person you're paralyzing differently each time?

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* The oculus in ''Podcast/TheAdventureZoneBalance'' has this power, although we never see it in action.
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