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* Super Soaker CPS 2000, a water-gun released in 1996. Was the first [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant_Pressure_System Constant Pressure System (CPS)]] water gun ever made but is to this day the most powerful water gun ever sold in stores. It was so powerful it hurt kids and due to multiple complaints by parents the later CPS models were made less powerful. Due to its rarity it sells on eBay for $100s of dollars.

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* Super ''Super Soaker CPS 2000, 2000'', a water-gun released in 1996. Was the first [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant_Pressure_System Constant Pressure System (CPS)]] water gun ever made but is to this day the most powerful water gun ever sold in stores. It released a quart of water in one second in a consistent stream that went up to 53 feet. It was so powerful it hurt kids and due to multiple complaints by parents the later CPS models were made less powerful. Due to its rarity it sells on eBay for $100s of dollars.dollars and specialized home-brew water guns are specifically designed to be compared against the CPS 2000 to determine if they can beat it.

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* Super Soaker CPS 2000, a water-gun released in 1996. Was the first [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant_Pressure_System Constant Pressure System (CPS)]] water gun ever made but is to this day the most powerful water gun ever sold in stores. It was so powerful it hurt kids and due to multiple complaints by parents the later CPS models were made less powerful. Due to its rarity it sells on eBay for $100s of dollars.


* The ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' is the most powerful or 2nd most powerful Herald of Galactus. He was the first person to make the deal with Galactus and as such Galactus gave him a higher level of Power Cosmic than other succeeding heralds. Even Heralds that are good friends with Galactus, such as Airwalker, haven't been given close to the amount of power the Surfer got. The only Herald to rival or exceed his power is [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Cosmic Ghost Rider]] who's from several millenniums in the future during a very desperate time for Galactus, carries a number of artifact-level magical weapons (including a RayGun made from the bones of [[PhysicalGod Cytorak]]) and has the Spirit of Vengeance powers as well.

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* The ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' is the most powerful or 2nd most powerful Herald of Galactus. He was the first person to make the deal with Galactus and as such Galactus gave him a higher level of Power Cosmic than other succeeding heralds. Even Heralds that are good friends with Galactus, such as Airwalker, haven't been given close to the amount of power the depowered Surfer got. got, let alone what he had originally. The only Herald to rival or exceed his power is [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Cosmic Ghost Rider]] who's from several millenniums in the future during a very desperate time for Galactus, carries a number of artifact-level magical weapons (including a RayGun chain made from the bones of [[PhysicalGod Cytorak]]) and has the Spirit of Vengeance powers as well.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Uglydolls}}'', it is revealed that [[spoiler:[[BigBad Lou]] is a prototype doll and the base mold of the Perfection Dolls. Most of his anger is steeped in the fact that he's unable to be given to a child, forced to watch the others pass on, as prototypes aren't meant to be sold.]]


* The ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' is the most powerful or 2nd most powerful Herald of Galactus. He was the first person to make the deal with Galactus and as such Galactus gave him a higher level of Power Cosmic than other succeeding heralds. Even Heralds that are good friends with Galactus, such as Airwalker, haven't been given close to the amount of power the Surfer got. The only Herald to rival his power is [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Cosmic Ghost Rider]] who's from several millenniums in the future and has the Spirit of Vengeance powers as well.

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* The ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' is the most powerful or 2nd most powerful Herald of Galactus. He was the first person to make the deal with Galactus and as such Galactus gave him a higher level of Power Cosmic than other succeeding heralds. Even Heralds that are good friends with Galactus, such as Airwalker, haven't been given close to the amount of power the Surfer got. The only Herald to rival or exceed his power is [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Cosmic Ghost Rider]] who's from several millenniums in the future during a very desperate time for Galactus, carries a number of artifact-level magical weapons (including a RayGun made from the bones of [[PhysicalGod Cytorak]]) and has the Spirit of Vengeance powers as well.

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* The ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' is the most powerful or 2nd most powerful Herald of Galactus. He was the first person to make the deal with Galactus and as such Galactus gave him a higher level of Power Cosmic than other succeeding heralds. Even Heralds that are good friends with Galactus, such as Airwalker, haven't been given close to the amount of power the Surfer got. The only Herald to rival his power is [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Cosmic Ghost Rider]] who's from several millenniums in the future and has the Spirit of Vengeance powers as well.


# A real-world concept that more closely resembles the super prototype is the ''experimental'' unit or "concept car," which is intended to test out new technology and its limits without ever being meant for mass production at all. As cost-effectiveness is less important, experimental units frequently ''do'' have superior performance to eventual mass production models. Military test pilots refer to this as "pushing the envelope" - the upper edge is height, the left edge is speed. Visualize this as the kind of envelope you mail somebody and you realize that particular area is [[IncrediblyLamePun where the postage gets canceled]]. In this instance, a common flaw for the Hero to have is that because the prototype is meant for performance but not longevity, there are no proper safeguards in place to protect the user or others nearby. This can lead to a power overload or damage to the prototype and/or the hero, effectively giving them a whole load of {{Dangerous Forbidden Technique}}s, in addition to the experimental technology itself.

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# A real-world concept that more closely resembles the super prototype is the ''experimental'' unit or "concept car," which is intended to test out new technology and its limits without ever being meant for mass production at all. As cost-effectiveness is less important, experimental units frequently ''do'' have superior performance to eventual mass production models. Military test pilots refer to this as "pushing the envelope" - the upper edge is height, the left right-hand edge is speed. Visualize this as the kind of envelope you mail somebody and you realize that particular area is [[IncrediblyLamePun where the postage gets canceled]]. In this instance, a common flaw for the Hero to have is that because the prototype is meant for performance but not longevity, there are no proper safeguards in place to protect the user or others nearby. This can lead to a power overload or damage to the prototype and/or the hero, effectively giving them a whole load of {{Dangerous Forbidden Technique}}s, in addition to the experimental technology itself.

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* In the film version of ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing'', CanonForeigner Lurtz appears to be one of these. He is the first Uruk-hai created by Saruman, and shown to be strong and skilled enough to [[HeroKiller shoot Boromir to death]] and give Aragorn a very close fight. The Uruks under his command don't pose half as much of a threat, and the ones that fight at the Hornburg one movie later are largely cut down en masse.


# A real-world concept that more closely resembles the super prototype is the ''experimental'' unit or "concept car," which is intended to test out new technology and its limits without ever being meant for mass production at all. As cost-effectiveness is less important, experimental units frequently ''do'' have superior performance to eventual mass production models. Military test pilots refer to this as "pushing the envelope" - the upper edge is height, the left edge is speed. Visualize this as the kind of envelope you mail somebody and you realize that particular area is [[IncrediblyLamePun where the postage gets canceled]]. In this instance, a common flaw for the Hero to have is that because the prototype is meant for performance but not longevity, there are no proper safeguards in place to protect the user or others nearby. This can lead to a power overload or damage to the prototype and/or the hero, effectively giving them a whole load of {{DangerousForbiddenTechnique}}s, in addition to the experimental technology itself.

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# A real-world concept that more closely resembles the super prototype is the ''experimental'' unit or "concept car," which is intended to test out new technology and its limits without ever being meant for mass production at all. As cost-effectiveness is less important, experimental units frequently ''do'' have superior performance to eventual mass production models. Military test pilots refer to this as "pushing the envelope" - the upper edge is height, the left edge is speed. Visualize this as the kind of envelope you mail somebody and you realize that particular area is [[IncrediblyLamePun where the postage gets canceled]]. In this instance, a common flaw for the Hero to have is that because the prototype is meant for performance but not longevity, there are no proper safeguards in place to protect the user or others nearby. This can lead to a power overload or damage to the prototype and/or the hero, effectively giving them a whole load of {{DangerousForbiddenTechnique}}s, {{Dangerous Forbidden Technique}}s, in addition to the experimental technology itself.


** There exists a version of The Seal of Orichalcos that was printed in very limited quantities for a tournament event. While the mass-production version of the Seal is pretty mediocre [[CCGImportanceDissonance due to getting some heavy nerfs]], the prototype Seal is just as good as its anime counterpart, if not better. Were it released, it would be the most powerful Field Spell ever made, being largely indestructible and letting the user control an extra five monsters. It's also the only card ever made that features the rule "[[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame The soul of whichever Duelist loses this Duel is forfeit to the winner.]]" Who knows how the judges would handle that one...

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** There exists a version of The Seal of Orichalcos that was printed in very limited quantities (around 15) for a tournament event. While the mass-production version of the Seal is pretty mediocre [[CCGImportanceDissonance due to getting some heavy nerfs]], the prototype Seal is just as good as its anime counterpart, if not better. Were it released, it would be the most powerful Field Spell ever made, being largely indestructible and letting the user control an extra five monsters. It's also the only card ever made that features the rule "[[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame The soul of whichever Duelist loses this Duel is forfeit to the winner.]]" Who knows how the judges would handle that one...

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** There exists a version of The Seal of Orichalcos that was printed in very limited quantities for a tournament event. While the mass-production version of the Seal is pretty mediocre [[CCGImportanceDissonance due to getting some heavy nerfs]], the prototype Seal is just as good as its anime counterpart, if not better. Were it released, it would be the most powerful Field Spell ever made, being largely indestructible and letting the user control an extra five monsters. It's also the only card ever made that features the rule "[[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame The soul of whichever Duelist loses this Duel is forfeit to the winner.]]" Who knows how the judges would handle that one...

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* Several cards in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' have a fairly justified case of this: they were created, playtested, and discovered to be far too broken to see mass play. As a result, [[PowerEqualsRarity only a handful of copies exist, and they're naturally rather powerful.]] Toon World, Blue-Eyes White Dragon, the Destiny Heroes, and Gold Castle of Stromberg all exist in small numbers, and all dominate their user's strategies.


* C.L. Werner's ''[[FanficRecs/{{Godzilla}} New Era]]'' ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' stories were set to feature the [[Franchise/{{Gamera}} Ultra-Gyaos]], progenitor of the entire Gyaos race. It was a creation of ancient Atlantis meant to be used to destroy Mu, but when they saw it was powerful enough to betray and destroy them, the Atlanteans were rightly frightened and [[SealedEvilInACan sealed it away in an orihalcyon chamber deep beneath their kingdom]]

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* C.L. Werner's ''[[FanficRecs/{{Godzilla}} New Era]]'' ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' stories were set to feature the [[Franchise/{{Gamera}} [[Film/{{Gamera}} Ultra-Gyaos]], progenitor of the entire Gyaos race. It was a creation of ancient Atlantis meant to be used to destroy Mu, but when they saw it was powerful enough to betray and destroy them, the Atlanteans were rightly frightened and [[SealedEvilInACan sealed it away in an orihalcyon chamber deep beneath their kingdom]]


* Nightblood from ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' is revealed by WordOfGod [[spoiler: to be the first attempt at replicating a [[Literature/TheStormlightArchive Rosharan Shardblade]] using Nalthian Awakening. Nightblood is sapient and one of the most powerful entities in Franchise/TheCosmere, second only to the [[PhysicalGod Shards of Adonalsium]], but he also devours the soul of anyone who draws him... and can compel most people to draw him. Subsequent refinements of the technique are considerably less powerful, but far safer to use.]]

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* Nightblood from ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' is revealed by WordOfGod [[spoiler: to be the first attempt at replicating a [[Literature/TheStormlightArchive Rosharan Shardblade]] using Nalthian Awakening. Nightblood is sapient and one of the most powerful entities in Franchise/TheCosmere, Literature/TheCosmere, second only to the [[PhysicalGod Shards of Adonalsium]], but he also devours the soul of anyone who draws him... and can compel most people to draw him. Subsequent refinements of the technique are considerably less powerful, but far safer to use.]]

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