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* In ''Literature/ShadowOfTheConqueror,'' Lifebinding can be used to enhance ''any'' physical or mental trait of the user, or anything that's a [[BloodMagic part of their physical self]]. A Lifebinder can gain enhanced [[SuperStrength strength]], [[SuperSpeed speed]], [[SuperHearing hearing]], [[TheNoseKnows scent]], [[SuperSenses other senses]], [[SuperReflexes reflexes]], [[SuperToughness fortitude]], AuraVision, [[HealingFactor healing]], [[PhotographicMemory memory]], [[HyperAwareness perceptive]] [[SherlockScan scans]], [[WallCrawl grip]], [[InASingleBound jumps]], [[CharmPerson charisma]], [[spoiler: [[SuperIntelligence intellect]], [[ImprobableFencingPowers swordsmanship]]]] and [[LongList only the Light knows what else]].


* AT fields become this in ''FanFic/AsukaQuest'', via Spacebattles and cutting-edge physics. They're not only shields, they're blades, platforms, railguns, degenerate matter creators, potential inducers of a RealityBreakingParadox, and more. Asuka also figures out a subset of AT fields (dubbed IFF fields) that block only what she wishes to block, allowing her to do fun things like pulling cores out of Evangelions, disintegrate things or cause them to explode by blocking certain particles, electron rip, and much more.

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* AT fields become this in ''FanFic/AsukaQuest'', ''Roleplay/AsukaQuest'', via Spacebattles and cutting-edge physics. They're not only shields, they're blades, platforms, railguns, degenerate matter creators, potential inducers of a RealityBreakingParadox, and more. Asuka also figures out a subset of AT fields (dubbed IFF fields) that block only what she wishes to block, allowing her to do fun things like pulling cores out of Evangelions, disintegrate things or cause them to explode by blocking certain particles, electron rip, and much more.



* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Elsa's ice powers prove useful for offensive and defensive fighting, creating and sustaining living snowmen, architecture, walking on water, and that's just the first movie.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': ''WesternAnimation/Frozen2013'': Elsa's ice powers prove useful for offensive and defensive fighting, creating and sustaining living snowmen, architecture, walking on water, and that's just the first movie.


* ComicBook/TheFlash is a famous application of this trope. His one power of "running very quickly" worked for a while, but eventually the writers found out there's only so much you can do with ''one'' power. ''To this day'' the Flash still gets new powers to keep his stories from becoming dull. Likely the most infamously outdated is the "vibrate through matter" power (based on [[ScienceMarchesOn actual scientific speculations of the time]] about a vibrational frequency to reality and then heavily leavened with WeirdScience), which can make any modern physicist cry. There's also the famous [[SuperPunch Infinite Mass Punch]], in which the Flash exploited the fact that while [[RequiredSecondaryPowers the Speed Force means the theory of relativity doesn't apply to him]], it ''does'' apply to the guy he's punching.

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* ComicBook/TheFlash is a famous application of this trope. His one power of "running very quickly" worked for a while, but eventually the writers found out there's only so much you can do with ''one'' power. ''To this day'' the Flash still gets new powers to keep his stories from becoming dull. Likely the most infamously outdated is the "vibrate through matter" power (based on [[ScienceMarchesOn actual scientific speculations of the time]] about a vibrational frequency to reality and then heavily leavened with WeirdScience), which can make any modern physicist cry. There's also the famous [[SuperPunch [[EnhancedPunch Infinite Mass Punch]], in which the Flash exploited the fact that while [[RequiredSecondaryPowers the Speed Force means the theory of relativity doesn't apply to him]], it ''does'' apply to the guy he's punching.


* ComicBook/TheFlash is a famous application of this trope. His one power of "running very quickly" worked for a while, but eventually the writers found out there's only so much you can do with ''one'' power. ''To this day'' the Flash still gets new powers to keep his stories from becoming dull. Likely the most infamously outdated is the "vibrate through matter" power (based on [[ScienceMarchesOn actual scientific speculations of the time]] about a vibrational frequency to reality and then heavily leavened with WeirdScience), which can make any modern physicist cry. There's also the famous [[MegatonPunch Infinite Mass Punch]], in which the Flash exploited the fact that while [[RequiredSecondaryPowers the Speed Force means the theory of relativity doesn't apply to him]], it ''does'' apply to the guy he's punching.

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* ComicBook/TheFlash is a famous application of this trope. His one power of "running very quickly" worked for a while, but eventually the writers found out there's only so much you can do with ''one'' power. ''To this day'' the Flash still gets new powers to keep his stories from becoming dull. Likely the most infamously outdated is the "vibrate through matter" power (based on [[ScienceMarchesOn actual scientific speculations of the time]] about a vibrational frequency to reality and then heavily leavened with WeirdScience), which can make any modern physicist cry. There's also the famous [[MegatonPunch [[SuperPunch Infinite Mass Punch]], in which the Flash exploited the fact that while [[RequiredSecondaryPowers the Speed Force means the theory of relativity doesn't apply to him]], it ''does'' apply to the guy he's punching.


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* This is explored in ''Literature/SuperPowereds''. Some Supers are fairly limited in their abilities. A good number have the standard SuperStrength/SuperToughness combo, which is pretty much limited to GoodOldFisticuffs. This tends to be just fine for them, who focus on combat training. However, as pointed out by Coach Persephone, in the real world, bad guys are rarely so obliging as to engage in hand-to-hand combat with a Hero. This is why alternative training is for those students, whose abilities are not directly focused on combat. One of the first assignments Persephone gives them is to try a new application of their power. Some are more successful than others (e.g. Alice tries to levitate just her foot instead of her entire body, but it doesn't work). Vince has EnergyAbsorption, which, initially limits him to fire and electricity, and he's at a disadvantage when faced with AnIcePerson (since cold is the ''lack'' of energy, he has nothing to absorb). As he learns, however, he grows more proficient with absorbing other kinds of energy, and there doesn't appear to be a limit on how much and how many different energies he can absorb. Professor Fletcher, notably, seems to be the opposite of ComicBook/TheFlash in that his primary power is lightning, allowing him to turn into, absorb, and control electricity. He has also learned to use this to give him SuperSpeed. Also, Alice later learns that [[spoiler:her real power isn't flying, it's being a GravityMaster, with flying being the most basic manifestation]]. Then there's [[spoiler:Globe]], who is a [[spoiler:RealityWarper, which means that he's effectively a god in a spherical area about 20 feet in radius, being able to do pretty much anything he wants to the molecules in that area]].

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* This is explored in ''Literature/SuperPowereds''. Some Supers are fairly limited in their abilities. A good number have the standard SuperStrength/SuperToughness SuperStrength / SuperToughness combo, which is pretty much limited to GoodOldFisticuffs. This tends to be just fine for them, who focus on combat training. However, as pointed out by Coach Persephone, in the real world, bad guys are rarely so obliging as to engage in hand-to-hand combat with a Hero. This is why alternative training is for those students, whose abilities are not directly focused on combat. One of the first assignments Persephone gives them is to try a new application of their power. Some are more successful than others (e.g. Alice tries to levitate just her foot instead of her entire body, but it doesn't work). Vince has EnergyAbsorption, which, initially limits him to fire and electricity, and he's at a disadvantage when faced with AnIcePerson (since cold is the ''lack'' of energy, he has nothing to absorb). As he learns, however, he grows more proficient with absorbing other kinds of energy, and there doesn't appear to be a limit on how much and how many different energies he can absorb. Professor Fletcher, notably, seems to be the opposite of ComicBook/TheFlash in that his primary power is lightning, allowing him to turn into, absorb, and control electricity. He has also learned to use this to give him SuperSpeed. Also, Alice later learns that [[spoiler:her real power isn't flying, it's being a GravityMaster, with flying being the most basic manifestation]]. Then there's [[spoiler:Globe]], who is a [[spoiler:RealityWarper, which means that he's effectively a god in a spherical area about 20 feet in radius, being able to do pretty much anything he wants to the molecules in that area]].

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*** Josuke's Crazy Diamond has the ability to repair things. He's gone to use this to break the ground and "repair" it to create a wall, break a motorcycle to get over a baby carriage and then fix it right after so as to not lose speed, "fixing" projectiles sent after him to send them back at the one who attacked him, and by the end he can make ''homing missiles'' by using his own dried blood on shards of glass he breaks and forms into projectiles. And that's not even getting into his HarmfulHealing application for dealing with ''particularly'' nasty Stand Users with his ThouShaltNotKill status. Or use it as a LoopholeAbuse to get around the problem of not being able to beat up a Stand User who is currently hospitalized by healing his wounds before giving him the beating he deserves.

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* Carrie has them in ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', though not in any of the film adaptations (''Film/Carrie1976'' or ''Film/Carrie2013''), where telekinesis is only applied to move physical objects. Carrie of the book can invade bodily processes to [[spoiler:stop her mother's heart]] or implant thoughts, and [[spoiler:read the thoughts, memories, and entirely life history of Sue at the end, which suggests she can do it to anyone.]]


* ''Literature/MagicExLibris'' has libriomancy, the power of pulling items from books. Meaning a given libriomancer has access to everything from a [[StarTrek phaser]], to a healing potion, to Excalibur, to a [[Franchise/StarWars lightsaber]]. There are few hard rules, no true Necromancy, no time travel, no unlimited wishing, libriomancy damages books so they need to be rested after some uses, can't be used on comic books or videogame guides, and libriomancers can lock books that are too dangerous, to keep people from making [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The One Ring]] or such. Still, a libriomancer is ultimately limited only by their imagination and knowledge of literature.

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* ''Literature/MagicExLibris'' has libriomancy, the power of pulling items from books. Meaning a given libriomancer has access to everything from a [[StarTrek [[Franchise/StarTrek phaser]], to a healing potion, to Excalibur, to a [[Franchise/StarWars lightsaber]]. There are few hard rules, no true Necromancy, no time travel, no unlimited wishing, libriomancy damages books so they need to be rested after some uses, can't be used on comic books or videogame guides, and libriomancers can lock books that are too dangerous, to keep people from making [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The One Ring]] or such. Still, a libriomancer is ultimately limited only by their imagination and knowledge of literature.


** Related to her invisibility, more recently she's been able to use it to change the colour of her hair and, to an extent, her skin (i.e. making it look like she's got dark hair and a tan), as a method of disguise. However, this comes with the downside of requiring headache inducing concentration.



** He can move things without a trace of anything ferrous by "negating the gravimetric lines of force," as he put it the first time we saw him fly. Ever since Polaris sent Krakoa blasting off agaaaaaain that way, the powers of Magneto and Polaris have gone from "move stuff that's metal" (useful, but underutilizing a power with more possibilities) to, as one [[http://luchins.com/what-were-they-thinking/from-the-same-issue-as-the-last-x-panel/#comment-11119408 message board comment]] put it, "do anything as long as he mentions magnetism while doing it." On an island where his powers were a bit stronger than usual, he once ''created a portal'' to go save his daughter. ''How'' does magnetism let you Stargate a couple continents away?

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** He can move things without a trace of anything ferrous by "negating the gravimetric lines of force," as he put it the first time we saw him fly. Ever since Polaris sent Krakoa blasting off agaaaaaain that way, the powers of Magneto and Polaris have gone from "move stuff that's metal" (useful, but underutilizing a power with more possibilities) to, as one [[http://luchins.com/what-were-they-thinking/from-the-same-issue-as-the-last-x-panel/#comment-11119408 message board comment]] put it, "do anything as long as he mentions magnetism while doing it." On an island where his powers were a bit stronger than usual, he once ''created a portal'' to go save his daughter. ''How'' does magnetism let you Stargate a couple continents away?away? (Though, to be fair, no one InUniverse had any idea how he did it either).


* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', the teachers of [[HeroAcademy U.A. High School]] encourage this in their students to discourage students falling into narrow WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer applications of their powers, as the latter can cause glaring weaknesses in their fighting abilities.

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', the teachers of [[HeroAcademy U.A. High School]] encourage this in their students to discourage students falling into [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer narrow WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer applications of their powers, powers]], as the latter can cause glaring weaknesses in their fighting abilities.

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** Cypher, of the ComicBook/NewMutants, has the [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway widely-mocked]] ability of omnilingualism. He can instantly understand and speak any language, which sounds really limited, but creative writing has allowed Cypher's ability to prove [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower very useful]]. The baseline is language, and ''anything'' related to it is available for Cypher to take advantage of. Apart from ordinary languages on Earth, he can use alien languages, dead languages to cast spells, and [[TheCracker crack computer ecryption via secret codes]]. He's also a tech-genius, because he can understand mechanics and computer languages with no effort. After he died in 1988 via a HeroicSacrifice, and then [[DeathIsCheap came back to life over twenty years later]], Cypher's abilities were expanded even further. He became an expert fighter by reading body language and copying various fighting styles (not unlike ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}). Furthermore, his ability allows him to develop complex computer systems through languages he developed, which proves a vital tool in establishing the status quo in ''ComicBook/JonathanHickmansXMen'' by creating an entire network for the land of Krakoa, the refuge for mutants everywhere, and he develops a unique language that ''only'' mutants can understand that is psychically transplanted to all residents.

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** The most confusing and roundabout part of this power, is that it is purposefully confusing and roundabout. To those not in the know Bink just seems to be incredibly lucky, because his power sets things up to seem like coincidence whenever possible because if someone knew how it worked, and that Bink could be harmed by non magical means, then if they then used such means, then the root cause of that harm, would be his own MAGICAL power, so it only lets itself be revealed when that won't ultimately harm him- Magician Trent mentioned above became friend with him later, and was the first to puzzle out this aspect, potentially because Bink's power knew that having Trent as an ally would be the best for Bink in the long run.


* ''Literature/MagicExLibris'' has libriomancy, the power of pulling items from books. Meaning a given libriomancer has access to everything from a [[StarTrek phaser]], to a healing potion, to Excalibur, to a [[StarWars lightsaber]]. There are few hard rules, no true Necromancy, no time travel, no unlimited wishing, libriomancy damages books so they need to be rested after some uses, can't be used on comic books or videogame guides, and libriomancers can lock books that are too dangerous, to keep people from making [[LordOfTheRings The One Ring]] or such. Still, a libriomancer is ultimately limited only by their imagination and knowledge of literature.

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* ''Literature/MagicExLibris'' has libriomancy, the power of pulling items from books. Meaning a given libriomancer has access to everything from a [[StarTrek phaser]], to a healing potion, to Excalibur, to a [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars lightsaber]]. There are few hard rules, no true Necromancy, no time travel, no unlimited wishing, libriomancy damages books so they need to be rested after some uses, can't be used on comic books or videogame guides, and libriomancers can lock books that are too dangerous, to keep people from making [[LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The One Ring]] or such. Still, a libriomancer is ultimately limited only by their imagination and knowledge of literature.

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