KZN02 on Oct 3rd 2017 at 9:54:14 PM
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KZN02 on Oct 22nd 2017 at 11:27:06 AM
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Some powers cause their users to become too dangerous to be in the vicinity. Instead of others wearing Hazmat Suits or other fantastic protection, the person with the dangerous power wears a suit to prevent affecting others. Said suit may also function as a Power Limiter or Powered Armor to help control that power.
Clothing Damage is an issue for the user to be aware of.
- The 1940's superhero The Human Bomb had the power to blow up anything he touched. He wore an asbestos suit to keep his powers in check.
- Doom Patrol: Negative Man needs to wear special bandages over his body to contain his radiation from affecting others.
- Legion of Super-Heroes has Wildfire, whose body is all energy. The suit is to protect others from his energy but also to prevent him from dissipating.
- In Avengers Academy, Hazmat constantly emits harmful radiation from her body. As a result, she is forced to wear a protective suit at all times when around others. The suit is not simply meant for containment, however, as it allows her to focus her radiation into energy bolts and other forms.
- Frozen: Subverted; Elsa wears gloves during her coronation ceremony to prevent her ice powers from inadvertedly working. Later, Hans puts her hands in metal shackles/"gloves" seemingly to prevent her using her ice powers. But her powers easily work through the metal and blast it away, which in hindsight makes it clear the gloves never really contained her powers either and were purely a psychological thing for Elsa.
- Dungeons & Dragons
- The ethergaunts are Humanoid Abominations who wear featureless masks because their faces, "a horrifically alien morass of facial organs and orifices", are Brown Notes that can break the minds of anything that sees them.
- Pale Night, the Mother of Demons, is an unspeakably ancient evil deity who appears as an alluring female shape wrapped in wispy strands of pale white fabric. However, what appears to be "fabric" is actually the reality itself rejecting Pale Night's true form and attempting to conceal it, as any normal being who witnesses it either goes mad or dies on the spot. In other words, the reality itself creates a containment suit around the deity, which she can, however, lower at will to punish mortals.
- Warhammer 40K: There's a Chaos Space Marine that's essentially Nurgle's Rot in human form, who wears his armor less to protect from damage and more to avoid destroying the environment when surrounded by allies, and only has to remove his helmet and breath out to unleash his miasmas.
- In Kill Six Billion Demons, angels are Energy Beings from the Void Between the Worlds who need to wear specially enchanted armour to manifest in the physical world. If it's breached, the cold white fire of their bodies goes off like a bomb.
- In Justice League Unlimited, Captain Atom is composed entirely of unconstrained nuclear energy, so he has to wear a humanoid full-body suit to contain it and to protect those around him from harmful radiation on the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: N.R.G. and the alien he was sampled from, P'andor, wear armor to contain their radiation powers. While P'andor's suit was sealed and required help to break himself out, N.R.G. can open his own suit at will.
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