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 of which the user ought to be aware.
Examples:Anime and Manga
- My Hero Academia: Yuga Aoyama has a birth defect which causes his beams to involuntarily leak out from his navel, which explains why he needs to wear a special belt all the time.
- The 1940s superhero The Human Bomb had the power to blow up anything he touched. He wore an asbestos suit to keep his powers in check.
- In one of the first Batman comics, there was Dr. Radium. He constantly wore a containment suit to prevent him from melting walls and killing everyone he touched as a result of his failed revival with radioactive material. The suit was quite heavy, which caused him to drown when he was confronted by Batman.
- 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.
- Due to Power Incontinence caused by brain damage and/or a mental block (depends on which person is writing the current storyline), Cyclops wears special glasses and visors to prevent his Eye Beams from firing out all the time.
- Rogue, whose ability/memory/draining powers activate on skin contact, has to wear gloves to avoid affecting people. On the other hand, Clothing Damage is a much bigger issue for her.
- Hellboy: Johann Kraus, a member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD), is a German medium who was reduced to his ectoplasmic form in the present after a séance gone wrong. He now has to stay inside a special containment suit to interact with the world.
- Frozen: Subverted; Elsa wears gloves during her coronation ceremony to prevent her ice powers from inadvertently 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 mind 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 breathe out to unleash his miasmas.
- Body Blows: Puppet and Phantom, gaseous-like creatures that are among the only survivors of a meteor impact that destroyed all other life on their planet, inhabit a suit of armor and a cloak respectively in order to take part in fighting and other physical activities.
- 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 from which he was sampled, 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.
- In the pilot of Batman Beyond, Derek Powers is mutated into Blight due to a combination of exposure to his own deadly mutagenic nerve gas and the radiation treatments used to save his life. He has to wear a special synthetic skin to appear normal and to contain the radiation. However, the skin doesn't last long, especially when Derek loses his temper. It gets worse as his condition deteriorates, since he's becoming even more prone to anger and his radioactive powers are increasing. By the end of the first season when he's exposed as Blight, his skin can't even last a day and he no longer has a reliable means of securing the materials to make it.