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Snake: Now you’re a mere mortal, just like us.
Vamp: But can you kill this mere mortal?

"I'm not the Hulk anymore. Just his dad."
Bruce Banner, accompanying his son Skaar's Dynamic Entry during Dark Reign

Buffy: Okay, so we know where Glory's from. What do we know about her? You know, she's tough, yeah, but... but no bolts of lightning. No blasts of fire. Shouldn't a god be able to do that kind of stuff?
Giles: Uh, usually, yes, but, um, being in human form must be severely limiting her powers. All we have to worry about right now is she's immortal, invulnerable, and insane.
Xander: A crazy hell-god? And the fun just keeps on leaving.

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[A Brought Down to Normal Buffy comes across a thug harassing a girl in the park]
Buffy: Hey! Do we need to go over what "no" means? 'Cause I promise you won't like my lesson plan.
Thug: What are you gonna do about it, Ronda Rousey? I mean, now that you're just a girl. That's right. I'm local, I know who you are. And who you aren't anymore. I fight MMA. I'm more than twice your size. So maybe you apologize before this turned bad for you.
Buffy: If you think I'm some kind of fragile flower all of a sudden, you're the one who's in for a rough night. I trained for years. I've got actual combat experience, not crossfit and "the Octagon." That doesn't just go away.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Eleven

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"Puppet or not, I still got it!"
AP (formerly Captain Atomic), Atomic Puppet

"What would happen when we turn the magic off? (casts Anti-magic Field) Fascinating. It appears that you cease to be a mighty wizard and become a fragile pointy-eared monkey. While I? I am still a dragon."
Black Dragon, The Order of the Stick

Chisaki: Because people are endowed with these things called "Quirks," they can dream. Dream that maybe they can be someone that matters. They're all sick in the head! So wipe that smile off your face! Thanks to the power of that girl you were trying to save, everything you've worked so hard to cultivate...has been reduced to naught!
Mirio attacks anyway
Mirio: Focus on your opponent, and predict their next action...! Nothing...! Nothing I've done up to now will ever be useless! I will always be Lemillion!

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Harry: These bands? They don't turn off my psychic powers. They just prevent me from using them beyond my own body. It's why I could only break the mental enchantment on you when I was touching you. I've still got all that power...it's just turned inwards. Which means I can use it to supercharge my body. Which means that while I'm not going to be winning any arm-wrestling contests with the Hulk, I'd still have my arm afterwards if I tried."

"Even without magic, I'm never powerless. Or any less dangerous."
Richard, Looking for Group

"I trained with Batman. With the Amazons. I know first level Klurkor. Just because I can't use heat vision doesn't mean I'm helpless."

"I was kicking butt long before I got this ring!"
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