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"Hey, that's just like an anime, isn't it? I got that new power right when I needed it!"

Okay, anybody on our side hiding any shocking, fantastic abilities they'd like to disclose? I am open to suggestions!

Drax: [after seeing Groot release luminescent spores] When did you learn to do that?
Quill: Pretty sure the answer is "I am Groot".
[Groot nods]


    Live-Action TV 
"So far, I've established she can hit like a mack truck, selectively alter the flow of time, and possibly talk to plants."
Spike, Angel ("Time Bomb")

Amy: You can drive a motorbike?
Rory: I expect so. It's been that kind of day.
Doctor Who, "Let's Kill Hitler"

"I could fly all along but chose not to!"
Warrior Princess Lolita, Oglaf, "Young Adult Fiction"

    Web Video 
Sailor Moon: Tiara! Use your lesbian trapper!
(Sailor Moon's tiara becomes larger and binds the Monster of the Week)
Luna: How the f*ck did you do that?
Sailor Moon: Hell if I know! This show makes no sense!

"Now I shall use Mega-Ultra Chicken's secret ability that I just this second made up to convert my Life Points into Attack Points, merging me with the beast itself!"

"I have placed my soul inside the Millennium Puzzle, because apparently I can do that."

Alister: They [the plane's crew] were illusions created by me with the power of the Orichalchos!
Mokuba: So the Orichalchos can take people's soul, make monsters turn real, and create illusions of dozens of people?!
Kaiba: Welcome to season 4! The show where the magic powers are made up and the plot doesn't matter!

"Yes, my roses allow me to do this [turn invisible] as well... I won't lie to you, I am just as surprised about it as you are."

Krillin: Goku, did you just read my mind?
Goku: Yu-huh!
Krillin: But how could you-!
Goku: Muffin button.
Krillin: ...What?

Goku: By the way, I can teleport.
Krillin: ...What?
Goku: Yep! [teleports] Check it!

...Aldritch Killian, an Ex-Nerd out for revenge after Tony skipped a meeting one time, and his nameless henchmen with a confusing grab-bag of fire powers, like (sounding progressively more confused) glowing, getting hot, exploding, Super Strength, regrowing limbs, flameproof clothes, and... shooting fire off their mouth? They really made them up as they went along, huh?

Superargo: If my costume weren't bulletproof, I'd be dead now.
(Kevin laughs)
Mike: Your costume is bulletproof?! Maybe lead with that next time someone asks you why you wear it!
Bill: No, wrestling days! All about wrestling!
RiffTrax about Superargo Against the Faceless Giants

”...and that is my special ability, that I have literally never used or mentioned before, explained in a nutshell.”

    Western Animation 
Katara: I guess... I always knew.
Sokka: [pissed off] Oh? Well, then thanks for all the first aid over the years.

Cartman: Hold on you guys, I actually have another power: I can see into the future too, but better than Kyle. Let me try it.
Kyle: God dammit, Cartman, you can't keep making up new powers!
Stan: Yeah dude, that's like the fifth power you've come up with!
South Park, "Good Times With Weapons"

"Hey, you guys! Did you know I can totally play the organ? Because I didn't!"

AndrAIa: I told you we'd be together, Enzo! I downloaded a backup of myself onto your icon, the game let me out thinking I was you!
Enzo: You can do that?
AndrAIa: Apparently!
ReBoot, "AndrAIa"


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