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I've not seen Agents of SHIELD, but aren't the main cast, you know, members of SHIELD, rather than the superheroes of the big budget films?
The main characters, yes. But they deal with superpowered threats pretty much every episode.
... that said, I think it plain doesn't apply. I mean, in the early episodes you have a guy with Super Strength (with bonus firey healing), a Gravity Master, someone with X-Ray Vision, and a fire starter.
They might be prone to occasional Special Effect Failure, but they're NOT Coconut Superpowers.
I'm pulling. It's a bad sign that the guy failed to wick the work, too.
I'm not sure if this is a good example. Elliot is probably invisible most of the time because it explains why he can be a little boy's friend without anyone noticing. Also, as I recall there were several scenes devoted to the invisible dragon manipulating visible objects, which would all be special effects-driven.
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How well does it match the trope?