Trope Talk: My Powers Are Gone!

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Bad news, gang. You know how I can normally bench-press a house and turn bullets into confetti with my brain? Well I'm experiencing some technical difficulties and long story short please keep me alive until this gets fixed I have no idea how you all handle being so squishy all the time.

I'm a fan of this trope (love me some non-disruptive drama that loops back to a nice comfy status quo at the end), but like all tropes it can be done very badly. What's your favorite and/or LEAST favorite execution of this trope?

Sometimes I wonder if the Justice League episode "Hereafter" was a specific counter to the common fan argument that Superman is the only useless member of the League when he loses his powers (Wonder Woman being a highly trained warrior, GL being a marine, etc). He handled himself pretty well stranded powerless on a hostile alienish world for weeks - plus he grew that fantastic beard!

EXAMPLES USED: Spider-Man 2, Avatar: The Last Airbender ("The Library", s2e10), Justice League: Unlimited ("Hereafter", s2e10-11), Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes ("Everything Is Wonderful", s1e25), Justice League: Unlimited ("The Once And Future Thing", s1e12), Justice League (s2e3), Superman: The Animated Series ("The Way Of All Flesh", s1e7), Supergirl ("Human For A Day", s1e7), The Flash ("Power Outage", s1e7), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood ("Father", e28), Danny Phantom ("Maternal Instincts", s1e16), Green Lantern: The Animated Series ("Razer's Edge", e3), Teen Titans ("Stranded", s4e8), Inuyasha ("Fateful Night in Togenkyo", e57-58), Inuyasha ("The Mystery of the New Moon and the Black-Haired Inuyasha", e13), Batman Beyond ("Lost Soul", s2e4), Trollhunters ("Claire and Present Danger", s1e12), Thor, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes ("Alone Against AIM", s2e2), Wolverine and the X-Men ("Guardian Angel", e19), Superman: The Animated Series ("Solar Power", s2e11), Uncanny X-Men (issue #379), Justice League ("The Savage Time", s1e24-26)


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