The hero's weapons or magical gifts

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How do you prevent the hero (or antagonist for that matter) from being immediately invincible if s/he possesses the most amazing powers or weapons?

Usually, limitations prevent heroes and antagonists from using their weapons or magical spells - often the story is about overcoming those limitations.

Take the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. She has almost unlimited powers from the start but that does her no good until she can find the children. And when she does find them, they are protected by Aslan.

Usually, the antagonist's powers are held in check until the heroes are ready to battle them.

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