"Most fighters wear armor to protect themselves from their opponent, but I'm the opposite. I actually wear this armor to protect my opponent from myself."
― Bui (Yu Yu Hakusho)
― Shin releasing his limiter by activating Linchpin (The New Gate)
"I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something. To break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am."
User can release/remove the limitations that are usually placed onto the body and abilities in order to prevent them from suffering the strain of their full power, or to protect the surrounding area from the destructive potential. By disabling these suppressors, the user can gain access to this full potential.
Restraints can range from taking off heavy weights or other such limiters worn on the body to forcefully disabling the body's subconscious of holding back.
Barlida (A.R.Hicks' Dark Souls); via Magical Collar
P'andor (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
Superman (DC Comics)
Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
Elemental Masters (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
Cullen Bloodstone (Marvel Comics)
Scott Summers/Cyclops (Marvel Comics)
Jean Grey (Marvel Comics)
Karolina Dean (Marvel Comics)
Cyborg (Teen Titans)
Gwen Raiden (Angel)
Wataru Kurenai (Kamen Rider Kiva)
Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Jean Grey/Phoenix (X-Men: The Last Stand)
Cunber (Dragon Ball Heroes)
Mira (Dragon Ball Xenoverse)
Sol Badguy (Guilty Gear)
Potemkin (Guilty Gear)
Riku (Kingdom Hearts)
MegaMan.EXE (Mega Man Battle Network/NT Warrior)
Raiden (Metal Gear)
Aigis (Persona 3)
T-103 Tyrants (Resident Evil)
Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Velvet Crowe (Tales of Berseria)
Lock Heart (Valkyrie Crusade)
Power Surging: Balzac (Akame ga Kill!)
Omnitrix (Ben 10 series); via Master Control
Ultimatrix (Ben 10 series); via Master Control
The Berserker Armor (Berserk)
Spider-Man Suit (Marvel Cinematic Universe); via removing the Training Wheels Protocol
When the Omnitrix/Ultimatrix's (Ben 10 series) Master Control is unlocked, all of the watch's limiters are removed, allowing Ben unlimited access to all of its functions, like access to all alien transformations, instant changes from one form to another, and no time limit.
P'andor (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien) breaking free of his power-limiting containment suit.
By training with Mongul II, Superman (DC Comics) was able to remove all of the mental blocks and limiters he placed on himself, allowing him to unlock his full potential, which is limitless under a yellow sun.
Wonder Woman (DC Comics) removes her limiter bracelets, allowing her full access to the godly powers she inherited from her father Zeus.
By overcoming their emotional obstacles, Elemental Masters (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu) can access to their True Potential, gaining full control over their elemental powers.
Whenever he removes his visor, Scott Summers/Cyclops (Marvel Comics)...
...unleashes destructive optic blasts with the power of a small star.
Jean Grey (Marvel Comics) telepathically suppresses the Bruce Banner portion of the Hulk's mind, completely removing his limiters and granting him the strength to overpower Onslaught, who possesses strength rivaling that of the Celestials.
Before learning how to control it, Karolina Dean (Marvel Comics) initially had to wear a specialized medic alert bracelet to assume a human form, and had to remove it to unleash her Majesdanian form and powers.
Whenever Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog) takes off his Inhibitor Rings...
...he becomes Chaos Shadow, a state that allows him to tap into a limitless reserve of Chaos energy.
By drawing upon his human half and will, Cyborg (Teen Titans) was able to break through his cybernetics' in-built limiters...
The Berserker Armor (Berserk) removes the user's subconscious limiters on their strength, allowing them to fight at their full potential and ignore pain at the cost of endangering their lives and risking the loss of their humanity to rage and madness.
Various Arrancar (Bleach) seal their true power within a Zanpakuto or another being, which would limit their true strength.
As Hollow Hybrids, the Vizards (Bleach) can bypass their limitations as Shinigami/Soul Reaper by using Hollowfied spiritual powers to vastly augment their abilities.
Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach) had limited himself subconsciously due to his desire to enjoy his fight, and by killing Unohana, he removed that limit...
...upon killing Unohana, Zaraki finally learned the name of his Zanpakuto, and gained his full potential, enough to cut through a meteorite.
The fake Zangetsu (Bleach) is Ichigo's Quincy powers suppressing his Shinigami potential, and with him fading, the real Zangetsu and Ichigo's potential are unlocked.
Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō: Dangai Jōe (Bleach) gains immortality and increased speed due Komamura removing his physical heart to transform into a human.
Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist) drawing Kurikara, allowing him to unleash his demonic form and power.
When Claymores such as Priscilla (Claymore) break their Yoki limits, they become powerful Awakened Beings.
Using Ittou Shura, Ikki Kurogane (Chivalry of a Failed Knight) removes all of his physical limiters, enhancing his capabilities.
Chrono (Chrono Crusade) has had the seal on his powers released by Rosette Christopher, allowing him to assume his true form and power.
Before gaining full mastery, Rei Ōgami (Code:Breaker) had to wear a ring to limit his Satan Blaze.
Masaomi Heike (Code:Breaker) wore his heavy jacket to limit his Light's full destructive potential, despite his mastery.
When her limiter headband is knocked off, Zero Two's (Darling in the Franxx) more inhuman traits surface, causing her eyes and horns to glow.
Lilithmon X's (Digimon) Seventh Fascinate draws out the power of others beyond their limits, at the cost of making them her puppets and burning them out.
Frieza's (Dragon Ball) first three forms all serve as limiters to help him control his strength…
…with his final form being his true one, with all limiters removed.
Son Goku and Piccolo (Dragon Ball) both wore heavy clothing to limit their strength, but remove them when faced with powerful opponents.
Using the Kaio-ken, Son Goku (Dragon Ball series) breaks through his body's natural limiters, allowing him to enhance his base power level, strength, and speed up to 20x their natural limit at the cost of exhausting his body...
...and after his willpower collided with his own Spirit Bomb during the Tournament of Power, it pushed through his barrier and into the deepest part of his potential, allowing him to access Ultra Instinct.
After breaking through his limits during the Tournament of Power, Vegeta (Dragon Ball) assumed a new state, Super Saiyan Blue Evolved.
Pikkon (Dragon Ball) removing his weighted cape and hat, which serve as limiters.
Nuova Shenron (Dragon Ball GT) has shed his outer armor, which acts as a limiter, raising his power enough to hold his own against Super Saiyan 4 Goku.
Broly (Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan) was initially forced to wear a special crown that restricted his destructive power…
…but his sheer rage towards Son Goku caused him to break free of the limiter, allowing him to assume his Legendary Super Saiyan form.
Sayla (Fairy Tail) orders herself to remove her limiter.
Using Tenryū Kokyū Hō, Toki (Fist of the North Star) disables his body's limiters, allowing him to use 100% of his muscle strength.
When his Juzu beads are removed, Kyo Sohma (Fruits Basket) transforms into a grotesque monster with a revolting scent.
Ayato Amagiri (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) had three seals placed on him by his older sister, due to the dangerous nature of his true power, and after removing all three has gained full access to his true strength.
Meisuke Nueno (Hell Teacher Nube) has removed the glove that limits the power of his Demonic Arm.
Alucard's (Hellsing) power is limited by a Control Art Restriction System that divides his powers into six levels…
…with Level Zero being his form when all of his limiters have been removed.
InuYasha (InuYasha) transforms into a full-fledged yōkai upon losing Tessaiga, which acts as a limiter to the powerful blood inherited from his father.
Kagome Higurashi's (InuYasha) true spiritual powers were sealed by the demon Magatsuhi, with the seal being broken upon his demise.
Tsunayoshi Sawada (Katekyō Hitman Reborn!) enters Hyper Dying Will Mode, removing his internal limiters and releasing his hidden awareness.
The Eight Inner Gates (Naruto) are limiters of a typical ninja, and only the more powerful and truly skilled can remove them.
Rock Lee (Naruto) removing his heavy weight ankles...
...that drastically increases his speed when taken off...
...and later, unlock five of the Eight Gates to release a large amount of chakra.
Might Guy (Naruto) unlocked all his Eight Inner Gates, releasing tremendous amounts of chakra that surpasses and rival even the legendary Madara Uchiha as Jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails.
Kakashi Hatake (Naruto) normally uses his forehead protector to limit the use of his Sharingan outside of battle.
The nine Jinchūriki (Naruto) can release the seal on their Tailed Beasts for more chakra.
Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) releasing the seal on his Tailed Beast Kurama, gaining its mighty powers and even cooperation without losing control.
Boros (One-Punch Man) has removed his armor, which acts as a limiter for his incredible power.
Saitama (One-Punch Man) broke through his human limitations and achieved unbelievable strength and abilities considered impossible through an extensive training regimen.
Early on, Mewtwo (Pokémon anime) wore special M2 Bind armor to focus and control his power, which he cast off after escaping from Giovanni.
When the rosary seal around her neck is removed, Moka Akashiya's (Rosario + Vampire) full power and true personality are released, turning her into Inner Moka.
Upon removing the cross barrette in her hair, Gyokuro Shuzen's (Rosario + Vampire) Enemy Zero ability reaches its full potential, going from simply sensing monster energy to being able to copy other monsters' powers.
Kahlua Shuzen (Rosario + Vampire) removing the earrings that serve as her limiters…
…resulting in her manifesting bladed wings…
…and eventually becoming a mass of liquid flesh and blood who is nigh-immune to conventional harm.
Kahlua Shuzen (Rosario + Vampire) without her limiters.
Though initially limited by the Holy Lock, Tsukune Aono (Rosario + Vampire) was able to release the first seal to gain a power boost…
…and release the second seal to increase his power even further…
…before ultimately removing the Holy Lock completely.
After removing his Holy Lock, Hokuto Kaneshiro (Rosario + Vampire) assumes his true form.
Tenmei Mikogami (Rosario + Vampire) assumes his true form and power after removing the three Holy Locks binding his torso.
Hiko Seijuro XIII (Rurouni Kenshin) removes his heavily weighted cape, allowing him to fight at full strength.
The Quinx's (Tokyo Ghoul) Frame System consists of five layers of Quinque Steel encasing their transplanted kakuhou to limit how much it changes the host's biology; removing each layer increases the potential power output by 20%, increases risk of losing control or becoming a true half-Ghoul.
Abel Nightroad (Trinity Blood) limits his power by releasing it in three stages: 40%, 80%, and 100%.
Fai D. Flowright (Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle) initially possessed a large phoenix tattoo that limited his magical powers…
…but said limiter was removed by Yuko Ichihara as his traveling price.
Karasu (Yu Yu Hakusho) wears a mouth mask that limits his abilities, which becomes literally explosively deadly when taken off.
Bui (Yu Yu Hakusho) taking off his heavy armor, which actually limits his strength instead of serving as protection.
During his battle with Yusuke, Younger Toguro (Yu Yu Hakusho) was pushed beyond his limits, assuming 120% of his power.
Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho) wears two limiters that he can remove at any time; a bandage on his arm that keeps the Dragon of the Darkness Flame in check...
…and a bandana that suppresses his Jagan Eye.
While training for the Dark Tournament, Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho) was forced to wear Spirit Cuffs by Genkai, forcing him to actively cycle spirit energy through his body just to be able to move,...
...which vastly increased his power levels when he removed them.