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RAW, can you use Equipment Trait Rules on Removable Powers?

TL;DR, no The short answer is that no, there is no provision in 3E to use the vehicle or headquarters traits on Removeable powers, aka Devices. Those two items are specific sorts of equipment, meant ...
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Are Arrays Bad? Enhanced Trait with Variable Descriptor

First off, I do think that the Variable Descriptor modifier got stretched a bit out of shape with this usage, particularly for broader cases. It was initially written up to allow you to change ...
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RAW, how does Full Power Leaps work when you crash into something before the movement ends?

You are correct that there is no real RAW ruling for this. Rather, it's the job of the GM to adjudicate it. If you, as the GM, decide there's no consequence, then there's no consequence. If you, as a ...
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What power lets you modify game actions? (Power Profiles are weird)

Indeed, it is using Enhanced Trait, applying the extra to the pseudo power of your Strength Damage. Strength provides a “built-in” Damage effect: the ability to hit things! You can apply effect ...
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Summon Battlefield: Attacking your own minions for benefit?

From a technical standpoint, there's nothing incorrect about your interpretation if the GM (which I believe is you) is fine with running the game that way. Takedown has no text indicating that the ...
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Does Weaken Trait: Summon immediately reduce the PL of those already Summoned?

I could see an argument for the change not happening until the next round. Summon is a Sustained effect. Sustained: You can keep a sustained effect going by taking a free action each round to do so. ...
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What are all effects written in the book that can directly influence characters without a resistance check?

Since you have clarified that you are looking for places where the rules don't set a Resistance check, I'm adding a list based off of the Heroes Handbook. Effects Illusion: As you note, the text of ...
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Does Reaction: When Touched effects trigger when you hit a Close Attack?

Good question. In my experience, this has come down to GM decisions. I think that there was some official guidance in 2E, when Reaction based on touch was called Aura, that it would normally stack ...
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What are all effects written in the book that can directly influence characters without a resistance check?

Just to get the elephant out of the room, the facile answer is that, as the GM, anything that you decide is not resistible will not be able to be resisted. For example, godlike beings often have PL X &...
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Striking the Earth! The True Magic of M&M?

I think that you've encountered one of the situations where the text might not have been updated with new mechanics defined elsewhere. The text for Finishing Attack is pretty unambiguous that the ...
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Using Precise Insubstantial linked to Growth to trap people in a Walking Prison?

Quick side note, 2e Ultimate Power offered this as a +0 Extra for Snare that it looks like 3e did not retain (or at least I could find no mention in the Power Profiles or Gadget Guides books): Engulf ...
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Do Critical Hit Alternate Effects using attacks that originally had the Reaction Extra require you to keep it on the Alternate Effect?

By the book, Alternate Effects are not required to have the same Extras or Flaws, and nothing in the Critical Attack definition for using an Alternate Effect indicates that it works differently. ...
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The Install of TTRPGs: Triggered 8+, a new way to play Mutants and Masterminds?

From a Rules as Written perspective, this is mostly valid. While Triggered is written largely to emulate things like tripwires and timed explosions, there's nothing specifically preventing it from ...
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