In Nanoha StrikerS (season 3), several of the high-end mages had limiters imposed on them to limit their power output thereby reducing their mage rank levels:
- Nanoha Takamachi - S+ reduced to AA.
- Fate Testarossa - S+ reduced to AA.
- Hayate Yagami - SS reduced to A.
- Lutecia Alphine - S reduced to D?
The purpose of the limiters was to limit the damage that could be caused to a small area and possibly to protect the mages themselves from overexerting.
Furthermore, limiters can only be removed by a high-ranked official.
With the exception of Lutecia (who was a captured antagonist), why were the mages not trusted to remove their own limiters if their purpose was to prevent accidental collateral damage?