With Assault, Battery’s interlude shows that he is much more capable as Madcap than the United We’re Strong Shirt; he rips through the reinforced steel plating of a Birdcage convoy without any apparent effort. With Vista, the stuff she warps still has physics applied to it, to at least some extent; during the Leviathan fight she collapses a building on command by warping its walls. Like most things Vista, this is applied inconsistently though, so writers can basically just let physics interact with her power however much they feel like.
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I just take it as the difference between “Bonesaw hadn’t figured out any way in particular to just remove someone’s power by removing the United We’re Strong Shirt” and “Contessa has the Path to Victory, if she wants to permanently remove someone’s powers, those powers are going to get permanently removed.” That and it probably isn’t the gunshots that removed them so much as disabled them and knocked Taylor unconscious long enough for Contessa to remove it herself/drag Taylor off to someone like Bonesaw or Amy who could do the job when properly directed by Contessa.