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18th Aug '16 1:59:53 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* Izuru Kamukura in ''Anime/Danganronpa3'' was a {{Transhuman}} genius who was granted every talent known to man in order to make him the ultimate hope for humanity. The downside is that the project to create him stripped away every thought, emotion, sense, hobby, and memory that interfered with acquiring those talents. With a vast intelligence allowed him to predict everything and the physical inability to enjoy anything, including his many talents, Izuru became ''painfully'' bored with the world and longed for something interesting to happen. [[spoiler: Enter [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]].]]
2nd Jul '16 11:08:41 PM harostar
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* A major twist in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' deals with this. [[spoiler: The vast majority of HalfHumanHybrids do not inherit their ghoul parent's powers, instead being born with superhuman physical abilities. Their lifespans are significantly shorter than either parent species, essentially breaking down internally by the time they reach their early 30s. To make matters worse, they are purposefully bred by the CCG as an army of TykeBombs, and sent out to work as Investigators from the time they are [[ChildSoldiers 15 years old]], knowing that they will either die in combat or break down within 20 years. The oldest known case, 32-year old [[TheAce Kishou Arima]], eventually chooses to commit suicide rather than continue to break down from old age]].
25th Jun '16 9:03:40 PM Gamermaster
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* Due to having one of the Queen of Terror sealed in his right testicle, Kouta of ''Manga/MyBalls'' has hot demons throwing themselves at him in droves for sex. Unfortunately, doing so would bring about the end of the world. On the plus side, he's a masochist.
13th May '16 2:20:56 AM Grudgeal
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* Saiga in ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'' can make anything he takes a picture of with his camera explode violently. While this sounds cool, his job is photography (and since the powers in ''Speed Grapher'' [[SexIsEvil are based on your fetishes]], it also implies he gets off on it) and he can't turn his powers off. So he can no longer do what he loves without destroying it.
4th May '16 5:02:59 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* Almost every ability in ''{{Anime/Charlotte}}'' has its drawbacks or limitations. Yu can [[GrandTheftMe possess anyone]] in his line of sight for only 5 seconds. Nao can become [[{{Invisibility}} invisible]] to only one person at a time. Joujirou's SuperSpeed only works in short bursts and he has very little control over it, leading to a lot of wounds and collateral damage. Yusa can channel the spirit of her dead sister in what's essentially a form of dissociative identity disorder, with no memory of when it happens. [[spoiler: Ayumi]] can collapse an entire building but only when under intense emotional stress.
19th Apr '16 10:03:29 AM N8han11
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*** All this gets a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] courtesy of Creator/JunFukuyama in one audio commentary, where he observes that most Geass powers would be nice to have once in a while, but they become terrible curses when permanent.



*** Even after he loses this ability, he still makes up for it by stealing his brother, V.V.'s, Code, rendering him immortal and unaffected by Geass at all. [[spoiler: But Lelouch yelling at a swirling DNA-strand made of skulls is still somehow able to kill him. Ah, well. At least he managed to maybe give Lelouch his Code.]]
*** [[FridgeHorror Fridge horror]]: If Rolo were to lose control of his Geass, everyone near him would be frozen forever... Except for the fact that his heart would stop from that point anyway, so he'd survive a minute, tops. Maybe going for a [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]] was the best option he could have hoped for.]]



*** That is, until [[spoiler: it turns out that he can use a piece of tree to create another tree.]]
*** Also, the piece of trash has to be small enough to fit completely inside one or both hands.
*** I think the ultimate reveal is his level-2 power. While other powers revolve around changing one object to another, Ueki's power allows him to infinitely transform tree parts (trash) into trees, which influences his level-2 power of [[spoiler: reversing the objects his opponents have changed, returning them to their original state]]. More interesting is that his candidate, Kobasen suggests that he deliberately chose his power knowing that it'd eventually have a high pay off. Despite the fact that in it's initial state it's not a bad power, it's just not as cool as the others.



** Though quite a few of these are more CursedWithAwesome; They start off sounding like a curse, but turn out to be amazing. Such as Ueki's, for example. Kind of a mix here, though, I suppose.



*** In the new series, ''Slayers Evolution-R'' it's shown in a flashback how children Zelgadis used to play with start to consider him a monster after his change - oddly, considering that they also used to play with wolfman Dilgear and fishman Noonsa with no reaction to ''their'' monstrous appearances. It seems that Zelgadis only became serious about finding the cure after it became clear to him that Rezo was only using him as a tool, and didn't change him because he cared about him, as he claimed.

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*** In the new series, ''Slayers Evolution-R'' it's shown in a flashback how children Zelgadis used to play with start to consider him a monster after his change - oddly, considering that they also used to play with wolfman Dilgear and fishman Noonsa with no reaction to ''their'' monstrous appearances. It seems that Zelgadis only became serious about finding the cure after it became clear to him that Rezo was only using him as a tool, and didn't change him because he cared about him, as he claimed.



** [[CatchPhrase "Fukou da!!"]] (Such misfortune!)



*** Not to mention that before they leave for the magic world, Chisame was bored because she had already used her pactio artifact to become the Queen of the Internet.



** In fact not just Gaara, though he is the most blatant example: Jinchuriki in general get enormous chakra reserves, access to a super powered mode and extra powers related to their Biju. But they're seen as a ticking time-bomb at best, and if they use their super-powered mode they could lose control, which can release the beast inside them, which kills them and only makes their reputation worse. And even if they live their whole lives without an accident, their home village will still remove the Biju, killing them, and reseal it in another kid, continuing the cycle.

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** In fact not just Gaara, though he is the most blatant example: Jinchuriki in general get enormous chakra reserves, access to a super powered mode and extra powers related to their Biju. But they're seen as a ticking time-bomb at best, and if they use their super-powered mode they could lose control, which can release the beast inside them, which kills them and only makes their reputation worse. And even if they live their whole lives without an accident, their home village will still remove the Biju, killing them, and reseal it in another kid, continuing the cycle.
19th Apr '16 9:59:36 AM N8han11
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*** Wilds nothing, the first time Shampoo and Cologne see Ryoga as a pig they attempt to ''cook'' him.



*** Even more so, it's self-limiting. When he starts winning a fight using it, it ''gets weaker'' as he cheers up.



** Interestingly, a straighter example of this trope is given by the false rules. If you don't write any name in the Death Note 13 days after you already wrote one, you die. If the Death Note is burned or destroyed, all who have touched it will die.
*** There's more. [[spoiler:Misa is one of the people who didn't get a happy ending, probably because of the Death Note. She died without anyone to love her on Valentine's Day, after giving up her lifespan for a pair of eyes only to be used by the person she loved. Also, Mikami dies knowing that he failed his "God". Anyone who uses the Death Note seems to have what they value most taken away from them - for Light, that was his morality; for Misa, that was someone to love and someone who could love her back; for Mikami, that was approval from "God"/Kira.]] No matter who uses the Death Note, they will never be truly able to achieve happiness. It's a terrible curse that comes with the power to kill.

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** Interestingly, a straighter example of this trope is given by the false rules. If you don't write any name in the Death Note 13 days after you already wrote one, you die. If the Death Note is burned or destroyed, all who have touched it will die.
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die. There's more. [[spoiler:Misa is one of the people who didn't get a happy ending, probably because of the Death Note. She died without anyone to love her on Valentine's Day, after giving up her lifespan for a pair of eyes only to be used by the person she loved. Also, Mikami dies knowing that he failed his "God". Anyone who uses the Death Note seems to have what they value most taken away from them - for Light, that was his morality; for Misa, that was someone to love and someone who could love her back; for Mikami, that was approval from "God"/Kira.]] No matter who uses the Death Note, they will never be truly able to achieve happiness. It's a terrible curse that comes with the power to kill.
14th Apr '16 10:56:44 AM Berrenta
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* ''Law of Ueki Plus'', sequel to the above series brings back Kosuke, having lost all his cool [[MutuallyExclusivePowerups heavenly powerups]] and his original powers. He's sent to a new world full of naturally born power users and is forced to choose a new power to survive. By chance he accidentally picks the power to wield a mop. [[ItGetsBetter Things get more interesting]] when he learns how to make it grab stuff and hit people with it's end. In the end turns out that the mop is actually [[spoiler: a [[UpgradeArtifact powerup]] that allows Ueki's new [[LoyalAnimalCompanion friend]] to reach it's final form]]

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* ''Law of Ueki Plus'', sequel to the above series brings back Kosuke, having lost all his cool [[MutuallyExclusivePowerups heavenly powerups]] and his original powers. He's sent to a new world full of naturally born power users and is forced to choose a new power to survive. By chance he accidentally picks the power to wield a mop. [[ItGetsBetter Things get more interesting]] interesting when he learns how to make it grab stuff and hit people with it's its end. In the end turns out that the mop is actually [[spoiler: a [[UpgradeArtifact powerup]] that allows Ueki's new [[LoyalAnimalCompanion friend]] to reach it's final form]]
11th Apr '16 3:08:30 PM Willbyr
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* The pactio cards in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' (not to be confused with ''[[MahouSenseiNegima Negima!]]'') have suck written all over them. When the pactio is activated it randomly triggers one of three cards - the null card, the cosplay card or the armour card. The armour card is for maximum offense, the cosplay card is a powerup but it isn't as strong and the null card turns the recipient into a chibi animal which can't actually fight. So that's a 1 in 3 chance of being useless in a fight. To top it off, regardless of which card is activated, when it wears off (after a very short time) the person is both tired and very hungry. So if it runs out before the fight is over you are in even more trouble.

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* The pactio cards in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' (not to be confused with ''[[MahouSenseiNegima Negima!]]'') ''Anime/{{Negima}}'') have suck written all over them. When the pactio is activated it randomly triggers one of three cards - the null card, the cosplay card or the armour card. The armour card is for maximum offense, the cosplay card is a powerup but it isn't as strong and the null card turns the recipient into a chibi animal which can't actually fight. So that's a 1 in 3 chance of being useless in a fight. To top it off, regardless of which card is activated, when it wears off (after a very short time) the person is both tired and very hungry. So if it runs out before the fight is over you are in even more trouble.
2nd Apr '16 6:43:32 PM SSJMagus
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* Sesshomaru in ''Manga/InuYasha'' receives a very powerful sword born from his own demonic power. This sword has not only enormous power but also the ability to disintegrate the enemy until nothing's left. BigBad Naraku kidnaps his [[MoralityPet companion]] Rin and he realizes he can't use the awesome Bakusaiga against Naraku because the virus-like effect would be too dangerous with Rin inside Naraku's enormous body. Then he discovers his brother Inuyasha being possessed by Magatsuhi. Obviously he can't use Bakusaiga to whack Inuyasha without killing his brother (like he did once with his former weapon, Tokijin). So he has to rely on his claws and Tenseiga, a sword which can only wound those not of this world (which Magatsuhi is, unfortunately defeating him's still troublesome because he uses Inuyasha's body as a shield), until Magatsuhi is defeated and Rin is safe. Also, he wouldn't be able to revive anything that's killed by Bakusaiga because his Tenseiga needs a relatively intact body to do so. Ironically, while Bakusaiga is not considered evil, and Tenseiga is "The Sword of Heaven", Tokijin - the sword that never brought him any trouble (outside of the fact that it wasn't strong enough in some cases) and was absolutely obedient to him till the day it broke - was [[EvilWeapon extremely evil]].

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* Sesshomaru in ''Manga/InuYasha'' receives a very powerful sword born from his own demonic power. This sword has not only enormous power but also the ability to disintegrate the enemy until nothing's left. BigBad Naraku kidnaps his [[MoralityPet companion]] Rin and he realizes he can't use the awesome Bakusaiga against Naraku because the virus-like effect would be too dangerous with Rin inside Naraku's enormous body. Then he discovers his brother Inuyasha being possessed by Magatsuhi. Obviously he can't use Bakusaiga to whack Inuyasha without killing his brother (like he did once with his former weapon, Tokijin). So he has to rely on his claws and Tenseiga, a sword which can only wound those not of this world (which Magatsuhi is, unfortunately defeating him's still troublesome because he uses Inuyasha's body as a shield), until Magatsuhi is defeated and Rin is safe. Also, he wouldn't be able to revive anything that's killed by Bakusaiga because his Tenseiga needs a relatively intact body to do so. Ironically, while Bakusaiga is not considered evil, and Tenseiga is "The Sword of Heaven", Tokijin - the sword that never brought him any trouble (outside of the fact that it wasn't strong enough in some cases) and was absolutely obedient to him till the day it broke - was [[EvilWeapon extremely evil]]. That simply didn't matter because Sesshomaru's willpower was so great that he could easily subjugate it.
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