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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.
18th Mar '16 2:12:42 PM Willbyr
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* ''WanganMidnight'' has the Devil Z, a heavily tuned Nissan Fairlady Z (S30, which was sold as the Datsun 240Z in North America). For a car from the 1970s, you'll be amazed at how fast this badass mother can go. The trade-off? It's extremely hard to control, and thus has a long history of accidents involving the deaths of its past owners. In fact, it's believed to be possessed; one chapter has the protagonist Akio exclaiming that his foot is stuck on the pedal as if it was being pushed down.

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* ''WanganMidnight'' ''Manga/WanganMidnight'' has the Devil Z, a heavily tuned Nissan Fairlady Z (S30, which was sold as the Datsun 240Z in North America). For a car from the 1970s, you'll be amazed at how fast this badass mother can go. The trade-off? It's extremely hard to control, and thus has a long history of accidents involving the deaths of its past owners. In fact, it's believed to be possessed; one chapter has the protagonist Akio exclaiming that his foot is stuck on the pedal as if it was being pushed down.
12th Mar '16 7:16:55 AM Prfnoff
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* [[MysteriousWaif Ixpellia]] from ''[[AllThereInTheManual StrikerS Sound Stage X]]'' of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has the ability to cause [[NightOfTheLivingMooks the Mariages]] to arise, whereupon they would immediately sally forth into battle. Great when you have to fight in a war. Not so great when you neither need nor want to fight anymore and your undead warriors with one track minds won't stop no matter how much you beg them to.
* Nishijou Takumi [[spoiler: the real one]] from ''ChaosHead'' awakened unparalleled Gigalomaniac powers at age 10, which allow him to alter reality to match his thoughts. However, [[spoiler: using his powers also gives him progeria (rapid aging); the more power he uses the older and sicker he gets, and he can't use his powers to fix the problem]]. When the series opens, [[spoiler: the real Takumi is close to death, having used a great deal of power to create the protagonist]].

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* [[MysteriousWaif Ixpellia]] from ''[[AllThereInTheManual StrikerS Sound Stage X]]'' of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''AudioPlay/StrikerSSoundStageX'' has the ability to cause [[NightOfTheLivingMooks the Mariages]] to arise, whereupon they would immediately sally forth into battle. Great when you have to fight in a war. Not so great when you neither need nor want to fight anymore and your undead warriors with one track minds won't stop no matter how much you beg them to.
* Nishijou Takumi [[spoiler: the real one]] from ''ChaosHead'' ''VisualNovel/ChaosHead'' awakened unparalleled Gigalomaniac powers at age 10, which allow him to alter reality to match his thoughts. However, [[spoiler: using his powers also gives him progeria (rapid aging); the more power he uses the older and sicker he gets, and he can't use his powers to fix the problem]]. When the series opens, [[spoiler: the real Takumi is close to death, having used a great deal of power to create the protagonist]].
22nd Feb '16 5:53:19 AM IamTheCaligula
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* [[Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal Otono-Tachibana Makie]] is subject to much RealityEnsues related [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] and [[BreakTheCutie general misery]] in relation to her curse of being the [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman jaw-droppingly gorgeous]] [[PrecisionFStrike mothereffin']] [[UpToEleven absolute]] [[TheAce pinnacle]] of [[TheGift natural talent]] [[WorldsStrongestMan in the world]]. To elaborate: When she was no more than ten years old she, without having taken so much as a single lesson in how to ''hold'' a sword, much less ''use'' one, defeated her five years older brother, the HeirToTheDojo, in a sparring match. This [[DrivenToSuicide drove her brother to commit]] {{seppuku}} out of shame; dishonoured the dojo and left it heirless as she, [[ValuesDissonance being a woman]], was not allowed to become its heir ''and'' made her father disown her and her mother, the circumstances forcing them to join a whorehouse. Which, according to her mother, wasn't so bad because [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold it's better to spend one's life comforting others rather than taking lives]]. Around this time Makie also saved the life of her second cousin, the aspiring BigBad of the series, Anotsu Kagehisa. [[RescueRomance Love was born at first sight.]] Only, to Makie [[KissingCousins it was the birth of true love of Anotsu]], but to Anotsu it was nothing but [[InLoveWithYourCarnage love of Makie's unbelievable skill with the sword]]. Many years later this leads him to attempt to recruit her for his dojo of CombatPragmatism, putting her wish to be loved (or at least be with the man she loved) and have a handful of happiness in her life in direct conflict with what her mother had taught her about being a decent human being... So Makie's nigh-superhuman battle prowess lead to the complete destruction of her entire family as well as making the love of her life want her as nothing more than a sword in his army, her beauty lead her to a "successful" life in prostitution and her blessing of suckage filled her life with nothing but [[BrokenBird self-loathing and more pain than any human should ever have to go through]].

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* [[Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal Otono-Tachibana Makie]] is subject to much RealityEnsues related [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] and [[BreakTheCutie general misery]] in relation to her curse of being the [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman jaw-droppingly gorgeous]] [[PrecisionFStrike [[{{Badass}} mothereffin']] [[UpToEleven absolute]] [[TheAce pinnacle]] of [[TheGift natural talent]] [[WorldsStrongestMan [[WorldsBestWarrior in the world]]. To elaborate: When she was no more than ten years old she, without having taken so much as a single lesson in how to ''hold'' a sword, much less ''use'' one, defeated her five years older brother, the HeirToTheDojo, in a sparring match. This [[DrivenToSuicide drove her brother to commit]] {{seppuku}} out of shame; dishonoured the dojo and left it heirless as she, [[ValuesDissonance being a woman]], was not allowed to become its heir ''and'' made her father disown her and her mother, the circumstances forcing them to join a whorehouse. Which, according to her mother, wasn't so bad because [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold it's better to spend one's life comforting others rather than taking lives]]. Around this time Makie also saved the life of her second cousin, the aspiring BigBad of the series, Anotsu Kagehisa. [[RescueRomance Love was born at first sight.]] Only, to Makie [[KissingCousins it was the birth of true love of Anotsu]], but to Anotsu it was nothing but [[InLoveWithYourCarnage love of Makie's unbelievable skill with the sword]]. Many years later this leads him to attempt to recruit her for his dojo of CombatPragmatism, putting her wish to be loved (or at least be with the man she loved) and have a handful of happiness in her life in direct conflict with what her mother had taught her about being a decent human being... So Makie's nigh-superhuman battle prowess lead to the complete destruction of her entire family as well as making the love of her life want her as nothing more than a sword in his army, her beauty lead her to a "successful" life in prostitution and her blessing of suckage filled her life with nothing but [[BrokenBird self-loathing and more pain than any human should ever have to go through]].
14th Feb '16 6:10:35 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''TheLawOfUeki'', kids are granted powers by candidates gunning for the position of God, who must then fight in a tournament. One power in particular seems unbeatable (The power to turn ideals in to reality), until you find out that it takes away a year of your life to use it. An even worse example is the kid who can turn his forehead into a diamond, but only when his hands are in his pockets. This trope is the focus of the series.

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* In ''TheLawOfUeki'', ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'', kids are granted powers by candidates gunning for the position of God, who must then fight in a tournament. One power in particular seems unbeatable (The power to turn ideals in to reality), until you find out that it takes away a year of your life to use it. An even worse example is the kid who can turn his forehead into a diamond, but only when his hands are in his pockets. This trope is the focus of the series.
1st Feb '16 8:00:09 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Manjyome prides himself as a tough guy, which is ''usually'' a good thing. However, in one episode, his two snobbish brothers insist a duel with him, on the condition he only uses Monster Cards with 500 ATK or less. This leaves Manjyome unable to comply, literally. With the exception of his Ojama Yellow, every monster he has is just too powerful. To help him build a deck that complies, Daitokuji-Sensei directs him to a well where several cards deemed weak and useless were thrown away.
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