History BlessedWithSuck / LiveActionTV

7th Mar '18 8:34:43 PM GeorgeCastanza
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* Very similarly, Adrian Monk from ''Series/{{Monk}}'' is a brilliant detective, but suffers a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (and many, many other problems). Unlike Brian, he does not need medications to function normally, but must overcome or circumvent issues that directly interfere with his need for everything to be clean, sanitary, and perfectly arranged by shape, size, and color. Monk fulfills the Blessed With Suck trope in that, if he ''does'' take medication to suppress his OCD, his investigative brilliance goes with it. His brilliant detective skills made him an enemy, resulting in the death of his wife, the only thing in life that ever really made him happy.

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* Very similarly, Adrian Monk from ''Series/{{Monk}}'' is a brilliant detective, but suffers a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (and many, many other problems). Unlike Brian, he does not need medications to function normally, but must overcome or circumvent issues that directly interfere with his need for everything to be clean, sanitary, and perfectly arranged by shape, size, and color. Monk fulfills the Blessed With Suck trope in that, if he ''does'' take medication to suppress his OCD, his investigative brilliance goes with it. His brilliant detective skills made him an enemy, resulting in the death of his wife, the only thing in life that ever really made him happy. As he frequently says on the show, "It's a gift...and a curse".
3rd Feb '18 4:47:14 PM nombretomado
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* Non-superpowered example: In ''NewTricks'', Brian 'Memory' Lane is a brilliant detective with an instant-recall PhotographicMemory that lets him rattle off not only the details of long-unsolved crimes but also the full career histories of the investigating officers involved and makes him a near-flawless investigator... if not for the crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that it stems from, which if he doesn't adequately medicate himself leaves him a manic depressive and obsessive paranoiac who is almost entirely unable to function, and when fully medicated at the best of times renders him an anti-social and anal (if essentially decent) pedant.

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* Non-superpowered example: In ''NewTricks'', ''Series/NewTricks'', Brian 'Memory' Lane is a brilliant detective with an instant-recall PhotographicMemory that lets him rattle off not only the details of long-unsolved crimes but also the full career histories of the investigating officers involved and makes him a near-flawless investigator... if not for the crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that it stems from, which if he doesn't adequately medicate himself leaves him a manic depressive and obsessive paranoiac who is almost entirely unable to function, and when fully medicated at the best of times renders him an anti-social and anal (if essentially decent) pedant.
17th Jan '18 5:42:07 PM dbdude01
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** There's also the Vorta, once a timid ape-like species until one saved a changeling's life. The changeling promised to make the Vorta strong and powerful. Indeed, the Vorta are second only to the changelings in the Dominion and feared throughout the galaxy. But the founders [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished eliminated their free will]] and programmed them to [[SycophanticServant worship the founders unconditionally]] regardless of how horribly they're treated.
13th Dec '17 2:31:45 PM eroock
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* The mermaids on ''Series/H2OJustAddWater''. If you think about it, turning into a mermaid when you are exposed to water sucks major ass if you have to keep up The Masquerade. What happens if it's a rainy day, or if you have the power but live in [[TheOtherRainforest a really rainy area]]? What happens if it's summer and you and your non mermaid friends/family want to go swimming? What happens if you need to shower, wash your hands,? What if you want to join the swim team or be a life guard? Remember when the one girl got hit full-on by a sprinkler when out and about? Maybe you could hide it for a short time, but not forever, and not without some kind of consequence.

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* The mermaids on ''Series/H2OJustAddWater''. If you think about it, turning into a mermaid when you are exposed to water sucks major ass if you have to keep up The Masquerade. What happens if it's a rainy day, or if you have the power but live in [[TheOtherRainforest [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest a really rainy area]]? What happens if it's summer and you and your non mermaid friends/family want to go swimming? What happens if you need to shower, wash your hands,? What if you want to join the swim team or be a life guard? Remember when the one girl got hit full-on by a sprinkler when out and about? Maybe you could hide it for a short time, but not forever, and not without some kind of consequence.
28th Nov '17 9:17:58 AM crazyrabbits
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* The western anthology series ''Dead Man's Gun'' ran on this trope as its premise. A variety of people in the Old West gain ownership of a rare and well-crafted revolver, which seemingly changes their fortunes overnight and instantly propels them to fame and fortune. However, the gun is also ''cursed'', and leads nearly everyone who owns it to befall terrible consequences like DeathByIrony, DeathByGreed, a FateWorseThanDeath and more. There's a reason for this -- it's revealed in the final episode of the series that [[spoiler:the gun's original owner[=/=]creator is the Grim Reaper, who imbued the weapon with its cursed properties]].
28th Nov '17 9:07:45 AM crazyrabbits
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has the Three-Eyed Raven. Able to project their consciousness across space and time to learn anything about the past, able to warg into any willing creature to control them and see through their eyes, and so overwhelmed by their newfound knowledge that their humanity and self are distant at best.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has the Three-Eyed Raven. Able to project their consciousness across space and time to learn anything about the past, able to warg into any willing creature to control them and see through their eyes, and so overwhelmed by their newfound knowledge that their humanity and self are distant at best.best.
* ''Series/{{Lexx}}'': Kai, last of the Brunnen-G, is an undead assassin who has existed for thousands of years, and has a variety of skills that make him nigh-invulnerable, such as being an ImplacableMan who can heal from otherwise-fatal injuries like beheadihg or bisection, carrying a brace that he can control ''with his mind'', and [[NoSell no-selling]] every attack anyone tries to inflict on him -- and he fights on the heroes' side, to boot. The trade-off comes at a significant price, though -- Kai runs on "protoblood", a finite resource produced by his creator (who is killed in the pilot episode and wouldn't bother to create more of it anyway), leaving him functionally inoperable without it. Several episodes are also written around Kai's deficiencies. Due to having his corpse stripped of carbon, he is much heavier than normal and has SuperDrowningSkills. Other episodes force him to remain in cryosleep as the crew searches for alternate sources of protoblood, or the rest of the crew being in peril due to him repairing from an otherwise-fatal injury.
23rd Oct '17 10:48:58 AM Sonicfan001
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** Medic from ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' has the ability to heal people, but in the process she copies their emotions. Since she works with the series' villains and thus heals people with a ton of negative emotions, she ends up being extremely bitchy. [[spoiler:She was actually a good person at first, since she absorbed a wooman's honest love and devotion to her dog, and at the end of the series she uses her dying breath to heal TheHero, copying his noble personality and [[DyingAsYourself dying as her true self]].]]

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** Medic from ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' has the ability to heal people, but in the process she copies their emotions. Since she works with the series' villains and thus heals people with a ton of negative emotions, she ends up being extremely bitchy. [[spoiler:She was actually a good person at first, since she absorbed a wooman's woman's honest love and devotion to her dog, and at the end of the series she uses her dying breath to heal TheHero, copying his noble personality and [[DyingAsYourself dying as her true self]].]]
20th Sep '17 2:07:35 AM LinTaylor
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** Medic from ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' has the ability to heal people, but in the process she copies their emotions. Since she works with the series' villains and thus heals people with a ton of negative emotions, she ends up being extremely bitchy. [[spoiler:She was actually a good person at first, since she absorbed a wooman's honest love and devotion to her dog, and at the end of the series she uses her dying breath to heal TheHero, copying his noble personality and [[DyingAsYourself dying as her true self]].]]
2nd Sep '17 9:17:31 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Season 8 has Buffy become Superman. Everyone's happy about this, except for Dawn, [[GenreSavvy who expects more power will lead to bigger consequences.]]

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** Season 8 has Buffy become Superman. Everyone's happy about this, except for Dawn, [[GenreSavvy who expects more power will lead to bigger consequences.]]
20th Aug '17 9:04:34 AM KandC
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* In ''Series/IronFist2017'', the Hand are able to bestow the gift of ResurrectiveImmortality to their most loyal followers, so that if they die (without being [[spoiler: decapitated or cremated]]) then they can come back to life. This does, however, have the downside of inflicting upon them a form of self-destructive curse, causing them to destroy that which they love the most in fits of sociopathic rage.

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* In ''Series/IronFist2017'', the Hand are able to bestow the gift of ResurrectiveImmortality to their most loyal followers, so that if they die (without being [[spoiler: decapitated or cremated]]) then they can come back to life. This does, however, have the downside of inflicting upon them a form of self-destructive curse, causing them to destroy that which they love the most in fits of sociopathic rage.rage.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has the Three-Eyed Raven. Able to project their consciousness across space and time to learn anything about the past, able to warg into any willing creature to control them and see through their eyes, and so overwhelmed by their newfound knowledge that their humanity and self are distant at best.
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