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1st May '16 10:51:11 AM Dvandemon
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** Andrew "Smitty" Smith has the power to subconsciously create order in chaotic situations; he can, for example, throw a deck of shuffled cards in the air and have them all land in a neat sorted pile. The first major display of his power, however, comes in chapter 23... where he manages, in the space of about an hour, to [[spoiler: ruin a VR simulation game that his friends were looking forward to by causing the objective treasure to spawn at his feet,]] and then [[spoiler: causes the girl he likes (who has teleportation powers of which she is unaware and who [[UnresolvedSexualTension also likes him]]) to subconsciously teleport the two of them onto her bed, along with the teacher and two friends they were with at the time.]] HilarityEnsues.

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** Andrew "Smitty" Smith has the power to subconsciously create order in chaotic situations; he can, for example, throw a deck of shuffled cards in the air and have them all land in a neat sorted pile. The first major display of his power, however, comes in chapter 23... where he manages, in the space of about an hour, to [[spoiler: ruin a VR simulation game that his friends were looking forward to by causing the objective treasure to spawn at his feet,]] and then [[spoiler: causes the girl he likes (who has teleportation powers of which she is unaware and who [[UnresolvedSexualTension also likes him]]) to subconsciously teleport the two of them onto her bed, along with the teacher and two friends they were with at the time.]] HilarityEnsues. Later issues suggest there is a downside in misfortune befalling others to bring about fortunate events for himself. This is first demonstrated by the girls bringing him in to get a blinker stone close to the shore, which succeeds because his throw strikes a passing bird. [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1664 He later describes how]] he could potentially use his powers to cause events that would lead to his girlfriend teleporting to him, but these events could be wholly negative such as her seeking help to assist her mentor who suffered an accident.
2nd Apr '16 12:18:49 PM 425599167
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* Austen, the deuteragonist of ''Webcomic/AlwaysHuman'', has a highly sensitive immune system. Ordinarily, this wouldn't be a serious problem, but the comic is set in a future where bio-compatible nanotechnology is practically everywhere, and she can't make use of it.
5th Dec '15 1:39:43 AM WillBGood
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* ''Webcomic/PicturesForSadChildren:'' One surprise birthday party is fun. Two surprise birthday parties are kind of kooky. [[http://www.picturesforsadchildren.com/index.php?comicID=256 Five surprise birthday parties, in five days, is just misery.]]

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* %%* ''Webcomic/PicturesForSadChildren:'' One surprise birthday party is fun. Two surprise birthday parties are kind of kooky. [[http://www.picturesforsadchildren.com/index.php?comicID=256 Five surprise birthday parties, in five days, is just misery.]]
5th Dec '15 1:38:49 AM WillBGood
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** And Elliot's transformations have an effect on his personality as well; he develops a superhero form, which is awesome, except the whole "turning into a girl" part. Comes with a few alter-ego forms. One is a "party form" that works well as a disguise, but causes him to kiss his girlfriend's sister on live TV. This can be averted by Elliot not transforming into that particularly form, but it's implied that he actually enjoyed the form (apart from the kissing thing). Another has existential angst built in. The third is emotionally and mentally awkward and prone to feeling embarrassed or otherwise inconvenienced and needs glasses.

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** And Elliot's transformations have an effect on his personality as well; he develops a superhero form, which is awesome, except the whole "turning into a girl" part. Comes with a few alter-ego forms. One is a "party form" that works well as a disguise, but causes him to kiss his girlfriend's sister on live TV. This can be averted by Elliot not transforming into that particularly particular form, but it's implied that he actually enjoyed the form it (apart from the kissing thing). Another has existential angst built in. The third is emotionally and mentally awkward and prone to feeling embarrassed or otherwise inconvenienced and needs glasses.
30th Nov '15 10:33:35 AM WolfMattGrey
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* While ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has this as an occasional theme, the classes Mage and Seer are more or less built around this. They have an advanced comprehension of Sburb and their Aspect and can use this in battle, though so far they have all been hurt or damaged by their Aspect in some way, at least until they embrace it and have some CharacterDevelopment, which is par for the course in Sburb.

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* While ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler:[[TheStarscream Jack Noir]]]]. When Bequerel, Jade's omnipotent dog, [[spoiler:prototypes himself to save her]], this as an occasional theme, inadvertently causes the creation of [[spoiler:[[OmnicidalManiac Bec Noir]]]]. He's inherited all the traits of [[spoiler:Bec]] now. ''[[RunningGag All of them]]''. That includes teleportation, near-invulnerability, extra-sensitive sense of smell... [[spoiler:and the inability to kill Jade out of forced love and loyalty]].
**Becoming one of the most powerful forces in the series also brings with it extreme boredom when you don't have an end goal beyond "kill things." And even then, you have to be careful not to destroy ''everything'' because then there'd be nothing left to destroy.
** Aradia may qualify for her incredible psychic powers which come with her [[BornWinner blood]] and also cause her to [[HearingVoices hear the voices of the dead or imminently deceased]] and [[spoiler:die young.]]
** Another mention is Equius Zahhak. He is the strongest troll there is, but [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength cannot control it and breaks almost everything he holds]]. This is why he has to use a broken bow since he never can fire an arrow.
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classes Mage and Seer are more or less built around this. They have an advanced comprehension of Sburb and their Aspect and can use this in battle, though so far they have all been hurt or damaged by their Aspect in some way, at least until they embrace it and have some CharacterDevelopment, which is par for the course in Sburb.



* [[spoiler:[[TheStarscream Jack Noir]]]] of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. When Bequerel, Jade's omnipotent dog, [[spoiler:prototypes himself to save her]], this inadvertently causes the creation of [[spoiler:[[OmnicidalManiac Bec Noir]]]]. He's inherited all the traits of [[spoiler:Bec]] now. ''[[RunningGag All of them]]''. That includes teleportation, near-invulnerability, extra-sensitive sense of smell... [[spoiler:and the inability to kill Jade out of forced love and loyalty]].
** Becoming one of the most powerful forces in the series also brings with it extreme boredom when you don't have an end goal beyond "kill things." And even then, you have to be careful not to destroy ''everything'' because then there'd be nothing left to destroy.
** Sollux and Aradia may qualify for their incredible psychic powers which come with their [[BornWinner blood]] and also cause them to [[HearingVoices hear the voices of the dead or imminently deceased]] and die young.
** Another mention is Equius Zahhak. He is the strongest troll there is, but [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength cannot control it and breaks almost everything he holds]]. This is why he has to use a broken bow since he never can fire an arrow.
15th Aug '15 9:49:20 PM TheTitanPrince
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* Father Time from ''Webcomic/NightTerror'' suffers from a pretty extreme version of this trope. He can see alternate timelines... but he can't ''stop'' seeing alternate timelines. And since Night Terror is set in what could, at best, be called a CrapsaccharineWorld, he's forced to see his friends and family die in increasingly painful ways on a daily basis. To the point where he [[spoiler: '''[[EyeScream gouged out his own eyes]]''']] just to make it stop. [[spoiler: And even that didn't work.]]
** Darren also suffers from this. He was created to attack and eat the shadow people that torment people with schizophrenia and sleep paralysis. He later developed an addiction to eating them, but if he eats too many, he risks [[spoiler: turning back into his original form, Proditophobia.]]
18th Jul '15 3:28:58 AM Dontfollowmeman
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** Tedd later gets the ability to switch genders anytime he wants... even though he already has multiple easy ways of doing so.
30th Jun '15 6:01:38 AM eddurd
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* [[PunnyName Shrinking Violent]] in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'': She [[HulkOut hulks out]] when ever struck on the nose. She has a fairly easy [[CooldownHug off-button]] (large dose of sugar). Unfortunately, she's also a Type I Diabetic, meaning a day or two in a hospital bed every time she transforms, at best.

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* [[PunnyName Shrinking Violent]] in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'': She [[HulkOut hulks out]] when ever whenever [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1895759/who-nose/ struck on the nose. nose]]. She has a fairly easy [[CooldownHug off-button]] (large ([[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1895762/sugar-sugar/ large dose of sugar). sugar]]). Unfortunately, she's also a Type I Diabetic, meaning a [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1895766/who-are-these-people/ day or two in a hospital bed bed]] every time she transforms, at best.
7th May '15 8:59:53 PM nombretomado
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** An even better example would be the Resistants. A Resistant is a person who is born with complete immunity to any and all magics. This initially sounds like an incredible blessing (given how most of the DominicDeegan world revolves around magic), but remember that this means that healing magic is just as useless to a Resistant as offensive magic, meaning that if they're seriously injured, the normally live-saving WhiteMagic won't help them at all. In addition, most people who use magic to attack will find a way to attack a Resistant indirectly, such as in the Snowsong arc, where the titular villain, upon finding that her ice magic wouldn't work against Dex Garrit, simply froze the ground he was standing on, causing him to slip and reducing his usefulness. Failing that, a magic user can just hit a resistant with something very very sharp...

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** An even better example would be the Resistants. A Resistant is a person who is born with complete immunity to any and all magics. This initially sounds like an incredible blessing (given how most of the DominicDeegan Webcomic/DominicDeegan world revolves around magic), but remember that this means that healing magic is just as useless to a Resistant as offensive magic, meaning that if they're seriously injured, the normally live-saving WhiteMagic won't help them at all. In addition, most people who use magic to attack will find a way to attack a Resistant indirectly, such as in the Snowsong arc, where the titular villain, upon finding that her ice magic wouldn't work against Dex Garrit, simply froze the ground he was standing on, causing him to slip and reducing his usefulness. Failing that, a magic user can just hit a resistant with something very very sharp...
30th Mar '15 10:32:40 PM nombretomado
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* Sal from DubiousCompany, as the [[TheChosenOne Future High Priestess]] of [[RandomNumberGod Phred]], has access to [[PossessionEqualsMastery unbelievable]] [[ContrivedCoincidence good]] [[BornLucky luck]]. However, its at the price of [[EquivalentExchange equally]] [[DistressedDamsel incredible]] [[HumanShield bad]] [[DoomMagnet luck]]. What good is winning every hand of poker, when you spend [[ButForMeItWasTuesday every Tuesday]] in a new [[DirtyOldMan evil wizard]]'s dungeon?

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* Sal from DubiousCompany, ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', as the [[TheChosenOne Future High Priestess]] of [[RandomNumberGod Phred]], has access to [[PossessionEqualsMastery unbelievable]] [[ContrivedCoincidence good]] [[BornLucky luck]]. However, its at the price of [[EquivalentExchange equally]] [[DistressedDamsel incredible]] [[HumanShield bad]] [[DoomMagnet luck]]. What good is winning every hand of poker, when you spend [[ButForMeItWasTuesday every Tuesday]] in a new [[DirtyOldMan evil wizard]]'s dungeon?
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