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10th Apr '18 11:19:19 AM FanGirl2292
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** Having throught he'd cleverly defeated death, Szayel-Aporro learns that all he did was accidentally absorb a drug Kurotsuchi had placed inside his lieutenant on the [[CrazyPrepared off-chance]] anyone would use her as an incubator. The drug speeds up his perception of time. When Kurotsuchi stabs him, killing him only takes a few seconds but, thanks to the drug, it feels like centuries to Szayel-Aporro.

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** Having throught thought he'd cleverly defeated death, Szayel-Aporro learns that all he did was accidentally absorb a drug Kurotsuchi had placed inside his lieutenant on the [[CrazyPrepared off-chance]] anyone would use her as an incubator. The drug speeds up his perception of time. When Kurotsuchi stabs him, killing him only takes a few seconds but, thanks to the drug, it feels like centuries to Szayel-Aporro.
2nd Apr '18 10:21:41 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Manga/OokamiNoKuchiWolfsmund'', the BigBad (Lord Wolfram of St. Gotthard Pass, Switzerland) is an evil and sadistic man who regularly tortures and kill the civilians there for his own amusement despite the fact his master, the Austrian Duke Leopold I, only wants him to guard the Pass so rebels can't use it to travel between Switzerland and Italy. However, his cruel rule, marked by the endless killing and torturing of even children and people whom [[ILied he promised to show mercy to]], finally bites Wolfram big time when [[spoiler:Swiss rebels capture the pass and give Wolfram the most horrible (and well-deserved) execution in the series]].

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* In ''Manga/OokamiNoKuchiWolfsmund'', ''Manga/{{Wolfsmund}}'', the BigBad (Lord Wolfram of St. Gotthard Pass, Switzerland) is an evil and sadistic man who regularly tortures and kill the civilians there for his own amusement despite the fact his master, the Austrian Duke Leopold I, only wants him to guard the Pass so rebels can't use it to travel between Switzerland and Italy. However, his cruel rule, marked by the endless killing and torturing of even children and people whom [[ILied he promised to show mercy to]], finally bites Wolfram big time when [[spoiler:Swiss rebels capture the pass and give Wolfram the most horrible (and well-deserved) execution in the series]].
1st Apr '18 2:14:14 AM Vir
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* ''Anime/DigimonSavers'': The BigBad Kurata committed genocide, created collateral damage to [[MotiveDecay to take over the world]] in the mean time he sucked in void bending devices, so what does he do when he gets defeated? He activates a huge explosion that causes the Digital World to crash into Earth, and he disappears into a light while doing it. This action also is the final straw for the FinalBoss.

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* ''Anime/DigimonSavers'': The BigBad Kurata committed genocide, created collateral damage to [[MotiveDecay to take over the world]] world]], in the mean time meantime he sucked in void bending void-bending devices, so what does he do when he gets defeated? He activates a huge explosion that causes the Digital World to crash into Earth, and he disappears into a light while doing it. This action also is the final straw for the FinalBoss.



** BigBad Dr. Hell designed a [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beast]] (Spartan K5) resembled a {{Gladiator}}... but it was a pacifist refused attacking unless provoked. Baron Ashura requested testing it against Mazinger Z anyway, but Kouji actually befriended it. Enraged, Ashura ordered several Iron Masks putting a time bomb on Spartan K5 to blowing it up. Later, the Mechanical Beast was accidentally goaded into attacking Mazinger Z and [[CurbStompBattle UTTERLY BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF IT.]] Right when it was about of delivering the final blow, the bomb went off. Kouji and his friends got sad. Hell and Ashura got angry.
** A nearly literal example in another episode. Kouji was fighting the [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beast]] Glossam X2 in a an underwater battle. [[spoiler:Glossam shot a pair of torpedoes at Mazinger. Mazinger grabbed them and threw them back, blowing Glossam up.]]
** In episode 27, Ashura captures Aphrodite A and scans it in order to learn how building a photong engine. He hands over the records to an Iron Mask and commands him go and hand them out to Dr. Hell. Though, a [[{{Robeast}} Kikaiju]] -that had been deployed by Ashura to delay Mazinger Z- is returning to base right on that moment, and steps on the Iron Mask, killing him and destroying the information they had obtained.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': The Vegans managed to make huge technological breakthroughs by exploiting ores of the material radioactive known as Vegatron. However, it led to his planet becoming unstable, forcing them to find new worlds to colonize. The vegatron bombs they rained upon Fleed scorched the Fleedian army to ashes, but they also turned the planet they intended to colonize on a radioactive wasteland. And finally, Vegatron radiation destroyed their homeworld and rendered their Moon SpaceBase -their last safe haven- inhabitable.

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** BigBad Dr. Hell designed a [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beast]] (Spartan K5) that resembled a {{Gladiator}}... but it was a pacifist that refused attacking to attack unless provoked. Baron Ashura requested testing it against Mazinger Z anyway, but Kouji actually befriended it. Enraged, Ashura ordered several Iron Masks putting to put a time bomb on Spartan K5 to blowing blow it up. Later, the Mechanical Beast was accidentally goaded into attacking Mazinger Z and [[CurbStompBattle UTTERLY BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF IT.]] Right when it was about of delivering to deliver the final blow, the bomb went off. Kouji and his friends got were sad. Hell and Ashura got were angry.
** A nearly literal example in another episode. Kouji was fighting the [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beast]] Beast Glossam X2 in a an underwater battle. [[spoiler:Glossam Glossam shot a pair of torpedoes at Mazinger. Mazinger grabbed them and threw them back, blowing Glossam up.]]
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** In episode 27, Ashura captures Aphrodite A and scans it in order to learn how building to build a photong photon engine. He hands over the records to an Iron Mask and commands him to go and hand them out to Dr. Hell. Though, Hell, though a [[{{Robeast}} Kikaiju]] -that -- that had been deployed by Ashura to delay Mazinger Z- Z -- is returning to base right on that moment, and steps on the Iron Mask, killing him and destroying the information they had obtained.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': The Vegans managed to make huge technological breakthroughs by exploiting ores of the material radioactive known as Vegatron. However, it led to his planet becoming unstable, forcing them to find new worlds to colonize. The vegatron Vegatron bombs they rained upon Fleed scorched the Fleedian army to ashes, but they also turned the planet they intended to colonize on a radioactive wasteland. And finally, Vegatron radiation destroyed their homeworld and rendered their Moon SpaceBase -their last safe haven- inhabitable.



** In the second season where Yugi dueled Marik's mind-slave Strings, the only way he was able to beat his invincible card setup was to use it to his own advantage so that his monster would be destroyed and regenerated an infinite number of times within a single turn, and due to one of the effects Marik had on the field, Strings was forced to keep drawing cards from his deck every time the monster regenerated, until he ran out of cards and lost the duel by deak-out.

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** In the second season where Yugi dueled Marik's mind-slave Strings, the only way he was able to beat his invincible card setup was to use it to his own advantage so that his monster would be destroyed and regenerated an infinite number of times within a single turn, and due to one of the effects Marik had on the field, Strings was forced to keep drawing cards from his deck every time the monster regenerated, until he ran out of cards and lost the duel by deak-out.deal-out.



** Frieza's brother Cooler was hoisted even higher. As shown in ''Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge'', he and his squadron were watching as his younger brother destroyed the homeworld of the Saiyans, and had a chance to fire on an escaping space-pod. Cooler let it go, saying his brother was "too soft" for letting a child escape and it was his problem. Years later, when he went gunning after Goku to avenge Frieza, he was soundly trounced by the child he allowed to escape, who happened to be Goku. (As incredible irony, his realization of his mistake would not come until had clearly lost the battle with Goku, and was mere seconds away [[HurlItIntoTheSun from hitting the Earth's sun.]])

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** Frieza's brother Cooler was hoisted even higher. As shown in ''Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge'', he and his squadron were watching as his younger brother destroyed the homeworld of the Saiyans, and had a chance to fire on an escaping space-pod. Cooler let it go, saying his brother was "too soft" for letting a child escape and it was his problem. Years later, when he went gunning after Goku to avenge Frieza, he was soundly trounced by the child he allowed to escape, who happened to be Goku. (As an incredible irony, his realization of his mistake would not come until he had clearly lost the battle with Goku, and was mere seconds away [[HurlItIntoTheSun from hitting the Earth's sun.]])



** Also in GT, Dr. Myuu is killed by Baby, his creation.

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** Also in GT, ''GT'', Dr. Myuu is killed by Baby, his creation.



** In {{filler}} news, two of the three Jannin from the Land of Greens arc were whacked by having their own powers used against them. The first was Gentle Fist'd by Hinata in a way that smothers him in his own magnetic powder, effectively making his jutsu into a ball of suck by breaking the "off" switch; and the second had his ice-crystal death ray reflected back at him by Naruto's headband.

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** In {{filler}} news, two of the three Jannin from the Land of Greens arc were whacked by having their own powers used against them. The first was Gentle Fist'd by Hinata in a way that smothers him in his own magnetic powder, effectively making his jutsu into a ball of suck by breaking the "off" switch; and the second had his ice-crystal ice crystal death ray reflected back at him by Naruto's headband.



*** It almost happened in a flashback as well, when Itachi used [[MasterOfIllusion genjutsu]] to trick Deidara into wrapping explosive around ''himself'' instead of Itachi, but Itachi stopped him because it was his mission to get Deidara to join Akatsuki.

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*** It almost happened in a flashback as well, when Itachi used [[MasterOfIllusion genjutsu]] to trick Deidara into wrapping explosive explosives around ''himself'' instead of Itachi, but Itachi stopped him because it was his mission to get Deidara to join Akatsuki.



** In a recent chapter, [[spoiler:Kabuto got defeated by Uchiha Itachi, who he himself resurrected from the dead to fight in the war using his Edo Tensei technique. Not just defeated, but forced into undoing the technique, effectively destroying half his side's military power.]]

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** In a recent chapter, [[spoiler:Kabuto got defeated by Uchiha Itachi, who he himself resurrected from the dead to fight in the war using his Edo Tensei technique. Not just defeated, but forced into undoing the technique, effectively destroying half his side's military power.]]



** Robin has been occasionally fallen into this whenever she tries to use her Devil Fruit powers to restrain opponents with Devil Fruit powers of their own that are activated by touch. Since the copies of her limbs that her powers create still count as her real limbs, this usually results in Robin falling victim to those powers herself. So far, this has happened with non-canon example [[Anime/OnePieceFilmZ Ain]] and canon example [[spoiler:Sugar]].

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** Robin has been occasionally fallen into this whenever she tries to use her Devil Fruit powers to restrain opponents with Devil Fruit powers of their own that are activated by touch. Since the copies of her limbs that her powers create still count as her real limbs, this usually results in Robin falling victim to those powers herself. So far, this has happened with non-canon example [[Anime/OnePieceFilmZ Ain]] and canon example [[spoiler:Sugar]].



** When Crocodile impaled Luffy with his hook, he accidentally pierced his water bottle, revealing, that [[WeaksauceWeakness water makes him vulnerable to the attacks]]. Without that, Luffy would never be able to defeat him.

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** When Crocodile impaled Luffy with his hook, he accidentally pierced his water bottle, revealing, that [[WeaksauceWeakness water makes him vulnerable to the attacks]]. Without that, Luffy would never be able to defeat him.



* Subverted in ''Manga/RaveMaster'' with [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Six Guard's]] Sean. When he's knocked out by his own sleep-inducing power, he ends up fighting in his sleep and is even ''stronger'' than when he's awake. He grinds his teeth, too.

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* Subverted {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Manga/RaveMaster'' with [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Six Guard's]] Sean. When he's knocked out by his own sleep-inducing power, he ends up fighting in his sleep and is even ''stronger'' than when he's awake. He grinds his teeth, too.



* A recurring theme in Jeanne Da'ck's works are [[ThisLoserIsYou some random slob]] creating/discovering a magic spell (either CompellingVoice or "Disregard," more than simple VisibleInvisibility the user is ''completely'' ignored by everyone no matter what they do,) uses said magic spell to screw ''every'' female in town and make the men [[ExactWords get lost]] until dying by either facetiously saying something stupid like [[ExactWords "I could die fucking at this rate!"]] and [[WhatAnIdiot doing just that]] or [[DeathByFallingOver falling down with an injury that could've been healed with help,]] but instead [[LaserGuidedKarma dying alone after doing something depraved like]] [[AssholeVictim raping and devirginzing a whole convent of nuns for the Evulz.]]

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* A recurring theme in Jeanne Da'ck's works are [[ThisLoserIsYou some random slob]] creating/discovering a magic spell (either CompellingVoice or "Disregard," more than simple VisibleInvisibility the user is ''completely'' ignored by everyone no matter what they do,) uses said magic spell to screw ''every'' female in town and make the men [[ExactWords get lost]] until dying by either facetiously saying something stupid like [[ExactWords "I could die fucking at this rate!"]] and [[WhatAnIdiot doing just that]] or [[DeathByFallingOver falling down with an injury that could've been healed with help,]] but instead [[LaserGuidedKarma dying alone after doing something depraved like]] [[AssholeVictim raping and devirginzing devirginizing a whole convent of nuns for the Evulz.]]
1st Apr '18 12:54:26 AM Vir
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'',

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'', ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
1st Apr '18 12:54:00 AM Vir
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* Near the end of the Stone Ocean arc of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', [[KnightTemplar Enrico]] [[SinisterMinister Pucci]] achieves godlike status as he has gained the ability to speed up time and move the universe towards destruction and recreation. Pucci has already killed off most of the heroes, and all that's left is TagalongKid Emporio Alnino. Pucci stops the universal reset just short of a full cycle in order to catch Emporio at the one moment they were both in the same location -- the Green Dolphin Street prison -- in order to kill him. Pucci thinks this will be easy enough, seeing as how Emporio has one of the weakest abilities in the entire series, but unknownst to him, Emporio borrowed one of his fallen friend's abilities, and just as Pucci is in the perfect position to kill Emporio, Emporio is in the perfect position to kill Pucci. The kid surprises him with a weather-changing ability and uses it to poison him with fatal levels of oxygen.

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* Near the end of the ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean Ocean]]'' arc of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', [[KnightTemplar Enrico]] [[SinisterMinister Pucci]] achieves godlike status as he has gained the ability to speed up time and move the universe towards destruction and recreation. Pucci has already killed off most of the heroes, and all that's left is TagalongKid Emporio Alnino. Pucci stops the universal reset just short of a full cycle in order to catch Emporio at the one moment they were both in the same location -- the Green Dolphin Street prison -- in order to kill him. Pucci thinks this will be easy enough, seeing as how Emporio has one of the weakest abilities in the entire series, but unknownst to him, Emporio borrowed one of his fallen friend's abilities, and just as Pucci is in the perfect position to kill Emporio, Emporio is in the perfect position to kill Pucci. The kid surprises him with a weather-changing ability and uses it to poison him with fatal levels of oxygen.



** Kars of the Battle Tendency arc gets this as well. Having just become the UltimateLifeForm, he's NighInvulnerable, capable of regeneration, transformation, and is immune to both the sun and Ripple power. However, his decision to give Joseph Joestar an ironic death via Ripple massively comes back to bite him, as Jojo uses the Red Stone of Aja - the same MacGuffin which gave Kars immortality to begin with - to reflect it; Kars' is launched into space by his own power, where his AdaptiveAbility generates a shell that [[AndIMustScream prevents him from dying]].

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** Kars of the ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Battle Tendency Tendency]]'' arc gets this as well. Having just become the UltimateLifeForm, he's NighInvulnerable, [[NighInvulnerability Nigh-Invulnerable]], capable of regeneration, transformation, and is immune to both the sun and Ripple power. However, his decision to give Joseph Joestar an ironic death via Ripple massively comes back to bite him, as Jojo uses the Red Stone of Aja - the same MacGuffin which gave Kars immortality to begin with - to reflect it; Kars' is launched into space by his own power, where his AdaptiveAbility generates a shell that [[AndIMustScream prevents him from dying]].



** In ''Stardust Crusaders'', Hol Horse's Stand takes the form of a gun whose bullets can be controlled mid-flight. On two occasions, this has led to Hol Horse accidentally shooting himself with his own bullets.

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** In ''Stardust Crusaders'', ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'', Hol Horse's Stand takes the form of a gun whose bullets can be controlled mid-flight. On two occasions, this has led to Hol Horse accidentally shooting himself with his own bullets.



** In the same storyline, Boingo's stand takes the form of a comic book that predicts the future with 100% accuracy, which he uses to try and kill Jotaro and co with the help of his brother Oingo, who can perfectly disguise himself as anybody. Unfortunately, while everything that appears in the comic book will always happen, there's enough wiggle room that [[ProphecyTwist when it predicts Jotaro getting his face split open by an orange rigged with explosives, it instead happens to Oingo when he ends up having to disguise himself as Jotaro to infiltrate the group with the exploding orange.]]
** Okuyasu from Part 4 has the stand ability to erase anything by swiping it with his stand's right hand, causing anything surrounding the empty space to close in and fill it in. He'll occasionally use this to teleport himself forward a few feet or pull things towards him, but the first time he demonstrates this use by pulling Josuke towards him, he also accidentally pulls forward a nearby potted plant, which hits him in the head and knocks him out.

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** In the same storyline, Boingo's stand Stand takes the form of a comic book that predicts the future with 100% accuracy, which he uses to try and kill Jotaro and co co. with the help of his brother Oingo, who can perfectly disguise himself as anybody. Unfortunately, while everything that appears in the comic book will always happen, there's enough wiggle room that [[ProphecyTwist when it predicts Jotaro getting his face split open by an orange rigged with explosives, it instead happens to Oingo when he ends up having to disguise himself as Jotaro to infiltrate the group with the exploding orange.]]
** Mariah's Stand allows her to [[MagnetismManipulation magnetize people]] with growing strength, which she uses to complicate things for Joseph and Avdol and to lure them to their deaths twice. The second time, they have so much additional weight due to the various metal objects stuck to them that when she stands between them they're able to use the magnetic pull to fly together and crush her to near-death.
** Okuyasu from Part 4 has the stand Stand ability to erase anything by swiping it with his stand's Stand's right hand, causing anything surrounding the empty space to close in and fill it in. He'll occasionally use this to teleport himself forward a few feet or pull things towards him, but the first time he demonstrates this use by pulling Josuke towards him, he also accidentally pulls forward a nearby potted plant, which hits him in the head and knocks him out.
1st Apr '18 12:15:07 AM Vir
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** It gets even better, when you realize, that said fallen friend used Pucci's ability to create the disc that would give Emporio his powers. In fact, Emporio doesn't even tried to use it at first - Pucci accidentally pushed it in his body, while he was trying to catch him, activating ability and giving his victim way to defeat him.

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** It gets even better, when you realize, that said fallen friend used Pucci's ability to create the disc that would give Emporio his powers. In fact, Emporio doesn't even tried try to use it at first - Pucci accidentally pushed it in his body, while he was trying to catch him, activating the ability and giving his victim a way to defeat him.
1st Apr '18 12:14:39 AM Vir
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** It gets even better, when you realize, that said fallen friend used Pucci's ability to create disc, that would give Emporio his powers. In fact, Emporio doesn't even tried to use it at first - Pucci accidentally pushed it in his body, while he was trying to catch him, activating ability and giving his victim way to defeat him.

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** It gets even better, when you realize, that said fallen friend used Pucci's ability to create disc, the disc that would give Emporio his powers. In fact, Emporio doesn't even tried to use it at first - Pucci accidentally pushed it in his body, while he was trying to catch him, activating ability and giving his victim way to defeat him.
13th Mar '18 9:06:06 PM Prometheus117
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** Accelerator defeated Kakine Teitoku the first time by using Kakine's own Dark Matter constructs on him.

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** Accelerator defeated Kakine Teitoku the first time by using Kakine's own Dark Matter constructs on him. [[spoiler:The second time, Kakine overwhelmed both Accelerator and Mugino with his [[SendInTheClones Dark Matter clones]], but in the process he spread his consciousness too thin among the constructs to control them that one of his rhinoceros beetle constructs developed its own free will and was able to [[SplitPersonalityTakeover take control of his mind and body from him]]]].
15th Feb '18 9:18:30 AM Macsen
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*** In that same episode, Ash used his Snivy, a female, to try to disable said Minccino with Attract, a tactic typically used by her to make battles easier.[[note]]This is why Snivy was so difficult for Ash to catch, except his Pidove happened to be female as well.[[/note]] But Minccino dodged, and used Attract right back on Snivy, disabling her instead.
8th Feb '18 5:07:01 PM azbyc15243
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** The Deep Blood arc concludes with what is seen as an example of this trope in-universe. Aureolu's power lets him make anything he imagines into reality. When he cuts off Touma's arm, Touma stays standing and laughs maniacally, and a dragon emerges from the stump, terrifying Aureolus into unconsciousness. Afterwards, everyone thinks that Aureolus lost control of his ability, by imagining Touma as an unkillable monster and thus turning him into one. However, later events confirm that the dragon is an independent entity.

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** The Deep Blood arc concludes with what is seen as an example of this trope in-universe. Aureolu's Aureolus's power lets him make anything he imagines into reality. When he cuts off Touma's arm, Touma stays standing and laughs maniacally, and a dragon emerges from the stump, terrifying Aureolus into unconsciousness. Afterwards, everyone thinks that Aureolus lost control of his ability, by imagining Touma as an unkillable monster and thus turning him into one. However, later events confirm that the dragon is an independent entity.
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