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2nd Aug '17 11:34:32 PM IceDragon7
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What's [[PowerCrystal crystalline]], covered in ancient [[PowerGlows glowing]] runes, looks great when set in a necklace or staff, worthless to a {{Muggle}}?

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What's [[PowerCrystal crystalline]], covered in ancient [[PowerGlows glowing]] runes, looks great when set in a necklace or staff, and is worthless to a {{Muggle}}?
{{Muggle}} (save as a paperweight)?
4th Jun '17 5:32:26 AM N8han11
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Compare UpgradeArtifact for weak characters becoming stronger through an item. Also see SuperEmpowering for people who have this effect. See MagicFeather for when someone ''thinks'' an object has this effect, but it doesn't. That can go the other way as well, though- sometimes characters will find they can use their powers without the artifact that supposedly grants them, eschew it as a MagicFeather, and then realize that they can do even better with their new-found self confidence AND the artifact. See also the ForceFieldEffect and PlaceOfPower, where the environment can serve as an amplifier. See also MagicalAccessory for other types of power granting jewelry.

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Compare UpgradeArtifact for weak characters becoming stronger through an item. Also see SuperEmpowering for people who have this effect. See MagicFeather for when someone ''thinks'' an object has this effect, but it doesn't. That can go the other way as well, though- sometimes characters will find they can use their powers without the artifact that supposedly grants them, eschew it as a MagicFeather, and then realize that they can do even better with their new-found self confidence AND the artifact. See also the ForceFieldEffect and PlaceOfPower, where the environment can serve as an amplifier. See also MagicalAccessory for other types of power granting jewelry.
31st May '17 1:30:47 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'', the Staff of Fertility is an elven artifact which amplifies their already inherent ability to [[GreenThumb shape the natural world]] around them and allows them to grow their city naturally. The downside is that it also acts as a downsized CosmicKeystone for their part of Ash Grove and thus, its theft is a really big deal. It's shaped like a non-assuming piece of wood.
30th May '17 12:09:30 PM DarkHunter
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Aleister Crowley's Blasting Rod acts like this, amplifying any object's or being's native power to ten times what their opponent thinks it is. On its own, it's a fairly simple item, but since it's spoken of as a super-powerful magical weapon being used by one of the most powerful sorcerers in the world, people immediately think of it as extremely powerful to begin with, which it then amplifies even further.
15th May '17 6:17:54 PM nombretomado
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* The self-ware black scythe from ''TrintonChronicles'' can act as this to some people.

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* The self-ware black scythe from ''TrintonChronicles'' ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'' can act as this to some people.
13th May '17 5:32:22 PM nombretomado
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* [[AllThereInTheManual According to the backstory]], the Psi Emitters in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' amplify the "signature" of a telepath, allowing them to be heard over huge distances, at least by the Zerg. Also, Protoss [[PowerCrystal Khaydarin crystals]] amplify the user's psionic abilities in various ways, such as the Zealots' bracers, which allow them to form Psi Blades.

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* [[AllThereInTheManual According to the backstory]], the Psi Emitters in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' amplify the "signature" of a telepath, allowing them to be heard over huge distances, at least by the Zerg. Also, Protoss [[PowerCrystal Khaydarin crystals]] amplify the user's psionic abilities in various ways, such as the Zealots' bracers, which allow them to form Psi Blades.
7th May '17 10:13:33 PM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'':
** In "Evil-Lyn's Plot", it is revealed that He-Man's chest harness is made of coridite, a substance that amplifies strength. Skeletor makes an amulet out of coridite that makes him strong enough to grapple with He-Man, at least until He-Man manages to destroy it.
** In "The Games", Skeletor unveils a device called the Evilgizer, which is said to increase the evil of its target. He uses it on his dimwitted henchman Spikor, who becomes chosen as Evil's Champion in a contest by the Bendari. Oddly, it didn't affect his personality or power level at all.
22nd Apr '17 3:46:08 AM SebastianGray
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** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' itself, some Kairic Acolytes carry Scrolls of Dark Arts into battle. These mystical scrolls contain many arcane secrets that enhance the sorcerous abilities of the Acolyte and his cohorts.

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** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' itself, some ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'':
*** The Portal of Skulls carried by Bloodsecrators of the Bloodbound Warhordes are powerful icons of [[WarGod the Blood God]] that, once opened, creates a rift in reality that allows the rage of Khorne to saturate the surrounding area, driving any nearby followers of the Lord of Skulls into a frenzy that boosts their attacks and grants them reckless courage.
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Kairic Acolytes carry Scrolls of Dark Arts into battle. These mystical scrolls contain many arcane secrets that enhance the sorcerous abilities of the Acolyte and his cohorts.
15th Apr '17 12:54:52 AM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'': Ganon's Triforce of Power usually acts like this, enhancing his already impressive physical strength and immense magic power to quite literally god-like levels. Zelda's Triforce of Wisdom is also hinted to be the source of her own powerful magics, and is probably the only reason she can affect Ganon after he's been weakened. Curiously the Triforce of Courage never seems to do the same for Link.
23rd Mar '17 10:55:26 AM SebastianGray
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* The Mortis Engines from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', and its sequel TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar, are overflowing with the power of death magic and can boost the spell-casting abilities of necromancers who practice their art nearby.

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* Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
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The Mortis Engines from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', and its sequel TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar, ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', are overflowing with the power of death magic and can boost the spell-casting abilities of necromancers who practice their art nearby.nearby.
** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' itself, some Kairic Acolytes carry Scrolls of Dark Arts into battle. These mystical scrolls contain many arcane secrets that enhance the sorcerous abilities of the Acolyte and his cohorts.
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