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11th Feb '18 7:31:18 PM nombretomado
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with "artifacts" (distortions) introduced by an audio amplifier, one of which led directly to [[MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness metal]].

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with "artifacts" (distortions) introduced by an audio amplifier, one of which led directly to [[MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness metal]].
10th Feb '18 8:58:50 PM Gatordragon24
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* The Amplifier in ''VideoGame/{{Unreal|I}}'' is a modal battery that boosts your energy weapons' power. If your fuly evolved Dispersion Pistol wasn't enough of a HandCannon.

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* The Amplifier in ''VideoGame/{{Unreal|I}}'' is a modal battery that boosts your energy weapons' power. If your fuly fully evolved Dispersion Pistol wasn't enough of a HandCannon.


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* Evie from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' uses a crystal that she trapped a powerful frost elemental in to amplify her ice magic. Overnight, she went from apprentice to Winter Witch.
2nd Feb '18 10:52:59 AM ultimomant
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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.

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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. Even worse, during rematches, the Blasting Rod will increase the power to ten times what the opponent remembered from the first fight.
13th Jan '18 6:43:29 AM ReaderAt2046
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* Anything made out of platinum in the FanFic/TriptychContinuum. While all other metals conduct various forms of magic with greater or lesser efficiency, platinum will conduct any form of magic (unicorn, Pegasus, or earth pony), with greater than 100% efficiency. This allows for the making of phenomenally powerful magitek, and devices that will run forever without recharging. On the other hand, platinum is also notoriously dangerous to work with. If you get your crafting slightly off with any other metal, the device will be slightly less efficient, or at worst it just plain won't work. But with plantinum, it will continue to amplify the magic cast on it, but will be unable to discharge that energy, causing it to simply build up until it exceeds the metal's storage capacity.
4th Jan '18 6:17:50 PM nombretomado
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The Amplifier Artifact is one of the more useful, practical ''and'' powerful accouterments in {{Fantasy}} and SpeculativeFiction. It doesn't [[HowToGiveACharacterSuperPowers grant new super powers]] like a RingOfPower, SuperSerum, AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome or other form of AppliedPhlebotinum, what it does is give the owner or wearer (this distinction [[EmpathicWeapon is not a light one]]) a small or titanic boost to whatever powers they already possess, at times even activating latent ones.

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The Amplifier Artifact is one of the more useful, practical ''and'' powerful accouterments in {{Fantasy}} and SpeculativeFiction. It doesn't [[HowToGiveACharacterSuperPowers [[JustForFun/HowToGiveACharacterSuperPowers grant new super powers]] like a RingOfPower, SuperSerum, AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome or other form of AppliedPhlebotinum, what it does is give the owner or wearer (this distinction [[EmpathicWeapon is not a light one]]) a small or titanic boost to whatever powers they already possess, at times even activating latent ones.
22nd Oct '17 11:23:12 AM StFan
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' specifically has two primary amplifiers: pearls of power, which increase a caster's magical stamina allowing more spells to be cast in a day than usual, and metamagic rods, which increase the actual power and effect of spells cast using them a number of times per day.
** Other classes occasionally get something similar where their class makes the item stronger (the Paladin's holy avenger is still an excellent magical sword in any other hands) but that's typically explained as the item having portions of its power locked away from the unworthy rather than this trope.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' specifically has two primary amplifiers: pearls of power, which increase a caster's magical stamina allowing more spells to be cast in a day than usual, and metamagic rods, which increase the actual power and effect of spells cast using them a number of times per day.
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day. Other classes occasionally get something similar where their class makes the item stronger (the Paladin's holy avenger is still an excellent magical sword in any other hands) but that's typically explained as the item having portions of its power locked away from the unworthy rather than this trope.



15th Oct '17 11:58:48 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/KnownSpace World of Ptavvs]]'' by Creator/LarryNiven, Kzanol the Slaver attempts to retrieve his amplifier helmet, which will increase his natural ability to control the minds of a relatively few slaves to the point where he will be able to mentally control ''the entire solar system.''

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* In ''[[Literature/KnownSpace World of Ptavvs]]'' ''Literature/WorldOfPtavvs'' by Creator/LarryNiven, Kzanol the Slaver attempts to retrieve his amplifier helmet, which will increase his natural ability to control the minds of a relatively few slaves to the point where he will be able to mentally control ''the entire solar system.''
11th Oct '17 1:04:48 PM Tractical_Chunder
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**The [[InsistentTerminology Toa Tools]] are also typically depicted like this.
--> [[AnIcePerson Toa Kopaka]]: ''Interesting. The power is in me. The sword is but the focus''.
31st Aug '17 12:13:01 PM PDL
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* Many ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' have hold items that only work for them. They may grant simple stat boosts or in the case of Mega Stones, and Z-Crystals, grant a [[SuperMode Mega Evolution]] or a [[DesperationAttack powerful one-time attack]].
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)?
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