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21st Jan '17 1:52:42 PM ZimFan89
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* The SelfInsert FanFic [[FanFic/TheNewMath The New Math]] has amplifier artifacts in the form of Devices, which boost the ability of a mage to create and power spells.

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* The SelfInsert FanFic [[FanFic/TheNewMath The New Math]] ''FanFic/TheNewMath'' has amplifier artifacts in the form of Devices, which boost the ability of a mage to create and power spells.


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* ''FanFic/AShadowOfTheTitans'' has the Talisman of Hwan the Bright, which provides a massive boost to the magic of whomever uses it. When in Jinx's possession, her [[WindsOfDestinyChange usual powers]] go from small-scale bad luck to bending Murphy's Law in her favor.
5th Jan '17 2:14:23 PM Observance
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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' has the Hocus Crocus, a flower rumored to multiply a person's magical capabilities by the number of years it took to bloom. This is generally considered a joke because the Hocus Crocus takes one year to bloom... until one specimen appears that took two. [[spoiler:It works, incidentally.]]

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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' has the Hocus Crocus, a flower rumored to multiply a person's magical capabilities by the number of years it took to bloom. This is generally considered a joke because the Hocus Crocus takes one year to bloom...blooms once a year... until one specimen appears that took two. [[spoiler:It works, incidentally.]]
5th Jan '17 2:12:35 PM Observance
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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' has the Hocus Crocus, a flower rumored to multiply a person's magical capabilities by the number of years it took to bloom. There was one which took two years to bloom, and it works.

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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' has the Hocus Crocus, a flower rumored to multiply a person's magical capabilities by the number of years it took to bloom. There was This is generally considered a joke because the Hocus Crocus takes one which year to bloom... until one specimen appears that took two years to bloom, and it works.two. [[spoiler:It works, incidentally.]]
6th Dec '16 6:14:44 AM kyojikasshu
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* Comicbook/CaptainBritain (Brian Braddock) was originally dependent on his Amulet of Right for his strength, and his Star Scepter for flight. When Merlyn gave Brian a new costume, he integrated those items into the suit, and then when he had to bring Brian BackFromTheDead, he remade Brian's body so that the powers were a part of him, but the suit still served as an amplifier, increasing his abilities while he wore it. Brian's powers were also tied to the British Isles and its link to Otherworld, so the suit also allowed him to keep his powers while away from Britain; when the suit was destroyed in ''Comicbook/{{Inferno}}'' and he was stranded in New York, his powers waned until he could return home. Eventually his powers evolved again so that they were dependent on his own confidence, but whatever suit he's wearing still tends to serve as an amplifier/backup power source.
1st Dec '16 4:34:25 AM jormis29
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* ComicBook/TheMightyThor has the Belt of Strength, which doubles his strength and endurance, and Mjolnir, which focuses Thor's innate ElementalPowers. The Belt is straight from the [[Myth/NorseMythology source material]]. If need be, Thor could increase the boosting effect by tightening the belt.

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* ComicBook/TheMightyThor has the Belt of Strength, which doubles his strength and endurance, and Mjolnir, {{Mjolnir}}, which focuses Thor's innate ElementalPowers. The Belt is straight from the [[Myth/NorseMythology source material]]. If need be, Thor could increase the boosting effect by tightening the belt.
28th Nov '16 4:05:44 PM SilverShadow2722
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* The soulstone horns from [[FanFic/BloomingMoonChronicles ''The Blooming Moon Chronicles'']] allow ponies to use magic which they would not have been able to use before, and in some cases, act as prosthetics.

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* The soulstone horns from [[FanFic/BloomingMoonChronicles ''The ''[[FanFic/BloomingMoonChronicles The Blooming Moon Chronicles'']] Chronicles]]'' allow ponies to use magic which they would not have been able to use before, and in some cases, act as prosthetics.
28th Nov '16 4:05:16 PM SilverShadow2722
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* The soulstone horns from [[FanFic/BloomingMoonChronicles ''The Blooming Moon Chronicles'']] allow ponies to use magic which they would not have been able to use before, and in some cases, act as prosthetics.
7th Nov '16 1:56:07 AM ShorinBJ
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* The "Meteor Shard", a MacGuffin recovered from Hell's Gate that changes hands a few times in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. Towards the end of the first series, Amber breaks it in pieces among her followers and uses the bulk of it to power the network of Dolls that guide Hei through the Gate, but later she spontaneously pulls the complete Shard out of her pocket due to the [[RealityIsOutToLunch strange properties of the Gate]]. Then, Hei uses it to [[spoiler:enhance his power to RealityWarper levels, enabling him to alter matter on a quantum level]]. In backstory one such thing was used to [[spoiler:make a good chunk of South America completely inaccessible]].

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* The "Meteor Shard", a MacGuffin PlotDevice recovered from Hell's Gate that changes hands a few times in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. Towards the end of the first series, Amber breaks it in pieces among her followers and uses the bulk of it to power the network of Dolls that guide Hei through the Gate, but later she spontaneously pulls the complete Shard out of her pocket due to the [[RealityIsOutToLunch strange properties of the Gate]]. Then, Hei uses it to [[spoiler:enhance his power to RealityWarper levels, enabling him to alter matter on a quantum level]]. In backstory one such thing was used to [[spoiler:make a good chunk of South America completely inaccessible]].


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* In ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'', Kuwabara is given the Trial Sword (actually a hilt), which for him, forms a more powerful version of his Spirit Sword while boosting his strength to new levels.
17th Oct '16 8:17:05 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'': The Cerebro supercomputer boosts telepathy.

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* ''Film/XMen'': ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': The Cerebro supercomputer boosts telepathy.
25th Sep '16 4:22:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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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* DungeonsAndDragons ''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.



* One of the reasons that OldWorldOfDarkness was famously a min/maxer's paradise is that almost all game lines had a skill that turned a relatively common substance, usually the basic fuel for powers, into this. Vampires without celerity needed blood to live, and had to burn it up to use powers. Vampires with celerity burned blood to take extra turns, letting them use all of their powers (including basic ones like "sharp teeth") several times before the enemy even acted.
* 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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* One of the reasons that OldWorldOfDarkness ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' was famously a min/maxer's paradise is that almost all game lines had a skill that turned a relatively common substance, usually the basic fuel for powers, into this. Vampires without celerity needed blood to live, and had to burn it up to use powers. Vampires with celerity burned blood to take extra turns, letting them use all of their powers (including basic ones like "sharp teeth") several times before the enemy even acted.
* The Mortis Engines from TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}, ''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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