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19th Mar '18 5:03:15 PM MagnusForce
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' featured a child's drawing of a {{kaiju}} coming to life, thanks to a strange type of cosmic radiation affecting Earth. Fortunately, Gabadon was a GentleGiant who only wanted to sleep, but his presence unnerved Tokyo badly enough that Science Patrol still needed to dispose of the monster.



* Pygmalion in Greek myth.

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* Pygmalion in Greek myth.Myth/ClassicalMythology.
6th Mar '18 9:17:49 PM nombretomado
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* The ''ThievesWorld'' universe had a painter who was granted the ability to create life with his drawings, although he didn't realize that this ability was real, for some time. [[spoiler:He also got the ability, much earlier on, to paint an image of the soul of the person sitting for him. This [[BlessedWithSuck made life more awkward than it sounds, since the majority of the wealthy patrons who wanted him to paint them did * not* like him painting the real them (especially since it rarely matched the outside)]].]]

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* The ''ThievesWorld'' ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' universe had a painter who was granted the ability to create life with his drawings, although he didn't realize that this ability was real, for some time. [[spoiler:He also got the ability, much earlier on, to paint an image of the soul of the person sitting for him. This [[BlessedWithSuck made life more awkward than it sounds, since the majority of the wealthy patrons who wanted him to paint them did * not* like him painting the real them (especially since it rarely matched the outside)]].]]
13th Feb '18 5:40:30 PM Berrenta
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* The first bumper for Creator/TheWB featured Creator/ChuckJones creating a sketch of [[WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening Michigan J. Frog]], who then hoped off the easel and flipped the switch to officially launch the network.

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* The first bumper for Creator/TheWB featured Creator/ChuckJones creating a sketch of [[WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening Michigan J. Frog]], who then hoped hopped off the easel and flipped the switch to officially launch the network.
11th Feb '18 4:26:34 PM fruitstripegum
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* This is a major plot point in ''Manga/DNAngel'': A man named Hikari sold his soul to the devil to gain the ability to give life to his artwork. The power drove him insane, but gave birth to the cursed objects Dark steals in the series,[[spoiler:as well as Dark himself ]]. [[spoiler:Satoshi is the descendant of the original Hikari, and has these powers as well]].

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* This is a major plot point in ''Manga/DNAngel'': A man named Hikari sold his soul to the devil to gain the ability to give life to his artwork. The power drove him insane, but gave birth to the cursed objects Dark steals in the series,[[spoiler:as well as Dark himself ]].himself]]. [[spoiler:Satoshi is the descendant of the original Hikari, and has these powers as well]].
27th Jan '18 6:10:02 PM nombretomado
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* The artist dolls in ''MendelPalace'' are capable of scribbling on panels and using them to animate stick figures in some levels. During their BossBattle, they make clones of themselves. You can trick them into drawing on all of the panels to render them useless, and doing so nets you an [[OneUp extra life]] and a huge [[ScoringPoints score bonus]].

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* The artist dolls in ''MendelPalace'' ''VideoGame/MendelPalace'' are capable of scribbling on panels and using them to animate stick figures in some levels. During their BossBattle, they make clones of themselves. You can trick them into drawing on all of the panels to render them useless, and doing so nets you an [[OneUp extra life]] and a huge [[ScoringPoints score bonus]].
26th Jan '18 12:20:26 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/TheLastDaysOfNewParis'', the bizarre event known as the S-Blast has brought art to life in Paris. Now surrealists are helping the resistance against the Nazis by creating art to help them fight.
21st Jan '18 3:22:01 PM Actua11y
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* Nagu from ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' has a [[EmpathicWeapon hayagami]] that brings anything drawn with it to life. [[spoiler: [[TearJerker Including his]] dead little sister.]]

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* Nagu from ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' has a [[EmpathicWeapon hayagami]] that brings anything drawn with it to life. [[spoiler: [[TearJerker [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Including his]] dead little sister.]]



* An early issue of the Mirage ''[[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' comic featured comic book artist [[Creator/JackKirby Kirby King]], who found a crystal that would allow everything he drew come to life before disappearing to an alternate world. The story was later adapted to a picture book and [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the second cartoon]]. Much later on it is revealed that the crystal had been previously used by [[spoiler: April's father]], and that she was, in fact, one of the things he'd created with it.

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* An early issue of the Mirage ''[[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' comic featured comic book artist [[Creator/JackKirby Kirby King]], who found a crystal that would allow everything he drew come to life before disappearing to an alternate world. The story was later adapted to a picture book and [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the second cartoon]]. Much later on it is revealed that the crystal had been previously used by [[spoiler: April's [[spoiler:April's father]], and that she was, in fact, one of the things he'd created with it.



* The ''ThievesWorld'' universe had a painter who was granted the ability to create life with his drawings, although he didn't realize that this ability was real, for some time. [[spoiler: He also got the ability, much earlier on, to paint an image of the soul of the person sitting for him. This [[BlessedWithSuck made life more awkward than it sounds, since the majority of the wealthy patrons who wanted him to paint them did * not* like him painting the real them (especially since it rarely matched the outside)]].]]

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* The ''ThievesWorld'' universe had a painter who was granted the ability to create life with his drawings, although he didn't realize that this ability was real, for some time. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He also got the ability, much earlier on, to paint an image of the soul of the person sitting for him. This [[BlessedWithSuck made life more awkward than it sounds, since the majority of the wealthy patrons who wanted him to paint them did * not* like him painting the real them (especially since it rarely matched the outside)]].]]



* Inverted in the ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' Season 6 episode "The Tale of Oblivion". A boy has some charcoal and an eraser, nothing happens when he '''''draws''''' something, but when he '''''erases''''' it, it goes to a pocket dimension called "Oblivion". It even works if he just writes the name of something and then erases it. For example, to prove it to his sister Shelly, he writes "Shelly's Underpants", then erases those words. [[spoiler: The boy travels to Oblivion to retrieve something important, and finds out his magic writing tools were once used as weapons against those who sought to abuse their power.]]

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* Inverted in the ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' Season 6 episode "The Tale of Oblivion". A boy has some charcoal and an eraser, nothing happens when he '''''draws''''' something, but when he '''''erases''''' it, it goes to a pocket dimension called "Oblivion". It even works if he just writes the name of something and then erases it. For example, to prove it to his sister Shelly, he writes "Shelly's Underpants", then erases those words. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The boy travels to Oblivion to retrieve something important, and finds out his magic writing tools were once used as weapons against those who sought to abuse their power.]]



* A variation occurs in ''VideoGame/ComixZone''. A comic artist's villain comes to life as a living drawing and traps the artist in comic book. Several times during the game, you'll see his hand come onto the screen and draw an enemy onto the panel to fight. If you lose, the villain is replaced with a flesh-and-blood version, and goes off to TakeOverTheWorld. If you win, you escape from the comic. [[spoiler: If you earn the best ending, you can bring your fictional love interest with you.]]

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* A variation occurs in ''VideoGame/ComixZone''. A comic artist's villain comes to life as a living drawing and traps the artist in comic book. Several times during the game, you'll see his hand come onto the screen and draw an enemy onto the panel to fight. If you lose, the villain is replaced with a flesh-and-blood version, and goes off to TakeOverTheWorld. If you win, you escape from the comic. [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If you earn the best ending, you can bring your fictional love interest with you.]]



* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-237]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-237 the Modern-Day Pygmalion]], is a {{hikikomori}} who can create homunculi from handmade miniature figures. [[spoiler: He may or may not be a spy...]]

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-237]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-237 the Modern-Day Pygmalion]], is a {{hikikomori}} who can create homunculi from handmade miniature figures. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He may or may not be a spy...]]



* In the very short tale [[http://midnightgazes.blogspot.com/2010/11/vividness.html "Vividness"]], the trope is inverted, [[spoiler: since the painter dies when he draws himself on the picture]].

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* In the very short tale [[http://midnightgazes.blogspot.com/2010/11/vividness.html "Vividness"]], the trope is inverted, [[spoiler: since [[spoiler:since the painter dies when he draws himself on the picture]].
21st Jan '18 3:10:54 PM Actua11y
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9th Jan '18 6:29:02 PM AjWargo
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' featured one of these in the Evillustrator, who can make anything he draws come to life.
2nd Jan '18 3:35:26 PM reppuzan
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* In ''ComicBook/MonstersUnleashed'', the protagonist, Kei Kawade, has the power to summon monsters by drawing them in his notebook. When that fails, he created six original monsters, Fireclaw, Slizzik, Hi-Vo, Aegis, Mekara, and Scragg, to do battle against the Leviathon Queen. Later stories in the same series bring this into doubt, as they remember times before being summoned by Kei.
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