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16th Aug '17 8:58:51 AM Owlorange1995
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* The BadFuture shown in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' has been driven to ruin by Dan Phantom, a FusionDance between Danny Phantom and Vlad Plasmius. He has all of Vlad's evil as well as Danny's powers, allowing him to dominate humans and ghosts alike without fear of consequence.
26th Jul '17 1:36:29 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/ContractLabor'': In chapter 17, Tsuruko bemoans the fact that the skills of the ''Shinmei-ryū'' school, which have been passed down for generations in order to protect others, have been abused by an "angry petulant little girl" like Motoko.
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22nd Jul '17 7:05:43 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': As a Keyblade Master, [[BigBad Xehanort]] is supposed to be a hero who protects the worlds. Instead, he's become DrunkOnTheDarkSide and uses his power as a Master to spread darkness and chaos wherever he goes.
19th Jul '17 12:03:31 AM bfunc
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** Before the Plutonian went full psycho, the only person capable of going toe-to-toe with him in a fight, Max Damage, was himself an embodiment of the trope. Max has his own excuse for it: he's incredibly strong and incredibly tough ... but as a result his skin is insensitive and he can no longer feel anything. Sleeping resets his powers to baseline momentarily, but he's got to shave or ... whatever else he wants to do and be able to feel it[[note]]Sex. We're talking about sex.[[/note]] ... as soon as he wakes up, because in less than an hour he's back to being invulnerable.
17th Jul '17 12:17:22 PM TheOrgg
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* GWAR is made of this trope, but less focused on taking over the world and more focused on drugs and violence.
16th Jul '17 9:58:08 PM PatPayne
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* Even though there are no actual super powers in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe, at their worst, [=MechWarriors=] can exhibit much the same drunkenness off the power that comes with driving a 12-meter-tall war machine with enough firepower to potentially level a city block in one salvo. Apart from pirates or too-big-for-their-britches mercenaries, noble-born [=MechWarriors=] have also been known to grossly abuse their powers. Perhaps the most egregious example were the various "[=MechWarrior=] Brotherhoods" that sprang up where nobles began extorting or worse the residents of planets they were stationed on. Since said residents were not piloting 12-meter-tall war machines with enough firepower to potentially level a city block in one salvo, they really didn't have much choice but to acquiesce, at least until other groups of [=MechWarriors=] got fed up with their shenanigans and began opposing them.
20th Jun '17 9:49:51 PM MadCat221
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** ''In Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', the massive destruction wrought by Zod and Clark's fight leads to widespread distrust of Superman from everyone, including Bruce Wayne, who was present in Metropolis as he saw many of his employees die. This is also Lex Luthor's reason for opposing Superman, alongside what seems to be a [[RageAgainstTheHeavens hatred of Godlike figures]].

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** ''In Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', the massive destruction wrought by Zod and Clark's fight leads to widespread distrust of Superman from everyone, a significant portion of the world, including Bruce Wayne, who was present in Metropolis as he saw many of his employees die. This is also Lex Luthor's reason for opposing Superman, alongside what seems to be a [[RageAgainstTheHeavens hatred of Godlike figures]].
18th Jun '17 8:19:22 PM Fireblood
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* Surprisingly, [[http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/superman/2013/05/superman_if_human_enhancement_gives_us_superpowers_will_we_use_them_for.html some experiments and studies]] indicate that this trope would actually be either averted in RealLife or depend heavily on what ''[[BadPowersBadPeople kind]]'' of powers the person gets. People who simulated being a FlyingBrick in the vein of Superman were found to act more benevolent and polite to the researchers, as if the very thought of being like Superman caused them to feel the need to be altruistic. Ironically when offered powers on the opposite end of the spectrum like invisibility or mind reading, most refused the idea out of explicit fear that this trope would come into effect; one man, when offered flight or invisibility, chose invisibility only to than change his answer after some thinking. He expressed the fear that being invisible would [[WhatYouAreInTheDark tempt him to indulge in morally dodgy behavior]].

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* Surprisingly, [[http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/superman/2013/05/superman_if_human_enhancement_gives_us_superpowers_will_we_use_them_for.html some experiments and studies]] indicate that this trope would actually be either averted in RealLife or depend heavily on what ''[[BadPowersBadPeople kind]]'' of powers the person gets. People who simulated being a FlyingBrick in the vein of Superman were found to act more benevolent and polite to the researchers, as if the very thought of being like Superman caused them to feel the need to be altruistic. Ironically when offered powers on the opposite end of the spectrum like invisibility or mind reading, most refused the idea out of explicit fear that this trope would come into effect; one man, when offered flight or invisibility, chose invisibility only to than then change his answer after some thinking. He expressed the fear that being invisible would [[WhatYouAreInTheDark tempt him to indulge in morally dodgy behavior]].
18th Jun '17 12:53:58 PM WillyFourEyes
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'': Ardyn was a legendary exorcist traveling the world and exorcising demons. Then the king of Ardyn's country got jealous because he was worried that the masses would replace him with that travelling miracle-worker, and had Ardyn arrested, mind-raped, and demonically possessed. And since that made him into an unkillable half-demon banned from the afterlife, he's fixated on ending the world [[NothingToDoButDie because there's nothing else left to do]].

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'': Ardyn was a legendary exorcist traveling the world and exorcising demons. Then the king of Ardyn's country got jealous because he was worried that the masses would replace him with that travelling miracle-worker, and had Ardyn arrested, mind-raped, and demonically possessed. And since that made him into an unkillable half-demon banned from the afterlife, he's fixated on ending the world [[NothingToDoButDie [[NothingLeftToDoButDie because there's nothing else left to do]].
11th Jun '17 1:44:18 AM WillBGood
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* Surprisingly, [[http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/superman/2013/05/superman_if_human_enhancement_gives_us_superpowers_will_we_use_them_for.html some experiments and studies]] indicate that this trope would actually be either averted in RealLife or [[GoodPowersGoodPeople depend heavily]] [[BadPowersBadPeople on what ''kind'' of powers the person gets]]. People who simulated being a FlyingBrick in the vein of Superman were found to act more benevolent and polite to the researchers, as if the very thought of being like Superman caused them to feel the need to be altruistic. Ironically when offered powers on the opposite end of the spectrum like invisibility or mind reading, most refused the idea out of explicit fear that this trope would come into effect; one man, when offered flight or invisibility, chose invisibility only to than change his answer after some thinking. He expressed the fear that being invisible would [[WhatYouAreInTheDark tempt him to indulge in morally dodgy behavior]].

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* Surprisingly, [[http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/superman/2013/05/superman_if_human_enhancement_gives_us_superpowers_will_we_use_them_for.html some experiments and studies]] indicate that this trope would actually be either averted in RealLife or [[GoodPowersGoodPeople depend heavily]] [[BadPowersBadPeople heavily on what ''kind'' ''[[BadPowersBadPeople kind]]'' of powers the person gets]].gets. People who simulated being a FlyingBrick in the vein of Superman were found to act more benevolent and polite to the researchers, as if the very thought of being like Superman caused them to feel the need to be altruistic. Ironically when offered powers on the opposite end of the spectrum like invisibility or mind reading, most refused the idea out of explicit fear that this trope would come into effect; one man, when offered flight or invisibility, chose invisibility only to than change his answer after some thinking. He expressed the fear that being invisible would [[WhatYouAreInTheDark tempt him to indulge in morally dodgy behavior]].
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