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20th Jan '17 7:22:06 PM SAMAS
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* The Renewing Breath technique in ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' is a wonderful and terrible variation: It requires a sacrifice to heal the mortally-wounded, but rather than cast from the life of the user, it takes the life of the one who taught the technique to the user.
14th Jan '17 7:02:39 PM subjectC
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** There's also the Staff of Magus. It drains the target's magicka and adds it to your own. If the target runs out of magicka, it starts draining his health.

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** There's also the Staff of Magus.Magnus. It drains the target's magicka and adds it to your own. If the target runs out of magicka, it starts draining his health.
8th Jan '17 10:25:37 AM Xtifr
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* Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries Laundry]]'' series features magic as multiverse trickery invoked by high-level mathematics, with a nicely [[HandWave handwaved]] reference to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and good ol' Schrodinger's Cat to explain why the more powerful spells require human sacrifice. While [[FridgeLogic the reasoning breaks down a bit]] for smaller spells that just require some blood, it does provide an alternative motivation for the Holocaust: [[spoiler:[[{{Ghostapo}} the Nazis were attempting to destroy enough souls to create a portal to a parallel universe]] and summon a [[EldritchAbomination weakly godlike entity.]]]]
** Beyond this, you can "run" a spell in your head as long as you don't mind some minor EldritchAbomination taking a small bite out of your brain. Doing this too often, even accidentally, results in Kranzberg's syndrome and a permanent trip to [[BedlamHouse St. Hilda's]].

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* Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries Laundry]]'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' series features magic as multiverse trickery invoked by high-level mathematics, with a nicely [[HandWave handwaved]] reference to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and good ol' Schrodinger's Cat to explain why the more powerful spells require human sacrifice. While [[FridgeLogic the reasoning breaks down a bit]] for smaller spells that just require some blood, it does provide an alternative motivation for the Holocaust: [[spoiler:[[{{Ghostapo}} the Nazis were attempting to destroy enough souls to create a portal to a parallel universe]] and summon a [[EldritchAbomination weakly godlike entity.]]]]
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]]]] Beyond this, you can "run" a spell in your head as long as you don't mind some minor EldritchAbomination taking a small bite out of your brain. Doing this too often, even accidentally, results in Kranzberg's syndrome and a permanent trip to [[BedlamHouse St. Hilda's]].
2nd Jan '17 2:48:21 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Melisandre's shadow assassins are implied do this to her partner. When Stannis requests she produce another, she says, "Your fires burn low, my king." In the novels, this manifests physically as Stannis becoming frighteningly gaunt and sunken, but PragmaticAdaptation makes this less clear.
23rd Dec '16 9:35:20 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* A rare example in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' is the Lifeforce Megazord. It's powered by the Rangers' life energy, making it very powerful but slow and prone to damage the rangers operating it. It's only used for a handful of episodes before being stolen by the demons and destroyed in "The Fate of Lightspeed."


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* A rare example in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' is the [[PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Lifeforce Megazord]]. It's powered by the Rangers' life energy, making it very powerful but slow and prone to damage the rangers operating it. It's only used for a handful of episodes before being stolen by the demons and destroyed in "The Fate of Lightspeed." Unlike nearly every other Megazord ever seen, it's unclear if the Lifeforce Megazord is [[CombiningMecha constructed of smaller Zords]] or is simply a HumongousMecha all on its own.
23rd Dec '16 9:33:30 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* A rare example in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' is the Lifeforce Megazord. It's powered by the Rangers' life energy, making it very powerful but slow and prone to damage the rangers operating it. It's only used for a handful of episodes before being stolen by the demons and destroyed in "The Fate of Lightspeed."
12th Dec '16 9:13:23 PM Fireblood
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* In the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, a wizard can cast Wizard's Life Fire, a powerful explosion that kills the wizard but usually reduces whoever is nearby to ashy stains on the walls. The taste of said ashes yields a clue as to why the dying wizard chose to cast Wizard's Life Fire: if the ashes are bitter, the wizard cast the spell to save himself from torture; if they are sweet, the wizard [[HeroicSacrifice gave his life to save another]].

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* In the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, a wizard can cast Wizard's Life Fire, a powerful explosion that kills the wizard but usually reduces whoever is nearby to ashy stains on the walls. The taste of said ashes yields a clue as to why the dying wizard chose to cast Wizard's Life Fire: if the ashes are bitter, the wizard cast the spell to save himself from torture; if they are sweet, the wizard [[HeroicSacrifice [[HeroicSuicide gave his life to save another]].



* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', channeling results in physical and mental fatigue, depending on the amount and duration of the channeling. In extreme examples, channelling have "pushed" themselves past usual levels, but it puts them at the risk of losing the ability to channel, or, in extreme cases, death.

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', channeling results in physical and mental fatigue, depending on the amount and duration of the channeling. In extreme examples, channelling have "pushed" themselves past usual levels, but it puts them at the risk of losing the ability to channel, or, in extreme cases, death.dying.
12th Dec '16 9:08:26 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Film/{{Eragon}}'', it is implied that magic exists but it is very rarely used because it harms the caster. Indeed, the main character almost dies trying to use magic.

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* In ''Film/{{Eragon}}'', it is implied that magic exists but it is very rarely used because it harms drains the caster. Indeed, the main character almost dies trying to use by using magic.
17th Nov '16 1:36:17 PM Necrodomo
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* [[FallenAngel Fallen]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' has the ability to sacrifice their flesh to their cyborg body to ''reload guns'' from hit points. If they do this too much, everyone in the vicinity gets splashed with gore as the Fallen gets dragged kicking and screaming into their own weapon and digested.
16th Nov '16 7:02:26 PM SpocktorWho
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Castiel's abilities take on this shape after he rebels, as he is now acting on his own without the support of Heaven and no longer has unlimited power at his disposal. When he takes the Winchesters back in time, the effort leaves him [[BloodFromTheMouth coughing up blood]] and then comatose. He also reacts with some discomfort when performing a locating spell, which may have drained him slightly.
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