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7th Sep '16 10:20:45 AM LadyNomad
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* Gotham and Gotham girl of ComicBook/Batman bought powers like flight, super strength, and super vision but every time they use those powers, they lose their lifespan.

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* Gotham and Gotham girl of ComicBook/Batman Franchinse/{{Batman}} bought powers like flight, super strength, and super vision but every time they use those powers, they lose their lifespan.
7th Sep '16 10:19:44 AM LadyNomad
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* Gotham and Gotham girl of ComicBook/Batman bought powers like flight, super strength, and super vision but every time they use those powers, they lose their lifespan.
6th Aug '16 9:42:05 AM nombretomado
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* In the ComicBook/{{Shadowpact}} books, Enchantress is mentioned using a spell that takes an year off her life to keep her team's leader Nightmaster alive for either another hour or another day. However its also mentioned that she's supposed to live for centuries like a lot of other magic users in the DCUniverse so she probably doesn't mind nearly as much as a normal person would
* In one popular version of [[TheFlash Barry Allen]]'s origin (the retelling in ''Secret Origins'' Annual #2), the lightning bolt that gives him his powers actually speaks, offering him the choice of whether to accept. It warns him that his life will be shorter if he does. (How does it know? Because [[spoiler:it's Barry himself, at another point in the closed electrical/temporal circuit of his life.]])

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* In the ComicBook/{{Shadowpact}} books, Enchantress is mentioned using a spell that takes an year off her life to keep her team's leader Nightmaster alive for either another hour or another day. However its also mentioned that she's supposed to live for centuries like a lot of other magic users in the DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse so she probably doesn't mind nearly as much as a normal person would
* In one popular version of [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen]]'s origin (the retelling in ''Secret Origins'' Annual #2), the lightning bolt that gives him his powers actually speaks, offering him the choice of whether to accept. It warns him that his life will be shorter if he does. (How does it know? Because [[spoiler:it's Barry himself, at another point in the closed electrical/temporal circuit of his life.]])
11th Jul '16 3:53:19 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', the [[HumanAliens Windermerians]] have superior physical and sensory abilities compared to the other "Children of the [[{{Precursors}} Protoculture]], but they pay for it with an incredibly short lifespan (only thirty to thirty-five years); they basically "burn out" much quicker than other species.

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* In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', the [[HumanAliens Windermerians]] have superior physical and sensory abilities compared to the other "Children of the [[{{Precursors}} Protoculture]], Protoculture]]", but they pay for it with an incredibly short lifespan (only thirty to thirty-five years); they basically "burn out" much quicker than other species.
11th Jul '16 3:53:11 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', the [[HumanAliens Windermerians]] have superior physical and sensory abilities compared to the other "Children of the [[{{Precursors}} Protoculture", but they pay for it with an incredibly short lifespan (only thirty to thirty-five years); they basically "burn out" much quicker than other species.

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* In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', the [[HumanAliens Windermerians]] have superior physical and sensory abilities compared to the other "Children of the [[{{Precursors}} Protoculture", Protoculture]], but they pay for it with an incredibly short lifespan (only thirty to thirty-five years); they basically "burn out" much quicker than other species.
11th Jul '16 3:52:57 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* it may be part of a DealWithTheDevil, with a set upfront cost- say, ten years of life for a spell to wipe out that army.
* each use may literally [[InsertPaymentToUse cost a set price in hours, days, or years]]
* it may be an inherent side effect of a power like a HealingFactor [[note]]say, faster cell division makes them heal faster, but shortens their lifespan and makes them [[RapidAging age faster]] thanks to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayflick_limit Hayflick Limit]][[/note]]

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* it Tt may be part of a DealWithTheDevil, with a set upfront cost- say, ten years of life for a spell to wipe out that army.
* each Each use may literally [[InsertPaymentToUse cost a set price in hours, days, or years]]
* it It may be an inherent side effect of a power like a HealingFactor [[note]]say, faster cell division makes them heal faster, but shortens their lifespan and makes them [[RapidAging age faster]] thanks to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayflick_limit Hayflick Limit]][[/note]]


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* In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', the [[HumanAliens Windermerians]] have superior physical and sensory abilities compared to the other "Children of the [[{{Precursors}} Protoculture", but they pay for it with an incredibly short lifespan (only thirty to thirty-five years); they basically "burn out" much quicker than other species.
27th May '16 8:06:55 PM ANTMuddle
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostBusters'', the heroes' mutations are made out of ectoplasmic energy (borne out of failing to properly dispose of their old uniforms). As Egon puts it, "Each time they fire, they weaken." The more energy they consume, the less that is available to them.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostBusters'', the heroes' mutations are made out of ectoplasmic energy (borne out of failing to properly dispose of their old uniforms). As Egon puts it, "Each time they fire, they weaken." The more energy they consume, the less that is available to them.
27th May '16 8:06:25 PM ANTMuddle
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostBusters'', the heroes' mutations are made out of ectoplasmic energy (borne out of failing to properly dispose of their old uniforms). As Egon puts it, "Each time they fire, they weaken." The more energy they consume, the less that is available to them.
26th May '16 11:15:21 AM Willbyr
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* In ''ViolinistOfHameln,'' Flute and her mother can heal anyone but at the cost of their own lives. To compensate, they have extra long lives.
* In ''NabariNoOu'', Yoite's Kira technique continually saps his [[LifeEnergy lifespan]]. By the beginning of the series, he only has 1 or 2 months left to live. [[spoiler: He dies from this in both [[DownerEnding the anime]] and the manga.]]

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* In ''ViolinistOfHameln,'' ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln,'' Flute and her mother can heal anyone but at the cost of their own lives. To compensate, they have extra long lives.
* In ''NabariNoOu'', ''Manga/NabariNoOu'', Yoite's Kira technique continually saps his [[LifeEnergy lifespan]]. By the beginning of the series, he only has 1 or 2 months left to live. [[spoiler: He dies from this in both [[DownerEnding the anime]] and the manga.]]
13th May '16 7:07:09 PM bt8257
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Subtrope of CastFromHP. Compare RapidAging as a side effect of some versions of Cast From Lifespan. While less squicky and immediately harmful than BloodMagic, magic Cast From Lifespan can be more dangerous in the long-term, and has even ''worse'' ethical ramifications if you aren't paying the price yourself. A revive spell that is also this will likely fall into SacrificialRevivalSpell. The existence of this trope in a magic system tends to be detrimental to the trend that WizardsLiveLonger.

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Subtrope of CastFromHP.CastFromHitPoints. Compare RapidAging as a side effect of some versions of Cast From Lifespan. While less squicky and immediately harmful than BloodMagic, magic Cast From Lifespan can be more dangerous in the long-term, and has even ''worse'' ethical ramifications if you aren't paying the price yourself. A revive spell that is also this will likely fall into SacrificialRevivalSpell. The existence of this trope in a magic system tends to be detrimental to the trend that WizardsLiveLonger.
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