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29th Nov '16 8:12:35 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/DianeDuane's ''Literature/TheTaleOfTheFive'' books, wielders of the Fire die young.
** And in her ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, powerful spells may result in a reduced lifespan or death. Much of ''Deep Wizardry'' revolves around Nita's participation in a ritual that requires the central wizard's death (Nita being chosen by fate because she already owed some hundred years of lifespan after the first book), and in ''High Wizardry'' she uses a shield spell that drains a year of the wizard's life each time it's activated.
** Similarly, in ''The Book of Night with Moon'' (which takes place in the same setting as the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series), one of the cats sacrifices one of her nine lives to fuel a wizardry.

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* In Creator/DianeDuane's novels:
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''Literature/TheTaleOfTheFive'' books, wielders of the Fire die young.
** And in her In the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, powerful spells may result in a reduced lifespan or death. Much of ''Deep Wizardry'' revolves around Nita's participation in a ritual that requires the central wizard's death (Nita being chosen by fate because she already owed some hundred years of lifespan after the first book), and in ''High Wizardry'' she uses a shield spell that drains a year of the wizard's life each time it's activated.
** Similarly, in ''The Book of Night with Moon'' ''Literature/TheBookOfNightWithMoon'' (which takes place in the same setting as the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series), one of the cats sacrifices one of her nine lives to fuel a wizardry.
29th Nov '16 8:59:38 AM Pseudoname
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* the long term consequences of a DeadlyUpgrade might be taking a silent toll.

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* the The long term consequences of a DeadlyUpgrade might be taking a silent toll.



* [[spoiler: Scion]] in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', not that it makes a difference given [[Really700YearsOld how much he has to work with]] and [[PersonOfMassDestruction how strong even his basic powers are]]. The only ability he has that takes off a significant lifespan chunk is [[spoiler: Contessa's "Path to Victory" power]], which is such a StoryBreakerPower that his entire arsenal pales in comparison, but is implied to take millenia off his lifespan. It says a lot that he uses it exactly once in the entire story.



* [[spoiler: Scion]] in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', not that it makes a difference given [[Really700YearsOld how much he has to work with]] and [[PersonOfMassDestruction how strong even his basic powers are]]. The only ability he has that takes off a significant lifespan chunk is [[spoiler: Contessa's "Path to Victory" power]], which is such a StoryBreakerPower that his entire arsenal pales in comparison, but is implied to take millenia off his lifespan. It says a lot that he uses it exactly once in the entire story.
4th Nov '16 6:55:13 AM MiinU
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* In the first ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' movie, ''Tenchi Muyo! in Love'', Achika unleashing her full Juraian powers causes her lifespan to be cut short, dying when Tenchi is only three years old.

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* In *''Anime/TenchiMuyo'': During Tenchi's closing narration of the first ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' movie, ''Tenchi movie (''Tenchi Muyo! in Love'', Achika unleashing her full Love''), he explains that his mother, Achika, died because the Juraian powers causes power that would've sustained her lifespan to be cut short, dying when Tenchi is life was passed onto him, during his birth. She passed away only three several years old.later.
3rd Nov '16 5:19:13 AM MiinU
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*''Manga/MakenKi'': Blood Pointer allows the user to empower themselves [[KiManipulation by drawing "Element"]] from the surrounding environment and, if need be, from the user's own raw emotion. But it also causes them gradually [[BloodFromTheMouth succumb to sickness]] with each use, and can eventually result in their death. It's said to be the curse of [[spoiler: Yabiko Himegami]]'s bloodline and the Oyama Family are his direct descendants.
26th Oct '16 2:20:36 PM Codus
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** Ever wondered why Makarov doesn't just nuke his enemies with Fairy Law all the time? [[spoiler: Turns out the price to pay for casting the spell is effectively this trope. The amount of lifespan one must pay using the spell is proportionate to the number of enemies eradicated. The larger the number of enemies are, the greater amount of life force is paid in exchange]]
15th Oct '16 9:21:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles: Ring of Fates'' does this. Whenever twins Yuri and Chelinka do their weird... glowy... thingy, Chelinka gradually loses her soul while Yuri's lifespan is shortened drastically, [[spoiler:leading to his near-death at the end of the game and prompting a HeroicSacrifice from Chelinka]].

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* ''FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles: ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles: Ring of Fates'' does this. Whenever twins Yuri and Chelinka do their weird... glowy... thingy, Chelinka gradually loses her soul while Yuri's lifespan is shortened drastically, [[spoiler:leading to his near-death at the end of the game and prompting a HeroicSacrifice from Chelinka]].
11th Oct '16 8:20:15 PM Gingerkitteh
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* 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.

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* Tt 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.
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.]])
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