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14th Jun '17 12:21:05 PM UNoWho
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** Several spells caused aging as a side effect of using them, including ''Gate'', ''Haste'' and ''Wish''. Varies from edition to edition. Generally such costs are much more common in Second Edition then the Third.

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** Several spells caused aging as a side effect of using them, including ''Gate'', ''Haste'' and ''Wish''. Varies from edition to edition. Generally such costs are much more common in Second Edition then than the Third.
7th Jun '17 7:34:05 PM Prometheus117
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** He also was healed from ''uncurable'' poison. Cost? Ten years of his lifespan (and an estimated 2 Day's of torture by having the cells in his body destroyed by poison and healed in rapid succession) in exchange for boosting his survival rate from 0% to a measly 3%. (Luffy beat the poison in 20 hours Instead of the estimated 2 days, did they mention that the survival was dependent on the Will to live?)

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** He also was healed from ''uncurable'' poison. Cost? Ten years of his lifespan (and an estimated 2 Day's of torture by having the cells in his body destroyed by poison and healed in rapid succession) in exchange for boosting his survival rate from 0% to a measly 3%. (Luffy beat the poison in 20 hours Instead instead of the estimated 2 days, did they mention that the survival was dependent on the Will to live?)



** The Evil Containment Wave drains a ''massive'' amount of the user's life force, which means it kills most people who use it.

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** The Evil Containment Wave drains a ''massive'' amount of the user's life force, which means it kills most people who use it. Again, if you've got a lot of energy to burn it doesn't really matter, as Goku practiced it multiple times without any notable problems, and Trunks and Future Mai didn't suffer any negative effects [[spoiler:when sealing Zamasu]].



* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Ultear's ability to travel through time works this way. [[spoiler: However, using it results in her rapidly aging to become an old woman, and to add insult to injury, it takes her entire lifespan to go back one minute. Fortunately, that one minute is all that the rest of the cast needs to turn the ongoing predicament in their favour.]]

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', there are several types of powerful Magic that burn through the user's lifespan if overused.
** Angel's [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angel Magic]] works by creating golden coins, each one representing a portion of her lifespan and a cost of "10". By creating and using a certain number of coins and cost, she can [[SummonMagic summon angels]] to fight on her behalf, but not only does this drain her lifespan with each use, if they're destroyed she suffers [[AgonyBeam extreme pain]]. She doesn't care at first, [[DeathSeeker and even relishes the idea of someday "dying and becoming an angel in Heaven"]], but overuse of her Magic and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Gray calling her out on her death wish and desire to throw her life]] eventually turns her "angels" into {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that try to consume her and Gray, and she's only saved by Gray destroying them and another ally "refunding" her lifespan. She starts being more careful after that, and even seemingly figures out how to summon angels without using the coins.
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Ultear's ability to travel through time works this way. [[spoiler: However, using it results in her rapidly aging to become an old woman, and to add insult to injury, it takes her entire lifespan to go back one minute. Fortunately, that one minute is all that the rest of the cast needs to turn the ongoing predicament in their favour.]]
8th May '17 1:11:12 PM Golondrina
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* In ''{{Sorcery101}}'', both Magic and Sorcery takes a heavy toll on the user's health, with the result that neither Mages nor Sorcerers ever get particularly old. (It's more of a 'Will drop dead around 60-70' thing than an 'unlikely to see their 30th birthday' type thing, but still an unpleasant fact.) The main character, Danny, is a Sorcerer, but he's safe from these consequences due to being the [[{{Familiar}} Blood Bond]] of a powerful vampire. His teacher IS a vampire, and thus also safe. Main character Ally, however, is a Mage with no added advantages, so...

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* In ''{{Sorcery101}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Sorcery101}}'', both Magic and Sorcery takes a heavy toll on the user's health, with the result that neither Mages nor Sorcerers ever get particularly old. (It's more of a 'Will drop dead around 60-70' thing than an 'unlikely to see their 30th birthday' type thing, but still an unpleasant fact.) The main character, Danny, is a Sorcerer, but he's safe from these consequences due to being the [[{{Familiar}} Blood Bond]] of a powerful vampire. His teacher IS a vampire, and thus also safe. Main character Ally, however, is a Mage with no added advantages, so...



** In ''IDreamOfAJeanieBottle'', a genie can die if they overuse their powers on a broad (read: "global") scale for too long, presumably at the behest of their master. It is heavily implied that the last known genie to suffer this fate was [[spoiler: Eva Braun.]]

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** In ''IDreamOfAJeanieBottle'', ''Webcomic/IDreamOfAJeanieBottle'', a genie can die if they overuse their powers on a broad (read: "global") scale for too long, presumably at the behest of their master. It is heavily implied that the last known genie to suffer this fate was [[spoiler: Eva Braun.]]
23rd Apr '17 3:43:41 PM sharkmug
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* MerlinsShopofMysticalWonders (best known for its MysteryScienceTheater3000 episode), states that all magic artificially ages the user. The finale to the first story in the anthology culminates in the magic user needing to concoct a youth potion to counteract the effects.
17th Apr '17 1:55:41 PM Skylentt
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* ''Manga/DGrayman'' : The parasitic-type exorcist suffer this because their weapon is fused with their organism. So every time they fight, this uses their life energy and reduce their lifespan.
**Kanda's regeneration ability refuses his lifespan too. As well as using the upper illusions of his innocence that directly convert his lifespan in power. The fifth illusion is said to "sublimate his soul".


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8th Apr '17 10:22:09 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SecretHistories'' series Wild Witch Molly Metcalf traded several years of her life to gain the powers necessary to avenge the murder of her parents.

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* In the ''SecretHistories'' ''Literature/SecretHistories'' series Wild Witch Molly Metcalf traded several years of her life to gain the powers necessary to avenge the murder of her parents.
25th Mar '17 12:50:17 PM MagBas
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** In ''IDreamOfAJeanieBottle'', a genie can die if they overuse their powers on a broad (read: "global") scale for too long, presumably at the behest of their master. It is heavily implied that the last known genie to suffer this fate was [[spoiler:[[UnfortunateImplications Eva Braun]].]]

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** In ''IDreamOfAJeanieBottle'', a genie can die if they overuse their powers on a broad (read: "global") scale for too long, presumably at the behest of their master. It is heavily implied that the last known genie to suffer this fate was [[spoiler:[[UnfortunateImplications [[spoiler: Eva Braun]].Braun.]]
9th Mar '17 9:25:51 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'', the director of the Mage school has his lifespan exchanged for his magic.

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* In ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'', ''Manga/HibikisMagic'', the director of the Mage school has his lifespan exchanged for his magic.
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.
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