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19th Jul '17 9:55:00 PM JoeSparkle
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* It turns out this is the case in ''[=Ressha Sentai ToQger=]'' [[spoiler:where the Toqgers are given adult bodies to able to get the best of both worlds when fighting the Shadowline: Able to handle the darkness better and able to handle combat better of a adult while still possessing strong imagination of a child. This becomes somewhat of a minor plot point as it commented that if the Toqgers are continuously exposed to darkness the chances of being able to be successfully returned to their true ages will decrease.]]

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* It turns out this is the case in ''[=Ressha Sentai ToQger=]'' ''Series/ResshaSentaiToQger'' [[spoiler:where the Toqgers are children, given adult bodies to able to get the best of both worlds when fighting the Shadowline: Shadow Line: Able to handle the darkness better and able to handle combat better of a adult while still possessing strong imagination of a child. This becomes somewhat of a minor plot point as it commented that if the Toqgers are continuously exposed to darkness the chances of being able to be successfully returned to their true ages will decrease.]]
17th Jul '17 4:08:21 PM TheSinful
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* The entire premise of ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'' is based around this. The author has stated in forums that he believes in this concept.
* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', it's eventually revealed that Discord's eldest brother [[UnPerson D____t]] was the AnthropomorphicPersonification of what is basically this concept, the ability by mortals to will things into existence. However, when he was [[RetGone erased from existence]] by Their Mother [[EldritchAbomination Entropy]], his concept disappeared with him, denying mortals this ability.



* It's eventually revealed in ''[[https://www.grandt.com/XanderZone/stories/read.php?story=TheZeppoInMind.html The Zeppo in Mind]]'' that the reason Xander took up residence in Faith's mind was because he viewed them having sex as the two of them becoming one. Combined with the unusually active Hellmouth and right at the moment of climax, Faith is sharing space in her own body.


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* The entire premise of ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'' is based around this. The author has stated in forums that he believes in this concept.
* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', it's eventually revealed that Discord's eldest brother [[UnPerson D____t]] was the AnthropomorphicPersonification of what is basically this concept, the ability by mortals to will things into existence. However, when he was [[RetGone erased from existence]] by Their Mother [[EldritchAbomination Entropy]], his concept disappeared with him, denying mortals this ability.
* It's eventually revealed in ''[[https://www.grandt.com/XanderZone/stories/read.php?story=TheZeppoInMind.html The Zeppo in Mind]]'' that the reason Xander took up residence in Faith's mind was because he viewed them having sex as the two of them becoming one. Combined with the unusually active Hellmouth and right at the moment of climax, Faith is sharing space in her own body.


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* According to Xander Harris in ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-23251-11/BarefootXO+Time+and+Again.htm Time and Again]]'', belief is what makes vampires weak against holy objects rather than any innate power, making more popular religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism more effective. Furthermore, during the holiday season, a wreathe on a door will prevent vampires from entering even public buildings or buildings they've been invited in to because of the belief in Santa Claus by children all over the world.
16th Jul '17 2:58:49 PM Twiddler
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* The player character of ''[[VideoGame/ChoiceOfGames Choice of the Vampire]]'' is only repelled by crosses and hallowed ground if they believe they will be -- or, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane perhaps]], if they ''don't'' [[FightOffTheKryptonite believe]] they ''won't'' be.

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* The player character of ''[[VideoGame/ChoiceOfGames ''[[Creator/ChoiceOfGames Choice of the Vampire]]'' is only repelled by crosses and hallowed ground if they believe they will be -- or, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane perhaps]], if they ''don't'' [[FightOffTheKryptonite believe]] they ''won't'' be.
11th Jul '17 8:10:47 AM Doug86
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by Walt Simonson in ''Orion # 24'':

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by Walt Simonson in ''Orion # 24'':''Orion'' #24:



** When they turn up in a Creator/GrantMorrison issue of ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', the heroes are sent into a boy's nightmare world, where a telepathic conqueror has created a world where it has already won and there are no heroes to stop it. As the boy's belief wanes, so do their powers.

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** When they turn up in a Creator/GrantMorrison issue of ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', the heroes are sent into a boy's nightmare world, where a telepathic conqueror has created a world where it has already won and there are no heroes to stop it. As the boy's belief wanes, so do their powers.
4th Jul '17 1:51:17 PM Dicelord_N
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* In ''TabletopGame/LittleFears'', your characters are children who have access to Belief magic, which gives power to childish fancy and superstition. For example, if a child honestly believes that their toy gun can shoot monster-melting lasers or that stepping on a crack can in fact break their mother's back, then that's exactly what will happen does. [[GrowingUpSucks The older your character is, the less Belief you have]].
26th Jun '17 3:53:09 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' series from the early 2000's: Franchise/WonderWoman, despite being super strong, sometimes exclaims "Hera give me strength!" Which maxes her strength out to the point where it rivals Franchise/{{Superman}}'s She even states that there were times that without her belief in Hera, she would not have been successful.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' series from the early 2000's: Franchise/WonderWoman, despite being super strong, sometimes exclaims "Hera give me strength!" Which maxes her strength!", at which point she shows off even greater strength out to the point where it that occasionally rivals Franchise/{{Superman}}'s Franchise/{{Superman}}'s. She even states that there were times that without her belief in Hera, she would not have been successful.successful. Note that Hera is real in this universe, though actual divine intervention is left up to interpretation.
20th Jun '17 12:22:21 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': Coyote is of the opinion that human belief created every supernatural entity, and is even capable of re-writing reality.

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': Coyote is of the opinion that human belief created every supernatural entity, and is even capable of re-writing reality. It is noted, however, that this is just Coyote's opinion: god or not, even he does not know for sure.
6th Jun '17 5:27:24 AM InfamousSpat
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* An early example: In Creator/AEVanVogt's ''Book of Pthah'' gods and goddesses are ordinary humans who have immortality and supernatural powers by the virtue of being worshiped by great numbers of the opposite sex.

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* An early example: In Creator/AEVanVogt's ''Book of Pthah'' Ptath'' gods and goddesses are ordinary humans who have immortality and supernatural powers by the virtue of being worshiped by great numbers of the opposite sex.
4th Jun '17 3:46:16 AM DrFraud
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* Harry notes in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11669575/1/For-Love-of-Magic For Love of Magic]]'' that a fair bit of magic's actions are because people think it should act that way. For example, there reason spells travel slower underwater despite having no substance is that magic users think "I'm slower underwater so spells must be too". This gives Harry an advantage when fighting an assassin underwater as he knows his spells should travel the same speed in water or in air but his opponent doesn't so Harry's spells travel much faster[[note]]However that's only enough to make the fight a stalemate until a third group attacks and the assassin decides to call it quits[[/note]].

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* Harry notes in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11669575/1/For-Love-of-Magic For Love of Magic]]'' that a fair bit of magic's actions are because people think it should act that way. For example, there the reason spells travel slower underwater despite having no substance is that magic users think "I'm slower underwater so spells must be too". This gives Harry an advantage when fighting an assassin underwater as he knows his spells should travel the same speed in water or in air but his opponent doesn't so Harry's spells travel much faster[[note]]However that's only enough to make the fight a stalemate until a third group attacks and the assassin decides to call it quits[[/note]].



* In ''Fanfic/TheGreatDisneyAdventure'', part of the magic of the kingdom is believing in something enough will let it work. This also proves to be Kelsey's final challenge the first time she came there.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheGreatDisneyAdventure'', part of the magic of the kingdom is believing in something enough will let it work. This also proves to be Kelsey's final challenge the first time she came there.comes there.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5136823/5/The-Life-of-Harry-Potter-and-Hermione-s-part-in-it The Life of Harry Potter and Hermione's Part in It]]'' a wizard's magic can become stronger through belief.
28th May '17 11:28:12 PM Qrow
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* One of the types of superpowers in ''Literature/{{Brennus}}'' is Contrivers, who have the ability to create object or inventions that completely defy the laws of physics - [[AchievementsInIgnorance because contrivers are all delusional and believe that their inventions actually work on a different set of rules from everything else.]] Proving to one that their inventions ''shouldn't work'' can end very badly. They generally fall under two broad subcategories: [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]], who make technological inventions that they believe others aren't smart enough to understand, and Sorcerers, who believe their creations are magical (this one includes Hecate, one of the main characters). Obviously, they are ''highly'' sought after by various groups, heroes and villains alike.
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