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8th Jun '17 9:46:54 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''WildCards'' books, powers are created by the Wild Card virus, which is not normally contagious. However, in one story, a character develops a form of the virus that can and does infect anyone he comes in contact with.

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* In the ''WildCards'' ''Literature/WildCards'' books, powers are created by the Wild Card virus, which is not normally contagious. However, in one story, a character develops a form of the virus that can and does infect anyone he comes in contact with.
26th Dec '16 11:55:03 AM Tron80
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* ''FranchiseSpiderMan''. Whoo. At first it's only Peter with superpowers. Then pretty much everyone he knows gets superpowers of their own. It varies if those powers turn them into allies or more villains.

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* ''FranchiseSpiderMan''.''Franchise/SpiderMan''. Whoo. At first it's only Peter with superpowers. Then pretty much everyone he knows gets superpowers of their own. It varies if those powers turn them into allies or more villains.
26th Dec '16 11:54:27 AM Tron80
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* {{Justified|Trope}} example: anyone who becomes a GreenLantern, because all that it takes is [[UpgradeArtifact wearing the ring]]. Recent stories have revised this, explaining that it takes a certain kind of pure-hearted willpower to command the rings. The cynical ComicBook/GreenArrow tried using a ring and could only fire off a single arrow of light before getting drained.

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* {{Justified|Trope}} example: anyone Anyone who becomes a GreenLantern, Franchise/GreenLantern, because all that it takes is [[UpgradeArtifact wearing the ring]]. Recent stories have revised this, explaining that it takes a certain kind of pure-hearted willpower to command the rings. The cynical ComicBook/GreenArrow tried using a ring and could only fire off a single arrow of light before getting drained.



* ''{{Spider-Man}}''. Whoo. At first it's only Peter with superpowers. Then pretty much everyone he knows gets superpowers of their own. It varies if those powers turn them into allies or more villains.

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* ''{{Spider-Man}}''.''FranchiseSpiderMan''. Whoo. At first it's only Peter with superpowers. Then pretty much everyone he knows gets superpowers of their own. It varies if those powers turn them into allies or more villains.



* [[WebSite/{{Superdickery}} Superdickery.com]] makes a running joke/drinking game out of this, telling viewers to "[[DrinkingGame take a shot]]" every time Jimmy Olsen from ''{{Superman}}'' is shown getting some kind of superpower.

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* [[WebSite/{{Superdickery}} Superdickery.com]] makes a running joke/drinking game out of this, telling viewers to "[[DrinkingGame take a shot]]" every time Jimmy Olsen Comicbook/JimmyOlsen from ''{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' is shown getting some kind of superpower. superpower.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': In ''Superman Family'' #203 "The Supergirl from Planet Earth" an Earth girl named Ellie Leeds gains Supergirl's powers after stumbling across Kara's crashed rocket ship.



** And of course - Lana, Chloe and Lois ALL get superpowers when they're possessed by witches.
* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', twice Superman's powers were transferred [[LightningCanDoAnything via lightning]]. One was permanent (until removed deliberately), and the other temporary. The villain of the week also attempts to copy the superpower-copying lightning in a lab enormously. She succeeds, turning a mouse into a superpowerful killer of cats. She briefly gains Kryptonian powers until beaten and the device used to reverse the effect. Strangely, this does not happen more.

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** And of course - Lana, Comicbook/LanaLang, Chloe and Lois Comicbook/LoisLane ALL get superpowers when they're possessed by witches.
* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', twice ''Series/LoisAndClark'':
** Twice
Superman's powers were transferred [[LightningCanDoAnything via lightning]]. One was permanent (until removed deliberately), and the other temporary. The villain of the week also attempts to copy the superpower-copying lightning in a lab enormously. She succeeds, turning a mouse into a superpowerful killer of cats. She briefly gains Kryptonian powers until beaten and the device used to reverse the effect. Strangely, this does not happen more.
17th Nov '16 1:14:55 AM LadyNorbert
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* This is TheReveal in ''Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}}''. For reasons no one can explain, [[spoiler:Lydia has unintentionally siphoned a portion of Beetlejuice's power over time, which creates problems when a MagicallyBindingContract requires him to hand over ''all'' of it for a time.]] When the villains of the story learn about this, she's suddenly in a ''lot'' of danger.

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* This is TheReveal in ''Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}}''. For reasons no one can explain, [[spoiler:Lydia has unintentionally siphoned a portion of Beetlejuice's WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'s power over time, the years, which creates problems when a MagicallyBindingContract requires him to hand over ''all'' of it for a time.]] When the villains of the story learn about this, she's suddenly in a ''lot'' of danger. It crops up frequently in the sequel stories, with [[spoiler:his powers]] transferring themselves to her at critical moments.
30th Jul '16 12:22:51 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Darkover}}'' novels by MarionZimmerBradley, the Ardais family's ''laran''- their hereditary psychic talent- is catalyst telepathy, the ability to awaken ''laran'' in others, often simply by living in close proximity to or interacting with their targets for long periods of time.

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* In the ''{{Darkover}}'' ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' novels by MarionZimmerBradley, Creator/MarionZimmerBradley, the Ardais family's ''laran''- their hereditary psychic talent- is catalyst telepathy, the ability to awaken ''laran'' in others, often simply by living in close proximity to or interacting with their targets for long periods of time.
28th Jul '16 8:01:37 AM Willbyr
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' does this a ''[[RunningGag lot]]''; any girl who keeps a close proximity to Negi will inevitably have either some sort of latent power, or gain a powerful artifact through a pactio.

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does this a ''[[RunningGag lot]]''; any girl who keeps a close proximity to Negi will inevitably have either some sort of latent power, or gain a powerful artifact through a pactio.



* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] example: anyone who becomes a GreenLantern, because all that it takes is [[UpgradeArtifact wearing the ring]]. Recent stories have revised this, explaining that it takes a certain kind of pure-hearted willpower to command the rings. The cynical ComicBook/GreenArrow tried using a ring and could only fire off a single arrow of light before getting drained.

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} example: anyone who becomes a GreenLantern, because all that it takes is [[UpgradeArtifact wearing the ring]]. Recent stories have revised this, explaining that it takes a certain kind of pure-hearted willpower to command the rings. The cynical ComicBook/GreenArrow tried using a ring and could only fire off a single arrow of light before getting drained.



* ''KingdomHearts'': Keyblades are the hinge around which many superpowers swing, and they're attracted to strength of heart and will. In the beginning, only Sora is able to wield a Keyblade, but his example of dogged heroism and huge-hearted compassion drives many other characters to push beyond their limits and gain their own: Riku, Kairi, and even [[spoiler:Axel]].

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* ''KingdomHearts'': ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Keyblades are the hinge around which many superpowers swing, and they're attracted to strength of heart and will. In the beginning, only Sora is able to wield a Keyblade, but his example of dogged heroism and huge-hearted compassion drives many other characters to push beyond their limits and gain their own: Riku, Kairi, and even [[spoiler:Axel]].
29th Jun '16 6:37:45 PM Doug86
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* The pets of wizards in the ''YoungWizards'' series tend to "become strange", with the most common powers being increased intelligence and the ability to speak. Tom and Carl have a dog with super strength and a macaw that can look into the future, while Kit's dog Ponch develops the ability to create ''new universes''.

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* The pets of wizards in the ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series tend to "become strange", with the most common powers being increased intelligence and the ability to speak. Tom and Carl have a dog with super strength and a macaw that can look into the future, while Kit's dog Ponch develops the ability to create ''new universes''.
26th Feb '16 11:34:35 AM LadyNorbert
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* This is TheReveal in ''Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}}''. For reasons no one can explain, [[spoiler:Lydia has unintentionally siphoned a portion of Beetlejuice's power over time, which creates problems when a MagicallyBindingContract requires him to hand over ''all'' of it for a time.]] When the villains of the story learn about this, she's suddenly in a ''lot'' of danger.
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23rd Jan '16 10:05:58 AM nombretomado
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** This is played with in regards to Harry's father, ComicBook/NormanOsborn was introduced a few issues before it was revealed he was the Green Goblin all along. Spider-Man and the audience met the Green Goblin a few years before Norman Osborn hit the scene but Norman was introduced before it was revealed he was a super-powered villain. This decision supposedly led to SteveDitko leaving the series since he felt it was unrealistic.

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** This is played with in regards to Harry's father, ComicBook/NormanOsborn was introduced a few issues before it was revealed he was the Green Goblin all along. Spider-Man and the audience met the Green Goblin a few years before Norman Osborn hit the scene but Norman was introduced before it was revealed he was a super-powered villain. This decision supposedly led to SteveDitko Creator/SteveDitko leaving the series since he felt it was unrealistic.
19th Jan '16 11:32:43 AM nombretomado
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* The third season of ''StaticShock'' starts out with Richie getting super-intelligence powers and becoming the technologic [=superhero=] Gear. Virgil hypothesizes that Richie was exposed to the trace amounts of the mutagenic gas left on his clothes the night of the Big Bang, hence why Richie's powers took over two years to manifest. This makes it a ''literal'' case of contagious powers.

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* The third season of ''StaticShock'' ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' starts out with Richie getting super-intelligence powers and becoming the technologic [=superhero=] Gear. Virgil hypothesizes that Richie was exposed to the trace amounts of the mutagenic gas left on his clothes the night of the Big Bang, hence why Richie's powers took over two years to manifest. This makes it a ''literal'' case of contagious powers.
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