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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.
13th Jan '16 9:09:47 PM jormis29
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* In ''SupremePower'', a mutagen spread by Hyperion's falling spaceship gave powers to nearly every other [=superhero=] in the setting. All of them were children at the time; the Amphibian was "infected" as she was being born. Later, the military's attempts to duplicate Hyperion's abilities using this mutagen also gave way to Tom Thumb and Redstone.

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* In ''SupremePower'', ''ComicBook/SupremePower'', a mutagen spread by Hyperion's falling spaceship gave powers to nearly every other [=superhero=] in the setting. All of them were children at the time; the Amphibian was "infected" as she was being born. Later, the military's attempts to duplicate Hyperion's abilities using this mutagen also gave way to Tom Thumb and Redstone.
7th Jan '16 9:50:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' introduced almost all superpowered heroes and villains without powers, having them gain them after they had some character development as Muggles. The result, it made it even more like [[DoomMagnet being around Peter Parker for about a week or so]] was enough to make you into a [=superhero=] or [=supervillain=].
** ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' does the same, introducing the pre-Goblin Osborns and pre-Lizard Dr. Connors, making pre-Venom Eddie Brock a ''regular,'' and introducing pre-Sandman and Rhino versions of Marko and O'Hirn as recurring petty thugs before being supervillain-ized. We also met John Jameson and Mark Allan before they became Colonel Jupiter and Molten Man, respectively. Black Cat appeared in-costume first, though.

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* ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' introduced almost all superpowered heroes and villains without powers, having them gain them after they had some character development as Muggles. The result, it made it even more like [[DoomMagnet being around Peter Parker for about a week or so]] was enough to make you into a [=superhero=] or [=supervillain=].
** ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' does the same, introducing the pre-Goblin Osborns and pre-Lizard Dr. Connors, making pre-Venom Eddie Brock a ''regular,'' and introducing pre-Sandman and Rhino versions of Marko and O'Hirn as recurring petty thugs before being supervillain-ized. We also met John Jameson and Mark Allan before they became Colonel Jupiter and Molten Man, respectively. Black Cat appeared in-costume first, though.
29th Dec '15 8:07:18 AM Anddrix
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* The ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' rarely have supporting characters who don't have one power or another. Johnny Storm's girlfriends either turn out to be [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion Skrulls]] or later become heralds of ComicBook/{{Galactus}}. Ben's girlfriend Sharon Ventura started out with powers but eventually turned into his DistaffCounterpart, becoming even more superhuman. They both dated Alicia Masters[[note]]Sort of. Johnny actually dated a Skrull spy named Lyja who was impersonating Alicia, then dated Lyja again as herself.[[/note]] who was mostly normal until her father, the Puppet Master used her for his own means. She also dated the ComicBook/SilverSurfer for a time and was briefly given cosmic powers. Then we come to Reed and Sue. Their kids have godlike powers, their nanny was a sorceress who trained the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, and Reed's dad was eventually revealed to be a time traveler. Even SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom is not exempt from this. His adopted heir Kristoff ended up in a suit of PowerArmor similar to Doom. Wyatt Wingfoot is a friend of the family and the only one without powers, it seems. Despite that, he is still a BadassNormal who has gone toe-to-toe with supervillains.

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* The ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' rarely have supporting characters who don't have one power or another. Johnny Storm's girlfriends either turn out to be [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion Skrulls]] or later become heralds of ComicBook/{{Galactus}}. Ben's girlfriend Sharon Ventura started out with powers but eventually turned into his DistaffCounterpart, becoming even more superhuman. They both dated Alicia Masters[[note]]Sort of. Johnny actually dated a Skrull spy named Lyja who was impersonating Alicia, then dated Lyja again as herself.[[/note]] who was mostly normal until her father, the Puppet Master used her for his own means. She also dated the ComicBook/SilverSurfer for a time and was briefly given cosmic powers. Then we come to Reed and Sue. Their kids have godlike powers, their nanny was a sorceress who trained the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, and Reed's dad was eventually revealed to be a time traveler. Even SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom is not exempt from this. His adopted heir Kristoff ended up in a suit of PowerArmor similar to Doom. Wyatt Wingfoot is a friend of the family and the only one without powers, it seems. Despite that, he is still a BadassNormal who has gone toe-to-toe with supervillains.
19th Dec '15 5:25:58 PM nombretomado
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* Happens a lot to the nearest and dearest of [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]]. Even if one discounts those who gained their powers from the same gamma blast that created the Hulk, there is still Betty Ross - briefly turned into the Harpy, Doc Samson - who uses the Hulk's own gamma energy to gain super strength, his cousin Jennifer Walters - who becomes SheHulk due to a blood transfusion and Rick Jones - who time shared his body with Captain Marvel, was briefly a Hulk himself and is now A-bomb... a blue version of the Abomination... and [[spoiler: Thunderbolt Ross and Betty are Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk, respectively.]]

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* Happens a lot to the nearest and dearest of [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]]. Even if one discounts those who gained their powers from the same gamma blast that created the Hulk, there is still Betty Ross - briefly turned into the Harpy, Doc Samson - who uses the Hulk's own gamma energy to gain super strength, his cousin Jennifer Walters - who becomes SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk due to a blood transfusion and Rick Jones - who time shared his body with Captain Marvel, was briefly a Hulk himself and is now A-bomb... a blue version of the Abomination... and [[spoiler: Thunderbolt Ross and Betty are Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk, respectively.]]
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