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28th Jul '16 12:20:03 PM comicwriter
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** Deadpool gets this again, in a sort of subversion. In Deadpool #64, Thanos [[spoiler:curses him with immortality]]. Where's the curse in that? Well, they both love Death, so Deadpool would actually be pretty happy being killable. Torn between Cursed With Awesome and BlessedWithSuck - the curse only won out because that was Thanos's original intention.

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** Deadpool gets this again, in a sort of subversion. In Deadpool #64, Thanos {{Thanos}} [[spoiler:curses him with immortality]]. Where's the curse in that? Well, they both love Death, so Deadpool would actually be pretty happy being killable. Torn between Cursed With Awesome and BlessedWithSuck - the curse only won out because that was Thanos's original intention.



** The page picture's subject, She-Hulk, started out as Bruce Banner's mousey cousin Jennifer Walters who transformed after being given a blood transfusion from Dr. Banner. She went from a shy, rather nebbishy girl into... well, She-Hulk. Eventually, writers realized there weren't any real ''downsides'' to it, and she hasn't complained about the situation in ''years.'' (The trick is that, as the name implies, they were trying to make a DistaffCounterpart to TheIncredibleHulk - but while Bruce Banner turns into a horrific, mindless force of destruction [[DependingOnTheWriter most of the time]], Jennifer turns into a friendly, vivacious Amazon who is still mentally herself, just [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon butch as fuck]]. Hard to see any downsides in that, especially since she didn't like who she used to be all that much to ''begin'' with.)

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** The page picture's subject, She-Hulk, Comicbook/SheHulk, started out as Bruce Banner's mousey mousy cousin Jennifer Walters who transformed after being given a blood transfusion from Dr. Banner. She went from a shy, rather nebbishy nebbish girl into... well, She-Hulk. Eventually, writers realized there weren't any real ''downsides'' to it, and she hasn't complained about the situation in ''years.'' (The trick is that, as the name implies, they were trying to make a DistaffCounterpart to TheIncredibleHulk - but while Bruce Banner turns into a horrific, mindless force of destruction [[DependingOnTheWriter most of the time]], Jennifer turns into a friendly, vivacious Amazon who is still mentally herself, just [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon butch as fuck]]. Hard to see any downsides in that, especially since she didn't like who she used to be all that much to ''begin'' with.)
22nd Jul '16 4:19:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** In general, any game where the BigBad transforms the protagonist into a creature, such as [[VideoGame/BubbleBobble a bubble blowing dragon]], [[VideoGame/{{Toki}} a fireball spitting primate]], or [[JellyBoy2 blobs that can climb on walls and ceilings]]. Said creature has powers that the protagonist could only dream of when he or she was a human. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain If it weren't for that transformation, the villain would probably be more successful]].

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** In general, any game where the BigBad transforms the protagonist into a creature, such as [[VideoGame/BubbleBobble a bubble blowing dragon]], [[VideoGame/{{Toki}} a fireball spitting primate]], or [[JellyBoy2 [[VideoGame/JellyBoy2 blobs that can climb on walls and ceilings]]. Said creature has powers that the protagonist could only dream of when he or she was a human. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain If it weren't for that transformation, the villain would probably be more successful]].
22nd Jul '16 3:05:04 AM Morgenthaler
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** In general, any game where the BigBad transforms the protagonist into a creature, such as [[VideoGame/BubbleBobble a bubble blowing dragon]], [[{{Toki}} a fireball spitting primate]], or [[JellyBoy2 blobs that can climb on walls and ceilings]]. Said creature has powers that the protagonist could only dream of when he or she was a human. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain If it weren't for that transformation, the villain would probably be more successful]].

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** In general, any game where the BigBad transforms the protagonist into a creature, such as [[VideoGame/BubbleBobble a bubble blowing dragon]], [[{{Toki}} [[VideoGame/{{Toki}} a fireball spitting primate]], or [[JellyBoy2 blobs that can climb on walls and ceilings]]. Said creature has powers that the protagonist could only dream of when he or she was a human. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain If it weren't for that transformation, the villain would probably be more successful]].
19th Jul '16 9:53:18 AM Veanne
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* [[spoiler: Ara's curse]] in ''Webcomic/PennyBlackfeather'' makes you incredibly magically powerful, [[PowerDyesYourHair blue-haired]] and generally cool-looking, although there's a small matter of [[BalefulPolymorph turning into a parrot]] outside [[MagicLand GoblinValley]] and the SuperpoweredEvilSide lurking over your shoulder.
15th Jul '16 1:14:01 AM PaulA
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-->-- ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' (2010)

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-->-- ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' (2010)
9th Jul '16 6:55:38 PM Blazer
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** This is ultimately {{Deconstructed}} during the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' saga. Otto Octavius, having hijacked'd Peter's body, uses it to be a superior Spidey. However, when the Green Goblin opts to bring everything down around his ears, he comes to realize that Peter purposesly stops himself from using his Awesome because of things like this.
6th Jul '16 11:02:13 PM Nezumi
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** Player characters in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' are Soul Shriven -- their bodies are alive, but their souls have been taken by Molag Bal. The most obvious effect of this being that they can't permanently die, in a setting that normally ''doesn't'' operate under DeathIsCheap. While this would border on AndIMustScream if they were a slave in Coldharbour as planned, since they managed to escape, this means that any time they die, they can come back at the nearest wayshrine, or, if they have a sufficiently powerful filled soul gem, use it up to kickstart their body and revive on the spot, in either case without much worse than some banged-up equipment and minor bruising. On top of this, your nature grants you access to Soul Magic, starting off with an innate ability to cast a version of Soul Trap that's ''better'' than the version normal protagonists from main-series games can learn. Everyone you meet who is aware of your state still treats you as dealing with a terrible burden, but these are some pretty awesome upsides.

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** Player characters in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' are Soul Shriven -- their bodies are alive, but their souls have been taken by Molag Bal. The most obvious effect of this being that they can't permanently die, in a setting that normally ''doesn't'' operate under DeathIsCheap. While this would border on AndIMustScream if they were a slave in Coldharbour as planned, since they managed to escape, this means that any time they die, they can come back at the nearest wayshrine, or, if they have a sufficiently powerful filled soul gem, use it up to kickstart their body and revive on the spot, in either case without much worse than some banged-up equipment and minor bruising. On top of this, your their nature grants you them access to Soul Magic, starting off with an innate ability to cast a version of Soul Trap that's ''better'' than the version normal protagonists from main-series games can learn. Everyone you meet who is aware of your their state still treats you them as dealing with a terrible burden, but these are some pretty awesome upsides.
6th Jul '16 1:17:33 AM Schismatism
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** There are a handful of benefits to using certain cursed items, equipping cursed items, et cetera. For example, a cursed potion of gain level does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: it raises your level by one. By which it means, of course, [[ExactWords it brings you to the previous dungeon level.]] In the endgame, this is ''exactly what you need.''
2nd Jul '16 4:28:56 PM ShinyManaphy
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* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' has Anghel Higure. [[spoiler:He constantly produces hallucinogens from his own body, which cause a field of hallucination that gets bigger and more effective the more physically active he's being - and he's not immune to them himself. On the one hand, Anghel is constantly tripping and finds it hard to get people to take him seriously or even be nice to him because of how he acts. On the other hand, this ability somehow lets Anghel know ''way'' more than by any rights he should. And when even the super-strong Okosan can't fight the physically-enhanced Charon Virus Ryouta, Anghel ''can'' by making Ryouta play by the rules of his fantasy world, thus preventing the extinction of humanity.]]
1st Jul '16 1:29:48 AM PaulA
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* In the {{Tamuli}} trilogy by Creator/DavidEddings, the Delphae are cursed by their [[PhysicalGod God]] with a horrifically gruesome death touch, and a glow that warns others not to touch them. Since both also come with an off-switch, and since the power eventually evolves into greater magical abilities, the Knights are a bit stumped as to why it's called a "curse", until the Bhelliom explains that there's a literal difference between a blessing and a curse--a blessing's radiance makes those blessed easily detected by anyone who could sense magic, but curses are, by their very nature, concealing, and actually dampen the "sound" of magic near them. Since the Delphae are trying to hide from the rest of mankind a curse was the most suitable... which kinda makes it a curse InNameOnly.

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* In the {{Tamuli}} trilogy ''Literature/TheTamuli'' by Creator/DavidEddings, the Delphae are cursed by their [[PhysicalGod God]] with a horrifically gruesome death touch, and a glow that warns others not to touch them. Since both also come with an off-switch, and since the power eventually evolves into greater magical abilities, the Knights are a bit stumped as to why it's called a "curse", until the Bhelliom explains that there's a literal difference between a blessing and a curse--a blessing's radiance makes those blessed easily detected by anyone who could sense magic, but curses are, by their very nature, concealing, and actually dampen the "sound" of magic near them. Since the Delphae are trying to hide from the rest of mankind a curse was the most suitable... which kinda makes it a curse InNameOnly.
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