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28th Sep '16 2:44:24 PM Fantafaust
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** A number of characters on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' have this.

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** * A number of characters on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' have this.
28th Sep '16 11:03:06 AM Fantafaust
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** Played straight with [[DirtyCoward Buggy]], who complained when he accidentally got the power of Bara Bara no Mi, making him immune to all sharp blades in a world where are skilled swordsmen loitering around in every direction. He's completely mastered his powers, but still bemoans them and curses Shanks over it [[SuperDrowningSkills because he was an awesome swimmer before he became an anchor]]. It blew his plans to sell the fruit and claim a valuable treasure hidden underwater.

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** Played straight with [[DirtyCoward Buggy]], who complained when he accidentally got the power of Bara Bara no Mi, making him immune to all sharp blades in a world where there are skilled swordsmen loitering around in every direction. He's completely mastered his powers, but still bemoans them and curses Shanks over it [[SuperDrowningSkills because he was an awesome swimmer before he became an anchor]]. It blew his plans to sell the fruit and claim a valuable treasure hidden underwater.
21st Sep '16 10:08:07 PM Walfalcon
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** Al is an animated suit of armor and can't experience many of the simple pleasures that others take for granted, which ''does'' suck. Still, he has limitless stamina, far greater strength than he had as a human, and is impervious to pain. This was even used as a ''plot point'' in a chapter of the manga since he was the only person able to brave a blizzard because he couldn't feel cold or run out of energy.

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** Al is an animated suit of armor and can't experience many of the simple pleasures that others take for granted, which ''does'' suck. Still, he has limitless stamina, far greater strength than he had as a human, and is impervious to pain. This was even used as a ''plot point'' in a chapter of the manga since he was the only person able to brave a blizzard because he couldn't feel cold or run out of energy.[[spoiler: We find out later, however, that souls can't be permanently bound to objects, and that Al has a limited amount of time left before he separates from the armor and, having no body to go back to, presumably dies.]]
16th Sep '16 8:45:03 AM Generality
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** A downside would be that everyone [[TheDreaded fears and hates them]].

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** A downside would be that everyone [[TheDreaded fears and hates them]]. Also, the Delphae themselves are not fond of the power, as making people rot when you touch them is not fun, even if they're your enemies. Several have breakdowns during the war as a result of having to use it too many times.
12th Sep '16 9:39:50 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The religious hierarchy of Egypt was so angry at King Tut's father for trying to switch to a monotheistic system that they did their best to completely erase any history that his son ever ruled. They were so successful that even grave robbers couldn't find the tomb. Which is why it was undisturbed when Carter discovered it, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero causing King Tut to be the best-known pharaoh of all time]].

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* The religious hierarchy of Egypt was so angry at King Tut's father for trying to switch to a monotheistic system that they did their best to [[UnPerson completely erase any history that his son ever ruled.ruled]]. They were so successful that even grave robbers couldn't find the tomb. Which is why it was undisturbed when Carter discovered it, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero causing King Tut to be the best-known pharaoh of all time]].



** Along the same vein, suspension from school. Most kids hate school anyway, so you're going to "punish" them with a couple of days off? Great! Some schools have gone to "in-school suspension" (basically all-day detention) to counteract this, but this also fails because students aren't really forced to work. For those that do take the time to work, they're able to do so at their own pace since they're not at the mercy of period bells.

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** Along the same vein, suspension from school. Most kids hate school anyway, so you're going to "punish" "[[{{Unishment}} punish]]" them with a couple of days off? Great! Some schools have gone to "in-school suspension" (basically all-day detention) to counteract this, but this also fails because students aren't really forced to work. For those that do take the time to work, they're able to do so at their own pace since they're not at the mercy of period bells.
10th Sep '16 1:21:20 PM willofone
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*** Or simply mauling some random, nameless NPC on the streets, which are infinite and literally spawn behind you every second. While laughing at the stings of non-silver-weapon-wielding guards. In fact... why even wait a week to do that?

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*** Or simply mauling some random, nameless NPC on the streets, which are infinite and literally spawn behind you every second. While laughing at the stings of non-silver-weapon-wielding guards. [[SociopathicHero In fact... why even wait a week to do that?that]]?
13th Aug '16 8:36:24 PM brtd
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* This turned out to be the case with Secretariat, considered the greatest race horse of all time. After his death an autopsy revealed that his heart was freakishly much larger than your average horse, and almost certainly the result of a genetic mutation, however this enlarged heart's ability to pump much more blood is the primary reason for his speed.
13th Aug '16 11:09:36 AM nombretomado
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* Allen Walker from ''DGrayMan'' was born with a deformed left arm that made his parents abandon him. After his adopted father died, Allen unknowingly had the [[BigBad Millennium Earl]] turn him into an [[TheHeartless Akuma]], who then cut Allen's left eye and cursed him. Allen's arm can turn into an incredible weapon for destroying Akuma, and his left eye can see the soul bound to them, making him the only person on the planet who can tell which "people" in a crowd are Akuma. A few other Exorcists are Cursed With Awesome too, particularly Krory (who was bitten by a plant and started drinking the blood of what he ''thought'' were humans at first) and Miranda (a perpetual loser who can now stop time). Miranda started as full-fledged BlessedWithSuck until she was able to control it, though.

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* Allen Walker from ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' was born with a deformed left arm that made his parents abandon him. After his adopted father died, Allen unknowingly had the [[BigBad Millennium Earl]] turn him into an [[TheHeartless Akuma]], who then cut Allen's left eye and cursed him. Allen's arm can turn into an incredible weapon for destroying Akuma, and his left eye can see the soul bound to them, making him the only person on the planet who can tell which "people" in a crowd are Akuma. A few other Exorcists are Cursed With Awesome too, particularly Krory (who was bitten by a plant and started drinking the blood of what he ''thought'' were humans at first) and Miranda (a perpetual loser who can now stop time). Miranda started as full-fledged BlessedWithSuck until she was able to control it, though.
4th Aug '16 5:44:08 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The SPARTAN-II and SPARTAN-III super-soldiers in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series are an interesting example. Each one was kidnapped or "recruited" at the age of six (or under), given TrainingFromHell, and given painful augmentations (which for the [=IIs=], killed or crippled most of them), but became godly badasses in the process. That said, it's a greater than 50% chance of being dead or disabled by your twenties, plus more or less a lifetime of military service against ScaryDogmaticAliens and LaResistance, even if you can punch through a tank with your bare hands. Not surprisingly, the people who helped created the Spartans, including both the [=IIs=]' project head and main trainer, often think about the ethical cost of what they did and sometimes wonder if it was really worth it. However, the Spartans themselves are mostly thankful for the experience and would willing go through it again if they had a choice; of course, they've been pretty much been brainwashed since early childhood be soldiers.

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* The SPARTAN-II and SPARTAN-III super-soldiers in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series are an interesting example. Each one was kidnapped or "recruited" at the age of six (or under), given TrainingFromHell, and given painful augmentations (which for the [=IIs=], killed or crippled most of them), but became godly badasses in the process. That said, it's a greater than 50% chance of being dead or disabled by your twenties, plus more or less a lifetime of military service against ScaryDogmaticAliens and LaResistance, even if you can punch through a tank with your bare hands. Not surprisingly, the people who helped created create the Spartans, including both the [=IIs=]' project head and main trainer, often think about the ethical cost of what they did and sometimes wonder if it was really worth it. However, the Spartans themselves are mostly thankful for the experience and would willing go through it again if they had a choice; of course, they've been pretty much been brainwashed since early childhood be soldiers.
4th Aug '16 5:43:26 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The SPARTAN-II and SPARTAN-III super-soldiers in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series. Their creator feels she did this, but they can tell it's awesome. Kidnapped at the age of six, given TrainingFromHell, given augmentations which killed or made useless in combat most of them, but the rest became godly badasses. That said, a greater than 50% chance of being dead or disabled by your twenties, plus more or less a lifetime of military service against ScaryDogmaticAliens and TheVirus does seem to be a downer, even if you can punch through a tank with your bare hands. Considering they've pretty much been brainwashed since the age of six to be soldiers, they still think it's awesome.
** This mostly shows up in ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', which is filled with WriterOnBoard rails against Dr. Halsey for doing this to innocent children, even though no novel before that put all the blame on her shoulders (she had plenty of superiors who approved the project). In fact, even in this novel, no Spartan actually blames Halsey for their fate. Ironically, it was the guy who put them through TrainingFromHell who did most of the railing.
** When the process of augmentation improves years later allowing it to work for adults, there's no shortage of adult volunteers for the SPARTAN-IV program, so even in-universe most think it's awesome and worth the pain and modifications they undergo.

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* The SPARTAN-II and SPARTAN-III super-soldiers in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series. Their creator feels she did this, but they can tell it's awesome. Kidnapped series are an interesting example. Each one was kidnapped or "recruited" at the age of six, six (or under), given TrainingFromHell, and given painful augmentations which (which for the [=IIs=], killed or made useless in combat crippled most of them, them), but the rest became godly badasses. badasses in the process. That said, it's a greater than 50% chance of being dead or disabled by your twenties, plus more or less a lifetime of military service against ScaryDogmaticAliens and TheVirus does seem to be a downer, LaResistance, even if you can punch through a tank with your bare hands. Considering Not surprisingly, the people who helped created the Spartans, including both the [=IIs=]' project head and main trainer, often think about the ethical cost of what they did and sometimes wonder if it was really worth it. However, the Spartans themselves are mostly thankful for the experience and would willing go through it again if they had a choice; of course, they've been pretty much been brainwashed since the age of six to early childhood be soldiers, they still think it's awesome.
** This mostly shows up in ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', which is filled with WriterOnBoard rails against Dr. Halsey for doing this to innocent children, even though no novel before that put all the blame on her shoulders (she had plenty of superiors who approved the project). In fact, even in this novel, no Spartan actually blames Halsey for their fate. Ironically, it was the guy who put them through TrainingFromHell who did most of the railing.
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** When the process of augmentation improves years later decades later, allowing it to work for adults, there's no shortage of adult volunteers for the SPARTAN-IV program, so even in-universe most think it's awesome and worth the pain and modifications they undergo.
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