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31st Dec '16 3:38:23 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** Psykers in general in the setting. While it ranges from people being able to control their power to ones who would just implode and take half the city with him, most of them have some pretty awesome powers. Alpha-class human psykers are said to be able to destroy titans, gigantic mecha that would make a gundam look tiny in comparison, by crushing it with their minds. The aforementioned Farseers are able to see into the future and manipulate the strains of fate, but are otherwise cursed to crystallize slowly over time, becoming one with their own craftworlds.

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** Psykers in general in the setting. While it ranges from people being able to control their power to ones who would just implode and take half the city with him, most of them have some pretty awesome powers. Alpha-class human psykers are said to be able to destroy titans, gigantic mecha HumongousMecha that would make a gundam Gundam look tiny in comparison, by crushing it with their minds. The aforementioned Farseers are able to see into the future and manipulate the strains of fate, but are otherwise cursed to crystallize slowly over time, becoming one with their own craftworlds.
31st Dec '16 3:36:47 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** Well, at least James Heller didn't complain of his condition.

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** Well, at least [[VideoGame/Prototype2 James Heller Heller]] didn't complain of about his condition.
20th Dec '16 3:32:20 PM Narsil
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "The Ballad of Blackbeard", the kids hear that whoever finds the lost treasure of the Pirate Badbeard will be cursed with a bad beard forever. The kids (boys and girls both) think this sounds awesome, and go looking for the treasure. When they find it, it turns out--to their delight--that the "treasure" is a chest filled with cheap fake beards.
16th Dec '16 6:40:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Nero's arm in ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4'' is [[EvilHand demonic]], which makes him go to great lengths to hide it from his fellow demon slayers. He's also not happy with the fact that he has [[RedRightHand a demonic arm]], but in all honesty, it's the main reason why he's such a BadAss, since it bestows all kinds of asskicking powers. He finally [[CharacterDevelopment lampshades it]] at the end of the game, admitting that it's pretty useful in spite of the grief it causes him.

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* Nero's arm in ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4'' is [[EvilHand demonic]], which makes him go to great lengths to hide it from his fellow demon slayers. He's also not happy with the fact that he has [[RedRightHand a demonic arm]], but in all honesty, it's the main reason why he's such a BadAss, badass, since it bestows all kinds of asskicking powers. He finally [[CharacterDevelopment lampshades it]] at the end of the game, admitting that it's pretty useful in spite of the grief it causes him.
12th Dec '16 8:45:10 AM erforce
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* When you face Scissorwoman in ''[[VideoGame/ClockTower Clock Tower 3]]'' you'll notice your auto-aim has been disabled for the fight. This is the ''opposite'' of a problem, since the game's normally mandatory auto-aim feature quite frankly sucks: it consists of rigidly aiming you at an enemy to charge your attack but doesn't track them or let you move, meaning you can't follow them when they casually walk out of the way. With Scissorwoman you can aim where she is going instead and unleash a fully charged attack when she walks into it, making her by far the easiest enemy in the entire game.

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* When you face Scissorwoman in ''[[VideoGame/ClockTower Clock Tower 3]]'' ''VideoGame/ClockTower3'' you'll notice your auto-aim has been disabled for the fight. This is the ''opposite'' of a problem, since the game's normally mandatory auto-aim feature quite frankly sucks: it consists of rigidly aiming you at an enemy to charge your attack but doesn't track them or let you move, meaning you can't follow them when they casually walk out of the way. With Scissorwoman you can aim where she is going instead and unleash a fully charged attack when she walks into it, making her by far the easiest enemy in the entire game.
7th Dec '16 5:22:21 PM BattleMaster
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*** Lycanthropy allows the player disease immunity and the ability to become a 300-pound killing machine once per day. As with Vampire Lords, Werewolves gain a special perk tree in ''Dawnguard''. Werewolves are absolutely brutal {{Lightning Bruiser}}s with incredible speed, strength and durability, as well as the ability to heal by eating dead bodies. Werewolves can also use "howls" with special attributes including causing people to run in fear, detect living things from incredible distances, and call in wolves or other werewolves as allies. Unlike vampirism, you have complete control over when and where you enter your werewolf form.

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*** Lycanthropy allows the player disease immunity and the ability to become a 300-pound killing machine once per day. As with Vampire Lords, Werewolves gain a special perk tree in ''Dawnguard''. Werewolves are absolutely brutal {{Lightning Bruiser}}s with incredible speed, strength and durability, as well as the ability to heal by eating dead bodies. Werewolves can also use "howls" with special attributes including causing people to run in fear, detect living things from incredible distances, and call in wolves or other werewolves as allies. Unlike vampirism, you have complete control over when and where you enter your werewolf form. The only downside in gameplay terms is that you take more damage from enemies who use silver weapons (which is extremely rare) and you can no longer gain the minor boost effects from resting in a bed.
5th Dec '16 1:25:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[IronWoobie Fenris]] of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. He had [[AppliedPhlebotinum lyrium]] tattoos burned into his skin in an incredibly painful process, resulting in memory loss and chronic pain. The result of the tattooing gives him the ability to ''reach into a man's chest and effortlessly pull out his heart'', as well as turning him into a plain {{Badass}} and a [[GameBreaker killing machine]] when built right.

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* [[IronWoobie Fenris]] of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. He had [[AppliedPhlebotinum lyrium]] tattoos burned into his skin in an incredibly painful process, resulting in memory loss and chronic pain. The result of the tattooing gives him the ability to ''reach into a man's chest and effortlessly pull out his heart'', as well as turning him into a plain {{Badass}} badass and a [[GameBreaker killing machine]] when built right.
1st Dec '16 11:59:52 AM SteveMB
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* Having an overly high IQ. The price paid is loneliness and awful difficulties in social relations, growing fed up with the general stupidity of humankind and being branded as "egghead", "geek" or "nerd", but it also gives a far greater cognitive performance than otherwise would be possible.

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* Having an overly high IQ. The price paid is loneliness and awful difficulties in social relations, growing [[SurroundedByIdiots fed up with the general stupidity of humankind humankind]] and being branded as "egghead", "geek" or "nerd", but it also gives a far greater cognitive performance than otherwise would be possible.
29th Nov '16 5:01:29 AM PurpleAlert
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* Terra in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. She considers her magic a curse because it distances herself from others and she fears she may never truly connect with other people. In the meantime, she's the only [[spoiler:half-Esper]] in the world and as such is more or less a demi-god. In fact, until the Big Bad turns himself into a full-fledged god, Terra is arguably the strongest mage on the planet.[[note]]At least [[spoiler:in her Esper form]]; otherwise, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Relm's Magic power is actually higher]].[[/note]]

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* Terra in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. She considers her magic a curse because it distances herself from others and she fears she may never truly connect with other people. In the meantime, she's the only [[spoiler:half-Esper]] in the world and as such is more or less a demi-god. In fact, until the Big Bad turns himself into a full-fledged god, Terra is arguably the strongest mage on the planet.[[note]]At least [[spoiler:in her Esper form]]; otherwise, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Relm's Magic power is actually higher]].[[/note]][[/note]] There's also an issue with the fact that magic use by humans really isn't all that weird after the first quarter of the plot. They may not get their powers from the same place she does, but she's not the only human with magic powers, and her existence itself proves that [[spoiler: Espers]] can feel love.
22nd Nov '16 3:20:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sveta of ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' feels this way about being [[SuperpowerLottery an Adept]] who can [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead read minds]]. And a [[LittleBitBeastly beast(wo)man]] who can [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent turn into a wolf]] in combat and [[{{Badass}} start chucking bosses across the room]]. And ''[[spoiler: the [[BadassPrincess princess of Morgal]].]]'' And this gets lampshaded by the other player characters every time.

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* Sveta of ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' feels this way about being [[SuperpowerLottery an Adept]] who can [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead read minds]]. And a [[LittleBitBeastly beast(wo)man]] who can [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent turn into a wolf]] in combat and [[{{Badass}} start chucking bosses across the room]].room. And ''[[spoiler: the [[BadassPrincess princess of Morgal]].]]'' And this gets lampshaded by the other player characters every time.
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