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25th Jul '16 12:44:52 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Curse of Chalion]]'', the god known as The Bastard will occasionally grant a death miracle--the one who prays for someone else's death and the one who wronged him will always die. (The Bastard's death-demon can only enter or leave the world by the hole into heaven made by a death, so two deaths are required each time). A failed attempt is ''not'' fatal, but it is considered a crime of attempted murder--if the god didn't answer, the victim didn't deserve to die.

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* In ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Curse of Chalion]]'', ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion'', the god known as The Bastard will occasionally grant a death miracle--the one who prays for someone else's death and the one who wronged him will always die. (The Bastard's death-demon can only enter or leave the world by the hole into heaven made by a death, so two deaths are required each time). A failed attempt is ''not'' fatal, but it is considered a crime of attempted murder--if the god didn't answer, the victim didn't deserve to die.
18th Jun '16 10:56:42 AM rixion
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** Choji's Three Colored Pills each give as successive boost in Chakra, but burn out the user's body. The final, red pill instantly burns all the fat from his body and converts it to energy, but nearly kills him in the process. It would likely be fatal to anyone who's ''not'' as fat as he is. The pill also causes the user's cells to break down, but medicine from the Nara clan can stop the effect. If he eats the last pill, he will definitely die[[spoiler:s]].

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** Choji's Three Colored Pills each give as successive boost in Chakra, but burn out the user's body. The final, red pill instantly burns all the fat from his body and converts it to energy, but nearly kills him in the process. It would likely be fatal to anyone who's ''not'' as fat as he is. The pill also causes the user's cells to break down, but medicine from the Nara clan can stop the effect. If he eats the last pill, he will definitely die[[spoiler:s]].die.
12th Jun '16 11:53:15 AM FordPrefect
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** Also, increased strength from adrenaline rushes (like a mother lifting a car off her child) is capable of causing serious damage to the body. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments aren't built to take a beating like that on a regular basis, which is the main reason your body only allows superhuman feats of strength under the most necessary conditions.

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** Also, increased strength from adrenaline rushes (like a mother lifting a car off her child) is capable of causing serious damage to the body. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments aren't built to take a beating like that on a regular basis, which is the main reason your body only allows superhuman feats of strength under the most absolutely necessary conditions.



* Chechnya is this when it become an independent nation back in 1991. This caused Russia to have a full scale war that killed a lot of people aganist the country and annexed it as a republic of Russia.

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* Chechnya is was this when it become became an independent nation back in 1991. This caused Russia to have a full scale war that killed a lot of people aganist against the country and annexed it as a republic of Russia.
11th Jun '16 3:44:21 PM nombretomado
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* The ''YoungWizards'' book series features spells of this magnitude on occasion, which involve trading part or all of the caster's life to cast.

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* The ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' book series features spells of this magnitude on occasion, which involve trading part or all of the caster's life to cast.



* The ''SwordOfTruth'' series has "Wizard's Life Fire", an overclocked version of the already powerful Wizard's Fire that kills the user.

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* The ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series has "Wizard's Life Fire", an overclocked version of the already powerful Wizard's Fire that kills the user.
3rd Jun '16 10:09:33 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': When Calvin [[SuperheroEpisode gains superpowers]], [[spoiler:it's revealed that he'll die if he uses them too much.]]

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* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': When Calvin [[SuperheroEpisode gains superpowers]], [[spoiler:it's revealed he also is prevented from regaining his energy, meaning that if he doesn't get it fixed (which will DePower him), he'll die if of exhaustion. His powers also use a lot of his energy, which just speeds up the process [[spoiler: to the point where he uses them too much.dies near the end of the episode, which has to be undone by Hobbes time-traveling to the past and warning Past!Calvin to not do the thing that gave him superpoers.]]
28th May '16 7:56:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi learns a BlackMagic version of this. He gets to equip spells to his body to boost strength and/or speed, depending on what he equips, at the cost of damage to his ''soul''. The arc's BigBad refers to it as "magical doping".

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi learns a BlackMagic version of this. He gets to equip spells to his body to boost strength and/or speed, depending on what he equips, at the cost of damage to his ''soul''. The arc's BigBad refers to it as "magical doping".
11th May '16 3:23:29 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantofThePlume'' has the titular Destiny Plume - when used on an ally, it multiplies their base stats by 10, makes them immune to status aliments and elemental damage and uses an extremely powerful character-specific ability TheHero learns permanently after the battle, but it [[KilledOffForReal costs them their life]] at the end of the battle. It could almost count as a HeroicSacrifice, except the choice is never theirs to make.

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* ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantofThePlume'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantofThePlume'' has the titular Destiny Plume - when used on an ally, it multiplies their base stats by 10, makes them immune to status aliments and elemental damage and uses an extremely powerful character-specific ability TheHero learns permanently after the battle, but it [[KilledOffForReal costs them their life]] at the end of the battle. It could almost count as a HeroicSacrifice, except the choice is never theirs to make.
11th May '16 2:24:54 AM Doug86
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* ChangelingTheDreaming used Leanan Sidhe to create a whole house of Sidhe who did just that - and a game mechanic for all fae to do the same.

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* ChangelingTheDreaming TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming used Leanan Sidhe to create a whole house of Sidhe who did just that - and a game mechanic for all fae to do the same.
20th Apr '16 3:59:14 PM Blazer
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* During the post-''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'' stories, ComicBook/{{Superman}} went through two close-call DeadlyUpgrades - becoming a God after the death of Darkseid during the ComicBook/JusticeLeague storyline ''The Darkseid War'' and swimming through the Fire Pits of Apokalips then charging himself up with Kryptonite during ''ComicBook/SupermanSavageDawn''. That, combined with his DisneyDeath at the hands of the Kryptonian God Rao lead to the events of ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'', where Superman is now dying because of those changes.
18th Apr '16 7:06:53 AM Tropetastic1995
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* The Kaioken technique from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' [[InformedFlaw supposedly]] risked permanent damage to Goku's body whenever he used it -- especially when he overclocked it. However, thanks to MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours, by the time he's fighting against Frieza, he can multiply it by twenty-fold.
** Super Saiyan 3 is another example; a few minutes of use drained Goku (who was dead at the time, but who was given 24 hours of life force so he could visit his family) of about 12 hours of his life force, and Gotenks, who burned out his 30 minute fusion in 5 minutes.

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* The Kaioken technique from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' [[InformedFlaw supposedly]] risked permanent damage to Goku's body whenever he used it -- especially when he overclocked it. However, thanks to MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours, by the time he's fighting against Frieza, he can multiply it by twenty-fold.
twenty-fold with fairly limited drawbacks. [[spoiler: By ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Goku learns to combine Kaio-Ken X 10 with the Super Saiyan Blue form, but as this combo is still a work in progress it initially only has a 10% succes rate, with the other 90 spelling severe injuries or even death.]]
** Super Saiyan 3 is another example; a few minutes of use drained Goku (who was dead at the time, but who was given 24 hours of life force so he could visit his family) of about 12 hours of his life force, and Gotenks, who burned out his 30 minute fusion in 5 minutes. Goku eventually manages to mostly iron out this flaw, but by the time he does Super Saiyan 3 has become SoLastSeason.
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