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14th Oct '17 2:13:25 PM Malady
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* Noetic Chiasm's Meristogenous Transgression was developed by Meander, the main character of ''[[TenPercentPlus 10%+]]'', to help counteract his tendency for his mind to wander; it allows him to focus his full attention on multiple things at once (which proves ''very'' handy during his battle against Rule). Downside? Putting that much stress on his mind will (and does) cause brain damage.

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* Noetic Chiasm's Meristogenous Transgression was developed by Meander, the main character of ''[[TenPercentPlus ''[[Webcomic/TenPercentPlus 10%+]]'', to help counteract his tendency for his mind to wander; it allows him to focus his full attention on multiple things at once (which proves ''very'' handy during his battle against Rule). Downside? Putting that much stress on his mind will (and does) cause brain damage.
25th Sep '17 6:51:04 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', most prominently seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', [[BarbarianTribe Reachmen]] warriors may choose to become "Briarhearts." A [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Hagraven]] will remove the warrior's heart and replace it with a Briar Heart, a magical organic object which looks something like a pine cone. The Briarhearts receive a massive power upgrade at the cost of free will and thought. They also pick up the WeaksauceWeakness that if the Briar Heart is stolen (say, by a skilled pickpocket) or damaged (say, by a skilled archer), they will fall dead instantly.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Becoming a [[OurLichesAreDifferent Lich]] is a very literal case of the trope. Mortal sorcerers, often {{necromancer}}s, undergo a ritual that turns them undead while [[WitchSpecies greatly increasing their magical power]] and also gives them [[ImmortalitySeeker the undead form of immortality]]. This is common among the senior members of the [[TheOrder Order of the Black Worm]], a reclusive MagicalSociety who mainly study TheDarkArts, following in the footsteps of their leader (and first ever Lich), Mannimarco, the King/God of Worms.
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most prominently seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', [[BarbarianTribe Reachmen]] warriors may choose to become "Briarhearts." A [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Hagraven]] will remove the warrior's heart and replace it with a Briar Heart, a magical organic object which looks something like a pine cone. The Briarhearts receive a massive power upgrade at the cost of free will and thought. They also pick up the WeaksauceWeakness that if the Briar Heart is stolen (say, by a skilled pickpocket) or damaged (say, by a skilled archer), they will fall dead instantly.
25th Aug '17 12:43:48 PM NoxSky12599
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Daenerys without, then with her dragons.
13th Aug '17 3:36:00 AM GrammarNavi
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* In ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', there are two kinds of aura used while fighting: Dou (letting your anger burst out) and Sei (keeping a calm and level head). It's possible to combine the two for more power, but doing so rips apart the muscles and puts heavy strain on the mind. Of the two who've used it, one ended up in a wheelchair. The other one [[spoiler:died, but for unrelated reasons.]]

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* In ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', there are two kinds of aura used while fighting: Dou (letting your anger burst out) and Sei (keeping a calm and level head). It's possible to combine the two for more power, but doing so rips apart the muscles and puts heavy strain on the mind. Of the two who've used it, one ended up in a wheelchair. The other one [[spoiler:died, but for unrelated reasons.]]
6th Aug '17 1:02:10 PM dutchguy1986
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' it is revealed that Aang had used the avatar state so much between his 100 years in the iceberg and his adventures afterwards his lifeforce was drained and he died at the biological age of 66(for reference, one of Aang's close friends from before his icebath was in fighting shape at 112 and that last avatar to have a natural death died at ''230'').

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' it is revealed that Aang had used the avatar state so much between his 100 years in the iceberg and his adventures afterwards his lifeforce was drained and he died at the biological age of 66(for reference, one of Aang's close friends from before his icebath was in fighting shape at 112 and that the last avatar to have a natural death died at ''230'').
6th Aug '17 12:59:08 PM dutchguy1986
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* Near the end of the Nailbat story in ''Webcomic/AntiBunny'' Nailbat [spoiler:begins trading off the last of his lifespan for enhanced physical abilities, and in the climax flight.]]

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* Near the end of the Nailbat story in ''Webcomic/AntiBunny'' Nailbat [spoiler:begins [[spoiler:begins trading off the last of his lifespan for enhanced physical abilities, and in the climax flight.]]
6th Aug '17 12:11:17 PM dutchguy1986
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** Kid's Sanzu Lines ''could'' be an example of this. Fanon speculation holds that he will get the upgrade that would prove deadly to his father. If so, Shinigami is remarkably (well, not so surprising coming from him) upbeat about the prospect. As of defeating Noah with this Super Mode, Kid appears aware of the Lines connection to his [[TrulySingleParent father]], but does not seem to know what effect the temporary upgrade has on Shinigami. [[spoiler: Now confirmed, Shinigami died. Now Kid is in danger of going [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity succumbing to the Madness of Order]]]]

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** Kid's Sanzu Lines ''could'' be an example of this. Fanon speculation holds that he will get the upgrade that would prove deadly to his father. If so, Shinigami is remarkably (well, not so surprising coming from him) upbeat about the prospect. As of defeating Noah with this Super Mode, Kid appears aware of the Lines connection to his [[TrulySingleParent father]], but does not seem to know what effect the temporary upgrade has on Shinigami. [[spoiler: Now confirmed, Shinigami died. Now Kid is in danger of going [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity succumbing to the Madness of Order]]]]



* In ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'', the villains have developed some sort of serum to activate/boost the powers of potential ten'nyo, but once someone is injected with it their body begins to break down, which process seems to be accelerated by frequent use of ten'nyo powers.

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* In ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'', the villains have developed some sort of serum to activate/boost the powers of potential ten'nyo, but once someone is injected with it their body begins to break down, which down,a process that seems to be accelerated by frequent use of ten'nyo powers.
6th Aug '17 11:52:20 AM dutchguy1986
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* Dgrayman : Every exorcist has a synchronizing rate with their empatheticWeapon. If they force their innocence to go over this rate, they can gain a power boost but their bodies break down and they enter a RedRingOfDeath.

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* Dgrayman : Every exorcist has a synchronizing rate with their empatheticWeapon. If they force their innocence to go over this rate, they can gain a power boost but their bodies break down and they enter a RedRingOfDeath.suffer a HeroicRROd.
6th Aug '17 11:49:27 AM dutchguy1986
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* Dgrayman : Every exorcist has a synchronizing rate with their empatheticWeapon. If they force their innocence to go over this rate, they can gain a power boost but their bodies break down and they enter a redringofdeath.

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* Dgrayman : Every exorcist has a synchronizing rate with their empatheticWeapon. If they force their innocence to go over this rate, they can gain a power boost but their bodies break down and they enter a redringofdeath.RedRingOfDeath.
29th Jul '17 12:53:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''Wolverine'' for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem makes WolverineClaws work this way. Once Wolverine unsheaths his claws, they replace the icon of his face and make his attacks hit harder while draining his life bar.

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* ''Wolverine'' for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem makes WolverineClaws work this way. Once Wolverine unsheaths his claws, they replace the icon of his face and make his attacks hit harder while draining his life bar.
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