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8th Jan '17 3:15:55 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Daenerys without, then with her dragons.
26th Dec '16 1:58:56 PM MiddleEighth
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**In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', ten weeks of bad dreams and being afraid to touch his family mean that not only does Paul stridently resist going to high strength when he returns to C'hou, but that he now treats his lower level of strength as a Deadly Upgrade.
2nd Dec '16 2:47:04 AM NaraNumas
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the shadow priest talent ability Surrender to Madness, usage sees the character give themselves to the insanity of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]], drastically increasing their insanity regeneration. The next time they get maximum insanity and enter voidform, they have until they run out of Insanity and then they die instantly no matter what and can't be resurrected by anything, not even spells that normally can raise in combat. But since their insanity generation is so drastically increased, and they get a full percentage of haste every second they remain in voidform, the priest is likely to have many of their spells nearly instant cast with no global cooldown before the insanity burnout overtakes STM's extra generation.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the shadow priest talent ability Surrender to Madness, usage sees the character give themselves gives their soul to the insanity of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]], drastically increasing their insanity regeneration. generation. The next time they get maximum insanity and enter voidform, they have until they run out of Insanity and then they die instantly no matter what and can't be resurrected by anything, not even spells that normally can raise in combat. But since their insanity generation is so drastically increased, and they get a full percentage of haste every second they remain in voidform, the priest is likely to have many of their spells nearly instant cast with no global cooldown cooldown, making them the strongest DPS in the game before the insanity burnout rate of expenditure overtakes STM's the extra generation.insanity generation and kills them.
2nd Dec '16 2:44:19 AM NaraNumas
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the shadow priest talent ability Surrender to Madness, usage sees the character give themselves to the insanity of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]], drastically increasing their insanity regeneration. The next time they get maximum insanity and enter voidform, they have until they run out of Insanity and then they die instantly no matter what and can't be resurrected by anything, not even spells that normally can raise in combat. But since their insanity generation is so drastically increased, and they get a full percentage of haste every second they remain in voidform, the priest is likely to have many of their spells nearly instant cast with no global cooldown before the insanity burnout overtakes STM's extra generation.
22nd Nov '16 3:35:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' 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/LegendOfKorra'' ''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'').
22nd Nov '16 3:34:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', Ceodore learns an ability called Awaken. When he uses the ability, his stats increase dramatically, but a few turns later, he drops into single-digit hit points, meaning one hit from anything and he dies. This is definitely deadly if a battle is still going on.

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* In ''FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', Ceodore learns an ability called Awaken. When he uses the ability, his stats increase dramatically, but a few turns later, he drops into single-digit hit points, meaning one hit from anything and he dies. This is definitely deadly if a battle is still going on.



* In ''{{Crimsonland}}'' you can activate the ''Death Clock'' perk which gives you 30-second invincibility... After which you die.
* A central point of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: Corruption''. Samus gets a powerful "Phazon Enhancement Device" added to her suit that allows her to transform into a hyperactive killing machine, but over-use of it will cause her to become 'corrupted' and [[NonstandardGameOver end the game.]]

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* In ''{{Crimsonland}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Crimsonland}}'' you can activate the ''Death Clock'' perk which gives you 30-second invincibility... After which you die.
* A central point of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: Corruption''.''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption''. Samus gets a powerful "Phazon Enhancement Device" added to her suit that allows her to transform into a hyperactive killing machine, but over-use of it will cause her to become 'corrupted' and [[NonstandardGameOver end the game.]]



* In ''LuminousArc3'' [[spoiler:Refi]] receives one that greatly powers him up, at the expense of losing his humanity every time he uses it, starting with his senses. Surprisingly enough it is strongly impled that he [[spoiler:has not regained the senses he lost by the end of the game]]

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* In ''LuminousArc3'' ''VideoGame/LuminousArc3'' [[spoiler:Refi]] receives one that greatly powers him up, at the expense of losing his humanity every time he uses it, starting with his senses. Surprisingly enough it is strongly impled that he [[spoiler:has not regained the senses he lost by the end of the game]]



* Rampage Mode in the ''{{Oneechanbara}}'' series, a product of the Baneful Blood carried by most of the playable characters. Their offensive abilities are greatly increased, at the cost of taking double damage and constant health drain. There's also a Double Rampage Mode which is even more powerful and even more deadly.

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* Rampage Mode in the ''{{Oneechanbara}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Oneechanbara}}'' series, a product of the Baneful Blood carried by most of the playable characters. Their offensive abilities are greatly increased, at the cost of taking double damage and constant health drain. There's also a Double Rampage Mode which is even more powerful and even more deadly.



* At the end of ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis''. [[spoiler:You discover an ancient Atlantean machine that transforms men into gods, and the Nazis want to reward Dr. Jones for the find by letting him be the first to use it and ascend to godhood. But this will inevitably result in BodyHorror.]]

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* At the end of ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis''.''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis''. [[spoiler:You discover an ancient Atlantean machine that transforms men into gods, and the Nazis want to reward Dr. Jones for the find by letting him be the first to use it and ascend to godhood. But this will inevitably result in BodyHorror.]]



* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer III: Kane's Wrath'' has something like this the Steel Talon subfaction has two of these. The first railgun accelerator support power. It increases rate of fire of a unit that a railgun, but they take damage when it's first cast them. Not too big of an issue because the Steel Talons can easily repair their vehicles. They second is the adaptive armor support power. It makes a vehicle more durable grants it immunity to EMP weapons (very good for an epic unit because EMP weapons are of the main counters to them), but lowers their rate of fire. Can be remedied with the railgun accelerator if the unit uses railguns. Common strategy is to use both on the unit an enemy concentrates fire on at the start of battle.
* ''BattleClash'' and ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'' have a power-up called the V-System, which increases your offensive ability and always keeps your opponent centered within your sights. In order to power this, however, your mech's energy gauge is continuously drained until you reach critical.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer III: ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars: Kane's Wrath'' has something like this the Steel Talon subfaction has two of these. The first railgun accelerator support power. It increases rate of fire of a unit that a railgun, but they take damage when it's first cast them. Not too big of an issue because the Steel Talons can easily repair their vehicles. They second is the adaptive armor support power. It makes a vehicle more durable grants it immunity to EMP weapons (very good for an epic unit because EMP weapons are of the main counters to them), but lowers their rate of fire. Can be remedied with the railgun accelerator if the unit uses railguns. Common strategy is to use both on the unit an enemy concentrates fire on at the start of battle.
* ''BattleClash'' ''VideoGame/BattleClash'' and ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'' have a power-up called the V-System, which increases your offensive ability and always keeps your opponent centered within your sights. In order to power this, however, your mech's energy gauge is continuously drained until you reach critical.



* KillerInstinct has this mixed with GhostInTheMachine and UnwillingRoboticisation on Eagle. [[spoiler:After ratting [=UltraTech=] out upon winning, the company turns him into a machine, Fulgore. Unfortunately, Eagle inverts the CyberneticsEatYourSoul trope by the 2013 remake, resulting in this.]]
* SuikodenV introduces Raging Nostrum, a very dangerous drug developed by assassin network Nether Gate. Those who ingest the drug go into a violent rage, with greatly-increased strength... and then die shortly afterward.

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* KillerInstinct ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' has this mixed with GhostInTheMachine and UnwillingRoboticisation on Eagle. [[spoiler:After ratting [=UltraTech=] out upon winning, the company turns him into a machine, Fulgore. Unfortunately, Eagle inverts the CyberneticsEatYourSoul trope by the 2013 remake, resulting in this.]]
* SuikodenV ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' introduces Raging Nostrum, a very dangerous drug developed by assassin network Nether Gate. Those who ingest the drug go into a violent rage, with greatly-increased strength... and then die shortly afterward.
22nd Nov '16 3:33:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Revelation'' averts this completely. We find out Altair had the same ability but none of the drawbacks. Apparently he was a major {{Badass}} for a reason.

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** ''Revelation'' averts this completely. We find out Altair had the same ability but none of the drawbacks. Apparently he was a major {{Badass}} badass for a reason.
1st Nov '16 10:32:34 AM Galacton
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This transformation [[PowerAtAPrice comes at great cost]], though, as, once he uses it, it's only a matter of time before he [[YourDaysAreNumbered dies]], [[SuperPowerMeltdown explodes]], [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity goes insane]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide becomes a mindless super-powered beast]], [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascends to a higher plane of existence]], or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking all of the above]]. Even if it doesn't poison him, he still may have to [[CastFromHitPoints use his own life force to attack]].

[[GodzillaThreshold When he's forced to pull it out]], his friends will have to talk him down, coaxing him into reverting to his former form. He may have to go away for a few episodes to live among the gods or somesuch.

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This transformation [[PowerAtAPrice comes at great cost]], though, as, once he uses it, it's only a matter of time before he [[YourDaysAreNumbered dies]], [[SuperPowerMeltdown explodes]], [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity goes insane]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide becomes a mindless super-powered beast]], or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascends to a higher plane of existence]], or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking all of the above]].existence]]. Even if it doesn't poison him, he still may have to [[CastFromHitPoints use his own life force to attack]].

[[GodzillaThreshold When he's forced to pull it out]], his the hero's friends will have often try to talk him down, coaxing him into reverting to his former form. He may have to go away for if uses it anyway it might be a few episodes to live among the gods or somesuch.
HeroicSacrifice.
21st Oct '16 9:35:30 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** At first, the Rasenshuriken was believed to cause cellular damage to one's self. [[spoiler: Naruto removed this weakness however]].

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** At first, Naruto's upgraded Rasengan, the Rasenshuriken was believed to cause Rasenshuriken, is basically a magical fletchette bomb that attacks targets at a cellular damage level, inflicting massive and very hard-to-heal damage. Unfortunately, since it's held in the hand, [[LogicalWeakness it does this to one's self. the user as well]]. [[spoiler: Naruto removed removes this weakness however]].by perfecting the technique to the point where he can throw it, getting it far enough away from himself that he isn't hit by it.]]



** 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.

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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 down. When he takes it, he nearly dies and is only saved by intensive medical care and medicine from the Nara clan can stop the effect. If he eats the last pill, he will definitely die.clan.
16th Aug '16 10:43:41 AM Galvanbender120SOA
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** In ''WestwernAnimation/LegendofKorra'' 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 ''WestwernAnimation/LegendofKorra'' ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' 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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