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15th Nov '17 3:07:20 PM otemple700
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[[caption-width-right:300:That's what you get after a DealWithTheDevil.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:That's what you get after a DealWithTheDevil.DealWithTheDevil.... or a god in this case.]]
4th Sep '17 8:50:00 PM Felipehc188
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* In the 16th {{VideoGame/Touhou}}, ''Hidden Star in Four Seasons'': [[FinalBoss Okina Matara]] steals the power of the heroine, leaving her with 0.00 power and unable to collect more power again just as Okina uses their sub-weapon to make her final spell card.
24th Aug '17 8:36:58 PM TrustBen
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* Banshee of the Franchise/XMen lost his sonic scream powers when his vocal cords were damaged. He eventually healed enough to use them again, but it took decades in RealLife time.
13th Aug '17 5:36:18 PM Gregzilla
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* In ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', the Hexenbiester/Zauberbiester are a WitchSpecies, different from the other [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Wesen]], as they are able to do things bordering on magic. However, their powers can be taken away if they ingest a [[TheHunter Grimm]]'s blood, which is what Nick forces Adelind to do (by forcibly kissing her, causing her to bite his lip). It's possible for a de-powered Hexenbiest to regain her powers, but it requires undergoing an extremely complex (and gross) ritual as well as the sacrifice of another Hexenbiest. Adelind does this and pays Nick back by de-powering him. Not only is he unable to see Wesen anymore, but his enhanced strength, speed, and senses are also gone.

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* In ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', the Hexenbiester/Zauberbiester are a WitchSpecies, different from the other [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Wesen]], as they are able to do things bordering on magic. However, their powers can be taken away if they ingest a [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Grimm]]'s blood, which is what Nick forces Adelind to do (by forcibly kissing her, causing her to bite his lip). It's possible for a de-powered Hexenbiest to regain her powers, but it requires undergoing an extremely complex (and gross) ritual as well as the sacrifice of another Hexenbiest. Adelind does this and pays Nick back by de-powering him. Not only is he unable to see Wesen anymore, but his enhanced strength, speed, and senses are also gone.
20th Jun '17 9:58:59 AM The_Cosmic_Troper
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* In ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars'', [[spoiler: Bill has lost the majority of his powers, which is why he sticks with Steven.]] [[{{Downplayed}} However, he knows he'll get them back, and steadily regains the abilities he's lost as time goes on.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars'', [[spoiler: Bill has lost the majority of his powers, which is initially why he sticks with Steven.]] [[{{Downplayed}} However, he knows he'll get them back, and steadily regains the abilities he's lost as time goes on.]]
20th Jun '17 12:20:06 AM The_Cosmic_Troper
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars'', [[spoiler: Bill has lost the majority of his powers, which is why he sticks with Steven.]] [[{{Downplayed}} However, he knows he'll get them back, and steadily regains the abilities he's lost as time goes on.]]
** But with this, [[BroughtDownToNormal he also needs to sleep]], and using too much power at a time exhausts him [[spoiler: and causes him to ''lose'' abilities if it's bad enough.]]
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6th Jun '17 10:31:38 AM MagnusForce
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* In the episode "Mo Job" of The Powerpuff Girls, Princess Morbucks teams up with Mojo Jojo to depower The Powerpuff Girls. Princess obtains powers from the same device Mojo is using to nullify the girl's powers but Princess is the only character who ends up being hit with it, removing the powers that she gets in the episode.

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* In the episode "Mo Job" of The Powerpuff Girls, ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Princess Morbucks teams up with Mojo Jojo to depower The Powerpuff Girls. Princess obtains powers from the same device Mojo is using to nullify the girl's powers but Princess is the only character who ends up being hit with it, removing the powers that she gets in the episode.
20th May '17 4:20:04 PM NovaAM
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* ''Webcomic/KirbyCardClash'' started with Umbra doing this to Kirby, giving the comic a gimmick simillar to the Milkyway Wishes subgame from ''videogame/KirbySuperStar'' and its DS remake.
2nd Apr '17 3:34:02 PM DustSnitch
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So, your characters aren't just PalsWithJesus... they ''[[PhysicalGod are]]'' {{Jesus}} (or a [[CrystalDragonJesus non-denomination reasonable facsimile thereof]]). Okay. How the heck do you ''write'' for this character? Short answer: not easily or not well. There are genres where such [[SuperWeight powerful characters]] are normal, but outside of those the character is at risk of becoming a BoringInvincibleHero or a MarySue. To solve this conundrum, authors have two main options: A), fill the setting with [[WorldOfBadass equally powerful foes]], or B) De Power the character, stripping them of some or all their powers in order to reintroduce them to the plot.

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So, your characters aren't just PalsWithJesus... they ''[[PhysicalGod are]]'' {{Jesus}} (or a [[CrystalDragonJesus non-denomination reasonable facsimile thereof]]). Okay. How the heck do you ''write'' for this character? Short answer: not easily or not well. There are genres where such [[SuperWeight powerful characters]] are normal, but outside of those the A superpowered character is at risk of becoming (generally a BoringInvincibleHero or a MarySue. To solve this conundrum, authors have two main options: A), fill the setting with [[WorldOfBadass equally ''very'' powerful foes]], or B) De Power the character, stripping them of some or all one) loses their powers in order to reintroduce them to the plot.
for a permanent or extended period of time.
28th Mar '17 12:14:15 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has two examples in quick succession: [[spoiler:Ex-Aid's MidSeasonUpgrade, Mighty Maximum X, has the ability to "hack" the [[TheVirus Bugster Virus]]. He uses this power first to remove Genm's zombie-based ResurrectiveImmortality then, when faced with the SadisticChoice to let the bastard live or betray his Hippocratic Oath and kill him, [[TakeAThirdOption uses the hacking power to strip Genm of his ability to become a Kamen Rider]].]]
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