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26th Mar '17 12:04:17 PM Tightwire
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Evidently, life-threatening situations bring out our hidden powers. [[DontTryThisAtHome Do not try this at home, though]]. The threat seems to have to come from Fate for it to work out.

At a moment of extreme stress, a superpower pops out that the character never knew was there. They might have continued to lead a normal existence, doomed to be -- at best -- a character in a romance, if it had not been for that car wreck, or fall from a great height, or evil-doer...

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Evidently, life-threatening situations bring out our hidden powers. [[DontTryThisAtHome Do not try this at home, though]]. The threat seems to have to come from Fate for it to work out.

out. DontTryThisAtHome.

At a moment of extreme stress, a superpower pops out that the character never knew was there. They might have continued to lead a normal existence, doomed to be -- - at best -- - a character in a romance, if it had not been for that car wreck, or fall from a great height, or evil-doer...
21st Mar '17 7:35:26 AM Qrow
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* In ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', the Ancient One strands Strange on Mount Everest to force him to figure out how to open a portal to get back. He nearly freezes to death before he manages it.

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* In ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', the Ancient One strands Strange on Mount Everest to force him to figure out how to open a portal to get back. He nearly freezes to death before he manages it. [[FunnyMoment Mordo's reaction shows this isn't the first time she's done this.]]
--> '''Mordo:''' How is our latest student doing?
--> '''The Ancient One:''' We shall see...any second now.
--> ''{{Beat}}''
--> '''Mordo:''' Oh no, not again.
29th Jan '17 3:51:43 AM Zoxzix
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* In ''Literature/TheZombieKnight'', this happens a lot. The Zombies (resurrected people given power by undead reapers) can go through emergence in a life or death fight, but only if they are truly desperate, and not relying on emergence to save them... And the bad guys can have emergence triggered by the good guys emergence.
5th Jan '17 6:50:07 PM MiddleEighth
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**Similarly, George in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', when he desperately [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turns into an air elemental]] for the first time so he can carry John away from an angry mob. After he turns back to himself, he describes the experience as being like “an idea wrapped in air” and how he was terrified that he'd fly apart.
17th Nov '16 1:48:33 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/DoctorStrange'', the Ancient One strands Strange on Mount Everest to force him to figure out how to open a portal to get back. He nearly freezes to death before he manages it.

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* In ''Film/DoctorStrange'', ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', the Ancient One strands Strange on Mount Everest to force him to figure out how to open a portal to get back. He nearly freezes to death before he manages it.



* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Jesse Wells awakens her SuperSpeed to escape getting hit by a car. When he learns about this, Wally West attempts to imitate her by [[TooDumbToLive stepping into traffic]]. If Jesse hadn't saved him, he would have most likely died.

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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Jesse Wells awakens her SuperSpeed to escape getting hit by a car. When he learns about this, Wally West attempts to imitate her by [[TooDumbToLive stepping into traffic]].traffic (and he just stands there instead of trying to avoid an incoming car)]]. If Jesse hadn't saved him, he would have most likely died.
12th Nov '16 4:28:42 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/DoctorStrange'', the Ancient One strands Strange on Mount Everest to force him to figure out how to open a portal to get back. He nearly freezes to death before he manages it.
28th Oct '16 3:06:26 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Jesse Wells awakens her SuperSpeed to escape getting hit by a car. When he learns about this, Wally West attempts to imitate her by [[TooDumbToLive stepping into traffic]]. If Jesse hadn't saved him, he would have most likely died.
26th Oct '16 4:26:47 PM theknack101
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* A dark example in ''Manga/BlueExorcist'', to attempt to awaken [[spoiler:his demonic heritage, Yukio]] goes to greater and greater lengths of putting himself in danger, culminating by jumping off a tall building. When that works long enough to save him from the fall but then goes away, he proceeds to put his gun to his head. He gets a phone call before he is able to pull the trigger.
21st Oct '16 11:49:56 AM Discar
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->'' "We're either gonna die, or we're gonna fly."''
-->-- '''[[TropeNamer Jamie Hyneman]]''', ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}''

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->'' "We're either gonna die, or we're gonna fly.->''"With each spell cast, a chance for new power. Spells that reflect who you are... what motivates you... and the sacrifices you have made. You are willing to die for her. If you weren't... you would never have earned this spell. Try not to die too quickly."''
-->-- '''[[TropeNamer Jamie Hyneman]]''', ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}''
'''Pandora''', ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''
18th Sep '16 12:47:05 PM nombretomado
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* The "Pureheart the Powerful" sequences of ''{{Archie}}'' (1966-7) had this as Betty/Superteen's origin story, as she tried to rescue an unconscious Archie from falling off a cliff.

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* The "Pureheart the Powerful" sequences of ''{{Archie}}'' ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'' (1966-7) had this as Betty/Superteen's origin story, as she tried to rescue an unconscious Archie from falling off a cliff.
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