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29th Feb '16 7:39:37 AM Paranoia
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* ComicBook/{{Magneto}} tends to become pretty hammy and nuts whenever he goes full throttle with his powers. Then again, he commands absolute power over one of the four fundamental forces of the universe. That would give just about anyone a rush.

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* ComicBook/{{Magneto}} tends to become pretty hammy and nuts whenever he goes full throttle with his powers. Then again, he commands absolute power over one of the four fundamental forces of the universe. That would give just about anyone a rush. It's also been implied that his magnetism powers make him ''[[IncrediblyLamePun literally bipolar]]''.
20th Feb '16 11:52:48 AM Seraphine
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Contrast ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil, where the villain's mental processes are equally affected, but not in a fun way. The drug metaphor sometimes breaks down here, as villains will start out experiencing ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil, then proceed to become DrunkOnTheDarkSide when their humanity degrades to the point that they stop fighting it. (With drugs, you normally lead off with the carefree intoxication part, while the soul-crushing addiction part comes later.)

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Contrast ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil, where the villain's mental processes are equally affected, but not in a fun way. The drug metaphor sometimes breaks down here, as villains will start out experiencing ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil, then proceed to become DrunkOnTheDarkSide Drunk on the Dark Side when their humanity degrades to the point that they stop fighting it. (With drugs, you normally lead off with the carefree intoxication part, while the soul-crushing addiction part comes later.)
18th Jan '16 12:27:29 AM TSBasilisk
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* Wizards who succumb to BlackMagic in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' can end up like this, a prominent example being the teenager executed early in ''Proven Guilty''. There's a ''reason'' breaking any of the Laws Of Magic is a big freakin' deal. Dresden has had to deal with this for most of his life ever since he killed his EvilMentor in self-defense when he was a teenager. Various supernatural beings offering him more power like a bunch of drug-pushers don't help matters any.

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* Wizards who succumb to BlackMagic in In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' can end up like this, a prominent example being wizards who use BlackMagic tend toward this. The magic subtly warps the teenager executed early in ''Proven Guilty''. wizard's mind so they'll want to use it again, and each usage warps them more until all traces of morality, and often sanity, are gone. There's a ''reason'' breaking any of the Laws Of Magic is a big freakin' deal. deal.
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Dresden has had to deal with this for most of his life ever since he killed his EvilMentor in self-defense when he was a teenager.teenager. His struggles with not using magic against some foes reads a lot like an addict fighting the need for a fix. Various supernatural beings offering him more power like a bunch of drug-pushers don't help matters any.
10th Jan '16 4:05:04 AM WillBGood
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* [[spoiler: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0635.html Vaarsuvius]]]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', after making a DealWithTheDevil. At least initially. Soon after the character starts actually ''using'' that power, they feel nothing but frustration as resolutions to some plot threads have been reached ''without'' having them use it. And then finally when they try to fight the BigBad, an EvilSorceror that ''technically'' has less power, but is more than equal and is much more proficient in it's use where it matters, they get stomped and lose all of that power. Though while the end result was far short of what the character imagined, they still managed to achieve a couple important things - and could have done more if not for the power-drunk rampage.

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* [[spoiler: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0635.html Vaarsuvius]]]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', after making a DealWithTheDevil. At least initially. Soon after the character starts actually ''using'' that power, they feel nothing but frustration as resolutions to some plot threads have been reached ''without'' having them use it. And then finally when they try to fight the BigBad, an EvilSorceror that ''technically'' has less power, but is more than equal and is much more proficient in it's its use where it matters, they get stomped and lose all of that power. Though while the end result was far short of what the character imagined, they still managed to achieve a couple important things - and could have done more if not for the power-drunk rampage.
7th Jan '16 1:36:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpaceChannel5'': "Ulala! I needed your dance power you see, now we have all the power we need!"
* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'':

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* ''SpaceChannel5'': ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'': "Ulala! I needed your dance power you see, now we have all the power we need!"
* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'':''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
3rd Jan '16 11:52:59 AM nombretomado
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* In the [[spoiler:Demon Path]] of ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', [[spoiler: Revya]] does this, intoning "More... More power..." during some attacks, complete with a VoiceOfTheLegion.

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* In the [[spoiler:Demon Path]] of ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', [[spoiler: Revya]] does this, intoning "More... More power..." during some attacks, complete with a VoiceOfTheLegion.
14th Dec '15 3:12:39 AM Philweasel
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** This is pretty common overall. Princess Luna also ramps up her (already considerable) hamminess as Nightmare Moon, and Midnight Sparkle takes a shy, awkward girl and turns her into someone who could give Darth Sidious a run for his money.
8th Dec '15 5:38:47 PM EmperorZim
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->'''''"POWERRRRRRRR!!! UNLIMITED! POWERRRRRRRR!!!"'''''

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->'''''"POWERRRRRRRR!!! UNLIMITED! UNLIMITED POWERRRRRRRR!!!"'''''
8th Dec '15 5:38:04 PM EmperorZim
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->'''''"POWERRRRRRRR!!! UN! LIMITED! POWERRRRRRRR!!!"'''''

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->'''''"POWERRRRRRRR!!! UN! LIMITED! UNLIMITED! POWERRRRRRRR!!!"'''''
4th Dec '15 8:52:59 PM FF32
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* From ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/475655 The Dungeons And The Dragons]]'', a group of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D & D]] players have invited one of their mothers to sit in on a game to prove that roleplaying games aren't evil like Creator/JackChick says. It turns out that it's she herself who turns evil. We're talking ''Film/TheExorcist'' on '''[[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs steroids]]''' evil.


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* From ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/475655 The Dungeons And The Dragons]]'', a group of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D & D]] players have invited one of their mothers to sit in on a game to prove that roleplaying games aren't evil like Creator/JackChick [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] says. It turns out that it's she herself who turns evil. We're talking ''Film/TheExorcist'' on '''[[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs steroids]]''' evil.

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