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8th Jun '17 9:52:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''WildCards''' Water Lily believes that she condenses water from the air, but to account for the amounts she makes, it's later speculated that she can actually subconsciously transmute air and other matter around her into water, at one point creating a large flood.

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* ''WildCards''' ''Literature/WildCards''' Water Lily believes that she condenses water from the air, but to account for the amounts she makes, it's later speculated that she can actually subconsciously transmute air and other matter around her into water, at one point creating a large flood.
5th Jun '17 6:55:58 PM nombretomado
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* So far averted in the WhateleyUniverse. Riptide, who can control water, has had enough water to really kick ass only once - a stormy, rainy day in Boston. (But she got knocked out before she could use her powers.)

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* So far averted in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Riptide, who can control water, has had enough water to really kick ass only once - a stormy, rainy day in Boston. (But she got knocked out before she could use her powers.)
28th May '17 4:26:53 PM nombretomado
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** ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' had Johnny become a walking fusion reactor; his entire body has reconfigured itself to be as perfect an energy store as possible (which results in some bad effects on his health, as you might expect for someone who turns his stores of body fat into ''plasma''). WarrenEllis tried ''very'' hard to justify Johnny. He also has a protective layer of microscopic scales to protect him from this flame. Though that still doesn't explain how he flies...

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** ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' had Johnny become a walking fusion reactor; his entire body has reconfigured itself to be as perfect an energy store as possible (which results in some bad effects on his health, as you might expect for someone who turns his stores of body fat into ''plasma''). WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis tried ''very'' hard to justify Johnny. He also has a protective layer of microscopic scales to protect him from this flame. Though that still doesn't explain how he flies...
26th May '17 10:44:48 AM Alas_Poor_Donny
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** MageTheAwakening, another new world of darkness property, has a similar system, since a mage's increasing power represents him being less bound by the laws of the universe. A rank-2 Arcana allows 'ruling' abilities which manipulate an existing instance of whatever the arcanum governs, such as matter 2 allowing a mage to reshape a solid object as if it were soft clay. Actually creating the element from scratch requires full mastery of the arcanum (5 ranks), as conservation laws are some of the most fundamental rules of the universe.
*** This gets interesting since Mage is very much not limited to the classical elements and the same limitations apply to "elements" like time, fate, minds and souls. Apparently conservation of 'years alive' is a physical law of nature in the world of darkness.
26th Mar '17 2:30:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Okami}}'' also uses this one, where paintbrush techniques can pull various elements across the screen. It gets really bad when later brush techniques can pull these elements out of nowhere. Then again, we are talking about gods here....

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* ''{{Okami}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' also uses this one, where paintbrush techniques can pull various elements across the screen. It gets really bad when later brush techniques can pull these elements out of nowhere. Then again, we are talking about gods here....
5th Feb '17 2:29:46 AM eroock
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26th Jan '17 7:46:03 AM shigmiya64
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* Used heavily within ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' and its sister game, ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains''. Superpowered characters and {{NPC}}s regularly toss lightning, summon fire in a variety of forms, create blizzards or jagged shards of ice, even generate radioactive material on demand. Made most obvious during Hurl, which picks up a chunk of rock off the ground and tosses it, even when used in the middle of an ocean or on top of an empty shipping container, or in ''mid-air''.
** Or Propel, which materializes things like crates and pool tables for you to (you guessed it) propel at the enemy.
*** This, however, is explicitly stated to be a form of teleportation; it's a Gravity Control power.
*** And [[ImprobableWeaponUser it]] [[RuleOfCool is]] [[RuleOfFunny awesome]].
*** Doubly so when you discover that no two players see the same object. "Nice lamppost!" "That was a desk."

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* Used heavily within ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' and its sister game, ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains''. Superpowered characters and {{NPC}}s regularly toss lightning, summon fire in a variety of forms, create blizzards or jagged shards of ice, even generate radioactive material on demand. Made most obvious during Hurl, which picks up a chunk of rock off the ground and tosses it, even when used in the middle of an ocean or on top of an empty shipping container, or in ''mid-air''.
** Or Propel, which materializes things like crates and pool tables for you to (you guessed it) propel at the enemy.
*** This, however, is explicitly stated to be a form of teleportation; it's a Gravity Control power.
*** And [[ImprobableWeaponUser it]] [[RuleOfCool is]] [[RuleOfFunny awesome]].
*** Doubly so when you discover that no two players see the same object. "Nice lamppost!" "That was a desk."
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5th Nov '16 9:26:15 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Chaotic}}'', the Liquilizer is capable of refilling itself with just the water in the air.

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* In ''{{Chaotic}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'', the Liquilizer is capable of refilling itself with just the water in the air.
21st Aug '16 10:44:30 AM nombretomado
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* This trope is averted in ''{{Drowtales}}'', where elemental sorcery requires the presence of the element in question. For example, [[AnIcePerson ice]] users need freezable liquid, and [[PlayingWithFire fire]] users either carry around so-called "fire pots" or strike a spark when they need some flames.

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* This trope is averted in ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', where elemental sorcery requires the presence of the element in question. For example, [[AnIcePerson ice]] users need freezable liquid, and [[PlayingWithFire fire]] users either carry around so-called "fire pots" or strike a spark when they need some flames.
12th Aug '16 9:49:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', the Dragon-Blooded don't ''need'' elemental baggage. They '''''are''''' elemental baggage, scions of a long line of elemental heroes, sons and daughters of the (obviously) Immaculate Dragons.

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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', the Dragon-Blooded don't ''need'' elemental baggage. They '''''are''''' elemental baggage, scions of a long line of elemental heroes, sons and daughters of the (obviously) Immaculate Dragons.



* In TheDarkEye, most magical traditions need a small amount of one of the six elements is to summon a servant, djinn or master elemental of that particular element. If the element in question is not pure (sand instead of stone for a stone elemental) it will be more difficult, should it be purer, it will be easier (diamond instead of stone for a stone elemental).

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* In TheDarkEye, ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'', most magical traditions need a small amount of one of the six elements is to summon a servant, djinn or master elemental of that particular element. If the element in question is not pure (sand instead of stone for a stone elemental) it will be more difficult, should it be purer, it will be easier (diamond instead of stone for a stone elemental).
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