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6th Jul '17 6:08:54 PM kome360
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* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', everything is powered by energy harvested from dreams of Earth people. It doesn't seem to be harmful, though.

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* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', everything is powered by energy harvested from dreams of Earth people. It doesn't seem As harmful as it might be to be harmful, though.the minds of small children, most of the danger is on Wonderland's side; children don't have the mental control to fight their fears, which promptly manifest as hulking murder-monsters and hunt down the invading Wonderlanders.
24th Jun '17 12:08:30 PM akanesarumara
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** Occasionally, a Light one snaps and goes on a rampage taking Power from the happy people around him. Why? In order to destabilize the status quo and make the world a better place. Naturally, the Night Watch usually tries to stop them, as this gives the Dark ones a blank check to do something bad. In ''New Watch'', one does so by going to a crowded soccer stadium and feeding off the energy of the fans of the winning team. Apparently, he amasses so much Power that not even a Mage Beyond Categorization can easily stop him. Anton uses the young mage's inexperience (the mage casts a shield that protects from any spell, instead of one to protect against spells ''and'' physical damage) to knock him out with a baton.

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** Occasionally, a Light one snaps and goes on a rampage taking Power from the happy people around him. Why? In order to destabilize the status quo and make the world a better place. Naturally, the Night Watch usually tries to stop them, as this gives the Dark ones a blank check to do something bad. In ''New Watch'', one does so by going to a crowded soccer stadium and feeding off the energy of the fans of the winning team. Apparently, he amasses so much Power that not even a Mage Beyond Categorization can easily stop him. Anton uses the young mage's inexperience (the mage casts a shield that protects from any spell, instead of one to protect against spells ''and'' physical damage) damage, which is expressly stated to be a rookie mistake most mages outgrow and ''fast'') to knock him out with a baton.
18th Jun '17 6:26:33 AM KillerClowns
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* One ''WebComic/{{Oglaf}}'' strip introduces a wraith-thing that [[http://oglaf.com/withsympathy/ feeds on fear]]. [[spoiler:Notably, because it ''actually eats their fear'', the victim is left a FearlessFool.]]
4th Jun '17 4:21:25 PM Morgenthaler
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** The Utopia Dopant, the BigBad from ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', doesn't actually eat emotions but rather gains power by drawing upon the positive emotions of those around. So when our heroes charge in full of righteous fury and hope...[[CurbStompBattle he pounds them into pudding]]. Eventually defeated when [[spoiler:Shotaro exploits the fact that inanimate objects don't ''have'' emotions to draw upon, and the emotion behind him and Phillip during the final battle is too much for Utopia to take. Katsumi Daido also exploits a weakness of Utopia's powers, as it can't draw emotions from dead things, and Katsumi just happens to be a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Necro-Over]]]].

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** * The Utopia Dopant, the BigBad from ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', doesn't actually eat emotions but rather gains power by drawing upon the positive emotions of those around. So when our heroes charge in full of righteous fury and hope...[[CurbStompBattle he pounds them into pudding]]. Eventually defeated when [[spoiler:Shotaro exploits the fact that inanimate objects don't ''have'' emotions to draw upon, and the emotion behind him and Phillip during the final battle is too much for Utopia to take. Katsumi Daido also exploits a weakness of Utopia's powers, as it can't draw emotions from dead things, and Katsumi just happens to be a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Necro-Over]]]].
19th May '17 4:58:37 PM Arivne
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** ''Marvel Super Heroes'' supplement ''The Uncanny X-Men'' boxed set (1990). The entry for the superhero Cloak in the Roster Book (which is based on Cloak's portrayal in the MarvelUniverse) says that his powers are based on his control of a gateway to an extradimensional space. That space contains a monster that increases and feeds off of the fear of any being that enters the space.

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** ''ComicBook/CloakAndDagger''. The ''Marvel Super Heroes'' supplement ''The Uncanny X-Men'' boxed set (1990). The entry for the superhero Cloak in the (1990) Roster Book (which is based on says that Cloak's portrayal in the MarvelUniverse) says that his powers are based on his control of a gateway to an extradimensional space. That space contains a monster that increases and feeds off of the fear of any being that enters the space.
19th May '17 4:50:26 PM Arivne
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** Scatterbrain, AKA Fascination, of the Technet (and later/earlier, of the time-travelling Special Executive). Her reliance on emotional nutrition, good, bad or anything-except-indifferent, sometimes has her following around characters because they're annoyed-- which makes her follow them more closely-- which makes them more annoyed etc. etc.
*** Which... doesn't always work that well for her, like the time she did it to [[FlyingBrick Captain Britain]], who got so irritable that he started waving his arms around as he walked. One 'KLUDD!' later, and Scatterbrain was sprawled crosseyed against the far wall.

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** Scatterbrain, AKA Fascination, of the Technet (and later/earlier, of the time-travelling Special Executive). Her reliance on emotional nutrition, good, bad or anything-except-indifferent, sometimes has her following around characters because they're annoyed-- which makes her follow them more closely-- which makes them more annoyed etc. etc.
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etc. Which... doesn't always work that well for her, like the time she did it to [[FlyingBrick Captain Britain]], who got so irritable that he started waving his arms around as he walked. One 'KLUDD!' later, and Scatterbrain was sprawled crosseyed against the far wall.


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** ''Marvel Super Heroes'' supplement ''The Uncanny X-Men'' boxed set (1990). The entry for the superhero Cloak in the Roster Book (which is based on Cloak's portrayal in the MarvelUniverse) says that his powers are based on his control of a gateway to an extradimensional space. That space contains a monster that increases and feeds off of the fear of any being that enters the space.
13th Apr '17 6:04:50 PM nombretomado
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* More than a few interpretations of the [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] suggest/theorize that he consumes the fear of his victims. What a [[SarcasmMode shocking development]].

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* More than a few interpretations of the [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] suggest/theorize that he consumes the fear of his victims. What a [[SarcasmMode shocking development]].
10th Apr '17 4:22:09 PM nombretomado
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* SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/NightWatch'' series puts an interesting spin on this trope. As expected, the evil Dark Others draw their power from negative emotions like fear, anger, hatred, etc, but essentially make people more "good" by removing these feelings from them. Meanwhile, the good Light Others who draw their powers from positive emotions like hope, love, faith etc. leave the world a darker place as they basically suck joy out of the universe to power their magic. As such, neither side tends to be enthusiastic about seriously draining the energy of people around them. Unless, you know, the fate of the entire world rests in the balance (which seems to happen at least once every few weeks).

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* SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/NightWatch'' series puts an interesting spin on this trope. As expected, the evil Dark Others draw their power from negative emotions like fear, anger, hatred, etc, but essentially make people more "good" by removing these feelings from them. Meanwhile, the good Light Others who draw their powers from positive emotions like hope, love, faith etc. leave the world a darker place as they basically suck joy out of the universe to power their magic. As such, neither side tends to be enthusiastic about seriously draining the energy of people around them. Unless, you know, the fate of the entire world rests in the balance (which seems to happen at least once every few weeks).
7th Apr '17 4:16:41 PM nombretomado
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* Near the end of the anime version of ''{{Pretear}}'' [[BigBad Takako / Fenrir]] summons a huge tree that is powered by the feeling of despair, and makes sure she has a power source for it by using [[spoiler:Mawata's feelings for Sasame, who already underwent an EvilCostumeSwitch,]] to drive the victim into the required state. This backfires in the last episode, when [[spoiler:Sasame sacrifices himself to save Takako]], which upsets her just enough to become the new victim of the tree.

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* Near the end of the anime version of ''{{Pretear}}'' ''Anime/{{Pretear}}'' [[BigBad Takako / Fenrir]] summons a huge tree that is powered by the feeling of despair, and makes sure she has a power source for it by using [[spoiler:Mawata's feelings for Sasame, who already underwent an EvilCostumeSwitch,]] to drive the victim into the required state. This backfires in the last episode, when [[spoiler:Sasame sacrifices himself to save Takako]], which upsets her just enough to become the new victim of the tree.
19th Mar '17 3:40:05 PM Doug86
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** ''[[Tabletop/{{Warhammer 40000}} The Chaos Gods]]'' and [[spoiler:their successors]] are made from human emotions.

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** ''[[Tabletop/{{Warhammer ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} The Chaos Gods]]'' and [[spoiler:their successors]] are made from human emotions.
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