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22nd Aug '16 4:10:28 PM nombretomado
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* Sephrenia, in the ''{{Elenium}}'' trilogy by Creator/DavidEddings, turns out to be one of these. A side story (presented as a prologue to one of the three novels) gives the entwined history of the royal house of Elenia and the house of Sparhawk. Both the Elenian monarch and the current generation of Sparhawk wear a special diamond ring, which this story reveals was given to their ancestors by Sephrenia, who most likely was acting on the orders of the delightfully meddlesome Child-Goddess Aphrael. Notably, this revelation is provided for the reader only -- not to the characters.

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* Sephrenia, in the ''{{Elenium}}'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' trilogy by Creator/DavidEddings, turns out to be one of these. A side story (presented as a prologue to one of the three novels) gives the entwined history of the royal house of Elenia and the house of Sparhawk. Both the Elenian monarch and the current generation of Sparhawk wear a special diamond ring, which this story reveals was given to their ancestors by Sephrenia, who most likely was acting on the orders of the delightfully meddlesome Child-Goddess Aphrael. Notably, this revelation is provided for the reader only -- not to the characters.
13th Aug '16 8:37:55 PM nombretomado
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* This is what ultimately composes [[spoiler:Cosmos']] ThanatosGambit in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy''; [[spoiler:by siphoning out what remained of her power into the [[MineralMacGuffin crystals]] that her warriors had been collecting for their Destiny Odyssey storylines, she weakened herself enough for Chaos to take her down, but empowered her warriors enough to defeat him, too, and finally break the cycle... Unfortunately, it didn't quite work.]]

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* This is what ultimately composes [[spoiler:Cosmos']] ThanatosGambit in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy''; ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''; [[spoiler:by siphoning out what remained of her power into the [[MineralMacGuffin crystals]] that her warriors had been collecting for their Destiny Odyssey storylines, she weakened herself enough for Chaos to take her down, but empowered her warriors enough to defeat him, too, and finally break the cycle... Unfortunately, it didn't quite work.]]
5th Aug '16 11:16:21 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** A more straightforward SufficientlyAdvancedAlien example is the Librarian, a Forerunner whose long-term plans for humanity's ascension are still ongoing still her having died 100,000 years ago; among other things, she put inheritable genetic instructions into prehistoric humanity, with her machinations being partly responsible for the very existence of the Master Chief and Cortana. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', [[spoiler:one of her "essences" gives Chief immunity to the Composer, while another gives Dr. Halsey the Janus Key (which contains the real-time location of all Forerunner tech in the galaxy)]].

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** A more straightforward SufficientlyAdvancedAlien example is the Librarian, a Forerunner whose long-term plans for humanity's ascension are still ongoing still despite her having died 100,000 years ago; among other things, she put inheritable genetic instructions into prehistoric humanity, with her machinations being partly responsible for the very existence of the Master Chief and Cortana. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', [[spoiler:one of her "essences" gives Chief immunity to the Composer, while another gives Dr. Halsey the Janus Key (which contains the real-time location of all Forerunner tech in the galaxy)]].
5th Aug '16 11:15:43 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Dr. Halsey could technically count, as she was the one who started the SPARTAN-II project, making the test subjects super-soldiers, though most did not survive the process. It is also unique in that the way she gives you "powers" is done mostly through drugs and machines rather then magic.
** A more straightforward SufficientlyAdvancedAlien example is the Librarian, a Forerunner whose long-term plans for humanity's ascension are still ongoing still her having died 100,000 years ago; among other things, she put inheritable genetic instructions into prehistoric humanity, with her machinations being partly responsible for the very existence of the Master Chief and Cortana. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', [[spoiler:one of her "essences" gives Chief immunity to the Composer, while another gives Dr. Halsey the Janus Key (which contains the real-time location of all Forerunner tech in the galaxy)]].


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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Dr. Halsey could technically count, as she was the one who started the SPARTAN-II project, making the test subjects super-soldiers, though most did not survive the process. It is also unique in that the way she gives you "powers" is done mostly through drugs and machines rather then magic.
** A more straightforward SufficientlyAdvancedAlien example is the Librarian, a Forerunner whose long-term plans for humanity's ascension are still ongoing still her having died 100,000 years ago; among other things, she put inheritable genetic instructions into prehistoric humanity, with her machinations being partly responsible for the very existence of the Master Chief and Cortana. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', [[spoiler:one of her "essences" gives Chief immunity to the Composer, while another gives Dr. Halsey the Janus Key (which contains the real-time location of all Forerunner tech in the galaxy)]].
5th Aug '16 11:15:05 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Dr. Halsey from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' could technically count, as she was the one who started the SPARTAN II project, making the test subjects super-soldiers, though most did not survive the process. It is also unique in that the way she gives you "powers" is done mostly through drugs and machines rather then magic.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Dr. Halsey from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' could technically count, as she was the one who started the SPARTAN II SPARTAN-II project, making the test subjects super-soldiers, though most did not survive the process. It is also unique in that the way she gives you "powers" is done mostly through drugs and machines rather then magic.magic.
** A more straightforward SufficientlyAdvancedAlien example is the Librarian, a Forerunner whose long-term plans for humanity's ascension are still ongoing still her having died 100,000 years ago; among other things, she put inheritable genetic instructions into prehistoric humanity, with her machinations being partly responsible for the very existence of the Master Chief and Cortana. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', [[spoiler:one of her "essences" gives Chief immunity to the Composer, while another gives Dr. Halsey the Janus Key (which contains the real-time location of all Forerunner tech in the galaxy)]].
12th Jul '16 3:15:44 PM Kakai
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* Tanavast serves this way for Heralds and Radiants in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''. He provided the Heralds with their Honorblades and first Surges, and other spren followed his example and started to bond Knights Radiant, granting them Blades and Surges based on the Heralds'.
25th May '16 6:16:16 PM ChrisX
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* Invoked in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. King Arthur plays the Arthurian legend straight; claiming his kingship was bestowed upon him by the Lady of the Lake, whose arm rose through the waters bestow upon him the sword Excalibur. All together now:
-->''"Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!"''

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* Invoked in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. King Arthur plays the Arthurian legend straight; claiming his kingship was bestowed upon him by the Lady of the Lake, whose arm rose through the waters bestow upon him the sword Excalibur. Unfortunately it didn't work as planned and it gets deconstructed because he's facing a constitutional peasant. All together now:
-->''"Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!"''ceremony! (...) Well you can't expect to wield supreme power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you! (...) I mean, if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!"''
11th Apr '16 10:58:01 PM Apocrypha
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* Azura of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', so much. She's a MysteriousWaif whom [[CanonName Corrin]] meets by a lake, empowers Corrin (who is by default male) with the dragonstone that lets him shapeshift, [[UndyingLoyalty always provides emotional support and advice for Corrin]], and is the one to inform everyone about the mystical kingdom of Valla. Her epitaph is even "Lady of the Lake".
1st Dec '15 11:59:21 AM Observance
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* ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' has two: the Traveler, which uplifts and empowers entire species with its reality-bending Light, and the Darkness, which mostly prefers to ''destroy'' entire species, but indirectly empowered the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Hive]] a few million years ago in order to assist it in that purpose.
25th Oct '15 5:37:20 PM nombretomado
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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''ProsperosDaughter'' trilogy, Miranda's Lady.

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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''ProsperosDaughter'' ''Literature/ProsperosDaughter'' trilogy, Miranda's Lady.
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