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6th Apr '17 7:15:23 PM nombretomado
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* Whenever the Nameless One from ''PlanescapeTorment'' [[spoiler:dies and comes back, someone else somewhere on the Great Wheel dies as a result, becoming a tormented shadow whose only desire is to hunt down the Nameless One and kill him again]].

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* Whenever the Nameless One from ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' [[spoiler:dies and comes back, someone else somewhere on the Great Wheel dies as a result, becoming a tormented shadow whose only desire is to hunt down the Nameless One and kill him again]].
19th Mar '17 2:45:27 PM mlsmithca
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* ''PhantasyStarIII'' allows you to visit a "technique distribution" shop to alter the potency of a magic-wielding character's techniques. With the use of a square-shaped grid, at the expense of one, another can be strengthened. In practice, thanks to {{Useless Useful Spell}}s, you'll usually end up maxing out Gires and utterly bottoming out Rever or Anti, since those had a high probability of failing anyway.

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* ''PhantasyStarIII'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII'' allows you to visit a "technique distribution" shop to alter the potency of a magic-wielding character's techniques. With the use of a square-shaped grid, at the expense of one, another can be strengthened. In practice, thanks to {{Useless Useful Spell}}s, you'll usually end up maxing out Gires and utterly bottoming out Rever or Anti, since those had a high probability of failing anyway.
9th Mar '17 9:27:16 PM lalalei2001
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* ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou''. If you want to use magic properly, you need to sacrifice an aspect of your being, like ability to dream, age, or memory; no wonder why magic practitioners are declining.

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* ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou''.''Manga/HibikisMagic''. If you want to use magic properly, you need to sacrifice an aspect of your being, like ability to dream, age, or memory; no wonder why magic practitioners are declining.
9th Mar '17 12:41:56 PM hszmv1
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** In Law Enforcement, this is called Fruit of the Poisoned Tree. If you obtained good evidence by illegal means (breaking into the accused's house found a key to a bus station locker (and after getting a warrant to search said locker) with the murder weapon, still covered in the victim's blood) then not only is the evidence illegal and can't be used in the case (the key), but evidence resulting from that evidence (the knife, the blood on the knife, the DNA comparison of the blood to the victim, ect). If you did not obtain the evidence legally, you can't use it. A crooked cop, even one who was totally correct, will always let the bad guy go..
7th Feb '17 2:35:57 PM AsherTye
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* One of the primary rules for magic in Simon Hawke's ''Literature/TheWizardOf4thStreet'' series, and all but spelled out by Merlin himself in the prequel novel The Wizard of Camelot. You can't get something for nothing with magic, as even the simplest spell requires life energy to fuel. This is the source of conflict for the series as while the heroes use Thaumaturgy and draw on their own life essences for power, the antagonists the Dark Ones use Necromancy and forcibly steal life energy from others for their magic. Also, when Merlin "creates" a feast for an impoverished English family who's hosting him, he states that the raw materials for the food were actually drawn from the surrounding area, ie: there was a pig nearby to provide ham, a stag for the venison, wild fruits for the pies, etc.
28th Jan '17 7:50:49 PM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/{{Rules}}'': Ryuk made a promise to Light that he would kill him should he ever become "boring" -- i.e. face death/imprisonment or give up being Kira. [[spoiler:Once it becomes clear that the latter is inevitable as Light's CharacterDevelopment becomes more prevalent in the sequel, Elijah/L makes a deal with Ryuk and offers Misa's life in exchange for Light's. Not only does Misa have the collective lifespan of another Shinigami, she also lived past her natural lifespan and thus shouldn't be alive anyway]].
14th Jan '17 8:55:32 AM DavidCowie
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* ''VideoGame/{{Valley}}:'' When the LEAF suit brings the player character back from the dead, this drains some of the life energy out of the valley, and plants and animals start dying. If you use up all of the life energy, then you have to restart the whole level instead of respawning where you died. You can recharge the valley's life energy by bringing things back to life, but this uses up your suit energy.
13th Jan '17 1:54:58 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Mirri Maz Duur tells Daenerys that only death can pay for life.
** Jaqen H'ghar also mentions this as his reason for assisting Arya.
12th Jan '17 2:15:00 PM TheSinful
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** A ritual spoken of only as the Unforgivable Ritual[[note]]Both the rituals name and process are under Taboo so speaking either will alert the authorities[[/note]] gives a massive power boost but has two distinct costs. First, it requires completely dedicating yourself to a cause of your choosing and you become somewhat obsessed with it. Second, and more dire, the ritual kills your true love, even if you haven't met them yet. Both Dumbledore and Voldemort are revealed to have used said ritual.
12th Jan '17 4:41:14 AM TheSinful
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* ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'' had a MagicMirror that could grant it's user one wish in exchange for their life. Kurama intended to use it to save his human mother's life at the cost of his own, but Yusuke stepped in and offered his life instead so Kurama's mother wouldn't have to mourn him. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end when the mirror spares both due to Yusuke's selflessness.]]
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