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21st Jul '16 9:31:00 PM PaulA
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* To send something back in time (in IsaacAsimov's short story ''The Red Queen's Race''), someone overclocks a ''nuclear power station'', making it a bunch of scrap.

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* To send something back in time (in IsaacAsimov's Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story ''The Red Queen's Race''), someone overclocks a ''nuclear power station'', making it a bunch of scrap.
21st Jul '16 11:11:27 AM foxmccloud4387
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* In VisualNovel/FateStayNight a Servant can overload their Noble Phantasm with prana and transform it into a Broken Phantasm, causing them to take a massive power hike in exchange for being LostForever. Given that most Servants only have between one to three Noble Phantasms ([[PublicDomainArtifact which are artifacts such as Excalibur]]), and Noble Phantasms represent the solidified history of each Servant the very idea is unthinkable. When Archer uses a Broken Phantasm against Berserker early on in the ''Unlimited Blade Works'' route, his Master Rin has a minor freakout because he not only destroyed one of his Noble Phantasms seemingly on a whim. He does this again when fighting Caster, using another Noble Phantasm very similar to the one he used against Berserker. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Archer's true ability is [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation projection magic]], which allows him to replicate other Noble Phantasms infinitely - this means that he can use Broken Phantasms as much as he wants with no loss to him, something very terrifying if other Servants knew about this.]]

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* In VisualNovel/FateStayNight a Servant can overload their Noble Phantasm with prana and transform it into a Broken Phantasm, causing them to take a massive power hike in exchange for being LostForever. Given that most Servants only have between one to three Noble Phantasms ([[PublicDomainArtifact which are artifacts such as Excalibur]]), and Noble Phantasms represent the solidified history of each Servant the very idea is unthinkable. When Archer uses a Broken Phantasm against Berserker early on in the ''Unlimited Blade Works'' route, his Master Rin has a minor freakout because he not only seemingly destroyed one of his Noble Phantasms seemingly on a whim. He does this again when fighting Caster, using another Noble Phantasm very similar to the one he used against Berserker. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Archer's true ability is [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation projection magic]], which allows him to replicate other Noble Phantasms infinitely - this means that he can use Broken Phantasms as much as he wants with no loss to him, something very terrifying if other Servants knew about this.]]
16th Jul '16 3:30:11 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode 'Sonic Breakout', Sonic uses this to destroy Robotnik's prison. Namely, he and Tails zip around the complex setting off ''every alarm and booby trap at once'', causing the master computer to collapse from the stress of keeping up.

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* In the ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode 'Sonic Breakout', Sonic uses this to destroy Robotnik's prison. Namely, he and Tails zip around the complex setting off ''every alarm and booby trap at once'', causing the master computer to collapse from the stress of keeping up.
11th Jul '16 11:29:49 AM foxmccloud4387
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* In VisualNovel/FateStayNight a Servant can overload their Noble Phantasm with prana and transform it into a Broken Phantasm, causing them to take a massive power hike in exchange for being LostForever. Given that most Servants only have between one to three Noble Phantasms ([[PublicDomainArtifact which are artifacts such as Excalibur]]), and Noble Phantasms represent the solidified history of each Servant the very idea is unthinkable. [[spoiler: Archer cheats his way around this as his Noble Phantasm ([[FieldOfBlades Unlimited Blade Works]]) makes infinite copies of the Noble Phantasms of EVERY OTHER SERVANT, allowing him to use ExplosiveOverclocking with no real downside. It's one of the reasons most Servants would be terrified of him, if they found out.]]
** Shirou can do the same thing, by overloading his Magic Circuits. [[spoiler: When he later gets Archer´s arm, he is able to flawlessly reproduce Noble Phantasms at the cost of nearly frying his brain every time. This is so powerful that he actually '''sucessfully replicates the Second freaking Magic''' by creating the Jeweled Sword of Zelretch out of thin air with nothing but a vague memory as source material.]]

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* In VisualNovel/FateStayNight a Servant can overload their Noble Phantasm with prana and transform it into a Broken Phantasm, causing them to take a massive power hike in exchange for being LostForever. Given that most Servants only have between one to three Noble Phantasms ([[PublicDomainArtifact which are artifacts such as Excalibur]]), and Noble Phantasms represent the solidified history of each Servant the very idea is unthinkable. [[spoiler: When Archer cheats his way around this as his Noble uses a Broken Phantasm ([[FieldOfBlades Unlimited against Berserker early on in the ''Unlimited Blade Works]]) makes infinite copies Works'' route, his Master Rin has a minor freakout because he not only destroyed one of the his Noble Phantasms of EVERY OTHER SERVANT, allowing seemingly on a whim. He does this again when fighting Caster, using another Noble Phantasm very similar to the one he used against Berserker. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Archer's true ability is [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation projection magic]], which allows him to replicate other Noble Phantasms infinitely - this means that he can use ExplosiveOverclocking Broken Phantasms as much as he wants with no real downside. It's one of the reasons most loss to him, something very terrifying if other Servants would be terrified of him, if they found out.knew about this.]]
** Shirou can do the same thing, by overloading his Magic Circuits. [[spoiler: [[spoiler:When he makes a contract with Rin in the ''Unlimited Blade Works'' route, he is able to actualize his [[MentalWorld Reality Marble]] by taking in ten times his normal capacity; this allows him to beat up Gilgamesh, but after their fight he ends up temporarily paralyzed. When he later gets Archer´s arm, Archer's arm in the ''Heaven's Feel'' route, he is able to flawlessly reproduce Noble Phantasms at the cost of nearly frying his brain every time. This is so powerful that he actually '''sucessfully replicates the Second freaking Magic''' by creating the Jeweled Sword of Zelretch out of thin air with nothing but a vague memory as source material.time.]]
8th Jul '16 8:38:28 PM DarkHunter
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** Accidentally caused by the Human crew of the SDF-1 Macross from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' when they tried to use the ship's alien Fold Drive without understanding it to escape an attack by a different alien race by overcharging it. This caused the ship, the nearby island, the water surrounding it, and nearby aircraft carriers to be folded into Pluto's orbit. This also caused the Fold Drive itself to fold out of spacetime leaving the Macross without a critical component required to fire their ''WaveMotionGun''. They later solve this by transforming their ship it into a ''HumongousMecha''.

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** Accidentally caused by the Human crew of the SDF-1 Macross from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' when they tried to use the ship's alien Fold Drive without understanding it to escape an attack by a different alien race by overcharging it. This caused the ship, the nearby island, the water surrounding it, and nearby aircraft carriers to be folded into Pluto's orbit. This also caused the Fold Drive itself to fold out of spacetime leaving the Macross without a critical component required to fire their ''WaveMotionGun''. WaveMotionGun. They later solve this by transforming their ship it into a ''HumongousMecha''.HumongousMecha.
6th Jun '16 11:32:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mentioned rather nastily in LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards Of Honor]]''.

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* Mentioned rather nastily in LoisMcMasterBujold's Crreator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards Of Honor]]''.



* The Mule from ''{{Foundation}}'' stated he had the ability to force a human brain to work at top capacity, effectively, as he stated, a state of permanent hunch. One known case resulted in a superweapon (an imperfect one), another allowed a man to replicate (in part) a genius mathematician's lifetime work. Death in a few weeks was the usual side effect.

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* The Mule from ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' stated he had the ability to force a human brain to work at top capacity, effectively, as he stated, a state of permanent hunch. One known case resulted in a superweapon (an imperfect one), another allowed a man to replicate (in part) a genius mathematician's lifetime work. Death in a few weeks was the usual side effect.



* This trope may well be OlderThanSteam: a line in the opening scenes of ''{{Macbeth}}'' refers to "cannons o'ercharged with double cracks" - in other words, twice the normal amount of gunpowder, which makes the weapon far more potent and - presumably - also far more likely to suffer catastrophic failure. Explosive indeed.

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* This trope may well be OlderThanSteam: a line in the opening scenes of ''{{Macbeth}}'' ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' refers to "cannons o'ercharged with double cracks" - in other words, twice the normal amount of gunpowder, which makes the weapon far more potent and - presumably - also far more likely to suffer catastrophic failure. Explosive indeed.
26th May '16 7:16:52 PM LinTaylor
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* [[MoonRabbit Reisen Udongein Inaba]] can drink potions to [[StatusBuff increase her attack and defense]] in ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Scarlet Weather Rhapsody]]''. The effects stack for each potion drunk, up to three. If she drinks a fourth one, however, she explodes; this doesn't harm her, but it can be devastating to her opponent. It's generally a really bad idea to do this since it makes her lose the effects of her StatusBuff and the explosion is somewhat easy to avoid, but it could be useful as a surprise attack in the endgame when the loss of the buff won't make much of a difference.

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* [[MoonRabbit Reisen Udongein Inaba]] can drink potions to [[StatusBuff increase her attack and defense]] in In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' [[DoujinSoft doujin]] FightingGame ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Scarlet Weather Rhapsody]]''. Rhapsody]]'' (and its ExpansionPack ''Hisotensoku''), [[MoonRabbit Reisen Udongein Inaba]] has a move called "Patriot's Elixir" where she takes a swig of her master [[MadScientist Eirin]]'s [[PsychoSerum shady new drug]], granting a StatusBuff to her attack and defense. The effects stack for each potion drunk, up to three. If three; if she drinks a fourth one, however, fourth, she explodes; this explodes. This doesn't actually harm her, Reisen, but it can be devastating to her opponent. It's generally a really bad idea to do this since it makes her lose the effects of her StatusBuff and the explosion is somewhat easy to avoid, but it could be useful as a surprise attack in the endgame when the loss of the buff won't make much of a difference.
7th May '16 4:48:42 AM Phred
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* The Small Craft in ''VideoGame/AffordableSpaceAdventures'' has components that can operate up to a power level of 5, but 3 is the minimum safe power level. Running at 4-5 for too long can either blow a fuse temporarily shutting down the Small Craft, or straight up cause the Small Craft to explode.
20th Apr '16 12:48:02 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Goku also did this in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' with his Kaiō Ken overtaking his body limits when he used the multiplier effect way beyond King Kai recommendation against Vegeta and latter Frieza. His body is able to adapt to the degree of "overclocking" he used against Vegeta, so naturally Goku has to overclock himself ''even more'' just to keep up with Frieza. The Super Saiyan state is alluded to be this as both Goku and Vegeta note that it puts huge amounts of strain on their bodies and when preparing to fight Cell Goku focuses on reducing this strain as opposed to getting stronger like Vegeta did, allowing it to be used constantly and more effectively. SSJ 3 takes this UpToEleven, burning through several hours worth of Goku's day on earth in just a few moments (and later he is unable to maintain the state for more than a few moments before it drains all his stamina) and shortens Goten and Trunks fusion from half an hour to five minutes (leaving them unable to even turn Super Saiyan afterwards)
* Accidentally caused by the Human crew of the SDF-1 Macross from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' when they tried to use the ship's alien Fold Drive without understanding it to escape an attack by a different alien race by overcharging it. This caused the ship, the nearby island, the water surrounding it, and nearby aircraft carriers to be folded into Pluto's orbit. This also caused the Fold Drive itself to fold out of spacetime leaving the Macross without a critical component required to fire their ''WaveMotionGun''. They later solve this by transforming their ship it into a ''HumongousMecha''.
* Guld Goa Bowman does this in ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' when he disables the limiters of the YF-21 to be able to fight the Ghost on equal terms. He succeeds, but destroys his aircraft in the process [[spoiler: and expires from the extreme G-forces involved]].

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* Goku also did this in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' with his Kaiō Ken overtaking his body limits when he used the multiplier effect way beyond King Kai recommendation against Vegeta and latter Frieza. His body is able to adapt to the degree of "overclocking" he used against Vegeta, so naturally Goku has to overclock himself ''even more'' just to keep up with Frieza. The Super Saiyan state is alluded to be this as both Goku and Vegeta note that it puts huge amounts of strain on their bodies and when preparing to fight Cell Goku focuses on reducing this strain as opposed to getting stronger like Vegeta did, allowing it to be used constantly and more effectively. SSJ 3 takes this UpToEleven, burning through several hours worth of Goku's day on earth in just a few moments (and later he is unable to maintain the state for more than a few moments before it drains all his stamina) and shortens Goten and Trunks fusion from half an hour to five minutes (leaving them unable to even turn Super Saiyan afterwards)
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Accidentally caused by the Human crew of the SDF-1 Macross from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' when they tried to use the ship's alien Fold Drive without understanding it to escape an attack by a different alien race by overcharging it. This caused the ship, the nearby island, the water surrounding it, and nearby aircraft carriers to be folded into Pluto's orbit. This also caused the Fold Drive itself to fold out of spacetime leaving the Macross without a critical component required to fire their ''WaveMotionGun''. They later solve this by transforming their ship it into a ''HumongousMecha''.
* ** Guld Goa Bowman does this in ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' when he disables the limiters of the YF-21 to be able to fight the Ghost on equal terms. He succeeds, but destroys his aircraft in the process [[spoiler: and expires from the extreme G-forces involved]].
16th Apr '16 9:50:19 AM Berrenta
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* Early attempts to use [[http://www.kbptula.ru/eng/str/cannons/gsh6_30.htm GSh-6-30]] on aircraft (mainly [=MiG=]-27) suffered from the price of {{BFG}}'s performance -- vibrations caused by recoil, which proven to be too strong. This [[http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/GSh-6-30.htm led to lots of various damages]] -- from broken lights to breakages of various onboard devices to jammed gear doors to ''really wild'' cases, like failed locks causing spontaneous removal of the cockpit canopy or dash-board dropped right onto pilot's knees. In short, bursts longer than half-second shook planes so hard they just gradually fell apart, until either they were out of ammo, failed to shoot any more or gun overheat exploded ammo. ItGotBetter in CIWS, of course. [[SarcasmMode Oddly enough]], ships weighing thousands of tons are able to absorb the vibrations with no difficulty.

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* Early attempts to use [[http://www.kbptula.ru/eng/str/cannons/gsh6_30.htm GSh-6-30]] on aircraft (mainly [=MiG=]-27) suffered from the price of {{BFG}}'s performance -- vibrations caused by recoil, which proven to be too strong. This [[http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/GSh-6-30.htm led to lots of various damages]] -- from broken lights to breakages of various onboard devices to jammed gear doors to ''really wild'' cases, like failed locks causing spontaneous removal of the cockpit canopy or dash-board dropped right onto pilot's knees. In short, bursts longer than half-second shook planes so hard they just gradually fell apart, until either they were out of ammo, failed to shoot any more or gun overheat exploded ammo. ItGotBetter It got better in CIWS, of course. [[SarcasmMode Oddly enough]], ships weighing thousands of tons are able to absorb the vibrations with no difficulty.
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