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4th Jan '17 8:19:23 AM Tinandel_1
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* ''VideoGame/Xcom2'' features a rather bizarre meta example: apparently, one of the developers was frustrated by long loading times and put in a shortcut to force the game to load everything required for the next scene in the space of a single frame. This feature was overlooked and made it into the final product undocumented, allowing players to use it as well. With a sufficiently powerful computer, this can reduce the game's annoying load times to almost nothing.... with a less powerful computer, it will immediately crash the game.
26th Dec '16 6:17:06 PM ADrago
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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 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.]]

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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.lost. 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 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.]]
2nd Nov '16 2:24:13 AM shadowmanwkp
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** The last of the three Aces, Hayate, is so powerful, she destroyed eight [[MagicWand Devices]] by simply channeling more than a fraction of her own energy through them. In other words, she has to [[WillfullyWeak underclock]] to avoid ExplosiveOverclocking in the Devices not specifically designed for her.

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** The last of the three Aces, Hayate, is so powerful, she destroyed eight [[MagicWand Devices]] by simply channeling more than a fraction of her own energy through them. In other words, she has to [[WillfullyWeak underclock]] to avoid ExplosiveOverclocking explosive overclocking in the Devices not specifically designed for her.



* In Creator/EEDocSmith's ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' series, the bad guys invent a new devastating weapon on the fly at the beginning of the second novel by ExplosiveOverclocking of their energy weapons into WaveMotionGun territory. Eventually, both sides figure out how to do this "safely," and future wars are fought by with "primary beams" that blow up entire gun mounts in ExplosiveOverclocking reminiscent of RealLife bomb pumped lasers.

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* In Creator/EEDocSmith's ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' series, the bad guys invent a new devastating weapon on the fly at the beginning of the second novel by ExplosiveOverclocking explosive overclocking of their energy weapons into WaveMotionGun territory. Eventually, both sides figure out how to do this "safely," and future wars are fought by with "primary beams" that blow up entire gun mounts in ExplosiveOverclocking explosive overclocking reminiscent of RealLife bomb pumped lasers.
16th Oct '16 4:42:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Fifth and Sixth Editions of the ''HeroSystem'' rules had the option of "Boostable Charges". You could pump extra power through a weapon (or any other power that could be bought with charges), but the more you did the greater the chance of burning it out.

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* Fifth and Sixth Editions of the ''HeroSystem'' ''TabletopGame/HeroSystem'' rules had the option of "Boostable Charges". You could pump extra power through a weapon (or any other power that could be bought with charges), but the more you did the greater the chance of burning it out.
4th Oct '16 5:34:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''EVEOnline'' features a system called "Heat", whereby one can overload certain shipboard modules. The tradeoff for significantly improved performance is that the heat accumulation from running them like this for an extended period will damage the module and others adjacent to it, resulting in repair costs at the least, and inoperative modules if you overload it too long. [[WorthIt Totally worth it]] if you know when to use it. This ability is made available by training the skill "Thermodynamics" which also reduces the heat produced by overloaded modules.

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* ''EVEOnline'' ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' features a system called "Heat", whereby one can overload certain shipboard modules. The tradeoff for significantly improved performance is that the heat accumulation from running them like this for an extended period will damage the module and others adjacent to it, resulting in repair costs at the least, and inoperative modules if you overload it too long. [[WorthIt Totally worth it]] if you know when to use it. This ability is made available by training the skill "Thermodynamics" which also reduces the heat produced by overloaded modules.
20th Sep '16 10:09:15 AM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/EliteDangerous'', players can supercruise through the radiation beams on the poles of neutron stars to supercharge their FasterThanLightTravel drive, at the cost of internal damage.
16th Aug '16 2:10:42 AM PaulA
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* Mentioned rather nastily in Crreator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards Of Honor]]''.
-->Aral Vorkosigan: "You'll make it in five days, boosting six points past emergency max the whole way. If the engineer's been doing his job, the engines won't blow until you hit eight. Quite safe."

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* Mentioned rather nastily in Crreator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards Of Honor]]''.
-->Aral Vorkosigan: "You'll
''Literature/ShardsOfHonor''.
-->'''Aral Vorkosigan:''' You'll
make it in five days, boosting six points past emergency max the whole way. If the engineer's been doing his job, the engines won't blow until you hit eight. Quite safe."
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.
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