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3rd May '16 12:57:47 AM erforce
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* According to [[AllThereInTheManual the novelization and other sources]] for the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise, not only are Terminators fireproof and heat-resistant, but they can actually ''use'' fire and other energy sources to boost their power. Terminators actually conserve energy most of the time by keeping the majority of their internal systems dormant until they become mission-critical. For example, their strength, processing power, and tracking programs are only operating at low levels. In the first film, the Terminator used the fire that burned away its flesh to push all of its systems to maximum, and in the second film, the ambient heat of the steel mill brought the heroic Terminator back to life to finish its mission.

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* According to [[AllThereInTheManual the novelization and other sources]] for the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise, not only are Terminators fireproof and heat-resistant, but they can actually ''use'' fire and other energy sources to boost their power. Terminators actually conserve energy most of the time by keeping the majority of their internal systems dormant until they become mission-critical. For example, their strength, processing power, and tracking programs are only operating at low levels. In the [[Film/TheTerminator first film, film]], the Terminator used the fire that burned away its flesh to push all of its systems to maximum, and in the [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay second film, film]], the ambient heat of the steel mill brought the heroic Terminator back to life to finish its mission.
20th Apr '16 9:20:07 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': In "World's Finest", a crossover with ''Series/TheFlash2014'', when Flash blasts Livewire with lightning, it only powers her up. In his defense, when he tried it on the electric-wielding villain Blackout on his own show, it overloaded and defeated him.

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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': In "World's Finest", a crossover with ''Series/TheFlash2014'', when Flash blasts Livewire with lightning, it only powers her up. In his defense, when he tried it on his own show, the electric-wielding villain Blackout on his own show, it was overloaded and defeated him.just from trying to absorb his body's electricity.
6th Apr '16 5:32:42 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': In "World's Finest", a crossover with ''Series/TheFlash2014'', when Flash blasts Livewire with lightning, it only powers her up. In his defense, when he tried it on the electric-wielding villain Blackout on his own show, it overloaded and defeated him.
16th Mar '16 3:25:22 PM Delta2501
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** Also applies to non-religious groups, as attacking another community or tribe would often result in the survivors or their descendants eventually coming for revenge. Hence why a number of early societies emphasised the need to exterminate every member of an enemy group, often including children, in order to ensure there would be no-one left to carry out the CycleOfRevenge.
29th Feb '16 5:42:23 AM StFan
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ''

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ''''Anime/DragonBallZ'':




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* Sebastian Shaw of the Hellfire Club in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' has powers that work like this. He absorbs the energy from attacks, so punching him makes him stronger.
* In ''Superman/Wonder Woman #2'' Apollo hits Superman with a blast of concentrated sunlight. Superman asks him "You don't know much about me, do you?" before punching him straight back to Olympus.
** It came back with a vengeance when Apollo [[spoiler:intentionally powered up Zod and Faora]].

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* Sebastian Shaw of the Hellfire Club in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' has powers that work like this. He absorbs the energy from attacks, so punching him makes him stronger.
* In ''Superman/Wonder Woman #2'' Apollo hits Superman with a blast of concentrated sunlight. Superman asks him "You don't know much about me, do you?" before punching him straight back to Olympus.
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Olympus. It came back with a vengeance when Apollo [[spoiler:intentionally powered up Zod and Faora]].




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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' Calvin and Hobbes first attack the living snowman with snowballs. They simply stick to the monster, inspiring it to add more snow and features, quickly becoming the first of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons.
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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Thor uses a lightning blast on IronMan. Iron Man's PowerLevel simply goes up. (Neither was a fan of ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy.)
* ''Film/{{Kronos}}'', an alien energy accumulator, wandered about Mexico and California absorbing energy from power plants and growing just a bit larger each time, so the Powers That Be decided to drop a nuclear bomb on it. This did not work as planned.
* [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzillaII Mechagodzilla II]] has an artificial diamond armor that channels the energy weapons of kaiju into its strongest weapon, the Plasma Grenade, which hits with devastating force. Neither Godzilla nor Fire Rodan could harm the mecha with their breath weapons, and Fire Rodan was mortally wounded by a point-blank Plasma Grenade shot.

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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Thor uses a lightning blast on IronMan.ComicBook/IronMan. Iron Man's PowerLevel simply goes up. (Neither was are a fan of ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy.)
* ''Film/{{Kronos}}'', an alien energy accumulator, wandered about Mexico and California absorbing energy from power plants and growing just a bit larger each time, so the Powers That Be decided to drop a nuclear bomb on it. This did does not work as planned.
* [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzillaII ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzillaII'': Mechagodzilla II]] II has an artificial diamond armor that channels the energy weapons of kaiju into its strongest weapon, the Plasma Grenade, which hits with devastating force. Neither Godzilla nor Fire Rodan could harm the mecha with their breath weapons, and Fire Rodan was mortally wounded by a point-blank Plasma Grenade shot.




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* The hydra, of Myth/GreekMythology, would grow two heads in place of each one you cut off unless, ironically, you [[KillItWithFire cauterized the stump]].

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* In ''Literature/TheAndromedaStrain'', the scientists at the containment facility figure that if whatever they're studying gets out of control, they'll nuke it. Bad idea - the strain has mutated to the point where it can feed on nuclear radiation.

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* In ''Literature/TheAndromedaStrain'', the scientists at the containment facility figure that if whatever they're studying gets out of control, they'll nuke it. Bad idea - -- the strain has mutated to the point where it can feed on nuclear radiation.



* In Pratchett's FeetOfClay, the Watch figure out that it's possible to heal a golem with spare clay and a stint inside a kiln.

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* In Pratchett's FeetOfClay, ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', the Watch figure out that it's possible to heal a golem with spare clay and a stint inside a kiln.

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** An alien time-capsule like thing absorbs staff blasts to help it grow.
** An Ori shield generator type thing absorbs the orbital fire directed towards it and uses it to expand.

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** An alien time-capsule like thing absorbs staff blasts to help it grow.
** An Ori shield generator type thing absorbs the orbital fire directed towards it and uses it to expand.



* Adam from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was able to absorb energy from the [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms electricity guns]] that the Initiative used. It only really came up once though, presumably to prove that GunsAreUseless.
* Another inversion where it applies to the main character is Series/KamenRiderFourze, where its Fire States powers up from being exposed to one of the MonsterOfTheWeek's flames.

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* ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes first attack the living snowman with snowballs. They simply stick to the monster, inspiring it to add more snow and features, quickly becoming the first of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons.

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* Adam from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was is able to absorb energy from the [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms electricity guns]] that the Initiative used. use. It only really came comes up once though, presumably to prove that GunsAreUseless.
* Another inversion where it applies to the main character is Series/KamenRiderFourze, ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'', where its Fire States powers up from being exposed to one of the MonsterOfTheWeek's flames.

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* ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes first attack The hydra, of Myth/GreekMythology, would grow two heads in place of each one you cut off unless, ironically, you [[KillItWithFire cauterized the living snowman with snowballs. They simply stick to the monster, inspiring it to add more snow and features, quickly becoming the first of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons.

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** Hitting an iron golem with magical fire restores lost HitPoints.
*** Many golems, particularly those with the "immunity to magic" trait, behave in a similar manner, like clay golems absorbing acid and flesh golems absorbing electricity.

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** Hitting an iron golem with magical fire restores lost HitPoints.
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HitPoints. Many golems, particularly those with the "immunity to magic" trait, behave in a similar manner, like clay golems absorbing acid and flesh golems absorbing electricity.



** And in one of the more literal applications of this trope, trying to burn brown mold causes it to grow explosively.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''

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** And in In one of the more literal applications of this trope, trying to burn brown mold causes it to grow explosively.

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explosively.
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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':




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** Yang Xiao Long's Semblance allows her strength, speed, etc to increase each time she is struck. The more powerful the blow, the more powerful she becomes. However, she can still feel pain and get injured, so she isn't invincible. In her Volume Two fight against Yang, for example, Neo avoids unnecessary strikes, dodging and redirecting Yang's own blows until she can go for a KO.

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** Yang Xiao Long's Semblance allows her strength, speed, etc etc. to increase each time she is struck. The more powerful the blow, the more powerful she becomes. However, she can still feel pain and get injured, so she isn't invincible. In her Volume Two fight against Yang, for example, Neo avoids unnecessary strikes, dodging and redirecting Yang's own blows until she can go for a KO.




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-->'''Leela''': It's not working! He's gaining strength from our weapons!
-->'''Fry''': Like a balloon, and... [[{{Metaphorgotten}} something bad happens!]]
* One of the villains of ''CaptainPlanet'' was once tricked into using a lightning attack on Captain Planet himself... Apparently striking someone, created by the spirit of the earth who is more or less a force of nature himself, with lightning will ''empower'' him. A similar thing happened when a weakened Captain Planet was set on fire. He emerged from the flames fully healed.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' cartoon episode "Hyper Psy Crow" the titular supervillain, powered by coffee, is theorised to be destroyable by "overloading him with coffee until he explodes in a fantastic explosion of nervous energy!". Instead, he becomes even more powerful as Hyper Hyper Psy Crow.
-->'''Jim''': You idiot! You fight fire with WATER!
* Gigabyte and the Web Virus from ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}''. Viruses with the ability are referred to by Bob as "Class-5".

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-->'''Leela''': -->'''Leela:''' It's not working! He's gaining strength from our weapons!
-->'''Fry''':
weapons!\\
'''Fry:'''
Like a balloon, and... [[{{Metaphorgotten}} something bad happens!]]
* One of the villains of ''CaptainPlanet'' was ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' is once tricked into using a lightning attack on Captain Planet himself... Apparently striking someone, created by the spirit of the earth Earth who is more or less a force of nature himself, with lightning will ''empower'' him. A similar thing happened happens when a weakened Captain Planet was is set on fire. He emerged emerges from the flames fully healed.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' cartoon episode "Hyper Psy Crow" the titular title supervillain, powered by coffee, is theorised to be destroyable by "overloading him with coffee until he explodes in a fantastic explosion of nervous energy!". energy!" Instead, he becomes even more powerful as Hyper Hyper Psy Crow.
-->'''Jim''': -->'''Jim:''' You idiot! You fight fire with WATER!
* Gigabyte and the Web Virus from ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}''.''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''. Viruses with the ability are referred to by Bob as "Class-5".




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** See [[UsefulNotes/FireAndExplosiveSafety here]] for more info

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** See [[UsefulNotes/FireAndExplosiveSafety here]] UsefulNotes/FireAndExplosiveSafety for more info
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20th Feb '16 2:30:43 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Gerard Valkyrie's special ability, The Miracle, is that he gets bigger and stronger the more damage he takes. An attempted NoHoldsBarredBeatdown made him the size of a skyscraper. While he can feel pain and take injuries, he also has a HealingFactor.
20th Feb '16 9:46:44 AM nombretomado
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* In Film/TheAvengers, Thor uses a lightning blast on IronMan. Iron Man's PowerLevel simply goes up. (Neither was a fan of ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy.)

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* In Film/TheAvengers, ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Thor uses a lightning blast on IronMan. Iron Man's PowerLevel simply goes up. (Neither was a fan of ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy.)
19th Feb '16 1:45:34 PM TARINunit9
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** For grease fire, the water will vaporize on contact, causing a steam explosion and filling the air with a fine mist of burning grease.
** For electrical fires, the fire was presumably caused by a short circuit. Adding water to the mix just make the short circuit worse.

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** For grease fire, the a paltry bucket of water will just vaporize on contact, causing a steam explosion and filling the air with a fine mist of burning grease.
grease. See the page image for how that looks.
** For electrical fires, the fire was presumably fires caused by a short circuit. Adding circuit (that is to say, almost all of them), adding water to the mix just make the short circuit worse.
15th Feb '16 8:50:12 AM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', trying to fight a Concept with the thing they're AnthropomorphicPersonification of results in this trope. For example, Rancor, the Draconequus of Violence, is physically impossible to harm by violence, and can only be hurt indirectly by things that aren't.
14th Feb '16 12:57:55 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Fanfic/GodSlayingBladeWorks'', Godou Kusanagi attempts to use his Stallion Authority (a horse made of flames from ThePowerOfTheSun) against Apollo. Not only does it power Apollo up, he takes control of it. Both combatants then comment on what a stupid idea that was. After Apollo's divinity is negated, the Stallion is able to hurt him.
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