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27th Apr '18 12:23:27 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Doctor Reynold's medicine in Manga/{{Superior}}. It's not helped at all by the fact that the guy is a self proclaimed sadist.

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* Doctor Reynold's medicine in Manga/{{Superior}}. It's not helped at all by the fact that the Manga/{{Superior}} is ''supposed'' to hurt when it heals. The guy is a self proclaimed sadist.



* Similar to the ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' example above, members of the Eye of Michael in the ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'' manga are able to use special vials to regenerate injuries, but these also cause rapid aging. [[spoiler: This is the reason why Wolfwood appears to be in his thirties [[YoungerThanTheyLook despite only being in his late-teens]], and ultimately he ends up overdosing to defeat Livio and Razlo and dying.]]

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* Similar to the ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' example above, members Nembers of the Eye of Michael in the ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'' manga are able to use special vials to regenerate injuries, but these also cause rapid aging. [[spoiler: This is the reason why Wolfwood appears to be in his thirties [[YoungerThanTheyLook despite only being in his late-teens]], and ultimately he ends up overdosing to defeat Livio and Razlo Razlo, and dying.]]



* [[ComicBook/TheFlash Impulse's]] accelerated healing caused him problems when he was shot in the kneecap by Deathstroke-- the flesh quickly regrew over the bullet, requiring intensive and painful surgery.

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* [[ComicBook/TheFlash Impulse's]] ComicBook/TheFlash: Impulse's accelerated healing caused him problems when he was shot in the kneecap by Deathstroke-- the flesh quickly regrew over the bullet, requiring intensive and painful surgery.



* In ''Literature/ArtemisFowl: The Eternity Code'', Butler gets shot through his {{bulletproof vest}}. Holly dumps all of her magic into him to save him, and while it works, it has two nasty side effects. First, her magic wasn't enough to fully heal him, so some of [[CastFromHitPoints Butler's lifespan]] was used to complete the spell, aging him about fifteen years. Second, some of the vest's Kevlar fibers got caught, replicated by the magic, and irreversibly intertwined with his flesh; it's only a small patch, but it's enough to slow down his breathing without providing any actual bulletproofing.

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* In ''Literature/ArtemisFowl: The Eternity Code'', Butler gets shot through his {{bulletproof vest}}. Holly dumps all of her magic into him to save him, and while it works, it has two nasty side effects. First, her magic wasn't enough to fully heal him, so some of [[CastFromHitPoints [[CastFromLifespan Butler's lifespan]] was used to complete the spell, aging him about fifteen years. Second, some of the vest's Kevlar fibers got caught, replicated by the magic, and irreversibly intertwined with his flesh; it's only a small patch, but it's enough to slow down his breathing without providing any actual bulletproofing.
23rd Apr '18 10:06:40 PM nombretomado
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** Kiritsugu's special AntiMagic bullets in FateZero also use this trope. They work by damaging the target's magic circuits, then ineptly healing them. The damage can then never be reversed, because it already "has been".

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** Kiritsugu's special AntiMagic bullets in FateZero ''LightNovel/FateZero'' also use this trope. They work by damaging the target's magic circuits, then ineptly healing them. The damage can then never be reversed, because it already "has been".
20th Mar '18 3:00:34 PM Materioptikon
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* In the ''ComicBook/SupermanSavageDawn'' storyline, the Man of Steel learns that Kryptonite can burn away the changes done to his cells by killing the altered cells, granting him brand new powers in the process. However, the Kryptonite is also killing his ''healthy'' cells in the process. Superman, being Superman, is quite fine with it.

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* In the ''ComicBook/SupermanSavageDawn'' storyline, the Man of Steel learns that Kryptonite can burn away the changes done to his cells by killing the altered cells, granting him brand new powers in the process. However, the Kryptonite is also killing his ''healthy'' cells in the process. Superman, being Superman, is quite fine with it.it... [[spoiler:though it would later become an important factor in his eventual death.]]
8th Mar '18 5:32:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': In "Mrs. Miller", Rodney [=McKay=] and his sister Jeannie are kidnapped by a wealthy industrialist to modify [[NanoMachines experimental nanoprobes]] so that they can cure [[LittlestCancerPatient his young daughter's cancer]]. The [=McKays=] reluctantly agree (not that they have much choice) and it seems to work successfully, until it turns out that the probes are far too aggressive and tried to fix a minor heart defect by killing and reviving the girl, rendering her a perfectly healthy vegetable.

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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': In "Mrs. Miller", Rodney [=McKay=] and his sister Jeannie are kidnapped by a wealthy industrialist to modify [[NanoMachines experimental nanoprobes]] so that they can cure [[LittlestCancerPatient his young daughter's cancer]]. The [=McKays=] reluctantly agree (not that they have much choice) and it seems to work successfully, until it turns out that the probes are far too aggressive and tried to fix a minor heart defect by killing and reviving the girl, girl... after several minutes of oxygen deprivation to her brain, rendering her a perfectly healthy vegetable.
19th Feb '18 10:43:06 PM CerotechOmega
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* Late in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'', Rex and Nia are locked in a stalemate against a powerful opponent, to which Rex's mortal exhaustion means that it will eventually break one way or another. [[spoiler:While Nia's restorative powers are able to counter Malos' destructive field, the two are deadlocked in terms of power output, so Nia and Rex pull a gambit which weaponizes this trope; the ether-infused particles the combined attack injects into Malos cause his physical body to overheal in a manner similar to cancer, causing it to proverbially blow up on him. Granted, he's an Aegis and can repair his damage more rapidly than a normal Blade once it's run its course, it does cause him enough agony to break the stalemate and let Rex and Nia move on.]]
8th Feb '18 4:15:38 PM nombretomado
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* Demons in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' have their basic healing item in the Stygian Bone Leech, a vicious demonic symbiote that gnaws its way into exposed flesh, sanitizing wounds, repairing bones and muscles, and eating infected tissue as it goes. [[http://forums.nexuswar.com/viewtopic.php?p=251216#251216 Here is a picture of one.]] Sweet dreams! Despite being hideous and painful, it does actually heal its 'patients', curing poisons and performing other medical miracles as it eats you. Angels get more benign [[HealingHerb Healing Herbs]] instead.

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* Demons in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' have their basic healing item in the Stygian Bone Leech, a vicious demonic symbiote that gnaws its way into exposed flesh, sanitizing wounds, repairing bones and muscles, and eating infected tissue as it goes. [[http://forums.nexuswar.com/viewtopic.php?p=251216#251216 Here is a picture of one.]] Sweet dreams! Despite being hideous and painful, it does actually heal its 'patients', curing poisons and performing other medical miracles as it eats you. Angels get more benign [[HealingHerb Healing Herbs]] instead.
6th Feb '18 1:57:53 AM StFan
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* When Josuke of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 4 gets angry, his Stand's ability to heal/repair objects goes a bit out of his control. Ask the guy whose nose was basically turned into a pig snout. Done deliberately against the user of Highway Star; the guy was bedridden and tried to use that to defend himself... so Josuke healed him back to perfect health and ''then'' beat the shit out of him.

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Josuke of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 4 gets angry, his Stand's ability to heal/repair objects goes a bit out of his control. Ask the guy whose nose was basically turned into a pig snout. Done deliberately against the user of Highway Star; the guy was bedridden and tried to use that to defend himself... so Josuke healed him back to perfect health and ''then'' beat the shit out of him.



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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'' has the prawn fluid. WordOfGod states that it's a nanite solution that the prawns use as a general biological and mechanical fixit. [[spoiler: It gets on a human, starts trying to heal a cut on his hand and it all goes south. Apparently it decided that ''being human'' was a repairable condition]].

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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'' ''Film/District9'' has the prawn fluid. WordOfGod states that it's a nanite solution that the prawns use as a general biological and mechanical fixit. [[spoiler: It gets on a human, starts trying to heal a cut on his hand and it all goes south. Apparently it decided that ''being human'' was a repairable condition]].



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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':



* In his story in the second ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'' game, {{Sissy|Villain}} VillainProtagonist Jin Kisaragi is wounded courtesy of his encounter with [[TheHero Ragna]] from the first game. [[labelnote:*]]While Jin was in a medical airship and had some treatment, Hazama reopened those wounds trying to get to [[HeKnowsTooMuch Makoto]] through him.[[/labelnote]] He's so badly hurt he can barely walk properly, nevermind fight ([[{{Determinator}} which he continues to do quite effectively anyway]]) and receives a temporary healing treatment of this type from Rachel, so he can go on and fight Hazama. Apparently, it's a last resort and not even the legendary hero Jubei would've been able to handle it, but naturally, being the {{Determinator}} he is, Jin manages it.

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* In his story in the second ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'' ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' game, {{Sissy|Villain}} VillainProtagonist Jin Kisaragi is wounded courtesy of his encounter with [[TheHero Ragna]] from the first game. [[labelnote:*]]While Jin was in a medical airship and had some treatment, Hazama reopened those wounds trying to get to [[HeKnowsTooMuch Makoto]] through him.[[/labelnote]] He's so badly hurt he can barely walk properly, nevermind fight ([[{{Determinator}} which he continues to do quite effectively anyway]]) and receives a temporary healing treatment of this type from Rachel, so he can go on and fight Hazama. Apparently, it's a last resort and not even the legendary hero Jubei would've been able to handle it, but naturally, being the {{Determinator}} he is, Jin manages it.



** Starting with VideoGame/Disgaea3 the Healer class takes advantage of this trope with an skill that deliberately heals so excessively it harms the patient instead as an attack.

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** Starting with VideoGame/Disgaea3 ''VideoGame/Disgaea3'' the Healer class takes advantage of this trope with an skill that deliberately heals so excessively it harms the patient instead as an attack.
5th Jan '18 9:29:45 PM nombretomado
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* The novella that serves as a sequel to ''InfinityBlade'' says that the healing magic used in the game has a nasty side effect: in addition to healing wounds, it ages your body by the length of time it would have taken the wounds to heal naturally. In other words, each time you heal yourself, you're shortening your life span by a few months. Of course, [[spoiler:since the main character is a Deathless, this is not a big deal for him.]]

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* The novella that serves as a sequel to ''InfinityBlade'' ''VideoGame/InfinityBlade'' says that the healing magic used in the game has a nasty side effect: in addition to healing wounds, it ages your body by the length of time it would have taken the wounds to heal naturally. In other words, each time you heal yourself, you're shortening your life span by a few months. Of course, [[spoiler:since the main character is a Deathless, this is not a big deal for him.]]
19th Sep '17 1:14:59 PM REV6Pilot
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* According to a lore interview for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', undead (Being forsaken and death knights in this context) are still patched up by light, but since holy light is the undead's kryptonite, it causes them excruciating pain, likened to fire.

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* According to a lore interview for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', undead (Being forsaken (in this context, the Forsaken and death knights in this context) knights) are still patched up by light, the Holy Light, but since holy light [[ReviveKillsZombie the Light is the undead's kryptonite, kryptonite]], it causes them excruciating pain, likened to fire.
15th Sep '17 9:13:59 AM Xlsfd
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* For those who have problems with blood clots, a common preventive measure is to take warfarin. It thins the blood and breaks up clots before they become a problem. The other common name of the drug is ''rat poison''. In fact, blood tests must be taken regularly because it's a very fine balance between having too much in your system or not having enough. The former is dangerous for obvious reasons and the latter will give you the drawbacks without the benefits. Plus, no matter how you slice it, having thinner blood will cause you to bleed more when you are hurt and it will take long for your body to stop the bleeding. This is why the medical community is trying to develop viable supplements that help warfarin users. Also for obvious reasons, warfarin users aren't allowed to donate blood.[[/folder]]

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* For those who have problems with blood clots, a common preventive measure is to take warfarin. It thins the blood and breaks up clots before they become a problem. The other common name of the drug is ''rat poison''. In fact, blood tests must be taken regularly because it's a very fine balance between having too much in your system or not having enough. The former is dangerous for obvious reasons and the latter will give you the drawbacks without the benefits. Plus, no matter how you slice it, having thinner blood will cause you to bleed more when you are hurt and it will take long for your body to stop the bleeding. This is why the medical community is trying to develop viable supplements that help warfarin users. Also for obvious reasons, warfarin users aren't allowed to donate blood.blood.
* Immunosuppressive drugs. As their name implies, they suppress the immune system, making it harder for the body to fight intruders. However, they are vital for transplant recipients, as otherwise the immune system attacks and eventually kills the transplanted organ.
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