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9th Apr '16 6:28:12 AM GreatWyrmGold
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', justified by the fact that all superpowers are intended to be offensive only. The few parahumans with healing superpowers have it either as a side effect of their main power, or an unintended usage. For example, Panacea's real power is manipulation of biological tissue in general, but she just uses it for healing at first.

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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', justified by the fact that nearly all superpowers are intended to be offensive only. The few parahumans with healing superpowers have it either as a side effect of their main power, or an unintended usage. For example, Panacea's real power is manipulation of biological tissue in general, but she just only uses it for healing at first. first.
27th Mar '16 11:58:07 PM M84
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* In the LightNovel (adapted into a manga) ''In Another World, I'm Called: the Black Healer'', the main character's initial attempts to avoid standing out when she is dragged into a fantasy world and granted magical abilities immediately fails when she mentions off-hand that she can use healing magic, thinking that healing magic is something standard like it is in the videogames she enjoys. Healing magic is apparently extremely difficult and is a fusion of multiple types of magic in that world.
2nd Mar '16 6:48:34 PM Anddrix
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* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic's [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic comics]] imply that a talent in healing magic in the setting is very rare, as Radiant Hope is signaled-out to become a princess when she gets her cutie mark in healing (though granted, she is ''very good'' at healing, having been able to [[spoiler: resurrect ''King Sombra'' from nothing but his horn, though some of that might be due to him not being a normal pony]]).

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* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic's [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic comics]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDWIssue34To37 "Siege of the Crystal Empire"]] arc of ''ComicBook/{{My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic|IDW}}'' imply that a talent in healing magic in the setting is very rare, as Radiant Hope is signaled-out to become a princess when she gets her cutie mark in healing (though granted, she is ''very good'' at healing, having been able to [[spoiler: resurrect [[spoiler:resurrect ''King Sombra'' from nothing but his horn, though some of that might be due to him not being a normal pony]]).
2nd Mar '16 10:22:32 AM Koveras
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** Orihime has the power to "reject" wounds and injuries on other people (I.E. they never happened), but she can only do it slowly. This power is so sought after that BigBad Aizen kidnapped her for it. (Sort of.)
*** Even that isn't so much "healing" as applying RetGone to the injury [[spoiler: or death]]

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** Orihime has the power to "reject" wounds and injuries on other people (I.E. they never happened), but she can only do it slowly. This power is so sought after that BigBad Aizen kidnapped her for it. (Sort of.)
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) Even that isn't so much "healing" as applying RetGone to the injury [[spoiler: or death]]



* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movie canon, the Force can supposedly be used to heal, but the ability to do so is extremely specialized and none of the onscreen characters ever demonstrates the power. Darth Plagueis allegedly developed this kind of ability, but even his apprentice Palpatine did not know how it worked. Which kind of sucked for Anakin since he turned to the Dark Side specifically because Palpatine promised to teach him how to do it. The [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] contains many examples of reliable Force healing, but like the rest of the EU, all of them have since been declared a separate canon.
** One of the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novels included Darth Vader himself attempting to heal his injuries using the Dark Side of the Force, and making at least some progress. But he ultimately failed, as [[ThePowerOfHate the Dark Side is powered by hatred and anger]], and he was unable to sustain those emotions through the healing.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movie canon, the Force can supposedly be used to heal, but the ability to do so is extremely specialized and none of the onscreen characters ever demonstrates the power. Darth Plagueis allegedly developed this kind of ability, but even his apprentice Palpatine did not know how it worked. Which kind of sucked for Anakin since he turned to the Dark Side specifically because Palpatine promised to teach him how to do it. The [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] contains many examples of reliable Force healing, but like the rest of the EU, all of them have since been declared a separate canon.
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canon. One of the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novels included Darth Vader himself attempting to heal his injuries using the Dark Side of the Force, and making at least some progress. But he ultimately failed, as [[ThePowerOfHate the Dark Side is powered by hatred and anger]], and he was unable to sustain those emotions through the healing.



* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', healing is the rarest talent among Aes Sedai, and requires more training than other disciplines to do safely. It's also hard on the recipient, since it essentially takes the body's current resources and fast-forwards the natural healing process -- their patients tend to wake up ''extremely'' hungry.
** There ''is'' a way to heal without draining the patient's resources, but it's even more complicated and one of '''many''' uses of the Power that were lost long ago. And the ElementalPowers used are so different from normal healing that the only character who can do it is assumed to be doing it wrong by all the other Aes Sedai.

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', healing is the rarest talent among Aes Sedai, and requires more training than other disciplines to do safely. It's also hard on the recipient, since it essentially takes the body's current resources and fast-forwards the natural healing process -- their patients tend to wake up ''extremely'' hungry. \n** There ''is'' a way to heal without draining the patient's resources, but it's even more complicated and one of '''many''' uses of the Power that were lost long ago. And the ElementalPowers used are so different from normal healing that the only character who can do it is assumed to be doing it wrong by all the other Aes Sedai.
2nd Mar '16 8:28:36 AM phantomreader42
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*** Even that isn't so much "healing" as applying RetGone to the injury [[spoiler: or death]]




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** One of the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novels included Darth Vader himself attempting to heal his injuries using the Dark Side of the Force, and making at least some progress. But he ultimately failed, as [[ThePowerOfHate the Dark Side is powered by hatred and anger]], and he was unable to sustain those emotions through the healing.




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** There ''is'' a way to heal without draining the patient's resources, but it's even more complicated and one of '''many''' uses of the Power that were lost long ago. And the ElementalPowers used are so different from normal healing that the only character who can do it is assumed to be doing it wrong by all the other Aes Sedai.
7th Jan '16 10:01:27 AM REV6Pilot
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* The ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' comics imply that a talent in healing magic in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the setting]] is very rare, as Radiant Hope is signaled-out to become a princess when she gets her cutie mark in healing (though granted, she is ''very good'' at healing, having been able to [[spoiler: resurrect ''King Sombra'' from nothing but his horn, though some of that might be due to him not being a normal pony.]] )

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* The ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' comics WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic's [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic comics]] imply that a talent in healing magic in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the setting]] setting is very rare, as Radiant Hope is signaled-out to become a princess when she gets her cutie mark in healing (though granted, she is ''very good'' at healing, having been able to [[spoiler: resurrect ''King Sombra'' from nothing but his horn, though some of that might be due to him not being a normal pony.]] )
pony]]).
10th Oct '15 3:21:10 PM DracMonster
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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', healing is the rarest talent among Aes Sedai, and requires more training than other disciplines to do safely. It's also hard on the recipient, since it essentially takes the body's current resources and fast-forwards the natural healing process -- their patients tend to wake up ''extremely'' hungry.
19th Sep '15 3:49:07 PM DVB
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* The ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' comics imply that a talent in healing magic in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the setting]] is very rare, as Radiant Hope is signaled-out to become a princess when she gets her cutie mark in healing.

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* The ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' comics imply that a talent in healing magic in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the setting]] is very rare, as Radiant Hope is signaled-out to become a princess when she gets her cutie mark in healing.
healing (though granted, she is ''very good'' at healing, having been able to [[spoiler: resurrect ''King Sombra'' from nothing but his horn, though some of that might be due to him not being a normal pony.]] )
11th Jun '15 3:40:50 PM GM_3826
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', while healing is generally limited to certain classes that may or may not be part of a (game) session, all players with the Life aspect (probably best described an elemental affinity) have the ability to revive the dead, regardless of class. Jane Crocker and Feferi both demonstrate this. For Jane Crocker at least, this seems to be limited to once per person. This hasn't come into play as of this writing, (mainly because DeathIsCheap in Homestuck and there are a variety of ways for the dead to come back), but it's bound to figure into the plot at some point, as '''everyone''' is running out of extra lives.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', while healing is generally limited to certain classes class(es) that may or may not be part of a (game) session, and may also be limited by one's Aspect (probably best described as abstract concepts such as nothingness and the soul in the form of elemental affinities). However, all players with the Life aspect (probably best described an elemental affinity) have the ability to revive the dead, regardless of class. Jane Crocker and Feferi both demonstrate this. For Jane Crocker at least, The catch is, this seems to be limited to once per person. This hasn't come into play as of this writing, (mainly because DeathIsCheap in Homestuck and there are a variety of ways for the dead to come back), but it's bound to figure into the plot at some point, as '''everyone''' is running out of extra lives.
11th Jun '15 3:31:14 PM GM_3826
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[TheDeterminator Jane's]] title is the Maid of Life, meaning that she serves and protects life, and can protect or destroy others with life. This is most apparent in her ability to restore Life to a dead person and revive them. The catch, however, is that it only works once per person. This hasn't come into play yet, thought it likely will.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[TheDeterminator Jane's]] title while healing is the Maid of Life, meaning generally limited to certain classes that she serves and protects life, and can protect may or destroy others may not be part of a (game) session, all players with life. This is most apparent in her the Life aspect (probably best described an elemental affinity) have the ability to restore Life to a dead person and revive them. The catch, however, is that it only works the dead, regardless of class. Jane Crocker and Feferi both demonstrate this. For Jane Crocker at least, this seems to be limited to once per person. This hasn't come into play yet, thought it likely will.as of this writing, (mainly because DeathIsCheap in Homestuck and there are a variety of ways for the dead to come back), but it's bound to figure into the plot at some point, as '''everyone''' is running out of extra lives.
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