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30th Mar '18 4:24:00 PM Steven
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* Happens in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' with the moves Selfdestruct and Explosion, though due to the non-lethal nature of the series's battles, your {{mon}}s merely faint.

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* Happens in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' with the moves Selfdestruct and Explosion, though due to the non-lethal nature of the series's battles, your {{mon}}s merely faint. If a Pokemon runs out of PP for all four of its moves, it'll be forced to use Struggle in order to fight, which also damages them every time and can eventually make them faint.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has all moves a Pokemon uses be limited by their PP. Should a Pokemon run out of PP for all four moves, they can only attack with Struggle, which also causes recoil damage to the Pokemon that uses it. Unless the battle is close, a Pokemon that has to use Struggle will keep attacking this way until it collapses once their HP runs out.
30th Mar '18 4:18:05 PM Steven
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has all moves a Pokemon uses be limited by their PP. Should a Pokemon run out of PP for all four moves, they can only attack with Struggle, which also causes recoil damage to the Pokemon that uses it. Unless the battle is close, a Pokemon that has to use Struggle will keep attacking this way until it collapses once their HP runs out.
27th Mar '18 3:38:10 PM JehJehKeyblade
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* "Humans are capable of using only one-third of their muscles" - OK, it's time to stop parroting this myth and not substitute urban legend for science. An untrained person taps about 65% of their absolute maximum strength, which is defined as the absolute maximal power their muscles can generate. A trained weightlifter accesses about 80% in training. Trained athletes in extreme competition hit about 90%. So while it true that people are stronger than they think, this does not include "super-human" feats. For example, in most of those stories about lifting a car, a person performs a feat that exceeds their normal capacities (but not by a huge amount) and usually with the help of leverage, wheels, and so on. In one case, a guy who was celebrated for lifting a Camaro off a biker has deadlifted 700 pounds lbs anyway, and he did not lift the Camaro off the ground, but just pulled it off a biker. Still an impressive, diesel-ass feat, but not inhuman. [[https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-fear-superhuman/ Scientific American explains here]].
27th Mar '18 1:18:00 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer'', staying in [[NitroBoost boost mode]] for too long will trigger an overheat warning; continue to boost anyway and your engines will catch fire and explode, forcing you to wait several seconds as your vehicle respawns.
21st Mar '18 6:03:11 AM nighttrainfm
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** The first two times Goku uses Ultra Instinct in the Tournament of Power, it's an incomplete version that leaves him briefly worn out afterwards. The third time, he actually masters it...[[spoiler: but the side-effects are even *worse*. We're shown a (symbolic?) image of blood shooting out of his back, followed by uncontrolled bolts of black and purple lightning.]]
20th Mar '18 10:07:26 AM Couran
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* "Film/StarWarsTheLastJedi" this is how [[spoiler: Luke dies. Having cut himself off from the force for decades he then projects an illusion of himself across the galaxy to where the [[LaResistance Resistance]] is making its last stand, scaring Kylo Ren into wasting time trying to kill him both with his entire army and then in a lightsaber duel whilst the survivors escape on the Millenium Falcon. Once he's sure they've gotten away he lets Kylo in on the trick and lets go of the illusion. He's put so much strain on himself by this point though that he immediately collapses and his body discorporates, merging with the force.]]

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* "Film/StarWarsTheLastJedi" this is how [[spoiler: Luke dies. Having cut himself off from the force for decades he then projects an illusion of himself across the galaxy to where the [[LaResistance Resistance]] is making its last stand, scaring LastStand. He scares Kylo Ren [[YouShallNotPass into wasting time trying to kill him him]] both with his first with the entire army and then in a lightsaber duel whilst the survivors escape on the Millenium Falcon. Once he's sure they've gotten away he lets Kylo in on the trick and lets go of the illusion. He's put so much strain on himself by this point though that he immediately collapses and his body discorporates, merging with the force.]]
20th Mar '18 10:03:53 AM Couran
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* "Film/StarWarsTheLastJedi" this is how [[spoiler: Luke dies. Having cut himself off from the force for decades he then projects an illusion of himself across the galaxy to where the [[LaResistance Resistance]] is making its last stand, scaring Kylo Ren into wasting time trying to kill him both with his entire army and then in a lightsaber duel whilst the survivors escape on the Millenium Falcon. Once he's sure they've gotten away he lets Kylo in on the trick and lets go of the illusion. He's put so much strain on himself by this point though that he immediately collapses and his body discorporates, merging with the force.]]
25th Feb '18 6:07:31 PM Scorntex
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:'' Ryder, after being separated from SAM, who does the legwork on activating Remnant tech to avoid precisely this, and whom Ryder requires to keep living. The strain does a lot of damage to Ryder, and just before the final fight, Lexi tells them they're on a massive cocktail of drugs and stimulants just so Ryder can finish the fight - coming down from that will hurt worse than anything they're going through at the moment. Just thwarting the BigBad nearly kills them (again). Once everything's over, and Ryder finally gets a chance to conk out, they're down for days.
7th Feb '18 1:45:50 PM RedScharlach
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** [[spoiler: The problems effects eventually manifest as a SuperpoweredEvilSide, and it's implied that the Magia Erebea is getting really unstable. When Negi pulled it out for the first time, he's clearly fatigued immediately afterward, despite not actually taking much damage. He very briefly activates it again later, and despite not actually using it for anything, he faints soon after it's deactivated. ]]
** Later, it turns out that [[spoiler: he's being so weakened by it because it doesn't work well being used by humans. Since he's using it so much, its literally converting him into a demon, and the conversion process is painful. Its implied that when he finishes transforming, the problem will end.]][[spoiler: He finished. It ended. Now guess where Chao's magical runes come from?]]

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** [[spoiler: The problems effects eventually manifest as a SuperpoweredEvilSide, and it's implied that the Magia Erebea is getting really unstable. When Negi pulled it out for the first time, he's clearly fatigued immediately afterward, despite not actually taking much damage. He very briefly activates it again later, and despite not actually using it for anything, he faints soon after it's deactivated. ]]
** Later, it turns out that [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's being so weakened by it because it doesn't work well being used by humans. Since he's using it so much, its it's literally converting him into a demon, and the conversion process is painful. Its It's implied that when he finishes transforming, the problem will end.]][[spoiler: He ]][[spoiler:He finished. It ended. Now guess where Chao's magical runes come from?]]



** Gon, too, undergoes major setback after essentially [[spoiler: using every ounce of his potential growth in nen all at once to demolish Neferpitou, resulting in turning the tables of the CurbStompBattle in exchange for his future inability to use nen.]] While it's not yet known exactly how permanent and thorough the damage is, but needless to say, [[spoiler: he's now missing an arm on top of all of that...]]

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** Gon, too, undergoes major setback after essentially [[spoiler: using every ounce of his potential growth in nen all at once to demolish Neferpitou, resulting in turning the tables of the CurbStompBattle in exchange for his future inability to use nen.]] While it's It's not yet known exactly how permanent and thorough the damage is, but needless to say, [[spoiler: he's now missing an arm on top of all of that...]]



** A much more severe version of this happens later during [[spoiler:Hange's tests with Eren to mimic the Female Titan's hardening ability. The third time he transforms, his Titan form is missing about half of it's flesh and is causing Eren to fuse with it. By the time they cut him out, he is missing his eyes and parts of his skull are exposed. Thankfully, due to his healing factor, Eren heals up in about a day.]]

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** A much more severe version of this happens later during [[spoiler:Hange's tests with Eren to mimic the Female Titan's hardening ability. The third time he transforms, his Titan form is missing about half of it's its flesh and is causing Eren to fuse with it. By the time they cut him out, he is missing his eyes and parts of his skull are exposed. Thankfully, due to his healing factor, Eren heals up in about a day.]]



* During Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s first encounter with the Kingpin, he broke into Kingpin's vault which had the weight of the vault door as its only defense. It's worth noting that a teenage Franchise/SpiderMan had previously struggled hard to open the very same vault and that this was back in the day when Kingpin was still a house-wrecking, Spider-Man-pummeling monster of a mobster. DD decided to give it a try and pulled beyond his breaking limit (much like the RealLife example below). Using sheer willpower to pull until his limbs were literally about to come off. He got it open and when cornered by Kingpin himself, still managed to put up enough of a fight to hurt the big man... before running out of breath and being one-punched into oblivion.

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* During Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s first encounter with the Kingpin, he broke into Kingpin's vault which had the weight of the vault door as its only defense. It's worth noting that a teenage Franchise/SpiderMan had previously struggled hard to open the very same vault and that this was back in the day when Kingpin was still a house-wrecking, Spider-Man-pummeling monster of a mobster. DD decided to give it a try and pulled beyond his breaking limit (much like the RealLife example below). Using below), using sheer willpower to pull until his limbs were literally about to come off. He got it open and when cornered by Kingpin himself, still managed to put up enough of a fight to hurt the big man... before running out of breath and being one-punched into oblivion.



* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, [[FunctionalMagic Mages]] and those using [[PsychicPowers Gifts]] run the risk of overexerting themselves and going into "backlash shock". This can sometimes be done deliberately as a form of CastFromHitPoints; taken to the ultimate conclusion it's known as a Final Strike, as in it's final for the mage attempting it. One example is in the second book of the ''Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy'', where Vanyel has just come back doing the work of five lesser mages in a war zone for a year, and is understandable on the verge of collapse. For about half the book, the traditional greeting for people seeing him is "You look like ''hell''".

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* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, [[FunctionalMagic Mages]] and those using [[PsychicPowers Gifts]] run the risk of overexerting themselves and going into "backlash shock". This can sometimes be done deliberately as a form of CastFromHitPoints; taken to the ultimate conclusion it's known as a Final Strike, as in because it's final for the mage attempting it. One example is in the second book of the ''Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy'', where Vanyel has just come back doing the work of five lesser mages in a war zone for a year, and is understandable on the verge of collapse. For about half the book, the traditional greeting for people seeing him is "You look like ''hell''".



* Wencit of Rum is the only White Wizard left in the ''[[Literature/TheWarGods WarGod]]'' series because setting up The Strifing killed, drove insane, or drew out all the powers of every other remaining wizard. Wencit survived only because he's a once in thousand years Wild Wizard who's not dependent on his own magical powers.

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* Wencit of Rum is the only White Wizard left in the ''[[Literature/TheWarGods WarGod]]'' series because setting up The Strifing killed, drove insane, or drew out all the powers of every other remaining wizard. Wencit survived only because he's a once in thousand years once-in-a-thousand-years Wild Wizard who's not dependent on his own magical powers.



** [[spoiler: In the end, Ryu is eventually forced to push the D-Dive mode way beyond its limits and fatal cut off point. But he gets better.]]

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** [[spoiler: In the end, Ryu is eventually forced to push the D-Dive mode way beyond its limits and fatal cut off cut-off point. But he gets better.]]



* ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' does this - the titular plume raises a character's stats to ten times normal, makes them immune to status aliments and elemental damage and casts a character-specific GameBreaker ability TheHero learns after the battle, instantly turning any battle into a CurbStompBattle, but having their potential unlocked in this manner kills them permanently.

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* ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' does this - the titular plume raises a character's stats to ten times normal, makes them immune to status aliments ailments and elemental damage and casts a character-specific GameBreaker ability TheHero learns after the battle, instantly turning any battle into a CurbStompBattle, but having their potential unlocked in this manner kills them permanently.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' this lead to Bruce's retirement as Batman. He had been poisoned, drugged, and tortured in many, MANY different ways by various enemies that took a toll on his body over time, and he explains in the episode "Disappearing Inque" that an experimental [[PoweredArmor exosuit]] he had designed, which increases the amount of force one's effort puts out and increases stamina, put a strain on his heart that eventually lead him to hang up the cape permanently. This leads to an OhCrap moment for Terry when Bruce arrives to bail him out in a fight with Inque while wearing the aforementioned exosuit.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' this lead led to Bruce's retirement as Batman. He had been poisoned, drugged, and tortured in many, MANY different ways by various enemies that took a toll on his body over time, and he explains in the episode "Disappearing Inque" that an experimental [[PoweredArmor exosuit]] he had designed, which increases the amount of force one's effort puts out and increases stamina, put a strain on his heart that eventually lead led him to hang up the cape permanently. This leads to an OhCrap moment for Terry when Bruce arrives to bail him out in a fight with Inque while wearing the aforementioned exosuit.
11th Jan '18 4:27:03 PM Bissek
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* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, [[FunctionalMagic Mages]] and those using [[PsychicPowers Gifts]] run the risk of overexerting themselves and going into "backlash shock". This can sometimes be done deliberately as a form of CastFromHitPoints; taken to the ultimate conclusion it's known as a Final Strike, as in it's final for the mage attempting it.

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* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, [[FunctionalMagic Mages]] and those using [[PsychicPowers Gifts]] run the risk of overexerting themselves and going into "backlash shock". This can sometimes be done deliberately as a form of CastFromHitPoints; taken to the ultimate conclusion it's known as a Final Strike, as in it's final for the mage attempting it. One example is in the second book of the ''Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy'', where Vanyel has just come back doing the work of five lesser mages in a war zone for a year, and is understandable on the verge of collapse. For about half the book, the traditional greeting for people seeing him is "You look like ''hell''".
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