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9th Dec '17 7:47:21 PM Benthelame
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*''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' Features a super tragic example. Tigress is selected to train with a master for a short period of time. Said master is a fish who is NEVER satisfied with anything accomplished through training. In a [[WellDoneSonGuy Relentless effort to please the master]] Tigress trains even harder than she usually does until she meets the master's former pupil. He's a goat that can barely move without excruciating pain.He explains that he too was determined to gain the approval of his mentor but he realized far too late that she could never be pleased. He trained his body until it was too damaged to function properly any longer and all for a "mentor" who [[{{Sadist}} just got kicks out of telling everyone they weren't good enough and watching them injure themselves as a result.]] After hearing this, Tigress wises up and quits after which she defeats the EvilMentor.
9th Dec '17 8:21:05 AM ScandalousWaheela
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* During the night of April 14-15, 1912, UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic foundered in the North Atlantic. Five hours away was the much smaller (700-passenger) Cunarder RMS ''Carpathia'', maximum speed 15.5 knots - moreover, ''Carpathia'' had not had an engine overhaul in years,meaning that her boilers and reciprocating engines had a much lower maximum pressure and therefore speed (14 knots) because of years of stress. By closing off every governor valve and shutting down hot water and electrical service to most of the ship, every ounce of available steam was diverted to the engines, pushing the slow ''Carpathia'' to a speed of 17.5 knots (20.1 miles per hour/32.4 kilometers per hour). Though she didn't arrive before ''Titanic'' sank, she shaved an hour off her arrival time on the scene and undoubtedly saved lives (a small number survived the sinking and the dunk in freezing water only to perish aboard ''Carpathia,'' a HeroicRROD in itself). The process of so doing severely damaged the boilers (the chief engineer was said to have put his hat over the steam pressure gauge to obscure just ''how dangerously'' they were pushing the engines), and the ship never exceeded 12 knots in service again.
8th Dec '17 3:44:58 PM beergood
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* Happens to the titular character in ''[[Literature/GentlemanBastard The Lies Of Locke Lamora]]''. When he regains consciousness two days later and tries to get right up, the doctor explains it to him in no uncertain terms.
-->You simply collapsed, sir. In laymanís terms, your body revoked its permission for you to continue heaping abuse upon it.
19th Nov '17 4:26:35 AM LinTaylor
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** The Super Saiyan 3 transformation. It is only attained by Goku harnessing the unlimited energy supply of the Otherworld, and he can never sustain it for very long in the physical world because of its massive energy consumption. This is a major factor in his fight against Kid Buu, where he can match Buu's power but can't maintain it for long - eventually being rendered unable to power up due to the strain, losing all his remaining energy, and downgrading into a heavily weakened normal state.
** Vegeta's Super Explosive Wave/Final Explosion, where he just fills the space around him with as much energy as he can muster. He unsuccessfully uses it early on in ''Z'' in his fight against Goku, Gohan, Krillin and Yajirobe having lost too much energy, and ends up only weakening himself further. Many seasons later, as a Super Saiyan 2 in his fight against Fat Buu, he spends all of his life energy on the attack and dies, disintegrating Fat Buu... for all of thirty seconds before the [[FromASingleCell latter regenerates]].
*** The Super Explosion, however, is a different attack (according to the [[WordOfGod graphic novels]]), merely sending out stored ki as an offensive attack (ala the Younger Toguro's demon energy in [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Yu Yu Hakusho]]) rather than using his life energy to make a [[HeroicSacrifice Anti-Heroic Sacrifice]] as in the [[SuicideAttack Ultimate Final Skill]]. The [[SubbingVersusDubbing Ultimate Final Skill]] is differentiated specifically by the stone statue it leaves behind upon the user's death. (Although, in practice, not THAT different, only in theory and application).
** For those [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy of Saiyan descent]], pushing themselves into this (whether to death or just near-death) is ''the'' most efficient way to get stronger.

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** The Super Saiyan 3 transformation. It is only attained by Goku harnessing the unlimited energy supply of the Otherworld, and he can never sustain it for very long in the physical world because of its massive energy consumption. This is a major factor in his fight against Kid Buu, where he can match Buu's power but can't maintain it for long - eventually being rendered unable to power up due to the strain, losing all his remaining energy, and downgrading into a heavily weakened normal state.
** Vegeta's Super Explosive Wave/Final Explosion, where he just fills
state. As of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' the space around him form has been deemed AwesomeButImpractical, with as much energy as he can muster. He unsuccessfully uses it early on in ''Z'' in his fight against Goku, Gohan, Krillin and Yajirobe having lost too much energy, and ends up Goku only weakening himself further. Many seasons later, as a Super Saiyan 2 in using it to show off and Vegeta considering the form not worth his fight against Fat Buu, he spends time or effort.
** In the Buu Saga, Vegeta realizes that Majin Buu can regenerate FromASingleCell and therefore the only way to kill him for good is to atomize him
all of at once. After saying his life energy on the attack and dies, disintegrating Fat Buu... for goodbyes, he unleashes all of thirty seconds before the [[FromASingleCell latter regenerates]].
*** The Super Explosion, however, is a different attack (according to the [[WordOfGod graphic novels]]), merely sending out stored
his ki as an offensive attack (ala the Younger Toguro's demon energy in [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Yu Yu Hakusho]]) rather than using an explosion that's visible from space; when the smoke clears his life energy body has seemingly [[TakenForGranite turned to make a [[HeroicSacrifice Anti-Heroic Sacrifice]] as in stone]]. Sadly, some of Buu's body still managed to survive the [[SuicideAttack Ultimate Final Skill]]. The [[SubbingVersusDubbing Ultimate Final Skill]] is differentiated specifically by the stone statue it leaves behind upon the user's death. (Although, in practice, not THAT different, only in theory and application).
** For those [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy of Saiyan descent]], pushing themselves into
explosion, rendering this (whether to death or just near-death) is ''the'' most efficient way to get stronger.a SenselessSacrifice.
19th Nov '17 4:19:04 AM LinTaylor
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*** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' revisits this, explaining that the real reason Goku never combined the techniques is that the Kaioken requires a lot of focus to use properly, something that's impossible with the battle-lust inherent to Super Saiyan. However, the Super Saiyan Blue form is all about focus and ki control, which lets Goku work out a way to combine the two; even so, it only has about a 10% chance of working properly and is far more likely to kill him. While it lasts long enough for his purposes, after the tournament Goku discovers that the "Blue Kaioken" caused him to develop Delayed Onset Ki Syndrome, a temporary condition that prevents him from making proper use of his ki abilities like flight, teleportation, and even [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength controlling his strength]]. King Kai, who explains all this to Goku, warns him to only use the Blue Kaioken in extremely dire situations because if he strains himself that badly again, he might end up with a permanent case of Delayed Onset Ki Syndrome that would end his fighting career for good.



** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has Goku combine the Super Saiyan Blue form with the Kaioken. While there isn't too much immediate aftereffect, by the time they're home Goku's ability to use ki is utterly screwed (he can't fly properly, can't control his strength well, can't teleport accurately, and can't sense ki at all) from overclocking his power so much and needs time to recover. King Kai warns him away from doing the combo again without a very good reason.
*** Prior to this, during the ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' adaptation, Gohan pushes himself to this point to serve as a beacon for Goku to Instant Transmission to. Why it's this trope is because Gohan had stopped training and his strength plummeted, combined with his brutal beating at the hands of Frieza. Frieza even points out that Gohan's body is tearing itself apart just to do this.

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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has Goku combine the Super Saiyan Blue form with the Kaioken. While there isn't too much immediate aftereffect, by the time they're home Goku's ability to use ki is utterly screwed (he can't fly properly, can't control his strength well, can't teleport accurately, and can't sense ki at all) from overclocking his power so much and needs time to recover. King Kai warns him away from doing the combo again without a very good reason.
*** Prior to this, during the ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' adaptation,
During ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'''s adaptation of ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', Gohan pushes himself to this point to serve as a beacon for Goku to Instant Transmission to. Why it's this trope is because Gohan had stopped training and his strength plummeted, combined with his brutal beating at the hands of Frieza. Frieza even points out that Gohan's body is tearing itself apart just to do this.
30th Oct '17 3:40:07 PM Grounogeos
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** The Kineticist class uses a resource called "burn" to fuel their abilities. A kineticist can choose to accept burn in order to use more powerful class abilities, and they even get bonuses depending on how many points of burn they've accumulated. The downside to accepting burn is that each point of burn comes with an amount of nonlethal damage that can't be healed until they've rested and lost all of their accumulated burn. While it's not inherently crippling, it does severely reduce how much damage a kineticist can take before they pass out.
18th Oct '17 10:09:27 PM DarkHunter
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* The [[SuperMode Trans AM]] system in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' gives a huge boost to a Gundam's power output, multiplying its combat prowess several times over. However, it's only designed for limited usage (measurable in ''minutes''), and will leave the Gundam and its pilot defenseless when it runs out, or if it's used up too quickly.
** Two different cases here. The Gundams themselves have enough power left to stay aloft with all systems running but with reduced performance. The imitation system introduced by the antagonists actually ''shuts the suit down altogether'' when it runs out.
** Essentially, true GN Drives produce nigh-infinite power. In normal operation, the GN Drive can fill the condensers as fast or faster than their power is used up, making the human pilot the only limiting factor on a Gundam's endurance. Trans-Am simply runs out the GN Condensers (think capacitors), thus making all systems pull directly from the main power source as well as recharging the condensers. In the GN Tau Drives (which can merely use GN particles but cannot generate them), there is a limited amount of fuel and thus once they run out, it's over.
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', removing the safety limiters on a Gundam's Alaya-Vijnana System results in this: while it grants the pilot total mental control over the Gundam Frame, allowing them to move and react faster than any human being should be able to, it also causes severe neurological damage that is only reversed while the pilot is connected to the Gundam. [[spoiler:The first time Mikazuki does this, his right arm becomes paralyzed and his right eye is blinded. The second time he does, the entire right half of his body is paralyzed. The third time he knew he was going to die anyway, so it really didn't matter.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIgloo'', the Zudah is a powerful Zeon Mobile Suit that was originally considered as their mainline mech, however, Zeon ultimately went with the Zaku design instead. The reason being that while the Zudah is more powerful, it had the killer flaw of the suit's engines creating vibrations. If pushed too hard, the suit will literally shake itself apart.
** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]] Endless Waltz'', in order to breach the BigBad's fortified bunker, Heero repeatedly fires his buster rifle at it. However, the Gundam sustained a good deal of damage over the course of an earlier battle, so the recoil of each shot begins breaking chunks off of it until the [[RuleOfThree third and final shot]] causes [[StuffBlowingUp catastrophic failure]].
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The [[SuperMode Trans AM]] system in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' gives a huge boost to a Gundam's power output, multiplying its combat prowess several times over. However, it's only designed for limited usage (measurable in ''minutes''), and will leave the Gundam and its pilot defenseless when it runs out, or if it's used up too quickly.
** Two different cases here. The Gundams themselves have enough power left to stay aloft with all systems running but with reduced performance. The imitation system introduced by the antagonists actually ''shuts the suit down altogether'' when it runs out.
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quickly. Essentially, true GN Drives produce nigh-infinite power. In normal operation, the GN Drive can fill the condensers as fast or faster than their power is used up, making the human pilot the only limiting factor on a Gundam's endurance. Trans-Am simply runs out the GN Condensers (think capacitors), thus making all systems pull directly from the main power source as well as recharging the condensers. In the GN Tau Drives (which can merely use GN particles but cannot generate them), there is a limited amount of fuel and thus once they run out, it's over.
* ** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', removing the safety limiters on a Gundam's Alaya-Vijnana System results in this: while it grants the pilot total mental control over the Gundam Frame, allowing them to move and react faster than any human being should be able to, it also causes severe neurological damage that is only reversed while the pilot is connected to the Gundam. [[spoiler:The first time Mikazuki does this, his right arm becomes paralyzed and his right eye is blinded. The second time he does, the entire right half of his body is paralyzed. The third time he knew he was going to die anyway, so it really didn't matter.]]



* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIgloo'', the Zudah is a powerful Zeon Mobile Suit that has the killer flaw of the suit's engines creating vibrations. If pushed too hard, the suit will literally shake itself apart.



* In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]] Endless Waltz'', in order to breach the BigBad's fortified bunker, Heero repeatedly fires his buster rifle at it. However, the Gundam sustained a good deal of damage over the course of an earlier battle, so the recoil of each shot begins breaking chunks off of it until the [[RuleOfThree third and final shot]] causes [[StuffBlowingUp catastrophic failure]].
** Also arguably a Crowning Moment of Awesome for, not Heero, but the Wing Zero itself as this is the best Gundam 'death' in the Gundam Wing universe, if not the entire franchise.
13th Oct '17 11:00:39 PM LlamaAdventure
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* Many Quirks in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' have low-level [=RRODs=] built into them, running the risk of injury if over- or improperly used. These risks are often [[LogicalWeakness a direct result of the particular power]]. GravityMaster Uraraka experiences symptoms of vertigo. Kaminari short circuits his own brain and temporarily becomes a dullard if he unleashes his full ShockAndAwe. Mineta, who can pull sticky balls from his body, will begin bleeding if he does too many at once. This is brought up in chapter 38, when Kirishima remarks that [[HavingABlast Bakugou]] and [[ElementalPowers Todoroki]] seem to have no limits to their Quirks. Bakugou responds that every Quirk has limits since Quirks are just functions of the body. In Bakugou's case, his Quirk uses up his sweat and overuse can damage his arms from the recoil. Todoroki's limitation is that overusing his ice powers can cause frostbite if he doesn't regulate his body temperature with his flame powers. What happens if he overuses his fire hasn't been revealed yet, but it's implied to be just as bad if he doesn't regulate with his ice powers. Midoriya probably has it the worst, as his Quirk is too powerful for his own body to withstand, injuring him if he tried to use it. It was so extreme that he ended up permanently disfiguring his hand as well as coming dangerously close to permanently paralyzing his arms before he figured out a way around it.

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* Many Quirks in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' have low-level [=RRODs=] built into them, running the risk of injury if over- or improperly used. These risks are often [[LogicalWeakness a direct result of the particular power]]. GravityMaster Uraraka experiences symptoms of vertigo. Kaminari short circuits his own brain and temporarily becomes a dullard if he unleashes his full ShockAndAwe. Mineta, who can pull sticky balls from his body, will begin bleeding if he does too many at once. Yaoyorozu has ThePowerOfCreation, but since she creates objects from her own body fat she can leave herself dangerously underweight if she uses it too much. This is brought up in chapter 38, when Kirishima remarks that [[HavingABlast Bakugou]] and [[ElementalPowers Todoroki]] seem to have no limits to their Quirks. Bakugou responds that every Quirk has limits since Quirks are just functions of the body. In Bakugou's case, his Quirk uses up his sweat and overuse can damage his arms from the recoil. Todoroki's limitation is that overusing his ice powers can cause frostbite if he doesn't regulate his body temperature with his flame powers. What happens if he overuses his fire hasn't been revealed yet, but it's implied to be just as bad if he doesn't regulate with his ice powers. Midoriya probably has it the worst, as his Quirk is too powerful for his own body to withstand, injuring him if he tried to use it. It was so extreme that he ended up permanently disfiguring his hand as well as coming dangerously close to permanently paralyzing his arms before he figured out a way around it.
6th Oct '17 2:33:40 PM Prometheus117
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* Many Quirks in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' have low-level [=RRODs=] built into them, running the risk of injury if over- or improperly used. These risks are often [[LogicalWeakness a direct result of the particular power]]. GravityMaster Uraraka experiences symptoms of vertigo. Kaminari short circuits his own brain and temporarily becomes a dullard if he unleashes his full ShockAndAwe. Mineta, who can pull sticky balls from his body, will begin bleeding if he does too many at once. This is brought up in chapter 38, when Kirishima remarks that [[HavingABlast Bakugou]] and [[ElementalPowers Todoroki]] seem to have no limits to their Quirks. Bakugou responds that every Quirk has limits since Quirks are just functions of the body. In Bakugou's case, his Quirk uses up his sweat. Todoroki's limitation is that overusing his ice powers can cause frostbite if he doesn't regulate his body temperature with his flame powers. What happens if he overuses his fire hasn't been revealed yet. Midoriya probably has it the worst, as his Quirk is too powerful for his own body to withstand, injuring him if he tried to use it. It was so extreme that he ended up permanently disfiguring his hand as well as coming dangerously close to permanently paralyzing his arms before he figured out a way around it.

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* Many Quirks in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' have low-level [=RRODs=] built into them, running the risk of injury if over- or improperly used. These risks are often [[LogicalWeakness a direct result of the particular power]]. GravityMaster Uraraka experiences symptoms of vertigo. Kaminari short circuits his own brain and temporarily becomes a dullard if he unleashes his full ShockAndAwe. Mineta, who can pull sticky balls from his body, will begin bleeding if he does too many at once. This is brought up in chapter 38, when Kirishima remarks that [[HavingABlast Bakugou]] and [[ElementalPowers Todoroki]] seem to have no limits to their Quirks. Bakugou responds that every Quirk has limits since Quirks are just functions of the body. In Bakugou's case, his Quirk uses up his sweat.sweat and overuse can damage his arms from the recoil. Todoroki's limitation is that overusing his ice powers can cause frostbite if he doesn't regulate his body temperature with his flame powers. What happens if he overuses his fire hasn't been revealed yet.yet, but it's implied to be just as bad if he doesn't regulate with his ice powers. Midoriya probably has it the worst, as his Quirk is too powerful for his own body to withstand, injuring him if he tried to use it. It was so extreme that he ended up permanently disfiguring his hand as well as coming dangerously close to permanently paralyzing his arms before he figured out a way around it.
26th Sep '17 10:59:40 PM treehugger0369
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** Apparently, this is a common risk with anyone who bears the Curse of Achilles. You're more powerful and resilient in battle(barring a single weak spot that is a necessity for the curse to work), but it's basically accomplished by cranking your body UpToEleven; fight too hard for too long, and you're more likely to drop from exhaustion than a normal human or half-blood.
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