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17th Jun '17 5:53:59 PM nombretomado
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Named after a warning signal on Microsoft {{Xbox 360}} consoles.[[note]]They normally have a green four-part ring when they power on; when one gets the red ring instead, it usually means that the system can no longer physically function. The red ring generally doesn't appear until it's too late to do anything about it, at which point it's usually time for a new console. Originally there were 4 red ring codes in total, three red lights being the classic RROD and indicating the dreaded hardware failure (stemming from a bad soldering job on the motherboard). One red light indicates another kind of hardware failure, and two red lights mean the console is overheating. Four red lights (the only actual *ring*) is known as the Fake-out Red Ring and appears when the console is turned on without plugging the AV cables into the TV. But that just confused people and led to a lot of unnecessary returns, so in later models the red ring always means something has GoneHorriblyWrong.[[/note]]

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Named after a warning signal on Microsoft {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} consoles.[[note]]They normally have a green four-part ring when they power on; when one gets the red ring instead, it usually means that the system can no longer physically function. The red ring generally doesn't appear until it's too late to do anything about it, at which point it's usually time for a new console. Originally there were 4 red ring codes in total, three red lights being the classic RROD and indicating the dreaded hardware failure (stemming from a bad soldering job on the motherboard). One red light indicates another kind of hardware failure, and two red lights mean the console is overheating. Four red lights (the only actual *ring*) is known as the Fake-out Red Ring and appears when the console is turned on without plugging the AV cables into the TV. But that just confused people and led to a lot of unnecessary returns, so in later models the red ring always means something has GoneHorriblyWrong.[[/note]]



* An almost literal example happened during the shutdown of the original UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} Live. Because the servers couldn't be closed until everyone disconnected, a flurry of players continuously stayed home playing their favorite games online one last time until their consoles crashed from overuse, nearly a full month after the servers were planned to be shut down.

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* An almost literal example happened during the shutdown of the original UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} Live.UsefulNotes/{{Xbox Live|Arcade}}. Because the servers couldn't be closed until everyone disconnected, a flurry of players continuously stayed home playing their favorite games online one last time until their consoles crashed from overuse, nearly a full month after the servers were planned to be shut down.
1st Jun '17 2:41:37 PM ultimomant
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ishida and [[spoiler: Ichigo]] get one of these when they voluntarily engage in acts that they know will end up destroying their powers forever (they both eventually get them back).

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Ishida and [[spoiler: Ichigo]] get one of these when they voluntarily engage in acts that they know will end up destroying their powers forever (they both eventually get them back).



** In Accelerator uses the magical grimoire lambskin to [[spoiler: heal a sick Last Order who was slowly dying due to the strain of the summoning of Aiwass]]. Since he is an esper, using magic caused his body to essentially start self-destructing.

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** In Accelerator uses the magical grimoire lambskin to [[spoiler: heal a sick Last Order who was slowly dying due to the strain of the summoning of Aiwass]]. Since he is an esper, using magic caused his body to essentially start self-destructing.



* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Issei's Boosted Gear doubles his strength every ten seconds while it is activated. While this makes him ''very'' strong the longer the fight goes, the more his strength is multiplied, the greater the stress on his body and he will eventually run out of energy if the fight goes on too long. His training regimens focus on building up his endurance and toughness so he can handle the power boosts. Although this could happen in theory, it's [[DefiedTrope defied]] in practice. [[EmpathicWeapon Ddraig]] refuses to give his host any destructive feedback and ceases to function instead (normally followed by Issei getting the tar beat out of him conventionally).

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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Issei's Boosted Gear doubles his strength every ten seconds while it is activated. While this makes him ''very'' strong the longer the fight goes, the more his strength is multiplied, the greater the stress on his body and he will eventually run out of energy if the fight goes on too long. His training regimens focus on building up his endurance and toughness so he can handle the power boosts. Although this could happen in theory, it's [[DefiedTrope defied]] in practice. [[EmpathicWeapon Ddraig]] refuses to give his host any destructive feedback and ceases to function instead (normally followed by Issei getting the tar beat out of him conventionally).
31st May '17 12:01:30 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel'', Kip damages himself so badly trying to set up the homing beacon on Pluto that it takes the Vegans (folks from Vega, not folks that eschew animal-based products) months to rebuild his body.
** In ''TheLongWatch'', Ezra Dahlquist, a young nuclear weapons officer, foils a military coup by disassembling the nuclear weapons and smashing the warheads. In doing so [[spoiler:he suffers a lethal dose of radiation. He is given a lead casket and a Geiger counter [[TearJerker "that never was quiet]]."]]

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein:
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In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel'', Kip damages himself so badly trying to set up the homing beacon on Pluto that it takes the Vegans (folks from Vega, not folks that eschew animal-based products) months to rebuild his body.
** In ''TheLongWatch'', ''Literature/TheLongWatch'', Ezra Dahlquist, a young nuclear weapons officer, foils a military coup by disassembling the nuclear weapons and smashing the warheads. In doing so [[spoiler:he suffers a lethal dose of radiation. He is given a lead casket and a Geiger counter [[TearJerker "that never was quiet]].quiet."]]



* Phillip in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' suffers something of the sort in the last arc, [[spoiler: since he's actually a mass of data that, in the previous arc, was infused into Wakana. After being forcefully extracted, he begins an irreversible defragmentation/disappearing process that would hasten to its end the next time he becomes Double. They use this overflow of emotion and data to its advantage to effectively defeat the Utopia dopant. Cue TearJerker farewell.]]

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* Phillip in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' suffers something of the sort in the last arc, [[spoiler: since he's actually a mass of data that, in the previous arc, was infused into Wakana. After being forcefully extracted, he begins an irreversible defragmentation/disappearing process that would hasten to its end the next time he becomes Double. They use this overflow of emotion and data to its advantage to effectively defeat the Utopia dopant. Cue TearJerker farewell.]]



* ''VideoGame/WhiteKnightChronicles'': Done in a particularly slow and [[TearJerker heart-wrenching]] fashion in the second game. TheHero, Leonard, finds himself gradually weakened by the use of the titular [[HumongousMecha White Knight.]] Eventually, it gets so bad that [[spoiler: he collapses in the middle of a major battle and needs to be carried back to Balandor. The next time he's seen, he's in bed, grunting from the sheer pain caused by his Heroic RROD.]] After that, he's either shown unconscious, ''intensely'' struggling with his condition, or laying around, too weak to move and completely out of it. [[spoiler: [[SeriousBusiness We're not kidding!]] He's gone for about a fourth of the game!]]

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* ''VideoGame/WhiteKnightChronicles'': Done in a particularly slow and [[TearJerker heart-wrenching]] heart-wrenching fashion in the second game. TheHero, Leonard, finds himself gradually weakened by the use of the titular [[HumongousMecha White Knight.]] Eventually, it gets so bad that [[spoiler: he collapses in the middle of a major battle and needs to be carried back to Balandor. The next time he's seen, he's in bed, grunting from the sheer pain caused by his Heroic RROD.]] After that, he's either shown unconscious, ''intensely'' struggling with his condition, or laying around, too weak to move and completely out of it. [[spoiler: [[SeriousBusiness We're not kidding!]] He's gone for about a fourth of the game!]]
21st May '17 6:24:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Worm}}'', this is what happens to [[spoiler: Taylor after she asks Panacea to overclock her power to control insects, becoming Khepri. This gives her the power to control human beings within 16 feet of her, but also burns up her ability to read, speak, and at the end even comprehend anything other than conflict.]]

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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Worm}}'', ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', this is what happens to [[spoiler: Taylor after she asks Panacea to overclock her power to control insects, becoming Khepri. This gives her the power to control human beings within 16 feet of her, but also burns up her ability to read, speak, and at the end even comprehend anything other than conflict.]]
21st May '17 6:03:12 PM spectertv
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** Also used in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''; humans can't handle the Gold Ranger powers. [[spoiler: Jason survives but he has to rreturn the gold ranger powers to their original, non-human, owner.]]

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** Also used in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''; humans can't handle the Gold Ranger powers. [[spoiler: Jason survives but he has to rreturn return the gold ranger powers to their original, non-human, owner.]]
20th May '17 5:25:35 PM nombretomado
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* Wencit of Rum is the only White Wizard left in the [[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 [[TheWarGods WarGod]] ''[[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.
14th May '17 11:33:37 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'' story ''The Battle of Candle Arc'' starts shorly after Jedao has been wounded in an assassination attempt, but he refuses to sleep or go see a medic. When he meets up with his XO a few hours later, he can't even stand up to welcome her, and his vision is blurred so much, he has to ask people to tell him what's on display screens. His subordinates end up convincing him to go get some help.
7th May '17 1:50:23 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', Mikazuki Augus winds up [[spoiler:pushing himself past his mental limit when fighting against the FinalBoss of the anime and winds up losing use of his right eye and arm, their function only returning when he pilots the Barbatos]]
** It happens yet again with another battle, this time with Mikazuiki [[spoiler:losing the use of his right leg, reducing him to a cripple outside of the Barbatos.]]

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* 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 Augus winds up [[spoiler:pushing himself past does this, his mental limit when fighting against the FinalBoss of the anime right arm becomes paralyzed and winds up losing use of his right eye and arm, their function only returning when he pilots the Barbatos]]
** It happens yet again with another battle, this
is blinded. The second time with Mikazuiki [[spoiler:losing he does, the use entire right half of his right leg, reducing him body is paralyzed. The third time he knew he was going to a cripple outside of the Barbatos.die anyway, so it really didn't matter.]]
7th May '17 9:06:38 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after fighting and getting seriously pounded by [[spoiler:a Grey Angel]], Karyl then decides that he's perfectly capable of moving about on his own and needs no medical attention. A day of his regular level of activity later, when he's asked to kneel, he instead falls flat on his face and faints.

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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after fighting and getting seriously pounded by [[spoiler:a Grey Angel]], Karyl then decides that he's perfectly capable of moving about on his own and needs no medical attention. A day of his regular level of activity later, when he's asked to kneel, he instead falls flat on his face and faints.faints.
* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'':
** Happens disturbingly often to Josef, despite the fact that his Awakened sword is capable of keeping him together despite wounds and blood loss, as well as dull his pain. While this turns him into a MightyGlacier in combat, he has to pay the price after all is said and done - and, in two cases, in the middle of a fight, as even the Heart of War has its limits.
** Nico reaches this point in the fourth book during her fight with [[spoiler:Den the Warlord]]. She lets loose with her powers and manages to win, but the BodyHorror this forces her body to go through puts her out of comission for the rest of the book.
6th May '17 6:42:37 AM Kadorhal
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* An almost literal example happened during the shutdown of the original Xbox Live. Because the servers couldn't be closed until everyone disconnected, a flurry of players continuously stayed home playing their favorite games online one last time until their consoles crashed from overuse.

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* An almost literal example happened during the shutdown of the original Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} Live. Because the servers couldn't be closed until everyone disconnected, a flurry of players continuously stayed home playing their favorite games online one last time until their consoles crashed from overuse.overuse, nearly a full month after the servers were planned to be shut down.
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