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11th Jun '17 11:59:10 AM nombretomado
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* LudwigVanBeethoven suffered from his deafness after his earlier period of composing more Classical works. Initially, he had a hard time accepting this handicap (which would usually be an [[CaptainObvious obvious death sentence for a music carreer]]), and even [[DrivenToSuicide wrote the Heiligenstadt Testament which he mentioned losing the will to live]]. He got better, though, and went on to compose his [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic later masterpieces]] including the 3rd (Eroica), 5th (Fate), 6th (Pastoral), and 9th (''Ode to Joy'') Symphonies, ''Moonlight Sonata'', a Violin Concerto, and his only opera ''Fidelio'', and he is now considered as the pioneer of Romantic Music.

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* LudwigVanBeethoven Music/LudwigVanBeethoven suffered from his deafness after his earlier period of composing more Classical works. Initially, he had a hard time accepting this handicap (which would usually be an [[CaptainObvious obvious death sentence for a music carreer]]), and even [[DrivenToSuicide wrote the Heiligenstadt Testament which he mentioned losing the will to live]]. He got better, though, and went on to compose his [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic later masterpieces]] including the 3rd (Eroica), 5th (Fate), 6th (Pastoral), and 9th (''Ode to Joy'') Symphonies, ''Moonlight Sonata'', a Violin Concerto, and his only opera ''Fidelio'', and he is now considered as the pioneer of Romantic Music.
7th May '17 9:19:20 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', Josef manages to keep going despite mortal wounds through sheer willpower and refusal to die. FridgeLogic suggests that it might be a more primitive version of Tesset's self-mastery (which allows Tesset to control every aspect of his body with his mind).
2nd Apr '17 2:14:02 PM Drgonzo
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** Logan Grimnar, lord of the Space Wolves, wields the Axe of Morkai, which contains a demon of Chaos. The demon is unable to attack Grimnar's mind because of his iron will. That's right, Logan Grimnar got a ''demon of Chaos'' to bitch down!
2nd Apr '17 2:10:40 PM Drgonzo
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** Blood Angels Chief Librarian Mephiston is the first Blood Angel to succumb to the Black Rage and come back from the frothing berserker state is usually induces, through sheer force of will. This has the side effect of giving him a near unprecedented control of his pyschic powers, earning him the title "the Lord of Death." A slightly lesser example, also from the Blood Angels, Chaplain Lemartes also fell to the black rage. But while Mephiston can actually ''control'' his rage, Lemartes is really only able to ''aim'' it. So while he's lucid, he's kept in stasis when not in battle for the safety of those around him.
26th Mar '17 3:55:49 PM GallaBean
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** Sam's a big invoker of this trope. In season five "My Bloody Valentine" [[spoiler:through sheer willpower manages to stand in Famines presence without being completely consumed by his hunger for Demon Blood; Famine urges him to give in by offering his henchmen but Sam instead uses his powers to exorcise them, responding only with [[LittleNo "No"]]]]. In the season 5 finale "Swan Song" [[spoiler:took control of his body while the Devil was riding it]] just so he could [[spoiler:throw himself and the Devil into [[FateWorseThanDeath Hell's solitary confinement]]]]. In the season six finale, he drags himself to assist Dean and Bobby in the battle [[spoiler:against Castiel and Crowley despite obviously suffering under the strain of his "hell memories".]] In season 9 "Road Trip" [[spoiler:kicks a possessing Gabriel out of his body after a [[BattleintheCenteroftheMind mental beatdown.]]]]

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** Sam's a big invoker of this trope. In season five "My Bloody Valentine" [[spoiler:through sheer willpower manages to stand in Famines presence without being completely consumed by his hunger for Demon Blood; Famine urges him to give in by offering his henchmen but Sam instead uses his powers to exorcise them, responding only with a badass [[LittleNo "No"]]]]. In the season 5 finale "Swan Song" [[spoiler:took control of his body while the Devil was riding it]] just so he could [[spoiler:throw himself and the Devil into [[FateWorseThanDeath Hell's solitary confinement]]]]. In the season six finale, he drags himself to assist Dean and Bobby in the battle [[spoiler:against Castiel and Crowley despite obviously suffering under the strain of his "hell memories".]] In season 9 "Road Trip" [[spoiler:kicks a possessing Gabriel out of his body after a [[BattleintheCenteroftheMind mental beatdown.]]]]
26th Mar '17 1:55:30 PM GallaBean
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** Sam's a big invoker of this trope. In season five "My Bloody Valentine" [[spoilers:through sheer willpower manages to stand in Famines presence without being completely consumed by his hunger for Demon Blood; Famine urges him to give in by offering his henchmen but Sam instead uses his powers to exorcise them, responding only with [[LittleNo "No"]]]]. In the season 5 finale "Swan Song" [[spoiler:took control of his body while the Devil was riding it]] just so he could [[spoiler:throw himself and the Devil into [[FateWorseThanDeath Hell's solitary confinement]]]]. In the season six finale, he drags himself to assist Dean and Bobby in the battle [[spoiler:against Castiel and Crowley despite obviously suffering under the strain of his "hell memories".]] In season 9 "Road Trip" [[spoiler:kicks a possessing Gabriel out of his body after a [[BattleintheCenteroftheMind mental beatdown.]]]]

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** Sam's a big invoker of this trope. In season five "My Bloody Valentine" [[spoilers:through [[spoiler:through sheer willpower manages to stand in Famines presence without being completely consumed by his hunger for Demon Blood; Famine urges him to give in by offering his henchmen but Sam instead uses his powers to exorcise them, responding only with [[LittleNo "No"]]]]. In the season 5 finale "Swan Song" [[spoiler:took control of his body while the Devil was riding it]] just so he could [[spoiler:throw himself and the Devil into [[FateWorseThanDeath Hell's solitary confinement]]]]. In the season six finale, he drags himself to assist Dean and Bobby in the battle [[spoiler:against Castiel and Crowley despite obviously suffering under the strain of his "hell memories".]] In season 9 "Road Trip" [[spoiler:kicks a possessing Gabriel out of his body after a [[BattleintheCenteroftheMind mental beatdown.]]]]
26th Mar '17 1:54:03 PM GallaBean
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** Sam in season five finale "Swan Song" [[spoiler:took control of his body while the Devil was riding it]] just so he could [[spoiler:throw himself and the Devil into [[FateWorseThanDeath Hell's solitary confinement]]]]. In the season six finale, he drags himself to assist Dean and Bobby in the battle [[spoiler:against Castiel and Crowley despite obviously suffering under the strain of his "hell memories".]]

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** Sam in Sam's a big invoker of this trope. In season five "My Bloody Valentine" [[spoilers:through sheer willpower manages to stand in Famines presence without being completely consumed by his hunger for Demon Blood; Famine urges him to give in by offering his henchmen but Sam instead uses his powers to exorcise them, responding only with [[LittleNo "No"]]]]. In the season 5 finale "Swan Song" [[spoiler:took control of his body while the Devil was riding it]] just so he could [[spoiler:throw himself and the Devil into [[FateWorseThanDeath Hell's solitary confinement]]]]. In the season six finale, he drags himself to assist Dean and Bobby in the battle [[spoiler:against Castiel and Crowley despite obviously suffering under the strain of his "hell memories".]]]] In season 9 "Road Trip" [[spoiler:kicks a possessing Gabriel out of his body after a [[BattleintheCenteroftheMind mental beatdown.]]]]
11th Mar '17 11:22:46 AM nombretomado
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* Although not explicitly stated, Snake in ''MetalGearSolid4'' is running the entire game on this. He has the body of a 70 year-old with rather severe health problems, and as the game continues, he just ends up in even worse states (including [[spoiler: getting stabbed, shot, electrocuted, burned, and more]]). Despite the incredible handicaps that he has to overcome, he is a better soldier than ''everyone he meets''. Hideo Kojima stated that one of the themes of the game was experience vs training: while the soldiers Snake encounters have been trained well and have a lot of theoretical knowledge, Snake has years of experience, which allows him to prove superior.

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* Although not explicitly stated, Snake in ''MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' is running the entire game on this. He has the body of a 70 year-old with rather severe health problems, and as the game continues, he just ends up in even worse states (including [[spoiler: getting stabbed, shot, electrocuted, burned, and more]]). Despite the incredible handicaps that he has to overcome, he is a better soldier than ''everyone he meets''. Hideo Kojima stated that one of the themes of the game was experience vs training: while the soldiers Snake encounters have been trained well and have a lot of theoretical knowledge, Snake has years of experience, which allows him to prove superior.
6th Mar '17 8:16:43 AM Allronix
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** In the same game, it's an actual mechanic for [[DarkAndTroubledPast Atton Rand]]. As long as one other party member is still standing, he will continue to get up and fight, ''[[{{Determinator}} no matter how much damage he takes.]]'' Of course, the degree of "heroic" for Atton is very much up for interpretation.
21st Feb '17 11:00:56 PM infernape612
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** In 3x07 Currents, Dr. Deaton is taken. Knowing it would (most likely) be Scott who'd come to save him, Dr. Deaton was surrounded by a ring of Mt. Ash - which supernatural creatures cannot cross. Scott indeed does come to the rescue and tries to break through anyways, and in the process, Scott's eyes turn [[ForeShadowing red]] - but he is still a Beta. This also confirms what Dr. Deaton reveals he had believed. Their conversation post Dr. Deaton's rescue:

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** In 3x07 Currents, Dr. Deaton is taken. Knowing it would (most likely) be Scott who'd come to save him, Dr. Deaton was surrounded by a ring of Mt. Ash - which supernatural creatures cannot cross. Scott indeed does come to the rescue and tries to break through anyways, and in the process, Scott's eyes turn [[ForeShadowing [[{{Foreshadowing}} red]] - but he is still a Beta. This also confirms what Dr. Deaton reveals he had believed. Their conversation post Dr. Deaton's rescue:



-->'''[[ParentalSubstitute Dr. Deaton]]''': [[SoProudofYou I believed. From the moment I knew you were bitten]], '''''[[SoProudofYou I believed]]'''''.

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-->'''[[ParentalSubstitute Dr. Deaton]]''': [[SoProudofYou [[SoProudOfYou I believed. From the moment I knew you were bitten]], '''''[[SoProudofYou '''''[[SoProudOfYou I believed]]'''''.
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