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8th Dec '16 7:52:37 PM Werewolfgirl
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* ''Series/TeenWolf'': As the page quote shows, this is how a Beta can become a True Alpha. Explained in a simultaneously Crowning Moment of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Heartwarming]]:\\

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* ''Series/TeenWolf'': As the page quote shows, this is how a Beta can become a True Alpha. Explained in a simultaneously Crowning Moment of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Heartwarming]]:\\Heartwarming]]:



-->'''Dr. Deaton''': It's rare. It's something that doesn't happen within 100 years, but every once in a while, a Beta can become an Alpha without having to steal or take that power. They call it a True Alpha. It's one who rises purely on the strength of the character, by virtue, by sheer force of will.

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-->'''Dr. Deaton''': -->'''[[MagicalNegro Dr. Deaton]]''': It's rare. It's something that doesn't happen within 100 years, but every once in a while, a Beta can become an Alpha without having to steal or take that power. They call it a True Alpha. It's one who rises purely on the strength of the character, by virtue, by sheer force of will.



-->'''Deaton''': I believed. From the moment I knew you were bitten, I believed.

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-->'''Deaton''': -->'''[[ParentalSubstitute Dr. Deaton]]''': [[SoProudofYou I believed. From the moment I knew you were bitten, I believed.]]
8th Dec '16 7:24:59 PM Werewolfgirl
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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 red - but he is still a Beta. This also confirms what Dr. Deaton reveals he had believed. Their conversation post Dr. Deaton's rescue:\\
*** "It's rare. It's something that doesn't happen within 100 years, but every once in a while a Beta can become an Alpha without having to steal or take that power. They call it a True Alpha. It's one who rises purely on the strength of the character, by virtue, by sheer force of will."

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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 red - but he is still a Beta. This also confirms what Dr. Deaton reveals he had believed. Their conversation post Dr. Deaton's rescue:\\
*** "It's
rescue:
-->'''Dr. Deaton''': Your eyes were red! ''Bright red''!
-->'''Scott''': How is that possible?
-->'''Dr. Deaton''': It's
rare. It's something that doesn't happen within 100 years, but every once in a while while, a Beta can become an Alpha without having to steal or take that power. They call it a True Alpha. It's one who rises purely on the strength of the character, by virtue, by sheer force of will."will.
-->'''Scott''': You knew this would happen.
-->'''Deaton''': I believed. From the moment I knew you were bitten, I believed.
8th Dec '16 7:09:39 PM Werewolfgirl
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* ''Series/TeenWolf'': As the page quote shows, this is how a Beta can become a True Alpha. Explained in a simultaneously Crowning Moment of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Heartwarming]]:\\
**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 red - but he is still a Beta. This also confirms what Dr. Deaton reveals he had believed. Their conversation post Dr. Deaton's rescue:\\
*** "It's rare. It's something that doesn't happen within 100 years, but every once in a while a Beta can become an Alpha without having to steal or take that power. They call it a True Alpha. It's one who rises purely on the strength of the character, by virtue, by sheer force of will."
* This is the only reason ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s world still exists.
** Shown by John in "Devil's Trap" when he is able to resist and trap the possessing Azazel for a moment. Later, he [[spoiler: refuses to torture in hell to escape torture for ''one hundred years''.]]
** For thirty years, Dean resisted Alastair's offer to escape torture in Hell by torturing other souls. In "The Magnificent Seven", he resists Lust's charms.
** Displayed by a demon-possessed [[spoiler:Bobby]] in "Sympathy for the Devil" when he breaks the demon's hold just before it can kill Dean, and instead, stabs himself with Ruby's "kill-all" knife.
** 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".]]
* Stefan Salvatore from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' has struggled intensely for over a century with his blood addiction and blood lust. However, Stefan has managed to fight his urge to kill and drink copious amounts of human blood due to his strong morals. Because of this, Stefan has gone out of his way to not feed on innocent humans, however, he has not always been successful over the course of his immortal life. Due to his severe blood addiction, Stefan has succumbed to his weakness of blood addiction and has gone on a human blood and feeding rampage on and off over the course of his immortal life. When off the rails in terms of his blood addiction and bloodlust, he is known as the "Ripper" during this phase. However, due to his strong willpower, he has managed to pull himself out of his Ripper phase and control his blood lust as much as possible.



* This is the only reason ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s world still exists.
** Shown by John in "Devil's Trap" when he is able to resist and trap the possessing Azazel for a moment. Later, he [[spoiler: refuses to torture in hell to escape torture for ''one hundred years''.]]
** For thirty years, Dean resisted Alastair's offer to escape torture in Hell by torturing other souls. In "The Magnificent Seven", he resists Lust's charms.
** Displayed by a demon-possessed [[spoiler:Bobby]] in "Sympathy for the Devil" when he breaks the demon's hold just before it can kill Dean, and instead, stabs himself with Ruby's "kill-all" knife.
** 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".]]
* Stefan Salvatore from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' has struggled intensely for over a century with his blood addiction and blood lust. However, Stefan has managed to fight his urge to kill and drink copious amounts of human blood due to his strong morals. Because of this, Stefan has gone out of his way to not feed on innocent humans, however, he has not always been successful over the course of his immortal life. Due to his severe blood addiction, Stefan has succumbed to his weakness of blood addiction and has gone on a human blood and feeding rampage on and off over the course of his immortal life. When off the rails in terms of his blood addiction and bloodlust, he is known as the "Ripper" during this phase. However, due to his strong willpower, he has managed to pull himself out of his Ripper phase and control his blood lust as much as possible.
8th Dec '16 6:52:27 PM Werewolfgirl
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->''"It's rare. It's something that doesn't happen within 100 years, but every once in a while, a Beta can become an Alpha without having to steal or take that power. They call it a True Alpha. It's one who rises purely on the strength of the character, by virtue, by '''''sheer force of will'''''."''

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->''"It's rare. It's something that doesn't happen within 100 years, but every once in a while, a Beta can become an Alpha without having to steal or take that power. \\
They call it a True Alpha. It's one who rises purely on the strength of the character, character,\\
by virtue, by '''''sheer force of will'''''."''
8th Dec '16 12:35:56 PM Werewolfgirl
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->''"It's rare. It's something that doesn't happen within 100 years, but every once in a while, a Beta can become an Alpha without having to steal or take that power. They call it a True Alpha. It's one who rises purely on the strength of the character, by virtue, by '''''sheer force of will'''''."''
-->--'''Dr. A. Deaton''', ''Series/TeenWolf''
6th Dec '16 3:16:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[MakingASplash Lapis]] [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Lazuli]] from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is practically the walking embodiment of this. When first introduced, her [[HeartDrive gem]] is so damaged that it's basically in three pieces. Despite this being a setting where her gem is her [[ThisWasHisTrueForm real body]] and its complete shattering would mean her death, and compared to Amethyst's cracked gem in 'An Indirect Kiss', which at worst stretched to barely a third of her gem, [[BodyHorror yet caused her to speak backwards while her body distorted itself uncontrollably]], Lapis was indistinguishable from a whole gem. She ''held herself together'' despite the extensive damage, only losing some of her full strength and still retaining enough to take control of the entire planet's oceans.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
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[[MakingASplash Lapis]] [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Lazuli]] from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is practically the walking embodiment of this. When first introduced, her [[HeartDrive gem]] is so damaged that it's basically in three pieces. Despite this being a setting where her gem is her [[ThisWasHisTrueForm real body]] and its complete shattering would mean her death, and compared to Amethyst's cracked gem in 'An Indirect Kiss', which at worst stretched to barely a third of her gem, [[BodyHorror yet caused her to speak backwards while her body distorted itself uncontrollably]], Lapis was indistinguishable from a whole gem. She ''held herself together'' despite the extensive damage, only losing some of her full strength and still retaining enough to take control of the entire planet's oceans.



* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', BigBad Bill Cipher, a MagnificentBastard extraordinaire, seals protagonist Mabel in an [[LotusEaterMachine enchanted bubble]] called "Mabelland." In Mabelland, people can have their deepest desires and wishes granted effortlessly; Bill, a RealityWarper extraordinaire, calls it his "best trap ever" and remarks that a "will of titanium" is needed to resist it. When Dipper, Wendy, and Soos enter the bubble to free Mabel, the latter two almost instantly give in to its powers, and Dipper is sorely tempted when Wendy (the older girl he's [[PrecociousCrush loved for the whole series]]) points out that in Mabelland, he could be aged up and they could be together. Dipper considers it...''then turns it down'', which in turn causes a massive GlamourFailure that helps him free Mabel from her world's influence. And he does this all at ''twelve years old.''

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
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In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', GrandFinale, BigBad Bill Cipher, a MagnificentBastard extraordinaire, seals protagonist Mabel in an [[LotusEaterMachine enchanted bubble]] called "Mabelland." In Mabelland, people can have their deepest desires and wishes granted effortlessly; Bill, a RealityWarper extraordinaire, calls it his "best trap ever" and remarks that a "will of titanium" is needed to resist it. When Dipper, Wendy, and Soos enter the bubble to free Mabel, the latter two almost instantly give in to its powers, and Dipper is sorely tempted when Wendy (the older girl he's [[PrecociousCrush loved for the whole series]]) points out that in Mabelland, he could be aged up and they could be together. Dipper considers it...''then turns it down'', which in turn causes a massive GlamourFailure that helps him free Mabel from her world's influence. And he does this all at ''twelve years old.''
6th Dec '16 3:15:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** But Heroic Willpower is usually an attribute which sets apart the {{BadAssNormal}}s from the RefugeInAudacity named {{Badass}} characters, and commonly just the elite forces from the less-so.

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** But Heroic Willpower is usually an attribute which sets apart the {{BadAssNormal}}s from the RefugeInAudacity named {{Badass}} badass characters, and commonly just the elite forces from the less-so.



** Gunther Arcanus is something of a hero among Forsaken, as he was able to break free of the Lich King's control ''by himself''. They credit him as a lich even though he isn't one. He's ''that'' {{badass}}.

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** Gunther Arcanus is something of a hero among Forsaken, as he was able to break free of the Lich King's control ''by himself''. They credit him as a lich even though he isn't one. He's ''that'' {{badass}}.badass.
30th Nov '16 12:15:09 PM pinkdalek
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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' deals with the dark side of this. Despite the loss of her Grandfather, Krile is driven entirely by willpower, refusing to take breaks from her quest, and it is her will (as the Hero of Hope) that is able to restore the World after it has been lost to the Void. However, once her heroic goal is fulfilled, she completely loses the will to live and remains in the Void, even as the others beg her to return to the World. She is eventually saved, but it's only by the will of her grandfather from beyond the grave.
**Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. The great war hero Sephiroth has an absurdly strong will which enables him to be in full control of his SuperSerum-TheVirus-induced powers. Unfortunately, he retains this once he's not heroic, allowing him to keep his sense of self after becoming submerged in TheLifestream and even use it to spread his will. The game's hero, Cloud, does ''not'' have a strong will and has a lot of unexamined self-loathing besides, making his sense of self-identity [[FakeMemories malleable]], his goals and feelings open to Sephiroth's MoreThanMindControl, and meaning that when he is submerged in Lifestream he is overcome by its information and completely loses his mind - a wilful villain and a hero with no will. Once Cloud understands this, he discovers his will and becomes immune to Sephiroth's control, cutting him to pieces in a spiritual battle when Sephiroth's dying spirit tries to take his mind down with him.
26th Nov '16 12:42:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the Marvel Zombies/Army of Darkness crossover, Doctor Doom reveals that he's been infected with TheVirus. The reason he doesn't attack the heroes is because he's so incredibly {{Badass}} that he's just holding it off because no goddamn virus is going to mouth off to Victor Von Muthafuckin' Doom.

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* During the Marvel Zombies/Army of Darkness crossover, Doctor Doom reveals that he's been infected with TheVirus. The reason he doesn't attack the heroes is because he's so incredibly {{Badass}} badass that he's just holding it off because no goddamn virus is going to mouth off to Victor Von Muthafuckin' Doom.
20th Nov '16 2:33:49 PM AtticusOmundson
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[[caption-width-right:350:Who needs mind control when you're pissed off?]]
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