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29th Dec '15 6:50:59 AM Anddrix
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* During the Marvel Zombies/Army of Darkness crossover, SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom 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, SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom 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.
13th Dec '15 5:05:32 AM DracMonster
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* In ''WebcComic/YumisCells'', when Yumi collqpses and Woong has to BridalCarry her several blocks to the hospital, his brain cells summon this.
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* In ''WebcComic/YumisCells'', when Yumi collqpses collapses and Woong has to BridalCarry her several blocks to the hospital, his brain cells summon this.
13th Dec '15 5:00:06 AM DracMonster
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[[folder:Web Comic]] * In ''WebcComic/YumisCells'', when Yumi collqpses and Woong has to BridalCarry her several blocks to the hospital, his brain cells summon this. -->NOW, RELEASE EVERY CARB IN HIS BODY!! WE'RE GOING INTO RUNNING MODE!!! [[/folder]]
7th Dec '15 2:54:51 PM Necal
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** There is a straighter example far earlier in the book; when Bilbo surrenders the ring after having held it since he acquired it in "Literature/TheHobbit". While Sam's refusal after a few days was impressive, considering that Smeagol fell under its power simply by looking at it, Bilbo's feat was possibly the single most powerful example in "Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium", even if when he was in its presence for a second time his resistance wavered.
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** There is a straighter example far earlier in the book; when Bilbo surrenders the ring after having held it since he acquired it in "Literature/TheHobbit". ''Literature/TheHobbit''. While Sam's refusal after a few days was impressive, considering that Smeagol fell under its power simply by looking at it, Bilbo's feat was possibly the single most powerful example in "Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium", ''Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium'', even if when he was in its presence for a second time his resistance wavered.
7th Dec '15 2:54:10 PM Necal
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** There is a straighter example far earlier in the book; when Bilbo surrenders the ring after having held it since he acquired it in "Literature/TheHobbit". While Sam's refusal after a few days was impressive, considering that Smeagol fell under its power simply by looking at it, Bilbo's feat was possibly the single most powerful example in "Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium", even if when he was in its presence for a second time his resistance wavered.
24th Nov '15 5:04:41 PM HaroldRowsdower
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* [[spoiler: The Ice King, of all people,]] from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. It's shown that when someone else claims the ArtifactOfDoom [[spoiler: that is his crown]], that person tends to go insane in minutes, hours at the most. [[spoiler: The Ice King]] held onto most of his sanity for at least 20 ''years'', and [[SanitySlippage although it was a losing battle]], even during the time of the show he has many relatively lucid periods in which he's harmless and even friendly, compared to the rampaging lunatic [[spoiler: Farmworld Finn]] became almost immediately.
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* [[spoiler: The Ice King, of all people,]] from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. It's shown that when someone else claims the ArtifactOfDoom [[spoiler: that is his crown]], that person tends to go insane in minutes, hours at the most. [[spoiler: The Ice King]] held onto most of his sanity for at least 20 ''years'', and [[SanitySlippage although it was a losing battle]], even during the time of the show centuries later he has many relatively lucid periods in which he's harmless and even friendly, compared to the rampaging lunatic [[spoiler: Farmworld Finn]] became almost immediately.
16th Nov '15 7:42:34 AM isoycrazy
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* Zhaan in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had a variation of this happen to her. Tahleen, an evil member of her race, telepathically tore from her mind the knowledge she used to overcome a wasting insanity she suffered by telepathically murdering her former lover for being a traitor. The result was that she became borderline-sociopathic with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]]. She managed to SnapBack thanks to sharing minds with Crichton, showing her that the kindness she was capable of was inherent and couldn't just be ripped out. As a result, she also became more spiritually powerful, and destroyed the evil priestesses' chance to grow stronger.
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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' ** Zhaan in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had has a variation of this happen to her. Tahleen, an evil member of her race, telepathically tore from her mind the knowledge she used to overcome a wasting insanity she suffered by telepathically murdering her former lover for being a traitor. The result was that she became borderline-sociopathic with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]]. She managed to SnapBack thanks to sharing minds with Crichton, showing her that the kindness she was capable of was inherent and couldn't just be ripped out. As a result, she also became more spiritually powerful, and destroyed the evil priestesses' chance to grow stronger.stronger. ** When John is infected with [[spoiler:a neural chip by Scorpius, meant to not only collect what it can on wormholes, but keep him alive and stops John from killing Scorpius]], John is able to resist [[spoiler:saving Scorpius by replacing his cooling rod]] by singing the ''Star Spangled Banner''.
12th Nov '15 3:57:48 AM isoycrazy
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', this is one of Harry's defining characteristics. When infected with a copy of a FallenAngel that tried to tempt him into evil, he spent years fighting the temptations that were confidently expected to destroy him, before eventually converting the copy to his own side. ** [[spoiler: Harry becomes the Winter Knight]]. All throughout ''Cold Days'', [[spoiler: his psychopathic side threatens to slip out a terrifying number of times. He always snaps back within a few seconds and redoubles his efforts to suppress it.]]
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', this ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': ** This is one of Harry's defining characteristics. characteristics. *** When infected with a copy of a FallenAngel that tried to tempt him into evil, he spent years fighting the temptations that were confidently expected to destroy him, before eventually converting the copy to his own side. ** *** [[spoiler: Harry becomes the Winter Knight]]. All throughout ''Cold Days'', [[spoiler: his psychopathic side threatens to slip out a terrifying number of times. He always snaps back within a few seconds and redoubles his efforts to suppress it.]]

** [[spoiler:Subverted]] in "The Pandorica Opens". [[spoiler:Auton Rory]] has enough Heroic Willpower to hold onto his identity and memories, [[spoiler:but not enough to keep him from shooting Amy]].
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** [[spoiler:Subverted]] **Subverted in "The Pandorica Opens". [[spoiler:Auton Rory]] has enough Heroic Willpower to hold onto his identity and memories, [[spoiler:but not enough to keep him from shooting Amy]].

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** [[spoiler:Subverted]] ** In "Death in "The Pandorica Opens". [[spoiler:Auton Rory]] has enough Heroic Willpower to hold onto his identity Heaven" [[spoiler:the recently dead Danny Pink and memories, [[spoiler:but not enough late dead Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart]] overcome their Cyberman programming to keep him from shooting Amy]].help save the Doctor and Clara by the love they have for those closest to them. --->'''The Doctor:''' Love isn't an emotion. It's a promise.
10th Nov '15 1:48:16 AM Zoorteg
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* In the 3rd ''Manga/InuYasha'' [[TheMovie movie]], ''Swords of An Honorable Ruler'', the titular half-demon [[spoiler: gets possessed early on by the evil sword So'unga, which then orders him to slaughter a helpless mother and her child to stop the baby's wailing cries...to which he responds by ''sinking his teeth deep into his own arm'' to hold the sword at bay long enough to get everyone out of harm's way before it overtakes him and forcibly unleashes [[SwordBeam a Dragon Twister]].]] ** While more a display of HeroicResolve than Willpower, [[spoiler: ''Sesshoumaru'' of all people]] solves Inuyasha's problem later in the film by [[spoiler: forcibly taking the Tessaiga, seething pain of the barrier around it be damned, and ''blasts So'unga with a Wind Scar''.]]
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* In the 3rd ''Manga/InuYasha'' [[TheMovie movie]], ''Swords ''Manga/InuYasha:'' ''[[Anime/InuYashaTheMovieSwordsOfAnHonorableRuler Swords of An an Honorable Ruler'', the titular half-demon [[spoiler: Ruler]]'': ** Inuyasha gets possessed early on by the evil sword So'unga, which then orders him to slaughter a helpless mother and her child to stop the baby's wailing cries...cries... [[spoiler: to which he responds by ''sinking his teeth deep into his own arm'' to hold the sword at bay long enough to get everyone out of harm's way before it overtakes him and forcibly unleashes [[SwordBeam a Dragon Twister]].]] Twister]]]]. ** While more a display of HeroicResolve than Willpower, [[spoiler: ''Sesshoumaru'' of all people]] solves Inuyasha's problem later in the film by [[spoiler: forcibly taking the Tessaiga, seething pain of the barrier around it be damned, and ''blasts So'unga with a Wind Scar''.]]Scar'']].
15th Oct '15 2:01:37 PM DannWoolf
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* This is essentially one of ComicBook.SpiderMan's powers. In fact, on some battle forums, this mode is sometimes called "Aunt May Mode" or "Mary Jane Mode" because roughly once a year since his inception, Spidey has had one of these moments in which he utilized this trope, often when his loved ones were in trouble (or at least the moment was brought on when he thought of them). When this happens, he goes far beyond his normal limitations. Examples include:
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* This is essentially one of ComicBook.SpiderMan's ComicBook/SpiderMan's powers. In fact, on some battle forums, this mode is sometimes called "Aunt May Mode" or "Mary Jane Mode" because roughly once a year since his inception, Spidey has had one of these moments in which he utilized this trope, often when his loved ones were in trouble (or at least the moment was brought on when he thought of them). When this happens, he goes far beyond his normal limitations. Examples include:
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