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13th Oct '17 6:30:26 AM Grudgeal
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** Notably, TheUndead in ''Shadowrun'' explicitly feed on Essence. The part where a vampire drinks your blood is because this is the best way to create an emotional state (namely, fear of your attacker) where it's easiest for them to drain your Essence -- the liquid itself is of no particular import, which is why ''Shadowrun'' vampires can't raid blood banks or drink from the sleeping to get their fix.

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** Notably, TheUndead in ''Shadowrun'' explicitly feed on Essence. The part where a vampire drinks your blood [[BloodMagic is because this is the best way to create an emotional state (namely, fear of your attacker) where it's easiest for blood drain makes a connection]] that allows them to drain your Essence -- the liquid itself is of no particular import, Essence, which is why means ''Shadowrun'' vampires [[VegetarianVampire can't raid blood banks or drink from the sleeping to get their fix.animals]] for nourishment.
25th Sep '17 8:27:36 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Gravedust can count enemies through walls by sensing it.
7th Sep '17 11:27:58 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's short story "The Colour Out of Space", the title monster feeds on the life energy of creatures that live near to where it lairs.

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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's short story "The Colour Out of Space", "Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace", the title monster feeds on the life energy of creatures that live near to where it lairs.
24th Aug '17 10:22:16 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, "the energy of living things" falls within the sphere of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Meridia, who is also associated with [[LightIsNotGood Light]] and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. As a result, she has an ''extreme'' hatred for anything undead, as well as any other entities of cruelty, darkness, rot, filth, or decay. Thus, she will [[KnightTemplar stop at nothing to destroy them]], even if it means causing collateral damage to innocent people or her own followers, bordering on being a WellIntentionedExtremist.
21st Aug '17 12:35:30 AM PaulA
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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series uses a fairly [[MagicAIsMagicA well-developed magic system]] that is based almost entirely around this concept. All living beings generate Life Energy, which drains away from them [[BackgroundMagicField into the ambient environment]], eventually collecting into {{Ley Line}}s. Where two or more Ley Lines meet, you have a [[PlaceOfPower Node]], which is a massively powerful energy source that only [[PowerLevels Adepts]] can hope to use without burning themselves out. The ultimate destination of this energy is the nether plane, from which it then reenters the world through living beings. Mages are people who have the innate capability to store additional magical energy within themselves, see this energy, and instinctively manipulate it. It's also possible to manipulate it without mage talent via rituals or BloodMagic. A person wholly drained of life energy, whether from BloodMagic or [[CastFromHitPoints spellcasting beyond their capacity]], will lapse into a coma and die. Accordingly, it can also be used to [[LiquidAssets heal people]], although this is most efficiently performed by those with the [[HealingHands specific talent]] for it.
** Lackey's ''[[Literature/DianaTregarde Children of the Night]]'' has '[[OurVampiresAreDifferent psi-vamps]]' who drain energy from others. In this case the energy is [[EmotionEater tied to emotions]] -- they drain excitement at first, and later hate and fear. Also, a completely drained victim is usually not physically dead, but is [[TheStoic emotionally/mentally burned out]] (described as a mindless hulk, with no chance of recovery).
** In Lackey's ''Literature/DragonJousters'' series, the Magi are deliberately encouraging the war between Tian and Altan to continue, as they're using the deaths of the fighting soldiers to extend the lifespans of themselves and the Altan rulers. They also start seeking out those priests/acolytes that are 'god-touched' and [[HealingHands Healers-by-touch]] in order to drain them for power to fuel their spells. After enough draining, the victims either die or end up stripped of their powers.

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''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series uses a fairly [[MagicAIsMagicA well-developed magic system]] that is based almost entirely around this concept. All living beings generate Life Energy, which drains away from them [[BackgroundMagicField into the ambient environment]], eventually collecting into {{Ley Line}}s. Where two or more Ley Lines meet, you have a [[PlaceOfPower Node]], which is a massively powerful energy source that only [[PowerLevels Adepts]] can hope to use without burning themselves out. The ultimate destination of this energy is the nether plane, from which it then reenters the world through living beings. Mages are people who have the innate capability to store additional magical energy within themselves, see this energy, and instinctively manipulate it. It's also possible to manipulate it without mage talent via rituals or BloodMagic. A person wholly drained of life energy, whether from BloodMagic or [[CastFromHitPoints spellcasting beyond their capacity]], will lapse into a coma and die. Accordingly, it can also be used to [[LiquidAssets heal people]], although this is most efficiently performed by those with the [[HealingHands specific talent]] for it.
** Lackey's ''[[Literature/DianaTregarde Children of the Night]]'' ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheNight'' has '[[OurVampiresAreDifferent psi-vamps]]' who drain energy from others. In this case the energy is [[EmotionEater tied to emotions]] -- they drain excitement at first, and later hate and fear. Also, a completely drained victim is usually not physically dead, but is [[TheStoic emotionally/mentally burned out]] (described as a mindless hulk, with no chance of recovery).
** In Lackey's the ''Literature/DragonJousters'' series, the Magi are deliberately encouraging the war between Tian and Altan to continue, as they're using the deaths of the fighting soldiers to extend the lifespans of themselves and the Altan rulers. They also start seeking out those priests/acolytes that are 'god-touched' and [[HealingHands Healers-by-touch]] in order to drain them for power to fuel their spells. After enough draining, the victims either die or end up stripped of their powers.
7th Jun '17 7:23:58 PM nombretomado
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* Tied into ley lines (as used by mutants like Fey) and also Ki (as used by mutants like Chaka) in the ''WhateleyUniverse''.

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* Tied into ley lines (as used by mutants like Fey) and also Ki (as used by mutants like Chaka) in the ''WhateleyUniverse''.''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''.
16th May '17 10:17:53 AM nombretomado
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** ''{{Tsukihime}}'': [[spoiler: Akiha]]'s ability ("Plunder") is taking the life energy (and heat, apparently -- there may not be much of a difference) of others through PrehensileHair that moves at the speed of thought, hits like a sucker punch or a spear, holds like a python, and is invisible even to her own eyes. Fortunately, the drain itself doesn't start or finish instantly.

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** ''{{Tsukihime}}'': ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'': [[spoiler: Akiha]]'s ability ("Plunder") is taking the life energy (and heat, apparently -- there may not be much of a difference) of others through PrehensileHair that moves at the speed of thought, hits like a sucker punch or a spear, holds like a python, and is invisible even to her own eyes. Fortunately, the drain itself doesn't start or finish instantly.
31st Mar '17 5:26:29 PM eroock
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->''"Life Force" redirects here. For the NES game, [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} go here]]. For the 1985 film, [[Film/{{Lifeforce}} go here]].''

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->''"Life [[AC:"Life Force" redirects here. For the NES game, [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} go here]]. For the 1985 film, [[Film/{{Lifeforce}} go here]].''
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17th Mar '17 6:54:54 PM nombretomado
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* Prevalent in Nasu Kinoko's works (the {{Nasuverse}}).

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* Prevalent in Nasu Kinoko's works (the {{Nasuverse}}).{{Franchise/Nasuverse}}).
11th Mar '17 11:00:19 AM nombretomado
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* Michel of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' steals it from powerful beings. This usually means absorbing them into himself (as he tried to do with Seira), but he left Kaito alive to blackmail Lucia with. Near the end, [[spoiler:his VillainousBreakdown propels him to kill his own followers to take their energy, even when they ''haven't'' [[YouHaveFailedMe provoked it]].]]

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* Michel of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' steals it from powerful beings. This usually means absorbing them into himself (as he tried to do with Seira), but he left Kaito alive to blackmail Lucia with. Near the end, [[spoiler:his VillainousBreakdown propels him to kill his own followers to take their energy, even when they ''haven't'' [[YouHaveFailedMe provoked it]].]]
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