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4th Dec '17 10:54:09 PM Gideoncrawle
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A SubTrope of PowerSource. PoweredByAForsakenChild is itself a subtrope. Compare LifeEnergy, SentientPhlebotinum, HumanResources and CastFromHitPoints. HamsterWheelPower is the family-friendly comedy equivalent.

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A SubTrope of PowerSource. PoweredByAForsakenChild is itself a subtrope.PowerSource, and SuperTrope to PoweredByAForsakenChild. Compare LifeEnergy, SentientPhlebotinum, HumanResources and CastFromHitPoints. HamsterWheelPower is the family-friendly comedy equivalent.
30th Nov '17 11:31:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} The Uncanny X-Men]]'': When the group first discovered the island of Genosha, they discovered that mutants had been enslaved to increase the quality of life for the human citizens. One mutant was used as a living power source for the monorail-like mass transit vehicle that he piloted.

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* ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ''[[ComicBook/XMen The Uncanny X-Men]]'': When the group first discovered the island of Genosha, they discovered that mutants had been enslaved to increase the quality of life for the human citizens. One mutant was used as a living power source for the monorail-like mass transit vehicle that he piloted.
25th Nov '17 9:45:51 PM BattleMaster
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* The Powermasters from {{Transformers}} are this, though are more willing than usual for this trope. Though they usually use normal energon as a power source, the Marvel Comics versions were also capable of providing energy directly from their own body for a Transformer, though they had to eat absolutely ''enormous'' amounts of food to do this.

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* The Powermasters from {{Transformers}} are this, though are more willing than usual for this trope.trope as it was treated as a voluntary partnership. Though they usually use normal energon as a power source, the Marvel Comics versions were also capable of providing energy directly from their own body for a Transformer, though they had to eat absolutely ''enormous'' amounts of food to do this.
21st Nov '17 8:04:00 PM PaulA
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* In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Time's Crucible'', a prototype Gallifreyan time capsule is powered by the psychic energies of its crew. "Battery" is an official title of one of the crew.

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* In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Time's Crucible'', ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresCatsCradleTimesCrucible Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible]]'', a prototype Gallifreyan time capsule is powered by the psychic energies of its crew. "Battery" is an official title of one of the crew.
17th Nov '17 4:02:39 PM ZombieAladdin
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* The entire Inkling and Octarian civilizations in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'' derive their electrical power from Zapfishes, electrical catfish that are a natural species in their world. In turn, the Great Zapfish is the biggest and central source of power. The Zapfishes don't seem to be sentient, and it's unknown if they mind being placed in chambers and harnessed for their electricity or not (but the Great Zapfish willingly secures itself on Inkopolis Tower). However, major conflicts between Inklings and Octarians happen due to there being fewer Zapfishes than can sustain both civilizations.
24th Sep '17 3:30:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BreakfastOfTheGods'', Cookie Jarvis the Wizard forsaw the coming of [[ItMakesSenseInContext Count Chocula and his forces]] and needed someone pure of heart to act as a battery to boost Cerelia's defenses. This turns out to be the reason [[spoiler:King Vitaman was missing for nearly the entire story]]: he volunteered to be the battery.

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* In ''BreakfastOfTheGods'', ''Webcomic/BreakfastOfTheGods'', Cookie Jarvis the Wizard forsaw the coming of [[ItMakesSenseInContext Count Chocula and his forces]] and needed someone pure of heart to act as a battery to boost Cerelia's defenses. This turns out to be the reason [[spoiler:King Vitaman was missing for nearly the entire story]]: he volunteered to be the battery.
18th Jul '17 9:42:36 AM Tightwire
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** In ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', Black Doom wants to use ''humans'' as a power source instead.
** Eggman returns to form in ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', where his mind-control ray is powered from energy syphoned from an alien race called the Wisps.

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** In ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', Black Doom wants to use ''humans'' Eggman's been doing it as a power source instead.
** Eggman returns to form in
recently as ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', where his mind-control ray is powered from energy syphoned siphoned from an alien race called the Wisps.Wisps. There's still huge fan-debate over whether E-123 Omega might have one of these.
27th Jun '17 12:23:37 PM StarTropes
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* On ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the [[LizardFolk Xindi-Reptilians]] use regenerating worms to power their energy rifles.
19th Jun '17 6:14:42 PM SunriseWarrior
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* It provides power even without this trope, but Yuri's basic power generator in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 Yuri's Revenge'' can have its output boosted by putting infantry in it. The good news is that this doesn't actually seem to do any damage to the people it uses, even if the reactor is destroyed (though that can be a bad thing if you put mind-controlled people inside it -- they get liberated from the mind control once inside. So long as they're inside, they can do nothing but provide power to you, but once released...).

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* It provides power even without this trope, but Yuri's basic power generator in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 Yuri's Revenge'' can have its output boosted by putting infantry in it. The good news is that this doesn't actually seem to do any damage to the people it uses, even if the reactor is destroyed (though that destroyed. Although it can be a bad thing if you put mind-controlled people inside it -- it, since they get liberated from the mind control once inside. So As long as they're inside, they can do nothing but provide power to you, but once released...).
10th Jun '17 12:14:05 PM NXTangl
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Agatha drinks water from the Dyne and is super-charged as a temporary power source.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Agatha drinks water from the Dyne and is super-charged as a temporary power source. PlayedWith in a few ways: the power is technically from the Dyne, and not extracted from Agatha herself; and rather than her battery status being detrimental, Agatha would have [[ExplosiveOverclocking suffered]] a PhlebotinumOverload had the device she was powering not drawn off most of the energy.
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