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18th Oct '17 7:23:07 PM PaulA
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* In Literature/LarryNiven's novel ''[[Literature/KnownSpace World of Ptavvs]]'', Earth and Belter agents must not only prevent Kzanol from retrieving a MindControlDevice powerful enough to enslave the entire human population, but also make sure that the other human faction doesn't grab it for themselves.

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* In Literature/LarryNiven's novel ''[[Literature/KnownSpace World of Ptavvs]]'', ''Literature/WorldOfPtavvs'', Earth and Belter agents must not only prevent Kzanol from retrieving a MindControlDevice powerful enough to enslave the entire human population, but also make sure that the other human faction doesn't grab it for themselves.
4th Oct '17 12:06:52 PM Premonition45
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** And in [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock the next film]], the Klingons also point this out in their attempt to take the Genesis world.
-->'''Kruge:''' Do not lecture me about treaty violations. The Federation, in creating an ultimate weapon, has become a gang of intergalactic criminals.
25th Sep '17 1:56:46 PM Premonition45
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* The page quote is from ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. After watching an informational video on Project Genesis, a device meant to {{terraform}} inhospitable planets, Dr. [=McCoy=] immediately realizes that this could just as easily [[ApocalypseHow eradicate life on hospitable worlds]] as a weapon of mass destruction. Spock initially believes [=McCoy=]'s overreacting, [[ProperlyParanoid until they find out]] [[BigBad Khan Noonien Singh]] [[ProperlyParanoid wants Genesis for himself]]. Dr. David Marcus, one of Genesis' co-developers, also realizes the same thing even before Khan got involved.

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* The page quote is from ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. After watching an informational video on Project Genesis, a device meant to {{terraform}} inhospitable planets, Dr. [=McCoy=] immediately realizes that this could just as easily [[ApocalypseHow eradicate life on hospitable worlds]] as a weapon of mass destruction. Spock initially believes [=McCoy=]'s overreacting, [[ProperlyParanoid until they find out]] [[BigBad Khan Noonien Singh]] [[ProperlyParanoid wants Genesis for himself]]. Dr. David Marcus, one of Genesis' co-developers, also realizes pointed out the same thing even before Khan got involved.
14th Sep '17 1:30:15 PM Eddy1215
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** Jackie tries this in the season three premiere by destroying the talismans rather than allow Dalong Wong to take them. [[YouFool Uncle then yells at him]], because by destroying the talismans, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he's released their power into the world and now they GottaCatchEmAll all over again, this time with their powers imbued into living animals.

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** Jackie tries this in the season three premiere by destroying the talismans rather than allow Dalong Wong to take them. [[YouFool Uncle then yells at him]], because by destroying the talismans, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he's released their power into the world world]] and now they GottaCatchEmAll [[HereWeGoAgain all over again, again]], this time with their powers imbued into living animals.
14th Sep '17 1:29:29 PM Eddy1215
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** Jackie tries this in the season three premiere by destroying the talismans rather than allow the BigBad to take them. Uncle then yells at him, because by destroying the talismans he's released their power into the world and now they GottaCatchEmAll all over again, this time with their powers imbued into living animals.

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** Jackie tries this in the season three premiere by destroying the talismans rather than allow the BigBad Dalong Wong to take them. [[YouFool Uncle then yells at him, him]], because by destroying the talismans talismans, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he's released their power into the world and now they GottaCatchEmAll all over again, this time with their powers imbued into living animals.
14th Sep '17 1:24:26 PM Eddy1215
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode "Grief", the Emir manages to take the powers of Anubis (mastery of death) away from Jackal and becomes Anubis' avatar. The Emir then does what he can to repair the damage inflicted by Jackal during his brief tenure as Anubis' avatar. After seeing the destruction wrought by Jackal and becoming the avatar himself leads the Emir to two epiphanies: the first being that the dead should stay dead, and that no one mortal should have access to this kind of power ever again. He collapses the entire building on himself, destroying any trace of the knowledge needed to bind Anubis.

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In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode "Grief", the Emir manages to take the powers of Anubis (mastery of death) away from Jackal and becomes Anubis' avatar. The Emir then does what he can to repair the damage inflicted by Jackal during his brief tenure as Anubis' avatar. After seeing the destruction wrought by Jackal and becoming the avatar himself leads the Emir to two epiphanies: the first being that the dead should stay dead, and that no one mortal should have access to this kind of power ever again. He collapses the entire building on himself, destroying any trace of the knowledge needed to bind Anubis.



* Jackie tries this in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' by destroying the talismans rather than allow the BigBad to take them. Uncle then yells at him, because by destroying the talismans he's released their power into the world and now they GottaCatchEmAll all over again, this time with their powers imbued into living animals.
** Done more successfully with the Cat of Khartoum, which transformed anyone scratched by its claws into CatPeople. Fortunately, smashing it is what undoes the transformation.

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Jackie tries this in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' the season three premiere by destroying the talismans rather than allow the BigBad to take them. Uncle then yells at him, because by destroying the talismans he's released their power into the world and now they GottaCatchEmAll all over again, this time with their powers imbued into living animals.
** Done more successfully with the Cat of Khartoum, which transformed anyone scratched by its claws into CatPeople. Fortunately, [[NoOntologicalInertia smashing it is what undoes the transformation.transformation]].



* Lampshaded by Green Arrow in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' after the Watchtower's KillSat function is hijacked and forced to fire on a city. Upon seeing the devastation, he claimed 'It's too much power for anyone to have'. The rest of the League eventually agreed with him and decommissioned the weapon.

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Lampshaded by Green Arrow in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' after the Watchtower's KillSat function is hijacked and forced to fire on a city. Upon seeing the devastation, he claimed 'It's too much power for anyone to have'. The rest of the League eventually agreed with him and decommissioned the weapon.
20th Aug '17 9:44:37 PM Jgamer
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* In ''VideoGame/Hacknet'', [[spoiler: Bit came to this conclusion about Hacknet after learning that it's meant be leaked to the public so that [=EnTech=] can have a monopoly on security software. The reason that you were sent a copy of the software was so that you could learn about the plan yourself and destroy the development builds before [=EnTech=] can finish it. In the end, you're directed to the "heart" of the program to terminate it and delete your own copy.]]
8th Jun '17 7:06:36 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime'': The Alchemax CEO, aka [[spoiler:Peter Parker 2099]], explains to Spider-Man 2099 his plan: he wants to harness the quantum energy from Walker Sloan's gateway and rewrite history to reverse Amazing Spider-Man's mistakes, including the [[MyGreatestFailure deaths]] of Uncle Ben and [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen Stacy]] and her father. Spidey 2099 argues against his plan for this reason, but the CEO doesn't listen.
-->'''Spider-Man 2099''': You're talking about power no human should have. You'll end up destroying yourself, but not before you've annihilated everything else.
26th Apr '17 1:46:35 PM AnOrangePeon
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** In "The Tyranny of King Washington" DLC for ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', Connor and Washington touch an Apple and experience an AlternateHistory where Washington goes mad with its power and declares himself king. Also during the game Connor drinks a tea made from a Red Wood that gives him power and slowly starts to lose himself to it. After Connor defeats him in this reality, they snap out of it. Neither of them wants to have the Apple after this, but Washington begs Connor to put it somewhere where no one will ever find it. Connor drops it into the ocean, while Washington's belief that a republic is the only bulwark against tyranny is only reinforced.

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** In "The Tyranny of King Washington" DLC for ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', Connor and Washington touch an Apple and experience an AlternateHistory where Washington goes mad with its power and declares himself king. Also during the game Connor drinks a tea made from a Red Wood Willow Tree that gives him power and slowly starts to lose himself to it. After Connor defeats him in this reality, they snap out of it. Neither of them wants to have the Apple after this, but Washington begs Connor to put it somewhere where no one will ever find it. Connor drops it into the ocean, while Washington's belief that a republic is the only bulwark against tyranny is only reinforced.
21st Apr '17 1:01:21 PM nighttrainfm
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** When the Doctor alters a fixed point in time in ''The Waters of Mars'' and thinks of himself as [[AGodAmI "the Time Lord Victorious"]], with the ability to dictate the laws of time and manipulate the course of history to whatever he wants, Captain Brook tries to convince him that nobody should be able to do that. [[spoiler: He replies "Tough", and says it's for him to decide the morality of his actions. It takes Brook's suicide to shock him back to reality]].

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** When the Doctor alters a fixed point in time in ''The Waters of Mars'' and thinks of himself as [[AGodAmI "the Time Lord Victorious"]], with the ability to dictate the laws of time and manipulate the course of history to whatever he wants, Captain Brook tries to convince him that nobody should be able to do that. [[spoiler: He replies "Tough", and says it's for him to decide the morality of his actions. It takes Brook's suicide to shock him back to reality]].reality.]]
** TheMaster has, at least twice, offered the Doctor joint or even ''total'' control of their superweapon of the week, daring him to rule the universe benevolently. Both times, the Doctor refused for this reason (plus, he'd find ruling over anything soul-crushingly dull).
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