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17th May '18 6:10:43 AM Phred
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' the ''Race to the Edge'' saga concludes with Hiccup determining that the Dragon Eye's potential to be used for the harm of dragons is too great and destroys both it and the second Dragon Eye he had made.
29th Apr '18 4:22:44 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'', the heroes' arcade mode endings involve them acquiring the power of the Infinity Gauntlet...only to discard it and return to their daily lives. Wolverine, Psylocke and Iron Man's endings in particular allude to this. Wolverine has a hard enough time being a man instead of a killer, Psylocke knows what it's like to have someone change you against your will, and Iron Man's narrator notes that such power would corrupt anyone.
28th Apr '18 7:30:26 AM Jeduthun
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* In a [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/c61f805aa7/reading-rainbow-s-new-theme-song-with-levar-burton FunnyOrDie]] [[AffectionateParody parody]] of ''Series/ReadingRainbow'', Creator/LeVarBurton discovers that the theme song's "I can do anything" is meant literally, turning him into a PhysicalGod when he reads a book. Horrified, he declares "No man should have this power!" and proceeds to destroy all the books in the world, finally looking out over the ruins of civilization with a "MyGodWhatHaveIDone!"
5th Mar '18 9:56:03 AM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', the Choedan Kal are a set of {{Amplifier Artifact}}s created during the Age of Legends as a last-ditch defense against the Shadow, capable of granting one Channeler nearly infinite power. They were hidden away until the present day, since even the global catastrophe that ended the Age wasn't enough of a GodzillaThreshold to wield them; during [[spoiler:TheChosenOne Rand's DarkestHour]], Rand considers using them to [[spoiler:[[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum end the world]] and the [[EternalRecurrence cycle of reincarnation]]]], but decides that their power is a "trap" and destroys them instead.
16th Feb '18 10:57:11 AM ChronoLegion
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* This forms the central theme for shows like ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' and ''Series/TheLibrarians''.

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* This forms the central theme for shows like ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' and ''Series/TheLibrarians''.''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}}''.
16th Feb '18 10:56:46 AM ChronoLegion
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* This forms the central theme for shows like ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' and ''Series/TheLibrarians''.
16th Feb '18 10:53:51 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Antarctica Online'' by Alexander Gromov and Creator/VladimirVasilyev, the titular continent suddenly swaps places with an equivalent area in the South Pacific. While the novel is more concerned with the consequences of such a shift, there is some question as to ''how the hell did something like this happen''? When the US attempts to "pacify" (read: invade) the newly-created nation, something transports one of the American destroyers into orbit, causing the invading forces to beat a hasty retreat. The epilogue reveals that one of the questest members of one of the Antarctic research stations has discovered a strange orb. He accidentally dropped the orb, resulting in the continental shift. He then consciously used the orb on the destroyer. Finally, he lowers the orb into a chasm in order to keep it from being discovered by anyone else, using this trope as the reason.
16th Feb '18 10:41:21 AM ChronoLegion
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* A more mundane example in ''Series/DeadZone'', where a former student of Johnny's creates something that is going to revolutionize science. However, Johnny has a vision, where the discovery is used to build more effective [=WMDs=], resulting in the student trying to destroy all data about his discovery. [[spoiler:He dies in the process, while his assistant manages to recover an encrypted hard drive with the data and gives it to some shady characters]].

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* A more mundane example in ''Series/DeadZone'', ''Series/TheDeadZone'', where a former student of Johnny's creates something that is going to revolutionize science. However, Johnny has a vision, where the discovery is used to build more effective [=WMDs=], resulting in the student trying to destroy all data about his discovery. [[spoiler:He dies in the process, while his assistant manages to recover an encrypted hard drive with the data and gives it to some shady characters]].
16th Feb '18 10:41:06 AM ChronoLegion
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* A more mundane example in ''Series/DeadZone'', where a former student of Johnny's creates something that is going to revolutionize science. However, Johnny has a vision, where the discovery is used to build more effective [=WMDs=], resulting in the student trying to destroy all data about his discovery. [[spoiler:He dies in the process, while his assistant manages to recover an encrypted hard drive with the data and gives it to some shady characters]].
11th Feb '18 5:07:23 AM nighttrainfm
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** 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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** 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 they'd find ruling over anything soul-crushingly dull).
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