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8th Dec '17 5:31:53 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' makes heavy use of this trope; in the original film, Rothbart curses Odette to transform into a swan every night the moon is out, before simply deciding to have her die when he sabotages Derek's vow of love to her. Derek eventually slays Rothbart in his Great Animal form, and Odette is not only revived but the curse is also lifted. The third film takes it even farther, when Zelda uses the power of the Forbidden Arts to kill Odette, which was only possible with the notes to the spells that Derek neglected to destroy. After killing Zelda, Derek finally destroys the notes, and Odette is magically revived once more.
6th Dec '17 9:54:23 PM __Vano
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** Less because of [[TheBigBad Kefka]] than of the [[GodIsEvil Warring Triad]]. [[spoiler: When you destroy their power contained in their statues and Kefka, all magic and all Espers in existence vanish and Kefka's tower [[CollapsingLair collapses into rubble.]] Presumably the world's sorry state was held in place by the same force that held together the rocks of that monument.]]

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** Less because of [[TheBigBad Kefka]] than of the [[GodIsEvil Warring Triad]]. [[spoiler: When you destroy their power contained in their statues and Kefka, [[TheMagicGoesAway all magic and all Espers in existence vanish vanish]] and Kefka's tower [[CollapsingLair collapses into rubble.]] Presumably the world's sorry state was held in place by the same force that held together the rocks of that monument.]]
30th Nov '17 12:44:41 AM Gravidef
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* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', Queenie invokes this trope with Papa Legbe. Marie Leveau [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal]] with the loa centuries ago: she would be granted eternal life and youth in exchange for performing a "service" for Legbe (usually the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild death of an innocent]]) once a year. Later, Marie bound herself to Madame Delphine [=LaLurie=] with a potion that granted the same effects, then [[BuriedAlive buried her alive]] in an [[AndIMustScream airtight coffin, bound in chains, unable to move or call for help--ever]]. After Delphine is freed and various plots are [[XanatosSpeedChess laid and relaid]], [=LaLurie=] gains the upper hand and chops Marie into pieces, scattering her about New Orleans for revenge. Queenie, who has a personal vendetta against Delphine, wants Papa Legbe to take away her immortality so she can kill her, but he explains that since Marie tied herself to [=LaLurie-=], he can't do anything to either because of the aforementioned bargain. Queenie then argues that, since Marie has been dismembered, she won't be able to perform her annual service in the future, which means the contract is [[MetaphoricallyTrue technically already nullified]]. Legbe compliments her for this solution--"You are one ''crafty'' witch"--and instantly negates the deals, making both women vulnerable again and eventually spiriting them off to Hell for eternal punishment.

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* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', Queenie invokes this trope with Papa Legbe. Legba. Marie Leveau [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal]] with the loa centuries ago: she would be granted eternal life and youth in exchange for performing a "service" for Legbe Legba (usually the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild death of an innocent]]) once a year. Later, Marie bound herself to Madame Delphine [=LaLurie=] with a potion that granted the same effects, then [[BuriedAlive buried her alive]] in an [[AndIMustScream airtight coffin, bound wrapped in chains, chains and gagged, unable to move or call for help--ever]]. After Delphine is freed and various plots are [[XanatosSpeedChess laid and relaid]], [=LaLurie=] gains the upper hand and chops Marie into pieces, scattering her about New Orleans for revenge. Queenie, who has a personal vendetta against Delphine, wants Papa Legbe Legba to take away her immortality so she can kill her, but he explains that since Marie tied herself to [=LaLurie-=], he can't do anything to either because of the aforementioned bargain. Queenie then argues that, since Marie has been dismembered, she won't be able to perform her annual service in the future, which means the contract is [[MetaphoricallyTrue technically already nullified]]. Legbe Legba compliments her for this solution--"You are one ''crafty'' witch"--and instantly negates the deals, making both women vulnerable again and eventually spiriting them off to Hell for eternal punishment.
30th Nov '17 12:37:12 AM Gravidef
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* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', Queenie invokes this trope with Papa Legbe. Marie Leveau [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal]] with the loa centuries ago: she would be granted eternal life and youth in exchange for performing a "service" for Legbe (usually the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild death of an innocent]]) once a year. Later, Marie bound herself to Madame Delphine [=LaLurie=] with a potion that granted the same effects, then [[BuriedAlive buried her alive]] in an [[AndIMustScream airtight coffin, bound in chains, unable to move or call for help--ever]]. After Delphine is freed and various plots are [[XanatosSpeedChess laid and relaid]], [=LaLurie=] gains the upper hand and chops Marie into pieces, scattering her about New Orleans for revenge. Queenie, who has a personal vendetta against Delphine, wants Papa Legbe to take away her immortality so she can kill her, but he explains that since Marie tied herself to [=LaLurie-=], he can't do anything to either because of the aforementioned bargain. Queenie then argues that, since Marie has been dismembered, she won't be able to perform her annual service in the future, which means the contract is [[MetaphoricallyTrue technically already nullified]]. Legbe compliments her for this solution--"You are one ''crafty'' witch"--and instantly negates the deals, making both women vulnerable again and eventually spiriting them off to Hell for eternal punishment.
23rd Nov '17 4:51:06 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' zig zags the trope with the healing items. First aid kits fully heals all wounds, but it takes a few seconds for the survivors to apply the bandages to their wounds, which instantly heals them the moment the survivor is finished. Pills instantly gives survivors a boost to their health (albeit temporarily since it doesn't restore permanent health) the moment they consume the pills. In the sequel, adrenaline shots work instantly whereas injecting anything into your body in real life would still take a while to work.
10th Nov '17 10:38:39 PM ThePocket
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* In ''Film/{{Geostorm}}'', when the weather machine is rebooted, all of the adverse weather it caused instantly subsides. Most comically, the flood in Dubai is portrayed as literally going down a giant drain.
7th Nov '17 4:43:40 PM MGD107
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* ''Series/{{Ghosted}}'': DoubleSubverted in "The Machine". Leroy breaks the [[ImmortalityInducer Cronos machine]], to defeat its indestructible owner but it fails to have any effect. He then destroys the cursed tree powering it, which succeeds in undoing the immortality and turns him to dust.
3rd Nov '17 7:32:17 PM NaphthaTurisas
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* Played with in ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil''; whether it is played straight or averted seems to depend on the nature of the wish. The general rule seems to be that if the wish creates a separate physical monster, [[OntologicalInertia killing the wisher isn't enough]]. But if the wish is something more abstract or mental (brainwashing, brain-drain, teleporting the main cast, etc.), it will usually revert the moment the wisher dies. Though sometimes there are exceptions where the wish is lifted [[FateWorseThanDeath without the wisher dying]]...



** [[DemBones Clinkz]] from ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}'' lampshades this aspect of healing items when picking up a regeneration rune. "Does this mean my flesh will grow back?"

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** [[DemBones Clinkz]] from ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}'' lampshades this aspect of healing items when picking up a regeneration rune. "Does rune.
-->'''Clinkz:''' Does
this mean my flesh will grow back?"back?
25th Oct '17 1:51:15 AM Delphi
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* Inverted in one short story about a girl who wants to be a witch. Over her life she tries several spells; making it rain, destroying her aunt, making a man fall in love with her (which ends up killing him) and summoning a demon. Upon meeting a real witch, she learns the secret; a witch cannot have any love in her heart. She concentrates and fills her heart with hatred, willing every ounce of love and goodness out of herself...and then all the spells come true at once. A typhoon comes out of nowhere, her aunt is suddenly reduced to a sizzling grease stain, her dead crush claws his way out of the grave to be with her, and the demon appears. [[spoiler: Too bad there's no magic circle there to keep it contained.]]
22nd Oct '17 9:29:31 PM mattthelurker
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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' episode "The Collector" - [[BigBad Hawk Moth]]'s plan specifically relies on an akuma carrying out his orders after he detransforms, [[spoiler:because he plans to akumatize himself to throw Ladybug off his trail]].
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