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21st Jul '17 12:49:26 AM Rhodes7
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* ''Fanfic/ABetterClassOfCriminal'' Bookworm, as shameless a geek and nerd as any, gains libriomancy, the power to make small items from books real.




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* ''Literature/MagicExLibris'' the libriomancers can magically recreate small items, magic or high tech, from books and at higher levels duplicate literary spells and powers. No person seems to gain this power without already being a dedicated and enthusiastic reader.
25th Jun '17 1:27:21 PM nombretomado
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* Each [[TheGuardians Guardian]] has a Gift related to their life. Someone who yearned to see the world and was trapped in their hometown will gain the Gift of [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]], while someone who strove to be honest will gain the Gift of [[LivingLieDetector detecting truth and lies]].

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* Each [[TheGuardians [[Literature/TheGuardiansMeljeanBrook Guardian]] has a Gift related to their life. Someone who yearned to see the world and was trapped in their hometown will gain the Gift of [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]], while someone who strove to be honest will gain the Gift of [[LivingLieDetector detecting truth and lies]].
25th Jun '17 12:14:00 PM Lizzardtong
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* ''{{Videogame/Miitopia}}'' has a small list of personalities that affect gameplay both positively and negatively, kind Mii's have a chance to give Allies healing items or try to talk with the monsters, laidback one's tend to hide behind friends or stop slacking around and hit even harder with an attack, or Airheaded mii's who have a tendency forget what they were doing and attack another enemy or flat out starts dancing with the Enemy.
18th Jun '17 8:02:53 PM MagBas
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** Barry's grandson, Bart Allen (aka ComicBook/{{Impulse}}) plays this trope straight and to its logical extreme; he was raised in a virtual world, and so had nearly no attention span or concept of danger when he was brought out - he simply rushed at everything with little forethought (hence the codename). These aspects were taken away when the character was {{ReTool}}ed into Kid Flash - many believe, to the character's [[CharacterDerailment detriment]]. However, his speedy personality returned when he came BackFromTheDead in ''[[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion of 3 Worlds]]''.

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** Barry's grandson, Bart Allen (aka ComicBook/{{Impulse}}) plays this trope straight and to its logical extreme; he was raised in a virtual world, and so had nearly no attention span or concept of danger when he was brought out - he simply rushed at everything with little forethought (hence the codename). These aspects were taken away when the character was {{ReTool}}ed into Kid Flash - many believe, to the character's [[CharacterDerailment detriment]].Flash. However, his speedy personality returned when he came BackFromTheDead in ''[[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion of 3 Worlds]]''.
9th Jun '17 2:54:42 PM nombretomado
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* The speedsters at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse fit this trope. Scrambler is scatterbrained and talks at an unstoppable pace. Quickie needed almost a year to figure out why everyone thought her codename was so funny. Hyper is even worse. Aries, who's a speedster and also a brick, doesn't have the problem; but he's a very dangerous supervillain.

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The speedsters at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse fit this trope. Scrambler is scatterbrained and talks at an unstoppable pace. Quickie needed almost a year to figure out why everyone thought her codename was so funny. Hyper is even worse. Aries, who's a speedster and also a brick, doesn't have the problem; but he's a very dangerous supervillain.



* Seen often in {{Literature/Worm}} however [[spoiler: this is [[JustifiedTrope explained]] as powers are induced by a traumatic event, are often related in some way to personality, family powers and/or the nature of the event and can actually cause major ([[ParanoiaFuel or not so major]]) alterations to the minds of parahumans. It is hinted that at least some degree of the last one always occurs, and the shards behind the powers choose what abilities to grant their hosts situationally]]. Add individuals making their own costumes, personas and methods of using their powers and [[JustifiedTrope it makes perfect sense]].

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* Seen often in {{Literature/Worm}} ''{{Literature/Worm}}'' however [[spoiler: this is [[JustifiedTrope explained]] as powers are induced by a traumatic event, are often related in some way to personality, family powers and/or the nature of the event and can actually cause major ([[ParanoiaFuel or not so major]]) alterations to the minds of parahumans. It is hinted that at least some degree of the last one always occurs, and the shards behind the powers choose what abilities to grant their hosts situationally]]. Add individuals making their own costumes, personas and methods of using their powers and [[JustifiedTrope it makes perfect sense]].
3rd Jun '17 11:16:04 AM nombretomado
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* In WhiteWolf's ''{{TabletopGame/Exalted}}'', the Dragon-Blooded Exalted are thematically linked to the Elements, using Wood as a fifth element representing Life and Growth. While they are not locked to the powers iconic to each Elemental Caste (apart from one anima power unique to each Caste's type, those powers do come more natural to them and are cheaper to use mechanically. The game also plays with the trope, encouraging you to explore other aspects of the elements; a Chosen of Fire isn't necessarily an impulsive hot-head but a passionate, yet self-restrained swordsman-socialite. Many Dragon-Blooded are aware of the flaws and traits their Aspects brings out in them, and specifically work to overcome or restrain them.

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* In WhiteWolf's Creator/WhiteWolf's ''{{TabletopGame/Exalted}}'', the Dragon-Blooded Exalted are thematically linked to the Elements, using Wood as a fifth element representing Life and Growth. While they are not locked to the powers iconic to each Elemental Caste (apart from one anima power unique to each Caste's type, those powers do come more natural to them and are cheaper to use mechanically. The game also plays with the trope, encouraging you to explore other aspects of the elements; a Chosen of Fire isn't necessarily an impulsive hot-head but a passionate, yet self-restrained swordsman-socialite. Many Dragon-Blooded are aware of the flaws and traits their Aspects brings out in them, and specifically work to overcome or restrain them.
27th May '17 6:11:41 PM darkemyst
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** Barry's grandson, Bart Allen (aka Impulse) plays this trope straight and to its logical extreme; he was raised in a virtual world, and so had nearly no attention span or concept of danger when he was brought out - he simply rushed at everything with little forethought (hence the codename). These aspects were taken away when the character was {{ReTool}}ed into Kid Flash - some believe, to the character's detriment. However, his speedy personality returned when he came BackFromTheDead in ''[[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion of 3 Worlds]]''.
** Wally West, {{the Modern Age|OfComicBooks}} Flash, is also rather [[FieryRedhead impulsive]], and he mentions that it's why he wouldn't work well as ComicBook/{{Impulse}}'s mentor (he'd lose his patience too quickly). He generally does his best to control it after CharacterDevelopment, though. (Not so much for the [[Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse cartoon]] version though.)

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** Barry's grandson, Bart Allen (aka Impulse) ComicBook/{{Impulse}}) plays this trope straight and to its logical extreme; he was raised in a virtual world, and so had nearly no attention span or concept of danger when he was brought out - he simply rushed at everything with little forethought (hence the codename). These aspects were taken away when the character was {{ReTool}}ed into Kid Flash - some many believe, to the character's detriment.[[CharacterDerailment detriment]]. However, his speedy personality returned when he came BackFromTheDead in ''[[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion of 3 Worlds]]''.
** Wally West, {{the Modern Age|OfComicBooks}} Flash, is also rather [[FieryRedhead impulsive]], and he mentions that it's why he wouldn't work well as ComicBook/{{Impulse}}'s Impulse's mentor (he'd lose his patience too quickly). He generally does his best to control it after CharacterDevelopment, though. (Not so much for the [[Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse cartoon]] version though.)
27th May '17 6:09:52 PM darkemyst
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''{{Super Speed}}sters'': Impatient, twitchy, impulsive, and brash. Brag more than anyone, like a drag racer or old-time motorhead. Frequently explained (as with Marvel's ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and DC's Bart Allen) as a side effect of the fact that the character's super-speed makes the rest of the world seem very slow by comparison. In other words, a male speedster is usually a {{Keet}}, a female is a GenkiGirl.

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''{{Super Speed}}sters'': Impatient, twitchy, impulsive, and brash. Brag more than anyone, like a drag racer or old-time motorhead. Frequently explained (as with Marvel's ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and DC's Bart Allen) ComicBook/{{Impulse}}) as a side effect of the fact that the character's super-speed makes the rest of the world seem very slow by comparison. In other words, a male speedster is usually a {{Keet}}, a female is a GenkiGirl.



** Wally West, {{the Modern Age|OfComicBooks}} Flash, is also rather [[FieryRedhead impulsive]], and he mentions that it's why he wouldn't work well as Impulse's mentor (he'd lose his patience too quickly). He generally does his best to control it after CharacterDevelopment, though. (Not so much for the [[Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse cartoon]] version though.)

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** Wally West, {{the Modern Age|OfComicBooks}} Flash, is also rather [[FieryRedhead impulsive]], and he mentions that it's why he wouldn't work well as Impulse's ComicBook/{{Impulse}}'s mentor (he'd lose his patience too quickly). He generally does his best to control it after CharacterDevelopment, though. (Not so much for the [[Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse cartoon]] version though.)
20th May '17 10:34:08 AM sgamer82
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* Zig-Zagged in ''Manga/AliceAndZoroku''. Minnie C Tachibana's powers manifest as the arms of her late husband, who she desperately desires to see once again and which she talks to as they were him. Ichijo Shizuku, however, developed her power while she was asleep and it took the form of an anime that just happened to be on television at the time. As a result, Ichijo thinks that Dreams of Alice aren't actually intended to make one's dreams come true.
14th May '17 5:44:23 PM Arachnos
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* Inverted with Cirno of ''Videogame/TouhouProject'' fame. Brash, reckless, self-confident and boisterous - [[PlayingWithFire clearly a fire user, right?]] Nope! AnIcePerson. Fittingly, there is a popular fan-version of Cirno nicknamed "Achi Cirno" who '''is''' affiliated with fire.
** Even ZUN has gotten on this eventually - in ''Hidden Star In Four Seasons'' the playable characters are all affiliated to a season. Cirno's associated season is '''summer''' of all things, which is really appropriate for her personality but also really funny considering her power, especially given that Gensokyan fairies are effectively [[ElementalEmbodiment low-level elementals]].
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