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26th Jun '17 6:24:57 PM Amahn
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* The magic in ''The Godslayer Chronicles'' series by James Clemens, [[{{Pseudonym}} AKA James Rollins]], runs more or less off this concept. Magic is derived from the blood and other bodily fluids (Humors) of The Hundred Gods, beings from another plan of existence that arrived in the world after theirs was shattered. The Gods are revered above kings in all things and freely give their Humors to the people, but all is not well. When the Gods arrived in the world they were wild and mad with their power. Only by spilling their own blood upon the ground were they able bring their power under control, but in so doing they became forever bound to the land in which their blood was spilled. Attempting to do so, or for a Rogue God to try entering the realm of one of the Hundred, results in a painful death.
** The 2nd book in the series, ''Hinterlands'', takes things further with the titular Godslayer. [[spoiler: The Godslayer is a sword which fell to the world alongside the Gods, and is revealed to be the weapon which shattered the Gods' world. It is however an incomplete weapon, and only coating its blade in the blood of a complete God can its true power be wielded. No complete Gods exist after the shattering of their world though. That is until it is learned that Dart, a young girl with an invisible demon dog that follows her around, is in fact the offspring of 2 Rogue Gods and is complete.]] Only her blood can power the Godslayer.
19th Jun '17 3:09:24 AM Arivne
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** TabletopGame/{{Mystara}} has a nuclear reactor of some crashed spaceship that became a magical power source, with some training allowing its users to try a divine ascension. Those who fail the attempt are sucked inside and become more fuel. Later, its acidentally ascended original operator made a copy free of other (worse) side effects.

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** TabletopGame/{{Mystara}} has a nuclear reactor of some crashed spaceship that became a magical power source, with some training allowing its users to try a divine ascension. Those who fail the attempt are sucked inside and become more fuel. Later, its acidentally accidentally ascended original operator made a copy free of other (worse) side effects.



** The ''Book of Vile Darkness'' supplement features a foe called the Dread Emperor who uses this trope. He wears special golden armor that has four small children attached to it by lengths of chain. When hurt he can drain life from the children to heal himself. Players wishing to take him down (and who wouldn't?) must find a way to deal with this or risk sacrificing four innocent lives in the process.

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** The ''Book of Vile Darkness'' supplement supplement
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features a foe called the Dread Emperor who uses this trope. He wears special golden armor that has four small children attached to it by lengths of chain. When hurt he can drain life from the children to heal himself. Players wishing to take him down (and who wouldn't?) must find a way to deal with this or risk sacrificing four innocent lives in the process.



* Liches in 5[[superscript:th]] edition have to maintain their phylacteries with a steady stream of [[YourSoulIsMine victims' souls]] or the magic preserving their undead bodies starts to falter.

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* ** Liches in 5[[superscript:th]] edition have to maintain their phylacteries with a steady stream of [[YourSoulIsMine victims' souls]] or the magic preserving their undead bodies starts to falter.
19th Jun '17 3:06:36 AM Arivne
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* Let's just say that ''a lot'' of the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'''s activities are this and save ourselves some time.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-001 SCP-001]] ("[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/djkaktus-s-proposal djkaktus's Proposal]] - The Children"). The title children have had their souls removed and replaced with extra-dimensional entities, giving them RealityWarping powers. All of them are brain-dead and exist only to act as {{Living Weapon}}s.
** One Wiki/SCPFoundation short story involved "button day"; [[spoiler:entire families voluntarily submit to/are brainwashed into suicide by melting to combat overpopulation.]]
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-231 SCP-231 ("Special Personnel Requirements")]]. Special mention goes to [[NoodleIncident Procedure]] [[YouDoNotWantToKnow 110-Montauk]], an unspecified unspeakable ritual performed on a teenage child to prevent the escape of an EldritchAbomination (or so the Foundation thinks...).
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1514 SCP-1514]]. SCP-1514-1A is a tank full of red liquid holding SCP-1514-1B, which was once a fetus that was taken from its mother. It controls SCP-1514-2, a system of X-ray laser {{Kill Sat}}s orbiting the Earth.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1875 SCP-1875]] is a chess computer, of all things, powered by the ([[AndIMustScream still conscious]]) minds of a chess champion's twin daughters. [[spoiler:And they are not happy about their fate]].
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2132 SCP-2132 ("Most Dangerous Fighting Exhibition and Obstacle Resort")]]. The game scenarios the contestants are put through are thought up by a child kidnapped by Marshall, Carter and Dark.
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* Let's just say that ''a lot'' of the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'''s activities are this and save ourselves some time.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-001 SCP-001]] ("[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/djkaktus-s-proposal djkaktus's Proposal]] - The Children"). The title children have had their souls removed and replaced with extra-dimensional entities, giving them RealityWarping powers. All of them are brain-dead and exist only to act as {{Living Weapon}}s.
** One Wiki/SCPFoundation short story involved "button day"; [[spoiler:entire families voluntarily submit to/are brainwashed into suicide by melting to combat overpopulation.]]
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-231 SCP-231 ("Special Personnel Requirements")]]. Special mention goes to [[NoodleIncident Procedure]] [[YouDoNotWantToKnow 110-Montauk]], an unspecified unspeakable ritual performed on a teenage child to prevent the escape of an EldritchAbomination (or so the Foundation thinks...).
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1514 SCP-1514]]. SCP-1514-1A is a tank full of red liquid holding SCP-1514-1B, which was once a fetus that was taken from its mother. It controls SCP-1514-2, a system of X-ray laser {{Kill Sat}}s orbiting the Earth.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1875 SCP-1875]] is a chess computer, of all things, powered by the ([[AndIMustScream still conscious]]) minds of a chess champion's twin daughters. [[spoiler:And they are not happy about their fate]].
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2132 SCP-2132 ("Most Dangerous Fighting Exhibition and Obstacle Resort")]]. The game scenarios the contestants are put through are thought up by a child kidnapped by Marshall, Carter and Dark.
15th Jun '17 10:01:37 PM GordyTepig
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** And in ''[[Anime/YuGiOhARCV Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V]]'', the Professor's ARC-V machine requires the souls of thousands of people in order fuse the dimensions together, as well as to re-assemble his daughter. The latter part also requires him to use her four reincarnations as components. He succeeds in bringing his daughter back to life, but at the cost of Yuzu, Serena, Rin and Ruri.
14th Jun '17 9:34:48 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''TheWorstWitch'' has Sybill turning a torch into a magic lamp that will grant any wish. The catch is however that it'll absorb energy from other things to grant each wish. When it runs out of plants to absorb, it starts to drain the girls and the teachers instead.

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* An episode of ''TheWorstWitch'' ''Series/TheWorstWitch'' has Sybill turning a torch into a magic lamp that will grant any wish. The catch is however that it'll absorb energy from other things to grant each wish. When it runs out of plants to absorb, it starts to drain the girls and the teachers instead.
29th May '17 10:24:49 AM Vir
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-->'''Homer''': Ow! D'oh! After lunch, can I whip you?
-->'''Slave-driver''': (''cheerfully'') Nope.
-->'''Homer''': Oh, no fair. Ow!
-->(''pan to the plant lunch hall, where Lenny and Carl observe the rotating dessert table'')
-->'''Lenny''': Hmm. Wonder what makes it turn.
-->'''Carl''': Who cares?

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-->'''Homer''': Ow! D'oh! After lunch, can I whip you?
-->'''Slave-driver''':
you?\\
'''Slave-driver''':
(''cheerfully'') Nope.
-->'''Homer''':
Nope.\\
'''Homer''':
Oh, no fair. Ow!
-->(''pan
Ow!\\
(''pan
to the plant lunch hall, where Lenny and Carl observe the rotating dessert table'')
-->'''Lenny''':
table'')\\
'''Lenny''':
Hmm. Wonder what makes it turn.
-->'''Carl''':
turn.\\
'''Carl''':
Who cares?



* An older version in WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents: Fairy World is powered by belief in fairies. It ''would'' be ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, if not for one little issue: the only belief that apparently matters is ''Crocker's''. A man who does not remember having fairies, but knows they exist and is completely obsessed with them. Fairy World is thus powered by the spazzes of a forsaken former godkid.

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* An older version in WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents: ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Fairy World is powered by belief in fairies. It ''would'' be ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, if not for one little issue: the only belief that apparently matters is ''Crocker's''. A man who does not remember having fairies, but knows they exist and is completely obsessed with them. Fairy World is thus powered by the spazzes of a forsaken former godkid.
28th May '17 2:29:23 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Vocaloid}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyx6LKtSr6s Kagome, Kagome]] heavily implied this.

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* The {{Vocaloid}} Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyx6LKtSr6s Kagome, Kagome]] heavily implied this.
24th May '17 8:11:16 AM desslok
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[[spoiler: "But did you bother to tell anyone they might be eating their own relatives?" "Certainly not! That would have created what I believe is termed 'consumer resistance.']]

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*** [[spoiler: "But did you bother to tell anyone they might be eating their own relatives?" "Certainly not! That would have created what I believe is termed 'consumer resistance.']]'"]]
24th May '17 8:10:16 AM desslok
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[[spoiler: "But did you bother to tell anyone they might be eating their own relatives?" "Certainly not! That would have created what I believe is termed 'consumer resistance.']]
19th May '17 9:03:32 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', it eventually turns out that the Relay system serving as the radio equivalent is powered by a water spirit who's trapped in glass since the moment it's created, meaning it doesn't know that it's possible for it to split into more spirits, producing the effect akin to quantum entanglement. When he discovers it, Banage explicitely compares it to locking a child in a closet for its entire life.

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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', it eventually turns out that the Relay system serving as the radio equivalent is powered by a water spirit who's trapped in glass since the moment it's created, meaning it doesn't know that it's possible for it to split into more spirits, producing the effect akin to quantum entanglement. When he discovers it, Banage explicitely explicitly compares it to locking a child in a closet for its entire life.life.
* ''Literature/SchooledInMagic'': [[spoiler: Mountaintop's wards turn out to be powered by the expelled students, who are also made into the zombie-like Proctors when they've been drained of all magic.]]
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