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9th Sep '17 4:42:51 PM TotemicHero
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'''s Job Crystals are a subversion. They ''do'' contain the souls of the Light Warriors who first defeated Enuo, but they willingly grant the heroes their power so they can stop Exdeath.
7th Sep '17 11:37:57 AM CosmicFerret
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* Iron Heights, the horrendous supervillain prison for the enemies of TheFlash, is powered by Fallout, a man who was irradiated and accidentally killed his family. He is so irradiated that he needs to be quarantined so that his energy can be safely released. When the Flash first sees him, the process for powering the prison is extremely painful. He later makes the warden change the system so that Fallout is more comfortable.

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* Iron Heights, the horrendous supervillain prison for the enemies of TheFlash, ComicBook/TheFlash, is powered by Fallout, a man who was irradiated and accidentally killed his family. He is so irradiated that he needs to be quarantined so that his energy can be safely released. When the Flash first sees him, the process for powering the prison is extremely painful. He later makes the warden change the system so that Fallout is more comfortable.
6th Sep '17 2:20:49 PM Trocheetroper
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** Better yet, Doctor Orpheus only asked for ONE of the "unorthodox parts" of the machine, implying the other parts Dr. Venture used were MORE morally questionable.
6th Sep '17 5:56:59 AM AnotherEpicFail
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** The [[MegaCorp Orochi Group]] excels at this, from the research facility that only uses child test subjects to the constantly-regenerating being forced to suffer through being butchered for meat. However, the crown goes to Project Odyssey, in which one of Gaia's Chosen ends up being used as an organ donor, forced to spend the rest of eternity being operated without anesthetic, dying as a result of overharvesting, and then respawning so that more organs can be removed,
6th Sep '17 5:42:05 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* Quite a few magical rituals used in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' require particularly gruesome materials or conditions in order to work properly; given the Grey and Grey Morality at work in this game, quite a few of the perpetrators are still considered the player's allies.
** [[WizardSchool Innsmouth University]] is outfitted with a network of magical batteries that supply the Illuminati staff with additional [[{{Mana}} Anima]] - drawn from magicians who've been buried alive in the foundations, all of whom are still [[AndIMustScream fully conscious]]; in one mission, the player is given the task of sealing a few escapees back into the wards in order to prevent any further occult disasters.
*** Also from Innsmouth, the protective wards require sacrifices of Anima in their construction. Thankfully, due to the sheer number of feral familiars roaming the grounds, no morally-ambiguous deaths are required this time.
** The Sentinels that watch over the City of the Sun God were created through a particularly tragic example of this: with no other way to keep the [[DarkMessiah Black Pharoah]] [[SealedEvilInACan sealed inside his Pyramid]], High Priest Ptahmose sacrificed his children and transferred their souls into seven giant statues designed to keep Akhenaten imprisoned for all time with their unified song. About half the family were adults at the time of their deaths; the other... wasn't.
** Theodore Wicker's [[HellSeeker journey to Hell]] and transformation into a [[DemonOfHumanOrigin half-demonic immortal]] required numerous human sacrifices in order to complete; though not reflected on in great detail, it ended up killing all the other tenants at the Overlook Motel - if not dragging them to Hell along with Wicker.
** In a much more villainous example, the events of ''The Park'' reveal that [[AmusementParkOfDoom Atlantic Island Park]] was created with this in mind: [[spoiler: wanting to achieve [[IJustWantToBeSpecial ultimate magical power]] and [[ImmortalityImmorality immortality]], Nathaniel Winter outfitted his park with machines to [[EmotionEater siphon off the happiness of guests]], which he would then use to unlock the dark energy sealed under Solomon Island and imbue himself with it. Trouble is, some people responded very badly to having their happiness removed: just setting up the machines resulted in dozens of workers dying in "accidents" or committing suicide. Once the park was opened, the accidents escalated to full-blown murders when depressive carnival workers found themselves DrivenToMadness by the siphoning process. Winter didn't care much - up until the authorities had the park shut down; resolving to find a way of getting the machines to work, he stayed in the abandoned park until he was able to capture a thrillseeking Innsmouth student and literally tickle him him to death - a sacrifice enough to transform Winter into the Bogeyman.]]
28th Aug '17 8:36:35 PM PaulA
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* The {{Utopia}} in UrsulaKLeGuin's short story "Literature/TheOnesWhoWalkAwayFromOmelas" is [[spoiler: literally powered by a forsaken child]].

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* The {{Utopia}} in UrsulaKLeGuin's Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's short story "Literature/TheOnesWhoWalkAwayFromOmelas" is [[spoiler: literally [[spoiler:literally powered by a forsaken child]].
27th Aug '17 4:19:47 PM Doodler
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* In ''The Bitter Kingdom'', the third book of the ''Girl of Fire and Thorns'' trilogy, Elisa discovered that the second power source, the gate of darkness, [[spoiler:is the previous Godstone bearer Lucero, kept on the edge of death in a decayed, twisted state. The Inviernos needed access to a place of power or else they would all die, and with the ''zafira'' cut off they found a way to make them out of living Godstone bearers, originally using their own children before getting the idea to seize them from other countries.]]

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* In ''The Bitter Kingdom'', the third book of the ''Girl of Fire and Thorns'' trilogy, Elisa discovered discovers that the second power source, source the gate of darkness, Inviernos have been protecting [[spoiler:is the previous Godstone bearer Lucero, kept on the edge of death in a decayed, twisted state. The Inviernos needed access to a place of power or else they would all die, and with the ''zafira'' cut off to stay alive, so they found a way to make them out of living Godstone bearers, originally using their own children before getting the idea to seize them from other countries.]]
27th Aug '17 4:18:28 PM Doodler
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* In ''The Bitter Kingdom'', the third book of the ''Girl of Fire and Thorns'' trilogy, Elisa discovered that the second power source, the gate of darkness, [[spoiler:is the previous Godstone bearer Lucero, kept on the edge of death in a decayed, twisted state. The Inviernos needed access to a place of power or else they would all die, and with the ''zafira'' cut off they found a way to make them out of living Godstone bearers, originally using their own children before getting the idea to seize them from other countries.]]
16th Aug '17 2:57:34 PM Derkhan
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* In the end of the second series of the ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' sequence, it turns out that all that was needed to awaken the dreaded No-God and bring about the titular Second Apocalypse was [[spoiler:the soul -- technically the DNA -- of a member of the Anasûrimbor line]]. When Anasûrimbor Kellhus is unwilling to cooperate, his enemies use [[spoiler:his eight-year-old son Kelmomas, who hates Kellhus for being too strict, to defeat him, then promptly turn around and stuff Kelmomas into the No-God's sarcophagus to allow him to rise again]].
5th Aug '17 9:05:43 PM Snowsky
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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians:'' Implied with the creation of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Luke's]] sword, half Celestial bronze(harms beings with magical capability, cannot harm mortals) and half normal steel(harms humans, cannot harm immortals or mythical creatures) so he can slice up humans, gods, and [[HalfHumanHybrid everyone in-between]]. Such a forging was considered impossible until he did ''something'' to make it possible. Percy is repulsed just by being around it, saying the aura is cold and wrong. [[NothingIsScarier And we never find out exactly how Luke accomplished it.]]

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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians:'' Implied with the creation of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Luke's]] sword, Backbiter, half Celestial bronze(harms bronze (harms beings with magical capability, cannot harm mortals) and half normal steel(harms steel (harms humans, cannot harm immortals or mythical creatures) so he can slice up humans, gods, and [[HalfHumanHybrid everyone in-between]]. Such a forging was considered impossible until he did ''something'' to make it possible. Percy is repulsed just by being around it, saying the aura is cold and wrong. [[NothingIsScarier And we never find out exactly how Luke accomplished it.]]]]
** A hint is given in the fourth book, when Backbiter is shown being reforged by the telekhines into [[spoiler:Kronos' scythe]], and they state that it needs "another cooling in blood to fuse the metals".
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