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19th Jan '17 6:45:04 AM DarkHunter
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* In ''Videogame/DarkSouls'' and ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII'', this is the dark secret of the Age of Fire. [[spoiler:The First Flame that sustains the Age of Fire (and more importantly keeps the Dark Soul from becoming an Abyss that consumes everything) must be rekindled every now and then with a sacrifice. Not just anyone will do either, the sacrifice must have a very powerful soul. In the first game's backstory, GodEmperor Gwyn sacrificed himself to Link the Fire, and one of the endings has the player character repeating the sacrifice having proved themselves to be worthy by passing all of the trials needed to reach the Kiln. In the sequel, the Undead Hero does the same thing in the end.]]

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* In the ''Videogame/DarkSouls'' and ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII'', series, this is the dark secret of the Age of Fire. [[spoiler:The First Flame that sustains the Age of Fire (and more importantly keeps the Dark Soul from becoming an Abyss that consumes everything) must be rekindled every now and then with a sacrifice. Not just anyone will do either, the sacrifice must have a very powerful soul. In the first game's backstory, GodEmperor Gwyn sacrificed himself to Link the Fire, and one of the endings has the player character repeating the sacrifice having proved themselves to be worthy by passing all of the trials needed to reach the Kiln. In the sequel, the Undead Hero does the same thing in the end. One ending of the third game, however, suggests that this system is failing, and the sacrifices are no longer enough to sustain the First Flame, which is dying regardless.]]
19th Jan '17 12:06:31 AM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' has [[spoiler:Metal Gear Sahelanthropus, which was designed to use a combination of a human pilot with an artificial intelligence. The presented challenges in its construction: to accommodate the AI's computer, the cockpit had to be downscaled, as making the cockpit larger would make it too top-heavy to be practical. As such, no adult could pilot it. The cockpit, however, was perfectly sized for children. It is piloted by two children during the game: a psychic child from Russia, and an African child soldier.]]
18th Jan '17 8:33:18 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Xrd REVELATOR'', [[spoiler: the Universal Will/Ariels uses one of her creations/daughters, [[LoveFreak Elphel Valentine]], as the core of Justice. Elphelt is in a LotusEaterMachine sort-of dream in the meantime, and she's NOT happy when she wakes up.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Xrd REVELATOR'', [[spoiler: the [[BigBad Universal Will/Ariels Will/Ariels]] uses one of her creations/daughters, creations/[[AbusiveParents daughters]], [[LoveFreak Elphel Elphelt]] [[ManchurianAgent Valentine]], as the core of Justice. [[TheAntichrist Justice]]. Elphelt is in a LotusEaterMachine sort-of dream in the meantime, and she's NOT happy when she wakes up.]]up and realises she's become this.]]
-->"[[spoiler: MOTHER]]! [[YouMonster You're a MONSTER!]]"
18th Jan '17 8:24:15 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Xrd REVELATOR'', [[spoiler: the Universal Will/Ariels uses one of her creations/daughters, [[LoveFreak Elphel Valentine]], as the core of Justice. Elphelt is in a LotusEaterMachine sort-of dream in the meantime, and she's NOT happy when she wakes up.]]
11th Jan '17 5:48:20 PM nombretomado
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* The [[spoiler:Ceremony]] in ''{{lonelygirl15}}''.

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* %%* The [[spoiler:Ceremony]] in ''{{lonelygirl15}}''.''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15''.



* It turns out in the WhateleyUniverse that uber-powerful mage Fey's best spells are powered by energy from ley lines, and that in some of the battles already fought in earlier stories, she ended up destroying neighboring ''ecosystems''.

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* It turns out in the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse that uber-powerful mage Fey's best spells are powered by energy from ley lines, and that in some of the battles already fought in earlier stories, she ended up destroying neighboring ''ecosystems''.
8th Jan '17 10:58:45 PM JustinCognito
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* The ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' series has demon traps, massively powerful magical explosive devices that unleash psychic and mystical trauma that can range from a land mine to a tankbuster. They're made by torturing a living being to death in a very exacting manner. The Faceless Man tends to use dogs, but other practitioners - such as the Nazis - used humans. Often.
7th Jan '17 9:36:54 PM Adept
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'''Dr. Venture''': Might be, kind of -- [[CrossesTheLineTwice I mean, I didn't use the whole thing!]]

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'''Dr. Venture''': Might be, kind of -- [[CrossesTheLineTwice I mean, I didn't use the whole thing!]]thing!
3rd Jan '17 4:59:39 PM LentilSandEater
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* In ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'', [[spoiler:Cale has to kill an innocent child to save the city of Kethenecia]].
** [[spoiler:except it is not a real child, but the [[TheChessmaster Archmage]] in disguise]]
*** One of the themes for that chapter was that "Innocence is the cost of justice." This leads us to believe that [[spoiler:the aforementioned child must be killed to save the city of Kethenecia (the city of justice). After it is revealed that the child is the Archmage, he states that the innocence is not some nameless child, but the innocence of [[TheHero Calenon.]]]]

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* In ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'', ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'',
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[[spoiler:Cale has to kill an innocent child to save the city of Kethenecia]].
** [[spoiler:except it is not a real child, but the [[TheChessmaster Archmage]] in disguise]]
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Kethenecia]]. One of the themes for that chapter was that "Innocence is the cost of justice." This leads us to believe that [[spoiler:the aforementioned child must be killed to save the city of Kethenecia (the city of justice). After it is revealed that the child is the Archmage, he states that the innocence is not some nameless child, but the innocence of [[TheHero Calenon.]]]]
18th Dec '16 11:06:52 PM DarkHunter
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* ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]''
** In the Ocean StoryArc, a group of pirates who use special radar systems made from the brains of dolphins. By the end of the arc the systems are destroyed.
** Before this there was [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/x/man-003.htm the MAN-003 Patulia]], a Mobile Armor that required a Newtype (in this case, [[spoiler: an IllBoy artificial newtype named Caris Nautilus]]) to operate its wired beam cannons. Said newtype was rescued before the machine could consume him.
** Another newtype ([[spoiler: an adult GirlInABox named Lucille Lilliant]]) was sought after to force her lend her massive newtype powers to those who found her [[spoiler: and her capsule]]. The Lorelei arc was focused on the Freeden crew finding said newtype first and saving her. [[spoiler: They succeed, and Lucille is able to peacefully pass away after being 15 years in a forced coma.]]
* All of these devices are predated by ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]'''s ''[[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/v/angelhalo.htm Angel Halo]]'', a huge Zanscare fortress that contains [[spoiler: a MASSIVE MindRape machine (basically, a whole fortress with psycommus all over), powered by 20.000 "psyickers", all Newtypes who have been placed into capsules and put into constant trance to amplify the powers of a single Newtype (Queen Maria, and later her daughter Shakti); with it, the Zanscare Empire can collectively mindrape ''the whole population of Earth'' if they wish so. (Too bad that Shakti doubled as a MessianicArchetype ''and'' the SpannerInTheWorks. Too bad for ''Zanscare'', that is.)]]
* The Devil Gundam from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' was created to operate at it's strongest if a being that has the power to create life is its core. In other words, a woman. [[spoiler: ''Unfortunately'' for Allenby Beardsley and Rain Mikamura, the local {{Action Girl}}s, both were seize by the villains and became "candidates" to be place in the core; when a BrainwashedAndCrazy Allenby was saved by Rain from this, she was left as the only one within range of the BigBad so he'd use her to engage in the final phase of his plan. ''Fortunately'' for Rain, her LoveInterest Domon, Domon's TrueCompanions (all of them also fond of Rain herself), many other Gundam Fighters ''and'' the newly-recovered Allenby were '''not''' about to let that happen.]]
* Come to think of it... ''every'' single Mobile Suit piloted by a Newtype or an Artificial Newtype can be seen as such, to different degrees. '''Double''' if it's an artificial Newtype, as these people are specifically trained and experimented on to acquire PsychicPowers at huge health and mental cost.

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* ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]''
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''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', in its usual mode of showing the Ocean StoryArc, a group horrors of pirates who use special radar systems made from the brains war upon innocent youths, is fond of dolphins. By the end this trope:
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of the arc the systems are destroyed.
** Before this there was [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/x/man-003.htm the MAN-003 Patulia]], a Mobile Armor that required a Newtype (in this case, [[spoiler: an IllBoy artificial newtype named Caris Nautilus]]) to operate its wired beam cannons. Said newtype was rescued before the machine could consume him.
** Another newtype ([[spoiler: an adult GirlInABox named Lucille Lilliant]]) was sought after to force her lend her massive newtype powers to those who found her [[spoiler: and her capsule]]. The Lorelei arc was focused on the Freeden crew finding said newtype first and saving her. [[spoiler: They succeed, and Lucille
earliest examples is able to peacefully pass away after being 15 years in a forced coma.]]
* All of these devices are predated by
''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]'''s ''[[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/v/angelhalo.htm Angel Halo]]'', a huge Zanscare fortress that contains [[spoiler: a MASSIVE MindRape machine (basically, a whole fortress with psycommus all over), powered by 20.000 20,000 "psyickers", all Newtypes who have been placed into capsules and put into constant trance to amplify the powers of a single Newtype (Queen Maria, and later her daughter Shakti); with it, the Zanscare Empire can collectively mindrape ''the whole population of Earth'' if they wish so. (Too bad that Shakti doubled as a MessianicArchetype ''and'' the SpannerInTheWorks. Too bad for ''Zanscare'', that is.)]]
* ** ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]''
*** In the Ocean StoryArc, a group of pirates who use special radar systems made from the brains of dolphins. By the end of the arc the systems are destroyed.
*** Before this there was [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/x/man-003.htm the MAN-003 Patulia]], a Mobile Armor that required a Newtype (in this case, [[spoiler: an IllBoy artificial Newtype named Caris Nautilus]]) to operate its wired beam cannons. Said Newtype was rescued before the machine could consume him.
*** Another Newtype ([[spoiler: an adult GirlInABox named Lucille Lilliant]]) was sought after to force her lend her massive Newtype powers to those who found her [[spoiler: and her capsule]]. The Lorelei arc was focused on the Freeden crew finding said Newtype first and saving her. [[spoiler: They succeed, and Lucille is able to peacefully pass away after being 15 years in a forced coma.]]
**
The Devil Gundam from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' was created to operate at it's strongest if a being that has the power to create life is its core. In other words, a woman. [[spoiler: ''Unfortunately'' for Allenby Beardsley and Rain Mikamura, the local {{Action Girl}}s, both were seize by the villains and became "candidates" to be place in the core; when a BrainwashedAndCrazy Allenby was saved by Rain from this, she was left as the only one within range of the BigBad so he'd use her to engage in the final phase of his plan. ''Fortunately'' for Rain, her LoveInterest Domon, Domon's TrueCompanions (all of them also fond of Rain herself), many other Gundam Fighters ''and'' the newly-recovered Allenby were '''not''' about to let that happen.]]
* Come to think of it... ''every'' single Mobile Suit piloted by a Newtype or an Artificial Newtype ** The Boosted Men/Extended from ''Anime/GundamSEED'' can be seen as such, to different degrees. '''Double''' if it's an artificial Newtype, as these people are examples of this trope - child soldiers specifically trained and experimented on to acquire PsychicPowers at huge health and developed with drugs, mental cost.conditioning, and a horrific training program, creating [[{{Muggles}} Naturals]] that could properly compete with [[DesignerBabies Coordinators]]. They're even classified as equipment under "biological CPU" rather than pilots. Stella Loussier especially, once she takes control of the Destroy Gundam- a humongous Gundam (by Gundam standards) designed to level entire cities in a matter of ''minutes''.
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' [[spoiler:a captured [[BarrierMaiden Yurin L'Ciel]] is strapped into the cockpit of a pink mobile suit and used as an amplifier for Desil's powers. It ends as well as expected.]]
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', the Gundam Frames require the Alaya-Vijnana interface to be piloted, which is a risky surgery operation that must be performed on a child in order to be effective (so the child's developing nervous system incorporates the technology). On top of that, [[spoiler:overuse of the Alaya-Vijnana can cause severe neurological damage, especially when the limiters on the system are released. When Mikazuki briefly released them at the end of the first season, he permanently lost sight in his right eye as well as the use of his right arm, except when he's hooked up to the Gundam. One shudders to think what piloting a Gundam was like before those limiters were put in place.]]



* The last use of this trope is seen in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', [[spoiler: where a captured [[BarrierMaiden Yurin L'Ciel]] is strapped into the cockpit of a pink mobile suit and used as an amplifier for Desil's powers. It ends as well as expected.]]
* In the non-canon crossover between ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' and ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'', Neo Zeon planned to use ''seven-year-old Princess Mineva Lao Zabi'' and her Newtype powers to reawaken Ideon. All it did was piss off the mecha and force Amuro Ray and Judau Ashta to save her and put it down.
* The Boosted Men/Extended from ''Anime/GundamSEED'' can be examples of this trope - child soldiers specifically developed with drugs, mental conditioning, and a horrific training program, creating [[{{Muggles}} Naturals]] that could properly compete with [[DesignerBabies Coordinators]]. They're even classified as equipment under "biological CPU" rather than pilots. Stella Loussier especially, once she takes control of the Destroy Gundam- a humongous Gundam (by Gundam standards) designed to level entire cities in a matter of 'minutes'.

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* The last use of this trope is seen in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', [[spoiler: where a captured [[BarrierMaiden Yurin L'Ciel]] is strapped into the cockpit of a pink mobile suit and used as an amplifier for Desil's powers. It ends as well as expected.]]
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** In the non-canon crossover between ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' and ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'', Neo Zeon planned to use ''seven-year-old Princess Mineva Lao Zabi'' and her Newtype powers to reawaken Ideon. All it did was piss off the mecha and force Amuro Ray and Judau Ashta to save her and put it down.
* The Boosted Men/Extended from ''Anime/GundamSEED'' can be examples of this trope - child soldiers specifically developed with drugs, mental conditioning, and a horrific training program, creating [[{{Muggles}} Naturals]] that could properly compete with [[DesignerBabies Coordinators]]. They're even classified as equipment under "biological CPU" rather than pilots. Stella Loussier especially, once she takes control of the Destroy Gundam- a humongous Gundam (by Gundam standards) designed to level entire cities in a matter of 'minutes'.
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18th Dec '16 8:33:17 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* The Boosted Men/Extended from ''Anime/GundamSEED'' can be examples of this trope - child soldiers specifically developed with drugs, mental conditioning, and a horrific training program, creating [[{{Muggles}} Naturals]] that could properly compete with [[DesignerBabies Coordinators]]. They're even classified as equipment under "biological CPU" rather than pilots. Stella Loussier especially, once she takes control of the Destiny - a giant Gundam (by Gundam standards) designed to level entire cities in a matter of 'minutes'.

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* The Boosted Men/Extended from ''Anime/GundamSEED'' can be examples of this trope - child soldiers specifically developed with drugs, mental conditioning, and a horrific training program, creating [[{{Muggles}} Naturals]] that could properly compete with [[DesignerBabies Coordinators]]. They're even classified as equipment under "biological CPU" rather than pilots. Stella Loussier especially, once she takes control of the Destiny - Destroy Gundam- a giant humongous Gundam (by Gundam standards) designed to level entire cities in a matter of 'minutes'.
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