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20th Oct '17 11:59:39 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic,'' [[spoiler:Magnostadt is a {{Magocracy}} where has 2/3 of its population lives underground, their magoi running the magic on the surface]]. Some people are surprisingly okay with this, since they provided for without having to actually work, but sucks if you want to survive a common cold or ever see the sky again.

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* In ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic,'' [[spoiler:Magnostadt is a {{Magocracy}} where has 2/3 of its the population lives underground, their magoi running the magic on magical items that make the surface]].surface a paradise]]. Some people are surprisingly okay with this, since they provided for without having to actually work, but sucks if you want to survive a common cold or ever see the sky again.
20th Oct '17 11:58:44 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic,'' [[spoiler:Magnostadt is a {{Magocracy}} where has 2/3 of its population lives underground, their magoi running the magic on the surface]]. Some people are surprisingly okay with this, since they provided for without having to actually work, but sucks if you want to survive a common cold or ever see the sky again.
16th Oct '17 6:14:41 PM jerodast
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* ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' has a better-than-warp-drive propulsion system powered by an [[spoiler:herbivorous animal that writhes in pain]] whenever they make a jump.
16th Oct '17 6:11:17 PM jerodast
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*** And it happens just when you think things [[FromBadToWorse can't get any darker]].
16th Oct '17 6:06:38 PM jerodast
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** The source of the treatment is in fact scheduled to be terminated, but the efficacy of the treatment means that she gets a stay of execution. There's no actual risk from the small amount of blood extracted. It's more a case of Powered By An Unharmed Child.
11th Oct '17 11:10:52 PM MJTR
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* According to TheDragon of ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', the KnightTemplar he serves believes the [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans only true way to peace]] is to create an empath, give her a life full of joy and then unleash such misery unto her that her suffering overwhelms all of humanity into a state of empathy. [[spoiler: The forsaken child in question is Shandalla, one of the series' main characters. And for extra thematic appropriateness, the big bad is her father.]]
30th Sep '17 10:08:23 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''Film/{{Arcade}}'' features a video arcade named [[MeaningfulName "Dante's Inferno"]], where a new virtual reality arcade game called, boringly enough, "Arcade" is being tested. If you lose, you're trapped inside the game and die. Turns out the game is PoweredByAForsakenChild.

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* ''Film/{{Arcade}}'' features a video arcade named [[MeaningfulName "Dante's Inferno"]], where a new virtual reality arcade game called, boringly enough, "Arcade" is being tested. If you lose, you're trapped inside the game and die. Turns out the game is PoweredByAForsakenChild.Powered by a Forsaken Child.



* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', we're ''all'' [[PoweredByAForsakenChild Forsaken Children]]. [[spoiler:And we're powering the machines.]]

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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', we're ''all'' [[PoweredByAForsakenChild Forsaken Children]].Children. [[spoiler:And we're powering the machines.]]



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'''s {{Magitek}} and Magitek Knights come from draining a still-living Esper, and siphoning its power into weaponry and human soldiers such as [[PsychoPrototype Kefka]] and [[HeelFaceTurn Celes]]. The very [[GreenRocks Magicite]] that the player characters can equip and use in order to [[PowersAsPrograms learn magic and enhance their skills]] is actually the crystallized remains of a dead Esper -- to the point that many living Espers [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled deliberately reduce themselves to Magicite]] either to strike back at TheEmpire or to assist the party members, but the latter never show any regret for using the crystals.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'''s World of Ruin is created by 3 statues sacrificing, well, everything.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'''s ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'':
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{{Magitek}} and Magitek Knights come from draining a still-living Esper, and siphoning its power into weaponry and human soldiers such as [[PsychoPrototype Kefka]] and [[HeelFaceTurn Celes]]. The very [[GreenRocks Magicite]] that the player characters can equip and use in order to [[PowersAsPrograms learn magic and enhance their skills]] is actually the crystallized remains of a dead Esper -- to the point that many living Espers [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled deliberately reduce themselves to Magicite]] either to strike back at TheEmpire or to assist the party members, but the latter never show any regret for using the crystals.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'''s The World of Ruin is created by 3 statues sacrificing, well, everything.



** In a similar vein, and with a similar refusal to stop using the PoweredByAForsakenChild AppliedPhlebotinum, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', [[spoiler:it turns out that Guardian Forces actually carve out a space in their hosts' heads for themselves, destroying memories in the process. The heroes continue to use Guardian Forces after learning this and [[GameplayAndStorylineSegregation no further memory loss occurs]].]]
*** Additionally, the final Guardian Force, Eden, has an ability called Devour, which enables Eden's host to eat his or her opponent in order to gain various benefits from HP to stat increases - although depending on the opponent, the effect could be negative instead. Either way, the game cheerfully acknowledges the rather {{Squick}}y implications of this: the animation for the ability involves cutting to a [[RelaxOVision screenshot of a serene landscape,]] over which is played the very loud, messy slurping and smacking noises of the target being messily eaten. [[EvilLaugh Bwahahaha.]]

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** * In a similar vein, and with a similar refusal to stop using the PoweredByAForsakenChild AppliedPhlebotinum, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', [[spoiler:it turns out that Guardian Forces actually carve out a space in their hosts' heads for themselves, destroying memories in the process. The heroes continue to use Guardian Forces after learning this and [[GameplayAndStorylineSegregation no further memory loss occurs]].]]
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]] Additionally, the final Guardian Force, Eden, has an ability called Devour, which enables Eden's host to eat his or her opponent in order to gain various benefits from HP to stat increases - although depending on the opponent, the effect could be negative instead. Either way, the game cheerfully acknowledges the rather {{Squick}}y implications of this: the animation for the ability involves cutting to a [[RelaxOVision screenshot of a serene landscape,]] over which is played the very loud, messy slurping and smacking noises of the target being messily eaten. [[EvilLaugh Bwahahaha.]]



** It's true that [[Main/TheAgeless the Aht Urhgan Immortals]], a sect of Blue Mages who've sworn their eternal servitude to the Empress, [[spoiler:become Soulflayers when they die]]--but after the Blue Mage LB5 fight, it's strongly implied that [[spoiler:because ''adventurers'' live a completely different lifestyle according to completely different ideals, their will is strong enough to fight [[Main/EnemyWithin the Beast]] indefinitely. ]]

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** It's true that [[Main/TheAgeless [[TheAgeless the Aht Urhgan Immortals]], a sect of Blue Mages who've sworn their eternal servitude to the Empress, [[spoiler:become Soulflayers when they die]]--but after the Blue Mage LB5 fight, it's strongly implied that [[spoiler:because ''adventurers'' live a completely different lifestyle according to completely different ideals, their will is strong enough to fight [[Main/EnemyWithin the Beast]] indefinitely. ]]



* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', [[spoiler:the Nameless One's immortality is fueled by other people's lives. To be more specific, whenever he gets killed, the force keeping him alive casts about the Planes, steals someone's life force, and forces it onto the Nameless One]]. Naturally, the people this happens to aren't terribly happy about it: [[spoiler:they compose the [[LivingShadow monstrous shadows]] that stalk you through the game]].
** Another minor example is played for DarkHumour. In a shop run by an AlwaysChaoticEvil [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Tanar'ri]] there is a "baby oil" [[MadeFromRealGirlScouts literally made from children]]. The merchant would be glad to describe the gruesome process in detail.

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* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', [[spoiler:the ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'':
** [spoiler:the
Nameless One's immortality is fueled by other people's lives. To be more specific, whenever he gets killed, the force keeping him alive casts about the Planes, steals someone's life force, and forces it onto the Nameless One]]. Naturally, the people this happens to aren't terribly happy about it: [[spoiler:they compose the [[LivingShadow monstrous shadows]] that stalk you through the game]].
** Another minor example is played for DarkHumour. In a shop run by an AlwaysChaoticEvil [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Tanar'ri]] there is a "baby oil" [[MadeFromRealGirlScouts literally made from children]]. The merchant would be glad to describe the gruesome process in detail.



* In ''[[VideoGame/StarControl Star Control 2]]'', the ships of the sinister Druuge can restore their energy meters faster by tossing members of their crew into the ship's furnace.
** Their entire culture revolves around this. They consist of just one company, the Crimson Corporation, which owns everything. So any Druuge that transgresses is fired, which immediately leads to them being guilty of stealing Corporation resources (such as air), at which point they feed the furnaces. The creators of the game are quite proud of this little bit of nastiness.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 2]]'', a [[ManEatingPlant Cowplant's]] milk can grant the drinker an extra five days of life, at the price of one human life a pop. Sims can roll wants to "drink" their enemies.
** VideoGameCrueltyPotential if there has ever been any. If you want to be especially evil you can feed your entire neighbourhood to the Cowplant, making your own Sim immortal by eating the souls of children, so to speak.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/StarControl Star Control 2]]'', the ships of the sinister Druuge can restore their energy meters faster by tossing members of their crew into the ship's furnace.
** Their
Druuge's entire culture revolves around this. They consist of just one company, the Crimson Corporation, which owns everything. So any Druuge that transgresses is fired, which immediately leads to them being guilty of stealing Corporation resources (such as air), at which point they feed the furnaces. The creators of the game are quite proud of this little bit of nastiness.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 2]]'', a [[ManEatingPlant Cowplant's]] milk can grant the drinker an extra five days of life, at the price of one human life a pop. Sims can roll wants to "drink" their enemies.
** VideoGameCrueltyPotential if there has ever been any.
enemies. If you want to be especially evil you can feed your entire neighbourhood to the Cowplant, making your own Sim immortal by eating the souls of children, so to speak.



* In the doujin game Sora, Starbreaker has to tie herself to a satellite in order to [[ColonyDrop attack the earth]].

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* In the doujin game Sora, ''VideoGame/{{Sora}}'', Starbreaker has to tie herself to a satellite in order to [[ColonyDrop attack the earth]].



-->'''Zelos''': This is the grand Tethealla Bridge, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny powered by FIVE THOUSAND EXPHERES.]]

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-->'''Zelos''': This is the grand Tethealla Bridge, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny powered by FIVE THOUSAND EXPHERES.]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', the nerve cells of [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Realians]] (who are basically "Bio-Androids" or human beings specifically made for certain tasks) are eaten as a drug. Arguably this is Squickier then if they were used for a food source. As least sustenance is a ''need''.
** Cecily and Cathe.
* ''VideoGame/FableII'' features Reaver. First, [[spoiler:his eternal youth and good looks were put in place by sacrificing the entire population of Oakvale, albeit by accident.]] Second, [[spoiler:continuing to have those good looks comes at the price of tricking someone to give up their own youth and beauty.]]
** Not to mention his company Reaver Industries from ''VideoGame/FableIII'', which heavily depends on child labor. It's up to the player whether or not to continue the child labor once they become a monarch.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', the nerve cells of [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Realians]] (who are basically "Bio-Androids" or human beings specifically made for certain tasks) are eaten as a drug. Arguably this is Squickier then if they were used for a food source. As least sustenance is a ''need''.
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drug.
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Cecily and Cathe.
* ''VideoGame/FableII'' features Reaver. First, [[spoiler:his eternal youth and good looks were put in place by sacrificing the entire population of Oakvale, albeit by accident.]] Second, [[spoiler:continuing to have those good looks comes at the price of tricking someone to give up their own youth and beauty.]]
**
]] Not to mention his company Reaver Industries from ''VideoGame/FableIII'', which heavily depends on child labor. It's up to the player whether or not to continue the child labor once they become a monarch.



* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s Scourge qualifies for horrible often enough, but the creation known as Thaddius fits this trope specifically, being made up of the souls and bodies of women and children slaughtered in conquering Lordaeron.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
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Scourge qualifies for horrible often enough, but the creation known as Thaddius fits this trope specifically, being made up of the souls and bodies of women and children slaughtered in conquering Lordaeron.



** Its sister weapon, the player-obtainable axe "Shadowmourne" must absorb the souls of 1000 entities from Icecrown Citadel as part of its manufacturing process before it gains its full power. The visual effect of the buff it grants the wielder is a vortex of the absorbed souls swirling around the player.
** And then, there's [[RiseOfTheHorde the little draenei boy sacrificed by the Shadow Council to open the Dark Portal]].

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** Its sister weapon, the The player-obtainable axe "Shadowmourne" must absorb the souls of 1000 entities from Icecrown Citadel as part of its manufacturing process before it gains its full power. The visual effect of the buff it grants the wielder is a vortex of the absorbed souls swirling around the player.
** And then, there's [[RiseOfTheHorde the The little draenei boy sacrificed by the Shadow Council to open the Dark Portal]].



** Averted in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' (which takes place after the ''Prime'' trilogy). Samus survives her initial encounter with the X Parasite due to a vaccine derived from a baby Metroid; however, all study by the scientists was carried out either humanely or [[spoiler:posthumously after Mother Brain killed it in ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'']].

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** * Averted in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' (which takes place after the ''Prime'' trilogy). Samus survives her initial encounter with the X Parasite due to a vaccine derived from a baby Metroid; however, all study by the scientists was carried out either humanely or [[spoiler:posthumously after Mother Brain killed it in ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'']].



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' [[spoiler: combines this with PlayerPunch in the final mission. In order to reproduce, the Reapers have to capture alive billions of sentient beings, liquefy them (which you potentially see done to most of your crew first hand), and inject the genetic material into the mechanical portion of the Reaper. This makes ONE Reaper. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', a dead Reaper is confirmed to be one ''billion'' years old; assuming that this was the first cycle, and that's a big assumption, there are at ''least'' 20,000 Reapers.]]
** As well as [[spoiler:the Overlord DLC, where David, an autistic man, was hooked up to a VI so that he could communicate with the geth, perhaps control them. His physical body is suspended, naked, in the centre of the machine, wires jammed beneath his skin, into his mouth, and his eyelids pinned back. Arguably even more horrifying is the ''mental'' effect, however - the over-stimulation is obviously near-unbearable even before David enters the machine. When he does, he begins screaming in agony and terror... Those horrible high-pitch distorted screams you heard all mission? That was David ''desperately pleading'' with you: "Quiet! Make it stop!!!"]]
* Creator/BioWare also had this trope runnning in ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire''. [[spoiler:The Emperor has ordered Death's Hand and the Lotus Assassins to hire slavers to raid "insignificant" villages. These villagers are brought to the Lotus Assassin base and killed by some kind of alchemical acid, leaving behind a SoulJar that's used to power the terracotta army they're building]].

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' [[spoiler: combines this with PlayerPunch in the final mission. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'':
** [[spoiler:In
order to reproduce, the Reapers have to capture alive billions of sentient beings, liquefy them (which you potentially see done to most of your crew first hand), and inject the genetic material into the mechanical portion of the Reaper. This makes ONE Reaper. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', a dead Reaper is confirmed to be one ''billion'' years old; assuming that this was the first cycle, and that's a big assumption, there are at ''least'' 20,000 Reapers.]]
** As well as In [[spoiler:the Overlord DLC, where David, an autistic man, was hooked up to a VI so that he could communicate with the geth, perhaps control them. His physical body is suspended, naked, in the centre of the machine, wires jammed beneath his skin, into his mouth, and his eyelids pinned back. Arguably even more horrifying is the ''mental'' effect, however - the over-stimulation is obviously near-unbearable even before David enters the machine. When he does, he begins screaming in agony and terror... Those horrible high-pitch distorted screams you heard all mission? That was David ''desperately pleading'' with you: "Quiet! Make it stop!!!"]]
* Creator/BioWare also had this trope runnning in ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire''. [[spoiler:The Emperor has ordered Death's Hand and the Lotus Assassins to hire slavers to raid "insignificant" villages. These villagers are brought to the Lotus Assassin base and killed by some kind of alchemical acid, leaving behind a SoulJar that's used to power the terracotta army they're building]].



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has the golems, who [[spoiler:were created out of people. Some of them volunteered to have molten rock poured over them and give up their free will. When they began running short on volunteers (and when the dwarf who invented the technology [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone suffered an attack of conscience]]), the king started conscripting his subjects and sent the inventor through the process himself.]]
** Also, a defeated blood mage will offer to magically increase your strength and endurance in return for his life, [[spoiler:all it takes is sacrificing the lives of all the elf slaves you came to free, one of whom, if your character is a City Elf, is your father]].
* The trope is the force that drives the plot of all the [[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R]] games. [[spoiler: Defense contractor Armacham Technology Corporation started a project to train psychic commanders to lead mass produced clone soldiers. To get adequate, controllable psychics (the goal was for them to eventually be reliably producible as products), the head researcher believed the commander embryos can't just come from a psychic's DNA but also need to gestate inside a psychic... so... they take Alma, a disturbed, psychic 8 year old girl, put her in an induced coma, lock her away in a machine in "The Vault" underground for years until she's ready for pregnancy, and pump two children out of her, putting her back into a coma each time. Did we mention that the father of those children is ''Alma's father?'' Despite being in a coma she's eventually able to psychically reach out to one of the young commanders and get him to kill some of the researchers in revenge. This convinces the researchers to shut down the power to the facility holding Alma, so naturally she dies a few days later. Turns out when you forsake a psychic child that badly, ''being dead'' doesn't stop her from taking revenge... Alma reaches out to the psychic commander again, jump starting the plot.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
** The
golems, who [[spoiler:were created out of people. Some of them volunteered to have molten rock poured over them and give up their free will. When they began running short on volunteers (and when the dwarf who invented the technology [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone suffered an attack of conscience]]), the king started conscripting his subjects and sent the inventor through the process himself.]]
** Also, a A defeated blood mage will offer to magically increase your strength and endurance in return for his life, [[spoiler:all it takes is sacrificing the lives of all the elf slaves you came to free, one of whom, if your character is a City Elf, is your father]].
* The trope is the force that drives the plot of all the [[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R]] R]]'' games. [[spoiler: Defense contractor Armacham Technology Corporation started a project to train psychic commanders to lead mass produced clone soldiers. To get adequate, controllable psychics (the goal was for them to eventually be reliably producible as products), the head researcher believed the commander embryos can't just come from a psychic's DNA but also need to gestate inside a psychic... so... they take Alma, a disturbed, psychic 8 year old girl, put her in an induced coma, lock her away in a machine in "The Vault" underground for years until she's ready for pregnancy, and pump two children out of her, putting her back into a coma each time. Did we mention that the father of those children is ''Alma's father?'' Despite being in a coma she's eventually able to psychically reach out to one of the young commanders and get him to kill some of the researchers in revenge. This convinces the researchers to shut down the power to the facility holding Alma, so naturally she dies a few days later. Turns out when you forsake a psychic child that badly, ''being dead'' doesn't stop her from taking revenge... Alma reaches out to the psychic commander again, jump starting the plot.]]



** In the sequel ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'', children have proven indispensable for maintenance work in the pipe system of the evil machine. Mandus regularly sends down orphaned children into the steam pipes to clean them up. They often get scalded to death in the process.
* Nearly everything in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is PoweredByAForsakenChild. The Magitek that the world is so heavily dependent on for its survival relies on seithr, TheCorruption created by the [[EldritchAbomination Black Beast]] that made it necessary in the first place, [[spoiler: and the Beast itself was an attempt to gather the souls needed to create a magical superweapon that went horribly wrong]]. The Nox Nyctores that several characters use in battle [[spoiler: were also created by sacrificing thousands of human lives to create each one.]]

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** * In the sequel ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'', children have proven indispensable for maintenance work in the pipe system of the evil machine. Mandus regularly sends down orphaned children into the steam pipes to clean them up. They often get scalded to death in the process.
* Nearly everything in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is PoweredByAForsakenChild.Powered by a Forsaken Child. The Magitek that the world is so heavily dependent on for its survival relies on seithr, TheCorruption created by the [[EldritchAbomination Black Beast]] that made it necessary in the first place, [[spoiler: and the Beast itself was an attempt to gather the souls needed to create a magical superweapon that went horribly wrong]]. The Nox Nyctores that several characters use in battle [[spoiler: were also created by sacrificing thousands of human lives to create each one.]]



* In ''FatalFrame'', the reward for the eight-year-old who wins a game of demon tag is to spend ten years locked in total isolation before being torn apart by ropes, all to keep the HellGate closed. The loser doesn't fare much better, having stakes stabbed into her eyes and becoming "it" for the next game of demon tag.

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* In ''FatalFrame'', ''Franchise/FatalFrame'', the reward for the eight-year-old who wins a game of demon tag is to spend ten years locked in total isolation before being torn apart by ropes, all to keep the HellGate closed. The loser doesn't fare much better, having stakes stabbed into her eyes and becoming "it" for the next game of demon tag.



* In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', the Hyron Project [[spoiler: is a immense quantum computer/security system powered by three women trapped in life support pods, who constantly beg to be allowed to sleep. To increase the creepy factor, it acts like a normal computer system, but ends its official announcements with disturbing messages. These women don't survive for very long and a DLC reveals there is a secret base which kidnaps women, "processes" them and ships them to the Hyron Project. Their experiences throughout this are suffering defined.]]
** And those system generated passwords? Hyron employees keep complaining in internal email how ''creepy'' they sound...

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* In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', the Hyron Project [[spoiler: is a immense quantum computer/security system powered by three women trapped in life support pods, who constantly beg to be allowed to sleep. To increase the creepy factor, it acts like a normal computer system, but ends its official announcements with disturbing messages. These women don't survive for very long and a DLC reveals there is a secret base which kidnaps women, "processes" them and ships them to the Hyron Project. Their experiences throughout this are suffering defined.]]
**
]] And those system generated passwords? Hyron employees keep complaining in internal email how ''creepy'' they sound...



---> Black Mage: It takes the happiness of others and turns it into pain and explosions. It's win-win.

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---> Black Mage: --> '''Black Mage:''' It takes the happiness of others and turns it into pain and explosions. It's win-win.



* In ''Webcomic/GeistPanik'', Nob says that human blood acts as a magic grease that all runes and magic use to some extent.
** He also says that orphans' blood works best.

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* In ''Webcomic/GeistPanik'', Nob says that human blood acts as a magic grease that all runes and magic use to some extent.
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extent. He also says that orphans' blood works best.



* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'',

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* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'', ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'':



* The [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/14p60/ Ghost-fueled]] [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/25p98/ Robots]] of ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''.
** Also, the AltText for [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/14p35 this]] strip.

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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'':
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The [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/14p60/ Ghost-fueled]] [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/25p98/ Robots]] of ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''.
Robots]].
** Also, the The AltText for [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/14p35 this]] strip.



* It turns out in the 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''.
** A more classic example is the fate the Bell Witch intended for her daughter: [[spoiler: to turn her into a god-like being, then enslave her to serve as the source of her own power]]. Fortunately, not only does Nacht [[PhlebotinumRebel turn on her mother]], as a result she gets the one thing she always dreamed of, [[spoiler: [[ChangelingFantasy proof that Marzena isn't her real mother]], breaking the hold she had over her]].

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* Literature/WhateleyUniverse:
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It turns out in the 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''.
** A more classic example is the The fate the Bell Witch intended for her daughter: [[spoiler: to turn her into a god-like being, then enslave her to serve as the source of her own power]]. Fortunately, not only does Nacht [[PhlebotinumRebel turn on her mother]], as a result she gets the one thing she always dreamed of, [[spoiler: [[ChangelingFantasy proof that Marzena isn't her real mother]], breaking the hold she had over her]].



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Doctor Venture's family is trapped one by one inside his latest invention, a simulator known as the "joy can" that grants the user's [[LotusEaterMachine fondest desires]]. One of its vital components was the heart of an orphan. Doctor Orpheus's disgusted response became the new TropeNamer.
** 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.
** In a different episode, Richard Impossible, patriarch of a ComicBook/FantasticFour expy, averts ReedRichardsIsUseless and [[AndIMustScream uses his brother-in-law's pyrokinesis to power his tower]]. That same brother-in-law [[BlessedWithSuck can feel his own flames]], and Impossible gets [[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration called out/congratulated by one of the series' most effective villains]] for doing the most evil thing he'd ever seen.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':
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Doctor Venture's family is trapped one by one inside his latest invention, a simulator known as the "joy can" that grants the user's [[LotusEaterMachine fondest desires]]. One of its vital components was the heart of an orphan. Doctor Orpheus's disgusted response became the new TropeNamer.
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TropeNamer. 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.
** In a different episode, Richard Impossible, patriarch of a ComicBook/FantasticFour expy, averts ReedRichardsIsUseless and [[AndIMustScream uses his brother-in-law's pyrokinesis to power his tower]]. That same brother-in-law [[BlessedWithSuck can feel his own flames]], and Impossible gets [[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration called out/congratulated by one of the series' most effective villains]] for doing the most evil thing he'd ever seen.
28th Sep '17 6:22:09 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom novel ''Magic on the Storm'', Shame finds the nursery the hardest part of the hospital -- all that life that could be drawn upon. Allie is relieved that [[WouldntHurtAChild he assures her he wouldn't]], because she would fight him over it, and she doesn't want to fight him.

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* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom novel ''Magic on the Storm'', ''Literature/MagicOnTheStorm'', Shame finds the nursery the hardest part of the hospital -- all that life that could be drawn upon. Allie is relieved that [[WouldntHurtAChild he assures her he wouldn't]], because she would fight him over it, and she doesn't want to fight him.
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.
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