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29th Sep '16 6:54:35 PM DustSnitch
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront2015'' sees the confidence variation connected with a character's ''grenades''. The character in question, Greedo, overcome his lack of confidence (building on his lackluster track-record in the [[Film/ANewHope film]]) by killing enemy soldiers and damaging their heroes (i.e. Princess Leia, Chewbacca) so that he can go from using his standard issue gas grenade to the biggest explosive in the game, the Thermal Imploder.
16th Aug '16 8:28:17 AM DenisK21
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** Spirits in general have their usable strength either improved or diminished depending on their mental state. As the main character Ichigo himself demonstrates a couple times, emotionally-crippling fear can likewise reduce your power output to a trickle, while an unbroken resolve can push that output to the max.
19th Jun '16 8:28:53 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Marvel}}'' the superhero Speedball, after becoming [[DarkerAndEdgier Penance]], found that his [[DiscardAndDraw new powers]] only worked when he was in pain. Cue the iron maiden styled combat suit. Except, WarrenEllis [[{{Thunderbolts}} realized]] that people who cut themselves process pain abnormally; the adrenaline rush of self-mutilation triggers an endorphin reaction, in effect making them ''high''. Thus, his powers have the same trigger as always; he can't use them unless he's happy. As the FunPersonified character he had been before ComicBook/CivilWar, it makes some sense that this had previously not been noticed. Doc Samson points this out, and in the process helps him start overcoming his depression.

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* In ''{{Marvel}}'' the superhero Speedball, after becoming [[DarkerAndEdgier Penance]], found that his [[DiscardAndDraw new powers]] only worked when he was in pain. Cue the iron maiden styled combat suit. Except, WarrenEllis [[{{Thunderbolts}} Creator/WarrenEllis [[ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} realized]] that people who cut themselves process pain abnormally; the adrenaline rush of self-mutilation triggers an endorphin reaction, in effect making them ''high''. Thus, his powers have the same trigger as always; he can't use them unless he's happy. As the FunPersonified character he had been before ComicBook/CivilWar, it makes some sense that this had previously not been noticed. Doc Samson points this out, and in the process helps him start overcoming his depression.
19th May '16 5:51:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* The male lead in ''My Demon Lover'' only transformed into his formidable demonic aspect when he was ''horny'' enough.

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* The male lead in ''My Demon Lover'' ''Film/MyDemonLover'' only transformed into his formidable demonic aspect when he was ''horny'' enough.
19th May '16 5:50:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WildCards'': The school of thought that Aces are internally confident and end up being beautiful and powerful, while Jokers have some sort of internal self-hatred that manifests outwardly. This also reflects in their powers, because some Jokers have powers that would make them Aces if they weren't so hideously deformed.

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* ''WildCards'': ''Literature/WildCards'': The school of thought that Aces are internally confident and end up being beautiful and powerful, while Jokers have some sort of internal self-hatred that manifests outwardly. This also reflects in their powers, because some Jokers have powers that would make them Aces if they weren't so hideously deformed.



* In Larry Niven's KnownSpace universe, this is how Gil "The Arm" Hamilton got his power and nickname. He had lost his right arm in an accident, but one day when he absent-mindedly tried to catch a dropped object with the missing arm, he manifested an "imaginary" psychic arm that works via telekinesis. One story notes that psychic abilities work only [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve because the user believes in them]].

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* In Larry Niven's KnownSpace ''Literature/KnownSpace'' universe, this is how Gil "The Arm" Hamilton got his power and nickname. He had lost his right arm in an accident, but one day when he absent-mindedly tried to catch a dropped object with the missing arm, he manifested an "imaginary" psychic arm that works via telekinesis. One story notes that psychic abilities work only [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve because the user believes in them]].
15th May '16 12:01:43 PM TSBasilisk
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* The above also applies to capes in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''. Skitter, for example, has her bug control range expand as she feels more trapped.
7th May '16 12:10:01 AM nombretomado
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* Rex's powers from ''GeneratorRex'' require him to be focused and level headed when using them. If he loses his concentration, for instance if he becomes confused his powers will fail.

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* Rex's powers from ''GeneratorRex'' ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' require him to be focused and level headed when using them. If he loses his concentration, for instance if he becomes confused his powers will fail.
6th Apr '16 5:16:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Will Stronghold of ''Film/SkyHigh'' was in the gawky, awkward stage of adolescence, and had no confidence. He also had no powers, but hadn't made the connection between the two. The fear and shame involved in the idea of disappointing his superhero parents also didn't help. But when Warren put his friends in danger, Will grew confident and his powers suddenly manifested in the middle of the fight.

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* Will Stronghold of ''Film/SkyHigh'' ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' was in the gawky, awkward stage of adolescence, and had no confidence. He also had no powers, but hadn't made the connection between the two. The fear and shame involved in the idea of disappointing his superhero parents also didn't help. But when Warren put his friends in danger, Will grew confident and his powers suddenly manifested in the middle of the fight.
6th Apr '16 5:15:52 AM Morgenthaler
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26th Mar '16 7:22:34 PM Willbyr
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* ''VisualNovel/ChaosHead'' has the Di-Swords, only functional through... [[PowerBornOfMadness delusions.]] Thus, in somewhat of a departure from the classics, the user ''has'' to be screwed up in order to use the weapons. This, though, [[MindScrew is only fitting]] in a show such as ChaosHead.

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* ''VisualNovel/ChaosHead'' has the Di-Swords, only functional through... [[PowerBornOfMadness delusions.]] Thus, in somewhat of a departure from the classics, the user ''has'' to be screwed up in order to use the weapons. This, though, [[MindScrew is only fitting]] in a show such as ChaosHead.''Chaos;Head''.
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