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2nd Apr '17 1:50:03 AM Nintendoman01
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** It's true of his son Gohan even from childhood. As a small boy, his power level is pathetic when he's scared but when he's angry it climbs and keeps climbing, enough to nearly knock a full blood Saiyan off his feet.

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** It's true of his son Gohan even from childhood. As a small boy, his power level is pathetic when he's scared but when he's angry it climbs and keeps climbing, enough to nearly knock a full blood Saiyan off his feet. Goku even [[ExploitedTrope exploits it]] during the Cell Saga, knowing that Gohan's at his strongest when he's angry and [[BatmanGambit counting on Cell to]] ''[[BatmanGambit make]]'' [[BatmanGambit him angry]].
14th Mar '17 12:05:55 AM dutchguy1986
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* ''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.

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* ''Literature/WildCards'': The school of thought is 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.
5th Mar '17 6:30:28 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, 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.

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* In ''{{Marvel}}'' {{Creator/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, 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.
23rd Jan '17 6:46:57 AM Galacton
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Our hero has acquired a new onboard superpower through the power of an origin story or receiving AppliedPhlebotinum. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of the power or device depends on the mental stability and/or confidence of the user -- and it's all too often an [[PowerBornOfMadness inverse relation]] ([[EnlightenmentSuperpower though not always]]). Inherent to TheDarkSide.

Naturally, tends to be an example of PersonalityPowers. Not to be confused with PsychicPowers or [[PsychoSerum powers from psychoactives]]. Compare HeroicSpirit and ThePowerOfLove, which may overlap with this trope.

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Our hero has acquired a new onboard superpower through the power of an origin story or receiving AppliedPhlebotinum. Unfortunately, [[NecessaryDrawback However]], the effectiveness of the power or device depends on the mental stability and/or confidence of the user -- and it's all too often an [[PowerBornOfMadness inverse relation]] ([[EnlightenmentSuperpower though not always]]). Inherent to TheDarkSide.

[[PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage hope you're good with your emotions]].

Naturally, tends to be an example of PersonalityPowers. Not to be confused with PsychicPowers or [[PsychoSerum powers from psychoactives]]. Compare HeroicSpirit and ThePowerOfLove, ThePowerOfLove which may overlap be justified with this trope.
14th Jan '17 6:11:21 PM MiddleEighth
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*Paul has at least one of these in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' and carried over to ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. In the first book, he manifested an energy zap from his fingernails when he was “out of [his] mind with fury” over the slaughter of wolves by the Hunter. But in ''Keys'', when he tries to zap things again, he just can't do it because he can't work himself up to that level of fury again.
**He may also be holding back because he's afraid of the energy getting away from him and triggering one of his explosions.
9th Dec '16 9:35:36 PM iroanxi
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* The Self-Insert Orange Lantern's power in ''FanFic/WithThisRing'' is dependent on much Avarice he feels: meaning it gets more powerful the more he wants something or how it can benefit him. If it doesn't benefit him or he only wants to help, the ring won't work. If he doesn't want it or outright hates it, he risks the ring destroying it.

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* The Self-Insert [[SelfInsertFic Self-Insert]] Orange Lantern's power in ''FanFic/WithThisRing'' is dependent on much Avarice he feels: meaning it gets more powerful the more he wants something or how it can benefit him. If it doesn't benefit him or he only wants to help, the ring won't work. If he doesn't want it or outright hates it, he risks the ring destroying it.it.
* After getting [[spoiler: Ohm's Eisen Dial]] in the ''Manga/OnePiece'' SelfInsertFic ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Nami finds that unless she actively wills them not to, the clouds she creates respond to and act upon her more unconscious desires - like throttling Cross for being an idiot.
1st Oct '16 5:01:37 PM Skylite
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* ComicBooks/{{XMen}}:
** Storm is incurably claustrophobic due to having been buried alive for days with only the corpses of her parents for company when she was a small child. She has control over it most of the time, but when underground or trapped in a situation where she cannot breathe, her need to be free manifests in her powers, which grow stronger and more destructive.
** Many teen mutants over the history of the series have first manifested their powers in a moment of extreme emotion.
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.
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