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17th Feb '18 7:57:15 PM Skylite
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* In Season 4 of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' Elongated Man develops the ability to shapeshift into other people. How he feels about the person and the mission determine how long and how well he can hold the form.
14th Feb '18 9:59:12 AM advent_child
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* Anissa Pierce of ''Series/BlackLightning2018'' can only manifest her SuperStrength by taking deep breaths to calm herself down.
6th Jan '18 5:15:18 AM erforce
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** In ''Film/XMen'', in a blink and you'll miss it moment: Storm is knocked down an elevator shaft. She rises out of it flying with her trademark all white eyes, and delivers her line to the Toad about what happens when a toad gets struck by lightning. This is an obscure reference to the fact that in the comics, Storm is extremely claustrophobic, and the ensuing panic that causes often amplifies her powers beyond normal levels.

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** In ''Film/XMen'', ''Film/XMen1'', in a blink and you'll miss it moment: Storm is knocked down an elevator shaft. She rises out of it flying with her trademark all white eyes, and delivers her line to the Toad about what happens when a toad gets struck by lightning. This is an obscure reference to the fact that in the comics, Storm is extremely claustrophobic, and the ensuing panic that causes often amplifies her powers beyond normal levels.
4th Jan '18 7:53:01 PM erforce
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3rd Dec '17 1:33:31 AM Touko_K
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* In the ''Videogame/{{Undertale}}'' fanfic [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Visiontale Visiontale]], monsters and humans must focus on a color of magicís defining aspect, like patience or bravery, to cast it. Fear inhibits monstersí magic, and their magic is strongest when experiencing strong, non-frightening emotions, like happiness, anger, or passion. In-universe, determination is logic-defying because it is driven by desire, not a specific emotion.
14th Nov '17 5:22:25 AM Theharbo
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* Channeling [[WhiteMagic The Light]] in Franchise/{{Warcraft}} is entirely dependant on your conviction. If you believe you are doing the right thing, you can channel it; start doubting yourself, and The Light will not answer your call. Notably for something called ''The (Holy) Light'', The Light does not give a damn about your actual alignment; You can be a WellIntentionedExtremist who is SlowlySlippingIntoEvil, and as long as you can convince yourself 'IDidWhatIHadToDo', you can use The Light to slaughter civilians for all it cares.

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* Channeling [[WhiteMagic The Light]] in Franchise/{{Warcraft}} VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} is entirely dependant on your conviction. If you believe you are doing the right thing, you can channel it; start doubting yourself, and The Light will not answer your call. Notably for something called ''The (Holy) Light'', The Light does not give a damn about your actual alignment; You can be a WellIntentionedExtremist who is SlowlySlippingIntoEvil, and as long as you can convince yourself 'IDidWhatIHadToDo', you can use The Light to slaughter civilians for all it cares.
14th Nov '17 5:21:45 AM Theharbo
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* Channeling [[WhiteMagic The Light]] in Franchise/{{Warcraft}} is entirely dependant on your conviction. If you believe you are doing the right thing, you can channel it; start doubting yourself, and The Light will not answer your call. Notably for something called ''The (Holy) Light'', The Light does not give a damn about your actual alignment; You can be a WellIntentionedExtremist who is SlowlySlippingIntoEvil, and as long as you can convince yourself 'IDidWhatIHadToDo', you can use The Light to slaughter civilians for all it cares.
18th Oct '17 7:57:12 PM PaulA
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->'''Hiroim''': Impossible... \\
'''Caiera''': He shifted the very plates... \\
'''Korg''': Of course he did, he's the Hulk. \\
'''Caiera''': But you said he couldn't. \\
'''Korg''': I was just making him mad. He seems to work best that way.
-->-- ''PlanetHulk''

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->'''Hiroim''': ->'''Hiroim:''' Impossible... \\
'''Caiera''': '''Caiera:''' He shifted the very plates... \\
'''Korg''': '''Korg:''' Of course he did, he's the Hulk. \\
'''Caiera''': '''Caiera:''' But you said he couldn't. \\
'''Korg''': '''Korg:''' I was just making him mad. He seems to work best that way.
-->-- ''PlanetHulk''
''ComicBook/PlanetHulk''
1st Oct '17 10:59:36 AM zealots
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* As of the ''Comicbook/CaptainBritainAndMI13'' series, Captain Britain's powers work like this; super strength and durability in proportion to his confidence and emotional stability.
** His alternate universe teenage counterpart Kid Briton introduced in ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' has the same powers which he fuels by being TheBully at the Braddock Academy.



* As of the ''Comicbook/CaptainBritainAndMI13'' series, Captain Britain's powers work like this; super strength and durability in proportion to his confidence and emotional stability.
** His alternate universe teenage counterpart Kid Briton introduced in ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' has the same powers which he fuels by being TheBully at the Braddock Academy.



* {{Spider-Man}}'s powers have stopped working several times due to emotional issues, in almost every medium that he's been in. He gets them back when he becomes self assured again, usually just in the nick of time. Inversely, [[HeroicResolve when people he cares about are in danger his powers grow exponentially stronger]].
* Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk. Bruce Banner only turns into the Hulk when angry, and then [[CatchPhrase the angrier Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets]].

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* {{Spider-Man}}'s powers have stopped working several times due to emotional issues, Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk is rooted in almost every medium that he's been in. He gets them back when he becomes self assured again, usually just in the nick of time. Inversely, [[HeroicResolve when people he cares about are in danger his powers grow exponentially stronger]].
* Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk.
this, as Bruce Banner only turns transforms into the Hulk when angry, and then [[CatchPhrase the angrier Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets]].



* In ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'', 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.
* ComicBook/SpiderMan's powers have stopped working several times due to emotional issues, in almost every medium that he's been in. He gets them back when he becomes self assured again, usually just in the nick of time. Inversely, [[HeroicResolve when people he cares about are in danger his powers grow exponentially stronger]].



* In {{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.
* ComicBook/{{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.

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* In {{Creator/Marvel}}, the superhero Speedball, after becoming [[DarkerAndEdgier Penance]], found The ComicBook/XMen have a few examples among their ranks:
** Much like Gladiator above, [[Characters/XMenAcolytes Exodus]] has power levels
that are based in large part on 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, confidence, along with 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 [[KnightTemplar certainty in the process helps righteousness of his cause]] at any given time. This is why his power levels fluctuate so wildly, swinging from being able to thrash an entire team of X-Men ''plus'' an entire team of Avengers during the ''Bloodties'' story to suffering more than one [[TheWorfEffect embarrassing defeat]] during ''Messiah Complex'' (which saw him start overcoming forge a very reluctant alliance with noted StalkerWithATestTube Mr. Sinister). He'd probably surpass his depression.
* ComicBook/{{XMen}}:
mentor ComicBook/{{Magneto}} if he ever overcame this limitation.
** Storm ComicBook/{{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.
3rd Aug '17 8:03:40 AM appealus
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