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16th Aug '16 8:24:41 AM DenisK21
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* In ''Manga/{Bleach}'', the usable strength of a spirit is of course affected by their mental state. Doubt and fear tend to limit how much spirit energy can be released, worst case scenario being a complete shutdown. For example, Ichigo's massive insecurity over the Hollow nature of his soul's power weakened him for an entire arc, so much that his Hollow mask would outright fail to release at times.
16th May '16 9:30:58 PM Doodler
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* [[KidHero Ezra Bridger]] of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' had this happen to him in his backstory. He has abnormally strong empathic abilities, even for a Jedi, but after losing his parents and being abandoned he emotionally shut down. It isn't until he bonds with his new family and forgives the person who abandoned him that he regains it.
7th May '16 12:10:15 AM nombretomado
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* The animated series ''GeneratorRex'' features a hero whose powers flicker on and off depending on his feelings at the time.

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* The animated series ''GeneratorRex'' ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' features a hero whose powers flicker on and off depending on his feelings at the time.
10th Apr '16 12:03:13 PM wootzits
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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Usagi loses the ability to use her Moon Tiara Action spell at one point; it's because she subconsciously doesn't want to be Sailor Moon anymore.

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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Usagi ''Manga/FairyTail'', this happens to Mirajane after Elfman tries a full-body [[PowersViaPossession Take Over]], loses the ability control of himself, and ends up killing their younger sister Lisanna. Mirajane's left unable to use her Moon Tiara Action spell at one point; it's Take Over, because she subconsciously doesn't want trying to be Sailor Moon anymore.use it reminded her of the incident. [[spoiler:When Elfman is threatened by Freed during the Battle of Fairy Tail, Mirajane's desire to protect her remaining sibling reactivates her Demon Take-Over - Satan Soul.]]



** In Episode 8 of the OAV, Guyver won't respond when Sho calls for it after realising that he had killed his father (who had been transformed into an Enzyme II) when the Guyver's autopilot had taken over after Sho himself suffered massive head trauma. Sho's extreme determination to save Mizuki several episodes later is what gets it working again.
* During ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'', Blade goes into an UnstoppableRage after exceeding his time limit. When he recovers, he goes into a FreakOut and is so afraid that it will happen again that he can't transform.

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** In Episode episode 8 of the OAV, Guyver won't respond when Sho calls for it after realising that he had killed his father (who had been transformed into an Enzyme II) when the Guyver's autopilot had taken over after Sho himself suffered massive head trauma. Sho's extreme determination to save Mizuki several episodes later is what gets it working again.
* ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle'': in episode 33, Akari's magical power shuts down when she hears rumors that her love interest Yuuma has something going on with her elder sister. She gets better when they're disproven.
* This is the main conflict of ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService''; the heroine loses her witch powers and goes through an identity crisis.
* Several characters in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' have experienced instances where they're unable to access [[SuperMode the Zone]] because of their mental state.
During ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'', Blade goes into an UnstoppableRage [[spoiler: the Yosen match, Kagami]], under the stress of feeling powerless, attempted to forcibly activate the Zone to no avail. [[spoiler: Yosen's own ace, Murasakibara,]] always had the physical potential to enter the Zone, but couldn't do so until he stopped denying his love of basketball. [[spoiler: During the final game of the series, Akashi]] is ''forcibly ejected'' from the Zone due to the [[VillainousBreakdown absolute shock]] of his trump card being completely stopped, when before then he had never once lost at ''anything''.
* In ''MaiHime'', a shocking event that greatly distresses Natsuki prevents her from using her powers late in the story. In the anime, it's learning that her mother [[spoiler:wanted to sell her to the first District]], and she is unable to use her powers until she [[spoiler:saves Nao from Shizuru, by which point she fully understands what Shizuru means to her]]. In the manga, she loses her powers
after exceeding his time limit. When he recovers, he goes into a FreakOut and is so afraid learning from Nagi that it will happen again Yuuichi kissed Mai, and gets them back while fighting [[spoiler:her mother]], after an internal monologue about caring for Yuuichi in her own way.
* In ''{{Pretear}}'', TheReveal regarding the Princess of Disaster [[spoiler:being a former Pretear]] shakes Himeno so badly
that he she can't transform.transform until she manages to recover her resolve with some support from Hayate in the following episode.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', according to supplementary material Kyouko Sakura used to have the power to create illusionary clones of herself, but lost it [[spoiler:when her father [[PaterFamilicide went insane and slaughtered her whole family]]]].



* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', this happens to Mirajane after Elfman tries a full-body [[PowersViaPossession Take Over]], loses control of himself, and ends up killing their younger sister Lisanna. Mirajane's left unable to use Take Over, because trying to use it reminded her of the incident. [[spoiler:When Elfman is threatened by Freed during the Battle of Fairy Tail, Mirajane's desire to protect her remaining sibling reactivates her Demon Take-Over - Satan Soul.]]
* In ''{{Pretear}}'', TheReveal regarding the Princess of Disaster [[spoiler:being a former Pretear]] shakes Himeno so badly that she can't transform until she manages to recover her resolve with some support from Hayate in the following episode.
* In ''MaiHime'', a shocking event that greatly distresses Natsuki prevents her from using her powers late in the story. In the anime, it's learning that her mother [[spoiler:wanted to sell her to the first District]], and she is unable to use her powers until she [[spoiler:saves Nao from Shizuru, by which point she fully understands what Shizuru means to her]]. In the manga, she loses her powers after learning from Nagi that Yuuichi kissed Mai, and gets them back while fighting [[spoiler:her mother]], after an internal monologue about caring for Yuuichi in her own way.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', according to supplementary material Kyouko Sakura used to have the power to create illusionary clones of herself, but lost it [[spoiler:when her father [[PaterFamilicide went insane and slaughtered her whole family]]]].
* This is the main conflict of ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService''; the heroine loses her witch powers and goes through an identity crisis.

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', this happens to Mirajane after Elfman tries a full-body [[PowersViaPossession Take Over]], ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Usagi loses control of himself, and ends up killing their younger sister Lisanna. Mirajane's left unable to use Take Over, because trying to use it reminded her of the incident. [[spoiler:When Elfman is threatened by Freed during the Battle of Fairy Tail, Mirajane's desire to protect her remaining sibling reactivates her Demon Take-Over - Satan Soul.]]
* In ''{{Pretear}}'', TheReveal regarding the Princess of Disaster [[spoiler:being a former Pretear]] shakes Himeno so badly that she can't transform until she manages to recover her resolve with some support from Hayate in the following episode.
* In ''MaiHime'', a shocking event that greatly distresses Natsuki prevents her from using her powers late in the story. In the anime, it's learning that her mother [[spoiler:wanted to sell her to the first District]], and she is unable
ability to use her powers until Moon Tiara Action spell at one point; it's because she [[spoiler:saves Nao from Shizuru, by which point she fully understands what Shizuru means subconsciously doesn't want to her]]. In the manga, she loses her powers after learning from Nagi that Yuuichi kissed Mai, and gets them back while fighting [[spoiler:her mother]], after an internal monologue about caring for Yuuichi in her own way.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', according to supplementary material Kyouko Sakura used to have the power to create illusionary clones of herself, but lost it [[spoiler:when her father [[PaterFamilicide went insane and slaughtered her whole family]]]].
* This is the main conflict of ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService''; the heroine loses her witch powers and goes through an identity crisis.
be Sailor Moon anymore.



* Several characters in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' have experienced instances where they're unable to access [[SuperMode the Zone]] because of their mental state. During [[spoiler: the Yosen match, Kagami]], under the stress of feeling powerless, attempted to forcibly activate the Zone to no avail. [[spoiler: Yosen's own ace, Murasakibara,]] always had the physical potential to enter the Zone, but couldn't do so until he stopped denying his love of basketball. [[spoiler: During the final game of the series, Akashi]] is ''forcibly ejected'' from the Zone due to the [[VillainousBreakdown absolute shock]] of his trump card being completely stopped, when before then he had never once lost at ''anything''.

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* Several characters in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' have experienced instances where they're unable to access [[SuperMode the Zone]] because of their mental state. During [[spoiler: the Yosen match, Kagami]], under the stress of feeling powerless, attempted to forcibly activate the Zone to no avail. [[spoiler: Yosen's own ace, Murasakibara,]] always had the physical potential to enter the Zone, but couldn't do so until he stopped denying ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'', Blade goes into an UnstoppableRage after exceeding his love of basketball. [[spoiler: During the final game of the series, Akashi]] time limit. When he recovers, he goes into a FreakOut and is ''forcibly ejected'' from the Zone due to the [[VillainousBreakdown absolute shock]] of his trump card being completely stopped, when before then so afraid that it will happen again that he had never once lost at ''anything''.can't transform.
23rd Nov '15 8:30:55 AM DyingWillKirby
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* Several characters in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' have experienced instances where they're unable to access [[SuperMode the Zone]] because of their mental state. During [[spoiler: the Yosen match, Kagami]], under the stress of feeling powerless, attempted to forcibly activate the Zone to no avail. [[spoiler: Yosen's own ace, Murasakibara,]] always had the physical potential to enter the Zone, but couldn't do so until he stopped denying his love of basketball. [[spoiler: During the final game of the series, Akashi]] is ''forcibly ejected'' from the Zone due to the [[VillainousBSOD absolute shock]] of his trump card being completely stopped, when before then he had never once lost at ''anything''.

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* Several characters in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' have experienced instances where they're unable to access [[SuperMode the Zone]] because of their mental state. During [[spoiler: the Yosen match, Kagami]], under the stress of feeling powerless, attempted to forcibly activate the Zone to no avail. [[spoiler: Yosen's own ace, Murasakibara,]] always had the physical potential to enter the Zone, but couldn't do so until he stopped denying his love of basketball. [[spoiler: During the final game of the series, Akashi]] is ''forcibly ejected'' from the Zone due to the [[VillainousBSOD [[VillainousBreakdown absolute shock]] of his trump card being completely stopped, when before then he had never once lost at ''anything''.
23rd Nov '15 8:28:39 AM DyingWillKirby
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* Several characters in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' have experienced instances where they're unable to access [[SuperMode the Zone]] because of their mental state. During [[spoiler: the Yosen match, Kagami]], under the stress of feeling powerless, attempted to forcibly activate the Zone to no avail. [[spoiler: Yosen's own ace, Murasakibara,]] always had the physical potential to enter the Zone, but couldn't do so until he stopped denying his love of basketball. [[spoiler: During the final game of the series, Akashi]] is ''forcibly ejected'' from the Zone due to the [[VillainousBSOD absolute shock]] of his trump card being completely stopped, when before then he had never once lost at ''anything''.
15th Nov '15 12:52:12 PM nombretomado
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* During ''RoninWarriors'', Kento can't summon his Armor of Hardrock after BigBad Talpa lies to him that the armor is inherently evil.

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* During ''RoninWarriors'', ''Anime/RoninWarriors'', Kento can't summon his Armor of Hardrock after BigBad Talpa lies to him that the armor is inherently evil.
28th Sep '15 12:22:52 PM dclark
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** This is especially dangerous for Blue Lanterns- to the point that it even happens to [[spoiler:Saint Walker himself.]]
8th Jul '15 6:34:44 AM LotusQuill
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', this happens to Mirajane after Elfman tries a full-body [[PowersViaPossession Take Over]], loses control of himself, and ends up killing their younger sister Lisanna. Mirajane's left unable to use Take Over, because trying to use it reminded her of the incident. [[spoiler:Finding out Lisanna is alive gives that power back.]]

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', this happens to Mirajane after Elfman tries a full-body [[PowersViaPossession Take Over]], loses control of himself, and ends up killing their younger sister Lisanna. Mirajane's left unable to use Take Over, because trying to use it reminded her of the incident. [[spoiler:Finding out Lisanna [[spoiler:When Elfman is alive gives that power back.threatened by Freed during the Battle of Fairy Tail, Mirajane's desire to protect her remaining sibling reactivates her Demon Take-Over - Satan Soul.]]
17th Jun '15 8:46:47 AM ChronoLegion
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* A variation in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. A VillainOfTheWeek drains Barry's superspeed, leaving him unable to go fast (in fact, Cisco observes that Barry's running speed is lower than a normal person's). Barry tries to shock himself to get his powers back, but it doesn't seem to work. However, when Dr. Wells is about to be killed by the same meta-human, not only do Barry's powers return, but they kick into overdrive, and he ends moving faster than ''lightning''. Wells later observes in a log that his initial speculation that Barry needed to focus on increasing his speed at the expense of his personal relationships and concern for the victims was mistaken. Indeed, Barry's concern for the people he cares about is what fuels his speed.
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