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25th Jun '16 12:48:07 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''{{Culdcept}}, the Protean Ring and Baldanders are an item and a creature (respectively) with the same effect: They turn into a random creature during battle. You could become anything from the meager Giant Rat to the [[PurposelyOverpowered insane]] Bundle Gear/Gearion. It also only lasts for one battle.

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* In ''{{Culdcept}}, ''VideoGame/{{Culdcept}}, the Protean Ring and Baldanders are an item and a creature (respectively) with the same effect: They turn into a random creature during battle. You could become anything from the meager Giant Rat to the [[PurposelyOverpowered insane]] Bundle Gear/Gearion. It also only lasts for one battle.
24th May '16 8:15:35 PM nombretomado
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* In the PS3 remake of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', almost all of the arts and spells used by Patty Fleur are random in regards to what they'll do, though the odds of something good or bad happening can be tweaked by equipping certain skills. The most random of all is her Critical Moment spell, which has dozens of possible effects that make good or bad things happen to the party, the enemies, or both.

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* In the PS3 [=PS3=] remake of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', almost all of the arts and spells used by Patty Fleur are random in regards to what they'll do, though the odds of something good or bad happening can be tweaked by equipping certain skills. The most random of all is her Critical Moment spell, which has dozens of possible effects that make good or bad things happen to the party, the enemies, or both.
16th May '16 7:37:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Quentyn's sword Wildcard from ''TalesOfTheQuestor''. Possibly based on the game trope. It does, however, always come with something useful for whatever crisis he is in, if he is in one. (Out of one and trying to test it, he may find it announcing what time it is -- and ''getting it wrong''.)

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* Quentyn's sword Wildcard from ''TalesOfTheQuestor''.''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor''. Possibly based on the game trope. It does, however, always come with something useful for whatever crisis he is in, if he is in one. (Out of one and trying to test it, he may find it announcing what time it is -- and ''getting it wrong''.)
8th Apr '16 12:09:06 AM jormis29
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', this is how WildMagic (technically a form of EntropyAndChaosMagic) traditionally works. Every spell that a Wild Mage casts has a CriticalFailure chance that results in it becoming one of these. There are also Wild Mage-exclusive spells that ''deliberately'' invoke this effect in hopes of getting greater power out of it. This leads to [[UnequalRites prejudice from less-chaotic spellcasters]], since wild magic surge effects can range from "annoying" to "deadly".



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* In ''TabletopGame/Dungeons&Dragons'', this is how WildMagic (technically a form of EntropyAndChaosMagic) traditionally works. Every spell that a Wild Mage casts has a CriticalFailure chance that results in it becoming one of these. There are also Wild Mage-exclusive spells that ''deliberately'' invoke this effect in hopes of getting greater power out of it. This leads to [[UnequalRites prejudice from less-chaotic spellcasters]], since wild magic surge effects can range from "annoying" to "deadly".
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6th Apr '16 2:16:40 PM WanderingBrowser
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/Dungeons&Dragons'', this is how WildMagic (technically a form of EntropyAndChaosMagic) traditionally works. Every spell that a Wild Mage casts has a CriticalFailure chance that results in it becoming one of these. There are also Wild Mage-exclusive spells that ''deliberately'' invoke this effect in hopes of getting greater power out of it. This leads to [[UnequalRites prejudice from less-chaotic spellcasters]], since wild magic surge effects can range from "annoying" to "deadly".
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15th Mar '16 6:21:44 AM GM_3826
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* In the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime, the Togepi that spent time in Misty/Kasumi's care secretly knew ''one'' ability that seemed to show up at the most coincidental moments. The ability was ''Metronome'', already mentioned above in [=Eastern RPGs.=] An early episode showed a colony of Clefairies whose have the Metronome as well.

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* In the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime, the Togepi that spent time in Misty/Kasumi's care secretly knew ''one'' ability move that seemed to show up at the most coincidental moments. The ability move was ''Metronome'', already mentioned above in [=Eastern RPGs.=] An early episode showed a colony of Clefairies whose have the Metronome as well. Given that this show is a LongRunner, it's appeared in a few other places, as well.
** For [[RandomNumberGod some reason]], the move most commonly used as a result of Metronome is Splash, which does absolutely nothing.
22nd Feb '16 9:10:40 PM dalek955
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*In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'', badly grown magic crystals work this way if actually used. Given how the odds stack up, using them is almost certainly suicide.
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16th Jan '16 6:15:52 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''(activates [[InvincibilityPowerUp ÜberCharge]] spell)''
->"You are GODS! [[IMeantToDoThat I... meant to do that.]] [[BlatantLies It will go badly for you. You watch.]]
->Eh he... [[InventionalWisdom I don't know why I put that on the wheel."]]

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->''(activates [[InvincibilityPowerUp ÜberCharge]] spell)''
->''[activates ÜberCharge spell]''
->"You are GODS! [[IMeantToDoThat I... meant to do that.]] [[BlatantLies It will go badly for you. You watch.]]
watch.
->Eh he... [[InventionalWisdom I don't know why I put that on the wheel."]]"


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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19764/Study-Break/ Study Break]]'' has a species of apple that only grows in areas with high levels of background magic. When Twilight unwittingly eats one, it causes random effects everytime she sneezes (beginning moments after she finishes it), including shrinking, invisibility, glowing, floating and making her look "like a badly used paintbrush", and that's just within a few hours - she expects the effects to continue for two or three days.
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13th Jan '16 3:38:10 PM TheNerfGuy
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* In ''{{Culdcept}}, the Protean Ring and Baldanders are an item and a creature (respectively) with the same effect: They turn into a random creature during battle. You could become anything from the meager Giant Rat to the [[PurposefullyOverpowered insane]] Bundle Gear/Gearion. It also only lasts for one battle.

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* In ''{{Culdcept}}, the Protean Ring and Baldanders are an item and a creature (respectively) with the same effect: They turn into a random creature during battle. You could become anything from the meager Giant Rat to the [[PurposefullyOverpowered [[PurposelyOverpowered insane]] Bundle Gear/Gearion. It also only lasts for one battle.
24th Dec '15 12:34:53 PM Pichu-kun
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* The Magic Banana item in ''Monster Rancher 2'' has a number of random effects it can do to your monster. They run the gamut, but easily the most desirable of them is an effect which cuts your monster's Loyalty, but makes them live longer. Some people use SaveScumming and the item in tandem to create immortal monsters--either for [[DiscOneNuke maxed-out stats,]] or [[VideogameCaringPotential to keep their favorite monster young and happy forever.]]

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* The Magic Banana item in ''Monster Rancher ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher 2'' has a number of random effects it can do to your monster. They run the gamut, but easily the most desirable of them is an effect which cuts your monster's Loyalty, but makes them live longer. Some people use SaveScumming and the item in tandem to create immortal monsters--either for [[DiscOneNuke maxed-out stats,]] or [[VideogameCaringPotential to keep their favorite monster young and happy forever.]]



* In ''MiraculousLadybug,'' Marinette's Lucky Charm will turn into some seemingly-random object whenever she activates it. It's always something that can help the current situation (since her powers are based on luck), but she has to take a few seconds to figure out how.

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* In ''MiraculousLadybug,'' ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug,'' Marinette's Lucky Charm will turn into some seemingly-random object whenever she activates it. It's always something that can help the current situation (since her powers are based on luck), but she has to take a few seconds to figure out how.
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