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15th Oct '17 1:51:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' vampires feel a strong, almost uncontrollable urge for blood, [[spoiler: the only exception being Bella after her Vampification in ''BreakingDawn''.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' vampires feel a strong, almost uncontrollable urge for blood, [[spoiler: the only exception being Bella after her Vampification in ''BreakingDawn''.''Literature/BreakingDawn''.]]
7th Jul '17 1:57:33 PM LordInsane
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** According to lore in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', the Cyrodiilic strain of vampires long, long ago made a deal with Clavicus Vile (the Daedric Prince of Pacts) that allowed them to decrease or outright lose the weaknesses of vampirism so long as they kept fed (a vampire that have fed in the last day can pass as mortal, take no damage from sunlight, and is only somewhat weaker against fire -- and as one quest reveals, a well-fed vampire is mortal enough to [[spoiler: sire a child the old-fashioned way]]), at the cost of also downplaying the ''strengths'' of vampirism until they go without feeding. ''Skyrim'' brought in a similar mechanic for Skyrim vampires without the lore explanation, although in their case sunlight will ''always'' weaken no matter the stage -- it's just increasingly crippling.

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** According to lore in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', the Cyrodiilic strain of vampires long, long ago made a deal with Clavicus Vile (the Daedric Prince of Pacts) that allowed them to decrease or outright lose the weaknesses of vampirism so long as they kept fed (a vampire that have fed in the last day can pass as mortal, take no damage from sunlight, and is only somewhat weaker against fire -- and as one quest reveals, a well-fed vampire is mortal enough to [[spoiler: sire a child [[{{Dhampyr}} the old-fashioned way]]), way]]]]), at the cost of also downplaying the ''strengths'' of vampirism until they go without feeding. ''Skyrim'' brought in a similar mechanic for Skyrim vampires without the lore explanation, although in their case sunlight will ''always'' weaken no matter the stage -- it's just increasingly crippling.
7th Jul '17 1:55:07 PM LordInsane
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** According to lore in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', the Cyrodiilic strain of vampires long, long ago made a deal with Clavicus Vile (the Daedric Prince of Pacts) that allowed them to decrease or outright lose the weaknesses of vampirism so long as they kept fed (a vampire that have fed in the last day can pass as mortal, take no damage from sunlight, and is only somewhat weaker against fire -- and as one quest reveals, a well-fed vampire is mortal enough to [[spoiler: sire a child the old-fashioned way]]), at the cost of also downplaying the ''strengths'' of vampirism until they go without feeding. ''Skyrim'' brought in a similar mechanic for Skyrim vampires without the lore explanation, although in their case sunlight will ''always'' weaken no matter the stage -- it's just increasingly crippling.
27th Jun '17 2:50:44 PM Austin
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* Subverted by The Riddler in the Franchise/{{Batman}} story that established that he's obsessively compelled to leave clues, otherwise he can't successfully commit a crime. The Riddler starts using forms of self-therapy to overcome his compulsion, and eventually manages to steal some jewelry without leaving any riddles. Meanwhile, Batman and Robin keep stumbling across strange people and events, which they end up connecting together to figure out Riddler's next crime. It's revealed when they catch him that Riddler hadn't overcome his compulsion--he started sleepwalking and left clues subconsciously. In another storyline (possibly the same one), Riddler subconsciously leaving clues actually led him to surrender to Batman, because he realized this meant he really was crazy.

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* Subverted by The Riddler ComicBook/TheRiddler in the Franchise/{{Batman}} story that established that he's obsessively compelled to leave clues, otherwise he can't successfully commit a crime. The Riddler starts using forms of self-therapy to overcome his compulsion, and eventually manages to steal some jewelry without leaving any riddles. Meanwhile, Batman and Robin keep stumbling across strange people and events, which they end up connecting together to figure out Riddler's next crime. It's revealed when they catch him that Riddler hadn't overcome his compulsion--he started sleepwalking and left clues subconsciously. In another storyline (possibly the same one), Riddler subconsciously leaving clues actually led him to surrender to Batman, because he realized this meant he really was crazy.
24th Jun '17 3:22:13 AM LinTaylor
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* Saiyans from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' suffer an agonizing pain when their tails are squeezed. Goku used this against Raditz and Piccolo tried to do the same against Nappa, just to learn that he and Vegeta were immune to this, the only apparent reason for that is that they were just too badass. Goku had also trained himself to remove this weakness in the past, before his tail was permanently removed.

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* Saiyans from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' suffer an agonizing pain when their tails are squeezed. Goku used this against Raditz and Piccolo tried to do the same against Nappa, just to learn that he and Vegeta were immune to this; they claim that only low-class Saiyan warriors are affected by this, the only apparent reason for that is that they were just too badass. whereas they're Saiyan Elites. Goku had also trained himself to remove this weakness in the past, before his tail was permanently removed.
22nd May '17 7:18:11 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/TrueBlood'': Sookie's blood, because of her fairy ancestry, has the power to give vampires this ability.

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* ''Series/TrueBlood'': Sookie's blood, because of her fairy ancestry, has the power to give vampires this ability. [[spoiler:It's temporary though]].
1st May '17 7:01:57 PM Eddy1215
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Compare with FightOffTheKryptonite, when the character doesn't lose his weakness but tries to fight it through sheer will force, and KryptoniteProofSuit, where the character takes measures to avoid it. Similar to NoSell, but instead of ignoring other characters' powers, in this case what's ignored are the natural weaknesses.

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Compare with FightOffTheKryptonite, when the character doesn't lose his weakness but tries to fight it through sheer will force, and KryptoniteProofSuit, where the character takes measures to avoid it. Similar to NoSell, but instead of ignoring other characters' powers, in this case what's ignored are the natural weaknesses. AdaptiveAbility is similar where one develops an immunity to a weakness [[ItOnlyWorksOnce after a single exposure]]. For instances where one never had the weakness in question to begin with, see FakeWeakness.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', Megamind creates a new superhero using [[BoringInvincibleHero Metroman]]'s genes. This new [[GoneHorriblyWrong "hero"]], Titan, has the same powers as Metroman. That's why Megamind is shocked to learn that, unlike Metroman, he's immune to copper. [[spoiler: In this case, it hints at the fact that Metroman was never weak against copper to begin with; he merely faked it. The weakness is not so much removed as [[SubvertedTrope never existed in the first place]].]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', Megamind creates a new superhero using [[BoringInvincibleHero Metroman]]'s genes. This new [[GoneHorriblyWrong "hero"]], Titan, has the same powers as Metroman. That's why Megamind is shocked to learn that, unlike Metroman, he's immune to copper. [[spoiler: In this case, it hints at the fact that Metroman was never weak against copper to begin with; [[FakeWeakness he merely faked it.it]]. The weakness is not so much removed as [[SubvertedTrope never existed in the first place]].]]



12th Jan '17 7:36:42 PM thatother1dude
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* From ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' we have some examples:
** First one, [[spoiler: Cars, the BigBad from [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Part 2]],]] a vampire that became immune to both sunlight and the Ripple, the only two things that could kill them. In addition, earlier on was Straits, a vampire who studied and mastered the Ripple, an anti-vampire martial art, so that he knew how to defend himself against a Ripple user.
** Second one, a villain from [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]], [[spoiler: the BigBad Kira]], was the first character with a stand that could [[spoiler: operate regardless of distance, while the normal rule is that if there's a stand, its user is nearby. However, his stand had another limitations: it couldn't be controlled at will and Kira couldn't know what was it doing or seeing.]] He wasn't the last one.
** And third, in both Part 4 and [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo 5]] [[spoiler: there was a character whose stand would activate after the user's death, and since the only surefire way to destroy a stand was killing the user]], they were impossible to destroy.

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* From ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' we have some examples:
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** First one, [[spoiler: Cars, the BigBad from In [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Part 2]],]] Battle Tendency]], a vampire that became Pillar Man who wears a Stone Mask empowered with the Red Stone of Aja will become immune to both sunlight and the Ripple, the only two things that could kill them. In addition, earlier on was Straits, a vampire who studied and mastered the Ripple, an anti-vampire martial art, so that he knew how to defend himself against a Ripple user.
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** Second one, a A villain from [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]], [[spoiler: the BigBad Kira]], was the first character with a stand that could [[spoiler: operate regardless of distance, while the normal rule is that if there's a stand, its user is nearby. However, his stand had another limitations: it couldn't be controlled at will and Kira couldn't know what was it doing or seeing.]] He wasn't the last one.
** And third, in In both Part 4 and [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo 5]] [[spoiler: there was a character whose stand would activate after the user's death, and since the only surefire way to destroy a stand was killing the user]], they were impossible to destroy.
30th Dec '16 6:52:18 PM eroock
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-->--'''Rahab''' on his immunity to water, ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Soul Reaver''

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-->--'''Rahab''' -->-- '''Rahab''' on his immunity to water, ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Soul Reaver''
20th Oct '16 8:58:38 AM WaxingName
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* From ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' we have some examples:
** First one, [[spoiler: Cars, the BigBad from Part 2,]] a vampire that became immune to both sunlight and the Ripple, the only two things that could kill them. In addition, earlier on was Straits, a vampire who studied and mastered the Ripple, an anti-vampire martial art, so that he knew how to defend himself against a Ripple user.
** Second one, a villain from Part 4, [[spoiler: the BigBad Kira]], was the first character with a stand that could [[spoiler: operate regardless of distance, while the normal rule is that if there's a stand, its user is nearby. However, his stand had another limitations: it couldn't be controlled at will and Kira couldn't know what was it doing or seeing.]] He wasn't the last one.
** And third, in both Part 4 and 5 [[spoiler: there was a character whose stand would activate after the user's death, and since the only surefire way to destroy a stand was killing the user]], they were impossible to destroy.

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* From ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' we have some examples:
** First one, [[spoiler: Cars, the BigBad from [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Part 2,]] 2]],]] a vampire that became immune to both sunlight and the Ripple, the only two things that could kill them. In addition, earlier on was Straits, a vampire who studied and mastered the Ripple, an anti-vampire martial art, so that he knew how to defend himself against a Ripple user.
** Second one, a villain from [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4, 4]], [[spoiler: the BigBad Kira]], was the first character with a stand that could [[spoiler: operate regardless of distance, while the normal rule is that if there's a stand, its user is nearby. However, his stand had another limitations: it couldn't be controlled at will and Kira couldn't know what was it doing or seeing.]] He wasn't the last one.
** And third, in both Part 4 and 5 [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo 5]] [[spoiler: there was a character whose stand would activate after the user's death, and since the only surefire way to destroy a stand was killing the user]], they were impossible to destroy.
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