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16th May '17 2:06:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Franchise/Nasuverse}}'' has so many examples it would be enough to fit its own page. From ''{{Tsukihime}}'' to ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and its various spinoffs.

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* ''{{Franchise/Nasuverse}}'' has so many examples it would be enough to fit its own page. From ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' to ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and its various spinoffs.



** Ciel of ''{{Tsukihime}}'' was born to an entirely ordinary family, yet she also possessed enough magic circuits of high enough quality that her magic power is considered to be on the same level as Servants. Unfortunately this verges into BlessedWithSuck territory for her since her incredibly potent magical power made her a prime target as [[DemonicPossession Roa's next host]].

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** Ciel of ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' was born to an entirely ordinary family, yet she also possessed enough magic circuits of high enough quality that her magic power is considered to be on the same level as Servants. Unfortunately this verges into BlessedWithSuck territory for her since her incredibly potent magical power made her a prime target as [[DemonicPossession Roa's next host]].
11th May '17 11:37:55 PM greatpikminfan
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': BigBad Bill Cipher is exceptionally powerful, even for a series where the various [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] are pretty tough to begin with and the main protagonists [[BadassNormal have no real super abilities to speak of.]] He can teleport, enter minds, possess people, regenerate almost instantly, guard himself with a barrier, change his size and appearance, see through any image of himself, fire lasers capable of wiping out [[spoiler:a baby "Time Giant" (temporarily)]], and even control time and space. By contrast, many of the minor villains would be lucky if they just had ''one'' of those. His only limitation is that he spends the bulk of the series in an alternate dimension where he can only communicate with and possess humans through dreams, forcing him to use knowledge and trickery as his main weapons. [[spoiler:His goal was to be able to enter Earth's dimension, where he could make a physical form for himself and be able to apply his abilities to the waking world.]]
10th May '17 8:11:32 PM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/TheInfected'' ninety percent of the titular Infected (think Mutants, with mental illness as an added bonus) are said to have useless or nearly useless powers, things like glowing in the dark or sweat that smells like fresh-baked bread. We don't see much of these unfortunates though, as most heroes and villains have by definition won the lottery enough to be interesting. Even then, many people have powers similar to another Infected, but far more powerful or versatile. Super-strength and toughness are the most common power, but only a half dozen or so people are [[PhysicalGod physical gods.]] Or take Denis, who is related to half a dozen people who can each manipulate minds or emotions to a limited degree, one can induce bliss, another terror, a jedi mind-trick and some minor memory tinkering, while he himself can induce emotions, sensations and to a point thoughts and imperatives in anyone within his line of sight. Then there are totally out-of-left field wins like Mark, who has the power of limitless time-stops.
** Special mention must also go out to the Wyrdcraft clan and Tesseract, who all share the power of mastery over time and space including: space-warping, teleportation, mass teleportation, hammerspace, time-travel, casual travel to parallel realities, self-duplication, and turning into an invulnerable fourth-dimensional monster that can throttle people from the far side of the world (though only Tess exhibits this last one. [[spoiler: Proxy turns out to have all these powers AND high-level precog.]]
3rd May '17 6:49:11 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In ''Persona 3''[='s=] "The Answer", [[spoiler:RobotGirl Aigis]]]] also receives the Wild Card, [[spoiler:having inherited it from P3's protagonist after his death]].

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** In ''Persona 3''[='s=] "The Answer", [[spoiler:RobotGirl Aigis]]]] Aigis]] also receives the Wild Card, [[spoiler:having inherited it from P3's protagonist after his death]].
3rd May '17 6:48:22 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'': This applies to the player protagonists from ''VideoGame/Persona3'' onward. Whereas the other party members gain the ability to summon a Persona that grants them special powers, the main characters can potentially summon ''any'' Persona (and can switch between them freely), an talent referred to as "The Wild Card". The exact reason they have their powers varies between games: The ''Persona 3'' lead had [[spoiler:Death sealed into him as a child]], the ''VideoGame/Persona4'' protagonist was [[spoiler:literally [[TouchedByVorlons touched by a Japanese goddess]], and "[[CodeName Joker]]" from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was [[spoiler:granted his power by a Gnostic deity as part of an experiment]].

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'': This applies to the player protagonists from ''VideoGame/Persona3'' onward. Whereas the other party members gain the ability to summon a Persona that grants them special powers, the main characters can potentially summon ''any'' Persona (and can switch between them freely), an talent referred to as "The Wild Card". The exact reason they have their powers varies between games: The ''Persona 3'' lead had [[spoiler:Death sealed into him as a child]], the ''VideoGame/Persona4'' protagonist was [[spoiler:literally [[TouchedByVorlons touched by a Japanese goddess]], goddess]]]], and "[[CodeName Joker]]" from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was [[spoiler:granted his power by a Gnostic deity as part of an experiment]].
3rd May '17 6:47:36 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Main Characters of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. Whereas the other party members gain the ability to summon a Persona that grants them special powers, the Main Characters can potentially summon ''any'' Persona (and can switch between them freely). However, the ''Persona 3'' lead [[spoiler:paid one ''hell'' of a price for it (specifically, one 'die at age 16 and your soul used as a padlock on the jail for the life-eradicating EldritchAbomination for all eternity' price)]], and the reason why the ''Persona 4'' protagonist didn't have the ''Persona 3'' protagonist's problems is due to [[spoiler:being literally [[TouchedByVorlons touched by a Japanese goddess.]]]]
** It's worth noting that in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', every party member could do this. However, they couldn't hold as many at the same time as the characters mentioned above, and were less effective with Persona that had less affinity with their arcana, to the point where complete incompatibility meant they couldn't use that Persona, period (the [=P3=] and [=P4=] protagonists avoid the latter issue presumably because their arcana is TheFool).
** [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Minato]] may actually take it a step further, since not only can he potentially summon any Persona ever and freely switch between them, but he ''also'' can summon ''two Personas at once for a CombinationAttack'', with effects ranging from 50% healing and evasion increase... to throwing ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the freaking Apocalypse]]'' at his enemies.

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* The Main Characters of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'': This applies to the player protagonists from ''VideoGame/Persona3'' onward. Whereas the other party members gain the ability to summon a Persona that grants them special powers, the Main Characters main characters can potentially summon ''any'' Persona (and can switch between them freely). However, the freely), an talent referred to as "The Wild Card". The exact reason they have their powers varies between games: The ''Persona 3'' lead [[spoiler:paid one ''hell'' of a price for it (specifically, one 'die at age 16 and your soul used had [[spoiler:Death sealed into him as a padlock on child]], the jail for the life-eradicating EldritchAbomination for all eternity' price)]], and the reason why the ''Persona 4'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' protagonist didn't have the ''Persona 3'' protagonist's problems is due to [[spoiler:being literally was [[spoiler:literally [[TouchedByVorlons touched by a Japanese goddess.]]]]
goddess]], and "[[CodeName Joker]]" from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was [[spoiler:granted his power by a Gnostic deity as part of an experiment]].
** It's worth noting that in the first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona2'', every party member could do this. However, they couldn't hold as many at the same time as the characters mentioned above, and were less effective with Persona that had less affinity with their arcana, to the point where complete incompatibility meant they couldn't use that Persona, period (the [=P3=] and [=P4=] protagonists from P3 onward avoid the latter issue presumably because their arcana is TheFool).
** [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Minato]] ''VideoGame/Persona3''[='s=] protagonist ([[ComicBookAdaptation Minato]]/[[Anime/Persona3TheMovie Makoto]]/etc.) may actually take it a step further, since not only can he potentially summon any Persona ever and freely switch between them, but he ''also'' can summon ''two Personas at once for a CombinationAttack'', with effects ranging from 50% healing and evasion increase... to throwing ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the freaking Apocalypse]]'' at his enemies. However, the ultimate price he pays for his amplified power involves [[spoiler:dying at age 17 and having his soul used as a padlock on the jail for the life-eradicating EldritchAbomination for all eternity]].
** In ''Persona 3''[='s=] "The Answer", [[spoiler:RobotGirl Aigis]]]] also receives the Wild Card, [[spoiler:having inherited it from P3's protagonist after his death]].
** Towards the end of ''VideoGame/Persona5'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:the protagonist isn't the only character with the Wild Card power; SixthRangerTraitor Goro Akechi also has this ability. However, Goro's lack of any real friendships means that he only has two Personas compared to the protagonist's small army]].
29th Apr '17 9:39:30 AM Prometheus117
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** [[AmbiguousGender Zonda]] of Sumeragi [[spoiler:and Eden]] has the "[[MagicMirror Phantasm Mirror]]" Septima, which is considered on par with Nova and Gunvolt. It grants them the ability to make [[MasterOfIllusion life-like illusions]] and [[SelfDuplication duplicates of themselves]] to the point [[spoiler:[[AChildShallLeadThem she]] was able to fool everyone into thinking [[FakingTheDead she was dead]] during the first game]], switch battle forms on the fly, unleash energy blasts, and create physical projectiles out of mirror shards. The sequel even reveals [[spoiler:she can create [[BackFromTheDead perfect copies of her Grimoire Seven and presumably even the Seven Swordsmen and Nova if she so desired]]. And unlike the above examples, they were ''born'' with their power rather than receiving it from experiments. [[spoiler:Once she successfully absorbs the power of the [[AmplifierArtifact Muse Septima]], however, her Septima becomes "Reverie Mirror", her power enhanced to the point she can [[RealityWarper create an entire dimension]], [[DeathDealer create cards that all transform into different forms]], and even [[MagicMusic sing a song powerful enough to drain the energy of her opponents while making herself invincible]]]].

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** [[AmbiguousGender Zonda]] of Sumeragi [[spoiler:and Eden]] has the "[[MagicMirror Phantasm Mirror]]" Septima, which is considered on par with Nova and Gunvolt. It grants them the ability to make [[MasterOfIllusion life-like illusions]] and [[SelfDuplication duplicates of themselves]] to the point [[spoiler:[[AChildShallLeadThem she]] was able to fool everyone into thinking [[FakingTheDead she was dead]] during the first game]], switch battle forms on the fly, unleash energy blasts, and create physical projectiles out of mirror shards. The sequel even reveals [[spoiler:she can create [[BackFromTheDead perfect copies of her Grimoire Seven and presumably even the Seven Swordsmen and Nova if she so desired]].desired]]]]. And unlike the above examples, they were ''born'' with their power rather than receiving it from experiments. [[spoiler:Once she successfully absorbs the power of the [[AmplifierArtifact Muse Septima]], however, her Septima becomes "Reverie Mirror", her power enhanced to the point she can [[RealityWarper create an entire dimension]], [[DeathDealer create cards that all transform into different forms]], and even [[MagicMusic sing a song powerful enough to drain the energy of her opponents while making herself invincible]]]].
29th Apr '17 9:38:54 AM Prometheus117
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** [[AmbiguousGender Zonda]] of Sumeragi [[spoiler:and Eden]] has the "[[MagicMirror Phantasm Mirror]]" Septima, which is considered on par with Nova and Gunvolt. It grants them the ability to make [[MasterOfIllusion life-like illusions]] and [[SelfDuplication duplicates of themselves]] to the point [[spoiler:[[AChildShallLeadThem she]] was able to fool everyone into thinking she was dead during the first game]], switch battle forms on the fly, unleash energy blasts, and create physical projectiles out of mirror shards. The sequel even reveals [[spoiler:she can create [[BackFromTheDead perfect copies of her Grimoire Seven and presumably even the Seven Swordsmen and Nova if she so desired]]. Once she successfully absorbs the power of the [[AmplifierArtifact Muse Septima]], however, her Septima becomes "Reverie Mirror", her power enhanced to the point she can [[RealityWarper create an entire dimension]], [[DeathDealer create cards that all transform into different forms]], and even [[MagicMusic sing a song powerful enough to drain the energy of her opponents while making herself invincible]]]].

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** [[AmbiguousGender Zonda]] of Sumeragi [[spoiler:and Eden]] has the "[[MagicMirror Phantasm Mirror]]" Septima, which is considered on par with Nova and Gunvolt. It grants them the ability to make [[MasterOfIllusion life-like illusions]] and [[SelfDuplication duplicates of themselves]] to the point [[spoiler:[[AChildShallLeadThem she]] was able to fool everyone into thinking [[FakingTheDead she was dead dead]] during the first game]], switch battle forms on the fly, unleash energy blasts, and create physical projectiles out of mirror shards. The sequel even reveals [[spoiler:she can create [[BackFromTheDead perfect copies of her Grimoire Seven and presumably even the Seven Swordsmen and Nova if she so desired]]. Once And unlike the above examples, they were ''born'' with their power rather than receiving it from experiments. [[spoiler:Once she successfully absorbs the power of the [[AmplifierArtifact Muse Septima]], however, her Septima becomes "Reverie Mirror", her power enhanced to the point she can [[RealityWarper create an entire dimension]], [[DeathDealer create cards that all transform into different forms]], and even [[MagicMusic sing a song powerful enough to drain the energy of her opponents while making herself invincible]]]].
29th Apr '17 9:37:14 AM Prometheus117
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** [[AmbigiousGender Zonda]] of Sumeragi [[spoiler:and Eden]] has the "[[MagicMirror Phantasm Mirror]]" Septima, which is considered on par with Nova and Gunvolt. It grants them the ability to make [[MasterOfIllusion life-like illusions]] and [[SelfDuplication duplicates of themselves]] to the point [[spoiler:[[AChildShallLeadThem she]] was able to fool everyone into thinking she was dead during the first game]], switch battle forms on the fly, unleash energy blasts, and create physical projectiles out of mirror shards. The sequel even reveals [[spoiler:she can create [[BackFromTheDead perfect copies of her Grimoire Seven and presumably even the Seven Swordsmen and Nova if she so desired. Once she successfully absorbs the power of the [[AmplifierArtifact Muse Septima]], however, her Septima becomes "Reverie Mirror", her power enhanced to the point she can [[RealityWarper create an entire dimension]], [[DeathDealer create cards that all transform into different forms]], and even [[MagicMusic sing a song powerful enough to drain the energy of her opponents while making herself invincible]]]].

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** [[AmbigiousGender [[AmbiguousGender Zonda]] of Sumeragi [[spoiler:and Eden]] has the "[[MagicMirror Phantasm Mirror]]" Septima, which is considered on par with Nova and Gunvolt. It grants them the ability to make [[MasterOfIllusion life-like illusions]] and [[SelfDuplication duplicates of themselves]] to the point [[spoiler:[[AChildShallLeadThem she]] was able to fool everyone into thinking she was dead during the first game]], switch battle forms on the fly, unleash energy blasts, and create physical projectiles out of mirror shards. The sequel even reveals [[spoiler:she can create [[BackFromTheDead perfect copies of her Grimoire Seven and presumably even the Seven Swordsmen and Nova if she so desired.desired]]. Once she successfully absorbs the power of the [[AmplifierArtifact Muse Septima]], however, her Septima becomes "Reverie Mirror", her power enhanced to the point she can [[RealityWarper create an entire dimension]], [[DeathDealer create cards that all transform into different forms]], and even [[MagicMusic sing a song powerful enough to drain the energy of her opponents while making herself invincible]]]].
29th Apr '17 9:36:20 AM Prometheus117
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* Any [[PsychicPowers Adept]] in ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'' got in the lottery by virtue of being born on the Seventh Lifewave that gave them access to their Septima. However, it's clear that several of these Adepts got the superior Septima.
** Gunvolt and [[spoiler:Asimov]] obtained the "[[ShockAndAwe Azure Striker]]" Septima, which was the first Septima ever discovered and considered [[LightningCanDoAnything one of the most versatile of all]]. They can call down thunderbolts; create floating lightning spheres, giant electrical blades and electrified chains; [[HealThyself heal themselves]]; give themselves {{Status Buff}}s like attack, defense, and speed boosts; as well as doing air jumps and air dashes to have pseudo-{{Flight}}; can see in the dark in a limited range; create lightning barriers to protect against physical projectiles; negate damage; control machinery; disperse the enemy's defenses; hack electrical devices and generate power for appliances. Technically, they didn't "win" the lottery, however, as both of them were part of a government project to create an Azure Striker.
** Nova of Sumeragi has the "[[PsychicPowers Psychokinesis]]" Septima, which is considered the closest to the original form of Septima and in terms of battling ability is superior to the "Azure Striker". It allows him to fly, move objects with his mind, shape and fire energy bolts at will. He can even control a KillSat from orbit with deadly precision, and all of this is while his powers are [[PowerLimiter sealed by three Glaives]] (for context, even the strongest Adepts under his command have their powers subjugated to nearly normal-human levels by ''one'' Glaive). When his power is fully released, he turns into a [[OneWingedAngel giant mechanical warrior]] that can command two large {{Attack Drone}} that fire powerful gusts of wind and energy waves, fire off even stronger energy blasts, detach and control four giant mechanical limbs, and call down ''meteors''. A strange case is that Nova is both a winner ''and'' loser of the Lottery; he was originally experimented on to receive the "Azure Striker" Septima like Gunvolt and [[spoiler:Asimov]], but his body rejected it and he would have died had the "Psychokinesis" Septima not bonded with him. [[GreenEyedMonster He was always a little bitter about that]].
** [[AmbigiousGender Zonda]] of Sumeragi [[spoiler:and Eden]] has the "[[MagicMirror Phantasm Mirror]]" Septima, which is considered on par with Nova and Gunvolt. It grants them the ability to make [[MasterOfIllusion life-like illusions]] and [[SelfDuplication duplicates of themselves]] to the point [[spoiler:[[AChildShallLeadThem she]] was able to fool everyone into thinking she was dead during the first game]], switch battle forms on the fly, unleash energy blasts, and create physical projectiles out of mirror shards. The sequel even reveals [[spoiler:she can create [[BackFromTheDead perfect copies of her Grimoire Seven and presumably even the Seven Swordsmen and Nova if she so desired. Once she successfully absorbs the power of the [[AmplifierArtifact Muse Septima]], however, her Septima becomes "Reverie Mirror", her power enhanced to the point she can [[RealityWarper create an entire dimension]], [[DeathDealer create cards that all transform into different forms]], and even [[MagicMusic sing a song powerful enough to drain the energy of her opponents while making herself invincible]]]].
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