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19th Mar '17 3:20:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[TheNthDoctor The Tenth]] [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor's]] regeneration was a mild case of this; previous regenerations weren't nearly as explosive. This may be due to him absorbing all the nuclear radiation he did. Plus suppressing the incoming regeneration so he could say goodbye didn't help either.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[TheNthDoctor The Tenth]] [[Series/DoctorWho Tenth Doctor's]] regeneration was a mild case of this; previous regenerations weren't nearly as explosive. This may be due to him absorbing all the nuclear radiation he did. Plus suppressing the incoming regeneration so he could say goodbye didn't help either.
19th Mar '17 3:18:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' features this in the form of Phoenix. Sure, she had total control of her powers, but she was still going completely batshit. [[spoiler:At least until she asked Wolverine to kill her and end it.]]

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* ''Film/XMen'':
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''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' features this in the form of Phoenix. Sure, she had total control of her powers, but she was still going completely batshit. [[spoiler:At least until she asked Wolverine to kill her and end it.]]
6th Mar '17 7:21:57 PM adonzo
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** ''Film/{{Logan}}'' sees nonagenarian Professor X suffering from a unknown neurodegenerative disease (speculated in the film to be Alzheimer's or ALS), and shows what happens when the world's most powerful psychic's brain starts deteriorating. Xavier needs to be heavily medicated to keep him from having seizures that induce paralysis on everyone in the area. [[spoiler:One such seizure years before the film caused hundreds of casualties, including most of the X-Men.]]
23rd Jan '17 9:25:03 PM DarkHunter
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** And by [[spoiler: Dragging him into the Gate]] we mean [[spoiler: ''crushing him into nothingness'' in the real world and ''then'' dragging him into the Gate.]]
*** And by [[spoiler: ''crushing him into nothingness'']] we mean [[spoiler:grabbing him with nightmarish little tendrils that emerged from the hole torn in his stomach and then ''forcing everything into the same hole'']].
12th Nov '16 5:50:41 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Series/Valdemar'' books we have 'final strike' in which a magic-user channels all the magical energy in the area through his/her body. This generally creates an explosion that destroys the one invoking it and everything around him/her. How large the zone of destruction is depends on the invoker's power.

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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Series/Valdemar'' ''Series/{{Valdemar}}'' books we have 'final strike' in which a magic-user channels all the magical energy in the area through his/her body. This generally creates an explosion that destroys the one invoking it and everything around him/her. How large the zone of destruction is depends on the invoker's power.
7th Sep '16 7:48:13 PM BiffJr
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* In the MMORPG ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', a sector of Paragon City, known as Siren's Call, was sealed off for several years due to a hero with radioactive powers supposedly going 'boom' there, conveniently allowing the villainous EvilOverlord Lord Recluse to establish a beachhead there.
** The trope itself is averted, however, in that the ''real'' reason for the explosion is either an android replica of the hero specifically made to explode by the EvilOverlord, or (according to the canonically-dubious StrategyGuide) a major villain disguising himself as a small-time crook to lure the hero into the area, before detonating a specially-made bomb and using the hero as a scapegoat.
** Of course, with the recently added Cyborg Booster Pack, players can now have access to a Self Destruct power, causing them to explode violently after a ten second countdown, doing immense damage to anything unlucky enough to be in range. It will usually wipe out anything below boss level. The down side? You just died. And it takes an hour to recharge.

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* In the MMORPG ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', a sector of Paragon City, known as Siren's Call, was sealed off for several years due to a hero with radioactive powers supposedly going 'boom' there, conveniently allowing the villainous EvilOverlord Lord Recluse to establish a beachhead there.
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there. [[note]] The trope itself is averted, however, in that the ''real'' reason for the explosion is either an android replica of the hero specifically made to explode by the EvilOverlord, or (according to the canonically-dubious StrategyGuide) a major villain disguising himself as a small-time crook to lure the hero into the area, before detonating a specially-made bomb and using the hero as a scapegoat.
scapegoat. [[/note]]
** Of course, with the recently With an added Cyborg Booster Pack, players can now have gained access to a Self Destruct power, causing them to explode violently after a ten second countdown, doing immense damage to anything unlucky enough to be in range. It will usually wipe out anything below boss level. The down side? You just died. And it takes took an hour to recharge.



** A game signature hero and AuthorAvatar of the current head of design, Positron, like Man-Bot wears a power suit to keep his powers from doing this. Eventually he was cured, and can now finally remove his helmet.
26th Aug '16 7:03:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** Damage actually does have one of those at the end of ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' when he's fighting Parallax. Just as well, since [[spoiler:they were the only creatures in the DCU by then; Damage created a BigBang that [[CosmicRetcon recreated the DCU]] as something ''mostly'' resembling pre-ComicBook/ZeroHour continuity.]]

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** Damage actually does have one of those at the end of ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' when he's fighting Parallax. Just as well, since [[spoiler:they were the only creatures in the DCU by then; Damage created a BigBang Big Bang that [[CosmicRetcon recreated the DCU]] as something ''mostly'' resembling pre-ComicBook/ZeroHour continuity.]]
9th Aug '16 4:24:45 AM narm00
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** Later, a lesser case occurs - when Minamoto quits his position as the supervisor of Tha Children (due to the new head of BABEL being too much of a ManipulativeBastard for him to endure), The Children responds by breaking into tears - and spontaneously calling up a huge whirlwind of mixed ESP that nearly dismantles the BABEL tower.

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** Later, a lesser case occurs - when Minamoto quits his position as the supervisor of Tha The Children (due to the new head of BABEL being too much of a ManipulativeBastard for him to endure), The Children responds by breaking into tears - and spontaneously calling up a huge whirlwind of mixed ESP that nearly dismantles the BABEL tower.



* In ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' anime, bionical [[EvilKnockoff Cloneblades]] work nice (though not as good as real thing) and do not causes problems (unlike self-willed Witchblade) until some minor damage happens to trigger deterioration. Shortly afterwards, their transforming power's failure ensues and user ends up crystallized (and usually [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattered]]). And ''of course'' it's [[ClingyMacGuffin irremovable]]. Witchblade itself is more perfect, but quickly overloads a human body.

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* In the ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' anime, bionical [[EvilKnockoff Cloneblades]] work nice (though not as good as real thing) and do not causes problems (unlike self-willed Witchblade) until some minor damage happens to trigger deterioration. Shortly afterwards, their transforming power's failure ensues and user ends up crystallized (and usually [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattered]]). And ''of course'' it's [[ClingyMacGuffin irremovable]]. Witchblade itself is more perfect, but quickly overloads a human body.



* In the MarvelUniverse, some powers have had serious meltdowns. ComicBook/CaptainMarVell was given the Nega-bands, but it should be noted that they were turned into an apocalyptic Nuclear Option in Operation: Galactic Storm and used to ''blow up the Kree Galaxy'' and effectively mutate what little life made it through. (It was just as rough of the life in the Negative Zone, as it turns out). Also, such matters as Nova Flares from [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Johnny Storm]] (one destroyed the NYU campus, I believe) have long been staple in Marvel.

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* In the MarvelUniverse, some powers have had serious meltdowns. ComicBook/CaptainMarVell was given the Nega-bands, but it should be noted that they were turned into an apocalyptic Nuclear Option in Operation: Galactic Storm and used to ''blow up the Kree Galaxy'' and effectively mutate what little life made it through. (It was just as rough of on the life in the Negative Zone, as it turns out). Also, such matters as Nova Flares from [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Johnny Storm]] (one destroyed the NYU campus, I believe) have long been staple in Marvel.



* In ''Creator/MercedesLackey'''s ''Series/Valdemar'' books we have 'final strike' in which a magic-user channels all the magical energy in the area through his/her body. This generally creates an explosion that destroys the one invoking it and everything around him/her. How large the zone of destruction is depends on the invoker's power.

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* In ''Creator/MercedesLackey'''s Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Series/Valdemar'' books we have 'final strike' in which a magic-user channels all the magical energy in the area through his/her body. This generally creates an explosion that destroys the one invoking it and everything around him/her. How large the zone of destruction is depends on the invoker's power.






** The Orks have (or at least had) psykers of their own, called Weirdboyz. Being an ''extremely'' psychic race to begin with, Ork Psykers tended to cause other nearby Orks [[YourHeadAsplode heads to explode]]. It got worse when Weirdboyz got near each other. Of course Orks think this is funny as hell

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** The Orks have (or at least had) psykers of their own, called Weirdboyz. Being an ''extremely'' psychic race to begin with, Ork Psykers tended to cause other nearby Orks [[YourHeadAsplode heads to explode]]. It got worse when Weirdboyz got near each other. Of course Orks think this is funny as hellhell.



* Mega-[[PsychoSerum Juicers]] in ''{{Rifts}}'' start to become consumed by their power when they near the end of their lives. First their eyes start to glow, then their whole bodies, and eventually they just burst into flame. If/when they die at any point during this period, they ''explode''.
* ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'' 's parapsychics have a non-zero chance of going into "Burn" every time they use their powers.

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* Mega-[[PsychoSerum Juicers]] in ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' start to become consumed by their power when they near the end of their lives. First their eyes start to glow, then their whole bodies, and eventually they just burst into flame. If/when they die at any point during this period, they ''explode''.
* ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'' 's ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'''s parapsychics have a non-zero chance of going into "Burn" every time they use their powers.



* At the end of Heavens Feel route in VisualNovel/FateStayNight [[spoiler:Sakura]] loses the ability to control the Grail's energy, resulting in a potentially world destroying... thingy... requiring first the use of Rule Breaker to separate [[spoiler:Sakura]] from the Grail and then [[spoiler:either Shirou or Ilya's HeroicSacrifice to keep from getting worse]].

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* At the end of the Heavens Feel route in VisualNovel/FateStayNight [[spoiler:Sakura]] loses the ability to control the Grail's energy, resulting in a potentially world destroying... thingy... requiring first the use of Rule Breaker to separate [[spoiler:Sakura]] from the Grail and then [[spoiler:either Shirou or Ilya's HeroicSacrifice to keep from getting worse]].



* A story line in ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' involves [[spoiler:the titular heroine going into one after an altercation with two supervillains stealing a [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke "Genetic Infusion Chamber" powered by a "Cherenkov]][[JackKirby -Kirby]] [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke Reactor]].]]

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* A story line in ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' involves [[spoiler:the titular heroine going into one after an altercation with two supervillains stealing a [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke "Genetic Infusion Chamber" powered by a "Cherenkov]][[JackKirby "Cherenkov]][[Creator/JackKirby -Kirby]] [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke Reactor]].Reactor"]].]]
31st Jul '16 2:16:18 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/CaptainAtom in the [[DCComics DC comic]] ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', inadvertently causes the US Midwest to become a radioactive wasteland when the Parasite ruptures his containment suit. This has almost happened to him a few other times in mainstream DC continuity, since unlike other EnergyBeings he's made of nuclear radiation.

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* ComicBook/CaptainAtom in the [[DCComics [[Creator/DCComics DC comic]] ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', inadvertently causes the US Midwest to become a radioactive wasteland when the Parasite ruptures his containment suit. This has almost happened to him a few other times in mainstream DC continuity, since unlike other EnergyBeings he's made of nuclear radiation.
18th Jul '16 11:21:14 PM Qube
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** Chiaotzu, Android 16, and Vegeta each triggered Super Power Meltdowns to try and defeat TheDragon and BigBad of separate arcs as part of a HeroicSacrifice. [[spoiler: It never works.]]

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** Chiaotzu, Android 16, and Vegeta each triggered Super Power Meltdowns to try and defeat TheDragon and or BigBad of separate arcs as part of a HeroicSacrifice. [[spoiler: It never works.]]
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