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8th Feb '16 4:15:15 PM Willbyr
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* Chiaotzu and Android 16 in ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' triggered Super Power Meltdowns to try and defeat TheDragon and BigBad of separate arcs as part of a HeroicSacrifice. [[spoiler: It didn't work.]] ** When Goku delivered the killing blow to Broly in Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan, he underwent a SuperpowerMeltdown and exploded. ** When the villain Cell threatened to destroy the planet by triggering his own, Goku [[spoiler: teleports them both away. Ironically, while he is the lead, his HeroicSacrifice was partly in vain since Cell survives and Gohan has to beat him.]]
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': ** Chiaotzu and Android 16 in ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' triggered Super Power Meltdowns to try and defeat TheDragon and BigBad of separate arcs as part of a HeroicSacrifice. [[spoiler: It didn't work.]] ** When Goku delivered the killing blow to Broly in Dragon ''Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan, Saiyan'', he underwent a SuperpowerMeltdown Superpower Meltdown and exploded. ** When the villain Cell threatened to destroy the planet by triggering his own, Goku [[spoiler: teleports teleported them both away. Ironically, while he is was the lead, his HeroicSacrifice was partly in vain since Cell survives survived and Gohan has had to beat him.]]

* In ''{{Claymore}}'', the only people effective at finding and killing monstrous youma are the titular Claymores, women with youma flesh implanted in them; this also grants them increased physical abilities, and lets them draw on even more physical abilities if they choose to. If they draw too much, though, they risk 'awakening' and transforming into a murderous, human-eating Awakened Being that, due to its composite origin, is vastly more powerful and dangerous than the monsters they were supposed to be fighting in the first place. In actual practice, by the time the story takes place, the 'serious' threats are all Awakened Beings, and youma are little more than mooks... and yet they keep producing more Claymores to fight the Awakened Beings they produced when the ''previous'' Claymores went insane. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that the obviously insane nature of this strategy is deliberate on the part of the organization that creates Claymores, and their real goal was to create and test Awakened Beings from the start.]] * ''{{Tsukihime}}'''s Tohno Shiki has the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, which perceive the nature of death in the form of lines and dots on virtually ''everything''. He potentially risks this trope every time he takes off his ability-sealing glasses, and (later on) when his eyes become too strong to be suppressed. It has been stated that [[WalkingWasteland it wouldn't be strange for everything to fall apart around him, just from his being nearby]]. * The ''{{Guyver}}'' armor does this if its [[RestrainingBolt Control Medal]] is torn out. Among the things that happen is that the armor EATS the user.
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* In ''{{Claymore}}'', ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', the only people effective at finding and killing monstrous youma are the titular Claymores, women with youma flesh implanted in them; this also grants them increased physical abilities, and lets them draw on even more physical abilities if they choose to. If they draw too much, though, they risk 'awakening' and transforming into a murderous, human-eating Awakened Being that, due to its composite origin, is vastly more powerful and dangerous than the monsters they were supposed to be fighting in the first place. In actual practice, by the time the story takes place, the 'serious' threats are all Awakened Beings, and youma are little more than mooks... and yet they keep producing more Claymores to fight the Awakened Beings they produced when the ''previous'' Claymores went insane. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that the obviously insane nature of this strategy is deliberate on the part of the organization that creates Claymores, and their real goal was to create and test Awakened Beings from the start.]] * ''{{Tsukihime}}'''s ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'''s Tohno Shiki has the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, which perceive the nature of death in the form of lines and dots on virtually ''everything''. He potentially risks this trope every time he takes off his ability-sealing glasses, and (later on) when his eyes become too strong to be suppressed. It has been stated that [[WalkingWasteland it wouldn't be strange for everything to fall apart around him, just from his being nearby]]. * The ''{{Guyver}}'' ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' armor does this if its [[RestrainingBolt Control Medal]] is torn out. Among the things that happen is that the armor EATS the user.

* Subaru's famous berserker scene in MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha was apparently her first use of her [[spoiler:cyborg]] abilities as well as using her normal armaments as hard as she possibly could. Afterward, her gear is horribly damaged and she nearly destroyed her intelligent device entirely. Couple that with not bothering to dodge or block attacks and she was pretty seriously injured after that.
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* Subaru's famous berserker scene in MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' was apparently her first use of her [[spoiler:cyborg]] abilities as well as using her normal armaments as hard as she possibly could. Afterward, her gear is horribly damaged and she nearly destroyed her intelligent device entirely. Couple that with not bothering to dodge or block attacks and she was pretty seriously injured after that.

* In ''RosarioToVampire'', Tsukune's [[SuperhumanTransfusion vampire blood injections]] power him up immensely, but they slowly eat away at both his [[BodyHorror body]] and his [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity humanity]]. He's gained some measure of control over those powers at this point, but he still occasionally [[SuperpoweredEvilSide loses control]]
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* In ''RosarioToVampire'', ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', Tsukune's [[SuperhumanTransfusion vampire blood injections]] power him up immensely, but they slowly eat away at both his [[BodyHorror body]] and his [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity humanity]]. He's gained some measure of control over those powers at this point, but he still occasionally [[SuperpoweredEvilSide loses control]]
15th Jan '16 9:02:27 AM Adept
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* Katsumi in [[SilentMoebius Silent Möbius]] [[spoiler: after she finds Robert [=DeVice=] dead, her grief and anger make her magical power leash out, blowing up the apartment building in a PillarOfLight as she screams inside the fire with GlowingEyesOfDoom.]]
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* Katsumi in [[SilentMoebius Silent Möbius]] ''Manga/SilentMobius'' [[spoiler: after she finds Robert [=DeVice=] dead, her grief and anger make her magical power leash out, blowing up the apartment building in a PillarOfLight as she screams inside the fire with GlowingEyesOfDoom.]]
13th Jan '16 7:01:49 PM nombretomado
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* In the original ''SquadronSupreme'' limited series, Nuke has a meltdown which ends up [[spoiler:killing him, as he burns up all the oxygen inside the force field that's keeping him from incinerating the countryside.]]
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* In the original ''SquadronSupreme'' ''ComicBook/SquadronSupreme'' limited series, Nuke has a meltdown which ends up [[spoiler:killing him, as he burns up all the oxygen inside the force field that's keeping him from incinerating the countryside.]]
6th Jan '16 7:46:48 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SoulCalibur III'' start-up trailer, Nightmare seems to have one of these because he consumed the souls of a whole army, ''all at once''. It didn't seem to hurt him though.
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* In the ''SoulCalibur ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur III'' start-up trailer, Nightmare seems to have one of these because he consumed the souls of a whole army, ''all at once''. It didn't seem to hurt him though.
29th Dec '15 6:20:42 PM jormis29
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* A story line in ''{{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 ''{{Spinnerette}}'' ''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]].]]
23rd Dec '15 8:24:40 PM judasmartel
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* ''{{Tsukihime}}'''s Tohno Shiki has the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, which perceive the nature of death in the form of lines and dots on virtually ''everything''. He potentially risks this trope every time he takes off his ability-sealing glasses, and (later on) when his eyes become too strong to be suppressed. It has been stated that it wouldn't be strange for everything to fall apart around him, just from his being nearby.
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* ''{{Tsukihime}}'''s Tohno Shiki has the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, which perceive the nature of death in the form of lines and dots on virtually ''everything''. He potentially risks this trope every time he takes off his ability-sealing glasses, and (later on) when his eyes become too strong to be suppressed. It has been stated that [[WalkingWasteland it wouldn't be strange for everything to fall apart around him, just from his being nearby.nearby]].
10th Dec '15 7:45:46 PM nombretomado
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** Damage actually does have one of those at the end of ''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-ZeroHour continuity.]]
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** Damage actually does have one of those at the end of ''ZeroHour'' ''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-ZeroHour pre-ComicBook/ZeroHour continuity.]]
23rd Nov '15 12:31:50 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The 2002 adaptation of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' implies that the title character's telekinetic rampage is a case of this, with her seemingly going into a trance after being humiliated at the prom. (Other versions of the story, including the original novel, paint it as a straight RoaringRampageOfRevenge, with Carrie remaining in full command of [[MindOverMatter her powers]] and knowing exactly what she's doing throughout.)
31st Oct '15 4:22:55 PM nombretomado
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* TheAtom (the original [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] one with an "atomic punch," not the shrinking [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] one) was once used by a time-traveling villain who plotted to turn him into a human atom bomb, destroying Washington, killing President Truman and ensuring that superheroes would be hated and feared forever. (He failed.)
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* TheAtom ComicBook/TheAtom (the original [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] one with an "atomic punch," not the shrinking [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] one) was once used by a time-traveling villain who plotted to turn him into a human atom bomb, destroying Washington, killing President Truman and ensuring that superheroes would be hated and feared forever. (He failed.)
27th Oct '15 4:42:43 PM DarthNANAME
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Clarifying.
** Also, there's [[spoiler: Ace]] in "Epilogue," who might suffer a major aneurysm, causing a psychic backlash capable of killing thousands. [[spoiler: It doesn't happen.]]
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** Also, there's [[spoiler: Ace]] in "Epilogue," who might suffer a major aneurysm, causing a psychic backlash capable of killing thousands. [[spoiler: It doesn't happen.While the aneurysm does happen, killing her, there's thankfully no backlash.]]
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