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4th Aug '17 8:53:30 AM Omeganian
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* Gabriel Ashcroft (AKA Patiant Zero) in ''Series/MutantX''. The first person to be experimented on by Adam Kane and the first known [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual new mutant]]. Unlike all other new mutants, which are separated into categories (elementals, ferals, moleculars, and [[PsychicPowers psionics]]), Ashcroft has powers from all four categories (although not all possible powers). He's also a murderous psychopath. However, so many powers cause his cells to slowly destabilize. When his plan to summon an ancient goddess to cure him was thwarted by the titular team, his body exploded, taking out his entire base.

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* Gabriel Ashcroft Ashlocke (AKA Patiant Patient Zero) in ''Series/MutantX''. The first person to be experimented on by Adam Kane and the first known [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual new mutant]]. Unlike all other new mutants, which are separated into categories (elementals, ferals, moleculars, and [[PsychicPowers psionics]]), Ashcroft has powers from all four categories (although not all possible powers). He's also a murderous psychopath. However, so many powers cause his cells to slowly destabilize. When his plan Ashlocke's first attempt to summon save himself involves awakening an ancient goddess sorceress, then he tries to cure him was thwarted by the titular team, his body exploded, MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight, then he tries to bully Adam into helping... Ultimately, he explodes, taking out his entire base.half the team's base with him.
11th May '17 4:53:48 PM Reathin
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* In the Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC "Trespasser", the Inquisitor's Mark begins flaring up occasionally, building power at an accelerated rate and causing ever increasing amounts of pain. By the end, [[spoiler: the mark goes into a full meltdown, building power extremely quickly. If not deliberately discharged before it reaches maximum strength, it will detonate and cause massive damage to everyone nearby, the party included. Without Solas' intervention, it would have killed them]].

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* In the Dragon Age: Inquisition ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' DLC "Trespasser", the Inquisitor's Mark begins flaring up occasionally, building power at an accelerated rate and causing ever increasing amounts of pain. By the end, [[spoiler: the mark goes into a full meltdown, building power extremely quickly. If not deliberately discharged before it reaches maximum strength, it will detonate and cause massive damage to everyone nearby, the party included. Without Solas' intervention, it the Inquisitor would have killed them]].been killed]].
11th May '17 4:47:55 PM Reathin
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* In the Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC "Trespasser", the Inquisitor's Mark begins flaring up occasionally, building power at an accelerated rate and causing ever increasing amounts of pain. By the end, [[spoiler: the mark goes into a full meltdown, building power extremely quickly. If not deliberately discharged before it reaches maximum strength, it will detonate and cause massive damage to everyone nearby, the party included. Without Solas' intervention, it would have killed them]].
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.]]
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