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16th Mar '17 3:46:50 PM JoeMerl
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** There's also ''tzaraath,'' which is often translated as "leprosy," but which others believe to be a supernatural ailment only given as divine punishment. According to Mosaic Law, one with ''tzaraath'' has to be quarantined away from people until cured. Since Miriam got it from speaking against Moses, it's often seen as a punishment for gossip and slander--in other words, you try to hurt someone's reputation, and ''you're'' the one who will wind up isolated from other people instead of them.
16th Mar '17 3:42:36 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Invoked}} on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer.'' In one episode, Dawn becomes depressed to discover that she's not a Potential, so Xander gives her a pep talk, saying that he feels like being the TokenNormal has allowed him to "see" things that the others don't. Apparently [[TheDragon Caleb]] learned about this conversation from his nigh-[[TheOmniscient omniscient]] boss, because later in the season:

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* {{Invoked}} on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer.'' In one episode, Dawn becomes depressed to discover upon learning that she's not a Potential, so Xander gives her a pep talk, saying that he feels like being the TokenNormal TheTeamNormal has allowed him to "see" things that the others don't. Apparently [[TheDragon Caleb]] learned about this conversation from his nigh-[[TheOmniscient omniscient]] boss, because later in the season:
16th Mar '17 3:40:33 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Invoked}} on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer.'' In one episode, Dawn becomes depressed to discover that she's not a Potential, so Xander gives her a pep talk, saying that he feels like being the TokenNormal has allowed him to "see" things that the others don't. Apparently [[TheDragon Caleb]] learned about this conversation from his nigh-[[TheOmniscient omniscient]] boss, because later in the season:
-->'''Caleb:''' So, you're the one who sees everything? [[EyeScream Let's see what we can do about that]].
15th Nov '16 6:08:26 PM Katsuhagi
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* The [[KnightTemplar Kyorl'solenurn]] clan of ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'' [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]] when doling out specific types of punishments, and since the clan in general is heavy on the [[BodyMotifs eye symbolism]] it often involves eyes, both literal and figurative, to represent how the guilty has become blind to the Goddess. Itansha was nearly blinded in both eyes after she came into conflict with the clan leaders and went into exile, while Ky'ovarde was one of the clan's {{Seers}} and had one eye put out after the Holy Mother she served was killed as a symbolic stripping of her powers.

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* The [[KnightTemplar Kyorl'solenurn]] clan of ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'' [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]] when doling out specific types of punishments, and since the clan in general is heavy on the [[BodyMotifs eye symbolism]] it often involves eyes, both literal and figurative, to represent how the guilty has become blind to the Goddess. Itansha was nearly blinded in both eyes after she came into conflict with the clan leaders and went into exile, while Ky'ovarde was one of the clan's {{Seers}} and had one eye put out after the Holy Mother she served was killed as a symbolic stripping of her powers.
powers. Heretics are also branded with a forehead marking showing a stitched-shut eye that may be combined with one of these.
5th Mar '16 11:54:36 AM Katsuhagi
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* The [[KnightTemplar Kyorl'solenurn]] clan of ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'' [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]] when doling out specific types of punishments, and since the clan in general is heavy on the [[BodyMotifs eye symbolism]] it often involves eyes, both literal and figurative. Itansha was nearly blinded in both eyes after she came into conflict with the clan leaders and went into exile, while Ky'ovarde was one of the clan's {{Seers}} and had one eye put out after the Holy Mother she served was killed as a symbolic stripping of her powers.

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* The [[KnightTemplar Kyorl'solenurn]] clan of ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'' [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]] when doling out specific types of punishments, and since the clan in general is heavy on the [[BodyMotifs eye symbolism]] it often involves eyes, both literal and figurative.figurative, to represent how the guilty has become blind to the Goddess. Itansha was nearly blinded in both eyes after she came into conflict with the clan leaders and went into exile, while Ky'ovarde was one of the clan's {{Seers}} and had one eye put out after the Holy Mother she served was killed as a symbolic stripping of her powers.
5th Mar '16 11:53:58 AM Katsuhagi
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* The [[KnightTemplar Kyorl'solenurn]] clan of ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'' [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]] when doling out specific types of punishments, and since the clan in general is heavy on the [[BodyMotifs eye symbolism]] it often involves eyes, both literal and figurative. Itansha was nearly blinded in both eyes after she came into conflict with the clan leaders and went into exile, while Ky'ovarde was one of the clan's {{Seers}} and had one eye put out after the Holy Mother she served was killed as a symbolic stripping of her powers.
4th Mar '16 10:18:07 AM R1ck
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* May or may not be the case with George Lucas' apparent obsession with having the two ''Franchise/StarWars'' protagonist's hands chopped off.
* Lee from ''Film/{{Secretary}}''.

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* May or may not be One could say that the case with George Lucas' apparent obsession with having the two constant loss of hands and limbs in ''Franchise/StarWars'' protagonist's hands chopped off.
* Lee from ''Film/{{Secretary}}''.
represents the loss of control in a situation. From Anakin's hand being cut off by Count Dooku to Luke losing his hand to Vader, it shows the moment when the person who thought they were strong enough to face anything sees that they are really quite powerless.
29th Dec '15 8:17:27 PM SteveMB
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* ''Fanfic/AloneTogether'': Each of the two suffers an injury that deprives them of a major character trait -- [[SheFu ultra-athletic]] Kim gets a broken ankle that doesn't properly heal; [[DeadpanSnarker sharp-tongued]] Shego is left mute in the aftermath of [[spoiler:her suicide attempt]]. Like everything else that physically happens to them in the Other World, these are [[ResetButton undone]] when they return home.

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* ''Fanfic/AloneTogether'': Each of the two suffers an injury Kim and Shego are each injured in a way that deprives them of impacts a major character trait -- [[SheFu ultra-athletic]] Kim gets a broken ankle that doesn't properly heal; [[DeadpanSnarker sharp-tongued]] Shego is left mute in the aftermath of [[spoiler:her suicide attempt]]. Like everything else that physically happens to them in the [[AlternateUniverse Other World, World]], these are [[ResetButton undone]] when they return home.
15th Oct '15 1:03:52 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'', Shouko's right arm is in a sling after the events of chapter 43. Since she normally uses sign language to communicate and that is her writing hand, it makes her attempts to communicate more difficult and represents how she is being isolated from others.

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* In ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'', Shouko's Shouko Nishimiya's right arm is in a sling after the events of chapter 43. Since she is deaf and normally uses sign language or notebooks to communicate and that is her writing hand, it makes her attempts to communicate more difficult and represents how she is being isolated from others.
28th Sep '15 10:19:45 PM morenohijazo
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* ''FanFic/IAmNotGoingThroughPubertyAgain'': this is [[spoiler:Sasuke]]'s reason for having refused a prosthetic arm.

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* ''FanFic/IAmNotGoingThroughPubertyAgain'': this is [[spoiler:Sasuke]]'s reason for having refused a prosthetic arm.for his left arm, as well as why he incinerates the very ''real'' left arm that he'd ripped off post time travel when Sakura offers to reattach it.



* The Pirate Captain from ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "The Pirate Planet". His body is largely robotic and he is gaining material wealth ruthlessly, replacing his humanity with materials.

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* The Pirate Captain from ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet "The Pirate Planet".Planet"]]. His body is largely robotic and he is gaining material wealth ruthlessly, replacing his humanity with materials.
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