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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' movies, it's rather "Touched by [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Magical Pretty Ponies]]". After the events of the first film, the human Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie still have some bits of Equestrian magic left in them, causing them to shift into their anthropony forms when they play. In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' it also makes them immune to the Dazzlings' MindControlMusic, at least until they start breaking apart.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' movies, it's rather "Touched by [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Magical Pretty Ponies]]". Ponies]]".
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After the events of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the first film, film]], the human Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie still have some bits of Equestrian magic left in them, causing them to shift into their anthropony forms when they play. In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' it also makes them immune to the Dazzlings' MindControlMusic, at least until they start breaking apart.



** This becomes a major source of conflict in ''[[MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree Legend of Everfree]]'', as human Twilight is revealed to still have some residual magic from her transformation in the last movie and she becomes terrified of reverting into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Midnight Sparkle]] every time her power manifests. Exposure to [[spoiler: Gloriosa Daisy's]] magical geodes causes the other six girls to develop new magical abilities as well. [[spoiler: By the end of the movie all seven undergo a transformation into [[MagicalGirlWarrior Magical Girl Warriors]], which they can apparently now do at will thanks to the magic lockets created from the geodes.]]

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** This becomes a major source of conflict in ''[[MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree Legend of Everfree]]'', as human Twilight is revealed to still have some residual magic from her transformation in the last movie and she becomes terrified of reverting into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Midnight Sparkle]] every time her power manifests. Exposure to [[spoiler: Gloriosa [[spoiler:Gloriosa Daisy's]] magical geodes causes the other six girls to develop new magical abilities as well. [[spoiler: By [[spoiler:By the end of the movie all seven undergo a transformation into [[MagicalGirlWarrior Magical Girl Warriors]], which they can apparently now do at will thanks to the magic lockets created from the geodes.]]



* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', Irina [[spoiler:receives the knowledge of, well, everything from the interdimensional being that she places the skull on.]] She gets exactly what she asked for. [[spoiler:The knowledge causes intense pain and [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence pulls her into the being's dimension]].]] This was meant to be a reward. Lesson learned? Don't help the Vorlons.
** Or at least don't help them without specifying [[spoiler:how ''much'' knowledge]]. Be careful what you want, and all that good stuff.

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* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', Irina [[spoiler:receives the knowledge of, well, everything from the interdimensional being that she places the skull on.]] She gets exactly what she asked for. [[spoiler:The knowledge causes intense pain and [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence pulls her into the being's dimension]].]] This was meant to be a reward. Lesson learned? Don't help the Vorlons.
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Vorlons. Or at least don't help them without specifying [[spoiler:how ''much'' knowledge]]. Be careful what you want, and all that good stuff.



* [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Buckaroo Banzai]] is a relatively mild example. All the Black Lectroids do is give him the ability to see all Lectroids as they really are and the knowledge to create an antidote to their illusion disguise.

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* [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Buckaroo Banzai]] ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension'' is a relatively mild example. All the Black Lectroids do is give him the ability to see all Lectroids as they really are and the knowledge to create an antidote to their illusion disguise.



* The Shanda'ryn of Adam R. Brown's ''{{Literature/Alterien}}'' series fit this trope nicely. It was specifically Dr. Grey along with Ara, Li'nia and an {{ultimate life form}} called Eve who created the Alterien species with the intention of having them eventually replace Homo sapiens.
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' is a classic example of this trope. The protagonists were given amazing shapeshifting super-phlebotium by an alien who crashed in their hometown and hoped they could prevent the alien invasion he died trying to stop.

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* The Shanda'ryn of Adam R. Brown's ''{{Literature/Alterien}}'' ''Literature/{{Alterien}}'' series fit this trope nicely. It was specifically Dr. Grey along with Ara, Li'nia and an {{ultimate life form}} called Eve who created the Alterien species with the intention of having them eventually replace Homo sapiens.
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' is a classic example of this trope. trope.
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The protagonists were given amazing shapeshifting super-phlebotium by an alien who crashed in their hometown and hoped they could prevent the alien invasion he died trying to stop.



* ''Literature/NightWatch''

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* ''Literature/NightWatch''''Literature/NightWatch'':



*** It's possible, if incredibly rare in Tolkien's world for a human to give up their humanity and become an elf, the same way that few rare elves give up their immortality. The will of [[{{God}} Eru]] is always involved in these events, and it's perceived as giving up something incredibly valuable in return for something else in both cases.
** Most forms of awesomeness in Tolkien's mythology are contagious. The elves who hang out with the Valar are awesomer than the elves who don't, and the men who hang out with elves are awesomer than the men who don't. Some of this is simply a matter of learning skills and knowledge from them, but the elf-friends also tend to be taller, stronger, wiser, and ''much'' longer-lived. (Sadly, this doesn't stop some of the more High Elves from being total [[JerkAss jerkasses.]])

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*** ** It's possible, if incredibly rare in Tolkien's world for a human to give up their humanity and become an elf, the same way that few rare elves give up their immortality. The will of [[{{God}} Eru]] is always involved in these events, and it's perceived as giving up something incredibly valuable in return for something else in both cases.
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** Most forms of awesomeness in Tolkien's mythology are contagious. The elves who hang out with the Valar are awesomer than the elves who don't, and the men who hang out with elves are awesomer than the men who don't. Some of this is simply a matter of learning skills and knowledge from them, but the elf-friends also tend to be taller, stronger, wiser, and ''much'' longer-lived. (Sadly, this doesn't stop some of the more High Elves from being total [[JerkAss jerkasses.]]){{jerkass}}es.)



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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** The fourth edition has the Warlock class which, are usually described as having made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with a fiend]] or a [[EldritchAbomination lovecraftian entity from the stars]], but sometimes are described as this trope, especially if their powers were granted by TheFairFolk.
** TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} provides an entire race Touched By Vorlons. The Kalashtar started out as human mystics untill they merged with extraplanar beings known as Quori.
** ''ForgottenRealms'' after Time of Troubles has "Touched mages" -- wizards who agreed to perform for the goddes of magic (but ''don't'' need to be Mystra's faithful) a "little" service -- help to erase a dead-magic zone, drop a "funny" surprise on local Cult of the Dragon cell and so on. They receive a temporary granted power (which may change mid-quest). When the mission is complete and this power vanishes, the wizard is left with a little, but useful spell-like ability (like Feather Fall or Light at will) and is a bit less vulnerable to one school of spells. Naturally, this also stimulates the faith more often than not.
** Overexposure to raw magic/eldritch energy can also result in a disease known as Warp Touch, which may result in the development of all sorts of RedRightHand attributes...unless the 1d100 roll is a critical failure, in which case the victim simply [[BodyHorror melts into a puddle of goo.]]
* Never, ever a good thing in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Partly because you're liable to get [[BurnTheWitch nailed to a stick and purged with flame]] if you get touched by any alien... or listen to them... or look at them (unless through a gun sight)... or live in the same general area as someone who looked at them... and Emperor help you if someone on your planet was engaged in a Chaos Cult.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The fourth edition has the Warlock class which, class, which members are usually described as having made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with a fiend]] or a [[EldritchAbomination lovecraftian entity from the stars]], but sometimes are described as this trope, especially if their powers were granted by TheFairFolk.
** TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} provides an entire race Touched By by Vorlons. The Kalashtar started out as human mystics untill until they merged with extraplanar beings known as Quori.
** ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' after Time of Troubles has "Touched mages" -- wizards who agreed to perform for the goddes goddess of magic (but ''don't'' need to be Mystra's faithful) a "little" service -- help to erase a dead-magic zone, drop a "funny" surprise on local Cult of the Dragon cell and so on. They receive a temporary granted power (which may change mid-quest). When the mission is complete and this power vanishes, the wizard is left with a little, but useful spell-like ability (like Feather Fall or Light at will) and is a bit less vulnerable to one school of spells. Naturally, this also stimulates the faith more often than not.
** Overexposure to raw magic/eldritch energy can also result in a disease known as Warp Touch, which may result in the development of all sorts of RedRightHand attributes... unless the 1d100 roll is a critical failure, in which case the victim simply [[BodyHorror melts into a puddle of goo.]]
* Never, ever a good thing in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''.
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Partly because you're liable to get [[BurnTheWitch nailed to a stick and purged with flame]] if you get touched by any alien... or listen to them... or look at them (unless through a gun sight)... or live in the same general area as someone who looked at them... and Emperor help you if someone on your planet was engaged in a Chaos Cult.



** Aside from the [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods,]] there's also the [[PhysicalGod C'tan]], [[BlessedWithSuck Psykers]], and [[AbusivePrecursors the Eldar Gods]]. In general, getting Touched By Vorlons in [[CrapsackWorld this]] [[DarkerAndEdgier setting]] is never a good thing.
** Psykers in general are described as being "those touched by the warp." Since the Warp is home to a variety of [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods and daemons]] who think humans are wonderfully delicious, this [[BlessedWithSuck isn't a good thing.]]
*** Which is when the Commissar ability "It's For Your Own Good!" comes into play...
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** Aside from the [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods,]] there's also the [[PhysicalGod C'tan]], [[BlessedWithSuck Psykers]], and [[AbusivePrecursors the Eldar Gods]]. In general, getting Touched By by Vorlons in [[CrapsackWorld this]] [[DarkerAndEdgier setting]] is never a good thing.
** Psykers in general are described as being "those touched by the warp." Since the Warp is home to a variety of [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods and daemons]] who think humans are wonderfully delicious, this [[BlessedWithSuck isn't a good thing.]]
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]] Which is when the Commissar ability "It's For for Your Own Good!" comes into play...
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* ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness''''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'':



** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' plays the trope similarly, with [[spoiler:the goddess Izanami]] granting the power to enter the TV universe and summon Personas to the main character [[spoiler:and two others]], more or less just to see what they would do with it. More relevant to this trope, [[spoiler:the power is granted via contact-- in this case, Izanami's disguised form as the gas station attendant giving you a friendly handshake.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' has Philemon granting humans the ability of Persona, though his rival Nyarlathotep played with this in the first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' by empowering [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Kandori Takahisa]] during the SEBEC fiasco, in an effort to hasten the death of reality. Both continue playing with the same tricks through ''Persona'' and both halves of ''Persona 2''.
* Jak from ''JakAndDaxter'' is blessed with Light Eco abilities by the Precursors, god-like figures of his world. While his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Eco powers]] were a result of being experimented on by [[EvilOverlord Baron Praxis]], the Precursors help him to gain control of them.
* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna the Bloodedge]] gained his powers [[spoiler: by fusing with the remains of the [[EldritchAbomination Black Beast]].]]

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' plays the trope similarly, with [[spoiler:the goddess Izanami]] granting the power to enter the TV universe and summon Personas to the main character [[spoiler:and two others]], more or less just to see what they would do with it. More relevant to this trope, [[spoiler:the power is granted via contact-- in this case, Izanami's disguised form as the gas station attendant giving you a friendly handshake.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona2'' has Philemon granting humans the ability of Persona, though his rival Nyarlathotep played with this in the first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' by empowering [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Kandori Takahisa]] during the SEBEC fiasco, in an effort to hasten the death of reality. Both continue playing with the same tricks through ''Persona'' and both halves of ''Persona 2''.
* Jak from ''JakAndDaxter'' ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' is blessed with Light Eco abilities by the Precursors, god-like figures of his world. While his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Eco powers]] were a result of being experimented on by [[EvilOverlord Baron Praxis]], the Precursors help him to gain control of them.
* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Ragna the Bloodedge]] Bloodedge gained his powers [[spoiler: by fusing with the remains of the [[EldritchAbomination Black Beast]].]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', the Librarian infuses John-117 with a "genesong" when he finds her on Requiem. Initially there doesn't seem to be any difference, but it turns out near the climax that [[spoiler:she has made John immune to the Composer]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Halo4'', the Librarian infuses John-117 with a "genesong" when he finds her on Requiem. Initially there doesn't seem to be any difference, but it turns out near the climax that [[spoiler:she has made John immune to the Composer]].



* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' had [[PowersViaPossession possessed]] Jack Hyland turning from already [[GadgeteerGenius very tech savvy]] into a spirit-seeing and eventually flying MadScientist. Later he [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=797 says]] "all these great ideas" were a temporary effect, but after complete recovery has both fledgling etheric powers and possibly improved tech-savvy side, if not on the same crazy level.

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' had has [[PowersViaPossession possessed]] Jack Hyland turning from already [[GadgeteerGenius very tech savvy]] into a spirit-seeing and eventually flying MadScientist. Later he [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=797 says]] "all these great ideas" were a temporary effect, but after complete recovery has both fledgling etheric powers and possibly improved tech-savvy side, if not on the same crazy level.



* Hilariously Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', with Dib being contacted by Shoe Aliens to help in his fight against Zim. He gains incredible mental and physical powers, which he then uses to prepare the Earth for Irken Invasion and defeat the Irken Armada. Turns out it was just Zim, having kidnapped him and hooked him up to an interrogation device, in order to determine if Dib threw a muffin at him earlier in the day. Zim then proceeds to gain his revenge by throwing a muffin at Dib.
** From a cannon.

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* Hilariously Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', with Dib being contacted by Shoe Aliens to help in his fight against Zim. He gains incredible mental and physical powers, which he then uses to prepare the Earth for Irken Invasion and defeat the Irken Armada. Turns out it was just Zim, having kidnapped him and hooked him up to an interrogation device, in order to determine if Dib threw a muffin at him earlier in the day. Zim then proceeds to gain his revenge by throwing a muffin at Dib.
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Dib. From a cannon.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' two-parter, "Beginnings" showed that this is how bending started: The Lion Turtle spirit temporarily gave humans the ability to bend an element, eventually letting them keep the power. The Avatar started by merging his energies with that of the spirit, Raava, allowing Wan (the first Avatar) to hold the power of more than one element. [[spoiler: Eventually Raava merged permanently with Wan, in the process becoming what would be known as The Avatar Spirit.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' two-parter, "Beginnings" showed shows that this is how bending started: The Lion Turtle spirit temporarily gave humans the ability to bend an element, eventually letting them keep the power. The Avatar started by merging his energies with that of the spirit, Raava, allowing Wan (the first Avatar) to hold the power of more than one element. [[spoiler: Eventually [[spoiler:Eventually Raava merged permanently with Wan, in the process becoming what would be known as The Avatar Spirit.]]






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27th Oct '17 9:24:27 PM Freezer
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* ComicBook/RedSonja was granted her strength and fighting skill from the goddess Scathach, in response for her cry for vengeance[[note]]Her family and village were destroyed by a band of mercenaries, and Sonja herself was raped by the band's leader[[/note]]. On the condition that she would never lie with a man unless [[BestHerToBedher defeated her in fair combat first.]]
24th Aug '17 8:45:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''YuYuHakusho'', one can be "touched" in different ways. For example, a side effect of a passage to Makai being forced open is that people in the vicinity start exhibiting assorted psychic powers. Also, once spirit or demon abilities enter a bloodline, it can be passed down through the generations (the Kuwabara siblings, Kazuma and Shizuru, are both naturally gifted), though atavism can result in the abilities not showing with each generation. [[spoiler:In the case of demon heritage, it can take a ''long'' break of many generations before emerging with just the right descendant.]] [[spoiler:In Yusuke's case, his demon heritage goes back 44 generations and only awakened when he died a second time.]]

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* In ''YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', one can be "touched" in different ways. For example, a side effect of a passage to Makai being forced open is that people in the vicinity start exhibiting assorted psychic powers. Also, once spirit or demon abilities enter a bloodline, it can be passed down through the generations (the Kuwabara siblings, Kazuma and Shizuru, are both naturally gifted), though atavism can result in the abilities not showing with each generation. [[spoiler:In the case of demon heritage, it can take a ''long'' break of many generations before emerging with just the right descendant.]] [[spoiler:In Yusuke's case, his demon heritage goes back 44 generations and only awakened when he died a second time.]]
2nd Aug '17 6:28:16 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Two are related to the same being, [[spoiler: the Phoenix]] - [[spoiler: Lily]] cut a deal with [[spoiler: the Phoenix that resulted in Harry's protection and her becoming the new White Phoenix of the Crown.]] As a result of this, in chapter 2 of ''Ghosts of the Past'' Harry finds out that he can manipulate the fragment of [[spoiler: the Phoenix]] he's been given to an unknown extent.

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** Two are related to the same being, [[spoiler: the Phoenix]] - [[spoiler: Lily]] cut a deal with [[spoiler: the Phoenix that resulted in Harry's protection and her becoming the new White Phoenix of the Crown.]] ]]
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As a result of this, in chapter 2 of ''Ghosts of the Past'' Harry finds out that he can manipulate the fragment of [[spoiler: the Phoenix]] he's been given given. Chapter 14 reveals that he can [[spoiler: use this to an unknown extent.become the Dark Phoenix.]]
15th Jul '17 4:12:11 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', [[FunctionalMagic Nen ability]] can be gained by a process called Nen Baptism, which is basically direct exposure to Nen by a Nen user. The other method is through [[ReligionIsMagic meditation and prayer]], and can take years.
* In ''LightNovel/MahouSensou'', exposure to magic is enough to turn a {{Muggle}} into a magician. After a magic battle occurs at their school, protagonists Takeshi, Kurumi and Ida all gain powers, and Takeshi's brother Gekkou gains them off-screen later on.

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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', [[FunctionalMagic Nen ability]] can be gained by a process called Nen Baptism, which is basically direct exposure to Nen by a Nen user. The other method is through [[ReligionIsMagic meditation and prayer]], and can take years.
years but is a lot safer.
* In ''LightNovel/MahouSensou'', exposure to magic is enough to turn a {{Muggle}} into a magician. After a magic battle occurs at their school, protagonists Takeshi, Kurumi and Ida all gain powers, and Takeshi's brother Gekkou gains them off-screen later on.



* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', Shana becomes increasingly powerful when Yuji is near her, leading to her ability to fly using flame wings.
** This trope much better fits the way Flame Haze gain their powers, which is essentially through a contract with a god. In particular, Shana goes from a BadassNormal to a [[PlayingWithFire flame-wielding]] superhero. Yuji is a completely normal person [[spoiler: Or maybe not]] Shana is able to manifest her wings for the first time because [[YouAreNotAlone She Is Not Alone]] rather than any special power of Yuji's.

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* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'',
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Shana becomes increasingly powerful when Yuji is near her, leading to her ability to fly using flame wings.
wings. This a cross between Yuji's status as a container for the Midnight-Lost-Child and ThePowerOfLove.
** This trope much better fits is the way Flame Haze gain their powers, which is essentially through a contract with a god. In particular, Shana goes from a BadassNormal to a [[PlayingWithFire flame-wielding]] superhero. Yuji is a completely normal person [[spoiler: Or maybe not]] Shana is able to manifest her wings for the first time because [[YouAreNotAlone She Is Not Alone]] rather than any special power of Yuji's.



* In Anime/DigimonAdventure and its sequel, nearly all the original Digidestined were children who had been present personally for a massive battle between two Digimon, and the majority of the others seem to have witnessed the battle that took place on the internet. This seems to suggest that the only way to get a VIP pass into the [[CyberSpace Digital World]] is by being touched by Digimon.

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* In Anime/DigimonAdventure ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and its sequel, nearly all the original Digidestined were children who had been present personally for a massive battle between two Digimon, and the majority of the others seem to have witnessed the battle that took place on the internet. This seems to suggest that the only way to get a VIP pass into the [[CyberSpace Digital World]] is by being touched by Digimon.



** In the novella ''[[Literature/HeartsInAtlantis Low Men In Yellow Coats]]'' (adapted into a film named for the anthology in which the story appeared, ''Hearts in Atlantis''), anyone Ted touches gains his psychic abilities, at least temporarily. When the character turns up later in the [[Literature/TheWindThroughTheKeyhole final]] Franchise/TheDarkTower book, we find out not only can he temporarily give a normal person psychic powers, but is also able to exponentially boost the power of someone who was already psychic.

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** In the novella ''[[Literature/HeartsInAtlantis ''Literature/HeartsInAtlantis - Low Men In Yellow Coats]]'' Coats'' (adapted into a film named for the anthology in which the story appeared, ''Hearts in Atlantis''), anyone Ted touches gains his psychic abilities, at least temporarily. When the character turns up later in the [[Literature/TheWindThroughTheKeyhole final]] Franchise/TheDarkTower book, we find out not only can he temporarily give a normal person psychic powers, but is also able to exponentially boost the power of someone who was already psychic.



* [[Literature/TheDeathGateCycle Hugh the Hand]] was initially nothing more than a very skilled assassin, but after his death in the first book he was made immortal by a Sartan. There are also a number of other characters more subtly influenced as well as a Sartan weapon that made its wielder incredibly powerful, though at a cost.

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* [[Literature/TheDeathGateCycle ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'': Hugh the Hand]] Hand was initially nothing more than a very skilled assassin, but after his death in the first book he was made immortal by a Sartan. There are also a number of other characters more subtly influenced as well as a Sartan weapon that made its wielder incredibly powerful, though at a cost.


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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': During the events of ''Literature/TranscendingLimitations'', Annala [[spoiler: is possessed by the TopGod, Lady Chaos,]] which fundamentally alters her mind, body and soul. One result of this is acquiring many new abilities and divine-level power.
7th Jul '17 4:38:51 AM Slothgirl
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/280389/chapters/445528 Start Infinity Again]]'', [[Franchise/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Kirk Prime]] has amplified psychic sensitivity as a result of [[Film/StarTrekGenerations his time in the Nexus]].
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* This is essentially how Sho Fukamachi became the {{Guyver}}, though he never asked for the alien technology.

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* This is essentially how Sho Fukamachi became the {{Guyver}}, Manga/{{Guyver}}, though he never asked for the alien technology.
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* In the Creator/GeorgeRRMartin-edited ''WildCards'' books, the Aces and Jokers are given their superpowers and super-un-powers, respectively, from an alien virus that's sorta kinda accidentally spread across the planet.

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* In the Creator/GeorgeRRMartin-edited ''WildCards'' ''Literature/WildCards'' books, the Aces and Jokers are given their superpowers and super-un-powers, respectively, from an alien virus that's sorta kinda accidentally spread across the planet.
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In the episodes "Off Colors" and "Lars' Head", [[spoiler: Lars is brought back from the brink of death by Steven's healing powers, and Lars finds [[LockedIntoStrangeness his hair and skin have turned a faint pink]], he no longer feels hunger or thirst, his pulse is much slower than normal, and his hair has a portal to the same pocket dimension found in Lion's mane. This implies that Lion was an ordinary lion who was similarly saved by Rose Quartz, and that Lars might have other powers he has yet to discover.]]
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->''"You cannot harm me. You cannot stop someone who has been [[TropeNamer touched by Vorlons.]]"''

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->''"You cannot harm me. You cannot stop someone who has been [[TropeNamer touched by Vorlons.]]"''"''
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