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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]].
9th Jun '17 8:30:34 PM Willbyr
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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.
8th Jun '17 10:07:10 PM nombretomado
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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.
2nd Jun '17 5:47:48 AM Andyroid
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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.]]
30th May '17 11:26:28 AM thatother1dude
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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.]]"''"''
1st May '17 6:52:01 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/TheSouthernReachTrilogy'', the biologist's "brightness", which she gains from inhaling spores in the tower, renders her immune to hypnotic suggestions, and gives her superhuman healing and reflexes.
28th Apr '17 7:44:38 PM DPsycho
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** In ''Fusion'', Samus is injected with DNA extracted from the last Metroid, wich gives her extra abilities. Among them are an immunity to the deadly X Parasites and a more organic Power Suit, but it also comes with a vulnerability to cold (she gets better).

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** In ''Fusion'', Samus is injected with DNA extracted from the last Metroid, wich which gives her extra abilities. Among them are an immunity to the deadly X Parasites and a more organic Power Suit, but it also comes with a vulnerability to cold (she gets better).



* The player character in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' wasn't touched by Vorlons per se, but did have his powers implanted[[spoiler:by no less a figure than [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] himself]]. In fact, the entire game could be seen as a test case to see just how usable the method was. Just so long the empowering worked [[XanatosGambit it wouldn't matter what the newly-created Demi-Fiend did]], even if that involved defying his Vorlon (so to speak). The method would be proved as workable, and it would likely be not that much trouble to duplicate the process with a more ready accomplice.

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* The player character in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' wasn't touched by Vorlons per se, but did have his powers implanted[[spoiler:by implanted [[spoiler:by no less a figure than [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] himself]]. In fact, the entire game could be seen as a test case to see just how usable the method was. Just so long the empowering worked [[XanatosGambit it wouldn't matter what the newly-created Demi-Fiend did]], even if that involved defying his Vorlon (so to speak). The method would be proved as workable, and it would likely be not that much trouble to duplicate the process with a more ready accomplice.
23rd Apr '17 1:00:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' (2003)'s Demon Shredder started as a normal human, and obtained his god-like abilities after he allowed a dying Tengu to possess him.

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* ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' (2003)'s ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'''s Demon Shredder started as a normal human, and obtained his god-like abilities after he allowed a dying Tengu to possess him.
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