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18th Apr '16 7:35:19 PM zarpaulus
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** The Techno-mages were originally created [[spoiler:by the Shadows]].

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** The Techno-mages are cyborgs whose implants [[MagicFromTechnology replicate magic]] and were originally created [[spoiler:by the Shadows]].
7th Mar '16 1:15:31 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''TenjhoTenge'', certain characters possess powers known as "Red Feather Powers." In addition to giving certain characters supernatural abilities that put them on a level far above that of normal humans, these powers have an additional effect known as Resonance, which means that people with powers, latent or otherwise, are stimulated by proximity to other people with powers. This results in either causing people with latent abilities to suddenly awaken their powers or enhancing the powers of people who are already awakened. Furthermore, the more people involved in the resonance effect, the greater its range and potency. This aspect leads the BigBad of the series to try and use the resonance effect to awaken the supernatural abilities of every person in the entire world.

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* In ''TenjhoTenge'', ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'', certain characters possess powers known as "Red Feather Powers." In addition to giving certain characters supernatural abilities that put them on a level far above that of normal humans, these powers have an additional effect known as Resonance, which means that people with powers, latent or otherwise, are stimulated by proximity to other people with powers. This results in either causing people with latent abilities to suddenly awaken their powers or enhancing the powers of people who are already awakened. Furthermore, the more people involved in the resonance effect, the greater its range and potency. This aspect leads the BigBad of the series to try and use the resonance effect to awaken the supernatural abilities of every person in the entire world.
13th Feb '16 4:37:06 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry spends a few books with the psychic copy of a FallenAngel rattling around in his head, [[EnemyWithin trying to corrupt him]]. As a side effect of this, he gains the ability to cast {{Hellfire}} and use it to empower his spells. [[spoiler: After Lash (said Fallen Angel copy) is destroyed by a HeroicSacrifice protecting Harry, he loses the Hellfire, but then the ArchangelUriel steps in to maintain the [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil balance]] of things by giving Harry access to Soulfire, the Heavenly equivalent.]]
13th Feb '16 3:47:20 PM shade6116
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*** Also, Barclay gets zapped by a probe which increases his intelligence to such a degree that he physically interfaces with the computer and creates subspace distortions far beyond Starfleet knowledge.



** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' loves this trope. [[ButtMonkey Lieutenant Barclay]] (temporarily) gets an [[ImprobablyHighIQ IQ in the thousands]] after an encounter with a Cytherian probe in "The Nth Degree".

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** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' loves this trope. [[ButtMonkey Lieutenant Barclay]] (temporarily) gets an [[ImprobablyHighIQ IQ in the thousands]] after an encounter with a Cytherian probe in "The Nth Degree". It lets him physically interface with the ship's computer and create subspace distortions far beyond Starfleet knowledge.
30th Jan '16 10:05:30 PM ChaoticNovelist
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A character, initially having no unusual powers, [[ContagiousPowers gains them]] through interactions with [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien powerful aliens]] or [[AlienSpaceBats supernatural beings]]. Alternately, they might have very [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway weak or useless powers]] amplified to [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower godlike levels]].

The powers may come in a wide range of just how much they can actually do:

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A character, initially having no unusual powers, [[ContagiousPowers [[SuperEmpowering gains them]] through interactions with [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien powerful aliens]] or [[AlienSpaceBats supernatural beings]]. Alternately, they might have very [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway weak or useless powers]] amplified to [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower godlike levels]].

The powers may come in a wide range of just how much they can actually do:



Being Touched By Vorlons often, but not always, results in a character [[PowerIncontinence struggling to control]] their NewSuperPower. And it may backfire morally because often WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity, or literally in a SuperPowerMeltdown.

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Being Touched By Vorlons often, but not always, results in a character [[PowerIncontinence struggling to control]] their NewSuperPower. And it It may backfire morally because often WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity, or literally in a SuperPowerMeltdown.



Closely related to SuperEmpowering. If the Vorlon that touched the character is marking them as their own, overlaps with ClaimedByTheSupernatural.

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Closely This trope is closely related to SuperEmpowering. If the Vorlon that touched the character is marking them as their own, then it overlaps with ClaimedByTheSupernatural.
27th Dec '15 9:03:29 PM nombretomado
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* The second-tier MarvelComics hero ''{{Sleepwalker}}'' centered around a human college student named Rick Sheridan, who ended up with an alien from another dimension trapped in his mind. A partial subversion in the sense that it was the ''Vorlon'' that gained unusual abilities, namely the ability to manifest in the human world when Rick was asleep.

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* The second-tier MarvelComics hero ''{{Sleepwalker}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Sleepwalker}}'' centered around a human college student named Rick Sheridan, who ended up with an alien from another dimension trapped in his mind. A partial subversion in the sense that it was the ''Vorlon'' that gained unusual abilities, namely the ability to manifest in the human world when Rick was asleep.
26th Dec '15 11:56:21 AM nombretomado
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* Ultra the Multi-Alien from DCComics was a human astronaut who crash-landed on a distant alien planet. He was attacked by four different alien species at once, all shooting him with rays to turn him into a member of their own species. As a result, he's a mixture of all four species. Yes, he is from the SilverAge, why do you ask?

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* Ultra the Multi-Alien from DCComics was a human astronaut who crash-landed on a distant alien planet. He was attacked by four different alien species at once, all shooting him with rays to turn him into a member of their own species. As a result, he's a mixture of all four species. Yes, he is from the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, why do you ask?
19th Dec '15 5:04:10 PM nombretomado
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* In Anime/CodeGeass, Immortals can give people Geass, which manifests differently with each person. [[MysteriousWaif CC]] gives main character [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch]] the ability to make people [[MindControl obey him absolutely]].
* In ''ShakuganNoShana'', Shana becomes increasingly powerful when Yuji is near her, leading to her ability to fly using flame wings.

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* In Anime/CodeGeass, ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Immortals can give people Geass, which manifests differently with each person. [[MysteriousWaif CC]] gives main character [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch]] the ability to make people [[MindControl obey him absolutely]].
* In ''ShakuganNoShana'', ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', Shana becomes increasingly powerful when Yuji is near her, leading to her ability to fly using flame wings.
2nd Dec '15 6:31:48 PM StarSword
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* Godlikes, one of the player races in Obsidian's upcoming ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', were blessed in the womb by one or more deities. They exhibit quite a variety of added powers, though the wiki doesn't go into much detail.

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* Godlikes, one of the player races in Obsidian's upcoming ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', were blessed in the womb by one or more deities. They exhibit quite a variety typically possess some obvious physical traits of added their patron, as well as having unique magical powers, though the wiki doesn't go into much detail.but [[CursedWithAwesome cannot wear helmets due to their oddly shaped heads]].


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* 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]].
25th Nov '15 10:53:16 PM M84
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* The Protoss and the Zerg of StarCraft are this. Before the game began, there were these beings called Xel'naga who uplifted them both by giving one with "Purity of Form", and the other with "Purity of Essence". [[spoiler: The Xel'naga wished to have these two races [[FusionDance merge]] in the future so that they will make the new iteration of their race.]]

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* The Protoss and the Zerg of StarCraft are this. Before the game began, there were these beings called Xel'naga who uplifted them both by giving one with "Purity of Form", and the other with "Purity of Essence". [[spoiler: The Xel'naga wished to have these two races [[FusionDance merge]] in the future so that they will make the new iteration of their race.]] ]] ''Legacy of the Void'' reveals that [[spoiler:the Xel'naga normally don't do this. A key part of the cycle is letting the races achieve these qualities on their own to ensure that they are worthy successors to the Xel'nagas' responsibilities. Amon and his rogue faction of Xel'naga uplifted the Protoss and the Zerg as part of a long-running scheme to break the cycle forever.]]
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