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16th Aug '16 9:03:09 PM billybobfred
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', this is [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-06-30 revealed to be]] the reason why Immortals "reset" every two hundred years. As time goes by, they become "more bored, more powerful, and less sane," which as Jerry notes is "kind of a bad combo." This could explain why [[spoiler:Pandora]] acts the way she does, since alleviating boredom through certifiably insane plots is her entire reason for doing things. She may have never "reset" in her life. [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=300 Confirmed, much later]].

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', this is [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-06-30 revealed to be]] the reason why Immortals "reset" every two hundred years. As time goes by, they become "more bored, more powerful, and less sane," which as Jerry notes is "kind of a bad combo." This could explain is why [[spoiler:Pandora]] acts the way she does, since alleviating boredom through certifiably insane plots is her entire reason for doing things. She may have never "reset" in stopped counting her life. age [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=300 Confirmed, much later]].at 299]], which was a few centuries ago, and her immediately previous incarnation remembers [[spoiler:the last time magic changed its own rules, which was so long ago that the fact this even ''can'' happen was lost to time]].
3rd Aug '16 1:12:33 PM Vir
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*** In the season 6 episode ''You Forgot Your Floaties'' it is revealed that this may be the case with all magic, through the triumverate of "Magic, Madness, and Sadness."

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*** In the season 6 episode ''You "You Forgot Your Floaties'' Floaties" it is revealed that this may be the case with all magic, through the triumverate of "Magic, Madness, and Sadness."
26th Jul '16 12:09:08 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Poor [[spoiler: Human Twilight Sparkle[[note]]The ''real'' human version, not the pony princess[[/note]]]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', [[spoiler: After being pressured by Principal Cinch and the others into unleashing the magic from her amulet to help Crystal Prep win the games, which contained all the captured magic from the Humane 6 over the course of the movie, the intense exposure causes her to snap and transform into a evil magical winged demon form, called ''[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Midnight Sparkle]]'', DrunkWithPower and dead set on opening dangerous portals to Equestria in order to understand magic, at the expense of destroying their world. It takes the combined efforts of Spike and Sunset Shimmer to snap her out of it, returning her to normal.]]

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* Sunset Shimmer in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', after putting on the Element of Magic, undergoes a PainfulTransformation into a demon, and promptly [[JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope jumps off the slippery slope]], with her goal changing from "get Princess Celestia to acknowledge me" to "conquer Euqestria with my brainwashed army". Notably, when she's taken down and reverts to human form, she's ''crying'' in horror about the things she did.
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Poor [[spoiler: Human Twilight Sparkle[[note]]The ''real'' human version, not the pony princess[[/note]]]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', [[spoiler: After being pressured by Principal Cinch and the others into unleashing the magic from her amulet to help Crystal Prep win the games, which contained all the captured magic from the Humane 6 over the course of the movie, the intense exposure causes her to snap and transform into a evil magical winged demon form, called ''[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Midnight Sparkle]]'', DrunkWithPower and dead set on opening dangerous portals to Equestria in order to understand magic, at the expense of destroying their world. It takes the combined efforts of Spike and Sunset Shimmer to snap her out of it, returning her to normal.]]
20th Jul '16 8:23:39 PM LordKimmington
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** Near casts some doubt on this in his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Light, claiming that a sane and decent person would use the Note out of curiosity, be frightened by the consequences, and get rid of the Note out of regret. A sane and evil person would use it for self-interes. Light on the other hand deluded himself into believing the Note made him a god.

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** Near casts some doubt on this in his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Light, claiming that a sane and decent person would use the Note out of curiosity, be frightened by the consequences, and get rid of the Note out of regret. A sane and evil person would use it for self-interes.self-interest. Light on the other hand deluded himself into believing the Note made him a god.
13th Jul '16 3:12:12 AM onyhow
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* [[spoiler:Rei Ryghts]] in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia'' had this trope when she was the ruler of her nation thousands of years ago after gaining the power of a CPU. Thanks to this, she became a tyrannical ruler who in the end destroyed her nation. She then swore that CPU goddesses should never exist and thus [[spoiler:founded the Seven Sages.]]

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* ''Videogame/{{Neptunia}}'' series have a few examples
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[[spoiler:Rei Ryghts]] in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia'' ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'' had this trope when she was the ruler of her nation thousands of years ago after gaining the power of a CPU. Thanks to this, she became a tyrannical ruler who in the end destroyed her nation. She then swore that CPU goddesses should never exist and thus [[spoiler:founded the Seven Sages.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Arfoire]] in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1'' is even more literal example: [[spoiler:she was a human with power to copy other peoples' power who help a group of heroes to defeat the old Goddess, who for some reason went insane. Her job is to copy the Goddess' power after the heroes defeat her and use it to create new Goddesses in place. The problem is Arfoire's power not only copy a person's power, but also their personality, which resulted in the old Goddess' insanity being copied along with. She managed to hold out until eventually she was driven insane not long before the game proper starts]].
21st Jun '16 12:28:22 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* Unsurprisingly for such a {{Troperiffic}} series, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has a number of described - and sometimes treatable - psychological conditions that can result from possessing superpowers. Aside from [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Deidrick's Syndrome]] (which can affact almost any mutant, but is most common among Devisors and electrical Manifestors), there are [[HarleyQuinn Quinzel]]-[[ComicBook/GreenGoblin Osborn]] Syndrome, which makes the sufferer DrunkOnTheDarkSide; Hercules Syndrome, which causes Exemplars - '''all''' Exemplars - to have difficulty controlling their emotions, and Galahad Syndrome, which causes monomania (often of the ChronicVillainy or ChronicHeroSyndrome varieties), again being more or less universal in Exemplars.

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* Unsurprisingly for such a {{Troperiffic}} series, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has a number of described - and sometimes treatable - psychological conditions that can result from possessing superpowers. Aside from [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Deidrick's Syndrome]] (which can affact almost any mutant, but is most common among Devisors and electrical Manifestors), there are [[HarleyQuinn Quinzel]]-[[ComicBook/GreenGoblin Quinzel]]-[[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Osborn]] Syndrome, which makes the sufferer DrunkOnTheDarkSide; Hercules Syndrome, which causes Exemplars - '''all''' Exemplars - to have difficulty controlling their emotions, emotions; and Galahad Syndrome, which causes monomania (often of the ChronicVillainy or ChronicHeroSyndrome varieties), again being a more or less universal tendency in Exemplars.
21st Jun '16 12:25:03 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* Unsurprisingly for such a {{Troperiffic}} series, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has a number of described - and sometimes treatable - psychological conditions that can result from possessing superpowers. Aside from [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Deidrick's Syndrome]] (which can affact almost any mutant, but is most common among Devisors and electrical Manifestors), there are [[HarleyQuinn Quinzel]]-[[GreenGoblin Osborn]] Syndrome, which makes the sufferer DrunkOnTheDarkSide; Hercules Syndrome, which causes Exemplars - '''all''' Exemplars - to have difficulty controlling their emotions, and Galahad Syndrome, which causes monomania (often of the ChronicVillainy or ChronicHeroSyndrome varieties), again being more or less universal in Exemplars.

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* Unsurprisingly for such a {{Troperiffic}} series, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has a number of described - and sometimes treatable - psychological conditions that can result from possessing superpowers. Aside from [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Deidrick's Syndrome]] (which can affact almost any mutant, but is most common among Devisors and electrical Manifestors), there are [[HarleyQuinn Quinzel]]-[[GreenGoblin Quinzel]]-[[ComicBook/GreenGoblin Osborn]] Syndrome, which makes the sufferer DrunkOnTheDarkSide; Hercules Syndrome, which causes Exemplars - '''all''' Exemplars - to have difficulty controlling their emotions, and Galahad Syndrome, which causes monomania (often of the ChronicVillainy or ChronicHeroSyndrome varieties), again being more or less universal in Exemplars.
21st Jun '16 12:23:34 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* Unsurprisingly for such a {{Troperiffic}} series, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has a number of described - and sometimes treatable - psychological conditions that can result from possessing superpowers. Aside from [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Deidrick's Syndrome]] (which can affact almost any mutant, but is most common among Devisors and electrical Manifestors), there are [[HarleyQuinn Quinzel]-[[GreenGoblin Osborn]] Syndrome, which makes the sufferer DrunkOnTheDarkSide; Hercules Syndrome, which causes Exemplars - '''all''' Exemplars - to have difficulty controlling their emotions, and Galahad Syndrome, which causes monomania (often of the ChronicVillainy or ChronicHeroSyndrome varieties), again being more or less universal in Exemplars.

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* Unsurprisingly for such a {{Troperiffic}} series, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has a number of described - and sometimes treatable - psychological conditions that can result from possessing superpowers. Aside from [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Deidrick's Syndrome]] (which can affact almost any mutant, but is most common among Devisors and electrical Manifestors), there are [[HarleyQuinn Quinzel]-[[GreenGoblin Quinzel]]-[[GreenGoblin Osborn]] Syndrome, which makes the sufferer DrunkOnTheDarkSide; Hercules Syndrome, which causes Exemplars - '''all''' Exemplars - to have difficulty controlling their emotions, and Galahad Syndrome, which causes monomania (often of the ChronicVillainy or ChronicHeroSyndrome varieties), again being more or less universal in Exemplars.
21st Jun '16 12:22:56 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* Unsurprisingly for such a {{Troperiffic}} series, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has a number of described - and sometimes treatable - psychological conditions that can result from possessing superpowers. Aside from [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Deidrick's Syndrome]] (which can affact almost any mutant, but is most common among Devisors and electrical Manifestors), there are [[HarleyQuinn Quinzel]-[[GreenGoblin Osborn]] Syndrome, which makes the sufferer DrunkOnTheDarkSide; Hercules Syndrome, which causes Exemplars - '''all''' Exemplars - to have difficulty controlling their emotions, and Galahad Syndrome, which causes monomania (often of the ChronicVillainy or ChronicHeroSyndrome varieties), again being more or less universal in Exemplars.
** Part of the justification used by the [[FantasticRacism hate groups]] Humanity First! and the Knights of Purity is their claim that mutants invariably go off the deep end, making even those with harmless powers too dangerous to allow in society.
15th Jun '16 11:07:48 PM PaulA
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* [[Creator/RobinHobb Megan Lindholm's]] out-of-print novella "Wizard of the Pigeons" is based on a radical re-interpretation of this trope. Magic usually comes hand in hand with [[LossOfIdentity letting go of your previous life, memories, and basic perception of reality]]. Usually, the mage is so divorced from the outside world that he or she cannot hold down a job or personal relationship, and usually ends up living on the street. They also have to follow [[SuperOCD their own set of arbitrary rules and rituals]], implicitly for the PlacebotinumEffect. Cassie has been doing this since the Trojan War, and [[CrazyAwesome is so uninhibited by her environment that she can bend reality to her whim.]]

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* [[Creator/RobinHobb Megan Lindholm's]] out-of-print novella "Wizard of the Pigeons" Creator/MeganLindholm's ''Literature/WizardOfThePigeons'' is based on a radical re-interpretation of this trope. Magic usually comes hand in hand with [[LossOfIdentity letting go of your previous life, memories, and basic perception of reality]]. Usually, the mage is so divorced from the outside world that he or she cannot hold down a job or personal relationship, and usually ends up living on the street. They also have to follow [[SuperOCD their own set of arbitrary rules and rituals]], implicitly for the PlacebotinumEffect. Cassie has been doing this since the Trojan War, and [[CrazyAwesome is so uninhibited by her environment that she can bend reality to her whim.]]
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