History PlayingWith / EnlightenmentSuperpowers

28th Apr '15 3:52:19 PM VPhantom
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* '''Parodied''': Monk-Man is capable of SuperEmpowering others by dishing out {{IceCreamKoan}}s.

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* '''Parodied''': Monk-Man is capable of SuperEmpowering others by dishing out {{IceCreamKoan}}s.{{Ice Cream Koan}}s.
28th Apr '15 3:49:05 PM nombretomado
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* '''Discussed''': "So Monk-Man got his powers from meditating for years?" "Really makes you weep for all the hours you spent playing ''CallOfDuty'' rather than deepening your spiritual understanding of the cosmos, doesn't it?"

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* '''Discussed''': "So Monk-Man got his powers from meditating for years?" "Really makes you weep for all the hours you spent playing ''CallOfDuty'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' rather than deepening your spiritual understanding of the cosmos, doesn't it?"
2nd Apr '15 11:49:26 AM VPhantom
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* '''Conversed''': "Wait, wouldn't a lifetime of pacifism and moral contemplation be the complete opposite of what heroes need to be motivated?" "He worships the god of heroes." "Oh..ok."

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* '''Conversed''': "Wait, wouldn't a lifetime of pacifism and moral contemplation be the complete opposite of what heroes need to be motivated?" "He worships the god of heroes." "Oh..ok."Oh... OK."
2nd Apr '15 10:54:58 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Conversed''': "Wait, wouldn't a lifetime of pacifism and moral contemplation be the complete opposite of what heroes need to be motivated?"

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* '''Conversed''': "Wait, wouldn't a lifetime of pacifism and moral contemplation be the complete opposite of what heroes need to be motivated?"motivated?" "He worships the god of heroes." "Oh..ok."
3rd Jan '14 1:19:47 PM Earnest
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** convinces some thugs they are BullyingADragon by bringing up this trope. Unbeknownst to the thugs, he's just a guy in a costume.

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** Monk Man convinces some thugs they are BullyingADragon by bringing up this trope. Unbeknownst to the thugs, he's just a guy in a costume.
3rd Jan '14 1:19:24 PM Earnest
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* '''Invoked''': Monk-Man convinces some thugs they are BullyingADragon by bringing up this trope. Unbeknownst to the thugs, he's just a guy in a costume.
* '''Exploited''': Since Monk-Man's origin and powers are proven as fact, Emmy Powers is able to use her SuperEmpowering and acting skills to convince others she can unlock their "dormant potential" if they join her {{cult}}[[LastSecondWordSwap -- ural group]]. And pay a boat load of money.

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* '''Invoked''': Monk-Man convinces some thugs they are BullyingADragon is jailed by bringing up the dictator of his country for preaching peace. Rather than lose hope he uses the long time in solitary to meditate and try to achieve enlightenment in the hope of invoking this trope. Unbeknownst to the thugs, he's just a guy in a costume.
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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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Since Monk-Man's origin and powers are proven as fact, Emmy Powers is able to use her SuperEmpowering and acting skills to convince others she she's an enlightened nun and can unlock their "dormant potential" if they join her {{cult}}[[LastSecondWordSwap -- ural group]]. And pay a boat load of money.money.
** convinces some thugs they are BullyingADragon by bringing up this trope. Unbeknownst to the thugs, he's just a guy in a costume.
3rd Jan '14 1:16:40 PM Earnest
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* '''Exploited''': Since Monk-Man's origin and powers are proven as fact, Emmy Powers is able to use her SuperEmpowering and acting skills to convince others she can unlock their "dormant potential" if they join her [[EvilCult cult]][[LastSecondWordSwitch -- ural group]]. And pay a boat load of money.

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* '''Exploited''': Since Monk-Man's origin and powers are proven as fact, Emmy Powers is able to use her SuperEmpowering and acting skills to convince others she can unlock their "dormant potential" if they join her [[EvilCult cult]][[LastSecondWordSwitch {{cult}}[[LastSecondWordSwap -- ural group]]. And pay a boat load of money.



* '''Discussed''': "So Monk-Man got his powers from meditating for years?" "Really makes you weep for all the hours you spent playing ''CallingOfDuty'' rather than deepening your spiritual understanding of the cosmos, doesn't it?"

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* '''Discussed''': "So Monk-Man got his powers from meditating for years?" "Really makes you weep for all the hours you spent playing ''CallingOfDuty'' ''CallOfDuty'' rather than deepening your spiritual understanding of the cosmos, doesn't it?"
3rd Jan '14 1:15:48 PM Earnest
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* '''Inverted''': Monk-Man has powers gained from a DealWithTheDevil, and uses meditation to purge himself of them when he becomes aware of their harmful influence.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Monk-Man has powers gained from a DealWithTheDevil, and uses meditation to purge himself of them when he becomes aware of their harmful influence.influence.
** Mon-Man already had powers, and sought to use meditation to improve his control over them. Sadly, his fire based powers required raw and reckless passion, which years of meditation have dimmed thus making him weaker.



* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???The author wants to send a message that wisdom and understanding are more powerful than reckless violence, anger and random superpowers, so the only way to gain the best powers (or improve on them) is to seek spiritual enlightenment.



* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???
Monk-Man convinces some thugs they are BullyingADragon by bringing up this trope. Unbeknownst to the thugs, he's just a guy in a costume.
* '''Exploited''': ???Since Monk-Man's origin and powers are proven as fact, Emmy Powers is able to use her SuperEmpowering and acting skills to convince others she can unlock their "dormant potential" if they join her [[EvilCult cult]][[LastSecondWordSwitch -- ural group]]. And pay a boat load of money.



* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???
"So Monk-Man got his powers from meditating for years?" "Really makes you weep for all the hours you spent playing ''CallingOfDuty'' rather than deepening your spiritual understanding of the cosmos, doesn't it?"
* '''Conversed''': ???"Wait, wouldn't a lifetime of pacifism and moral contemplation be the complete opposite of what heroes need to be motivated?"
28th Jun '13 9:19:34 PM VPhantom
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** Due to learning secrets of existence unknown to ordinary mortals Monk-Man develops BlueAndOrangleMorality which confuses the people he protects and makes him unpopular. However, his [[GoodShepherd holy man life style]] inspires others.

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** Due to learning secrets of existence unknown to ordinary mortals Monk-Man develops BlueAndOrangleMorality BlueAndOrangeMorality which confuses the people he protects and makes him unpopular. However, his [[GoodShepherd holy man life style]] inspires others.



%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
28th Jun '13 8:04:39 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Zig Zagged''': Monk-Man's FriendlyRival and frequent ally is a ScienceHero who follows a different kind of [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment Enlightenment]]. He's [[DoingInTheWizard convinced that there must be a rational explanation]] for Monk-Man's powers while Monk-Man himself insists [[DoingInTheScientist that his study of texts and contemplation]] of the universe is the source of his [[TheSparkOfGenius Spark Of Genius]]. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane some episodes support the monk and some the scientist]].

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Monk-Man's FriendlyRival and frequent ally is a ScienceHero who follows a different kind of [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment Enlightenment]]. He's [[DoingInTheWizard convinced that there must be a rational scientific explanation]] for Monk-Man's powers while Monk-Man himself insists [[DoingInTheScientist that his study of texts and contemplation]] of the universe is the source of his [[TheSparkOfGenius Spark Of Genius]]. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane some Some episodes support the monk and some the scientist]].
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