History PlayingWith / PowerBornOfMadness

10th Dec '14 2:00:49 AM Mebahiah
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* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???"Seriously? The pyromaniac developed pyrokinesis? Why do only the crazy people get the superpowers?"
3rd Aug '14 2:02:37 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** No-one who is insane has super-powers.
** Someone who starts getting a power-inducing mental illness seeks out treatment. BonusPoints if preserving the powers while minimizing/eliminating the undesirable parts of the insanity is the goal of the treatment.

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** No-one who is insane has super-powers.
** Someone who starts getting a power-inducing mental illness seeks out treatment. BonusPoints if preserving
**Preserving
the powers while minimizing/eliminating the undesirable parts of the insanity is the goal of the treatment.
31st Aug '13 5:33:25 PM dclark
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???The BigBad of the setting simply executes any obviously insane heroes he captures- because while a sane man will accept that he's been captured and can't escape, a madman will somehow find a way to escape a literally inescapable prison.
6th Apr '13 6:02:23 AM EllaV
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** Jack is hyper sane which allows for amazing feats such as being unphased by even an EldritchAbomination and having impeccably clear judgment.

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** Jack is hyper sane which allows for amazing feats such as being unphased unfazed by even an EldritchAbomination and having impeccably clear judgment.
13th Feb '13 8:27:48 PM skywerewolf
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Jack doesn't seem to live in the same reality as the others, but it is a coherent reality, he tends to the be the first to figure out a new idea.
31st Jan '13 9:21:59 AM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': There's an unstable energy source that insane people are more able to tap and control.

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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
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There's an unstable energy source that insane people are more able to tap and control.



* '''Inverted''': Jack is a superhero, and loses his powers when he goes insane.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Jack is a superhero, and loses his powers when he goes insane.



* '''Deconstructed''': Jack's insanity is getting worse, and as it does, his power increases. Cue FaceHeelTurn, AGodAmI, or any number of things that can go wrong with immense power with an unstable mind behind it. His teammates are forced to terminate him before he threatens the rest of reality.
* '''Reconstructed''': Jack's power, and with it his insanity, can be switched on and off. He may be dangerous while 'in the zone', but can at least be aimed in the right direction.



* '''Defied''': No-one who is insane has super-powers.

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* '''Defied''': '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''':
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No-one who is insane has super-powers.



* '''Deconstructed''': Jack's insanity is getting worse, and as it does, his power increases. Cue FaceHeelTurn, AGodAmI, or any number of things that can go wrong with immense power with an unstable mind behind it. His teammates are forced to terminate him before he threatens the rest of reality.
* '''Reconstructed''': Jack's power, and with it his insanity, can be switched on and off. He may be dangerous while 'in the zone', but can at least be aimed in the right direction.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
21st Oct '12 9:05:34 AM Scrounge
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** WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity, a madness born of power.
19th Feb '12 1:36:37 PM Prfnoff
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* '''Straight''': [[JackAttack Jack]] has a looser grasp on reality than most. This lets him carry out plans that shouldn't succeed and spot weaknesses that don't occur to others.

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* '''Straight''': [[JackAttack Jack]] Jack has a looser grasp on reality than most. This lets him carry out plans that shouldn't succeed and spot weaknesses that don't occur to others.
16th Feb '12 11:52:42 AM Thunderflame
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** Someone who starts getting a power-inducing mental illness seeks out treatment. BonusPoints if preserving the powers while minimizing/eliminating the undesirable parts of the insanity is the goal of the treatment.



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

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* '''Conversed''': ???"You know, the world would be so much more dangerous if insanity came with supernatural powers..."
26th May '11 8:45:29 PM AnoSa
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** Alternatively, the power works by [[RealityWarper making the user's personal version of reality override the consensus version]]--only the insane and the [[AchievementsInIgnorance ignorant]] can actually ''use'' it, because you have to outright believe your own version is possible in order for it to work, and normal people know it isn't.
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