Created By: Neopolis on August 12, 2009

Allergic To Evil

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Sometimes, the act of coming close to something or someone evil has a severe weakening effect on the character. This can be used as or a result of Detect Evil type abilities, but much less useful or pleasant for the character. This can often lead to Villain Cooties, which the character will often insist is Definitely Just a Cold.

See also Allergic to Love, which is when someone is made physically ill by love.

  • The way Henmei detects the birth of Yamiko in Sailor Nothing is through near-debilitating headaches.
  • The Brand of Sacrifice in Berserk on Guts and Casca will start bleeding or hurting if demons are near.
  • Big Ears in ''Goblins' seems to have this as a result of his Detect Evil powers.
Community Feedback Replies: 7
  • July 30, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Harry Potter's scar hurts/burns any time Voldemort is close or feeling strong emotions.
  • July 30, 2009
    Does Captain Planet being hurt by Adolf Hitler s hate count?

    In Charmed one cupid gets hurt every time the demon of hate unmakes a relationship he put together. Does that count for this trope?
  • July 30, 2009
    In Sorcerer On The Rocks, Gin Fizz (apparently) gets ill whenever they're in a bad place, like a seedy town full of whorehouses and casinos.
  • July 31, 2009
    Since we have Good Hurts Evil, perhaps this trope name should be Evil Hurts Good, as bland as that might be, in order to have symmetry and make sure that the idea that they're opposites is preserved.

    Either that or we need to rename Good Hurts Evil. (Joking! Mostly.)
  • August 4, 2009
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer (original movie): the Slayer gets period pains when she's anywhere near a vampire. No Really.
  • August 12, 2009
    Ammy takes damage and loses ink when she's in cursed areas (and ridiculously fast, too, so you can't skirt into said zones for Sequence Breaking).
  • August 13, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    In Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series, there is Charter Magic, which is used by the Old Kingdom, and Free Magic, which is mostly used by the bad guys. Free Magic is described as smelling "caustic;" a high concentration was once enough to make a character vomit, and some beings that channel Free Magic strongly will burn the flesh of Charter Magic users on contact.