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->''"And as he drove on, the rain clouds dragged down the sky after him for, though he did not know it, Rob [=McKenna=] was a Rain God. All he knew was that his working days were miserable and he had a succession of lousy holidays. All the clouds knew was that they loved him and wanted to be near him, to cherish him and to water him."''
-->-- ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish''

Blessed With Suck is one of those tropes that comes in a few distinct flavors. Generally, it's when a character is given a special ability that seems to cause nothing but trouble:

# By far, the most common variation is that the writers have seen fit to give you a special power that is, to be frank, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway stupid]] or {{useless| superpowers}}.
# In other, more extreme cases, your power is actually [[PowerAtAPrice too dangerous to use]]. See also ImHavingSoulPains.
# Sometimes your power ''sounds'' really, really cool at first, but it turns out to have a [[WeaksauceWeakness lousy limitation or weakness]], [[PowerIncontinence control problem]], lacks the RequiredSecondaryPowers, or (in the worst cases) [[PowerDegeneration has very dangerous]] [[PsychoSerum side-effects]].
# Sometimes the blessing ''is'' actually beneficial - but [[DeusAngstMachina extenuating circumstances]] have ruined the potential fun. For example, AMindIsATerribleThingToRead, AndYourLittleDogToo, PowerUpgradingDeformation or MutantDraftBoard.
# Often the original "blessing" turns out to be a curse when you [[FridgeHorror stop to think about it]], thanks to ExactWords, or not taking into account the intrinsic consequences. For example, Midas' touch. This is usually a FantasticAesop.

This blessing may take the form of AppliedPhlebotinum, privileges, or special abilities. For artistic cases (real or (self-) imagined), see MuseAbuse.

May be caused by a LiteralGenie. May also result in WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity either as part of the blessing or a result of its psychological effects.

Opposite side of the same coin from CursedWithAwesome, in which a "{{curse}}" actually is cool and helps the character, even if they refuse to believe it and [[IJustWantToBeNormal just want to be normal]]. If the "blessing" is somehow removed via [[AnAesop Aesop]] learning, then the CurseIsFoiledAgain. If a character is given a lame power but manages to use it to great effect, you've found that HeartIsAnAwesomePower.

This is OlderThanFeudalism, and it's a perfect way to teach the [[AnAesop Aesop]] of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor. Supertrope to WhoWantsToLiveForever, SoBeautifulItsACurse, ImmunityDisability and DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength.

Compare/contrast with AwesomeButImpractical (which it is often mistaken for by the looks of most of the tropes), SuperLoser, SuperZeroes, PowerIncontinence, BadPowersBadPeople. See also {{Curse}}. Contrast a CurseThatCures, when a {{Curse}} cures a character of an illness or disease they already had.

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!!Example Subpages
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* BlessedWithSuck/AnimeAndManga
* BlessedWithSuck/ComicBooks
* BlessedWithSuck/CardGames
* BlessedWithSuck/FanWorks
* [[BlessedWithSuck/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]
* BlessedWithSuck/{{Literature}}
* BlessedWithSuck/LiveActionTV
* BlessedWithSuck/{{Mythology}}
* BlessedWithSuck/ProWrestling
* BlessedWithSuck/TabletopGames
* BlessedWithSuck/VideoGames
* BlessedWithSuck/WebComics
* BlessedWithSuck/WebOriginal
* BlessedWithSuck/WesternAnimation
* BlessedWithSuck/RealLife
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!!Other Examples:

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2008-09-13/ strip]], Dilbert's mother is visiting a psychic, but forgot her purse and thus couldn't pay. The psychic puts "The Curse of Competence" on her firstborn son, prompting Dilbert's mother to wonder why that would be a bad thing. As Dilbert (her firstborn son) finds out, when you're the only competent person in a world full of idiots, you'll be the one everyone asks to make things work.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': A teenage Hercules has superhuman strength but is very clumsy sometimes; Megara is apparently immortal, but is Hades' slave
* Rapunzel of ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. Oh sure, it's awesome to have hair that glows and heals any wound and reverses aging, but when you get kidnapped from your birth parents, and said hair grows 3 times as fast as regular hair, there are problems that can arise. For instance, it apparently takes 3 hours to brush her hair, and 6 hours to wash it. And with 70 feet of it by the time you're 18, it can also be a real drag (literally) to lug around. And yes, you could braid it to make walking easier, but then if it catches on anything, you're stuck.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': "WHY DO I FIX EVERYTHING I TOUCH?!" MrFixIt powers are cool and all until you're trying to break out of prison and your efforts are simply making the prison ''sturdier''. Like a reverse ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman.
* Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' considers her powers this [[spoiler:until she learns to control them]]. Having [[AnIcePerson powers over ice and snow]] is cool. Nearly killing your little sister when you are both just children and years later [[spoiler: accidentally putting your whole kingdom in eternal winter]] due to PowerIncontinence is not.
* Moses from ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' is God's Chosen One, but he is forced to be the instrument of the 10 Plagues of Egypt.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Simmons talks about terrible superpowers: the ability to fly, but only north, and being able to teleport only one foot at a time.
* Just how pervasive is this trope? Well, on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', Strong Bad got an [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail192.html email]] asking what he would do if he had [[VoluntaryShapeshifting the ability to transform]]. Strong Bad ''immediately'' assumes that he'd have to somehow be Blessed With Suck:
-->'''Strong Bad:''' If comic books, cartoons, and Sci-Fi Original Movies have taught me anything, it's that shapeshifting comes with a bunch of boring rules and restrictions that limit its potential Turn-Into-A-Bulldozer-Whenever-I-Wantity. You can turn into a machine gun but not bullets, [[WeaksauceWeakness contemporary jazz]] turns you back to normal, you can only turn into [[WhatKindOfLamePowerisHeartAnyway presents your grandma's knitted for you]]. Crap like that. For example, let's say I could turn into any species... OF '''BALLOON''' ANIMAL!!??
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