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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.

* BlessedWithSuck/AnimeAndManga
* BlessedWithSuck/ComicBooks
* BlessedWithSuck/CardGames
* BlessedWithSuck/FanFic
* BlessedWithSuck/{{Film}}
* BlessedWithSuck/{{Literature}}
* BlessedWithSuck/LiveActionTV
* BlessedWithSuck/{{Mythology}}
* BlessedWithSuck/NewspaperComics
* BlessedWithSuck/NewMedia
* BlessedWithSuck/ProfessionalWrestling
* BlessedWithSuck/TabletopGames
* BlessedWithSuck/VideoGames
* BlessedWithSuck/{{Webcomics}}
* BlessedWithSuck/WebOriginal
* BlessedWithSuck/WesternAnimation
* BlessedWithSuck/RealLife

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* 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.