Playing With / Combined Energy Attack

Basic Trope: An attack fuelled by the combined inner power of a group of people.
  • Straight: Bob blasts Emperor Evulz with the Tropebuster, and empowers it with the energies of the rest of The Team, as well as a number of civilians present.
  • Exaggerated: Bob uses the combined energies of everybody on the planet.
  • Downplayed: Only one ally adds his power to Bob's attack.
  • Justified: The The Team are robots, and Bob's using a Wave Motion Gun powered by Tim Taylor Technology, so he can amp up the power by using his fellow robots' energy.
  • Inverted: Bob is Unskilled, but Strong, so his other four teammates use their best attacks on Evulz, while Bob adds his energy to their attacks.
  • Subverted: Bob refuses to use the Tropebuster, because Emperor Evulz might target the civilians to weaken it.
  • Double Subverted:
    • After a "World of Cardboard" Speech, Bob realizes the risk is worth it to defeat Evulz, who will do far more indirect harm if he is not stopped, and uses the Tropebuster.
    • Evulz attacks the civilians anyway, so Bob shields them with a combined energy shield, before going on the attack with the combined energy and the Tropebuster.
  • Parodied: Bob is getting curb stomped by Emperor Evulz. A fly lands on his finger, and he drains its life energy into the Tropebuster and blasts Evulz across the globe.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob absorbs the energy of The Team and uses it to attack Evulz... not directly, but from the sheer power of his Battle Aura. Once Evulz is weakened enough, he then uses the Tropebuster.
  • Averted:
    • Bob doesn't need any help to defeat Evulz.
    • The Team all use their strongest attacks on Evulz instead of adding their power to Bob's attack.
  • Enforced: "Emperor Evulz is strong enough to defeat armies alone. How can Bob beat him while emphasizing the importance of the rest of the cast? Let's have Bob's friends be the source of his power."
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz uses some sort of device to capture the power of the Tropebuster for his own nefarious ends, gaining an otherwise impossible amount of pure energy.
  • Defied: Emperor Evulz targets Bob's helpers before he uses the attack.
  • Discussed: "Everyone, we must join our strength together if we want to cast the ultimate version of the Tropebuster!"
  • Conversed: "Let me guess. The whole planet is going to team up to give Bob enough power to block the planet-destroying Wave Motion Gun?"
  • Deconstructed: Tropebuster was Cast From Life Span. A lot of people die to power it.
  • Reconstructed: Tropebuster was thought to Cast From Life Span but so many people contributing changed it to Cast from Hit Points. They were just unconscious, and reaffirm after they wake up that had they really died, their deaths would have been worth it to defeat Evulz anyway.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob uses a Combined Energy Attack for Mundane Utility. Everybody in the nearest few blocks collapses. Hilarity Ensues when they wake up pissed.
  • Played For Drama: Bob uses Combined Energy Attacks to beat everybody, and becomes a Jerk Ass about it, seeing his teammates as mere batteries for his technique. The Team gets sick of it, and ditch him next battle. His attack pops and he becomes the victim of a Curb-Stomp Battle. The Team jumps in to save him, but refuse to let him use their power for the Tropebuster until he apologises.

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