'''Basic Trope''': A character gets his/her powers from a living artifact. TheyFightCrime.
* '''Straight''': Jason gains his powers from an [[TheSymbiote alien virus]], but he is heroic.
* '''Exaggerated''': Jason is host to several different alien viruses, each with different powers.
* '''Downplayed''': Jason is a hero with powers normally, but gets extra powers by being a WillingChanneler.
* '''Justified''': Humans cannot instinctively understand the way the superpowers of the setting work, but the virus can, and holding the virus allows the human to use superpowers by association in the same way that a termite can eat wood by virtue of having microbes to break it down for them.
** TheVirus makes Jason lose his existing powers.
** Jason is symbiotically linked to [[ActualPacifist a benevolent]] StarfishAlien. However, he actively [[GoodPowersBadPeople uses his guest's powers for evil]].
* '''Subverted''': The virus gives Jason superpowers, but also slowly changes his personality from heroic to evil.
* '''Double Subverted''': Jason occasionally breaks free from the virus' effects on his mind, ultimately becoming strong-willed enough to fully suppress its influence while retaining use of the bestowed powers.
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
** Jason is not the host of anything, but he still has superpowers.
** [[LikeRealityUnlessNoted There are no superpowers or alien viruses]].
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': Jason seeks to find The Virus in order to become a better hero.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Jason discard the virus that gave him superpowers, because [[IJustWantToBeNormal He Don't Want To Be A Hero]].
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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