Playing With: The Power of Hate
Basic Trope: Hatred gives a character power.
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- Straight: Bob's hatred for his Arch-Enemy, Emperor Evulz, is what makes him overcome all of the battles against him.
- Bob's hatred for everyone in the world, even his own teammates, makes him strong enough to defeat the ultimate entity capable of destroying the entire universe.
- As long as he hates something enough, Bob cannot be killed.
- Downplayed: Bob's hatred for Emperor Evulz is what motivates him to become a strong fearless hero.
- Bob's is a magic user and magic is affected by emotion; the stronger Bob's hate for Evulz, the stronger the magic towards him is.
- Bob's hatred for Emperor Evulz motivates him so much that he becomes a Determinator and he will stop at nothing to defeat Evulz.
- The Power of Love
- Bob makes use of the Power of Indifference, and gains strength and perspective through detachment.
- Subverted: Bob's been relying on his hatred to fuel his power, but as he learns more about his powers he discovers he doesn't actually need hate to use them.
- Double Subverted:
- ...But he does need hate to give himself the resolve to keep fighting.
- ...But having hate makes his powers much easier to use and a bit more powerful.
- The power of hate is a literal power source.
- Bob feeds on hatred born from petty internet rage! Therefore, reactions to Flame Wars and Trolling exponentially increase his strength... Until he absorbs too much of the darn thing and explodes, because no one can be exposed to that amount of nonsense and go on unscathed.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Hatred neither motivates or strengthens Bob.
- Enforced: The writer believes hatred is not necessarily a bad thing, and wants to portray Bob as a positive example of a hate-filled person.
- "Because of my hatred, Evulz, you've lost the battle!"
- "Why even bother with the so-called Power of Love, morons?"
- Invoked: The resident Big Good gives Bob hate-based powers, then horrifically mistreats him, believing that while The Power of Love can be crushed, hatred never dies.
- Exploited: Emperor Evulz renders Bob powerless by treating him with every possible human kindness and convincing Bob that he's actually a sympathetic Anti-Villain Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds. The second Bob's hate falters andhe begins to feel compassion for Evulz, Evulz shoots him in the head and continues with his evil plans.
- Defied: Power or not, Bob decides to let go of his hate because it's turning him into a worse person.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: "I suppose that it's good to teach children that hatred conquers every trials."
- Implied: Before every fight, Bob is seen visibly seething with rage. The angrier he looks before hand, the more unstoppable he is in combat.
- Bob spends too long being motivated by his hatred for things and people that this has made him far more vicious and sadistic than Evulz ever was. When it was all said and done, Bob has let his hatred take over himself that he feels an empty shell of a human being.
- A world where humans motivate themselves to hate each other has made them prove that humans are unforgivably evil individuals who are bent into making each other's lives a living hell.
That gets to the point that humanity itself rejects the idea of entering Heaven in the first place, thus proving God that Satan was right for once along with God resetting ''everything'' from the beginning in an attempt to set right what will forever keep going wrong, only to fail again and again for all eternity.
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