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Omega-xis: Well if it makes me strong, it's my kind of curse.
"'Boo hoo, I can fly!' Thatís you.Ē
—Paget Brewster as Sadie Doyle, admonishing a teenager with magic powers in Thrilling Adventure Hour
Buffy: But you're right. I mean, like... I guess everyone's alone, but... being a Slayer? There's a burden we can't share.
Faith: And no one else can feel it.... Thank God we're hot chicks with superpowers.
Buffy: That does take the edge off.
— Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "End of Days"
Darcy: I'm speaking from experience... I appreciate the offer, but I really don't need any friends...
GG: Boohoohoo look at the torment I feel. The Torment of being an incredibly cool personification that also happens to look like an attractive woman. Boohoo. My life is soooo horrible.
(GG resumes his normal voice)
GG: Seriously, there are far worse fates you could have received.
Tony Stark: You know, I've got a cluster of shrapnel trying every second to crawl its way into my heart. This stops it, this little circle of light. It's part of me now, not just armour. It's a terrible privilege.
Bruce Banner: But you can control it.
Tony Stark: Because I learned how.
Shepard: They were throwing out some impressive biotic power.
Joker: Good. We could use some heavy hitters in the biotics department. It'll be good for them too. Biotics face a lot of discrimination. Maybe if they save the galaxy, people will get over their issues.
Shepard: I didn't expect you to be sensitive about that.
Joker: Hey, I'm just tired of them stealing the spotlight from people with actual disabilities. I break ribs if I sneeze too hard. Being able to move crap with your mind is not a handicap.
"I am... well, I might as well say it. I am what my people refer to as a 'spellbreaker'. Spells simply vanish at my touch, enchantments fade, objects manipulated by magic return to their natural state. And given how often people rely on magic in my world, it is... problematic, to say the least. I was always told that it was a curse, something Azyrale gave me to punish my father for betraying his country and station. But I believe it may be a blessing."
—Aurem, We Are Our Adventuring Avatars
Sonic: Oh great- another one! I didn't really notice that Chest until now...
Chest: Oh sweet, sweet salvation! I thought no one would come! I'd given up!
Goombella: You're not tricking us this time!
Link: Yeah, we know all about this "legendary hero" and "find a black key" and get a "curse" which is actually something awesome!
Sonic: And maybe this time we won't fall for it!
—Paper Mario X 2, Chapter 55
Reggie: You seem to be getting the hang of your new, uh... symptoms.
Delsin: Right!? The only downside being... nope, can't think of anything. This is pretty freaking awesome!
— Reggie and Delsin discussing Delsin's conduit powers, inFAMOUS Second Son
"My Ďcondition' is a trial. The weak are consumed by it. The strong transcend it."
Grass Wizard: "THAT'S NOT HOW YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO REACT TO AN ETERNAL CURSE!"
— Finn realizes his cursed sword isn't so bad. The wizard that cursed it is not amused.
"Anyway, Ellen Page is really sad all her life because there's an invisible ghost following her around who kills anyone she doesn't like. Fucking suck it up, Ellen Page! Some of us had to make do with rat poison growing up!''"
Chris: Iím starting to think that think Tom Welling smirking obliviously while looking down at his own junk is a metaphor for this entire series.
David: Öyou know, thereís a LOT of merit in that analysis. Not the least reason of which being that it takes a smarter person than Superman to inhabit Supermanís body and realize his potential. The only thing more emasculating would have been if Lionel/Superman flew.
"Eventually Kaine finally gets tired of punching Spider-Man and reveals his true identity by taking his mask off: heís actually a flawed Peter Parker clone, face malformed by clone degeneration. This degeneration has somehow enhanced all of his powers instead of, you know, killing him or making him weaker. I mean, when I think 'degenerative condition' I donít think 'wow that shit is gonna pump you up,' but thatís just me."
—Topless Robot, "The 13 Dumbest Spider-Man Stories.. Just From The Clone Saga"
"Sometimes at night, while everyone else sleeps, Cyclops wanders the X-Mansion to loudly fuss about how his eyes shoot lasers. Weíre real sorry your blasted energy-blasting head does something so awesome, buddy."