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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' has Nightcrawler passing out after he simultaneously teleporting several members of the X-Men before their jet crashes, and Professor X loses consciousness after each time he's {{Mind Rape}}d by Apocalypse.


Compare to FaintingSeer, which may overlap for {{Seer}}s. May overlap with CastFromLifespan. Subtrope of {{Fainting}}.

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Compare to FaintingSeer, which may overlap for {{Seer}}s. May overlap with CastFromLifespan.CastFromLifespan, and usually will overlap with CastFromStamina. Subtrope of {{Fainting}}.


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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', spells cast at 'safe' levels (i.e. lower Force than the magician's Magic stat) [[CastFromStamina cause stamina damage as drain]]. Roll badly enough, or [[CriticalMiss Critically Glitch]] a Drain resistance roll, and this trope comes into play.

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* ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'': It [[CastFromStamina costs Fatigue levels]] to use RitualMagic, cast a spell that's beyond the mage's power to cast safely, or improvise all but the most minor magical effects, meaning a mage can cast a spell (or worse, try and fail to cast it) and promptly drop unconscious for minutes or hours. In the case of RitualMagic, they're out until they get a good night's sleep.


* Thistle of ''Webcomic/DaughterOfTheLilies'' passes out after [[http://www.daughterofthelilies.com/dotl/440 using lots of magic]].

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* Thistle of ''Webcomic/DaughterOfTheLilies'' passes out after [[http://www.daughterofthelilies.com/dotl/440 using lots of magic]].magic]] in an emergency, and again later that evening. She later [[https://www.daughterofthelilies.com/dotl/920 explains]] that she'd been sloppy with her magic and got overwhelmed by the power she was throwing around.

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* ''Series/TheMandalorian'': The first time The Child uses [[Franchise/StarWars the Force]] is to lift an enormous, rampaging mudhorn a few feet into the air. The effort is so draining he immediately passes out on letting the mudhorn go and remains unconscious for at least a day.


If the fainting is a symptom of a more serious health problem, it's also a case of HeroicRROD. When it happens the first time a power is used, it's related to HowDoIShotWeb. Can be a form of BlessedWithSuck.

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If the fainting is a symptom of a more serious health problem, it's also a case of HeroicRROD. (Or a VillainousRROD, depending on the character.) When it happens the first time a power is used, it's related to HowDoIShotWeb. Can be a form of BlessedWithSuck.

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* In ''Webnovel/ColdObsidian'', battle mages work in groups of seven where one mage concentrates on attacking spells, another - on protecting spells, and the rest of the group - donors - provide magical energy for them. It's not uncommon for a donor to blackout after a battle or even in the middle of it.

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* ''Webcomic/ThirdShiftSociety'': When Ellie practices using her blue flame a bit too long she gets unsteady on her feet, and when Ichabod's temporary power loss means Ellie has to burn the protective curses out of an entire pile of old rare books she can't burn on the physical level she passes out.

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* In ''Film/Freaks2018'', Chloe faints twice after a massive outburst of power.


* In ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'', Twilight Sparkle uses a shrinking spell Prince Jewelius showed her a few chapters earlier to turn Queen Chrysalis and her entire Changeling army tiny enough to fit a glass jar. She becomes exhausted and faints while Jewelius seizes the power from the princesses. She wakes up to find her friends, brother and the princesses driven away by Jewelius who has made himself Equestria's king. He even manages to [[CorruptTheCutie poison her mind]] and fill her with hatred towards her loved ones.

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* In ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'', Twilight Sparkle uses a shrinking spell Prince Jewelius [[ChekhovsGun showed her a few chapters earlier earlier]] to turn Queen Chrysalis and her entire Changeling army tiny enough to fit a glass jar. She becomes exhausted and faints while Jewelius seizes the power from stages a coup against the princesses. She wakes up to find her friends, brother and the princesses driven away by Jewelius who has made himself Equestria's king. He even manages to [[CorruptTheCutie poison her mind]] and fill her with hatred towards her loved ones.


** ComicBook/{{Rogue}} faints after some time if she [[PowerCopying absorbs the powers]] of a sufficiently strong superpowered person, such as Magneto.

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** ComicBook/{{Rogue}} faints after some time if she [[PowerCopying absorbs the powers]] of a sufficiently strong superpowered person, such as Magneto. Though this DependingOnTheWriter as Rogue has absorbed power from the likes TheJuggernaut as well as [[ComboPlatterPowers multiple heroes]] with little to no ill effects.


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* In ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies'': Galadriel faints after using the full extent of her magic to drive Sauron out of Dol Guldur.


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* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': [[spoiler: Scarlet Witch collapses after using her full power to simultaneously destroys the Mind Stone (along with Vision) and hold back Thanos. Though to be fair Wanda does recover fast and attack Thanos when he cheats and uses the Time Stone to undo what she did]].
* ''Film/AvengersEndgame'': When Professor Hulk uses the Infinity Gauntlet to bring back everyone who was dusted in ''Infinity War'' he faints soon after with a charred arm. It speaks a lot about the power of the Stones that only Hulk and Thanos can just barely withstand the blowback of the combined energy [[spoiler: as poor Tony Stark (a mortal man) died when he used the Gauntlet]].
* ''Film/BirdsOfPrey2020'': Black Canary once she unleashes the full extent of her signature Metahuman ability the [[MakeMeWannaShout Canary Cry]] to send some {{Mooks}} flying, collapses in exhaustion.

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* In the ''Fanfic/EngieMainMultiverse'', [[UnevenHybrid Napaj-7]] [[ShockAndAwe Ash Ketchum]] suffers one of these after instinctively absorbing and releasing a bolt of lightning.
--> '''Ash''': I, uh, I think I may need medical attention... (collapses)

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* In ''Fanfic/HeroicMyth'', Bell is knocked unconscious from mana drain after Archer pulls out [[StormOfBlades Unlimited Blade Works]] when caught in a pinch. The Servants are mindful of their mana usage after this, restraining themselves so Bell isn't rendered helpless at a bad time.





** At the climax of the first movie, the Magic of Friendship saves the day -- but it's still straining for the human girls who wield it. [[spoiler:After dispelling Sunset Shimmer's demonic transformation and mind-control magic, the six protagonists are seen lying on the floor, looking drained. Twilight Sparkle even seems unconscious for a few seconds until Spike licks her face.]]

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** At the climax of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls1 the first movie, movie]], the Magic of Friendship saves the day -- but it's still straining for the human girls who wield it. [[spoiler:After dispelling Sunset Shimmer's demonic transformation and mind-control magic, the six protagonists are seen lying on the floor, looking drained. Twilight Sparkle even seems unconscious for a few seconds until Spike licks her face.]]



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* [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Castiel]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' experiences this in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS05E13TheSongRemainsTheSame The Song Remains the Same]]", when he takes Winchesters back in time to save their parents from a rogue angel. Without his connection to Heaven, he barely has enough power to get them there, and blacks out quickly after [[BloodFromTheMouth vomiting blood]].

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* [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Castiel]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' experiences this in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS05E13TheSongRemainsTheSame The Song Remains the Same]]", when he takes the Winchesters back in time to save their parents from a rogue angel. Without his connection to Heaven, he barely has enough power to get them there, and blacks out quickly after [[BloodFromTheMouth vomiting blood]].

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