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** [[Body Armor BodyArmorAsHitPoints]]

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** [[Body Armor BodyArmorAsHitPoints]][[BodyArmorAsHitPoints Body Armor]]

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** [[Body Armor BodyArmorAsHitPoints]]


Something which is found in the game environment that bestows a positive benefit. Different from inventory items in that their effect is usually instant. Often inexplicably drops from the corpses of fallen enemies, and is found in unlikely places and breakable objects, or the odd [[InexplicableTreasureChests treasure chests]].

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Something which is found in the game environment that bestows a positive benefit. Different from inventory items in that their it's effect is usually instant. Often inexplicably drops from the corpses of fallen enemies, and is found in unlikely places and breakable objects, or the odd [[InexplicableTreasureChests treasure chests]].


->''For what had Prometheus done in the first place? He had given humans a power-up.''

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->''"For
what had Prometheus done in the first place? He had given humans a power-up.''"''



->''Power up. By any other name, an extra life.''
-->-- '''Comic Book Guy''', ''TheSimpsonsGame''



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[[caption-width-right:335: [[SuperMarioBros Mario]]'s got quite a diet.]]

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[[caption-width-right:335: [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'s got quite a diet.]]


Compare StatusBuff, PowerUpMagnet. If the powerup isn't very useful, see PowerUpLetDown. Contrast PoisonMushroom, a [[InvertedTrope power-down]].

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Compare StatusBuff, PowerUpMagnet. If the powerup isn't very useful, see PowerUpLetDown. If a level doesn't contain a powerup, it is a DroughtLevelOfDoom. Contrast PoisonMushroom, a [[InvertedTrope power-down]].

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** BreakablePowerUp


Sometimes comes with its own PowerUpMotif, as well as the StandardPowerupPose.

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Sometimes comes with its own PowerUpMotif, PowerUpMotif-- usually when it's a TimedPowerUp-- as well as the StandardPowerupPose.


A common trait among powerups is that you often don't need to do anything other than touch it to gain its benefit. Fly your fighter into the floating container of radioactive materials (''VideoGame/RaptorCallOfTheShadows''), send the chopper into a bomb pod (''VideoGame/TwinCobra''), and they just get installed or deposited instantly. Usually an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Acceptable Break From Reality]] since no-one really wants to fly out of a dogfight to spend some quality time in a hangar with a wrench installing a missile pod--and dealing with the damage from ramming it into the fuselage to catch it at mach 50.

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A common trait among powerups is that you often don't need to do anything other than touch it to gain its benefit. Fly your fighter into the floating container of radioactive materials (''VideoGame/RaptorCallOfTheShadows''), send the chopper into a bomb pod (''VideoGame/TwinCobra''), and they just get installed or deposited instantly. Usually an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Acceptable Break From Reality]] since no-one really wants to fly out of a dogfight to spend some quality time in a hangar with a wrench installing a missile pod--and dealing with the damage from ramming it into the fuselage to catch it at mach 50.
50. When a common powerup is used to increase the player's weapon level or something, collecting more of it after reaching maximum level often results in ScoringPoints instead.

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** PowerUpMount


** Medkit with red cross (ironically, the Red Cross doesn't like this, since the red cross is a symbol regulated by international laws with a very specific meaning; the actual first aid symbol should be a white cross on green).

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** Medkit with red cross (ironically, the Red Cross UsefulNotes/TheRedCross doesn't like this, since the red cross is a symbol regulated by international laws with a very specific meaning; the actual first aid symbol should be a white cross on green).

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