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1[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/91tsykboil_sy445.png]]²²->'''Tess:''' You can't go on killing forever, Patrick.²->'''Patrick:''' You wanna bet?²²''The First Power'' is a 1990 horror film starring Creator/LouDiamondPhillips, Creator/TracyGriffith, and Creator/MykeltiWilliamson.²²Serial killer Patrick Channing (Creator/JeffKober) is given the gas chamber after committing several demonic murders. His spirit is released and given power by the Devil. Now Detective Russell Logan (Creator/LouDiamondPhillips), the cop that caught him, before must find a way to do it again.²²!!Tropes²²* AllJustADream:²** Detective Russ Logan has one where the gas is turned off in the Patrick's execution chamber and Patrick jumps through the mirrored wall to stab him, forcing Logan to shoot him in self-defense.²** At the end, Tess Seaton had one where Logan wakes up and attacks Tess. OrWasItADream²* BodySnatcher: Channing has the ability to possess people, as well as animals.²* TheCameo: Creator/BillMoseley as a bartender.²* CatchPhrase: "See you around, buddy-boy."²* ChildByRape: At Patrick's childhood home, Tess has a psychic vision which reveals that he's the result of his mother being raped by her father.²* DealWithTheDevil: Channing kills in Satan's name, who in turn granted him the power of possessing people upon death.²* EvilSoundsDeep: Channing's voice is this.²* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: One encounter with Patrick ends with him falling on a pipe, which impales his current temporal body.²* IWarnedYou: A nun named Sister Marguerite tries to convince her superiors that something must be done about Channing who is killing people with a satanic ritual. Her superiors ignore her.²* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Russ Logan breaks his promise to Tess Seaton not to have Channing be given the death penalty believing he deserved it.²* RuleOfThree: The titular first power (resurrection) is one of the three powers Christ possessed, and which Channing is attempting to gain for himself.²* SuperWindowJump²** Logan encounters Patrick in a chuch, which he leaves by doing a great physics-defying jump over Logan and through a stained class window.²** Patrick, in a body of a derelict woman, enters Logan's apartment by jumping through a window and grabbing him.²²----

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