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Basic Trope: The ability to create animate objects from drawings or paintings.

  • Straight: Blackbrush can summon demons and horrors by painting them.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Blackbrush gains the abilities of anything he paints into reality - given enough time and paint, he can become omnipotent.
    • The monsters Blackbrush paints can also paint monsters.
  • Downplayed: The demons and horrors can't leave the canvas they're drawn on.
  • Justified: The world's Magic A Is Magic A tunes in and instead of being summoned from the canvas, they teleport in, using the canvas as a portal.
  • Inverted:
    • Blackbrush can turn demons and other horrors into paintings.
    • Rather than initiate life, Blackbrush's art ends them.
  • Subverted: Blackbrush draws a creature, but he merely hallucinates it instead of it actually appearing.
  • Double Subverted: Blackbrush then uses the second part of his power to make the creature exist in the real world.
  • Parodied:
    • Blackbrush can't write or draw anything, or it will become a demon; his house is full of demonic signatures and random scribbles.
    • Blackbrush acquired this power to deal with an annoying neighbor who keeps coming over to visit when he's least prepared for it, but no matter how many demonic guards and demonic creatures he creates, the annoying neighbor somehow effortlessly finds a way to evade or defeat them.
  • Zig Zagged: Blackbrush can summon demons and horrors, but only if they exist in the world beforehand - and only if a living one can be found.
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  • Averted: Blackbrush has no such abilities.
  • Enforced: "We need to give Blackbrush an ability that fits him!" "Why not make all his creations come to life?"
  • Lampshaded: "Why are your paintings coming alive?!"
  • Invoked: Blackbrush gains abilities that are mentioned to be related to art.
  • Exploited: Blackbrush uses these abilities to wreak havoc.
  • Defied: "...So I draw all my drawings with disconnected heads, so that if they come alive, they can't do anything."
  • Discussed: "Wait, why doesn't he have to draw organs, or the back of the demon?"
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: Blackbrush is seen painting. After a time skip, the room he is in looks like a Trash of the Titans scene.
  • Deconstructed: Blackbrush cannot paint recreationally without summoning a creature. His powers wreak havoc on the world.
  • Reconstructed: Blackbrush ties his abilities to one particular canvas, preventing him from being able to summon creatures unless they are from paintings on that canvas.
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  • Played For Laughs: Blackbrush is terrible at drawing, and as a result all his demons look just plain silly.
  • Played For Drama:
    • Blackbrush has no intentions for his art to come to life, but he cannot stop his drawings from doing so.
    • Blackbrush's specialty is painting otherworldly, nigh-incomprehensible monsters and other horrifying stuff, ala H. R. Giger. Ergo, when his art comes to life...
    • Blackbrush's art manifest as real—but in some other dimension unknown to him. Each time he paints something horrific and dangerous, it wreaks havoc on some other plane of reality without him even aware of it.

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