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Basic Trope: Someone absorbs too much power and suffers for it.

  • Straight: Emperor Evulz Has Energy Absorption. He’s eventually defeated when he absorbs too much and explodes.
  • Exaggerated: Evulz absorbs a candle's flame. He immediately detonates under the strain.
  • Downplayed: Evulz absorbs too much energy to move, but is otherwise unharmed.
  • Justified: Evulz stores all of the collected energy inside his stomach, and it can only strech so much.
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  • Inverted: Evulz dies from power starvation.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: Evulz gets a Balloon Belly from all that stolen power, and then comically deflates a few seconds later.
  • Zig Zagged: Getting Evulz to absorb too much heat results in Infernal Retaliation: Evulz may be burning to death from the inside, but he’ll probably take you with him.
  • Averted: This tactic isn’t attempted or mentioned.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded:
    • “I’ve bitten off more than I can chew!”
    • Advertisement:
    • “So we’re going to kill him via over-eating?”
  • Invoked: Dr. Sawbones installs this weakness in Evulz so that he can smite him if he gets rebellious.
  • Exploited: Evulz making himself look like he’s more energised than he is, thus goading people to shoot him with energy long before he reaches his limits.
  • Defied: This is suggest as an idea, but it’s shut down because Evulz’s upper limits are too high to be matched.
  • Discussed: “Too much power? HA! No such thing!
  • Conversed: ???

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