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A character who self-inflicts damage to become stronger/more effective

What is a good term to describe a characteristic of wounding ones self in order to heighten your damage inflicting abilities? Side note: I need this character mainly as a foil to another character ...
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Can a high power EMP generator keeps killer robots at bay?

Set in the near future, thousands of killer robots resemble those featured in the terminator film, I'm referring to the 800 series model are now marching in as we speaks. I am a sole survivor on a ...
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How can Santa defend himself?

The world is full of grinches. Party-poopers who simply insist on taking the fun away from everybody else. They'll do everything they can to stop Santa from delivering his gifts — and too many ...
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What is our planetary defense capability against an Earth life destroying object?

This is World Building through a preventative measure. The Earth has been destroyed a few times in the past and it will happen again in the future, it is just a matter of time. For the first time in ...
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Defensive capabilities of a pyrokinesis using superhero?

I’m creating a superhero story, and one of the heroes is a character named Joseph Kroger, AKA The Phoenix. He can create fire with mind, and manipulate it. He also has a high tolerance for heat and ...
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How could the androids protect themselves from EMP attacker?

Out in Fresno, in the Marxist community of Androidia, also known as CyboTek facility 9, lives a community comprised of only robots and artificial intelligences. They are at peace with most surrounding ...
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How do I explain a unicorn discharging powerful electricity at a distance?

I am thinking of copying the design of an electric eel to create the horn, however as air is not a good conductor of electricity it cannot discharge any electrical shock unless there is a physical ...
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Self defense on Mars

Here's the situation: Mars has been colonized in the near future – tens or hundreds of thousands of people live on Mars. For political reasons, EarthGov is against sending weapons to Mars; and, they ...
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How would a magic user whose magic requires them to enter a dream-state defend themselves? [closed]

So, I have run into a bit of a problem. You see, I am currently creating a magic system for a second fantasy world I'm working on, and I am unable to figure out how to solve some of the problems posed ...
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In the face of global vehicle and electronic failures, who would get the food and good farming land?

Question context: Posit basically our current world (focusing for now on the 1st/2nd world nations), but beset by increasing global failures in the technology-based infrastructure: failures of ...