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    Power Down

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    A power-down is an item or effect that has some negative impact on the player character's attributes or abilities, often inverting the effects of a power-up. In certain situations, this can be to the player's advantage.

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    The original Poison Mushroom, a classic power-down
    The original Poison Mushroom, a classic power-down

    The prototypical power-down is the Mario franchise's Poison Mushroom, introduced in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. The original can easily be mistaken for a Super Mushroom as it looks almost the same, but it has the opposite effect of downgrading a powered-up character or killing a normal character.

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