Okay, this idea isn't mine. And for the sake of trying to prevent bias. I am not gonna quote the media that did it(though it was quite popular. Someone may know. Please don't state it in this thread.) Also in that respect, I am no master of the thoughts someone else created. So I am attempting to explain this idea to the best of my ability. I am curious what the community would think because I think it is utterly ridicously but hey. I have been wrong before. Premise: When the main character is near death. After recovery his physical abilities will increase in proportion to how close to death he was. The boast seems to be inconsistent since it is meant to scale with the extremeness of the death but lets say it could be as little as 10% or as high as 300%. Oh and for whatever reason, it doesn't seem to work if the character is assured of his own survival. Such as stabbing himself near a doctor to try and force the effect. Yes the character could potentially lift 3x what he could previously simply by the act of surviving. This trait was genetic but this is barely notable as you don't see many of his race. Do you think this is an interesting aspect to a story? Can something be gained from this? Or just absurd. Flame war begin! lol joking. Me nice, we don't all become better after recovering like this guy.