What about a whumpee who used to get tortured/punished with lightning magic and now gets panic attacks every time there’s a lightning storm ~Noire

Not deliberate torture, but one of Tamora Pierce’s The Circle Opens series featured a glassmage who got struck by lightning and nearly killed, but gained lightning magic from it. He was having trouble controlling his magic and having panic attacks from his own lightning, and had to get the main character Trisana Chandler, a weathermage, to teach him about lightning. There’s this one scene where she talks him into going outside in a lightning storm to overcome his fear, because lightning can no longer hurt him but his fear is impeding his progress learning to control his magic.


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