History AwesomeButImpractical / ComicBooks

18th Sep '16 12:40:20 PM Trooper924
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** The P-6 Worldsweeper starships. They're massive, powerful, and seriously cool-looking ships designed in the shape of the Decepticon symbol, giving them a symbolic factor. However they're also pretty prone to crashing or being shot down, as that symbolic design makes them really hard to maneuver properly in combat and isn't very aerodynamic. Keep in mind that these things were supposed to protect Decepticon colony worlds singlehanded. They were so useless that Decepticon high command eventually decommissioned them, bringing a the grand Decepticon imperial era to a whimpering end.

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** The P-6 Worldsweeper starships. They're massive, powerful, and seriously cool-looking ships designed in the shape of the Decepticon symbol, giving them a symbolic factor. However they're also pretty prone to crashing or being shot down, as that symbolic design makes them really hard to maneuver properly in combat and isn't very aerodynamic. Keep in mind that these things were supposed to protect Decepticon colony worlds singlehanded. They were so useless that Decepticon high command eventually decommissioned them, bringing a the grand Decepticon imperial era to a whimpering end.
15th May '16 8:50:15 PM nombretomado
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** Two out of three Helicarrier appearances in [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] films (''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'') feature them either crashing or very nearly doing so. [[spoiler:Though in ''Winter Soldier'' the Helicarriers being shot down was actually a good thing.]]

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** Two out of three Helicarrier appearances in [[MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] films (''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'') feature them either crashing or very nearly doing so. [[spoiler:Though in ''Winter Soldier'' the Helicarriers being shot down was actually a good thing.]]
29th Mar '16 3:35:33 PM margdean56
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* The Marvel supervillain Razorfist is a martial artist/assassin who's had both his forearms removed and replaced with blades. This helps make him incredibly skilled and deadly in combat, but also means that if something happens to the blades he's helpless. He also needs personal servants to attend to basic hygiene and whenever he gets arrested, the blades are taken away and replaced with prosthetic hands to which he's never been able adjust. The character is the page image for CripplingOverspecialization.

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* The Marvel supervillain Razorfist is a martial artist/assassin who's had both his forearms removed and replaced with blades. This helps make him incredibly skilled and deadly in combat, but also means that if something happens to the blades he's helpless. He also needs personal servants to attend to basic hygiene and whenever he gets arrested, the blades are taken away and replaced with prosthetic hands to which he's never been able to adjust. The character is the page image for CripplingOverspecialization.



* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' gives us the Stub Gun, potentially the most devastating [[{{BFG}} handheld weapon ever made]]. This laser rifle is capable of cutting through almost anything; concrete, armoured vehicles, you name it. However, it has a tendency to overheat and explode if used in any kind of sustained engagement; in an average firefight, this potentially happen after only a few shots. During the Apocalypse War, it's still officially classified as "Lethal To User" and Dredd has to determine whether the awesome outweighs the impractical given the desperate situation the Big Meg's judges are in.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' gives us the Stub Gun, potentially the most devastating [[{{BFG}} handheld weapon ever made]]. This laser rifle is capable of cutting through almost anything; concrete, armoured vehicles, you name it. However, it has a tendency to overheat and explode if used in any kind of sustained engagement; in an average firefight, this can potentially happen after only a few shots. During the Apocalypse War, it's still officially classified as "Lethal To User" and Dredd has to determine whether the awesome outweighs the impractical given the desperate situation the Big Meg's judges are in.
7th Feb '16 8:21:59 AM Blazer
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* The Quinjets used by ComicBook/TheAvengers and ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} are probably some of the most advanced aircraft in the Marvel Universe, and are miles ahead of any aviation technology used in the real world. In the first issue of ''[[ComicBook/TheFalcon Captain America: Sam Wilson]]'', we find out that they're also insanely expensive to maintain and refuel, meaning that when the Avengers end up falling on hard times, they have to be very selective about using the Quinjet.

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* The Quinjets used by ComicBook/TheAvengers and ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} are probably some of the most advanced aircraft in the Marvel Universe, and are miles ahead of any aviation technology used in the real world. In the first issue of ''[[ComicBook/TheFalcon Captain America: Sam Wilson]]'', we find out that they're also insanely expensive to maintain and refuel, meaning that when the Avengers end up falling on hard times, they have to be very selective about using the Quinjet. That last little bit is shown in ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentAvengers'' when Iron Man decides using the Quinjet just to get to Atlantic City is a waste when 4/5ths of the team (him, Sam!Cap, Female Thor, Vision and Nova) can fly and he tells them to just carry their non-flyers (Miles Morales Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel)
5th Feb '16 12:26:57 PM StFan
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** Two out of three Helicarrier appearances in [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] films (''Film/TheAvengers'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'') feature them either crashing or very nearly doing so. [[spoiler:Though in ''Winter Soldier'' the Helicarriers being shot down was actually a good thing.]]
* The Quinjets used by Comicbook/TheAvengers and {{SHIELD}} are probably some of the most advanced aircraft in the Marvel Universe, and are miles ahead of any aviation technology used in the real world. In the first issue of ''[[ComicBook/TheFalcon Captain America: Sam Wilson]]'', we find out that they're also insanely expensive to maintain and refuel, meaning that when the Avengers end up falling on hard times, they have to be very selective about using the Quinjet.

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** Two out of three Helicarrier appearances in [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] films (''Film/TheAvengers'' (''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'') feature them either crashing or very nearly doing so. [[spoiler:Though in ''Winter Soldier'' the Helicarriers being shot down was actually a good thing.]]
* The Quinjets used by Comicbook/TheAvengers ComicBook/TheAvengers and {{SHIELD}} ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} are probably some of the most advanced aircraft in the Marvel Universe, and are miles ahead of any aviation technology used in the real world. In the first issue of ''[[ComicBook/TheFalcon Captain America: Sam Wilson]]'', we find out that they're also insanely expensive to maintain and refuel, meaning that when the Avengers end up falling on hard times, they have to be very selective about using the Quinjet.
1st Jan '16 8:47:57 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' gives us the Stub Gun, potentially the most devastating [[{{BFG}} handheld weapon ever made]]. This laser rifle is capable of cutting through almost anything; concrete, armoured vehicles, you name it. However, it has a tendency to overheat and explode if used in any kind of sustained engagement; in an average firefight, this potentially happen after only a few shots. During the Apocalypse War, it's still officially classified as "Lethal To User" and Dredd has to determine whether the awesome outweighs the impractical given the desperate situation the Big Meg's judges are in.
28th Dec '15 4:01:09 PM Anddrix
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* The Cosmic Cube... you can do almost anything as long as you are thinking about it. Want D.C. to be a lake of fire? It will be, until you fall asleep. Then everything's back to normal and the heroes are kicking your teeth down your throat. In fact, anything you allow yourself to think about will take on some degree of reality and if you dream, that becomes real too. Even DoctorDoom couldn't handle it for very long.

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* The Cosmic Cube... you can do almost anything as long as you are thinking about it. Want D.C. to be a lake of fire? It will be, until you fall asleep. Then everything's back to normal and the heroes are kicking your teeth down your throat. In fact, anything you allow yourself to think about will take on some degree of reality and if you dream, that becomes real too. Even DoctorDoom Doctor Doom couldn't handle it for very long.
28th Nov '15 2:17:57 PM nombretomado
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** Helicarriers fall victim to TheWorfEffect so often that in ''SecretAvengers'', it is shown that S.H.I.E.L.D. actually has a sign counting down the number of days since their last Helicarrier crash.

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** Helicarriers fall victim to TheWorfEffect so often that in ''SecretAvengers'', ''ComicBook/SecretAvengers'', it is shown that S.H.I.E.L.D. actually has a sign counting down the number of days since their last Helicarrier crash.
9th Nov '15 10:31:10 AM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' has the cerebro-centric bullets Ironfist makes. They're bullets with a small onboard computer that allows them to specifically target an enemy's head. The result is a OneHitKill weapon that automatically headshots targets. This is decidedly awesome in theory, but it prevents the person using them from ''wounding'' a target rather than killing, making them useless for anything other than battles against overwhelming forces and sniping. Further, the 100% kill rate led to the use of them being declared a war crime and the manufacturing process is complex enough that they probably aren't easy to mass produce; why waste time and money on such a complicated and limited bullet system when you can just use normal bullets that are cheaper and have a far wider range of uses?
* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'':

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* ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' has the cerebro-centric bullets Ironfist makes. They're bullets with a small onboard computer that allows them to specifically target an enemy's head. The result is a OneHitKill weapon that automatically headshots targets. This is decidedly awesome in theory, but it prevents the person using them from ''wounding'' a target rather than killing, making them useless for anything other than battles against overwhelming forces and sniping. Further, the 100% kill rate led to the use of them being declared a war crime and the manufacturing process is complex enough that they probably aren't easy to mass produce; why waste time and money on such a complicated and limited bullet system when you can just use normal bullets that are cheaper and have a far wider range of uses?
* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'':''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'':
4th Nov '15 5:19:22 PM nombretomado
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** {{Lampshaded}} by TheFalcon at one point, who noted that the damn thing never works right and almost always backfires on whoever is trying to use it. He went on to suggest that there may be some ''[[TheMonkeysPaw Monkey's Paw]]''-style [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor karma]] involved.

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** {{Lampshaded}} by TheFalcon ComicBook/TheFalcon at one point, who noted that the damn thing never works right and almost always backfires on whoever is trying to use it. He went on to suggest that there may be some ''[[TheMonkeysPaw Monkey's Paw]]''-style [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor karma]] involved.
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