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24th Aug '16 10:35:51 PM Karxrida
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* Johnny and Yosaku's ultimate techniques during the Alabasta arc in ''Fanfic/ShinobiOfTheHighSeas'' leaves their legs and hands useless respectively.

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* Johnny and Yosaku's ultimate techniques during the Alabasta arc in ''Fanfic/ShinobiOfTheHighSeas'' leaves their legs and hands useless respectively.respectively.
* ''FanFic/FireEmblemFatesAftermath'': Corrin's crown is ornately decorated, but it's also pretty heavy. He elects to have a more practical crown made to be worn on a daily basis, delegating the fancy crown to only be used for special occasions where it would be appropriate.
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17th May '16 2:39:41 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11568253/3/Supernova Supernova]]'' Nami learns to use [[FlashStep Soru]] as early as the fight with Captain Kuro. Unfortunately she's isn't in good enough shape to use it properly so each use leaves her legs in agony.

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* In ''[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11568253/3/Supernova Supernova]]'' Nami learns to use [[FlashStep Soru]] as early as the fight with Captain Kuro. Unfortunately she's isn't in good enough shape to use it properly so each use leaves her legs in agony.
7th May '16 12:30:40 PM TheSinful
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* In George Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', it's implied that the ForeverWar going own between the three superstates is a sham, and all the weapons they build are deliberately designed to be as flashy and intimidating as possible and waste resources as much as possible. They're not actually built for fighting and winning wars. This really bites them in the ass in ''Literature/AmericasStepbrotherAmericasEnemyTwoPointZero'', where the real life United States of 2012 is planted into the world of ''1984'' by spatial anomaly and Oceania decides to invade it. Up against far more advanced and practical American weaponry, the Oceanian military [[CurbStompBattle completely gets its ass kicked]].

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* In George Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', it's implied that the ForeverWar going own between the three superstates is a sham, and all the weapons they build are deliberately designed to be as flashy and intimidating as possible and waste resources as much as possible. They're not actually built for fighting and winning wars. This really bites them in the ass in ''Literature/AmericasStepbrotherAmericasEnemyTwoPointZero'', where the real life United States of 2012 is planted into the world of ''1984'' by spatial anomaly and Oceania decides to invade it. Up against far more advanced and practical American weaponry, the Oceanian military [[CurbStompBattle completely gets its ass kicked]].kicked]].
* In ''[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11568253/3/Supernova Supernova]]'' Nami learns to use [[FlashStep Soru]] as early as the fight with Captain Kuro. Unfortunately she's isn't in good enough shape to use it properly so each use leaves her legs in agony.
* Johnny and Yosaku's ultimate techniques during the Alabasta arc in ''Fanfic/ShinobiOfTheHighSeas'' leaves their legs and hands useless respectively.
5th Apr '16 1:38:47 PM Willbyr
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* In Manga/{{Bleach}}[=/=]{{Naruto}} crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6701262/1/True-Warriors-Never-Die True Warriors Never Die]]'', Naruto is the jinchuuriki of the [[EldritchAbomination Juubi]] which (in addition to having 2000 years to hone his skills) gives him destructive power comparable to [[BadassGrandpa Yamamato]]. The downside is that he has to fight the Juubi roughly every 1000 years to insure it doesn't try to destroy the world again. As he recently found out, the more he uses its power, the faster the Juubi recovers. [[spoiler:In fact, despite using his jinchuuriki mode only a few times, the Juubi is already stirring, 900 years early.]]

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* In Manga/{{Bleach}}[=/=]{{Naruto}} ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''[=/=]''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6701262/1/True-Warriors-Never-Die True Warriors Never Die]]'', Naruto is the jinchuuriki of the [[EldritchAbomination Juubi]] which (in addition to having 2000 years to hone his skills) gives him destructive power comparable to [[BadassGrandpa Yamamato]]. The downside is that he has to fight the Juubi roughly every 1000 years to insure it doesn't try to destroy the world again. As he recently found out, the more he uses its power, the faster the Juubi recovers. [[spoiler:In fact, despite using his jinchuuriki mode only a few times, the Juubi is already stirring, 900 years early.]]
5th Mar '16 9:45:12 PM thatmadork
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* In George Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', it's implied that the ForeverWar going own between the three superstates is a sham, and all the weapons they build are deliberately designed to be as flashy and intimidating as possible and waste resources as much as possible. They're not actually built for fighting and winning wars. This really bites them in the ass in ''Literature/AmericasStepbrotherAmericasEnemyTwoPointZero'', where the real life United States of 2012 is planted into the world of ''1984'' by spatial anomaly and Oceania decides to invade it. Up against far more advanced and practical American weaponry, the Oceanian military [[CurbStompBattle gets it's ass kicked]].

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* In George Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', it's implied that the ForeverWar going own between the three superstates is a sham, and all the weapons they build are deliberately designed to be as flashy and intimidating as possible and waste resources as much as possible. They're not actually built for fighting and winning wars. This really bites them in the ass in ''Literature/AmericasStepbrotherAmericasEnemyTwoPointZero'', where the real life United States of 2012 is planted into the world of ''1984'' by spatial anomaly and Oceania decides to invade it. Up against far more advanced and practical American weaponry, the Oceanian military [[CurbStompBattle completely gets it's its ass kicked]].
5th Mar '16 9:44:01 PM thatmadork
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10889906/15 Getting Too Old For This]]'' Literature/HarryPotter can modify firearms to be so powerful, they can be fired at a ship in orbit and still "[[MythologyGag ruin someone's day]]". However, he's the ''only'' person in the galaxy who can make said modifications. And it takes him at least thirty hours for a single gun, and if he makes a single mistake it could result in a nuclear explosion. Thankfully, those are the only drawbacks; once a gun is completed, it's just as safe and reliable as any gun like it.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10889906/15 Getting Too Old For This]]'' Literature/HarryPotter can modify firearms to be so powerful, they can be fired at a ship in orbit and still "[[MythologyGag ruin someone's day]]". However, he's the ''only'' person in the galaxy who can make said modifications. And it takes him at least thirty hours for a single gun, and if he makes a single mistake it could result in a nuclear explosion. Thankfully, those are the only drawbacks; once a gun is completed, it's just as safe and reliable as any gun like it.it.
* In George Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', it's implied that the ForeverWar going own between the three superstates is a sham, and all the weapons they build are deliberately designed to be as flashy and intimidating as possible and waste resources as much as possible. They're not actually built for fighting and winning wars. This really bites them in the ass in ''Literature/AmericasStepbrotherAmericasEnemyTwoPointZero'', where the real life United States of 2012 is planted into the world of ''1984'' by spatial anomaly and Oceania decides to invade it. Up against far more advanced and practical American weaponry, the Oceanian military [[CurbStompBattle gets it's ass kicked]].
16th Oct '15 3:51:12 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10889906/15 Getting Too Old For This]]'' Literature/HarryPotter can modify firearms to be so powerful, they can be fired at a ship in orbit and still "[[MythologyGag ruin someone's day". However, he's the ''only'' person in the galaxy who can make said modifications. And it takes him at least thirty hours for a single gun, and if he makes a single mistake it could result in a nuclear explosion. Thankfully, those are the only drawbacks; once a gun is completed, it's just as safe and reliable as any gun like it.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10889906/15 Getting Too Old For This]]'' Literature/HarryPotter can modify firearms to be so powerful, they can be fired at a ship in orbit and still "[[MythologyGag ruin someone's day".day]]". However, he's the ''only'' person in the galaxy who can make said modifications. And it takes him at least thirty hours for a single gun, and if he makes a single mistake it could result in a nuclear explosion. Thankfully, those are the only drawbacks; once a gun is completed, it's just as safe and reliable as any gun like it.
28th Aug '15 10:46:56 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8233291/1/Princess-of-the-Blacks Princess of the Blacks]]'', Jennifer (A GenderFlip of Harry) uses a form of invisibility that's undetectable to Moody's magic eye. However, since it works by bending light away from a person, they're likewise blind for its duration. The only reason Jennifer uses it is because she's already blind (though on a potion regimen to regain her sight).

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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8233291/1/Princess-of-the-Blacks Princess of the Blacks]]'', ''Fanfic/PrincessOfTheBlacks'', Jennifer (A GenderFlip of Harry) uses a form of invisibility that's undetectable to Moody's magic eye. However, since it works by bending light away from a person, they're likewise blind for its duration. The only reason Jennifer uses it is because she's already blind (though on a potion regimen to regain her sight).



* The killing curse and other magical means of murder are this in ''Fanfic/BrokenSouls''. They're guaranteed to get the job done, but are often seen by others in the area because they're so flashy. This is why a group of Soviet assassins were able to get away with so many hits; they would apparate near the victim, slash their throat, and leave without any flashy spells.

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* The killing curse and other magical means of murder are this in ''Fanfic/BrokenSouls''. They're guaranteed to get the job done, but are often seen by others in the area because they're so flashy. This is why a group of Soviet assassins were able to get away with so many hits; they would apparate near the victim, slash their throat, and leave without any flashy spells.spells.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10889906/15 Getting Too Old For This]]'' Literature/HarryPotter can modify firearms to be so powerful, they can be fired at a ship in orbit and still "[[MythologyGag ruin someone's day". However, he's the ''only'' person in the galaxy who can make said modifications. And it takes him at least thirty hours for a single gun, and if he makes a single mistake it could result in a nuclear explosion. Thankfully, those are the only drawbacks; once a gun is completed, it's just as safe and reliable as any gun like it.
1st May '15 3:21:49 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* The ''Galaxy Crusher'' in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is a star-sized Demon superweapon capable of erasing an entire ''galaxy'' with a single shot and has the defensive firepower of over half the entire Demon Imperial Navy. However, [[RealityEnsues the sheer collateral damage it causes and its mind-boggling logistic requirements]] (and the threat of it being turned against its creators) led Maledict to deactivate it after it was only used once. The entire Demon military itself can also pretty much described as AwesomeButImpractical, focusing on enormously large and powerful battle machines that are expensive to operate and replace.

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* The ''Galaxy Crusher'' in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is a star-sized Demon superweapon capable of erasing an entire ''galaxy'' with a single shot and has the defensive firepower of over half the entire Demon Imperial Navy. However, [[RealityEnsues the sheer collateral damage it causes and its mind-boggling logistic requirements]] (and the threat of it being turned against its creators) led Maledict to deactivate it after it was only used once. The entire Demon military itself can also pretty much described as AwesomeButImpractical, focusing on enormously large and powerful battle machines that are expensive to operate and replace.replace.
* The killing curse and other magical means of murder are this in ''Fanfic/BrokenSouls''. They're guaranteed to get the job done, but are often seen by others in the area because they're so flashy. This is why a group of Soviet assassins were able to get away with so many hits; they would apparate near the victim, slash their throat, and leave without any flashy spells.
8th Feb '15 2:01:34 PM SovereignGFC
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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a MassEffect[=/=]StarWars crossover, the Trans-Galactic Republic's large Star Dreadnaughts are viewed this way due to using huge amounts of energy to operate, leaving them short-ranged and requiring massive supply lines.
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