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26th Jun '17 6:42:05 AM cdrood
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*** It should also be noted that one of the uses of separation was in direct opposition to its intended purpose of getting civilians to safety. In "The Best of Both Worlds" it was actually used to provide the Borg with a second target.
31st May '17 3:57:43 PM icewater
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** The bat'leth, while definitely a CoolSword, isn't very practical in a realistic swordfight. For one, the normal stance requires the use of both hands and severely limits the reach. If you grip it in one hand, then you have an unbalanced weapon with no hilt and a ''pointy end'' facing your gut. Made more jarring by the fact that Klingons ''do'' have normal swords, but only one is ever used. Duras uses one in his fight against Worf but loses, as Worf has the advantage of vengeance on his side ([[spoiler:Duras having just killed Worf's girlfriend]]). Also, most fights with the bat'leth show it as a slow, cumbersome weapon that could likely be overcome by a nimble swordsman with a rapier. Additionally, let's not forget that Klingons still use swords in the days of directed-energy weapons. It's even explicitly mentioned that an old lady with a phaser could hold off a dozen Klingon warriors with bat'leths. However, at least one of the novels states that the bat'leth was designed for large close quarters battles in narrow city streets, presumably of similar size to modern starship corridors - so it is slightly [[JustifiedTrope justified]].

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** The bat'leth, while definitely a CoolSword, isn't very practical in a realistic swordfight. For one, the normal stance requires the use of both hands and severely limits the reach. If you grip it in one hand, then you have an unbalanced weapon with no hilt and a ''pointy end'' facing your gut. Made more jarring by the fact that Klingons ''do'' have normal swords, but only one is ever used. Duras uses one in his fight against Worf but loses, as Worf has the advantage of vengeance on his side ([[spoiler:Duras having just killed Worf's girlfriend]]). Also, most fights with the bat'leth show it as a slow, cumbersome weapon that could likely be overcome by a nimble swordsman with a rapier. Additionally, let's not forget that Klingons still use swords in the days of directed-energy weapons. It's even explicitly mentioned that an old lady with a phaser could hold off a dozen Klingon warriors with bat'leths. However, at least one of the novels states that the bat'leth was designed for large close quarters battles in narrow city streets, presumably of similar size to modern starship corridors - so it is could be slightly [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
31st May '17 3:57:00 PM icewater
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** The bat'leth, while definitely a CoolSword, isn't very practical in a realistic swordfight. For one, the normal stance requires the use of both hands and severely limits the reach. If you grip it in one hand, then you have an unbalanced weapon with no hilt and a ''pointy end'' facing your gut. Made more jarring by the fact that Klingons ''do'' have normal swords, but only one is ever used. Duras uses one in his fight against Worf but loses, as Worf has the advantage of vengeance on his side ([[spoiler:Duras having just killed Worf's girlfriend]]). Also, most fights with the bat'leth show it as a slow, cumbersome weapon that could likely be overcome by a nimble swordsman with a rapier. Additionally, let's not forget that Klingons still use swords in the days of directed-energy weapons. It's even explicitly mentioned that an old lady with a phaser could hold off a dozen Klingon warriors with bat'leths. However, at least one of the novels states that the bat'leth was designed for large close quarters battles in narrow city streets, presumably of similar size to modern starship corridors - so it is possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]].

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** The bat'leth, while definitely a CoolSword, isn't very practical in a realistic swordfight. For one, the normal stance requires the use of both hands and severely limits the reach. If you grip it in one hand, then you have an unbalanced weapon with no hilt and a ''pointy end'' facing your gut. Made more jarring by the fact that Klingons ''do'' have normal swords, but only one is ever used. Duras uses one in his fight against Worf but loses, as Worf has the advantage of vengeance on his side ([[spoiler:Duras having just killed Worf's girlfriend]]). Also, most fights with the bat'leth show it as a slow, cumbersome weapon that could likely be overcome by a nimble swordsman with a rapier. Additionally, let's not forget that Klingons still use swords in the days of directed-energy weapons. It's even explicitly mentioned that an old lady with a phaser could hold off a dozen Klingon warriors with bat'leths. However, at least one of the novels states that the bat'leth was designed for large close quarters battles in narrow city streets, presumably of similar size to modern starship corridors - so it is possibly slightly [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
15th May '17 6:42:23 PM nombretomado
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* Done often on Series/MythBusters. Driving a car so fast that it can't be caught by a police radar, making a child float by using thousands of balloons, chopping down a tree with a machine gun... the list goes on.

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* Done often on Series/MythBusters.''Series/MythBusters''. Driving a car so fast that it can't be caught by a police radar, making a child float by using thousands of balloons, chopping down a tree with a machine gun... the list goes on.



** TripleH's Pedigree

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** TripleH's Wrestling/TripleH's Pedigree
14th Apr '17 8:33:06 AM DoctorNemesis
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Doctor Dances", this trope is used to make an implicit comparison between the Doctor and LovableRogue conman Captain Jack Harkness. Part of this is the tools that both men use; Jack is equipped with a flashy sonic blaster which does awesome things like cut holes in walls and restore them -- against which the Doctor's sonic screwdriver, which takes hours to "resonate concrete" in order to achieve the same effect, looks more than a little naff. This earns some rather snide and dismissive comments on the screwdriver from Jack and Rose, who has fallen under Jack's sway a bit... except it turns out you can only use those cool features on the sonic blaster a handful of times before the battery completely runs out and it basically becomes a glorified paper-weight, whereas the humble-yet-trusty sonic screwdriver just keeps going and going. The point is made that while Jack has all the charm and outer trappings of the cooler-than-cool "Han Solo[=/=]Captain Kirk" space hero, he's ultimately a bit rubbish and not nearly as good as he thinks he is, while for all his eccentricities and nerdishness the Doctor is the real deal who ultimately gets the job done.
3rd Apr '17 8:24:05 PM nombretomado
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** Later zord combinations got a [[PowerRangersTurbo lot]] [[PowerRangersSamurai bulkier.]] Not only did it make them practically immobile but they always looked like they'd topple over.

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** Later zord combinations got a [[PowerRangersTurbo [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo lot]] [[PowerRangersSamurai [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai bulkier.]] Not only did it make them practically immobile but they always looked like they'd topple over.
22nd Jan '17 1:23:43 PM Jhonny
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** Long Claw, a Valyrian steel hand-and-a-half sword, is usually an efficient weapon in Jon Snow's hands, but it has been shown several times that its longer reach is a liability if Jon doesn't have a lot of space to work with
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22nd Jan '17 2:51:12 AM RobTan
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** Long Claw is usually an efficient weapon in Jon Snow's hands, but it has been shown several times that its longer reach is a liability if Jon doesn't have a lot of space to work with.

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21st Jan '17 2:51:00 PM RobTan
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** Long Claw is usually an efficient weapon in Jon Snow's hands, but it has been shown several times that its longer reach is a liability if Jon doesn't have a lot of space to work with.
20th Dec '16 3:55:45 PM gb00393
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** Wildfire's awesome destructive power is match only by the danger of handling it in a combat situation. Tyrion brings its full power to bear by laying a trap with it that eliminates the problem of misfiring catapults and fumbling handlers.
** Jaime {{lampshades}} this with his golden hand. Despite its impressive appearance, a hook would serve him better.
** The Braavosi fencing style of water dancing is considered this by the Hound, and he has a point since it is flashy and impressive but nearly useless against heavily-armoured opponents.
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