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10th Apr '17 12:15:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is being run by an ordinary one - he doesn't even have Nemo's "mad science knack" for him. But seeing how it's SeanConnery, obviously he kicks as much and more ass then various immortals and Hydes.

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* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is being run by an ordinary one - he doesn't even have Nemo's "mad science knack" for him. But seeing how it's SeanConnery, Creator/SeanConnery, obviously he kicks as much and more ass then various immortals and Hydes.
13th Jan '17 3:08:07 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, there are many who can perform amazing feats even if they lack force-sensitivity

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, there are many who can perform amazing feats even if they lack force-sensitivityForce-sensitivity:



** Finn from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is able to hold his own in a lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren despite his lack of melee training and Kylo's superior fighting abilities.
** The film has an even better example with an [[RedShirt unnamed Stormtrooper]] (known to fans as [[IncrediblyLamePun TR-8R]]), who is able to take on Finn while he had the lightsaber with nothing but a stun baton and some serious Chutzpah. He would have killed him, too, had it not been for [[BigDamnHeroes Han and Chewie intervening]].

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** Finn from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' Finn, as seen in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', is able to hold his own in a lightsaber battle with trained Force-sensitive Kylo Ren despite his the former's lack of melee training and Kylo's superior fighting abilities.
** The film ''The Force Awakens'' has an even better example with an a [[RedShirt unnamed random Stormtrooper]] (known (canonically named "FN-2199", but better known to fans as [[IncrediblyLamePun TR-8R]]), who is able to take on Finn while he the latter had the a lightsaber with nothing but a stun baton and some serious Chutzpah. He would have killed him, Finn, too, had it not been for [[BigDamnHeroes Han and Chewie intervening]].
2nd Dec '16 1:57:04 PM infernape612
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* Creator/NeillBlomkamp seems to have a thing for making his BigBad|s this trope. [[SociopathicSoldier Colonel Koobus]] of ''Film/{{District 9}}'' is a South African mercenary who leads men to police aliens who can shrug off 9mm rounds and rip people's limbs off, and [[spoiler:single-handedly takes out an alien MiniMecha which slaughtered all of his men]]. [[CorporateSamurai Kruger]] of ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' takes on a guy in PoweredArmor with a katana, [[spoiler:though he does eventually get his own suit to fight Max's, and he also survives getting his face blown off]]. Eventually {{Subverted|Trope}} with [[ReligiousBruiser Moore]] from ''Film/{{Chappie}}'', as he's set up as a tough ex-special forces operative, but at no point in the film does he even threaten Chappie without a major advantage like a weapon, a load of henchmen, or the Moose, and eventually Chappie [[CurbStompBattle royally kicks his ass]] - the film's climax makes it clear that past the bluster and military training, he's just a loser on a power trip.

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* Creator/NeillBlomkamp seems to have a thing for making his BigBad|s {{Big Bad}}s this trope. [[SociopathicSoldier Colonel Koobus]] of ''Film/{{District 9}}'' is a South African mercenary who leads men to police aliens who can shrug off 9mm rounds and rip people's limbs off, and [[spoiler:single-handedly takes out an alien MiniMecha which slaughtered all of his men]]. [[CorporateSamurai Kruger]] of ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' takes on a guy in PoweredArmor with a katana, [[spoiler:though he does eventually get his own suit to fight Max's, and he also survives getting his face blown off]]. Eventually {{Subverted|Trope}} with [[ReligiousBruiser Moore]] from ''Film/{{Chappie}}'', as he's set up as a tough ex-special forces operative, but at no point in the film does he even threaten Chappie without a major advantage like a weapon, a load of henchmen, or the Moose, and eventually Chappie [[CurbStompBattle royally kicks his ass]] - the film's climax makes it clear that past the bluster and military training, he's just a loser on a power trip.
29th Nov '16 11:17:03 AM CheeseDogX
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** Wedge Antilles of the original trilogy and Poe Dameron of ''The Force Awakens'' are some of the best {{Ace Pilot}}s whose piloting skills rival even force users like Luke and Vader. Wedge survived both attacks on the Death Stars and even brought down a near-invincible [[HumongousMecha AT-AT]] by using the harpoon cables of his snowspeeder to tangle its legs. In his debut film, Poe Dameron who shot down 10 TIE fighters in 10 seconds with his X-Wing and landed the finishing blow to the Starkiller planet by flying into the it and destroying its core.

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** Wedge Antilles of the original trilogy and Poe Dameron of ''The Force Awakens'' are some of the best {{Ace Pilot}}s whose piloting skills rival even force users like Luke and Vader. Wedge survived both attacks on the Death Stars (in the novels it's stated he's the only person to survive both Death Star runs) and even brought down a near-invincible [[HumongousMecha AT-AT]] by using the harpoon cables of his snowspeeder to tangle its legs. In his debut film, Poe Dameron who shot down 10 TIE fighters in 10 seconds with his X-Wing and landed the finishing blow to the Starkiller planet by flying into the it and destroying its core.
29th Nov '16 10:15:53 AM CheeseDogX
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* The original trio of heroes in ''Film/MysteryMen''.

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* The original trio of heroes in ''Film/MysteryMen''. [[spoiler: Maybe. Mr. Furious does seem to have Rage Enhanced Super strength, though we're still not sure if he could lift a bus or not.]]
27th Oct '16 8:09:07 AM JamesAustin
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*** One cop briefly took XMenFilmSeries/{{Wolverine}} down with a shot to the head.

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*** One cop briefly took XMenFilmSeries/{{Wolverine}} [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesWolverine Wolverine]] down with a shot to the head.



*** The military is smart enough to go after XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the X-Men showed up to lend a hand.

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*** The military is smart enough to go after XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesMagneto Magneto]] with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the X-Men showed up to lend a hand.
18th Oct '16 1:23:50 PM siberia82
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* In the ''Film/XMen'' films, the average cop or soldier is capable of fighting against mutants, even if the former may not always win.

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* In the ''Film/XMen'' films, ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', the average cop or soldier is capable of fighting against mutants, even if the former may not always win.



*** One cop briefly took ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} down with a shot to the head.

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*** One cop briefly took ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} XMenFilmSeries/{{Wolverine}} down with a shot to the head.



*** The military is smart enough to go after ComicBook/{{Magneto}} with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the Franchise/XMen showed up to lend a hand.

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*** The military is smart enough to go after ComicBook/{{Magneto}} XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the Franchise/XMen X-Men showed up to lend a hand.
14th Oct '16 10:53:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SkyHigh'' has Ron Wilson, Bus Driver! Until the credits, at least.

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* ''Film/SkyHigh'' ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' has Ron Wilson, Bus Driver! Until the credits, at least.
8th Sep '16 7:49:42 AM erforce
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* In ''[[Film/{{Underworld}} Underworld: Rise of the Lycans]]'', back when Raze was human, he was strong enough to punch out werewolves. He was eventually turned, removing him from badass normal status.

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* In ''[[Film/{{Underworld}} Underworld: Rise of the Lycans]]'', ''Film/UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans'', back when Raze was human, he was strong enough to punch out werewolves. He was eventually turned, removing him from badass normal status.
13th Jul '16 2:49:50 PM siberia82
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* In the ''Film/XMen'' films, the average cop or soldier is capable of fighting against mutants. They might not always win but they put up a fight.
** The military is smart enough to go after ComicBook/{{Magneto}} with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the Franchise/XMen showed up to lend a hand.
** A random security guard was the one eventually took down Mystique.
** One cop briefly took ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} down with a shot to the head.
** William Stryker is as intimidating as Magneto, without any powers!
** In ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', Stryker was the one responsible for [[spoiler: shooting Logan in the head with an adamantium bullet, giving him amnesia.]]
** ''Film/TheWolverine'':\\\
Shingen Yashida. No mutant powers, no supertech, just a katana. Nonetheless, he holds his own against the Wolverine himself. Oh, and [[spoiler:he was weakened by Viper's poison at the time, poison that it appears was intended to kill him.]]\\\
Harada is a mundane [[TheLeader leader]] of a clan of mundane ninja.\\\
Yukio’s mutant power is a limited form of precognition that allows her to see how people will die. Her strength and skills come entirely from training, yet she kicks about as much ass as Wolverine, a decades old veteran warrior with an indestructible skeleton, metal claws, and an enhanced healing factor.\\\
Wolverine has a very difficult time with the two determined Yakuza on top of the bullet train, who do all the same death-defying stunts as Wolverine without any superpowers at all.

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* In the ''Film/XMen'' films, the average cop or soldier is capable of fighting against mutants. They might mutants, even if the former may not always win but they put up a fight.
win.
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'':
*** William Stryker is as intimidating as Magneto, without any superpowers!
*** One cop briefly took ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} down with a shot to the head.
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'':
***
The military is smart enough to go after ComicBook/{{Magneto}} with non-metal weapons and took out quite a few members of his mutant army before the Franchise/XMen showed up to lend a hand.
** *** A random security guard was the one who eventually took down Mystique.
** One cop briefly took ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} down with a shot to the head.
** William Stryker is as intimidating as Magneto, without any powers!
** In ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'',
''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'': Stryker was the one responsible for [[spoiler: shooting [[spoiler:shooting Logan in the head with an adamantium bullet, giving him amnesia.]]
amnesia]].
** ''Film/TheWolverine'':\\\
''Film/TheWolverine'':
***
Shingen Yashida. No mutant powers, no supertech, just a katana. Nonetheless, he holds his own against the Wolverine himself. Oh, and [[spoiler:he [[spoiler:Shingen was weakened by Viper's poison at the time, poison that it appears which was intended to kill him.]]\\\
]]
***
Harada is a mundane [[TheLeader leader]] of a clan of mundane ninja.\\\
Yukio’s
ninja.
*** Yukio's
mutant power is a limited form of precognition that allows her to see how people will die. Her strength and skills come entirely from training, yet she kicks about as much ass as Wolverine, a decades nearly two-centuries old veteran warrior with an indestructible skeleton, metal claws, and an enhanced healing factor.\\\
Wolverine
factor.
*** Logan
has a very difficult time with the two determined Yakuza on top of the bullet train, who do all the same death-defying stunts as Wolverine without any superpowers at all. all.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': The Ancient Egyptians of 3600 BC defeated En Sabah Nur and his Four Horsemen without the benefit of superpowers or modern technology.
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