History BoringButPractical / OtherMedia

16th Oct '17 9:53:25 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' and ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' go out of its way to avert this trope. As Meijin Kawaguchi III proclaims, Gunpla is freedom. People who hold back and keep with the confines of their Gunpla's canon tend to be ran over by those who go above and beyond. It could be something as simple as mixing canons like the Amethyst Victory Gundam, using the Sword Impulse Gundam's weaponry, mixing genres like the Tryon 3, a ZZ Gundam remade into a SuperRobot, or going completely out of the box, like Sei's RG System.

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** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' and ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' go out of its way to avert this trope. As Meijin Kawaguchi III proclaims, Gunpla is freedom. People who hold back and keep fond of saying, "Gunpla is freedom!", meaning that you can do whatever you want with your model and trying to constrain your ideas within the confines boundaries of their Gunpla's the original ''Gundam'' canon tend to be ran over just limits your potential. So "straight builds" will just get wrecked by those the girl who go above and beyond. It could be something as simple as mixing canons like combined the Amethyst [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam, using Gundam]] with one of the Sword [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam's weaponry, mixing genres like Gundam]]'s weapon packs, the Tryon 3, guy who gave the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike Gundam]] an [[EnergyAbsorption energy-absorbing shield]] and a SuperMode that lets it pull off a MegatonPunch FinishingMove, or the guy who turned the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]] into an old-school [[CombiningMecha Combining]] SuperRobot with {{Rocket Punch}}es, EyeBeams, and a {{BFS}}.
*** On the other side of the coin, sometimes straight-builds can still perform well, but this mainly because more mundane factors (like build quality, the operator's fighting skills, and good old-fashioned [[{{Determinator}} determination]]) help bridge the gap. Two prominent examples from ''Try'' include Simon Izuna and his [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Destiny Gundam]] and Lucas Nemesis's [[Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam Crossbone
Gundam remade into a SuperRobot, or going completely out of Full Cloth]], the box, like Sei's RG System.latter of whom manages to go toe-to-toe with Wilfred Kijima, who's not only an incredibly talented fighter but has a highly customized OriginalGeneration ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 00]]''-style Gunpla.
10th Oct '17 2:45:10 PM Deathhacker
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** While there are a lot of fancy arcane items (both "generic" and army specific) for your wizards to pick through, none is more useful than the humble dispel scroll, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin which automatically dispels one spell per game.]]
9th Oct '17 5:15:24 PM LlamaAdventure
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* The Blue Rajah from ''Film/MysteryMen'' is a superhero who uses forks as throwing projectiles, but his overly showy method of throwing them makes them completely ineffectual. During the team's TrainingMontage with the Sphinx, he teaches him a more proper, less theatrical method of throwing, and he suddenly becomes a lot more accurate and his forks actually stick to things.
19th Sep '17 11:49:27 AM SpinAttaxx
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', [[HarmlessVillain Ludo]]'s only magical attack after obtaining his wand is a powerful green blast. It doesn't do anything magical, but remains destructive and dangerous. Later, he learns a proper magic spell, but only the one -- and it's Levitato, an extremely basic spell that lifts things off the ground. In contrast with Star's huge and flashy spells, however, Ludo gets very creative and skilled with that one spell, [[NotSoHarmlessVillain allowing him to become a much bigger threat with that alone]].
17th Sep '17 6:04:35 PM nombretomado
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* There's a short story by ArthurCClarke called ''Superiority'' about a space empire that keeps inventing one incredible superweapon after another until they get overrun by their enemies who directed their resources towards making huge numbers of basic ships with 'generic' weapons while the other side was busy updating their ships, followed by taking advantage of the flaws and problems that the superweapons created for the smart empire.

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* There's a short story by ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke called ''Superiority'' about a space empire that keeps inventing one incredible superweapon after another until they get overrun by their enemies who directed their resources towards making huge numbers of basic ships with 'generic' weapons while the other side was busy updating their ships, followed by taking advantage of the flaws and problems that the superweapons created for the smart empire.
16th Sep '17 11:58:42 PM marcoasalazarm
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* On one episode of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', Ford teaches Harrison that this is the backbone of every con he schemes: he takes time to make a very "ugly" plan that is straightforward and will work no matter what happens, and he ''then'' starts working on the cons that involve bells and whistles and massive amounts of misinformation and stealing weird things like elections and churches. Harrison's big mistake during the episode (in which he was allowed to create the scheme of the week all by himself) was to go for a fancy con without thinking of adding any "safety nets", and nearly got in trouble when the people he was conning simply got fed up and tried to walk away.

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* On one episode of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', Ford teaches Harrison that this is the backbone of every con he schemes: he takes time to make a very "ugly" plan that is straightforward and will work no matter what happens, and he ''then'' starts working on the cons that involve bells and whistles and massive amounts of misinformation and stealing weird things like elections and churches. Harrison's big mistake during the episode (in which he was allowed to create the scheme of the week all by himself) was to go for a fancy con without thinking of adding any "safety nets", and nearly got in trouble when the people he was conning simply got fed up and tried to walk away.away (which is when Ford applied his own plan to simply rob them blind).
16th Sep '17 11:56:24 PM marcoasalazarm
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* On one episode of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', Ford teaches Harrison that this is the backbone of every con he schemes: he takes time to make a very "ugly" plan that is straightforward and will work no matter what happens, and he ''then'' starts working on the cons that involve bells and whistles and massive amounts of misinformation and stealing weird things like elections and churches. Harrison's big mistake during the episode (in which he was allowed to create the scheme of the week all by himself) was to go for a fancy con without thinking of adding any "safety nets", and nearly got in trouble when the people he was conning simply got fed up and tried to walk away.
14th Sep '17 1:42:33 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** Darth Bane notes in his part of ''Book of the Sith'' that this style and Form V (Shien/Djem So, the attacking style), are the best useful fighting styles for the Sith.
14th Sep '17 1:39:30 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** The [[FantasticFightingStyle lightsaber style]] [[StoneWall Soresu]]. It's the most widespread and defensive form of Jedi combat, and it's nowhere near as flashy as other styles like [[CombatParkour Ataru]] or [[AxCrazy Vaapad]]. It's also why Obi-Wan Kenobi was able to beat General Grievous, despite the latter [[DualWielding wielding four lightsabers]], as it made for an impregnable defense.

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** The [[FantasticFightingStyle lightsaber style]] [[StoneWall Soresu]]. It's the most widespread and defensive form of Jedi combat, and it's nowhere near as flashy as other styles like [[CombatParkour Ataru]] or [[AxCrazy Vaapad]]. It's also why Obi-Wan Kenobi was able to beat General Grievous, despite the latter [[DualWielding wielding four lightsabers]], as it made for an impregnable defense. He managed to defeat Darth Vader and in ''Star Wars Rebels'' [[spoiler: Darth Maul]], by using this very style.
13th Sep '17 2:30:31 PM redandready45
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* ''Series/ICarly'': Carly and the team seek to gain the ear of a well-renowned web enthusiast, who turns out to be a very sleazy, spoiled kid. When he writes a deliberately negative review after Carly spurns his advances, the team simply call his mom, who orders him to recant his negative review.
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