History BoringButPractical / OtherMedia

16th Mar '17 7:19:15 AM Divra
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** Grevane makes zombies. Not a particularly spectacular power, but it is hard to argue with a man who can raise and control the dead in three-digit numbers. It helps that Dresdenverse zombies are more like meaty [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} T-800s]] than the usual shamblers.

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** Grevane makes zombies. Not a particularly spectacular power, compared to insanely powerful and insanely versatile sorcerer Cowl or [[BodySurf body-surfer]] Corpsetaker, but it is hard to argue with a man who can raise and control the dead undead in high three-digit numbers. It helps that Dresdenverse zombies are more like meaty [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} T-800s]] than the usual shamblers.shamblers.
** Similar to Grevane is Binder. Binder is a one-trick pony, and his trick is creating servitors known as the Grey Men. Again, compared to Harry's fireballs, it's less than impressive, but the Grey Men are fast, strong, intelligent enough to use simple machines (like guns) and, unlike Grevane's zombies, can operate semi-independently.
2nd Mar '17 9:15:06 PM grimgrendel
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* In ''Fanfic/HardBeingPure'', during Rust's fight with Snatch, the latter complains that lasers are cheap and boring. Rust agrees, and summarily uses his lasers to rip through Snatch's robots one by one.
27th Feb '17 10:26:51 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WeAreLegionWeAreBob'':
** Traditional wisdom was to clone a replicant from an unimaginative mind, so that it wouldn't go insane from isolation and repetitive tasks. Bob is a new idea, an engineer and a programmer who is able to automate most tasks for maximum efficiency.
** Space stations are initially dismissed when trying to find a way to save the survivors on Earth, but Homer eventually realizes that [[spoiler:space farms are much more practical, due to a wider margin of error and fewer needs. They fill a few with kudzu and extend the life of the planet by decades]].
** Major Ernesto Medeiros, the Brazilian probe, is not an engineer or a programmer, but he is an excellent tactician and a ruthless soldier. He is able to set several ambushes for Bobs using unexpected tactics, including secret Brazilian projects he was keeping in reserve.
27th Feb '17 12:52:44 PM ANTMuddle
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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': [[BadFuture Darkwarrior Duck]], rather than use a flashy or dramatic way to defeat Megavolt and Quackerjack, just beats them with... a garden hose. No overkill missile launchers, no gas guns (he doesn't even use them anymore), just a garden hose. (Especially effective against Megavolt.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': [[BadFuture Darkwarrior Duck]], rather than use a flashy or dramatic way to defeat Megavolt and Quackerjack, just beats them with... a garden hose. No overkill missile launchers, no gas guns (he doesn't even use them anymore), just a garden hose. (Especially effective against Megavolt.)Megavolt; for the Liquidator, it would have been ''fuel.'')
23rd Feb '17 7:38:47 PM M84
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** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=79217 One of the best legendaries in the game]] appeared in ''Champions of Kamigawa'' set. A vanilla 2/2 creature normally wouldn't be all that impressive -- except this one only costs ''one white mana'' to play.
23rd Feb '17 2:18:17 PM CosmicFerret
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* The standard "Warrior" class in most tabletop [=RPGs=] such as DungeonsAndDragons is this: while its choice of attacks is [[PoorPredictableRock limited in variety]] with the exception of applying certain modifiers to their regular attacks, their capability to equip strong weapons and armor and high Hit Points means they will be welcome in any party for their useful ability to tank and deal physical damage. They often balance out the fact they don't gain special powers or spells with the advantage of learning more Feats than other classes.

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* The standard "Warrior" class in most tabletop [=RPGs=] such as DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is this: while its choice of attacks is [[PoorPredictableRock limited in variety]] with the exception of applying certain modifiers to their regular attacks, their capability to equip strong weapons and armor and high Hit Points means they will be welcome in any party for their useful ability to tank and deal physical damage. They often balance out the fact they don't gain special powers or spells with the advantage of learning more Feats than other classes.
20th Feb '17 2:48:28 AM XenMon2
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', how does DAVE find out Batman's secret identity? By going through public records to find a male within Batman's probable age range with the wealth to fund his exploits and the [[DarkAndTroubledPast motive to fight crime]].
16th Feb '17 9:23:14 PM Divra
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** Grevane makes zombies. Not a particularly spectacular power, but it is hard to argue with a man who can raise and control the dead in three-digit numbers.

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** Grevane makes zombies. Not a particularly spectacular power, but it is hard to argue with a man who can raise and control the dead in three-digit numbers. It helps that Dresdenverse zombies are more like meaty [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} T-800s]] than the usual shamblers.
7th Feb '17 1:02:40 AM CountDorku
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* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' boardgame, Legal missions tend to be this. They don't pay as well as the big bank heists and mine robberies, but they also don't risk the Misbehave deck, sparing you the risk of spending hundreds of dollars on bribes, getting an automatic fail (and, if a Niska job, the loss of a crewman) from a Warrant being issued, or getting your crew killed.
30th Jan '17 12:16:01 PM Phred
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HomeAdventuresWithTipAndOh'', Tip and Oh play a virtual reality video game and Oh is given the shape-shifter class, but he has such a poor imagination, he only shape shifts into the most straight forward and practical thing to resolve the task at hand; Tip suggests Oh shape shifts into a giant dinosaur with a tractor for a face to dig a hole, Oh transforms into a shovel. Tip suggests Oh become a shooting star to illuminate a dark hall, Oh becomes a flashlight.
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