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24th Jun '17 4:15:41 PM MBG159
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* Common in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''. Traditionally, the protagonist Stands will have comparatively basic abilities based on mundane physical combat and one or two gimmicks (turning into string, repairing objects, shooting projectiles), while the villain Stands tend to have far more gimmicky, flashy, or esoteric powers. Consequently, though the protagonist usually gets caught off-guard by the villain at first, the moment they've figured out the villain's gimmick, simple fisticuffs turn out to be plenty.
19th Jun '17 12:59:46 PM TheSinful
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* Xander in ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-163/DianeCastle%2BXendra.htm Xendra]]'' makes a point while patrolling to wear durable clothes he can afford to lose, including either cheap tennis shoes or work boots. Contrast Buffy who wears [[ImpracticallyFancyOutfit designer clothes and shoes and has a manicure while on patrol]] then complains when they get damaged or stained.
3rd Jun '17 6:51:39 AM marcoasalazarm
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** There is one noted weakness: Stormtrooper armor actually works against them.
** the YT-1300 Corelian Light Freighter when compared to an X-Wing or Star Destroyer is one of the most boring ships in the universe. It is, however, one of the most popular. Reliable, durable, easy to modify and repair in an emergency; the YT-1300 is a favorite of smugglers throughout the galaxy. The most famous example, of course, is the ''[[CoolShip Millennium Falcon]]'' as it is the best example of what a resourceful spacer can do with the design.

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** *** There is one noted weakness: Stormtrooper armor actually works against them.
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them. Which is why most guerrillas that use them against Stormtroopers have to do stuff like filling the rounds with explosives. Even then, it's also mentioned that one advantage slugthrowers have over blasters is that you ''can'' silence slugthrowers.
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YT-1300 Corelian Light Freighter when compared to an X-Wing or Star Destroyer is one of the most boring ships in the universe. It is, however, one of the most popular. Reliable, durable, easy to modify and repair in an emergency; the YT-1300 is a favorite of smugglers throughout the galaxy. The most famous example, of course, is the ''[[CoolShip Millennium Falcon]]'' as it is the best example of what a resourceful spacer can do with the design.
3rd Jun '17 6:41:32 AM Withad
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** Though wizards can be practical when the need arises. As Mustrum Ridcully has pointed out, if the magic stored in it doesn't work, "a good poke in any available soft bits" with a wizard's staff can still be a very effective deterrent.
30th May '17 9:00:35 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** There is one noted weakness: Stormtrooper armor actually works against them.
28th May '17 1:29:39 AM patriciovalencia117
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', how does Rick topple the [[TheEmpire galactic federation]]? Does he set their nukes to target each other? Does he reprogram their portals to disintegrate their space fleets? Nope. [[spoiler: He simply reduces the value of their currency to zero]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', how does Rick topple Rick's plan to toppling the [[TheEmpire galactic federation]]? federation]] is rather mundane yet effective. Does he set their nukes to target each other? Does he reprogram their portals to disintegrate their space fleets? Nope. [[spoiler: He simply reduces the value of their currency to zero]].
20th May '17 6:17:23 PM patriciovalencia117
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', how does Rick topple the [[TheEmpire galactic federation]]? Does he set their nukes to target each other? Does he reprogram their portals to disintegrate their space fleets? Nope. [[spoiler: He simply reduces the value of their currency from 1 to 0]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', how does Rick topple the [[TheEmpire galactic federation]]? Does he set their nukes to target each other? Does he reprogram their portals to disintegrate their space fleets? Nope. [[spoiler: He simply reduces the value of their currency from 1 to 0]].zero]].
20th May '17 6:16:09 PM patriciovalencia117
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* in the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLPFiM]] fanfic FanFic/AMinorVariation, Rarity's teleporting apples can be used by anypony with a functional mouth, provide their own magical power, and can bypass most conventional wards.

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* in In the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLPFiM]] fanfic FanFic/AMinorVariation, Rarity's teleporting apples can be used by anypony with a functional mouth, provide their own magical power, and can bypass most conventional wards.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', how does Rick topple the [[TheEmpire galactic federation]]? Does he set their nukes to target each other? Does he reprogram their portals to disintegrate their space fleets? Nope. [[spoiler: He simply reduces the value of their currency from 1 to 0]].
18th May '17 4:10:05 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Lucius Malfoy's lesson to his son Draco regarding plan-making is pretty much this: any plan that needs more than ''two'' steps to succeed is automatically hoping to get lucky on the LastPlanStanding GambitPileup [[GambitRoulette Roulette]], so it's best to make them very simple (to put in context: this lecture he gave as a "TakeThat" response to an InUniverse version of ''Anime/DeathNote'' and Draco's apparent decision to take inspiration from it for his rivalry with Harry). Quirrell eventually also provides a similar speech when he says that plans that are ''absolutely'' essential for the planner to succeed should not depend on anything that runs on chance (those that don't can be done as fancy as the planner wants, maybe even allowing them to fail for the sake of ObfuscatingStupidity).

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** Lucius Malfoy's lesson to his son Draco regarding plan-making is pretty much this: any plan that needs more than ''two'' steps to succeed is automatically hoping to get lucky on the LastPlanStanding GambitPileup [[GambitRoulette Roulette]], so it's best to make them very simple (to put in context: this lecture he gave as a "TakeThat" response to an InUniverse version of ''Anime/DeathNote'' and Draco's apparent decision to take inspiration from it for his rivalry with Harry).[[AdaptationalBadass with]] [[MagnificentBastard Harry]]). Quirrell eventually also provides a similar speech when he says that plans that are ''absolutely'' essential for the planner to succeed should not depend on anything that runs on chance (those that don't can be done as fancy as the planner wants, maybe even allowing them to fail for the sake of ObfuscatingStupidity).
18th May '17 9:27:07 AM StarTropes
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** While we're at it, ''Stupefy''. It is a spell that knocks someone out. That is all. But unless you want a person dead (and there are plenty of situations where you wouldn't, even if you have no qualms about killing, and even if your goal was to kill you could use Stupefy and deliver the killing blow muggle style, while Avada Kedavra is one of the most difficult spells to cast), it's just as effective at putting an opponent out of a fight.

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** While we're at it, ''Stupefy''. It is a spell that knocks someone out. That is all. But unless you want a person dead (and there are plenty of situations where you wouldn't, even if you have no qualms about killing, and even if your goal was to kill you could use Stupefy and deliver the killing blow muggle style, while Avada Kedavra is one of the most difficult spells to cast), it's just as effective at putting an opponent out of a fight. (It also helps that using ''Stupefy'' won't earn its user a life sentence in Azkaban, like ''Avada Kedavra'' will.)
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