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4th May '16 8:48:22 AM marcoasalazarm
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** Harry's .44 Magnum revolver. It's not as sophisticated as the FN P-90 that Murphy favors during combat, nor it has any badass enchantments like the swords of the Knights Of The Cross (or Harry's other magical apparel), but what it ''is'' is a highly reliable HandCannon that has saved Harry often both because of its [[BlownAcrossTheRoom stopping power]] and because it is [[WeaponForIntimidation highly intimidating]].
25th Apr '16 12:24:40 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.
24th Apr '16 2:22:40 PM Quanyails
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** This is shown spectacularly in the last Agni Kai of the series. [[spoiler: Azula comes out of the gate using all her fancy firebending, using flips, spin kicks, propelling herself around like a miniature rocket. Zuko...stands still, controls his breathing, and uses the same moves he used against Commander Zhao in the ''third episode.'' By the end, Azula is completely out of breath, while Zuko is still fresh.]] Sozin's Comet may have ascended things to AwesomeYetPractical levels, though.

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** This is shown spectacularly in the last Agni Kai of the series. [[spoiler: Azula comes out of the gate using all her fancy firebending, using flips, spin kicks, propelling herself around like a miniature rocket. Zuko...stands still, controls his breathing, and uses the same moves he used against Commander Zhao in the ''third episode.'' By the end, Azula is completely out of breath, while Zuko is still fresh.]] Sozin's Comet may have ascended things to AwesomeYetPractical levels, though.]]
24th Apr '16 2:19:51 PM Quanyails
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* {{Series/Firefly}} had this in the form of the titular space-vehicle. Not very flashy, fast, or armed, but if you have a half-decent mechanic on board, it will operate perfectly until the heat-death of the universe.

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* {{Series/Firefly}} ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' had this in the form of the titular eponymous space-vehicle. Not very flashy, fast, or armed, but if you have a half-decent mechanic on board, it will operate perfectly until the heat-death of the universe.
24th Apr '16 1:59:45 PM Quanyails
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** The X-Wing also falls into this in the Expanded Universe, where, before the production of the XJ and StealthX series, it was outmatched entirely by next generation fighters like its distant cousin the E-Wing and the Empire's [[LightningBruiser pure hotrod of a starship]], the TIE Defender. Yet even all the way to the Yuuzhan Vong War, the X-Wing remained perhaps ''the'' most effective fighter in the Rebel Alliance/New Republic/Galactic Alliance's arsenal, thanks to its [[JackOfAllTrades near perfectly balanced performance and capabilities]], as well as the ease at which pilots (namely Rogue Squadron) can use them. Sure, a few good pilots in TIE Defenders are a considerable threat, but an X-Wing with Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, Tycho Celchu or Corran Horn at the controls is guaranteed to be the superior force (no pun intended).

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** The X-Wing also falls into this in the Expanded Universe, where, before the production of the XJ and StealthX [=StealthX=] series, it was outmatched entirely by next generation fighters like its distant cousin the E-Wing and the Empire's [[LightningBruiser pure hotrod of a starship]], the TIE Defender. Yet even all the way to the Yuuzhan Vong War, the X-Wing remained perhaps ''the'' most effective fighter in the Rebel Alliance/New Republic/Galactic Alliance's arsenal, thanks to its [[JackOfAllTrades near perfectly balanced performance and capabilities]], as well as the ease at which pilots (namely Rogue Squadron) can use them. Sure, a few good pilots in TIE Defenders are a considerable threat, but an X-Wing with Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, Tycho Celchu or Corran Horn at the controls is guaranteed to be the superior force (no pun intended).



* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'': In the words of Teal'c]], [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter "Tau'ri firearms are primitive, but effective."]] The ''Stargate'' franchise also has a RunningGag where one character explains how they have to do something long and complicated to solve a problem, but another character [[CuttingTheKnot pulls out a gun and shoots the problem]].

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* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'': In the words of Teal'c]], Teal'c, [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter "Tau'ri firearms are primitive, but effective."]] The ''Stargate'' franchise also has a RunningGag where one character explains how they have to do something long and complicated to solve a problem, but another character [[CuttingTheKnot pulls out a gun and shoots the problem]].
24th Apr '16 1:56:58 PM Quanyails
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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 [=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.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'' a fairly common tactic amongst experienced players is to buy up the (light) purple, orange, and red properties. While they are far less impressive than Park Place and Boardwalk, they are the most commonly landed on properties in the entire game.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'' a fairly common tactic amongst among experienced players is to buy up the (light) purple, orange, and red properties. While they are far less impressive than Park Place and Boardwalk, they are the most commonly landed on properties in the entire game.
22nd Apr '16 6:20:42 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Maddox, the author of Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse, uses this as his rationale behind using a simple design consisting of a black background with white or light grey text in a large and basic font.
17th Apr '16 8:06:00 AM ElodieHiras
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**In D&D 5th edition, at level 2, the rogue gets access to a class feature called Cunning Action, allowing them to use a bonus action to Dash, Disengage or Hide. Sounds lame, until you realize it lets you outrun many enemies, move to tactically advantageous positions (like, say, flanking) much more easily, as well as enabling HitAndRunTactics against a group of enemy (standard action, shoot a bow. Move action, break line of sight. Bonus action, find a new sniping spot).
10th Apr '16 12:16:35 PM Allronix
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** The ''Republic itself'' (in the pre-movie era) often fits into this trope; it's derided for being [[VillainsActHeroesReact sluggish, pacifistic, "inefficient," "weak,"]] and less adept at war. But for all of its many faults, the thing ran like a [[TonkaTough old Toyota truck]]. It would take a beating, sure, but with the Empire so warlike it did a better job of destroying itself than anything else, the Republic weathered the storm and hit back hard, using its superior manpower, infrastructure, and diplomacy to win VictoryByEndurance. It's telling that after 25.000 years of attacks, Palpatine's victory came about because he destroyed it from within.
4th Apr '16 4:19:25 PM Peridonyx
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* Tripping your opponent over via Drop-Toehold, Dropkick to the knee, etc. Not as impressive as a Clothesline, Spear, etc., nor as flashy as a Hurricanrana, Missile Dropkick, etc., but much harder, if not impossible, to avoid. This especially comes in handy against TheGiant-types.

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* Tripping your opponent over via Drop-Toehold, Dropkick to the knee, etc. Not as impressive as a Clothesline, a Spear, etc., ; nor as flashy as a Hurricanrana, a Missile Dropkick, etc., ; but much harder, if not impossible, to avoid. This especially comes in handy against TheGiant-types.
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