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15th Aug '17 10:28:28 AM XMenMutant22
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** During the Universe Survival Arc of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a group of MagicalGirl parodies from Universe 2 get blasted by Android 17 when attempting a TransformationSequence. However, they survive the attack and after getting chewed out for interrupting, 17 lets them finish their transformation.

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** During the Universe Survival Arc of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a group of MagicalGirl parodies from [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse2 Universe 2 2]] get blasted by Android 17 when attempting a TransformationSequence. However, they survive the attack and after getting chewed out for interrupting, 17 lets them finish their transformation.
7th Aug '17 11:38:45 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** We have Eudial, who, in her battles against the Sailor Senshi, discards magic or complicated plans and uses guns that can extract an Heart Crystal faster than the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Daimons]] that she brings with herself only to provide cover for her escape, flamethrowers capable to overpower Sailor Moon's attacks, and even ''[[MundaneSolution a few dozens machine guns]]!'' The latter serve to show why you don't just shoot the Sailor Senshi: the machine guns shoot and hit Sailor Neptune until they ran out of ammo, and, while battered, ''she isn't even bleeding.''
** In the manga version, Minako. Some of her greatest hits are: throwing a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang from behind; FlashStep followed by a kick in the face (with the power apparently increased by the kinetic energy of the FlashStep); and using a cloud of ''sulphuric acid'' on an horde of enemies (and as a ''non-lethal option'' to boot: it was diluted enough it only stunk horribly). And of course, if it's to protect Usagi, whom she shows UndyingLoyalty towards, she'll kick her own fellow Senshi across the room, having no problem with potentially seriously injuring her.
** Zoisite in the '90s anime is a mix of this and DirtyCoward. He never fights fair, but he employs a number of tricky methods in order to get the Seven Rainbow Crystals. And it ''works'': He manages to walk away with four on his own, steal one from Sailor Moon and finally nab the other two from Mamoru. He very nearly succeeds, [[spoiler: until he makes the mistake of killing Tuxedo Mask. Sailor Moon cries over him, her tear becomes the Silver Crystal and everything falls apart for Zoisite from there]].

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** We have Eudial, who, in her In Eudial's battles against the Sailor Senshi, she discards magic or complicated plans and uses guns that can extract an Heart Crystal faster than the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Daimons]] that she brings with herself only to provide cover for her escape, flamethrowers capable to overpower Sailor Moon's attacks, and even ''[[MundaneSolution a few dozens machine guns]]!'' The latter serve to show why you don't no one should just shoot the Sailor Senshi: the machine guns shoot and hit Sailor Neptune until they ran out of ammo, and, while battered, ''she isn't even bleeding.''
** In the manga version, Minako. Some of her greatest hits are: throwing a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang from behind; FlashStep followed by a kick in the face (with the power apparently increased by the kinetic energy of the FlashStep); and using a cloud of ''sulphuric acid'' on an horde of enemies (and as a ''non-lethal option'' to boot: it was diluted enough it only stunk horribly). And of course, if it's to protect Usagi, whom she shows UndyingLoyalty towards, she'll kick her own fellow Senshi across the room, room like she did to a brainwashed Makoto, having no problem with potentially seriously injuring her.
** Zoisite in the '90s anime is a mix of this and DirtyCoward. He never fights fair, but he employs a number of tricky methods in order to get the Seven Rainbow Crystals.Crystals, like using the crystal detector he got from Nephrite to turn the holders into demons. And it ''works'': He manages to walk away with four on his own, steal one from Sailor Moon and finally nab the other two from Mamoru. He very nearly succeeds, [[spoiler: until he makes the mistake of killing seriously wounding Mamoru aka Tuxedo Mask.Kamen. Sailor Moon cries over him, her tear becomes the Silver Crystal and everything falls apart for Zoisite from there]].
7th Aug '17 11:28:35 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Krillin... initially. It's about the only thing he could do to keep in the frontlines longer than any of the other humans in ''Z''. Notably, however, he never employs the Solar Flare/Destructo Disk combo that could've probably killed any major villain up until Cell. Probably because the Destructo Disk is implied to be ''very'' hard to control.

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** Krillin... initially. It's about the only thing he could do to keep in the frontlines longer than any of the other humans in ''Z''. Notably, however, he never employs the Solar Flare/Destructo Disk combo that could've probably killed any major villain up until Cell. [[AwesomeButImpractical Probably because the Destructo Disk is implied to be ''very'' VERY hard to control.]]
6th Aug '17 10:56:40 AM Hanz
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** During the Universe Survival Arc of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a group of MagicalGirl parodies from Universe 2 get blasted by Android 17 when attempting a TransformationSequence. However, they survive the attack and after getting chewed out for interrupting, 17 lets them finish their transformation.
6th Aug '17 10:46:51 AM Hanz
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':

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11th Jul '17 1:35:31 AM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'', Mordred says she is willing to do anything to win a fight, so she uses punches, kicks, and bites in sword duels.

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* In ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'', Mordred says she is willing to do anything to win a fight, so she uses punches, kicks, and bites in sword duels. Her Master, Kairi, who himself is a Magus but is willing to use modern weapons like guns and grenades, approves of her tactics, but others find them in bad taste.
11th Jul '17 1:28:17 AM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'', Mordred says she is willing to do anything to win a fight, so she uses punches, kicks, and bites in sword duels.
18th Jun '17 10:15:47 PM Hanz
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* LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO has Kazuma the protagonist. He is this trope personified, doing everything from launching psychological attacks, using magic in a sword fight, stealing his opponent's weapons mid battle, the list goes on. To a point this elevate him to BadassNormal compared to other people in his party who actually have useful combat skills to a point of CripplingOverspecialization

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* LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO LightNovel/KonoSuba has Kazuma the protagonist. He is this trope personified, doing everything from launching psychological attacks, using magic in a sword fight, stealing his opponent's weapons mid battle, the list goes on. To a point this elevate him to BadassNormal compared to other people in his party who actually have useful combat skills to a point of CripplingOverspecialization
16th Jun '17 4:22:38 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Many examples in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', but the most straightforward example is Morel vs. Leol. He lured Leol into an enclosed space, and by that point, Morel had already won: It didn't matter what impressive powers [[PowerCopying Leol had copied]]--Morel used his smoke powers to lower the oxygen levels down so low that Leol was rendered unable to breathe.

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* Many examples in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', but the most straightforward example is Morel vs. Leol. He lured Leol into an enclosed space, and by that point, Morel had already won: It didn't matter what impressive powers [[PowerCopying Leol had copied]]--Morel used his smoke powers to lower the kill his opponent through oxygen levels down so low that Leol was rendered unable to breathe.deprivation.
16th Jun '17 4:20:06 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Many examples in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', but the most straightforward example is Morel vs. Leol. He lured Leol into an enclosed space, and by that point, Morel had already won: It didn't matter what impressive powers [[PowerCopying Leol had copied]]--Morel used his smoke powers to lower the oxygen levels down so low that Leol was rendered unable to breathe.
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