History ConservationOfNinjutsu / AnimeAndManga

24th Sep '17 7:48:26 AM SpinAttaxx
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* ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'' is a frequent offender, especially in plots involving the Red Ribbon Army or Frieza's men, but the most blatant usage is in the Bardock TV Special. As he races to attack Frieza in the climax, he has to fly through an army of {{mooks}}, which cause him so little trouble that, in some cases, they look like they're splattering on his face.

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* ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' is a frequent offender, especially in plots involving the Red Ribbon Army or Frieza's men, empire, but the most blatant usage is in the Bardock TV Special. As he races to attack Frieza in the climax, he has to fly through an army of {{mooks}}, which cause him so little trouble that, in some cases, they look like they're splattering on his face.


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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''[='=]s Universe Survival arc, Universe 11 ends up being left with the lowest number of fighters still in play during the Tournament of Power at three, in contrast to Universes 6 and 7 having the highest. Those three fighters, though, are among the strongest and most dangerous in the entire tournament.
23rd Apr '17 9:44:02 AM Megadoomer
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** This is averted in the Alvarez Empire arc, where most of [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad the Spriggan Twelve]] are too powerful for any one hero to beat on their own, requiring many of the villains to be beaten by two or three people working together.
5th Apr '17 12:40:26 PM lillolillo
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* ''Manga/GetterRobo Armageddon''. On one end, an entire army of Anime/GetterRoboG, the second of the Getter Robo line. On the other, a singular classic Getter Robo, piloted by Ryouma Nagare. Ryouma owns them easily.

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* ''Manga/GetterRobo Armageddon''. On one end, an entire army of Anime/GetterRoboG, Getter Robo G, the second of the Getter Robo line. On the other, a singular classic Getter Robo, piloted by Ryouma Nagare. Ryouma owns them easily.
27th Mar '17 2:07:15 AM Adept
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* Any nameless mook in ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' is canon fodder and will die in the dozens per sword slash from a general or important character. The large scale battles are really battles between named characters. The mooks on either side are just window dressing and will not get any kills in.

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* Any nameless mook in ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'' is canon fodder and will die in the dozens per sword slash from a general or important character. The large scale battles are really battles between named characters. The mooks on either side are just window dressing and will not get any kills in.
4th Feb '17 9:53:12 AM BoukenDutch
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* From the same franchise comes the final battle of ''Anime/DigimonXrosWarsTheYoungHuntersLeapingThroughTime'', and it concerns Myotismon and his two Mega forms Venommyotismon and Malomyotismon. Back in the first 2 seasons of the series, Myotismon on his own was a very powerfull opponent, able to hold his own against multiple ultimate digimon and later Mega digimon simultaniously. The final battle of YHT involved not just 1, but a complete ARMY of Myotismon, who later digivolve into THREE Venommyotismon and several dozen of Malomyotismon. But although they have the main characters in a pinch at first, once the other leaders and their (mega level) digimon partners show up, the various Venommyotismon and Malomyotismon start dropping like flies.
20th Dec '16 1:24:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** The show makes note of this trope: The standard squad is made up of four ninja. Kakashi says that any more and the team starts getting slow, clunky, and disorganized. A bigger team is worse at completing missions than a smaller one. Plus, any ninja that stands alone is pretty much BadAss enough to beat an entire squad.

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** The show makes note of this trope: The standard squad is made up of four ninja. Kakashi says that any more and the team starts getting slow, clunky, and disorganized. A bigger team is worse at completing missions than a smaller one. Plus, any ninja that stands alone is pretty much BadAss badass enough to beat an entire squad.
19th Dec '16 7:10:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', Apostles were a major threat early in the series, with Guts needing to fight with everything he had to kill one, and Guts probably would have died fighting the Count if the Count's daughter hadn't conveniently burst into the room for Guts to use as a hostage. Now that all the Apostles in the world are serving Griffith, they've been demoted to [[EliteMook Elite Mooks]]. Justified, since Guts has the [[DeadlyUpgrade Berserker's Armor]], which makes him much stronger and brings out his SuperpoweredEvilSide. That being said, [[{{Badass}} Zodd]] still manages to prove to be a major threat every time he shows up.

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* In ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', Apostles were a major threat early in the series, with Guts needing to fight with everything he had to kill one, and Guts probably would have died fighting the Count if the Count's daughter hadn't conveniently burst into the room for Guts to use as a hostage. Now that all the Apostles in the world are serving Griffith, they've been demoted to [[EliteMook Elite Mooks]]. Justified, since Guts has the [[DeadlyUpgrade Berserker's Armor]], which makes him much stronger and brings out his SuperpoweredEvilSide. That being said, [[{{Badass}} Zodd]] Zodd still manages to prove to be a major threat every time he shows up.
18th Dec '16 11:52:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}} TheMovie'' plays this very straight for both the heroes and [[BigBad Diaboromon]], whoever has greater numbers tends to be on the losing side. Wargreymon and Metalgarurumon can barely get a hit in on Diaboromon in between all the asskicking that he's giving them, but when he multiplies into several thousand copies and they [[FusionDance become]] [[{{Badass}} Omnimon]], the army is mowed down within seconds. When he gets to the last Diaboramon, the fight is now one-on-one and is more evenly matched (if only because he's too fast to hit).

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}} TheMovie'' plays this very straight for both the heroes and [[BigBad Diaboromon]], whoever has greater numbers tends to be on the losing side. Wargreymon and Metalgarurumon can barely get a hit in on Diaboromon in between all the asskicking that he's giving them, but when he multiplies into several thousand copies and they [[FusionDance become]] [[{{Badass}} become Omnimon]], the army is mowed down within seconds. When he gets to the last Diaboramon, the fight is now one-on-one and is more evenly matched (if only because he's too fast to hit).
18th Dec '16 10:29:47 AM qwackas
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* Noticeable in the first part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Dio kills a sizable amount of [[SupernaturalMartialArts Supernatural Martial Artists]] despite (presumably) not possessing any abilities not inimical to vampires; however, the same team of martial artists has no difficulty in taking down large mobs of the same vampires.

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* Noticeable in the first part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Dio kills a sizable amount of [[SupernaturalMartialArts Supernatural Martial Artists]] despite (presumably) not possessing any abilities not inimical to vampires; however, the same team of martial artists has no difficulty in taking down large mobs of the same vampires.zombie minions created by Dio.
19th Nov '16 4:22:00 PM BossKey
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* Played with in Anime/YuGiOhArcV : the [[EliteMooks Obelisk Force]] usually defies this trope: using the nature of Battle Royal duels to their advantage, 3 of them gang up on 1 or 2 opponents, overwhelming and crushing them. Played straight (even exaggerated) in other cases, such as [[spoiler: Kaito]] taking down an entire battalion of unnamed Academia students by himself, or Yuri [[OneHitPolykill simultaneously annihilating]] 5 renegade students [[CurbStompBattle without taking damage]].

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* Played with in Anime/YuGiOhArcV : the Anime/YuGiOhArcV. The [[EliteMooks Obelisk Force]] usually defies this trope: trope by having 3 of them gang up on 1 or 2 opponents and then crushing them through using the nature of Battle Royal duels to their advantage, 3 of them gang up on 1 or 2 opponents, overwhelming and crushing them.advantage (largely by attacking said opponents before they get a turn). Played straight (even exaggerated) in other cases, such as [[spoiler: Kaito]] taking down an entire battalion of unnamed Academia students by himself, or Yuri [[OneHitPolykill simultaneously annihilating]] 5 renegade students [[CurbStompBattle without taking damage]]. Justified in some of these cases with the side of one using monsters that can attack multiple times or otherwise benefit from a target-rich environment, such as Shun/[[DubNameChange Shay]] and his Raidraptor - Rise Falcon.



** And in the original series, Prescia Testarosssa took out a platoon of magical enforcers in a single attack, while Nanoha and crew ripped through her automatons with ease.

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** And in the original series, Prescia Testarosssa Testarossa took out a platoon of magical enforcers in a single attack, while Nanoha and crew ripped through her automatons with ease.
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