History ConservationOfNinjutsu / AnimeAndManga

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.
17th Nov '16 6:44:23 PM imadmagician
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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 when [[spoiler: Kaito]] takes down an entire battalion of unnamed Duel Academy students all by himself, or when Yuri [[OneTurnKill simultaneously annihilates]] 5 Students without taking any damage during the duel.

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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 when [[spoiler: Kaito]] takes taking down an entire battalion of unnamed Duel Academy Academia students all by himself, or when Yuri [[OneTurnKill [[OneHitPolykill simultaneously annihilates]] annihilating]] 5 Students renegade students [[CurbStompBattle without taking any damage during the duel.damage]].
16th Sep '16 4:01:13 AM immortalfrieza
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** For the entire Digimon franchise, it is very rare that any Digimon one level below another can ever so much as scratch that other Digimon, this applies to both the good guys and the bad guys. It's routine that the entire team of protagonist Digimon of any given series working together will get their butts kicked over and over by a higher level villain Digimon until one of them eventually rises to the villain's level, and for the villains to send dozens of evil Digimon at the higher level protagonist Digimon only to have them slaughtered with no effort.
16th Aug '16 10:20:58 AM dotchan
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** It's also a DiscussedTrope--as Kenshin would tell it, he usually didn't cut down swaths of {{Mooks}} at once, but created circumstances in which he was only up against a few of them at a time, and dealt with them that way. (Using this advise, KidSamurai Yahiko deals with a bunch of thugs by fighting them in a narrow alleyway, and then [[BigDamnHeroes Kenshin and Sano]] surrepticiously show up to support him so things don't get too deadly.)

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** It's also a DiscussedTrope--as Kenshin would tell it, he usually didn't cut down swaths of {{Mooks}} at once, but created circumstances in which he was only up against a few of them at a time, and dealt with them that way. (Using this advise, advice, KidSamurai Yahiko deals with a bunch of thugs by fighting them in a narrow alleyway, and then [[BigDamnHeroes Kenshin and Sano]] surrepticiously show up to support him so things don't get too deadly.)
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