History ConservationOfNinjutsu / AnimeAndManga

24th Oct '17 1:49:00 PM Necal
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The larger Fate/ universe applies this to magecraft. Most magecraft systems draw from a power source specific to the system, so when many draw from it the overall effects are weakened and getting around that becomes an important skill. For instance, the Holy Church maintains an organization of demon hunters numbering a total of eight (one of whom is kept in reserve). Though they have a high turn over, their low numbers mean that the source of their power is concentrated enough to effectively match (or even exceed) the Mage's Association, who have sufficient numbers to maintain a nearly sustainable population complete with eugenics programs.
30th Sep '17 2:29:09 PM HighfalutinEaglet
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Akatsuki has apparently gotten wise to this; [[OddlySmallOrganization they only work]] [[EvilDuo in two man teams]]. To give you an idea of how effective this is, each team is usually on equal standing with an ARMY.

to:

** Akatsuki has apparently gotten wise to this; [[OddlySmallOrganization they only work]] [[EvilDuo in two man teams]]. To give you an idea of how effective this is, each team is usually on equal standing with an ARMY. An army of NINJA.
24th Sep '17 7:48:26 AM SpinAttaxx
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''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.

to:

* ''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.


Added DiffLines:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''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.

to:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''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).

to:

* ''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).
This list shows the last 10 events of 69. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=ConservationOfNinjutsu.AnimeAndManga