History ConservationOfNinjutsu / ComicBooks

22nd Apr '18 12:15:21 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Shazam}} The Marvel Family's]] powers work like this; The more that are active, the more their powers are divided amongst them.

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* [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} The Marvel Family's]] powers work like this; The more that are active, the more their powers are divided amongst them.
30th Jan '18 6:05:38 AM lillolillo
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* TheHulk personifies this trope; he can spend an entire comic battling one superhero or villain, but when faced with the entire army of them then he takes them out like flies. Conversely if Hulk is on a team, he never seems to pull out quite the same levels of power/rage. Perhaps justified as Hulk's rage would increase if he felt bullied by a large group of people as opposed to facing a single opponent, thus producing more rage, which would increase his strength accordingly.

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* TheHulk The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk personifies this trope; he can spend an entire comic battling one superhero or villain, but when faced with the entire army of them then he takes them out like flies. Conversely if Hulk is on a team, he never seems to pull out quite the same levels of power/rage. Perhaps justified as Hulk's rage would increase if he felt bullied by a large group of people as opposed to facing a single opponent, thus producing more rage, which would increase his strength accordingly.



* {{Justified|Trope}} when Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, and Franchise/{{Wonder Woman}} faced an army of Doomsday clones. Doomsday's clones don't inherit his invulnerability, nor his regeneration, reducing them to [[OneHitPointWonder one hit point wonders]]. The army is taken out with heat vision and exploding batarangs.
* On the subject of Doomsday, this trope tends to work in his favor as well, especially with those who uses him right - he's trashed two iterations of the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}}, an iteration of the Comicbook/SuicideSquad and, in his early days, mowed through an army of Green Lanterns. He's practically ground to a halt when Superman steps in.

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* {{Justified|Trope}} ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'': Justified
when Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, and Franchise/{{Wonder Woman}} faced an army of Doomsday clones. Doomsday's clones don't inherit his invulnerability, nor his regeneration, reducing them to [[OneHitPointWonder one hit point wonders]]. The army is taken out with heat vision and exploding batarangs.
* On ** ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'': Supergirl vs the subject Diasporans. A batallion of Doomsday, this them? Red Lantern Kara wipes the floor with them. Their leader? Kara almost gets killed off.
** ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'': Subverted. [[PlanetEater Godship]] obliterates an army of SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}}s very, very quickly and easily. He also beats Supergirl and SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} down when they attack individually, but He has a harder time doing so.
** ''Who Is Superwoman?'': Reactron killed dozens of Kryptonians when he and Metallo wreaked havoc on New Krypton. But when he ambushes Supergirl she is able to fight back and drive him away.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
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trope tends to work in his Doomsday's favor as well, especially with those who uses him right - he's trashed two iterations of the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}}, an iteration of the Comicbook/SuicideSquad and, in his early days, mowed through an army of Green Lanterns. He's practically ground to a halt when Superman steps in.in.
** ''ComicBook/NewKrypton'': Played straight or averted depending on the issue. When Doomsday shows up, Superman, Supergirl and a dozen of Kryptonians beat him into the ground. Later, Reactron and Metallo sneak into Kandor and kill dozens of Kryptonians by themselves. And in the ''War of Supermen'' arc 80,000 Kryptonians are canon fodder.
** Played straight during ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' with SelfDemonstrating/SuperboyPrime: he tears through the gathered teams of Doom Patrol, the Teen Titans and the Justice Society with ease, but is easily spirited away by the Flashes save for the Golden Age one. Later on, he battles an army of Green Lanterns, killing nearly 50 of them, only to be stopped and put down by the Golden Age and Modern Age Supermen. Conner Kent, who is nowhere near as strong as Superman can fight him a lot longer mano a mano than anyone can during a dogpile.



* [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis The O.M.A.C. Project]] does this with the ComicBook/{{OMAC}} units; a single O.M.A.C. is a formidable enemy for {{Superman}}, two O.M.A.C.s were formidable enemies against Franchise/{{Batman}} and [[BadassNormal Sasha]] [[ActionGirl Bordeaux]], three were completely obliterated by Rocket Red [[TakingYouWithMe detonating himself]], and nearly a million O.M.A.C.s were taken out by an ElectroMagneticPulse.

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* [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis The O.M.A.C. Project]] does this with the ComicBook/{{OMAC}} units; a single O.M.A.C. is a formidable enemy for {{Superman}}, Superman, two O.M.A.C.s were formidable enemies against Franchise/{{Batman}} and [[BadassNormal Sasha]] [[ActionGirl Bordeaux]], three were completely obliterated by Rocket Red [[TakingYouWithMe detonating himself]], and nearly a million O.M.A.C.s were taken out by an ElectroMagneticPulse.



* In full effect on James Robinsons' ''[[ComicBook/NewKrypton World of New Krypton]]'' arc in Comicbook/{{Superman}}. One Kryptonian? One of the most powerful characters in the DCU. 80,000 Kryptonians? So much canon fodder.
** Inversely, how do they show off their power? They all go off and beat Doomsday into the ground.
* Repeatedly invoked by multiple superheroes when they face a large gang of {{Mooks}}. Comicbook/SpiderMan, Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ThePunisher have all been surrounded by assorted groups of street thugs, ninjas, terrorists, convicts, etc., and almost always come out on top. Another variation on this trope was used in an early Spider-Man comic where three police officers burst in to help Spider-Man against a large gang of thugs. The cops are almost as effective against the overwhelming number of hoods as Spider-Man himself.



* Played straight during ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' with Superboy-Prime: he tears through the gathered teams of Doom Patrol, the Teen Titans and the Justice Society with ease, but is easily spirited away by the Flashes save for the Golden Age one. Later on, he battles an army of Green Lanterns, killing nearly 50 of them, only to be stopped and put down by the Golden Age and Modern Age Supermen. Conner Kent, who is nowhere near as strong as Superman can fight him a lot longer mano e mano than anyone can during a dogpile.
* Despite each individual member having their own power source (which, technically speaking, all drain from the same source, which is however essentially infinite), the [[GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]] is painfully prone to this trope.

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* Played straight during ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' with Superboy-Prime: he tears through the gathered teams of Doom Patrol, the Teen Titans and the Justice Society with ease, but is easily spirited away by the Flashes save for the Golden Age one. Later on, he battles an army of Green Lanterns, killing nearly 50 of them, only to be stopped and put down by the Golden Age and Modern Age Supermen. Conner Kent, who is nowhere near as strong as Superman can fight him a lot longer mano e mano than anyone can during a dogpile.
* Despite each individual member having their own power source (which, technically speaking, all drain from the same source, which is however essentially infinite), the [[GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]] Franchise/GreenLantern Corps is painfully prone to this trope.
13th Jan '18 5:25:46 AM AP
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* TheHulk personifies this trope; he can spend an entire comic battling one superhero or villain, but when faced with the entire army of them then he takes them out like flies. Conversely if Hulk is on a team, he never seems to pull out quite the same levels of power/rage.

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* TheHulk personifies this trope; he can spend an entire comic battling one superhero or villain, but when faced with the entire army of them then he takes them out like flies. Conversely if Hulk is on a team, he never seems to pull out quite the same levels of power/rage. Perhaps justified as Hulk's rage would increase if he felt bullied by a large group of people as opposed to facing a single opponent, thus producing more rage, which would increase his strength accordingly.




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* Justified in the MarvelComics supervillain team ''The Wrecking Crew''. They share their strength among each other, so if they act as a team, they are individually weaker. If it's just The Wrecker, the original source of power, acting alone, he is far more formidable as he is not sharing his strength with 3-4 other men.
8th Dec '17 8:55:21 AM nombretomado
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** In a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwcQY-d0I_g Flash vs. Quicksilver]] video, Flash and Quick seem to be running and fighting at the same speed. Finally, Flash gets pissed ''and circumnavigates the globe in a few seconds'' to lay the final blow. An episode of ''WebVideo/DeathBattle'' showed the same thing, where the two were fighting evenly before the Flash decides to stop holding back, pulls Quicksilver into the Speed Force and pummels him senseless.

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** In a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwcQY-d0I_g Flash vs. Quicksilver]] video, Flash and Quick seem to be running and fighting at the same speed. Finally, Flash gets pissed ''and circumnavigates the globe in a few seconds'' to lay the final blow. An episode of ''WebVideo/DeathBattle'' ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' showed the same thing, where the two were fighting evenly before the Flash decides to stop holding back, pulls Quicksilver into the Speed Force and pummels him senseless.
9th Sep '17 1:38:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Repeatedly invoked by multiple superheroes when they face a large gang of {{Mooks}}. Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ThePunisher have all been surrounded by assorted groups of street thugs, ninjas, terrorists, convicts, etc., and almost always come out on top. Another variation on this trope was used in an early Spider-Man comic where three police officers burst in to help Spider-Man against a large gang of thugs. The cops are almost as effective against the overwhelming number of hoods as Spider-Man himself.

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* Repeatedly invoked by multiple superheroes when they face a large gang of {{Mooks}}. Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}, Comicbook/SpiderMan, Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ThePunisher have all been surrounded by assorted groups of street thugs, ninjas, terrorists, convicts, etc., and almost always come out on top. Another variation on this trope was used in an early Spider-Man comic where three police officers burst in to help Spider-Man against a large gang of thugs. The cops are almost as effective against the overwhelming number of hoods as Spider-Man himself.
4th Sep '17 8:43:37 PM Peteman
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*** Speaking of Wolverine, the Hand brutally averted this one once by ambushing him with enough ninja to cripple his movement and leave him defenseless, allowing the Gorgon to chop his head off. He gets better, then plays the trope straight for six issues of glorious payback that practically wiped the ninja clan out.

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*** Speaking of Wolverine, the Hand brutally averted this one once by ambushing him with enough ninja to cripple his movement and leave him defenseless, allowing the Gorgon to chop his head off. He gets better, then plays the trope straight for six issues of glorious payback that practically wiped the ninja clan out.
3rd Aug '17 11:35:54 AM MasonSavoy
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* Played with in a recent ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' comic where Kingpin faces the heroes with an army of ninjas (more ninjas then usual, according to one kid). During the fight, Molly (a superstrong girl who was very upset about punching Punisher, who had no powers to protect him, and had sworn off fighting anyone without powers) asks if ninjas had powers so she could fight them. She is given the answer, that, because they were ninjas, they counted as double, the implication being that heroes in the Marvel universe cut loose when fighting ninjas.

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* Played with in a recent ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' comic where Kingpin faces the heroes with an army of ninjas (more ninjas then than usual, according to one kid). During the fight, Molly (a superstrong girl who was very upset about punching Punisher, who had no powers to protect him, and had sworn off fighting anyone without powers) asks if ninjas had powers so she could fight them. She is given the answer, that, because they were ninjas, they counted as double, the implication being that heroes in the Marvel universe cut loose when fighting ninjas.
25th Jul '17 1:26:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* On the subject of Doomsday, this trope tends to work in his favor as well, especially with those who uses him right - he's trashed two iterations of the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}}, an iteration of the SuicideSquad and, in his early days, mowed through an army of Green Lanterns. He's practically ground to a halt when Superman steps in.

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* On the subject of Doomsday, this trope tends to work in his favor as well, especially with those who uses him right - he's trashed two iterations of the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}}, an iteration of the SuicideSquad Comicbook/SuicideSquad and, in his early days, mowed through an army of Green Lanterns. He's practically ground to a halt when Superman steps in.



* In full effect on James Robinsons' ''[[ComicBook/NewKrypton World of New Krypton]]'' arc in {{Superman}}. One Kryptonian? One of the most powerful characters in the DCU. 80,000 Kryptonians? So much canon fodder.

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* In full effect on James Robinsons' ''[[ComicBook/NewKrypton World of New Krypton]]'' arc in {{Superman}}.Comicbook/{{Superman}}. One Kryptonian? One of the most powerful characters in the DCU. 80,000 Kryptonians? So much canon fodder.



* Repeatedly invoked by multiple superheroes when they face a large gang of {{Mooks}}. {{Spider-Man}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ThePunisher have all been surrounded by assorted groups of street thugs, ninjas, terrorists, convicts, etc., and almost always come out on top. Another variation on this trope was used in an early Spider-Man comic where three police officers burst in to help Spider-Man against a large gang of thugs. The cops are almost as effective against the overwhelming number of hoods as Spider-Man himself.

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* Repeatedly invoked by multiple superheroes when they face a large gang of {{Mooks}}. {{Spider-Man}}, Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ThePunisher have all been surrounded by assorted groups of street thugs, ninjas, terrorists, convicts, etc., and almost always come out on top. Another variation on this trope was used in an early Spider-Man comic where three police officers burst in to help Spider-Man against a large gang of thugs. The cops are almost as effective against the overwhelming number of hoods as Spider-Man himself.
29th May '17 8:53:41 PM Daedalis
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* On full display in ''ComicBook/{{Revival}}'' during the finale. A sword-wielding ninja attacks a group of US military with assault rifles. The ninja cuts them down easily until challenged by their commanding officer to single combat, which grinds to a stalemate.
9th Feb '17 6:39:23 PM Blazer
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** In a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwcQY-d0I_g Flash vs. Quicksilver]] video, Flash and Quick seem to be running and fighting at the same speed. Finally, Flash gets pissed ''and circumnavigates the globe in a few seconds'' to lay the final blow.

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** In a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwcQY-d0I_g Flash vs. Quicksilver]] video, Flash and Quick seem to be running and fighting at the same speed. Finally, Flash gets pissed ''and circumnavigates the globe in a few seconds'' to lay the final blow. An episode of ''WebVideo/DeathBattle'' showed the same thing, where the two were fighting evenly before the Flash decides to stop holding back, pulls Quicksilver into the Speed Force and pummels him senseless.
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