History ConservationOfNinjutsu / ComicBooks

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.
1st Feb '17 4:43:46 AM Blazer
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* Zig-Zagged in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueMightyMorphinPowerRangers'' as the Rangers easily overpower Batman, but the fight is ground to a halt when the Flash enters and disarms the team.
30th Jan '17 7:17:15 PM Taelohn
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* One ''Comicbook/TheFlash'' storyline had a Speed Force enhanced bunch of Ninja going up against various Flashes and other speedsters. They realized almost too late that the more ninja they took out of the action, the faster the others were getting...

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* One ''Comicbook/TheFlash'' storyline had a Speed Force enhanced bunch of Ninja ninja going up against various Flashes and other speedsters. They realized almost too late that the more ninja they took out of the action, the faster the others were getting...



* 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 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.



* ''GIJoe'' often uses this trope, especially when dealing with the feuds between various Ninja-clans associated with either the team or the Cobra. Good example from America's Elite #26, where Snake-Eyes and Scarlett battle several ''dozens of mook-ninja's'' with great success. When nasty bad guy Firefly tries to escape, Scarlett tells Snake-Eyes to "Go, I'll take care of these losers", even though there are still at least a dozen left. Of course, the battle between Snake-Eyes and Firefly is epic in every regard. During the original Marvel run, issue #91, when Larry Hama was still writing the script, there was a slightly more plausible version, where Snake-Eyes, Scarlett, Jinx and Timber face-off about twenty Red Ninja's. First sixteen go down easily, whereas the last four manage to cause grievous wounds to both Scarlett and Jinx and even cut up Snakes a bit, before going down.

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* ''GIJoe'' often uses this trope, especially when dealing with the feuds between various Ninja-clans ninja-clans associated with either the team or the Cobra. Good example from America's Elite #26, where Snake-Eyes and Scarlett battle several ''dozens of mook-ninja's'' with great success. When nasty bad guy Firefly tries to escape, Scarlett tells Snake-Eyes to "Go, I'll take care of these losers", even though there are still at least a dozen left. Of course, the battle between Snake-Eyes and Firefly is epic in every regard. During the original Marvel run, issue #91, when Larry Hama was still writing the script, there was a slightly more plausible version, where Snake-Eyes, Scarlett, Jinx and Timber face-off about twenty Red Ninja's.Ninjas. First sixteen go down easily, whereas the last four manage to cause grievous wounds to both Scarlett and Jinx and even cut up Snakes a bit, before going down.
28th May '16 7:41:19 PM Doug86
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* Some supervillains have discovered, to their misfortune, that this cuts both ways. Juggernaut vs an entire team of Comicbook/{{X-Men}}? A city-wrecking battle in which the individual X-Men are injured, trains are derailed and buildings fall down. Juggernaut '''and''' Black Tom vs Cyclops? Cyclops runs rings around them while his internal monologue digresses about military history. Total property damage: One exploding pickup truck.

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* Some supervillains have discovered, to their misfortune, that this cuts both ways. Juggernaut vs an entire team of Comicbook/{{X-Men}}? Comicbook/XMen? A city-wrecking battle in which the individual X-Men are injured, trains are derailed and buildings fall down. Juggernaut '''and''' Black Tom vs Cyclops? Cyclops runs rings around them while his internal monologue digresses about military history. Total property damage: One exploding pickup truck.



* The [[BatFamilyCrossover X-books X-over]] "Second Coming" was made of this trope and BadassDecay. One Nimrod class sentinel nearly wipes out the combined X-men and Hellfire Club. [[spoiler: An army of them is nearly cannon fodder.]] Not to mention a combined force of [[spoiler: Bastion, Stephen Lang, Bolivar Trask, William Stryker, Graydon Creed and Cameron Hodge]] getting taken out.

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* The [[BatFamilyCrossover X-books X-over]] "Second Coming" was made of this trope and BadassDecay. One Nimrod class sentinel nearly wipes out the combined X-men X-Men and Hellfire Club. [[spoiler: An army of them is nearly cannon fodder.]] Not to mention a combined force of [[spoiler: Bastion, Stephen Lang, Bolivar Trask, William Stryker, Graydon Creed and Cameron Hodge]] getting taken out.
7th May '16 8:52:36 AM CalvinElliott
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* A Silver Age JSA/JLA crossover had the Thunderbolt fall under the control of Johnny Thunder's evil Earth-One counterpart. While the Thunderbolt is one of the most powerful beings in the universe, when fighting the JSA, it was easily defeated when it split itself into six beings to take on each member. {{Justified|Trope}} because its power was spread evenly between all six bodies.
1st Apr '16 2:19:07 PM ObsidianFire
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* The Wrecking Crew embody this trope since their leader the Wrecker splits the power of his magical crowbar among the Crew. The Wrecker by himself is usually a serious threat. He has given a (weakened) Thor the fight of his life and later held his own against the New Avengers. The Wrecking Crew, DependingOnTheWriter, are either serious threats or joke villains. They can go anywhere from being able to beat down [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] to struggling with the [[ThePunisher Punisher]] to getting [[CurbStompBattle curb stomped]] by the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}. The Wrecker is [[GenreSavvy actually aware]] of this trope, but [[ContractualGenreBlindness willingly splits his power anyway]] since the Crew, [[TheStarscream occasional treachery]] from the team's EvilGenius aside, is like family to the Wrecker.

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* The Wrecking Crew embody this trope since their leader the Wrecker splits the power of his magical crowbar among the Crew. The Wrecker by himself is usually a serious threat. He has given a (weakened) Thor the fight of his life and later held his own against the New Avengers. The Wrecking Crew, DependingOnTheWriter, are either serious threats or joke villains. They can go anywhere from being able to beat down [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] to struggling with the [[ThePunisher Punisher]] to getting [[CurbStompBattle curb stomped]] by the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}. The Wrecker is [[GenreSavvy actually aware]] aware of this trope, but [[ContractualGenreBlindness willingly splits his power anyway]] anyway since the Crew, [[TheStarscream occasional treachery]] from the team's EvilGenius aside, is like family to the Wrecker.
28th Feb '16 7:43:06 PM nombretomado
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* [[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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* [[InfiniteCrisis [[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.



* Repeatedly invoked by multiple superheroes when they face a large gang of {{Mooks}}. {{Spider-Man}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, 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}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, CaptainAmerica 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 ''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.

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* Played straight during ''InfiniteCrisis'' ''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.
21st Jan '16 9:54:10 PM AnotherGuy
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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.
18th Nov '15 9:40:08 AM DaveE
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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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