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27th Mar '17 6:07:09 AM TudorRose
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* Done repeatedly in Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/Deptford Mice'', ''Deptford Histories'', and ''Whitby Witches'' series.

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* Done repeatedly in Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/Deptford Mice'', ''Literature/DeptfordMice'', ''Deptford Histories'', and ''Whitby Witches'' series.
21st Mar '17 6:45:02 PM nombretomado
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* John Taylor from the ''{{Nightside}}'' books does this approximately ''every five minutes.'' No sooner does he hype how much of a terrifying unbeatable badass so-and-so is, then half a page later he beats them.

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* John Taylor from the ''{{Nightside}}'' ''{{Literature/Nightside}}'' books does this approximately ''every five minutes.'' No sooner does he hype how much of a terrifying unbeatable badass so-and-so is, then half a page later he beats them.
8th Mar '17 5:05:56 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of the first book of ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'', the protagonist (a 15-year-old scullion with barely any formal training with weapons, noted by several characters as having not stopped growing) kills or at least seriously wounds one of the last remaining dragons in the world, which had already killed two of his much stronger/faster/more skilled/generally better at killing things comrades.

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* At the end of the first book of ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'', ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', the protagonist (a 15-year-old scullion with barely any formal training with weapons, noted by several characters as having not stopped growing) kills or at least seriously wounds one of the last remaining dragons in the world, which had already killed two of his much stronger/faster/more skilled/generally better at killing things comrades.
23rd Jan '17 9:01:18 PM GrammarNavi
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* The ''YoungWizards'' series is about teenagers fighting an undefeatable being who is basically Satan. Naturally, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punching out Cthulhu]] and [[MomentOfAwesome crowning moments of awesome]] happen on a regular basis.

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* The ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series is about teenagers fighting an undefeatable being who is basically Satan. Naturally, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punching out Cthulhu]] and [[MomentOfAwesome crowning moments of awesome]] happen on a regular basis.
1st Jan '17 12:12:54 AM KingLyger
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** Rincewind has done this at least three times.

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** Rincewind has done this at least three times. Most of the time, Rincewind is [[CowardlyLion just as surprised as anybody else]] that he's capable of it.



*** In ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', he challenges the most powerful magic user on the planet, who himself had just magicked away all the gods. His weapon of choice? A brick in a sock. By the time he got to the Dungeon Dimensions all he had was sand. Luckily, socks come in pairs. This is justified in-story because a real object, like a brick, has an edge against a magical thing. So when the Cthulus of the Dungeon Dimensions attack him, being creatures of pure magic, sand in a sock is a deadly thing to them.

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*** In ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', he challenges the most powerful magic user on the planet, who himself had just magicked away all the gods. His weapon of choice? [[ImprovisedWeapon A brick in a sock.sock]]. By the time he got to the Dungeon Dimensions all he had was sand. Luckily, socks come in pairs. This is justified in-story because a real object, like a brick, has an edge against a magical thing. So when the Cthulus of the Dungeon Dimensions attack him, being creatures of pure magic, sand in a sock is a deadly thing to them.
4th Dec '16 11:45:23 AM nombretomado
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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the ''ConanTheBarbarian'' novels. It is explicitly stated that {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and demons lose much of their power when they enter reality. They still tend to be the strongest opponents Conan faces.

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' novels. It is explicitly stated that {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and demons lose much of their power when they enter reality. They still tend to be the strongest opponents Conan faces.
6th Nov '16 4:09:04 PM dlchen145
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* Subverted hilariously in a non-canon short story by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, where [[MemeticBadass Jaime]] [[BadAss Lannister]] is due to fight Cthulhu himself. He still wins, but only because [[spoiler: he killed the cultists trying to summon Cthulhu.]] You can read it [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/140797.html here]].

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* Subverted hilariously in a non-canon short story by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, where [[MemeticBadass Jaime]] [[BadAss Lannister]] Lannister is due to fight Cthulhu himself. He still wins, but only because [[spoiler: he killed the cultists trying to summon Cthulhu.]] You can read it [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/140797.html here]].



** In the ''Literature/{{Kamigawa|Cycle}}'' saga, we have Hidetsugu, an ogre warlord who [[BadAss has every qualification to be categorized as a badass]], including serving a [[EldritchAbomination ancient demon-god with the conspicuous moniker of 'All-Consuming Oni of Chaos']]. Eventually, Hidetsugu [[spoiler:turns on his employer-unspeakable horror for wussying out of an epic fight, and thus proceeds to fist said Oni into submission. In an subversion of [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu breaking his arm while doing so]], he actually merges with the god and takes his place.]]

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** In the ''Literature/{{Kamigawa|Cycle}}'' saga, we have Hidetsugu, an ogre warlord who [[BadAss has every qualification to be categorized as a badass]], badass, including serving a [[EldritchAbomination ancient demon-god with the conspicuous moniker of 'All-Consuming Oni of Chaos']]. Eventually, Hidetsugu [[spoiler:turns on his employer-unspeakable horror for wussying out of an epic fight, and thus proceeds to fist said Oni into submission. In an subversion of [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu breaking his arm while doing so]], he actually merges with the god and takes his place.]]
25th Oct '16 7:57:24 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted hilariously in a non-canon short story by GeorgeRRMartin, where [[MemeticBadass Jaime]] [[BadAss Lannister]] is due to fight Cthulhu himself. He still wins, but only because [[spoiler: he killed the cultists trying to summon Cthulhu.]] You can read it [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/140797.html here]].

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* Subverted hilariously in a non-canon short story by GeorgeRRMartin, Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, where [[MemeticBadass Jaime]] [[BadAss Lannister]] is due to fight Cthulhu himself. He still wins, but only because [[spoiler: he killed the cultists trying to summon Cthulhu.]] You can read it [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/140797.html here]].
8th Oct '16 10:22:27 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'', this becomes the goal of [[spoiler:Phedre, when her oldest friend is bound by a curse laid by Rahab the Angel of the Deeps. Well over a decade later, she finds the [[IKnowYourTrueName True Name]] of God and breaks the curse by banishing Rahab with a single word.]]
6th Oct '16 8:09:00 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Everworld}}'' series of novels has several instances of humans attacking gods, with varying amounts of success.

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* The ''{{Everworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' series of novels has several instances of humans attacking gods, with varying amounts of success.
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