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16th Jun '16 1:52:59 PM Beacon80
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* In ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'', some of the villains include an extra-dimensional demon, an immortal nature spirit, a near omnipotent trickster, and of course, the upcoming [=OblivAeon=]. It's possible to beat them with purely mundane heroes like Bunker, Expatriette, and the Wraith. Depending on the cards used, the punching can be quite literal.
29th Jan '16 7:25:02 PM CountDorku
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** And ''then'' came the events portrayed on [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=407638 Bonds of Mortality]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=407619 Fall of the Titans]], in which two of the mightiest Eldrazi titans are reduced to BBQ by the Gatewatch.
16th Jan '16 10:21:01 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Cthulhu himself was statted up in First Edition, and could actually be taken down by "normal" high level characters - powerful, but still thoroughly mortal.



** Note, however, the rules for killing the Tarrasque in Dungeons and Dragons. First you reduce its HP to 0. Then, to make it stay dead, you cast ''[[LiteralGenie Wish]]''. If, as is sometimes done, the spell is removed as a GameBreaker, the beastie is coming back no matter what.
*** Unless you [[SealedEvilInACan seal it away in a can]], of course.



*** It should be noted that in this case, "Punching Out" merely means "[[SealedEvilInACan Sealed up again for a few hundred years]]."



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the C'tan {{Physical God}}s just need new bodies built for them if the shells are destroyed, although it is said that neither of the two active ones are at full power yet.
** The C'tan can actually be [[CherryTapping Cherry Tapped]] to death with sniper rifles, due to their crappy save and sniper weapons always wounding half the time.
** The new Necron book has {{Retcon}}ned this backstory so the C'tan, with the possible exception of the Void Dragon (who is implied to have been punched out by the Emperor), were ripped several dozen new ones by the Necrons, with the star-gods reduced to fragments rather like Khaine. Only worse, since Khaine was destroyed by other divine beings, and the C'tan dismembered by ''robots''. We assume their expressions were rather like that of a chess player being beaten to death by their own pawns.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the 40000}}'':
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C'tan {{Physical God}}s just need new bodies built for them if the shells are destroyed, although it is said that neither of the two active ones are at full power yet.
** The C'tan
yet. They can actually be [[CherryTapping Cherry Tapped]] to death with sniper rifles, due to their crappy save and sniper weapons always wounding half the time.
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The new Necron 5th edition book has {{Retcon}}ned this backstory so the C'tan, with the possible exception of the Void Dragon (who is implied to have been punched out by the Emperor), were ripped several dozen new ones by the Necrons, with the star-gods reduced to fragments rather like Khaine. Only worse, since Khaine was destroyed by other divine beings, and the C'tan dismembered by ''robots''. We assume their expressions were rather like that of a chess player being beaten to death by their own pawns.



*** On a similar note, Ragnar Blackmane of the SpaceWolves manages to single-handedly stop Magnus the Red, daemon prince of Tzeentch and primarch of the Thousand Sons legion, from entering the material realm by throwing the Spear of Russ right into his eye and thereby closing the portal that was threatening the planet. Oh, and is it worth mentioning that he was still a Blood Claw when it all happened?
*** Worth mentioning that when their paths crossed again, [[spoiler:Magnus remembered that last time. Same Wolf, same weapon and same intent. Our one-eyed Primarch buggered off just as Ragnar was about to throw the Spear, thus saving the system in a general sort of way]].



** ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' also averts this, however; yes, you ''can'' kill the Titans, but there's a reason [[SealedEvilInACan the gods sealed them up instead of doing it in the first place]]. Remember the Ice Age? It ended the SECOND Ymir was killed. And flooded most of the Earth.
*** To elaborate: Titans in Scion are less like living beings and more like worlds unto themselves (they do have minds, but like A'tuin the Great, they think thoughts so huge and slow that lesser beings cannot hope to comprehend them), floating in the Overworld, with landscapes, cities and entire races of monsters within them. Each one of them represents (and is naturally ruled) by a certain basic element of reality, and its existence ensures the continued existence of the element. Any attempt to Punch Out a titan would result in [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu breaking the World's arm.]] Killed the titan of fire? No more fire or heat in the universe. Killed the titan of darkness? Now the entire universe is filled with endless, blinding light for all eternity.

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** * ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' also averts this, however; yes, you ''can'' kill the Titans, but there's a reason [[SealedEvilInACan the gods sealed them up instead of doing it in the first place]]. Remember the Ice Age? It ended the SECOND Ymir was killed. And flooded most of the Earth.
*** To elaborate: Titans in Scion are less like living beings and more like worlds unto themselves (they do have minds, but like A'tuin the Great, they think thoughts so huge and slow that lesser beings cannot hope to comprehend them), floating in the Overworld, with landscapes, cities and entire races of monsters within them. Each one of them represents (and is naturally ruled) by a certain basic element of reality, and its existence ensures the continued existence of the element. Any attempt to Punch Out a titan would result in [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu breaking the World's arm.]] Killed the titan of fire? No more fire or heat in the universe. Killed the titan of darkness? Now the entire universe is filled with endless, blinding light for all eternity.
Earth.



* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', this can happen to ''the players themselves.'' See, you are a "planeswalker," which is basically a wizard with godlike powers. And a [[HitPoints life total]]. Most creatures with an attack power higher than zero can, if left alone, bring that total down to zero, effectively "killing" you. Now, this is perfectly acceptable when the creatures are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193767 angels]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=39734 demons]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=43711 dragons]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83977 elementals]], and so forth, but becomes a little stranger when we start talking about [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29781 elephants]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4302 lions]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29877 tigers]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83115 bears]] (oh my), and becomes outright ridiculous when [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=27250 insects]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=97100 rats]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29979 squirrels]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74257 little girls]] enter the picture.

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* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', this ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
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can happen to ''the players themselves.'' See, you are a "planeswalker," which is basically a wizard with godlike powers. And a [[HitPoints life total]]. Most creatures with an attack power higher than zero can, if left alone, bring that total down to zero, effectively "killing" you. Now, this is perfectly acceptable when the creatures are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193767 angels]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=39734 demons]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=43711 dragons]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83977 elementals]], and so forth, but becomes a little stranger when we start talking about [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29781 elephants]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4302 lions]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29877 tigers]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83115 bears]] (oh my), and becomes outright ridiculous when [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=27250 insects]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=97100 rats]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29979 squirrels]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74257 little girls]] enter the picture.



** To be fair, most of those "wimpy" creatures will only be able to take out a Planeswalker if he is actively ignoring them in favor of fighting another Planeswalker, or if they are receiving backup from another Planeswalker. The player has hundreds of ways of killing or erasing from reality virtually anything effortlessly if they were willing to devote the resources to it and it hasn't been granted a form of protection, not just creatures but also landmasses. Though that just makes it even funnier that one of the most powerful strategies in the game is to just swarm the opponent with goblins and more goblins until they beg for mercy.



** It's worth noting that this ''wasn't'' possible for the original Planeswalkers, who were even more powerful than the godlike wizards that exist today -- duels were essentially just a '''game''' for them, and life points were part of the rules of that game, rather than an actual representation of their health. An in-universe event ended up massively reducing the power of Planeswalkers to the point that they can actually be punched out.



*** Not quite. According to the lore, Gideon beat a swarm of Eldrazi Spawn (lesser Eldrazi, although some of them are still really big) by himself while they all focused on him; do he is indeed a badass. However, inmediately after the battle, Emrakul appears. Gideon sees the massive destruction Emrakul causes simply by existing, tells the people he just defended to get away as fast as they can and then proceeds to planeswalk away as fast as his legs can carry him. In Battle for Zendikar we will be facing the Eldrazi once again, and it's implied that Gideon will bash Ulamog (one of the three main Eldrazi threats) in close combat.
16th Jan '16 8:38:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' features the [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Lords of Cthul]], who have "We were inspired by Creator/HPLovecraft" written on them in the maddening tongue of R'lyeh. Complete with tentacles. In the backstory, they're avatars of cosmic forces and are here simply because they like making people dead. These avatars can be taken out by tank fire, kamikaze cyborg alien birds, and 60-foot-tall HighlyVisibleNinja bodyslamming them.
* In ''{{Witchcraft}}'', humans can grow powerful enough to eventually take on Gods, Archdevils, Archangels, powerful monsters, and other horrible things from beyond. However, special mention goes to the non-magical dreamer guy that crushed a god. Turns out taking on a lucid dreamer in the dreamscape is a good way to get yourself killed, no matter what you are.
* In ''MagicTheGathering'', this can happen to ''the players themselves.'' See, you are a "planeswalker," which is basically a wizard with godlike powers. And a [[HitPoints life total]]. Most creatures with an attack power higher than zero can, if left alone, bring that total down to zero, effectively "killing" you. Now, this is perfectly acceptable when the creatures are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193767 angels]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=39734 demons]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=43711 dragons]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83977 elementals]], and so forth, but becomes a little stranger when we start talking about [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29781 elephants]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4302 lions]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29877 tigers]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83115 bears]] (oh my), and becomes outright ridiculous when [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=27250 insects]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=97100 rats]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29979 squirrels]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74257 little girls]] enter the picture.

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* ''{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' features the [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Lords of Cthul]], who have "We were inspired by Creator/HPLovecraft" written on them in the maddening tongue of R'lyeh. Complete with tentacles. In the backstory, they're avatars of cosmic forces and are here simply because they like making people dead. These avatars can be taken out by tank fire, kamikaze cyborg alien birds, and 60-foot-tall HighlyVisibleNinja bodyslamming them.
* In ''{{Witchcraft}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Witchcraft}}'', humans can grow powerful enough to eventually take on Gods, Archdevils, Archangels, powerful monsters, and other horrible things from beyond. However, special mention goes to the non-magical dreamer guy that crushed a god. Turns out taking on a lucid dreamer in the dreamscape is a good way to get yourself killed, no matter what you are.
* In ''MagicTheGathering'', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', this can happen to ''the players themselves.'' See, you are a "planeswalker," which is basically a wizard with godlike powers. And a [[HitPoints life total]]. Most creatures with an attack power higher than zero can, if left alone, bring that total down to zero, effectively "killing" you. Now, this is perfectly acceptable when the creatures are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193767 angels]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=39734 demons]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=43711 dragons]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83977 elementals]], and so forth, but becomes a little stranger when we start talking about [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29781 elephants]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4302 lions]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29877 tigers]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83115 bears]] (oh my), and becomes outright ridiculous when [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=27250 insects]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=97100 rats]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29979 squirrels]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74257 little girls]] enter the picture.
26th Oct '15 6:29:57 AM lolface123
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** {{Literature/Eisenhorn}} managed this one throughout his career, but the most notable is when he destroyed the [[OneManArmy daemonhost]] [[PunnyName Prophaniti]] so thoroughly that even its warp presence was extinguished. With nothing more than a force staff and his own balls-out badassness.

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** {{Literature/Eisenhorn}} managed this one throughout his career, but the most notable is when he destroyed the [[OneManArmy daemonhost]] [[PunnyName Prophaniti]] so thoroughly that [[DeaderThanDead even its warp presence was extinguished. extinguished.]] With nothing more than a force staff and his own balls-out badassness.



** In the lore, Skarbrand tried to do this to Khorne after being prodded by Tzeentch into thinking he's more deserving of the title "Blood God". Khorne's reply to this is exactly why Skarbrand is the sole Bloodthirster unable to fly.

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** In the lore, Skarbrand tried to do this to Khorne after being prodded by Tzeentch into thinking he's more deserving of the title "Blood God". Khorne's [[UnstoppableRage reply to this this]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown is exactly why why]] Skarbrand is the sole Bloodthirster unable to fly.
24th Oct '15 1:14:20 PM Nobody_Important
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*** It should be noted that in this case, "Punching Out" merely means "[[SealedEvilInACan Sealed up again for a few hundred years]]."
13th Jul '15 10:02:02 PM CorbenCypher72
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* In TabletopGame/Pathfinder like the above mention of First Edition, As of Bestiary 4 Cthulhu once again has stats... and is once again killable by players.

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* In TabletopGame/Pathfinder TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} like the above mention of First Edition, As of Bestiary 4 Cthulhu once again has stats... and is once again killable by players.
13th Jul '15 10:00:35 PM CorbenCypher72
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* In Pathfinder like the above mention of First Edition, As of Bestiary 4 Cthulhu once again has stats... and is once again killable by players.

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* In Pathfinder TabletopGame/Pathfinder like the above mention of First Edition, As of Bestiary 4 Cthulhu once again has stats... and is once again killable by players.
13th Jul '15 9:59:53 PM CorbenCypher72
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* In Pathfinder: like the above mention of First Edition, As of Bestiary 4 Cthulhu once again has stats... and is once again killable by players.

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* In Pathfinder: Pathfinder like the above mention of First Edition, As of Bestiary 4 Cthulhu once again has stats... and is once again killable by players.
13th Jul '15 9:58:45 PM CorbenCypher72
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* In ''TabletopGame/Pathfinder'': like the above mention of First Edition, As of Bestiary 4 Cthulhu once again has stats... and is once again killable by players.

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* In ''TabletopGame/Pathfinder'': Pathfinder: like the above mention of First Edition, As of Bestiary 4 Cthulhu once again has stats... and is once again killable by players.
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