History GlassCannon / VideoGames

12th Jun '16 10:58:02 PM Alceister
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** Against infantry, and sometimes tanks: grenadiers and flame throwers. When in groups, they can wreak devastation. However, when they die, they explode, taking down the rest of their squad mates.
** To an extent, the Obelisk of Nod and Tesla coils. Granted they dish a lot of damage, they also have the problem of being only able to target one enemy at a time. They also chew up a lot of power and are expensive. And they're about as flimsy as a house of cards.

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** Against infantry, Grenadiers and sometimes tanks: grenadiers and flame throwers. When in groups, they flamethrowers can wreak devastation. devastation, especially in groups. However, when they die, they explode, often taking down the rest of their squad mates.
mates in the process.
** To an extent, the Obelisk of Nod and Tesla coils. Granted they They can dish out a lot of damage, they also have the problem of being damage in one strike, but are only able to target one enemy at a time.time, with considerable downtime between attacks. They also chew up a lot of power and are expensive. And they're about as flimsy as a house of cards.
12th Jun '16 10:55:52 PM Alceister
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** The demolition truck from ''Red Alert'' and ''Red Alert 2''. They pack a nuke, so it's a nuke on wheels and I believe they have a faster build time than the nuke's charge time. But if they take any damage…

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** The demolition truck from ''Red Alert'' and ''Red Alert 2''. They pack a nuke, so it's a nuke They're essentially nukes on wheels and I believe they have with a faster build time than tendency to explode at the nuke's charge time. But if they take any damage…slightest provocation.
12th Jun '16 10:52:56 PM Alceister
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** ''Red Alert 2'' has the Prism Tank (which fires long-range FrickinLaserBeams that can hit multiple units), Mirage Tank (it disguises itself as tree and several of these can take out an Apocalypse Tank easily), and Tesla Tank (which is just powerful, has long range, and ignores line of sight requirements). However, two-three shots from the basic Soviet Rhino Tank will take any of these out.

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** ''Red Alert 2'' has the Prism Tank (which fires long-range FrickinLaserBeams that can hit multiple units), V3 Rocket Launcher (which fires very long-ranged explosive rockets), Mirage Tank (it disguises itself as tree and several of these can take out an Apocalypse Tank easily), easily) and Tesla Tank (which is just powerful, has long range, as powerful and ignores line of sight requirements). However, two-three shots from the basic Soviet Rhino Tank will take any of these out.
12th Jun '16 10:48:20 PM Alceister
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* On the whole, the Terrans are like this in ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}''. Their units can do fearsome damage, but they don't have nearly as many HP as comparable Protoss or even Zerg units. The Terrans don't have many units that have more than 150 HP, while the ''very first'' (combat) unit the Protoss builds comes with 160.

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* On the whole, the Terrans are like this in ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}''. Their units can do fearsome damage, but they don't have nearly as many HP as comparable most Protoss or even Zerg units. The Terrans don't have many units that have more than 150 HP, while the ''very first'' (combat) unit the Protoss builds comes with 160.
12th Jun '16 10:47:43 PM Alceister
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* On the whole, the Terrans are like this in ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}''. Their units can do fearsome single-shot damage, but they don't have nearly as many HP as comparable Protoss units. The Terrans don't have many units that have more than 150 HP, while the ''very first'' (combat) unit the Protoss builds comes with 160.

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* On the whole, the Terrans are like this in ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}''. Their units can do fearsome single-shot fearsome damage, but they don't have nearly as many HP as comparable Protoss or even Zerg units. The Terrans don't have many units that have more than 150 HP, while the ''very first'' (combat) unit the Protoss builds comes with 160.
31st May '16 3:00:02 AM Chabal2
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** ''C&C Generals'' has units such as the Chinese Inferno and Nuke Cannons, the GLA Scud Launcher and Bomb Truck and (debatably) the US Humvee, that have tremendously high attack power but are in mortal danger if so much as one or two [[RedshirtArmy basic infantry]] with rifles walk up to them. The Nuke Cannon sometimes even says "Careful, she's fragile" when selected.

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** ''C&C Generals'' has units such as the Chinese Inferno and Nuke Cannons, the GLA Scud Launcher Launcher, Buggy and Bomb Truck and (debatably) the US Humvee, that have tremendously high attack power but are in mortal danger if so much as one or two [[RedshirtArmy basic infantry]] with rifles walk up to them. them (of course, they can always run over said infantry). The Nuke Cannon sometimes even says "Careful, she's fragile" when selected.selected.
*** Aircraft in general are exceedingly fragile but deadly, engagements often ending in a MutualKill. The Aurora Bomber is essentially a one-use weapon that's invulnerable until it drops its high-damage bomb, after which its speed drops by half, making it an easy target.
14th May '16 11:34:00 AM MadCat221
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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', it is revealed that the Quarians have fitted their massive "Live Ships" with very big mass drivers. This effectively makes them some of the most heavily armed ships in the galaxy. The fact that they carry no armor and little defensive armament, and that they also carry the Migrant Fleet's civilian population, leaves most people who learn this utterly appalled. Joker actually drops this trope's name when explaining why it was such a terrible idea.

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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', it is revealed that the Quarians have fitted their massive "Live Ships" with very big Dreadnought-sized mass drivers.accelerator cannons. This effectively makes them some of the most heavily armed ships in the galaxy. The fact that they carry no armor and little defensive armament, and that they also carry are the Migrant Fleet's civilian population, principal food source for the entire fleet, leaves most people who learn this utterly appalled. Joker actually drops this trope's name when explaining why it was such a terrible idea.
29th Apr '16 9:54:32 PM Perseus
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** In ''Mega Man 9'', Splash Woman's Laser Trident is the most powerful attack in the game barring [[OneHitKill instant kills]], but she's the only boss to take two points of damage from regular Mega Buster shots.
15th Apr '16 1:21:41 AM Alceister
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* ''VideoGame/Pikmin'': The Bulborb Larvae in the second game can eat Pikmin in '''milliseconds''', but they die from a single captain's punch.

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* ''VideoGame/Pikmin'': ''{{VideoGame/Pikmin}}'': The Bulborb Larvae in the second game can eat Pikmin in '''milliseconds''', but they die from a single captain's punch.
14th Apr '16 2:57:11 PM Alceister
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* "VideoGame/Pikmin": The Bulborb Larvae in the second game can eat Pikmin in '''milliseconds''', but they die from a single captain's punch.

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* "VideoGame/Pikmin": ''VideoGame/Pikmin'': The Bulborb Larvae in the second game can eat Pikmin in '''milliseconds''', but they die from a single captain's punch.
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