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5th Sep '16 12:02:30 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' kills the dragon, by stabbing the small part of its chest to where its heart should be, and he crushes it.

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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' Beowulf in ''Film/{{Beowulf 2007}}'' kills the dragon, by stabbing the small part of its chest to where its heart should be, and he crushes it.
4th Sep '16 6:08:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* KryptoniteFactor: A weakness to something that has little or no effect on other characters.

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* KryptoniteFactor: A superhero weakness to something that has little or no effect on other characters.


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* SupernaturalRepellent: Weaknesses that ward off supernatural creatures.
8th Aug '16 1:05:20 AM shadowmanwkp
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* Being one of the most famous memes ever, Achilles' heel had a body part named for it, namely, the Achilles Tendon. Sever it, and you won't be walking again for a long, long time. Tendons in general are strong but have very little blood supply and heal very slowly. They also get stronger in response to exercise very slowly compared to the muscles they connect to. As such, a common and serious source injury of people who have taken up a new sport and don't know their limits is to have their muscle strength in the required muscles become sufficient to injure the weaker tendons they connect to.

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* Being one of the most famous memes examples ever, Achilles' heel had a body part named for it, namely, the Achilles Tendon. Sever it, and you won't be walking again for a long, long time. Tendons in general are strong but have very little blood supply and heal very slowly. They also get stronger in response to exercise very slowly compared to the muscles they connect to. As such, a common and serious source injury of people who have taken up a new sport and don't know their limits is to have their muscle strength in the required muscles become sufficient to injure the weaker tendons they connect to.
29th Jul '16 7:30:59 AM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Maxima has the ability to shift her stats between strength, speed, armor, flight, and blasting power. While this gives her an incredible amount of versatility, but it does mean she has to sacrifice other stats for the one she is increasing. The easiest way to render her helpless is to hit her with so much power that she is forced to dump everything into armor, rendering her NighInvulnerable but barely superhuman in every other way. Of course, that's not something that just anyone can do, but this weakness is why her ability to shift her stats around is top-secret. Even her teammates don't know about it (except Dabbler, who figured it out on her own).

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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Maxima has the ability to shift her stats between strength, speed, armor, flight, and blasting power. While this gives her an incredible amount of versatility, but it does mean she has to sacrifice other stats for the one she is increasing. The easiest way to render her helpless is to hit her with so much power that she is forced to dump everything into armor, rendering her NighInvulnerable but barely superhuman in every other way. Of course, that's not something that just anyone can do, but this weakness is why her ability to shift her stats around is top-secret. Even her teammates don't know about it (except Dabbler, who figured it out on her own).
16th Jul '16 7:47:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The Steel Inquisitors in Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy are ''very'' dangerous customers, with [[FunctionalMagic Allomantic]] powers as well as superhuman strength and speed. [[spoiler: However, the steel spikes that pierce their body are their weakness - if you pull out both the spikes in their eyes, or the one in their upper backs]] it kills them instantly. [[spoiler: Marsh]] uses this to [[spoiler: take out all the Inquisitors in Luthadel near the end of the first book]]. Of course, when they show up again in the third book, they grew DangerouslyGenreSavvy and armored up their weak spot.

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* The Steel Inquisitors in Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy are ''very'' dangerous customers, with [[FunctionalMagic Allomantic]] powers as well as superhuman strength and speed. [[spoiler: However, the steel spikes that pierce their body are their weakness - if you pull out both the spikes in their eyes, or the one in their upper backs]] it kills them instantly. [[spoiler: Marsh]] uses this to [[spoiler: take out all the Inquisitors in Luthadel near the end of the first book]]. Of course, when they show up again in the third book, they grew DangerouslyGenreSavvy they've learned and armored up their weak spot.
16th Jul '16 1:05:33 PM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Maxima has the ability to shift her stats between strength, speed, armor, flight, and blasting power. While this gives her an incredible amount of versatility, but it does mean she has to sacrifice other stats for the one she is increasing. The easiest way to render her helpless is to hit her with so much power that she is forced to dump everything into armor, rendering her NighInvulnerable but barely superhuman in every other way. Of course, that's not something that just anyone can do, but this weakness is why her ability to shift her stats around is top-secret. Even her teammates don't know about it (except Dabbler, who figured it out on her own).
2nd Jul '16 2:31:44 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Zentraedi and Protodeviln of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' and ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' are both weakened by music - the Zentraedi because they haven't been exposed to "culture" for so long, and the Protodeviln because Basara possesses the Anima Spiritua.

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* The Zentraedi and Protodeviln [[Anime/Macross7 Protodeviln]] of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' and ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' are both weakened by music - the Zentraedi because they haven't been exposed to "culture" for so long, and the Protodeviln because Basara possesses the Anima Spiritua.
30th Jun '16 3:57:17 PM Joel
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':Oh, poor Pyrrha Nikos. [[spoiler:In the end, her one true weakness was her selfless heroism. Given the option of evacuating from Grimm-invaded Vale with [[LoveInterests Jaune]] or confronting a fully Fall Maiden empowered [[BigBad Cinder]], she chooses the latter, even after having been repeatedly told that she wouldn't be able to defeat her. With a first and LastKiss to Jaune and shoving him into a rocket-locker to blast him off to safety, she ventures forth and battles Cinder... and pays the ultimate price. Being named after the {{Trope Namer|s}}, she also literally gets crippled with a glass arrow to the heel at the end of the fight, which sealed her fate by preventing her from fleeing.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':Oh, poor Pyrrha Nikos. [[spoiler:In the end, her one true weakness was her selfless heroism. Given the option choice of evacuating from Grimm-invaded Vale with [[LoveInterests Jaune]] or confronting a fully Fall Maiden empowered [[BigBad Cinder]], she chooses the latter, even after having been repeatedly told that she wouldn't be able to defeat her. With a first and LastKiss to Jaune and shoving him into a rocket-locker to blast him off to safety, she ventures forth and battles Cinder... and pays the ultimate price. Being named after the {{Trope Namer|s}}, she also literally gets crippled with a glass arrow to the heel at the end of the fight, which sealed her fate by preventing her from fleeing.]]
14th Jun '16 10:51:59 PM Ahnyo
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* Genesect in ''[[Fanfic/PlasmasFolly Plasma's Folly]]'' appears to be invulnerable to any type of attack, but instantly "dies" if the drive powering its cannon is removed.
10th Jun '16 9:40:08 PM ultimomant
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* Oh, poor [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Pyrrha Nikos]]. [[spoiler:In the end, her one true weakness was her selfless heroism. Given the option of evacuating from Grimm-invaded Vale with [[LoveInterests Jaune]] or confronting a fully Fall Maiden empowered [[BigBad Cinder]], she chooses the latter, even after having been repeatedly told that she wouldn't be able to defeat her. With a first and LastKiss to Jaune and shoving him into a rocket-locker to blast him off to safety, she ventures forth and battles Cinder... and pays the ultimate price. Being named after the {{Trope Namer|s}}, she also literally gets crippled with a glass arrow to the heel at the end of the fight, which sealed her fate by preventing her from fleeing.]]

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* Oh, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':Oh, poor [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Pyrrha Nikos]].Nikos. [[spoiler:In the end, her one true weakness was her selfless heroism. Given the option of evacuating from Grimm-invaded Vale with [[LoveInterests Jaune]] or confronting a fully Fall Maiden empowered [[BigBad Cinder]], she chooses the latter, even after having been repeatedly told that she wouldn't be able to defeat her. With a first and LastKiss to Jaune and shoving him into a rocket-locker to blast him off to safety, she ventures forth and battles Cinder... and pays the ultimate price. Being named after the {{Trope Namer|s}}, she also literally gets crippled with a glass arrow to the heel at the end of the fight, which sealed her fate by preventing her from fleeing.]]
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