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1st May '16 5:11:49 PM Wyldchyld
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** Unlike all other beings (including humans), Quincies have no resistance to Hollows. While Shinigami and Humans can undergo Hollowfication, Hollowfication instead kills Quincies and destroys their souls. At best, a Hollow attack can have a permanent impact on the power level of a Quincy and his future descendents. Quincies therefore hunt Hollows as a matter of survival. Urahara uses this weakness against the Quincies who stole captain Bankais to restore the Bankais to their rightful owners. Even a tiny amount of Hollow energy can be used to poison a Quincy's soul.

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** Unlike all other beings (including humans), Quincies have no resistance to Hollows. While Shinigami and Humans can undergo Hollowfication, Hollowfication instead kills Quincies and destroys their souls. At best, a Hollow attack can have a permanent impact on the power level of a Quincy and his future descendents. Quincies therefore hunt Hollows as a matter of survival. Urahara uses this weakness against the Quincies who stole captain Bankais to restore the Bankais to their rightful owners. Even a tiny amount of Hollow energy can be used to poison a Quincy's soul.
1st May '16 5:10:07 PM Wyldchyld
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** Ukitake is prevented from getting involved in battle by his Incurable Cough of Death. One wonders what he'd be like in good health, because he's fought Yamamoto and Starrk as it is. Fittingly, his zanpakuto's ability is Energy Absorption.
** Quincies have no resistance to Hollows. While Shinigami and even normal humans can survive Hollow attacks if they aren't mortally wounded, Hollows are basically [[CessationOfExistence soul-destroying poison]] to Quincies. This is the main reason Quincies hunted down Hollows so relentlessly. [[spoiler:This is bad news for the Vandenreich members who stole bankais when Urahara's medicine temporarily turns the original owners of the bankais into Hollowfied Shinigami.]]

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** Ukitake is prevented from getting involved in battle by contracted a lung disease when he was three years old. It was fatal, but his Incurable Cough of Death. One wonders what he'd be like in good health, because he's fought Yamamoto parents tracked down a mysterious holy being to beg for its intervention. It agreed to keep Ukitake alive on the condition that Ukitake repay that debt at a later date. Like Aizen and Starrk as Ichigo, Ukitake has phenomenal reiatsu even by the standards of captains, but unlike those two, he cannot freely use it; it's tied up just keeping him alive. Despite this, he has made it is. Fittingly, to captain rank and is one of the longest-serving of all captains. However, his zanpakuto's ability is Energy Absorption.
disease can debilitate him at unexpected moments, including in the middle of battle, making him unreliable on the battlefield - a fact that cost the life of his previous lieutenant, Kaien.
** Unlike all other beings (including humans), Quincies have no resistance to Hollows. While Shinigami and even normal humans Humans can survive Hollow attacks if they aren't mortally wounded, Hollows are basically [[CessationOfExistence soul-destroying poison]] to Quincies. This is the main reason undergo Hollowfication, Hollowfication instead kills Quincies hunted down and destroys their souls. At best, a Hollow attack can have a permanent impact on the power level of a Quincy and his future descendents. Quincies therefore hunt Hollows so relentlessly. [[spoiler:This is bad news for as a matter of survival. Urahara uses this weakness against the Vandenreich members Quincies who stole bankais when Urahara's medicine temporarily turns captain Bankais to restore the original owners Bankais to their rightful owners. Even a tiny amount of the bankais into Hollowfied Shinigami.]]Hollow energy can be used to poison a Quincy's soul.
18th Apr '16 7:24:57 PM Discar
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** Gilgamesh has the two most broken Noble Phantasms in the game. One of them is beamspamming Noble Phantasms and the other is [[strike:some spinny drill sword thing]] Ea, an ''anti-world'' Noble Phantasm that absolutely dominates Excalibur. Oh and he can use them both all he likes. His weakness? He's an Archer, not a swordsman, so all he can do with those swords is beamspamming them instead of using them properly. Much more importantly, he has such a justifiably huge ego (at full power he could literally fight all the other heroes who have ever existed at the same time without difficulty) that he never actually tries at anything. All his defeats are caused by his enemies using unexpected tactics while his guards is down. Well, not counting the times he quits the field because he's bored.

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** Gilgamesh has the two most broken Noble Phantasms in the game. One of them is beamspamming Noble Phantasms and the other is [[strike:some spinny drill sword thing]] Ea, an ''anti-world'' Noble Phantasm that absolutely dominates Excalibur. Oh and he can use them both all he likes. His weakness? He's an Archer, not a swordsman, so all he can do with those swords is beamspamming them instead of using them properly. Much more importantly, he has such a justifiably huge ego (at full power he could literally fight all the other heroes who have ever existed at the same time without difficulty) that he never actually tries at anything. All his defeats are caused by his enemies using unexpected tactics while his guards guard is down. Well, not counting the times he quits the field because he's bored.
18th Apr '16 7:24:26 PM Discar
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** Gilgamesh has the two most broken Noble Phantasms in the game. One of them is beamspamming Noble Phantasms and the other is [[strike:some spinny drill sword thing]] Ea, an ''anti-world'' Noble Phantasm that absolutely dominates Excalibur. Oh and he can use them both all he likes. Weakness? He's an Archer, not a swordsman, so all he can do with those swords is beamspamming them instead of using them properly. Much more importantly, he has an ego so larger that it's even bigger than his ''ego.'' Wait. But anyway, he never takes any fight that he's in seriously until he's in mortal peril. Or pieces.

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** Gilgamesh has the two most broken Noble Phantasms in the game. One of them is beamspamming Noble Phantasms and the other is [[strike:some spinny drill sword thing]] Ea, an ''anti-world'' Noble Phantasm that absolutely dominates Excalibur. Oh and he can use them both all he likes. Weakness? His weakness? He's an Archer, not a swordsman, so all he can do with those swords is beamspamming them instead of using them properly. Much more importantly, he has an such a justifiably huge ego so larger (at full power he could literally fight all the other heroes who have ever existed at the same time without difficulty) that it's even bigger than his ''ego.'' Wait. But anyway, he never takes any fight that actually tries at anything. All his defeats are caused by his enemies using unexpected tactics while his guards is down. Well, not counting the times he quits the field because he's in seriously until he's in mortal peril. Or pieces.bored.
13th Apr '16 6:30:22 AM BreadBull
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* H.G.Wells' famous work "War of the Worlds" involves aliens who come to invade the Earth and the governments of the world are unable to stop them, until they get defeated by ordinary bacteria for which the aliens' immune system, having never been exposed to them, are extremely vulnerable.
8th Apr '16 9:49:50 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': Stitch's Achilles' Heel lies in his very design. Due to the high density of his molecular structure, he sinks in water. ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' revealed that Stitch can lift up to 3,000 lbs/tons, but not one ounce more.

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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': Stitch's Achilles' Heel lies in his very design. Due to the high density of his molecular structure, he sinks in water. ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' revealed that Stitch can lift up to 3,000 lbs/tons, 3,000x his own weight (which is never specified), but not one ounce more.
8th Apr '16 9:47:36 PM DarkHunter
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** Though debatably non-canon, the fourth DBZ movie revealed that Namekians were sensitive to a certain sound frequency. In this case, it's the sound of ''whistling''. Piccolo flips out when Gohan whistles, but when BigBad Lord Slug has everyone on the ropes, he ends up ripping off his own ears as he instructs Gohan to start whistling to stop Slug. Piccolo himself avoids the weakness by way of ripping off his own ears.

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** Though debatably non-canon, the fourth DBZ movie revealed that Namekians were sensitive to a certain sound frequency. In this case, it's the sound of ''whistling''. Piccolo flips out when Gohan whistles, but when BigBad Lord Slug has everyone on the ropes, he ends up ripping off his own ears as he instructs Gohan to start whistling to stop Slug. Piccolo himself avoids the weakness by way of ripping off his own ears.
28th Mar '16 2:30:15 AM DrPsyche
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* Aku from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' was spawned from a powerful EldritchAbomination before time began. This creature was weak to divine magic, and the weakness carried over to Aku. Jack's sword was forged under supervision of the gods that destroyed monster that Aku spawned from, and said sword is the only human weapon capable of hurting him. In episode 12 he's shown having extreme difficulty in defeating a water Goddess, and the golems spawned by her had successfully kept him away for some time.
25th Mar '16 1:15:12 PM Joel
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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 [[LoveInterest Jaune]] or confronting [[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 TropeNamer, 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, 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 [[LoveInterest 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 TropeNamer, 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.]]
25th Mar '16 1:04:31 PM Joel
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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 [[LoveInterest Jaune]] or confronting [[BigBad Cinder]], she chooses the latter, even after having been repeatedly told that she wouldn't be able to defeat her. With a 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 TropeNamer, 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, 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 [[LoveInterest Jaune]] or confronting [[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 TropeNamer, 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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