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22nd Nov '16 7:24:14 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Definitely an example of writing themselves into a corner, the "Fake Kane" storyline ended by the real Kane beating up his impostor, de-masking him, and just throwing him out of the building. Mind you, this is ''after'' Kane ''lost'' to the fake Kane in a match but the reaction was so overwhelmingly negative, Wrestling/{{WWE}} just decided to burn the whole thing down as quickly as possible. No one ever found out who was under the mask[[note]]In reality it was the future Festus/Luke Gallows under the mask[[/note]], where it was supposed to go, or why the fake Kane had even appeared. He posed a legitimate threat to the real deal since he had successfully beaten him but he was disposed of in unceremonious fashion regardless.[[/folder]]

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* Definitely an example of writing themselves into a corner, the "Fake Kane" storyline ended by the real Kane Wrestling/{{Kane}} beating up his impostor, de-masking him, and just throwing him out of the building. Mind you, this is ''after'' Kane ''lost'' to the fake Kane in a match but the reaction was so overwhelmingly negative, Wrestling/{{WWE}} just decided to burn the whole thing down as quickly as possible. No one ever found out who was under the mask[[note]]In reality it was the future Festus/Luke Gallows under the mask[[/note]], where it was supposed to go, or why the fake Kane had even appeared. He posed a legitimate threat to the real deal since he had successfully beaten him but he was disposed of in unceremonious fashion regardless.[[/folder]]
22nd Nov '16 7:23:52 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Wrestling/{{KENTA|Kobayashi}} was known for his aerial offense early in his Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH career, which makes sense considering his "learning trips" tended to be to South American promotions, but after being pushed into the heavyweight division(in spite of hardly qualifying as one) he became known for making impressive leaps at his opponents...only to land next to them and deliver offhand kicks.[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/{{KENTA|Kobayashi}} was known for his aerial offense early in his Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH career, which makes sense considering his "learning trips" tended to be to South American promotions, but after being pushed into the heavyweight division(in spite of hardly qualifying as one) he became known for making impressive leaps at his opponents...only to land next to them and deliver offhand kicks.kicks.
* Definitely an example of writing themselves into a corner, the "Fake Kane" storyline ended by the real Kane beating up his impostor, de-masking him, and just throwing him out of the building. Mind you, this is ''after'' Kane ''lost'' to the fake Kane in a match but the reaction was so overwhelmingly negative, Wrestling/{{WWE}} just decided to burn the whole thing down as quickly as possible. No one ever found out who was under the mask[[note]]In reality it was the future Festus/Luke Gallows under the mask[[/note]], where it was supposed to go, or why the fake Kane had even appeared. He posed a legitimate threat to the real deal since he had successfully beaten him but he was disposed of in unceremonious fashion regardless.
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12th Nov '16 8:30:22 PM DustSnitch
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** The Colonel, the BigBad from ''Hell And Back'' ends up captured off-panel and we see him briefly before he gets a bullet through his head. The protagonist, meanwhile is [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl rescuing his love interest]] and relegates himself to diving for cover with her in his arms while his friend blows up the attacking BlackHelicopter that had caused him trouble earlier. This was all orchestrated by the main character but it serves as a little anti-climatic considering how BadAss the story had been up until that point.

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** The Colonel, the BigBad from ''Hell And Back'' ends up captured off-panel and we see him briefly before he gets a bullet through his head. The protagonist, meanwhile is [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl rescuing his love interest]] and relegates himself to diving for cover with her in his arms while his friend blows up the attacking BlackHelicopter that had caused him trouble earlier. This was all orchestrated by the main character but it serves as a little anti-climatic considering how BadAss badass the story had been up until that point.
10th Nov '16 1:10:35 PM HighCrate
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** Not that the tv series didn't have this problem from time to time. Perhaps because of GirlsNeedRoleModels, as the show goes on, it actually starts to become surprising when a villain actually manages to land a good solid hit on Buffy. Indeed, the shock of some episodes ([[spoiler: especially "School Hard", "Fool For Love" and "Dirty Girls"/"Empty Places"]]) comes entirely from how rare it is for Buffy to meet anything close to her match in a fight.
30th Oct '16 4:25:04 PM nombretomado
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* A seizable portion of the villains in the ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' TV show. Worst is the first season's BigBad, Von Nebula, who was defeated without an actual fight -- the Heroes simply snatched his weapon away, and that was it. Most of the "regular" bad guys are also beaten through very simplistic means.

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* A seizable portion of the villains in the ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' ''Toys/HeroFactory'' TV show. Worst is the first season's BigBad, Von Nebula, who was defeated without an actual fight -- the Heroes simply snatched his weapon away, and that was it. Most of the "regular" bad guys are also beaten through very simplistic means.
21st Oct '16 8:13:20 PM comicwriter
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* The "World Engine" arc Creator/WarrenEllis did for ''Comicbook/{{Thor}}''. The story involves Thor contracting a mysterious illness and someone tampering with Yggdrasil to create a new race of humans. Thor assumes this is the work of one of his well-known foes like Comicbook/{{Loki}}, but instead, the mastermind is revealed to be a new villain named Price, an ex-college professor who gained strange visions after eating psychedelic mushrooms. The new humans all die due to a biological flaw Price failed to predict, and Price himself is then killed by his clone assistants. The whole thing was {{Lampshaded}} and foreshadowed just a few pages earlier.

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* The "World Engine" arc Creator/WarrenEllis did for ''Comicbook/{{Thor}}''.''[[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]]''. The story involves Thor contracting a mysterious illness and someone tampering with Yggdrasil to create a new race of humans. Thor assumes this is the work of one of his well-known foes like Comicbook/{{Loki}}, but instead, the mastermind is revealed to be a new villain named Price, an ex-college professor who gained strange visions after eating psychedelic mushrooms. The new humans all die due to a biological flaw Price failed to predict, and Price himself is then killed by his clone assistants. The whole thing was {{Lampshaded}} and foreshadowed just a few pages earlier.
21st Oct '16 8:06:14 PM comicwriter
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* The "World Engine" arc Creator/WarrenEllis did for ''Comicbook/{{Thor}}''. The story involves Thor contracting a mysterious illness and someone tampering with Yggdrasil to create a new race of humans. Thor assumes this is the work of one of his well-known foes like Comicbook/{{Loki}}, but instead, the mastermind is revealed to be a new villain named Price, an ex-college professor who gained strange visions after eating psychedelic mushrooms. The new humans all die due to a biological flaw Price failed to predict, and Price himself is then killed by his clone assistants. The whole thing was {{Lampshaded}} and foreshadowed just a few pages earlier.
-->'''Enchantress''': I must confess, I was expecting someone a little more ''dramatic'', Mr. Price.
-->'''Price''': Am I an anti-climax, madam? [[RealityEnsues Well, it is often the way of things]].
20th Oct '16 12:27:14 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}''. All the time spent building up Kuu-drahc as a major villain, and a personal rival to Emily, culminates with a CombatByChampion fight between the two of them. Suddenly, [[http://spacetrawler.com/2011/10/30/spacetrawler-181/ rocks fall, Kuu-drahc dies]]. All Emily can say is, "Oh, come onnnn..."

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* ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}''. All the time spent building ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'':
** [[spoiler:Kuu-Drahc is played
up Kuu-drahc as a major villain, antagonist and a personal rival to Emily, culminates with culminating in a CombatByChampion fight between the two of them. Suddenly, scene. [[http://spacetrawler.com/2011/10/30/spacetrawler-181/ rocks fall, Kuu-drahc dies]].A random rockslide crushes Kuu-Drahc]] before the fight even begins. All Emily can say is, "Oh, come onnnn...""]]
** Much later, one of the [[spoiler:unclamped Eebs]] is revealed to have survived. He's found and disposed of within five pages and without any fanfare.
18th Oct '16 2:50:36 AM AgentKyles
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** Though TheDragon does get sliced in two sword moves, the BigBad, however, puts up a much better fight.



* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' has TheDragon get sliced in 2 sword moves. The BigBad, however, puts up a much better fight. With guns.
13th Oct '16 2:28:37 PM Vorhias
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-->'''Donut:''' Whoa! What a cool explosion!
-->'''Grif:''' What explosion?! What explosion!? I missed it! Do it again!!!
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