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20th May '16 5:50:23 PM trixus
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* Additional protection also introduced additional risks in boxing. In the bare-knuckle days a blow to your opponent's head would damage your hands too much to be viable, but now boxing gloves protect the hands these blows have become a lot more popular, meaning both fighters are at risk of more serious injuries.

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* Additional protection also introduced additional risks in boxing. In the bare-knuckle days a blow to your opponent's head would damage your hands too much to be viable, but now boxing gloves protect the hands these blows have become a lot more popular, meaning both fighters are at risk of more serious injuries.head injuries. It still leads to less death than knuckle boxing but risk of commotion has skyocketed.
20th Apr '16 7:43:35 AM Piando
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** The reason Vegeta isn't wearing armor through the Buu saga is because it's against the rules of the World's Martial Arts Tournament. He's back to wearing armor in [[Anime/DragonBallYoSonGokuAndHisFriendsReturn the]] [[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods more]] [[DragonBallZResurrectionF recent]] [[Anime/DragonBallSuper works]] set between Kid Buu's defeat and DBZ's DistantFinale.

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** The reason Vegeta isn't wearing armor through the Buu saga is because it's against the rules of the World's Martial Arts Tournament. He's back to wearing armor in [[Anime/DragonBallYoSonGokuAndHisFriendsReturn the]] [[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods more]] [[DragonBallZResurrectionF [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF recent]] [[Anime/DragonBallSuper works]] set between Kid Buu's defeat and DBZ's DistantFinale.
17th Apr '16 6:53:16 AM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'', the stronger enemy types and bosses are so powerful that they can one-shot even the player's toughest battleships. In such cases, it can be better to just avoid the defensive formations in favour of offence-oriented ones and hope your girls can sink or cripple them before they do it to you.
16th Apr '16 4:05:15 PM DelShiftB
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* ''Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide'': Modern Body armor is simply dead weight - it doesn't protect against bites on the arms or legs. Chain mail is considered noisy and thus attracts zombies. Cumbersome plate is considered suicidial. The best defense is simply being able to move as fast as possible. The sole exception is a shark suit, which can protect against bites stronger than a zombie, and is therefore useful when fighting underwater zombies.
8th Apr '16 12:35:01 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': Averted in Episode 3. [[spoiler:Either Ellegard or Magnus can die depending on whose armor Jesse takes.]]
3rd Apr '16 9:54:07 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' a tribe of orcs [[http://oglaf.com/newmodelarmy/realize this]] after finding record of a "toddler" with a stick stabbing right through an orc's breastplate (the "toddler" appears to actually be a hobbit), and switch to ChainmailBikini armor on the theory that it offers just as much protection, but weighs much less and [[DistractedByTheSexy distracts the enemy]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' a tribe of orcs [[http://oglaf.com/newmodelarmy/realize com/newmodelarmy/ realize this]] after finding record of a "toddler" with a stick stabbing right through an orc's breastplate (the "toddler" appears to actually be a hobbit), and switch to ChainmailBikini armor on the theory that it offers just as much protection, but weighs much less and [[DistractedByTheSexy distracts the enemy]].
3rd Apr '16 9:53:20 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' a tribe of orcs realize this after finding record of a "toddler" with a stick stabbing right through an orc's breastplate (the toddler appears to actually be a hobbit), and switch to ChainmailBikini armor on the theory that it offers just as much protection, but weighs much less and [[DistractedByTheSexy distracts the enemy]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' a tribe of orcs realize this [[http://oglaf.com/newmodelarmy/realize this]] after finding record of a "toddler" with a stick stabbing right through an orc's breastplate (the toddler "toddler" appears to actually be a hobbit), and switch to ChainmailBikini armor on the theory that it offers just as much protection, but weighs much less and [[DistractedByTheSexy distracts the enemy]].
29th Mar '16 9:15:28 AM ObsidianFire
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** In the Battle of the Blackwater, armor is not quite "useless" so much as "AwesomeButImpractical." When Stannis fleet is trapped in the bay and [[KillItWithFire set aflame]], most of the high lords and knights, who go into the battle heavily armored, go down with their ships and are drowned. Ser Davos Seaworth, being somewhat more GenreSavvy about naval combat, eschews heavy armor and is able to swim to relative safety.

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** In the Battle of the Blackwater, armor is not quite "useless" so much as "AwesomeButImpractical." When Stannis fleet is trapped in the bay and [[KillItWithFire set aflame]], most of the high lords and knights, who go into the battle heavily armored, go down with their ships and are drowned. Ser Davos Seaworth, being somewhat more GenreSavvy smarter about naval combat, eschews heavy armor and is able to swim to relative safety.



* Averted in ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. In the pilot, Zoe wears a bulletproof vest to the meeting with Patience, [[GenreSavvy expecting violence to ensue]]. When it inevitably does, she takes a bullet to the chest and is knocked flat and apparently unconscious for a couple minutes, but is otherwise unwounded. In [[Film/{{Serenity}} the movie]], the Operative likewise wears full body armor to his meeting with Mal, and it likewise saves his life when Mal loses his temper. Seemingly played straight in the flashback to the Unification War in the pilot when Mal shoots an armored Alliance soldier. Under closer analysis it's muddier: Mal fired several shots before the guy fell over, and he was using a full size assault rifle. Also, given that the Alliance equips its troops with body armor as a matter of course, Mal's rifle could have been loaded with armor-piercing rounds. Or the guy might have been knocked unconscious by the impact without the bullets penetrating.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. In the pilot, Zoe wears a bulletproof vest to the meeting with Patience, [[GenreSavvy expecting violence to ensue]].ensue. When it inevitably does, she takes a bullet to the chest and is knocked flat and apparently unconscious for a couple minutes, but is otherwise unwounded. In [[Film/{{Serenity}} the movie]], the Operative likewise wears full body armor to his meeting with Mal, and it likewise saves his life when Mal loses his temper. Seemingly played straight in the flashback to the Unification War in the pilot when Mal shoots an armored Alliance soldier. Under closer analysis it's muddier: Mal fired several shots before the guy fell over, and he was using a full size assault rifle. Also, given that the Alliance equips its troops with body armor as a matter of course, Mal's rifle could have been loaded with armor-piercing rounds. Or the guy might have been knocked unconscious by the impact without the bullets penetrating.
26th Mar '16 1:34:31 PM thatmadork
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* In ''[[TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}} Mordheim: City of the Damned]]'', you'll only rarely see players kit up their fighters in heavy armour. You'd be amazed just how many weapons can bypass armour - many of them are the kind of hefty, two-handed weapons that nimble and lightly-armoured fighters with good dodging skills would laugh at. Plus more obviously it limits the wearer's mobility, meaning they can't move very far per turn and are also more prone to falling and hurting themselves when trying to traverse ledges and gaps. Heavy armour does become fairly useful on fighters who expect to wade into heated melees with multiple opponents due to the limit on how many attacks the fighter can possibly dodge, but for one-on-one scraps and general exploration and looting, the extra mobility is way more useful.
15th Mar '16 7:00:33 AM kyojikasshu
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** The reason Vegeta isn't wearing armor through the Buu saga is because it's against the rules of the World's Martial Arts Tournament. He's back to wearing armor in [[Anime/DragonBallYoSonGokuAndHisFriendsReturn the]] [[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods more]] [[DragonBallZResurrectionF recent]] [[Anime/DragonBallSuper works]] set between Kid Buu's defeat and DBZ's DistantFinale.



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