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* In ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'', only one playable character wears armour (discounting [[spoiler: Omega, on account of being a robot]]). She has one of the lowest defences of the non SquishyWizard characters.
5th Feb '17 10:45:56 AM DustSnitch
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''; Kubo's quest is to find his father's armor as it is the only thing that can protect him from his enemies. And in fact the armor helps Kubo to survive the attacks by the Moon King.
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1st Feb '17 7:18:59 PM lorgskyegon
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*** Of course, this all goes beyond the fact that many modern torpedoes aren't designed to strike a ship, but instead explode directly underneath it. The shockwave in the water will move so much water away from the ship that it will literally bend and break under its own weight.
27th Jan '17 2:45:50 AM jormis29
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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.

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* In ''[[TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}} Mordheim: City of the Damned]]'', ''VideoGame/MordheimCityOfTheDamned'', 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.
25th Jan '17 4:41:06 AM Saveelich
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** In ''Film/RogueOne'', Chirrut Îmmwe manages to kick much Stomrtrooper ass with ''[[SimpleStaff a staff]]''.

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** In ''Film/RogueOne'', Chirrut Îmmwe Îmwe manages to kick much Stomrtrooper ass with ''[[SimpleStaff a staff]]''.
25th Jan '17 4:40:29 AM Saveelich
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** In ''Film/RogueOne'', Chirrut Îmmwe manages to kick much Stomrtrooper ass with ''[[SimpleStaff a staff]]''.
19th Jan '17 9:30:21 PM Blazer
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* In ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', Chang's Bird of Prey rattles the hell out of the ''Enterprise'' with its Photon Torpedo barrage. Even before the shields fully collapse and the saucer section take a critical strike, the ship is littered with burned marks and is powerful enough to damage auxiliary power.
17th Jan '17 4:51:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[AvertedTrope Averted, so hard,]] with [[GenreSavvy Orange Lantern,]] who wears high grade body armor under his Ring-generated armor, which wound up saving his life. He also [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that Robin and Kid Flash have Kevlar incorporated in their costumes, and later convinces Kaldur to wear Ocean Master's armor in battle after he claimed it as spoils of war, and arranged for Artemis and Zatanna to acquire proper armor of their own. And Kon, despite the whole "near-invulnerable kryptonian" thing, received a set of armor with Nth metal in the Paragon timeline, increasing his durability and allowing him the power of flight. In Renegade, Kon has Apokolipitian armor despite being [[spoiler: full Kryptonian.]] On top of all that, when stealth goes out the window, one of the first thing OL usually does is cover the entire team in Construct-armor. So far only [[VoluntaryShapeshifting M'gann]] is the only one he hasn't convinced to wear extra plating in the field, and that's more of her powerset not being suitable for it than anything else.

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** [[AvertedTrope Averted, so hard,]] hard]], with [[GenreSavvy Orange Lantern,]] Lantern, who wears high grade body armor under his Ring-generated armor, which wound up saving his life. He also [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that Robin and Kid Flash have Kevlar incorporated in their costumes, and later convinces Kaldur to wear Ocean Master's armor in battle after he claimed it as spoils of war, and arranged for Artemis and Zatanna to acquire proper armor of their own. And Kon, despite the whole "near-invulnerable kryptonian" thing, received a set of armor with Nth metal in the Paragon timeline, increasing his durability and allowing him the power of flight. In Renegade, Kon has Apokolipitian armor despite being [[spoiler: full Kryptonian.]] On top of all that, when stealth goes out the window, one of the first thing OL usually does is cover the entire team in Construct-armor. So far only [[VoluntaryShapeshifting M'gann]] is the only one he hasn't convinced to wear extra plating in the field, and that's more of her powerset not being suitable for it than anything else.
6th Jan '17 11:02:10 PM DeltaDart
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** Heavy metal armor can feel this way in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'', where it is only 25% stronger than leather medium armor, and the stamina and crit-damage bonuses of medium tend to outweigh the slight tanking bonuses granted by heavy.
3rd Jan '17 2:21:45 AM iroanxi
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* Both played straight and averted in ''FanFic/AgeOfStrife''

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* Both played straight and averted in ''FanFic/AgeOfStrife''''FanFic/AgeOfStrife''.


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* ''Fanfic/WithThisRing'':
** [[AvertedTrope Averted, so hard,]] with [[GenreSavvy Orange Lantern,]] who wears high grade body armor under his Ring-generated armor, which wound up saving his life. He also [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that Robin and Kid Flash have Kevlar incorporated in their costumes, and later convinces Kaldur to wear Ocean Master's armor in battle after he claimed it as spoils of war, and arranged for Artemis and Zatanna to acquire proper armor of their own. And Kon, despite the whole "near-invulnerable kryptonian" thing, received a set of armor with Nth metal in the Paragon timeline, increasing his durability and allowing him the power of flight. In Renegade, Kon has Apokolipitian armor despite being [[spoiler: full Kryptonian.]] On top of all that, when stealth goes out the window, one of the first thing OL usually does is cover the entire team in Construct-armor. So far only [[VoluntaryShapeshifting M'gann]] is the only one he hasn't convinced to wear extra plating in the field, and that's more of her powerset not being suitable for it than anything else.
** When Zatanna brings up Wonder Woman fighting crime in what is essentially a leotard, OL points out that not only could Wonder Woman, quote, "Tank anti-armor rounds ''naked''", but her armor was forged by the Greek God of the forge and is actually of higher quality than his own.
** Played with in regards to head covering and hand coverings; OL deems the loss of awareness and dexterity far more deleterious to his survival than a minor increase in protection.
*** OL later produces a power-armor construct that includes a fully covering helmet with 360-degree vision coverage through construct cameras.
** Had Prince Orm wore gauntlets with his Ocean Master armor, he probably wouldn't have lost his hands.
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