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24th May '16 10:43:28 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' [[spoiler:Thorkell has a glass jaw, him out cold. Rarely happens, what with him being several feet taller than nearly everyseries.]]
22nd May '16 10:44:02 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': When Shinji was fighting Sachiel, he heard Rei whispering: “Destroy the red core”. He started to punch the core right away until it cracked.
14th May '16 2:04:02 AM Doug86
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** This actually works ''against'' WonderWoman during her battle with [[spoiler:[[{{ComicBook/X-Men}} Rogue]]]]. [[spoiler: Wonder Woman's combat training taught her to strike the weak points of the human body, including the face, the only part of Rogue uncovered. This in turn allowed Rogue to absorb some of Wonder Woman's power and temporarily stun her, giving Rogue an opportunity to absorb even more of Wonder Woman's abilities and give Rogue enough power to defeat her.]]

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** This actually works ''against'' WonderWoman during her battle with [[spoiler:[[{{ComicBook/X-Men}} [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/XMen Rogue]]]]. [[spoiler: Wonder Woman's combat training taught her to strike the weak points of the human body, including the face, the only part of Rogue uncovered. This in turn allowed Rogue to absorb some of Wonder Woman's power and temporarily stun her, giving Rogue an opportunity to absorb even more of Wonder Woman's abilities and give Rogue enough power to defeat her.]]
13th May '16 8:32:13 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', a shot to the Fusion Core of a Sentry Bot or PoweredArmor-wearing enemy will cause it to [[GoingCritical go critical and explode]], also taking out adjacent enemies.
7th May '16 8:39:23 PM ThePocket
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* The fight system in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is turn-based, with a stop-the-needle QuickTimeEvent to attack opponents, but the fight against [[HumanoidRobot Mettaton EX]] is a {{Shmup}} in which you have to fire on the projectiles coming at you; during select rounds, you can also shoot Mettaton's "heart shaped core", which the CHECK command explicitly says is his weak spot. But all shooting it does is make his arms and then his legs fall off, reducing the maximum rating you have to reach to end the battle [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext because reasons]]. If your goal is to kill him, you can still attack during your turn, and he's just as susceptible to physical attacks as any other boss because [[spoiler:his ghost soul fused with his not-actually-invulnerable body when he unveiled his human form]].
1st May '16 8:34:10 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': When Asuka fought [[EldritchAbomination Samael]], she stabbed his core -an organ that served as its power source- to kill him.
30th Apr '16 10:18:05 AM SilverSupernova
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** The series also features some subversions, though. Andross is the eye type, but shooting his eyes only stuns him briefly. To defeat him, the player has to first shoot his hands off, then shoot the head anywhere BUT the eyes. On the right route, he then reveals his true form: [[OneWingedAngel a giant brain with detachable eyeballs that shoot lasers]].

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** The series also features some subversions, though. Andross is the eye type, but shooting his eyes only stuns him briefly. To defeat him, the player has to first shoot his hands off, then shoot the head anywhere BUT the eyes. On the right route, he then reveals his true form: [[OneWingedAngel a giant brain with detachable eyeballs that shoot lasers]].lasers]], whose sole weak spot is the cerebellum.
28th Apr '16 12:22:45 AM aye_amber
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* During Comicbook/BlackPanther's first encounter with the team in ''TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', he manages to take down [[Comicbook/AntMan Giant-Man]] by striking the portions of his anatomy that are vulnerable.

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* During Comicbook/BlackPanther's first encounter with the team in ''TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', he manages to take down [[Comicbook/AntMan Giant-Man]] by striking the portions of his anatomy that are vulnerable.
7th Apr '16 7:08:35 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': One of the functions of Annala's Death Killer bow is to grant the arrows it shoots whatever properties will hurt the target most. Then she buries the arrows in the location they will hurt the most. In ''ManaMutationMenace'', this meant aiming for one of the crystals on a particular monster breed and then using a sound wave that would disintegrated it.



* In the late fourth season, most of ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s cast is fighting [[spoiler:Skip]] and getting ''hammered''. Wesley, though every shot he's taken has bounced off the creature's armor, sees wounds it has suffered: A horn has broken off. He aims for the hole... and thanks to the MillionToOneChance, the bullet enters the head. This is lethal even to super-badass demon guys.
** Of course, there's also the fact that vampires are NighInvulnerable except for a stake to the heart or decapitation...
*** Taken to its extreme when a demon from a different dimension captures a vampire and disembowels him using his organs and skin as part of a giant web/artpiece as an offering to his deity. The vampire [[AndIMustScream is still alive and begs to be just be killed already]]. The demon, upon being told what a vampire is, simply cuts the guy's tongue out and goes back to work on his offering.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s
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In the late fourth season, most of ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s the cast is fighting [[spoiler:Skip]] and getting ''hammered''. Wesley, though every shot he's taken has bounced off the creature's armor, sees wounds it has suffered: A horn has broken off. He aims for the hole... and thanks to the MillionToOneChance, the bullet enters the head. This is lethal even to super-badass demon guys.
** Of course, there's also the fact that vampires Vampires are NighInvulnerable except for a stake to the heart or decapitation...
*** Taken
decapitation. This is taken to its extreme when a demon from a different dimension captures a vampire and disembowels him using his organs and skin as part of a giant web/artpiece as an offering to his deity. The vampire [[AndIMustScream is still alive and begs to be just be killed already]]. The demon, upon being told what a vampire is, simply cuts the guy's tongue out and goes back to work on his offering.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', a cloned alien warrior race, the Sontarans, are vulnerable to attacks directed at their "Probic Vent", where they feed on energy. "The Probic Vent is no weakness because Sontarans always face the enemy."
** Not that this particularly helps against the Doctor, who once disabled a Sontaran through ''applied squash''.
** The new series Daleks come equipped with a forcefield against bullets, that is apparently weaker around their eyepiece. Many characters about to fight Daleks are told to "aim for the eyepiece."
*** Old-school Daleks worked the same way, despite lacking forcefields. Their 'Dalekanium' casings would laugh off most attacks, but shooting or otherwise obscuring their eye-plunger would blind them and cause them to spin around shrieking "MY VIS-ION IS IM-PAIRED" in a most undignified manner.
*** Not so anymore, however. Daleks have developed a way to keep their eyepieces clear, as evidenced when Wilf shoots one in the eye with a paint gun in "The Stolen Earth" and it specifically says "MY VIS-ION IS NOT IM-PAIRED!"
*** Used more effectively in the Seventh Doctor story ''Remembrance of the Daleks'', in which he mentions this weakness to then-companion Ace. A short time later she takes out a Dalek by shooting it in the face with a rocket launcher. There's a reason she was the originator of the CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', a ''Series/DoctorWho'',
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cloned alien warrior race, the Sontarans, are vulnerable to attacks directed at their "Probic Vent", where they feed on energy. "The Probic Vent is no weakness because Sontarans always face the enemy."
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" [[note]] Not that this particularly helps against the Doctor, who once disabled a Sontaran through ''applied squash''.
squash''. [[/note]]
** The new series Daleks come equipped with a forcefield against bullets, that is apparently weaker around their eyepiece. Many characters about to fight Daleks are told to "aim for the eyepiece."
"
*** Old-school Daleks worked the same way, despite lacking forcefields. Their 'Dalekanium' casings would laugh off most attacks, but shooting or otherwise obscuring their eye-plunger would blind them and cause them to spin around shrieking "MY VIS-ION IS IM-PAIRED" in a most undignified manner.
*** Not so anymore, however.
manner. By the revival series, Daleks have developed a way to keep their eyepieces clear, as clear. This is evidenced when Wilf shoots one in the eye with a paint gun in "The Stolen Earth" and it specifically says "MY VIS-ION IS NOT IM-PAIRED!"
*** Used more effectively in In the Seventh Doctor story ''Remembrance of the Daleks'', in which he mentions this weakness to then-companion Ace. A short time later she takes out a Dalek by shooting it in the face with a rocket launcher. There's a reason she was the originator of the CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
3rd Apr '16 2:54:06 PM AjWargo
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Rule 25 of the Main/EvilOverlordList forbids making machines with one of these, and you'd be wise to heed this rule if you wish to conquer the world.
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