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24th Sep '17 4:19:02 AM Kadorhal
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->''"Gimmicky shit like that won't cut it in a real fight. Watch and I'll prove it."''

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->''"Gimmicky shit like that won't cut it has no place in a real fight. Watch Watch, and I'll prove it."''
7th Jul '17 11:01:01 AM Luigifan
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Whatever the reason, it will get used once, as a test drive, and then never again. Yeah, it's awesome, but you've got a game to win here. Keep in mind, Awesome, But Impractical is not CoolButInefficient, which is where something appears to be awesome, but has no real benefit to using. Sometimes Awesome, But Impractical moves carry a situational advantage, or are so DifficultButAwesome that even highly skilled players have trouble using them - but there '''is''' an advantage over normal moves if you can afford to pay the penalties. Sure, maybe that mini-nuke will [[TotalPartyKill irradiate and possibly kill your party]], but [[GodzillaThreshold if you're in a big enough pinch, possibility of death beats guaranteed death, so you may as well try it.]]

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Whatever the reason, it will get used once, as a test drive, and then never again. Yeah, it's awesome, but you've got a game to win here. Keep in mind, Awesome, But Impractical is not CoolButInefficient, which is where something appears to be awesome, but has no real benefit to using. Sometimes Awesome, But Impractical moves carry a situational advantage, or are so DifficultButAwesome that even highly skilled players have trouble using them - -- but there '''is''' an advantage over normal moves if you can afford to pay the penalties. Sure, maybe that mini-nuke will [[TotalPartyKill irradiate and possibly kill your party]], but [[GodzillaThreshold if you're in a big enough pinch, possibility of death beats guaranteed death, so you may as well try it.]]
5th May '17 7:04:39 PM Madrugada
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Related to the BraggingRightsReward and InventionalWisdom on occasion. See also UselessUsefulSpell, BlessedWithSuck. Contrast TooAwesomeToUse, BoringButPractical, GameBreaker, and SimpleYetAwesome. Compare ''and'' contrast DifficultButAwesome; there, the focus usually is on Impractical turning out to be Awesome. Crosses with DeathOrGloryAttack when a miss will result in nasty consequences, and PowerfulButInaccurate when lack of accuracy is the reason for the impracticality. ScaryImpracticalArmor is a SubTrope, as well as ImpracticallyFancyOutfit. In RealLife, this trope is often the reason behind IWantMyJetPack.

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Related to the BraggingRightsReward and InventionalWisdom on occasion. See also UselessUsefulSpell, BlessedWithSuck. Contrast TooAwesomeToUse, BoringButPractical, GameBreaker, and SimpleYetAwesome. Compare ''and'' contrast DifficultButAwesome; there, the focus usually is on Impractical turning out to be Awesome. Crosses with DeathOrGloryAttack when a miss will result in nasty consequences, and PowerfulButInaccurate when lack of accuracy is the reason for the impracticality. ScaryImpracticalArmor is a SubTrope, as well as ImpracticallyFancyOutfit. In RealLife, this trope is often the reason behind IWantMyJetPack.IWantMyJetPack, and why a RareGun is rare in real life but common in fiction.
4th Feb '17 10:38:58 PM poi99
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-->-- '''[[StreetSamurai Raiden]]''' on [[TheBrute Sundowner]]'s [[ShearMenace Scissor Swords]], ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''

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-->-- '''[[StreetSamurai Raiden]]''' '''Raiden''' on [[TheBrute Sundowner]]'s [[ShearMenace Sundowner's Scissor Swords]], Swords, ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''
3rd Sep '16 11:27:46 AM dinner101
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Related to the BraggingRightsReward and InventionalWisdom on occasion. See also UselessUsefulSpell, BlessedWithSuck. Contrast TooAwesomeToUse, BoringButPractical, GameBreaker. Compare ''and'' contrast DifficultButAwesome; there, the focus usually is on Impractical turning out to be Awesome. Crosses with DeathOrGloryAttack when a miss will result in nasty consequences, and PowerfulButInaccurate when lack of accuracy is the reason for the impracticality. ScaryImpracticalArmor is a SubTrope, as well as ImpracticallyFancyOutfit. In RealLife, this trope is often the reason behind IWantMyJetPack.

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Related to the BraggingRightsReward and InventionalWisdom on occasion. See also UselessUsefulSpell, BlessedWithSuck. Contrast TooAwesomeToUse, BoringButPractical, GameBreaker.GameBreaker, and SimpleYetAwesome. Compare ''and'' contrast DifficultButAwesome; there, the focus usually is on Impractical turning out to be Awesome. Crosses with DeathOrGloryAttack when a miss will result in nasty consequences, and PowerfulButInaccurate when lack of accuracy is the reason for the impracticality. ScaryImpracticalArmor is a SubTrope, as well as ImpracticallyFancyOutfit. In RealLife, this trope is often the reason behind IWantMyJetPack.
29th Feb '16 12:10:18 PM Edrobot
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25th Feb '16 1:37:39 PM Edrobot
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22nd Jul '15 1:55:56 AM planetdance
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** AwesomeButImpractical/TurnBasedStrategy

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** AwesomeButImpractical/TurnBasedStrategyAwesomeButImpractical/TurnBasedStrategyGames
22nd Jul '15 1:51:03 AM planetdance
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5th Jul '15 10:54:21 PM DragonQuestZ
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It's awesome. It's powerful. It's unstoppable.

It's also almost completely useless.

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It's awesome. It's powerful. It's unstoppable.

It's also almost completely useless.
awesome, powerful, unstoppable... but not as useful as it might seem (if it's useful at all).
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