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4th Jun '16 6:05:34 AM Doug86
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** The Royal Navy did the same thing in WorldWarII with their Operations Research department that mathematically concluded that the best size for convoys is bigger than normal. They came to that conclusion after mathematically analyzing U-boat attacks and determined it was the number of naval escorts that meant the most in defense. By enlarging the convoys with that in mind, they could concentrate more escorts to better defend the cargo ships while the U-boats would be not be able to sink more ships despite the larger concentration of targets because their offensive resources would still be the same, and now they would have to deal with tougher defenses too.

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** The Royal Navy did the same thing in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII with their Operations Research department that mathematically concluded that the best size for convoys is bigger than normal. They came to that conclusion after mathematically analyzing U-boat attacks and determined it was the number of naval escorts that meant the most in defense. By enlarging the convoys with that in mind, they could concentrate more escorts to better defend the cargo ships while the U-boats would be not be able to sink more ships despite the larger concentration of targets because their offensive resources would still be the same, and now they would have to deal with tougher defenses too.
31st May '16 8:47:58 AM Quanyails
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** [[BarrierWarrior Hachi]] is able to work out how to defeat Barragan simply by listening to Barragan's BadassBoasts. He realises that if Barragan's power genuinely was absolute aging then he had to be protected from being destroyed by his own power. It allowed him to conclude that using FunctionalMagic to expose Barragan to his own power would defeat him. He was right.

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** [[BarrierWarrior Hachi]] is able to work out how to defeat Barragan simply by listening to Barragan's BadassBoasts.{{Badass Boast}}s. He realises that if Barragan's power genuinely was absolute aging then he had to be protected from being destroyed by his own power. It allowed him to conclude that using FunctionalMagic to expose Barragan to his own power would defeat him. He was right.
22nd May '16 12:19:30 AM Anddrix
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** And it fails when a supervillain summons the Joker. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, despite being human, is so psychotic and unpredictable that ''the only thing'' Midnighter can do is [[LogicBomb stand there staring at him]].

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** And it fails when a supervillain summons the Joker. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, despite being human, is so psychotic and unpredictable that ''the only thing'' Midnighter can do is [[LogicBomb stand there staring at him]].
14th May '16 6:47:17 AM ThatBitterTase
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* As the Cracked quote above notes, this sort of skill is invaluable to a sniper - and is part of why Manga/{{Golgo 13}} is so good at it. In the chapter "The Eye of God", he works out, from the two locations he's told to go to, the exact orbit of a spy satellite... with such accuracy ''he can look ''straight at it''' as it passes and photographs him''.
12th May '16 11:18:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Hiroto Kuragane's main ability of the 2011 {{Kendo}} manga, ''Manga/{{Kurogane|2011}}'', used to help offset his lack of physical abilities.

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* Hiroto Kuragane's main ability of the 2011 {{Kendo}} UsefulNotes/{{Kendo}} manga, ''Manga/{{Kurogane|2011}}'', used to help offset his lack of physical abilities.
11th May '16 2:06:18 PM erforce
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cameron does this to win at pool on her first try.

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cameron does this to win at pool on her first try.
7th May '16 10:31:40 PM bkitu
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* TabletopGame/{{Chess}}: Wilhelm Steinitz turned the game on its ear in the late 19th century. He was already skilled in the flashy, "[[CombatAestheticist romantic]]" style used throughout the ages, where games ideally finished with spectacular piece sacrifices, declining a gambit was considered unsportsmanlike, and Grandmasters were considered to be somehow divinely blessed with the ability to play so well. A bookworm at heart, he started poring over the games of old Grandmasters, and soon realized that there were certain identifiable, repeatable aspects of these games -- that the flashes of brilliance were made possible in the first place by very mundane positioning of the pawns and pieces. He compiled his research into a new system, and quickly dominated the chess world, becoming the first world champion of the modern era in the process, and forever changing [[BoringButPractical how the game is played by serious players]].
7th May '16 3:10:07 PM KomodoClassic
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* ''Literature/AllForTheGame'' has Kevin, a world-class [[FictionalSport Exy]] player who makes careful use of angles on the court.
21st Apr '16 8:58:35 PM ultimomant
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* ''LightNovel/ChivalryOfAFailedKnight'''s protagonist, Ikki has a knack for creating counters by watching and understanding his enemies tactics in seconds. He states that, since nobody would ever actually ''teach'' himm growing up, he had to learn by watching.

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* ''LightNovel/ChivalryOfAFailedKnight'''s protagonist, Ikki has a knack for creating counters by watching and understanding his enemies tactics in seconds. He states that, since nobody would ever actually ''teach'' himm him growing up, he had to learn by watching.
19th Apr '16 10:12:39 AM TaylorHyuuga
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* ''Literature/{{Steelheart}}'' has David, an average nerd who has made it his mission to kill [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Epics]] like the one that killed his father. To that end, he obsessively collects and collates data on them, trying to discover the weaknesses unique to each and every one of them. He's shockingly good at it.

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* ''Literature/{{Steelheart}}'' has David, an average nerd who has made it his mission to kill [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Epics]] like the one that killed his father. To that end, he obsessively collects and collates data on them, trying to discover the weaknesses unique to each and every one of them. He's shockingly good at it. [[spoiler: He even overturns weakness theories and comes up with new, correct ones in the middle of battle several times in the series]].
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