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25th Sep '16 8:30:28 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Giroro. Although Giroro still the only one who seems genuinely militaristic in the platoon, and is not afraid to terminate with extreme prejudice when irritated. (Fortunately Keronians are MadeOfIron.) This is a show where ''all'' male characters inherently far weaker than their female counterparts, after all.

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Giroro. Although Giroro still the only one who seems genuinely militaristic in the platoon, and is not afraid to terminate with extreme prejudice when irritated. (Fortunately Keronians are MadeOfIron.) This is a show where ''all'' male characters inherently far weaker than their female counterparts, after all.



*** Keroro in Tamama's eyes who laments that the legendary Gunsou san he's heard in stories is just a silly man child. Of course in that particular episode/chapter (episode 336 and chapter 140) the readers [[spoiler: and Zoruru]] see a glimpse of [[{{CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass}} Keroro we've never seen before]].
** In Anime/Danganronpa3, a lot of people complain about this towards the BigBad of the franchise who was supposed to be portray as a ManipulativeBastard and a DarkMessiah. However, after it was revealed that [[spoiler: the Remnants of Despair fell into despair via brainwashing]], a lot of people went on to believe this. [[spoiler: She makes up for it slightly by talking Juzo down and leading Nanami and Class 77 - B into inescapable traps, but she still uses the brainwashing in the Class' case.]]

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*** ** Keroro in Tamama's eyes who laments that the legendary Gunsou san he's heard in stories is just a silly man child. Of course in that particular episode/chapter (episode 336 and chapter 140) the readers [[spoiler: and Zoruru]] see a glimpse of [[{{CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass}} Keroro we've never seen before]].
** * In Anime/Danganronpa3, ''Anime/Danganronpa3'', a lot of people complain about this towards the BigBad of the franchise who was supposed to be portray as a ManipulativeBastard and a DarkMessiah. However, after it was revealed that [[spoiler: the Remnants of Despair fell into despair via brainwashing]], a lot of people went on to believe this. [[spoiler: She makes up for it slightly by talking Juzo down and leading Nanami and Class 77 - B into inescapable traps, but she still uses the brainwashing in the Class' case.]]
25th Sep '16 7:40:43 PM MummyGaGa
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** In Anime/Danganronpa3, a lot of people complain about this towards the BigBad of the franchise who was supposed to be portray as a ManipulativeBastard and a DarkMessiah. However, after it was revealed that [[spoiler: the Remnants of Despair fell into despair via brainwashing]], a lot of people went on to believe this. [[spoiler: She makes up for it slightly by talking Juzo down and leading Nanami and Class 77 - B into inescapable traps, but she still uses the brainwashing in the Class' case.]]
24th Sep '16 7:32:15 PM trixus
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* ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'' is in a lot of crossover or having RogueGalleryTransplant partly for publicity but also his villains fell from grace a while ago. Notable during the Daniel Way run where Deadpool took care of almost all of them without healing factor with ridiculous ease (particularly Slayback and T-Ray, the former giving Deadpool a mental breakdown when he saw him and the latter being his nemesis for a long time, being blown up despite healing factors as good as Deadpool's).
17th Sep '16 5:38:36 PM MyFinalEdits
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** A straighter example in the series comes from the Koopa Troopas. In every 3D platform game, they're significantly less threatening than they are in the 2D Mario games, even being completely unable to hurt Mario in ''Videogame/SuperMario64''. [[TheGoomba Goombas]], [[TookALevelInBadass on the other hand...]]

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** A straighter example in the series comes from the The Koopa Troopas. In every 3D platform game, they're significantly less threatening than they are in the 2D Mario games, even being completely unable to hurt Mario in ''Videogame/SuperMario64''. [[TheGoomba Goombas]], [[TookALevelInBadass on the other hand...]]
17th Sep '16 4:38:35 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* It says something when you were more badass as a ''baby'' than you are after hitting pubert, as is the case with Tommy Pickles of '' WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. With a [[BadassCreed declaration of]] [[CatchPhrase "A baby's got to do what a baby's got to do,"]] even when he was ''aware'' [[TheFool of the danger]] such as dealing with [[TheDreaded "The Junkfood Kid,"]] he never failed to pull out his trusty screwdriver and lead [[TrueCompanions his fellow babies]] to fun and adventure. Then came ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' where he's now just another kid with crippling fears, awkwardness and just being well, [[BroughtDownToNormal normal.]] Maybe it's the hair and teeth. Of course Tommy isn't protected by AchievementsInIgnorance and InfantImmortality in the later show, and he is also dealing with RealityEnsues in ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''.

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* It says something when you were more badass as a ''baby'' than you are after hitting pubert, puberty, as is the case with Tommy Pickles of '' WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. With a [[BadassCreed declaration of]] [[CatchPhrase "A baby's got to do what a baby's got to do,"]] even when he was ''aware'' [[TheFool of the danger]] such as dealing with [[TheDreaded "The Junkfood Kid,"]] he never failed to pull out his trusty screwdriver and lead [[TrueCompanions his fellow babies]] to fun and adventure. Then came ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' where he's now just another kid with crippling fears, awkwardness and just being well, [[BroughtDownToNormal normal.]] Maybe it's the hair and teeth. Of course Tommy isn't protected by AchievementsInIgnorance and InfantImmortality in the later show, and he is also dealing with RealityEnsues in ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''.
26th Aug '16 9:02:47 PM trixus
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* In ''Film/IpMan'' the title character was nearly untouchable; only the FourStarBadass BigBad landed any real blows. Not so much in the sequel. That the OldMaster could fight him to a draw, fans could accept. A boxer punk managing to knock him down multiple times didn't get accepted as readily. It's {{justified|Trope}}, though, for people who do their homework; boxing doesn't look as flashy for the cameras, but it ''is'' still a disciplined martial art, and even if The Twister was merely a "punk" rather than the toughest, fastest boxer to come over from Britain, it's explicitly shown that the people in charge of the match [[MovingTheGoalposts kept changing the rules to put Ip at a disadvantage]], and that Ip was forced to improvise when he couldn't rely on his prior training.

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* In ''Film/IpMan'' the title character was nearly untouchable; only the FourStarBadass BigBad landed any real blows. Not so much in the sequel. That the OldMaster could fight him to a draw, fans could accept. A boxer punk managing to knock him down multiple times didn't get accepted as readily. It's {{justified|Trope}}, though, for people who do their homework; boxing doesn't look as flashy for the cameras, but it ''is'' still a disciplined martial art, and even if The Twister was merely a "punk" rather than the toughest, fastest boxer to come over from Britain, it's explicitly shown that the people in charge of the match [[MovingTheGoalposts kept changing the rules to put Ip at a disadvantage]], and that Ip was forced to improvise when he couldn't rely on his prior training. In the third film the objective of his fight with a boxer wasn't to win but last a round which was easier to accept since it was Mike Tyson.
26th Aug '16 8:24:13 PM trixus
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** Master Roshi suffers from this in the original ''Dragon Ball'' anime. At the start of the series he is one of the strongest people on the planet, even stronger than the protagonist Goku. By the Piccolo Jr. arc he is little more than comic relief.

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** Master Roshi suffers from this in the original ''Dragon Ball'' anime. At the start of the series he is one of the strongest people on the planet, even stronger than the protagonist Goku. By the Piccolo Jr. arc he is little more than comic relief. Justified as he admitted his mentor role was over when the new generation surpassed him so he retired.
16th Aug '16 5:28:20 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}, Madison Eagles slowly progressed from [[PaperTiger over sized jobber]] to [[towering madwoman who meticulously breaking down challengers to straightforward technician of overwhelming power. In SHINE, she came in with much fanfare but started to be taken a lot less seriously due to losing three times in a row, getting half of her victories through luck and several ineffective attempts to cheat.

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* In Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}, Madison Eagles slowly progressed from [[PaperTiger over sized jobber]] to [[towering [[TheDreaded towering madwoman who meticulously breaking broke down challengers challengers]] to straightforward [[TheAce technician of overwhelming power.power]]. In SHINE, she came in with much fanfare but started to be taken a lot less seriously due to losing three times in a row, getting half of her victories through luck and several ineffective attempts to cheat. Her SHIMMER run didn't slow, though, making this overlap with the WorfEffect.
2nd Aug '16 4:34:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* From ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', we get the Sabbat. Initially portrayed as something like TheLostBoys, they get watered down slightly in that, indeed, they do have their own rules after all. An odd case, though, goes to the Tzimisce, the resident BodyHorror masters. A poorly-received book posited that their powers were really an EldritchAbomination plague, and this actually made them less awesome somehow. Later books ignored this in general.

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* From ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', we get the Sabbat. Initially portrayed as something like TheLostBoys, Film/TheLostBoys, they get watered down slightly in that, indeed, they do have their own rules after all. An odd case, though, goes to the Tzimisce, the resident BodyHorror masters. A poorly-received book posited that their powers were really an EldritchAbomination plague, and this actually made them less awesome somehow. Later books ignored this in general.
29th Jul '16 10:37:28 PM ultimomant
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** King Ghidorah may be one of the fastest examples of Badass Decay in film history. He went from being the ultimate evil in his film debut (''Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster'') to being TheDragon in the very [[Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster next film]]. Also, he went from being a genuine threat that took three monsters to defeat and over six to kill in the Showa era to being ''easily'' dispatched by Godzilla alone with a single blast in ''Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah''.

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** King Ghidorah may be one of the fastest examples of Badass Decay in film history. He went from being the ultimate evil in his film debut (''Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster'') to being TheDragon in the very [[Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster next film]]. Also, he went from being a genuine threat that took three monsters to defeat and over six to kill in the Showa era to being ''easily'' dispatched by Godzilla alone with a single blast in ''Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah''.
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