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21st Nov '16 8:54:06 AM capthanos
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' the seventy-year gap between its predecessor ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''Korra'''s present-day has seen [[TheOrder The Order of the White Lotus]] change from a tight-knit elite group of RetiredBadass [[BadassGrandpa Grandpas]] to a much more diluted HeroSecretService charged with protecting Avatar Korra, who spends much of her time chafing under their limits and conspiring ways to DitchTheBodyguards, often [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy successfully]]. It ''is'', however, justified in that those {{Badass Grandpa}}s are implied to be dead and that Korra is getting assistance in evading them from {{Reasonable Authority Figure}}s Katara and Tenzin. Plus, the guys from the original series were the leaders of the White Lotus, while in ''Korra'' we mostly see the lower-tier members.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' the seventy-year gap between its predecessor ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''Korra'''s present-day has seen [[TheOrder The Order of the White Lotus]] change from a tight-knit elite group of RetiredBadass [[BadassGrandpa Grandpas]] to a much more diluted HeroSecretService charged with protecting Avatar Korra, who spends much of her time chafing under their limits and conspiring ways to DitchTheBodyguards, often [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy successfully]]. It ''is'', however, justified in that those {{Badass Grandpa}}s are implied to be dead and that Korra is getting assistance in evading them from {{Reasonable Authority Figure}}s Katara and Tenzin. Plus, the guys from the original series were the leaders of the White Lotus, while in ''Korra'' we mostly see the lower-tier members. This is even acknowledged in Book 3 by the villains.
5th Nov '16 5:38:32 PM phylos
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** [[ActionGirl Sakura Haruno]] starts off the timeskip as the first member of Team Seven to go up against a Akatsuki, Sasori. She was hailed as the second coming of Tsunade, who'd she'd eventually surpass with her talent. Come next arc...she's knocked out at the starting bell after Naruto roars Kabuto into her. Come next arc...she does nothing, she doesn't even get to fight. [[RuleOfThree Come next arc]] she still isn't able to land a blow on Tobi. {{Subverted|Trope}} in the Invasion of Pain where she knocks out one of Pain's summons with [[OneHitKill one blow]] and organizes the survivors while Naruto fights Pain one on one. THEN in the next arc she hits her lowest low: [[spoiler: First she's treated as a ragdoll by Karui and Omoi, getting knocked out. Then she 'confesses' her love for Naruto to get him off Sasuke's trail. Then she decides to kill Sasuke on her own...and can't bring herself to do it. Then she gets strangled by a weakened Sasuke ''despite having SuperStrength'' and needs Naruto to save her from the stab of her own kunai]]. The War Arc decays her even further as while Sakura does manage to do some good such as figuring out the Zetsu impersonations and helping Team 7 finish off [[FauxActionGirl Kaguya]], she ended up being in the sidelines a lot [[InformedAbility despite gaining powerups and getting praised by other characters]]. In the end she is no longer the ActionGirl that she appears at the start of the timeskip.

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** [[ActionGirl Sakura Haruno]] starts off the timeskip as the first member of Team Seven to go up against a Akatsuki, Sasori. She was hailed as the second coming of Tsunade, who'd she'd eventually surpass with her talent. Come next arc...she's knocked out at the starting bell after Naruto roars Kabuto into her. Come next arc...she does nothing, she doesn't even get to fight. [[RuleOfThree Come next arc]] she still isn't able to land a blow on Tobi. {{Subverted|Trope}} in the Invasion of Pain where she knocks out one of Pain's summons with [[OneHitKill one blow]] and organizes the survivors while Naruto fights Pain one on one. THEN in the next arc she hits her lowest low: [[spoiler: First she's treated as a ragdoll by Karui and Omoi, getting knocked out. Then she 'confesses' her love for Naruto to get him off Sasuke's trail. Then she decides to kill Sasuke on her own...and can't bring herself to do it. Then she gets strangled by a weakened Sasuke ''despite having SuperStrength'' and needs Naruto to save her from the stab of her own kunai]]. The War Arc decays her even further as while Sakura does manage to do some good such as figuring out the Zetsu impersonations and helping Team 7 finish off [[FauxActionGirl Kaguya]], she ended up being in the sidelines a lot [[InformedAbility despite gaining powerups and getting praised by other characters]]. In the end she is no longer the ActionGirl that she appears at the start of the timeskip.
26th Oct '16 9:39:14 AM Dj0rel
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** Tuxedo Mak also had this problem but mostly in the anime. In the first season he starts out as Sailor Moon's personal DeusExMachina, but as the Sailor Team gathers and begins to grow stronger, he starts to fall under this trope, being the only one not to receive power-ups on a regular basis. His [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] self, on the other hand, performs the inverse, as in that continuity he starts out with no real powers, but manages to get a normal semi-powerful attack spell during the second series.

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** Tuxedo Mak Mask also had this problem but mostly in the anime. In the first season he starts out as Sailor Moon's personal DeusExMachina, but as the Sailor Team gathers and begins to grow stronger, he starts to fall under this trope, being the only one not to receive power-ups on a regular basis. His [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] self, on the other hand, performs the inverse, as in that continuity he starts out with no real powers, but manages to get a normal semi-powerful attack spell during the second series.
25th Oct '16 6:11:48 AM knd43
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* The T-Rex in ''Film/JurassicParkIII''. He is easily defeated by the Spinosaurus and gets no screen time other than their fight, essentially being replaced by the Spinosaurus. This is supposedly a case of RealityEnsues as the film's consulting paleontologist pointed out that the T-Rex was a scavenger and the Spinosaurus was really the predatory animal.(Never mind that a scavenger like a hyena can be more dangerous in a fight than a predatory animal like a fox, or say, a mantis. The T-Rex=scavenger hypothesis was also something that he'd come up with himself and was really using the movie to try to promote, and it's since been rejected by the paleontology community.)

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* The T-Rex in ''Film/JurassicParkIII''. He She is easily defeated by the Spinosaurus and gets no screen time other than their fight, essentially being replaced by the Spinosaurus. This is supposedly a case of RealityEnsues as the film's consulting paleontologist pointed out that the T-Rex was a scavenger and the Spinosaurus was really the predatory animal.(Never mind that a scavenger like a hyena can be more dangerous in a fight than a predatory animal like a fox, or say, a mantis. The T-Rex=scavenger hypothesis was also something that he'd come up with himself and was really using the movie to try to promote, and it's since been rejected by the paleontology community.)
22nd Oct '16 12:15:09 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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The process by which a {{badass}} becomes less of a badass.

A belief persists among many writers that if the audience takes a liking to a real {{badass}} who fears nothing, has infinite confidence and even carries off defeat with panache, it must mean that what they most want to see is that character reveal a vulnerable side and all manner of inner demons.

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The process by which a {{badass}} badass becomes less of a badass.

A belief persists among many writers that if the audience takes a liking to a real {{badass}} badass who fears nothing, has infinite confidence and even carries off defeat with panache, it must mean that what they most want to see is that character reveal a vulnerable side and all manner of inner demons.



** Vegeta starts out as an evil and downright sadistic {{badass}} but as time went on and his number of friends increased, so did his overall morality. Even Vegeta seemed to realize he'd been defanged and had made a much better villain than a hero, and purposefully had one of the later villains try to turn him evil again. It didn't seem to quite take; after killing a nameless crowd and brawling a little with Goku, he was back to fighting baddies and [[spoiler: topped it off with a HeroicSacrifice.]] He got better. This is ''Dragon Ball Z'', almost nobody of importance dies - [[DeathIsCheap permanently.]]

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** Vegeta starts out as an evil and downright sadistic {{badass}} badass but as time went on and his number of friends increased, so did his overall morality. Even Vegeta seemed to realize he'd been defanged and had made a much better villain than a hero, and purposefully had one of the later villains try to turn him evil again. It didn't seem to quite take; after killing a nameless crowd and brawling a little with Goku, he was back to fighting baddies and [[spoiler: topped it off with a HeroicSacrifice.]] He got better. This is ''Dragon Ball Z'', almost nobody of importance dies - [[DeathIsCheap permanently.]]



* A rare "objective" take on this in ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'': Ogisu ''thinks'' he's suffering from this. Essentially he doubts if he is {{Badass}} because he keeps being defeated in battle once he transfers into a new school despite being undefeated previously. He ''is'' Badass but Ogisu is simply being OvershadowedByAwesome.

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* A rare "objective" take on this in ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'': Ogisu ''thinks'' he's suffering from this. Essentially he doubts if he is {{Badass}} Badass because he keeps being defeated in battle once he transfers into a new school despite being undefeated previously. He ''is'' Badass but Ogisu is simply being OvershadowedByAwesome.



* ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' does this rather early on to LadyOfWar Signum, regarded as one of the more {{Badass}} characters in the series. [[SmugSnake Cypha]] [[HeroKiller of]] [[AntiMagic Huckebein]] became the first to decisively defeat her, and gave a rather brutal finishing to boot. It's a bit early to say whether this trope is really in effect currently as Signum has not really been seen since and the incident could be a sort of DarkerAndEdgier version of Nanoha and Fate being defeated (and having their Linker Cores stolen) in A's.

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* ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' does this rather early on to LadyOfWar Signum, regarded as one of the more {{Badass}} badass characters in the series. [[SmugSnake Cypha]] [[HeroKiller of]] [[AntiMagic Huckebein]] became the first to decisively defeat her, and gave a rather brutal finishing to boot. It's a bit early to say whether this trope is really in effect currently as Signum has not really been seen since and the incident could be a sort of DarkerAndEdgier version of Nanoha and Fate being defeated (and having their Linker Cores stolen) in A's.



** Name almost any character from a Dark Guild and you'll have people making this claim about them due to never living up to the {{Badass}} [[HypeBacklash hype]] Mashima develops for them at the start of their story arcs.

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** Name almost any character from a Dark Guild and you'll have people making this claim about them due to never living up to the {{Badass}} badass [[HypeBacklash hype]] Mashima develops for them at the start of their story arcs.



** 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]].

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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}} [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Keroro we've never seen before]].



* Diego from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' started off as having being a {{Badass}} being his defining trait to getting his ass kicked repeatedly in the fourth movie.

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* Diego from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' started off as having being a {{Badass}} badass being his defining trait to getting his ass kicked repeatedly in the fourth movie.



* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'': Castiel made his debut as a {{badass}} Angel of the Lord who dragged Dean out of Hell, slaughtered an entire group of demons single-handedly, [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm burned out Pamela's eyes when she saw his true form]], caused a lightning storm just by appearing, and [[NoSell No Sell'd]] [[OneHitKill Ruby's Knife]]. Fast forward a couple seasons, and he's been flanderized into a socially awkward, klutzy virgin.

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* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'': Castiel made his debut as a {{badass}} badass Angel of the Lord who dragged Dean out of Hell, slaughtered an entire group of demons single-handedly, [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm burned out Pamela's eyes when she saw his true form]], caused a lightning storm just by appearing, and [[NoSell No Sell'd]] [[OneHitKill Ruby's Knife]]. Fast forward a couple seasons, and he's been flanderized into a socially awkward, klutzy virgin.



* Any hip-hop artist who started as a {{Badass}} gangsta rapper and transitioned into mainstream film & TV work gets accused of this, whether accurate or not.

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* Any hip-hop artist who started as a {{Badass}} badass gangsta rapper and transitioned into mainstream film & TV work gets accused of this, whether accurate or not.



* As a general trend, the WWE's decision to rebrand their TV shows from TV-14 to PG [[LighterAndSofter in order to add family appeal]] has unfortunately resulted in some of this. In order to reach a PG rating, the WWE had to cut back on mature content: scanty clothing, innuendo, weapon use, blood, and especially swearing. Since there are fewer options available for faces and heels to emphasize {{Badass}} characteristics during a feud, decay is more likely to happen across the board.

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* As a general trend, the WWE's decision to rebrand their TV shows from TV-14 to PG [[LighterAndSofter in order to add family appeal]] has unfortunately resulted in some of this. In order to reach a PG rating, the WWE had to cut back on mature content: scanty clothing, innuendo, weapon use, blood, and especially swearing. Since there are fewer options available for faces and heels to emphasize {{Badass}} badass characteristics during a feud, decay is more likely to happen across the board.



* Wrestling/RingOfHonor had a rather abominable case of this with BJ Whitmer. He spent 2006 on the cusp of stardom, proving himself as a {{Badass}} {{Determinator}} who bled for ROH and stood victorious after a barbed wire match with the infamous Necro Butcher. But then, after losing to his longtime archenemy Wrestling/JimmyJacobs, Whitmer went on a losing streak that completely nullified the entire year of Badass cred that he had acquired. It didn't help that he came out of the losing streak by aligning with SmugSnake Adam Pearce, who nobody bought as a major threat; thus, Whitmer went from an independent and awesome hero to the thug of a weak and cowardly villain.

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* Wrestling/RingOfHonor had a rather abominable case of this with BJ Whitmer. He spent 2006 on the cusp of stardom, proving himself as a {{Badass}} badass {{Determinator}} who bled for ROH and stood victorious after a barbed wire match with the infamous Necro Butcher. But then, after losing to his longtime archenemy Wrestling/JimmyJacobs, Whitmer went on a losing streak that completely nullified the entire year of Badass cred that he had acquired. It didn't help that he came out of the losing streak by aligning with SmugSnake Adam Pearce, who nobody bought as a major threat; thus, Whitmer went from an independent and awesome hero to the thug of a weak and cowardly villain.



* Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} went through this after awhile. After starting off strong, and winning the WWE championship in his first PPV match, he went down the card a little, but was still {{Badass}} and netted another (albeit short), championship reign. Then came the 2010 ''King of the Ring'' tournament; despite winning said tourney, after becoming "King Sheamus" he started losing frequently (although to guys like Wrestling/RandyOrton & Wrestling/JohnMorrison, but still). Fortunately, he dumped the king regalia [[note]] at a house show where he was scheduled to face Wrestling/YoshiTatsu, he attacked him from behind, dropped him with a High Cross, and said "King Sheamus is dead. Long live the Celtic Warrior!" OrSoIHeard[[/note]] and has gotten much better. Since [[HeelFaceTurn turning face]] in the summer of 2011, though, he's becoming even more bad-ass, going on a roll from that point on[[note]]He's looked strong, keeps winning cleanly on a regular basis, and has even won the 2012 Royal Rumble and the championship at Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} ''in 18 seconds''[[/note]].

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* Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} went through this after awhile. After starting off strong, and winning the WWE championship in his first PPV match, he went down the card a little, but was still {{Badass}} badass and netted another (albeit short), championship reign. Then came the 2010 ''King of the Ring'' tournament; despite winning said tourney, after becoming "King Sheamus" he started losing frequently (although to guys like Wrestling/RandyOrton & Wrestling/JohnMorrison, but still). Fortunately, he dumped the king regalia [[note]] at a house show where he was scheduled to face Wrestling/YoshiTatsu, he attacked him from behind, dropped him with a High Cross, and said "King Sheamus is dead. Long live the Celtic Warrior!" OrSoIHeard[[/note]] and has gotten much better. Since [[HeelFaceTurn turning face]] in the summer of 2011, though, he's becoming even more bad-ass, going on a roll from that point on[[note]]He's looked strong, keeps winning cleanly on a regular basis, and has even won the 2012 Royal Rumble and the championship at Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} ''in 18 seconds''[[/note]].



* There is a particularly ridiculous and instantaneous example of this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''. In ''The Wind Waker'', Tetra is a {{Badass}} pirate who can certainly take care of herself and [[spoiler: is secretly Princess Zelda, who fights alongside Link in the final battle against Ganon]]. In the sequel, she is put out of commission at the ''very start'' of the game, and at the end when she's freed, does ''nothing'' to contribute to the final battle.

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* There is a particularly ridiculous and instantaneous example of this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''. In ''The Wind Waker'', Tetra is a {{Badass}} badass pirate who can certainly take care of herself and [[spoiler: is secretly Princess Zelda, who fights alongside Link in the final battle against Ganon]]. In the sequel, she is put out of commission at the ''very start'' of the game, and at the end when she's freed, does ''nothing'' to contribute to the final battle.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' General Grievous went from being the [[TheJuggernaut unstoppably]] {{badass}} [[HeroKiller Jedi killer]] introduced in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' to the moderately {{badass}} DirtyCoward he was in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. He tries to make up for it with becoming a CombatPragmatist instead, with more-or-less success.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' General Grievous went from being the [[TheJuggernaut unstoppably]] {{badass}} badass [[HeroKiller Jedi killer]] introduced in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' to the moderately {{badass}} badass DirtyCoward he was in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. He tries to make up for it with becoming a CombatPragmatist instead, with more-or-less success.



* [[http://www.meninhats.com/d/20031022.html Parodied]] with Aram in ''Webcomic/MenInHats''. (Aram's more of a {{Jerkass}} than a {{Badass}}, though.)

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* [[http://www.meninhats.com/d/20031022.html Parodied]] with Aram in ''Webcomic/MenInHats''. (Aram's more of a {{Jerkass}} than a {{Badass}}, badass, though.)
22nd Oct '16 12:00:38 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* Captain Gantu from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' suffers from this. In the original movie, Gantu was a respected captain in the [[TheFederation Galactic Federation]]. He stood 20 feet tall and was trained well in alien martial arts (and to a lesser extent, hula-dancing). Although he ultimately failed his mission to bring Stitch back to the Federation, he came particularly close, and generally left us with the impression that he was an overall competent, and badass character. Fast forward to later sequels and [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries the cartoon series]], where he becomes a one-man Team Rocket. Gantu has since been fired, works under the employ of ''an anthropomorphic hamster,'' and is foiled on repeated occasions by the titular duo. On one occasion, he failed to succeed in an episode's mission when Stitch was incapacitated. He was foiled by '''a 6-year old child'''. ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' took him down even further than the series did. He was indeed rather comedic and most often failed, but he was at least dedicated to his duty of capturing experiments, and he would rather spend time attacking the enemies than eating sandwiches. In ''Stitch!'', his first 'formula episode' appearance has him arguing with Reuben over flavours of sandwich, he cries uncontrollably after a sad moment in a television show (and is upset when Hamsterviel switches it off so that he can try to get Gantu to do something), and can hardly ever be said to attack. He doesn't even use his blaster even with it in the holster. But here's the doom sign; when Hamsterviel is the one who's reprimanding Reuben all the time, you know you've fallen pretty dang hard.

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* Captain Gantu from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' suffers from this. In the original movie, Gantu was a respected captain in the [[TheFederation Galactic Federation]]. He stood 20 feet tall and was trained well in alien martial arts (and to a lesser extent, hula-dancing). Although he ultimately failed his mission to bring Stitch back to the Federation, he came particularly close, and generally left us with the impression that he was an overall competent, and badass character. Fast forward to later sequels [[WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie later]] [[WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch sequels]] and [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries the cartoon series]], where he becomes a one-man Team Rocket. Gantu has since been fired, works under the employ of ''an anthropomorphic hamster,'' hamster'', and is foiled on repeated occasions by the titular duo. On one occasion, he failed to succeed in an episode's mission when Stitch was incapacitated. He was foiled by '''a 6-year old child'''. The anime ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' took him down even further than the series ''The Series'' did. He was indeed rather comedic and most often failed, but he was at least dedicated to his duty of capturing experiments, and he would rather spend time attacking the enemies than eating sandwiches. In ''Stitch!'', his first 'formula episode' appearance has him arguing with Reuben over flavours of sandwich, he cries uncontrollably after a sad moment in a television show (and is upset when Hamsterviel Hämsterviel switches it off so that he can try to get Gantu to do something), and can hardly ever be said to attack. He doesn't even use his blaster even with it in the holster. But here's the doom sign; when Hamsterviel Hämsterviel is the one who's reprimanding Reuben all the time, you know you've fallen pretty dang hard.
14th Oct '16 6:16:33 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', we have a trio of ''gods'' getting hit with this. Guthix, Saradomin and Zamorak were originally capital-G Gods with presumed near-omnipotence, the latter two only held in check by the former's threat to nuke the world if they intervened directly. They were also the source of the Protection Prayers, which are GameBreaker abilities requiring bosses to have ''mechanics specifically to counter them'' in order to be ''a challenge at all''. Now, Guthix is dead, and Saradomin and Zamorak are fighting in surprisingly small physical bodies (only the size of the game's largest bosses) with a surprisingly small and weak-looking BeamOWar. Considering these were the guys who made the [[{{Mordor}} Wilderness]] by fighting at full power, you'd expect their BeamOWar to at least level Lumbridge, if not create a WorldWreckingWave, and cover THE WHOLE MAP in blinding light. Their physical bodies should be beyond the game's graphics capability to display fully. Instead, they look like MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha could defeat them.

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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', we have a trio of ''gods'' getting hit with this. Guthix, Saradomin and Zamorak were originally capital-G Gods with presumed near-omnipotence, the latter two only held in check by the former's threat to nuke the world if they intervened directly. They were also the source of the Protection Prayers, which are GameBreaker abilities requiring bosses to have ''mechanics specifically to counter them'' in order to be ''a challenge at all''. Now, Guthix is dead, and Saradomin and Zamorak are fighting in surprisingly small physical bodies (only the size of the game's largest bosses) with a surprisingly small and weak-looking BeamOWar. Considering these were the guys who made the [[{{Mordor}} Wilderness]] by fighting at full power, you'd expect their BeamOWar to at least level Lumbridge, if not create a WorldWreckingWave, and cover THE WHOLE MAP in blinding light. Their physical bodies should be beyond the game's graphics capability to display fully. Instead, they look like MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha could defeat them.
4th Oct '16 12:20:40 AM Tailon
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** Vegeta start out as evil and downright sadistic {{badass}}es but as time went on and their number of friends increased, so did their overall morality (more so with Vegeta than Hiei, even though it is arguable with both characters). Even Vegeta seemed to realize he'd been defanged and had made a much better villain than a hero, and purposefully had one of the later villains try to turn him evil again. It didn't seem to quite take; after killing a nameless crowd and brawling a little with Goku, he was back to fighting baddies and [[spoiler: topped it off with a HeroicSacrifice.]] He got better. This is ''Dragon Ball Z'', almost nobody of importance dies - [[DeathIsCheap permanently.]]

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** Vegeta start starts out as an evil and downright sadistic {{badass}}es {{badass}} but as time went on and their his number of friends increased, so did their his overall morality (more so with Vegeta than Hiei, even though it is arguable with both characters).morality. Even Vegeta seemed to realize he'd been defanged and had made a much better villain than a hero, and purposefully had one of the later villains try to turn him evil again. It didn't seem to quite take; after killing a nameless crowd and brawling a little with Goku, he was back to fighting baddies and [[spoiler: topped it off with a HeroicSacrifice.]] He got better. This is ''Dragon Ball Z'', almost nobody of importance dies - [[DeathIsCheap permanently.]]
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.]]
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