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20th May '18 5:33:42 PM gadeel
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* In the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fanfic ''FanFic/RiseOfANewMoon'', [[GenderFlip Luna]] and the JLF are fully aware of their extreme numerical and logistical disadvantage against Britannia, so they decide to match them with more advanced technology. [[SuperweaponSurprise This is shown by their deployment of the Gekka to fight the Blood of the Samurai and the Hiryu in support of Luna's takeover of Japan]].
** Milly has a non-weapon version when her parents are pushing her into an ArrangedMarriage, when Luna gives her Lloyd's noble title which allows her to negate it.
17th Feb '18 1:14:38 AM Ramidel
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* Kuromorimine Women's College in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' has very powerful and well-built German tanks, and a lot of them, making their school the most powerful force in tankery. Their tactics are designed to synergize with this advantage through superior discipline and [[AttackAttackAttack refusal to retreat]] that allow them to make full use of their tanks' power, but the combination is vulnerable to the protagonists' ConfusionFu techniques with a mishmash of weaker tanks.
15th Dec '17 3:45:21 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Appropriately enough, the Imperial Guard in ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' works like this. You have two options: go for Strength in Numbers (which is risky and actually works best with lots of upgrades, leaving it to the late-game), or try to quickly roll out a [[TankGoodness Baneblade]].

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* Appropriately enough, the Imperial Guard in ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' works like this. You have two options: go for Strength in Numbers (which is risky and actually works best with lots of upgrades, leaving it to the late-game) with a artillery and Lemann Russ tanks (which also are late-game), or try to quickly roll out a [[TankGoodness Baneblade]].
9th Dec '17 10:40:53 PM Linda58
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* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' "Apocalypse, Nowish": As part of TheWorfBarrage against The Beast, Wesley goes from a crossbow, to [[GunsAkimbo dual handguns]], to a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]. None of it works, though the shotgun does give a HopeSpot.
7th Nov '17 5:02:36 AM WiryBuck
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' brings back the Brotherhood's big stick, Liberty Prime Mk. II. Being one of the most technologically advanced factions in the Boston Wasteland, similar to how the Enclave were a mere 10 years prior, Liberty Prime is a Super Sledge when compared to everyone else's dried twigs, figuratively speaking.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' brings back the Brotherhood's big stick, [[TheJuggernaut Liberty Prime Mk. II.II]]. Being one of the most technologically advanced factions in the Boston Wasteland, similar to how the Enclave were a mere 10 years prior, Liberty Prime is a Super Sledge when compared to everyone else's dried twigs, figuratively speaking.
7th Oct '17 10:39:58 AM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' takes the Bigger Stick trope very literally, substituting upgrades and power-ups with [[SerialEscalation increasingly humongous]] HumongousMecha, eventually culminating in the titular mech which uses ''[[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit galaxies]]'' [[RuleOfCool stepping stones and shurikens]]''.

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' takes the Bigger Stick trope very literally, substituting upgrades and power-ups with [[SerialEscalation increasingly humongous]] HumongousMecha, eventually culminating in the titular mech which uses ''[[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit ''[[JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit galaxies]]'' [[RuleOfCool stepping stones and shurikens]]''.
5th Sep '17 5:37:14 PM TonyG
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* Creator/DrSeuss's ''The Butter Battle Book'' featured two separated races, the Yooks and the Zooks, building bigger and bigger weapons to go against each other, each time with the Zooks ahead in the arms race. In the end both sides develop a weapon capable of obliterating the other side, resulting in both wielders of the weapons staring down each other in a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything life-or-death]] [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar stalemate]] -- all because they were [[Anvilicious arguing]] over [[SeriousBusiness which side of a slice of bread should be buttered]].

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* Creator/DrSeuss's ''The Butter Battle Book'' ''Literature/TheButterBattleBook'' featured two separated races, the Yooks and the Zooks, building bigger and bigger weapons to go against each other, each time with the Zooks ahead in the arms race. In the end both sides develop a weapon capable of obliterating the other side, resulting in both wielders of the weapons staring down each other in a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything life-or-death]] [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar stalemate]] -- all because they were [[Anvilicious [[{{Anvilicious}} arguing]] over [[SeriousBusiness which side of a slice of bread should be buttered]].
2nd Jun '17 5:27:00 PM CashSloth
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Gilgamesh is practically the personification of this trope. Most Servants usually possess one to three Noble Phantasms, with very few having more than that. Gil, on the other hand, has the Gate of Babylon, which gives him access to an ''infinite'' number of them. Compared to most other Servants, he's much less skilled in direct combat. However, since his primary method of fighting involves simply sitting back and overwhelming his opponents with a [[StormOfBlades countless number of weapons]], his lack of skill is rarely ever a factor.
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15th Feb '17 2:52:09 PM astaroth911
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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', where, according to WordOfGod, long wands "tend to be drawn to bigger personalities, and those of a more spacious and dramatic style of magic"[[https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/wand-lengths-and-flexibilit]],rather than how powerful the wand or its master is.

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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', where, according to WordOfGod, long wands "tend to be drawn to bigger personalities, and those of a more spacious and dramatic style of magic"[[https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/wand-lengths-and-flexibilit]],rather than how being more powerful the wand or its master is.than shorter wands.
15th Feb '17 2:51:11 PM astaroth911
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*[[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', where, according to WordOfGod, long wands "tend to be drawn to bigger personalities, and those of a more spacious and dramatic style of magic"[[https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/wand-lengths-and-flexibilit]],rather than how powerful the wand or its master is.
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