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19th Jun '16 11:03:33 AM superkeijikun
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* Played with in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': When Izuku first uses his new quirk "One For All", he literally breaks his arm punching out a giant robot (plus his legs after jumping in the air to punch out said robot) since his body wasn't fully prepared for the attack's overwhelming power. [[spoiler:Eventually, his use of "One For All" leaves his hand permanently disfigured, with doctors believing that continued use would eventually leave him completely unable to use his arms.]]
18th Jun '16 2:36:19 AM KatanaCat
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** Later in the series, the Gaang is fighting knowledge spirit Wan Shi Tong, who's trying to sink his library and trap them forever so they won't try to use his knowledge to hurt people. Sokka manages to knock Wan Shi Tong unconscious by [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome hitting him over the head with a book]]. The Gaang barely manages to escape the sinking library with knowledge that can help them win the war. But unfortunately, the library still disappears, [[spoiler:Appa gets stolen during the fight]], and worst of all, the Gaang's new friend Professor Zei gets dragged down with Wan Shi Tong and the library. Presumably, Zei stays trapped there forever. In the squeal series "WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra" it was noted that Professor Zei remained in the library for the remainder of his life as we get a glimpse of his skeleton later in the second season.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has another villainous example in season 3, where [[BigBad Zaheer]] attempts to end the Avatar Cycle by kidnapping Korra, injecting her a metallic poison to force her into the [[PhysicalGod Avatar]] [[SuperMode State]], and then killing her in that state. Despite his huge precautions to ensure this goes well keeping restrained with chains made from a metal she cannot bend and assembling all his comrads to attack her at the same time), Korra easily frees herself and [[UnstoppableRage goes on a rampage]], almost killing him until the poison finally starts kicking in. By the end of the episode, he has managed to cripple her and was only stopped from killing her by [[BigDamnHeroes the New Air Nation and Suyin]], but the whole operation indirectly caused the death of all his friends, as well as his own capture.

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** Later in the series, the Gaang is fighting knowledge spirit Wan Shi Tong, who's trying to sink his library and trap them forever so they won't try to use his knowledge to hurt people. Sokka manages to knock Wan Shi Tong unconscious by [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome hitting him over the head with a book]]. The Gaang barely manages to escape the sinking library with knowledge that can help them win the war. But unfortunately, the library still disappears, [[spoiler:Appa gets stolen during the fight]], and worst of all, the Gaang's new friend Professor Zei gets dragged down with Wan Shi Tong and the library. Presumably, Zei stays trapped there forever. forever... though on the bright side, he was the only one of the group to actually ''be'' looking for "knowledge for knowledge's sake"[[note]](whereas the Gaang only said they were so they could get in, and were actually looking for information that could help end the century-long war)[[/note]], and he seemed perfectly fine with staying in the library. In the squeal sequel series "WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra" it was noted that Professor Zei remained in the library for the remainder of his life as we get a glimpse of his skeleton later in the second season.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has another villainous example in season 3, where [[BigBad Zaheer]] attempts to end the Avatar Cycle by kidnapping Korra, injecting her with a metallic poison to force her into the [[PhysicalGod Avatar]] [[SuperMode State]], and then killing her in that state. Despite his huge precautions to ensure this goes well keeping restrained with chains made from a metal she cannot bend and assembling all his comrads to attack her at the same time), Korra easily frees herself and [[UnstoppableRage goes on a rampage]], almost killing him until the poison finally starts kicking in. By the end of the episode, he has managed to cripple her and was only stopped from killing her by [[BigDamnHeroes the New Air Nation and Suyin]], but the whole operation indirectly caused the death of all his friends, as well as his own capture.
9th Jun '16 6:07:39 PM Quanyails
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* ''WesternAnimation/XavierRenegadeAngel'': In "Bloodcorn", a down-on-his-luck farmer attempts to make it rain by pointing a gun to the sky and threatening to shoot ((God)) if it doesn't rain. When that doesn't work, he fires a bullet into the air and successfully hits God. This ''does'' get it to rain, but instead of water, it rains God's blood, which causes every part of nature it touches to come alive with a vengeance against mankind.

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* ''WesternAnimation/XavierRenegadeAngel'': In "Bloodcorn", a down-on-his-luck farmer attempts to make it rain by pointing a gun to the sky and threatening to shoot ((God)) God if it doesn't rain. When that doesn't work, he fires a bullet into the air and successfully hits God. This ''does'' get it to rain, but instead of water, it rains God's blood, which causes every part of nature it touches to come alive with a vengeance against mankind.
30th May '16 9:49:35 AM igordebraga
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* In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', it's almost a literal case if not for the limb broken being the lower one. Quicksilver uses his SuperSpeed to deliver some punches on Comicbook/{{Apocalypse}}. Then En Sabah Nur [[DoNotTauntCthulhu catches on and traps his foot to the ground]], and it takes a while to get Peter free. As a result, Peter's leg is later shown in a cast.
24th May '16 2:14:41 PM Craxnor
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'''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]]:''' Hardly. Look around you -- the Justice League is completely defeated, and so are you. For all your efforts, you have but inconvenienced me, '''speck'''. [[note]] said speck then rips Brianiac/Luthor apart and almost dies [[note]]

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'''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]]:''' Hardly. Look around you -- the Justice League is completely defeated, and so are you. For all your efforts, you have but inconvenienced me, '''speck'''. [[note]] said [[note]]said speck then rips Brianiac/Luthor apart and almost dies [[note]]dies[[/note]]
24th May '16 2:13:16 PM Craxnor
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'''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]]:''' Hardly. Look around you -- the Justice League is completely defeated, and so are you. For all your efforts, you have but inconvenienced me, '''speck'''.

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'''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]]:''' Hardly. Look around you -- the Justice League is completely defeated, and so are you. For all your efforts, you have but inconvenienced me, '''speck'''. [[note]] said speck then rips Brianiac/Luthor apart and almost dies [[note]]
24th Apr '16 2:50:48 PM Blazer
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* In ''Manga/GetterRobo Armageddon'', [[spoiler:the two Getter Teams pool the power of Shin Getter and Shin Dragon to form the Final Getter Tomahawk, destroying Cohen, Stinger and what's left of Jupiter and its moons. However, doing so drained Shin Dragon's battery and blew off Shin Getter's arms. And then, the NegativeSpaceWedgie with teeth shows up...]]


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* During ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'', Mongul makes the mistake of telling Neron he doesn't want to trade his soul for power by trying to punch him. Neron promptly snaps his neck.
8th Apr '16 6:50:58 AM Snowy66
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', has a fairly literal example in "The Power of Shazam!" After Doctor Sivana acquires Black Adam's powers, Batman punches him only for his fist to hurt from impact. Sivana then proceeds to take Batman out with FingerPokeOfDoom.
18th Mar '16 9:23:33 AM ObsidianFire
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' does this roughly every time it turns around. One moment which comes to mind is when Goku uses his Kamehameha at Kaioken x4 in a BeamOWar against Vegeta, with the fate of the planet hanging in the balance, and ultimately sends Vegeta flying into the stratosphere. Then Yajirobe gives Goku a light congratulatory slap on the back, and Goku screams in pain due to the HeroicRROD brought about by the Kaioken. Vegeta falls to earth, hurt but not nearly as badly as Goku is, and just transforms ([[WrongGenreSavvy Vegeta ironically wasn't aware this trope was in play and didn't know he nearly had Goku on the ropes]]) The whole fight with Vegeta is this. He's beaten and forced to retreat from Earth, but Goku is on death's doorstep, and Gohan is left badly injured. And Vegeta recovers, though this is overshadowed by his recovery coinciding with an introduction of an even bigger threat, Freeza. Him surviving actually benefited the protagonists in the next arc.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' does this roughly every time it turns around. One moment which comes to mind is when Goku uses his Kamehameha at Kaioken x4 in a BeamOWar against Vegeta, with the fate of the planet hanging in the balance, and ultimately sends Vegeta flying into the stratosphere. Then Yajirobe gives Goku a light congratulatory slap on the back, and Goku screams in pain due to the HeroicRROD brought about by the Kaioken. Vegeta falls to earth, hurt but not nearly as badly as Goku is, and just transforms ([[WrongGenreSavvy Vegeta ironically wasn't aware this trope was in play and didn't know he nearly had Goku on the ropes]]) transforms. The whole fight with Vegeta is this. He's beaten and forced to retreat from Earth, but Goku is on death's doorstep, and Gohan is left badly injured. And Vegeta recovers, though this is overshadowed by his recovery coinciding with an introduction of an even bigger threat, Freeza. Him surviving actually benefited the protagonists in the next arc.



* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has this as the backstory with [[BigGood Lord Shinigami]]'s battle with [[GreaterScopeVillain Asura]]. Lord Shinigami defeated Asura, skinned him alive and used his skin to make a bag to seal him in, and then anchored his soul into a firm location to suppress Asura's influence and keep him sealed. As a consequence, this forced him into a heroic example of OrcusOnHisThrone since he could leave to deal with any other menaces that threatened the world, which hit especially bad in the present when Asura is released by Medusa and escapes outside of where Lord Shinigami can move. The FinalBattle against Asura plays this trope twice. First when Crona tries to [[YourSoulIsMine devour his soul]]. She seemingly succeeds, but then later he just breaks and berates her for her GenreBlindness. The protagonists try fighting Asura, but no [[NoSell shakes off]] everything they throw at him and in the end, after a reveal that Asura is in fact an embodiment of fear and [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil can never die as long as fear exists]] (hence why Lord Shinigami didn't kill him), the most that can be done is reducing him back to a SealedEvilInACan, at the cost of Crona's life, whom [[TheHero Maka]] spent most of the series trying to save.

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* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has this as the backstory with [[BigGood Lord Shinigami]]'s battle with [[GreaterScopeVillain Asura]]. Lord Shinigami defeated Asura, skinned him alive and used his skin to make a bag to seal him in, and then anchored his soul into a firm location to suppress Asura's influence and keep him sealed. As a consequence, this forced him into a heroic example of OrcusOnHisThrone since he could leave to deal with any other menaces that threatened the world, which hit especially bad in the present when Asura is released by Medusa and escapes outside of where Lord Shinigami can move. The FinalBattle against Asura plays this trope twice. First when Crona tries to [[YourSoulIsMine devour his soul]]. She seemingly succeeds, but then later he just breaks and berates her for her GenreBlindness.ignorance. The protagonists try fighting Asura, but no [[NoSell shakes off]] everything they throw at him and in the end, after a reveal that Asura is in fact an embodiment of fear and [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil can never die as long as fear exists]] (hence why Lord Shinigami didn't kill him), the most that can be done is reducing him back to a SealedEvilInACan, at the cost of Crona's life, whom [[TheHero Maka]] spent most of the series trying to save.



* In the Spider-Man storyline "Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut" Spider-Man's second fight with TheJuggernaut goes like this. Struggling to find a way to hurt him, Spidey tries ramming a tanker truck into him only to find it just made him angry. Ultimately Spider-Man manages to win the fight by tricking Juggernaut into a load of cement, but due to how Juggernaut's powers work (he doesn't need to eat, drink, sleep, or even ''breathe''), Juggy eventually just dug his way out. Keeping the latter part of the trope from being played straight, Spidey's confrontations with the Juggernaut after that were rare and handled ''much'' differently; in the most recent one, Spidey [[GenreSavvy simply gave him what he wanted so he'd go away.]]

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* In the Spider-Man storyline "Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut" Spider-Man's second fight with TheJuggernaut goes like this. Struggling to find a way to hurt him, Spidey tries ramming a tanker truck into him only to find it just made him angry. Ultimately Spider-Man manages to win the fight by tricking Juggernaut into a load of cement, but due to how Juggernaut's powers work (he doesn't need to eat, drink, sleep, or even ''breathe''), Juggy eventually just dug his way out. Keeping the latter part of the trope from being played straight, Spidey's confrontations with the Juggernaut after that were rare and handled ''much'' differently; in the most recent one, Spidey [[GenreSavvy simply gave him what he wanted so he'd go away.]] away.



** One case we have a character that believes in this trope that his actions against the Ancients will bring this about, but most hints of the plot is that he survived, likely since his actions didn't do anything to stop the Ancient that is the antagonist in storyline you're playing in, but serve the purpose of preventing [[SummonBiggerFish the one you summon to kill Pious' Ancient]] from destroying the world itself, but [[WrongGenreSavvy he had no way of knowing that]].

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** One case we have a character that believes in this trope that his actions against the Ancients will bring this about, but most hints of the plot is that he survived, likely since his actions didn't do anything to stop the Ancient that is the antagonist in storyline you're playing in, but serve the purpose of preventing [[SummonBiggerFish the one you summon to kill Pious' Ancient]] from destroying the world itself, but [[WrongGenreSavvy he had no way of knowing that]].that.



** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has another villainous example in season 3, where [[BigBad Zaheer]] attempts to end the Avatar Cycle by kidnapping Korra, injecting her a metallic poison to force her into the [[PhysicalGod Avatar]] [[SuperMode State]], and then killing her in that state. Despite his huge precautions to ensure this goes well ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy keeping restrained with chains made from a metal she cannot bend and assembling all his comrads to attack her at the same time]]), Korra easily frees herself and [[UnstoppableRage goes on a rampage]], almost killing him until the poison finally starts kicking in. By the end of the episode, he has managed to cripple her and was only stopped from killing her by [[BigDamnHeroes the New Air Nation and Suyin]], but the whole operation indirectly caused the death of all his friends, as well as his own capture.

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** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has another villainous example in season 3, where [[BigBad Zaheer]] attempts to end the Avatar Cycle by kidnapping Korra, injecting her a metallic poison to force her into the [[PhysicalGod Avatar]] [[SuperMode State]], and then killing her in that state. Despite his huge precautions to ensure this goes well ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy keeping restrained with chains made from a metal she cannot bend and assembling all his comrads to attack her at the same time]]), time), Korra easily frees herself and [[UnstoppableRage goes on a rampage]], almost killing him until the poison finally starts kicking in. By the end of the episode, he has managed to cripple her and was only stopped from killing her by [[BigDamnHeroes the New Air Nation and Suyin]], but the whole operation indirectly caused the death of all his friends, as well as his own capture.
24th Feb '16 7:07:17 PM Ramona122003
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', the heroes (and anti-heroes) find themselves up at one point against [[PhysicalGod Lord Oberon]], ruler of TheFairFolk. They try various weapons against him, which do nothing, until finally hitting him with an iron harpoon that does some serious damage. Unfortunately, even an injured Oberon is stil the most powerful character in the series, and now he's ''really mad''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
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heroes (and anti-heroes) find themselves up at one point against [[PhysicalGod Lord Oberon]], ruler of TheFairFolk. They try various weapons against him, which do nothing, until finally hitting him with an iron harpoon that does some serious damage. Unfortunately, even an injured Oberon is stil still the most powerful character in the series, and now he's ''really mad''.



*** Earlier than that, while Oberon was still recovering, [[GreatGazoo Puck]] [[BigDamnHeroes comes to their rescue]] and proceeded to use his magic to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown toss Oberon around]]. However, [[DoNotTauntCthulhu this only makes Oberon more annoyed]], and when he indeed recovered, he promptly [[CurbStompBattle blasted them all away]]. (And according to WordOfGod, [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Puck's way to humiliate Oberon]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero actually also gave him enough time to recover himself from the Iron Harpoon]].)

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*** ** Earlier than that, while Oberon was still recovering, [[GreatGazoo Puck]] [[BigDamnHeroes comes to their rescue]] and proceeded to use his magic to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown toss Oberon around]]. However, [[DoNotTauntCthulhu this only makes Oberon more annoyed]], and when he indeed recovered, he promptly [[CurbStompBattle blasted them all away]]. (And according to WordOfGod, [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Puck's way to humiliate Oberon]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero actually also gave him enough time to recover himself from the Iron Harpoon]].)
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