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16th Sep '17 4:37:31 AM Doug86
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* The "Let's Play" review of ''[[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KOTOR 2]]'' chose to display extra special contempt for the mid-boss Darth Nihilus by disarming all his characters to fight him barehanded. Or, as he put it, they played a game called [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/KOTOR%202/Update%2053/index.html Punch The Sith Lord]]. (Scroll down towards the end)

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* The "Let's Play" review of ''[[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KOTOR 2]]'' chose to display extra special contempt for the mid-boss Darth Nihilus by disarming all his characters to fight him barehanded. Or, as he put it, they played a game called [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/KOTOR%202/Update%2053/index.html Punch The Sith Lord]]. (Scroll down towards the end)
14th Sep '17 10:26:27 AM LucianTheLugia
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** Chronophantasma and onward has Izayoi, whose taunt not only does a little bit of damage, but it's very easy to combo into from one of her teleport specials.
2nd Sep '17 3:49:59 PM nombretomado
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* Again with {{Capcom}}, in this case ''VideoGame/SuperGemFighter'''s Felicia: defeating an opponent with nothing but the dreaded 'nummy nummy' attack[[note]]counts as a throw, fairly difficult to pull off, does minimal damage because it involves jumping on the opponent and ''licking them repeatedly'' for a second or two[[/note]] is a ''major'' put-down. Just like a coarse-grade sandpaper noogie.

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* Again with {{Capcom}}, Creator/{{Capcom}}, in this case ''VideoGame/SuperGemFighter'''s Felicia: defeating an opponent with nothing but the dreaded 'nummy nummy' attack[[note]]counts as a throw, fairly difficult to pull off, does minimal damage because it involves jumping on the opponent and ''licking them repeatedly'' for a second or two[[/note]] is a ''major'' put-down. Just like a coarse-grade sandpaper noogie.
27th Aug '17 11:16:09 AM wrenchfarm
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** Winston's main source of damage comes from his lightning spewing tesla cannon and massive fists, but by leaping with his Jump Pack ability he can also do a small amount of impact damage should he land on, or very close to, an enemy. Find someone with low enough health and it's death by monkey butt.
27th Aug '17 11:03:48 AM wrenchfarm
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** Also in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', Kotal Khan's Sun Ray move can be used for a humiliating finish. The Sun Ray creates a beam of light Kotal Kahn can stand in to heal a small amount of health over time, but it can also deal a small amount of damage to opponents (about .5% of a life bar per tick). Naturally, being killed by such a silly move is humbling at the best of times, but when done at the right distance, it will also trigger a brutality finisher. What a burn.
** In fact, Kotal Kahn is capable of a rare self-inflicted cherry tap. His Blood Sacrifice move usually has him inflict a small cut across his chest with his ceremonial dagger, slightly damaging himself in exchange for powering up his next few attacks. Do it a little too close to death though, and he'll eviscerate himself on the spot, spilling his guts and ending the match.
5th Aug '17 7:01:28 PM GrammarNavi
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* Getting a Wing Commander's killmark with a ''clean'' Level 1 standard weapon in ''AceOnline'' (clean weapons have no enhancing pre- or suf- fix, and no enchantments to boost performance - Wing Commanders are extremely high-level players). Those things do single-digit damage per hit.

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* Getting a Wing Commander's killmark with a ''clean'' Level 1 standard weapon in ''AceOnline'' ''VideoGame/AceOnline'' (clean weapons have no enhancing pre- or suf- fix, and no enchantments to boost performance - Wing Commanders are extremely high-level players). Those things do single-digit damage per hit.
4th Aug '17 1:02:46 PM GrammarNavi
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* You know the [=ADFX-02=] Morgan, the GameBreaker FinalBoss superfighter from ''VideoGame/AceCombatZero''? Defeat it with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc3ogQhJPqw A-10 Thunderbolt/Warthog]] (close air support ground attack), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKBCwpEXpss F-117A Nighthawk]] (stealth ground attack) or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxakpc07Lko EA-6B Prowler]] (electronic warfare), none of which is meant to be an air superiority fighter. Or try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a4WDHKxkO0 a gunkill]]. [[HarderThanHard On Ace.]] Then go smack the Gauntlet, ending with Mobius One and his Raptor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcNUc0s3zFk using an Ace Nighthawk Gunkill]]. Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-bY30hTGuA take a ride in a J35J Draken]] and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist]] [[ThatOneBoss That One]] badass [[WeakButSkilled Alberto "Espada One" Lopez]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard By His Own Starting Plane]].

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* You know the [=ADFX-02=] Morgan, the GameBreaker FinalBoss superfighter from ''VideoGame/AceCombatZero''? ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar''? Defeat it with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc3ogQhJPqw A-10 Thunderbolt/Warthog]] (close air support ground attack), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKBCwpEXpss F-117A Nighthawk]] (stealth ground attack) or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxakpc07Lko EA-6B Prowler]] (electronic warfare), none of which is meant to be an air superiority fighter. Or try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a4WDHKxkO0 a gunkill]]. [[HarderThanHard On Ace.]] Then go smack the Gauntlet, ending with Mobius One and his Raptor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcNUc0s3zFk using an Ace Nighthawk Gunkill]]. Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-bY30hTGuA take a ride in a J35J Draken]] and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist]] [[ThatOneBoss That One]] badass [[WeakButSkilled Alberto "Espada One" Lopez]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard By His Own Starting Plane]].
25th Jul '17 8:31:41 AM Vir
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** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', in addition to Luigi's kick taunt, Snake's taunt (he has three, but they all consist of him getting under a box in different poses) can damage foes when he throws the cardboard box away at the end of the taunt.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros 4'' Greninja joins the fun with his Down Taunt, who does a 1% damage and has a tiny windbox that will only KO when far above any reasonable percentage. It's downplayed tough, as this taunt somehow can OHKO the enemy bots in Multi-Man Melee mode, and it also has some kill confirm setups at around 100% damage into Up-Smash, tough they're generally impractical at best.
** Sonic's spring jump does 3% damage if you manage to hit your opponent with the falling spring and knocks them a very short distance away. However, it still gives them enough momentum that if they collide with the underside of the stage, they'll mostly get KO'd by it.

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** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', in addition to Luigi's kick taunt, Snake's taunt (he has three, but they all consist of him getting under a box in different poses) can damage foes when he throws the cardboard box away at the end of the taunt.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros ''Super Smash Bros. 4'' Greninja joins the fun with his Down Taunt, who which does a 1% damage and has a tiny windbox that will only KO when far above any reasonable percentage. It's downplayed tough, though, as this taunt somehow can OHKO the enemy bots in Multi-Man Melee mode, and it also has some kill confirm setups at around 100% damage into Up-Smash, tough though they're generally impractical at best.
** Sonic's spring jump does 3% damage if you manage to hit your opponent with the falling spring and knocks them a very short distance away. However, it still gives them enough momentum that if they collide with the underside of the stage, they'll mostly most likely get KO'd by it.



** In Brawl Kirby can swallow an opponent and jump off the side of the map, when the opponent struggles out of it kirby can jump on their head finishing them off. This can be a suicide technique.

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** In Brawl ''Brawl'', Kirby can swallow an opponent and jump off the side of the map, and when the opponent struggles out of it kirby Kirby can jump on their head finishing them off. This can be a suicide technique.



*** Mr. Game and Watch is made of this, at least as far as unconventionally lame-looking weapons. Aside from the brokenness of the turtle, his most powerful aerial is a packing box, his slowest but most powerful smash attack is a Scuba Helmet, and he can even kill you with SAUSAGES by hitting them out of a double-jump.
*** Mr. Game and Watch's Judgement Hammer can easily be this, as it rolls a d10 to determine its attack power. Anything below 7 might as well be a worthless jab, though these hits can still cause special damage effects. However, anything rolled above this leaves CherryTapping territory and becomes OneHitKill territory...especially 9.

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*** Mr. Game and Watch is made of this, at least as far as unconventionally lame-looking weapons. Aside from the brokenness of the turtle, his most powerful aerial is a packing box, his slowest but most powerful smash attack is a Scuba Helmet, scuba helmet, and he can even kill you with SAUSAGES ''sausages'' by hitting them out of a double-jump.
*** Mr. Game and Watch's Judgement Hammer can easily be this, as it rolls a d10 to determine its attack power. Anything below 7 might as well be a worthless jab, though these hits can still cause special damage effects. However, anything rolled above this leaves CherryTapping Cherry Tapping territory and becomes OneHitKill territory...especially 9.



** If playing on an especially confined stage, it's possible to get into insane damage numbers (such as 999%) where Mario's FIREBALL will give enough knockback to send a character into next week twice.
** Finishing someone in mid-air by lobbing an item rather than using it as intended is usually very satisfying. The ultimate of this always seems to be Poké Ball to the head, thrown BY a non-legendary Pokémon (especially Pichu), from which springs a post-victory Goldeen.

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** If playing on an especially confined stage, it's possible to get into insane damage numbers (such as 999%) where Mario's FIREBALL '''Fireball''' will give enough knockback to send a character into next week twice.
** Finishing someone in mid-air by lobbing an item rather than using it as intended is usually very satisfying. The ultimate of this always seems to be Poké Ball to the head, thrown BY ''by'' a non-legendary Pokémon (especially Pichu), from which springs a post-victory Goldeen.



*** Jigglypuff's Down Special, "Rest", with the right timing and position (very slightly above the opponent), is an extremely powerful attack after which Jigglypuff falls asleep for a few seconds. If you miss, Jigglypuff just falls asleep anyway and the opponent can take his/her sweet time to launch a fully charged Side Smash, a Falcon Punch or some other slow (or not) powerful attack, making it an extremely risky (at high percentages anyway) move.

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*** Jigglypuff's Down Special, "Rest", with the right timing and position (very slightly above the opponent), is an extremely powerful attack after which Jigglypuff falls asleep for a few seconds. If you miss, Jigglypuff just falls asleep anyway and the opponent can take his/her their sweet time to launch a fully charged Side Smash, a Falcon Punch or some other slow (or not) powerful attack, making it an extremely risky (at high percentages anyway) move.



** In terms of outright embarrassing your opponent, nothing will sting more than losing to [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} Captain Olimar]] ''without his VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}''. Olimar is virtually useless without Pikmin, so some players will resort to severely handicapping Olimar by simply not using Pikmin... ForTheLulz, usually. Otherwise known as [[http://www.ssbwiki.com/Nolimar Nolimar]] ('No' Pikmin), LOL-imar, and Solimar (Solo Olimar), Olimar loses many of the abilities that makes him among the most aggressive and vicious characters in the game. Without Pikmin, Olimar loses ''all'' of his smashes, ''almost all'' of his aerials, the Pikmin Toss and Pikmin Pluck special moves (for obvious reasons), his dominating ability to grab, and his [[ChainOfPeople Pikmin Chain]] tether recovery. He's also lighter and easier to knockout, too. Nolimar relies solely on six weak attacks to put up any offense (did I mention he doesn't have any useful finishers anymore? Yeah, you'll have to push your opponents '''beyond 160%''' before even thinking about a kill), and relies on his (now horribly {{Nerf}}ed) recovery, his whistle guard, and skills to survive... Good luck beating any competent Brawler with Nolimar.

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** In terms of outright embarrassing your opponent, nothing will sting more than losing to [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} Captain Olimar]] ''without his VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}''.Pikmin''. Olimar is virtually useless without Pikmin, so some players will resort to severely handicapping Olimar by simply not using Pikmin... ForTheLulz, because [[ItAmusedMe it amuses them]], usually. Otherwise known as [[http://www.ssbwiki.com/Nolimar Nolimar]] ('No' Pikmin), LOL-imar, and Solimar (Solo Olimar), Olimar loses many of the abilities that makes him among the most aggressive and vicious characters in the game. Without Pikmin, Olimar loses ''all'' of his smashes, ''almost all'' of his aerials, the Pikmin Toss and Pikmin Pluck special moves (for obvious reasons), his dominating ability to grab, and his [[ChainOfPeople Pikmin Chain]] tether recovery. He's also lighter and easier to knockout, too. Nolimar relies solely on six weak attacks to put up any offense (did I mention he doesn't have any useful finishers anymore? Yeah, you'll have to push your opponents '''beyond 160%''' before even thinking about a kill), and relies on his (now horribly {{Nerf}}ed) recovery, his whistle guard, and skills to survive... Good luck beating any competent Brawler with Nolimar.



** When Robin uses a spell enough times, they casually toss said book to the side. The book can be picked up, though; it looks dainty and harmless, but if you chuck it at an opponent, it can kill them at high enough percentages. Meaning one can go a whole stock hammering an opponent with powerful spells, only to finish them off by throwing the empty book at them.

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** When Robin uses a spell enough times, they casually toss said their book to the side. The book can be picked up, though; it looks dainty and harmless, but if you chuck it at an opponent, it can kill them at high enough percentages. Meaning one can go a whole stock hammering an opponent with powerful spells, only to finish them off by throwing the empty book at them.



** In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', {{Deadpool}} has a taunt that does damage [[BreakingTheFourthWall (a literal text balloon appears saying "TAUNT BUTTON!" or "THIS IS MY TAUNT!")]]. While it can be used to land a finishing blow, it can also be cancelled out of, making it possible to use this taunt in a combo, which is somehow even more humiliating.

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** In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', {{Deadpool}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} has a taunt that does damage [[BreakingTheFourthWall (a literal text balloon appears saying "TAUNT BUTTON!" or "THIS IS MY TAUNT!")]]. While it can be used to land a finishing blow, it can also be cancelled out of, making it possible to use this taunt in a combo, which is somehow even more humiliating.
8th Jul '17 9:20:52 PM Orbiting
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* The main structure of ping-spam attacks in ''{{Exalted}}''. Especially nasty when your opponent doesn't have a flurrybreaker.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''
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The main structure of ping-spam attacks in ''{{Exalted}}''.attacks. Especially nasty when your opponent doesn't have a flurrybreaker.
24th Jun '17 1:29:14 PM Madrugada
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Compare IAmNotLeftHanded. Compare and contrast TheManMakesTheWeapon, where humiliation is not the goal.

For a seemingly weak attack that actually masks a hell of a lot of power, see FingerPokeOfDoom. For the item equivalent of that, see LethalJokeItem. For the absolute opposite end of the killing spectrum, you want ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill. A great metafictional display of being WeakButSkilled.

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* IAmNotLeftHanded, for when the attacking character suddenly reveals that what appeared to be an intrinsic weakness is a voluntary restriction they've put on themselves by discarding it.
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Compare IAmNotLeftHanded. Compare and contrast TheManMakesTheWeapon, where humiliation is not the goal.

For
goal.
* ZergRush, where it's not
a seemingly weak weapon or attack, but a large number of weak individuals used to inflict the damage. Humiliation may or may not be a result.
* FingerPokeOfDoom, for a ''seemingly-weak''
attack that actually masks a hell of a lot of power, see FingerPokeOfDoom. For and for the item equivalent of that, see LethalJokeItem. LethalJokeItem.

Contrast ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill,
For the absolute opposite end of the killing spectrum, you want ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill. ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill.

A great metafictional display of being WeakButSkilled.
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