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2nd Nov '17 8:46:03 PM PDL
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*** Greninja can also pull a similar trick as Charizard in that it can also transform into [[SuperMode Ash-Greninja]] if it has Battle Bond as an ability instead. This allows for a mind game where the opponent needs to determine if its a Greninja that can change its typing or one that can access a form similar to a Mega.
28th Oct '17 2:17:53 AM LlamaAdventure
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* A lot of Creator/JackieChan movies often have his character performing this, using [[ImprobableWeaponUser anything and everything around him as a weapon]] and utilizing a lot of misdirection.

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* A lot of Creator/JackieChan movies often have his character performing this, using [[ImprobableWeaponUser anything and everything around him as a weapon]] and utilizing a lot of misdirection.misdirection, usually making a fusion of legitimate martial arts action and slapstick comedy.
28th Oct '17 2:16:16 AM LlamaAdventure
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* A lot of Creator/JackieChan movies often have his character performing this, using [[ImprobableWeaponUser anything and everything around him as a weapon]] and utilizing a lot of misdirection.
27th Oct '17 4:54:03 PM papyru30
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*** The Soda Popper can give the scout ''five'' midair jumps taking this trope UpToEleven.
27th Oct '17 3:03:11 PM Stealth
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** Pyros are this for several reasons, having a diverse variety of melee weapons that have wildly differing special abilities as well as arguably the largest number of mobility options in the game. Two of [[AmbiguousGender their]] melee weapons increase speed as an effect, two increase health in certain circumstances, two of their {{Flare Gun}}s allow them to RocketJump, and now they have an honest to goodness JumpJetPack that lets them freely rocket around at high speed. As a result, Pyros thrive on unpredictability almost as much as Spies and Scouts do.
10th Oct '17 3:21:13 PM Hobbie
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* Mesmers in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' are considered one of the strongest classes in pvp due to their MO being screwing with your head. A properly built Mesmer can go in and out of stealth while dropping flawless clones of themselves nearly every second, guaranteeing that if you lose sight of them for even a second, odds are you won't find the real one until the clones all bum rush you for a devastating suicide bomb, followed before even ''more'' clones, rinse repeat, you're dead.

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* Mesmers in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' are considered one of the strongest classes in pvp [=PvP=] due to their MO being screwing with your head. A properly built Mesmer can go in and out of stealth while dropping flawless clones of themselves nearly every second, guaranteeing that if you lose sight of them for even a second, odds are you won't find the real one until the clones all bum rush you for a devastating suicide bomb, followed before even ''more'' clones, rinse repeat, you're dead.dead.
** Engineers have a variant of this in that they can change their playstyle [[JackOfAllTrades wildly]] through their kit abilities. They can go from a rifle-wielding sniper to a close-range juggernaut with a flamethrower to a back-line support character with only a couple of skill uses. Figuring what kind of Engineer you're up against is pretty much impossible to tell until you're locked in combat. And if they're a [[InstantDeathRadius Holosmith]], it only gets worse as now they have another massive damage kit they can turn on at will that doesn't take up a skill bar slot.
8th Oct '17 9:04:20 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/{{Ringworld}} The Ringworld Throne]]'' and ''Ringworld's Children'', doing this sort of thing is the only way Luis Wu can stay in the game against the superhumanly smart protectors... until he becomes a protector himself.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/{{Ringworld}} The Ringworld Throne]]'' ''Literature/TheRingworldThrone'' and ''Ringworld's Children'', ''Literature/RingworldsChildren'', doing this sort of thing is the only way Luis Wu can stay in the game against the superhumanly smart protectors... until he becomes a protector himself.
4th Oct '17 12:11:48 AM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/FateLongNight'': Queen Nymeria Martell is incredibly agile and both her body and her spear are extremely flexible, allowing her to attack from unexpected angles.
5th Sep '17 9:29:27 PM jumjumjummju
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* {{Videogame/Absolver}} has this in the "Stagger" style, which is based heavily on real-world Drunken Boxing. The moves are unpredictable and strange to look at, and similarly are much harder to dodge or parry than the other, more normal jabs or spin kicks. Using the stance itself allows you to dodge attacks by stumbling out of the way, or even by falling into them to interrupt their combos!
1st Sep '17 2:03:18 PM StFan
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-> ''"That's the problem. He's a brilliant lunatic, and you can't tell which way he'll jump. Like his game, he's impossible to analyze -- you can't predict him, dissect him... which of course means he's not a lunatic at all."''

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-> ''"That's [[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/confusionfu.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife There are other ways to fight a bugbear]]...\\
[[https://quizia.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-539553164 but Pinkie's certainly the most fun.]]]]

->''"That's
the problem. He's a brilliant lunatic, and you can't tell which way he'll jump. Like his game, he's impossible to analyze -- you can't predict him, dissect him... which of course means he's not a lunatic at all."''



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* In an issue of ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' Sinestro cites this as the key reason he can never beat Hal Jordan.

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* In an issue of ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'', Sinestro cites this as the key reason he can never beat Hal Jordan.



* This is a standard tool in military tactics, particularly for convoys. Rather than have one secure route, it is far better to have several slightly-less-secure routes and choose between them at random. That way, even if one route is compromised, the odds are against it being the one that you are using. Convoys escorting high-profile people, such as the President of the United States, use a similar strategy with their vehicles as well as their routes - have several identical vehicles and move them around at random.
* In UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Soviet Air Force did this with their formations of fighters in that they would fly in a disorganized mob moving in the general direction of where they were going, By doing this, they were able to prevent the generally superior Luftwaffe from getting the drop on them.

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* This is a standard tool in military tactics, particularly for convoys. Rather than have one secure route, it is far better to have several slightly-less-secure routes and choose between them at random. That way, even if one route is compromised, the odds are against it being the one that you are using. Convoys escorting high-profile people, such as the President of the United States, use a similar strategy with their vehicles as well as their routes - -- have several identical vehicles and move them around at random.
* In UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Soviet Air Force did this with their formations of fighters in that they would fly in a disorganized mob moving in the general direction of where they were going, going. By doing this, they were able to prevent the generally superior Luftwaffe from getting the drop on them.
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