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6th Apr '16 6:50:11 PM GrandPoobahOfAllBacon
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** [[PoweredArmor]] alternates between this and bordering into [[GameBreaker]]. Unlike previous games Power Armour functions more like an actual suit of armor your character climbs into and pilots, and while it does turn you into a walking tank with incredibly high strength it also needs repairing, is expensive to upgrade (and become more expensive to repair once you have) and making sneaking mush more difficult. It also requires the expensive to buy/hard to find Power Cores to run.

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** [[PoweredArmor]] [[PoweredArmor Power Armor]] alternates between this and bordering into [[GameBreaker]]. a [[GameBreaker Game Breaker]]. Unlike previous games Power Armour functions more like an actual suit of armor your character climbs into and pilots, and while it does turn you into a walking tank with incredibly high strength it also needs repairing, is expensive to upgrade (and become more expensive to repair once you have) and making sneaking mush much more difficult. It also requires the expensive to buy/hard to find Power Fusion Cores to run.



* [[SuperMode Super Sonic]] is this in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''. Costing 100 Skill Points(Of 100) to equip and burning rings at a significantly higher rate than he does in his other appearances, this golden wonder ends up doing more harm than help. His special ability-an auto-pilot flying boost-ends up screwing you over or not being of much use do to how quickly it eats through even the largest stocks of rings and replacing the basic boost in all but a few areas, which absolutely neuters Super Sonic's speed unless you want to use all of your rings in a matter of seconds. Thankfully, game mods have popped up that alter Super Sonic's ring consumption rates [[GameBreaker allowing his true potential to shine through,]] but even so, you're better off just [[BoringButPractical setting up a bread and butter skill set]] if you want to set any good times.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'': [[SuperMode Super Sonic]] is this in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.Sonic]]. Costing 100 Skill Points(Of 100) to equip and burning rings at a significantly higher rate than he does in his other appearances, this golden wonder ends up doing more harm than help. His special ability-an auto-pilot flying boost-ends up screwing you over or not being of much use do to how quickly it eats through even the largest stocks of rings and replacing the basic boost in all but a few areas, which absolutely neuters Super Sonic's speed unless you want to use all of your rings in a matter of seconds. Thankfully, game mods have popped up that alter Super Sonic's ring consumption rates [[GameBreaker allowing his true potential to shine through,]] but even so, you're better off just [[BoringButPractical setting up a bread and butter skill set]] if you want to set any good times.
13th Feb '16 2:02:26 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** The aircraft version was just as bad. The ergonomy was not a problem anymore, but the combination of 25 rounds per gun and extreme rate of fire meant they could only fire for an incredibly short time. To make it worse, they used the 9mm Glisenti round, basically a weaker 9mm Parabellum round designed for the frail Italian semiautomatics of the time that would ''bounce'' on enemy aircrafts.

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** The aircraft version was just as bad. The ergonomy was ergonomics were not a problem anymore, but the combination of 25 rounds per gun and extreme rate of fire meant they could only fire for an incredibly short time. To make it worse, they used the 9mm Glisenti round, basically a weaker 9mm Parabellum round designed for the frail Italian semiautomatics of the time that would ''bounce'' on enemy aircrafts.



* Black camouflage; the quintessential staple of Hollywood and video game special forces teams for decades. Unfortunately that's because in fiction their enemies are only as vigilant as the script writer commands them to be. In real life it is quite possibly one of the worst shades you could wear short of something stupid like shocking pink. This is due in large part to the fact that there are very few blacks in either nature or man-made environments meaning that in daylight you stand out just about everywhere and at night colors such as dark blue or green work just as well if not better. Generally speaking the only way to make black genuinely useful is to pair it with something else; for example white and/or grey. In real life, black fatigues have their uses, such as security, riot control, breaching/raid teams and the like, but note that these are all applications where the wearer ''wants'' to be visible in order to hopefully intimidate troublemakers into compliance.

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* Black camouflage; the quintessential staple of Hollywood and video game special forces teams for decades. Unfortunately that's because in fiction their enemies are only as vigilant as the script writer commands them to be. In real life it is quite possibly one of the worst shades you could wear short of something stupid like shocking pink. This is due in large part to the fact that there are very few blacks in either nature or man-made environments meaning that in daylight you stand out just about everywhere and at night colors such as dark blue or green work just as well if not better. Generally speaking the only way to make black genuinely useful is to pair it with something else; for example white and/or grey. In real life, black fatigues do have their uses, such as security, riot control, breaching/raid teams and the like, but note that these are all applications where the wearer ''wants'' to be visible in order to seen, hopefully intimidate to scare troublemakers into compliance.complying.
1st Feb '16 11:34:35 PM Wraithsight
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*** The Boradsider is a man portable circa 1700 navel cannon that shoots cannonballs. Very powerful, but slow to reload, uses ammon that can only be found in shops (apart from a handful you can find a specific locations) and its projectiles have a noticeable [[NoArcInArchery arc]].

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*** The Boradsider is a man portable circa 1700 navel cannon that shoots cannonballs. Very powerful, but slow to reload, uses ammon ammo that can only be found in shops (apart from a handful you can find a specific locations) and its projectiles have a noticeable [[NoArcInArchery arc]].arc]].
*** The Gamma gun fires concentrated radiation at its targets and kills them through increasing their rads, rather then dealing any damage to them. Against heavily armored humans this is exactly as lethal as it sounds. Unfortunately humans only make up a about 25% of all the enemies you will fight in the wasteland, and against everything else it either does nothing or actually _heals_ them.
*** The mini-gun faces a new problem that makes it this trope: in addition to chewing through ammo like its going out of style, because of the way damage reduction is calculated it will deal half damage to most creatures you meet after about the first 5 hours or so, meaning it will take even more ammo to take things down.
** [[PoweredArmor]] alternates between this and bordering into [[GameBreaker]]. Unlike previous games Power Armour functions more like an actual suit of armor your character climbs into and pilots, and while it does turn you into a walking tank with incredibly high strength it also needs repairing, is expensive to upgrade (and become more expensive to repair once you have) and making sneaking mush more difficult. It also requires the expensive to buy/hard to find Power Cores to run.
1st Feb '16 11:05:41 PM Wraithsight
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' follows the proud traditions of its predecessors:
** Most of the heavy weapons featured above in the Fallout 3 section return and with many of the same disadvantages. New ones however are:
*** The [[FreezeRay Cryolator]]. Its a cold version of the flamethrower. However it uses fairly rare ammo and its ability to freeze enemies sold is unreliable at best. Can be upgraded to fire solid slugs of ice instead but these travel fairly slowly, making its almost impossible to hit far off or quick enemies.
*** The Boradsider is a man portable circa 1700 navel cannon that shoots cannonballs. Very powerful, but slow to reload, uses ammon that can only be found in shops (apart from a handful you can find a specific locations) and its projectiles have a noticeable [[NoArcInArchery arc]].
27th Jan '16 10:59:13 AM thatsnumberwang
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** Phasers are in fact so badly designed that even their holsters suffer. In the modern world, our holsters are ergonomically designed, with all manner of flaps and clips to keep the weapon as snug, safe and easy to draw as possible. The phasers on the first series of The Next Generation however resemble handheld vacuum cleaners and as such their holsters can be charitably described as a ''slot''. In Star Trek Nemesis, even though the weapon is vastly smaller and neater than this version, the holster has barely changed and a ''light tumble'' across the bridge on Picard's part causes him to lose the weapon without his knowledge and nearly gets him killed when his rifle breaks. It is no exaggeration to say that we were using better equipment in the 18th century than the Federation is using in the 24th.
24th Jan '16 9:46:03 AM nombretomado
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** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fliegerfaust Fliegerfaust]] was to be used as a personal anti-air rocket launcher that launched nine rockets at a time. It never saw combat use since its spread was too great and it never reached the desired range. [[StrikeWitches Sanya]] likes it though.

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** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fliegerfaust Fliegerfaust]] was to be used as a personal anti-air rocket launcher that launched nine rockets at a time. It never saw combat use since its spread was too great and it never reached the desired range. [[StrikeWitches [[Anime/StrikeWitches Sanya]] likes it though.
4th Jan '16 2:18:25 PM nombretomado
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* One of the stormtroopers in ''TwistedToyfareTheatre'' built a three sided lightsaber. He ended up accidentally cutting his own hand.

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* One of the stormtroopers in ''TwistedToyfareTheatre'' ''ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre'' built a three sided lightsaber. He ended up accidentally cutting his own hand.
2nd Jan '16 1:21:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[SuperMode Super Sonic]] is this in SonicGenerations. Costing 100 Skill Points(Of 100) to equip and burning rings at a significantly higher rate than he does in his other appearances, this golden wonder ends up doing more harm than help. His special ability-an auto-pilot flying boost-ends up screwing you over or not being of much use do to how quickly it eats through even the largest stocks of rings and replacing the basic boost in all but a few areas, which absolutely neuters Super Sonic's speed unless you want to use all of your rings in a matter of seconds. Thankfully, game mods have popped up that alter Super Sonic's ring consumption rates [[GameBreaker allowing his true potential to shine through,]] but even so, you're better off just [[BoringButPractical setting up a bread and butter skill set]] if you want to set any good times.

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* [[SuperMode Super Sonic]] is this in SonicGenerations.''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''. Costing 100 Skill Points(Of 100) to equip and burning rings at a significantly higher rate than he does in his other appearances, this golden wonder ends up doing more harm than help. His special ability-an auto-pilot flying boost-ends up screwing you over or not being of much use do to how quickly it eats through even the largest stocks of rings and replacing the basic boost in all but a few areas, which absolutely neuters Super Sonic's speed unless you want to use all of your rings in a matter of seconds. Thankfully, game mods have popped up that alter Super Sonic's ring consumption rates [[GameBreaker allowing his true potential to shine through,]] but even so, you're better off just [[BoringButPractical setting up a bread and butter skill set]] if you want to set any good times.
26th Dec '15 5:33:24 PM DarkHunter
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** When the team finds a group of living Ancients in between galaxies, the reason they're still alive is that they've been in relativistic travel at 0.99999 times the speed of light for the past 10,000 years. [=McKay=] comments that flying that fast is a ''really'' impressive feat... but also not very useful in a universe where FTLTravel exists.

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** When the team finds a group of living Ancients in between galaxies, the reason they're still alive is that they've been in relativistic travel at 0.99999 times the speed of light for the past 10,000 years. [=McKay=] comments that flying that fast is a ''really'' impressive feat... but also not very useful in a universe where FTLTravel exists.exists, as demonstrated by the fact that it took them 10,000 years just to get outside their starting galaxy.
26th Dec '15 5:32:25 PM DarkHunter
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* Miraculously averted in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' -- Ancient holding cells have an energy barrier but also, the common sense precaution of real bars... If only they'd been so sensible the rest of the time...

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* Miraculously averted in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' -- ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
** Averted by
Ancient holding cells cells, which do have an energy barrier but also, the common sense precaution of real bars... If only they'd been so sensible the rest of the time...time...
** When the team finds a group of living Ancients in between galaxies, the reason they're still alive is that they've been in relativistic travel at 0.99999 times the speed of light for the past 10,000 years. [=McKay=] comments that flying that fast is a ''really'' impressive feat... but also not very useful in a universe where FTLTravel exists.
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