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18th Oct '17 4:50:38 PM TheWarioBros
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18th Oct '17 4:50:05 PM TheWarioBros
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* In ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' Wii, the Aeroglider/Jetsetter suffers from this. Basically, it's got a great top speed stat and weighs a lot, but has the worst stats for drifting, handling, acceleration, off road and mini turbos, meaning it can barely turn, flies off the road when drifting and takes forever to get back to top speed after being hit. This means that unless the player is racing on a track with no corners and no items, using this thing is basically guaranteeing they'll get last place.
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15th Oct '17 2:53:25 PM Yuihime
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** Woodie's Werebeaver form is very powerful in combat, can mine and cut down trees very quickly, and survive the night without light... but cannot use items at all.

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** Woodie's Werebeaver form is very powerful in combat, can mine and cut down trees very quickly, and survive the night without light... but cannot use items at all. Woodie was nerfed further in ''Don't Starve Together''; the Werebeaver's combat ability is halved, and Woodie's SanityMeter rapidly depletes while he's a beaver.


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14th Oct '17 3:53:23 AM spydre
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** Other examples include the giant sharks ''megalodon'', which was specially adapted to hunt giant whales in tropical or temperate waters, and went extinct when they moved into the Arctic, and ''Helicoprion'', who was so ridiculously over-specialised [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicoprion#/media/File:Helicoprion_NT_small.jpg no one is even sure what it was supposed to eat]].

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** Other examples include the giant sharks shark ''megalodon'', which was specially adapted to hunt giant whales in tropical or temperate waters, and went extinct when they moved into the Arctic, and the giant ratfish ''Helicoprion'', who was so ridiculously over-specialised [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicoprion#/media/File:Helicoprion_NT_small.jpg no one is even sure what it was supposed to eat]].
14th Oct '17 3:46:11 AM spydre
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** Other examples include the giant sharks ''megalodon'', which was specially adapted to hunt giant whales in tropical or temperate waters, and went extinct when they moved into the Arctic, and ''Helicoprion'', who was so ridiculously over-specialised [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicoprion#/media/File:Helicoprion_NT_small.jpg no one is even sure what it was supposed to eat]].
14th Oct '17 12:14:04 AM Arachnos
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* The Versian Kataphrakts in ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' are infinitely more advanced than the Earth's [[PunyEarthlings mechas]] and tend to appear completely unstoppable at first glance. However, they are {{Ace Custom}}s with very specific ability sets, so a crafty, analytic tactician can find and ruthlessly exploit [[AchillesHeel holes]] in their defenses and their combat style, which the Versians can't adapt their strategies in consequence because their mechs can't do anything but the very specific combat strategy they're built for.
13th Oct '17 10:27:46 AM MBG
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** Many archetypes, especially after the Extra Deck became central, tend to have their Main Deck focus on getting to the Extra Deck as quickly and often as possible. This results in them being completely unable to do much of anything when the Extra Deck is inaccessible for some reason (for instance, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dimensional_Barrier Dimensional Barrier]] or [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Crimson_Blader Crimson Blader]]), because their Main Deck is so focused on bringing out the materials for their summons that the materials can't do anything. Gimmick Puppets are a good example; the only effect in the entire Main Deck that isn't based on summoning Level 8 monsters is Egg Head's 800 burn damage.
13th Oct '17 7:39:34 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has an in-universe [[InvertedTrope Inversion]] example in the backstory. Uriel Septim V, after inheriting an Empire wracked with internal strife and floundering provincial support, decided to launch a series of invasions outside of Tamriel. After several successes invading island nations in the Padomaic Sea east of Tamriel, Uriel V decided to invade the continent of [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]] itself. However, due to space restrictions on his fleet, his forces were cripplingly ''under''specialized except for the [[MagicKnight Battlemages]]. The lack of cavalry was one of his biggest issues, as it left his infantry and settlements vulnerable to [[DeathByAThousandCuts quick-strike attacks]] by mounted [[SnakePeople Tsaesci]] raiders. Eventually, Uriel V was forced to withdraw from Akavir, and he died in a HeroicSacrifice while covering the retreat of his legions.
13th Oct '17 5:33:30 AM SeizureFerret
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** Many weapons provide a bonus so situational as to become useless, such as the Scout's Wrap Assassin (which launches a ball that makes targets bleed but does barely any damage and is difficult to hit with), the Engineer's Short Circuit (which destroys projectiles but makes you run out of metal, your primary building resource as Engineer, very quickly), or the Pyro's Neon Annihilator (which deals crit damage to players who are, or have recently been, underwater, although most maps don't feature water). The king of this is the Sun-On-A-Stick, a melee weapon for the Scout that only has a benefit when hitting someone on fire. This pretty much requires you to be buddies with a Pyro for the duration of using it. Otherwise, it's only real change from the stock bat is a ''25% damage reduction''.

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** Many weapons provide a bonus so situational as to become useless, such as the Scout's Wrap Assassin (which launches a ball that makes targets bleed but does barely any damage and is difficult to hit with), the Engineer's Short Circuit (which destroys projectiles but makes you run out of metal, your primary building resource as Engineer, very quickly), or the Pyro's Neon Annihilator (which deals crit damage to players who are, or have recently been, underwater, although most maps don't feature water). The king of this is the Sun-On-A-Stick, a melee weapon for the Scout that only has a benefit when hitting someone on fire. This pretty much requires you to be buddies with a Pyro for the duration of using it. Otherwise, it's its only real change from the stock bat is a ''25% damage reduction''.
12th Oct '17 2:03:56 PM infernape612
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* For a non-gameplay example, El Fuerte from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' is a really good chef... as long as he's making mexican food. Anything else turns him into a CordonBleughChef.

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* For a non-gameplay example, El Fuerte from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' is a really good chef... as long as he's making mexican Mexican food. Anything else turns him into a CordonBleughChef.
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