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21st Jul '17 1:32:10 PM Jhonny
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** When oil prices were high, Hugo Chavez provided government subsidies for everyone on everything in [[UsefulNotes/{{Venezuela}},]] provided they proved their loyalty to him. When oil prices dropped, a domino effect took place, and the country now faces civil unrest due to shortages of food and basic supplies, and their economy is screwed up that farmers can't afford to farm.

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** When oil prices were high, Hugo Chavez provided government subsidies for everyone on everything in [[UsefulNotes/{{Venezuela}},]] UsefulNotes/{{Venezuela}}, provided they proved their loyalty to him. When oil prices dropped, a domino effect took place, and the country now faces civil unrest due to shortages of food and basic supplies, and their economy is screwed up that farmers can't afford to farm.
21st Jul '17 12:20:52 PM xelldx
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** Mike Haggar is a MightyGlacier ''to the letter'', boasting incredibly high powered attacks from all angles, a projectile-proof SpinAttack, potent AntiAir, and vicious combo-starting throws to break enemy defenses. He's not someone you'd like to approach. His weakness, of course, is that ''you don't have to approach him''. Haggar may be able to break an incoming projectile, but only while standing in place. He can't quite shrug off the BulletHell many characters can produce. With no strong mobility options and no means to pull enemies towards himself, Haggar is left unable to cope with any LongRangeFighter. As of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' the problem has been rectified with a new barrel projectile move and the use of the Time and Space stones. Anyone expecting an easy win against Haggar this time is in for a very rude awakening as he'll either pull you in or close the gap with a dash along with [[ThrowABarrelAtIt chucking barrels at you so don't think you can play keepaway]].

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** Mike Haggar is a MightyGlacier ''to the letter'', boasting incredibly high powered attacks from all angles, a projectile-proof SpinAttack, potent AntiAir, and vicious combo-starting throws to break enemy defenses. He's not someone you'd like to approach. His weakness, of course, is that ''you don't have to approach him''. Haggar may be able to break an incoming projectile, but only while standing in place. He can't quite shrug off the BulletHell many characters can produce. With no strong mobility options and no means to pull enemies towards himself, Haggar is left unable to cope with any LongRangeFighter. As of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' the problem has been rectified with a new barrel projectile move and the use of the Time and Space stones. Anyone Players expecting an easy win against Haggar this time is are in for a very rude awakening as he'll either pull you in or close the gap with a dash along with [[ThrowABarrelAtIt chucking barrels at you so don't think you can play keepaway]].
21st Jul '17 12:19:40 PM xelldx
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** Mike Haggar is a MightyGlacier ''to the letter'', boasting incredibly high powered attacks from all angles, a projectile-proof SpinAttack, potent AntiAir, and vicious combo-starting throws to break enemy defenses. He's not someone you'd like to approach. His weakness, of course, is that ''you don't have to approach him''. Haggar may be able to break an incoming projectile, but only while standing in place. He can't quite shrug off the BulletHell many characters can produce. With no strong mobility options and no means to pull enemies towards himself, Haggar is left unable to cope with any LongRangeFighter. As of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' the problem has been rectified with a new barrel projectile move and the use of the Time and Space stones. Anyone expecting an easy win against Haggar this time is in for a very rude awakening as he'll either pull you in or close the gap with a dash along with [[/ThrowABarrelAtIt chucking barrels at you so don't think you can play keepaway]].

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** Mike Haggar is a MightyGlacier ''to the letter'', boasting incredibly high powered attacks from all angles, a projectile-proof SpinAttack, potent AntiAir, and vicious combo-starting throws to break enemy defenses. He's not someone you'd like to approach. His weakness, of course, is that ''you don't have to approach him''. Haggar may be able to break an incoming projectile, but only while standing in place. He can't quite shrug off the BulletHell many characters can produce. With no strong mobility options and no means to pull enemies towards himself, Haggar is left unable to cope with any LongRangeFighter. As of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' the problem has been rectified with a new barrel projectile move and the use of the Time and Space stones. Anyone expecting an easy win against Haggar this time is in for a very rude awakening as he'll either pull you in or close the gap with a dash along with [[/ThrowABarrelAtIt [[ThrowABarrelAtIt chucking barrels at you so don't think you can play keepaway]].
21st Jul '17 12:18:42 PM xelldx
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** Mike Haggar is a MightyGlacier ''to the letter'', boasting incredibly high powered attacks from all angles, a projectile-proof SpinAttack, potent AntiAir, and vicious combo-starting throws to break enemy defenses. He's not someone you'd like to approach. His weakness, of course, is that ''you don't have to approach him''. Haggar may be able to break an incoming projectile, but only while standing in place. He can't quite shrug off the BulletHell many characters can produce. With no strong mobility options and no means to pull enemies towards himself, Haggar is left unable to cope with any LongRangeFighter. As of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' the problem has been rectified with a new barrel projectile and the use of the Time and Space stones. Anyone expecting an easy win against Haggar this time is in a for a very rude awakening as he'll either pull you in or close the gap with a dash.

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** Mike Haggar is a MightyGlacier ''to the letter'', boasting incredibly high powered attacks from all angles, a projectile-proof SpinAttack, potent AntiAir, and vicious combo-starting throws to break enemy defenses. He's not someone you'd like to approach. His weakness, of course, is that ''you don't have to approach him''. Haggar may be able to break an incoming projectile, but only while standing in place. He can't quite shrug off the BulletHell many characters can produce. With no strong mobility options and no means to pull enemies towards himself, Haggar is left unable to cope with any LongRangeFighter. As of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' the problem has been rectified with a new barrel projectile move and the use of the Time and Space stones. Anyone expecting an easy win against Haggar this time is in a for a very rude awakening as he'll either pull you in or close the gap with a dash.dash along with [[/ThrowABarrelAtIt chucking barrels at you so don't think you can play keepaway]].
21st Jul '17 11:55:15 AM xelldx
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** Mike Haggar is a MightyGlacier ''to the letter'', boasting incredibly high powered attacks from all angles, a projectile-proof SpinAttack, potent AntiAir, and vicious combo-starting throws to break enemy defenses. He's not someone you'd like to approach. His weakness, of course, is that ''you don't have to approach him''. Haggar may be able to break an incoming projectile, but only while standing in place. He can't quite shrug off the BulletHell many characters can produce. With no strong mobility options and no means to pull enemies towards himself, Haggar is left unable to cope with any LongRangeFighter.

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** Mike Haggar is a MightyGlacier ''to the letter'', boasting incredibly high powered attacks from all angles, a projectile-proof SpinAttack, potent AntiAir, and vicious combo-starting throws to break enemy defenses. He's not someone you'd like to approach. His weakness, of course, is that ''you don't have to approach him''. Haggar may be able to break an incoming projectile, but only while standing in place. He can't quite shrug off the BulletHell many characters can produce. With no strong mobility options and no means to pull enemies towards himself, Haggar is left unable to cope with any LongRangeFighter. As of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' the problem has been rectified with a new barrel projectile and the use of the Time and Space stones. Anyone expecting an easy win against Haggar this time is in a for a very rude awakening as he'll either pull you in or close the gap with a dash.
17th Jul '17 10:48:50 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'', the titular magiswords are magical [[OddlyShapedSword Oddly Shaped Swords]] that are usually only good for one specific function, and few can be used as, well, actual swords.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'', ''WebAnimation/MightyMagiswords'', the titular magiswords are magical [[OddlyShapedSword Oddly Shaped Swords]] that are usually only good for one specific function, and few can be used as, well, actual swords.
15th Jul '17 5:02:07 PM Steam
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** Doctor Zoidberg is eventually revealed to ''invert'' this trope. After years of being shown to be an inept surgeon who frequently does more harm than good, it's revealed in one episode that he ''is'' in fact an incredibly gifted and ''unmatched' surgeon... for aliens. Humans are quite possibly the one species in the universe he doesn't have training for, but it's the species that he's most around.
14th Jul '17 9:35:12 PM HeroGal2347
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'', Big Time assaulted the Money Bin wearing an armored assault suit. Upon breaking into the vault, he's greeted by Scrooge in a tank, but isn't worried since his armor can withstand a 60 millimeter shell...only for Scrooge to reveal his tank fires ''61'' millimeter shells.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', Big Time assaulted the Money Bin wearing an armored assault suit. Upon breaking into the vault, he's greeted by Scrooge in a tank, but isn't worried since his armor can withstand a 60 millimeter shell...only for Scrooge to reveal his tank fires ''61'' millimeter shells.
8th Jul '17 8:34:10 AM Gosicrystal
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* In UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}, the French Open aka Roland Garros takes place on clay courts that favor defenders due to their slowness and high bounce giving players more time to reach the ball and return it in ways difficult for their opponent to hit. Because of this, it was historically considered to be the hardest Grand Slam to win with many great players' tactics being ill-suited for the clay surface... and many French Open champions are clay-court specialists who have performed ''poorly'' at other Slams, until more recent times. A good example is Rafael Nadal, who has won Roland Garros ''nine'' times (as of early 2016) but has had far more irregular performances in other courts.

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* In UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}, the French Open aka Roland Garros takes place on clay courts that favor defenders due to their slowness and high bounce giving players more time to reach the ball and return it in ways difficult for their opponent to hit. Because of this, it was historically considered to be the hardest Grand Slam to win with many great players' tactics being ill-suited for the clay surface... and many French Open champions are clay-court specialists who have performed ''poorly'' at other Slams, until more recent times. A good example is Rafael Nadal, who has won Roland Garros ''nine'' ''ten'' times (as of early 2016) 2017) but has had far more irregular performances in other courts.
29th Jun '17 2:04:52 AM DanaO
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* In Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'', Humpty Dumpty is an expert on words and definitions, so much that he claims to be able to assign definitions to words and make them mean anything he pleases (literally). However, he seems to be very bad at math; when Alice tells him that 365 minus one equals 364, he asks her to do that out on paper so he can be sure.

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* In Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'', Humpty Dumpty is an expert on words and definitions, so much that he claims to be able to assign definitions to words and make them mean anything he pleases (literally). However, he seems to be very bad at math; when Alice tells him that 365 minus one equals 364, he asks her to do that out on paper so he can be sure. (Contrariwise, it could be Alice and the readers are ''wrong'' about the sum's total in a world running on dream logic. We don't get to find out.)



* ''The Literature/BookOfSwords'' has three primary examples. The first being the sword of heroes, which if not used against dragons just acts like a very well crafted sword. The second is the sword of siege, which if not used against earth or stone, acts likewise. This is from a series of books where comparatively speaking, the most powerful of these swords had the power to kill deities. Since every sword has a NecessaryDrawback, Overspecializing also seem like not to big a deal after a while... [[spoiler:until the wielder of Shieldbreaker needs to fight unarmed opponents.]]

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* ''The Literature/BookOfSwords'' has three primary examples. The first being the sword of heroes, which if not used against dragons just acts like a very well crafted sword. The second is the sword of siege, which if not used against earth or stone, acts likewise. This is from a series of books where comparatively speaking, the most powerful of these swords had the power to kill deities. Since every sword has a NecessaryDrawback, Overspecializing also seem seems like not to too big a deal after a while... [[spoiler:until the wielder of Shieldbreaker needs to fight unarmed opponents.]]



* In ''The Book of Five Rings'', UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi criticizes at great length schools who teach only one weapon, or whose style relies on the use of a specific weapon. This overemphasis leaves the fighter unable to use the most advantageous weapon(s) available for the circumstances. He even discouraged over-reliance on the [[DualWielding nitouken]] form, which he had forumlated.

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* In ''The Book of Five Rings'', UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi criticizes at great length schools who teach only one weapon, or whose style relies on the use of a specific weapon. This overemphasis leaves the fighter unable to use the most advantageous weapon(s) available for the circumstances. He even discouraged over-reliance on the [[DualWielding nitouken]] form, which he had forumlated.formulated.
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