History Main / CripplingOverSpecialization

31st Jan '16 5:56:47 PM Pseudoname
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* A story example in ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}''. Ebonstar was well prepared to defend Shear against pirates, corp raiders, and mercenaries using a series of heavy cannon emplacements and EMP missiles. Unfortunately their reliance on anti-spacecraft weaponry meant they had no heavy firepower for ground combat. As the monsters didn't use spacecraft to get to Shear these weapons were useless against them, allowing the monsters to demolish their bases and slaughter their solders with little resistance.
30th Jan '16 10:34:14 PM Taxima
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** Ruby herself is very skilled with her scythe in combat. But if she's ever unarmed, she's completely helpless.
29th Jan '16 5:07:21 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''
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27th Jan '16 6:51:09 PM Prometheus117
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* All the characters in ''Manga/FairyTail'' have one type of magic that they use, and frequently run into opponents with powers custom tailored to trump that one specific magic, most notably one of the Vanish Brothers, whose power was to nullify fire magic, and he just happened to have been fighting the fire mage. Or Yuta, who can nullify magic, but only one type at a time. Only a few mages show spells outside the speciality, such as Ultear who possesses two schools of magic or the Thunder God tribe who possess eye magic aside from their main magics, though several mages do make up for lack of magic variety with hand to hand skill or weapons like Lucy's whip. Erza is a subversion, since while she uses one type of magic, her magic involves changing her armor and weapons to suit the situation.
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* All the characters in ''Manga/FairyTail'' have one type of magic that they use, and frequently run into opponents with powers custom tailored to trump that one specific magic, most notably one of the Vanish Brothers, whose power was to nullify fire magic, and he just happened to have been fighting the fire mage. Or Yuta, who can nullify magic, but only one type at a time. Only a few mages show spells outside the speciality, such as Ultear who possesses two schools of magic or the Thunder God tribe who possess eye magic aside from their main magics, though several many mages do make up for lack of magic variety with hand to hand skill or hand-to-hand skill, weapons like Lucy's whip.whip, or [[MasterOfOneMagic using their magic in unorthodox ways]]. Erza is a subversion, since while she uses one type of magic, her magic involves changing her armor and weapons to suit the situation.
25th Jan '16 5:49:16 PM Eddy1215
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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. -->'''Big Time''': Whoa! That's one millimeter too many! ''(Gets blasted out of the Money Bin)'''
24th Jan '16 1:26:28 PM Jhonny
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* An EnforcedTrope for (almost) all American rail vehicles. They ''have to'' be built for "buff strength", meaning that they basically can take a hit against a brick wall at full speed and still not have a single dent. This of course means they are heavier than their European and Asian counterparts which are more built for crash ''evasion'' and keeping the people (or goods) on the train alive rather than protecting the train as such. Needless to say the added weight leads to higher fuel consumption as well as maintenance problems. Whether or not those rules make sense is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best not discussed here]]
23rd Jan '16 6:51:48 PM thatother1dude
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Instead of parabombing a contradiction, just remove the statement.
** [[FictionalSport Pro-benders]] often suffer from this. While characters like Bolin and Tahno are among the top competitors in their chosen field, their sport's long-range fighting style is laughable when used in real combat. Pro-benders tend to fight as if they're still on the game field, and will sling fixed amounts of rock or water at an enemy. Get up close and a pro-bender's defense falls apart. In comparison, someone with Avatar Korra's comprehensive education in the traditional bending styles will move between long- and short-range fighting as necessary, and will use the whole environment against an enemy. Basically, pro-bending is competition fencing and traditional bending is back-alley brawling. (Please ignore the fact that many fencers had ''absolutely no problem'' being a CombatPragmatist [[CombatPragmatist/RealLife in a real fight]]).
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** [[FictionalSport Pro-benders]] often suffer from this. While characters like Bolin and Tahno are among the top competitors in their chosen field, their sport's long-range fighting style is laughable when used in real combat. Pro-benders tend to fight as if they're still on the game field, and will sling fixed amounts of rock or water at an enemy. Get up close and a pro-bender's defense falls apart. In comparison, someone with Avatar Korra's comprehensive education in the traditional bending styles will move between long- and short-range fighting as necessary, and will use the whole environment against an enemy. Basically, pro-bending is competition fencing and traditional bending is back-alley brawling. (Please ignore the fact that many fencers had ''absolutely no problem'' being a CombatPragmatist [[CombatPragmatist/RealLife in a real fight]]).
23rd Jan '16 6:49:57 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''HunterXHunter'', this happens during a tournament arc when [[BigBad Hisoka]] fights an opponent who had a grudge against him, Kastro. Kastro had basically dedicated himself to mastering a nen technique that was so absurdly complex that it left him completely unable to use any other nen techniques, and even limited his ability to learn other non-nen based techniques, so that the opponent only had one (admittedly pretty strong) martial arts move. Worse, once this ability [[spoiler: Doppleganger]] was dispelled, Kastro is completely powerless. Meanwhile, Hisoka himself is a subversion, given that while he has only one real combat based nen ability, he was other nen abilities as well, in addition to a variety of hand to hand and weapon based skills.
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* In ''HunterXHunter'', this happens during a tournament arc when [[BigBad Hisoka]] fights an opponent who had a grudge against him, Kastro. Kastro had basically dedicated himself to mastering a nen technique that was so absurdly complex that it left him completely unable to use any other nen techniques, and even limited his ability to learn other non-nen based techniques, so that the opponent only had one (admittedly pretty strong) martial arts move. Worse, once this ability [[spoiler: Doppleganger]] was dispelled, Kastro is completely powerless. Meanwhile, Hisoka himself is a subversion, given that while he has only one real combat based nen ability, he was other nen abilities as well, in addition to a variety of hand to hand and weapon based skills.
22nd Jan '16 3:49:59 PM Delphi
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* ECComics star "Ghastly" Graham Ingels is considered one of the best horror comic artists in history...unfortunately he specialized a little ''too'' much in horrible grotesque imagery; when horror comics got banned in the fifties, he was unable to adapt to a more family-friendly style and his career quietly died.
21st Jan '16 10:58:38 AM N8han11
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In ''Fanfic/{{Infinity}}'', Yuuno's defenses prove completely impenetrable to anything Tsukuyomi can throw at him (much like as against Vita, in the series), but his offensive abilities are too limited and weak to threaten her, either.
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Infinity}}'', Yuuno's defenses prove completely impenetrable to anything Tsukuyomi can throw at him (much like as against Vita, in the series), but his offensive abilities are too limited and weak to threaten her, either.
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