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18th Jun '18 6:56:31 AM MagiMecha
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** ''Anime/GundamBuildDivers'' has force Build Divers be the subversion as their team has a wide variety of Mobile Suits for any situation, which screams in defiance of other forces who uses themes. [[spoiler:The idea of basing a team around a theme is what ends team ''Le Chat Noir'', who was an all-SD Gundam team who had early success but lost it big time when people started learning their techniques and started crushing them.]]

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** ''Anime/GundamBuildDivers'' has force Build Divers be the subversion inversion as their team has a wide variety of Mobile Suits for any situation, which screams in defiance of other forces who uses themes. [[spoiler:The idea of basing a team around a theme is what ends team ''Le Chat Noir'', who was an all-SD Gundam team who had early success but lost it big time when people started learning their techniques and started crushing them.]]
18th Jun '18 6:55:07 AM MagiMecha
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** ''Anime/GundamBuildDivers'' has force Build Divers be the subversion as their team has a wide variety of Mobile Suits for any situation, which screams in defiance of other forces who uses themes. [[spoiler:The idea of basing a team around a theme is what ends team ''Le Chat Noir'', who was an all-SD Gundam team who had early success but lost it big time when people started learning their techniques and started crushing them.]]
15th Jun '18 7:26:34 AM Yukianesa
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* In ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'', this is largely what makes the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarfs]] and [[TheKingdom Bretonnia]] bottom tier in competitive multiplayer:
** The Dwarfs' entire shtick as a faction is good value-for-money heavy infantry who all boast high armour and melee defence, with quarrellers and gunners (who ''also'' happen to be heavily armoured) and some artillery and air units to give them a little reach. They have '''no''' cavalry and no real anti-cavalry unit except for [[DeathSeeker Slayers]] (who are slower than cavalry and also unarmoured so they can actually die in droves if they are counter-charged), and very limited magic. This means that opposing players can confidently bring loads of infantry with great weapons or other units with anti-armour capabilities (Halberdiers and Greatswords, Crypt Horrors and Cairn Wraiths, Black Orcs and Big 'Uns, etc.) that will mow through the heavily-armoured Dwarf battle line like a chainsaw through guacamole. Unless they can take a good fortified position or employ some brilliant infantry tactics, they have no answer.
** Bretonnia, on the other hand, has an ''amazing'' cavalry selection, probably the very best in the whole game. They get multiple different varieties of heavily armoured knights, and they can even have a fair go at air superiority because they have knights on Pegasus horses and Hippogryphs. But everything else about the Bretonnian army is just... sub-par. All of their infantry are mediocre compared to similar units of the same role; they just have too little leadership and heavy armour to form a reliable battle line. They have access to archers to pepper lightly armoured foes but they really suffer from a lack of any armour-piercing at long range. They have only one option for artillery, the powerful but inaccurate Trebuchet, and their magic game is there but it isn't anything to write home about. In other words, ''all'' of the other elements of Bretonnia's force ''completely rely'' on how you support them with the cavalry, which unfortunately means that the faction is very reliant on good micromanagement.
10th Jun '18 9:47:06 PM MagiMecha
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** Weiss Schnee later suffers this in that same Volume as she attempts to battle Hazel by using her glyphs and Dust to buy time to summon her White Knight creation. Sadly, Hazel is just too strong and he keeps breaking through all of Weiss' creations and ultimately shattering her Aura.
6th Jun '18 1:08:36 PM MsZephy7
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler: the country of Marley]] is revealed to rely extensively on its use of Titans in military warfare. However, [[spoiler: the rest of world]] is now adapting to the Titans and developing weapons capable of defeating Titans. Much of their technology is outdated in comparison and when they go against [[spoiler: the improved Survey Corps]], they were quickly and utterly wrecked.

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler: the country of Marley]] is revealed to rely extensively on its use of Titans in military warfare. However, [[spoiler: the rest of world]] is now adapting to the Titans and developing weapons capable of defeating Titans. Much of their technology is outdated in comparison and And when they go against [[spoiler: the improved Survey Corps]], they were quickly and utterly wrecked.
6th Jun '18 1:01:35 PM MsZephy7
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler: the country of Marley]] is revealed to rely extensively on its use of Titans in military warfare. However, [[spoiler: the rest of world]] is now adapting to the Titans and developing weapons capable of defeating Titans. Much of their technology is outdated in comparison and when they go against [[spoiler: the improved Survey Corps]], they were quickly and utterly wrecked.
29th May '18 6:03:56 AM gb00393
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** The Unsullied are supposed to be heavy infantry without peer, famed for their utterly impenetrable spear walls. When they're deployed patrolling city streets however, they're easily overcome by untrained guerillas with daggers.

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** The Unsullied are supposed to be heavy infantry without peer, famed for their utterly impenetrable spear walls. walls on open battlegrounds. When they're deployed patrolling city streets however, they're especially when scattered in small groups, they are at at disadvantage. It also means that their below-average size and strength become a much bigger issue. They're easily overcome by untrained guerillas with daggers.
25th May '18 10:14:23 AM infernape612
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', Hitoshi Shinsou's Quirk allows him to brainwash anyone who answers his question into following his every command. While this would obviously be a powerful ability for hero work (think hostage rescue, capturing enemies alive, etc.), the practical portion of the entrance exam involves fighting giant robots, something that Shinsou's Quirk does jack shit against. This costed Shinsou his shot at the hero course, something he is understandably bitter about.
14th May '18 10:36:57 PM morane
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** The [[UsefulNotes/FinnsWithFearsomeForests Finnish Air Forces]] were able to use the Brewster to good effect against Russian bombers during the Winter War, which was in large part due to the fact that they stripped off all unnecessary weight and were generally facing even more mediocre aircraft.

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** The [[UsefulNotes/FinnsWithFearsomeForests Finnish Air Forces]] were able to use the Brewster to good effect against Russian bombers during the Winter Continuation War, which was in large part due to the fact that they stripped off all unnecessary weight and used tactics which emphasized Brewster's strengths. It also helped the Finnish pilots were generally facing good, the Soviets were generally bad and they were generally flying even more mediocre aircraft.aircraft. Brewster was phased out in the Finnish Air Force only in 1948.
9th May '18 10:25:42 AM Divra
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* In ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'', Marston assumes Quigley's refusal to carry a backup weapon to his extended rifle and dismissal of revolvers as something he "never had much use for" mean that he's only effective at sniping. [[spoiler:Averted. Quigley is actually a damn good shot with a revolver. He just prefers the rifle.]]

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* In ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'', Marston assumes Quigley's refusal to carry a backup weapon to his extended rifle and dismissal of revolvers as something he "never had much use for" mean that he's only effective at sniping. [[spoiler:Averted. Quigley is actually a damn good shot with a revolver. revolver as well as a fantastically quick draw. He just prefers the rifle.rifle, and is good enough with it that it's been a long time since anyone with a weapon and a mind to use it got into revolver range.]]
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