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6th Dec '16 7:43:46 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething King Elizabello]]'s King Punch technique is this: It takes a few ''hours'' to charge, but when he lands one, it is one of the most destructive techniques seen in the whole series, able to disintegrate castles and with very little able to stand up to it. However, it's risky on two fronts: The first is that the king requires aides in combat to defend him, as the charge time is so long and he's helpless when charging; and the second is that he is completely unable to fight after a King Punch, meaning anyone who manages to stand up to or evade the King Punch can then defeat him with ease.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething King Elizabello]]'s King Punch technique is this: It takes a few ''hours'' to charge, but when he lands one, it is one of the most destructive techniques seen in the whole series, able series--an undercharged King Punch was shown to vaporize a city block, and a fully-charged King Punch can disintegrate castles and with very little able to stand up to it. fortresses the size of mountains. However, it's risky on two fronts: The first is that the king requires aides in combat to defend him, as the charge time is so long and he's helpless when charging; and the second is that he is completely unable to fight out of power after a King Punch, meaning anyone who manages to stand up to or evade the King Punch can then defeat him with ease.
6th Dec '16 7:40:19 PM ZombieAladdin
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** The aptly named Final Gambit attack falls under this: This move will knock out the Pokémon that uses it but is a FixedDamageAttack--that fixed damage being the amount of HP the Pokémon had when it used Final Gambit. It can knock out an opposing Pokémon who might have previously been at a disadvantage...or it might not and you'd have lost one of your own Pokémon for nothing.
** Endeavor is the opposite of Final Gambit: It, too, is a fixed damage attack. The fixed damage is the opponent's HP minus the user's HP, meaning that after using it, both the user and its target will have the same amount of HP. Of course, this means that the opponent will be next to attack, so you'd better have something ready for that.


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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething King Elizabello]]'s King Punch technique is this: It takes a few ''hours'' to charge, but when he lands one, it is one of the most destructive techniques seen in the whole series, able to disintegrate castles and with very little able to stand up to it. However, it's risky on two fronts: The first is that the king requires aides in combat to defend him, as the charge time is so long and he's helpless when charging; and the second is that he is completely unable to fight after a King Punch, meaning anyone who manages to stand up to or evade the King Punch can then defeat him with ease.
6th Dec '16 7:21:57 PM ZombieAladdin
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Trading Card Game'', throughout [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Generation III]], had the Pokémon-star mechanic, Pokémon whose name had a star after it. A common characteristic of these cards is one attack that normally does pitiful damage but gains a ''massive'' jump in damage and/or secondary effects if the opponent is close to winning the game. Under the right conditions, this attack can cause a runaway [[ComebackMechanic comeback]] and win the game for you. Under all other conditions, this attack remains ineffective and you lose.
22nd Nov '16 6:59:37 AM DenisK21
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* In ''Main/Bleach'', Ichigo's weapon has a last resort feature called "Mugetsu". Zangetsu usually works by firing Ichigo's inner energy in the form of a SwordBeam called Getsugatensho. He eventually discovers that by fusing with his weapon, he can essentially "become Getsuga", turning into a walking embodiment of every drop of strength he has and, whenever he feels like ending things, finishing his fight with one final mountain-sized strike. The obvious drawback is that when he's done using it, he'll completely burn himself out to the point where even Zangetsu itself doesn't think he'll ever get his powers back, so he better hope his opponent is actually beaten or he's in trouble. [[spoiler:He did later recover, but it took more than a year, a possessed badge, and seriously deadly rehab to do it.]]

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* In ''Main/Bleach'', ''Manga/Bleach'', Ichigo's weapon has a last resort feature called "Mugetsu". Zangetsu usually works by firing Ichigo's inner energy in the form of a SwordBeam called Getsugatensho. He eventually discovers that by fusing with his weapon, he can essentially "become Getsuga", turning into a walking embodiment of every drop of strength he has and, whenever he feels like ending things, finishing his fight with one final mountain-sized strike. The obvious drawback is that when he's done using it, he'll completely burn himself out to the point where even Zangetsu itself doesn't think he'll ever get his powers back, so he better hope his opponent is actually beaten or he's in trouble. [[spoiler:He did later recover, but it took more than a year, a possessed badge, and seriously deadly rehab to do it.]]
22nd Nov '16 6:59:01 AM DenisK21
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* In ''Main/Bleach'', Ichigo's weapon has a last resort feature called "Mugetsu". Zangetsu usually works by firing Ichigo's inner energy in the form of a SwordBeam called Getsugatensho. He eventually discovers that by fusing with his weapon, he can essentially "become Getsuga", turning into a walking embodiment of every drop of strength he has and, whenever he feels like ending things, finishing his fight with one final mountain-sized strike. The obvious drawback is that when he's done using it, he'll completely burn himself out to the point where even Zangetsu itself doesn't think he'll ever get his powers back, so he better hope his opponent is actually beaten or he's in trouble. [[spoiler:He did later recover, but it took more than a year, a possessed badge, and seriously deadly rehab to do it.]]
10th Nov '16 5:06:36 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'' [[spoiler:Trixie]] ultimately performs one of these. [[spoiler:She's facing [[BigBad Masquerade]], who's currently wearing a suit of PoweredArmor called the Puppeteer. While Trixie is able to hold her own and do her share of damage to it (particularly after being upgraded into an 'mecha Alicorn'), the Puppeteer is built to survive combat with ''Celestia'' and Masquerade only needs one good hit to finish her off.]] Her solution? [[spoiler:Use an elaborate plan to lure her into a position where she can't dodge with a illusion concealed puppet while making the magic symbols for the strongest attack from the style of eastern unicorn magic she picked up she knows and planting a timed explosive symbol on her back on the off chance Masquerade decides to override the Puppeteer's safety protocols to use its WaveMotionGun. Not only does Trixie outright admit that if she got the timing just a little off she'd be scrap metal, the Roar of the Four Beasts drains her mana engine so severely that she can barely move afterward. Thankfully, she succeeds and destroys the Puppeteer, leaving Masquerade in no better shape than herself in the process.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'' [[spoiler:Trixie]] ultimately performs one of these. [[spoiler:She's facing [[BigBad Masquerade]], who's currently wearing a suit of PoweredArmor called the Puppeteer. While Trixie is able to hold her own and do her share of damage to it (particularly after being upgraded into an 'mecha Alicorn'), the Puppeteer is built to survive combat with ''Celestia'' and Masquerade only needs one good hit to finish her off.]] Her solution? [[spoiler:Use an elaborate plan to lure her into a position where she can't dodge with a illusion concealed puppet while making the magic symbols for the strongest attack from the style of eastern unicorn magic she picked up she knows and planting a timed explosive symbol on her back on the off chance Masquerade decides to override the Puppeteer's safety protocols to use its WaveMotionGun. ]] Not only does Trixie [[spoiler:Trixie]] outright admit that if she got the timing just a little off she'd be scrap metal, the finished, [[spoiler:the Roar of the Four Beasts drains her mana engine so severely that she can barely move afterward. Thankfully, she succeeds and destroys the Puppeteer, leaving Masquerade in no better shape than herself in the process.]]
10th Nov '16 5:05:13 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'' [[spoiler:Trixie]] ultimately performs one of these. [[spoiler:She's facing [[BigBad Masquerade]], who's currently wearing a suit of PoweredArmor called the Puppeteer. While Trixie is able to hold her own and do her share of damage to it (particularly after being upgraded into an 'mecha Alicorn'), the Puppeteer is built to survive combat with ''Celestia'' and Masquerade only needs one good hit to finish her off.]] Her solution? [[spoiler:Use an elaborate plan to lure her into a position where she can't dodge with a illusion concealed puppet while making the magic symbols for the strongest attack from the style of eastern unicorn magic she picked up she knows and planting a timed explosive symbol on her back on the off chance Masquerade decides to override the Puppeteer's safety protocols to use its WaveMotionGun. Not only does Trixie outright admit that if she got the timing just a little off she'd be scrap metal, the Roar of the Four Beasts drains her mana engine so severely that she can barely move afterward. Thankfully, she succeeds and destroys the Puppeteer, leaving Masquerade in no better shape than herself in the process.]]

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6th Nov '16 11:31:21 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* One advanced technique in ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga'' is to [[SuicideAttack suicide your]] [[ViolationOfCommonSense last life]], using the shrapnel or one of Gain's or Bornham's {{Smart Bomb}}s deployed immediately beforehand to damage or kill enemies and push yourself past the [[EveryTenThousandPoints point threshold for the next extra life]]. Succeed, and you'll get a full bomb pickup that's intended to be used as a continue incentive. Fail, and [[GameOver the obvious]] awaits you.

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* One advanced technique in ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga'' is to [[SuicideAttack suicide your]] [[ViolationOfCommonSense last life]], using the shrapnel or one of Gain's or Bornham's {{Smart Bomb}}s deployed immediately beforehand to damage or kill enemies and push yourself past the [[EveryTenThousandPoints point threshold for the next extra life]]. Succeed, life]] before the "Continue" prompt shows up (or GameOver, if continues are turned off). If you succeed -- [[DifficultButAwesome and that's a big "if"]] -- you'll get a full bomb pickup that's intended to be used as a continue incentive. Fail, and [[GameOver the obvious]] awaits you.
30th Oct '16 3:04:04 PM nombretomado
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* In Mercedes Lackey's ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar The Black Gryphon]]'', a pair of generals in Urtho's army are reknowned for these sort of maneuvers. Every time they come up in conversation, someone mentions their latest battle with the enemy, always bringing up the fact that the plan ''would'' have been a spectacular victory, except that the enemy general wasn't dropped on his head as a child, so it was fatally suicidal instead. Later it turns out that they're actually TheMole, so they have in fact been doing this on purpose.

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* In Mercedes Lackey's ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar The Black Gryphon]]'', a pair of generals in Urtho's army are reknowned for these sort of maneuvers. Every time they come up in conversation, someone mentions their latest battle with the enemy, always bringing up the fact that the plan ''would'' have been a spectacular victory, except that the enemy general wasn't dropped on his head as a child, so it was fatally suicidal instead. Later it turns out that they're actually TheMole, so they have in fact been doing this on purpose.
30th Oct '16 4:07:17 AM X2X
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* ''LastScenario'' has the Brutal Attack spellcard, which deals massive amounts of damage, but also damages the user. It's entirely possible for the user to KO themselves if they don't have enough HP to survive it. It's also possible for the user to miss with either the attack or the damage dealt to themselves, which can lead to either the character hurting themselves for nothing, or dealing big damage with no consequences.
* Counter Hypers in ''VideoGame/UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3'' have pretty much unbeatable priority and do great damage, but have to be timed perfectly (excruciatingly difficult in Online Mode) and if you fail, you lose precious Hyper meter.

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* ''LastScenario'' ''VideoGame/LastScenario'' has the Brutal Attack spellcard, which deals massive amounts of damage, but also damages the user. It's entirely possible for the user to KO themselves if they don't have enough HP to survive it. It's also possible for the user to miss with either the attack or the damage dealt to themselves, which can lead to either the character hurting themselves for nothing, or dealing big damage with no consequences.
* Counter Hypers in ''VideoGame/UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3'' ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' have pretty much unbeatable priority and do great damage, but have to be timed perfectly (excruciatingly difficult in Online Mode) and if you fail, you lose precious Hyper meter.
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