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16th Jul '17 8:38:03 AM blueflame724
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** Earlier in the series, when Luffy's brother Ace was first introduced, he proved be an extremely powerful combatant, easily destroying a fleet of ships with a single attack, and fighting a previous logia antagonist to a standstill. Said logia curbstomped Luffy during their first meeting. He was probably one of the strongest characters in the entire SAGA. While it's clear that he's much stronger than Luffy, especially with his logia abilities, he doesn't bother getting involved in the whole Arabasta affair. He is a pirate, after all. And he was looking for Blackbeard.

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** Earlier in the series, when When Luffy's brother Ace was first introduced, he proved be an extremely powerful combatant, easily destroying a fleet of ships with a single attack, attack and fighting a previous logia antagonist to a standstill. Said logia curbstomped Luffy during their first meeting. He was probably meeting, making him one of the strongest characters in the entire SAGA. saga. While it's clear that he's much stronger than Luffy, especially with his logia abilities, he doesn't bother getting involved in the whole Arabasta affair. He is a pirate, after all. And he was looking for Blackbeard.affair due to his focus on [[ArchEnemy Blackbeard]].
16th Jul '17 3:30:58 AM SpocktorWho
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** The fourth time, after he absorbs every soul in Purgatory, he is soon "killed" by the leviathans growing inside of him. He later [[UnexplainedRecovery reappears]] as a normal human, without any memory of being an angel, and gets his powers back just in time for...

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** The fourth time, after he absorbs every soul in Purgatory, he is soon "killed" by the leviathans Leviathans growing inside of him. He later [[UnexplainedRecovery reappears]] as a normal human, reappears]], believing he's human and without any memory of being an angel, and gets his powers memory back just in time for...
22nd Jun '17 12:02:57 PM AlienPatch
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* Another hero absent from ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' was ComicBook/TheHulk. The writers knew well that whichever team had a powerhouse like him in their ranks would [[GameBreaker pretty much decide the war]], and thus they choose to get rid of him for the time being. After taking some advice from [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Maria]] [[JerkAss Hill]], the Illuminati decided that The Hulk was too dangerous to be controlled and that he needed to be dealt with accordingly. They put him as an unconscious Bruce inside a spaceship that [[HopeSpot was meant to send him to a peaceful planet where he would be happy]], [[DiabolusExMachina but instead sent him to Sakaar]], a violent planet ruled by a tyrant with an iron fist and a penchant for gladiatorial games. The fans were quick to note that once The Hulk would return, the Illuminati [[WhatTheHellHero would be very sorry for what they did]]. And [[ComicBook/WorldWarHulk they WERE...]][[StatusQuoIsGod for a while, at least]].
19th Jun '17 11:39:26 PM Ramona122003
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** The Garlic Jr Saga, the only filler saga in the entire series, takes place while Goku is away from Earth. Vegeta also leaves to look for Goku, leaving Piccolo, Gohan, Krillin, Mr. Popo, and Kami to deal with Garlic's return. If Goku was around, he would have dealt with Garlic without any issue or been corrupted by the Black Water Mist and be close to unstoppable since ''no'' character at that point in the series can stand against a Super Saiyan. Vegeta would have the same issue to a lesser extent since his power is second only to Goku's.

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** The Garlic Jr Saga, the only filler saga in the entire series, takes place while Goku is away from Earth. Vegeta also leaves to look for Goku, leaving Piccolo, Gohan, Krillin, Mr. Popo, and Kami to deal with Garlic's return. If Goku was around, he would have dealt with Garlic without any issue or been corrupted by the Black Water Mist and be close to unstoppable since ''no'' character at that point in the series can could stand against a Super Saiyan. Vegeta would have the same issue to a lesser extent since his power is second only to Goku's.



** This is also the same reason why Gohan, Goten, and Trunks were killed by Buu when he destroyed the Earth while they were still unconscious. Gohan and Gotenks could have vaporized Kid Buu without issue. This is lampshaded as Goku suggests bringing them to help to destroy Buu after they are revived, but Vegeta refuses [[HonorBeforeReason because he wants the people of Earth to protect themselves for once.]]

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** This is also the same reason why Gohan, Goten, and Trunks were killed by Buu when he destroyed the Earth while they were still unconscious. Gohan and Gotenks could have vaporized Kid Buu without issue. This is lampshaded as Goku suggests bringing them to help to destroy Buu after they are revived, but Vegeta refuses [[HonorBeforeReason because he wants the people of Earth to protect themselves for once.]]
3rd Jun '17 9:43:32 AM rafi
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* ''ComicBook/TheNewFrontier'' gets Superman (and Wonder Woman) out of the way with a handy application of TheWorfEffect instead... but this trope is played straight for the magic-themed heroes (the Spectre, Dr. Fate, Zatanna, Captain Marvel, and the Phantom Stranger); the latter three ''deliberately convince'' the former two to stay out of the battle with the Centre to "help humanity grow" or somesuch.

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* ''ComicBook/TheNewFrontier'' ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier The New Frontier]]'' gets Superman (and Wonder Woman) out of the way with a handy application of TheWorfEffect instead... but this trope is played straight for the magic-themed heroes (the Spectre, Dr. Fate, Zatanna, Captain Marvel, and the Phantom Stranger); the latter three ''deliberately convince'' the former two to stay out of the battle with the Centre to "help humanity grow" or somesuch.
25th May '17 10:23:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''Goblet of Fire'': The bad guys [[GenreSavvy pluck Harry off Hogwarts' grounds]] and deposit him miles away.

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** ''Goblet of Fire'': The bad guys [[GenreSavvy pluck Harry off Hogwarts' grounds]] grounds and deposit him miles away.



** ''Half-Blood Prince'': Exception, Dumbledore takes part in the climax [[spoiler:and is killed]]. Which also works as this trope for the series as a whole, since [[spoiler: it was Voldemort's plan to [[GenreSavvy get rid of Dumbledore first]], and then try and take over the world]].

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** ''Half-Blood Prince'': Exception, Dumbledore takes part in the climax [[spoiler:and is killed]]. Which also works as this trope for the series as a whole, since [[spoiler: it was Voldemort's plan to [[GenreSavvy get rid of Dumbledore first]], first, and then try and take over the world]].
25th May '17 5:06:30 AM petersohn
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* Rich Burlew, the author of ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', has said in commentaries that he is often forced to do this to Vaarsuvius, the party's wizard. Because the comic is based on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', readers already know what powers and abilities a wizard of that level should be able to muster and would naturally wonder why the elf wasn't deploying them in a given situation...whereas if the magic system had been an original invention, he could simply have not given Vaarsuvius any powers that would circumvent the plot.

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* ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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Rich Burlew, the author of ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', has said in commentaries that he is often forced to do this to Vaarsuvius, the party's wizard. Because the comic is based on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', readers already know what powers and abilities a wizard of that level should be able to muster and would naturally wonder why the elf wasn't deploying them in a given situation...whereas if the magic system had been an original invention, he could simply have not given Vaarsuvius any powers that would circumvent the plot.plot.
** Roy, the leader of the protagonist team is missing for an entire story arc. This forces other members, especially Haley, to show their leadership skills.
4th May '17 9:20:44 AM smalltime
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* The ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'' episode "Shaken, Not Scared" follows Boo-Boo as he attempts to scare Ruby and her friends so he can become a full ghost. The easily frightened Scaredy Bat is mysteriously absent.
4th Apr '17 3:45:53 AM Darth_Marth
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** The end of the Cell games saga removes both Goku and Future Trunks before the final battle with Super Perfect Cell (Goku sacrifices himself to stop Cell from destroying the Earth, and Trunks is killed by a sucker punch when Cell is revealed to have survived). They are two of the four characters strong enough to harm Cell at this point, the other two being Gohan and Vegeta. Since, unlike Vegeta, neither of them would have have hesitated to double-team Cell with Gohan if the situation became desperate enough, they had to go.
24th Mar '17 10:33:02 AM LaTriezieme
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* At the end of Volume 3 of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[spoiler: Cinder gains the godlike power of the Fall Maiden. However, Ruby ends up unleashing the power of her silver eyes. We don't see the immediate result until the first episode of the next Volume, but we see that the power of the Maidens is weak to the power of the silver eyes, reducing Cinder to a cripple who can't even speak above a whisper, reducing her to healing by the side of the BigBad for the foreseeable future.]]

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* At ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' toys with this trope quite a bit during the first three volumes, since the titular team are still students, and so are outclassed by a lot of hunters.
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the end of Volume 3 2. After spending the previous episode desperately trying to avert a Grimm attack in Vale, The Grimm break in, only for JNPR, CFVY, and Beacon's staff to completely curbstomp them almost imediately, rendering the whole thing moot.
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of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Volume 3 did this several times over. Ozpin sending Qrow and Glynda into Vale to protect the public meant that not one of his allies was there to back him up against Cinder. It's debatable if they would actually have been any use against her, but he certainly seemed to think so. And then after this a villainous example happens [[spoiler: Cinder gains Cinder, despite being theorectically capable of curbstomping the godlike power of the Fall Maiden. However, entire cast, is crippled by Ruby ends up unexpectedly unleashing the power of her silver eyes. We don't see the immediate result until the first episode of the next Volume, but we see that the power of the Maidens is weak to the power of the silver eyes, reducing Cinder to a cripple who can't even speak above a whisper, Silver Eye power, reducing her to healing by the side of the BigBad for the foreseeable future.]]
**In Volume 4, Qrow keeps well away from RNJR, providing them support by taking out Grimm, but otherwise letting them get on with it. [[spoiler: he drops in to save them against Tyrian, but gets poisoned and promptly drops unconcious after explaining his actions, leaving them entirely without support for the rest of the volume.
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