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11th Jan '17 11:33:57 PM Chaosenvoy
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** Since ''every'' One Piece arc ends with Luffy beating the strongest ArcVillain, this trope also happens to Zoro, who is just as strong as Luffy, to prevent him from taking Luffy's kill. Sometimes Zoro just happens to be at another place than Luffy, but it usually happens this way: Zoro gets some handicap (like a wound or missing swords) that severely halts his fighting ability. [[ICanStillFight Zoro insists to fight anyway]] and challenges the villain's [[TheDragon Dragon]] or strongest henchman. Zoro wins with lots of difficulty due to the handicap (without the handicap, he would probably win easily). Zoro is now so exhausted that he cannot handle the main villain, so it's all up to Luffy. And the one time he does fight [[TheDragon Pica]] without any sort of handicaps or debilitating injuries, he wins handily, but then has to divert his attention to keeping Doflamingo's Bird Cage at bay to allow Luffy the time to defeat him.

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** Since ''every'' One Piece arc ends with Luffy beating the strongest ArcVillain, this trope also happens to Zoro, who is just as strong as Luffy, to prevent him from taking Luffy's kill. Sometimes Zoro just happens to be at another place than Luffy, but it usually happens this way: Zoro gets some handicap (like a wound or missing swords) that severely halts his fighting ability. [[ICanStillFight Zoro insists to fight anyway]] and challenges the villain's [[TheDragon Dragon]] or strongest henchman. Zoro wins with lots of difficulty due to the handicap (without the handicap, he would probably win easily). Zoro is now so exhausted that he cannot handle the main villain, so it's all up to Luffy. And the one time he does fight [[TheDragon Pica]] in the Dressrosa Arc without any sort of handicaps or debilitating injuries, he wins handily, but then has to divert his attention to keeping Doflamingo's Bird Cage at bay to allow Luffy the time to defeat him.
11th Jan '17 11:33:09 PM Chaosenvoy
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** Since ''every'' One Piece arc ends with Luffy beating the strongest ArcVillain, this trope also happens to Zoro, who is just as strong as Luffy, to prevent him from taking Luffy's kill. Sometimes Zoro just happens to be at another place than Luffy, but it usually happens this way: Zoro gets some handicap (like a wound or missing swords) that severely halts his fighting ability. [[ICanStillFight Zoro insists to fight anyway]] and challenges the villain's [[TheDragon Dragon]] or strongest henchman. Zoro wins with lots of difficulty due to the handicap (without the handicap, he would probably win easily). Zoro is now so exhausted that he cannot handle the main villain, so it's all up to Luffy.

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** Since ''every'' One Piece arc ends with Luffy beating the strongest ArcVillain, this trope also happens to Zoro, who is just as strong as Luffy, to prevent him from taking Luffy's kill. Sometimes Zoro just happens to be at another place than Luffy, but it usually happens this way: Zoro gets some handicap (like a wound or missing swords) that severely halts his fighting ability. [[ICanStillFight Zoro insists to fight anyway]] and challenges the villain's [[TheDragon Dragon]] or strongest henchman. Zoro wins with lots of difficulty due to the handicap (without the handicap, he would probably win easily). Zoro is now so exhausted that he cannot handle the main villain, so it's all up to Luffy. And the one time he does fight [[TheDragon Pica]] without any sort of handicaps or debilitating injuries, he wins handily, but then has to divert his attention to keeping Doflamingo's Bird Cage at bay to allow Luffy the time to defeat him.
28th Dec '16 3:36:08 PM phylos
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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 would have given Kid Buu more of a fight than Vegeta and together with Goku could have perhaps killed him. 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 would have given Kid Buu more of a fight than Vegeta and together with Goku could have perhaps killed him.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.]]
6th Dec '16 4:28:48 AM player03
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Well, [[SidekickGlassCeiling obviously we can't have that]], and if the character in question is any kind of good guy it would strain belief to have them just sit out the fight for no reason. Sure, you could [[ThePlotReaper kill them off]] or write them out of the story completely, but they don't have to leave ''forever'', just long enough for the hero to have to face the menace du jour on his or her own. The solution: take the bruiser and [[PutOnABus put them on a bus]] for a while. Maybe some other responsibility came up, maybe there's another villain rampaging around somewhere else, maybe they had the bad luck to break a leg and got stuck in the hospital, [[ProtectorBehindBars maybe they were arrested]] and are showing SelfRestraint. However, it's done, the DeusExMachina is temporarily out of commission, and the weaker heroes have to win the fight on their own.

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Well, [[SidekickGlassCeiling obviously we can't have that]], and if the character in question is any kind of good guy it would strain belief to have them just sit out the fight for no reason. Sure, you could [[ThePlotReaper kill them off]] or write them out of the story completely, but they don't have to leave ''forever'', just long enough for the hero to have to face the menace du jour on his or her own. The solution: take the bruiser and [[PutOnABus put them on a bus]] for a while. Maybe some other responsibility came up, maybe there's another villain rampaging around somewhere else, maybe they had the bad luck to break a leg and got stuck in the hospital, [[ProtectorBehindBars maybe they were arrested]] and are showing SelfRestraint. However, However it's done, the DeusExMachina is temporarily out of commission, and the weaker heroes have to win the fight on their own.
5th Dec '16 6:41:24 AM jupmart
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* Quite literally in the Season 11 finale, when the two most powerful beings in all of creation, [[spoiler:God and his sister the Darkness, take a holiday to have some family time]].

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* ** Quite literally in the Season 11 finale, when the two most powerful beings in all of creation, [[spoiler:God and his sister the Darkness, take a holiday to have some family time]].
5th Dec '16 6:39:14 AM jupmart
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* Quite literally in the Season 11 finale, when the two most powerful beings in all of creation, [[spoiler:God and his sister the Darkness, take a holiday to have some family time]].
23rd Nov '16 10:53:29 AM Tractical_Chunder
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* ''{{Manga/Hellsing}}'' does this to Alucard, having him [[spoiler:trapped on a boat whilst London is attacked]]. [[JustifiedTropes Which was The Major's plan all along.]]

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* ''{{Manga/Hellsing}}'' does this to Alucard, having him [[spoiler:trapped on a boat whilst London is attacked]]. [[JustifiedTropes [[JustifiedTrope Which was The Major's plan all along.]]
23rd Nov '16 10:52:03 AM Tractical_Chunder
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* ''{{Manga/Hellsing}}'' does this to Alucard, having him [[spoiler:trapped on a boat whilst London is attacked]]. Which was The Major's plan all along.

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* ''{{Manga/Hellsing}}'' does this to Alucard, having him [[spoiler:trapped on a boat whilst London is attacked]]. [[JustifiedTropes Which was The Major's plan all along.]]
31st Oct '16 9:11:20 AM Jgamer
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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.]]
23rd Oct '16 10:29:58 AM FoxBluereaver
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** [[InfinityMinusOneSword Goodra]] had a rather short time on Ash's team for this reason; though before it parted from Ash at its wetland home, it got to have a sizable role in the Gym battle versus Clemont. And now, the XY series ends and Greninja gets hit with it too, having to stay in the Kalos region to help Squishy and Z2 wipe out the remnants of the disaster caused by Team Flare.

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** [[InfinityMinusOneSword Goodra]] had a rather short time on Ash's team for this reason; though before it parted from Ash at its wetland home, it got to have a sizable role in the Gym battle versus Clemont. [[spoiler: And now, come the XY series ends and Greninja end of the XYZ series, [[SuperMode Ash-Greninja]] gets hit with it too, having to stay in the Kalos region to help Squishy and Z2 wipe out the remnants of the disaster caused by Team Flare.]]
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