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17th Feb '17 3:22:19 PM BobRiddle
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Not to be confused with TheWorfEffect.

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Not to be confused with TheWorfEffect.
TheWorfEffect or CreatorKiller.
10th Nov '16 11:00:57 AM Morgenthaler
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And then along come a fellowship of plucky heroic {{Badass}}es, [[AchievementsInIgnorance who were never told that the Abomination is impossible to beat]] (and even if they were told, [[NeverTellMeTheOdds they wouldn't care]].) Through some combination of skill, brains, courage, HeroicSpirit, and occasionally raw world-shattering AwesomenessIsAForce, maybe some kind of incredibly clever strategy, maybe trap, maybe AppliedPhlebotinum and/or sheer dumb luck, or hey, WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer, they go to work and... they ''defeat'' the abomination.

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And then along come a fellowship of plucky heroic {{Badass}}es, badasses, [[AchievementsInIgnorance who were never told that the Abomination is impossible to beat]] (and even if they were told, [[NeverTellMeTheOdds they wouldn't care]].) Through some combination of skill, brains, courage, HeroicSpirit, and occasionally raw world-shattering AwesomenessIsAForce, maybe some kind of incredibly clever strategy, maybe trap, maybe AppliedPhlebotinum and/or sheer dumb luck, or hey, WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer, they go to work and... they ''defeat'' the abomination.
11th Feb '16 9:36:01 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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-->-- '''Martin Chatwick''', ''Literature/TheMagicians''

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-->-- '''Martin Chatwick''', Chatwin''', ''Literature/TheMagicians''
26th Jan '16 4:31:57 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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-->-- '''[[Martin Chatwick]]''', ''Literature/TheMagicians''

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-->-- '''[[Martin Chatwick]]''', '''Martin Chatwick''', ''Literature/TheMagicians''
26th Jan '16 4:31:37 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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->''"Now watch closely, everyone. I'm going to show you how to kill a god."''
-->-- '''[[LadyOfWar Lady Eboshi]]''', ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''

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->''"Now watch closely, everyone. I'm going ->''"It's a funny thing about the old gods. You think that just because they're old, they must be difficult to show you how to kill a god.kill. But when the fighting starts, they go down just like anybody else. They're not stronger, they're just older."''
-->-- '''[[LadyOfWar Lady Eboshi]]''', ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''
'''[[Martin Chatwick]]''', ''Literature/TheMagicians''
9th Jan '16 2:25:35 AM That897Guy
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And then along come a fellowship of plucky heroic {{Badass}}es, who didn't get told that the Abomination is impossible to beat (and even if they were told, [[NeverTellMeTheOdds they wouldn't care]].) Through some combination of skill, brains, courage, HeroicSpirit, and occasionally raw world-shattering AwesomenessIsAForce, maybe some kind of incredibly clever strategy, maybe trap, maybe AppliedPhlebotinum and/or sheer dumb luck, or hey, WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer, they go to work and... they ''defeat'' the abomination.

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And then along come a fellowship of plucky heroic {{Badass}}es, [[AchievementsInIgnorance who didn't get were never told that the Abomination is impossible to beat beat]] (and even if they were told, [[NeverTellMeTheOdds they wouldn't care]].) Through some combination of skill, brains, courage, HeroicSpirit, and occasionally raw world-shattering AwesomenessIsAForce, maybe some kind of incredibly clever strategy, maybe trap, maybe AppliedPhlebotinum and/or sheer dumb luck, or hey, WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer, they go to work and... they ''defeat'' the abomination.
19th Nov '15 5:11:19 AM NoSpoilerz
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So, along passes the EldritchAbomination: Incomprehensible, omnipotent [[GodOfEvil dark Gods]] who reduce to [[GoMadFromTheRevelation gibbering insanity anyone in their presence]]; {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s who have obliterated countless worlds since time immemorial; [[CosmicEntity Cosmic Entities]] whose thoughts encompass the very fabric of the universe and infinities beyond, on which humanity is just a subatomic particle. You know the type. Eternal, infinite, harbingers of the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt End of Times]], impossible to even understand, let alone think about opposition...

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So, along passes the EldritchAbomination: Incomprehensible, omnipotent [[GodOfEvil dark Gods]] who reduce to instill [[GoMadFromTheRevelation gibbering insanity in anyone in their presence]]; {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s who have obliterated countless worlds since time immemorial; [[CosmicEntity Cosmic Entities]] whose thoughts encompass the very fabric of the universe and infinities beyond, on which humanity is just a subatomic particle. You know the type. Eternal, infinite, harbingers of the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt End of Times]], impossible to even understand, let alone think about opposition...
16th Nov '15 2:39:08 PM longWriter
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Compare CuttingTheKnot, RageAgainstTheHeavens, PowerCreepPowerSeep, StrongAsTheyNeedToBe, NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, GodsHandsAreTied, KillTheGod, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu, DidYouJustScamCthulhu, StaringDownCthulhu, WowingCthulhu, ReasoningWithGod, AlwaysABiggerFish, DefeatingTheUndefeatable, SummonBiggerFish (the latter two are when it's essentially a real god, like Thor or Zeus, doing the punching out), TheWorfEffect, LovecraftLite.

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Compare CuttingTheKnot, RageAgainstTheHeavens, PowerCreepPowerSeep, StrongAsTheyNeedToBe, NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, GodsHandsAreTied, KillTheGod, GodsHandsAreTied, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu, DidYouJustScamCthulhu, StaringDownCthulhu, WowingCthulhu, ReasoningWithGod, AlwaysABiggerFish, DefeatingTheUndefeatable, SummonBiggerFish (the latter two are when it's essentially a real god, like Thor or Zeus, doing the punching out), TheWorfEffect, LovecraftLite.
LovecraftLite. Overlaps with KillTheGod when the punch is fatal and a god per se is the victim.
11th Nov '15 9:16:45 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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And then along come a fellowship of plucky heroic {{Badass}}es, who didn't get told that the Abomination is impossible to beat (and even if they were told, [[NeverTellMeTheOdds they wouldn't care]]. Through some combination of skill, brains, courage, HeroicSpirit, and occasionally raw world-shattering AwesomenessIsAForce, maybe some kind of incredibly clever strategy, maybe trap, maybe AppliedPhlebotinum and/or sheer dumb luck, or hey, WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer, they go to work and... they ''defeat'' the abomination.

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And then along come a fellowship of plucky heroic {{Badass}}es, who didn't get told that the Abomination is impossible to beat (and even if they were told, [[NeverTellMeTheOdds they wouldn't care]]. ) Through some combination of skill, brains, courage, HeroicSpirit, and occasionally raw world-shattering AwesomenessIsAForce, maybe some kind of incredibly clever strategy, maybe trap, maybe AppliedPhlebotinum and/or sheer dumb luck, or hey, WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer, they go to work and... they ''defeat'' the abomination.
26th Sep '15 11:26:11 AM ChaoticNovelist
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And then along come a fellowship of plucky heroic {{Badass}}es, who didn't get told that the Abomination is impossible to beat (and even if they were told, [[NeverTellMeTheOdds they wouldn't care]] or proclaim "[[ScrewDestiny Well, fuck that!]]"). Through some combination of skill, brains, courage, HeroicSpirit, and occasionally raw world-shattering AwesomenessIsAForce, maybe some kind of incredibly circuitous strategy, maybe trap, maybe AppliedPhlebotinum and/or sheer dumb luck, or hey, WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer, they go to work and... they ''defeat'' the abomination.

In short, you just [[KillTheGod killed a god]]. Not a {{Mook|s}}, not an {{Elite Mook|s}}, not TheDragon... '''''A {{GOD}}!''''' Pretty much anything much higher in SuperWeight scale than the character.

This appears in videogames (especially [=RPG=]s), where the FinalBoss is [[GodOfEvil inevitably some kind]] of ultimate evil [[SealedEvilInACan unleashed upon the world]], or the BigBad has [[AGodAmI ascended to godhood]] and gone OneWingedAngel... only to be defeated by the heroes by whittling down its health points. Particularly jarring if the horror in question is allegedly so powerful that [[GameplayAndStorySegregation according to the backstory]] the {{Precursors}} were only able to [[SealedEvilInACan seal it away]], or if the heroes claim it was defeated via ThePowerOfFriendship (when it's obvious they won via the Power Of {{BFS}}, MoreDakka, and Nuke-Level SummonMagic). Sometimes, you actually do kill {{God}} Himself, which is commonplace in [=JRPGs=].

Maybe the heroes have found some rule stating that the power in question has limits or a NecessaryDrawback, and then proceed to [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty exploit it ruthlessly]]. Maybe [[WorfHadTheFlu Cthulhu Had The Flu]]. Sometimes what they defeated was just ''part'' of the being which existed in our reality at the time, in which case reducing its HitPoints to 0 just temporarily banishes it: they were FightingAShadow.

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And then along come a fellowship of plucky heroic {{Badass}}es, who didn't get told that the Abomination is impossible to beat (and even if they were told, [[NeverTellMeTheOdds they wouldn't care]] or proclaim "[[ScrewDestiny Well, fuck that!]]"). care]]. Through some combination of skill, brains, courage, HeroicSpirit, and occasionally raw world-shattering AwesomenessIsAForce, maybe some kind of incredibly circuitous clever strategy, maybe trap, maybe AppliedPhlebotinum and/or sheer dumb luck, or hey, WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer, they go to work and... they ''defeat'' the abomination.

In short, you just [[KillTheGod killed a god]]. Not a {{Mook|s}}, not an {{Elite Mook|s}}, not TheDragon... '''''A {{GOD}}!''''' Pretty much anything Anything much higher in SuperWeight scale than the character.

This appears in videogames (especially [=RPG=]s), where the FinalBoss is [[GodOfEvil inevitably some kind]] of ultimate evil [[SealedEvilInACan unleashed upon the world]], or the BigBad has [[AGodAmI ascended to godhood]] and gone OneWingedAngel... only to be defeated by the heroes by whittling down its health points. Particularly jarring if the horror in question is allegedly so powerful that [[GameplayAndStorySegregation according to the backstory]] the {{Precursors}} were only able to [[SealedEvilInACan seal it away]], or if the heroes claim it was defeated via ThePowerOfFriendship (when it's obvious they won via the Power Of {{BFS}}, MoreDakka, and Nuke-Level SummonMagic). Sometimes, you actually do kill {{God}} Himself, which is commonplace in [=JRPGs=].

Maybe the heroes have found some rule stating that the power in question has limits or a NecessaryDrawback, and then proceed to [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty exploit it ruthlessly]]. Maybe [[WorfHadTheFlu Cthulhu Had The Flu]].WorfHadTheFlu. Sometimes what they defeated was just ''part'' of the being which existed in our reality at the time, in which case reducing its HitPoints to 0 just temporarily banishes it: they were FightingAShadow.



A common HandWave in video games ([=RPG=]s in particular) is to have something happen that relates to the story and limits the BigBad's power and/or [[EleventhHourSuperpower brings the heroes up to its level]]... ''then'' pummel it with improbably large swords and nuclear-apocalypse-level magic.

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A common HandWave [[JustifiedTrope justification]] in video games ([=RPG=]s in particular) is to have something happen that relates to the story and limits the BigBad's power and/or [[EleventhHourSuperpower brings the heroes up to its level]]... ''then'' pummel it with improbably extremely large swords and nuclear-apocalypse-level magic.
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