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14th Jan '16 5:17:20 PM eroock
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15th Dec '15 6:23:00 PM NaraNumas
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', originally this was in effect with monsters having innate resistances and some being completely immune, this in particular hurt fire mages and destruction warlocks since the entry level raids were in the fire-based Molten Core. Eventually Blizzard wised up to the fact that making entire specializations useless was a terrible idea and chose to enforce CompetitiveBalance by making elemental or elemental-aligned monsters take just as much damage as they do from any other element.
18th Nov '15 7:31:21 PM Vilui
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* In the 90's ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series, when Storm confronts Magneto for the first time in the series, she decides to use intense lightning bolts on him. Magneto points out that being the master of magnetism, lightning was the least effective of her many weapons to use against him. Partially justified since Magneto's powers are written such that if he isn't a SuperpowerLottery winner, he's definitely a runner up, to the point where no energy attacks and few physical attacks would really have been effective.

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* In the 90's 90s ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series, when Storm confronts Magneto for the first time in the series, she decides to use intense lightning bolts on him. Magneto points out that being the master of magnetism, lightning was the least effective of her many weapons to use against him. Partially justified since Magneto's powers are written such that if he isn't a SuperpowerLottery winner, he's definitely a runner up, to the point where no energy attacks and few physical attacks would really have been effective.
12th Sep '15 8:11:25 PM VengeanceKarl
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* Infamously, the live-action film of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' has the Fire Nation capture a bunch of Earthbenders and imprison them in a quarry.
2nd Aug '15 11:51:29 PM zoop
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* In one episode of ''Series/SesameStreet,'' Oscare the Grouch attempts to ruin everybody's day by spreading dirt around everywhere he goes. Where does he go first? ''A garden.''

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* In one episode of ''Series/SesameStreet,'' Oscare Oscar the Grouch attempts to ruin everybody's day by spreading dirt around everywhere he goes. Where does he go first? ''A garden.''
2nd Aug '15 11:51:00 PM zoop
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* In one episode of ''Series/SesameStreet,'' Oscare the Grouch attempts to ruin everybody's day by spreading dirt around everywhere he goes. Where does he go first? ''A garden.''
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30th Mar '15 10:06:35 PM Towersixteen
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** In ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', this plus [[TooDumbToLive a Darwin Award]] applies to anyone who uses [[MakingASplash Water-type attacks]] [[NoSell against]] [[MagmaMan Primal]] [[OlympusMons Groudon]].
29th Mar '15 11:37:25 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* In the 90's WesternAnimation/XMenTheAnimatedSeries animated series, when Storm confronts Magneto for the first time in the series, she decides to use intense lightning bolts on him. Magneto points out that being the master of magnetism, lightning was the least effective of her many weapons to use against him. Partially justified since Magneto's powers are written such that if he isn't a SuperpowerLottery winner, he's definitely a runner up, to the point where no energy attacks and few physical attacks would really have been effective.

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* In the 90's WesternAnimation/XMenTheAnimatedSeries ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series, when Storm confronts Magneto for the first time in the series, she decides to use intense lightning bolts on him. Magneto points out that being the master of magnetism, lightning was the least effective of her many weapons to use against him. Partially justified since Magneto's powers are written such that if he isn't a SuperpowerLottery winner, he's definitely a runner up, to the point where no energy attacks and few physical attacks would really have been effective.
29th Nov '14 9:50:55 AM TwoGunAngel
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For it to be this trope, there should also be some better alternative; if the mage decides to use water spells on the ice elemental, despite having fire spells at his disposal, it's this trope. On the other hand, if the mage who only has water spells is forced into fighting the ice elemental, and has no other options or items that would be better to use, it's a poor matchup; however, since they were forced, it didn't require any ignorance or poor planning (except maybe bad life planning finding himself in a situation with an ice elemental) and is therefore not this trope.

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For it to be this trope, there should also be some better alternative; if the mage decides to use water spells on the ice elemental, despite having fire spells at his disposal, it's this trope. On the other hand, if the mage who only has water spells is forced into fighting the ice elemental, and has no other options or items that would be better to use, it's a poor matchup; however, since they were forced, it didn't require any ignorance or poor planning (except maybe bad life planning for finding himself in a situation with an ice elemental) and is therefore not this trope.
23rd Nov '14 6:03:07 PM 13thman
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* Occurs in GirlsNightOut type episodes, where someone with specific powers over one sex (usually female over male) is on the loose, and the team leader specifically sends troops of the sex which can be controlled to capture said person, as opposed to their operatives of the opposite sex.
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