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29th May '16 4:09:39 AM Doug86
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** ''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'' villains Electro, Sandman, and Hydro-Man have all been defeated by being doused with water and/or some chemical compound that negatively affects them, like wet cement.
** The ComicBook/{{X-Men}} hero Iceman once defeated the Human Torch despite the apparent weakness, using his ice powers to create steam and water vapors around Torch and extinguish his flames. Obviously, The Torch was struck dumb.

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** ''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' villains Electro, Sandman, and Hydro-Man have all been defeated by being doused with water and/or some chemical compound that negatively affects them, like wet cement.
** The ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen hero Iceman once defeated the Human Torch despite the apparent weakness, using his ice powers to create steam and water vapors around Torch and extinguish his flames. Obviously, The Torch was struck dumb.
28th Apr '16 3:49:48 PM Galacton
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* [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] -- usually [[KillItWithFire strong]] against wood, ice, or {{the undead}}. Weak to water, and sometimes, wind. Sometimes weak to stone or earth (but just as often strong against the latter).

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* [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] -- usually [[KillItWithFire strong]] against wood, ice, or {{the undead}}. Weak to water, and sometimes, wind. Sometimes weak to stone or earth (but just as often strong against the latter).latter especially if plant life is included in earth).



* [[DishingOutDirt Earth]] -- usually strong against electricity, and weak to fire, and utterly ineffective against air, although again this varies by the setting; sometimes Earth is strong to fire and weak to water and/or ice, and sometimes it ''is'' effective against Wind/Air (also similar to Light/Dark).

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* [[DishingOutDirt Earth]] -- usually strong against electricity, and weak to fire, and utterly ineffective against air, air although again this varies by the setting; sometimes when combined with plants it is weak to fire otherwise Earth is strong to fire and weak to water and/or ice, and sometimes it ''is'' effective against Wind/Air (also similar to Light/Dark).



* [[MakingASplash Water]] -- usually strong against fire, weak to electricity, ice (if they're separate) and/or wood/grass. Sometimes strong against earth, or (instead of being weak to it) electricity.
* [[BlowYouAway Air]] -- usually strong against earth, weak to fire and electricity. Sometimes however, wind may blow flames off instead.

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* [[MakingASplash Water]] -- usually strong against fire, weak to electricity, ice (if they're separate) and/or wood/grass. Sometimes strong against earth, earth (since water erodes rock over time), or (instead of being weak to it) electricity.
* [[BlowYouAway Air]] -- usually strong against earth, weak to fire (it spreads the fire) and electricity. Sometimes however, wind may blow flames off instead.
14th Mar '16 6:17:22 PM Prfnoff
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* The mages in ''WhatsShakin'' have the powers of all elements, but excel in only one. In contrast to typical canon, ice and water elements are weak against fire as seen in the ''[[http://whatsshakincomic.com/2011/08/22/page-48-2/ fight against Fred]]''.
* In the ''Triquetra Cats'', the main characters have control over the elements of Earth Fire and Water, their mother has control over the element of Air, (as they are all on the same side it has never been resolved if one is weaker/stronger than the other save for minor sibling rivalry squabbling, in which they use their powers in possibly the weakest strength possible anyway)
* ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}!'', in addition to the standard RPG elements, includes [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0268.html "Tastes Like Orange Tang"]], "Doesn't Taste Like Orange Tang", and even [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050818.html "Peanuts"]] (which Khrima apparently has an allergy to). The main quest has the party collect about a hundred elements from the periodic table.
* Played with in [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/09/09082006/ this]] SlightlyDamned comic.

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* The mages in ''WhatsShakin'' ''Webcomic/WhatsShakin'' have the powers of all elements, but excel in only one. In contrast to typical canon, ice and water elements are weak against fire as seen in the ''[[http://whatsshakincomic.com/2011/08/22/page-48-2/ fight against Fred]]''.
* In the ''Triquetra Cats'', ''Webcomic/TriquetraCats'', the main characters have control over the elements of Earth Fire and Water, their mother has control over the element of Air, (as they are all on the same side it has never been resolved if one is weaker/stronger than the other save for minor sibling rivalry squabbling, in which they use their powers in possibly the weakest strength possible anyway)
* ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}!'', ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'', in addition to the standard RPG elements, includes [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0268.html "Tastes Like Orange Tang"]], "Doesn't Taste Like Orange Tang", and even [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050818.html "Peanuts"]] (which Khrima apparently has an allergy to). The main quest has the party collect about a hundred elements from the periodic table.
* Played with in [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/09/09082006/ this]] SlightlyDamned ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' comic.
8th Feb '16 7:17:04 PM Xenodile
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* VideoGame/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirlOnline doesn't have "elements", but assigns each character one of five Personality Types that functions in the spirit of the trope. Passionate, Cute, and Cool types follow the standard X > Y > Z > X formula, while Devilish and Pure types cancel each other out but don't receive any bonuses against the other three.
1st Feb '16 10:57:49 AM Awesomesauce210
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* Compared to the games, the anime version of ''Anime/Pokemon'' actually downplays this. While type advantages are acknowledged to exist in-universe by the characters, it isn't uncommon for Trainers' Pokemon to be able to overcome them completely with the right strategies, moves, and brutal training.

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* Compared to the games, the anime version of ''Anime/Pokemon'' ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' actually downplays this. While type advantages are acknowledged to exist in-universe by the characters, it isn't uncommon for Trainers' Pokemon to be able to overcome them completely with the right strategies, moves, and brutal training.
20th Jan '16 11:50:35 AM Edrobot
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* The WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty game ''Pocket Mortys'' uses this literally and figuratively, as "rock" "paper" and "scissors" are elemental types.
3rd Jan '16 1:37:19 AM Hertzyscowicz
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* In ''VideoGame/TamingDreams'', each sentimancy (attack) has a rune and a sentiment associated with it. Each character has three runes and a sentiment associated with them. The closer the caster, target and sentimancy's runes and sentiment match, the more effective the sentimancy is. Additionally, each sentiment is effective against itself and one other. This is explained by the fact that the battles are against [[EnemyWithout enemies without]] and the better you understand the enemy, the easier it is to defeat.
26th Dec '15 6:44:05 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheWell'' series, every ghost is aligned with one of the five Eastern elements. Because Okiku drowned in a well, she is a spirit of Water, making her strong against spirits of Fire but weak against those of Earth. The ghosts of Aitou village are of Earth: strong against Water and thus Okiku; but weak to Wood, thus allowing Tark to exorcise them with wooden stakes. The woman in black is aligned with Fire, and Hiroshi Mikage is aligned with Wood.
17th Nov '15 9:30:18 AM lalalei2001
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-->-- '''Daichi''', ''YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries''

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-->-- '''Daichi''', ''YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries''
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* In ''VideoGame/MocoMocoFriends'', fire beats nature, nature beats water, water beats fire, and light and dark beat each other.
11th Nov '15 5:10:50 AM murazrai
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* Idols in ''VideoGame/TokyoSeventhSisters'' do not use traditional elements, but their types still fit this trope. The order goes Player>Dancer>Vocalist>Variety>Model>Player.
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