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25th Mar '17 2:37:28 PM MajinAkuma
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*** The most hilarious example is Gengetsu Houzuki, the second Mizukage. His explanation of how his power works and how it can be stopped is too confusing to the shinobis he's fighting. And in the end, he figures out that he's too strong to be beaten by regular guys.
25th Mar '17 2:31:21 PM MajinAkuma
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** For the most part, this practice is generally avoided. Most of the explaining happens with the side characters if they have knowledge of the technique being used or by the character themselves when they're talking to their friends after the battle. However, most techniques are demonstrated by some unlucky bastard being hit or nearly hit by it, like Tien's Solar Flare, Krillin's Destructo Disc, Dabura's SuperSpit, Buu's candy ray, and Gotenks' Kamikaze Ghost Attack.

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** For the most part, this practice is generally avoided. Most of the explaining happens with the side characters if they have knowledge of the technique being used or by the character themselves when they're talking to their friends after the battle. However, most techniques are demonstrated by some unlucky bastard being hit or nearly hit by it, like Tien's Solar Flare, Krillin's Destructo Disc, Dabura's Tenshinhan's Taiyouken, Kuririn's Kienzan, Dabra's SuperSpit, Buu's Boo's candy ray, and Gotenks' Gotenks's Kamikaze Ghost Attack.
17th Mar '17 4:36:33 PM infernape612
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3rd Mar '17 5:18:48 AM Korodzik
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* In one of the infamous [[DeliciousFruitPies Hostess Cakes ads]] (shown [[http://www.seanbaby.com/hostess/v2thor05.htm here]]), where [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Asgard gets attacked by space hillbillies]], two of them explain aloud how their invulnerability powers work, and helpfully inform ComicBook/{{Thor}} how exactly can he defeat them (by distracting them. With delicious Hostess cakes, of course).
22nd Feb '17 3:10:54 PM ZombieAladdin
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** Cracker, in his first confrontation with Luffy shows him [[MultiArmedAndDangerous his power to make extra arms]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope This turned out to be a lie]], when Luffy breaks his body in half, revealing real Cracker inside. [[DoubleSubvertedTrope And then he proceeds to explain]], that he has the power [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to create and control biscuits]], and [[ActuallyADoombot his armor are made of them and designed to look like real human]], down to using jam to imitate BloodFromTheMouth. Naturally this comes back to bite him, when Nami realizes, that water can make biscuits softer.]]

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** Cracker, in his first confrontation with Luffy shows him [[MultiArmedAndDangerous his power to make extra arms]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope This turned out to be a lie]], when Luffy breaks his body in half, revealing real Cracker inside. [[DoubleSubvertedTrope And then he proceeds to explain]], that he has the power [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to create and control biscuits]], and [[ActuallyADoombot his armor are made of them and designed to look like real human]], down to using jam to imitate BloodFromTheMouth. Naturally this comes back to bite him, when Nami realizes, that water can make biscuits softer. Then it bites him again, literally, when Luffy, a BigEater, starts eating all of the biscuit mass he creates, forcing Cracker to fight directly.]]
29th Dec '16 4:22:36 AM TrollBrutal
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* Literature/SamsonAndDelilah: Samson has SuperStrength because of his hair; but Delilah is a [[HoneyTrap really hot Philistine chick]]. She asks him what his weakness is. He lies to her and she immediately tells her family who try this on him and it doesn't work. Then she pouts and tells him that she's upset he lied, and he lies again. She again tells her family who tries this and it doesn't work. She makes doe-eyes at him a ''third'' time and this time he tells her the truth and she tells her family and they weaken him and capture him. Samson wasn't very bright.... His hair isn't actually the source of his power (as any Bible scholar can explain) but because he'd broken every other rule God gave him. It has more to do with the fact that Samson finally crossed the line by breaking his vows as a Nazarite (seen [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazirite here]]) that God revoked his strength.

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* Literature/SamsonAndDelilah: Samson has SuperStrength because of his hair; but Delilah is a [[HoneyTrap really hot Philistine chick]]. She asks him what his weakness is. He lies to her and she immediately tells her family who try this on him and it doesn't work. Then she pouts and tells him that she's upset he lied, and he lies again. She again tells her family who tries this and it doesn't work. She makes doe-eyes at him a ''third'' time third time, failing again. She keeps complaining about ''his'' dishonesty, and this time with such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was sick to death of it and tells her the truth and truth, she tells her family and they weaken him and capture him. Samson wasn't very bright.... His hair isn't actually the source of his power (as any Bible scholar can explain) but because he'd broken every other rule God gave him. It has more to do with the fact that Samson finally crossed the line by breaking his vows as a Nazarite (seen [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazirite here]]) that God revoked his strength.
26th Nov '16 4:57:55 AM Yib
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** Cracker, in his first confrontation with Luffy shows him [[MultiArmedAndDangerous his power to make extra arms]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope This turned out to be a lie]], when Luffy breaks his body in half, revealing real Cracker inside. [[DoubleSubvertedTrope And then he proceeds to explain]], that he has the power [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to create and control biscuits]], and [[ActuallyADoombot his armor are made of them and desighned to look like real human]], down to using jam to imitate BloodFromTheMouth. Naturally this comes back to bite him, when Nami realizes, that water can make biscuits softer.]]

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** Cracker, in his first confrontation with Luffy shows him [[MultiArmedAndDangerous his power to make extra arms]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope This turned out to be a lie]], when Luffy breaks his body in half, revealing real Cracker inside. [[DoubleSubvertedTrope And then he proceeds to explain]], that he has the power [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to create and control biscuits]], and [[ActuallyADoombot his armor are made of them and desighned designed to look like real human]], down to using jam to imitate BloodFromTheMouth. Naturally this comes back to bite him, when Nami realizes, that water can make biscuits softer.]]
26th Nov '16 4:49:38 AM Yib
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** {{DoubleSubverted|Trope}} in Kenzo's case. While Kenzo gives detailed explanation on how he [[PressurePoint makes people drown in their own bodily fluids]], he keeps his stand powers in secret. So instead ''his stand'' tells to his enemies exactly how his powers work, gives them advice on how to beat him and even warns them about incoming attacks, much to his user annoyance. So in this case, abilities explain ourselves.

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** {{DoubleSubverted|Trope}} in Kenzo's case. While Kenzo gives detailed explanation on how he [[PressurePoint makes people drown in their own bodily fluids]], he keeps his stand powers in secret. So instead However, ''his stand'' tells to his enemies exactly how his powers work, gives them advice on how to beat him and even warns them about incoming attacks, much to his user annoyance. So in this case, abilities powers explain ourselves.
26th Nov '16 4:44:18 AM Yib
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** Cracker, in his first confrontation with Luffy shows him [[MultiArmedAndDangerous his power to make extra arms]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope This turned out to be a lie]], when Luffy breaks his body in half, revealing real Cracker inside.[[DoubleSubvertedTrope And then he proceeds to explain]], that he has the power [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to create and control biscuits]], and [[ActuallyADoombot his armor are made of them and desighned to look like real human]], down to using jam to imitate BloodFromTheMouth. Naturally this comes back to bite him, when Nami realizes, that water can make biscuits softer.]]

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** Cracker, in his first confrontation with Luffy shows him [[MultiArmedAndDangerous his power to make extra arms]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope This turned out to be a lie]], when Luffy breaks his body in half, revealing real Cracker inside. [[DoubleSubvertedTrope And then he proceeds to explain]], that he has the power [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to create and control biscuits]], and [[ActuallyADoombot his armor are made of them and desighned to look like real human]], down to using jam to imitate BloodFromTheMouth. Naturally this comes back to bite him, when Nami realizes, that water can make biscuits softer.]]
26th Nov '16 4:40:57 AM Yib
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** Cracker, in his first confrontation with Luffy shows him [[MultiArmedAndDangerous his power to make extra arms]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope This turned out to be a lie]], when Luffy breaks his body in half, revealing real Cracker inside.[[DoubleSubvertedTrope And then he proceeds to explain]], that he has the power [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower to create and control biscuits]], and [[ActuallyADoombot his armor are made of them and desighned to look like real human]], down to using jam to imitate BloodFromTheMouth. Naturally this comes back to bite him, when Nami realizes, that water can make biscuits softer.]]



** {{ZigZagged|Trope}} in Kenzo's case. While Kenzo gives detailed explanation on how he [[PressurePoint makes people drown in their own bodily fluids]], he keeps his stand powers in secret. So instead ''his stand'' tells to his enemies exactly how his powers work, gives them advice on how to beat him and even warns them about incoming attacks, much to his user annoyance. So in this case, abilities explain ourselves.

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** {{ZigZagged|Trope}} {{DoubleSubverted|Trope}} in Kenzo's case. While Kenzo gives detailed explanation on how he [[PressurePoint makes people drown in their own bodily fluids]], he keeps his stand powers in secret. So instead ''his stand'' tells to his enemies exactly how his powers work, gives them advice on how to beat him and even warns them about incoming attacks, much to his user annoyance. So in this case, abilities explain ourselves.
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