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27th Jan '17 10:28:34 AM Mxme
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* In ''LightNovel/Overlord'', [[EvilOverlord The titular character]] fights agaisnt [[spoiler: Shalltear]], as an undead, he is vulnerable to fire and holy magic, so he [[spoiler: uses an item which protect him from holy attacks]]. During the fight he act as if he was [[NoSell resistant]] to fire but still [[WeakenedbytheLight very vulnerable]] to holy magic, tricking his opponent to spam [[Light'emUp holy attack]]. The [[OhCrap! Face of pure horror]] from Said opponent once he realise he's been tricked is epic.

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* In ''LightNovel/Overlord'', Played straight and inverted at the same time in ''Overlord'', [[EvilOverlord The titular character]] fights agaisnt [[spoiler: Shalltear]], against [[spoiler:[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Shalltear]]]], as an undead, he is vulnerable to fire and holy magic, so he [[spoiler: uses an item which protect him from holy attacks]]. During the fight he act as if he was [[NoSell resistant]] to fire [[spoiler: fire]] but still [[WeakenedbytheLight very vulnerable]] to [[spoiler: holy magic, magic]], tricking his opponent to spam [[Light'emUp [[spoiler: holy attack]]. The [[OhCrap! [[OhCrap Face of pure horror]] from Said opponent once he realise realises he's been tricked is epic.priceless.
27th Jan '17 10:14:50 AM Mxme
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* In ''LightNovel/Overlord'', [[EvilOverlord The titular character]] fights agaisnt [[spoiler: Shalltear]], as an undead, he is vulnerable to fire and holy magic, so he [[spoiler: uses an item which protect him from holy attacks]]. During the fight he act as if he was [[NoSell resistant]] to fire but still [[WeakenedbytheLight very vulnerable]] to holy magic, tricking his opponent to spam [[Light'emUp holy attack]]. The [[OhCrap! Face of pure horror]] from Said opponent once he realise he's been tricked is epic.
7th Dec '16 9:17:46 PM MacronNotes
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As every smart hero or villain knows, the best way to defeat most adversaries is to AttackItsWeakPoint ForMassiveDamage. But said savvies will also know that this is coming, and may very well decide that they don't like being shot in their weak point. This is where the Fake Weakness comes in: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin faking a weakness]], whether it's [[AttackItsWeakPoint an actual flashing weakpoint]], a WeaksauceWeakness or just an AchillesHeel, to put your opponents off their guard and make them waste valuable time and energy on a red herring before you proceed with the [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]].

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As every smart hero or villain knows, the best way to defeat most adversaries is to AttackItsWeakPoint ForMassiveDamage.AttackItsWeakPoint. But said savvies will also know that this is coming, and may very well decide that they don't like being shot in their weak point. This is where the Fake Weakness comes in: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin faking a weakness]], whether it's [[AttackItsWeakPoint an actual flashing weakpoint]], a WeaksauceWeakness or just an AchillesHeel, to put your opponents off their guard and make them waste valuable time and energy on a red herring before you proceed with the [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]].
27th Sep '16 9:35:17 PM MaliciousIllusion
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* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', Phase gets a fake weakness put on his powers testing results: dark chocolate, administered orally. So now he can have enemies try to stop him by bringing him delicious desserts.


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* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', Phase gets a fake weakness put on his powers testing results: dark chocolate, administered orally. So now he can have enemies try to stop him by bringing him delicious desserts.
14th Sep '16 11:31:31 AM nighttrainfm
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* In the film ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', [[spoiler:Metroman pretends to be vulnerable to copper to fake his own death, because he has come to feel he and Megamind are in a rut and he wants to explore another career]].
** This comes to bite Megamind in the ass later. It turns out, a trap made of solid [[spoiler: copper]] can't stop the rampaging [[spoiler: superhero-turned-villain Titan who had Metroman's powers]].

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* In the film ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', [[spoiler:Metroman ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'':
** [[spoiler:Metroman]]
pretends to be vulnerable to [[spoiler: copper to fake his own death, because he has come to feel he and Megamind are in a rut and he wants to explore another career]].
career.]]
** This comes to bite Megamind in the ass later. It turns out, a trap made of solid [[spoiler: copper]] can't stop the rampaging [[spoiler: superhero-turned-villain Titan who had Metroman's powers]].powers.]]
21st Jul '16 3:16:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', the boss Bad Girl will sometimes fall to the ground, seeming like a big opening for you to attack... [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty take a single swing at her while she's on the ground]] and she'll [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy parry, and the game will enter a cinematic of her beating you to death]]. Seems like a trap for gamers who are used to bosses who periodically leave themselves vulnerable, right? Well, not quite - she actually has two "fall to the ground crying" animations. One leads to the instant kill, and the other genuinely ''is'' an opportunity to knock her senseless. The trick is [[spoiler:to check her hands: [[SublimeRhyme If one's still on the bat,]] ''[[SublimeRhyme do not attack]]'']].

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* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', the boss Bad Girl will sometimes fall to the ground, seeming like a big opening for you to attack... [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty take a single swing at her while she's on the ground]] and she'll [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy parry, and the game will enter a cinematic of her beating you to death]].death. Seems like a trap for gamers who are used to bosses who periodically leave themselves vulnerable, right? Well, not quite - she actually has two "fall to the ground crying" animations. One leads to the instant kill, and the other genuinely ''is'' an opportunity to knock her senseless. The trick is [[spoiler:to check her hands: [[SublimeRhyme If one's still on the bat,]] ''[[SublimeRhyme do not attack]]'']].
18th Jul '16 4:57:12 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''[[spoiler:Mason]]:''' You know, I think werewolves were probably the ones who started this whole "weak to silver" thing, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy just for moments like this]].

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-->'''[[spoiler:Mason]]:''' You know, I think werewolves were probably the ones who started this whole "weak to silver" thing, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy just for moments like this]].this.
31st May '16 8:25:28 PM Trevorg2000
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As every smart hero or villain knows, the best way to defeat most adversaries is to AttackItsWeakPoint for massive damage. But said savvies will also know that this is coming, and may very well decide that they don't like being shot in their weak point. This is where the Fake Weakness comes in: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin faking a weakness]], whether it's [[AttackItsWeakPoint an actual flashing weakpoint]], a WeaksauceWeakness or just an AchillesHeel, to put your opponents off their guard and make them waste valuable time and energy on a red herring before you proceed with the [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]].

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As every smart hero or villain knows, the best way to defeat most adversaries is to AttackItsWeakPoint for massive damage.ForMassiveDamage. But said savvies will also know that this is coming, and may very well decide that they don't like being shot in their weak point. This is where the Fake Weakness comes in: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin faking a weakness]], whether it's [[AttackItsWeakPoint an actual flashing weakpoint]], a WeaksauceWeakness or just an AchillesHeel, to put your opponents off their guard and make them waste valuable time and energy on a red herring before you proceed with the [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]].
22nd May '16 10:59:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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As every GenreSavvy hero or DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain knows, the best way to defeat most adversaries is to AttackItsWeakPoint for massive damage. But said Savvies will also know that this is coming, and may very well decide that they don't like being shot in their weak point. This is where the Fake Weakness comes in: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin faking a weakness]], whether it's [[AttackItsWeakPoint an actual flashing weakpoint]], a WeaksauceWeakness or just an AchillesHeel, to put your opponents off their guard and make them waste valuable time and energy on a red herring before you proceed with the [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]].

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As every GenreSavvy smart hero or DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain knows, the best way to defeat most adversaries is to AttackItsWeakPoint for massive damage. But said Savvies savvies will also know that this is coming, and may very well decide that they don't like being shot in their weak point. This is where the Fake Weakness comes in: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin faking a weakness]], whether it's [[AttackItsWeakPoint an actual flashing weakpoint]], a WeaksauceWeakness or just an AchillesHeel, to put your opponents off their guard and make them waste valuable time and energy on a red herring before you proceed with the [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]].



* Xander's GenreSavvy enough in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5237318/1/Crush Crush]]'' to pretend to have [[ExtraOreDinary powers over magnetism]] when he's actually a GravityMaster. This becomes a plot point when he's put before a KangarooCourt that has a TailorMadePrison for people with magnetic powers. Xander calmly crushes the cell holding him, then plays it off as manipulating the magnetic fields between atoms.

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* Xander's GenreSavvy enough Xander in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5237318/1/Crush Crush]]'' to pretend pretends to have [[ExtraOreDinary powers over magnetism]] when he's actually a GravityMaster. This becomes a plot point when he's put before a KangarooCourt that has a TailorMadePrison for people with magnetic powers. Xander calmly crushes the cell holding him, then plays it off as manipulating the magnetic fields between atoms.



* In Literature/TheBible, Samson made up quite a few of these to mask his true WeaksauceWeakness of cutting his hair. However, it was less an attempt to be GenreSavvy and more an attempt to get Delilah to stop pestering him about it. Upon learning each "weakness," Delilah would send some Philistine soldiers to try it out, only for Samson to laugh and kill them. [[WhatAnIdiot He apparently learned absolutely nothing from this,]] and eventually told Delilah his real weakness.

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* In Literature/TheBible, Samson made up quite a few of these to mask his true WeaksauceWeakness of cutting his hair. However, it was less an attempt to be GenreSavvy cautious and more an attempt to get Delilah to stop pestering him about it. Upon learning each "weakness," Delilah would send some Philistine soldiers to try it out, only for Samson to laugh and kill them. [[WhatAnIdiot He apparently learned absolutely nothing from this,]] and eventually told Delilah his real weakness.
22nd May '16 10:52:36 PM TheSinful
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* Xander's GenreSavvy enough in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5237318/1/Crush Crush]]'' to pretend to have [[ExtraOreDinary powers over magnetism]] when he's actually a GravityMaster. This becomes a plot point when he's put before a KangarooCourt that has a TailorMadePrison for people with magnetic powers. Xander calmly crushes the cell holding him, then plays it off as manipulating the magnetic fields between atoms.
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