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19th Jun '17 4:46:20 AM Vulvithmey
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* Played straight and inverted at the same time in ''Overlord'', [[EvilOverlord The titular character]] fights 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 [[spoiler: fire]] but still [[WeakenedbytheLight very vulnerable]] to [[spoiler: holy magic]], tricking his opponent to spam [[spoiler: holy attack]]. The [[OhCrap Face of pure horror]] from Said opponent once he realises he's been tricked is priceless.

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* Played straight and inverted at the same time in ''Overlord'', [[EvilOverlord The titular character]] fights 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 [[spoiler: fire]] but still [[WeakenedbytheLight very vulnerable]] to [[spoiler: holy magic]], tricking his opponent to spam [[spoiler: holy attack]]. The [[OhCrap Face of pure horror]] from Said opponent once he she realises he's she's been tricked is priceless.
13th May '17 9:58:12 PM TheWanderer
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* In ''[[Literature/TheAdversaryCycle The Keep]]'', the vampire-like Molasar allows himself to be studied by a Jewish history professor. In one session, the professor brings in several holy symbols. Molasar ignores most of them but reacts violently to a Christian cross. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that he's not really afraid of the cross, but he does feed off of the destruction of the man's faith.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/TheAdversaryCycle The Keep]]'', the vampire-like [[EmotionEater vampire-like]] Molasar allows himself to be studied by a Jewish history professor. In one session, the professor brings in several holy symbols. Molasar ignores most of them but reacts violently to a Christian cross. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's later revealed that he's not really afraid of the cross, but only reacted the way he does did to feed off of the destruction of the man's faith.professor's faith. Later in the book one of the German officers tries to use a cross to ward off Molassar [[CrossMeltingAura and it goes very, very, badly for the German]].]]
1st May '17 7:04:35 PM Eddy1215
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As every smart hero or villain knows, the best way to defeat most adversaries is to 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]].

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As every smart hero or villain knows, the best way to defeat most adversaries is to 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 RedHerring before you proceed with the [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]].
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]].
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** 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.
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