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23rd May '16 7:30:39 PM Zephyr7
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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', Steve Rogers/Captain America's greatest trait and one of his major flaws is that he is a ''Determinator''. He will refuse to stand down and compromise over things that he believes are worth fighting for. This leads to him going to extreme lengths for his friend Bucky, as well as refusing to sign the Accords due to his belief that the heroes are the best ones to make the judgement call, not the government, and this only leads to escalating the conflict in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.
** Tony Stark's pride, impulsiveness and ItsAllAboutMe tendencies are his primary flaws. His "run before you can walk" philosophy resulted in him and Pepper almost getting killed by the Mandarin because he told the Mandarin on live television "here is my address, come fight me". His desire to protect the world and save his friends without any real plan or even discussing things with his friends lead to the creation of [[GoneHorriblyWrong Ultron]]. He has a very hard time giving up being Iron Man and because of this, in ''Civil War'', [[spoiler: Pepper breaks up with him because being Iron Man is more important than she is.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', Steve Rogers/Captain America's greatest trait and one of his major flaws is that he is a ''Determinator''.{{Determinator}}. He will refuse to stand down and compromise over things that he believes are worth fighting for. This leads to him going to extreme lengths for to protect his friend Bucky, Bucky from people who want him to pay for his crimes as the Winter Soldier, as well as refusing to sign the Accords due to his belief that the heroes are the best ones to make the judgement call, not the government, and government. All of this only leads to escalating the conflict in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.
** Tony Stark's pride, impulsiveness and ItsAllAboutMe tendencies are his primary flaws. His "run before you can walk" philosophy resulted in him and Pepper almost getting killed by the Mandarin because he basically told the Mandarin on live television television, "here is my address, come fight me". His desire to protect the world and save his friends without any real plan or even discussing things with his said friends lead to the creation of [[GoneHorriblyWrong Ultron]]. He has a very hard time giving up being Iron Man and because of this, in ''Civil War'', [[spoiler: Pepper breaks up with him because being Iron Man is more important than she is.]]
23rd May '16 7:27:16 PM Zephyr7
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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', Steve Rogers/Captain America is MarriedToTheJob where he can only define himself through conflict and would be lost without it, having difficulty with returning to regular citizen life. He also goes to extreme lengths for his friend Bucky and this only leads to escalating the conflict in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' because Steve refuses to give up on his friend. His actor ChrisEvans has even said Steve is somewhat biased and selfish when it comes to matters involving Bucky.
* Tony Stark's pride, impulsiveness and ItsAllAboutMe tendencies are his primary flaws. His "run before you can walk" philosophy resulted in him and Pepper almost getting killed by the Mandarin because he told the Mandarin on live television "here is my address, come fight me". His desire to protect the world and save his friends without any real plan or even discussing things with his friends lead to the creation of [[GoneHorriblyWrong Ultron]]. He has a very hard time giving up being Iron Man and because of this, in ''Civil War'', [[spoiler: Pepper breaks up with him because being Iron Man is more important than she is.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', Steve Rogers/Captain America is MarriedToTheJob where he can only define himself through conflict America's greatest trait and would be lost without it, having difficulty with returning one of his major flaws is that he is a ''Determinator''. He will refuse to regular citizen life. He also goes stand down and compromise over things that he believes are worth fighting for. This leads to him going to extreme lengths for his friend Bucky Bucky, as well as refusing to sign the Accords due to his belief that the heroes are the best ones to make the judgement call, not the government, and this only leads to escalating the conflict in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' because Steve refuses to give up on his friend. His actor ChrisEvans has even said Steve is somewhat biased and selfish when it comes to matters involving Bucky.
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''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.
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Tony Stark's pride, impulsiveness and ItsAllAboutMe tendencies are his primary flaws. His "run before you can walk" philosophy resulted in him and Pepper almost getting killed by the Mandarin because he told the Mandarin on live television "here is my address, come fight me". His desire to protect the world and save his friends without any real plan or even discussing things with his friends lead to the creation of [[GoneHorriblyWrong Ultron]]. He has a very hard time giving up being Iron Man and because of this, in ''Civil War'', [[spoiler: Pepper breaks up with him because being Iron Man is more important than she is.]]
23rd May '16 7:13:51 PM Zephyr7
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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', Steve Rogers/Captain America is MarriedToTheJob where he can only define himself through conflict and would be lost without it, having difficulty with returning to regular citizen life. He also goes to extreme lengths for his friend Bucky and this only leads to escalating the conflict in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' because Steve refuses to give up on his friend. His actor ChrisEvans has even said Steve is somewhat biased and selfish when it comes to matters involving Bucky.
* Tony Stark's pride, impulsiveness and ItsAllAboutMe tendencies are his primary flaws. His "run before you can walk" philosophy resulted in him and Pepper almost getting killed by the Mandarin because he told the Mandarin on live television "here is my address, come fight me". His desire to protect the world and save his friends without any real plan or even discussing things with his friends lead to the creation of [[GoneHorriblyWrong Ultron]]. He has a very hard time giving up being Iron Man and because of this, in ''Civil War'', [[spoiler: Pepper breaks up with him because being Iron Man is more important than she is.]]
22nd May '16 4:44:30 PM TheLuckyCat
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* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'', the most obvious FatalFlaw is Eddy's {{Greed}}. Much of the driving force in many episodes is Eddy trying to scam other kids out of their money so he can gets his hands on jawbreakers (or just keep it for himself).
** Sarah's FatalFlaw is {{Wrath}}, as there is rarely an episode where she isn't either yelling at someone or beating them up.
** Kevin's is arguably {{Pride}}, being an arrogant JerkJock who likes to think he's the coolest guy around.
21st May '16 5:34:14 PM siberia82
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*** Xavier "repairs" the tragic mistake he had made with Jean in the original timeline by [[spoiler:encouraging her to embrace her Phoenix power to its fullest extent, which allows her to defeat Apocalypse, and she ends up saving the world instead of becoming a destructive villainess. By doing the opposite of what he did to Jean in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', Charles' fate is also reversed--he is rescued by her instead of being vaporized.]]
*** He restores the memories that he took away from Moira in 1962, and although the long-term consequences with her are less severe than with Raven or Jean, they still bit him in the ass in a more subtle way. Xavier remains utterly smitten with Moira 21 years later (he's even jealous when he learns that she has an ex-husband), so his decision to rob her of a chunk of her past also robbed him of a potentially meaningful romance.

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*** Xavier "repairs" the tragic mistake he had made with Jean in the original timeline by [[spoiler:encouraging her to embrace her Phoenix power to its fullest extent, which allows her to defeat Apocalypse, and she ends up saving the world instead of becoming a destructive mass-murdering villainess. By doing the opposite of what he did to Jean in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', Charles' fate is also reversed--he is rescued by her instead of being vaporized.disintegrated.]]
*** He restores the memories that he took away from Moira in 1962, and although the long-term consequences with her are less severe than with Raven or Jean, they still bit bite him in the ass in a more subtle way. Xavier remains utterly smitten with Moira 21 years later (he's even jealous when he learns that she has an ex-husband), so his decision to rob her of a chunk of her past also robbed him of a potentially meaningful romance.
21st May '16 12:39:27 PM siberia82
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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
*** Xavier "repairs" the tragic mistake he had made with Jean in the original timeline by [[spoiler:encouraging her to embrace her Phoenix power to its fullest extent, which allows her to defeat Apocalypse, and she ends up saving the world instead of becoming a destructive villainess. By doing the opposite of what he did to Jean in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', Charles' fate is also reversed--he is rescued by her instead of being vaporized.]]
*** He restores the memories that he took away from Moira in 1962, and although the long-term consequences with her are less severe than with Raven or Jean, they still bit him in the ass in a more subtle way. Xavier remains utterly smitten with Moira 21 years later (he's even jealous when he learns that she has an ex-husband), so his decision to rob her of a chunk of her past also robbed him of a potentially meaningful romance.
20th May '16 5:17:38 PM Gamermaster
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** Similar with Light Yagami above, Cypha in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' ia so ''prideful'', that her pride blindsides her and causes her to ''severely'' underestimate things.

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** Similar with Light Yagami above, Cypha in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' ia is so ''prideful'', that her pride blindsides her and causes her to ''severely'' underestimate things.
20th May '16 8:49:28 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'':
** D'Argo's HairTriggerTemper. Even after CharacterDevelopment kicks in, his violent tendencies consistently get him into trouble - sometimes ruining critical mission objectives in the process.
** Crichton's obsession with wormholes. [[spoiler: It's led him to take serious risks in pursuit of wormhole knowledge and a possible route home, once almost convincing him to abandon Moya in favour of the Pathfinders.]]
** Scorpius's many obsessions - with Crichton, with wormholes, with revenge against the Scarrans...
** Rygel's pride, greed, gluttony and overall selfishness.
** Chiana's impulsiveness and rebelliousness.
** Stark's [[CloudCuckooLander growing instability]] - [[spoiler: which only get worse following Zhaan's death.]]
** Jool's haughtiness and intellectual vanity.
** Crais's need for revenge, but only in the first season; later, it's revealed that his ''main'' flaw is the need to remain in control of the situation.
** Talyn's violent impulses, rampant paranoia and TriggerHappy tendencies.
** Moya's [[MamaBear devotion to Talyn]].



* In ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'', the five protagonists all have a fatal flaw; Gorrister is a guilt-ridden, Benny is merciless, Ellen is traumatized, Ted is cynical, and Nimdok is [[ThoseWackyNazis a Nazi.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'', the five protagonists all have a fatal flaw; Gorrister is a guilt-ridden, flaw that AM wants them to succumb to; Gorrister's sense of guilt has driven him over the DespairEventHorizon; Benny is merciless, Ellen arrogant and entirely lacking in empathy; Ellen's potential is traumatized, continuously hampered by her psychological trauma; Ted is cynical, an exploitative hedonist; and Nimdok is [[ThoseWackyNazis a Nazi.Nimdok's memory has failed him in his old age - [[spoiler: making him oblivious to his ''real'' fatal flaw, namely his cold-hearted MadScientist tendencies.]] Over the course of the game, each of the characters have chances to indulge their fatal flaws - or rise above them.
16th May '16 7:31:00 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'': For Professor X, it's arrogance. Ironically, he had a habit of attempting to control those who are close to him, with or without the help of his psychic abilities. He's more inclined to do this with the women in his life (e.g. his foster sister and his surrogate daughter) than with the men. This paternalistic attitude stems from him being born in the early 1930's as a privileged male (Xavier was a male chauvinist in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''), and as a highly skilled telepath, he thinks he can understand a person better than s/he can know him/herself, and therefore he believes that he knows best in terms of what it is they truly "need."

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* ''Film/XMen'': For Professor X, it's arrogance. Ironically, he had He has a habit of attempting to control those who are close to him, with or without the help of his psychic abilities. He's more inclined to do this with the women in his life (e.g. his foster sister and his surrogate daughter) than with the men. This paternalistic attitude stems from him being born in the early 1930's as a privileged male (Xavier was a male chauvinist in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''), and as a highly skilled telepath, he thinks he can understand a person better than s/he can know him/herself, and therefore he believes that he knows best in terms of what it is they truly "need."
15th May '16 5:11:25 PM Zephyr7
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** Usopp's inferiority complex due to his belief that he is not strong or useful to the crew which is mostly comprised of people with Devil Fruits or CharlesAtlasSuperpower. This eventually results in him misinterpreting Luffy's decision to replace the broken Going Merry, causing the two of them to fight and USopp leaving the crew for a period of time.

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** Usopp's inferiority complex due to his belief that he is not strong or useful to the crew which is mostly comprised of people with Devil Fruits or CharlesAtlasSuperpower. This eventually results in leads him misinterpreting to misinterpret Luffy's decision to replace the broken Going Merry, causing the two of them to fight and USopp Usopp leaving the crew for a period of time. time.
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