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17th May '17 10:37:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' plays with and lampshades this. One of the Shadow Men references the "giant with clay feet" imagery to the other, who turns out not to be the threat he was built up to be, though still a dangerous foe. It is the lampshading (and more GenreSavvy) Shadow Man who is the real threat, and a BIG one too.

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* ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' plays with and lampshades this. One of the Shadow Men references the "giant with clay feet" imagery to the other, who turns out not to be the threat he was built up to be, though still a dangerous foe. It is the lampshading (and more GenreSavvy) Shadow Man who is the real threat, and a BIG one too.
12th Mar '17 6:37:50 PM Fireblood
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* Hawkeye to Radar in ''Series/{{MASH}}'', right until Hawkeye sent him to Seoul on a "date", during which Radar was injured. After Hawkeye was drunk in the E.R because of guilt, Radar eventually saw him as an ordinary man, not the hero he looked up to.

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* Hawkeye to Radar in ''Series/{{MASH}}'', right until Hawkeye sent him to Seoul on a "date", during which Radar was injured. After Hawkeye was drunk in the E.R ER because of guilt, Radar eventually saw him as an ordinary man, not the hero he looked up to.



* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', Ace looks like he's a front-runner for champ of the quick-draw contest, aided by the fact that he's played by Lance Henriksen. It turns out that he mostly just hot air.

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* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', Ace looks like he's a front-runner for champ of the quick-draw contest, aided by the fact that he's played by Lance Henriksen. It turns out that he he's mostly just full of hot air.
19th Feb '17 3:45:41 PM Vir
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* [[TransformersAnimated Sentinel Prime]]. The most arrogant Autobot of all time, and though he is Optimus' equal in terms of rank, he still acts as if he's far superior ho him. [[BreakTheHaughty And then along comes the Headmaster]]...

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* [[TransformersAnimated ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Sentinel Prime]].Prime. The most arrogant Autobot of all time, and though he is Optimus' equal in terms of rank, he still acts as if he's far superior ho him. [[BreakTheHaughty And then along comes the Headmaster]]...



* Oolong early in ''{{Dragonball}}''. As the villagers explain later, they were so scared of his fearful looks they never even thought of fighting back. The village girls he kidnapped, however, realized how much of a pushover he was once they saw his true form.

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* Oolong early in ''{{Dragonball}}''.''Manga/DragonBall''. As the villagers explain later, they were so scared of his fearful looks they never even thought of fighting back. The village girls he kidnapped, however, realized how much of a pushover he was once they saw his true form.
5th Dec '16 2:26:02 PM Morgenthaler
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** He also saves [[{{Badass}} Ichigo's]] ass when Ichigo gets caught dead to rights by that same Hollow while trying to save Kanonji. The look on Ichigo's face after Kanonji's paltry-looking Cannonball says it all.

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** He also saves [[{{Badass}} Ichigo's]] Ichigo's ass when Ichigo gets caught dead to rights by that same Hollow while trying to save Kanonji. The look on Ichigo's face after Kanonji's paltry-looking Cannonball says it all.
23rd Sep '16 2:40:35 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''ComicBook/ExMachina'': Mitchell Hundred is a self-styled superhero who manages to do some pretty spectacular things with his jetpack and {{technopath}} powers. However, he's often shown screwing up, making things worse, and making poor choices, as an otherwise untrained civil engineer turned crimefighter might. Even when he turns his hand to politics, he rather foolishly sets up his campaign website at "hundred4governor.net," somehow failing to get the .com domain and forcing himself to explain that "four" is a numeral while "hundred" is spelled out.
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27th Jul '16 8:13:40 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/SunWolfAndStarhawk The Ladies of Mandrigyn]]'' by Creator/BarbaraHambly, [[spoiler:BigBad Altiokis]] turns out to be a pushover once you get past his bodyguards and magical defenses.

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* In ''[[Literature/SunWolfAndStarhawk The Ladies of Mandrigyn]]'' ''Literature/TheLadiesOfMandrigyn'' by Creator/BarbaraHambly, [[spoiler:BigBad Altiokis]] turns out to be a pushover once you get past his bodyguards and magical defenses.
26th Jul '16 3:11:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In a memorable scene of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', the cleaners chase Sarah and Hoggle down an underground tunnel. It looks like a monstrous, unstoppable juggernaut of whirling blades and steel-plated doom, but when the camera finally shows it from another angle, it turns out to be a bicycle-like device run by two little goblins on pedals.

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* In a memorable scene of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''
** When
the cleaners chase Sarah and Hoggle down an underground tunnel. It tunnel, it looks like a monstrous, unstoppable juggernaut of whirling blades and steel-plated doom, but when the camera finally shows it from another angle, it turns out to be a bicycle-like device run by two little goblins on pedals.



** Let's not even talk about the "god" at the center of the galaxy...
** ...or even Trelane ("The Squire of Gothos"), who turns out to be a petulant child...
*** That doesn't lessen his power any--the threat was still very real. He's just less cool.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had Ardra, a local planet's version of the devil who arrived to assume total control over the populace [[spoiler: and was soon revealed to just be a con artist with "A bad copy" of a Romulan cloaking device whose "powers" came from her undetected ship.]]

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** Let's not even talk about the "god" at the center of the galaxy...
** ...or even Trelane ("The Squire of Gothos"), who turns out to be a petulant child...
*** That doesn't lessen his power any--the threat was still very real. He's just less cool.
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had Ardra, a local planet's version of the devil who arrived to assume total control over the populace [[spoiler: and was soon revealed to just be a con artist with "A bad copy" of a Romulan cloaking device whose "powers" came from her undetected ship.]]



** The THABTO gang from the pilot are the ultimate example: they steal a lot of money, wear creepy monster masks, perform secret ceremonies, communicate in code, send people death threats, and try to strangle the heroes. The good guys humiliate the THABTO gang by revealing their pathetic secret: all the scary masks and codes were part of an elaborate plan...to win a video-game tournament.

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** The THABTO gang from the pilot are the ultimate example: gang: they steal a lot of money, wear creepy monster masks, perform secret ceremonies, communicate in code, send people death threats, and try to strangle the heroes. The good guys humiliate the THABTO gang by revealing their pathetic secret: all the scary masks and codes were part of an elaborate plan... [[SeriousBusiness to win a video-game tournament.tournament]].
16th Jul '16 4:26:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''AsurasWrath'', the chapter where Asura and Yasha finally defeat Deus is titled this, for this precise reason. Deus always believed he was the only one who could defeat Vlitra Gohma, and that his extremist methods were the only way to stop the monster. Asura and Yasha crush him and reveal that his method was doomed to failure and that he was never the all-powerful god he thought he was.

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* In ''AsurasWrath'', ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', the chapter where Asura and Yasha finally defeat Deus is titled this, for this precise reason. Deus always believed he was the only one who could defeat Vlitra Gohma, and that his extremist methods were the only way to stop the monster. Asura and Yasha crush him and reveal that his method was doomed to failure and that he was never the all-powerful god he thought he was.
10th Jul '16 12:50:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''BrokenSaints'' plays with and lampshades this. One of the Shadow Men references the "giant with clay feet" imagery to the other, who turns out not to be the threat he was built up to be, though still a dangerous foe. It is the lampshading (and more GenreSavvy) Shadow Man who is the real threat, and a BIG one too.

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* ''BrokenSaints'' ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' plays with and lampshades this. One of the Shadow Men references the "giant with clay feet" imagery to the other, who turns out not to be the threat he was built up to be, though still a dangerous foe. It is the lampshading (and more GenreSavvy) Shadow Man who is the real threat, and a BIG one too.
12th Jun '16 5:31:51 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog''
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