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25th Aug '16 2:17:04 PM Willbyr
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* Surprisingly the SuperPrototype 3rd generation Byakkushiki from ''InfiniteStratos'' counts as this since as stated by [[TheAce Chifuyu]] it has a very powerful weapon, but it doesn't have enough energy to sustain it. Not to mention so far that all of [[TheHero Ichika's]] battles consists of GunsVsSwords.

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* Surprisingly the SuperPrototype 3rd generation Byakkushiki from ''InfiniteStratos'' ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' counts as this since as stated by [[TheAce Chifuyu]] it has a very powerful weapon, but it doesn't have enough energy to sustain it. Not to mention so far that all of [[TheHero Ichika's]] battles consists of GunsVsSwords.
6th Aug '16 10:05:27 AM nombretomado
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* In the Post-Crisis DCUniverse, the first two Bizarros were clones of Franchise/{{Superman}} who were slowly crumbling due to their inexperience with Kryptonian DNA. When Cadmus attempted to clone Superman following [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman his death]], they ended up mixing it with human DNA to get the person who'd be ComicBook/{{Superboy}}.

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* In the Post-Crisis DCUniverse, Franchise/DCUniverse, the first two Bizarros were clones of Franchise/{{Superman}} who were slowly crumbling due to their inexperience with Kryptonian DNA. When Cadmus attempted to clone Superman following [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman his death]], they ended up mixing it with human DNA to get the person who'd be ComicBook/{{Superboy}}.
29th Jul '16 6:03:45 PM Blazer
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** The Mark 42 armor as well. Throughout the movie, it malfunctions quite a bit and ''constantly'' falls apart. Even when it was hit by a truck. (And the armor from the first movie took ''a direct hit from a tank'' like it was nothing!) However, it was ''designed'' to easily come apart in order to fly to Tony (or whoever he pointed at) and assemble on his body. The "flawed" part comes is that it comes apart ''too'' easily, and not just when commanded to do so. The Mark 3 from the first film was assembled by complex machinery at a specific location and proved difficult to remove after battle damage. Additionally, most of the later designs were thrown haphazardly together by Tony without much testing, before he moved on to the next idea.

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** The Mark 42 armor as well. Throughout the movie, it malfunctions quite a bit and ''constantly'' falls apart. Even when it was hit by a truck. (And the armor from the first movie took ''a direct hit from a tank'' like it was nothing!) However, it was ''designed'' to easily come apart in order to fly to Tony (or whoever he pointed at) and assemble on his body. The "flawed" part comes is that it comes apart ''too'' easily, and not just when commanded to do so. The Mark 3 from the first film was assembled by complex machinery at a specific location and proved difficult to remove after battle damage. Additionally, most of the later designs were thrown haphazardly together by Tony without much testing, before he moved on to the next idea. This was mostly due to the fact that Tony was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to his near-death in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''
25th Jul '16 10:00:04 AM BobTanaka
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* One episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' has Mike trying to make another robot friend. It goes int CrushKillDestroy mode the instant he turns it on.
30th Jun '16 7:38:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'': Mata Nui resurrected his old broken prototype on Bara Magna to fight his evil brother, Makuta, who had taken over his body. ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': Mata Nui resurrected his old broken prototype on Bara Magna to fight his evil brother, Makuta, who had taken over his body. ItMakesSenseInContext.
15th Jun '16 7:59:47 PM DrPsyche
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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'': Splashmaster the first of the Disaster Masters is also the weakest, possessing low intelligence and defense in spite of his strength. When asked in a Q&A session, his creator, the Nightmare Knight, admits that he was weaker at the time of Splashmasters creation and that reflected in Splashmaster himself.
7th Jun '16 3:17:25 PM DarkHunter
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** The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 0 Gundam]] has extremely limited weapons (just a beam rifle and beam saber) as well as a faulty GN drive socket, resulting in massive particle leakage that resembles [[PowerGivesYouWings phoenix wings]]. Its in-show successor, the 00 Gundam, initially has problems synchronizing two Drives to work together without interference from each other that tends to cause [[ExplosiveOverclocking trouble]] when using [[SuperMode Trans-Am]] (and even getting it to function ''at all'' required a compatible pair of Drives; it was lucky that two out of the five in existence turned out to be compatible because it would've taken ''centuries'' to make another one), but this is later fixed [[MechaExpansionPack with the GN-Raiser unit]].

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** The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 0 Gundam]] has extremely limited weapons (just a beam rifle and beam saber) as well as a faulty GN drive socket, resulting in massive particle leakage that resembles [[PowerGivesYouWings phoenix wings]]. Its in-show successor, the 00 Gundam, initially has problems synchronizing two Drives to work together without interference from each other that tends to cause [[ExplosiveOverclocking trouble]] when using [[SuperMode Trans-Am]] (and even getting it to function ''at all'' required a compatible pair of Drives; it was lucky that two out of the five in existence turned out to be compatible because it would've taken ''centuries'' several years and a round trip to Jupiter to make another one), but this is later fixed [[MechaExpansionPack with the GN-Raiser unit]].
1st Jun '16 8:35:50 PM Geostomp
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'', Rusty's prototype is the mothballed EP-327, aka "Earl". While Earl has every single power held by Rusty, and a superior targeting ability, Earl has a failed, stunted A.I. As such, while not fully evil, Earl is little more than a little, stereotypical toy soldier, programming to follow unflinchingly orders issued by an authority figure. Failing that, Earl is surly, unwilling to compromise by giving in teamwork and inclined to snarl and lash against his own allies.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'', Rusty's prototype is the mothballed EP-327, aka "Earl". While Earl has every single power held by Rusty, and a superior targeting ability, Earl has a failed, stunted A.I. As such, while not fully evil, Earl is little more than a little, stereotypical toy soldier, programming to follow unflinchingly orders issued by an authority figure. Failing that, Earl is surly, unwilling to compromise by giving in teamwork and inclined to snarl and lash against his own allies. Perhaps worst of all, his A.I. was so simple that he cannot process an order in anything but the most literal of terms. A command to "go stand in the corner" in a round room is enough to LogicBomb him so badly that he sputters out and completely resets himself.
30th May '16 6:05:32 PM RemiV
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* In "VideoGame/Doom3" there is the prototype BFG 9000s. Despite being extremely powerful, noted as lighter than earlier prototype versions, and being deployed in limited numbers to Mars, it still suffers a critical flaw: if the user overcharges the weapon, it will explode and kill the user.
30th May '16 8:37:16 AM LtFedora
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* The H-1 hybrid fighter from ''[[Literature/IndependenceDay Independence Day: Crucible]]''. After the events of the [[Film/IndependenceDay film]], humanity begins to salvage the surviving alien ships and apply their technology. However, despite numerous warnings from David Levinson, the prototype is rushed to a test flight in front of the general public, and [[spoiler: Steven Hiller]] is killed flying it.
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