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19th Nov '16 6:12:11 PM CobaltHyperMax
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* Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron, Quicksilver is fully capable of being able to be as fast or a little slower than Ultron's lasers and even stopping bullets midair yet in the last scenes, he was shot down by them.
15th Nov '16 5:13:01 AM flodoris
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** The BigBad Tobi is guilty of this. The only reason the heroes even stand a chance is because he forgot he could easily teleport in, kidnap all the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild Jinchuuriki]], and teleport out without anyone being any the wiser.



** [[GreaterScopeVillain Madara Uchiha]] is even more guilty than Tobi: Ever since his introduction, Madara has revealed to be able to use an incredible amount of techniques and jutsus, including, but not limited, to creating [[PlayingWithFire massive walls of fire]], using [[InstantArmor Susanoo]] in more than one form (the final form being a hundred-foot-tall one), using Rinnegan and its derivative techniques ([[EnergyAbsorption Chakra Absorption]], and a stronger variation of [[GravityMaster Shinra Tensei]]), summoning [[ColonyDrop meteors]], using massively powerful [[GreenThumb Wood Release techniques]], and the list goes on. However, many times he only uses a technique once, and it's never even mentioned again. It's even more jarring when [[spoiler: he becomes the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki, as he focuses only on using the Ten-Tails's black substance instead of using any other technique, even if it would help him in the fight (such as Susanoo, which is later shown to be ''even more powerful'' with the Tailed Beasts' combined chakra). No wonder Guy handed him his ass in their fight]].

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** [[GreaterScopeVillain Madara Uchiha]] is even more very much guilty than Tobi: of this: Ever since his introduction, Madara has revealed to be able to use an incredible amount of techniques and jutsus, including, but not limited, to creating [[PlayingWithFire massive walls of fire]], using [[InstantArmor Susanoo]] in more than one form (the final form being a hundred-foot-tall one), using Rinnegan and its derivative techniques ([[EnergyAbsorption Chakra Absorption]], and a stronger variation of [[GravityMaster Shinra Tensei]]), summoning [[ColonyDrop meteors]], using massively powerful [[GreenThumb Wood Release techniques]], and the list goes on. However, many times he only uses a technique once, and it's never even mentioned again. It's even more jarring when [[spoiler: he becomes the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki, as he focuses only on using the Ten-Tails's black substance instead of using any other technique, even if it would help him in the fight (such as Susanoo, which is later shown to be ''even more powerful'' with the Tailed Beasts' combined chakra). No wonder Guy handed him his ass in their fight]].
10th Nov '16 3:30:36 AM carouselambra
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** Played painfully straight in the very first episode of [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016 the 2016 series]]: the earth shatters and the girls ''fall'' down into the resulting chasm. Once again, the Powerpuff Girls, who can not only fly, but fly ''fast enough to rupture space-time'', fall into a pit.
10th Nov '16 3:11:31 AM carouselambra
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--> There's an insidious thought that frequently goes through the minds of gamers [...] that goes, "But I might need it later" the niggling little doubt that prevents you from using all your most powerful insurance policies in case there's some kind of no-claims bonus at the end of it all. So we have scenarios where you're sitting on a nuclear stockpile to shame North Korea and are throwing peas at a giant robot crab on the off-chance that there might be a bigger giant robot crab just around the corner.
-->-- '''[[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]]''', in his review of [[VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}} Mercenaries 2]]
3rd Nov '16 11:46:35 AM lluewhyn
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**When we first meet Harry, he has experienced ten years of abuse and mistreatment at the hands of the Dursleys. He has become quite perceptive and adept at reading their behavior, and is able to occasionally get his way [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BatmanGambit by settings up his requests]] in such a manner that they view the best option for them is to give him what he wants. He is also usually extremly patient with their abuse and vitriol. Essentially, he makes the best of a bad situation by manipulating people who hate him. However, whenever he is at Hogwards, Harry is completely clueless at social interaction, or understanding the larger picture. He often misses social cues, and repeatedly gets himself into trouble by letting himself be goaded by the likes of Malfoy, Snape, and Umbridge.
26th Oct '16 8:23:37 PM phylos
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** It's possible he cannot mimic a voice he has yet to hear. The T-1000 required physical contact with an object before imitating it, perhaps also need direct verbal interaction before accurately mimicking a voice.
25th Oct '16 8:27:02 PM nombretomado
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* Thanks to Fanderson's Chris Bentley for this one - let's take a look at "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxz0QQIPq8 The Legend]]" from GerryAnderson's ''Lavender Castle'', about a spaceship whose crew is searching for the titular pink-ish abode. If you are a spaceship captain and know where the castle can be seen at a specific time, do you a) have your ship fly directly to that location and wait, or b) have them set you down and walk miles to it? If you said a), you are not Captain Thrice. No wonder Anderson didn't care much for the series.

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* Thanks to Fanderson's Chris Bentley for this one - let's take a look at "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxz0QQIPq8 The Legend]]" from GerryAnderson's Creator/GerryAnderson's ''Lavender Castle'', about a spaceship whose crew is searching for the titular pink-ish abode. If you are a spaceship captain and know where the castle can be seen at a specific time, do you a) have your ship fly directly to that location and wait, or b) have them set you down and walk miles to it? If you said a), you are not Captain Thrice. No wonder Anderson didn't care much for the series.
20th Oct '16 10:29:12 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The Doctor has several handy abilities, like the ability to go into a temporary death-like state of suspended animation (although at great physical effort) and the ability to [[{{Telepathy}} read minds]] that virtually never show up when faking his own death or identifying the killer in a mystery would be useful. He also sometimes loses skills between regenerations, like his Third incarnation's trademark Venusian aikido being replaced with the Fourth Doctor's [[GoodOldFisticuffs general brawling]]. He has also demonstrated that he has HypnoticEyes, especially in his Fourth incarnation, but almost never uses the ability in later incarnations. Writers are likewise prone to forget that he is supposed to have SuperReflexes. His precognition ability has only been used twice - once in the same story it was revealed in, and another time in TheMovie in a really weird moment [[TheyJustDidntCare that didn't appear to have much thought behind it]].

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** The Doctor has several handy abilities, like the ability to go into a temporary death-like state of suspended animation (although at great physical effort) and the ability to [[{{Telepathy}} read minds]] that virtually never show up when faking his own death or identifying the killer in a mystery would be useful. He also sometimes loses skills between regenerations, like his Third incarnation's trademark Venusian aikido being replaced with the Fourth Doctor's [[GoodOldFisticuffs general brawling]]. He has also demonstrated that he has HypnoticEyes, especially in his Fourth incarnation, but almost never uses the ability in later incarnations. Writers are likewise prone to forget that he is supposed to have SuperReflexes. His precognition ability has only been used twice - once in the same story it was revealed in, and another time in TheMovie in a really weird moment [[TheyJustDidntCare that didn't appear to have much thought behind it]].it.
20th Oct '16 9:23:43 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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19th Oct '16 9:29:02 PM ultimomant
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** Nathan Young started the show with ResurrectiveImmortality and later trades it in for RealityWarper powers. He never takes advantage of his powers when it is important. For example, he cheats at a casino by changing his dice results. When the casino finds out and sends guards to apprehend him, he runs away, and when he runs into a dead end, lamely tries to distract them by pulling a rabbit out of his anus, and is eventually caught and arrested. He doesn't even consider using his powers to escape. It\n his case, it's justified because he's a complete moron.

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** Nathan Young started the show with ResurrectiveImmortality and later trades it in for RealityWarper powers. He never takes advantage of his powers when it is important. For example, he cheats at a casino by changing his dice results. When the casino finds out and sends guards to apprehend him, he runs away, and when he runs into a dead end, lamely tries to distract them by pulling a rabbit out of his anus, and is eventually caught and arrested. He doesn't even consider using his powers to escape. It\n In his case, it's justified because he's a complete moron.



* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Escape Clause", Walter Bedeker is given immortality and is unable to feel pain. Instead of setting out to have a long and happy life, he defrauds several businesses and confesses to killing his wife, which he didn't do. In court, he works to get himself convicted so he could try out the electric chair, but is then given life in prison instead, although it's not explained what he would have done after going to the electric chair. It is at this point that he uses the "Escape Clause" which causes his own death rather than face life in prison. At this point, he has apparently forgotten that in addition to being ageless, he is also invulnerable. How easy would it then be to escape from prison if he doesn't have to fear injury or death? He could wait for an opportunity and make a break for the barbed wire or electrified fence and just climb over it. What are guard dogs or gunshots to someone who is invulnerable? In the very least, he could wait it out.

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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Escape Clause", Walter Bedeker is given immortality and is unable to feel pain. Instead of setting out to have a long and happy life, he defrauds several businesses and confesses to killing his wife, which he didn't do. In court, he works to get himself convicted so he could try out the electric chair, but is then given life in prison instead, although it's not explained what he would have done after going to the electric chair. It is at this point that he uses the "Escape Clause" which causes his own death rather than face life in prison. At this point, he has apparently forgotten that in addition to being ageless, he is also invulnerable. How easy would it then be to escape from prison if he doesn't have to fear injury or death? He could wait for an opportunity and make a break for the barbed wire or electrified fence and just climb over it. What are guard dogs or gunshots to someone who is invulnerable? In the very least, he could wait it out.
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