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17th Nov '16 6:08:34 AM DarkHunter
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* Using Magia Erebea in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' allows one to gain various buffs by absorbing various spell types. Fire, for example, increases offensive power an incredible amount and defense a reasonable amount but leaves the user [[MightyGlacier a bit too slow]] to be an effective threat. Lightning, however, gives great speed but only so-so offense and truly pitiful defense. The most potent form seen allows [[spoiler:Negi to pinball Rakan around the stadium,]] but does no meaningful damage. The lack of defense can be partially compensated for with [[spoiler:the intangibility granted by an upgraded form of the ability]] but one good counter is devastating. Eventually, even this weakness is compensated for [[spoiler:with Negi's near unlimited healing factor, at which point he runs out of real challenges and the manga basically ends. The one remaining plausible threat is dealt with offscreen.]]

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* Using Magia Erebea in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' allows one to gain various buffs by absorbing various spell types. Fire, for example, increases offensive power an incredible amount and defense a reasonable amount but leaves the user [[MightyGlacier a bit too slow]] to be an effective threat. Lightning, however, gives great speed but only so-so offense and truly pitiful defense. The most potent form seen allows [[spoiler:Negi to pinball Rakan around the stadium,]] but does no meaningful damage. The lack of defense can be partially compensated for with [[spoiler:the intangibility granted by an upgraded form of the ability]] but one good counter is devastating. Eventually, even this weakness is compensated for [[spoiler:with Negi's near unlimited healing factor, at which point he runs out of real challenges and the manga basically ends. The one remaining plausible threat is dealt with offscreen.]]
11th Nov '16 6:55:31 AM KnightLight321
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'': Moxie-aligned classes. All four (Disco Bandit, Accordion Thief, Avatar of Sneaky Pete, and Snake Oiler) have Moxie as their dominant stat, meaning they'll almost always go first in initiative and have a much higher dodge rate than their fellow classes. In turn, they suffer in terms of both durability and damage output- low Muscle means they have poor health and damage reduction, and low Mysticality means not a lot of {{Mana}} to fuel their combat skills.
9th Nov '16 7:43:31 AM TairaMai
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* The American-built F-104 Starfighter was a supersonic fighter aircraft that was, among other things, slightly faster than the F-16 Fighting Falcon, cheaper than the F-5E Tiger II, and better armed than the Soviet Su-15 Flagon. It was a Mach 2 capable interceptor, and was a pants-browning terror to fly. Its high speed, low cost, and moderate firepower came at the expense of protection and the ability to actually ''control'' the damned thing. It was notoriously easy to damage or crash a Starfighter, even when you weren't trying. Heaven help you when the enemy wanted a turn to actually ''try''. This led to a record of safety issues (most notably, the forward edges of the wings were so thin and razor-sharp that they were actually ''hurting unwary ground crews'') and many less-than-flattering nicknames like "The Missile with a Man in it," "The Widow Maker," "Tent Peg" (''Erdnagel''), or most evocatively, "The Lawn Dart."

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* The American-built F-104 Starfighter was a supersonic fighter aircraft that was, among other things, slightly faster than the F-16 Fighting Falcon, cheaper than the F-5E Tiger II, and better armed than the Soviet Su-15 Flagon. It was a Mach 2 capable interceptor, and was a pants-browning terror to fly. Its It got the apt nickname "The Missile with a Man in it": its high speed, low cost, and moderate firepower came at the expense of protection and the ability to actually ''control'' the damned thing.thing in any role other than as an interceptor. It was notoriously easy to damage or crash a Starfighter, even when you weren't trying. Air forces who presses the F-104 into light bomber roles found this out the hard way. Heaven help you when the enemy wanted a turn to actually ''try''. This led to a record of safety issues (most notably, the forward edges of the wings were so thin and razor-sharp that they were actually ''hurting unwary ground crews'') and many less-than-flattering nicknames like "The Missile with a Man in it," "The Widow Maker," "Tent Peg" (''Erdnagel''), or most evocatively, "The Lawn Dart."
2nd Nov '16 9:19:14 PM PkmnFightr
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** [[BritishFootyTeams Liverpool]] Striker Daniel Sturridge appears to be this. Fast, pacy, and great at scoring, but very injury prone.
20th Oct '16 9:25:46 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'': Quicksilver is specifically the GlassCannon variety. In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', he only has to tap the Pentagon guards lightly with his fingers in BulletTime to cause them to knock themselves unconscious. In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he uses his SuperSpeed against En Sabah Nur, and the latter is flying through the air when Quicksilver is punching him. However, Maximoff's great advantage is nullified after [[spoiler:Apocalypse traps his foot into the ground and breaks his leg]]. In the vicious hands of the god-like mutant, Peter is as fragile as a toy.

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* ''Film/XMen'': ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': Quicksilver is specifically the GlassCannon variety. In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', he only has to tap the Pentagon guards lightly with his fingers in BulletTime to cause them to knock themselves unconscious. In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he uses his SuperSpeed against En Sabah Nur, and the latter is flying through the air when Quicksilver is punching him. However, Maximoff's great advantage is nullified after [[spoiler:Apocalypse traps his foot into the ground and breaks his leg]]. In the vicious hands of the god-like mutant, Peter is as fragile as a toy.
6th Oct '16 5:40:37 AM Imjustme
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* The Arcee Sisters in ''Film/{{Transformers}}''. Particular emphasis when [[spoiler: in the final battle, one of them is easily shattered after one hit.]] The same goes for Jazz from the first movie in the series. He's even smaller than Bumblebee, fast, and agile to the point of being able to pull a ColossusClimb on Brawl, but is launched and downed by a single shot [[spoiler: then easily [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath torn]] [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe in half]] by Megatron.]]

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* The For the Autobots, there 's the Arcee Sisters in ''Film/{{Transformers}}''. Particular emphasis when [[spoiler: in the final battle, one of them is easily shattered after one hit.]] The same goes for Jazz from the first movie in the series. He's even smaller than Bumblebee, fast, and agile to the point of being able to pull a ColossusClimb on Brawl, but is launched and downed by a single shot [[spoiler: then easily [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath torn]] [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe in half]] by Megatron.]]]] For the Decepticons themselves, there are also two notable examples: Frenzy and [[TheyLookLikeUsNow Alice]]. Both are comparatively very small for their kind and can as a result move very, very quickly. However, this comes with the downside that when they're actually directly hit, they go down for the fight almost as fast.
29th Sep '16 3:03:34 PM DustSnitch
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront2015'':
** Luke Skywalker takes hits less reliably than Vader and can't block for as long, but he has the highest running speed of the Heroes, a very maneuverable jump and a dash attack that can let send him flying through enemy hoards.
** Bossk is even faster than Luke, which can be even further enhanced when using his X-Ray vision ability. This comes at the cost of being rather lackluster defense, but since his trait lets him heal for every enemy he kills, he can compensate for it.
27th Sep '16 12:33:49 AM Arha
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* Using Magia Erebea in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' allows one to gain various buffs by absorbing various spell types. Fire, for example, increases offensive power an incredible amount and defense a reasonable amount but leaves the user [[MightyGlacier a bit too slow]] to be an effective threat. Lightning, however, gives great speed but only so-so offense and truly pitiful defense. The most potent form seen allows [[spoiler:Negi to pinball Rakan around the stadium,]] but does no meaningful damage. The lack of defense can be partially compensated for with [[spoiler:the intangibility granted by an upgraded form of the ability]] but one good counter is devastating. Eventually, even this weakness is compensated for [[spoiler:with Negi's near unlimited healing factor, at which point he runs out of real challenges and the manga basically ends. The one remaining plausible threat is dealt with offscreen.]]
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo''
** Itagaki Manabu's skills are graphed in the manga, where only his speed is truly outstanding.



%%** Ichiro Miyata used to be this before gaining his [[SignatureMove Jolt Counter]].



%%* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Negi Springfield, in [[KenAkamatsu the author's]] love of gaming references, fights this way in his standard form. [[BlackMagic His other form]] ([[StanceSystem which he can seamlessly switch to]]) is a MightyGlacier. He eventually progresses to LightningBruiser.

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%%* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Negi Springfield, in [[KenAkamatsu ** Saeki Takuma relies on his extremely high speed and reflexes to win fights; a few punches from Ippo were enough to take him down. He, Manabu, and Karasawa Takuzou were even considered the author's]] love fastest boxers in Japan (Miyata wasn't in the running because he was focused on being the fastest ''[[ToBeAMaster IN THE WORLD]]''), aptly named "Speed Kings" and fought for who was truly worthy of gaming references, fights this way the title. [[spoiler: Itagaki won in his standard form. [[BlackMagic His other form]] ([[StanceSystem which he can seamlessly switch to]]) is a MightyGlacier. He eventually progresses to LightningBruiser.the end.]]



* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo''
** Itagaki Manabu's skills are graphed in the manga, where only his speed is truly outstanding.



%%** Ichiro Miyata used to be this before gaining his [[SignatureMove Jolt Counter]].
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** Saeki Takuma relies on his extremely high speed and reflexes to win fights; a few punches from Ippo were enough to take him down. He, Manabu, and Karasawa Takuzou were even considered the fastest boxers in Japan (Miyata wasn't in the running because he was focused on being the fastest ''[[ToBeAMaster IN THE WORLD]]''), aptly named "Speed Kings" and fought for who was truly worthy of the title. [[spoiler: Itagaki won in the end.]]
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20th Sep '16 1:54:40 PM rafi
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20th Sep '16 1:40:11 PM UltraKey
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