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30th Nov '16 6:28:03 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Sentinels aren't invincible (yet), but they are built exceptionally tough because their intended targets can [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} shatter you with a glance]], [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} cut anything]], [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} throw lightning]], [[Comicbook//{{Magneto}} bend steel with a thought]] or just [[ComicBook/JeanGrey treat matter like tinker-toys]]. As a consequence, we don't often (if ever) see conventional arms used against them.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Sentinels aren't invincible (yet), but they are built exceptionally tough because their intended targets can [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} shatter you with a glance]], [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} cut anything]], [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} throw lightning]], [[Comicbook//{{Magneto}} [[Comicbook/{{Magneto}} bend steel with a thought]] or just [[ComicBook/JeanGrey treat matter like tinker-toys]]. As a consequence, we don't often (if ever) see conventional arms used against them.
13th Nov '16 2:59:36 AM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Sentinels aren't invincible (yet), but they are built exceptionally tough because their intended targets can [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} shatter you with a glance]], [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} cut anything]], [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} throw lightning]], [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} bend steel with a thought]] or just [[ComicBook/JeanGrey treat matter like tinker-toys]]. As a consequence, we don't often (if ever) see conventional arms used against them.
* Prior to Franchise/{{Superman}} becoming someone who can pull galactic sectors across the universe with one hand, he had some difficulty when he once fought an alien giant robot. It was as strong and invulnerable as he was, so whenever Supes and the alien robot traded punches neither was hurt. The robot then used its superior to size to grab Superman and stuff him inside a compartment within. Superman eventually escapes and defeats the robot by dismantling it at the joints.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Sentinels aren't invincible (yet), but they are built exceptionally tough because their intended targets can [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} shatter you with a glance]], [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} cut anything]], [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} throw lightning]], [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} [[Comicbook//{{Magneto}} bend steel with a thought]] or just [[ComicBook/JeanGrey treat matter like tinker-toys]]. As a consequence, we don't often (if ever) see conventional arms used against them.
* Prior Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} has occasionally faced up to giant monsters and robots that were tough enough to resist her attacks. In ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2009}}'' she tells a friend about it.
-->'''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}:''' I thought only the green stuff could hurt your... is "kind" offensive at all?\\
'''Supergirl:''' Depends on which one of us you ask. And it isn't just Kryptonite. There's all kinds of little hiccups. Magic. Electricity. Sometimes robots, if they're big enough.
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Franchise/{{Superman}} becoming someone who can pull galactic sectors across the universe with one hand, he had some difficulty when he once fought an alien giant robot. It was as strong and invulnerable as he was, so whenever Supes and the alien robot traded punches neither was hurt. The robot then used its superior to size to grab Superman and stuff him inside a compartment within. Superman eventually escapes and defeats the robot by dismantling it at the joints.
12th Nov '16 9:28:57 PM lvthn13
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** Whales are a straight example of this trope. Harpoons were not typically used to kill at all, they were used to anchor the boat to the whale so the whale couldn't escape; the kill usually came from repeated stabs with a whaling spear, and could take an hour or several hours even after stabbing the whale for it to die, as the massive reservoir of blood causes the whale to take some time to expire.

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** *** Whales are a straight example of this trope. Harpoons were not typically used to kill at all, they were used to anchor the boat to the whale so the whale couldn't escape; the kill usually came from repeated stabs with a whaling spear, and could take an hour or several hours even after stabbing the whale for it to die, as the massive reservoir of blood causes the whale to take some time to expire.
12th Nov '16 9:28:35 PM lvthn13
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** Whales are a straight example of this trope. Harpoons were not typically used to kill at all, they were used to anchor the boat to the whale so the whale couldn't escape; the kill usually came from repeated stabs with a whaling spear, and could take an hour or several hours even after stabbing the whale for it to die, as the massive reservoir of blood causes the whale to take some time to expire.
30th Oct '16 6:32:35 PM Zef
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', [[spoiler:[[Film/AntMan Giant-Man]] is seemingly impervious to both Iron Man and War Machine's artillery. It takes a combination of "[[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack really old movie]]" tactics and a wrecking ball-like slam from a superdense Vision to knock him down.]]
16th Oct '16 1:20:19 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Perhaps not as ridiculous a trope as it seems; a 50 meter tall, 20,000+ ton monster would most certainly ''need'' to be made of a very strong and durable substance, simply to ''[[SquareCubeLaw keep itself from falling apart at the seams]].'' Any monster that huge that was so flimsy as to be vulnerable to conventional weapons would be squashed by its own mass before we'd ever need to fire a shot. If on the odd chance you ever do [[TemptingFate meet a kaiju IRL]] and it doesn't collapse into jelly the moment it steps out of the ocean, you can [[GenreSavvy safely assume this trope is in effect]].

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* Perhaps not as ridiculous a trope as it seems; a 50 meter tall, 20,000+ ton monster would most certainly ''need'' to be made of a very strong and durable substance, simply to ''[[SquareCubeLaw keep itself from falling apart at the seams]].'' Any monster that huge that was so flimsy as to be vulnerable to conventional weapons would be squashed by its own mass before we'd ever need to fire a shot. If on the odd chance you ever do [[TemptingFate meet a kaiju IRL]] and it doesn't collapse into jelly the moment it steps out of the ocean, you can [[GenreSavvy safely assume this trope is in effect]].effect.
2nd Sep '16 1:47:55 PM DastardlyDemolition
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Seeing how this trope is crucial to the series, it's only natural that it shows up in fan fiction.



* ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'': Justified in the remake. When the Nightmare Factory deploys a {{Kaiju}}, it's quickly pointed out that [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve magic tends to make beliefs real or more probable]], and as it happened in Japan the Kaijuu was effectively invincible unless fought by a PhysicalGod, someone with divine-inspired powers, or something equally large (it was taken down by the [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR Megas]]).



* ''Fanfic/MesozoicEffect'': Averted. Larger dinosaur breeds are typically used as long-range support units specifically because they ''aren't'' invulnerable, and their large size just makes them sitting ducks for the high power kinetic weapons of the Franchise/MassEffect universe. When they do fight up close, they wear large suits of PoweredArmor that generally turn them into MiniMecha, complete with arsenals of weapons and gadgets. Even with these upgrades, they still aren't as durable as tanks and typically have to rely on their superior mobility to stay alive.



* ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'': When a house-sized tank attacks main character's super-hero team, Taylor and her teammates manage to destroy it... but they needed to use giant weapons to do so.



* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' plays it completely straight on the Terran side, where only high end mecha or extremely rare superweapons have any effect on kaiju and it usually took one of the more heroic kaiju to save the day. On the Equestrian side, it flip flops. Bladed weaponry are obviously useless and magic blasts from an extremely powerful unicorn like Starlight Glimmer might just get a kaiju's attention; but WordOfGod and demonstration show more powerful artifacts like the Crystal heart and potent alicorn magic can do some damage.


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* ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'': Justified in the remake. When the Nightmare Factory deploys a {{Kaiju}}, it's quickly pointed out that [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve magic tends to make beliefs real or more probable]], and as it happened in Japan the Kaijuu was effectively invincible unless fought by a PhysicalGod, someone with divine-inspired powers, or something equally large (it was taken down by the [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR Megas]]).
* ''Fanfic/MesozoicEffect'': Averted. Larger dinosaur breeds are typically used as long-range support units specifically because they ''aren't'' invulnerable, and their large size just makes them sitting ducks for the high power kinetic weapons of the Franchise/MassEffect universe. When they do fight up close, they wear large suits of PoweredArmor that generally turn them into MiniMecha, complete with arsenals of weapons and gadgets. Even with these upgrades, they still aren't as durable as tanks and typically have to rely on their superior mobility to stay alive.
* ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'': When a house-sized tank attacks main character's super-hero team, Taylor and her teammates manage to destroy it... but they needed to use giant weapons to do so.
* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' plays it completely straight on the Terran side, where only high end mecha or extremely rare superweapons have any effect on kaiju and it usually took one of the more heroic kaiju to save the day. On the Equestrian side, it flip flops. Bladed weaponry are obviously useless and magic blasts from an extremely powerful unicorn like Starlight Glimmer might just get a kaiju's attention; but WordOfGod and demonstration show more powerful artifacts like the Crystal heart and potent alicorn magic can do some damage.
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23rd Aug '16 6:55:03 PM TrollMan
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** In the [[Film/JurassicWorld fourth movie]] this is zigzagged. The pterosaurs are each taken down by one shot, but it can be assumed it's because they're not really that big. Meanwhile the ''[[BigBad Indominus rex]]'' barely seems to notice when she's being shot at and shrugs off a barrage of machine gun and rifle fire through the movie.
14th Aug '16 11:36:53 AM Raidrik
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' plays it completely straight on the Terran side, where high end mecha or only extremely rare superweapons have any effect on kaiju and it usually took one of the more heroic kaiju to save the day. On the Equestrian side, it flip flops. Bladed weaponry are obviously useless and magic blasts from an extremely powerful unicorn like Starlight Glimmer might just get a kaiju's attention; but WordOfGod and demonstration show more powerful artifacts like the Crystal heart and potent alicorn magic can do some damage.

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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' plays it completely straight on the Terran side, where only high end mecha or only extremely rare superweapons have any effect on kaiju and it usually took one of the more heroic kaiju to save the day. On the Equestrian side, it flip flops. Bladed weaponry are obviously useless and magic blasts from an extremely powerful unicorn like Starlight Glimmer might just get a kaiju's attention; but WordOfGod and demonstration show more powerful artifacts like the Crystal heart and potent alicorn magic can do some damage.
14th Aug '16 11:36:17 AM Raidrik
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' plays it completely straight on the Terran side, where high end mecha or only extremely rare superweapons have any effect on kaiju and it usually took one of the more heroic kaiju to save the day. On the Equestrian side, it flip flops. Bladed weaponry are obviously useless and magic blasts from an extremely powerful unicorn like Starlight Glimmer might just get a kaiju's attention; but WordOfGod and demonstration show more powerful artifacts like the Crystal heart and potent alicorn magic can do some damage.
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