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21st Nov '16 8:39:43 AM Orbiting
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[AbnormalAmmo cannons that launch glass projectiles]] such as the [[NamesTheSame Glass Cannon]] artillery unit in the game ''VideoGame/RiseOfLegends''.

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[AbnormalAmmo actual cannons that launch glass projectiles]] such as the [[NamesTheSame Glass Cannon]] artillery unit in the game ''VideoGame/RiseOfLegends''.
made of glass, which would be {{Glass Weapon}}s.
11th Nov '16 1:59:54 PM Lopiny
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** Any robot with a flywheel too. They're very devastating weapons, but also very heavy too, usually taking up 20%-25% of the robot's weight allotment. Designers, forced to shed weight to ensure it's light enough to compete, often go for shedding armour first. Flywheels also tended to have enormous recoil when they struck something, [[CastFromHitPoints causing damage to internal components]].

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** Any robot with a flywheel too. They're very devastating weapons, but also very heavy too, usually taking up 20%-25% of the robot's weight allotment. Designers, forced to shed weight to ensure it's light enough to compete, often go for shedding armour first. Flywheels also tended to have enormous recoil when they struck something, [[CastFromHitPoints causing damage to internal components]]. One of the best examples would be ''Robot Wars''' Hypno-disc, which became ''the'' reason bots had to invest on heavier armor after utterly tearing apart another bot in its very first match, and would generally mangle its opponents spectacularly. But it had the problem the rest of its chassis was rather frail and easy to shove around, and a bot with enough armor could simply outlast it by tanking its strikes until it tore itself apart. Most of its losses were from having taken so much damage even after a CurbStompBattle it had to battle with incomplete repairs.
6th Nov '16 2:32:22 PM wootzits
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%% * Louise from ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima''. Just like the ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' example, her partner/familiar Saitou is here to protect her while she prepares her insanely powerful spells.

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%% * Louise from ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima''.''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. Just like the ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' example, her partner/familiar Saitou is here to protect her while she prepares her insanely powerful spells.
30th Oct '16 11:22:19 AM HighCrate
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** This trope applies benders in general. Sure the most powerful of benders can lay waste to an area at will, but all it would take to down them bender is a good punch to the head.
30th Oct '16 10:34:52 AM Paulwall541
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**This trope applies benders in general. Sure the most powerful of benders can lay waste to an area at will, but all it would take to down them bender is a good punch to the head.
23rd Oct '16 3:43:29 PM Alceister
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** Upgunned Sherman tanks also count. While carrying a longer 76mm cannon powerful enough to cut a clean hole through a Tiger tank, it is still just as vulnerable to return fire as any other Sherman.
23rd Oct '16 3:41:59 PM Alceister
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** American tank destroyers during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in particular were ''very'' lightly armored, in most cases lacking a roof for their turret which exposed the crew to all kinds of nastiness. They usually mounted a fairly powerful anti-tank gun and were [[FragileSpeedster extremely fast]]: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M18_Hellcat M18 Hellcat]] can clock up to 55 mph on good roads.

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** American tank destroyers during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in particular were ''very'' lightly armored, in most cases lacking a roof for their turret which exposed the crew to all kinds of nastiness. They usually mounted a fairly relatively powerful anti-tank gun in a fully-traversing turret and were [[FragileSpeedster extremely fast]]: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M18_Hellcat M18 Hellcat]] can clock up to 55 mph on good roads.
15th Oct '16 8:11:55 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'': The ultimate example in the movie series is Professor Charles Xavier, whose considerable telepathic powers are generally taken UpToEleven by allowing him to take control of minds halfway across the world, [[spoiler:potentially commit ''genocide'', and even transfer his consciousness to his comatose twin brother]]. He can't take any more punishment than any other human, though, and he's paralyzed from the waist down and restricted to a wheelchair.

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* ''Film/XMen'': ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': The ultimate example in the movie series is Professor Charles Xavier, whose considerable telepathic powers are generally taken UpToEleven by allowing him to take control of minds halfway across the world, [[spoiler:potentially commit ''genocide'', and even transfer his consciousness to his comatose twin brother]]. He can't take any more punishment than any other human, though, and he's paralyzed from the waist down and restricted to a wheelchair.
14th Oct '16 12:06:21 PM Allronix
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* In the Flying Frog game ''Touch of Evil,'' the schoolteacher only has three hit points and no healing factor. However, loading her inventory up with books adds two additional fight dice per book. Collecting all the books on the board gives her three hit points...and up to ''twenty-two'' dice's worth of damage. By the game's mechanics, [[DisYouJustPunchOutCthulhu that's theoretically enough to one-shot Cthulhu.]]

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* In the Flying Frog game ''Touch of Evil,'' the schoolteacher only has three hit points and no healing factor. However, loading her inventory up with books adds two additional fight dice per book. Collecting all the books on the board gives her three hit points...and up to ''twenty-two'' dice's worth of damage. By the game's mechanics, [[DisYouJustPunchOutCthulhu [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu that's theoretically enough to one-shot Cthulhu.]]
14th Oct '16 12:05:52 PM Allronix
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* In the Flying Frog game ''Touch of Evil,'' the schoolteacher only has three hit points and no healing factor. However, loading her inventory up with books adds two additional fight dice per book. Collecting all the books on the board gives her three hit points...and up to ''twenty'' dice's worth of damage.

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* In the Flying Frog game ''Touch of Evil,'' the schoolteacher only has three hit points and no healing factor. However, loading her inventory up with books adds two additional fight dice per book. Collecting all the books on the board gives her three hit points...and up to ''twenty'' ''twenty-two'' dice's worth of damage.damage. By the game's mechanics, [[DisYouJustPunchOutCthulhu that's theoretically enough to one-shot Cthulhu.]]
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