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20th Sep '16 3:14:35 PM Storm_Soldier2377
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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.
10th Sep '16 9:18:24 PM gemmabeta2
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* Traditionally, archers in many armies did not wear any armor, partly because it would have interfered with their movements and also because they generally could not afford it. A particularly well-off bowman might be able to go into battle with a sword and buckler, a breastplate, and a helmet of some sort; most went off to fight with little more than their bow.

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* Traditionally, archers in many armies did not wear any armor, partly because it would have interfered with their movements and also because they generally could not afford it. A particularly well-off bowman might be able to go into battle with a sword and buckler, a breastplate, and a helmet of some sort; most went off to fight with little more than their bow.bow and maybe a kitchen knife for emergencies.
28th Jul '16 6:56:43 AM thatmadork
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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]].
23rd Jul '16 3:24:07 PM YpsiFang
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18th Jul '16 11:30:52 PM TroperDoper
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* In the show ''Series/{{Angel}}'' the Senior Partners are built up to be this great unmatched evil that span multiple dimensions and can bring about the apocalypse. In the comic book spin-off ''Spike'' we see what the actual Senior Partners look like: 15 ft tall demons that can fire deadly lightning bolts. The problem? [[spoiler: The Senior Partners are relatively fragile compared to other Buffyverse Big Bads. Spike fires at one with a pair of machine guns and it's left crying in the corner letting our heroes get away in defeat. It's revealed that the reason the Senior Partners conduct their evil scheming though law firms is that they lack the brute strength to take over worlds through sheer force.]]
16th Jul '16 10:54:22 PM AgentTasmania
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* ME-163 Komet. It was a rocket fighter (only one ever produced) armed with two 30mm cannon or ten short ranged upward-firing single-use guns. It was designed to kill bombers with just a couple of hits and during its powered flight phase, [[FragileSpeedster moved too quickly to be targeted and hit by pretty much anything]]. However, it only had enough fuel for about 7 minutes of powered flight and once it expended its fuel, it was a nearly helpless glider. And in the event that something hit a Komet while it still had fuel, they were pretty much MadeOfExplodium as the two-part rocket fuel was hypergolic, the igniting the moment it was mixed.

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* ME-163 Komet. It was a rocket fighter (only one ever produced) armed with two 30mm cannon or ten short ranged upward-firing single-use guns. It was designed to kill bombers with just a couple of hits and during its powered flight phase, [[FragileSpeedster moved too quickly to be targeted and hit by pretty much anything]]. However, it only had enough fuel for about 7 minutes of powered flight and once it expended its fuel, it was a nearly helpless glider. And in the event that something hit a Komet while it still had fuel, they were pretty much MadeOfExplodium as the two-part rocket fuel was hypergolic, the igniting the moment it was mixed.
8th Jul '16 12:19:12 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Many power wrestlers tend to be injury prone, such as Wrestling/MarkHenry and [[Wrestling/DavidHeath Gangrel]] and [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Jazz]]. Wrestling/{{Batista}}'s case was lampshaded by Wrestling/TripleH, who teased an Wrestling/{{Evolution}} reunion to deal with Legacy, only to reject the idea because Randy was a jerk and Dave was always hurt.

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* Many power wrestlers tend to be injury prone, such as Wrestling/MarkHenry and [[Wrestling/DavidHeath Gangrel]] and [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Jazz]]. Wrestling/{{Batista}}'s case was lampshaded by Wrestling/TripleH, who teased an Wrestling/{{Evolution}} reunion to deal with Legacy, only to reject the idea because Randy was a jerk and Dave was always hurt. It was also lampshaded by Wrestling/AJStyles in a wonderful TakeThat.
->''AJ'': (in response to Dave calling him a SpotMonkey): "I think it's funny that a guy who takes a bump and tears his back tells me I don't know how to wrestle."


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* Part of the reason why Wrestling/AshleyMassaro's momentum was killed in WWE. She only wrestled for three years, yet suffered about as many injuries as someone who had been wrestling for ten.
* Wrestling/{{Layla}} also became very injury prone in her final years.
7th Jul '16 5:38:03 PM HighCrate
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* Much like the X-Men with offensive powers is ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' member Human Torch. His flame powers give him high movement speed and an offensive edge. Unlike his allies, he lacks any way to use his powers to defend himself other than flying out of the way.
** This example [[DependingOnTheWriter changes based on who's scripting the book]] -- Johnny's also been shown to make himself bulletproof by melting the slugs before they hit; on other occasions, he's pulled the same thing on various flammable or meltable objects up to a bulldozer that was thrown at him by ''ComicBook/SheHulk''.
* Humpty Dumpty in the ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' SpinOff ''Jack of Fables'' is an almost literal example, being a cannon that was {{bowdleris|e}}ation into being an egg man.

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* Much like the X-Men with offensive powers is ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' member Human Torch. His Torch's flame powers give him high movement speed and an offensive edge. Unlike his allies, though, he typically lacks any way to use his powers to defend himself other than flying out of the way.
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way. This example [[DependingOnTheWriter changes based on who's scripting the book]] -- Johnny's also been shown to make himself bulletproof by melting the slugs before they hit; on other occasions, he's pulled the same thing on various flammable or meltable objects up to a bulldozer that was thrown at him by ''ComicBook/SheHulk''.
* Humpty Dumpty in the ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' SpinOff ''Jack of Fables'' is an almost literal example, being a cannon that was {{bowdleris|e}}ation into being an egg man.
''ComicBook/SheHulk''.
7th Jul '16 5:02:52 PM DocWildNole
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** This example [[DependingOnTheWriter changes based on who's scripting the book]] -- Johnny's also been shown to make himself bulletproof by melting the slugs before they hit; on other occasions, he's pulled the same thing on various flammable or meltable objects up to a bulldozer that was thrown at him by ''ComicBook/SheHulk''.
1st Jul '16 6:59:14 PM Doug86
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** Italian warships built between the wars and during WorldWarII prized speed and firepower, being designed to operate in the calm Mediterranean sea and fight the relatively passive French navy. However, their design often left much to be desired in other areas. They were severely deficient in anti-aircraft armament, lacking in radar and sonar systems, and like so many other pieces of Italian machinery, were notoriously unreliable and difficult to maintain. At the Battle of Cape Matapan, the Royal Navy severely crippled the Regia Marina, utilizing their superior airpower and fire control technology to heavily damage or sink several Italian warships with virtually no damage sustained, and the loss of only ''a single aircraft''.

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** Italian warships built between the wars and during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII prized speed and firepower, being designed to operate in the calm Mediterranean sea and fight the relatively passive French navy. However, their design often left much to be desired in other areas. They were severely deficient in anti-aircraft armament, lacking in radar and sonar systems, and like so many other pieces of Italian machinery, were notoriously unreliable and difficult to maintain. At the Battle of Cape Matapan, the Royal Navy severely crippled the Regia Marina, utilizing their superior airpower and fire control technology to heavily damage or sink several Italian warships with virtually no damage sustained, and the loss of only ''a single aircraft''.
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