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20th Sep '17 8:02:36 AM tromag
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* Deliberately invoked in the ''Literature/1632'' series. When the USE attacks Denmark with ironclad warships more advanced than anything else at the time, Prince Ulrik counters by building a fleet of longboats armed with spar torpedoes. Being little more than large rowboats, they're easily gunned down by the USE navy, but they can be built sufficient numbers to [[ZergRush swarm the larger battleships]], and, if they get close enough, it only takes one good torpedo hit to disable and ironclad.

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* Deliberately invoked in the ''Literature/1632'' ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series. When the USE attacks Denmark with ironclad warships more advanced than anything else at the time, Prince Ulrik counters by building a fleet of longboats armed with spar torpedoes. Being little more than large rowboats, they're easily gunned down by the USE navy, but they can be built sufficient numbers to [[ZergRush swarm the larger battleships]], and, if they get close enough, it only takes one good torpedo hit to disable and an ironclad.
20th Sep '17 8:00:44 AM tromag
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* Deliberately invoked in the ''Literature/1632'' series. When the USE attacks Denmark with ironclad warships more advanced than anything else at the time, Prince Ulrik counters by building a fleet of longboats armed with spar torpedoes. Being little more than large rowboats, they're easily gunned down by the USE navy, but they can be built sufficient numbers to [[ZergRush swarm the larger battleships]], and, if they get close enough, it only takes one good torpedo hit to disable and ironclad.
12th Sep '17 9:13:22 AM WillBGood
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* ''TabletopGame/StarsWarsBattlefront'': Han Solo is a glass cannon. He carries his most powerful pistol in the galaxy the DL-44 Blaster Pistol. He can overpower his enemies in great distances. He has three outstanding output ablitites: 1) Rapid Fire: A long range ability to let him rapidly fire repeatedly without over heating against group of enemies. 2) Lucky Shot: A long ranged charge up blaster so powerful it can break Darth Vader lightsaber blocks and it can lock on soldiers and vehicles. It can lock and take out a group of Imperial starfighters in a single shot. 3) Shoulder Charge: A short-ranged ability let Han Solo to lower his shoulder into his enemy to apply damage. It only works in line of sight. Han Solo defense is terrible. His hit points will drop faster than you can say "Oh S***!" He can't handle in a melee. He is doomed if surrounded by a group of Imperial soldiers and Galactic Heroes. The only way to avoid short melee is activate shoulder charge for a great escape.

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* ''TabletopGame/StarsWarsBattlefront'': ''TabletopGame/StarWarsBattlefront'': Han Solo is a glass cannon. He carries his most powerful pistol in the galaxy the DL-44 Blaster Pistol. He can overpower his enemies in great distances. He has three outstanding output ablitites: 1) Rapid Fire: A long range ability to let him rapidly fire repeatedly without over heating against group of enemies. 2) Lucky Shot: A long ranged charge up blaster so powerful it can break Darth Vader lightsaber blocks and it can lock on soldiers and vehicles. It can lock and take out a group of Imperial starfighters in a single shot. 3) Shoulder Charge: A short-ranged ability let Han Solo to lower his shoulder into his enemy to apply damage. It only works in line of sight. Han Solo defense is terrible. His hit points will drop faster than you can say "Oh S***!" He can't handle in a melee. He is doomed if surrounded by a group of Imperial soldiers and Galactic Heroes. The only way to avoid short melee is activate shoulder charge for a great escape.
12th Sep '17 9:11:35 AM WillBGood
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->''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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->''AJ'': (in -->'''AJ''': ''(in response to Dave calling him a SpotMonkey): "I 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."
21st Aug '17 8:51:55 PM AgentTasmania
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*** They attempted to rectify this with Taiho, with the design expected to remain able to operate after multiple bomb and torpedo hits. [[EpicFail A single American submarine-launched torpedo caused a fuel vapor explosion that sank her]].
3rd Aug '17 6:47:57 PM Zuxtron
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** Diavolo's Stand in part 5, King Crimson, is one of (if not THE) most powerful Stands in terms of raw striking power, with an A rank in Power and Speed. However, it has an E rank in terms of durability. This is why Diavolo tries to end his fights with a single strike, as he can't survive an extended assault.
** By part 6, Jotaro's Stand, Star Platinum, has degraded from LightningBruiser to this. It maintains its legendary speed and strength, but Jotaro's age combined with [[spoiler:the strain inflicted on him when he uses its [[TimeStandsStill time stopping power]]]] resulted in its durability dropping from rank A to E.
28th Jul '17 11:01:31 PM HotelCalifornia
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* In ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'', while Sonic and Shadow are [[LightningBruiser Lightning Bruisers]], Eric is this trope instead. Both he (and his warship the Dreadnought) are capable of unleashing horrendous amounts of mayhem thanks to his [[FragileSpeedster speed]] and fondness for [[MoreDakka guns and explosions]], but he's nearly always the first to go down in a pitched fight.
22nd Jul '17 8:29:51 PM CastleSuperbeast
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* ''CombicBook/ScottPilgrim'': Todd Ingram, Ramona's third ex, is even more powerful than [[BigBad Gideon]] due to his immense psychic powers, yet after [[spoiler:being depowered by the Vegan Police]] he goes down to a single headbutt from Scott.

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* ''CombicBook/ScottPilgrim'': ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'': Todd Ingram, Ramona's third ex, is even more powerful than [[BigBad Gideon]] due to his immense psychic powers, yet after [[spoiler:being depowered by the Vegan Police]] he goes down to a single headbutt from Scott.
22nd Jul '17 8:23:08 PM CastleSuperbeast
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* ''CombicBook/ScottPilgrim'': Todd Ingram, Ramona's third ex, is even more powerful than [[BigBad Gideon]] due to his immense psychic powers, yet after [[spoiler:being depowered by the Vegan Police]] he goes down to a single headbutt from Scott.
8th Jul '17 11:51:14 AM nombretomado
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*** Creator/StephenCurry is this, to a lesser extent. He's an [[ImprobableAimingSkills excellent shooter]] and a solid passer, but his defense is just mediocre to average. This is slightly mitigated by the fact that he has defensively skilled teammates (e.g. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala) and that he actually ''tries'' to play defense; contrast that to Harden, who seems like he '''[[BrilliantButLazy doesn't even try]] to play defense!'''

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*** Creator/StephenCurry UsefulNotes/StephenCurry is this, to a lesser extent. He's an [[ImprobableAimingSkills excellent shooter]] and a solid passer, but his defense is just mediocre to average. This is slightly mitigated by the fact that he has defensively skilled teammates (e.g. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala) and that he actually ''tries'' to play defense; contrast that to Harden, who seems like he '''[[BrilliantButLazy doesn't even try]] to play defense!'''
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