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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''.
23rd Jun '16 12:58:20 AM Alceister
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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAS_%28boat%29 MAS]] (it stays for "Motoscafo Armato Silurante", or "armed and torpedoing motorboat"). It's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a motorboat with two torpedoes and, in the later models, sometimes a machine gun]], with early models made out of ''wood'' ([[JustifiedTrope they had tried out metal ones, but found that the wooden boats were faster and more difficult to see]]). They were the smallest and most fragile motorboats ever, but managed to sink the SMS ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Wien Wien]]'' in harbour and, most famously, the battleship ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Szent_Istv%C3%A1n Szent István]]''.
** Italian warships built between the wars and during WorldWarII prized speed over anything else, being designed to operate in the calm Mediterranean sea and fight the relatively passive French navy. As a consequence, most of them were notoriously thin skinned and easily destroyed when they found themselves fighting the more aggressive Royal Navy.

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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAS_%28boat%29 MAS]] (it stays for "Motoscafo Armato Silurante", or "armed and torpedoing motorboat"). It's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a motorboat with two torpedoes and, in the later models, sometimes a machine gun]], with early models made out of ''wood'' ([[JustifiedTrope they had tried out metal ones, but found that the wooden boats were faster and more difficult to see]]). They were among the smallest and most fragile armed motorboats ever, but managed to sink the SMS ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Wien Wien]]'' in harbour and, most famously, the battleship ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Szent_Istv%C3%A1n Szent István]]''.
** Italian warships built between the wars and during WorldWarII prized speed over anything else, and firepower, being designed to operate in the calm Mediterranean sea and fight the relatively passive French navy. As a consequence, most 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 them Italian machinery, were notoriously thin skinned unreliable and easily destroyed when they found themselves fighting difficult to maintain. At the more aggressive Battle of Cape Matapan, the Royal Navy.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''.



** Italy revitalized the tank destroyer concept with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B1_Centauro B1 Centauro]], a wheeled combat vehicle carrying a tank gun (a rifled 105mm in the initial version, a smoothbore 120mm in the Centauro II model) and relatively thin armour, though this can be remedied somewhat by the addition of modular armour plates.

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** Italy revitalized the specialized tank destroyer concept with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B1_Centauro B1 Centauro]], a wheeled combat vehicle carrying a tank gun (a rifled 105mm in the initial version, a smoothbore 120mm in the Centauro II model) and relatively thin armour, though this can be remedied somewhat by the addition of modular armour plates.
20th Jun '16 8:35:15 PM PaulA
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* The UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}}n army of UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat was renowned for its extensive drilling and exceptional discipline, complementing Frederick's aggressive tactics. He would often march his men to the battlefield under the cover of night, subsequently arranging his men in oblique order, whereby one flank of his army would be deliberately strengthened at the expense of the other. It worked very well when it was racking up victories under Frederick, who understood the considerable weaknesses of his technique; it heavily relied on surprise and would result in enormous casualties for his own side if his forces got bogged down in prolonged fighting. Moreover, his army was largely comprised of conscripts and mercenaries, neither of whom could be considered particularly loyal; undertaking campaigns for long periods of time would see the strength of his forces sapped by desertion. After his death, his army fell apart and by the time of the UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars, it was a PaperTiger.

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* The UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}}n army of UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat was renowned for its extensive drilling and exceptional discipline, complementing Frederick's aggressive tactics. He would often march his men to the battlefield under the cover of night, subsequently arranging his men in oblique order, whereby one flank of his army would be deliberately strengthened at the expense of the other. It worked very well when it was racking up victories under Frederick, who understood the considerable weaknesses of his technique; it heavily relied on surprise and would result in enormous casualties for his own side if his forces got bogged down in prolonged fighting. Moreover, his army was largely comprised of conscripts and mercenaries, neither of whom could be considered particularly loyal; undertaking campaigns for long periods of time would see the strength of his forces sapped by desertion. After his death, his army fell apart and by the time of the UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars, UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, it was a PaperTiger. PaperTiger.
19th Jun '16 10:11:37 AM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Ren is fast and can use Aura to blow off the head of a King Taijitu bare-handed. However, he was practically knocked out in Team JNPR's battle against a Deathstalker, despite the rest of his team being left none the worse for wear by similar hits. Even Jaune, who has never been in such a fight before and therefore has no combat training, was still standing at the end of the fight.
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