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14th Dec '17 6:56:56 AM MasterFuzzy
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'':
** The Winter Soldier lost his left arm a long time ago. He's still quite possibly the scariest man in the universe.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'':
''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has quite a few of these:
** The Winter Soldier lost his left arm a long time ago. He's still quite possibly the scariest man in the universe.universe (though it doesn't hurt that he has an artificial replacement).


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** Charles Xavier is confined to a wheelchair. He's also the most powerful psychic in the world bar just a few, and far more skilled than any of them.
** Odin, like Nick Fury, is missing an eye. Also like Nick Fury, he's a MagnificentBastard and stone-cold badass that even ''other gods'' don't want to piss off.
** Harry Dresden's left hand, as in canon, is currently badly burned due to a vampire's servant getting creative with napalm (his type of wizard has a HealingFactor, but it's a slow one). He's also TheDreaded for pretty much every supernatural monster in North America, and even those of his own people who don't like him treat him with wary respect.
13th Dec '17 12:45:51 PM bfunc
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* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel Jr.]] wouldn't ordinarily qualify as he's not handicapped, but his alter ego Freddy Freeman has to use a crutch to walk (for real; it's not just a disguise like [[ClarkKenting Clark Kent's glasses]]). Since Freddy not infrequently puts himself in dangerous situations ''before'' transforming and has occasionally saved the day when Junior accidentally transforms back into Freddy at the worst possible moment, ''Freddy'' probably counts.
13th Dec '17 12:25:43 PM bfunc
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* Benedict from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber''. He lacks one arm, and he is still the strongest and most feared of all the Amberites. Corwin, a badass in his own right, says that he fears him, and would not even dare ''try'' to confront him.

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* Benedict from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber''. He lacks one arm, and he is still the strongest and most feared skillful fighter of all the Amberites.Amberites (except ''possibly'' Oberon) in both the hand-to-hand and strategic/tactical senses. Corwin, a badass in his own right, says that he fears him, and would not even dare ''try'' to confront him.
10th Dec '17 11:56:56 PM morane
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** His scoliosis was so bad that he would have qualified to participate on London Paralympics 2012. (Now imagine how Sir Richard Gloucester-Plantagenet would have done in men's fencing, wrestling and riding...)
9th Dec '17 4:17:03 AM lillolillo
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* Barbara Gordon -- the first {{Comicbook/Batgirl}} -- gets [[Comicbook/TheKillingJoke shot through the spine and paralyzed]]. Instead of retiring, she becomes an InformationBroker under the name Oracle, pictured above, and becomes the greatest source of info in Franchise/TheDCU, leader of the Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey, member of the JLA, the hero who can pick up hundreds of millions from a supervillain's secret account and employ them somewhere else, the one who can ''break the Internet should she so wish''. When a number of the Titans were once discussing who actually ran the JLA, and are suggesting a variety of names from Superman to Batman, Arsenal's four-year-old daughter immediately responded ''"Owacle."'' While she mostly does non-action work as befitting her position, she has proved to be a capable fighter even in a wheelchair. She also beat the shit out of Spy Smasher from her wheelchair when the latter threatens to take over her operation.
* Barbara's [[LegacyCharacter successor]], [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2000}} Cassandra Cain]], also fits this, due to having some serious mental disabilities. Aside from her difficulty speaking, she is also dyslexic and often comes across as having an AmbiguousDisorder due to her lack of social skills. This does not stop her from being most likely the greatest hand-to-hand fighter on the planet, at one point punching a zombified assassin in half (note that the assassin had died only minutes before at most, meaning that he was as durable as a living person).
* [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]]. The chest injury he suffers leads to the creation of the arc reactor. Also, in the comics, Stark becomes paralyzed and has to rely on an armor suit powered by his thoughts alone.

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* Barbara Gordon -- the first {{Comicbook/Batgirl}} ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} -- gets [[Comicbook/TheKillingJoke shot through the spine and paralyzed]]. Instead of retiring, she becomes an InformationBroker under the name Oracle, pictured above, and becomes the greatest source of info in Franchise/TheDCU, leader of the Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey, member of the JLA, the hero who can pick up hundreds of millions from a supervillain's secret account and employ them somewhere else, the one who can ''break the Internet should she so wish''. When a number of the Titans were once discussing who actually ran the JLA, and are suggesting a variety of names from Superman to Batman, Arsenal's four-year-old daughter immediately responded ''"Owacle."'' While she mostly does non-action work as befitting her position, she has proved to be a capable fighter even in a wheelchair. She also beat the shit out of Spy Smasher from her wheelchair when the latter threatens to take over her operation.
* Barbara's [[LegacyCharacter successor]], [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2000}} Cassandra Cain]], Cain, also fits this, due to having some serious mental disabilities. Aside from her difficulty speaking, she is also dyslexic and often comes across as having an AmbiguousDisorder due to her lack of social skills. This does not stop her from being most likely the greatest hand-to-hand fighter on the planet, at one point punching a zombified assassin in half (note that the assassin had died only minutes before at most, meaning that he was as durable as a living person).
* [[Comicbook/IronMan ''Comicbook/IronMan'': Tony Stark]].Stark. The chest injury he suffers leads to the creation of the arc reactor. Also, in the comics, Stark becomes paralyzed and has to rely on an armor suit powered by his thoughts alone.



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* In ''Fanfic/SupermanAndMan'', [[Franchise/{{Superman}} the titular hero]] finds himself in the body a person paralyzed neck down for one day and having to perform good deeds in spite of it.
-->When he went to bed the night before, he might have moved the Earth out of orbit. Now he could not move his hand.
26th Nov '17 11:01:57 PM infernape612
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** After [[spoiler:accidentally killing his wife Elena in a magically induced rage]], Greil of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' cut the tendons in his dominant hand to ensure he'd never wield a sword again. Well even with his skills hampered, he's still a total badass with his humongous axe, with one villain even stating that "he fights like a demon!"

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** After [[spoiler:accidentally killing his wife Elena in a magically induced rage]], Greil of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' cut the tendons in his dominant hand to ensure he'd never wield a sword again. Well even with his skills hampered, he's still a total badass with his humongous axe, with one villain even stating that "he fights like a demon!"
26th Nov '17 7:45:37 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** [[spoiler: The Winter Soldier]] lost his left arm a long time ago. He's still quite possibly the scariest man in the universe.

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** [[spoiler: The Winter Soldier]] Soldier lost his left arm a long time ago. He's still quite possibly the scariest man in the universe.


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** The Red Son winds up losing his left arm and eye fighting Magneto. He gets cybernetic techno-organic replacements that, if anything, only make him even more dangerous.
23rd Nov '17 6:27:54 AM Yora
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* Hammer Girl in ''Film/TheRaid2Berandal'' is deaf and has only one eye, which she always covers up with big sunglasses that really don't help with situational awareness either. She still can fight seven opponents at once, [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon with a pair of hammers]].
20th Nov '17 8:52:25 PM SeizureFerret
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** [[spoiler:Joaquin's eye gets damaged in the climax, resulting in him wearing a an eyepatch.]]

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** [[spoiler:Joaquin's eye gets damaged in the climax, resulting in him wearing a an eyepatch.]]
1st Nov '17 9:37:53 PM superkeijikun
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', [[spoiler:Ignis goes blind a little over halfway through the game. By the end, following a TimeSkip, he becomes accustomed enough to his blindness that he regains the ability to move and fight as well as when he could see.]]
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