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16th Aug '17 11:52:44 AM Doug86
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* Jaime Lannister averts this trope in ''{{A Song of Ice and Fire}}'' in the most heartbreaking way after [[spoiler: the Bloody Mummers cut off his right hand]]. He tells people jokingly that he only let them do it because he wanted to make swordfighting more interesting. In reality, however, he's not remotely competent with his left hand - he can't even hit a bear with a thrown bone.

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* Jaime Lannister averts this trope in ''{{A Song of Ice and Fire}}'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' in the most heartbreaking way after [[spoiler: the Bloody Mummers cut off his right hand]]. He tells people jokingly that he only let them do it because he wanted to make swordfighting more interesting. In reality, however, he's not remotely competent with his left hand - he can't even hit a bear with a thrown bone.
3rd Aug '17 1:28:44 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''; Qrow usually fights with his weapon in broadsword mode, despite being known (and feared) as a scythe wielder. He only breaks the scythe out for emergency purposes (and it has a relatively long deploying cycle compared to other weapons in Remnant), but once he does he can readily destroy anything he comes across.
9th Jul '17 5:14:20 PM NineballCirno
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** Not a conscious reveal so much as a Superpower Evil Side triggered in response to Shinpachi almost being killed by Abuto. Shinpachi actually has to stop Kagura from killing Abuto, knowing that in her right mind she wouldn't want to.

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** Not a conscious reveal so much as a Superpower Evil Side SuperPoweredEvilSide triggered in response to Shinpachi almost being killed by Abuto. Shinpachi actually has to stop Kagura from killing Abuto, knowing that in her right mind she wouldn't want to.
7th Jul '17 7:13:12 PM kquinn0830
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** This is discussed in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''. Spidey is trying to convince Iron Man he's ready to join the Avengers and points out how well [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar he fought against Captain America in Berlin]] as an example. Iron Man points out that Cap was holding back because he didn't want to harm him. If Cap went all out, Spidey would've been beaten badly.
26th Jun '17 1:39:39 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise, Stephen is always shown in a wheelchair, [[MrExposition provides necessary exposition]], developed essential tools for combating demons such as the Demon Summoning Program, and can heal the player's party. Beyond that, he doesn't do much. In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', [[spoiler:not only does he reveal himself to be capable of offensive abilties in combat, but, as part of a SecretTestOfCharacter to Nanashi and the protagonists of the previous four mainline ''SMT'' games, he can also stand up just fine and become the hardest BonusBoss in the game at level 128, putting him at an even higher level than YHVH (100), the game's FinalBoss!]]
25th Jun '17 10:19:18 PM bleach246
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*** [[spoiler:After Frieza comes back to life, again, for the Tournament of Power he reveals to Goku that, during his time trapped in Hell, he has been focused on mental training. As such not only can he access his Golden Frieza form without burning himself out he can maintain his power at a much stronger rate then before.]]
25th Jun '17 9:54:19 PM SimYouLater
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The situation varies from example to example. A common example is for a character to fight with their non-dominant hand, as in the [[Film/ThePrincessBride trope-naming example]], only to switch back to their dominant hand to gain an edge. Similar to this is pretending that they have a serious handicap, then deciding to stop the charade. It can also go so far as a character revealing that they have always had a superpower [[EleventhHourSuperpower which they now decide to exploit]], or a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which they now [[GodzillaThreshold have no option but to utilize]]. The most common subversions are for the other character to also be not left-handed, or for the character to remark, "Yes I am," after he switches hands. (Or if the writer is [[NoManOfWomanBorn being subtle]] about [[DoubleSubversion doubling up]] on this trope, that the character is later revealed as [[SesquedipelianLoquatiousness ambidextrous]] a.k.a '''[[OhCrap "both-handed"]]'''.)

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The situation varies from example to example. A common example is for a character to fight with their non-dominant hand, as in the [[Film/ThePrincessBride trope-naming example]], only to switch back to their dominant hand to gain an edge. Similar to this is pretending that they have a serious handicap, then deciding to stop the charade. It can also go so far as a character revealing that they have always had a superpower [[EleventhHourSuperpower which they now decide to exploit]], or a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which they now [[GodzillaThreshold have no option but to utilize]]. The most common subversions are for the other character to also be not left-handed, or for the character to remark, "Yes I am," after he switches hands. (Or if the writer is [[NoManOfWomanBorn being subtle]] about [[DoubleSubversion doubling up]] on this trope, that the character is later revealed as [[SesquedipelianLoquatiousness [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness ambidextrous]] a.k.a '''[[OhCrap "both-handed"]]'''.)
25th Jun '17 9:53:39 PM SimYouLater
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The situation varies from example to example. A common example is for a character to fight with their non-dominant hand, as in the [[Film/ThePrincessBride trope-naming example]], only to switch back to their dominant hand to gain an edge. Similar to this is pretending that they have a serious handicap, then deciding to stop the charade. It can also go so far as a character revealing that they have always had a superpower [[EleventhHourSuperpower which they now decide to exploit]], or a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which they now [[GodzillaThreshold have no option but to utilize]]. The most common subversions are for the other character to also be not left-handed, or for the character to remark, "Yes I am," after he switches hands. (Or if the writer is [[NoManOfWomanBorn being subtle]] about [[DoubleSubversion doubling up]] on this trope, that the character is later revealed as [[SesquedapelianLoquatiousness ambidextrous]] a.k.a '''[[OhCrap "both-handed"]]'''.)

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The situation varies from example to example. A common example is for a character to fight with their non-dominant hand, as in the [[Film/ThePrincessBride trope-naming example]], only to switch back to their dominant hand to gain an edge. Similar to this is pretending that they have a serious handicap, then deciding to stop the charade. It can also go so far as a character revealing that they have always had a superpower [[EleventhHourSuperpower which they now decide to exploit]], or a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which they now [[GodzillaThreshold have no option but to utilize]]. The most common subversions are for the other character to also be not left-handed, or for the character to remark, "Yes I am," after he switches hands. (Or if the writer is [[NoManOfWomanBorn being subtle]] about [[DoubleSubversion doubling up]] on this trope, that the character is later revealed as [[SesquedapelianLoquatiousness [[SesquedipelianLoquatiousness ambidextrous]] a.k.a '''[[OhCrap "both-handed"]]'''.)
25th Jun '17 9:53:11 PM SimYouLater
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The situation varies from example to example. A common example is for a character to fight with their non-dominant hand, as in the [[Film/ThePrincessBride trope-naming example]], only to switch back to their dominant hand to gain an edge. Similar to this is pretending that they have a serious handicap, then deciding to stop the charade. It can also go so far as a character revealing that they have always had a superpower [[EleventhHourSuperpower which they now decide to exploit]], or a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which they now [[GodzillaThreshold have no option but to utilize]]. The most common subversions are for the other character to also be not left-handed, or for the character to remark, "Yes I am," after he switches hands. (Or if the writer is [[NoManOfWomanBorn being subtle]] about [[DoubleSubversion doubling up]] on this trope, that the character is later revealed as [[SesquedapelianLoquatiousness ambidextrous]] a.k.a [[OhCrap '''"both-handed"''']].)

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The situation varies from example to example. A common example is for a character to fight with their non-dominant hand, as in the [[Film/ThePrincessBride trope-naming example]], only to switch back to their dominant hand to gain an edge. Similar to this is pretending that they have a serious handicap, then deciding to stop the charade. It can also go so far as a character revealing that they have always had a superpower [[EleventhHourSuperpower which they now decide to exploit]], or a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which they now [[GodzillaThreshold have no option but to utilize]]. The most common subversions are for the other character to also be not left-handed, or for the character to remark, "Yes I am," after he switches hands. (Or if the writer is [[NoManOfWomanBorn being subtle]] about [[DoubleSubversion doubling up]] on this trope, that the character is later revealed as [[SesquedapelianLoquatiousness ambidextrous]] a.k.a [[OhCrap '''"both-handed"''']].'''[[OhCrap "both-handed"]]'''.)
25th Jun '17 9:52:43 PM SimYouLater
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The situation varies from example to example. A common example is for a character to fight with their non-dominant hand, as in the [[Film/ThePrincessBride trope-naming example]], only to switch back to their dominant hand to gain an edge. Similar to this is pretending that they have a serious handicap, then deciding to stop the charade. It can also go so far as a character revealing that they have always had a superpower [[EleventhHourSuperpower which they now decide to exploit]], or a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which they now [[GodzillaThreshold have no option but to utilize]]. The most common subversions are for the other character to also be not left-handed, or for the character to remark, "Yes I am," after he switches hands.

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The situation varies from example to example. A common example is for a character to fight with their non-dominant hand, as in the [[Film/ThePrincessBride trope-naming example]], only to switch back to their dominant hand to gain an edge. Similar to this is pretending that they have a serious handicap, then deciding to stop the charade. It can also go so far as a character revealing that they have always had a superpower [[EleventhHourSuperpower which they now decide to exploit]], or a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which they now [[GodzillaThreshold have no option but to utilize]]. The most common subversions are for the other character to also be not left-handed, or for the character to remark, "Yes I am," after he switches hands.
hands. (Or if the writer is [[NoManOfWomanBorn being subtle]] about [[DoubleSubversion doubling up]] on this trope, that the character is later revealed as [[SesquedapelianLoquatiousness ambidextrous]] a.k.a [[OhCrap '''"both-handed"''']].)
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