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20th Sep '17 10:40:04 PM DarkHunter
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* Gilgamesh of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is easily capable of defeating any of the Servants simply by [[StormOfBlades raining an endless number of Noble Phantasms down on them]]. However, he does not subscribe to [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overkill theory]]; even though he uses overwhelming force in battle, he could easily use ''even more'', but chooses not to. Most notable is his refusal to bring out Ea, a sword capable of destroying ''worlds'', unless very impressed or in significant danger.

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* Gilgamesh of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is easily capable of defeating any of the Servants simply by [[StormOfBlades raining an endless number of Noble Phantasms down on them]]. However, he does not subscribe to [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overkill theory]]; even though he uses overwhelming force in battle, he could easily use ''even more'', but chooses not to. Most notable is his refusal to bring out Ea, a sword capable of destroying ''worlds'', unless very impressed or in significant danger. Even then he never uses more than a small fraction of Ea's true power, since destroying the planet he's standing on would be a very ''stupid'' thing to do.
6th Sep '17 6:40:02 AM CosmicFerret
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** At various times it is made very clear that TheFlash, much like Superman, can cause ''a lot'' of collateral damage if he isn't careful. As for the above example, it's implied that he was approaching the speed of light and you can see cars flipping and distant windows shattering just from how fast he is moving. He outright doesn't use his ability to phase through solid material, because it can cause explosions or instant destruction.

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** At various times it is made very clear that TheFlash, Franchise/TheFlash, much like Superman, can cause ''a lot'' of collateral damage if he isn't careful. As for the above example, it's implied that he was approaching the speed of light and you can see cars flipping and distant windows shattering just from how fast he is moving. He outright doesn't use his ability to phase through solid material, because it can cause explosions or instant destruction.
4th Sep '17 4:26:15 AM Dracis
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* In the seventh season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', this trope comes up on a strategic scale. Daenery Targaryen invades Westeros with both a vast army and three dragons, which are for all intents and purposes [[GameChanger Game-Changing]] [[FantasticNuke Fantastic Nukes]]. Right off the bat, she's in the position to take the capital by force, but doesn't - she has no intention of becoming "queen of the ashes", so she settles for more conventional warfare using her Unsullied legion and Westerosi allies. This allows enemy commanders Jaime Lannister and Euron Greyjoy to outmaneuver her, dealing her several stinging defeats. At that point, she decides she's had enough playing around and attacks the rear end of the Lannister army with both the Dothraki hordes and one of her three dragons, utterly [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] them and making it abundantly clear what will happen if she decides to stop holding back.
2nd Sep '17 2:32:23 PM Caps-luna
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* On a broader sense, few military powers respond with the full strength of their arsenal to threats anymore, least of all the nuclear ones. The reason is that doing so would result a lot of neutral civilian casualties. Perhaps one of the greatest illustrations of this trope comes from fellujah when over a hundred insurgents barricaded themselves in a booby trapped three story apartment building. The US Army's response was to simply blow the whole thing up using a single tank since there was no risk to civilians. In less than an hour all the insurgents were dead with no other casualties.
31st Aug '17 4:57:10 AM SirPellucidar
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* This is a common strategy used by chess hustlers. They'll play a few games with someone with no money at stake, and play deliberately poorly to make the opponent think they're weak. Then they'll get them to make a bet on the next game, and start playing for real.
26th Aug '17 9:09:34 PM Waffletom
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* Also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Y460dZtGY this talent show performance.]]
22nd Aug '17 12:01:01 PM ExultantCapon
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** In their first match, Tien outmatched Goku, easily able to keep up with his speed. After taking a beating, Goku decides to fight seriously. Apparently, he has been holding back during the entire tournament so he won't kill anyone, but decides it's okay to used his full power against Tien since he's very strong. The fight continues with them being more evenly matched with Goku having the advantage.

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** In their first match, Tien outmatched Goku, easily able to keep up with his speed. After taking a beating, Goku decides to fight seriously. Apparently, he has been holding back during the entire tournament so he won't kill anyone, but decides it's okay to used use his full power against Tien since he's very strong. The fight continues with them being more evenly matched with Goku having the advantage.
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.
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