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5th Feb '16 11:03:49 AM ultimomant
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* In one of the Early rounds of the DoD tournament of ''Manga/HistorysStrongestDiscipleKenichi'', Takeda claims he can handle an opponent by himself. Cue him getting whupped. He then states loudly that he's going to have to take this seriously, whereupon he takes off his shirt, revealing that he was wearing a full body spring retainer thing. This being a tournament where people have been known to die, everyone, including the announcer, declares him insane.
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* In one of the Early rounds of the DoD [=DoD=] tournament of ''Manga/HistorysStrongestDiscipleKenichi'', ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', Takeda claims he can handle an opponent by himself. Cue him getting whupped. He then states loudly that he's going to have to take this seriously, whereupon he takes off his shirt, revealing that he was wearing a full body spring retainer thing. This being a tournament where people have been known to die, everyone, including the announcer, declares him insane.
30th Jan '16 7:40:13 AM nombretomado
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* Subverted in the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' series. Neither Rocky nor [[SylvesterStallone Stallone]] are left-handed, but throughout the movies he fights south-paw by preference. In fact, a substantial part of his training for the rematch against Apollo Creed in ''Film/RockyII'' centered on Rocky learning to fight right-handed, and switching to using his left at a crucial point in the fight to devastating effect. Rocky "is not left-handed", but unlike these other examples he is a distinctly superior fighter when favoring his off-hand.
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* Subverted in the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' series. Neither Rocky nor [[SylvesterStallone [[Creator/SylvesterStallone Stallone]] are left-handed, but throughout the movies he fights south-paw by preference. In fact, a substantial part of his training for the rematch against Apollo Creed in ''Film/RockyII'' centered on Rocky learning to fight right-handed, and switching to using his left at a crucial point in the fight to devastating effect. Rocky "is not left-handed", but unlike these other examples he is a distinctly superior fighter when favoring his off-hand.
27th Jan '16 5:47:04 AM TheWanderer
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* A classic example from ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'':
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* A classic example from ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'':''Film/QuigleyDownUnder''. BigBad and QuickDraw specialist Marston finally captures FriendlySniper Matthew Quigley, (who has refused a pistol every time one was offered to him in the movie, saying "I never had much use for them") and decides to kill Quigley in a Western style shootout:
23rd Jan '16 10:06:50 PM twilightwanderer
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In ShinobiOfTheHighSeas, during the fight at Ennies Lobby, Naruto reveals that his headband is a PowerLimiter, complete with a WorldOfCardboardSpeech. He then removes it and proceeds to [[spoiler: kick the crap out of one of the [=CP9=], destroy two-thirds of the Buster Call fleet, one-shot a Vice Admiral (who was using Armament Haki), and fight Admiral Aokiji to a stalemate.]]
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* In ShinobiOfTheHighSeas, during the fight at Ennies Lobby, Naruto reveals that his headband is a PowerLimiter, complete with a WorldOfCardboardSpeech. He then removes it and proceeds to [[spoiler: kick the crap out of one of the [=CP9=], destroy two-thirds of the Buster Call fleet, one-shot a Vice Admiral (who was using Armament Haki), and fight Admiral Aokiji to a stalemate.]]
23rd Jan '16 10:06:11 PM twilightwanderer
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In ShinobiOfTheHighSeas, during the fight at Ennies Lobby, Naruto reveals that his headband is a PowerLimiter, complete with a WorldOfCardboardSpeech. He then removes it and proceeds to [[spoiler: kick the crap out of one of the [=CP9=], destroy two-thirds of the Buster Call fleet, one-shot a Vice Admiral (who was using Armament Haki), and fight Admiral Aokiji to a stalemate.]]
23rd Jan '16 7:00:20 AM Mullon
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*** And he does it ''again'' in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF''. It ends up Frieza never properly trained because he was such a natural prodigy, and by training for four months he can surpass Goku in raw power.
22nd Jan '16 5:47:18 PM ZimFan89
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** In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/283295/to-dethrone-a-princess To Dethrone a Princess]]'', it turns out Celestia is doing this. The story implies her regalia is actually a PowerLimiter, and without it her physical strength is so immense she leaves craters in the ground by ''walking''. She only takes it off when a rebellion cuts her off from her magic, and proceeds to deliver a CurbStompBattle. ** Something similar occurs in Book II of ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship''. When Discord first escapes his prison, Celestia confronts him directly, ditching the regalia that worked to keep her magic in check, as she naturally gives off the same amount of solar radiation as a star; for this fight, she actively channels it.

* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/283295/to-dethrone-a-princess To Dethrone a Princess]]'', it turns out Celestia is doing this. The story implies her regalia is actually a PowerLimiter, and without it her physical strength is so immense she leaves craters in the ground by ''walking''. She only takes it off when a rebellion cuts her off from her magic, and proceeds to deliver a CurbstompBattle.
20th Jan '16 6:36:44 AM Adept
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** A similar example is Maki in ''HayateCrossBlade'', who had always held her sword in her right hand until it was severely injured by her opponent. Another character explains that she had not been fighting with her full power previously, because the manner in which she was gripping the sword was completely different.
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** A similar example is Maki in ''HayateCrossBlade'', ''Manga/HayateCrossBlade'', who had always held her sword in her right hand until it was severely injured by her opponent. Another character explains that she had not been fighting with her full power previously, because the manner in which she was gripping the sword was completely different.
13th Jan '16 10:27:31 PM HeraldAlberich
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'''Inigo:''' I am not left handed! ''[Switches the sword to his right hand and starts driving him back]''
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'''Inigo:''' I am not left handed! ''[Switches ''[switches the sword to his right hand and starts driving him back]''

* Appears a couple of times in ''Franchise/StarWars'' novels. ** ''Starfighters of Adumar'' has a scene where Wes Janson faces a foe in a sword fight, and uses his weapon in his left hand. This is actually a feint, as he immediately uses his free right hand to disarm his overconfident opponent. After that the fight becomes a brutal display of how his extremely skilled opponent never bothered to train for situations where he would not actually have a weapon. ** In Drew Karpyshyn's ''Darth Bane: Path of Destruction'', Bane eventually has to fight Kas'im, the Blademaster from the Sith Lord academy where he had trained, who uses a two-bladed lightsaber. Though Kas'im is the foremost MasterSwordsman of the Sith, Bane is stronger in the Force and, after training with Kas'im privately for countless hours, already knows all his moves. The pupil is at first beating the master... until [[spoiler: Kas'im detaches his saber-staff into two separate sabers, revealing that the ''real'' reason he has been telling his students DualWielding is useless is so that no-one else would learn it, or how to defend against it, which Bane indeed now can't.]]
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* Appears a couple of times in ''Franchise/StarWars'' Franchise/StarWarsLegends novels. ** ''Starfighters ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Starfighters of Adumar'' Adumar]]'' has a scene where Wes Janson faces a foe in a sword fight, and uses his weapon in his left hand. This is actually a feint, as he immediately uses his free right hand to disarm his overconfident opponent. After that the fight becomes a brutal display of how his extremely skilled opponent never bothered to train for situations where he would not actually have a weapon. ** In Drew Karpyshyn's ''Darth Bane: ''Literature/DarthBane: Path of Destruction'', Bane eventually has to fight Kas'im, the Blademaster from the Sith Lord academy where he had trained, who uses a two-bladed lightsaber. Though Kas'im is the foremost MasterSwordsman of the Sith, Bane is stronger in the Force and, after training with Kas'im privately for countless hours, already knows all his moves. The pupil is at first beating the master... until [[spoiler: Kas'im detaches his saber-staff into two separate sabers, revealing that the ''real'' reason he has been telling his students DualWielding is useless is so that no-one else would learn it, or how to defend against it, which Bane indeed now can't.]]

* In [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Academy]] it's possible to switch lightsaber styles(there's five in the game, depending on your choice in lightsaber you can get at most three of them), and Kyle even recommends you do it for this trope's sake. The extreme effectiveness of doing this was carried over from the previous game, Jedi Outcast. The Strong style is actually only useful for this in lightsaber fights, ending a battle or knocking the enemy's lightsaber out of their hands (or both).
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* In [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Academy]] Academy]]'' it's possible to switch lightsaber styles(there's styles (there are five in the game, game; depending on your choice in of lightsaber you can get at most three of them), and Kyle even recommends you do it for this trope's sake. The extreme effectiveness of doing this was carried over from the previous game, Jedi Outcast.''Jedi Outcast''. The Strong style is actually only useful for this in lightsaber fights, ending a battle or knocking the enemy's lightsaber out of their hands (or both).

** Also in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Superman lets himself get beaten up a lot because of this; he will fight using all of his powers; indeed, and he's beaten many times, but either because somebody broke out the [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite]] or because he's holding back early on and for some reason can't go back to being right handed. Case in point: when he unknowingly fought Wonder Woman, he had to stop fighting period once he realized it was her, and got badly beaten up because of that. However, he frequently talks about the reasons he does this. At one point, he says that every hit he takes is one less hit his teammates has to. This especially comes to proof when Superman fights Darkseid in the series finale. After getting beat down, Superman gives his famous WorldOfCardboardSpeech: -->''I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control even for a moment, or someone could DIE. But you can take it, can'tcha, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am.'' ** He then turns the tables and lets loose on Darkseid, knowing that he won't be killed right off, and easily kicks Darkseid's ass, sending him flying through several buildings to the other side of the city and then bashing him back down to the ground. Unfortunately, Darkseid then does this as well. Realizing he's outmatched physically, then switches to his technological superiority [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome and instantly defeats Superman.]]
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** Also in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Superman lets himself get beaten up a lot because of this; he will fight using all of his powers; indeed, powers, and he's beaten many times, but either because somebody broke out the [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite]] or because he's holding back early on and for some reason can't go back to being right handed. Case in point: when he unknowingly fought fights Wonder Woman, he had has to stop fighting period fighting, period, once he realized it was realizes it's her, and got is badly beaten up because of that. However, he frequently talks about the reasons he does this. At one point, he says that every hit he takes is one less hit his teammates has to. This especially comes to proof when Superman fights Darkseid in the series finale. After getting beat down, Superman gives his famous WorldOfCardboardSpeech: -->''I --->'''Superman:''' I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard.''cardboard''. Always taking constant care not to break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control even for a moment, or someone could DIE. ''die''. But you can take it, can'tcha, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am.'' am. ** He then turns the tables and lets loose on Darkseid, knowing that he won't be killed right off, and easily kicks Darkseid's ass, sending him flying through several buildings to the other side of the city and then bashing him back down to the ground. Unfortunately, Darkseid then does this as well. Realizing he's outmatched physically, then he switches to his technological superiority [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome and instantly defeats Superman.]]

'''Man in Black:''' I'm not left-handed either. (''switches the sword to his right hand'')
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'''Man in Black:''' I'm not left-handed either. (''switches ''[switches the sword to his right hand'')hand]''
6th Jan '16 4:14:09 AM StarTropes
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** In the novelization of Revenge of the Sith, Count Dooku is disappointed at how easily he's defeating Obi-Wan and Anakin, until it is revealed that they have been disguising their favored fighting styles by using lightsaber forms they are unfamiliar with.
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** In [[Literature/RevengeOfTheSith the novelization of Revenge of the Sith, of]] ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Count Dooku is disappointed at how easily he's defeating Obi-Wan and Anakin, until it is revealed that they have been disguising their favored fighting styles by using lightsaber forms they are unfamiliar with.with. Once they start fighting for real, Dooku realizes how badly outmatched he is.
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