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13th Aug '17 11:05:36 PM Gregzilla
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** This is something of an issue with the Creatures of Grimm, who are basically TheHeartless who attack humans for no apparent reason. The audience is told that the four Kingdoms are the only safe places on the planet, walled off from the Grimm that roam outside, and that while there are people who live outside the walls, they have a harsh life that involves constant conflict with the Grimm. Yet, whenever the Grimm come into contact with the protagonists, they're CannonFodder that get mowed down by the dozens while barely managing to inflict any damage whatsoever. None of the characters ever show any fear towards these creatures at all. While the main characters '''are''' [[TheHunter Huntresses and Huntsmen]] whose job is specifically to destroy Grimm, they're also only first-year students at the local [[AcademyOfAdventure Huntsmen academy]]. Even when we finally see the Grimm in an encounter with [[InnocentBystander hapless civilians]], they don't do much except growl menacingly. Many fans are left scratching their heads as to why the Grimm should be taken seriously as a threat.

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** This is something of an issue with the Creatures of Grimm, who are basically TheHeartless who attack humans for no apparent reason. The audience is told that the four Kingdoms are the only safe places on the planet, walled off from the Grimm that roam outside, and that while there are people who live outside the walls, they have a harsh life that involves constant conflict with the Grimm. Yet, whenever the Grimm come into contact with the protagonists, they're CannonFodder that get mowed down by the dozens while barely managing to inflict any damage whatsoever. None of the characters ever show any fear towards these creatures at all. While the main characters '''are''' [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Huntresses and Huntsmen]] whose job is specifically to destroy Grimm, they're also only first-year students at the local [[AcademyOfAdventure Huntsmen academy]]. Even when we finally see the Grimm in an encounter with [[InnocentBystander hapless civilians]], they don't do much except growl menacingly. Many fans are left scratching their heads as to why the Grimm should be taken seriously as a threat.
13th Aug '17 11:02:07 PM Gregzilla
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* Some ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' Modules by their very nature cause [[TheHunter Rudolph Van Richten]] to fall under this trope, considering a good number of the Quests involves the man getting tricked by any number of evil entities far more often than the 'Land's Premier Expert on Undead and Other Evil Horrors' really should be. It takes a skilled GM to not turn Van Richten into an unintentional MilesGloriosus. Later justified in that he is [[spoiler:under a Vistani curse which keeps him alive as everyone he loves dies]] for most of his life. He disappears shortly after [[spoiler:the curse is broken.]]

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* Some ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' Modules by their very nature cause [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Rudolph Van Richten]] to fall under this trope, considering a good number of the Quests involves the man getting tricked by any number of evil entities far more often than the 'Land's Premier Expert on Undead and Other Evil Horrors' really should be. It takes a skilled GM to not turn Van Richten into an unintentional MilesGloriosus. Later justified in that he is [[spoiler:under a Vistani curse which keeps him alive as everyone he loves dies]] for most of his life. He disappears shortly after [[spoiler:the curse is broken.]]
13th Aug '17 3:21:43 AM BlackTemplar
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* The War Games match was supposed to be Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen's "specialty match". It was their house and leading into the Pay Per Views where it would feature, the commentator would all talk about how dangerous it was to face the Horsement in this match. Career Record: 1-15
25th Jul '17 6:34:22 AM Indori
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* Some Wrestling/WWE performer with a combative skill set that isn't specifically wrestling fall into this. For instance, being a Golden Gloves winning boxer in the cases of Wrestling/BaronCorbin and Wrestling/HeathSlater. The commentators frequently mention this accomplishment, but neither wrestler does a whole lot of ''boxing'' in the ring.

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* Some Wrestling/WWE performer Being a Wrestling/{{WWE}} performers with a combative skill set that isn't specifically wrestling fall into can lead to this. For instance, being a Golden Gloves winning boxer in the cases of Wrestling/BaronCorbin and Wrestling/HeathSlater. The commentators frequently mention this real accomplishment, but neither wrestler does a whole lot of ''boxing'' in the ring.
25th Jul '17 6:31:42 AM Indori
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* Wrestling/MichaelCole seems to throw out the phrase "Architect of Wrestling/TheShield" in every match regarding Seth Rollins, implying he's the one giving orders and blueprinting the assaults. From what we've seen, Ambrose is the one planning backstage, and Reigns gives orders during the assaults, making this mostly hype from Cole.

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* Wrestling/MichaelCole seems seemed to throw out the phrase "Architect of Wrestling/TheShield" in every match regarding Seth Rollins, Wrestling/SethRollins, implying he's he was the one giving orders and blueprinting the assaults. From what we've seen, Ambrose is we saw, Wrestling/DeanAmbrose was the one planning backstage, and Reigns gives Wrestling/RomanReigns gave orders during the assaults, making this mostly hype from Cole.


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* Some Wrestling/WWE performer with a combative skill set that isn't specifically wrestling fall into this. For instance, being a Golden Gloves winning boxer in the cases of Wrestling/BaronCorbin and Wrestling/HeathSlater. The commentators frequently mention this accomplishment, but neither wrestler does a whole lot of ''boxing'' in the ring.
16th Jul '17 3:14:10 PM Andyroid
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* A minor RunningGag on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' is that Coach Z likes to brag about having "fairly good teeth", even though he has NoMouth.
9th Jul '17 10:00:25 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WebVideo/StupidMarioBrothers'': Both Mario and the Darkness describe Link as the strongest of the heroes, but he loses every major fight he gets into, is captured offscreen in season 1, and [[spoiler:dies twice. For real, the second time.]]
26th Jun '17 10:36:06 AM MBG159
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*** Fighters in 3.5 have a specific case of this: many sources describe them as a leader class. The archetypes described often include things like kings or generals, fighters seem to be leading whenever an adventuring party is shown, and many [=NPCs=] designed to represent military leaders are fighters. This is in spite of the fact that the fighter is, though competent enough in the field of murdering things, one of the ''worst'' classes for leading in the entire game. Most fighters have mental ability scores that range from "the bare minimum to qualify for that one feat" to "DumpStat", so in personality, they're [[DumbMuscle stupid, thoughtless, and repellent]]. They have a very limited list of class skills and few points to use them on, so without special training, they can't do things like negotiate, remember historical battles, identify threats, notice they're being deceived, or hear someone sneaking up on them. Finally, they have ''no'' class abilities that can be used to assist their troops, since all their class abilities are bonus feats relating to helping the fighter in combat. A fighter trying to be a general through any metric besides AsskickingEqualsAuthority would be a complete GeneralFailure.

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*** Fighters in 3.5 have a specific case of this: many sources describe them as a leader class. The archetypes described often include things like kings or generals, fighters seem to be leading whenever an adventuring party is shown, and many [=NPCs=] designed to represent military leaders are fighters. This is in spite of the fact that the fighter is, though competent enough in the field of murdering things, one of the ''worst'' classes for leading in the entire game. Most fighters have mental ability scores that range from "the bare minimum to qualify for that one feat" to "DumpStat", so in personality, they're [[DumbMuscle stupid, thoughtless, and repellent]]. They have a very limited list of class skills and few points to use them on, so without special training, they can't do things like negotiate, remember historical battles, identify threats, notice they're being deceived, or hear someone sneaking up on them. Finally, they have ''no'' class abilities that can be used to assist their troops, since all their class abilities are bonus feats relating to helping the fighter in combat. A fighter trying to be a general through any metric besides AsskickingEqualsAuthority would be a complete GeneralFailure. This is partly TheArtifact from earlier editions, where fighters would gain access to troops of henchmen and eventually be promoted to lords with their own castles as they levelled up. When these rules were dropped for being cumbersome, suddenly all the fighter had was their combat skills.
22nd Jun '17 5:22:00 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* The *ahem* "[[TheMockbuster film]]" ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatoing}}'' spends the first five minutes telling us how great the main character's food is, over and over. Whenever we see it, it looks like brown sludge. His actual technique seems to be to "steal the freshest ingredients" (but only once a week, and he just leaves them on the table without preserving them in any way) and stir them together in a pot.

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* The *ahem* "[[TheMockbuster film]]" ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatoing}}'' ''Animation/{{Ratatoing}}'' spends the first five minutes telling us how great the main character's food is, over and over. Whenever we see it, it looks like brown sludge. His actual technique seems to be to "steal the freshest ingredients" (but only once a week, and he just leaves them on the table without preserving them in any way) and stir them together in a pot.
16th Jun '17 5:46:31 AM Spacey1
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* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' has the Hermoinne, who are supposed to be a legitimate threat to fae. In reality, as of this writing, they've only ever managed to kill one faceless mook on-panel, and that was during a battle wherein they outnumbered the drow 100 to 1. Said battle [[CurbStompBattle ended with the Hermoinne general dead and their army routed.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' has the Hermoinne, who are supposed to be a legitimate threat to fae. In reality, as of this writing, they've only ever managed to kill one faceless mook on-panel, on-panel (one war-dragon was also killed off-panel), and that was during a battle wherein they outnumbered the drow 100 to 1. Said battle [[CurbStompBattle ended with the Hermoinne general dead and their army routed.]]
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