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25th May '16 4:22:42 PM Phrederic
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* Similarly, wrestlers are often verbally boosted even if they're higher up the rankings. TripleH is a wrestler who was rather good, but not exactly a technical mastermind (he kicked and punched a lot, and stuck to only some basic submissions or wear-down holds). And the extent of his planning was usually "lure opponent down to ringside, then hit with a sledgehammer". The announcers played him up as not only the best technical wrestler alive, but the "Cerebral Assassin", noted for his brilliant planning.

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* Similarly, wrestlers are often verbally boosted even if they're higher up the rankings. TripleH is a wrestler who was rather good, but not exactly a technical mastermind (he kicked and punched a lot, and stuck to only some basic submissions or wear-down holds). And the extent of his planning was usually "lure opponent down to ringside, then hit with a sledgehammer". The announcers played him up as not only the best technical wrestler alive, but the "Cerebral Assassin", noted for his brilliant planning. Of course, considering he's gotten 14 world titles off of it, maybe you credit his superior intellect to finding a BoringButPractical strategy and sticking with it, as opposed to riskier AwesomeButImpractical moves.
15th May '16 12:01:40 PM Silverblade2
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* Laura, as in ''FanFic/{{legolas by|Laura}}'', has apparently "got a power and she can distoy us all the bad guys". She never actually uses this power, even when she's imprisoned and tortured by the orcs, or during the big important final battle, and what the power is supposed to be or do is never actually described.

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* Laura, as in ''FanFic/{{legolas by|Laura}}'', has apparently "got a power and she can distoy us all the bad guys". She never actually uses this power, even when she's imprisoned and imprisoned, tortured and raped by the orcs, or during the big important final battle, and what the power is supposed to be or do is never actually described.
7th Feb '16 8:20:26 PM YamiVizziniX
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* One of the few recurring criticisms of ''Fanfic/RitesOfAscension'' is that [[BadassBookworm Twilight Sparkle]], despite having supposedly expanded her magical knowledge even beyond that from canon and in fact pushed the boundaries of magical theory, is only briefly shown as such in-story by her channeling magic through her hooves at the beginning (only possible because she has unknowingly become an alicorn) and developing a new method for producing solidified magic (which is suppressed by Celestia in order not to cause upheaval, thanks to unpleasant past experience). Otherwise she seems to mostly react to others' feats and knowledge, frequently being blindsided by the techniques of both antagonists and supporting characters. Even one of her most awesome feats ([[spoiler:entrapping a volatile portal and preventing worldwide damage]]) is dependent on a shield spell which [[spoiler:Shining Armor]] had shared with her. The author has stated an intent to correct this in later arcs.
6th Feb '16 7:05:33 PM drbreakfast
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** Volume 3 has finally exhibited the Grimm being an actual threat, and explained that they are drawn to negative emotions. Since the show begins at a time of unparalleled peace and prosperity, there's not much to agitate them, but if you make a large number of people angry or scared all at once, the Grimm *will* attack in numbers big enough to completely overrun an entire city and exponentially larger, most powerful specimens will arrive as the attack goes on.

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** Volume 3 has finally exhibited the Grimm being an actual threat, and explained that they are drawn to negative emotions. Since the show begins at a time of unparalleled peace and prosperity, there's not much to agitate them, but if you make a large number of people angry or scared all at once, the Grimm *will* ''will'' attack in numbers big enough to completely overrun an entire city and exponentially larger, most powerful specimens will arrive as the attack goes on.
6th Feb '16 7:04:42 PM drbreakfast
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** Volume 3 has finally exhibited the Grimm being an actual threat, and explained that they are drawn to negative emotions. Since the show begins at a time of unparalleled peace and prosperity, there's not much to agitate them, but if you make a large number of people angry or scared all at once, and the Grimm *will* attack in numbers big enough to completely overrun an entire city and exponentially larger, most powerful specimens will arrive as the attack goes on.

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** Volume 3 has finally exhibited the Grimm being an actual threat, and explained that they are drawn to negative emotions. Since the show begins at a time of unparalleled peace and prosperity, there's not much to agitate them, but if you make a large number of people angry or scared all at once, and the Grimm *will* attack in numbers big enough to completely overrun an entire city and exponentially larger, most powerful specimens will arrive as the attack goes on.
6th Feb '16 7:03:55 PM drbreakfast
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** Volume 3 has finally exhibited the Grimm being an actual threat, and explained that they are drawn to negative emotions. Since the show begins at a time of unparalleled peace and prosperity, there's not much to agitate them, but if you make a large number of people angry or scared all at once, and the Grimm *will* attack in numbers big enough to completely overrun an entire city and exponentially larger, most powerful specimens will arrive as the attack goes on.
27th Dec '15 9:40:22 AM iowaforever
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** Similarly, the [[HumongousMecha Atlesian Paladian]], stated to be the absolute top-of-the-line machine in Atlas's entire military arsenal, is brought down in its first appearance by four teenagers who hardly broke a sweat. In its next appearance, it's been downgraded to MechaMook, as several are taken out with just one shot each.

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** Similarly, the [[HumongousMecha Atlesian Paladian]], stated to be the absolute top-of-the-line machine in Atlas's entire military arsenal, is brought down in its first appearance by four teenagers who hardly broke a sweat. In its next appearance, it's been downgraded to MechaMook, as several are taken out with just one shot each. It's later handwaved that these were prototypes, and the main line is much more dangerous to a bunch of students.
17th Dec '15 11:38:32 PM Ninja857142
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* In the Bible, King Solomon was said to have been divinely granted the gift of immense wisdom in a dream. The text gives just [[JudgmentOfSolomon one specific demonstration]] of this wisdom. He also allegedly wrote three deeply philosophical books of the Bible. However, the aforementioned books allegedly contain loanwords from other languages, which according to many historians weren't known to the Israelites until centuries later. The Queen of Sheba also found his wisdom appealing enough to make a very lucrative business deal with him, but the text doesn't recount what exactly he told her. Moreover, in his old age he turned his back on God and imported some idols to worship (despite having personally conversed with God more than once), this being one of the gravest sins in the eyes of the ancient Hebrews and a sure way to lose divine favor.

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* In the Bible, King Solomon was said to have been divinely granted the gift of immense wisdom in a dream. The text gives just [[JudgmentOfSolomon one specific demonstration]] of this wisdom. He also allegedly wrote three deeply philosophical books of the Bible. However, the aforementioned books allegedly contain loanwords from other languages, which according to many historians weren't known to the Israelites until centuries later. The Queen of Sheba also found his wisdom appealing enough to make a very lucrative business deal with him, but the text doesn't recount what exactly he told her. Moreover, in his old age he turned his back on God and imported some idols to worship (despite having personally conversed with God more than once), this being one of the gravest sins in the eyes of the ancient Hebrews and a sure way to lose divine favor. Oddly, in Ecclesiastes Solomon actually laments the futility of wisdom (and of [[HeroicBSOD everything else]]).
17th Dec '15 11:31:02 PM Ninja857142
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* King Solomon. God grants him the gift of boundless wisdom in a dream that was only witnessed by [[UnreliableNarrator Solomon himself]]. The text gives exactly [[JudgmentOfSolomon one specific demonstration]] of this wisdom. He also allegedly wrote three deeply philosophical books of the Bible, but allegedly the aforementioned books contain loanwords from other languages that according to many historians weren't known to the Israelites until centuries later. The Queen of Sheba also found his wisdom appealing enough to make a very lucrative business deal with him, but the text doesn't recount what exactly he told her. Moreover, in his old age he turned his back on God and imported some idols to worship (despite having personally conversed with God more than once), this being one of the gravest sins in the eyes of the ancient Hebrews and a sure way to lose divine favor.

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* In the Bible, King Solomon. God grants him Solomon was said to have been divinely granted the gift of boundless immense wisdom in a dream that was only witnessed by [[UnreliableNarrator Solomon himself]]. dream. The text gives exactly just [[JudgmentOfSolomon one specific demonstration]] of this wisdom. He also allegedly wrote three deeply philosophical books of the Bible, but allegedly Bible. However, the aforementioned books allegedly contain loanwords from other languages that languages, which according to many historians weren't known to the Israelites until centuries later. The Queen of Sheba also found his wisdom appealing enough to make a very lucrative business deal with him, but the text doesn't recount what exactly he told her. Moreover, in his old age he turned his back on God and imported some idols to worship (despite having personally conversed with God more than once), this being one of the gravest sins in the eyes of the ancient Hebrews and a sure way to lose divine favor.
3rd Nov '15 5:22:16 PM Deblin
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** Amaranthe's intelligence is something of an InformedAttribute to begin with. She collects books, but "can read" isn't all that uncommon an intellectual ability in the setting, despite the feudal aspects literacy is in excess of 80%. She's almost never the source of any knowledge outside of her goddess' demesne (basically, sex and nothing else), and even regarding sex she's sometimes blatantly ill-informed. And her advice almost always causes problems or makes them worse (at one point, she advises a rape victim to submit to the rapist, for instance) so the BlueAndOrangeMorality of her race seems to ruin any chance of her supposed insight being particularly useful, either.
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