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24th Jun '16 8:31:04 PM Geoduck
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/BasicInstructions'' with Rocket Hat; he dishes out constant effortless beat-downs of the Moon Men and their emperor, but when the reader can actually see him, he never moves or even speaks. The Emperor's fighting style has been described by his own loyal followers as "cringing" and he seems to be an example of AsskickingEqualsAuthority among them...
19th Jun '16 2:26:10 PM nombretomado
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* At a panel discussion/writer's workshop summarized [[http://gabri-jade.livejournal.com/105471.html here]], TimothyZahn, writer of ''TheThrawnTrilogy'', called this trope "Superman Syndrome", where characters were so powerful that there were few challenges for them; he mentioned that a lot of Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse writers have done that with the Jedi, elevating their powers so far beyond what we saw in the movies. He considers it boring, because who could ever really challenge or defeat such characters? Characters had to genuinely surmount whatever difficulties that might create, not use a deus ex machina to escape.

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* At a panel discussion/writer's workshop summarized [[http://gabri-jade.livejournal.com/105471.html here]], TimothyZahn, Creator/TimothyZahn, writer of ''TheThrawnTrilogy'', ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', called this trope "Superman Syndrome", where characters were so powerful that there were few challenges for them; he mentioned that a lot of Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse writers have done that with the Jedi, elevating their powers so far beyond what we saw in the movies. He considers it boring, because who could ever really challenge or defeat such characters? Characters had to genuinely surmount whatever difficulties that might create, not use a deus ex machina to escape.
16th Jun '16 8:13:56 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, with her powers consisting of [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway enhanced Squirrel abilities and being able to talk to squirrels]], [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower has yet to lose a single match]]. Accounting her wins are {{Thanos}} with the combined power of the entire universe and {{Deadpool}}; even Doctor Doom is dead scared of her. This is entirely PlayedForLaughs.

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* ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, with her powers consisting of [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway enhanced Squirrel abilities and being able to talk to squirrels]], [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower has yet to lose a single match]]. Accounting her wins are {{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} with the combined power of the entire universe and {{Deadpool}}; even Doctor Doom is dead scared of her. This is entirely PlayedForLaughs.
13th Jun '16 3:32:41 PM WolfsTrinity
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* In ''Fanfic/FateRevelationOnline'', Shirou and Ilya's in-SAO reputations are growing into this. In fact, a minor plot point in the story is the worry that the [[ObviousRulePatch auto-balancing functions]] of the Cardinal system will lead to an inversion of LoweredMonsterDifficulty and make the game [[NintendoHard harder]] for ''everyone else''.
-->'''Shirou:''' "So it's a [[MortonsFork choice]]. Between saving people now and sacrificing people in the future, and sacrificing people now so that people in the future will be safe."\\
'''Diabel:''' "There is a third possibility. In gamer slang, you could call it the [[[{{Nerf}} Nerf Bat]]]. The rules of the game will beat down the nail that sticks up."
** This reputation only grows when the game patches them into [Titled Players], with one of the perks being ''complete exclusion'' from the auto-balancing system, as its way of solving the issue.
13th Jun '16 3:47:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 1967 Creator/HannaBarbera series ''{{Shazzan}}'' featured an all-powerful Genie as its title character; the writers professed difficulty with the series, because Shazzan was so powerful that they couldn't think up any difficulties for him to face.

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* The 1967 Creator/HannaBarbera series ''{{Shazzan}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shazzan}}'' featured an all-powerful Genie as its title character; the writers professed difficulty with the series, because Shazzan was so powerful that they couldn't think up any difficulties for him to face.
29th May '16 7:58:55 AM DoctorTItanX
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* ''[[Anime/NeoHumanCasshern Casshern]]'' of ''Anime/CasshernSins,'' a rare case where it's PlayedForDrama. Casshern is both immortal and overpowered. He has no choice but to watch everyone around him die, and even when he tries to let someone else win in a fight, it never works out because his berserker mode tends to trigger against his will, leaving an increasing body count on his hands.

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* ''[[Anime/NeoHumanCasshern Casshern]]'' of ''Anime/CasshernSins,'' a rare case where it's PlayedForDrama. Casshern is both immortal and overpowered.overpowering. He has no choice but to watch everyone around him die, and even when he tries to let someone else win in a fight, it never works out because his berserker mode tends to trigger against his will, leaving an increasing body count on his hands.



* From ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' we have [[BaseBreaker Itachi Uchiha]]. Of all the fights he's been in, he's never been legitimately injured or has lost. Even [[spoiler: being bisected by Kabuto]] didn't much slow him down, though since he [[spoiler:was an immortal Zombie at the time it's somewhat justified]]. Since its ''all'' part of his new plan, [[AssPull an impossible]] to use genjutsu, or he's just plain [[ILetYouWin throwing the fight]] ''[[WorfHadTheFlu on top of being sick]]''. And [[WorfHadTheFlu even when sick]] and [[ILetYouWin throwing a fight]], he still manages to win the fight, with enough time to plant a blast of Amaterasu fire into Sasuke's eye that only activates when he sees [[spoiler:Tobi's]] mask without Sasuke even knowing it's there.

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* From ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' we have [[BaseBreaker Itachi Uchiha]]. Of all the fights he's been in, he's never he has neither been legitimately injured or nor has lost. Even [[spoiler: being bisected by Kabuto]] didn't much slow him down, though since he [[spoiler:was an immortal Zombie at the time it's somewhat justified]]. Since its ''all'' part of his new plan, [[AssPull an impossible]] to use genjutsu, or he's just plain [[ILetYouWin throwing the fight]] ''[[WorfHadTheFlu on top of being sick]]''. And [[WorfHadTheFlu even when sick]] and [[ILetYouWin throwing a fight]], he still manages to win the fight, with enough time to plant a blast of Amaterasu fire into Sasuke's eye that only activates when he sees [[spoiler:Tobi's]] mask without Sasuke even knowing it's there.



** Deconstructed in the 4Kids (and only the 4Kids) dub with Kuina. She was the strongest fighter in her father's dojo, being able to beat anyone regardless of age. However, after beating an adult, the person she defeated was so angry he got his friends to beat her up so she could never fight again. In the other formats, she just fell down the stairs and died.

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** Deconstructed in the 4Kids (and only the 4Kids) dub with Kuina. She was the strongest fighter in her father's dojo, being able to beat anyone anyone, regardless of age. However, after beating an adult, the person she defeated was so angry angry, he got his friends to beat her up up, so she could never fight again. In the other formats, she just fell down the stairs and died.



** Long story short, Superman's biggest problem is DependingOnTheWriter. Some people just don't know how to write him, so he comes across as dull and overpowered.

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** Long story short, Superman's biggest problem is DependingOnTheWriter. Some people just don't know how to write him, so he comes across as dull and overpowered.too powerful.



** [[spoiler: Arguably, becoming this is an integral part of Leto's [[ThePlan plan]] to rid humanity of its desire for messianic figures and leaders, by becoming the most insanely powerful dictator ever. Being invincible means the resistance will have to push so much harder and will be forced to evolve far beyond what they would've otherwise achieved.]]

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** [[spoiler: Arguably, becoming this is an integral part of Leto's [[ThePlan plan]] to rid humanity of its desire for messianic figures and leaders, by becoming the most insanely immensely powerful dictator ever. Being invincible means the resistance will have to push so much harder and will be forced to evolve far beyond what they would've otherwise achieved.]]



* [[CaptainErsatz The Silver Skeeter]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'''s comic book episodes: He's made of liquid metal (thus NighInvulnerable) and can fly through space on his skateboard, which is extremely overpowered compared with Quail Man's intellectual "powers of the Quail." Doug, frustrated that Skeeter's GodModeSue is taking over his story, calls Skeeter out with this trope.

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* [[CaptainErsatz The Silver Skeeter]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'''s comic book episodes: He's made of liquid metal (thus NighInvulnerable) and can fly through space on his skateboard, which is extremely overpowered extremely compared with Quail Man's intellectual "powers of the Quail." Doug, frustrated that Skeeter's GodModeSue is taking over his story, calls Skeeter out with this trope.
19th May '16 1:54:35 PM Prinzenick
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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog; no matter which branch of the series it is, Sonic '''never''' loses against Eggman, or any other villain for that matter, and he and his friends [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin always come out on top in the end]]. At worst, the villains will just temporarily incapacitate him. [[spoiler:Even ''killing'' him, which Mephiles the Dark succeeded in doing in Sonic 2006, was a short term setback for Sonic thanks to the Chaos Emeralds.]] Apparently, this is due to a Sega mandate that Sonic is never allowed to lose, or at least suffer any long term losses.
12th May '16 11:14:32 PM ultimomant
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' subverts this with Yuma, who loses much more than any other protagonist. Later played straight in ''ZEXAL II''.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' subverts this with Yuma, who loses much more than any other protagonist. Later played straight in ''ZEXAL II''.
8th May '16 2:57:36 AM Shadowgazer
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** The reason Asterix is excessively prudent some of the time, is that there are often non-powered allies or something else that they want to protect, like a barrel of magic potion (in ''Asterix in Britain'') and a direct confrontation would put them or it at peril. Otherwise, plot tension happens only when Asterix loses his flask of potion.
25th Apr '16 10:43:48 AM erforce
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** Perhaps to balance this, it is often Bugs' most pitiful foes that manage to score a victory over him, both [[TooDumbToLive Elmer Fudd]] (''Rabbit Rampage'', ''Hare Brush'') and [[EnsembleDarkHorse Daffy Duck]] (counting this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RIvO74ZC5c obscure Tang endorsement from ''The Bugs Bunny Show'']], ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' and Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''The Big Game'' from 2001) have got the upper hand over Bugs a couple occasions in a rather spectacular fashion.

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** Perhaps to balance this, it is often Bugs' most pitiful foes that manage to score a victory over him, both [[TooDumbToLive Elmer Fudd]] (''Rabbit Rampage'', ''Hare Brush'') and [[EnsembleDarkHorse Daffy Duck]] (counting this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RIvO74ZC5c obscure Tang endorsement from ''The Bugs Bunny Show'']], ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' and Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''The Big Game'' from 2001) have got the upper hand over Bugs a couple occasions in a rather spectacular fashion.
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