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17th Jul '16 10:41:48 AM nombretomado
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* Tennyo, in the WhateleyUniverse, was looking like this until she got curb-stomped in "Boston Brawl 2".

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* Tennyo, in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, was looking like this until she got curb-stomped in "Boston Brawl 2".



* ChuckNorris. His ''{{MUGEN}}'' incarnation has both infinite health and a plethora of one-hit kill moves, and any statement that this is the slightest bit cheap is met with cries of "BLASPHEMY!"

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* ChuckNorris. Creator/ChuckNorris. His ''{{MUGEN}}'' ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}'' incarnation has both infinite health and a plethora of one-hit kill moves, and any statement that this is the slightest bit cheap is met with cries of "BLASPHEMY!"
5th Jul '16 2:54:04 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' intentionally sets out to subvert this - sure, Harry, the titular Child of the Storm, is a demigod because of his being the son of Thor, who had incarnated as James Potter as a first run at the whole humility thing. Needless to say, it went horribly wrong and Thor had to have his mind wiped because the grief of losing his wife and the shock of being murdered drove him insane. Sure, his mother is a relative of the Grey clan (as in, Jean Grey) and passes on to Harry the psychic abilities associated with that name. [[spoiler: Plus, his protection is basically the Phoenix Force, which his mother merged with.]] On paper, he's invincible, but the slow development of these abilities in contrast to the rapid increase in the kind of threat his enemies pose, his total inexperience with his abilities (something which Baron Zemo and Daken exploit ruthlessly [[spoiler: with Daken even succeeding in killing him in chapter 70]]) and his being a GlassCannon negate those on-paper advantages, even before one takes into account that he tends to go after people who are even more powerful than he is. Moreover, the key thrust of the story is that above all, Harry is a young boy who simply wants a family and something approximating a normal life (though he comes to reluctantly accept that part of him enjoys life or death fights). As a result, the primary source of tension and drama is his emotionally adjusting to his dramatically altered circumstances, handling the tremendous amount of stress placed on him by facing numerous murder attempts [[spoiler: including one successful one]], a [[spoiler: failure to save Luna Lovegood from HYDRA's attack, who he'd gone out of his way to protect]] and dealing with a lifetime's worth of repressed emotions as he opens up - rage chief among them - the latter two resulting in [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalkingAnd then there's puberty,]] which comes with plenty of challenges of its own.
3rd Jul '16 6:44:12 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** There's a rather striking case of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness in the first novel when D gets briefly distracted by the lighting of a stick of time-bewitching incense that can make a vampire's senses think it's night or day, throwing off his concentration long enough for his opponent Rei-Ginsei to ''kill him'' in a straight fight. But then his parasite hand [[BackFromTheDead revives him]] and he's pretty much never threatened again for the rest of the series.
1st Jul '16 3:28:50 AM Anddrix
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* From ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' we have [[BaseBreaker Itachi Uchiha]]. Of all the fights he's been in, he has neither been legitimately injured 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.

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* From ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' we have [[BaseBreaker Itachi Uchiha]].Uchiha. Of all the fights he's been in, he has neither been legitimately injured 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.
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.
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