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22nd Jun '16 7:59:46 AM mrbits
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** Then there's Yhwach, King of the Quincies, who has gotten so bad that fans have called him Bleach's equivalent of Madara. He fights Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but nope, that was a Quincy who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the real one goes to talk to Aizen. The real one shows up, steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will just empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Soul King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Spirit King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power "The Almighty" essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses so long as he knows said power. He can also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. He's so overpowered he instantly breaks Ichigo's new Bankai the very page after it's revealed, negates Orihime's powers, and renders Ichigo's new form of unified Hollow and Quincy powers useless. OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow. [[spoiler:Or maybe only Aizen can save them now, because he's been released from his prison and has regained an unknown amount of his previous power.]]

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** Then there's Yhwach, King of the Quincies, who has gotten so bad that fans have called him Bleach's equivalent of Madara. He fights Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but nope, that was a Quincy who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the real one goes to talk to Aizen. The real one shows up, steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will just empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Soul King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Spirit King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power "The Almighty" essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses so long as he knows said power. He can also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. He's so overpowered he instantly breaks Ichigo's new Bankai the very page after it's revealed, negates Orihime's powers, and renders Ichigo's new form of unified Hollow and Quincy powers useless. OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow. [[spoiler:Or maybe only Aizen can save them now, because he's been released from his prison and has regained an unknown amount of his previous power.]]
19th Jun '16 8:14:13 PM maximsk
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* Grant Ward in ''Series/AgentsOfShield''. Not only is he pretty well unbeatable in actual combat, he effortlessly outwits SHIELD, other Hydra cells, and pretty much anyone else who he goes up against. Any "mistakes" he makes turn out to be part of his plan all along.
16th Jun '16 6:07:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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[[XanatosGambit Any "losses" that occur either help the villain more than outright victory]] or are ambiguous if they have lost or won, or TheCavalry shows the hero can't win on their own. Plus, it's expected in the short term; YouCantThwartStageOne! Doesn't matter [[TrainingFromHell how hard]] TheDeterminator trains, the villain is always [[HardWorkHardlyWorks two steps ahead]]. That head start, of course, is a given when VillainsActHeroesReact. Even if there is a complete defeat, they'll still be subject to JokerImmunity or CardboardPrison.

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[[XanatosGambit Any "losses" that occur either help the villain more than as much as outright victory]] or are ambiguous if they have lost or won, or TheCavalry shows the hero can't win on their own. Plus, it's expected in the short term; YouCantThwartStageOne! Doesn't matter [[TrainingFromHell how hard]] TheDeterminator trains, the villain is always [[HardWorkHardlyWorks two steps ahead]]. That head start, of course, is a given when VillainsActHeroesReact. Even if there is a complete defeat, they'll still be subject to JokerImmunity or CardboardPrison.



* A ''Series/TheFlash2014[=/=]Series/{{Arrow}}'' crossover introduces Vandal Savage, a 4000-year-old immortal, who is also extremely adept at [[KnifeNut using knives]], whose skills put even Barry and Oliver to shame (that's right, Barry might have SuperSpeed, but Vandal's [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower millennia of training]] make even him barely able to keep up). In fact, in one timeline, Savage manages to kill mots of the heroes and destroy Central City. Fortunately, Barry's time-meddling results in Savage being burned to ashes by his own weapon. You think this stopped him? Not according to ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', where Savage is revealed to be able to regenerate FromASingleCell. In fact, the spin-off entire first season is dedicated to trying to stop Savage in multiple time periods, with the heroes usually failing. [[spoiler:It turns out that the Time Masters themselves were helping Savage and manipulating the team in order to stop a future AlienInvasion]]. Eventually, [[spoiler:Savage is only stopped because his plan for unraveling time itself has a side effect of turning him mortal again, allowing him to be killed]].

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* A ''Series/TheFlash2014[=/=]Series/{{Arrow}}'' crossover introduces Vandal Savage, a 4000-year-old immortal, who is also extremely adept at [[KnifeNut using knives]], whose skills put even Barry and Oliver to shame (that's right, Barry might have SuperSpeed, but Vandal's [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower millennia of training]] make even him barely able to keep up). In fact, in one timeline, Savage manages to kill mots most of the heroes and destroy Central City. Fortunately, Barry's time-meddling results in Savage being burned to ashes by his own weapon. You think this stopped him? Not according to ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', where Savage is revealed to be able to regenerate FromASingleCell. In fact, the spin-off entire first season is dedicated to trying to stop Savage in multiple time periods, with the heroes usually failing. [[spoiler:It turns out that the Time Masters themselves were helping Savage and manipulating the team in order to stop a future AlienInvasion]]. Eventually, [[spoiler:Savage is only stopped because his plan for unraveling time itself has a side effect of turning him mortal again, allowing him to be killed]].
16th Jun '16 6:02:55 PM anoni
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** Then there's Yhwach, King of the Quincies. He fights Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but nope, that was a Quincy who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the real one goes to talk to Aizen. The real one shows up, steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will just empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Soul King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Spirit King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power "The Almighty" essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses so long as he knows said power. He can also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow. [[spoiler:Or maybe only Aizen can save them now, because he's been released from his prison and has regained an unknown amount of his previous power.]]

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** Then there's Yhwach, King of the Quincies.Quincies, who has gotten so bad that fans have called him Bleach's equivalent of Madara. He fights Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but nope, that was a Quincy who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the real one goes to talk to Aizen. The real one shows up, steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will just empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Soul King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Spirit King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power "The Almighty" essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses so long as he knows said power. He can also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. He's so overpowered he instantly breaks Ichigo's new Bankai the very page after it's revealed, negates Orihime's powers, and renders Ichigo's new form of unified Hollow and Quincy powers useless. OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow. [[spoiler:Or maybe only Aizen can save them now, because he's been released from his prison and has regained an unknown amount of his previous power.]]
16th Jun '16 5:09:52 PM Briguy52748
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* While generally Invincible Villain gimmicks are legitimately used to push monster heels, there have been times where the trope was grossly misused or misapplied. One famous example was the WWF's ''Saturday Night's Main Event'' in 1988, where MrFuji promised viewers that his latest find, the Super Ninja, would not only defeat Wrestling/UltimateWarrior for the Intercontinental Championship, he would virtually destroy him ... all while Super Ninja acts like a StoneWall and not so much as even flinch at Warrior's most powerful moves. Of course, Warrior turned that trick right around and destroyed Super Ninja (a masked Rip Oliver, of the Pacific Northwest Wrestling league, who from time to time served as a jobber to WWF wrestlers).

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* While generally Invincible Villain gimmicks are legitimately used to push monster heels, there have been times where the trope was grossly misused or misapplied. One famous example was the WWF's ''Saturday Night's Main Event'' in 1988, where MrFuji promised viewers that his latest find, the Super Ninja, would not only defeat Wrestling/UltimateWarrior for the Intercontinental Championship, he would virtually destroy him ... all while Super Ninja acts like a StoneWall and not so much as even flinch at Warrior's most powerful moves. Of course, Warrior turned that trick right around and destroyed Super Ninja (a masked Rip Oliver, of the Pacific Northwest Wrestling league, who from time to time served as a jobber to WWF wrestlers).wrestlers) and foiled Fuji's plans for world domination ... at least in the world of the WWF.
16th Jun '16 5:08:46 PM Briguy52748
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* While generally Invincible Villain gimmicks are legitimately used to push monster heels, there have been times where the trope was grossly misused or misapplied. One famous example was the WWF's ''Saturday Night's Main Event'' in 1988, where MrFuji promised viewers that his latest find, the Super Ninja, would not only defeat Wrestling/UltimateWarrior for the Intercontinental Championship, he would virtually destroy him ... all while Super Ninja acts like a StoneWall and not so much as even flinch at Warrior's most powerful moves. Of course, Warrior turned that trick right around and destroyed Super Ninja (a masked Rip Oliver, of the Pacific Northwest Wrestling league, who from time to time served as a jobber to WWF wrestlers).
2nd Jun '16 6:45:25 AM DoctorTItanX
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[[XanatosGambit Any "losses" that occur either help the villain more than outright victory]] or are ambiguous if he lost or won, or TheCavalry shows the hero can't win on their own. Plus, it's expected in the short term; YouCantThwartStageOne! Doesn't matter [[TrainingFromHell how hard]] TheDeterminator trains, the villain is always [[HardWorkHardlyWorks two steps ahead]]. That head start, of course, is a given when VillainsActHeroesReact. Even if there is a complete defeat, they'll still be subject to JokerImmunity or CardboardPrison.

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[[XanatosGambit Any "losses" that occur either help the villain more than outright victory]] or are ambiguous if he they have lost or won, or TheCavalry shows the hero can't win on their own. Plus, it's expected in the short term; YouCantThwartStageOne! Doesn't matter [[TrainingFromHell how hard]] TheDeterminator trains, the villain is always [[HardWorkHardlyWorks two steps ahead]]. That head start, of course, is a given when VillainsActHeroesReact. Even if there is a complete defeat, they'll still be subject to JokerImmunity or CardboardPrison.



Compare IneffectualSympatheticVillain, the generally ''vincible'' villain. Contrast InvincibleHero, their GoodCounterpart, and HarmlessVillain, their exact opposite in terms of threat level. See also GenericDoomsdayVillain, which is treated more like an obstacle for the hero to overcome rather than a true character.

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Compare IneffectualSympatheticVillain, the generally ''vincible'' villain. Contrast InvincibleHero, their GoodCounterpart, and HarmlessVillain, their exact opposite in terms of threat level. See also GenericDoomsdayVillain, which is treated more like an obstacle for the hero to overcome rather than a true character.
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** Then there's Yhwach, king of the Quincies. He fights Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but nope, that was a Quincy who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the real one goes to talk to Aizen. The real one shows up, steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will just empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Spirit King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Spirit King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power "The Almighty" essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses so long as he knows said power. He can also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow. [[spoiler:Or maybe only Aizen can save them now, because he's been released from his prison and has regained an unknown amount of his previous power.]]

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** Then there's Yhwach, king King of the Quincies. He fights Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but nope, that was a Quincy who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the real one goes to talk to Aizen. The real one shows up, steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will just empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Spirit Soul King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Spirit King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power "The Almighty" essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses so long as he knows said power. He can also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow. [[spoiler:Or maybe only Aizen can save them now, because he's been released from his prison and has regained an unknown amount of his previous power.]]
31st May '16 7:47:48 AM NoSpoilerz
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The Invincible Villain is chiefly recognized by their disproportional win-lose ratios against the heroes (with the villain winning far more often than losing).

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The Invincible Villain is chiefly recognized by their disproportional disproportionate win-lose ratios against the heroes (with the villain winning far more often than losing).
26th May '16 7:03:15 AM ChronoLegion
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* A ''Series/TheFlash2014[=/=]Series/{{Arrow}}'' crossover introduces Vandal Savage, a 4000-year-old immortal, who is also extremely adept at [[KnifeNut using knives]], whose skills put even Barry and Oliver to shame (that's right, Barry might have SuperSpeed, but Vandal's [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower millennia of training]] make even him barely able to keep up). In fact, in one timeline, Savage manages to kill mots of the heroes and destroy Central City. Fortunately, Barry's time-meddling results in Savage being burned to ashes by his own weapon. You think this stopped him? Not according to ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', where Savage is revealed to be able to regenerate FromASingleCell. In fact, the spin-off entire first season is dedicated to trying to stop Savage in multiple time periods, with the heroes usually failing. [[spoiler:It turns out that the Time Masters themselves were helping Savage and manipulating the team in order to stop a future AlienInvasion]]. Eventually, [[spoiler:Savage is only stopped because his plan for unraveling time itself has a side effect of turning him mortal again, allowing him to be killed]].
23rd May '16 10:02:55 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s director of wrestling operations Wrestling/{{M|ontelVontaviousPorter}}VP after his FaceHeelTurn. He was free to pit World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young in as many hopeless matches as he saw fit, in order to soften him Young up for what MVP considered to be an inevitable title victory at the next pay per view, silencing any descent among the baby faces with suspensions, unwanted matches or simply not allowing them to be booked. His momentum ended up being halted [[RealLifeWritesThePlot by his own knee injury,]] which just resulted him throwing all his power behind Wrestling/BobbyLashley, who would at least appear somewhat vulnerable, as he was willing to simply wrestle matches without shenanigans, though it took a DeusExMachina called "The Board Of Directors", as MVP otherwise wouldn't let Lashley wrestle matches he could potentially lose unless there was some way MVP could screw over the challengers. Rather than get rid of MVP outright though, the loss of his power just forced him to come up with new approaches, resulting in the less invincible but more brutal Beat Down Clan.

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* Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s director of wrestling operations Wrestling/{{M|ontelVontaviousPorter}}VP after his FaceHeelTurn. He was free to pit World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young in as many hopeless matches as he saw fit, in order to soften him Young up for what MVP considered to be an inevitable title victory at the next pay per view, silencing any descent among the baby faces with suspensions, unwanted matches or simply not allowing them to be booked. His momentum ended up being halted [[RealLifeWritesThePlot by his own knee injury,]] which just resulted him throwing all his power behind Wrestling/BobbyLashley, who would at least appear somewhat vulnerable, as he was willing which in turn lead to simply wrestle matches without shenanigans, though it took MVP losing his power thanks to a DeusExMachina called "The Board Of Directors", as MVP otherwise wouldn't let the board of directors, allowing Lashley wrestle matches he could potentially lose unless there was to become champion but also giving Bobby some way MVP could screw over the challengers. Rather than get rid of MVP outright though, the loss of his power just forced him vulnerability, despite MVP's claims to come up with new approaches, resulting in the less invincible but more brutal Beat Down Clan.contrary.
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