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30th Nov '16 11:34:54 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Ruby spends most of ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' as an ActionSurvivor. Then she confronts the Hound Zombie ([[spoiler: Daisy]]) and finishes the fight in one move by throwing the Hound Zombie through a container of acid and into an exposed electrical panel.
25th Oct '16 3:11:27 AM TheCuza
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This was the CatchPhrase of WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck, a bumbling hero who revealed his true competence and effectiveness from behind a pompous exterior after saying it.

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This The TropeNamer was the CatchPhrase of WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck, a bumbling hero who revealed his true competence and effectiveness from behind a pompous exterior after saying it.
17th Oct '16 10:38:33 AM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:313: The TropeNamer shows us how it's done.]]
6th Oct '16 12:27:54 PM MarkLungo
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-->-- Lt. "Doc", ''Mister Roberts'' (1955)

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-->-- Lt. "Doc", ''Mister Roberts'' -->--'''Lt. "Doc"''', ''Literature/MisterRoberts'' (1955)
25th Feb '16 10:12:39 PM rjung
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See also GivingTheSwordToANoob, TheSoCalledCoward, GoodIsNotDumb, ScrapHeapHero, NotSoHarmlessVillain (the EvilCounterpart), CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, LethalJokeCharacter, IAmNotLeftHanded, ThisMeansWar, MisfitMobilizationMoment, and {{Badass|Bystander}}[=/=]HeroicBystander.

When a whole ''civilization'' [[UpToEleven decides to get dangerous]], this is a SuperweaponSurprise.

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See also GivingTheSwordToANoob, TheSoCalledCoward, GoodIsNotDumb, ScrapHeapHero, NotSoHarmlessVillain (the EvilCounterpart), CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, LethalJokeCharacter, IAmNotLeftHanded, ThisMeansWar, MisfitMobilizationMoment, and {{Badass|Bystander}}[=/=]HeroicBystander.

{{Badass|Bystander}}[=/=]HeroicBystander. When a whole ''civilization'' [[UpToEleven decides to get dangerous]], this is a SuperweaponSurprise.
SuperweaponSurprise.

'''Please do not confuse this with''' CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, which is when a genuinely ditzy and harmless character demonstrates bouts of superior skill, often accompanied by a change in personality or powers.
24th Dec '15 7:16:29 AM LeeTupper
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24th Dec '15 7:16:28 AM LeeTupper
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* In Roleplay/ArchipelagoExodus, this is Emily Schwartzwald's M.O. She spends the majority of most topics as a whimsical CloudCuckooLander handing out snacks to the ''real'' adventurers, but when the chips are down and her friends are in danger, she cuts loose with a frenzy of pinpoint projectiles that'll give any non-God-tier Power pause.
** Garth Firbolg is also worth noting; due to his powers slowly killing him and his retiring personality, he's usually the ButtMonkey for whatever plot he's in. But when he cuts loose, he's performed such feats as summoning a forty foot long python made of flames, launching a giant bull spirit into outer space, and '''gating in a comet the size of Kentucky'''.
30th Nov '15 1:51:52 PM eroock
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->''You take any one of them--say, even Frank Thurlowe Pulver, here. Put him into a B-29 over Japan, and you know what you'd have? You'd have Pulver, the Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Pulver, who single-handedly shot down twenty-three attacking Zeros! Pulver who, with his ''bare hands'', held together the severed wing struts of his plane! And with his ''bare feet'', successfully landed his mortally wounded plane on his home field! Reflex. It's like the knee jerk.''
-->--Lt. "Doc", ''Mister Roberts'' (1955)

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->''You ->''"You take any one of them--say, even Frank Thurlowe Pulver, here. Put him into a B-29 over Japan, and you know what you'd have? You'd have Pulver, the Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Pulver, who single-handedly shot down twenty-three attacking Zeros! Pulver who, with his ''bare hands'', held together the severed wing struts of his plane! And with his ''bare feet'', successfully landed his mortally wounded plane on his home field! Reflex. It's like the knee jerk.''
-->--Lt.
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-->-- Lt.
"Doc", ''Mister Roberts'' (1955)
1st Oct '15 2:04:11 PM ANTMuddle
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A moment in the story when all the quirky, eccentric supporting cast members stop being quirky and eccentric and start demonstrating their real skill. In effect, it can often be similar to [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]], except that really, when you think about it, it makes more sense. It's not so much that they [[{{Asspull}} pull the power from nowhere]]. Rather, these characters have always ''had'' that power, and it's simply that now they get to show it in a way that doesn't steal the hero's screen time. In some cases, [[InformedAbility they may even have been actively failing to demonstrate this much-hyped power before]].

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A moment in the story when all the quirky, eccentric supporting cast members stop members, or SuperZeroes, ''stop'' being quirky and eccentric and start demonstrating their real skill. In effect, it can often be similar to [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]], except that really, when you think about it, it makes more sense. It's not so much that they [[{{Asspull}} pull the power from nowhere]]. Rather, these characters have always ''had'' that power, and it's simply that now they get to show it in a way that doesn't steal the hero's screen time. In some cases, [[InformedAbility they may even have been actively failing to demonstrate this much-hyped power before]].
14th Jun '15 7:34:32 PM johnnyfog
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->''That's mostly what makes physical heroism: Opportunity. It's a reflex. I think that 75 out of 100 young males have that reflex. You take any one of them—say, even Frank Thurlowe Pulver, here—Put him into a B-29 over Japan, and you know what you'd have? You'd have Pulver, the Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Pulver, who single-handedly shot down twenty-three attacking Zeros! Pulver who, with his ''bare hands'', held together the severed wing struts of his plane! And with his ''bare feet'', successfully landed his mortally wounded plane on his home field! Reflex. It's like the knee jerk.''

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->''That's mostly what makes physical heroism: Opportunity. It's a reflex. I think that 75 out of 100 young males have that reflex. You ->''You take any one of them—say, them--say, even Frank Thurlowe Pulver, here—Put here. Put him into a B-29 over Japan, and you know what you'd have? You'd have Pulver, the Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Pulver, who single-handedly shot down twenty-three attacking Zeros! Pulver who, with his ''bare hands'', held together the severed wing struts of his plane! And with his ''bare feet'', successfully landed his mortally wounded plane on his home field! Reflex. It's like the knee jerk.''



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