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22nd Nov '16 4:07:31 AM Morgenthaler
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When adding examples, keep in mind: '''This trope only exists relative to other characters in universe.''' A statement that a character is strong, fast, and durable does not define them as a Lightning Bruiser; most {{Action Hero}}es and {{Badass}}es already demonstrate those qualities. A character is a Lightning Bruiser if they are explicitly stated to be strong'''er''', fast'''er''', '''''and''''' tough'''er''' than most of the other characters, or if it is stated explicitly that another character is a FragileSpeedster or a MightyGlacier.

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When adding examples, keep in mind: '''This trope only exists relative to other characters in universe.''' A statement that a character is strong, fast, and durable does not define them as a Lightning Bruiser; most {{Action Hero}}es and {{Badass}}es already demonstrate those qualities. A character is a Lightning Bruiser if they are explicitly stated to be strong'''er''', fast'''er''', '''''and''''' tough'''er''' than most of the other characters, or if it is stated explicitly that another character is a FragileSpeedster or a MightyGlacier.
30th Oct '16 10:16:15 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"He was never motionless or in the same place an instant; springing, side-stepping, whirling, twisting, he offered a constantly shifting target for their swords, while [[{{BFS}} his own curved blade]] sang death about their ears."''

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->''"He was never motionless or in the same place an instant; springing, side-stepping, whirling, twisting, he offered a constantly shifting target for their swords, while [[{{BFS}} his own curved blade]] blade sang death about their ears."''
23rd Jul '16 3:25:59 PM YpsiFang
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18th Jan '16 3:34:15 PM AidanofVT
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To prevent the character from becoming a GameBreaker or StoryBreakerPower, the Lightning Bruiser may have [[NecessaryDrawback weaknesses]] beyond strength, speed, and toughness: [[CloseRangeCombatant lack of range]] or [[MagicallyIneptFighter magical capability]] or a high resource cost are some of the challenges these characters can face.

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To prevent the character from becoming a GameBreaker or StoryBreakerPower, the Lightning Bruiser may have [[NecessaryDrawback weaknesses]] beyond strength, speed, and toughness: [[CloseRangeCombatant lack of range]] or [[MagicallyIneptFighter magical capability]] or a high resource cost are some of the challenges these characters can face.
face. Sometimes, the Lightning Bruiser may be balanced by being less interesting that its counterparts: it hits fast and hard, and it can take a punch, but it doesn't do much else.
11th Nov '15 9:01:19 AM thatmadork
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->''"He was never motionless or in the same place an instant; springing, side-stepping, whirling, twisting, he offered a constantly shifting target for their swords, while [[{{BFS}} his own curved blade]] sang death about their ears."''
-->-- ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian - "Xuthal of the Dusk"''
5th May '15 9:08:04 PM Shadeblade11
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Note that being a Lightning Bruiser has nothing to do with [[ShockAndAwe using lightning-based attacks or magic]], though, on rare occasion, both tropes will apply to the same character.

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Note that being a Lightning Bruiser has nothing to do with [[ShockAndAwe using lightning-based attacks or magic]], though, on rare occasion, both tropes will apply though they can overlap to the same character.
27th Jan '15 7:28:24 AM hbi2k
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The Lightning Bruiser is an {{Archetype}} that sets itself apart from the others in NecessaryDrawback in that he is able to take and give a lot of damage and he can move quickly. In the triangle of strength, speed, and toughness, the Lightning Bruiser does not trade off one advantage for another the way, say, the FragileSpeedster trades off durability for speed or the GlassCannon trades durability for power.

To prevent the character from becoming a GameBreaker or a StoryBreakerPower, the Lightning Bruiser may have [[NecessaryDrawback weaknesses]] beyond strength, speed, and toughness: [[CloseRangeCombatant lack of range]] or [[MagicallyIneptFighter magical capability]] or a high resource cost are some of the challenges these characters can face.

A Lightning Bruiser may also perform ConfusionFu. If he's good at everything, then he can throw everything at you, right? May also be a FlyingBrick. Compare and contrast {{Acrofatic}}, MusclesAreMeaningless.

When adding examples: keep in mind: '''This trope only exists relative to other characters in universe.''' A statement that a character is strong, fast, and durable does not define them as a Lightning Bruiser; most {{Action Hero}}es and {{Badass}}es already demonstrate those qualities. A character is a Lightning Bruiser if they are explicitly stated to be strong'''er''', fast'''er''', and tough'''er''' than most of the other characters, or if it is stated explicitly that another character is a FragileSpeedster or a MightyGlacier.

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The Lightning Bruiser is an {{Archetype}} that sets itself apart from the others in NecessaryDrawback competition in that he it is able to take and give a lot of damage and he can move quickly. In the triangle of When considering strength, speed, and toughness, the Lightning Bruiser does not trade off one advantage for another the way, say, the FragileSpeedster trades off durability for speed or the GlassCannon trades durability for power.

To prevent the character from becoming a GameBreaker or a StoryBreakerPower, the Lightning Bruiser may have [[NecessaryDrawback weaknesses]] beyond strength, speed, and toughness: [[CloseRangeCombatant lack of range]] or [[MagicallyIneptFighter magical capability]] or a high resource cost are some of the challenges these characters can face.

A Like the FragileSpeedster, the Lightning Bruiser may is well-suited to ConfusionFu; unlike a FragileSpeedster it can also perform ConfusionFu. If he's good at everything, then he can throw everything at you, right? May also be use [[AttackAttackAttack a FlyingBrick. more direct approach]] without needing to rely on HitAndRunTactics to stay safe. The classic FlyingBrick SuperHero archetype is usually a LightningBruiser. Compare and contrast {{Acrofatic}}, MusclesAreMeaningless.

with which it may also overlap. Compare and contrast also JackOfAllStats, which is similarly well-rounded but not exceptional in any particular area in the way a Lightning Bruiser is.

When adding examples: examples, keep in mind: '''This trope only exists relative to other characters in universe.''' A statement that a character is strong, fast, and durable does not define them as a Lightning Bruiser; most {{Action Hero}}es and {{Badass}}es already demonstrate those qualities. A character is a Lightning Bruiser if they are explicitly stated to be strong'''er''', fast'''er''', and '''''and''''' tough'''er''' than most of the other characters, or if it is stated explicitly that another character is a FragileSpeedster or a MightyGlacier.
26th Aug '14 6:07:11 AM Sensemaker
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->''"[[SuperSpeed Be as fast as the wind]], [[StealthExpert silent as the forest]], [[SuperStrength aggressive as the fire]], [[SuperToughness enduring as the mountain]]."''
-->-- '''Sun Tzu''', ''Literature/TheArtOfWar''

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->''"[[SuperSpeed Be as fast as the wind]], [[StealthExpert silent as the forest]], [[SuperStrength aggressive as the fire]], [[SuperToughness enduring as the mountain]]."''
-->-- '''Sun Tzu''', ''Literature/TheArtOfWar''
23rd Jun '14 8:54:29 AM hbi2k
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When adding examples: keep in mind: '''This trope only exists on a compared basis to other characters in universe.''' A statement that a character is strong, fast, and durable does not define them as a Lightning Bruiser, most {{Action Hero}}es and {{Badass}}es already demonstrate those qualities. A character is a Lightning Bruiser if they are explicitly stated to be strong'''er''', fast'''er''', and tough'''er''' than most of the other characters, or if it is stated explicitly that another character is a FragileSpeedster or a MightyGlacier.

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When adding examples: keep in mind: '''This trope only exists on a compared basis relative to other characters in universe.''' A statement that a character is strong, fast, and durable does not define them as a Lightning Bruiser, Bruiser; most {{Action Hero}}es and {{Badass}}es already demonstrate those qualities. A character is a Lightning Bruiser if they are explicitly stated to be strong'''er''', fast'''er''', and tough'''er''' than most of the other characters, or if it is stated explicitly that another character is a FragileSpeedster or a MightyGlacier.
23rd Jun '14 8:53:47 AM hbi2k
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To prevent the character from becoming a GameBreaker or a StoryBreakerPower, the Lightning Bruiser may have [[NecessaryDrawback weaknesses]] beyond strength, speed, and toughness: [[CloseRangeCombatant lack of range]], [[MagicallyIneptFighter magical capability]], or a high resource cost are some of the challenges these characters can face. By definition, the Lightning Bruiser is what the JackOfAllStats can, and will, become if given enough time and effort. The most obvious drawback of this is that it always takes far less investment to specialize in one field than it does trying to specialize in every field.

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To prevent the character from becoming a GameBreaker or a StoryBreakerPower, the Lightning Bruiser may have [[NecessaryDrawback weaknesses]] beyond strength, speed, and toughness: [[CloseRangeCombatant lack of range]], range]] or [[MagicallyIneptFighter magical capability]], capability]] or a high resource cost are some of the challenges these characters can face. By definition, the Lightning Bruiser is what the JackOfAllStats can, and will, become if given enough time and effort. The most obvious drawback of this is that it always takes far less investment to specialize in one field than it does trying to specialize in every field.
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