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19th Jul '17 7:42:45 PM AndyLA
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* Cyclops and Havok from the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} are immune to each other's energy projection powers, and being brothers, they are alike on the genetic level (except Scott and Alex's DNAs seem to deviate at different points, considering how their powers work differently from one another).

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* Cyclops and Havok from the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} are immune to each other's energy projection powers, and being brothers, they are alike "like" on the genetic level level, thus fitting the trope (except Scott and Alex's DNAs [=DNAs=] seem to deviate at different points, considering how their powers work differently from one another).
19th Jul '17 7:41:24 PM AndyLA
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* Cyclops and Havok from the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} are immune to each other's energy projection powers, and being brothers, they are alike on the genetic level (except Scott and Alex's DNAs seem to deviate at different points, considering how their powers work differently from one another).
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17th Jul '17 11:08:33 AM Caps-luna
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** Bombers have a tough time with other bombers since they are focused almost entirely on air to ground combat. In the unlikely event that two enemy bombers meet without escorts they could only try and kill each other with self defense armament. Bombers ''can'' carry air to air missiles but are extremely unlikely to mix these with traditional Air to Ground weapons.

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** Bombers have a tough time with other bombers since they are focused almost entirely on air to ground combat. In the unlikely event that two enemy bombers meet without escorts they could only try and kill each other with self defense armament. Bombers ''can'' carry air to air missiles but are extremely unlikely to mix these with traditional Air to Ground weapons. \
** Anti air units have the same problem as bombers in reverse, their primary armament is focused on anti air and can't attack other ground units.
10th Jul '17 2:05:43 PM Nentuaby
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Typically neither weapon will be affected at all; on rarer occasions, both will be destroyed utterly, or pass entirely through each other. The effect is the same in all cases- the phlebotinum weapons effectively cancel each other out, and only a direct hit on the opponent will end the duel... Which is also likely to kill them unless your ImplausibleFencingPowers are good enough to disarm them without, y'know, [[AnArmAndALeg "disarming"]] them.

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Typically neither weapon will be affected at all; on rarer occasions, both will be destroyed utterly, or pass entirely through each other. The effect is the same in all cases- the phlebotinum weapons effectively cancel each other out, other's usual superiority over opposing weapons, and only a direct hit on the opponent will end the duel... Which is also likely to kill them unless your ImplausibleFencingPowers are good enough to disarm them without, y'know, [[AnArmAndALeg "disarming"]] them.
10th Jul '17 2:02:39 PM Nentuaby
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Neither weapon will scratch or dent. Only a direct hit on the opponent will end the duel... which is also likely to kill them unless your ImplausibleFencingPowers are good enough to disarm them without, y'know, [[AnArmAndALeg "disarming"]] them.

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Neither Typically neither weapon will scratch be affected at all; on rarer occasions, both will be destroyed utterly, or dent. Only pass entirely through each other. The effect is the same in all cases- the phlebotinum weapons effectively cancel each other out, and only a direct hit on the opponent will end the duel... which Which is also likely to kill them unless your ImplausibleFencingPowers are good enough to disarm them without, y'know, [[AnArmAndALeg "disarming"]] them.
26th Jun '17 5:52:15 AM Spanks
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' plays this completely straight but then subverts, and [[TakesOneToKillOne inverts]] this in its ElementalRockPaperScissors. Of all the ''eighteen'' current types, nine types (Fire, Water, Electric, Grass, Ice, Poison, Psychic, Dark, and Steel) are resistant to their own attacks, two of them are ''weak'' to their own attacks (Ghost and Dragon), and the rest only take normal damage from their own attacks.
16th May '17 5:21:58 PM Caps-luna
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* A few military vehicles have a hard if not near impossible to kill with another unit of the same type. For Example:
** Bombers have a tough time with other bombers since they are focused almost entirely on air to ground combat. In the unlikely event that two enemy bombers meet without escorts they could only try and kill each other with self defense armament. Bombers ''can'' carry air to air missiles but are extremely unlikely to mix these with traditional Air to Ground weapons.
** Submarines couldn't effectively attack each other until the invention of the guided torpedo during the cold war. Before then they would have both had to surface and agree to a gun duel, which never happened anyway.
** Despite being designed to sink other ships, battleships had a tough time sinking other battleships without assistance. A battleships biggest weakness is the torpedo, a weapon the battleship wasn't particularly skilled with if they even carried. Sure Battleships could damage each other a lot, but they couldn't really damage the opponent bellow the water line so it was typical for a losing battleship to simply attempt to break contact and run home for repairs. The only time a battleship sunk another battleship unaided by other friendly ships was the second naval battle of Guadalcanal, where the significantly bigger and more well armed ''USS Washington'' was able to sneak up to the ''IJN Kirishima'' and critically damage her to the point she needed to be scuttled.
10th Apr '17 4:24:13 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/ALordFromPlanetEarth'' with the [[AbsurdlySharpBlade planar swords]]. While a planar (or [[SharpenedToASingleAtom monoatomic]]) sword cuts anything, it's similar to a [[StarWars lightsaber]] in this regard in that it passes through like knife through butter. When two planar swords meet, one will always cut through the other. Which one is determined by the angle of impact and the sharpness of each blade. This completely changes how people fights with these weapons. So no {{Blade Lock}}s here. Unlike lightsabers, anyone can use a planar sword given sufficient training, and you can get them anywhere, although they're only produced on one planet.

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* Averted in SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/ALordFromPlanetEarth'' with the [[AbsurdlySharpBlade planar swords]]. While a planar (or [[SharpenedToASingleAtom monoatomic]]) sword cuts anything, it's similar to a [[StarWars lightsaber]] in this regard in that it passes through like knife through butter. When two planar swords meet, one will always cut through the other. Which one is determined by the angle of impact and the sharpness of each blade. This completely changes how people fights with these weapons. So no {{Blade Lock}}s here. Unlike lightsabers, anyone can use a planar sword given sufficient training, and you can get them anywhere, although they're only produced on one planet.
12th Mar '17 7:02:25 AM N8han11
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** When first meets the Scotsman, he's surprised to find his nigh-invulnerable sword cannot so much as scratch the Scott's similarly-enchanted weapon. The two spend the ''entire day'' fighting, and only succeed in exhausting themselves to the point where neither can lift their swords anymore.
** When asked what made his sword special, the Scotsman replied "magic runes, laddie". This implies that his claymore, like Jack's katana, is endowed with magical properties, by gods or otherwise.

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** When Jack first meets the Scotsman, he's surprised to find his nigh-invulnerable sword cannot so much as scratch the Scott's similarly-enchanted weapon. The two spend the ''entire day'' fighting, and only succeed in exhausting themselves to the point where neither can lift their swords anymore.
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anymore. When asked what made his sword special, the Scotsman replied "magic runes, laddie". This implies that his claymore, like Jack's katana, is endowed with magical properties, by gods or otherwise.
2nd Mar '17 9:50:49 PM Mhazard
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** Subverted in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', the beam sabers are formed with Mirage Colloid without the use of I-Fields, beam sabers can go through each other. During the fight of the Destiny Gundam versus the Infinite Justice, the Infinite Justice cuts the Destiny's [[{{BFS}} Arondight Anti-Ship Sword]] in a half. However, shields can block beam sabers.

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** Subverted in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', the beam sabers in Cosmic Era are formed with Mirage Colloid without the use of I-Fields, beam sabers can I-Fields and they go through each other. other should they clash. During the fight of the Destiny Gundam versus the Infinite Justice, the Infinite Justice cuts the Destiny's [[{{BFS}} Arondight Anti-Ship Sword]] in a half.half when they clash with each other. However, shields can block beam sabers.
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