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3rd May '16 9:57:47 PM Andre
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** An alternative interpretation of Fairy being strong vs. Dark is the fact that in old stories, fairies are natural-born tricksters. They'd make any dark-type look like a rank-amateur in trickery and out-perform them, possibly even turn their dirty-fighting against them.
30th Apr '16 11:59:59 PM EnigmusPrime
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** Static also has trouble with insulators. This caused problems for him during battles with [[RubberMan Rubber-Band Man]] (Pre-HeelFaceTurn) and Replikon (a VoluntaryShapeshifter who, among other things/people, turned into a wooden mannequin). In these instances, he simply poured enough energy into his attacks that they caused burning/melting.


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*** Metalbending works by bending the earthy impurities in most metals. As such, most villains in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' got around this with weapons and prisons made of more purified elements (specifically platinum).


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** The in-universe explanation for a gargoyle's stone form is that it allows them to absorb solar energy to fuel their SuperStrength. As such, when a gargoyle turns to stone indoors, they're far weaker the following evening.
30th Apr '16 7:15:44 AM Psyclone
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* [[{{ComicBook/Daredevil}} Daredevil's]] radar senses are pretty useful most of the time. Too bad they can become blurred and disorienting if there are too many objects around at once. Plus his strong senses mean he's sensitive to extremely loud noises. The movie depicts him as having to rest in a special soundproofed bed to get a good sleep.

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* [[{{ComicBook/Daredevil}} Daredevil's]] radar senses are pretty useful most of the time. Too bad they can become blurred and disorienting if there are too many objects around at once. Plus his strong senses mean he's sensitive to extremely loud noises. The movie depicts him as having to rest in a special soundproofed bed sensory deprivation tank to get a good be able to sleep.
22nd Apr '16 6:40:37 AM WhosAsking
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** Yusuke also manages to handily take down a mind reader; the mind reader knows exactly what he's about to do, but at that point Yusuke's speed is so far above his that there's nothing he can do to stop or avoid it.

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** Yusuke also manages to handily take down a mind reader; the mind reader knows exactly what he's about to do, but at that point just not ''when''. Yusuke's speed is attack comes so far above his quickly once he actually started moving that there's nothing he can do the mind reader couldn't react quickly enough to stop or avoid it.
22nd Apr '16 3:42:53 AM WhosAsking
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** In addition, telepathy is treated like a different kind of hearing. Ambient thoughts can distract a telepath the way idle chatter can a human. One way to mask your thoughts from telepaths is to use other people to "drown out" your thinking by making them think other things or false leads again and again (Garibaldi has used this technique). That said, high-end telepaths (and especially Psi Cops) have the power, training, and discipline to work around these techniques, so it's less a clear-cut weakness as it is part of the summation of skills.
19th Apr '16 1:16:42 AM Donquill
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** Heavenly Sword can create energy "blades" a weapon, usually a sword, but the weapon itself is still only as strong as the material it's made of, and if she doesn't have any weapon, she's just a normal woman.

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** Heavenly Sword can create energy "blades" around a weapon, usually a sword, but the weapon itself is still only as strong as the material it's made of, and if she doesn't have any weapon, she's just a normal woman.



** Harem gets weaker with every copy she creates, and has a max weight limit to how much she can port with her, keeping her from transporting teammates.
** Varia can't use her gestalt power (which gives her a different power with each person she comes into contact with) without touching someone (though Halo wonders if it's possible that she could activate her powers with blood samples and the like), so she can't fight solo, especially since her attacks are useless on the people she gets them from (which thankfully means that the person she touches is immune to any HowDoIShotWeb mishaps).

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** Harem gets weaker with every copy she creates, and has a max weight limit to how much she can port with her, keeping her from transporting teammates.
teammates (save Varia, who can "ride along" with her if she touches her).
** Varia can't use her gestalt power (which gives her a different power with each person she comes into contact with) without touching someone (though Halo wonders if it's possible that she could activate her powers with blood samples and the like), so she can't fight solo, especially since her attacks are useless on the people she gets them from (which thankfully means that the person she touches is immune to any HowDoIShotWeb mishaps). A later comic also implies that she has to maintain contact or the power will fade quickly.
17th Apr '16 12:06:11 PM Galle
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* Colonel Volgin, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', can generate and control electricity, and while some of his weaknesses are merely personality quirks, others follow logically from his powers: his electric bolts can be pulled away from their intended target by conductive materials, he can't use his powers in water without hurting himself, and as a RequiredSecondaryPower, his body is highly conductive, making him a human lightning rod. [[spoiler: The first two weaknesses can be exploited in his boss fight, and the last ultimately results in his KarmicDeath.]]
17th Apr '16 4:22:26 AM aye_amber
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* ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'' has a character who can use "rubbermancy" (think Bending from ''WesternAnimation/{{Avatar}}'' and you've got the right idea). She can instantly disable most people in the BDSM-themed world by turning their rubber clothing into instant bonds, but her power is useless if there's no source of rubber nearby.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'' has a character who can use "rubbermancy" (think Bending from ''WesternAnimation/{{Avatar}}'' ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and you've got the right idea). She can instantly disable most people in the BDSM-themed world by turning their rubber clothing into instant bonds, but her power is useless if there's no source of rubber nearby.



** The Elements of Harmony are meant to represent ThePowerOfLove and ThePowerOfFriendship as condensed magic sources (so, literally, friendship is magic). This means that if the users of the Elements aren't in sync, or otherwise fighting with each other, they won't work. Discord used this to his advantage by [[MindRape corrupting the Mane Six]], preventing the Elements from stopping him.

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** The Elements of Harmony are meant to represent ThePowerOfLove and ThePowerOfFriendship as condensed magic sources (so, literally, friendship is magic). This means that if the users of the Elements aren't in sync, or otherwise fighting with each other, they won't work. Discord used this to his advantage by [[MindRape corrupting the Mane Six]], Six,]] preventing the Elements from stopping him.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Because benders channel their powers through martial arts, binding or paralyzing their limbs is an effective means of defeating or imprisoning them, though sufficiently skilled benders are able to get beyond this. For example, when King Bumi was locked into a coffin with only his face poking out, he was able to Earthbend fairly effectively using only his ''chin''. Then again, he is ''110 years old'' (really, not the HumanPopsicle 110-year-old that Aang technically is), so he's had a ''lot'' of time to master Earthbending with any part of his body.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender:'' Because benders channel their powers through martial arts, binding or paralyzing their limbs is an effective means of defeating or imprisoning them, though sufficiently skilled benders are able to get beyond this. For example, when King Bumi was locked into a coffin with only his face poking out, he was able to Earthbend fairly effectively using only his ''chin''. Then again, he is ''110 years old'' (really, not the HumanPopsicle 110-year-old that Aang technically is), so he's had a ''lot'' of time to master Earthbending with any part of his body.



** Toph Beifong was born blind, but uses [[DishingOutDirt Earthbender]] [[ElementalPowers skills]] as a DisabilitySuperpower to [[MagicAIsMagicA feel vibrations]] in stone, compacted soil [[spoiler:and metal]]. This means she can't "see" things that aren't touching the ground and her "sight" is severely impaired if she's not in contact with her element - She is extremely apprehensive riding on Appa, gets a view comparable to static when on sand (though it ''is'' possible for earthbenders to control sand, and she has gained enough skill with it to create a mini Ba Sing Se out of sand in the first part of the series finale), and is seen having to hold onto her companions when traveling on a wood-built village. Traveling on a metal boat is bearable, but she throws up within minutes of boarding a [[spoiler:submarine]]. And in a world without Braille, she's illiterate. But if she's on an earthen surface, she can see all around her, even behind things. And none of this stops her from intercepting catapult weapons fired from another ship on water, though that may just be her inherent skill.

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** Toph Beifong Bei Fong was born blind, but uses [[DishingOutDirt Earthbender]] [[ElementalPowers skills]] as a DisabilitySuperpower to [[MagicAIsMagicA feel vibrations]] in stone, compacted soil [[spoiler:and metal]]. [[spoiler: and metal.]] This means she can't "see" things that aren't touching the ground and her "sight" is severely impaired if she's not in contact with her element - -- She is extremely apprehensive riding on Appa, gets a view comparable to static when on sand (though it ''is'' possible for earthbenders to control sand, and she has gained enough skill with it to create a mini Ba Sing Se out of sand in the first part of the series finale), and is seen having to hold onto her companions when traveling on a wood-built village. Traveling on a metal boat is bearable, but she throws up within minutes of boarding a [[spoiler:submarine]]. [[spoiler: submarine.]] And in a world without Braille, she's illiterate. But if she's on an earthen surface, she can see all around her, even behind things. And none of this stops her from intercepting catapult weapons fired from another ship on water, though that may just be her inherent skill.



** With [[spoiler:Metalbending having become a full-fledged bending discipline by the time of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the sequel series also shows the bending style's weaknesses: they are very susceptible to electric attacks due to using reels of metallic cord to attack with as well as the metal covered suits they wear. Their metal suits also make them vulnerable to powerful magnets built into special [[MiniMecha mecha-tanks]] used against them.]]

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** With [[spoiler:Metalbending [[spoiler: Metalbending having become a full-fledged bending discipline by the time of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra,'' the sequel series also shows the bending style's weaknesses: they are very susceptible to electric attacks due to using reels of metallic cord to attack with as well as the metal covered suits they wear. Their metal suits also make them vulnerable to powerful magnets built into special [[MiniMecha mecha-tanks]] used against them.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'', Neosapiens are stated to have heightened senses. Early on in the show they flashbang one to great effect.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'', ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad,'' Neosapiens are stated to have heightened senses. Early on in the show they flashbang one to great effect.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' often employed this, combined with RuleOfFunny - Putty Thing has been defeated by being mixed with Canola Oil, falling into the ocean and being tricked into entering a cement mixer among other things; and three villains who escaped a comic book were defeated by destroying the comic.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' often employed this, combined with RuleOfFunny - -- Putty Thing has been defeated by being mixed with Canola Oil, falling into the ocean and being tricked into entering a cement mixer among other things; and three villains who escaped a comic book were defeated by destroying the comic.



8th Apr '16 10:03:24 PM DarkHunter
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** Issei's [[AmplifierArtifact Boosted Gear]] will [[MagikarpPower double his power every ten seconds]] - that means it [[HeroicWillpower usually]] takes ''at least'' a minute of combat before he's up to snuff. Additionally, he's otherwise an average human - or in other words, a mediocre Devil - and needs to train extensively to put that power to use.

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** Issei's [[AmplifierArtifact Boosted Gear]] will [[MagikarpPower double his power every ten seconds]] - that means it [[HeroicWillpower usually]] takes ''at least'' a minute of combat before he's up to snuff. Additionally, he's otherwise particularly at the beginning of the series, his base power is no greater than an average human - or in other words, a mediocre Devil - human, and needs to train extensively to put that his body [[HeroicRROD can't handle a huge amount of strength at once]], placing a limit on how much he can power up before killing himself. He's able to use.increase this limit through training.
7th Apr '16 2:27:11 PM Flexecute
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*In ''Starcraft'',
** The Overmind and its brood leaders, the Cerebrates, are all technically immortal; once they've received fatal damage, their tissue regenerates over a period of time and makes them whole again. However, their one weakness is Void Energy - the same energy used to create them - which is also utilized by the exiled Protoss Dark Templar. The energy causes them great physical and mental harm, and completely prevents their tissues from regenerating. The energy is powerful enough to even shock the Overmind vicariously through its cerebrates.
** Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void - It turns out that [[spoiler: The Khala]], the greatest unifying force of modern Protoss society, [[spoiler: is tainted by the fallen Xel'Naga Amon. He uses the Khala's telepathic links to corrupt the Protoss to do his bidding.]] Only by [[spoiler: severing their nerve cords, like the Dark Templar have ritualistically done]], can they be free and fight, though at the cost of feeling spiritually and emotionally isolated.
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