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21st Aug '16 10:37:22 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8242867/1/Risks-and-Sacrifices Risks and Sacrifices]]'' [[Anime/CodeGeass flying Knightmare frames]] are far weaker to the Gefujin Disturber than normal ones because while they're shut down, they're also falling out of the sky, much like the difference between a car and a helicopter running out of gas. Lelouch takes out over half an attacking force by using a massive Gefujin Disturber after flying low enough that the fall didn't damage his Knightmare.
17th Aug '16 8:16:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Series/MutantX'', Brennan can generate bursts of electricity and hit people and things with them. However, if he does this while wet or in water, his power shorts out. He appears to be able to negate that disadvantage by grounding himself. Jesse can change his density to either become hard as a rock or intangible. In the former case, he can only do so for as long as he holds his breath, which has been exploited by GenreSavvy opponents. In the latter, attempting to keep himself intangible for more than a short while can result in his molecules dispersing permanently. A villain in one episode is a [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual new mutant]], who can turn himself into a signal and use any transmitting device to upload himself to the Internet, where he can wreak havoc. However, if there are no transmitting devices nearby, he's helpless (luckily for him, he lives in the modern world, where they're all over the place).

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* In ''Series/MutantX'', Brennan can generate bursts of electricity and hit people and things with them. However, if he does this while wet or in water, his power shorts out. He appears to be able to negate that disadvantage by grounding himself. Jesse can change his density to either become hard as a rock or intangible. In the former case, he can only do so for as long as he holds his breath, which has been exploited by GenreSavvy savvy opponents. In the latter, attempting to keep himself intangible for more than a short while can result in his molecules dispersing permanently. A villain in one episode is a [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual new mutant]], who can turn himself into a signal and use any transmitting device to upload himself to the Internet, where he can wreak havoc. However, if there are no transmitting devices nearby, he's helpless (luckily for him, he lives in the modern world, where they're all over the place).
15th Aug '16 1:17:31 PM REV6Pilot
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* [[HeavilyArmoredMook "Riot" zombies]] in ''VideoGame/{{Contagion}}'' wear bulletproof armor. One efficient way to take them out is with melee weapons of any kind or explosives, exactly the kinds of harm that bulletproof armor fares poorly against IRL.
15th Aug '16 1:11:10 PM REV6Pilot
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* In ''Starcraft'',

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* In ''Starcraft'', ''Starcraft''



** Fairy's weakness to Steel makes sense, considering the old legends that fairies are weakened by metal (specifically, cold iron). This same lore also shows them having power over Dragons (thus strong ''both ways'' against Dragons). Fairies are also commonly seen as symbols of pureness so are strong against Dark (natural guardians) and weak against Poison (taint).

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** Fairy's weakness to Steel makes sense, considering the old legends that fairies are weakened by metal (specifically, cold iron).ColdIron). This same lore also shows them having power over Dragons (thus strong ''both ways'' against Dragons). Fairies are also commonly seen as symbols of pureness so are strong against Dark (natural guardians) and weak against Poison (taint).


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* In ''SpecOpsTheLine'', sometimes you have to get past a machine gun nest but aren't given flashbangs. Well, those gunners need a line of sight to shoot you, explosions tend to kick up a godawful amount of dust, normal grenades are plentiful, and there's sand everywhere. Do the math.
15th Aug '16 12:32:06 PM REV6Pilot
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* In ''Fanfic/MarieDSuesseAndTheMysteryNewPirateAge, Admiral Lance D. Imba, who can [[PowerCopying copy anyone else's Devil Fruit Power]] and has taken several fruits already with his Copy Copy Fruit, takes in Mar's Logic Logic Fruit power and dies because the new fruit forces his powers to obey the laws of logic, including the rule that a Devil Fruit user who eats another one will be killed. This also references a sometimes-mentioned fear that people have when eating Devil Fruits; that they will lose the SuperPowerLottery and trade their ability to swim for a useless power; in this case, the power Imba stole worked against him.

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* In ''Fanfic/MarieDSuesseAndTheMysteryNewPirateAge, ''Fanfic/MarieDSuesseAndTheMysteryNewPirateAge'', Admiral Lance D. Imba, who can [[PowerCopying copy anyone else's Devil Fruit Power]] and has taken several fruits already with his Copy Copy Fruit, takes in Mar's Logic Logic Fruit power and dies because the new fruit forces his powers to obey the laws of logic, including the rule that a Devil Fruit user who eats another one will be killed. This also references a sometimes-mentioned fear that people have when eating Devil Fruits; that they will lose the SuperPowerLottery and trade their ability to swim for a useless power; in this case, the power Imba stole worked against him.
10th Aug '16 5:18:59 PM TheSinful
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* Nunnally in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11864574/12/Like-A-Wish Like A Wish]]'' has a geass that allows her to create illusions affecting anyone nearby but she has to concentrate to maintain them, so being startled will dispel said illusions. Likewise, since geass affects it's victims brains, someone watching on a camera won't be fooled.
10th Aug '16 8:52:54 AM ThePocket
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These guys aren't allergic to [[WeaksauceWeakness arbitrarily chosen household items]], nor [[KryptoniteFactor strange items related to their origin story]]. ''Their'' weaknesses are, in fact, a direct result of their particular superpowers. For example, a character who can [[PlayingWithFire cast fireballs]] may find themselves powerless during a rainstorm, or a ShockAndAwe hero might find themselves at risk of electrocuting ''themselves'' in the rain. With characters whose powers rely on uttering {{Magical Incantation}}‎s or [[MakeMeWannaShout projecting a really loud voice]], a good strong gag may be enough to disable them. Someone with SuperSenses may find them to be a double-edged sword if subjected to SensoryOverload. Sometimes this can stem from a lack of RequiredSecondaryPowers, like a hero with SuperSpeed but not SuperReflexes finding themselves going TooFastToStop.

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These guys aren't allergic to [[WeaksauceWeakness arbitrarily chosen household items]], nor [[KryptoniteFactor strange items related to their origin story]]. ''Their'' weaknesses are, in fact, a direct result of their particular superpowers. For example, a character who can [[PlayingWithFire cast fireballs]] may find themselves powerless during a rainstorm, or a ShockAndAwe hero might find themselves at risk of electrocuting ''themselves'' in the rain. With characters whose powers rely on uttering {{Magical Incantation}}‎s Incantation}}s or [[MakeMeWannaShout projecting a really loud voice]], a good strong gag may be enough to disable them. Someone with SuperSenses may find them to be a double-edged sword if subjected to SensoryOverload. Sometimes this can stem from a lack of RequiredSecondaryPowers, like a hero with SuperSpeed but not SuperReflexes finding themselves going TooFastToStop.



* ''VideoGames/BioShock'' and its sequel are set underwater. Apart from the "one-two" punch of slugging Splicers while they're stunned from Electro Bolt, you quickly learn that shooting an Electro Bolt into a pool of water makes for a very effective attack against most splicers. The "most" qualifier notes another Logical Weakness: you can't use an elemental power against a Splicer already imbued with the same power. Thus electrified Splicers are immune to either application of Electro Bolt, and so on. Electro Bolt is also a logical attack to use against the electrically-powered defenses of Rapture (cameras, turrets, and bots), allowing you the chance to get close enough to hack them.

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* ''VideoGames/BioShock'' and its sequel are set underwater. Apart from the "one-two" punch of slugging Splicers while they're stunned from Electro Bolt, you quickly learn that shooting an Electro Bolt into a pool of water makes for a very effective attack against most splicers. The "most" qualifier notes another Logical Weakness: you can't use an elemental power against a Splicer already imbued with the same power. Thus electrified Splicers are immune to either application of Electro Bolt, and so on.power -- their RequiredSecondaryPowers protect them from your attacks as well as their own. Electro Bolt is also a logical attack to use against the electrically-powered defenses of Rapture (cameras, turrets, and bots), allowing you the chance to get close enough to hack them.
31st Jul '16 4:19:40 PM trixus
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* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield21}}'' Kongo Agon has a reaction time that borders human's reach, making him nearly impossible to shake off since he will always be the first to move. However to react he needs to see which allowed TheHero to smack him down from a blind spot.

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* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield21}}'' Kongo Agon has a reaction time that borders human's reach, is close from inhuman, making him nearly impossible to shake off since he will always be the first to move. However to react he needs to see which allowed TheHero to smack him down from a blind spot.
27th Jul '16 11:43:04 AM Willbyr
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->'''Bill''': You can't stop me! I'm a being of pure energy with no weakness! (attacks Mabel)\\

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->'''Bill''': You can't stop me! I'm a being of pure energy with no weakness! (attacks Mabel)\\*''attacks Mabel''*\\









* Manga/{{Naruto}}'s Rasen-Shuriken attack is essentially a flechette bomb that attacks organisms' individual cells. It has a tendency to do this to the person who is holding it as well as the target.

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* Manga/{{Naruto}}'s ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto's
Rasen-Shuriken attack is essentially a flechette bomb that attacks organisms' individual cells. It has a tendency to do this to the person who is holding it as well as the target.



* Much of ''{{Pokemon}}''[='s=] ElementalRockPaperScissors falls into this. For instance, Electric-type attacks are strong against Water-types because water conducts electricity while useless against Ground-types (think "grounding").

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* Much of ''{{Pokemon}}''[='s=] ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''[='s=] ElementalRockPaperScissors falls into this. For instance, Electric-type attacks are strong against Water-types because water conducts electricity while useless against Ground-types (think "grounding").
25th Jul '16 4:22:49 PM BlackGryphon101
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** Pica's Stone-Stone fruit initially seemed like an utter GameBreaker. It allows him to assimilate with and control stone, and everything on Dressrosa was made of stone. He was finally beaten when Zoro realized if you cut his stone form in half, he had to escape into one part of it, and so Zoro chopped a giant stone form to bits while keeping them in the air, until there wasn't any stone large enough for Pica to hide in, not could he escape into the ground. It was over for Pica after that. This logical weaknesses was actually attached all the way back to Buggy the Clown. While his Chop-Chop powers enable him to split his body into numerous floating pieces, ''some'' part of his body needs to be the "base" part and ''stay on the ground''. That's why Luffy was able to find and successfully attack his ''feet''.

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** Pica's Stone-Stone fruit initially seemed like an utter GameBreaker. It allows him to assimilate with and control stone, and everything on Dressrosa was made of stone. He was finally beaten when Zoro realized if you cut his stone form in half, he had to escape into one part of it, and so Zoro chopped a giant stone form to bits while keeping them in the air, until there wasn't any stone large enough for Pica to hide in, not nor could he escape into the ground. It was over for Pica after that. This logical weaknesses was actually attached all the way back to Buggy the Clown. While his Chop-Chop powers enable him to split his body into numerous floating pieces, ''some'' part of his body needs to be the "base" part and ''stay on the ground''. That's why Luffy was able to find and successfully attack his ''feet''.
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