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29th Mar '17 6:50:37 AM Doug86
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* Shizune in ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'' has two powers that work well against the [[MaiHime Himes]], who mainly attack through their Elements and Childs. The first is a Silencing Aura, which reduces the effectiveness of the powers of everyone near her, and increases in potency as more people are near her. The second, the Silencing Sigil, completely prevents one person from using any special powers. In order to counter this threat, [[spoiler:Natsuki [[MugglesDoItBetter obtains a pistol]] and uses it to kill Shizune]]. In the side story, ''A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause'', Shizune is at a strong advantage over her fellow [[ParodySue SUEs]], who are even more reliant on their powers than the Himes are, [[spoiler:but gets mortally wounded by two nameless police officers]].

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* Shizune in ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'' has two powers that work well against the [[MaiHime [[Anime/MaiHime Himes]], who mainly attack through their Elements and Childs. The first is a Silencing Aura, which reduces the effectiveness of the powers of everyone near her, and increases in potency as more people are near her. The second, the Silencing Sigil, completely prevents one person from using any special powers. In order to counter this threat, [[spoiler:Natsuki [[MugglesDoItBetter obtains a pistol]] and uses it to kill Shizune]]. In the side story, ''A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause'', Shizune is at a strong advantage over her fellow [[ParodySue SUEs]], who are even more reliant on their powers than the Himes are, [[spoiler:but gets mortally wounded by two nameless police officers]].
17th Mar '17 6:56:33 PM nombretomado
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** The {{Nasuverse}} also features the Black Barrel, a Conceptual Weapon which annihilates any magic it shoots. The more magic someone (or something) has, the more powerful the Black Barrel becomes, to the point that it can OneHitKill ''[[EldritchAbomination the Ultimate Ones]]''. Also, it can only be used by an ordinary, non-magical human being, making it the ultimate weapon for a Mage Killer. Problem is, in every story except ''Literature/AngelNotes'' (which takes place in the far distant future), the thing's been lost for ages, though (much less powerful) replicas of it will pop up here and there.

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** The {{Nasuverse}} {{Franchise/Nasuverse}} also features the Black Barrel, a Conceptual Weapon which annihilates any magic it shoots. The more magic someone (or something) has, the more powerful the Black Barrel becomes, to the point that it can OneHitKill ''[[EldritchAbomination the Ultimate Ones]]''. Also, it can only be used by an ordinary, non-magical human being, making it the ultimate weapon for a Mage Killer. Problem is, in every story except ''Literature/AngelNotes'' (which takes place in the far distant future), the thing's been lost for ages, though (much less powerful) replicas of it will pop up here and there.
15th Feb '17 1:31:58 AM KyleJacobs
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* Although Kiristugu from FateZero is a mage himself he has all the characteristics of a traditional Mage Killer (indeed he's known as "The Magus Killer"). Because his magical abilities are limited he usually makes use of technology instead, generally opting for massive overkill to ensure success.
** During the series he blows up an entire building to kill a single mage, [[DungeonBypass making all of the careful magic protections worthless]]. A story is also told of him doing the same thing to a passenger jet.

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* ''LightNovel/FateZero'': Although Kiristugu from FateZero Emiya is a mage himself himself, he has all the characteristics of a traditional Mage Killer (indeed he's known as "The Magus Killer"). Because his magical abilities are limited he usually makes use of technology instead, generally opting for massive overkill to ensure success.
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success. Case in point: One of his targets has fortified the series he blows up an entire top several floors of a building to kill a single mage, with every conceivable magical defense. Kiritsugu's solution? [[DungeonBypass making all of Blow up the careful magic protections worthless]]. building.]] A story is also told of him doing the same thing to a passenger jet.
25th Jan '17 6:00:55 PM Discar
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': As was implied in ''Clone Wars'', Mandalorian equipment is explained to be specifically designed to fight Jedi. Jetpacks give them mobility, repulsors simulate Force Push, electrowhips give them the ability to incapacitate and grab things from afar, and poison darts can slow down even a Jedi. Subverted when Sabine uses these on Kanaan during training. He still defeats her easily; as he points out, the Jedi ''won'' the war with the Mandalorians.
25th Jan '17 5:03:01 AM Perseus
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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Gaiden,]]'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening,]]'' and ''Fates'' there is a class called the Dread Fighter which has naturally high magic defense, and in the latter two games they gain skills that increases that magic defense even further.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Gaiden,]]'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening,]]'' and ''Fates'' there is a class called the Dread Fighter which has naturally high magic defense, and in the latter two games they gain skills that increases that magic defense even further.
21st Jan '17 10:08:10 AM skyandbeyond49
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** [[StealthExpert Stealth]] heroes like [[Franschise/{{Starcraft}} Nova, Zeratul]], and [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Samuro]] also qualify. Relying on surpise attacks, they can actually make short work on any mage hero, especially with Zeratul and Samuro with their mobility skills.
** As with [[VideoGame/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid Alarak]], his abilities make him terrifyingly good at this. Telekinesis can be used to force mage heroes towards him, where he can shred them to bits. Discord Strike comes with a Silence which is absolutely devastating to any spellcaster. And since the abilities of mage heroes tend to be telegraphed, he can use Counter-Strike to heavily punish such attempts.

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** [[StealthExpert Stealth]] heroes like [[Franschise/{{Starcraft}} Nova, Zeratul]], and [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Samuro]] Samuro]], and [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Valeera]] also qualify. Relying on surpise surprise attacks, they can actually make short work on any mage hero, especially with Zeratul and Samuro with their mobility skills.
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** As with [[VideoGame/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid Alarak]], his abilities make him terrifyingly good at this. Telekinesis can be used to force mage heroes towards him, where he can shred them to bits. Discord Strike ''Discord Strike'' comes with a Silence which is absolutely devastating to any spellcaster. And since the abilities of mage heroes tend to be telegraphed, he can use Counter-Strike his [[LimitBreak heroic ability]] ''Counter-Strike'' to heavily punish such attempts.
13th Jan '17 8:38:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Mistborn}} has Hazekillers, warriors specifically trained for taking on Allomancers. While they do fine against single-metal users, they're not so hot against the titular sorcerers, who can use all the metals' powers.

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* {{Mistborn}} Literature/{{Mistborn}} has Hazekillers, warriors specifically trained for taking on Allomancers. While they do fine against single-metal users, they're not so hot against the titular sorcerers, who can use all the metals' powers.
5th Jan '17 6:46:23 AM Hanz
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** The Mandalorians (aka Boba Fett's people) are basically a ProudWarriorRace of mercenaries, although a decent chunk of their job description involved battling Jedi using their SwissArmyWeapon suits. And oftentimes losing to them. They ''really'' need to improve on that. Still, they're one of the few forces that can be counted on to give the superpowered Jedi or Sith a fight of it at least.
15th Dec '16 12:58:12 AM Doug86
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* According to the "Worlds of Freedom" sourcebook for the ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' setting ''TabletopGame/FreedomCity'', one of the GoldenAge superheroes who operated out of Freedom City was The Mysterious Madame Radium, whose power over radiation allowed her to shut down any superpowers that stemmed from a genetic basis. After being brought to Erde (aka "the requisite ParallelUniverse where the Nazis won WorldWarII"), she finds this ability very handy, as the bulk of the Nazi's super-soldiers are natural-born or artificially created mutants.

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* According to the "Worlds of Freedom" sourcebook for the ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' setting ''TabletopGame/FreedomCity'', one of the GoldenAge superheroes who operated out of Freedom City was The Mysterious Madame Radium, whose power over radiation allowed her to shut down any superpowers that stemmed from a genetic basis. After being brought to Erde (aka "the requisite ParallelUniverse where the Nazis won WorldWarII"), UsefulNotes/WorldWarII"), she finds this ability very handy, as the bulk of the Nazi's super-soldiers are natural-born or artificially created mutants.
13th Nov '16 2:00:15 AM skyandbeyond49
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* In ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' some of the ''Assassin'' heroes qualify, due to mage heroes in the game being [[Main/SquishyWizard Squishy Wizards]]:
** [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} Tracer]] and [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Illidan]] are highly effective in taking out mage heroes due to their skills granting them absurd amount of mobility to continously attack mages.
** [[StealthExpert Stealth]] heroes like [[Franschise/{{Starcraft}} Nova, Zeratul]], and [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Samuro]] also qualify. Relying on surpise attacks, they can actually make short work on any mage hero, especially with Zeratul and Samuro with their mobility skills.
** As with [[VideoGame/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid Alarak]], his abilities make him terrifyingly good at this. Telekinesis can be used to force mage heroes towards him, where he can shred them to bits. Discord Strike comes with a Silence which is absolutely devastating to any spellcaster. And since the abilities of mage heroes tend to be telegraphed, he can use Counter-Strike to heavily punish such attempts.
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